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Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. What do these systems do that leads to behavior change? Need to Change Behavior? think there's a lot to be learned.

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

This is interesting by itself but when you combine it with the results of other similar studies, it becomes clear that pro-social games can and do influence behavior positively. Other research has shown that pro-social games—games where the player is helping others—have a positive influence on pro-social behavior. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding.

Training Strategy for Changing Behavior


If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy. When you are trying to change organizational behavior you need to make sure that the course structure is conducive to the desired change, and that it is presented in a way that naturally guides people through the changes.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. Maxfield suggests using questions and reflection to help people arrive at their own conclusions about how and why they might want to adopt a new behavior. But few of us do. Create consequences.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.” In the example described earlier, the organization was ramping up hiring and training. capital. goals.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). It might also be mobile-friendly — at least, the sample scenario works on my iPhone. For example, the default version of the sample scenario had white text on a black background. wanted to show you Twine’s default behavior. Twine.

Training for Behavior Change Can be Harder than It Looks

The Learning Dispatch

Tips for creating and delivering training that influences behavior. Whether it is due to a new process, business goals, or regulations, any time you need to change your staff’s behaviors or ways of doing things, you’ll need to plan your training campaign carefully to ensure you’re positioning the participants for success. Understand your trainee’s perspective…and resistance to change.

4 Excellent Examples of E-learning Courses

CommLab India

Check out this example of e-learning in action regarding genetic mutations. As modern learners’ behavior is changing, it’s your job to tweak your training in a way that grabs their attention. Please do share your ideas and sample e-learning courses in the Comments section below. Have you been hearing your online courses are having high drop out rates? Why we like it!

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Need to Change Behavior? Just Follow the Wizard

Social Learning

The challenge of changing human behavior for positive business outcomes is a similarly elusive pursuit.  That’s why I was skeptical when I first encoutered BJ Fogg ’s Behavior Wizard.  The wizard uses a series of simple questions to help the user identify what kind of behavior change he or she is looking for.  Enhance ability to perform the behavior (make it easier to do).

#ASTD2014 session report: Designing sustainable behavior change

Challenge to Learn

With learning our goal is to change behavior. Habits drive 80% of our behavior. So So if you want to change behavior you have to change habits. You change habits in small steps (baby steps)by repeating three things over and over again: the cue (the trigger), the routine (the behavior you want) and an immediate reward. Great session. The principle is so simple.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. His theory states that a continuous interaction exists between behaviors , personal factors and the environment.

4 Tips to Develop Fabulous Leadership Style

CLO Magazine

Here are four tips that can help you develop great leaders at all levels of your organization: Set clear expectations for behaviors and activities. They must serve as examples for the rest of the staff by living those values every day. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Leadership Development behaviors leadership transformationThose numbers are likely not much different today.

Games To Gamification


and game dynamics (a combination of various game mechanics to suit the interest of players  to drive a sequence of actions) to a non-game context to engage and motivate learners and to promote desired behaviors. are combined to create game dynamics (emergent behavior while experiencing the game) depending on the players’ personality, responsibility and the gamified context. link].

Turn Gossip Into a Springboard for Productive Behavior

CLO Magazine

Consider a hypothetical example. Using profiles generated by personal assessment tools such as DISC (Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness and Compliance), which can reveal behavioral and communication preferences, or values-oriented profiles that show why we do what we do often helps employees see that the other person they are working with — and gossiping about — isn’t really out to get them, but is just different in his or her approach. gossiper is a tattler or a person given to idle talk. However, gossip continues whether leaders want it to or not.

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Complexity and Learning

Usable Learning

So — let’s apply this to the question of school testing, for example: Simple things (with explicit rule sets) are probably fine to assess via multiple choice tests. Behavior Change Complexity Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional DesignSecond, I’m not digging into Chaotic (for now at least). MCQs for multiplication tables? No problem! Thoughts?

Designing Sustainable Behavior-Change with Habit Design (Michael Kim) #ASTD2014

Learning Visions

At Kairos Labs they partner with 100+ behavioral scientists. In Switch – Behavioral Economics – motivation and willpower is like riding the elephant. You have to think about where someone is on that wave when you introduce training or behavior change. Habit = unconscious behaviors. How does your brain form unconscious behaviors? It won’t create a behavior change. As we invest in an activity or behavior, we seek to be consistent with past behavior. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Michael Kim is the CEO of Karios Labs. It’s expendable.

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

Our goals were to model specific rapport-building behaviors and inspire class discussion. That’s a lot more time than it would take to throw together a slideshow on “Key Concepts in Rapport Building: Afghanistan,&# but we like to think the resulting activity is more memorable and more likely to change behavior. You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. The goals.

Why I don’t like WIIFM

Usable Learning

For example which photoshop course would you rather take? Examples? Behavioral Economics Human Behavior Wackiness Interesting Research Uncategorized acomplishment based learning dan ariely daniel pink's drive Instructional Design legos wcidwt wiifmThis is excerpted and expanded from a post that I wrote for the Tin Can blog  . How about WCIDWT? Thoughts? Opinions?

Social and Emotional Learning: Measuring the Success of E-Learning

Origin Learning

The ability to objectively recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior by assessing one’s strengths and weaknesses, and possessing a strong sense of confidence and optimism. This is a by product of the ability to control one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors appropriately in different situations. What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? Self-management.

The Tested Secrets to Changing Employee Behavior Online


After years of trial and error, we have come up with the most important components that must be present to get online learning to do the job and change learner behavior. Assessment – A knowledge or behavioral assessment at the start of any online learning program is imperative. Content that Connects -Connecting with the learner through stories and examples is what makes it stick.

An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Quandary Examples – a free (and unsupported) tool for making branched learning games. Behavioral Economics. Excellent Podcasts on Motivation, Self-Determination Theory and Behaviorism. Several things have led to me actually writing a blog post. Tom Kuhlmann’s Rapid Elearning Blog  and Articulate’s  Elearning Heroes Community. Presentations. Nudge. Books.

5 Killer Examples: How To Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively

EI Design

Here are 5 great examples of using microlearning-based training effectively. In this article, I will share 5 examples that will highlight how you can use microlearning-based training. These examples feature innovative learning strategies (videos, scenarios, white-board animation, and kinetic text). Killer Examples Of Using Microlearning-Based Training. Background.

4 Ways to Use Observational Learning for E-Learning

Origin Learning

Vicarious or observational learning is learning by watching, since certain behaviors or skills simply cannot be learnt by attending a lecture about them or reading an e-learning module. The highest level of observational learning is achieved by first organizing and rehearsing the modeled behavior symbolically and then enacting it overtly. Videos. Animations. Podcasts. Let us know how.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. Maxfield suggests using questions and reflection to help people arrive at their own conclusions about how and why they might want to adopt a new behavior. But few of us do. Create consequences.

4 Steps for Tying Corporate Learning to Business Results


To achieve any business outcome, employee knowledge and behaviors must be aligned with this outcome. An example of an overall corporate business objective might be to reduce work-related injuries by 10%. Define the job actions (behaviors) employees need to take to achieve those objectives. Sounds simple enough, right? Not so fast. Acceptable container sizes.

Is learner motivation your responsibility?

Usable Learning

But design decisions do have an impact on human behavior. So the way something is designed can make a difference in behavior.  Of course, that’s not a training example, so let’s take a closer look at how training might come in to play. Some of the questions I ask are: Is the new behavior genuinely useful? Is the new behavior easy-to-use? Davis, F. D.

Do We Practice What We Preach?

CLO Magazine

To enable a more risk-minded learner, we need to model the same behavior. hope so, so that next year’s conference buzz is one of excitement, examples and best practices that finally address what we’ve talked about for way too long. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Leadership Development alignment leadership development setting examplesIt’s definitely a running theme.

Why It’s So Important to Lead By Example


I have been thinking about what it means to ‘lead by example’. People follow the example you set through your behavior – not your words. It doesn’t matter what we say, what matters is the positive or negative example that we set. But how do we do this in reality – how do we actually lead by example? What behaviors do you have that are going to damage you or those around you in the long-term? What is the long-term impact of this behavior? It’s a relatively simple concept that was hammered into us as Royal Marines Officers. This is the first step.

5 Things to Consider in Gamification Design

ATD Learning Technologies

Then, determine what rules your game may need to ensure that you’re getting the behaviors you want. For example, you can set time limits to keep players from doing something over and over when you only want to reward it once. Once you have identified the actions that you want your players to take, rank those behaviors in order of value. completing compliance training.

Social Norms -or- Hey, What are they doing over there?

Usable Learning

I’m working on a change management presentation, and have been looking for some of the social norms research – especially at the practice of using messages that help people understand that the majority of the group is already doing the desired behavior. Thermostats with social feedback (This is one of the actual papers on this pretty widely known example) -  [link].

Trust Me

The Peformance Improvement

For example, they conduct employee surveys without engaging employees in a discussion of the findings and not doing anything differently because of the findings. And it requires developing and applying certain behaviors and values. There is no single activity that will build trust; rather, you establish trust over time by consistently exhibiting a number of behaviors and values.

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Big Data for Learning: Practical Applications


In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the power of “big learning data” using a few sales and safety examples. Then, you can extrapolate if there are gaps in knowledge that are impacting their ability to perform specific job behaviors. What an employee knows directly impacts what he or she does on the job (we call that behavior). Let’s go back to the sales target example.

Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4

CommLab India

Today, we will examine the Affective domain which deals with behaviors and emotional areas (attitudes). The Affective domain categorizes learner behaviors into five levels. Examples of behavior at this level are listening to the instructor and asking for and remembering the names of the parts of a machine. The verbs used to indicate behaviors at this level are: act.

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A Habit-based Approach to Racial Bias

Usable Learning

This is study that has really been influencing my thinking about a habit-based approach to behavior change. This gets at behavior rather than just intent. Traditional diversity classes often produce good intentions but little behavior change, and rarely address the deep level of unconscious bias. We all carry around implicit bias. Patricia G. Devine, Patrick S. 2001).

Be A Scientist - Set Up Your Own Learning Behavior Lab on Micro- Experiences and Stories

Vignettes Learning

We should build our own small learning behavior laboratory. Accelerate learning new behaviors When I see a new technology, because of my background in psychology, organizational development and software design and development, I often find it exciting to see the behaviors associated with the technology as well as how it is adapted. Let learners experience a behavior.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

Eichinger, PhD. I’m one of the creators, along with the research staff of the Center for Creative Leadership, of the 70-20-10 meme [the dictionary defines a meme as an “idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person”]. These include samples in China, India and Singapore and for female leaders, since the original samples of executives in the early 80s were mostly male.