Eight Seconds To Online Learner Engagement - Tips and Tricks
JULY 2, 2015
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eLearning: Quick Tips for Engaging the Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 17, 2016
by Sally Cox Creating engagement with your learners greatly increases their retention of the information and makes the course that much more enjoyable. But I want the course to be easy to navigate, thought-provoking, and an all-around pleasant experience for the learner. Learners can access other sections easily. Give the learner a task. Add a Question.
eLearning: Designing for Every Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 24, 2016
by Sally Cox In my fantasy world, every learner who takes one of my courses would be tech savvy; and I'd be able to try lots of cool new things to keep them interested. The truth is, we all bring our own experiences to the table, and there will be always be learners who are tech-challenged and might need a little extra guidance. Consistency. Navigation. Color.
Who is the Blended Learner?
B Online Learning
APRIL 10, 2016
The needs of the learner are paramount when developing a single course, an entire curriculum or a blended training program, as […]. This is the second blog in a series that looks at the learning principles behind blended learning, the needs of the audience and how these are determined, the technologies available and combining all these aspects together.
Just-in-place learning for a Mobile Workforce
You will learn how to utilize the GPS capabilities of mobile devices to deliver timely, location-aware content to learners using Adobe Captivate 8 Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to create location-aware courses.
Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Learning Analytics and Knowledge’, defines it as, “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs.” When learners interact with an eLearning course, they leave behind digital traces of their activities. Learner profiling could be another one.
Stop Abandoning Your Learners!
MAY 10, 2016
Then the event ends and the learner is sent on their way with the expectation that the new information they have just learned will be used. Finally, there should always be a support portal available to learners that contains important documents and information relating to the training. I have seen it countless of times. What Is Your Post-Training Support Plan? Clarification webinars.
Motivated Learners Find A Way
APRIL 19, 2016
Even when we fall far short, motivated learners still find a way. These are only a small subset of the ways learners work around L&D’s control to find new ways to learn. Let me start by introducing my daughter, Arianna. She’s now seven, and she has cerebral palsy. She’s unable to sit upright or stand and is virtually nonverbal. Learning despite awkward design.
How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)
JUNE 13, 2016
What do learners want? But what about your target learners? Here’s our definition of a learner persona, based off of Hubspot’s buyer persona description: A semi-fictionalized representation of your target learners. They help you create a training experience that aligns with the realities and preferences of your learners. Learner Persona Worksheet.
Challenge Your Learners By…
OCTOBER 24, 2014
In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. The heart of this challenge is finding the learners’ motivational sweet spot. Let learners be a little selfish about their learning.
Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners
JUNE 5, 2014
Your learners’ interest in your association’s educational offerings works the same way. Here are some ideas for how to provide your learners with training they’ll want to take. Learners are more likely to take advantage of your association’s educational offerings if you: . ? Offer Your learners will appreciate that you took the time to listen to them. Get them involved.
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
The LMS is purpose built to do only one thing – stream learning modules to learners. People shut down, and stop learning. • The “one-size-fits-all” approach means low engagement, boredom and even learners who don’t have the prerequisite knowledge. LMS learning doesn’t meet the needs of today’s modern learner. to meet learners’ needs. The LMS is running out of gas.3
How to Keep E-Learners Engaged
JANUARY 23, 2015
It is the most elementary and important goal of any learning program to keep learners interested, active and motivated to explore the course further. In this blog we’ll talk about ways that can keep your e-learners engaged and coming back for more: Keep content relevant. Very obvious and very important, yet one of the most poorly implemented actions in instructional design.
eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners
JUNE 17, 2014
In a classroom training setup, it has always been challenging to accommodate learners with different learning styles and keep them engaged throughout the teaching-and-learning cycle. On the other hand, eLearning technologies go out of the way to boost these learning strategies and engage the learner from the beginning to the end in a virtual classroom. Visual Learner.
Redefining Training: Empowering the Learner
MARCH 23, 2015
Learning Management Systems are, and will continue to be the means to this end – bringing learners on to a commonly shared platform and onboarding various devices to make the process more powerful yet effortless.The mantra is to mandate only what’s necessary and empower as much as you can. The question is – Why? The coming in of the Web 2.0 Employees at the workplace are consumers elsewhere.
Different Ways to Assess Learners Online
B Online Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
There are many different ways to assess your learners in an online setting. Most of us have included quizzes or other tests in our online modules as this is a convenient way to track knowledge especially via an LMS. Before I decide on an assessment strategy, I always ask myself the ‘big’ questions during the […].
Do you want to predict learners’ path?
JANUARY 12, 2016
Harnessing the power of collective intelligence , the product provides a context and a connection with learners that can predict their behavior, learning patterns and has the ability to assess the skill gaps arising from time to time. Imagine what it would be like to know about the lives of people over a period of 75 years !A Unbelievable, isn’t it? Interviews were followed by medical exams.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
learning platform – to not just be able to “give learners some training”. but instead be able to “take learners through Proficiency Journeys”. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WELCOME ASSESS YOUR DISTANCE GAINED Review a 10-minute overview. and follow-up with the learner’s manager, the most essential part of any employee’s. learner to document where they are now and. We now. Right?
Enabling Virtual Learners By Design: Creating Collaboration
MAY 20, 2014
This is the third post in a series of six which examines how to enable virtual learners. The first post introduces the series. A key to enabling virtual learners is to design opportunities for learners to interact and collaborate. Design collaboration Virtual Learners But how do you make virtual learning a collaborative experience?
Make Learners Care about Compliance Training
MARCH 10, 2016
Unfortunately, compliance training is often just a content dump with a narrator basically reading the policy, followed by some multiple choice questions to see if learners remember what they heard 5 minutes earlier. What if you could create compliance training that learners actually wanted to complete? Compliance training is a common use for elearning. Worst Case Scenario.
Learner-Centric eLearning Design
B Online Learning
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Years ago when I was learning to be a teacher, I was quickly thrown in the deep end to teach a group of adult learners. Prac teaching’ can be a daunting experience. I still remember the feedback from the teacher who observed my first lesson; she said I needed to be more ‘learner-centric’. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design learner centric Master elearning Course rapid eLearningIt took [.].
How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 28, 2014
Corporate learners today need something different from their training than they did in the past. The courses can be offered to an unlimited number of learners, an unlimited number of times, whenever they are needed. Today’s corporate learners want training that meets their needs quickly, efficiently, and right at the moment those needs arise. Engaging? Relevant? More training.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
of learners. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses. outline the objectives that learners will need in order to meet the goals. organization, which not only gets you learner buy-in, it also serves as documentation of the. and knowledge that prepares the learner for those day-to-day actions. capital. You’re.
Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?
JUNE 9, 2014
Here, we have compiled the top four reasons of why learners want to learn on their mobiles: Mobile Learning – Why Learners want to learn on the mobile. Two-thirds of the learners are already on Smartphone’s – Spearheaded by technological innovation that has brought high-end devices at competitive prices, the Smartphone-mania is here to stay. The reason?
Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves
MARCH 22, 2016
In my last post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. All of that is “pushing” content to learners.
The learner speaks
Clive on Learning
APRIL 16, 2014
Towards Maturity has just published a new study, The Learner Voice , which summarises the views on learning technologies of 2000 employees in the private sector. There’s an interesting table further on in the report which contrasts the perceptions of learning professionals and learners. Towards Maturity are well known for their benchmark studies which allow organisations to compare their experiences in applying learning technologies and to learn from what the best organisations are doing. Now we know. What technology are staff using for learning? When are staff learning?
101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Rewards and Recognition
MAY 14, 2014
This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. Virtual Classroom Management Engagement Virtual Learners Motivation The first post introduces the series. Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success. Participants often don''t expect positive reinforcement from virtual courses.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
purpose of calculating ROI but the application and impact objectives are not necessarily learner-focused. Application objectives could be either learner- or organization-focused. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. with no more than 1 error (learner-focused).
Enabling Virtual Learners By Design
APRIL 23, 2014
This is the first post in a series of six which will examine how to design effective learning environments for virtual learners. Blended learning Virtual Learners We all know that the use of virtual classrooms, e-learning, and blended learning has gone beyond a trend to become an accepted and permanent part of the learning mix.
Virtually There: Learner Engagement in the Modern Classroom
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Learner engagement turns on three factors: an emotional response to the training; an intellectual response to the training; and an environmental response to the learning. Engaging learners has always been a challenge. Managing these influences and integrating them into a blended program requires planning, training, and understanding from all members of the training delivery team.
Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners
APRIL 19, 2016
The protagonist should be someone your learners identify with. In workplace learning, that means the character has the same or a similar job as the learners. The learners should recognize the problems the character is dealing with and ideally share the protagonist’s goal. When learners identify with your protagonist, they care about what happens to the character.
Learners as producers
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
Although the production of content has been the preserve of the teacher and the academic since the formalisation of education, increasingly, we also see learners creating their own content. This shift was going to happen anyway, even before learners started to create their own content. Learners are more resilient and able than many teachers give them credit for.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. learners and subject matter experts to collaborate. Learners clearly appreciate the opportunity to learn from each other and to find out for. L&D need to invest beyond the course to support the modern learner and. Data from a sample of 1,681 learners taking part in a Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit during 2015.
10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning
APRIL 15, 2016
One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. To know why, we need to look at online learning experiences from learners’ perspective. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal. Well, not always.
Corporate Training in 2014: Business Goals, Learner Needs, or Both?
JANUARY 7, 2014
What new tools can help my learners right now? ” In it, Harward suggests that the days of focusing on what learners need and want are over. Who is your learner? Objectives and outcomes are great, but If we move too far away from what learners need and, heaven forbid, want in the training they take, those tangible results will be more elusive.
Agile Learner; Agile Leader
The Peformance Improvement
APRIL 26, 2013
In Learning About Learning Agility , a white paper from researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Center for Creative Leadership, the authors argue that agile learners are effective leaders because they are life-long learners about leadership. They write that agile learners…. Each is worth considering. Related articles. Tools of a Learning Organization.
Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?
JULY 22, 2015
And for learners who are over-extended and not motivated to learn in the first place, they are not the answer at all. Why Companies *Think* Learners Need Micro-Learning. Make sure someone else – besides the learner – cares about what someone is learning. I’ve published two posts on micro-learning in recent months. One was on this site; one was done for ATD.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
struggling to meet the technological demands of today’s learner. integrate any type of digital content and allow learners, as. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result? practices.
10 Unique Facts About Online Learners
MAY 26, 2014
As online learning has become more mainstream, we have been able to gather information about the online learner. It is interesting to see the demographic distributions, including the one fact regarding the annual income of the online learner. 70% of virtual learners are female. 10 Surprising Facts About Online Students. 39% of online students fall between the ages of 18 to 29.
Big Data, Learning Analytics, and the Learners
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 12, 2014
Reading: "Learning from the Learners' Experience" How to turn-off your learners. eLearning App Big Data Blackboard Cyberpunk Edupunk FOTE11 Google Horizon Report Learner Analytics Learning Analytics MOOC VLE Big Data is the new buzzword. Firstly, what’s the difference between Big Data and Learning Analytics (if there is one)? Then what is Big data?
How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?
JUNE 17, 2016
That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The need to test new methods to strike a better chord with the learners has resulted in tweaking, fine-tuning, and altering the way learning gets imparted. Access to mobile devices, tablets, and social media tools are bringing a new level of engagement among learners. million written words.
Supporting Virtual Learners
MARCH 15, 2016
The other is how well you support learners who take your online courses. In many ways elearning already is impersonal so why not put in the extra effort to make learners feel like you care about their experience? If you are offering online courses to the public or internally make sure you have a system in place for supporting your learners. elearning
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
maximum volumes of information at learners in the shortest possible time, which pretty. today’s modern learners whose attention spans are becoming shorter and shorter4. Changing Needs of Knowledge Workers Based on Bersin’s Modern Learner profile2. content more quickly, while providing the variety that your learners appreciate. 3. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact.
5 Assumptions of Adult Learners
APRIL 2, 2014
However, it does help to understand the adult learner a bit more thoroughly so as to create training that is optimized to produce positive results. In 1980, Malcolm Knowles (1913 – 1997) hypothesized four assumptions about the adult learner. These Creating an effective elearning course requires that you know a little about your audience. Knowles 5 Adult Learning Assumptions. 1.
Meet Learner 2.0
Learning with e's
MAY 25, 2015
I'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. It is a shift in the roles of teachers and learners, and it is one that will alter the relationships we are familiar with. The shift is occurring in the responsibility that learners are adopting to learn for themselves. In short, they are networked learners.