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Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is. I’m confident that many of the questions we push to our employees every day are bad. And I mean BAD. Can you answer these 6 questions about multiple choice questions?

Five Tips To Make an Instructional Designer’s LinkedIn Profile Shine

Raptivity

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with approximately 467 million members across the globe. It can offer a great networking experience to eLearning professionals and can also lead to new business or career opportunities. LinkedIn is a powerful tool to promote your brand (could be your company or you as a professional) amongst thousands of like minded professionals, decision makers, partners, talent seekers, or customers. LinkedIn recently redesigned its UI, thus bringing Conversations and Content to the heart of the platform. Picture This is the simplest of all. How to do it?

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles.

What Skills Will Leaders Need in the Future?

CLO Magazine

For learning leaders charged with developing leaders who will assume positions of increasing complexity and scope, the task has seldom been more daunting. Demographic tipping points are already here. Baby boomers continue to exit the workplace, and those in Generation X are too few in number to fill all open positions. Research offers a few actionable options. Every generation leaves its mark.

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Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

Have you ever watched Bob Ross paint, amazed by how the piece is taking shape? Have you ever watched Bobby Flay pan sear a ribeye to perfection? What do Bobby Flay and Bob Ross have in common? They use the best tool available for the job. Bob Ross wouldn’t be as smooth without his Van Dyke Brown… Bobby Flay’s dishes not as delicious without his cast iron skillet. No matter how many you test.

eLearning Needs to Move Beyond Content Delivery

Pract.us

eLearning applications are perfectly poised to help employees practice and apply what they’ve trained on. There’s no arguing with the fact that eLearning has put down roots in the training world and will continue to grow. And eLearning has been evolving. Some video courses are even shrinking down to 3 minutes or fewer, so your team can learn quick bites of information whenever they need them.

Oh, the Places Learning Happens

CLO Magazine

Connecting people to information and opportunities to develop professionally is a value that is deeply interwoven into Thomson Reuters Corp.’s s vision for the future, said Michele Isaacs, vice president and global head of learning and development for the company. For an organization in the answers business, continuous learning is an imperative. The entry elicited close to 1,000 posts. “It

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What’s Your Training Worth? Demonstrate ROI by Tracking KPIs

Allen Interactions

By Hannah Hunter , Instructional Writer. Let’s say you’ve created a training program to teach restaurant employees about proper handwashing techniques. How will you know if your program is successful? You could ask learners if they are washing their hands more now that they’ve taken the training, but they might not be completely honest. ROI e-Learning Measurement

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Adaptive or just good design?

Clark Quinn

A few posts ago, I wrote about how we might be rushing too fast into cognitive computing. Not that there’s anything wrong with augmenting us, but I was wondering if we’d be better off focusing on developing our non-cognitive systems first. And, of course, it occurred to me after a conversation that there might be another example of this ‘tech fix before smart fix’ problem: adaptive learning over good design. Is this a tech solution to the wrong problem? So, I’m a fan of adaptive learning. And I know that there are good things we can do with adaptive learning.

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

CourseArc

Comparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education. A 2015 survey by Babson Survey Research Group found that online students grew by nearly 4% over the previous year. And there lies the dichotomy! Which Education Format Works Better? The conclusion?

Instructional Design is Not Dead!

Learning Rebels

Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. I even saw this tweet the other day (in part)…”When will instructional designers get their heads out of their asses and understand that their roles are dying out.”

3 Ways Learning Can Affect Behavioral Change

CLO Magazine

When we practice learning and development, we’re participating in an ancient craft, helping others develop as professionals. Even as far back as 2100 B.C., Hammurabi’s Code — a Babylonian law code from ancient Mesopotamia — laid out rules for governing apprenticeship. Learning leaders are at a systematic disadvantage compared to professionals in other fields. Perception starts at the top. Check.

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What’s New in eLearning – Post #2

Upside Learning

We follow our first What’s New post with a couple more tools that we feel could have potential for use in eLearning and related areas – by putting the artist in VR. Tilt Brush and Quill Tilt Brush, Google’s 3D painting virtual reality app, has been around for almost a year. Now, with the increasing […]. eLearning Beyond Verbal Emotion Analytics Facial Recognition Kairos Microsoft Cognitive Services Mixed Reality New in eLearning Oculus Rift Quill Responsive Type Tilt Brush Virtual reality

Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning

Allen Interactions

By ELLEN BURNS-JOHNSON, Instructional Designer / @ELLENBJOHNSON L ast week, my Studio Executive and I visited a client in California. The meeting went well, so to celebrate, she and I went out for tapas. microlearning microlearning examples

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Where is Clark?

Clark Quinn

So, where am I this spring? I was at ATD’s Techknowledge in January, and as this is published I’m on my way to Long Beach for their Core 4 event (sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ones there, say hi!). I’m taking the train (and a bus); look forward to watching the terrain roll by and writing. But there’re a couple more events this spring. Next week (March 30th), I’ll be giving a talk to ATD’s East Bay chapter on innovation. If you’re here in the Bay Area, it should be fun and informative. Again, if you’re going, say hello! strategy

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

But I Don’t Want to Be a Leader

CLO Magazine

Trends in business are fascinating, aren’t they? Many trends are good and useful, others are a complete mystery. Case in point, we continue to put people in management and leadership roles who are ill equipped to develop other people or really have no passion for it. Let’s start by considering the concept of regifting. Being polite, you accept it graciously. That’s a gift worth keeping. John F.

Virtual Reality in Corporate Training

Upside Learning

Earlier this year while visiting the Learning Technologies show in London, one thing that stood out for me was the advent of virtual reality (VR) on the corporate training scene. At least five different vendors on the exhibition floor had VR headsets to showcase their VR work in the training domain. Reconfirming the trend, the […]. eLearning augmented reality types of vr solutions use of vr Virtual reality virtual reality in corporate training

Five Tips on Training Restaurant Employees for Guest Experience

ExpandShare

Exceeding guests’ expectations begins with the culture of you restaurant, which is created by the restaurant managers and the employees themselves. This culture has a huge impact on guests and guest delight. Here are five tips on creating the best possible environment for delighting guests. Value your team. When employees feel valued, they’re more likely to provide top-notch customer service.

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How to Develop & Reinforce Leadership Training Programs

Mindmarker

Too many companies strive to reinforce training, but make one critical mistake: Reinforcement is not retraining. You cannot construct an effective reinforcement program by pushing all information to your learners at once. You must s hift your mindset by asking yourself, "what information do I need to send that is necessary to either produce a desired behavior or impart a piece of knowledge?".

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Infographic: Essential Skills for Managers

Pract.us

Managers make a huge difference to a company’s effectiveness, culture, and performance. If any of your team has recently moved into a supervisory position, help them develop these essential abilities for their success and yours. View Full Size ).

8 Ways To Be More Influential

CLO Magazine

Influencing others is a necessary skill for leaders at every level. By convincing or persuading others, a leader creates direction, alignment and commitment. The most effective leaders exert influence by leveraging their bases of power, both informal and formal, while combining logical, emotional and cooperative appeals to gain the support needed to make their visions and ideas happen.

Going Ninja & the Covert Art of Hiding 70:20:10

Living in Learning

After surviving in the L&D profession for over thirty years, I continue to ponder what is it going to take to trip the training air bag? C’mon, man! We’ve tried everything known to humans so far…we gamify, we MOOC, we micro, we burst, we space, we go virtual, we go mobile, we asynch, bi-synch, tri-synch, […]. Discovery & Consulting Learning @ the Point of Work Micro-Learning MOOCs Performance Assessments Performance Support Performer Support Sustained Capability 70:20:10 moments of need performance consulting performance diagnostic point of work training needs assessment

Why Choose e-learning For Your Employees

Designing Digitally

With the increase of millennials joining the workforce, e-learning is on the rise. Expanding technology, along with people’s desire to learn at their own pace, is making e-learning training popular among corporations. Organizations have started realizing that traditional classroom learning methods are expensive and yield very little Return on Investment (ROI). That is a huge benefit!

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[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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