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What is innovative teaching?

Learning with e's

I've fielded a lot of questions recently, during panels discussions and presentations about technology supported learning. Over the next few posts, I want to elaborate on some of these. Here's the first: What factors determine innovative teaching, with or without technology? Nor does a good teacher need to always use technology to maintain their effectiveness. Reference Rogers, E. Unported License.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting.  On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. And I have separate diagrams for each. Does it make sense to you?

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. Here are five questions to ask before you spend the time (or money) adding video to your course: Will this video help increase learners’ understanding of the topic? Will a short video clip suffice? disagree. Can we create a quality video?

3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification


Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance. This webinar is now available on-demand , so feel free to take a look at it anytime. Let’s take a look at three of the questions you should be asking: 1. Gamification

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Is Training Falling Short? Turn Up the Pain!

Living in Learning

I just finished reading an amazing book, “Chase the Lion”, by Mark Batterson, where the focus is largely examining change…personal change to be exact. But the same principles he addresses are very relevant for shifting thinking in an organization. The thinking I firmly believe we need to change is how we attempt to build sustained […]. Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability discovey KPIs learning continuum organizational change management performance consulting

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc. Then there are bad surprises… like when you take that first sip of coffee and it’s way too hot or when your computer crashes at work and you lose everything. Training. More Training. And reinforcement, too. See the curriculum. 2. Launch

The future of universities #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Universities have never been under so much pressure. The unfavourable global economic climate has impacted as severely on our higher education institutions as it has in every other sector of society. Years of financial turbulence have prompted cuts, cuts and more cuts. Adverse media coverage coupled with hostile political pressures have put many of our universities in jeopardy. Unported License.

The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

To keep up with a continually changing workplace, leaders need to be truly collaborative partners and realistically commit to building and promoting a learning culture. That means they must constantly develop and apply new skills, and help others in their organization to grow and change their behaviors. They are: Action-Catalyst: An active leader is always focused on driving results.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

How to Map Out Your Video Production With Blocking

eLearning Brothers

Heard of blocking? In theater, blocking is used to figure out the exact staging of actors so that their performance is never obstructed from the audience. They do the same thing in video, and you should be doing something similar with your screencasts. Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it?

The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content


The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content. In the modern world, we have access to a wide-variety of free content. There are devoted websites that provide free E-Learnings and there is even a virtual Galaxy full of compliance offerings and operational tutorials on video hosting sites such as YouTube. Evaluate Current Content. Videos found on YouTube provide an alternative perspective.


3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals


Why work harder when you can work smarter? As our careers page attests, we’re big advocates of people who just ‘get things done’ A high level of productivity is vital if we’re to continue to deliver success to our customers, especially given that our team works a four day week. Read More. Published on October 20, 2016. The post 3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4

CommLab India

Welcome to the fifth blog in the series of posts on learning objectives. In my previous posts, we have looked at the importance of learning objectives. We have also seen the six levels of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy, viz.  Remembering , Understanding , Applying , Analyzing , Evaluating , and Creating , which is concerned with mental skills (knowledge). Receiving phenomena. follow.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Are You Practicing Good Employee Service?

CLO Magazine

He  ha s  to be  their best kept secret,  I thought as I watched the technician set my glasses on the counter to look at their balance, then lift them close to his face to check for problems near their joints. slight adjustment to one arm or the other, a quick and unsatisfactory wipe of my lenses and I was sent on my way. It was rush hour when I met Joseph, and this took what felt like 20 minutes.

Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention

Everything E-Learning

Today’s tip is a simple way to make your eLearning more engaging and effective. Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. So whether you have graphics and diagrams that illustrate your point or you merely have a few bullet points on the slide, when you design them to reveal information progressively, you’re helping keep learners’ focus. You’re not distracting them with other things. And at the same time, they’re not reading ahead and missing something. Subscribe to emails from the Trivantis team.

MOOCs: The Beginning of the End?

ATD Learning Technologies

MOOCs—massive, open, online courses—sounded like a great idea when they first came about in 2008. Free courses from reputable colleges and universities with open enrollment: they were supposed to become nonprofit academia’s silver bullet for reaching underserved populations. The Rise. However, it appears that this momentum has disappeared. The Fall. New data from U.S. The Future.

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.

Ask A Pro: B.J. Kirk from Shari’s Cafe And Pies

Wisetail LMS

In this Ask A Pro, we talk with B.J. Kirk from Shari's Cafe and Pies about his best L&D tips and tricks. The post Ask A Pro: B.J. Kirk from Shari’s Cafe And Pies appeared first on Wisetail. All LMS Best Practices

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How Learning Leaders Win Friends and Influence People

CLO Magazine

Sheer talent will only yield so much problem-solving capability. It’s one reason relationships are so important for business success. Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, said leaders needn’t look further than this summer’s Brexit vote as an example of this. Increasingly complex problems will not be easily solved with a purely functional mindset. Be Curious. Share credit with others.

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New Camtasia 9 Behaviors Will Add Sizzle to Your Production

eLearning Brothers

Having a thorough knowledge of your eLearning tools is essential in becoming an eLearning rock star. Any knight should know his sword, any author his pen, and any video maker his editor. That is why we here at eLearning Brothers have an open knowledge base for support. With the update to Camtasia 9/3, we have been adding new skills to our support page. How have you used the new Camtasia 9/3?

Adaptive Learning in E-learning – What is Adaptive Learning?

CommLab India

2 Decades Ago: There were 47 of us in grade 6. Although we came from different backgrounds, we were never discriminated against. Unfortunately, even our mental levels of understanding were treated with the same, intense uniformity, and everything that was taught was taught to all 47 of us together. We did the same sums, got the same homework, and the same, modest amount of attention.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

How to Add Company Branding to Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

One of the big challenges when building courses is having to deal with organization’s brand and visual identity and figuring out how to work it into the course. And to do it in a way so the course doesn’t look like a billboard or race car. Get Rid of the Branding. Before we get started, here’s a question worthy of debate: do you really need to brand your courses? Landing Pages.

The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course


You’re about to develop a brand new eLearning Course? That’s great! You’re opening new opportunities for learners from all around the world. Wait; not so fast! If you’re going to do this, you need to do it the right way. The course should not only provide the knowledge a learner wants to receive, but it also needs great appeal.  . Include Videos and Audio Material. Include Infographics.

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs to be Using Video

Visual Lounge

We often associate video with entertainment because that’s where it’s excelled for so long, but because it’s such an engaging medium that communicates complex messages, businesses are employing it to solve a slew of problems. If you’re not using video at work yet, or think you could be using it more, here are five practical reasons you should. Build customer rapport with personal touch points.

Top LMS features that increase employee productivity


The purpose of every company is to get a profit. In order for the company to get a profit, its employees need to have great results on their work. Technology is more than a pawn on a business chess board; it can really impact how fast and accurate employees perform their tasks. The employees with the best results are those who are properly trained for the job they are doing. Still in doubt?

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.