Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. Who would have thought that the learning process itself could be democratized?
Making Learning Go the Extra Mile: A Spaced Learning Case Study
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
The importance of training and learning is growing as organizations all over the world and in different industries are trying to gain an edge in the competition environment. To attain excellence in work and achieve business goals, it is imperative to have a learning culture within the organization. This is the foundation of the spaced learning theory. Learning
Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study
AUGUST 30, 2016
New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Used to working long days, very positive about learning opportunities, open-minded. Existing content – Strong case study, too much lecture, overall much too long. Commitment to active learning – Company culture supports an interactive learning approach. Pre-ILT.
Top 10 learning theory books
JUNE 30, 2016
Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. Finding relevant research and studies has become easier, but relating them to the way your business works can be more of a challenge. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Design for How People Learn.
February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods.
Connectivism and the modern learner
DECEMBER 27, 2008
Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. So after several hours of unenlightened googling, I decided to bite the bullet, go back to first principles and read George Siemens’ seminal paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Learning in the digital age. Meta-learning.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Learnnovators: You say that ‘survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else’.
LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward
DECEMBER 31, 2013
As this wonderful year comes to a close, we wish to take a look back at our little journey, which presented us with some great learnings about ‘learning’. The goal that we had set for ourselves in 2013 was to be focussed on our commitment to promote ‘good learning’. How would people learn in future? Yet, we are still in the early stages of gamification for learning.”.
Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014
DECEMBER 3, 2014
These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. 1. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs . This article by Sharon Boller was widely shared in learning and development circles for good reason. Read More. 2. Read More. 3.
Learning Solutions 2014 Conference Takeaways
APRIL 3, 2014
I recently had an exciting opportunity to attend the 2014 Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. Gamification –My first thought was “learning can’t always be gamified.” Or can it? For example, rather than kicking off an eLearning course with the learning objectives, we can engage the learner with a question that results in reflection and gets them thinking about the topic. Our goal is to create a learning experience, and the key is to know the audience. Adult learning theory tells us to tap into our learner’s lived experiences.
Why You Should Adopt Social Learning
APRIL 18, 2016
It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. Social Learning
Top 25 websites for elearning tips
JULY 21, 2016
Clive on Learning. Learning 24/7. eLearning Learning. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Learning in the modern workplace. Learning Solutions Magazine. Learning with ‘e’s. The Rapid E-learning Blog. Will At Work Learning. Post frequency: One every: month Main themes: Learning design. Clive on Learning.
E-learning in the development sector should be grounded in social constructivism
The eLearning Nomad
MAY 15, 2014
So far this year our team has developed more self-paced e-learning modules (we use Articulate StoryLine) than eWorkshops for the development sector. I can’t bite the hand that feeds us, but it saddens me. Why are some of the key players in the sector still working with content management systems (CMS) and wondering why their (real) learning online hasn’t taken off?
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today?
8 Questions To Ask About Your eLearning Audience
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
The fundamental step towards meaningful learning material development is to identify the learners. Can they co-tutor in a learning session? What eLearning format will be best for your audience: synchronous, asynchronous or blended learning? Design learning materials that enable them to investigate a problem and arrive to multi-perception solutions. Analyze your audience.
Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 9, 2015
Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Help me’.
The HR Challenge: Analyze Your Corporate Training Needs
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Think of all the trainings left untouched or uncompleted in your learning management system. How will their learning affect the KPIs? Omitting the individual learning needs of your employees during the planning phase will cost you in the long-run. Is the content organization violating the cognitive overload theory (providing too much information in one screen).
Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 2)
DECEMBER 21, 2013
CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He has written six books including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. Kapp, Ed.D., THE INTERVIEW: .
Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?
MARCH 6, 2009
And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. The person that I wrote the email to was questioning his ability to really create sound e-learning (using a rapid development tool); how to ‘lay it out.’ ’ Without ID skills, you end up being guided by the rapid e-learning tool. Think of most rapid e-learning courses.
100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
APRIL 28, 2008
Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. 4. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5. Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? learning 2.0 Part 1 55.
Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 17, 2011
Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. I can now see how Level 2 can be used to evaluate role-based eLearning and instructor-led training. Case studies, exercises, and simulations can be part of a continuum linking Levels 1, 2, and 3. Level 1: Reaction.
Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog
MARCH 6, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. Blend It! We blend it. What’s working?
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2007
Chris Brannigan of Caspian Learning alerted me to Cognitive Fitness , an article by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts in the Harvard Business Review, which you can download online for US$6.50. The authors claim that "While direct experience is key to enhancing mental capacity, your brain also has specialized nerve cells that enable you to form new neural networks through indirect experience such as observation, simulations and case studies." " I wonder whether the editor at the Harvard Business Review asked them to insert the case studies bit!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"
APRIL 26, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. have never taken a course in adult learning theory. have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. She taught me the basics of instructional design, although looking back it wasnt much: Instruct, Demo, Practice, Assess. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently. And yet here I am. Or am I?
July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily
JULY 30, 2011
Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media - Jane Hart , July 25, 2011. Just Jay
Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
The Learning Dispatch
JUNE 22, 2016
There are several questions when designing learning—do I do this in-house or should I outsource? hand off the storyboard to a developer, who works with separate graphic artists, photographers, voice-over talent, learning management systems administrators, and a project manager who keeps us all on task. Learning Development Resources. One Person or a Team? Something else? Depth.
Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010
MARCH 19, 2010
Next week is Spring Break in Florida for the eLearning geek set as we descend on Orlando for the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. You can track me down in many places: Tuesday 10:45-11:45 "How e-Learning Instructional Design Differs from Classroom ID" I'm presenting this session with Ellen Wagner as part of the pre-conference eLearning Foundations Intensive. I've read the book and am primed to discuss ways we can apply these ideas to our work as Learning Designers. We'll share lessons learned and take you on a tour of the program.
Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources
AUGUST 25, 2010
Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Gable.
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design. 1. Active Learning Activities. 8.
Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference
MARCH 6, 2012
This blog post is a summary of the “ Effective Learning ” stream of the Learning Cafe UnConference which was led by Bob Spence. This stream, which was well attended all day, was concerned with how we can make learning more effective and to this end five separate Sessions dealt with some of the many and various aspects of effectiveness. Effective Learning
Don't miss the train!
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 18, 2010
The book, edited by Mark Lee and Catherine McLoughlin, both of whom I respect immensely, contains some timely and in many cases, leading edge research on the use of Web 2.0 The book is simply and concisely entitled: Web 2.0-Based e-Learning and is aimed at those working in further and higher education. The personal learning agenda is well and truly affirmed in this chapter.
Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part II)
MARCH 7, 2010
As online learning developers, we must build learning experiences with more content and more opportunity for learners to discuss topics of their interests with peers. This blog post will outline the second most important concept in delivering an online course: Consistent design of learning activities and use of Bloom’s taxonomy to encourage learner engagement in higher level learning. Adult learning theory screams: They won’t learn if they are not interested! Enough about learning theory; more about design. Bravo, Bill.
Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.
MAY 10, 2010
Role: Instructional Designer: Exp: 5-9 yrs Qualification: Any Graduate Job Profile: 1.The candidate should understand instructional design theories and models and should effectively apply them to develop eLearning content. 2.You should analyze client requirements, assess learner profiles, and design teaching/learning models that are tailor made for the target audience. What say?
Heading to the Corporate University Summit
MAY 16, 2009
I will be heading to Chicago on Tuesday for the Corporate University Summit , a corporate learning and development conference. will be presenting a session on mobile learning on Wednesday, and I plan on spending the rest of the time making connections with peers and absorbing as much I can from the other presenters. Here are some of the sessions/presentations that sound most interesting to me: Keynote: How to Succeed in the Brave New World of “Pull” vs. “Push” Learning (Phil Morel, Microsoft). Social Networking: Learning Theory in Action (Avi Singer, Undertone Networks).