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.
A framework for content curation
JUNE 17, 2015
It is with this in mind that I have started thinking about a model – or perhaps more accurately, a framework – for content curation. It reminds us that transmission is ineffective on its own; learners really need to see the concept in action and give it a go themselves. As a framework for content curation, however, I feel the heuristic doesn’t go far enough.
Your Learners Have Attitude
MARCH 7, 2017
Learners have a lot of attitude these days. Your learners aren’t being rude or arrogant, but they do have a new attitude, which may be surprising, disappointing or confusing to us learning and development veterans. Some of your learners, normally grateful recipients of all the development you can give them, may be showing new behaviors that look more like online dating.
Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load
MARCH 7, 2017
When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners. Think about it: we are asking somebody to sit at a computer for one or more hours, and focus only on the content being taught.
Learner motivation explained! Learn how to use an LMS to motivate your learners to upskill
Learning professionals spend huge sums of money creating or acquiring skill aligned libraries of learning content, only to watch almost helplessly as learners refuse to engage with any training available that isn’t mandatory Training and development professionals often bemoan the lack of apparent initiative in their trainees.
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. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy Facilitating eLearning adult learning principles assessment authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy Master elearning Course motivation online student
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.
Learners as producers
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
For the longest time teachers and lecturers have held the monopoly on the production of academic content. 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. Learners are more resilient and able than many teachers give them credit for.
eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners
JUNE 17, 2014
Every individual perceives content in a way that is easy for them. 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. The eLearning courses are developed keeping in mind the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic types of learners. Visual Learner.
Customer Training Completion Rates
We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates?
Motivated Learners Find A Way
APRIL 19, 2016
Even when we fall far short, motivated learners still find a way. When we package content into courses and offer it to employees, in many ways we are restricting how and what they can learn. 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. Restrictions on learning.
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. 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 eLearningPrac teaching’ can be a daunting experience. It took [.].
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. Your users will have access to front-end learning content, while you are the real driver in the seat! Unbelievable, isn’t it? Time to pause and reflect!
Six Achievable & Effective Techniques to Enhance Learner Motivation
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
In fact, we’ve even said that motivation is often more important than the specific content when seeking to maximize the impact of instruction—particularly in e-learning, where relatively few social or external environmental factors are likely to inspire learners. Instructional Design e-Learning Design Tips Ethan Edwards Learner Motivation
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.
How to Make Sticky eLearning Content
JANUARY 8, 2015
After all the many hours of eLearning content development and design we have done as eLearning professionals, the most important objective is to ensure our learners retain and apply what they’ve learned to memory. In this post, I want go over the Forgetting Curve, how it applies to your eLearning courses, and give some ideas to create sticky eLearning content. Magazine.
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.
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: . ? Your learners will appreciate that you took the time to listen to them. Offer what they want.
Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go
Clive on Learning
AUGUST 10, 2015
We are told that learners are no longer able to concentrate on content that's more than four or five minutes long. Our content can play a valuable role in that process, not just by informing the learner of what they need to know and do, but by sparking ideas, generating insights, challenging assumptions and enabling them to take their first steps along the skills journey.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
of learners. situations, or present individualized content. 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. into the learner’s daily environment.
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.
Do You Really Know Your Learners?
JULY 6, 2016
But chances are, you’ve had (or will have) eLearning design projects that require you to not only create content about a topic that’s new to you, but also requires that you create content for an audience of learners that’s new to you. Some people may argue that a learner is a learner is a learner. Job shadow” your learner. I disagree.
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.
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. Immediately after the training takes place the attendees should start receiving communications around the content they learned, the first of which should be a summary (with answers to the frequently asked questions). Clarification webinars.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
curation Page 26 Contents L&D “THE FUTURE OF LEARNING IS ON. changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. attention on how learning content is. or be engaged with intelligent content, the same as they would if they’re picking. All of which means the learner can. You deliver a piece of content that your. IT’S ABOUT.
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. We see these squirrels when we consume content on social media – checking out links sent via tweets, perusing Zite, monitoring our Feed.ly I am reviewing the content with myself and others.
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.
Creating e-Learning Content That Aligns To The Habits Of The Learners – A Way To Deliver Impactful Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
But in spite of emphatic efforts, some training endeavours fail to capture the interest of the learners and do not make their intended impact. This is true, of both traditional learning as well as e-learning – the elearning content development has to be designed to pique the interest of the learners. Habits are formed of cues, behaviour, reward and repetition. e-Learning
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.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
training content available but, the vast majority are frustrated by. approaches, it’s about getting content to participants. provide strong content and then sit back and hope. the content, we then tend to lose track of participants. learner. Create support and guidance for the managers of learners so they can become part of the development plan. managers.
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. No surprise to find out that 45% say that uninspiring content is a top barrier; 37% have no suitable place to learn; 35% don’t have the right kit; 33% can’t find what they want; and 32% can’t find anything relevant. There’s an interesting table further on in the report which contrasts the perceptions of learning professionals and learners. Now we know. What technology are staff using for learning?
10 Types of Visual Content to Improve Learner Engagement
AUGUST 11, 2015
We love visuals. In fact, we are wired to respond more to visuals than to words. That is why, we are so hooked to Pinterest and Instagram. This is also the reason why Facebook posts and tweets with images get liked and are retweeted the most. But as an instructional designer, what should interest you more is the fact that the human brain can process visuals faster than text.
Learning Professionals Must Be Learners
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Learning professionals must be experiential learners. To be an experiential learner we must first consciously participate in and consume the learning and technology methodologies our organization is using. I understand the learner experience better, and I align more deeply to the learner’s needs and pressures. Learning professionals must be innovative learners.
9 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating eLearning Content
MARCH 16, 2015
Steve is a freelance blogger and content writer for FreshEssays.com. He loves writing about education, content creation, and learning techniques. With so many courses being created on a daily basis, it’s not surprising that some content will be better than others. Here’s how to avoid some common eLearning content mistakes: 1. Guest post by Steve Aedy.
6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners
AUGUST 11, 2016
This proliferation of mobile devices - coupled with the rise of the millennial generation - has ushered in the era of the modern learner. No longer content with having to absorb large chunks of learning content served up on a desktop computer, modern learners prefer to consume “bite-sized” lessons on the tablet or smartphone of their choice. Here in the U.S.,
L&D in 2015: Too Much Content, Too Little Time
JANUARY 6, 2015
Too much content delivered to learners and/or content that changes frequently.(39%). Lack of knowledge transfer, lack of learner retention. (38%). Lack of learner motivation, lack of focus. (26%). Organizations overload learners with content, and it changes quickly. Have you seen the latest list of learning trends for 2015, yet? Right?