Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
This term has been creating a lot of buzz for the past few years. 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.” Learning analytics techniques can help us understand how learners learn.
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.
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. A key to enabling virtual learners is to design opportunities for learners to interact and collaborate. Unfortunately, building collaborative exercises remains a major stumbling block for instructional designers when creating virtual or blended programs.
Enabling Virtual Learners By Design: Creating A Blend
MAY 21, 2014
This is the fourth post in a series of six which examines how to enable virtual learners. In a previous post, I discussed that blended learning is not a passing fad , and implementing blended learning is key to enabling virtual learners. We have many options available to us when creating blended training programs. Blended learning Design Virtual Learners
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.
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.
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. eLearning
Do you want to predict learners’ path?
JANUARY 12, 2016
To begin with, say, 365 days…assume that you engage Origin , a learning solutions and services organization with a passion for creating innovative learning programs. Imagine what it would be like to know about the lives of people over a period of 75 years !A A complete picture of 724 men , whose lives have been tracked year after year! Unbelievable, isn’t it? Time to pause and reflect!
How To Create Successful Infographics?
JULY 27, 2014
However, creating an infographic is not a random process. You must have a clear objective as to why you are going to create this infographic. What is the one thing that you’d want your learners to take away from this infographic? This will give your learners a holistic idea about the topic. Create your infographic. But learning is inevitable. But boom!
Just-in-place learning for a Mobile Workforce
Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to create location-aware courses. 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.
How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)
JUNE 13, 2016
What do learners want? When creating your buyer persona(s), consider including customer demographics, behavior patterns, motivations, and goals. But what about your target learners? Have you ever a created a persona for them? They help you create a training experience that aligns with the realities and preferences of your learners. Gender. Ethnic group.
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.
How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014). One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. One Mentor, One Learner. Advantages.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. of learners. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses. into the learner’s daily environment.
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. Create a paradigm shift. Create a black hole.
Tips for Creating Scenario Based Learning
MARCH 31, 2015
These ‘scenarios’ or ‘situations’ are created to mimic typical, real experiences that a given employee would have on a day of his/her job. SBL is best applied when it requires learners to apply critical thinking and decision making skills and learn from failures or successful outcomes. It requires that you follow a logical process to create effective and engaging scenarios.
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. So much time is put into creating an engaging course or seminar that there is often no support plan in place for after the event. I have seen it countless of times. They take time out of their busy schedules to learn new skills and processes.
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.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. All of which means the learner can. RELEVANTPROGRESS OVER PERFECTION SIMPLE, SMALL, AGILE AND FAST L&D IS TAKING TOO LONG TO BUFFER FROM COURSES TO RESOURCES Learning at the time and place of need Going mobile BYOD LEARNER-DRIVEN MAKING PROGRESS. should be delivered quicker – learners.
Stop Creating Uninspiring eLearning – It’s Driving Your Learners Away!
AUGUST 7, 2014
While preparing for our webinar, Mobile Learning in The Workplace, based on the Towards Maturity In-focus report by the same name, I read through the Learner Voice, which is also produced by Towards Maturity. Published in April 2014, the Learner Voice draws on insights from 2,000 learners from a range of companies across the private […]. eLearning Learning Online Learning
Learners as producers
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
They create lesson plans, produce resources, devise marking schemes and search around for activities and games they can repurpose to use in teaching sessions. 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. Unported License.
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 rising population of tech-savvy individuals has created a situation where organizations are embellishing their L&D infrastructure. 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.
How to Keep E-Learners Engaged
JANUARY 23, 2015
Creating engagement AND sustaining it is one of the most difficult tasks when we talk of training or learning of any kind. It is the most elementary and important goal of any learning program to keep learners interested, active and motivated to explore the course further. it is important to stay focused about what is the core skill or knowledge that you want learners to take away.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
little emphasis on creating an environment in which. learner. create their own journey to proficiency, we can create. transfer back to the job—and ultimately to create. Create a structured journey from ‘engage’ to ‘assess’ for your managers to follow. Create support and guidance for the managers of learners so they can become part of the development plan.
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.
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. Remember: the main purpose is to create more potential for shared thinking, creativity and development.
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.
Create Life-Long Learners with Experiential eLearning
MARCH 5, 2015
The learners are expected to learn these by heart. Your learners are expected to "perform" at the workplace after they have taken your course, NOT blurt out facts or theories that they have memorized. This image from Buffer''s Blog makes the point clear: As you can see in the image, knowledge is only useful if learners can make connections between what they know.
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. Behaviour cannot be changed or created in a day. e-Learning
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.
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.
Seven musts for creating effective elearning
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Many new eLearning authors create eLearning with a presentation (PowerPoint) mindset. But creating a course is very different from creating a presentation. This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules. What will your learners be able to do (or know) after they have taken your course. Tell a story.
How to really involve learners
MARCH 13, 2017
Creating an online course? Create a challenging, realistic practice activity (not a knowledge check). Then show the information that the learner should have looked at. The result is a stream of activities in which learners pull the information they need. The information available depends on the step that the learner is completing. Next, tell them the details.
Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”
AUGUST 2, 2012
Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners” The presentation description: Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. Are you challenging your learners? SIGN UP HERE. You can get a sneak peak at the presentation by reading the book (Available as an e-book).
Blended Learning – Different Strategies That Work For Varying Learner Needs
JANUARY 19, 2017
And since a lot of moneys and time is invested into creating impactful training, there is a definite trend of developing higher levels of interest in how learners want to learn, in addition to what they need to. The ultimate aim is to make learning exciting enough to become a lifelong pursuit for learners and there are various ways of achieving this. The Blended Solution. •