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How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Social Learning

I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century. This revised post includes a step-by-step table as a replacement for that diagram. think the table actually makes the process easier to understand. Even though many [.]

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity. Help authoring tools such as Robohelp and Doc-to-Help were selling like hotcakes. Electronic performance support support systems (EPSS) were the rage.

How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Social Learning

I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century. This revised post includes a step-by-step table as a replacement for that diagram. think the table actually makes the process easier to understand. According to Donald L. Level 2. Level 3. Level 4.

Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge? Of course, foundation knowledge or skills should always be couched in learner’s context so that they can understand how the information relates to them.

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The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

A faint pulse today. Most of what is said and written about mobile learning and support  touts potential and points to the future. Current studies confirm a faint pulse for mobile in enterprise learning today. first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I  surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. To our surprise, even in this professionally active sample, only 4% said they were using mobile to deliver learning and support in their organizations. ” Most were not. Only a very few hands hoisted proudly. Consider mobile.

User Experience Design – What it Is / What it Isn’t

Social Learning

Are you one who scowls at confusing signage on the highway? Reprimand your laptop when filling out unclear online forms? Scoff at designs that don’t communicate efficiently? You, my friend, are a victim of bad user experience design, and you’re not alone. I’m not an angry person or an overly anal person, but I just [.] The post User Experience Design – What it Is / What it Isn’t appeared first on Social Learning Blog. User Experience User Experience Design UX Design UX design in eLearning

Insights: Assessment is changing

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The eighth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Assessment is changing', in the sense that assessment of knowledge is not enough - it is performance that matters. By and large, employers are not really interested in their employees having knowledge; they want them to be able to fulfil their job responsibilities, and to do that they must be competent. The best way to measure competence is through observation of actual job behaviour, something which most managers do routinely. Simple.

Social Media and the Classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

Rather it could be tools they can use for their education: to advance their education, to collaborate on projects, to talk about homework assignments, to perhaps engage in peer review of one anothers works.” In which case it’s up to each professor to basically understand the role in the social networking world, but also understand exactly how you want to use social networking.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

What Problem Are You Trying To Solve?

In the Middle of the Curve

A few weeks back, I had a productive discussion with Aaron Silvers. needed an outside eye to provide feedback on my initial attempts at a learning architecture. While we were talking, I asked Aaron about developing a community of practice. You need to ask yourself two questions: What problem are you trying to solve? How does working together solve it? The image below is a pretty good descriptor.

Tracking sentiments

Learning with e's

Last year I flew via Amsterdam into Cologne, Germany to give a keynote speech at a large international conference. arrived at the airport and made my way through passport control into the baggage collection area. Along with my fellow passengers I dutifully stood, waiting at the carousel, watching as bags and cases of all sizes, shapes and colours processed slowly by. continued to wait. Wonderful.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? image: October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. Those who reported the threats received fun prizes while those who missed the threats had to complete more training. How can this be used in other industries?

Performance-Based Coaching

CLO Magazine

Most coaching efforts miss or only partially address key elements that make businesses excel. If you put a good performer up against a bad system, the system will win every time! — Geary Rummler, founding partner of the Performance Design Lab. Most people come to work intending to do a good job. However, the more employees bang their heads against organizational and process barriers, the more the desire to excel recedes, and the less energy there is to fight the good fight day after day. However, left to chance, informal learning can be counterproductive.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect 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.

Metalearning, The Four Hour Chef, and Instructional Design

The eLearning Coach

Want to speed up the learning process? Here's one approach. Post from: The eLearning Coach Metalearning, The Four Hour Chef, and Instructional Design. Instructional Design

Digital Learning Day and TechSmith

Visual Lounge

TechSmith is pleased to be a part of Digital Learning Day on February 6, 2013! Digital Learning Day is a national awareness campaign to celebrate the effective use of  technology to enhance learning. TechSmith is honored to not only be a sponsor, but more so, we’re honored by the fact that our tools are making an impact in education. What is digital learning?

Stanford Learning Analytics Summer Institute

George Siemens

MOOCs have been rather selfish, absorbing all of the attention in the edtech space in 2012. It has been all MOOC all the time. In the background, many initiatives have continued to advance including entrepreneurship in education, participatory pedagogies, the maker movement, and learning analytics. Through SoLAR , we have been active in setting up a journal in learning analytics, hosting regional events , starting a distributed research lab , and our annual conference. One project that I’m quite excited about is our learning analytics summer institute at Stanford July 1-5, 2013.

Competency Is Not Enough. Go Beyond.

CLO Magazine

Take competency one step further by training for fluency, the ability to engage in interpersonal relationships. In business, competency and fluency are far from synonymous. Competency is possession of knowledge of a particular task or subject matter. Fluency is the ongoing demonstration of expertise no matter how much time has passed since competency was first achieved. Many companies view competency as an individual’s ability to complete a technical job or task. In most cases, however, that is not enough — being competent does not make one fluent. Consider an example. Why is this?

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.

Make e-Learning Magic Happen at the Lectora User Conference

Everything E-Learning

Back by popular demand and with an all-new presentation, artist Erik Wahl will challenge attendees at the 2013 Lectora User Conference to push beyond the status quo

Effective coaching trumps almost anything that can be accomplished in the classroom.

CLO Magazine

CLO readers react to our question: Should coaching be for everybody or only for executives? We asked our CLO-Network, LinkedIn and Twitter followers: Should coaching be for everybody or only for executives? Will it carry the same weight or will coaches be able to develop the same relationship with their subjects if it’s a tool for the masses? Via CLO-Network discussion: Dave DeFilippo: My view is an emphatic yes. However, it is important to have definitional clarity about the kind of coaching being applied to the individual or situation. executive coaching). Frank Cota Jr.:


Articulate Storyline Characters, Games, and Templates

eLearning Brothers

We’ve been doing a lot of work on Articulate Storyline Templates recently. All of our templates can be found in our eLearning Template Library. We launch new templates every other week and subscribers automatically get access. Here are some of the things that we’ve been building and are currently working on: Games. Our first game built in Storyline is called GameShow. Interactions.

IBM Launches New Skills Programs

CLO Magazine

The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Armonk, N.Y. — Dec. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The initiatives include new training courses and resources for IT professionals, technology and curriculum materials for educators and expanded programs to directly engage students with real-world business challenges. Source: IBM

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.

Have RJ Jacquez Speak at your Event

mLearning Revolution

We have entered a new era of mobile computing. This mobile revolution is an opportunity for learning professionals to reinvent our industry, from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences. About RJ Jacquez. Before that, Jacquez worked for Adobe Systems and Macromedia as a Senior Evangelist.

Recap – Webinars that Wow Content Development


Sheri Jeavons, President of Power Presentations, Inc. and Jamaica Glenn from Raptivity team had presented on December 4th, a webinar on the topic, ‘Craft Compelling Interactive Content for Live Online Training’. This webinar was organized by Raptivity and the agenda for the [.].

Hiring a Chief Learning Officer?

Your Training Edge

This past month has been a busy one.  I have found myself in discussions with a number of companies that are seeking a Chief Learning Officer (CLO), or the equivalent.  Many of the discussions have originated with the company’s need to move their internal training; up from some ad hoc structure into a more highly systematized educational system. They could not be more mistaken. It has been my response to point out the four main attributes to a high-end training program.  These attributes are often overlooked and lost on management.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  They feed and build on each other. 

Style Guides for E-Learning Courses

E-learning Uncovered

When I’m working with a new client and ask for the company’s style guide, I often get a blank look.  Until I ask that question, people are often using their own standards, rather than a true “style”–so we create one with them! Here are the things you may want to know if you don’t already have and use a style guide for your e-learning courses. What is a style guide? Style guides can include anything that defines the “style” of your course (or any other written document, for that matter). Why should we have a style guide? Where do I find it? is correct).  Follow DesireePinder.

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.