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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.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. I was surprised that the Canadian government had not addressed the issue of compliance (compliance is often a requirement in the United States), but I skipped the section as requested. If you work in the United States, or create eLearning content for a U.S. Slide accessibility text.

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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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 systems (EPSS) were the rage. Or, consider a tattoo.

Managing Change in Organisational Learning: Part 1

Connect Thinking

Question from client: What do we need to think about to manage the change associated with introducing technology into our learning strategy? This is such a big topic that I thought I would respond over a series of blog posts. Today I’ll make comment on three broad questions. For end users to adopt technology, they must perceive that the return to do so is greater than their effort.

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 take notice of dysfunctional design in the physical and digital world. optional.

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.

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The Future of E-Learning in 2013

LearnDash

Picture from insidehighered.com. As the year comes to an end, I find myself looking at the emerging trends in our industry, particularly in regards to e-learning. Arguably the most exciting advancement is the new Tin-Can API as we move away from the clunky SCORM protocols of the past. But what is in store for our industry in 2013, or even the medium to long term? This leaves a lot to be desired.

Five Drivers to Organisational Learning

Connect Thinking

There are so many contributing factors to successful organisational learning. I’ve been thinking through what might be the top 5. Importantly to note, two are intrinsic to the individual, two are extrinsic, and only one of the five requires a specific learning intervention. let’s take a look at these, and our role in promoting these drivers. 1. Curiosity (intrinsic). Time (extrinsic).

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LMS Switching Guide – A Free eBook!

Upside Learning

There are things that are easy to do, and then there are a few that are easier said than done. Switching to a new LMS, for most organizations, belongs to the latter. We have addressed various areas in LMS switching on our blog earlier. Titled ‘LMS Switching Guide’ , this free eBook is a start to end guide on LMS switching. Understanding the components of the LMS switching process.

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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

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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.

33 e-learning posts

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. In case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience. Thanks for reading! Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. Aus-e-learning. Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1. Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2.

Learning On Tablets At Emirates Airlines

Upside Learning

It can be quite hard to find examples of tablets being leveraged for performance and learning in the public domain. Most companies are quite cagey about how they are using tablets and related technology for learning; to be honest, I don’t see why, but that is another matter altogether. Quite interesting to see an actual EPSS that works on a tablet. The rollout involves about 1000 devices.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about some  Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning. I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content out loud. Two popular screen readers are  JAWS  (Job Access With Speech) and  Window-Eyes. " If you'd like to see a review of some of the top screen readers,  Top 10 Reviews  has some great information.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Pyramids and spheres

Clive on Learning

Yesterday there was much fun to be had at the eLearning Network 25th Birthday Party. The term e-learning may not be 25 years old but the concept certainly is and the volunteers at the eLN (formerly TACT - the Association for Computer-Based Training) have done a brilliant job of providing a forum for e-learning designers and professionals to share best practice. Contrast this with Web 2.0, Web 2.0

Feeding Your Learning Ecosystem

JPL Learning

There are more options than ever before for people to engage in learning. The Internet is rich with content and networks where you can tap into specialized knowledge and content. As a leader in learning and development, you too have more options than ever before for developing and delivering training. But how do you decide where to invest. You also have security, privacy and policy considerations.

Trade Show Circuit 2013

eLearning 24-7

In just one month, the e-learning trade show season will be upon us.  While at one time there was little reason to be concerned, those days are way over. Too many e-learning shows. I’m not just talking about here in the states, but on earth (not sure about Mars, though). As a result, many of us (including myself) need to assess and weigh our options. Do we hit two sh0ws? Do we travel to Dubai or visit Denver? Vendors are assessing as well. How many shows and more importantly,which expos are the right ones to show at?  . ASTD TechKnowledge. Vendor Angle. must for any e-learning vendor.

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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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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Insights: Line managers and coaches have a critical role

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The seventh of ten 'insights' is that ‘Line managers and coaches have a critical role'. It is, of course, hardly a new insight that managers and coaches play an important part in workplace learning, because it has ever been thus. Having said that, it is encouraging that this report picks up an increasing emphasis in this area. Psychologically, very few people work for a local authority, a bank, a charity or a retail chain. They work for their direct line manager. insights

Microsoft Surface Reviewed: Is it Right For Mobile Learning?

Bottom-Line Performance

I have to admit I was looking forward to Surface for a long time.  As a long term Windows user on the PC, the idea of this Windows 8 environment that would transcend devices was exciting. used three Android tablets for a long time without really falling for them before finally going with the Apple crowd and getting an iPad 2 about a year ago. My first impressions were mixed.  Then I turned it on.

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator, already over a 1000 users!

Challenge to Learn

Reblogged from easygenerator.com : We launched the free edition of our on-line eLearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. This week we registered user number 1.000. This post is to celebrate that first milestone. We had a lot of contact with the users of the free edition. We have a community in Yammer and we have at least two webinars per week to get them started. Question types. User base.

The Smart eXtended Web

Learning with e's

Will the Web recurse infinitely? Many of us are obsessed with the future, and are constantly wondering what new technologies, trends or events will change our lives forever. People spend huge amounts of money each year gambling on the future. The average person bets on horse races or the lottery, whilst the high powered executives buy and sell stocks and shares. We have seen the trends. Ten years?

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