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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.

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.

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.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

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.

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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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.

A Course to Remember: Facilitating Memory Retention in eLearning

B Online Learning

Instructional designers are interested in the question “How do people learn?”. This is not an easy question to answer because there are so many factors involved in the learning process—motivation, environment, ability and so on. In this post I would like to take the question one step further to ask “How do people retain what [.].

How Students Learn

Dont Waste Your Time

While we may think we know ‘how students learn’, do we? ” I’ll sit on the fence on this one: while there may be some positive benefits to these kinds of games I’m not sure if they outweigh the negative? Science practicals … “isn’t always as effective as it may appear on the surface.” Related posts: Games for Learning Infographic.

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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.

Mixing it up in MOOCs

Enspire Learning

The New York Times declared this The Year of the MOOC. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a fantastic innovation in distance education: university-level courses free to the masses. People are flocking to them by the thousands … and then dropping out of them… by the thousands! know this, yet I’m a habitual MOOC dropout. I’ve tried three times now. We dropped out together.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

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.

5 Call for #papers on #mLearning, #MOOC and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

Having finished my draft thesis to submit for review, I am ready to dive into the call for papers and … get some abstracts in. Here are some of the calls that got into my mailbox. EdMedia 2013 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Deadline for submissions : 12 December 2012 Conference dates : 24 – 28 June 2013 Location: Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. 2007).

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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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.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

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.

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.

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.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

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

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.

Selecting a Digital Curation Tool by David Kelly

Learning Solutions Magazine

Digital curation—filtering content from many online resources in a way that adds value through organization and tagging—is an increasingly important practice for workplace learning professionals. What tools are available to make digital curation a less labor-intensive practice, and how do you choose the right one? Here is a short guide to solving this puzzle.

2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report

Dont Waste Your Time

If you’re involved in any way with Learning Technology or Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) then you ought to spend some time looking through this report – at 149 pages it’s a lot to take in, it does have a very useful summary if you want the best bits. Related posts: HEFCE: Technology-enhanced learning. Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause.

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.

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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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

Nuts and Bolts: Content Becomes its Own Context by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Concepts sometimes map over from one field of human activity to another, and the result of the. juxtaposition can be a better understanding of both fields. In this month’s column, Jane offers her. review of a new book about the music business in which she found many parallels to the learning and. development business, and the insights she gained.

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Emails … efficient or outdated?

Dont Waste Your Time

How many of us still base our daily working lives around the sending and receiving of emails? Yes, thought so, me too. We all know its not the most efficient way to communicate  or collaborate with more than one person, to gain feedback on projects, etc., yet we still use it most, if not all day. Enjoy. YouTube: Business Practices That Refuse To Die #44: Email Trees. Video: Digital Learners.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

It is the holiday season and for those who see me as the grinch (okay a few vendors do, but I digress) here is a special post.  Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. This week:  #25 to #11 (cheering and booing is allowed, but please keep it to yourself). Drum Roll please. #25 Mindflash.com. They are a next gen of lite LMSs (feel free my post “When is a LMS, Not a LMS”). They were once in my top five a year ago, but no more. While their UI is very user friendly, they really haven’t done much in terms of new cool features in 2012.

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

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.

Book Review: “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book”

Dont Waste Your Time

“APE is 300 pages of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration. If you want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book, you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is the answer.” ” Amazon UK. Why am I reviewing a book about self-publishing? Writers gained control of their own fate. and go with it.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

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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Free eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

Are you looking for some free eLearning templates? Well, we can help with that. Our eLearning Template Library now has a “freebies” category. Once you create a free user account, you’ll have access to download any free templates that we release.  Just visit the Freebies section of the library every so often to see what new templates we’ve released. Cutout People Videos.

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.

As we get more connected, do we lose focus?

Dont Waste Your Time

How Internet addiction is affecting our brain / Infographic. From the infographic above, “How Internet addiction is affecting our brain”, some of the figures are interesting – “is it a coincidence: as we get more connected, we seem to lose focus?” IAD will be added to the DSM-V (bible of psychology: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed.)

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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

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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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.