Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2015
New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning. In this article, we would explore what’s in the store for the novel learning methods in 2016. Trend # 1 Automation. Trend # 2 Augmented Learning. Trend # 3 Big Data.
70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
Performance Learning Productivity
MAY 5, 2015
The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. Of course the ‘blending’ concept has been around for much longer than the past few years. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. itashare
The dark side of gamification
MARCH 16, 2015
How well do you chop your cucumber? It’s a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the thickness of his slices. The scene irked me. The last thing I would want while preparing dinner is a computer judging me. It’s certainly not my idea of fun. Life is not a game.
eLearning: The Role of Images
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 27, 2015
by Sean Stoker Are the slides that make up your eLearning lessons text-heavy? Images are an often overlooked component of a good eLearning course. Sadly, when images are added to eLearning, they often have little to do with the content being presented or, just as sad, are of poor quality. You've probably heard the saying that a picture is worth 1,000 words. " Mental.
[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course
Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider
JANUARY 21, 2015
I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. came away with notes on five areas that I think will impact L&D in the future. Some are “near-term” ones that I think merit 2015 focus; others extend out a few years. Mobile in Cars… Really. Let’s face it. BIG DATA.
4 Ways Of Mobile Learning Evaluation: Are You Making The Desired Effect?
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Over the past decade, mobile learning is growing in scope and capability that offer new opportunities for learning that extends beyond the traditional e-learning or instructor-led classroom. During the early days of mobile learning, developers became aware of significant issues that came with the adoption of mobile devices for learning. Learning
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions
DECEMBER 23, 2015
This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle. Here’s the short version. Our 2016 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. Below the fold, find the long version. Innovation Trigger: Internet-enabled Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities. We can think of some reasons.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
MARCH 31, 2015
In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Should it be something that takes less than 5 minutes to consume? How can I help you?
The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design
MAY 2, 2015
“ We are at a critical point where rapid change is forcing us to look not just to new ways of solving problems but to new problems to solve.” – Tim Brown (CEO and president, IDEO). Design thinking is the new rage these days. It has been spreading like wild fire in the business world. Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?
Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Do you remember your first job? The young age and the foreign surroundings. No comfort around you. No familiar faces. No information on what would happen next? Unpredictable and unknown. That’s right, most of us remember our first day at work with the “fear of the unknown”. Sometimes this fear can overtake all rational thought processes and really impede our well-intended performances.
Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
Performance Learning Productivity
JANUARY 23, 2015
My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. Initially from courses to resources and then further out to the exploitation of social collaboration and personal learning (and personal knowledge mastery ). itashare
A framework for content curation
JUNE 17, 2015
In conversation at EduTECH earlier this month, Harold Jarche evoked George E. P. Box’s quote that “all models are wrong, but some are useful” Of course, the purpose of a model is to simplify a complex system so that something purposeful can be done within it. have grown weary of hotchpotch lists of resources that we L&D pro’s tend to cobble together. ” *. Tell me.
The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
We’ve written before about the pervasive issue that is stagnating economic growth in the US—employee disengagement. According to research from Gallup , only 30% of American workers are engaged. What do we mean by engaged? As Gallup defines, engaged employees “work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company [and therefore] drive innovation and move the organization forward".
eLearning: Development Phases Infographic
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 4, 2015
Curious about how to get started with eLearning? Need to explain the process to a new client? Keep this chart handy. Click the image below to view larger and save.) Feeling inspired? Check out our Getting Started with eLearning course. learning eLearning mLearning
Cloud Based eLearning Platforms: 10 Advantages eLearning Professionals Need To Know
NOVEMBER 26, 2015
Lack of data security, unreliable access, and the absence of IT support resources are just some of the myths surrounding cloud based eLearning platforms and some of the issues that prevent upper management from signing off on a cloud eLearning platform for your organization. Easy to setup and maintain. Who wants to waste valuable resources on installing an eLearning platform solution?
Microlearning: Fab or Fad?
MARCH 18, 2015
There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction. Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. 1.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
A Brief History of Instructional Design
MAY 26, 2015
Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. Like everything else, this drastic change in approach hasn’t been fast. Here is a brief history of how ID has changed over the years to take its present shape.
12+ Books for Instructional Designers
MARCH 3, 2015
If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books. General Instructional Design and E-Learning. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. I’ve recommended it many times. It’s easy to read and understand. Read my review for more details. Other Topics.
Eight Seconds To Online Learner Engagement - Tips and Tricks
JULY 2, 2015
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Sugata Mitra,"The Future of Learning" #ATD2015 Keynote
MAY 19, 2015
These are my liveblogged notes from the second keynote at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, England and winner of the 2013 TED Prize. Known for the "hole in the wall" experiment. How did that world operate?
Implementing Gamification? Consider These Tips
JUNE 23, 2015
Here are some tips for implementing gamification. Align. Align game and gamification tools, methods and content with curriculum content objectives. Don’t just gamify or add game elements randomly, make sure the tools and methods match learning and curriculum outcomes. You should always be able to tie your gamification activities directly to learning outcomes. Inform. Prepare. This is bad.
Learning Myths: Debunked
AUGUST 20, 2015
Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. One of the main reasons the myth is so widespread is because, on the surface, it seems very intuitive. Share this on Facebook.
Game-based learning on a shoestring
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Game-based learning doesn’t have to break the bank. That was the key point of my presentation at The Learning Assembly in Melbourne last week. Sure, you can spend an obscene amount of money on gaming technology if you want to, but you don’t have to. Take Diner Dash for instance. In this free online game, you play the role of a waitress in a busy restaurant. But that’s by design.
How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures
MARCH 24, 2015
Some people cringe when they hear the words “process” or “procedure.” ” Others appreciate and value them. Either way, processes and procedures are essential to a successful organization. That’s why so much of the training organizations deliver year after year is supposed to help align employees with a process or teach them a procedure they must follow.