Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Let’s take a look at a quick example. We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. They just may not know that they are the key to solving this problem.
Doing and knowing
Learning with e's
MAY 15, 2014
This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied. 2007) The University of Google: Education in a (Post) Information Age. Some facts go out of date quickly.
Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback
JUNE 4, 2015
Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. The feedback students need depends on your course content, the level and type of information you are providing, the existing knowledge of your students, the learning objectives of your course, and so forth. It’s time to swap ready-made feedback (“yes,” “no,” “that’s correct,” “that’s incorrect”) with directed, context-based, useful information. Adding a tidbit of information (for example “Great job. Careful.”
Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Unless these complications are recognized and addressed, those gaps can create a communications stumbling block that impedes a company’s or an organization’s long-term success. For example, most Millennials prefer interactive eLearning experiences to being “talked at.” Recognizing the Divide. Millennials or Gen Y — born 1977 to 1995. aversion to change.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. struggle to do this well for is front-line. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap). in the seat, driving performance gaps and employee. But there is a way to close this gap.
What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning
JULY 15, 2016
An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). Microlearning is meant to be a short-form version of information that is super portable and quick to digest. Product information or a brand new skill is delivered in a bite-size format, with all of the important information shed down into the most important points.
M-learning : Examples Where It Can Be Applied
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Training them through lengthy training sessions that consume their field time is not an ideal option.So, m-learning modules that provide quick access to product updates can give them the information they seek, just-in-time. It also boosted the confidence of sales people as they had access to just the right information when facing customers. Do share with us. Product Updates.
Writing & Grammar: Do You Get Mails?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
For example, I really detest when people say (and mispronounce) INvite to mean invitation. " However, after checking some online dictionaries I see that invite is now listed as an informal word for invitation. " Incorrect: "I recommend they do not enter the competition." If you know this one, please help us out by filling in the gaps. I don't get "mails" from the U.S. Postal service, I get mail. Right, Geri! It isn't more polite, it's just wrong! Makes my skin crawl.) [I
The dawn of a new generation
JULY 22, 2014
What should Ron do? It’s important for the organisation to cover off its “must know” knowledge and skills, and formal training can be a quick and efficient way of doing that. I know from first-hand experience that there is a lot for contact centre staff to take in, and they can’t possibly be expected to remember it all.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. KNOWING AND DOING. DO REAL WORK REALLY WELL” I like my. Page 32 What skills do. always, conducting the interviews proved to be informative, revealing and fun. But some things do change – and have. consume information outside of work. information in their everyday lives. You also need to know. Any gaps?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Ellen Wagner says, " I Ds help transform intangible information assets into things of great business or epistemological value." Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?
How Do You Get Leaders to Change?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
For example: “I will give people time to present their ideas before interrupting with my own.” Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. “They need to know how it will help today, right now,” Grimshaw said. Change is hard.
A framework for content curation
JUNE 17, 2015
Sure, they may be thoughtfully filtered and informatively annotated, but a hotchpotch is a hotchpotch. I should know: I’ve used them as a student, I’ve seen my peers create them, and I’ve created them myself. It’s worth remembering that education is not the provision of information; it is sense making. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”
Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured
JANUARY 29, 2014
Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning. “Do learners like the tool? KPIs for social and informal learning should examine: • How many people use the system. people contribute.
7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy
JANUARY 24, 2017
Informal learning is impromptu. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. How To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate Training Strategy. Informal learning usually takes the form of causal knowledge-seeking and spontaneous problem-solving. Informal learning is usually initiated by the learner.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)
JULY 7, 2016
Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem solving conducted in small groups. Assimilation can also describe the association of new information with preexisting knowledge. Custom fields can be used as filters to return detailed information for reports. Want to read more?
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 2 – Know Your Audience
JANUARY 14, 2015
If you’ve already caught up with last week’s post , you should be able to get to the root of your training request, and identify a gap that your training program will fill. We were supposed to be learning about machines, but most of the examples were based in agriculture. When the instructor said, “you know how when your tractor…” I had no idea what he was talking about.
mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed
MAY 1, 2012
If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? We now know that video and eLearning are viable and useful, but not the be all, end all. How will they need that information delivered to them? Need some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? They offer vastly different experiences.
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 7, 2014
This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. Wikipedia says: “E-learning is the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies.” In this definition eLearning can be either formal or informal. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. General indications.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)
JULY 14, 2016
For example, knowledge checks and practice quizzes are two types of assessment that typically don’t require a mastery score. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Missed the first part?
March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?
Spark Your Interest
MARCH 8, 2011
How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? So, for me, the term assessment needed a finer point, I want to know why we are assessing. . change the balance of formal vs. informal in our organizations? affect change in our industry?
Building Informal Learning Habits
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career. Well-designed learning can help close an experience gap, but the expression still holds truth.
How Do You Create eLearning Content? In-House vs. Third-Party
APRIL 23, 2015
Do you sell or create courses and/or training online? If yes, then chances are you are using a learning management system (LMS) to do so. Do you create the courses and training on your own or do you look for a third-party source? Using a combination of in-house and third-party is also the most effective way for employees to retain information. For example, in-house content gives you creative control and editing ability – and third-party can be less costly and available immediately. The post How Do You Create eLearning Content? Commentary.
Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training
JANUARY 27, 2011
A high-stress work environment where (because everyone is always new) no one knows what they’re doing and customers receive poor service. Recognize what training CAN’T do. When a severely wounded patient arrives at the Emergency Room do the doctors all stand around debating the cause of the injury? Prioritize the To-Do list. Where do you start?
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? What makes you passionate about what you are doing?
mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed
MAY 1, 2012
If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? How will they need that information delivered to them?
A Training Professional Seeks a Yoga Practice
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
For example, see gamifying, systematizing, and disambiguating.) I tried to put it out of mind, but remained aware that I was doing nothing except stretching and relaxing in the middle of a Wednesday morning. A sampling: “No, not quite.” After each test item pose, Andalusa coached me on how I could improve what I was doing, and then urged me to practice often.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context.
Increasing your ROI with Video Learning
Your Training Edge
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
How do you see and define the term success being a training manager? But do you know there is a universal goal for the success? Applying visual learning to enhance a company’s values, mission, products and operations is usually found to have a great influence on information retention . Video lets your learners to see how to do particular things. 1] [link]. 
The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts? We know that adults at work develop the majority of their skills and capabilities through experience, practice, interaction with others and reflection. What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? THE INTERVIEW: 1.
Are You Sure Youre Training People to Do the Right Things
AUGUST 15, 2016
The caller explained that some of their salespeople were doing four times the volume of others. Step One: Get Real Information from the Right People You need to find out what is really taking place in the work of the people whose performance you would like to improve. Here’s a sample group of people to talk to: The new person who really gets it: They provide a fresh perspective. Critical knowledge and skills: What specific skills are essential to doing the job well? Get the information on the wall so everyone can see it. Some examples: Restaurant Manager.
Inform. Remind. Prevent.
APRIL 17, 2015
You may have even posted information around your workplace encouraging workers to identify and report specific instances. How do you ensure your employees are constantly vigilant? That they’d know how to react if a violent situation erupted? You need to be confident that your employees know what to do, and that they’re on board with your policies and procedures.
Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
From hectic work schedules to lack of motivation , there are plenty of obstacles that modern learners must overcome in order to build skills and absorb new information. Fortunately, they have technology on their side, and they know how to use it. You only have a short amount of time to deliver the information, so you have to narrow down the subject matter as much as possible.
E-Learning = Innovation = Science
JUNE 10, 2014
I know you have. While a lot of talk is bandied around about e-learning, it’s evident that relatively few of us are actually doing it. To help bridge the gap, I was honoured to moderate a panel session at last month’s AITD National Conference. You see, innovators don’t think of failure as most people do. Either way, the result informs her next move.
Simulations in Application Training: Is it a Good Idea?
APRIL 22, 2015
By the time they are available, the learners are already expected to know their way around the application, which reveals a startling gap in learning. From our experiences, here is an example of how it can be done: For a large chain of hotels, we created a simulation-based training module, which trains its employees on the working of a website used for buying supplies online.
Viva la evolution
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
To me it’s a total waste of time reposting the information that already exists somewhere on the intranet in a pdf. It seems that if we just point people in the right direction for the information we can’t be sure they’ve read it. An example I use is the mandatory fire safety course. Last week, Laura Layton-James stumbled upon my post Online courses must die! Thanks Laura!