Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Learning Analytics and Knowledge’, defines it as, “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs.” When learners interact with an eLearning course, they leave behind digital traces of their activities. Learner profiling could be another one.
eLearning Example – Make Compliance Courses Engaging
AUGUST 27, 2015
One of the ways I become a better eLearning designer is by finding good examples and trying to replicate the elements I like. Recently, my friend Brooke Schepker from Yukon Learning shared a sample course. View the sample course. Yukon was bold in selecting a compliance course as an example and kudos to them for showing us a better approach. Well done!
eLearning: Quick Tips for Engaging the Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 17, 2016
by Sally Cox Creating engagement with your learners greatly increases their retention of the information and makes the course that much more enjoyable. But I want the course to be easy to navigate, thought-provoking, and an all-around pleasant experience for the learner. Learners can access other sections easily. Give the learner a task. Add a Question.
Sample branching scenario + cool tool
JULY 12, 2011
The links you create determine the path that the learner takes through the records. Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). It might also be mobile-friendly — at least, the sample scenario works on my iPhone. Design the story so the learners can discover meanings on their own. Twine.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
of learners. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses. outline the objectives that learners will need in order to meet the goals. For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. organization, which not only gets you learner buy-in, it also serves as documentation of the. You’re.
How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
But, it came with a constraint that prevented scaling up of training for the diverse set of learners across multiple client locations. What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills? How can the issue of crunching voluminous data be addressed? Can filling hundreds and thousands of rows and spreadsheet columns help?
Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners
JUNE 5, 2014
Your learners’ interest in your association’s educational offerings works the same way. Here are some ideas for how to provide your learners with training they’ll want to take. Learners are more likely to take advantage of your association’s educational offerings if you: . ? Your learners will appreciate that you took the time to listen to them. Offer what they want.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 4 – Examples
AUGUST 10, 2015
Here we’re talking about the role of examples in learning, and we’ll continue on through emotional elements, and finally putting it all together. Examples are a part of learning, as we know, and learning design is, or should be considered complex. So too with examples, we tend to treat them as easy to write. However, an example that is missing the nuances, the details that make them work, can be as useless as nothing at all. To do examples right, you need to understand what their role is in the learning process, and ensure that you are addressing the subtleties.
eLearning: Designing for Every Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 24, 2016
by Sally Cox In my fantasy world, every learner who takes one of my courses would be tech savvy; and I'd be able to try lots of cool new things to keep them interested. The truth is, we all bring our own experiences to the table, and there will be always be learners who are tech-challenged and might need a little extra guidance. Consistency. Navigation. Color.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. All of which means the learner can. RELEVANTPROGRESS OVER PERFECTION SIMPLE, SMALL, AGILE AND FAST L&D IS TAKING TOO LONG TO BUFFER FROM COURSES TO RESOURCES Learning at the time and place of need Going mobile BYOD LEARNER-DRIVEN MAKING PROGRESS. should be delivered quicker – learners.
Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?
JULY 22, 2015
And for learners who are over-extended and not motivated to learn in the first place, they are not the answer at all. I feel like I am an example of the “C-suite” person so many say are the reason we need to shift to micro-learning. Why Companies *Think* Learners Need Micro-Learning. Example. I’ve published two posts on micro-learning in recent months.
Corporate Training in 2014: Business Goals, Learner Needs, or Both?
JANUARY 7, 2014
What new tools can help my learners right now? ” In it, Harward suggests that the days of focusing on what learners need and want are over. Who is your learner? Objectives and outcomes are great, but If we move too far away from what learners need and, heaven forbid, want in the training they take, those tangible results will be more elusive.
The learner speaks
Clive on Learning
APRIL 16, 2014
Towards Maturity has just published a new study, The Learner Voice , which summarises the views on learning technologies of 2000 employees in the private sector. A massive 84% are willing to use technology to share knowledge to help others learning, which begs the question why we are not seeing more successful examples of this happening in a work context. There’s an interesting table further on in the report which contrasts the perceptions of learning professionals and learners. Now we know. What technology are staff using for learning? When are staff learning?
How to Keep E-Learners Engaged
JANUARY 23, 2015
It is the most elementary and important goal of any learning program to keep learners interested, active and motivated to explore the course further. In this blog we’ll talk about ways that can keep your e-learners engaged and coming back for more: Keep content relevant. it is important to stay focused about what is the core skill or knowledge that you want learners to take away.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
learner. She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. Now, what Sue did in our example scenario wasn’t. So, in Sue’s example above, after she discovered the. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. achieve their goals by making sure their. managers.
Redefining Training: Empowering the Learner
MARCH 23, 2015
Because training is restrictive (in terms of physical presence or geographical location for example), formal and rigid whereas learning is all pervasive, fluid and liberating. Employee Learning Empowering the Learner Redefining Training Redefining Training Empowering the Learner The question is – Why? The coming in of the Web 2.0 Rather it is to be learning centric. First name.
Learning Professionals Must Be Learners
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Learning professionals must be experiential learners. To be an experiential learner we must first consciously participate in and consume the learning and technology methodologies our organization is using. I understand the learner experience better, and I align more deeply to the learner’s needs and pressures. Learning professionals must be innovative learners.
Make Learners Care about Compliance Training
MARCH 10, 2016
Unfortunately, compliance training is often just a content dump with a narrator basically reading the policy, followed by some multiple choice questions to see if learners remember what they heard 5 minutes earlier. What if you could create compliance training that learners actually wanted to complete? Start with an example of what can happen if they don’t follow the policies.
3 Engaging Samples of Gamified E-learning Developed in 2016
DECEMBER 27, 2016
In an earlier blog, I had written about how using game elements in e-learning can greatly improve learner engagement. Game elements, when incorporated in e-learning courses motivate learners, present challenges to them, and improve learner experience and engagement. In this blog, we will highlight three gamified samples developed this year. Trivia Time. Fabulous Four.
4 Excellent Examples of E-learning Courses
AUGUST 17, 2016
Such courses confuse learners which makes them want to quit. Learners have to answer questions at certain points to proceed further. According to Microsoft, the average attention span of Gen-Y learners is about 8 seconds, which is even shorter than that of a Goldfish. As a learning and design professional, how can you beat the short attention span of online learners?
Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves
MARCH 22, 2016
In my last post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. All of that is “pushing” content to learners.
The Surge of Corporate Training Videos: 6 Styles to Engage Your Learners
Dashe & Thomson
JANUARY 31, 2017
More than ever, clients enter the conversation knowing it’s not enough to focus on task-level proficiency; learning is optimized when learners are engaged at all levels: Head, Heart, and Hands. It's exploded as an effective method for gaining learner engagement, which is critical to long-term retention. Video is a powerful teaching tool, even outside the L&D world.
Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners
APRIL 19, 2016
The protagonist should be someone your learners identify with. In workplace learning, that means the character has the same or a similar job as the learners. The learners should recognize the problems the character is dealing with and ideally share the protagonist’s goal. When learners identify with your protagonist, they care about what happens to the character.
How to really involve learners
MARCH 13, 2017
Then show the information that the learner should have looked at. ” Here’s a basic example. The result is a stream of activities in which learners pull the information they need. The information available depends on the step that the learner is completing. This example shows how you might do this for soft skills. Creating an online course?
Gamification is Increasing Learner Engagement
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 7, 2015
In this post, let me share you whether gamification really works for increasing learner engagement or not, but before that, it is necessary to explore this term little bit. The Pew Research Center report says that gamification is an interactive online interface that plays with learner’s competitive instincts and usually integrates rewards for deriving action. All Rights Reserved.
5 Good E-learning Examples Created Using Lectora Inspire
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
1 Let us now look at 5 examples of online courses developed using Lectora Inspire. This scenario-based online learning example uses the features of Lectora Inspire to provide a “flip book-like” experience to the learner, which goes a long way in explaining the learning content in an interesting manner. Sales Process 1. Word Scramble 2. Source: madhurimagr.
The Best of Both Worlds: LMS for Learners and Trainers
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Study Confirms What Trainers and Learners Want in an LMS. What is it that trainers and learners want in an LMS? A recent study revealed that learners are most satisfied with easy-to-use eLearning systems that make accessing content simple. Although learners and trainers need different things from an LMS, they share the desire for an eLearning system that is easy to use.
Cool Interactive Video Example for E-Learning
AUGUST 16, 2016
Earlier I shared a nice example of a gamified elearning course. Today I’d like to share a really neat example of an interactive video scenario. This example comes via the fine folks at SpongeUk who do some really cool work and said I can share it. View the Interactive Video Example. I believe that was the case with this example. Upcoming E-Learning Events.
Using Endowed Progress Effect to Motivate Corporate Learners
MAY 18, 2015
The moment that the instructor spots the learners’ attention wavering, he or she changes the pace of the lesson, introduces activities or even makes the learners sit up with a surprise pop-quiz! The e-learning effort is self-led and depends completely on the interest of the learner. This gives the learner a sense of achievement at the very beginning. & Dreze, X.
To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting
MAY 25, 2011
For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention. In its place, we recommend that they create practice scenarios and problems, then provide well-structured information repositories where learners can find the resources they need to work through the exercises. In fact, retention is almost synonymous with learning.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If Because video plays such a central role, it has a huge impact on the learners’ experience. The optimum video length for learner engagement is six minutes. A little enthusiasm goes a long way.
Learners Aren’t Robots: Put Emotion Back into Training
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Some of the most effective ways to inject emotion are to use stories and other examples. Taco Hut” is meant to be a generic sample name and does not reflect in any way on any business that may in fact have this name. You just might find that it’ll be more effective and less of a chore for learners. You must turn off your emotions for the next hour. Your training has spoken.
Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example
AUGUST 2, 2016
Gamified E-Learning Example. Key Points of Gamified E-Learning Example. This a good performance-based demo that allows the learner to explore and make educated guesses. This forces the learner to focus on their specific task rather than merely identify issues out of context. The gate screen stops the learners to orient them on what they need to do. Point system.
10 Types of Learners in ELearning
AUGUST 7, 2014
Each learner who takes your online course comes with a different background, agenda, and attitude towards the material. The infographic below (created by Shift ELearning ) gives an example of 10 different learners that are likely to encounter your training course. If possible, try to keep these 10 different learner types in mind as you create your content. elearning
eLearning: Let the Learner Decide the Path
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
However, from a learner's point of view, it can be restrictive. Maybe your learner already knows this information. No Next Button: Some Examples. Curiosity Might Have Killed the Cat, But Learners Love It. by AJ George "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." " -- Albert Einstein After attending Edward Tufte's seminar (that I wrote about last week) , it got me thinking about being authoritarian with an audience. In theory I understand this. You want your audience to take in all of the information.
Five Ways to Engage Learners in Online Training
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
One of the big challenge in crafting a learning experience is figuring out how to engage the learners. Today, we’ll review 5 ways to engage your learners and build a better learning experiences. Engage Learners with Relevant Content. Engaged learners need content that is relevant to their needs. Engage Learners with Just-in-Time Delivery. Learn more here.