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How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

I’ve written before about various ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) can improve upon traditional training, for example by better meeting the needs of today’s corporate learners and by making elearning more interesting, more interactive, and more relevant. This article addresses three common problems found in training and discusses how MOOCs provide solutions to these problems.

Having Problems with LMS User Management? Here’s the Solution. 


A social learning management system (LMS) is a wonderful thing that comes with a host of benefits and sometimes a few problems. These problems are no big deal if administrators know how to address them. For example, there are teachers, instructors, learners, and managers. Some will cause more problems that they’ll solve. The post Having Problems with LMS User Management?

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

Let’s see a few sample e-learning courses developed by CommLab India using this very tool. Click the image to view a sample e-learning course on software application training.). Click the image to view a sample e-learning course on Pharmacokinetics Training.). This sample course on Pharmacokinetics is simple with logical presentation as the instructional design strategy.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 4 – Examples


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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. In the example described earlier, the organization was ramping up hiring and training. For example, you might schedule. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.

Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! Yet I struck more problems. However a more pressing problem was that my photo sphere was rendering in Maps as a photo. I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. The device. 360° videos. Hurrah!

The Problem With Praise


As a training professional, you’ve probably seen plenty of examples of the positive effects of praise. Halvorson explains their work with fifth graders: Every student got a relatively easy first set of problems to solve and were praised for their performance. Who doesn’t get a kick out of an employee or student’s face lighting up when they‘re told they’ve done well on a task or test?

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement


Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. Let’s determine the research-worthiness of a problem and the steps to create a clear learning problem statement. Without doubt, the online discussion forum in your learning management system is a perfect place to identify learning problems.

Captivate 8 Custom Motion Effect Example

Experiencing eLearning

You can see the glitchy version from before I edited it to see the problem. I would also investigate Adobe Edge Animate if I was doing more of these after the problems I experienced. I created a Captivate activity with a custom effect using motion and scaling to animate two cars driving away to the horizon. Each car moves depending on how you answer a series of questions.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

the problem? 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. her own performance problem. So, in Sue’s example above, after she discovered the. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. managers.

Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems

Web Courseworks

As an eLearning manager, you are required to confront and resolve complex problems on a daily basis. In other words, you need to develop ways to take common questions and reinvent your problem-solving approach for every next project. Restate the problem in a more open-ended way to eliminate creative constrains imposed by the initial statement. Do you compensate SMEs? 2007).

Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 1 – Defining Your Problem

Visual Lounge

In this example, we have no goal or reason to create a training program for colleagues in customer service… Yet. In the following blog post, I will help you find the information you need to correctly identify your problem. Once you have gotten to the root of the problem, you can start identifying the gap. Download the PDF at the end of this post to learn more.

Mastering the Skills Supply Chain Problem

CLO Magazine

For example, the auto industry has invested heavily in the skills and technical capabilities needed to build batteries and electric vehicles, software-driven interfaces and autonomous driving systems. Competition for talent requires a long-term view of capabilities development. Capability development is a never-ending challenge. Every organization has a combination of new hire, technical, systems and technology training, project management and professional development, and leadership development challenges. They now compete with companies like Google and Twitter for talent.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

In the example below, British singer/songwriter Laura Marling and ex Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page have accessed the important update. Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

NEXT YEAR" Gather examples of how social interaction, whether online or offline, led to. problem-solving or great collaboration. from YouTube or Pinterest, for example. Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT. about.

5 E-learning Samples Developed in Lectora Inspire

CommLab India

Now let us look at five samples of e-learning courses developed by CommLab India using this versatile development tool. To solve the problem, download our e-book How to Select the Right Rapid Authoring Tool. When e-learning developers want to convert text-heavy courses to the e-learning format, they look to Lectora Inspire. Makes translations simple. Customizes quizzes.

You can’t solve problems you don’t know about

Usable Learning

about reframing the design problem (soooo looking forward to those slides). - Dan Lockton’s article in the guardian about sustainable design , which talks about how, if people aren’t doing things the way we would like, we should figure out how to solve their problems, rather than treating them as the problem. Getting to the problem. So, this is hard.

The caveat of the performance centre

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, I am aware of an Australian bank that established a performance centre over a decade ago, while Helen Blunden recently shared the following via an OzLearn chat: @ AndrewGerkens I believe Red Cross in Australia have moved their entire L&D team towards being performance consultants #ozLearn — Helen Blunden (@ActivateLearn) January 17, 2014. This is not a novel idea.

Admiring the Problem of Moving to a Performance Paradigm

Living in Learning

Perfect example; we do this by sampling different innovative approaches to Training and expecting results different from what Training and all its past and even most recent innovations can deliver. We have managed to become unconsciously competent in the "discipline" of Training – not to be confused with the "tactics" of Training. We are NOT changing the discipline, we are changing tactics. What appears to be a different approach becomes more or less “lipstick on a pig” in that the underlying body – Training – is still Training.

Research for Practitioners: Does Problem-based Learning Work? by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Is it more effective to instruct—to present concepts and examples and then provide practice—or to challenge learners with ill-structured but carefully chosen problems and to facilitate dialogue about solutions? It’s a complex and somewhat controversial question, but research offers some important guidelines that will help you fine-tune your learning designs.

Reviewing elearning examples

Clark Quinn

This is a problem. It was very compelling stuff, with very real examples, and meaningful decisions. When I look at my notes, there were some common problems. Not every problem showed up in every one, but all were seen again and again. The first problem is that most of them were information objectives. So we’ve really got two initial problems here, bad objectives and bad assessment. Again, two problems: lack of context and lack of chunking. I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. But wait, there’s more! design

Smile Sheet Questions -- New Examples July 2016

Will at Work Learning

Performance-focused smile sheets offer several process improvements: Avoid Likert-like scales and numerical scales which create a garbage-in garbage-out problem, which don't offer clear delineations between answer choices, which don't support respondent decision-making, and which open responding to bias. New Example Questions. Question Example -- A Question for Learners' Managers. My first example comes from a world renowned data and media company. Question Example -- Tailoring a Question to the Topic. Question Example -- Simplifying The Wording.

Want to maximise the impact of your training spend? Pick the right problem

Spicy Learning

Today I want to draw attention to the first ‘D’, looking specifically at how we define the problem which we are trying to solve with training. the authors remark that ‘in most fields of human endeavour, half the solution is defining the right problem’ (p. In an industry focussed on ‘solutions’, it is not surprising that few of us challenge some rather fixed notions of what the ‘problem’ is. We tend to assume that most organisational ‘problems’ can be aligned to one or other of the established ‘genres’ of training. Design the Complete Experience. Document Results.

Is there only one answer to the eLearning problems that you look at? Then you are not being imaginative enough…

Coffee and Design

She gave the example of 5 + 5 = ? So they always look at every problem through this lens. Re-framing Problems. Tina shared that creative people often look at problems through different lenses and reframe the problem. How many more answers are there to this problem? So instead she chose to look at the creative process and how to bring ideas to life.

4 Must Have Features of Best Corporate Training Videos and 5 Examples

CommLab India

In this context, let’s check the four must-have features of best corporate training videos and five examples. Here are two example strategies: The below given challenge and solution strategy is used in ‘ How to reinforce sales training’ video. Examples of Five Training Videos. A scenario is used to explain the problems due to lack of training.

When social is a taxing problem

Learning Rocks

However, it has brought to light one problem that I hadn''t foreseen, or indeed, have heard of elsewhere. For example, for similar reasons, contracted workers are not able to attend our summer party as for them to do so would give the impression that they are being treated as regular staff, and as such their status, and the tax perks it carries, would be in question. One of the projects I''ve been keen to push on with my current employer is extending our elearning provision beyond the isolated horrors of the self-study elearning "course" to more collaborative social opportunities.

How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

When we would like to achieve compliance (health and safety for example) or when people need to practice going through a set process (answering typical customer questions for example) or when learners need to practice using the right vocabulary (provided there is no need to go beyond concept mastery). You would like to improve problem-solving capacities…. We’re not talking about maths problems or technical problems with one right answer. This is about real-life complex problem-solving which is almost always done together with other people out there.

Design for life

Learning with e's

An example of transparent design is where the technology interface is so familiar or simple that students need to expend no mental effort using it. Conversely, presenting a problem to students places them in an unfamiliar context where they are compelled to expend mental energy to solve it. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. Further Reading Norman, D.

One Simple Trick for Troubleshooting Technical Problems with E-Learning Courses

E-learning Uncovered

There’s a technical problem with the course, and they need you to solve it. For example, I’ve experienced a couple of situations in which animations didn’t seem to be “behaving” correctly. In other cases, the details themselves may not solve the problem. It’s bound to happen sooner or later: you get “that” call from a customer. The course isn’t working right. Screen Resolution.

Addressing the Problem, Not Just the Symptoms

Training Industry

It illustrates the undermining effect of trying to deal with a problem by concentrating on its symptoms. Resistance to a change initiative provides a useful example of applying this archetype. Problems remain hidden, but don’t go away. Consider an example of an effective team of professionals who had worked together for several years evaluating and reporting on safety data.

Conflict resolution

Learning with e's

Festinger, 1957, p 2) How it can be applied in education A lot of learning is based upon making decisions and solving problems. Indeed, problem based learning is thought to be one of the most effective situated learning methods. Some problems we encounter in education have conflicting outcomes. This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories. and Eysenck, M.

Creative Problem Solving Infographic - Works with More than Just Product Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

For example, we talk a lot about the A in the ADDIE model , Analysis. I found this infographic on Mashable Business. from Mashable Business - by Ronald Brown I kind of feel like we have TOO many process frameworks to choose from at times. But I like this one. I like that its NOT specifically designed for eLearning developers. Yet, I think it fits nicely into what we do. I LOVE 4 and 5.

Gamification of Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

Gamification of Problem-Solving: It’s a relatively new term and may be a little trendy, possibly overhyped, and tends to be misunderstood as a subject. In essence gamification presents an innovative way to solve real-world problems in a simulated environment. How can you solve problems through Gamification? According to Karl Kapp, he states that: “ It is one thing to teach someone how to solve a problem using gamification techniques; it is another to actually have people work on the problem itself. Building the case for Gamification Problem-Solving Success.

Turn 4 Problems into 4 Opportunities for IT Learning

Training Industry

When asked if he had only one hour to save the world, he answered “I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and 5 minutes finding the solution.” To paraphrase, getting the problem right is hard, finding the solution, perhaps not so hard. With this in mind, I am proposing four problems we in the IT training industry constantly deal with. But I don’t see them as problems, after all, a problem by definition is “something difficult to achieve or accomplish.” Changing a problem to an opportunity starts with how we look at the set of underlying circumstances.

What we don't know

Learning with e's

Cosmology is replete with such unanswered questions: How, for example, do we explain gravity? We don''t know what problems we will meet in the future because the future is imaginary. cosmology Donald Rumsfeld education knowledge learning problem solving Psychology school social media web But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don''t know we don''t know.

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Authentic learning

Learning with e's

Some of the most effective learning methods involve students doing and making, problem solving, and playing games, all of which comply with the notion of being in a meaningful setting. Medical students learn through problem based learning, often a complex situated form of education that places them in the role of decision maker. This is a real challenge to many schools. Collins, A.