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. Why Companies *Think* Learners Need Micro-Learning. Really great instructional designers can help with motivation, but only to a point. Make sure someone else – besides the learner – cares about what someone is learning. Time is limited.
10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Does your leaning correspond with modern learner’s needs? Recent Bersin by Deloitte research on changes transforming learners’ needs inspired us to share with you informative TED lectures that will help you to make your eLearning project satisfy modern learners’ needs and be appealing to society and market changes. Blog articles
Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More
AUGUST 4, 2014
This virtual world is where the learner gets a chance to learn new skills, and practice and perfect them as well. Simulations also help learners to apply pre-existing knowledge in a stress-free, virtual world, which allows them to learn from their mistakes as well as their successes. The format appeals to learners and provides an experiential way of learning.
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.
Customer Training Completion Rates
We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates?
eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners
JUNE 17, 2014
In a classroom training setup, it has always been challenging to accommodate learners with different learning styles and keep them engaged throughout the teaching-and-learning cycle. On the other hand, eLearning technologies go out of the way to boost these learning strategies and engage the learner from the beginning to the end in a virtual classroom. Visual Learner.
How video embedding on your LMS can help inspire your learners
JUNE 14, 2016
How video embedding on your LMS can help inspire your learners and boost retention. How video embedding can help. You can embed videos in your platform, which will lessen distractions by allowing your learners to play content directly in your LMS, instead of launching the videos to their respective webpages. Importance of collaborative learning. Docebo 6.9
How to Help Your Employees Become Constant Learners
JUNE 28, 2016
A strong focus on learning has shown not only to improve performance, but also boost morale and help attract and retain new hires. Then list some resources to help people get started. For example, if one of your team wants to write better executive summaries, make a note of the next proposal coming up and make sure to assign that summary to the learner. Want to eat healthier?
5 tricks to help learners better remember training courses
JANUARY 31, 2017
If learners can’t pay attention when absorbing new information related to their jobs, they’ll inevitably have low retention rates. 5 tricks to help learners better remember courses. But most importantly, make sure to repeat the same piece of information over time if you want your learners to remember it. Let learners experience Aha! Spaced repetition.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
of learners. So are these courses really all that helpful for. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses. to articulate goals that will help the organization reach those lofty missions and then. outline the objectives that learners will need in order to meet the goals. into the learner’s daily environment.
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.
4 ways to help employees who struggle with learning
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Maybe you had a friend or sibling who needed more help or maybe you were the one struggling. Because they are forced to recall the answers to the questions repeatedly, this helps them embed them into their memory. Often learners don’t believe they know the subject matter well when, in reality, they know their stuff like the back of their hand. Fear of Failure. Test Anxiety.
How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)
JUNE 13, 2016
What do learners want? But what about your target learners? Here’s our definition of a learner persona, based off of Hubspot’s buyer persona description: A semi-fictionalized representation of your target learners. They help you create a training experience that aligns with the realities and preferences of your learners. Gender. Ethnic group.
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
THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE. changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. achieve or helps us learn. All of which means the learner can. your guide – helping you to continue that. learners rate 10 out of 10 for quality – but they’re a bit. should be delivered quicker – learners. FRONT OF LEARNERS SO.
Do You Really Know Your Learners?
JULY 6, 2016
But chances are, you’ve had (or will have) eLearning design projects that require you to not only create content about a topic that’s new to you, but also requires that you create content for an audience of learners that’s new to you. Some people may argue that a learner is a learner is a learner. Job shadow” your learner. I disagree. Have a conversation.
Challenge Your Learners By…
OCTOBER 24, 2014
In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. The heart of this challenge is finding the learners’ motivational sweet spot. Let learners be a little selfish about their learning.
The 4 Best Tricks to Help Learners Remember Your Content
APRIL 12, 2016
It’s happened to all of us: we’re presented with information and yet we forget it. Why does it happen? One of the most common reasons is because our attention is elsewhere. It’s similar to what happens when a student is attending a lecture, yet is simultaneously spending time on their smartphone. Another reason we don’t encode information is because we don’t see it as relevant.
How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures
MARCH 24, 2015
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. Many of our customers, Johnson & Johnson and Ally Financial to name a few, use Knowledge Guru games to teach a specific process that learners need to follow. Help employees remember how to follow the process.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. They are clear on the importance of helping. How can you help your. that help bring a complete. help from the leadership training market. learner. Design the opportunity for learners to practice their new skills on the job – and provide the structure for debriefing afterwards.
Four Ways Your Learners Can Help Build Better Online Training
MARCH 31, 2015
What happens is that while the training has all of the right information it doesn’t frame it in a perspective that is true or relevant to the learner; and that’s because the end-user usually doesn’t have a seat at the table when the training is being developed. Build Better Online Training by Interviewing Your Learners. One way to do that is by spending some time with your learners.
How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 28, 2014
Does it help them do their jobs better? Corporate learners today need something different from their training than they did in the past. Companies, especially those facing a skills gap, need to provide more training to help new hires be successful on the job. The courses can be offered to an unlimited number of learners, an unlimited number of times, whenever they are needed.
How To Help Employees Balance Work and Learning: 3 Tips To Support Learners
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The learner needs to have considerable personal organization and study skills to engage in fruitful e-learning. Examining barriers to success in online learning, studies have found that the main issues that stand in the way of successful e-learning are social isolation, followed by administrative issues or lack of instructor support, learner motivation, and time management issues.
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
I have found these studies useful in helping to understand the various challenges that organisations are facing and the choices they are making in terms of their use of technologies. 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. Now we know. When are staff learning?
4 Tips to Give Helpful Feedback to Your e-Learners
MAY 5, 2014
Learners want feedback—including personalized feedback with explanations and suggestions for improvement—according to a study at Athabasca University. By providing feedback in your e-Learning course, you can create a personal interaction with learners and improve their knowledge retention. These 4 tips can help you give helpful feedback to your e-Learners: Be specific with feedback.
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.
Learning Professionals Must Be Learners
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Do you currently have a coach to help improve your performance? 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.
Agile Learner; Agile Leader
The Peformance Improvement
APRIL 26, 2013
In Learning About Learning Agility , a white paper from researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Center for Creative Leadership, the authors argue that agile learners are effective leaders because they are life-long learners about leadership. They write that agile learners…. Each is worth considering. Related articles. Tools of a Learning Organization.
10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning
APRIL 15, 2016
One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. To know why, we need to look at online learning experiences from learners’ perspective. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal. Well, not always.
Bringing out the Best through Online learning: How can e-learning help introvert learners?
DECEMBER 19, 2014
These programs are extremely beneficial for extrovert learners who do not hesitate to sign up for courses – online or classroom – in order to learn more and excel. However, training development strategies often focus on extrovert learners – leaving out a large section of introvert learners. These nuggets are made accessible to the learners via the LMS. They are not.
Helping Learners Pay More Attention: Can Classroom Strategies Work for e-learning?
OCTOBER 7, 2016
The same is true for e-learning; when learners do not pay attention, it reflects on the assessments and overall lack of improvement in the performance of the learner. An article ‘Why can’t students just pay attention’ , throws light on the importance of increasing the attention span of the learners. This leads to a sense of failure for the instructors. Is there a solution?
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. The learners are passive receptacles for content.
Learning with e's
JUNE 6, 2014
There is a sense that personal technologies encourage learners to be self-determined in their approach to education. The ethos of heutagogy extends to learner choice, where students can create their own programmes of study, a feature often seen in the loosely aggregated and unstructured aspects of some Massive Open Online Courses. This is number 15 in my series on learning theories.
How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Can filling hundreds and thousands of rows and spreadsheet columns help? In a short period of time, a process was set up that helped in identifying the skill development needs across roles – from the supervisory level to higher levels. With the help of the JTA excel sheet, as it is referred to, close to 1000 tasks were identified. Are there ways to simplify complex procedures?Businesses
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.