101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Provide Continuous Encouragement
MAY 2, 2014
This is the fourth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. Motivation Category 3: Provide Continuous Encouragement Throughout the Entire Virtual Experience. Email and other communications are great, cheap, and easy ways to encourage your virtual learners. Blended learning Virtual Classroom Engagement Virtual Learners Motivation
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.
Motivated Learners Find A Way
APRIL 19, 2016
Even when we fall far short, motivated learners still find a way. When materials are provided, they’re looking ahead. These are only a small subset of the ways learners work around L&D’s control to find new ways to learn. Let me start by introducing my daughter, Arianna. She’s now seven, and she has cerebral palsy. Learning despite awkward design.
LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences
MARCH 17, 2016
With all the funds billowing into this market, it has the revenue needed to develop new and exciting types of software that make online learning a great experience for both learners and trainers. Learners Love eLearning…So Do Trainers! There’s no doubt that learners love LMS-based learning. But it’s not just learners who prefer LMS-based training – it’s also instructors.
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
of respondents are looking to leave their current LMS platform and move to a new provider. do not provide the data and analytics the companies need.” The LMS is purpose built to do only one thing – stream learning modules to learners. LMS learning doesn’t meet the needs of today’s modern learner. to meet learners’ needs. The LMS is running out of gas.3 level.
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.
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: . ? Offer Your learners will appreciate that you took the time to listen to them. Tweet This!
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Additionally, forcing the learner to apply concepts within the right setting encourages them to act in an authentic manner which is different than how most people interact with courses. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. This accelerates the consequence and illustrates to the learner the cause and effect relationship that is hard to convey in a classroom setting and that isn’t always seen in the real situation because of the passage of time.
Redefining Training: Empowering the Learner
MARCH 23, 2015
Learning Management Systems are, and will continue to be the means to this end – bringing learners on to a commonly shared platform and onboarding various devices to make the process more powerful yet effortless.The mantra is to mandate only what’s necessary and empower as much as you can. The question is – Why? The coming in of the Web 2.0 Employees at the workplace are consumers elsewhere.
Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider
JULY 13, 2013
This works great, because the only learning interactions anyone has ever thought of hinge directly on how learners do on a post-test, right? Experience API brings us a number of improvements to take advantage of in L&D: It can track learner progress without a constant internet connection. It can track learner activity from a variety of informal activities. Tin Can. TIN CAN!
Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight
JUNE 1, 2015
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. Many BFSI organizations already are utilizing the mobile advantage by providing pre-loaded hand-held devices to their employees – particularly, the sales staff. Learning
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. learning platform – to not just be able to “give learners some training”. but instead be able to “take learners through Proficiency Journeys”. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WELCOME ASSESS YOUR DISTANCE GAINED Review a 10-minute overview. We now.
Do you want to predict learners’ path?
JANUARY 12, 2016
Harnessing the power of collective intelligence , the product provides a context and a connection with learners that can predict their behavior, learning patterns and has the ability to assess the skill gaps arising from time to time. Admin & User Dashboards : Konnect provides separate admin and user dashboards. Unbelievable, isn’t it? Time to pause and reflect! And more!
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 5 Provide realistic practice
Challenge to Learn
JULY 1, 2014
This is Principle 5 of the manifesto: “We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises.” We should place the learner and the work context central to the learning, instead of giving the content the lead role. The underlying reason is simple.
How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
JUNE 20, 2016
Yes, you are unique, each so is every learner. People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. When an e-learning course providers learners’ a feel of ‘This is For Me’, surely it is a personalized learning experience.
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. They just want to check a box that says, “we provided training” to cover themselves legally. Compliance training is a common use for elearning.
Energy shortage forces Ukrainian schools to close during winter period: Easygenerator provides its software for free
Challenge to Learn
JANUARY 20, 2015
Easygenerator provides free e-learning to all Ukrainian teachers. One of my Ukrainian colleagues (Andrey Drebot) suggested that it would be helpful if teachers and learners would have access to a tool like easygenerator during this period.Therefore we decided to make our software available free of charge to everybody in the Ukraine as of today. How does it work? easygenerator.
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. but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. outline the objectives that learners will need in order to meet the goals. organization, which not only gets you learner buy-in, it also serves as documentation of the.
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.
How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?
JUNE 17, 2016
That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The need to test new methods to strike a better chord with the learners has resulted in tweaking, fine-tuning, and altering the way learning gets imparted. Access to mobile devices, tablets, and social media tools are bringing a new level of engagement among learners. million written words.
How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 28, 2014
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. MOOCs can help companies provide the increased training their employees require without significantly expanding their training staff. Engaging? Relevant? On Sh!ft’s
101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Rewards and Recognition
MAY 14, 2014
This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success. Virtual Classroom Management Engagement Virtual Learners Motivation The first post introduces the series.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Application objectives could be either learner- or organization-focused.
Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?
JUNE 9, 2014
Here, we have compiled the top four reasons of why learners want to learn on their mobiles: Mobile Learning – Why Learners want to learn on the mobile. Two-thirds of the learners are already on Smartphone’s – Spearheaded by technological innovation that has brought high-end devices at competitive prices, the Smartphone-mania is here to stay. The reason?
Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning
MARCH 8, 2015
Unless something within the course really grabs the mind of your learner, he will not glean much out of it even though he may sit through it. STEP 2: PROVIDE A LEARNING OBJECTIVE. Use small, objective assessments in e-learning that test learners’ existing knowledge and also serve as a recap before they are exposed to new information. STEP 5: PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR LEARNING.
Learners as producers
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
Although the production of content has been the preserve of the teacher and the academic since the formalisation of education, increasingly, we also see learners creating their own content. This shift was going to happen anyway, even before learners started to create their own content. Learners are more resilient and able than many teachers give them credit for.
Supporting Virtual Learners
MARCH 15, 2016
The other is how well you support learners who take your online courses. suppose the most basic way to do this is to provide a contact email address. In many ways elearning already is impersonal so why not put in the extra effort to make learners feel like you care about their experience? This is only part of the success equation. elearning
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. learners and subject matter experts to collaborate. performance at the point of need: • 4x more likely to provide staff with. Learners clearly appreciate the opportunity to learn from each other and to find out for. L&D need to invest beyond the course to support the modern learner and. Learners are in no doubt.
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
Increasing LMS utility with Learner Dashboards
APRIL 13, 2015
A New age LMS does much more than just making content accessible and keeping a track of the learners’ progress. Modern LMSs also make sure that the learning content remains relevant to the needs of the learners. They do so by extensive content catalogues, which are searchable and make sure that the learner can quickly arrive at the required information. contact-form-7].
LMS for the Next Generation of Corporate Learners: An Insight
AUGUST 25, 2015
Analyzing the findings, we can create better learning experiences for students as well as the future corporate learners. But additional features go ignored for most learners. Intuitive LMS Design and Interface: LMS design and interface plays a pivotal role in how it is accepted or not accepted among the instructors and learners alike. contact-form-7]. Learning
Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. Elearning can be difficult for some learners because we become distracted by email prompts or app notifications on our devices. Use a hook to gain the interest of your learner. But how? Multitasking doesn’t exist.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
struggling to meet the technological demands of today’s learner. integrate any type of digital content and allow learners, as. Knowledge Retention Time Since Training 1 Hour 100% 30% 50% 10% 24 Hours 1 Week 10 Solution: Provide shorter training material with continual. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. issue.
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 your department is still using traditional instructor-led seminars for most of your training, well, you probably know that in some cases, there is no place to go but up.) little enthusiasm goes a long way.
Engaging your learner - four dos and four don'ts
Clive on Learning
MARCH 27, 2015
Whether you’re teaching in a classroom, developing some e-learning or producing a video, you’ll be concerned about engaging your learners. Because, if learners aren’t engaged they’ll pay little attention to what you’re offering and they’re very unlikely to retain anything. And don’t forget, learners’ own stories are more important than yours. 3. DON''TS 1.
E-learners Perspective: What Type of Technology-aided Learning Do They Prefer?
JANUARY 5, 2016
By learners as well, e-learning is perceived very positively and it is how they would prefer to learn in future. However, learners also draw attention to the importance of the human dimension of e-learning which is as important as its technological aspect. Learners also get a chance to debate their views and different opinions within the face-to-face sessions. Learning
What do we mean by learner-centred e-learning?
The eLearning Nomad
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Placing the learner at the centre of the learning process is often encouraged in e-learning design yet frequently misunderstood. find that the examples provided in articles about this topic repeatedly ignore the real meaning of this approach. These are all very useful learning design approaches to increase motivation, but they don’t make a course more learner-centred.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. maximum volumes of information at learners in the shortest possible time, which pretty. today’s modern learners whose attention spans are becoming shorter and shorter4. The ideal microlearning platform should provide for. About Axonify.14
Engage! Top 6 Best Practices that Foster Learner Engagement with Online Instructional Video
MARCH 19, 2014
This month, he is publishing a paper for the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Learning at Scale that has very useful recommendation on ways to foster learner engagement with online instructional video. Shorter videos are much more engaging to learners. For lectures-style, focus more on the providing a good first-watch experience from beginning to end.
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.
Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Multiple choice math tests can only provide a list of possible answers and have no easy mechanism for determining whether the student figured the answer out properly or merely guessed well. These suggestions also provide a way of creating authentic assessments in the context of educational games. Games would be so much better at teaching application. How long did it take? Games
Gamification as Learner-Centered Instruction
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
There are several research-based learner-centered psychological principles that apply to gamification. successful learner is typically active, goal-directed, self-regulating and assumes personal responsibility for contributing to their own learning. Gamification is learner-centered. Both types of gamification ( structural and content ) lead to learner-centered outcomes.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. ONLINE AND MOBILE LEARNING Training fits in when it works best for the learner, meaning peak activity hours. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. business units and cross-department groups of learners alike. How to create and drive success.
Tin Can: learner #analytics for the next #research frontier
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
What if you are looking for an easy, accessible learner analytics that does not only map access and timings, but actually allows trainers and teachers to take a more in-depth look into the actual learning? Looking at Tin Can will reveal a bit of the future of learner tracking and open opportunities for future educational research. Which learner profiles are there? Great!
An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions
DECEMBER 15, 2015
If so, know that an eLearning system can provide the solutions to your company’s New Year’s resolutions. Trainer costs are typically one-time since the same material may be reused for multiple batches of learners. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”.