How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?
JULY 13, 2016
You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners. Does the learner feel more competent in regards to the topic? Reinforce the learner’s performance when they answer a question correctly.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams
Learners aren’t just passive trainees; they consume and. gradually, at the learner’s pace. them gets the business and learners excited. Learners hit milestones by consuming daily lessons. Instead, it’s a system that delivers small pieces of information and helps learners. With bite-sized content, learners are never overwhelmed. Microlearning is the answer.
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.
5 Things You Need to Know About Learner-Centred eLearning
JUNE 28, 2016
learner-centred approach to upskilling puts the student at the heart of the programme allowing them the opportunity to grow in the best way possible. This approach can result in unseen benefits that you may never have imagined as the learner enhances their specific talent pool. It provides for different learning styles. Let’s see how this is done! It is Relevant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Learners Want: Anytime, Anywhere, 5 Minutes or Less (Webinar)
AUGUST 23, 2016
They are used to interacting with apps and websites that provide an excellent user experience. Unfortunately, some corporate training struggles to even provide an adequate user experience! When it comes to training, are you giving learners what they want? Captivate Learners with Convenience and Clean Design. Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices.
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.
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
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. your organization and set up your learners in the. ManagementPlus portal We provide detailed reporting on results and. happening now. If the.
Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning
JULY 20, 2016
Adaptive courseware providers have received extensive funding and this emerging marketplace has been referred to as the “holy grail” of education (Jose Ferreira at an EdTech Innovation conference that I hosted in Calgary in 2013). The prospects are tantalizing: each student receiving personal guidance (from software) about what she should learn next and support provided (by the teacher) when warranted. Through ongoing evaluation of learner knowledge levels, the software presents next step or adjacent knowledge that the learner should learn. End result?
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
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.
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].
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. Management Plus can be delivered for: Individual Delivery: individual learners and their. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. happening now. it happen.
Five Varying Learner Profiles in E-Learning
AUGUST 4, 2016
The process of knowing your learners is often difficult and challenging – especially in the context of e-learning where the learner proceeds in a self-paced manner and often in isolation. Knowing learners means more than merely acquiring social or administrative information. There are varied learner profiles that can be identified within the learner group.
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
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.
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.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope. learner. We need to provide the structure. really to provide the system and. managers.