How to Create Clear Learning Objectives
MAY 14, 2014
The phrase “learning objectives” gets thrown around a lot in discussions about training and development. Courses are supposed to have learning objectives, competencies should be related to them, quiz questions should assess how well they’ve been met, and more. But what are learning objectives? By the end of this post, you will be able to define “learning objectives,” recognize why they are important, and create them. . Learning objectives are mini learning promises. That’s a learning objective!
Learning Objectives – Your Course GPS
MAY 12, 2015
The GPS way-finder of that experience, that directs the learner from one destination to the next and reinforces the “why” of the journey, is its set of learning objectives. What are learning objectives? Conceptually, learning objectives help define and structure the course journey, like an itinerary marking each expected milestone and highlight of the trip. Why do we need learning objectives? Clearly defined learning objectives set the scope of the training. What are the parts of an effective learning objective?
Connect learning to the business: Learning objectives and action mapping
Challenge to Learn
OCTOBER 3, 2012
will present about: Supporting business objectives with better learning objectives. The trend is in the direction of workplace learning, social learning, mobile learning, just in time learning and performance support. Formal learning is an important instrument in changing and developing. Learning objectives are an ideal way to report results.
10 Steps to Create Your Own Learning Objects (L.O.s)
MARCH 30, 2016
What kind of images come to your mind when you think of learning objects ? All these scenarios and many more describe the functions and features of learning objects. Digital learning objects include many interesting and engaging activities that invite the learner to experiment with the content. In order to make quality experiences, create learning objects.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Reactions to a learning. Reaction and Planned Action – Frequency: Typically for each learning event. Customer (trainee) satisfaction – their opinion – what did they like, what did they learn, was. Learning – Frequency: Typically pre- and post-training assessments. Setting learning and. Learning objectives map to Kirkpatrick’s Levels 1 and 2.
3 practical tips that will make your eLearning course more effective
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 3, 2015
Define proper learning objectives. All these things will help you to reach your goal, but every separate element will have its own specific objective. Make sure you have your overall goal clear and the separate objectives of separate element (course, quiz, classroom session, video, blog) that you will create. 2. Define proper learning objectives. When you have defined your objective for the e-Learning part of the goal you should work this out in more detail. This leads often to more than one learning objective.
Finding the Most Effective Course For Your Learning Objective
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
For example, does this sound familiar? In a rush to get everyone trained and compliant, and to do it as fast and cheap as possible, we have forgotten that the reason we build these courses and employees are taking them is so that they will LEARN and RETAIN something important. they learn and retain something important. First, what is your learning objective?
How ‘long’ is too ‘long’?
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 16, 2016
For a few years now I’ve been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning course or MOOC: “preferably no more than 4 minutes, definitely no more than 6.” Examples: Short, teaching video. It’s a great example of the personal approach you can still achieve from a 4 minute video, carefully planned and edited.
Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives
AUGUST 19, 2015
Employees are not as productive when they are pressured to learn new things in with so little time. The overload problem manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning. The need to refocus learning objectives on the needs of learners becomes apparent. For example, story-based learning objectives focus on acquiring knowledge in small steps.
Writing Learning Objectives—Part 1
The eLearning Coach
JUNE 26, 2009
There are really TWO categories of learning objectives based on their purpose. One type of learning objective is for internal use—the design team, client and subject matter expert. If designers would write different learning objectives for each category, the world would be a better place. This is because internal learning objectives tend to be too technical and non-motivating for your eLearning audience. The Notorious Three-part Learning Objective. Using the analysis, the designer then writes learning objectives.
Learning Objectives and Corporate Goals: How to create the perfect training
DECEMBER 23, 2014
We are talking about training, Learning and Development (L&D) here folks. And we are shunning the common concept of creating learner-centered learning materials. Think: business-centered learning materials. These organizations are essentially learning organizations, a state in which learning is directly applied to real-time job dilemmas to overcome and eradicate them.
Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained
Dont Waste Your Time
JANUARY 3, 2013
This Creative Commons infographic covers the various licenses available very nicely as well as the ‘freedom’ (or lack of it) that each license gives you, the blogger / researcher / teacher / Learning Technologist / etc. Here is an example from 2012′s Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference : Related posts: Creative Commons explained (video).
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. many years: that people learn and retain more. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. 70:20:10 learning model. For example, organisations. feeds.
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 3. Tie Learning to Performance Goals
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 13, 2014
This principle is an important requirement when building eLearning courses. If learning doesn’t support the goals of the organization, what is its value from a business perspective? In the first two posts I wrote about the importance learning integrating with the business and day-to-day business processes, which is the best way to live up to this principle.
Creating Effective Learning Objectives for E-Learning : 5 Tips to Know
JUNE 17, 2016
felt it relates perfectly to our e-learning objectives. That is what our learning objectives should begin with – the end objectives – they should convey to learners what they should be able to do after completing the online e-learning course. Moreover, it allows learners understand the learning objective better. Bedford.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives
DECEMBER 20, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. Ray Sims has written a great summary on Writing Learning Objectives , with citations to some good resources, including Vicki Heaths post Learning Objectives: Writing Learning Outcomes So They Matter.
Know when to keep it simple
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 21, 2014
When it comes to developing materials and learning resources for your course, I think it’s important to know when to keep it simple. We have all seen examples, or know of some, where every possible bell-and-whistle has been applied, in good intention, but the final result has made the course complicated and heavy. 10 claims about Technology and Learning #edtech. Use it.
Why and how to write eLearning objectives?
DECEMBER 14, 2014
To add more meaning to it, every course, chapter and module should have its own clearly set of defined objectives. To be able to write these, it is first important to understand the difference between aims and objectives. To put it simply, objectives are little subsets of an overall aim. For example, introducing the browser, email, search engines, and so on. And so on.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules. Conclusion.16
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. In other words, facilitate learning.
Essential Components of an Online Course
OCTOBER 28, 2015
For example, if you have supplemental course material associated with your course, this slide can be a great way to direct your learners on how and when to access that supplemental information. Learning Objectives: Dedicate an entire slide to highlight the learning objectives of your course. You can have course learning objectives and lesson learning objectives. Summary slides at the end of each unit reinforces what was taught earlier and revisits the learning objectives of the course. Conclusion.
Here’s an Easy Way to Create Learning Objectives
DECEMBER 1, 2008
Assuming that the goal is clear, you build learning objectives to meet the goal. In today’s post we’ll explore a simple way to create objectives for your course. From that conversation, you’ll be able to discern what the learning needs are. This helps you build your objectives. Create a main objective. What needs to be learned?
Writing Learning Objectives-Part 3
The eLearning Coach
JULY 6, 2009
Learning Objectives for the Audience. In case you were asleep, the previous two articles in this series discussed how to write learning objectives for your internal eLearning team. Part 1 demonstrated how to write classic three-part learning objectives and Part 2 discussed how to make them measurable. Now let’s see how to write learning objectives for your eLearning audience that are so much fun the learners will react as in the photo shown here. This should ready the mind for learning and make it easier to understand new content.
February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods.
17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning
MAY 16, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ”- Winston Churchill. THE JOURNEY: We, at Learnnovators, have been fascinated about micro learning or bite-sized learning. We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions.
Learning with e's
JUNE 23, 2012
Supposedly upgraded to take into consideration new ways of learning using digital tools, the revised model remains firmly rooted in the old behaviourist paradigm, and is just as reliant on the production of observable (and therefore) measurable behaviour as the original model. We might acquire better knowledge while we are in the process of applying and evaluating, for example. and D.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives
MAY 13, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. We’ll move on to practice, examples, concepts, emotional elements, and putting it together, but to start, we’re talking objectives. . For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome.
Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery
OCTOBER 21, 2015
New post Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery on Obsidian Learning. When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. We use the concept of Distributed Learning at Obsidian ( [link] ). It’s
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect
JUNE 16, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. Once you’ve established good objectives, the next thing you do is make meaningful practice that aligns with those objectives. The formal goals for learning are twofold: 1. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 4 – Examples. 5.
How to Create Good Learning Objectives in Knowledge Guru
AUGUST 21, 2013
Every topic in Knowledge Guru will have between one and five learning objectives associated with it. Every question set in Knowledge Guru (more on question sets in this tutorial ) is associated with a learning objective. ” Your answers will help you define the game’s topics and write learning objectives. Some examples: Identify. Define.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives
JANUARY 25, 2008
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. When clients insist on the objectives list, Clive includes an opening scene to spice things up. Chris refers us to Will Thalheimers “The Learning Benefit of Questions , in which Will argues that introductory questions have a notable impact on learning. Boring.
Mini-Lessons: A Different Learning Approach
MAY 21, 2015
The learner seeks knowledge and wants to absorb that knowledge; learning activities then help embed that knowledge. Alternatively, learners may want to test themselves for prior knowledge before undertaking any study, or refresh themselves through learning activities. Learning can be approached from various entry points, and there is a recognizable continuum of learning.
Big Question: big impact learning examples: and why they work
OCTOBER 13, 2010
In the Big Question launched by Tony Karrer this month , he wonders what the success factors are of our successful learning projects? He also links to some great eLearning examples: : Elearning samples and eLearning Examples. There are a few more to be found via eLearning Case Studies on the eLearning Learning site. It will also make your complete plan stronger.
One small step for learning objectives, one giant leap for your organisation
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
My favourite example of a SMART target can be found in President John F Kennedy’s speech to the US Congress in May 1961; the context is the Cold War and (obviously) the Space Race. Most elearning courses begin with a series of learning objectives, and generally these objectives are all stated in a similar form: “Having completed this course, you will be able to….” As we all know, the learning objectives should then continue with a verb. These verbs are nearly always inappropriate for workplace e-learning. Ruth: “Is ‘something soon’ your target?”.
Who re-uses learning objects?
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
This time, in Re-use Revisted , he wonders whether the idea that learning objects can be reusable is just a myth - sounds good on paper, doesn't work that way in practice. He asks whether anyone else out there ever finds they can re-use their learning objects. The idea behind the concept of learning objects is an elegant one. The intention behind object orientation in content development was to make it easier for content to be reapplied in multiple settings, within different subject areas and for different student groups. Good question.
How to Write Good Assessment Questions
MARCH 23, 2016
Ensure the questions are tied to the course’s learning objectives. For example, if the learner needs to put steps in order a sequencing question fits better than a multi-choice question. If the question is part of a learning activity, however, the feedback can explain why the answer is right or wrong. For example, option “B” is always correct. Don’t.
Translating Capabilities to Strategy - Survey example
In the Middle of the Curve
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
This will allow us to better evaluate what is actually being used, whether we should be using one of the other tools instead, and what is not needed. -- In this example, I have taken the capabilities and developed a strategy based on careful evaluation of those capabilities. From that exercise, I learned why vendors have expensive skills evaluation solutions.
Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)
JULY 8, 2015
When Leanne Batchelder and I led a session on product launches at the 2015 LTEN conference , we created an activity where participants identified what sales reps needed to learn for a launch, then shared where they would introduce each learning objective within the launch. We also discussed when to begin reinforcing each objective. ACCESS THE TEMPLATE.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. Live webinars and virtual classrooms are both great examples.
Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (4): the developers perspective
Challenge to Learn
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
The developer plays a central role in the process of creating (e)Learning. You need to work based on the directions and within the requirements of the management and you need to deliver learning opportunities for people who most of the times know more about the matter than you. think that e-Learning developers are a special kind of person: they want to deliver high quality work and they are (most of the time) very modest. But as a developer you have to work in a commercial environment (an e-Learning company or an e-Learning department of a company).
Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. Game developers like Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard spend millions of dollars on research to learn what game play elements engage which demographic. It doesn’t matter.
What’s Your Character’s Goal?
MAY 17, 2016
In Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners , I mentioned some critical elements to creating a scenario for learning: Protagonist or main character. ” For learning scenarios, this is exactly what we need though. It might help to think of the conclusion of your story in relation to your learning objectives. Learning Objectives to Character Goals.
eLearning is now created by people with no e-Learning background
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
In July 2013 we started developing a new web-based authoring tool for e-Learning. One of our focus points was to make it so easy that everybody could use it and would be able to create and share e-learning courses, quizzes and exams. Easygenerator’s e-Learning software , is now live for one year and we have 7.500 users in 154 countries. Learning Image from: [link].
Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios
MARCH 13, 2015
They seek to shift from the traditional learning paradigm of “knowing” to the modern learning paradigm of “knowing and doing.” They explore methods and approaches, like those of Dr. David Merrill, Professor of Instructional Design at Utah University, to keep the learner engaged and incorporate interactive and real-life problem-solving elements in their online training, moving the learner away from “click-click click” course navigation mode to deeper learning and understanding of the course content. Should you open her purse to see if she carries emergency allergy medicine?
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified. The design phase deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning and media selection. Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms.
The 70:20:10 lens
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
continue to reject the notion that 70:20:10 is a formula or a goal, because it is not a model of what “should be” For example, we needn’t assign 70% of our time, effort and money on OTJ interventions, 20% on social learning, and 10% on formal training. Our role then as L&D professionals is to support and facilitate this learning as best we can. It just is.