Learning Objectives Are Spoilers
MARCH 8, 2017
One of the biggest differences is that eLearning tends to literally spell out what’s going to happen next, often with a learning objectives screen. Learning objectives are like plot points. They’re important, but there are more ways to use or handle them than to just plop them onto the traditional “Today you’re going to learn” screen at the beginning of a course.
Making the Best Use of Learning Objectives for Training Evaluation
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
What does it take to design good assessments for your e-learning course? Well, a sure-shot way is to develop assessments based on the learning objectives of the course. Why should assessments and learning objectives be aligned? For instance, the objective of your e-learning course is to enable your people create an invoice using SAP, within 5 minutes.
Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More
AUGUST 4, 2014
Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world. This virtual world is where the learner gets a chance to learn new skills, and practice and perfect them as well.
Learning Objectives – What They Are and Why You Need Them
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
What does it take to ensure your e-learning course improves employee performance to achieve the desired business goals? When instructional designers settle down to create course content, the most important, and the first thing they do is frame learning objectives. What is a learning objective? Learning goal. Instructional objective.
A simple interactive learning object
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
In honour of the event, I have created a simple learning object that showcases the Nobel Laureates from my own country: Australia’s Nobel Laureates. Launch the learning object. This object was relatively easy to produce, and it surprises me that there isn’t more of this kind of thing in the education space. To remedy the situation, I would like to share with you the 3 steps I took to create my learning object, and in doing so demonstrate the fact that just about anyone can do it. Download the files. I’m a big fan of layers.
3 Design Tips for Creating E-Learning Simulations
MARCH 9, 2017
Gamers have been using simulations for years. But did you know that e-learning simulations can offer several benefits to organizations, too? They provide learners a risk-free environment to explore and learn problem-solving techniques. And, learning by discovering is the best way to retain information. It can be a short quiz at the end of the simulation.
Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?
MARCH 22, 2017
The most obvious impact is: “Are students learning?” ” If so, are they remembering what they learn? Variety – Content can be delivered via richly integrated multimedia (video, simulations, gaming, etc.). As for in-person education, its proponents cite upsides like: Social Interactions – Communication is fostered and enhanced through in-person learning.
How to Define Your Learning Objectives
MAY 5, 2016
At Growth Engineering, we’re friends with a lot of learning managers – it goes with the territory. Although these learning initiatives take all shapes and forms, they all have one thing in common – they start with a learning objective. A learning objective states what the learner should be able to do by the time they’ve finished the training.
Five Secret Mantras to Create Successful Online Simulations
JANUARY 24, 2017
Simulations in e-learning are not a recent development, but what’s new is the way they are being used in various contexts of online training. The approach to designing simulations, however, is something that’s widely misunderstood. Here are five ‘mantras’ to ensure a safe passage through the marshy terrains of simulation design. Here’s an example of a product simulation.
Made to Stick: Introducing Authentic, Role-Based Simulation Games by Toolwire
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
As companies like yours take matters into your own hands by delivering training programs that address these critical 21st century skills, you are challenged with finding engaging, high quality digital content that can teach, assess, remediate, and measure learning outcomes such as simulations and games. growth in simulations and games over the next five years. . Newly added to the OpenSesame catalog in December 2016, Toolwire, which has delivered over 1 billion minutes of simulation games since 2011, is leading the way in this rapidly growing field. Management.
Finding the Most Effective Course For Your Learning Objective
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
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. The combination of all three domains is equivalent to learning through experience. Really?
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.
Microlearning, Scenarios, and Simulations – Use Them Based on Your Training Needs
JULY 28, 2016
Microlearning is learning in bite-sized modules that deal with a single learning objective. According to a survey by Software Advice , almost 58% of the employees surveyed said they would utilize their company’s online learning tools more if the content was broken into multiple, shorter lessons. They learn to deal with real life situations in a simulated context.
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
Yes, I know you can embed real interactivity into courseware via games, branched simulations, virtual worlds etc, but hardly anyone does that. 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). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment.
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. Practice is key to both. I like to add a third: 3.
Serious Games or Simulations: What’s the Better Training Approach for Your Organization
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Serious Games allow participants to practice decision-making skills, learn new techniques, understand the results of an action, and to receive immediate feedback on their performance. But there’s another type of individualized learning that’s also gaining in popularity. In the context of workforce training, Serious Games are intended as learning tools. Simulations.
Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives » Making Change
AUGUST 5, 2009
Which objective are you more likely to fund? Learning objectives are wimpy. A typical learning objective focuses on what each person supposedly needs to know, ignoring whether this knowledge will actually lead to useful action. Many people start their design by writing learning objectives. Pop quiz! What do these people need to do? Put out the fire.
The Story Arc Model: Combining Simulation and Story to Create Memorable Learning
MAY 29, 2013
When I began my career 20 years ago, I was designing some of the earliest CD-ROM based simulations for the US Navy. With all of the variables, I was constantly faced with the challenge of how to storyboard and how to make sure the simulation was effective. The traditional simulation model. Imagine you want to create a simulation for sales training. What do you do? Great!
Designing Mobile Learning Content: Getting Started
JUNE 8, 2015
After getting enough inspiration from the current trends and stats about mobile learning , the obvious next question that must be bothering you is – where and how to start? Just like with any new project, a mobile learning implementation program needs a thorough assessment of the current training situation and the tools being used to deliver training. Image Credit – Freepik.com.
Australia’s Nobel Laureates
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
In honour of the event, I have created a simple learning object that showcases the Nobel Laureates from my own country: Australia’s Nobel Laureates. Launch the learning object. This object was relatively easy to produce, and it surprises me that there isn’t more of this kind of thing in the education space. Download the files. Step 3: Publish it.
Serious Game or Simulation? Choosing the Most Effective Approach
MARCH 2, 2017
While the lines between serious games and simulations can be indistinct at times, as they have many similarities, the differences make them each better suited for certain specific scenarios. There is no absolute rule as to which method should be used for a given learning situation, and often it is necessary to blend a variety of methods to meet a learning goal. For fantasy.
Tips for Creating an Interactive Learning Event
AUGUST 26, 2013
To ensure that the learning goals of a game, gamification or simulation are met, the first priority is to design the interactive learning event to focus on learning objectives from the beginning and not as an afterthought. Too many interactive learning experiences error on one side or the other and fall short of their goals. Games Gamification simulations
The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning
Your Training Edge
APRIL 16, 2015
So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled learning. Whether you are using a fully online model or a blended learning model. Learning objectives. Blogs.
Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
With increased popularity of e-learning in the corporate world, it is a good idea to build in the scope of repurposing content, especially when creating custom e-learning content. By creating a strategy that takes into account all available resources, we can reap the benefits of repurposing by improving the speed and quality of e-learning content development.
6 Game Types for Learning
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Incorporating gaming methodology into formal learning events is a great way to help learners grasp complex concepts. Game-based learning is not “color by numbers” The way the game is designed and used depends a great deal on the course content, audience, budget, and institutional culture. You may decide that game-based learning isn’t a good fit at all.
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. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?!
Spark Your Interest
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Provide training and simulate a realistic environment where they can practice. Just Plain Learning Performance SupportWhen building your training solutions, it’s really important that you consider how your target audience is going to incorporate this new knowledge or skill into their practice, task or work. Whether it’s online or offline (or both!), Want to know more?
Understanding The Difference Between Gamification and Game-based Learning
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Modern organizations are serious about imparting continuous learning within the workspace. Gamification and Game-based Learning (GBL) are both very popular trends in corporate learning now. The benefits of games is evident in training and learning – not only at the K-12 level, but in corporate circles as well. Implementing Game-based Learning. Gamified Content.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Open Simulations vs. Page Turners?
MARCH 8, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, March 08, 2007 Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Thanks to Donald Clark for his post on Open Simulations vs. page-turners? : "Open structures lead to better long term retention." ".e-learning e-learning environments with high navigational freedom have better long-term retention." Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.
8 Easy Steps for ELearning Storyboards
DECEMBER 30, 2013
Besides making it difficult to create a consistent learning environment for users, failing to generate storyboards for your courses can actually be detrimental to your productivity in the long-run. This the main reason why you are creating the course – it’s the primary objective. Define the Learning Objectives. Understand the Goal of the Course.
How To Convert Your PDFs into eLearning
JANUARY 21, 2015
Need to learn a new job aid? Go through the pdf to learn “step by step” how to and several other how-to’s – all in pdfs. From mundane to mandatory, pdfs have invaded our learning zone as a primary priority to achieve any incentive or goal. With the information flooding in almost all facets of life, portability is a desired value in learning materials.
2013 Excellence in Gaming And Simulations
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
In a typical simulation, learners interact with learning objects or non-player characters that force them to decide what to do next. The 500 managers who completed the simulations reported higher engagement in training and are able to apply integrated talent management tools and assess employee performance and potential. The just-in-time simulation led to time and travel savings, and the ability to update content without developer maintenance kept costs down Gold: Carney Inc. At the U.S. Defense Department, information security is serious business.
Role of Interactivity in eLearning
MAY 24, 2016
eLearning interactions may include simple multiple-choice and true/false quizzes, real-life scenarios with thought-provoking questions, simulations, stories, drag-and-drop interactions, and interactive games that expand learners’ understanding of course material through trial and error. Boost Understanding of Learning Objectives – Assessments, scenarios, simulations, and role-plays that provide immediate feedback to learners help to reinforce learning objectives by providing reasoning for the correct response and ensuring that the final message is clearly understood.
When Should You Use Video in eLearning?
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Just like any other content, the video needs to help you meet the learning objectives. Make sure you keep the objectives in mind at all times when you’re considering whether or not a video will add impact. Make sure your videos are short (no more than 5 minutes in length) and follow-up with an activity or interaction that allows learners to cement the learning.