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Creating an e-learning strategy that works

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The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh? ” A: “I was told we must have e-learning. I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?” Rather, it should be developing an e-learning strategy. An e-learning strategy can be and should be used in whatever industry or market.  Need a strategy. Strategy. StrategyStrategy. Strategy. Strategy. Strategy. So look for that. 

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?

Learning Games Should Be Part of a Learning Strategy

Kapp Notes

Include learning games as part of a larger learning strategy for the organization, not as simply a “bolt-on” to existing learning or as something “extra.” ” Games are one piece of the learning puzzle. This three step process is part of the concept of learning as a process as opposed to learning as a one-time event.

Using storytelling in e-learning: An e-learning strategy

G-Cube

Stories are often a popular mode of learning in our formative years.  In adult learning, they can prove to be equally impactful. Stories can effectively lighten the mood, bringing relief to the monotony of learning. They can be helpful in citing examples for the learner to relate or learn from. Stories can be used in learning in a multitude of ways.

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. Introduction.3

What’s the Role of Informal Learning in Modern Learning Strategy?

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Hilarious examples can be found all over the Internet and in everyday life of kids mimicking adults. Learning through observation is the very first type of learning we experience as children. Young kids learn how to solve puzzles or beat the next level in a video game by watching their siblings or friends. It’s a learning modality as old as the human race itself.

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E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

You are looking at all these items to consider, not for MM, but for your e-learning inititaives. Need to offer an e-learning solution when you have been instructor led for so long. You despise e-learning, but unless you want to keep your job – you have go forth. Listen, this is not a one day or even one week strategy plan.  Typically the first thing people do, when it comes to coming up with a strategy. What are you doing now and what do you want to accomplish once you go the e-learning way.  Learning 24/7. Have to get a LMS? Egads. Commit.

Thinking e-learning strategy? Think video

Connect Thinking

If you are embarking on an e-learning strategy to support the way your staff learn and access information, think video. Three types of video for learning. TED Talks  is a great example of this, available on internet and App. Examples include screen recordings of software applications and video demonstrations of a process. Take Google TV  . Expert opinion.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. Here are seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy that I’ve come across. Learning Strategy

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. Here are seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy that I’ve come across. Learning Strategy

Creating Games for Learning: Strategies for Learning in a ‘Different’ Way

G-Cube

Game-based Learning (GBL) has been making a strong foray into the world of corporate training in the past few years. They are interactive – drawing out even the most reluctant learner to experience, do and learn. But can this medium be really effective for learning, a medium which predominantly caters to entertainment? Learning by doing. Is it all about fun?

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. But because.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. According As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem. Much of the learning content and events we create are traditionally designed to be accessed by sedentary learners seated at a desk. Taking a break for lunch? Perfect.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. Do you have examples you can share? By Shelley A.

Learners' Often Use Poor Learning Strategies -- From a Research Review

Will at Work Learning

The effects of a concept map-based support tool on simulation-based inquiry learning. Specifically, they found that learners given the optimal learning route did better than those supplied with a sub-optimal learning route. Researchers’ Review of Learners’ Poor Learning Strategies. The research Hagemans, van der Meij, and de Jong did is good, but what struck me as even more relevant for you as a learning professional is their mini review of research that shows that learners are NOT very good stewards of their own learning. Hagemans, M. G., 2013).

Free eBook on Learning Strategies

aLearning

At over 100 pages, with eight strong case studies, the Masie Center has compiled an excellent overview of how learning leaders at major companies developed their learning strategies. Elliott’s “fundamental principles that hold in strategy after strategy in public and private sector organizations all over the world&# : “A strategy requires a complex process of deep thinking about the role of learning, and it should end up a solid ‘document’ to be used and referred to long after it has been created.&#.

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How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. According As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem. Much of the learning content and events we create are traditionally designed to be accessed by sedentary learners seated at a desk. Taking a break for lunch? Perfect.

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.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Dawn of Learning

It is as though I’m looking in a mirror.” I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. For learning organizations, the clear challenge to meet this gold standard in their frenzied rush to mLearning will be to NOT repeat the mistakes that were made in the move from classroom to on-line training. It is the reverse.

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

Upside Learning

Last week I attended a day-long certificate workshop at the inaugural mLearnCon in San Diego titled Creating a successful m-learning strategy: From Planning to Implementation conducted by Judy Brown ,  Rovy Branon , Jason Haag , and Chris Raasch. The pace of change is phenomenal and m-learning has truly come of age now. Conrad Gottfredson defined five moments of learning need.

The Future Role of Learning & Development

mLevel

Michael Moe, Deborah Quazzo and the whole ASU GSV team put on an amazing event. I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion titled “ Workforce Development That Works. ” The panel was hosted by Nathan Blaine, Executive Director at Corporate Executive Board, and included David Blake, CEO of Degreed, Stephen Bailey, CEO of ExecOnline, Sang Yoon, Head of Learning Strategy & Curriculum at Google, and myself as panelists. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development.

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Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post  that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest. number of comments focused on how we now need to make training/e-learning more “engaging” or “effective” to recapture the interest of these people. Reflect and review.

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New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. new learning experiences – so much so that technology has become the top L&D priority. different technologies surpassed even the learning strategy as the top focus over the next 12 months.

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

Upside Learning

This is the 3 rd and final post of the series on creating successful m-learning strategy based on the workshop I attended at mLearnCon.  Some example: Digg Mock-up , music demo. Some samples developed on JQTouch are available here. iWebKit lacks interactivity but has many samples and can be easily modified to support multiple browsers. Video. JQTouch. iWebKit.

Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?

Learnkit

Throughout this post, we’ll try to give you examples of how to use microlearning in your own training programs. Microlearning is focused learning that is delivered in bite sized chunks. Since this method of learning provides small bits of knowledge at a time, it’s best used for delivering information that learners need to retain. – Learning new software.

Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!

Learnkit

Learnkit has published content about Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom but our subscribers have consistently asked: What’s the difference? There are a number of articles explaining each learning methodology but it’s tough to find anything that clearly explains the difference between the two and when to use one over the other. What is Blended Learning?

Creative Instructional Design: 9 Examples Of Learning Strategies You Can Use And A Free Gift For Instructional Designers!

EI Design

In September 2015, I had released an eBook on Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies You Can Use. All the learning strategies shown here can be easily applied on their projects. The 7 strategies featured here are from our online suite of 15 courses for Instructional Designers. Micro learning. Why micro learning is here to stay.

Use Learning Paths to develop the right Learning Strategy

The Learning Generalist

That's a bit of a magic word for anyone in the learning world. In recent days, I've been using Learning Paths to determine the right learning strategy to develop capabilities for specific job roles. Read on to learn more. There are a few key elements to a Learning Path: Job Expectations & Recommended Reading Every job has some expectations against it.

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II

Upside Learning

The posts are a review of the workshop I attended at mLearnCon on creating successful m-learning strategy (part 1 of the series is here ). After viewing some examples of m-learning, we got into the planning phase discussing Accenture’s award winning mobile learning initiative as a case study. When to use mobile learning? Planning Framework.

How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?

Origin Learning

common example of a web app is mobile websites of newspapers. Examples of native apps are those which we install from the Apple Store or Android’s Play Store. A lot of organizations are resorting to device agnosticism as a simple solution to adopt mobile learning. Data from ASTD Magazine, Infoline on Mobile Learning.  . Web apps. Native apps.

Designing Learning Like Professionals

Clark Quinn

Our brains are arguably the most complex things in the known universe, yet we don’t treat our discipline as the science it is.  We need to start combining experience design with learning engineering to really start delivering solutions. To truly design learning, we need to understand learning science. For instance, there’re sound cognitive reasons why information dump and knowledge test won’t lead to learning. And it won’t transfer well if you don’t have appropriate contexts across examples and practice. The list goes on.

Franchise Custom Elearning Development

Learnkit

One of the biggest challenges for Training & Development and People Departments today is how to translate in-person training to online learning. With custom elearning, all learning objectives are tied to business drivers and measurable KPI’s to ensure the elearning is impactful. Which, in turn, reduces in-person training time and costs and maximizes learning efficiency.

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out. How far behind are we?

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The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out. How far behind are we?

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5 Killer Examples: How To Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively

EI Design

It is being increasingly used by many organizations for both formal and informal learning. It appeals to the learners as it consumes less time and is available to them exactly at the time of the learning need (just-in-time). Furthermore, its rich media formats ensure better retention of the learning. Here are 5 great examples of using microlearning-based training effectively.

What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?

e-bites

I was reading a post recently about e-learning strategies [link] and one of the things that I totally agreed with was the fact that there aren’t that many examples of e-learning strategies available on the internet ! have created a few e-learning strategies in my past roles and I have learnt a lot about them along the way. agree with Alisson Rossett’s view ([link] that a strategy  tells everybody who you are and what you intend to accomplish. So the strategy outlines where we intended to go and how. So here’s my 2 cents worth.

Explaining Elearning to Non-Digital Natives

Learnkit

In my last role working for a college, I taught in a blended learning atmosphere, which combined in-person facilitation with technology and elearning solutions. Instead of students learning particular topics or skills from an instructor, they would learn them through interactive elearning. Contextualize the learning. Dad: Great work son, what will you’ll be doing again?

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. compliance mean for e-learning design and development? compliance mean for Learning Management Systems? compliant? WCAG 2.0

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended). Let’s take a look at a quick example. Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. But this is a myopic view of things and it’s not exactly how we learn best.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? It just refers to the general observation that the majority of learning in the workplace is done on the job, a substantial chunk is done by interacting with others, while a much smaller proportion is done off the job (eg in a classroom).

Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No?

Bottom-Line Performance

From Joe Deegan: A fantabulous example of an e-course authored in 3 days that was super engaging and very appropriately used multimedia: audio, video, texting, etc. From playing an ARG (alternate reality game) that is associated with DevLearn2010 and gathering clues posted on Twitter, I got a provocative post on generational differences in learning. Twitter doesn’t teach – but it really helps us share learning. Tags: Mobile Learning emerging trends and technologies Okay, people who don’t know what to do with Twitter (and I struggle myself).

Finding the Right Elearning Company

Learnkit

One of the key benefits of working with an elearning content partner is that it affords you the opportunity to stay focused on your key strengths and leave the learning to the digital education experts. However, it is really important to identify your needs and evaluating whether you need a solution for content that is already readily available, or if you will maximize your investment by aligning learning outcomes to your business need. For example, if you need a basic WHMIS certification, off the shelf content would be an ideal fit.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design? INTERVIEWS.

What’s the Role of Informal Learning in Modern Learning Strategy?

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Hilarious examples can be found all over the Internet and in everyday life of kids mimicking adults. Learning through observation is the very first type of learning we experience as children. Young kids learn how to solve puzzles or beat the next level in a video game by watching their siblings or friends. It’s a learning modality as old as the human race itself.

Managing Change in Organisational Learning: Part 1

Connect Thinking

Question from client: What do we need to think about to manage the change associated with introducing technology into our learning strategy? There are two broad requirements to ensure your learning technology solution (e-learning, social media, video platform etc) is successful: 1. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practicei.e. RETURN > EFFORT.