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Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


It is easy to open up a web-browser and search for a topic to find out more information. What is likely happening is that people are going about learning in informal methods, which are more difficult to measure. Learning can take many forms. Most of us are familiar with, and can clearly define, what constitutes a formal learning engagement. But what about informal learning? elearnin

The Best Learning Design Method is the One You Use


If you are new to designing eLearning courses, I believe you will find in this post four useful methods for designing effective eLearning. search on will reveal many good books on the subject to help new instructional designers apply ADDIE. Perhaps it is a small point, but if the Dick and Carey model was my chosen method, I would re-order those steps in my project plan.


Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching.

Search Cube - An Alternate Search Method

Take an e-Learning Break

search-cube is a visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. Other Search Engines: [link One of today's tips from the Smart Workers Guide to Social. Media online programme: [link]. It shows previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images. Check it out: [link].

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. chunked microlearning content lets employees search for information and have it at their. constant learning, but using existing training methods is proving to be cost and time- prohibitive. and easily search for short learning chunks on topics of. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact.

Social Media: How to Search for (and Actually Find) Your Old Tweets

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Searching through old tweets (particularly when you are a frequent tweeter), however, can be a bit of a nightmare. Topsy Advanced Search. Topsy Advanced Search  is also fast and easy, but with more specific search options. This could save you a lot of time if your search query returns a lot of results.    My search was very simple, so Snapbird was all I needed. However, what if I wanted to do a search for my tweets about iPads, but I didn't want any of my video tweets to show up? Snapbird.   Google.  

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In search of pioneering learning architects

Clive on Learning

This requires them to be fully conversant with current thinking in terms of learning methods, acquainted with the latest learning media and up-to-date with developments in the science of learning. I need your help. I’m working on a book about architecture, but not in the conventional sense. I’m looking at learning architects, those who design environments for learning in the workplace. Who do you know who is doing (or has done) a great job of heading up an l&d team and who would not mind sharing a little of their success? I’d love to know. How many people are doing these jobs?

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? often present around my Information Radar tools and methods, particularly my use of an RSS Reader. During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. For me, these searches primarily allow me to see what people are saying in response to something that I've put out there. So, I think of these searches as conversation searches, not vanity searches. I've tried Twingly and SamePoint.


Evaluating Social Learning

Social Learning

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. Search the wiki or Tweet using Yammer or Twitter to see if there is a previous solution to their problem. It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field. 

Great Video – How to Train Adults

WalkMe Training Station

While searching around for new training techniques, I came across a method developed by Vistelar, called the Performance-Driven Instruction method. Through this method, your employees will get caught up in great discussions, be able to apply their knowledge and experience and receive the feedback necessary for growth in the company. Employee Training

What is crowd-accelerated learning?

Origin Learning

Technology advancements, latest gadgets, and emerging concepts in the world of business are making organizations look at newer methods of skills training and imparting impactful development lessons. With the top-down approach not bringing in results that organizations typically search for, the learning architecture has to accommodate a new community of learners. Source: [link]. link].

elearningpost » UX Methods


blog articles about UX Methods Jess McMullin of nForm has created a UX method deck of 16 deliverables and ideas that UX professionals can use. ux Add tag Permalink | Monday, April 09, 2007 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 Photos www. flick Bookshelf (c) 2000-2006 elearningpost | 508 | XHTML | RSS feed | Powered by ExpressionEngine

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

Figure 1: Proportion of workers finding each method essential or very useful. report fewer barriers due to: Reluctance to engage with new methods of learning by senior managers. formal interventions with other methods. learning assets that can be searched, found, read and socially-ranked (e.g. In-Focus. Report. Supported by.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Can Help Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is the term used to describe the efforts that make your website visible when people use sites like  Google, Yahoo, and Bing  to find information they are looking for. Paid ads appear at the top and right of the “organic” search results. Paid Ads on Search Engines. Marketing Search Engine Marketing Sell Courses Online Comments.

Reverse Search

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

I have a special interest in reverse searches. Straight or forward search involves entering key words or phrases and then finding an assortment of different media results – get web pages, definitions, images, videos and other resources. Reverse search, as implemented by Google Goggles and TinEye , uses the very result of a search as an input. While Goggles lets you use a photo as an input, TinEye lets you use an image as an input to your search. But perhaps, this is still not what would I mean by anti-search.  What that can contribute to this.

Bogus research data on effectiveness of learning methods

Ignatia Webs

Jay Cross got me straight on fraudulent information concerning the effectiveness of learning methods. In a previous presentation I have mentioned William Glasser and I put in statistics that I thought he used to divide learning methods. He then searched for the origins of this faulty data and he found the data was first published by an employee of Mobil Oil Company in 1967.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training.  But for every argument there is a counterargument. 

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

Like any good instructional method, they have to be used intelligently and in conjunction with other instructional elements to be effective for learning. terms of learning and more motivating than conventional instruction methods (learning: k = 77, N. more, relative to those taught with conventional instruction methods, when the game was supplemented. Abstract One from. 2008).

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Traditional training methods were not designed for today’s workforce, and it’s showing: learners are not engaged, and are not retaining the knowledge they need to do the job well. Knowledge on demand, giving employees the ability to search and find information at the point of need, while working on specific tasks. When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve.

Case Study: E-Learning Even Makes Med School Easier

iSpring Solutions

We searched for a modern interactive method for our students that would help to increase the time spent with anatomy learning outside of the dissection room. Shared. I am Csaba Szigeti MSc, PhD, and I have been working as an assistant professor of anatomy in the Department of Anatomy at the Medical University of Szeged, Hungary for 15 years. Challenge. Read more ». Case Study

eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Click the Advanced Image Search link to the right of the Search Images button. " This method is a more sure-fire way to be at ease that the images you find are appropriate for your commercial use and modification without stepping on any legal toes. by AJ George. have previously written about some good, free stock image resources. "   eLearning

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Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. The method might be entertaining, interactive, and of their own choosing, but fundamentally these methods are passive for the learner. Google search for Web resources  (looking for and using external resources).

5 Features That Define the Next Generation Social LMS

Origin Learning

Hence, the future of social learning at the workplace lies in continuous social communication and collaboration via personal and technology-enabled methods. Learning dashboards must have advanced features such as topical and contextual course display, advanced search as well as intuitive reporting tools for the course administrators. Social learning has been in existence for ages now.

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8 Tips When Creating Online Courses


simple Google search will yield all kinds of advice and strategies, but these can over-complicate the process. Sure, these methods work but you don’t want to get “lost in the weeds” If you are looking for some simple techniques then consider the eight tips below (as originally shared by NexLearn ). These will then help you form practical objectives. online learning

Sugata Mitra,"The Future of Learning" #ATD2015 Keynote

Learning Visions

The children had discovered a search engine -- their homework was perfect. HIs pedagogical method ;) The children figured it out. The learner had developed the pedagogical method. The method of the grandmother. It's a method very different from the parent or the teacher. The grandmother's method using admiration as the driving force to start each learning cycle.

4 Ways Of Mobile Learning Evaluation: Are You Making The Desired Effect?


Although there are some tried and tested methods for evaluation of technology-aided learning, there are no such existing comprehensive frameworks for evaluation of mobile learning endeavours. Over the past decade, mobile learning is growing in scope and capability that offer new opportunities for learning that extends beyond the traditional e-learning or instructor-led classroom. Learning

Social Learning ROI


While the presentation is somewhat slanted so as to highlight their own offering, the data in the graphic itself does provide some talking points supporting the use of social learning programs over the traditional training methods. The searching, interviewing, on-boarding, and training eats up a lot of resources. Difficult, but not impossible. Until now! The folks at Showd.Me

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Formal vs. Informal Learning Explained


Ironically, despite formal learning being the primary method for elearning, live-training, and virtual training events, it only accounts for roughly 10% of what we learn on a day-to-day basis. For instance, informal learning may be the method of choice for startups as they don’t have the funds necessary to implement a full-blown learning & development program. elearning

3 Ways To Sell Your Courses


Let’s look at some of the more popular methods. Helps with search engine optimization. This method isn’t for you if you’re looking for instant results. Once you have finished your online course you are probably eager to start making sales. You have a course, you have a website, but you have no sales. It’s okay, you are not alone. Blogging. Communities.

Four Reasons to Replace Your Outdated LMS


If your LMS falls into the situation where users struggle to use the system, it may lead to clutter, inability to search for necessary courses or vast mistakes in content placement. Mobile LMS is the most convenient method to reach busy professionals and keep them engaged in their learning process today. Four Reasons to Replace Your Outdated LMS.

Six Things I learned From Our Visitors Part II


Poor Search Functionality: Think of yourself as a meta-keyword guru. Optimize the words you use to describe the course, in order to optimize the results you get from searching for that course. Do not be afraid to use google as a resource, look specifically for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and if need be, resort to the ultimate reference of a thesaurus.

There’s more than your top lip under your nose…

Tayloring it

In particular Google Search. Do you have any example of where you have missed a blatant opportunity to use a functionality/approach/method  that was staring you in the face? Uncategorized Google searchEarlier this week I commenced an online programme, devised and facilitated by Google on, well, using Google! What about you? . How did you find out about it?

There’s more than your top lip under your nose…

Tayloring it

In particular Google Search. Do you have any example of where you have missed a blatant opportunity to use a functionality/approach/method  that was staring you in the face? Uncategorized Google searchEarlier this week I commenced an online programme, devised and facilitated by Google on, well, using Google! What about you? . How did you find out about it? Share/Bookmark.

Using SEO To Sell More Online Courses


More specifically: you need to do some form of search engine optimization (SEO). Rebecca’s firm  Web Savvy Marketing has been helping clients optimize their sites to realize high search engine rankings for their target keywords. This series focuses on tried-and-true methods for building a solid SEO foundation. certainly wouldn’t. SEO Done Right. No tricks needed.

eLearning: More on Copyright

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

also received a couple of questions on whether or not using Google image search results was okay. Most images that come back in a Google search have some sort of copyright restriction on them. Do not make the mistake so many people make by blindly taking images from a Google image search and using them as your own. That being said, there ARE images returned in a Google Image search that you can use. Click the Advanced Image Search link to the right.  by AJ George. First, there's the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. Produced

5 Keys to Streamlining Learning


Not only can the microlearning content being delivered be more tightly tailored to an individual’s job function, but unlike traditional methods, microlearning can zero in on what the employee knows and doesn’t know. This means employees can search for the information they need, when they need it, without having to keep that knowledge top of mind. 4. It’s time to streamline.

Continuing Education Credits for Teachers (And Why They’re Good)


Instead, the content should dictate the method of delivery. Rarely is one method the most effective. Each one of these methods has its own value. When assessing the proper method though, you need to consider what environment fits best your current lifestyle and learning method. With the schooling out of the way, you could start off on your career journey.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ).  As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know.  It often leads me to Wikipedia (my preferred source, teachers take note), but regularly (e.g. Share with Jane in one of the methods she provides, and it’s always interesting to see what emerges. 99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need. meta-learning technology

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The Importance Of Learning Styles In E-Learning


This search leads them to find little or no certainty of a specific method, and to suggest that contrary to popular belief, learning styles cannot be effectively suited in general learning environments. Styles and guidelines are essential to all forms of instruction. Know your audience: Factors like aptitude, education and cultural influences define each learner in a different way.

Guidelines on writing a #paper: a synopsis

Ignatia Webs

Some pointers: Search a peer review journal with best reputation in publishing for your domain. They provide the scientific background that justifies the research you have undertaken and the methods you have used. Methods : how was it studied? Clearly state your hypothesis , the variables investigated, and concisely summarize the methods used. Full title of paper.

Learning in the workplace

Learning and Working on the Web

The more formal methods, like courses, ranked much lower on the survey results. Since email is the number one method of keeping up to date, find ways to make it easier or replace it with a world without email. Search the Social Web using search engines (solve problems). Put together resources on how to search. Notice that these are all informal. Informal Learnin

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook


It is redefining workforce learning methods and tools, allowing organizations to nurture their talent in the most effective way. Advanced software, technology tools, and innovative methods are being used to enhance training program’s quality, participation and engagement as well as to enable corporate training to be a more personalized experience. Business Training eLL

Guideline For Finding Your Organization’s Ideal LMS


Be sure to methodically ask yourself this set of questions before choosing an LMS: What are your development objectives? In this search for information, it is vital to focus on the objectives you want to achieve by the e-learning courses or training. Have your cake and eat it too, a guideline for finding your organization's ideal LMS. post written by Meghayu Advaryu. Any guesses?

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Through all the legitimate buzz about learning with others through social media, the ubiquitous Internet search, and a wealth of educational opportunities outside the workplace, workers still need training, and unique knowledge still needs to be passed down from the experienced to the new. Less than a week later, Andrew Jacobs wrote very similar thoughts. ” Of course, Shannon is right.

eLearning & Design: Want to be a Better Designer? Play this Font Game

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" My designer was not amused and more or less put the task back in my lap. I was soon perusing thousands of fonts and attempting Google searches like, "tall, skinny font with round punctuation and lowered middle 'E' bar" with no success. Do you have an alternate method for learning fonts? I'd love to hear from you. by AJ Walther. Almost? Do you hate it?

5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

It should have a search feature- simple, yet extremely useful. Plus, if the interface is intuitive, for example if it can list suggestions based on learners’ searching and browsing, great! Whichever hosting method you choose, your LMS must be easy to integrate with third party applications. The interface should be simple so that all kinds of users feel easy to use it.