5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2012
They argue that this type of learning requires a serious shift in organisational thinking: “The learning is actually a by-product of facing unexpected challenges and ever-increasing performance requirements. by Tess Robinson. Director, L earningAge Solutions). So goal-based learning sounds great but what can you use it for? And how can technology augment this way of learning? 1.
Stop Wasting Time: Designing Effective and Efficient Learning Systems
AUGUST 11, 2011
The production of video, graphics and audio? For example; enter data into a system with zero errors, sell a product more effectively or manage a project to completion on time and within budget. What’s the biggest cost in any elearning or training programme? The instructional design time? The subject matter expert’s time? This would be a huge saving.
How to Build Agility into your Learning Design
MAY 24, 2013
An idea that at first might seem too ‘out there’, can trigger another thought process that leads to some truly transformative functionality being designed into the product. Secondly, use collaborative tools like Google Drive, Basecamp and Mockflow to document, manage and design the product. The objective that you set out initially to meet might evolve or even change co mpletely.
10 lessons from Design Thinking that can be applied to digital learning
JANUARY 13, 2016
They use the design thinking methodology to design products, services, environments, and digital experiences. By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. A few weeks ago I attended a fabulous workshop by Sally Spinks from Ideo. If you haven’t heard of them before, they are a design consultancy headquartered in California but with offices throughout the world. Prototype – this one is really important.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.
Onboarding the Blended Way
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Onboarding is an awful term, it’s so ‘business-speak’ that it makes me cringe, but the principles behind it are very sound and done right it can improve the time it takes new employees to get up to speed, increase productivity and have a very positive effect on morale and retention. Like anything new, you will invariably need to put time and money but it will reap rewards in terms of an enthused, productive and committed workforce. Guest post from my LearningAge Co-Director, Tess Robinson. Did it make us feel engaged, enthused and wanted? All sounds good doesn’t it!
Time Machine: Tips for Harnessing Time to Ensure Success in your eLearning Projects
AUGUST 11, 2011
This single action will hugely improve your personal productivity and give you time to focus on the important project tasks. Time: it marches relentlessly on – we can’t stop it, change it or rewind it (yet!). We squander it on the wrong things, complain when it goes too slowly and when it goes too fast. In this posting I’ll share three tips for making the most of the time you have, so you can maximise the success of your elearning projects. There is a pub that I often walk past, which for years had a fairly bad reputation. Plan the project tasks well in advance. Be realistic.
Why Use Video for Learning?
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Here are a few ideas on how video could be used for learning purposes: Guided tours of new products , equipment or facilities. Video has been a passion of mine for a number of years. Because when it’s done well it’s so engaging. We know from research that our brains are hard-wired to take notice of moving images – it might be prey or predator (or even a potential mate). We all now watch tonnes of online video – if I want to know how to do something I’ll generally search YouTube before I search Google. find it frustrating, therefore, that we don’t use it more for learning purposes.
The Ingredients of Innovation
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Some of these I do nothing with, some I integrate into current projects or products, others hold my interest and I come back and refine them. We were recently recognised with an award for innovation. This meant a huge amount to us as a company and to me in particular. I’m a designer. love design in all its forms and I’m passionate about making things work better. It is tough.
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
drives more productive conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.
You’re a What?
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
As well as being a songwriter and musician, he is now also a writer, film director, choreographer, product designer, visual artist and more. David Byrne is a bit of a hero of mine. He was the lead singer of the art-school punk band Talking Heads, which he founded in 1976. Ideas seemingly explode from his mind and manifest themselves in different physical or digital forms.
Coactivism – A Learning Model
JUNE 29, 2011
Spoon feeding such learners, as most elearning packages and training courses do, is counter-productive. For many years now I’ve been dissatisfied with how training is delivered and in particular the concepts of ‘classroom’ and ‘elearning’. In 2009 I developed a new learning model that addresses the issues as I see them. It gives a quick overview of the learning model. Featured on EcoPressed.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
in the production of an artistic work: “ creative writing” We don’t all have the luxury of working in large creative teams where we can spend hours bouncing ideas around. cre·a·tive /kr???tiv/. Noun: A person who is creative , esp. in a professional context. Adjective: Relating to, or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. For many of us, we need to be highly creative when working on our own. Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about my creativity and how to enhance it. Different people are more creative at different times of the day and night.
The importance of learning in uncertain times
JULY 13, 2016
Engaged employees have been found to be up to 43%* more productive and 87%** less likely to leave their organisation. Greater productivity, agility, a positive, goal-driven attitude and being able to hold on to your best people is exactly what is needed when it all gets VUCAed up. by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. This is not to say, however, that all is lost. Lockwood, Nancy R.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.
How does responsive design impact learning culture?
OCTOBER 13, 2015
When a client asks us to create a responsive site for them, for example, a job aid or a resources hub, they are not simply asking for a well-designed product that will look nice wherever it is accessed, they are asking us to help them embed learning more thoroughly into workflow and into the everyday life of the organisation. By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS.
ReD is Dead
MAY 8, 2014
ReD will eventually have two children; Digital Learning Design (DLD) and Digital Learning Production (DLP). This month we bid a fond farewell to our much cherished and long-running Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course. Bac k in mid-2009 the concept of a fictional Ministry of Instructional Design with a secret mission became an itch that I had to scratch. It consumed me and I loved it.
Case Study: Waterstones Academy – Goal-Based Learning for Booksellers
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
With the introduction of the Kindle as a product range, there was a need to train booksellers on how to operate and sell these new devices, so that they could offer the best possible service to customers. Waterstones needed to introduce their booksellers to their new Kindle product range, however, the booksellers had a range of technical abilities. Here’s their story …. The Challenge.
The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Production Processes – Making it Happen! - This year, I had the great privilege, in my position as Chair of the eLN, to have edited and co-authored the eLN’s first ever book, The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual, published by Wiley. We wanted the book to be practical, useful and to contribute to the advancement of our industry through best practice. and social learning.
How to be Innovative – 10 Top Tips
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Think about what kind of learning you’d like to see, be it products, theories or something completely different. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. Being innovative doesn’t mean that you have to come up with big radical new ideas all the time. Sometimes the very best learning innovations are quite simple and subtle or are just improvements or diversions from existing ideas.
5 Reasons to Use Transmedia for Learning
DECEMBER 1, 2010
Why shouldn’t we use the same media that we enjoy in our leisure time? 5. We are immersed in media and technology that is trying to sell us stuff by finding new and innovative ways to ram products down our collective subconscious. As you may have guessed from other postings on this blog, transmedia is something I’m very interested in. Because it bridges two of my great passions; learning technologies and film. But why should you consider it? 1. Many people now have smartphones. These pocket computers mean that we can reach our audience in more ways than ever before.
Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan
OCTOBER 25, 2016
And then there’s the really bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! When sales reps don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to sell your new products, all the time and money you spent goes down the drain. Product Launch Training Template.
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition
The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity
JUNE 23, 2016
BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.
3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. If you are a product manager yourself, you know what I am talking about. See how.
Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented.
Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered
MARCH 31, 2015
A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?
How to Outline a Video Production Plan
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers. Here, this video will explain what I mean.
Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity
JULY 18, 2016
Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Moodle plugins
Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail
AUGUST 14, 2015
I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.
Can Elearning Improve Productivity?
AUGUST 19, 2014
One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.
Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)
JULY 8, 2015
If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach. We have created a simple worksheet that allows you to go through the process of planning a product launch curriculum using the three phases.
Designing a Product Launch Curriculum
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.
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Spark Your Interest
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Instructional designers create instructional or training products. Whether we like it or not, product design and product management is our industrial cousin. So, if you agree, here five lessons we could learn from our product cousins: Your instructional product should solve a problem. Build a minimum viable instructional product. How so? Does it?
Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Shortly after announcing it at the annual LITE conference in September, the product team at Administrate has begun to publish our product roadmap for the world to see. The post Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap appeared first on Administrate. All Product UpdatesPublic roadmaps are still rare in the software industry because change happens so quickly, and part of being an agile company is Read More. Published on December 6, 2016.
Product Review: Totara
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. It is sooo boring. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue.