Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
We recommend using a 10-minute microlearning snippet to introduce a concept, a live meeting to elaborate on it, and a reinforcement game offered later (such as Knowledge Guru) to provide additional repetitions. Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. The number one answer? Microlearning. Some use short videos. Many turn to bite-sized games.
Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?
JANUARY 10, 2017
If we look at 2017, we can see that 1998 trends were all hallmarks or rudimentary renditions of things we take for granted today: Computer-based training delivered via CD-ROM has been replaced by custom-created eLearning delivered via the web as well as on-demand content from MOOCs, Lynda.com, or Software as a Service (SaaS) content providers such as Grovo or Skillsoft. I’ll let you decide.
Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider
JULY 13, 2013
Sure, one potential advantage would be allowing you to record the completion of a mobile app or game created by a custom provider like us. Talk to LMS provider. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience! We’re all hearing about it… but what is it? For starters, the official, government-sanctioned name is “Experience API.” We’ll use its proper name from here on out. Wrong! in May 2013.
Tired of Trends? Five 2017 Training Realities
JANUARY 24, 2017
Sharon’s use of the 1998 ATD State of the Industry report provided some much needed perspective on the speed with which we can expect today’s ‘hot’ learning trends to reach widespread adoption. I’ve read some thoughtful articles on learning trends over the last couple of weeks, but I’m obviously partial to Sharon’s article here on the Lessons on Learning blog. Just not overnight.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider
JANUARY 21, 2015
The sensor provided data on the user’s handling and use of the ball or racket and then provided feedback on adjustments to make to improve performance. I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. Mobile in Cars… Really. Let’s face it. BIG DATA. Summary.
BLP Wins 2nd Consecutive LTEN Excellence Award with Ventana Medical Systems
JUNE 27, 2016
This award provides further validation for the innovative commercial training model we pioneered at Ventana.” TEN.org ) is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the professional goals of trainers and educators in the life sciences by providing the clarity, community and career resources needed to excel in leadership and learning. About LTEN.
Reluctant Sales Reps? How to Show them the ‘Why’
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
You can help enable progress by providing clear goals, frequent feedback, and the necessary resources to accomplish those goals. Have you ever encountered sales reps reluctant to take training? Maybe reps are excited and motivated as new hires, but less interested to invest time into training once they have been on the job for awhile. Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation. money, awards, etc.),
Our “Recipe” for Learning and Remembering in Corporate Learning
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
The most obvious way to do this is to incentivize them somehow, and that can work, but that provides only extrinsic motivation. Some employees get too little training. They sit through a few classroom sessions, see some slides, and get very little help at actually doing their job. Others get too much training. This is why we focus our research on why employees forget. Stories.
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
When Remembering Really Matters – New White Paper from Sharon Boller
APRIL 8, 2014
You’ll learn more about how to apply these strategies, and the research behind them, in the white paper: Provide frequent, spaced intervals of learning instead of “glops” or “unrepeated waves.” ” Provide multiple repetitions. Provide immediate feedback for mistakes, and make sure learners get it right before moving forward.
The Myth of “Micro-Learning”
MAY 13, 2015
We did provide her with access to Lynda.com tutorials and to a colleague with AfterEffects skills, but she was mostly self-directed with her skill-builder. There’s a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is “micro-learning.” minutes per day to focus on learning. minutes per day or 24 minutes per week.
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
The reason games and gamification are being used should be a reason to keep them around – they tend to structure learning experiences into challenges and provide lots of feedback loops, two things that tend to engage people and help foster behavior change. Our industry is notorious for chasing after trends. Is gamification going to go the way of Myspace and Foursquare?
Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
The challenge, according to Thalheimer, is that the premise SOUNDS logical… but the percentages provided aren’t rooted in any quantitative research. Provide lots of repetition – if we want to remember, we have to repeat things over and over. (Yes, Yikes! I thought the myths around learning styles had been settled long ago. ” Let’s clear a few up.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
Why Companies Procrastinate When it’s Time for Training
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Hiring an outside organization can provide several benefits to an in-house training team: This is our full-time gig. September 6th was National Fight Procrastination Day. And in true procrastination fashion, we’ve put off writing this blog until now. Why Companies Procrastinate. So why does this happen so frequently? Good training takes time and effort. We bring a unique outside perspective.
What Is Agile Learning Design?
MAY 7, 2013
They also like the flexibility and having more opportunities to provide input.” If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it. Agile is a fresh approach to learning design that takes the ADDIE model to a new level.
How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning
JULY 16, 2013
It’s hard to remember to participate: When companies encourage participation on an internal or external social network, they sometimes forget to provide a regular reminder to participate. The chat provides structure: It’s easier to know “what to say” on social media when everyone is discussing the same topic for a set period of time. We call it #TalkTech.
Global eLearning: When One Size Does Not Fit All
JUNE 17, 2014
With so much information to gather, you’ll need to identify the key pieces you can provide to get the projected started, then agree on individual pieces the vendor can deliver while content is still being finalized on your end. Want life to keep you on your toes? Try deploying eLearning to a global audience. One size really does not fit all. But how does that translate into Chinese?
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope. We need to provide the structure. really to provide the system and. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.
See Our 2015 Learning and Remembering Survey Results
JANUARY 7, 2016
understanding on the environment, access and payer is important as well” “Relevant information that will support them in their daily routines and provide assistance with understanding and following compliance.” So, in training, we teach mostly call handling and soft skills, reinforce top call drivers, and provide job tool practice.” Priorities for each role.
Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?
OCTOBER 20, 2012
Levels provide people with the motivation to keep playing. all can tie into providing relevant practice. This provides relevance. This is the full text of a “scroll of knowledge” from the Knowledge Guru himself. He will be appearing in person at DevLearn to hand out scrolls and spread the word that game-based learning works. A Learning Brief by Sharon Boller.
Using Design to Increase Training Adoption: This Month on #BLPLearn
APRIL 28, 2016
We all know how helpful these can be, and how they can help provide that critical extra touch needed for retention. Welcome back to our #BLPLearn blog series, where we offer a monthly look at design and technology as it pertains to learning and development. I’m your host, Jake Huhn—Senior Marketing Technologist at Bottom-Line Performance. What good is training if no one uses it?
Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators
MARCH 5, 2013
They identify thought leaders whose blogs and tweets provide the content for their online papers. This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. yes, you’re already here!) and Scoop.it
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. value for learning is by providing ease. If you’re providing point-of- need resources, it makes sense that your.
Does Your eLearning Have too Much Content?
MARCH 3, 2014
” Provide a Resource Tool. One of most common criticisms of eLearning is that it contains too. content. Screens of text with a “Next” button. Maybe an image if you’re lucky. Have you ever seen a course like this one? Hopefully not for a long time. Most instructional designers started out as writers in another field… which might account for some of the verbosity.
How to Structure an eLearning Interaction
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
A well-designed eLearning scenario provides a safe place to practice communicating with different types of individuals. Whether you are designing an eLearning course or an instructor-led session, your solution will likely include a series carefully-planned learning interactions. Jennifer Bertram. ” Setting Up a scenario-based interaction. Are the conversations realistic?
What Will Corporate Learners Remember from your Training?
MAY 5, 2014
Your organization needs to provide organizational proof of compliance or proof that they communicated information. Your agreement specifies that you provide them with a customer support specialist until they achieve competency in its use. This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention.
Our Top 5 Training & Development Webinars from 2015
DECEMBER 2, 2015
It shows what went into designing and developing a curriculum that teaches five different learner types, a design that relies on a blended learning, tailored and spaced learning and highly-interactive mobile, online and classroom experiences to provide structured, meaningful and memorable customer training. 2015 was the year of the webinar for us. Access Webinar. Access White Paper.
Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools
FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Video is also a terrific replacement for Flash animations inside eLearning courses, providing a mobile-friendly solution to creating animation effects. This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months.
6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Yes, teachers are now encouraging students to bring their smart phones and tablets to class and some schools are even providing them. Rather than the old system of recording pass/fail data, Tin Can provides trainers with useful information that can help personalize learning. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. The best part? Tin Can API.
See the Results from Our 2014 Learning and Remembering Survey
DECEMBER 8, 2014
The results provide a snapshot of the type of knowledge employees need to remember most to be effective in their jobs… and the challenges that make it difficult to train them on this knowledge. We received a variety of thoughtful responses to our two-question survey on learning and remembering. Manufacturing. Medical Device and Diagnostics. Biotech. Pharma. Defense. Higher Education.
Blended Learning and Mobile Performance Support: Ahead of the Curve
JUNE 25, 2013
Mobile learning provides opportunities for “just in time” reinforcement and extended practice. Training can be an expensive investment, and when it’s done right it can make your organization a powerhouse of innovation and success—but when you don’t go all in and provide engaging learning experiences with reinforcement, it can be a waste. Reinforcement.
Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Launch provides an opportunity for hands-on practice and a time for building some “buzz.” 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.
7 Steps to 508 Compliance: Why It’s Important and Where You Can Start
JUNE 22, 2013
This is mostly up to the client, as some institutions may not feel a text-equivalent provides the right solution for them. The term “508 Compliant” is nothing new to the instructional design community, and some of you probably saw the title of this post and thought about skipping it. First things first: Why we need to talk about EIT Accessibility Standards. We can help with that!
Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?
JANUARY 13, 2014
So while wearable technology brings with it significant promise to remake some old processes and provide previously impossible opportunities for data analysis, feedback, accountability, and personal tracking… what we can expect to see from wearable tech in the 2014 L&D mix is more akin to “baby steps.” It’s coming, and in some ways it’s already here.