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? You’ll probably still hear it called “Tin Can” sometimes, but that was a working title. We’ll use its proper name from here on out. Wrong!
Trainers: Don’t Forget to Coach!
MARCH 24, 2016
After she finished foundational training, the other members of her sales team began their training—with her providing ongoing coaching to them. When you promote someone into project management or bring on a new employee, for example, you need to provide a lot of coaching for them to maximize their success with you. The destination was one he was familiar with. Guess what?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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, those Flashcards really worked in helping us learn things such as anatomy, multiplication, etc.). Yikes!
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.
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.
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.
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?
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.
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. Learning Brief by Sharon Boller.
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. But the words also start flowing when subject matter experts get a hold of a course. Show and Tell. Examples. BLP News
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.
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. More than likely this is not the case.
BLP Launches “BLPCares” With a Summer of Giving Back
JUNE 18, 2015
One of the things that attracted me to this company was its philosophy: Provide services that match client needs and client expectations. Operate with integrity and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Recognize our families as the reason we do what we do. Give back to our local and global community. This summer, BLP is implementing a new program called #BLPCares. Wellness Events.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
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.
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. Click the image to download the white paper.
How to Structure an eLearning Interaction
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
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? Best Practices.
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.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
How to Close the Account Management Skills Gap
MARCH 10, 2016
Most of the training that organizations provide their sales functions is centered around frontline selling techniques, product knowledge, features and benefits. Account managers and salespeople play two important but different roles in the customer acquisition and retention life cycle. But at some organizations, you can’t tell the difference. Realign core competencies.
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.
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.
Bottom-Line Performance, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Win Brandon Hall Award for “MobileConnect Guru”
OCTOBER 3, 2014
The game reinforced other rollout efforts and provided a “just before launch” reinforcement. “We are continually looking at ways to innovate on our learning initiatives,” said Scott Thomas, Director of Product Enablement at ExactTarget. BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link]. About the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. The secret?
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
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.
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. By 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.
Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails
OCTOBER 6, 2012
They provide us with a safe haven to test our newly acquired knowledge before going out and bettering the world with it. Levels or turns provide us with the opportunity to evaluate our choices and make better decisions as the game progresses… and the anticipated rewards create feedback loops to keep us motivated. Why is everyone always picking on traditional training?
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!
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
Knowledge Retention Time Since Training 1 Hour 100% 30% 50% 10% 24 Hours 1 Week 10 Solution: Provide shorter training material with continual. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result?
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.
eLearning Course or Job Aid: Which do your Learners Need?
MARCH 18, 2014
Are you trying to provide support for on the job tasks? Most L&D departments are shifting from “just sit down and take this course” to “just-in-time learning.” ” eLearning is still important, yes, but we are seeing these trends grow: Shorter courses. We like to call them “learning snacks.” ” More reference guides. What about easy tasks?
What Responsive Web Design Can Teach L&D: This Month on #BLPLearn
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
All of us in the L&D industry are striving to provide great experiences for our learners. 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. Let’s Talk About Responsive Web Design. It happens all the time.
Best Practices for Using eLearning in Soft Skills Training
JULY 30, 2013
Include appropriate context and background information: Alicia cautioned that scenarios that do not set the stage and give learners the “what” and “why” will be less effective than scenarios that provide a sense of context. Unfortunately, employees are not too enthusiastic about the new model and don’t see any benefit to themselves if they start using it.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Trainers fire and forget, Community Managers provide long-term support: Formal training has its place, and chances are you will be producing eLearning for years to come. Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. Past inefficiencies that were once tolerable at work are now unsustainable. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. What do you think?
Project Showcase: Memorable eLearning for Salon Employees
MARCH 25, 2014
They asked us to develop three of the five modules AND provide all design & development assets along with ongoing development support. We even provided them with a pre-programmed screen template catalog and image library for their ongoing use. We continue to provide resources to Regis for the courses their team is developing. Our current focus with Regis is safety training.
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.
Game or Mini-Game: Which Should You Choose for Your Training Solution?
APRIL 22, 2014
large-scale game can provide learners with a powerful, immersive learning experience. Sometimes, a small “mini-game” can provide you with the level of engagement you want while not requiring as much time and effort to produce. You are all in. You want to incorporate games into your learning experience. You want total playing time to range between 5 and 15 minutes of time and no more.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
How to Create Award-Winning Training Solutions
APRIL 7, 2015
Even if a solution is 100% designed, developed, and delivered internally (no vendors), the cost is likely to quickly approach at least $10,000 when we factor in the time for a training person to design and build the solution, the time a SME will spend providing content expertise, and the time all the employees will spend completing the training. That’s the secret sauce.
Interview With Karl Kapp on Games and Learning
JUNE 29, 2013
In that project I helped design a full scale educational game which provided me with a wealth of insights into the design of games for learning. After a sold-out pre-conference workshop at ASTD ICE in Dallas, Karl Kapp and Sharon Boller have decided to host their learning game design workshop again. This time, the all-day event will be held in Indianapolis on August 28th in Indianapolis, IN.