Vary Sentence Structure in Voice Over Scripts
JUNE 28, 2016
Original: “The employer’s obligation under title I is to provide access for an individual applicant to participate in the job application process, and for an individual employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of his/her job, including access to a building, to the work site, to needed equipment, and to all facilities used by employees.” Further Reading.
What’s Your Character’s Goal?
MAY 17, 2016
As an example, say one objective is for learners to “Provide reasonable accommodations for employees when requested, following company procedures and meeting legal requirements.” manager’s goal isn’t really to provide the reasonable accommodation for a disability. That character’s goal. The challenges that character faces. Begin with the End in Mind.
Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves
MARCH 22, 2016
Let’s say you’re creating training for managers on providing reasonable accommodations for disabilities. You might compare how the laws have evolved over time, define the terminology, and list some common reasonable accommodations you could provide. You can provide the original and the explanation side-by-side, or you might just provide the explanation.
Make Learners Care about Compliance Training
MARCH 10, 2016
They just want to check a box that says, “we provided training” to cover themselves legally. You might not have the resources to hire actors and film scenarios in multiple locations like this, but you could still provide this kind of setup. Compliance training is a common use for elearning. All those policies and regulations that affect our businesses need to be trained.
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.
12+ Books for Instructional Designers
MARCH 3, 2015
It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.” Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell is a fantastic resource on mobile learning, providing everything from a big picture view of broad categories of mobile learning to specific technical considerations and pitfalls. General Instructional Design and E-Learning. Other Topics.
When Is Audio Narration Helpful?
OCTOBER 13, 2015
It might be enough to simply provide a transcript or closed captions in those situations so people who don’t need it can ignore or turn off the text. You should be thoughtful and intentional if you’re going to provide on-screen text. Adult learners retain more from a narration plus visuals approach than from reading on-screen text. Of course not.
Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Trina Rimmer provides excellent suggestions for how to work around the lack of diversity in her recent article The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It. For the Native American course, the SME provided the name of one major character, and I researched common names for another character. What about gender? Names have power. CC-By. Gender.
Voice Over Script Pitfalls
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
In the final post of the series, I’ll provide a QA checklist of all the tips to help you with your reviews. Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. This is part 3 of my series on writing voice over scripts. Read the rest of series: Writing Style Tips for Voice Over Scripts. Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts. Lists. Abbreviations. Lists.
Time Estimates for E-Learning Development
MARCH 18, 2014
Chapman’s study provides this breakdown of tasks and the percentage of time for each (see slide 18). For graphics, my estimate depends on how much custom development I’m doing and how much will be provided by the client. One skill I’m constantly trying to improve is estimating how long it will take to complete a project. Front End Analysis: 9%. Storyboarding: 11%.
Intrinsic and Instructional Feedback in Learning Scenarios
MARCH 19, 2015
They started out fine: they provided some sort of realistic context and asked learners to make a decision. Then, instead of showing them the consequences of their decision, they just provided feedback as if it was any other multiple choice assessment. In the above example, a coach at the top provides instructional feedback and guidance on learners’ choices. ” Blah.
Show, Don’t Tell For Scenario Feedback
JANUARY 14, 2016
” If your learners are novices, you may still need to provide coaching or instructional feedback about their choices. One of the most common mistakes I see in scenario-based learning is using feedback to tell learners what was right or wrong instead of showing them. Take the following example of a branching scenario to practice counseling someone on dietary choices.
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.
Mini-Scenarios for Assessment
DECEMBER 8, 2015
This provides context and makes it a concrete situation with a problem to solve rather than an abstract comprehension question. Scenario-based learning often means complex branching or simulations, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. You can use mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. Threaten punishment for anyone not changing their behavior.
20+ More Books for Instructional Designers
APRIL 30, 2015
The tips are very practical and concrete, and my own consulting agreements borrow heavily from the examples provided in this book. In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. My “to read” list is now quite long, but I’m slowly making my way through these suggestions. Research. Visual Design.
What Challenges Do Your Characters Face?
JUNE 1, 2016
client or manager who wants a traditional linear course rather than a branching scenario. A SME who insists on a content-heavy course, isn’t available, or struggles to provide scenario examples. Once upon a time, there was an instructional designer who created a branching scenario for training. The learners loved it, and the instructional designer won an award. The End. Limited budget.
Consulting Isn’t My Backup Plan
JUNE 14, 2016
” He said he had an opportunity for me but didn’t provide any other details. Although I’ve been self-employed for almost 5 years, I’m still regularly contacted by recruiters about full-time positions. Most of them are polite and professional, and I often refer them to other colleagues who I know are looking for work. He replied with this message.
ID Badges: My Experience with TIfPI’s Certification
AUGUST 5, 2015
Instead of providing a single broad certification covering all aspects of instructional design, TIfPI decided to create microcredentials or badges. You provide samples of content (screenshots, a page from a storyboard, planning documents, a short video, etc.) to demonstrate what you say you did. How It Works. TIfPI uses 9 standards to measure and rate ID work samples. My Process.
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.
Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning
APRIL 1, 2015
will politely, but actively, provide feedback to those who transmit misinformation. At least once a year, I will seek out providers of misinformation and provide them with polite feedback, asking them to stop transmitting their misinformation. will provide counter-evidence and argument when warranted. Many iterations of this cone exist. Subramony, D., Molenda, M., 2014).
Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
If possible, provide an audio link to the pronunciation of word. Please try to provide a link to someone reading it in the accent you’d like to have it.” If we as instructional designers write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, the voice over professionals we work with can record and edit those scripts faster. Part 3: Pitfalls–Coming soon. Script.
My History of Live Blogged Notes
JANUARY 27, 2015
Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. Generally newer posts are at the top of each category. World.
Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance
AUGUST 2, 2011
At a previous job, we had regular quasi-formal professional development training for the instructional designers, provided by other members of the team. Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh. Lauren needed to do an informational interview for her masters program, and I needed some new profile pictures. Gagné’s Nine Events. Bloom’s Taxonomy. Neither did Bloom.
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.
4 Things I Love about Remember The Milk
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
RTM provides iCalendar support so you can sync with a calendar. I use the free version, but the Pro version for $25/year has more features (more syncing, phone reminders, etc.). Most of the time, I have multiple projects in various states of completion. Right now, I started two projects last week, I’ll start another this week, and I have three courses in various states of revision.
Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course
JANUARY 20, 2014
This activity provides a scenario and asks learners to follow guidelines for providing feedback. One technique for creating a more story-based course is using two characters who explain the content via a conversation. usually use one character who acts as a coach and one character who is similar to the audience–same job role, same level of experience. Michael : Right. of H.R.
Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”
MAY 8, 2012
Overall, these results provide no evidence that computer-based narrative games offer a superior venue for academic learning under short time spans of under 2 hr. Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” ” It’s a deliberately provocative title, meant to draw attention and cause controversy. more accurate title would be “Some Games Aren’t Effective at Making People Remember Content,” but that’s a lot less likely to grab attention. respect her past contributions to the field. Adams, D.M., Mayer, R.E., 2012).
Ban “Click Here” From Your Vocabulary
JULY 16, 2014
Therefore, your link text should still make sense on its own (or at least provide users with a clue as to the content). Take a look at the following list and see if you can determine which link would get you to the Wikipedia article on Universal Design for Learning: Click here. Click here. more information. Without clicking on every link, do you have any way of knowing which one leads to what you want? The text of your link matters. Why Link Text Matters. Unfortunately, this means that screen reader users can miss the context around the links. What To Do. ” Standards. WCAG 2.0
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?
Revisiting Learning Styles
MARCH 1, 2012
For K-12 classroom applications, learning styles were really about providing multiple methods of learning for everyone in the class. ” I really wish he provided a citation for the idea that thinking about learning styles helps teachers improve their teaching though; I’d like to know whether that’s just his opinion or something with data to support it. What about you?
Research in Gamification of Learning and Instruction
MAY 16, 2012
The meta-analysis section has a useful table providing a quick summary of the major findings of each meta-analysis reviewed. Last week, I posted a rebuttal to Ruth Clark’s claim that “Games Don’t Teach.” ” In that post, I shared several links to research about the effectiveness of games for learning. ” (Wolfe, 1997). ” (Hays, 2005). Avatars. 2005).
Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Vary how much help is provided. These are my live blogged notes from the Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation webinar by Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions. Any typos, mistakes, incomplete thoughts, etc. are likely mine, not the presenter’s. My side comments in italics. Quick Summary of the Motivation Rules. Say less. More challenging. Delay judgment. Content-rich feedback. Levels of difficulty. Learner control. Introduction. “The goal of e-learning is to create meaningful performance change in the learner.” Assumptions about Learning. Learning is active.
Revisiting Learning Styles
MARCH 1, 2012
For K-12 classroom applications, learning styles were really about providing multiple methods of learning for everyone in the class. ” I really wish he provided a citation for the idea that thinking about learning styles helps teachers improve their teaching though; I’d like to know whether that’s just his opinion or something with data to support it. As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it.
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?
Questions about Instructional Design Careers
JANUARY 16, 2013
Managers who are familiar with ID will also review courses and provide feedback. Show off some of those creative activities you’ve developed. I’d focus on training for adults, such as professional development for other teachers, if possible, unless you’re targeting something like K-12 Inc or another online K-12 provider. Question mark made of puzzle pieces by Horia Varlan, on Flickr.
ID and e-Learning Links (5/18/14)
MAY 18, 2014
When clients ask for crappy e-learning or provide unreasonable deadlines that don’t allow for quality development, we need to push back. Simulation Tools for Every Budget. Tools for branching scenarios, from free and simple to expensive and complex. PDF, PowerPoint, BranchTrack, Inklewriter, Twine, Storyline, and SimWriter. tags: e-learning branching simulation scenarios Storyline branchtrack free powerpoint. Totara vs Moodle – Moodle For BusinesseseLearning Experts | Paradiso Solutions. tags: moodle totara lms e-learning opensource. tags: instructionaldesign.
E-learning That Makes You Make Tough Choices
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Play through a series of difficult challenges that require tough choices about work, where you live and what you can provide your family, seeing all too soon how decisions lead to unimagined consequences. Learn important facts about the condition of homelessness and the many services UMD provides. Note that the game is US-centric, but the impact should. You’ve lost your house.
ID and e-Learning Links (3/16/14)
MARCH 16, 2014
Provide Realistic Practice. We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises. We will provide learners with sufficient experience in making decisions in authentic contexts. Provide Realistic Consequences. When providing performance feedback during learning, we will provide learners with a sense of the real-world consequences. The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive. Lifehacker’s list of add ons for Google Docs and Sheets.
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?
ID and e-Learning Links (2/2/14)
FEBRUARY 2, 2014
1989; Brehmer, 1980) and suggest alternatives to FI for increasing learning, such as providing the learner with more task information (Balzer et al., Whitepaper – Moodle 2 Repositories | Some Random Thoughts. Gavin Henrick on Moodle Repositories, including tables comparing features. tags: moodle. ZebraZapps: Santa, Can We Talk? Example of a branching scenario activity with a coach and a meter showing progress on every screen, built in ZebraZapps. tags: scenarios e-learning zebrazapps branching. Feedback Interventions: Toward the Understanding of a Double-Edged Sword. 1989).
10 Minutes of Motivation Research
JUNE 13, 2010
The bigger question is how do we support that lifelong learning, providing people with the tools and coaching to be self-directed learners? Daniel Pink shared this animated whiteboard video explaining some of the research and ideas from his book Drive. Pink’s ideas have been applied to learning by others, but the basic idea is that for all but the simplest tasks, people aren’t motivated well by big monetary rewards. What rewards people is autonomy, mastery, and purpose. This, of course, has implications for instructional design.
The New Learning Architect
OCTOBER 11, 2011
On demand: we can’t possibly provide everything that people need, so giving people opportunity and confident to use tools like search, wiki, forums, is important. We may not need to provide too much structure, but support and permission, opportunities to practice are important. Additional information and excerpts from the book are available on the Onlignment site. Info/Content.
Teacher to Instructional Designer: Interview Questions
MARCH 12, 2010
The problem with answering a question like this is that everyone’s experiences will be different. I can provide insight on what I’ve seen personally, but that’s a pretty small snapshot. I received a question from a current classroom teacher who is hoping to make the career move to instructional design. What questions might they ask? Anything I should avoid discussing?
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.
35+ ID & Elearning Blogs
APRIL 7, 2016
They also provide curated content each week, a great way to find some new articles or authors you might otherwise have missed. One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. I use Feedly for my RSS reader, but you can use other readers or subscribe via email.
Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs
JULY 6, 2010
Rupa Rajagopalan’s Writers Gateway provides a perspective on instructional design and e-learning in India. Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. These categories are somewhat loose; some people could be in multiple categories. Instructional Designers. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning. learning. Workplace Learning.