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Five great resources for presenters

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Certified Online Learning Facilitator course. I’ve just completed this course, provided by the Institute of IT Training. Sam Burrough has also had the great idea of creating some kind of get-what-you-give image sharing community, so that could well provide another option before too long. Does presenting come naturally to you? But I kind of love the challenge at the same time.

Three benefits of entering for an award

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Last but not least, don’t underestimate the importance of the confidence boost that winning an award provides. This Thursday is the IT Training Awards evening, always a glamorous and enjoyable affair organised by the IITT. These are the top three benefits I’ve experienced over the past year as a result of winning. Higher profile. Quality network. Improved confidence.

An e-learning chemistry lesson: how to mix text and audio

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But even these three results provide interesting food for thoughts. Providing text with verbatim audio is not detrimental to learning; providing there is an option to switch the audio off (and perhaps also an option to hide the text), it only offers the benefit of giving learners a little more control over their learning experience. will continue to veer away from providing basic text with more detail or alternative wording in the audio narrative – unless I find evidence to the contrary! This opened up the discussion about the relationship between text and audio.

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Lessons from Jamie's Dream School

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but David Starkey provided the most wonderful illustration of the big and important difference between a subject matter expert and a learning expert, or indeed between a professor and a teacher. But last night’s episode brilliantly illustrated three important lessons for workplace learning as well as education. But how often is that the case? Bookmark the permalink. See you again soon!

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.

Day 3: The Goldilocks rule and good feedback

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In each case, ask yourself honestly whether you are following the Goldilocks rule and providing something which is challenging but not impossible or deliberately frustrating. If so, think about how you can expand on it to provide some additional learning and explain why something is the right answer. Re-word questions so they don’t give away the answer.

Interactions: to tell or to test?

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Images of people which, when hovered over, reveal a series of benefits arising from a particular process has more impact and personal resonance than a bulleted list of company-focused benefits. A ‘telling’ interaction can also provide some structure to the learner and help them focus as they work through and assimilate lots of potentially detailed information.

Day 2: The right interactions at the right time

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With this in mind, I might take the interaction a step further and ask the learner about the consequences of certain things (like not knowing the job title of the person you are meeting, or failing to provide an out-of-office contact). Today we’re going to take a look at the interactions in your e-learning course. Take a big picture view. Do you need to make any changes?

Nine tips for writing excellent RFPs

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Or, if you’re a provider, how many times have you laboured over a proposal only to find – on rejection – that it all hinged on a vital piece of information you didn’t have? I’ve worked on both sides of the fence: for an e-learning development company and now (admittedly for far less time) in an in-house capacity. If suppliers have to not only provide reams of background information (as well as the more valuable solution-specific information) but also manipulate that information to your template, you risk receiving vast quantities of mediocre content.

10 ways to improve learner experience: webinar summary

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Provide users with different entry points into a range of mixed-media resources, whether that’s by format, story, character or topic. Last week I posted some reflections on innovation , prompted by an LSG webinar presented by James Cory-Wright from Brightwave. James illustrated 10 examples of incremental innovation (or ‘butterfly moments’) in e-learning, which I think are well worth sharing. Reflect your users. Take the time to create a look and feel that aligns with what they know and that resonates with what they value. Respect your users. Resources not courses.

Two personal development resolutions for 2012

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So the pictures I upload to Project 365 this year may not be the most technically-accomplished, but they will provide a record of my year and something for me to look back on. Towards the end of last year, a couple of people inspired me in various ways and I started making a mental list of the things I wanted to do in 2012. I’m not the best at keeping to my new year resolutions – it took me about 20 years to finally tick ‘stop biting my nails’ off the list. Project 365. Firstly, I’m going to post a daily photo on Project 365. Find 15. Something for 2013?

How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

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also wanted to make sure my presentation wasn’t just the same old thing either. wanted to make sure that I delivered something that really addressed what people wanted to get out of the event. So I decided to do a bit of research and use Wordle to help me achieve this. After about 10 days, I plugged all the responses into Wordle, and you can see the result here. Bookmark the permalink.

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.

How to write an award-winning submission

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According to Laura Overton at Towards Maturity , ‘award winners will have made every attempt to provide solid evidence that they have met each of the judging criteria set down for the category…Make sure that your submission clearly addresses each of the areas that the judges are considering, preferably in the order suggested!’ I mirrored the criteria headings and structure in my submission document, and literally crossed each sub-heading or detailed requirement off as I included it. In fact, the real challenge is often sticking to the 3,000 word limit. Image: ?????

What you should look for when doing a QA

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Subscribe via email on the right to make sure you don’t miss my next post, providing three simple tips for efficient, effective QA.). Last week I set out the benefits of QA. But what does ‘QA’ actually mean? To many people, it is synonymous with ‘proof-reading’, but that’s a very simplistic view. QA stands for quality assurance, and that means quality in every respect. If you were QA-ing a newspaper article, the review would of course cover spelling and grammar. But it would also cover factual accuracy, tone of voice, sources for quotations and so on.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do before an event

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Yes, it makes sticking to the 140 character limit a bit more challenging, but it provides useful context for anyone dipping into the backchannel mid-session. If you want to improve the contribution you make a conference or event backchannel , to both get value from it yourself and add value for others, your job begins before the event itself. Prepare yourself with the key Twitter details.

Changes in language learning for busy adults

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This could provide a simple and accurate way to convey your language abilities – something which may well be far more useful for employers than a traditional language qualification. I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. What’s perhaps unusual these days is that all my language learning has been done through traditional methods. Aside Review activities.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Took photos of key diagrams or slides provided by the speaker, rather than trying to copy down lots of text or describe graphics in a 140-character tweet! Prepare myself with links to session descriptions or speaker bios and add them to those start-of-session introductory tweets, to provide more context to followers. So what changed at Learning 2012? First of all, the people.

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.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 2)

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It provides novel entertainment, useful information (such as nutritional values of available food), and convenient assistance (during cooking, for instance). In addition to the two ad films depicting visions of technology in the future, last week’s E-learning and Digital Cultures content (I’m a bit behind!) Sight. Technology is always there, always on – in a good way.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 2)

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It provides novel entertainment, useful information (such as nutritional values of available food), and convenient assistance (during cooking, for instance). In addition to the two ad films depicting visions of technology in the future, last week’s E-learning and Digital Cultures content (I’m a bit behind!) Sight. Technology is always there, always on – in a good way.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

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The prompt questions provided by the course were around visualisations of education, learning and teaching in these films. The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Productivity Future Vision. Countering popular complaints . Everywhere, immersive, immediate. Again, I find this a bit disappointing.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

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The prompt questions provided by the course were around visualisations of education, learning and teaching in these films. The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Productivity Future Vision. Countering popular complaints . Everywhere, immersive, immediate. Again, I find this a bit disappointing.

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.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

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Provide an introduction and some context. Provide the title of the session, the Twitter handle of the speaker if possible, and a very brief summary of what to expect (if the title doesn’t provide that itself). look at it like this: if I read back my tweet stream from this session, would it at least provide an executive summary of the content? Be prepared to commit!

Changes in language learning for busy adults

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This could provide a simple and accurate way to convey your language abilities – something which may well be far more useful for employers than a traditional language qualification. I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. What’s perhaps unusual these days is that all my language learning has been done through traditional methods. Aside Review activities.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

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Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s. When I attended Learning 2012 last month, I was lucky enough to be there as part of 30 Under Thirty : a group of 30 ‘future leaders’ in learning and development. Although 30 is a fairly arbitrary cut-off age, I think the concept is a good one.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

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Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s. When I attended Learning 2012 last month, I was lucky enough to be there as part of 30 Under Thirty : a group of 30 ‘future leaders’ in learning and development. Although 30 is a fairly arbitrary cut-off age, I think the concept is a good one.

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?

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Took photos of key diagrams or slides provided by the speaker, rather than trying to copy down lots of text or describe graphics in a 140-character tweet! Prepare myself with links to session descriptions or speaker bios and add them to those start-of-session introductory tweets, to provide more context to followers. So what changed at Learning 2012? First of all, the people.

Three tips for effective, efficient quality assurance

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This last point is vitally important, whether you or someone else will be making the changes – it’ll help speed up the turnaround of the next iteration without misinterpretation or error, and it also provides you with a detailed audit trail of changes requested. Either way, accepting that you need to do it is one thing; knowing how to do it effectively and efficiently is another.

Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)

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Yes, this perhaps provides a structured framework through which I can articulate that knowledge, but I’m not sure that a list of recognisable archetypes will really help me develop my understanding of myself. This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me.

Day 5: Sanity check!

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Where possible provide a 1-4 scale (this way they can’t always simply select the middle number) as well as space for free text. It’s Friday morning and you’ll be glad to know that the intensive hands-on stuff is over. But today is crucially important! Carry out the triple check: TVF. First things first: you need to do a full and thorough QA of your course. Get a second opinion from an SME.

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?

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

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The size is much more convenient than the A4 programmes often provided, and the glossy finish meant it was durable and survived in tact despite being shoved in and out of my bag dozens of times every day. The three-day schedule overview at the front combined with a detailed schedule of options for each timeslot was easy to work with and ensured I always knew where I could, or should, be. I’m a thorough note-taker so used a separate notebook rather than the pages provided in the guide, but this was another nice touch. What worked. really liked this structure.

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

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The size is much more convenient than the A4 programmes often provided, and the glossy finish meant it was durable and survived in tact despite being shoved in and out of my bag dozens of times every day. The three-day schedule overview at the front combined with a detailed schedule of options for each timeslot was easy to work with and ensured I always knew where I could, or should, be. I’m a thorough note-taker so used a separate notebook rather than the pages provided in the guide, but this was another nice touch. What worked. really liked this structure.

Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

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Design an ongoing experience, including links to other reference points or learning resources and providing a well-designed crib sheet with key ‘dos and don’ts’ and contact points. In user-focused terms, it needs to make them care, show them it matters and help them live it. Making them care Why is it so important to make learners care about what they’re doing? Image: ?????

Excellent instructional design: a 10-tip beginners' guide | Good.

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This beginners’ guide provides some basic building blocks to help training managers or subject matter experts wear their new instructional design hats with confidence! I’ve put the slides from ‘top 10 tips for excellent instructional design’ (with no narrative) on SlideShare and there’s also a recording of the session available for IITT members.

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?

15 tips for energising your e-learning | Good To Great

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Don’t assume that all the ‘must have’ information provided by subject matter experts and stakeholders really is ‘must have’ Flex your editor’s elbow and be firm: if it doesn’t directly contribute to the learning outcomes, put it somewhere else. ‘Don’t be tone deaf! Take a look at the slideshow to find out what they are. Break the rules.

Three tips for effective quality assurance

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This last point is vitally important, whether you or someone else will be making the changes – it’ll help speed up the turnaround of the next iteration without misinterpretation or error, and it also provides you with a detailed audit trail of changes requested. I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task! Either way, accepting that you need to do it is one thing; knowing how to do it effectively and efficiently is another. Here are my simple tips. Consider TVF in turn.

Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)

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Yes, this perhaps provides a structured framework through which I can articulate that knowledge, but I’m not sure that a list of recognisable archetypes will really help me develop my understanding of myself. This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me. It was titled ‘transforming personal and professional performance with archetypes’ and this is what Pad does everyday. think I have two concerns about this. feel a little bit ‘so what?’

Secrets of an organised person

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At first it was tempting to use the different colour labels Outlook provides. Most people have a Christmas shopping list, but I have a Christmas shopping spreadsheet. This doesn’t paint me in a particularly carefree, spontaneous light, I know (although it does keep me within budget) – but when I recently confessed this on Twitter, I wasn’t met with much surprise, especially from those who’ve worked with me. Over the years, I’ve looked at how I work and tried to identify some of the things I do that help keep me organised and on track.

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.

Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide

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They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. The post Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video Interview with Select Medical’s Director of Education and Development,  Lynn Wonsick.

Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders

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Ken has found that when L&D leaders provide solutions that improve performance results, executives are ready to support their efforts. The post Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video interview with the President of Training Industry, Inc. Training Industry, Inc. Ken Taylor is leading Training Industry, Inc.

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