A quick guide to behavioural economics and 7 ways to apply it to learning design
JUNE 7, 2016
Immediate feedback, badges, points and other gamification tools can provide this. by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. Traditional economics is based on the assumption that humans are rational beings, that we evaluate our situation in a logical way, making decisions based on cost- benefit analyses. We make mistakes too – lots of them! Don’t give learner’s too many options.
5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2012
Goal-based technology can be invaluable in making sure that the right goals are chosen to ensure performance improvement and in providing a clear route to achieving those goals. 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. Performance support. Performance review.
Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content
MAY 19, 2011
As training providers we can explain the benefits of exercise to our delegates and learners and encourage them to get active. This could be as simple as allowing free navigation in a course, providing additional further reading or resources, and allowing learners to go through material multiple times. Bell bottoms, boot cut or skinny-fit. Rule 1: Exercise boosts brain power.
Together We’re Smarter: Tips for Using Digital Learning to Make the Most of Collective Intelligence
APRIL 17, 2013
Not only will this provide useful feedback but it also prompts a valuable reflection process in the reviewer. Whenever I speak at a conference I take the same approach – I look for ways to get people talking to one-another and contributing to the session. figure; we’ve got a room full of smart, highly experienced p eople – talking at them for an hour would be a huge waste of time.
Cost alone doesn't drive outsourcing', says Brandon Hall's latest report
Research Brief The Buyer-Provider Partnership: The Key to High-Quality. Licensed for Distribution by Upside Learning 2 The Buyer-Provider Partnership: The Key to High-Quality Custom Content TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 3 Outsourcing Landscape 3 Drivers of Content Outsourcing 6 What Works? So what exactly do orga- nizations expect from the external providers? the providers.
Power to the People – 5 Reasons to Embrace a Pull Learning Strategy
APRIL 17, 2013
Where this approach can really add value, however, is in providing additional support and resources to ensure that training is actually implemented and understood in the workplace itself. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. We’re so used to self-directed learning these days that we forget we’re even doing it. I’m a trainee silversmith in my spare time. Not convinced?
Breaking Down Barriers Between Learning and Doing
MARCH 8, 2012
Where you do need to provide knowledge and information make it concise and bite-sized. As humans we understand that we learn skills best by doing, by thinking about what went well and how we could improve, and by trying again, and again, and again. We can take short-cuts to improving our performance by learning what we can before attempting the task. We might read an article, watch some YouTube videos, ask someone’s advice or attend a course online or in person. We can be coached as we undertake the task and talk to someone afterwards who can help us to reflect. So how could you do this?
What Exactly is Business Agility?
MAY 24, 2013
The traditional elearning course is just not enough to address these issues, although it may provide part of the answer. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. For me it conjures up images of acrobats and contortionists. Organisations need to be able to predict, adapt and respond to whatever challenges are presented to them and this needs to be done at lightening speed.
JUNE 21, 2012
Provided it functionally does what it’s supposed to, whether or not it is effective depends on how it is used and for what purpose. Last month I attended the Ufi Charitable Trust launch event where there was a lot of talk about innovative ways to use technology for teaching purposes. Interactive whiteboards were broadly lambasted as waste of resources that are underused in schools.
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.
Onboarding the Blended Way
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
well-organised wiki, which is collaboratively edited and improved by employees, can be an invaluable resource for a new starter, providing just-in-time information as it is needed. Guest post from my LearningAge Co-Director, Tess Robinson. We’ve all been there – the corporate induction that involves eight hours of PowerPoint, form filling and reading manual after manual of processes and procedures. Did it make us feel engaged, enthused and wanted? Did we come out with a deep understanding of our new organisation’s culture, mission and values? I’ll bet the answer is ‘no’.
10 Ways to Encourage Participation in Distance Learning (DL)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
If you are a company providing distance learning to a wide and varied audience, be aware that your reputation impacts heavily on the perception of the distance learning you have produced. Also consider whether the learning could lead to a qualification or provide credits – people do still love to collect ‘official’ things for their CVs. 2. Validation. Consider accreditation. Design.
Why Use Video for Learning?
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Providing tips from subject matter experts. Providing strategic messages from senior managers. 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. Tours of premises.
Coactivism – A Learning Model
JUNE 29, 2011
Computers aren’t that smart; so even now, it is difficult to provide meaningful feedback without spending huge sums of money on artificially intelligent systems. 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.
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.
MARCH 8, 2012
Training providers looking for an innovative, effective way to deliver their material online. goalgetter is an innovative ‘goal-based learning system’ designed to help people put their learning into pra ctice, improving their performance by completing goals. It can be accessed from computer, tablet or smartphone and allows users to connect socially to other people attempting the same goal. It can be used as a standalone system, as part of a blend with instructor-led workshops, or to support a library of material on a learning management system. What we want from you. Who should apply?
Transmedia – Immersive Storytelling for Learning
DECEMBER 1, 2010
Henry describes transmedia as ‘the integration of entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms’ and transmedia storytelling as ‘immers(ing) the audience in a story’s universe through a number of dispersed entry points, providing a comprehensive and coordinated experience of a complex story’. This is Transmedia Learning, or it could be…. If you google ‘transmedia’ yo u would be forgiven for thinking that this is purely an academic construct. Indeed, it was ‘born’ in academic circles. The first person credited with coining the term ‘transmedia’ is Prof.
A Decade in eLearning – Then, Now and Next
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Once we have a lot of data to play with we can start doing clever things with recommendations, like modifying learning paths and providing performance support. As LAS celebrate 10 years in business I find myself thinking back to what has changed over that time, what hasn’t, and what the future may hold. Over time I started building content myself and soon needed to hire another developer.
How does responsive design impact learning culture?
OCTOBER 13, 2015
As the number of devices, platforms and screen sizes grows it’s becoming more important to be able to provide an optimal viewing experience in terms of reading and navigation’ whatever the screen size. By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. Lately I have been spending a lot of time on Webflow, a responsive site builder, redesigning our company website.
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?
How interactive should your elearning be?
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Well you could create a resources hub or section and provide the detail as documents that learners can access in their own time and at the point of need. by Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. These days it’s widely accepted that learners don’t really learn much from just sitting passively in front of a screen. Is there a place for click-to-continue elearning?
Case Study: Waterstones Academy – Goal-Based Learning for Booksellers
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Many retailers wanting to provide product training would opt for face-to-face training, or elearning courseware plus an LMS. Support – providing great front-line support to users and managers. We were thrilled this month to win Silver at the 2013 eLearning Awards in the ‘Best eLearning Project (Private Sector) for a project that we did with bookseller, Waterstones. The Challenge.
Ongoing Deep Recon into the World of Transmedia
OCTOBER 21, 2010
The Instructional Designers’ expertises lie in designing great learning experiences for different types of delivery method (for example face-to-face, elearning courseware, scenarios, case studies, slides, PDFs and more) based on the material the SME provides. Don’t know what transmedia is? Check out my previous blog posting here. It certainly seems to be transmedia conference season at the moment. After my trip to Geneva I was tempted by the Power to the Pixel London Forum 2010 held in the British Film Institute. What Transmedia Can Teach eLearning. Mike’s session was brilliant.
Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers
AUGUST 11, 2016
eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].
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 Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?
JULY 13, 2016
You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners. Learning: Throughout the course, designers should use quizzes and interactive content to provide performance feedback. about areas for improvement.
Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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.
Hot List of LMS Providers
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Tags: learning technology , LMS The post Hot List of LMS Providers appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. are most people impacted by that. Design
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.
Ultimate List of Online Course Providers
JULY 24, 2014
The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). The process for finding the right course is similar for most people, which goes something like: 1.
Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders
MAY 25, 2016
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.
5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.]. eLearning Training & Development Uncategorized corporate learning ROI ROI of corporate training ROI of learning culture the right learning culture
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!
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
of respondents are looking to leave their current LMS platform and move to a new provider. do not provide the data and analytics the companies need.” When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The LMS is running out of gas.3 The LMS doesn’t have enough horse power.4 expectations.
LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences
MARCH 17, 2016
It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information. It is amazing to observe the rate at which the eLearning market is growing. Why wouldn’t they? Customization.
How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
JUNE 20, 2016
People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. When an e-learning course providers learners’ a feel of ‘This is For Me’, surely it is a personalized learning experience. Five Fine ways to Figure Out E-learning Personalization.
Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight
JUNE 1, 2015
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. Many BFSI organizations already are utilizing the mobile advantage by providing pre-loaded hand-held devices to their employees – particularly, the sales staff. Learning
Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning
MARCH 8, 2015
STEP 2: PROVIDE A LEARNING OBJECTIVE. STEP 5: PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR LEARNING. STEP 7: PROVIDE FEEDBACK. Inform employees about similar problem situations, provide additional practice and review the lesson. In 1985, American educational psychologist Robert Gagne created a nine-step process of instructional design which can guide the process of learning. DON’Ts. DON’Ts.
Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success
Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing stream. Skills Gap 3% 38% 59% 5% 61% 33% 6% 46% 48% 9% 62% 29% 1000 Providing career. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. provide the system and environment. provide coaching and accountability to. An improved solution for developing front- line managers should provide a scorecard. The e-learning provides an. in the e-learning program, providing fertile ground. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. tools are provided to help the manager. Moving.