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Performance equation

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Provide training and simulate a realistic environment where they can practice. Provide coaching and feedback. Within an organization, it’s also important that you specifically target management to set and communicate expectations and provide timely feedback. Whether it’s online or offline (or both!), Augment your solution with resources. Want to know more? link].

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

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I’m reminded of an older post “ Triple E-learning ” Bridging the two – adding informal/social to the formal – providing an additional way to extend the learning. I would hope that a good instructional designer doesn’t act that way, but instead demonstrates the value that they’d provide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning. link].

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What does travel teach us about learning?

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Some attempted to provide a bit of background, but the things that were the most interesting were the stories that the museum displayed told. Provide some context and put your facts (or objects) into that context. Every trip provides you with insights, hopefully great memories and if you are lucky some new friends. Don’t rely solely on technology. It worked a bit better.

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2016 Trends in L+D and how to make the most of them

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Consider some of your favorite providers – something like Evernote – is it the same product for all your devices? I wasn’t going to write an obligatory end of year/predictions for next year post, but then read this one and and liked how they added the “how to make the most of them” part, so I guess you could say I was inspired. HTML5 Tools. Again, experiment.

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.

Learning to learn | Learning to think

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If you are putting together training, it’s important that you include aspects that provide the employee/target audience with the fundamentals of what’s important and add practice situations. I’ve seen a few articles around the topic “Learning to Learn” recently: https://hbr.org/2015/06/improve-your-ability-to-learn. link]. link]. It would seem that learning to learn is a skill that is in demand. But (and this could be a wild generalization), I wonder how well we as a society teach learning. I’m talking more about process than content.

The nature of e-learning in Australia

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Buzzword or not, MOOCs provide an unprecedented opportunity to source high-quality content from some of the world’s most respected institutions. This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. Fast forward to today, and our love affair with communication technology continues unabated. Learning analytics. Mobile apps.

e-learning for social programs and community initiatives

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There are a lot of causes or issues in the world and we often see wonderful websites or resources that are beautifully presented to provide information related to a particular need. Interactive features especially with contextual feedback – providing context-sensitive information really underscores the learning opportunity. Sequencing – providing content in a sequence allows you to guide someone through the content and build their understanding and skill in a stepped way. Consider Lifesaver , an interactive film. Here’s an example about recycling.

Why Instructional Design matters

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To me instructional design is primarily to provide access to learning activities, sometimes through a guided sequence of content. In the first post of this series , I wrote about my observations of blurring the lines between web design and elearning, as well as the obsession with beauty over useful. In this post, I’ll explore what the differences between the web design and instructional/e-learning design. They are different, but closely associated, design approaches. So, the closing question at the end of the previous post was “does instructional design matter”? A lot.

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.

Instructional Designer’s Mindset

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An example, one project that we are working on involves providing instruction for patients with a chronic condition and we’ve identified ways of providing introductory instruction (e-learning) and a range of performance support: how to guides that walk you through the first time, how to calibrate your home machine, signs to watch out for infection, etc. I was going to call this post the “curse” of the mindset of the instructional designer, as many of us go through life seeing places where people could really use our help and sometimes we can’t stop. It’s a gift!

Designing a learning experience, applying #UX to instructional design #LX

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They think about “affordances” (admittedly a word I struggle with every time I see it), which means an object provides the ability to do something and that you design to the environment that exists. If we are able to really serve the users, we might be able to provide the instructional product that would accomplish the goal, rather than the one that’s most convenient for us to build or for the client to understand. Use frameworks like wireframes to provide structure to our content. We’ve looked at (ranted?) They are interested in what the user needs.

e-learning for … everyone?

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Bellweather provides strategic planning, business development, reputation management and training services to professional service firms and related organizations. High tech accelerator – used e-learning to spread their reach and provide access to entrepreneurs outside of metropolitan areas. By creating self-paced modules, the organization was able to provide more service to a larger geographical area. School districts – used e-learning to provide training around innovative initiatives (adults mentoring youth). e-Learning for Legal Organizations .

Wearables and xAPI

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Perhaps it’s using motion tracking to provide insights on their physical performance. This might ensure not only high productivity, but also provide feedback on techniques that may prevent repetitive strain injuries. There might also be sensors that provide insight on their physical responses – heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, etc. There are also gadgets that capture data and transmit wirelessly via bluetooth, which generates data and could provide an opportunity for trend analysis.” Part 2: Wearables and behaviour change. Which ones?

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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.

The nature of e-learning in Australia

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Buzzword or not, MOOCs provide an unprecedented opportunity to source high-quality content from some of the world’s most respected institutions. This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. Fast forward to today, and our love affair with communication technology continues unabated. Learning analytics. Mobile apps.

“Training for Good”

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Some examples do exist: I was pleased to read this article that highlights how a coding school is providing their students with the ability to apply real world learning to projects that need web design. There’s a lot of focus in the L&D world on corporate applications of training or elearning. link]. link]. And of course LINGOs does a great job doing this as well.

Other Training Debt

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And you should really provide not just feature list training, but use real tasks and help your users know how to get the most out of your product. So, do the cost/benefit analysis and you’ll probably find that providing training is a good investment. I’ve written before about “ Training Debt “, based off: [link] and. link] and. [link]. Customer Training Debt.

Wearables and knowledge workers. A perfect match for learning?

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This is another installment in the series about using wearables to provide training/education. As a knowledge worker, you may be looking for feedback on how quickly you were able to learn the new system in the office or you may be looking for input to identify your best creative time or the best make-up of the team to tackle a problem or pinpointing why communication is breaking down ( [link] ) and by providing input in the moment you are able to collect data to apply to future situations. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. This post will focus on knowledge workers. and this [link].

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.

Wearables in manufacturing training situations

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In part 1 I talked about the angle that I’m most interested in: wearables providing a trigger, feedback and data for learning and performance. This could be reviewed by the employee and a smart system could provide short bursts of instruction after playback. Perhaps it’s using motion tracking to provide insights on their physical performance. This might ensure not only high productivity, but also provide feedback on techniques that may prevent repetitive strain injuries. This is part 3 of my series exploring wearables in training and development.

How to get the most out of your instructional designer

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Do roles influence what content you’d provide to the audience? Provide access to the actual audience & Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) – REAL access. (or how to be a good “client”). We recently wrote a post about what makes a good instructional designer , and a great instructional designer is not the only factor in a successful working relationship. Define the business problem AND the performance problem. The instructional designer is uniquely qualified to help you solve these problems. Decrease time-to-competency? Speed up time-to-market?

The Talent Question

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Pushing the burden of providing talent to the education system is a long term strategy, but it’s also flawed. You have to provide direction and support. Think of it like a guild… Internal hackathons – get people working on things hands-on – and provide ways to discuss/share/learn together. One of the common things heard at the recent #BCTECH summit was the cry from organizations for more talent. One aspect I wanted to explore is the third element – organizations investing in talent development (let’s shape more talent). For everyone.

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Designing a “Learning Journey” #LX

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If it’s rarely, then provide less training and more performance support, AND trigger it somehow (push notification). One of the most useful tools that we instructional designers can borrow from #UX is the Customer Journey map. What is a Learning Journey? It’s a type of timeline that we can use to align different types of instructional products or solutions to support learning.

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.

Are you Incurring Training Debt?

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New product roll-out – launching a new product into the market without providing proper employee training could end up hurting you in the end. Creating training and not keeping it current – this becomes not only a waste of time to provide the training, but means that the validity of the entire training solution might be called into question and not followed (can I trust that this is the right information?). Waiting until a major issue, mistake or event forces you to provide training. The same thing happens if you hack your way through hiring and management.

Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!

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It’s an elegant way to provide end user training. Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). But, there seems to be less coverage on learning technologies or products/services focused on the corporate markets. I mean, 3D is cool.

Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!

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It’s an elegant way to provide end user training. Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). But, there seems to be less coverage on learning technologies or products/services focused on the corporate markets. I mean, 3D is cool.

Book Review: Articulate Storyline Essentials

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This is a nice compact book and really does provide the essentials, without adding extraneous details. While Storyline does provide you with the basics of what you need, there are features where it is limited (image editing, audio editing) and most developers augment with other tools and novice developers might not know this. And for new users to the tool, “creating a story” should provide a great starting point to conceptualize projects. Disclaimer: I was provided a review copy of the book and have worked directly with Ashley.

How wearables might work to train employees in customer service roles

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Travel agents and tourism providers. Providing training to them usually means doing it outside of work hours (and paying them more to complete) or sometimes skipping it altogether. There are many places that wearables could provide an ability to track activity by time or motion and trigger some type of follow-up performance support. Perhaps at certain points of a workday the employee can provide their own reflection or impact, much like was suggested in this post , and then they can do some analysis on trends and challenges over time. Retail service. Food service.

Focus on sustainment

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For each of these projects, we’ve noticed how these solutions almost always include a “manager’s guide” Whether it’s a short email that we craft for the client to send from their own senior team providing key messages to the manager/coach to support the key activities of the training program, or a full-blown manager’s guide that accompanies the program, it’s a part of learning design that’s essential. It’s been a really busy year for Spark + Co this year. Sadly, it’s an often overlooked element. Do I have a communication plan?

Book Review: Learning Articulate Storyline

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I would have loved to seen the types of examples provided in Chapter 4 for other chapters: Quizzing, States and Layers, Variables and Adding Visual Media. I recently read the book Learning Articulate Storyline by Stephanie Harnett. I’ve always admired Stephanie’s work and was excited to see how she approached her book. Additional icons would enhance the navigation of the book.

I want it now – who doesn’t? #LCBQ

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Instructional designers are service providers. This month’s Big Question is: How do you address the “I want it now!&# demand from stakeholders? It wasn’t an AprilFool’s and yet Jay has a point - it is silly to assume that formal training will be the white knight to rescue the day. My advice, for whatever it’s worth is this. What do you think?

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It’s all about behaviour change

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If we assumed that they need some skill/knowledge, how will we provide expectations/feedback, tools/processes and consequences or incentives? I’m working with a real variety of clients and projects right now. During a recent meeting with a client in the health care industry, who is exploring “ Knowledge Translation &# it hit me. I am in the business of behaviour change. In each and every project, I am working with my client(s) to figure out how to get people to do something different. My first question is “What do you want people to do?&# Change Management.

Balancing task and people

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I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting. As we’ve worked through some of the nuances, I found myself sketching this and thought I’d share it as a way of thinking about blending different communication options and digital supports.

Balancing task and people

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I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting. As we’ve worked through some of the nuances, I found myself sketching this and thought I’d share it as a way of thinking about blending different communication options and digital supports.