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Five ways to ‘gamify’ your elearning

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For example, in a course aimed at helping people to spot bribery in the workplace, a user may be presented with the option to take a client out to lunch at a fancy restaurant or to provide them with a takeaway sandwich. In the world of elearning we have the problem of providing a reward ‘worth having’ that cannot be financial or hold any monetary value. Games can tell us a lot about this, as they do not usually feature financial rewards but yet manage to provide instantaneous gratification on many levels. But it can be very difficult to know where to start. Exploration.

Seven top tips for designing and developing accessible e-learning

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If this isn’t an option, then include information at the beginning of these screens stating that the screen is animated and provide the way to turn off the flickering or animations. Provide the alternative equivalent text and brief description for the navigation icons. But let me now take you behind the scenes, into the world of us e-learning developers. Use colour effectively.

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Seven top tips for designing and developing accessible e-learning

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If this isn’t an option, then include information at the beginning of these screens stating that the screen is animated and provide the way to turn off the flickering or animations. Provide the alternative equivalent text and brief description for the navigation icons. But let me now take you behind the scenes, into the world of us e-learning developers. Use colour effectively.

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What works about the webinar for learning?

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As a learning tool, the webinar provides the best of both worlds, situated somewhere between e-learning and the classroom. Webinar is probably my favourite portmanteau (web + seminar). And that’s saying something, because I genuinely believe that ‘spork’ is one of the finest words (spoon + fork) to ever come into existence. But then again, webinars and sporks aren’t so different, when you think about it. know what you’re thinking, I heard myself too. But let’s try and justify that seemingly ill-founded analogy. Stand back everyone, I’m going to attempt logic. Don’t worry, it’s coming.

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.

‘Learner as producer’: what Amazon can teach us about the activist LMS

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And it turns out that we are the very people who create that situatedness, a service which we provide for free. In a recent post, I mentioned that the order of the training transaction is currently the wrong way around. We treat learners as passive consumers, and don’t recognise their potential as producers. It’s an idea which is underlined in an excellent recent post by Steve Wheeler, from whom I’ve borrowed the first part of my title (although I suspect that Walter Benjamin got there first ). Much like an e-learning version of Amazon. And most people love Amazon, right? Blog LMS

Square pegs and round holes: How to make e-learning more mobile responsive

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So are you providing the right shaped space for your learners? A few days back I was browsing my favourite website on my sister’s new smartphone. Even though I made sure I was accessing the mobile version of the site, I still wasn’t able to see content I could see when browsing the same site on my PC. The impact on the user experience that just a small impediment like this makes is huge.

Why most compliance e-learning doesn’t actually work

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Last year Saffron Interactive created a course for a major public transport provider which has now been shortlisted for an eLearning Age Award. Why do companies offer compulsory compliance training to their employees? To meet the company regulations that are in place. When staff training is approached in this way, many individuals may have reservations before they even begin, because ultimately, they do not have a choice in how their learning material is delivered. Let’s look at the bigger picture. I’ll take a simple example. But what about the employees in hotels and restaurants?

What is quality when it comes to e-Learning?

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As instructional designers, our primary responsibility is to bring about behavioural change, thereby, hopefully, also providing sufficient return on investment for our clients. As conscientious professionals, it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide a learning experience that the learner can enjoy. Does a good-looking course qualify as good quality?

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.

Risk and feasibility analysis of providing an e-learning service to clients

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Risk and feasibility analysis of providing an e-learning service to clients. How do you decide if your company should start to provide its own e-learning? Claire Line. Learning & Development Manager. Hogan Lovells. Read The Full Article. Advance Uncategorized e-Learning eLearning hogan lovells Instructional design

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Want to maximise the impact of your training spend? Pick the right problem

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The idea behind this book is to provide a toolkit for learning professionals who want to design programmes that make a genuine business impact, summarised in the six ‘Ds’: Define Outcomes in Business Terms. But providing a similar kind of resilience training to social carers who work alone, face difficult conditions and are paid the minimum wage is unlikely to be as effective. The authors provide a solid methodology for interviewing line managers in order to ascertain the problem – which I thoroughly recommend. Design the Complete Experience. Deliver for Application.

Top 10 tips for creating a learning website

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Just as Moodle provides provides a great starting point for an effective learning management system (and can be used ‘out of the box’ for hosting one or two courses), open source content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress are the place to start for most website requirements. It’s extremely well-supported, and provides most of the admin functionality required ‘out-of-the-box’. 4. More and more often, a website is part of the blend for a successful change campaign. website is the logical solution. Decide on the content first. What’s your call to action?

Saffron wins Instructional Designer of the Year (again!)

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Last night’s Learning Awards saw Saffron Interactive win the coveted award for the second time in four years – the only e-learning provider ever to do so. Beating stiff competition from Mind Click, Dell and Unicorn Training, Saffron’s Moira Nicolson took the prize for an extraordinary e-learning course on mental resilience created for Transport for London. says Noorie Sazen, Saffron CEO. Winning this award for the second time shows why Saffron is such a special company. That’s the Saffron difference.’. Not only did we deliver £7.8 This is a cause I’m passionate about.’.

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.

How can you tell if a training programme is working? Run a trial

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More and more we’re seeing clients, industry professionals and industry bodies like the Learning and Performance Institute requesting that vendors provide rigorous and demonstrable proof of the effectiveness of training. Something is happening in the world of public policy and it ought to be happening within learning and development. We think that they should be.’

Saffron is accredited by the LPI for the sixth year

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The Learning Technologies Accreditation is designed for companies that provide communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, performance and capability building. Saffron is one of the few bespoke providers to currently hold an Accreditation. The Accreditation provides Saffron’s clients with valuable assurances, including the following: The provider conforms to a professional Code of Practice. Marketing collateral is verifiable and accurately represents the services being provided.

How to make your e-learning effective by choosing the right colours

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You don’t want to detract from video scenarios by providing a gaudy and potentially distracting background, nor do you want to use a lurid green as your core colour across every element of a 12 hour solution. Imagine a world in black and white. While it might appeal to some, it definitely doesn’t sound too exciting to most of us. My money’s on young women. Adobe (Combinations and themes).

How to make your e-learning effective by choosing the right colours

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You don’t want to detract from video scenarios by providing a gaudy and potentially distracting background, nor do you want to use a lurid green as your core colour across every element of a 12 hour solution. Imagine a world in black and white. While it might appeal to some, it definitely doesn’t sound too exciting to most of us. My money’s on young women. Adobe (Combinations and themes).

Quality Control process for E-Learning

This guide provides recommendations for implementing quality. Also, provide estimates for how long each process should take and how. recommend that your team standardize the quality control process and provide a detailed. Development tools provide options to either. to provide feedback. GUIDE TO CREATING A. QUALITY ASSURANCE. PROCESS. FRESH EYE REVIEWS. 401 S.

Top tips for using neurology to improve elearning

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Also, when planning the learning objectives for each of these sessions, bear in mind that the average human brain can only recall 5-6 independent items (this is why telephone numbers were initially designed to include only 6 digits). 5)  Make it relevant:  This may seem obvious, but it can so easily be over-looked, especially when the commercial imperative is to provide as much information as possible. So how do we achieve this holy grail of learning? It all comes down to the way information is retrieved and processed. So good in fact, that we can often miss the most obvious cues.

Love assessment, hate tests

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If the audience for our courses genuinely are learners, then the purpose of our assessments should be to (a) discover the level of their current know-how and (b) provide feedback that helps them to perform better. What do we mean when we talk about assessment in the context of e-learning? Too often, I’d suggest, we mean the test at the end of an online course. Administrative Expert.

The Nudge Unit: changing behaviour the sly way

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Saffron’s Nick Simons often repeats that you can’t change behaviour unless you can provide people with incentives or disincentives for doing so. But if people aren’t simply driven by their rational self interest, then it could be that we can change behaviour even when we can’t provide a Pavlovian reward or punishment. But is this easier said than done? Less is more.

The Nudge Unit: changing behaviour the sly way

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Saffron’s Nick Simons often repeats that you can’t change behaviour unless you can provide people with incentives or disincentives for doing so. But if people aren’t simply driven by their rational self interest, then it could be that we can change behaviour even when we can’t provide a Pavlovian reward or punishment. ’ But is this easier said than done?

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?

To tweet or not to tweet? Part 2

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Providing an official #hashtag will allow you to keep track of what was said. In my last blog I discussed the increasing conflict between the long established listen and learn styles of presenting and the ever increasing use of mobile devices by participants during talks. This week we come to the bit everybody has been waiting for. Here are my top tips!

Bringing Gamification to the workplace

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For those that attended the recent Learning Technologies Exhibition you may have have seen one of our seminars debating the pro’s and cons of looking to videogames to provide an example for increasing engagement in Learning and development. In the last few weeks at Saffron Interactive there has been a lot of talk about gamification. Achievement Badges. Rate of variable reward.

From behaviour-changing games to game-changing behaviour

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The more realistic and plausible the choices are at each decision point, the better the opportunities to provide performance-improving feedback. This style of e-learning design works particularly well when there’s a skill to be learnt and hence the game provides a safe environment in which to practise. If you’re thinking “Gamification, what’s that?”,

Awards? Who needs them?

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In other words, (a) clarify the performance improvement or behavioural changes you want, in everyday language, (b) show you mean it by acting as a role model, and (c) provide incentives so that positive behaviour is encouraged and negative behaviour is discouraged. and provide adequate responses. And that’s enough self-congratulation too. OK, I’ll get to the point.

21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer: this information sheet has been written to provide general information only and does not constitute or comprise legal or specific advice or a warranty of compliance by. 21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Which organizations does Part 11 apply to? beverage manufacturing). Additionally, some organizations that. electronic training records and other documents. The FDA.

A test to test whether you need testing

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We all too often forget the value that a pre-test can provide when designing a learning experience. feel pre-tests should be used to provide employees with an option to skip the training and subsequent assessment, should they pass. Some of you will have no idea what I am about to talk about considering your lack of experience in e-learning. Don’t you just hate condescension? Here’s a simple way to avoid this common pitfall. If you’re unsure how much the learner already knows, use a pre-test! If the learner answers correctly, don’t bother them with the screens! It’s a win-win.

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Using scenarios to involve learners

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It provides meaningful interaction, as opposed to interaction for the sake of it. I have often seen courses where the learner has to read information in a popup on clicking a button. This click appears with its associated learner instruction and at times is just ornamentation on the screen. If this happens too frequently in a course, the learner starts responding in almost ‘Pavlov-esque’ fashion: a conditioned reflex (okay, so it was the dog and not Pavlov that responded, but you see my point!). The course is no longer entertaining and certainly not engaging. Feedback: A.

Taking the place of the instructor in e-learning

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Putting them on the spot tests their behaviour as well as their knowledge, much like an instructor would. 4) Provide the learner with opportunities to solve problems and interact with ideas. e-Learning, and the discussions around it, tends to polarise people. Nobody really sits on the fence – broadly speaking, they are for it (normally, those with a keen sense of the cost of training) or they are against it (those who believe in traditional pedagogy). But which of these perspectives is right? The short answer, I believe, is neither of them. Let me explain why I think this is.

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

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When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case. This provides the context to the learner without going into overwhelming detail, and gets rid of the bits that aren’t really worthwhile. And yeah, it serves a purpose, to a point.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

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When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case. This provides the context to the learner without going into overwhelming detail, and gets rid of the bits that aren’t really worthwhile.