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Grappling with Groups

Clark Quinn

I’m a fan of the power of social learning. When people get together (and the process is managed right), the outcomes of a negotiated understanding can be powerful. However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities.

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You Built a Great Learning Game… Why Aren’t You Getting Results?

Knowledge Guru

You built a wonderful learning game. So why aren’t you reaping results from it? Before we dive in and diagnose why your learners didn’t learn, grab a piece of real or digital paper. I’m going to ask you to write down things and answer some questions.

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Knowledge is created, not communicated

The eLearning Nomad

I love this phrase. It refers to the paradigm shift first proposed by Paulo Freire ( Pedagogy of the Oppressed ) in 1968. He said that traditional pedagogy treats people like empty vessels to be filled with knowledge (the “banking” approach to education) and he called for an approach that treats the learner as a co-creator of knowledge. The book influenced a lot of adult education (‘andragogy’) practitioners.

Why Organizations Need Chief Knowledge Curators

CLO Magazine

To ensure that his team is always in tune and aligned with a common approach to drive strategic vision, Amazon.com Inc.’s s CEO Jeff Bezos created a corporate book club; he requires his team to read books curated by himself.

[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

As I continue to track what’s happening, I get the opportunity to review a wide number of products and services. While tracking them all would be a full-time job, occasionally some offer new ideas. Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. Their signature offering is a suite of templates for your elearning featuring cooperative play.

Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

A few weeks ago eLearning Brothers released the all new Professional Development Package.

7-Right Things Road Map to Sustained Workforce Performance

Living in Learning

The call-to-action for L&D is to have staff capable of operating comfortably and effectively in the domain of the Point-of-Work exclusive of being a SMEOEDT…SME of Every Damn Thing. This mission… should you choose to accept it…is to seek out individuals possessing the expertise of a performance consultant. Find one or develop one.

Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees

TOPYX LMS

Have you ever noticed how things are constantly being improved upon? Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, technologies, companies, and entire cities seem to always in the process of changing for the better.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Rethink Executive Education

CLO Magazine

“The practice of management, as evidenced in a lot of big corporations and banks, is utterly dreadful. I don’t think business schools really get it, or care to get it.” – Henry Mintzberg.

Always Be Consistent Most of the Time

Association eLearning

Would you notice if the sun didn’t come up tomorrow? Of course you would, because the sun comes up every day. You’re used to it. If it didn’t come up that would be breaking the pattern you’ve become accustomed to.

Best Practices for Effective Soft Skills Training

eLearning Brothers

Boring soft skills training doesn’t just put employees to sleep. It lowers employee perception of your organization – your internal brand. That’s why the most effective soft skills training typically doesn’t just fly off someone else’s shelf.

Is Managing Learning Enough…Or Is Broader ACCESS the End-Game?

Living in Learning

In the event your brain immediately visualized training courses or learning events residing on your LMS…we have a potential disconnect here because “Training” in any form represents only the 10% in the 70:20:10 framework, and to make that even uglier, the 10% falls into the +/-5% of our 2,000 hour work year that Bersin’s research says we get each year in the form of formal learning. So what?

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Why are 44% of companies considering replacing their LMS?

Axonify

The LMS is failing to deliver for many organizations. This is the conclusion of extensive research conducted by the Brandon Hall Group, a preeminent research and analytics firm. In our recent webinar , Brandon Hall Principal Learning Strategist David Wentworth and Axonify’s Principal Learning Strategist J.D. Dillon discussed the research and what it could mean to leaders like you.

Vulnerability Is a Leadership Skill, Not a Weakness

CLO Magazine

Business leaders ooze confidence. It’s something we as observers or followers of such leaders see everyday.

How to Set Homework Inside the Course

Geenio

It is a well-known fact that humans learn via repetition. Of course, reading texts and watching video tutorials is important for learning, but unless we put what we learn into practice, we are liable to forget most of it in a week or two

6 Tips For Correcting Video Errors With the Camtasia Timeline

eLearning Brothers

You are probably perfect when it comes to your video production, so you don’t have to make many edits in post production.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

LearnUpon – The best LMS in Australia

LearnUpon

LearnUpon had just set off on their journey to be the best Learning Management System (LMS) in Australia when I first spoke with the CEO, Brendan Noud. “I’m I’m sorry…you’re doing what?”.

MWL Newsletter No 14

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 14-20 May 2017. Social learning

How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D – Resources Shared at #ATD2017

David Kelly

On May 22, I had the privilege of leading a session at ATD’s International Conference and Expo titled How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D. This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. Session Slides. How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D from David Kelly. Specific Session Resources.

How to Build Effective Mentoring Relationships

Pract.us

Strong mentoring relationships benefit mentor and mentee alike. Mentoring others is good for your career. A 2013 study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior found that mentors enjoy greater job satisfaction and career success than non-mentors.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Foster Effective Communication Skills through Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Foster Effective Communication Skills through Customizable Courseware. Effective communication skills are paramount in any kind of business. You communicate with your boss, your employees, colleagues, and clients.

3 Reasons Unconscious Bias Training Doesn’t Work

CLO Magazine

If a training program doesn’t work, most learning leaders will scrap it or at least redesign it so that it provides organizational value. But that’s not the case with unconscious bias training. It’s often done — poorly — just to cover compliance or legal bases or to ensure the right image.

L&D Needs to Get In The Time Saving Business

Jane Hart

New article: L&D Needs to Get In The Time Saving Business by Mark Britz Uber and Lyft aren’t popular because they are cheaper than a taxi or cleaner or even that they are better at getting around a city. They are successful because they save you time and make time … Social learning

The Health Benefits of Continued Learning

KnowledgeCity

Research findings through the past decade indicate a variety of long-term benefits of a brain stimulated through continuous learning. Life-long education not only stimulates soft skills but also serves to enhance self-fulfillment.

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

Gamification - Myths and Misunderstandings

Designing Digitally

The method of applying game design techniques and mechanics to motivate learners is called gamification. Learning designers are implementing gamification in eLearning to keep the learners engaged and excited. The gamification market is set to grow from $1.65 billion in 2015 to $11.10 billion by 2020.

7 Tips for Increasing eLearning Utilization

OpenSesame

"If you build it, they will come," right? Unfortunately, this is rarely the case in elearning. You start by implementing an learning management system (LMS), selecting needed courses, structuring and organizing content but those are just the first steps to creating a successful learning program. In my role as Senior Customer Success Manager at OpenSesame, I speak to hundreds of companies about their top strategies to increase learner engagement and boost consumption of content. .

Is E-learning Really Effective In The Workplace? 3 Top Factors That Contribute To Efficacy

G-Cube

Workplace learning is often described as Training which is undertaken in the workplace or a simulated work environment which may include structured training, assessment, observation of work practices, case study or other models.