Knowledge Avatars for Training

Foolproof Your Teaching

Knowledge Avatars for Training

Once you've identified the concepts that you want to teach (see An Easier Way To Define Training Goals ) you have a clear plan of what needs to be taught. The next question becomes "How do you teach each concept?" There are several principles that we can apply that ensures mastery every time. First, let's explore what it means to know something.

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Foolproof Your Teaching

Knowledge Avatars for Training

Once you've identified the concepts that you want to teach (see An Easier Way To Define Training Goals ) you have a clear plan of what needs to be taught. The next question becomes "How do you teach each concept?" There are several principles that we can apply that ensures mastery every time. First, let's explore what it means to know something.

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An Easier Way To Define Training Goals

Knowledge Avatars for Training

One of the biggest challenges in training is identifying your students' knowledge gaps and having a strategy for dealing with them. Generally, you want to identify certain performance goals for your trainees. That sets the target, and then after your intervention, you will want to test to see that those goals have been achieved. Much has been written about defining performance goals and filling the gaps in training. This idea was introduced by Dr. Tom F.

Unleashing the Engineer in Instructional Design

Knowledge Avatars for Training

When it comes to developing instruction, are you an artisan, or are you an engineer? What's the difference? An artisan builds each widget as a unique and unrepeatable project. If the artisan builds a chair, even though we all know the function of a chair and a chair's general characteristics, the artisan will build the chair from scratch. Each leg or arm will be turned and sanded lovingly. The surface will be polished and oiled until it is a work of art.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Short Sims by Clark Aldrich: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

In his book Short Sims: A Game Changer , Clark Aldrich provides a system for creating engaging, interactive learning experiences quickly (in about 40 hours of work). Clark provides multiple examples so you can play through the Short Sims yourself to see the possibilities. What are Short Sims?

YES! LearnDash Memberships Have Arrived!

LearnDash

LearnDash Groups evolve to include membership capabilities. Create levels, sub-levels, sell access, award group certificates, and more! “Do I need a membership plugin or platform in order to use LearnDash?”

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Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Why is it Important to Measure Your Corporate Training Programs with Learning Analytics?

InfoPro Learning

Companies invest millions into their online learning and development programs every year and for good reason. Effective training programs can provide some pretty valuable benefits including increased employee retention, boosted morale, improved productivity and a rise in profits.

Stepping up Your Employee Onboarding Training- A results-oriented approach

InfoPro Learning

Having an effective onboarding program is more important than you might think. Your onboarding process has a direct effect on your organizations ability to attract and retain new talent. Onboarding is also directly related to the length of the new hire learning curve and their levels of productivity.

Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Experiencing eLearning

This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

6 Practical Solutions for Converting Classroom to VILT for Corporate Training

InfoPro Learning

If you are like the many organizations who have recently transitioned their workforce from traditional office-based teams to having most of your employees work remotely, you might be considering converting your corporate training programs as well.

Insights in a Nutshell: Converting Instructor Led Training into Engaging Online Learning Experiences

InfoPro Learning

Converting your training materials into an online learning format is one of the most effective and easy ways you can remove training barriers for your employees. The global workforce is rapidly growing. It is not uncommon for teams that work together to be distributed all over the world.

Metrics to Measure Corporate Training Effectiveness

InfoPro Learning

It is true that training programs that revolve around developing skills for the workforce has emerged as a crucial factor for organizational development. Not only this creates a sense of belief in employees, but also exhibit higher retention rates and employer loyalty.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. My experience. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Off the Cuff on Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

I had the pleasure of speaking about scenario-based learning with Alexander Salas, Chapter President of ATDCFL (Central Florida) for his “Off the Cuff” interview series. Alex is also the Chief of Awesomeness for eLearning Launch and on Twitter as @StyleLearn.

Should You Use a Subdomain for LearnDash?

LearnDash

Whether or not you set up your e-learning course on a subdomain has implications for SEO and user experience. One question that can be a stumbling block for new users is whether they should host their course on a subdomain of their website or as a regular subdirectory.

Insights in a Nutshell: Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Leadership Development

InfoPro Learning

Leadership development programs are high in demand. In fact, developing new leaders is currently one of the top challenges for organizations all over the world.

Training Tips from 11 Experts (Including Me)

Experiencing eLearning

TalentLMS asked 11 folks in the learning and development world for tips for improving workplace training. Now that nearly everyone is a remote worker, these tips can help train remote employees. Many of the tips could apply to any workplace training though, not just elearning for remote workers.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Color-Coded Branching Scenario Flowchart

Experiencing eLearning

A color-coded branching scenario flowchart shows you the overall structure of a branching scenario at a glance. I use Twine to create branching scenarios. In the default interface and formats, passages are all the same color.

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Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” ” A good fit means doing work you find satisfying, in an organization or with clients that value your contributions. Generalist or specialist.

Blended Learning as a powerful strategy for corporate training success

InfoPro Learning

Many organizations are currently looking for ways to provide quality employee training online. The remote workforce has steadily been growing over the past several years and current events have only sped up the process.

Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast)

Experiencing eLearning

In this presentation, I discussed why scenario-based learning engages participants. I gave examples of how to “hook” learners to draw them into a story right from the beginning. I also talked about some elements to help craft narratives.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Best and Worst ID Projects

Experiencing eLearning

What are your most successful and least successful ID projects? Two graduate students have asked me this in interviews, and it’s a good question for reflection. It’s hard to pick, but these two examples are one of my best ID projects and one of my worst. One of my most successful.

ID—>LXD: Moving from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design

Allen Interactions

LXD: Moving from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;">. What’s e-learning? Today’s definition of e-learning is so broad, the term has come to mean very little.

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

One common request from clients and stakeholders is to convert an existing classroom training program to an online or blended format. Just taking your existing PowerPoint slides and putting them online won’t be very effective.

ID and eLearning Links 5/26/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on writing about unfamiliar subjects plus 3 different sets of instructional design competencies. Writing when you’re not a SME.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.