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Use of AR/VR in Training and Development

Knowledge Synonyms

Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) technologies have established it to be a useful tool to educate, design and train employees. With the soaring prices of traditional methods of learning, VR and AR have proven to be a cost-effective strategy and have become popular consumer technologies over the last few years. This is why it is being increasingly adopted by diverse industries like education, manufacturing, banking etc.

How Health and Safety trainings are vital in the face of modern threats

Knowledge Synonyms

The year of the Rat sure didn’t get off to a good off to the most encouraging start, owing to the corona virus outbreak. With over 126,681 people dead so far, more than 1,981,239 infected and 40+ countries affected Cities in lockdown, travel restrictions in place, plant closures mounting. The Global trade, commerce, tourism, investment and supply chains have taken a massive hit. Industries have shifted its base by continuing business operations via the Work-from-home method.

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DIGITALSkunks Technologies (P) Ltd. and KnowledgeSynonyms Consulting (P) Ltd. Launches DS DIGI Agency

Knowledge Synonyms

March 26, 2020– Noida, UP, India – DS DIGI Agency, D I G I , a full-service, Digital Business Model-ing, marketing, and communication agency announces its launch today. The agency, with opera-tion centers in Noida, India; Arvada, USA; and Cologne, Germany will help organizations and business entities to model their business from physical world to digital world. DS DIGI will help them with business modeling, digital footprint development and marketing of products and ser-vices globally.

ViLTs- All Your Questions Answered

Knowledge Synonyms

The onset of COVID-19, or more popularly known as the Coronavirus, has cast fear across the globe. While the impact can be seen on all aspects of people’s lives-social, behavioral, and probably most strikingly financial, the full measure of its effect will be only gauged after the pandemic is contained and controlled. However, of all the things that the mighty Corona has brought to a halt, learning and development should not be one of them.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

VILT to Fill the Learning Vacuum Created by Corona

Knowledge Synonyms

The onset of COVID-19, or more popularly known as the Coronavirus, has cast fear across the globe. While the impact can be seen on all aspects of people’s lives-social, behavioral, and probably most strikingly financial, the full measure of its effect will be only gauged after the pandemic is contained and controlled. However, of all the things that the mighty Corona has brought to a halt, learning and development should not be one of them.

EasySIM™ – Connecting Branched Minds

Knowledge Synonyms

Reduce costs and improve Human capital using Competency-based branching simulation assessments and Easy to use KPI-oriented branching algorithm. Current trends in the training and development industry show a radical shift to adopting more intelligent learning systems into the learning ecosystem with buzzwords like- Game-based learning, situational-based learning, and simulation-based learning.

EasySIM™ – Simulated Learning and Performance Cloud (SLPC)

Knowledge Synonyms

Professionals acquire job-relevant skills differently than how they learn a theoretical or academic concept. Current studies on Andragogy (the method of teaching adult learners) show-. Adults have a DIY mindset- they require maximum autonomy and minimum instructions for optimal learning outcome. Experience (including mistakes) are imperative to learning. Learning program need to be a mix of informative and immersive activities to drive cognitive engagement on the learner’s part.

Stay tuned (and get excited)

Knowledge Synonyms

Conversations with several Industry thought leaders, numerous breakouts, and brainstorming Sessions gave us deep insights into gaps in Performance enhancement practices across businesses. When development initiatives fail, you lose deals, miss targets, drop revenue. It’s now all in the past.

Adult Learning Principle 1- Needs Assessment

Knowledge Synonyms

A principle is the beginning of an action leading to its desired outcomes. In the context of Adult Learning, all the twelve principles are found to be intrinsically related one to the other. Dia means “between,” logos means “word.” Thus, dia + logue = “the word between us.”. Adults have substantial experience to be in dialogue with any teacher or trainer and will learn new knowledge, attitudes, or skills best in relation to that life experience (Knowles, 1970).

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Complexity in training increases learner engagement

Knowledge Synonyms

In our worlds of instructional design, complexity is often considered to increase cognitive load. So, we training professionals try to make information as simpler as we can. Complexity can be redesigned to be offered as positive challenge to drive twice the output of simple, non-complex learning. Psychologists have established that people retain learning better when they put effort into learning it. Learner put effort into learning when they are faced with challenging tasks.

Storytelling Instructional Strategy

Knowledge Synonyms

For thousands of years, storytelling has been the key means of instruction or approach in cultures around the world. In some cultures, storytelling has been the major way to convey society’s culture, values, and history without using any written language. Prevailing methods of learning such as lectures and memorization are less suited for training learners as they yield very little in terms of generalization, duration, and speed of knowledge acquisition.

Improving the value of assessments

Knowledge Synonyms

“What’s the value of assessments” is a common question often sounded in corporate training discussions. We did a survey with 2,100 recent participants of a corporate training program, about their experiences with assessments in training programs. 95% of participants whose training included follow-ups agreed that assessments helped them develop career skills for a long-term. We identified two areas that can boost the value of assessments: follow-up and manager involvement. The Follow-Up Advantage.

Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters (a mentor and mentee or learning character) to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure these conversations for eLearning.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

When you create branching scenarios, you probably work with SMEs. They’re the ones with the expertise, after all. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to get good stories and concrete details from SMEs.

Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

Experiencing eLearning

While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses.

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Where I’m Speaking in 2021

Experiencing eLearning

I will be giving presentations on several topics in the next few months. Here’s the information on where I’m speaking in the first part of this year. This includes everything currently scheduled; more events may be added later. Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

What is conversation-driven elearning? One strategy for creating a story for learning is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation. This differs from the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing.

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 has led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. Being forced to distance, we took emergency steps to build mechanisms that supported remote-learning, with an emphasis on elearning and virtual training. The consensus suggests that our existing elearning and training weren’t as well-received as we hoped. Our efforts to rely on elearning more and translate training to virtual experiences weren’t well-designed. The underlying reason is that we’re not well aligned with how our brains really work! In this session, Dr. Quinn will also go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser).

My Top 10 Posts for 2020

Experiencing eLearning

I have written over 1100 blog posts since I started this blog in 2006. A number of those posts continue to be popular, even years after they were originally published. I have been slowly working through my archives to do updates on those older posts while continuing to post new content.

LearnDash Plans for 2021

LearnDash

Prepare for a very active year! Happy New Year, LearnDashers! I think we are all glad 2020 is behind us as we look forward to great things to come this year.

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ID and eLearning Links 12/22/2020

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 laptops for IDs, interleaving practice, resources for freelancers, and a podcast interview. Laptops for IDs.

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

What are the benefits of scenario-based learning? Accelerated expertise, increased motivation, realistic decision-making and more. Here’s a selection of quotes on why scenarios are effective. Accelerated expertise.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

How To Set Daily Goals to Manage Multiple Projects

Experiencing eLearning

Many instructional designers, elearning developers, and LXDs manage multiple projects simultaneously. We’re often working on several staggered projects, especially while waiting for stakeholders to review something.

Zoom Haiku

InSync Training

A few years back, InSync producer Jakob Hofmann wrote some fun producer haiku. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Production Just For Fun

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

A colleague asked me, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

JULIE DIRKSEN - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Course Ideas for Online Coaches and Mentors

LearnDash

Wondering how you can incorporate online learning into your coaching program? Here are some ideas for making it work. In recent years, online coaching has become a booming business.

ID and eLearning Links 8/25/20

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 video conference tips and tools, video production costs, diversity, and freelancing. Video conference tips and tools.

L&D and D&D: Learning and Role Playing Games

Experiencing eLearning

I was invited to be part of a discussion about D&D (Dungeons and Dragons), role playing games, and learning. Luis Malbas of TLDC hosted a conversation with Matthew Piece, Jonathan Rock, and me.

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Planning a Branching Scenario

Experiencing eLearning

After I have completed my analysis for a branching scenario , I spend time planning before I start actually writing the content. My planning includes three components: A scenario concept and summary An outline A list of mistakes. Scenario Concept and Summary.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

One Large Branching Scenario or Multiple Smaller Ones?

Experiencing eLearning

If you have several desired behaviors or skills, is it better to use one large branching scenario or break it into several smaller scenarios? One of the attendees asked that great question during my DevLearn presentation. My recommendation depends on the audience and how the skills are used.

Product Knowledge Training: Creating and Implementing a PKT Plan

Infopro Learning

Today businesses that provide quality customer experiences can set themselves apart from competitors and gain a more extensive base of loyal customers. Quality service is one of the critical factors today’s consumers consider before making a purchase.

DevLearn DDX 2020: Week 2 Recap

Experiencing eLearning

DevLearn was different this year. It was fully online, called the “DevLearn Digital Experience” (DDX). Even online, it was a great experience. The sessions were valuable, and there was a sense of energy and community that doesn’t often happen in online events.

ID and eLearning Links 9/29/20

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 better dialogue, sample projects for inspiration, and useful tools for different kinds of learning. Writing dialogue.

[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.