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This week, it's all about fixing data breaches. Following on from my Congressional testimony last month, I committed to writing about how we can address the root causes which has led to the 5-part epic that was this week's posts.

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Discovering Instructional Design 4: The Affective Domain

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When defining the end-goal of instruction as part of goal analysis, it's helpful to explore the relevance of the often-overlooked Affective Domain. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 4: The Affective Domain appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Discovering Instructional Design 15: The ASSURE Model

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ASSURE is an acronym derived from the key verb-descriptor of the tasks associated with the approach.

Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model

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The Morrison, Ross, and Kemp Model defines different elements, rather than “step, stage, level, or sequential items” of an instructional design, and emphasizes the adoption of continuous implementation and evaluation through the instructional design process.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Discovering Instructional Design 14: Seels and Glasgow Model

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And so my friends, we reach Number 18 in our journey of discovery around Instructional Design. That's three month's solid blogging, investigating one of the fundamental domains associated with our profession. What have we learned?

Towards a Definition of Elearning

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“E-learning” means different things to different people. When you consider that you can call the discipline “e-learning”, “elearning” or even “eLearning”, it’s no surprise that there is a range of definitions of the subject: we prefer to define things according to how we use them.

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Discovering Instructional Design 6: Developing Objectives

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Continuing this E-Learning Curve Blog series on Instructional Design. Today I'm going to discuss Describing the Target Audience and Objectives Writing Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 6: Developing Objectives appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations

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Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland

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Today at dawn on the Winter Solstice the chamber of the Stone Age monument at Newgrange, Ireland is illuminated by the rising sun entering the passage to light up the chamber. Continue Reading → The post Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach

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Several types of analysis are undertaken when using a systems approach for Instructional Systems Design (ISD) strategy to learning program development. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations

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Instructional Design (ID) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of instruction and other learning experiences. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Discovering Instructional Design 13: ICARE Model – Middlesex University’s experience

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So far, all the models I've talked about in this E-Learning Curve Blog series have described a linear process in the design of learning events.

Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnight?

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To bring learning opportunities to your workforce you’re going to have to look beyond the confines of the conference room for informal learning. Continue Reading → The post Is informal learning this year’s L&D Fortnight? appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Constructivism 5: Kolb’s Learning Styles

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In the years since Kolb first devised the learning styles inventory, the definitions of the four learning styles have been refined to facilitate the creation of a learning styles matrix, which can assist in understanding learning.

Constructivism 3: The Principles of Constructivism

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Bruner’s 1966 text Toward a Theory of Instruction described the key principles of constructivism. Driscoll outlines five conditions for learning. It's useful to elaborate on these principles and conditions, as they are relevant to the rest of this series of articles.

Definition of E-learning: Content Authoring

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The process of authoring, delivering, engaging with, supporting and administering content are time-critical components of the delivery chain.

Discovering Instructional Design 7: Objectives Analysis

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It is critical to the instructional development process that designers understand what skills and knowledge learners need to bring to the instructional process. This is achieved through objectives analysis.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Towards a Definition of E-learning, 2

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E-learning is based on 3 basic criteria. First, it's networked. Next, it's delivered to the end-user via a computing device using standard internet technology. Finally, it focuses on the broadest view of learning: learning that goes beyond “e-training”.

E-Learning Adoption in Organizations 6: More Characteristics of Adopters

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In this, the penultimate article in this series, I will describe some more categories of innovation adopters, before concluding the series of articles about Elearning Adoption in Organizations. There are there are five categories of adopters of new ideas. Now read on.

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History of Informal Learning: the Early Years

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The emergence of digital / digitisation / digitalization is forcing organisations to rethink and evaluate how workers learn and how to support effective performance. How do people learn? What accounts for the upswing in interest in informal learning? Does it work?

Is Informal Learning the Way Forward?

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Informal learning should no longer be regarded as an inferior form of learning whose main purpose is to act as the precursor of formal learning. Yet, I have some doubts as to whether informal learning is the best way forward. Continue Reading → The post Is Informal Learning the Way Forward?

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Elearning Adoption in Organisations 3: Stages of Diffusion

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According to Everett M. Rogers, peoples' attitude to a new technology is a key element in its diffusion. Roger’s Innovation Decision Process theory asserts that innovation diffusion is a process that occurs over time through five stages of diffusion: Awareness; Interest; Evaluation; Trial; Adoption.

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Constructivism 13: Double Loop Learning

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In double loop learning, goals or decision-making rules are modified in the light of experience; the second loop facilitates their modification. Double-loop learning recognises that the way a problem is defined and solved can be a source of the problem.

Constructivism 12: Single Loop Learning

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Chris Argyris and Donald Schön suggest that each member of an organisation constructs their own representation of the actual, tacit, applied organisational behaviours, also called its “theory-in-use”. Argyris and Schön modelled theory-in-use to investigate its three components.

Constructivism 11: Organizational Learning

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Argyris & Schön support the argument that individuals have mental maps both for their skill assets and how to act in situations. They assert that it is these mental maps that guide people’s actions rather than the theories they explicitly espouse.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

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How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Constructivism 10: More Mindtools

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Learning is not restricted to formal learning environments, and that learners can acquire sophisticated skills and advanced knowledge in natural learning situations. Computer-based technologies can be used as "mindtools" to immerse learners in a Cognitive Web.

Instructional Design 101: Six Rules for Writing

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Following a series of posts on Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers, I'm about to embark on a major series of articles on the topic of Instructional Design. Continue Reading → The post Instructional Design 101: Six Rules for Writing appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Constructivism 8: Challenges of Elearning

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Regarding the challenges of elearning, in 2001 David Jonassen argues that “most e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction: it may be cheaper to ‘deliver’ over the Internet, but it won't be more effective.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

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Continuing our exploration of social learning. Vygotsky argues that learning precedes development.