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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.

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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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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.

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.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

Constructivism 7: Social Learning cont’d

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

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.

Constructivism 6: Social Learning

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One of the primary conditions of knowledge working is the social learning aspect. Knowledge workers can learn by collaborating with their peers with similar skill sets and in project teams which require knowledge workers from different disciplines to cooperate in the implementation of solutions.

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.

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?

Constructivism Pt.4: Experiential Learning Theory

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Experiential learning theory (ELT) describes learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience”.

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.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations

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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.

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

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Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge.

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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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.

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.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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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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.

Irish Government to tax learners with “failure fee”

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The Irish government is set to tax learners with a "failure fee". A source close to the Department of Education said they intend to tax the education sector through a levy on incorrectly answered exam questions. This is an effort to generate money as the Irish economy recovers from Storm Emma.

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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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Constructivism 9: Mindtools

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Mindtools are computer-based tools and learning environments that have been adapted or developed to function as intellectual partners with the learner in order to engage and facilitate critical thinking and higher order learning. Mindtools are knowledge construction tools that learners learn with, not from. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 9: Mindtools appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 7: Characteristics of Adopters concluded

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Previously, I looked at characteristics of adopters for Innovators, Early Adopters, and the Early Majority. In this last post in this series, I will describe the characteristics of the remaining categories of adopters, or otherwise, as we shall see.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 5: Rate of Adoption

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People (and organizations) don't adopt new ideas at the same time or at the same pace: rate of adoption vary considerably. Some adopt ideas when they are first introduced; others wait; some never adopt an idea: ".the the time span over which people adopt ideas will vary from practice to practice."

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Elearning Adoption in Organizations 4: Complexity of Practice

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As discussed in my previous post on Elearning Adoption in Organizations, research undertaken by Bohlen and Beal indicates that complexity of practice is a significant factor in determining the value of a diffused innovation or technology in organizations. They defined five categories of complexity.

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Discovering Instructional Design 12: the ICARE Framework

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Based on the Dick and Carey Model and pioneered by San Diego State University, the ICARE framework has found a place in the higher education sector. According to Vincent Salyers, ICARE has potential "as one possible means for structuring and organizing course content."

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Discovering Instructional Design 10: the Dick and Carey Model

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Design models can be defined as the visual representations of an instructional design process, displaying the main phases and relationships. The Dick and Carey model is among the most commonly known (and frequently used) instructional systems design models.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 2: Characteristics of the Diffusion Process

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New ideas, processes, technologies, and work practices are part of the workplace environment.

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Discovering Instructional Design 8: Developing Material for Learning Programs

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Continuing this E-Learning Curve Blog series of articles on discovering instructional design. Today, I'm going to outline some guidelines for developing material for learning programs.

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.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.