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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.

It’s not the end of the world, you know

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The reality is that a poor result in state examinations seriously affects most peoples' ability to move forward in their lives. Continue Reading → The post It’s not the end of the world, you know 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations

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How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

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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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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”.

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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."

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