How I increased my probability of making the right decisions


I seem to make a lot of decisions. Decisions as a business owner, business partner, husband and father. I’d like to make good decisions. By that I mean decisions that have more upside than downside. Decisions where the probability of expected value is higher than the probability of expected loss.

What some ancient guy can teach a startup about learning, failure, and growth


The growth of humans into who we are has been a long succession of Leveling Up – or more specifically, making mistakes, learning from them and making different choices next time for better results.

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The 6 key ingredients in a successful Yarno campaign


We've done it. We've cracked the perfect recipe. A toasted handful of learning objectives, half a cup of questions, a pinch of character, and a dash of imagery…and there you have it! A well-baked Yarno campaign.

The good, the bad and the ugly of WHS content


Recently we’ve been writing some Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) content that has been been turning heads. And if you don’t believe me, I’ve got proof.

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.

Learning guitar with learning science


In the past four years, I’ve learnt a lot about learning. Mostly I've discovered that for 35 years I've been doing it wrong. Relying on techniques proven to be ineffective , such as cramming, re-reading and highlighting. On the positive side, I've also discovered what does work.

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Measuring training ROI - is it really possible?


Customers often ask us “how do you measure training ROI?”. Which is funny, because when we started Yarno, we assumed everyone measured ROI. But the more conversations we had, we discovered that measuring training ROI isn’t actually that common. And that often it’s not measured at all!

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Our secret formula for writing (effective) multiple choice quizzes


For most of my education I thought pretty poorly of multiple choice quizzes. In high school I’d learned all the usual tricks quiz authors use – and how to outsmart them.

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Training our employees to brush their teeth


Or, why one-and-done learning doesn't work. Imagine that you want to teach a kid to brush his teeth. Why are you teaching him? Well, because you want him to be happy and healthy for his life…and you don't want to have to pay for a bunch of expensive dental work. So what are you hoping he'll DO?

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How I accidentally discovered the power of active listening


Now, for those of you that know me well know that I like to talk. I love a good yarn, a chat, a story, which I'm told makes me a good sales guy. Or does it?

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.

Does eLearning work? Our reflections on Thalheimer’s latest research


We’ve heard it on the internet. We’ve heard it from the learning professionals we’ve interviewed. We’ve heard it from our customers. Everyone’s facing one common problem. What problem, you ask? Cracking the learning effectiveness enigma.

Why manager involvement is crucial for workplace learning


We believe the ultimate goal of any sort of training is to improve on-the-job performance. The answer to "Is what was learnt being applied on a regular basis?” should be a resounding yes. And we know that manager support and endorsement of training is critical to its success.

4 reasons why mobile is perfect for retail training


A few weeks ago, I needed to go to the chemist to buy a few skincare products. I had a vague idea of what I was looking for but hadn’t chosen a particular brand or product yet.

The most rewarding and unrewarding job I've ever had


2016 was a big year for the Eggers Family. It was the year of ‘births’; the birth of Yarno, of course, and the birth of our beautiful daughter, Lauren. But let’s take a step back.

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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.

4 learning principles that drive Yarno


We’ve written previously about the results of our customer research with L&D professionals and the pain points we identified that needed solving.

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Real time, all the time: insights from Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2017


Each year, Deloitte University Press conducts a global survey titled Global Human Capital Trends. The report outlines trends discovered in the survey responses, spanning HR, L&D and leadership.

3 drawbacks of microlearning you need to consider


Microlearning. The biggest (smallest?) buzzword to come out of the L&D industry in the past couple of years. If you’re not up to speed, microlearning is pretty reflective of its namesake— little bits of learning.

How to use interleaving to win long-term results


In basically every learning environment: school, higher education, workplace learning – we’re expected to be across content from different topics, subtopics, and problem types. But topics, skills, and ideas don’t live in isolation. So why do we try and learn them as if they do?

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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.

Why your multi-choice questions suck, and how to fix them


We can confuse learners when we: a. fail to actually complete the sentence we started in the question. inconsistent grammar in the options. sometimes veer off into another idea entirely. wombats. I found this question in a blog post by Cathy Moore, written way back in the stone age (2007).

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How the Craftsman Spirit can elevate your learning


I started training jujitsu a few months ago. I had a friend/mentor comment that he thought I’d really benefit from picking up a martial art. He’s also the Sensei (and a salesman by day) so I figured he was just doing some recruiting for the school.

Overcoming a sneaky barrier to learning


I’ve been researching cognitive bias recently (don’t judge just yet, it’s more interesting than it sounds), in an effort to improve my decision-making ability.

Bloom's 2 sigma problem: a summary


In 1984 Benjamin Bloom authored a seminal paper called The two sigma problem: the search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-on-one tutoring.

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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.

What does machine learning mean for education?


Here’s something to think about. What do all of the following have in common? Netflix. Self-driving cars. Predictive text. Face recognition. Spotify weekly playlists. Spam e-mail classifiers…. They’re all backed by bots. Clever bots that learn by having us teach them, without us even realising it.

What's the big deal about microlearning?


It’s 9am Monday and you’ve got 237 e-mails to reply to. 5 deadlines to meet. A team of reports that desperately need your ‘immediate' attention. And there’s one more thing that you can’t quite put your finger on…. Oh, dear… There’s that 3-day training program this week. Terror strikes. The coffee just doesn’t seem strong enough this morning as you scramble to figure out where those extra hours will come from. Sound familiar? Away from training, towards learning.

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

Learning Solutions Magazine

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

Learning Solutions Magazine

Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00


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.

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? Maybe you received some gift cards and are looking for something for yourself. Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.

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Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

When it comes to employee productivity, offering training programs, courses and learning opportunities becomes essential for organizations. The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization.

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E-Learning Provocateur

Is it just me or is every year a “big year”…? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I’m proud of.

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

When Training Is NOT The Answer

Tim Slade

Whether you’re an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, or just an everyday learning professional, a crucial part of your job is understanding when training is not the answer.

MWL Newsletter No 94

Jane Hart

Posts and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 2-8 December 2018 [who’s responsible for reskilling future workers? guide employees to own their own learning. MWL 2019] . Modern Workplace Learning

How to bring out the best in your employees

Your Training Edge

Employees are a diverse bunch with varied interests. Each one has had a different taste of life and what motivates one might not motivate another. When handling a team, it can be quite difficult to get everyone on the same page and motivate them to give their best.

How to Ask Better Training Questions

Learning Rebels

The time has come to once again to discuss the art of, “How to ask better training questions?” ” (This post ran originally on my blog site for Litmos in January 2018. The content here has been updated.). Picture this: .

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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.