Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. I have read a couple of articles--and one book--saying that we will need to start proving that our training is effective by providing after-the-class assessment. Training on Trial , by Jim D. And finally, have those new behaviors resulted in the business results that were the ultimate goal of the training?

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people. Nevertheless, asynchronous training has some pretty compelling advantages. But the reason I am thinking about all of this today is that I was recently asked how to show that live, classroom training still has an advantage over eLearning. And now I was being asked to justify classroom training. Which is better, classroom training/live interactive training or self-paced/asynchronous eLearning?

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Fitness Training Supports Improved Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults

Will at Work Learning

A 2003 meta-analysis found that fitness training was likely to improve cognitive functioning in older adults. Those who engaged in both weight-training and cardio-training had slightly better results than those who did cardio alone. . 2003).

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training


Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Blended learning extends training beyond a single “event.”.

Turbo Charge Scheduled Events in Your Learning Management System by Using Tags

Absorb LMS

He passed away in 2003 but it seems appropriate that he be revived symbolically in this Blog post to teach this important topic. Absorb LMS Best Practices Features e-learning elearning eLL ILT instructor-led training Keywords learning management system LMS Search Tags training

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off


In the onboarding phase, HR trains new employees on processes and systems they need to do their job—basically all of the nuts-and-bolts stuff. When employees receive new training or knowledge and are eager to apply it to their jobs, advocates make that happen.

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better? The Results Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Last week we focused on the benefits of classroom training. Some additional thoughts on the benefits of classroom training came in this week. One reader tells us that surveys show that classroom training is preferred by learners: "As a global organization, we have encountered the e-Learning vs. classroom battle as well.results from internal surveys have shown that the preferred method of learning is via classroom training." eLearning training

Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized.

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. Within the field of workplace training and development, we’re skilled at chunking.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

Apprenticeship training has ‘blended’ for centuries and the correspondence schools in Europe in the 1840s used ‘blending’. However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost.


Kapp Notes

The conclusion reached by Fleming and Levie is supported b William Horton, a leading expert in the field of web-based instructional design, in his work titled Designing Web-Based Training. Interactivity in web-based training is especially important because people are not content to merely read from the computer screen as they may be with a book. 2000) Designing web-based training. 2003). The Advantages of Interactivity.

What is Net Promoter Score


Introduced in 2003 by Fred Reichheld while working with Bain & Company , global organizations use NPS (customer satisfaction metric) to measure, on a scale of 0-10, the degree to which consumers would recommend their company to others. Learning & Training

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Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

They can be used before and after more formal training methods but aren’t suitable if something needs to be completed quickly and accurately. 2003).

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

In traditional training, there is often a ton of “tell” before you get to any “do.”. Traditional training doesn’t come close to a game environment for feedback. iv] Clark, Ruth and Mayer, Richard (2003).

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Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

The intervention could be training, or it could be something else. Part of their jobs will be training their peers on the new system. Their new role will also require new skills—performing stand-up training and user support. May/June 2003).

TOPYX LMS and EdTek Services Announce Partnership


Clients choose TOPYX because of its ease of use, engaging peer-to-peer learning tools, outstanding value, robust feature set and dedicated support teams to provide compliance training, external portals, sales training and other online learning management needs. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

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An Introduction to Population Health: Part 1

Web Courseworks

Population health first came to being in 2003, however, it was more of a medical term rather than an emerging trend in the medical field. Next week we will discuss how your Learning Management System can be used for Population Health training.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.   About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby.

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Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. It’d save time and resources, and you could standardize training, but how do you explain eLearning to the CEO?

Like Short Book Chapters, Short eLearning Courses are Better


In 2003, I worked on a project to break up long eLearning courses into shorter versions. With people’s busy schedules, it is difficult to devote an hour or even a full thirty minutes to completing a training class.

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Gamification: Why It’s Good


Coined in 2003, the term “gamification” did not take off in usage until about four years ago. The other aspect that organizations use gamification for is to encourage participation in events, such as charities and training (or elearning). For example, points can be awarded for attending training, and then cashed-in for an extra vacation day. It may sound like something a kid may have termed, and in part it is something that appeals to the kid in all of us.

Time for a clearout of urban myths

Clive on Learning

Most learning and development people are sensible enough and want to do the best job possible, but their own teachers on train-the-trainer courses have provided them with totally inappropriate tools with which to understand the world of adult learning.

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3 Major E-learning Trends: Evolution of Self-paced Online Courses from 2005 to 2016

CommLab India

Gone are the days when employees would only use a desktop PC to access an online training program. With each passing generation, the trends have gradually shifted from classroom training to e-learning, and now it is the time for responsive learning.

Is E-learning Implementation in Your Organization Smooth?

CommLab India

The World Wide Web and latest technological innovations have influenced how learning and training takes place in organizations. Most importantly, it has the potential to cater to the ever-growing and changing demands of businesses at lowered training costs.

Nine Amazing Online Learning Facts

CommLab India

For instance, when IBM implemented an e-learning program in their company, its employees learned five times more without increasing their time spent in training. Game-based online courses make corporate training programs engaging and help people overcome the stress of learning.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Performance Learning Productivity

George Bernard Shaw Tom Spiglanin is a senior engineering specialist at the Aerospace Corporation in California and manager of the organisation’s technical training. As Jay Cross pointed out back in 2003: “At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom.

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Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The other kind is a list of tasks for converting training materials from Captivate 4 to Captivate 5. by Jennie Ruby. This week I am featuring two different kinds of checklists from readers. One kind is a planning checklist with slots for recording the date each task is done.

Writing & Grammar: Name That Error

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  While one may need an industrial-grade personnel training solution in the long term, you can still address basic needs with an entry-level system today.   This training forum allows you to discuss newly developed materials, upload samples for beta testing and to receive detailed feedback from your colleagues. by Jennie Ruby. "Why did you change my sentence? I liked it the way it was."

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.        About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby.

How to Prevent Member Education Burnout

Association eLearning

2003). Training that rocks. Proceedings of ASSE’s Safety 2003, Denver, CO, USA. After your organization decides to increase learning opportunities, there is usually a flurry of activity to roll out some eLearning. Classes are designed, written, and posted.

FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project


However, Microsoft Project is pricey, and only comes with some editions of Microsoft Office – so how can you manage that big training development program? free instructional design training tools

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. And the same holds true of rapid e-Learning tools and any in-house training effort. Of ANY e-Learning effort.This is why this training industry is not dead yet.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.

Who wants to be a better screencaster?

Visual Lounge

There are Basic Training and Advanced Topics courses, available to anyone. Daniel has trained people around the world how to use Camtasia Studio. Basic Training follows a set curriculum and is about learning the ins and outs of Camtasia Studio. >Sign

Reusable Learning Object Methodology – A way to design blended learning


Our training manager was awesome — he was business savvy, empowered us to do what we needed to do, BUT he didn’t have a learning development background. One day, he confidently instructed us that we now must design our training using the Reusable Learning Object approach.