eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 3-4, 2013 New Presidents Program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. Clayton R.

Activities, resources and assessments - your flexible friends

Clive on Learning

My response is to design each module as a series of activities, resources and assessments, each of which can work on a self-directed or cohort basis, whether online or face-to-face: Discussions and other collaborative activities : These are easy to visualise for cohort-based courses, whether asynchronous (using forums and social media) or synchronous (in physical or virtual classrooms).

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Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

I consider this an important point because as learning in the corporate sector becomes more informal, the employee’s motivation to drive their own development will become increasingly pivotal to their performance, and hence to the performance of the organisation as a whole.

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Nuts and Bolts: Design Assessments First by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

The matter of assessment is one of the most consistent problems I see with instructional design. The disconnect between workplace performance, course performance objectives, assessment, and content is a huge contributor to learner failure.”

State of the Front-Line Manager

difference to how your organization performs? how front-line managers perform. how individual contributors perform, increases that show up in engagement, retention, and productivity. assessments, training, and coaching all. for their teams to perform well? perform.

How effective is your learning? Tips on assessing the effectiveness of Online Training


Informal Assessments within an e-course. Informal assessments like quizzes and short tests are commonly used within an e-course to ascertain its effectiveness and also help learners monitor their own progress. Formal Assessments within an e-course. Qualitative Assessments.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. Assessment in corporate training is complicated by a couple of factors. The result has been an overabundance of objective testing methods that assess information recall but little else. The second complicating factor is even more troubling: many organizations don’t assess employee learning at all. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Trade Show Circuit 2013

eLearning 24-7

As a result, many of us (including myself) need to assess and weigh our options. Vendors are assessing as well. A major misnomer is that the show is all about talent management, HRIS, ERP and performance management. Yeah, I know the folks at eLearning Guild will disagree, but it is an accurate assessment. 2013). Training 2013, Learning & Expo. The show still drives folks because of its name and past strong performance.

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Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

Bottom-Line Performance

My tasks consisted in assessing online as well as instructor-led courses and to carry out an in-depth research on training course design and training needs. In my opinion, it is crucial to observe how the target audience behaves in the context of performance. Mayra Aixa Villar.

Emotional Intelligence: The Real Performance Indicator

CLO Magazine

“Better engagement is key for bottom line, and emotional intelligence is greatly connected to organizational performance.” ” Emotional intelligence consultants say employers need to begin with an emotional assessment when hiring. “That was astounding,” Miller said, “I asked: What type of assessments are we doing? With these tools, Miller developed a way of assessing potential hires for Park Place.

Compliance Training: Doing Something About the Least Popular Training on Earth

Allison Rossett

Once she had hard-fought answers to those questions, she turned to technology, assessments, pathways and branching to deliver both universal and personalized training, information and support. Net, net, are we talking about awareness, knowledge or dependable performance and habits?

Flipped Classrooms in Corporate Learning: Concept or reality?


This is done by measuring the time learners take to complete the course and the various in-built assessments. Precious classroom time was thus spent not in refreshing previous concepts but in performing practical activities like role-playing, practicing skills, and so on.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


However, in addition to the technical aspects, it is also important to have constructive discussions on the potential applications of this new standard in the learning and performance management landscapes.

10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

This has held true for novelty things like mood rings or astrological signs all the way to formal assessments like IQ, learner types, Meyers-Briggs, etc. You can also gather more instructional game ideas at DevLearn 2013 next month in Las Vegas!

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How language affects the performance of eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Indeed, the language used in content affects the performance of eLearners. However, facilitators and developers still carry the responsibility of directing the learners so that their purpose, objectives, process and assessment are accurate.

Hello 2013

Janet Clarey

As 2013 begins, it seems an ideal time to reflect back on 2012, share some observations and predictions, and get blogging again. I predict large organizations will increasingly utilize LCMSs for mobile content development and deployment and to provide on-demand performance support for employees. Over the course of four months in late summer and early fall, I gathered data from nearly 100 systems and had demo’s with over 40 vendors for Bersin’s 2013 LMS Industry Study.

The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

As you can see online courses will remain a popular component of e-learning strategies in Australian organisations in 2013. Nonetheless, I submit that this simple survey sufficiently describes the nature of e-learning in Australia as we head into 2013.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works


Elicit Performance (Practice) – Allow the learner to practice the new skill or behavior they are learning. Assess Performance – After ample practice has been given, test the learners to determine if the lesson has indeed been learned.

Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

You wouldn’t hire an evaluation expert to build your performance support tools, would you? He was in assessment mode. Blog posting Analysis consulting performance performance consulting Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. It began at lunch yesterday, when my usually positive pal Ellie remarked that my hair wasn’t looking so great. I think the word she used was listless. The cut was fine. But she wondered about the color.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

In terms of the former, it’s important that the right MOOC be connected to the right employee so that it’s relevant to their performance on the job. However, only those who pass the assessment will have their completion status recorded in the LMS.

Training Needs Analysis Worksheet (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

A soundly conducted Needs Analysis should always be the first step when you need to improve performance or change behaviors.

The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

As you can see online courses will remain a popular component of e-learning strategies in Australian organisations in 2013. Nonetheless, I submit that this simple survey sufficiently describes the nature of e-learning in Australia as we head into 2013.

#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

ASTD TK 2013 has been a great time. Watching an avatar that looks like you performing an activity influences you to perform a similar or same activity in the future. Creating avatars and having a learner perform a task as an avatar can influence a person’s actual behavior outside of being an avatar. I’ve enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones.


Transforming learning and development: the need

Clive on Learning

Finally, there is an increasing awareness that stand-alone classroom interventions have a limited impact on job performance. However enjoyable they may be at the time, and however high the knowledge assessment scores might be at the end, these are no guarantee that what is learned will be retained, applied and then put to good use. For the first time in eight years of Clive on Learning I''ve been too busy to blog.

10 Advantages Of Leveraging LMS For Blended Learning

Upside Learning

With this, you can schedule and run your offline and online training as per the schedule, administer assessments pre or post your training programs and generate instant reports to determine the success of your overall training. ASTD ICE 2013 | May 19 – 22 | Dallas, TX, USA | Stand #839.

How I would approach creating compliance e-learning

Clive on Learning

Over and above knowledge and skills, what else needs to be in place in the work environment if performance is going to change? A diagnostic assessment which determines how much of the programme you need to take - none, some or all. This assessment would comprise of a series of mini-scenarios (the portrayal of a situation, followed by one or more ''what would you do?'' Last week I reported on Towards Maturity''s latest study, Reinvigorating Compliance Training.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

My response to clients has typically been: If you are referring to Kirkpatrick Levels 1 & 2 it’s not very difficult; ‘smiley sheets’ will tell us about Reaction, and ‘assessments’ can help determine Learning.

The vision: 1. Learning and development that is aligned

Clive on Learning

Once you know what behaviours are required if the organisation is to succeed in the future, you need to assess the extent of the task in front of you: To what degree are employees already exhibiting the behaviours that are critical for success? If you work for a larger organisation, then ideally you''ll have set up a performance management system which enables you to keep track of how individuals are performing.

Evolution of the Mobile LMS: mLearning for the new-age learner


Assessments that include a variety of questions can also be built in. The mobile advantage is that the assessments can be taken on the go – whenever the learner finds the time or experiences the need.

MOOCs and Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Although it still involves delivering content and performing learning activities in small chunks, the second form of microlearning is a different creature entirely. Here, microlearning describes a type of learning in which mini learning activities of all types are used to achieve various learning goals, including onboarding, content reinforcement, and even assessment. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

Gable In perusing the blogosphere, Twitter , and Facebook at the turn of the new year, I noticed several expressions of relief that the world has not ended and resolutions to make 2013 the best year yet. While an attractive visual design and eye-catching interactions can help create a positive first impression of a lesson, its ability to teach learners to perform is what matters most. What are your professional development goals for 2013? By Shelley A.

Training: Spaced Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

During this time, learners perform. unassisted quiz (or similar assessment) in which they are able to apply the facts and information. by AJ George  Do you have a large. amount of information you'd like to teach quickly and effectively? While most trainers would agree that it's not a good idea to teach lots of. information over a short amount of time, one learning method suggests. the opposite.

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What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

As organizations continue to look for ways to enable and improve employee performance, there is an increased focus on talent development. Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. “This year or next at the latest, tablets will reshape our learning and development world — providing one platform on the job, on the move, for anywhere, anytime learning and performance support.”

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Learning analytics can also help companies predict employee performance and identify potential problems. The two most notable disadvantages of MOOCs in higher education (and the ones that get the most press) are the high drop-out rate and the difficulty of assessing learning outcomes. Second, in corporate training, learners are not assessed by their ability to take a multiple-choice quiz or write an essay. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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5 Reasons to Implement E-Learning

Connect Thinking

What e-learning can do is provide the ‘just-in-time’ performance support required for staff to work more efficiently and effectively which, in turn, drives productivity.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

From Bersin by Deloitte’s The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S. High-impact learning organizations focus on improving performance through training and other talent initiatives.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

It also involves putting together formative quizzes and summative assessments to test understanding, and presenting this all in the form of courses, workshops, programmes etc.

8 Things To Follow While Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS

Upside Learning

Find out the need of blended learning in your organization and how it will impact your learners’ and administrative performance. Your LMS vendor can be your best guide for the right infrastructure setup and to assess the readiness of your current setup to support blended learning.

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!


Software is then utilized to test the students, as well as to provide them with activities that they can perform on their own in between pre-recorded presentations or videos.