Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources. Almost all of that is helping clients use Moodle more effectively.

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A tribute to Dr Donald Kirkpatrick, pioneer and veteran of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 1 Pinterest 1 Origin Learning mourns the loss of a great innovator. A professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin and the creator of the Kirkpatrick Four-level Evaluation Model , Dr. Kirkpatrick passed away on May 9, 2014 at the age of 90.

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS

G-Cube

G-Cube declared one of Top 20 Gamification Companies 2014 by Training Industry. For this, we can use the two strongest components that help gaming to deliver effective learning – healthy competition between peers and a sense of achievement.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

These digital learning environments and the technology-enabled learning tools that power them are making training more engaging, more relevant, and as a result, more effective. Now we can determine the effectiveness of our training programs and measure ROI.”.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

At LinkedIn, for example, the L&D team gathered success stories from across the. LinkedIn Learning (2017), ‘How to Overcome Top Challenges to Advance your Learning Culture’ 3 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Corporate training has generally been more receptive to simulation-based learning, which has proven effective in fields from finance to healthcare. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

To effectively convey your badges’ value, position issuer and requirements information up front. Issuers can send badges directly to the backpack, and earners can organize their badges into groups and decide which ones they want to share on social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter.

Effective Training Visuals—Reduce Realism

OpenSesame

This is the third in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. The silhouetted human figure, gears, and mangled arm convey this hazard effectively.

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

In contrast, the best MOOCs incorporate a variety of technologies for content creation, curation, and distribution, as well as communication and collaboration, which greatly enhance the effectiveness of digital learning environments. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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Effective Training Visuals—Clarify Complexity

OpenSesame

Here’s the fifth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. Coherent means it should make sense—providing both the cause and effect, for example.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

This is changing with time, as many companies are currently facing a widening skills gap, and therefore are becoming more willing to experiment with methods that hold promise as ways to train employees more quickly and more effectively. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs.

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What Style of MOOC is Right for You?

Your Training Edge

If your company doesn’t train many new managers, then it is probably not cost-effective to use a MOOC for this aspect of the course. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. If you’re interested in how to create extremely effective games – for learning or otherwise, I highly recommend it. Share this on LinkedIn.

Effective Training Visuals—Directing the Eyes

OpenSesame

This is the second in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+, Twitter , and Facebook.

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

Your Training Edge

Without evaluating what employees are actually learning, how can they determine whether that training is effective? The effectiveness of these programs should be measured not by scores on a test, but by improved productivity and performance and their impact on the organization’s bottom line.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Gamification has many benefits for training, but the most fundamental one is this: Gamification makes training more effective by making it more interesting. Implementing gamification poorly can lead to training becoming decidedly un-fun, which can have a demotivating effect on learners.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

Your Training Edge

In fact, research has shown that this is the least effective way to convert a traditional class into a MOOC. Finally, what better way to learn about MOOCs and how to design and teach them effectively than by taking one yourself? Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Training Reboot: Assessing Your Company’s MOOC Readiness

Your Training Edge

MOOCs can teach these skills just as effectively and at a significantly reduced cost. For a MOOC to work, your employees need to be willing and able to learn on their own, which requires both motivation and effective time management. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception

OpenSesame

A great resource for learning how visuals can make training more effective is the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. If you’re visiting the OpenSesame website, chances are you’re considering buying an elearning course.

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

In fact, the combination of data and tools available in 2014 should allow us to move beyond the standard operational dashboards we’ve been using for years and get to the “good stuff,” where we can start asking better questions and making better decisions. Share this on LinkedIn.

Connected Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

And let’s say that one of the abilities that new managers need to develop is conducting effective performance reviews with employees. Connected learning, a concept that has come out of research on K-12 education, has application to employee learning.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete

OpenSesame

We’re back with the fourth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning

G-Cube

What’s common across HSE and Sustainability is a need for strong awareness program around these initiatives, and e-learning is an excellent medium to effectively and interactively share information with the target audience.

How to Create Engaging Video-based eLearning

Association eLearning

For more tips on creating effective, straightforward eLearning that learners will love, I suggest reading our recent blog post, Simplify Your Learning: 5 Tips for Slimming Down. Share this on LinkedIn. Visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text.

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #4 Microlearning Paths

Your Training Edge

This larger picture here is not just a shift in how learning is measured, but an entire re-visioning of what effective training looks like. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

This process is time-consuming, but designed to create an effective learning experience. Share this on LinkedIn. Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

These programs are tools; what you do with them determines whether or not they’re effective. As long as a presentation is well-crafted it can be effective no matter what tool is used to create it. Share this on LinkedIn.

Effective Training Visuals—Add a Spark of Interest

OpenSesame

Here’s the sixth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+, Twitter , and Facebook.

13 Megatrends in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Gamification has revolutionized training in general by making it more engaging and more effective. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson. Related Posts: Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT 2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Using PDF Job Aids for Just-in-Time Training

Association eLearning

How to Design Them Effectively. Share this on LinkedIn. When someone is on the job and needs an answer fast they don’t have time to go through a whole eLearning course. They need an answer they can get to just-in-time.

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Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Association eLearning

Assuming the learner’s perspective is essential to building effective training experiences. Share this on LinkedIn.

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ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Your Training Edge

The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

Gamification provides an effective way, other than financial bonuses, for businesses to recognize employees’ training efforts. Using game elements poorly and focusing too much on winning and losing can result in demotivation, the opposite of the desired effect.