The Success Case Method to Evaluate Training

Origin Learning

The Success Case Method developed by Robert Brinkerhoff is another method that helps organizations answer key questions with respect to their training programs. The Success Case Method: What Is It? The Success Case Method works by dividing the process into two parts. The good part about using Brinkerhoff’s method is that trainees have specific example of achievable results in the exact situations that they have or will face.

DevLearn 2014 Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

To me the show is geared more towards those folks who are building courses (either by choice or not), instructional designers, e-learning developers and those seeking new e-learning tools to make their ability to build content more desirable and effective. The app was much better, but their method for acquiring points (it had a gamification component) was strange. Best Product at DevLearn 2014. Easy and very effective. Top 10 AT for 2014. Greetings!

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Kapp ASTD 2014 (ATD) Slides and Notes

Kapp Notes

Had a great time at ASTD 2014 this year (now known as ATD-Association of Talent Development). This avoids repetition and provides another method of engagement through novelty of new question types. 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change. Had a wonderful audience for my session. Orange of course gets accolades throughout the land!! Blue…better luck next time. Getting a briefing on Flow during the presentation.

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Origin Learning Wins the 2014 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Social Learning

Origin Learning

Origin Learning , a leading providers of eLearning , Mobile Learning and Social Learning Solutions , has won GOLD at the prestigious 2014 edition of the Chief Learning Officer award ceremony held at Carlsbad, California. Its these set of features and effective use for training that has helped win the CLO award. The company works with some of the World’s largest conglomerates to design and develop innovative training methods that fit their needs and budgets.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. methods. Of course, specific assessment methods should only. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

The figures clearly show that formal training is quickly being replaced by innovative online methods of knowledge and skill building. The gamification trend has picked up quite well because of its effectiveness in training, so it is here to stay. A 2013 Accenture survey on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses.

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Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Example with pronunciation help : For each $1 [voice over: dollar] spent on this method, organizations save $4.30 [voice over: four dollars and thirty cents]. Example written out directly in script: For each dollar spent on this method, organizations save four dollars and thirty cents. Let’s leave aside the topic of how effective those bullet point lists are in e-learning in general. Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts.

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Year in Review - 2014

The Performance Improvement Blog

Throughout 2014, I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. Today, information is coming at us so fast, technology is changing so rapidly, the world is changing so dramatically, that the old methods of learning and performance improvement do not work any longer…if they ever did. The topics ranged from the problems with performance reviews to managing temporary workers to innovation to developing a learning culture in organizations.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Active Learning is Where it’s at

TechSmith Camtasia

Research and personal experience tell us that traditional talking head lectures are not the best method of teaching and learning. I’m going to share my method of moving faculty through this process. When I’m at “home”, it is easy to get bogged down in my own bubble of how we do things, the tools that we use, and the methods that we find to be the most effective. The post EDUCAUSE 2014: Active Learning is Where it’s at appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training: Lessons from a Legend

Origin Learning

This is the ultimate test of the usefulness of the training because it evaluates the effect on the business or environment resulting from the improved performance of the trainee. When Donald L. Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin first gave his ideas for a series of articles to be published in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors in the year 1959, hardly had anyone anticipated that this was to be the stuff of legend.

Key Takeaways from ATD's 2014 State of the Industry Report


According to ATD’s 2014 State of the Industry Report, online training accounted for more than a third of the total employee learning hours documented in the last year. ATD’s 2014 State of the Industry Report (SOIR), released last week, surveyed a diverse group of 340 organizations of various sizes, industries, and locations regarding their training and development expenditures. Content Distribution and Delivery Methods.

Interesting Flipped Classroom Statistics


Teachers are finding it useful as well as effective. Consider the following statistics: In 2012, 48% of teachers flipped at least one lesson, in 2014 it is up to 78%. 96% of teachers who have flipped a lesson would recommend that method to others. Classrooms all over the world are being flipped – and with good reason. More and more studies are revealing that a flipped classroom environment is enhancing learning retention. What is a flipped classroom?

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. They allow organizations to track and mine training data on a large scale to improve training results, discover relationships between variables, customize training programs, and predict training effectiveness. Now we can determine the effectiveness of our training programs and measure ROI.”.


Did You Know This About Gamification?


Favorite gaming methods include level progression, scores, avatars, and virtual currency. Least favorite gaming methods include competition, virtual gifts, real time performance feedback feeds. Most effective gaming strategies include illustrating progress, increasing engagement through forums, creating challenges and badges, and instilling a sense of accomplishment when something is completed.

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner


Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. Keeping the option of muting or hiding the mentor can be the effective solution to let the learners choose if they want to learn along the mentor or not. When inserted to provide interactivity, they provide visual/auditory stimulus to engage the learners effectively.

The Top 4 Constraints of Corporate Learning and Ways to overcome them


While organizations – big or small, have started to realize the immense worth of training and learning in the workplace, there are still many constraints that stand in the way of effective training. New training methods are outside this cultural norm and thus often rejected. The key is to communicate consistently and effectively to stakeholders as well as the learners themselves – about the benefits of the new training mechanism illustrating with examples and success stories.

Managing Your Team’s Workload With Agile Learning Design

Bottom-Line Performance

Instead of creating one plan at the beginning and using your time and energy trying to hold everyone to that plan (which never works), we spend our time identifying what work is a value-add and what can be worked on based on priorities and availability.How you manage that work is flexible and can be done using several different methods. Our time is being used so much more effectively.

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Still Too Much Reliance on Instructor-Led, Event-Based Employee Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

According to the 2013 State of the Industry report from ASTD , instructor-led programs continue to be the primary method for training and developing employees. elearning), the predominant method is still sage-on-the-stage. EQMentor lists seven reasons for the failure of traditional, instructor-led training and why alternative methods, such as mentoring and coaching, are needed. While intending to be efficient and cost-effective, these programs fail to meet everyone’s needs.

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Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace


So they are enthusiastic learners and do not always needs a trainers/instructors encouragement to complete a learning course effectively. Training managers within an organization are now actively creating the avenues to make sure that in addition to formal trainings and custom courses, learners get access to on-demand learning as well – to increase the overall effectiveness of corporate learning. Learning at the workplace is a continuous process.

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Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

As an end of year piece, I have permission to post that article here: 15 years ago, I had just taken a step away from academia and government-sponsored initiatives to a new position leading a team in what was effectively a startup. We have information age understandings that illustrate why industrial age methods are not appropriate. There is also a spreading awareness of how much our thinking is externalized in the world, and how much we use technology to support us being effective.

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Special Report 2014: Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

But while many organizations have used the method effectively, it is not always the best choice. But while many organizations have used the method effectively, it is not always the best choice. Mobile learning is often viewed as the next big thing in learning delivery. Go Mobile? Katie Kuehner-Hebert. Mobile learning is often viewed as the next big thing in learning delivery.

Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Today, information is coming at us so fast, technology is changing so rapidly, the world is changing so dramatically, that the old methods of learning and performance improvement do not work any longer…if they ever did. To stay competitive, people have to be more knowledgeable, more skilled, and better able to apply new knowledge and skills effectively. They want to develop competencies to be effective in their current organizations and to be attractive in a shifting marketplace.

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. MOOCs are the next phase of that development, representing the possibility of providing engaging, effective training to all of a company’s employees, regardless of whether they are located around the globe. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

This could be information about such things as how to improve individual performance, how to work more effectively as a team, how to plan and make decisions as an organization, how to help customers use products and services, and how to find out what is needed in the marketplace. In this kind of culture, formal classroom training is probably the least effective. More effective, sustainable learning occurs in the normal course of doing the work.

Flipped Learning Gaining Steam

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

"Although it conflicts with decades of research into effective practices, this model of instruction remains all too common in American K-12 and post secondary classrooms. However, unless the traditional teaching model is altered, technologies such as these will have limited effects. Check out these factoids: Two years ago, 73% of teachers recognized the term "Flipped Classroom," in 2014 that is up to 96%. Flipped classrooms are gaining in popularity.

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

I’ll suggest it’s not massive consumption of heinous chemicals, but instead think that we might want to look to our tools and methods. We can add high-schoolers, Poughkeepsie State freshman, or the 2014 Red Sox and we’d create terrible results. Alternatively, we could add World-Series champions to the dugout and create something beautiful and effective. Wouldn’t the Successive Approximation Method be a better formulation to guide design?


Let’s get rid of the instructional designers!

E-Learning Provocateur

Emancipatory design dispenses with the role of the expert designer and elevates the role of the users, so that in effect they are the designers. The active involvement of an expert designer is critical in guiding the design process and driving the work towards an efficient and effective outcome. To communicate the success of user design in terms of traditional measures of effectiveness for the purpose of influencing policymakers.

Gamification: Why It’s Good


The basic points and badges method will always be relevant. However, new technologies, applications, and APIs will bring about new methods for effective gamification across a large variety industries. 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. The increasing popularity of using game mechanics to enhance various concepts, companies, services and goods has grown substantially over the past decade.

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

Your Training Edge

The result has been an overabundance of objective testing methods that assess information recall but little else. 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.

eLearning: Creating Accessible Content, Part 2

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

People with mobility impairments may need alternative methods to moving through your eLearning content, such as keyboard shortcuts. Here are a few general tips to Instructional Designers to improve effectiveness of accessible eLearning: Use accessible online help (programs such as Adobe RoboHelp and MadCap Flare allow you to create Help Systems that adhere to  Section 508  standards).

Using Social Networking in Education


With so many people using social networks, how are the schools effectively using them to reach students and enhance the learning experience? As distance learning (and MOOCs) start to dominate the education, don’t be surprised to see greater importance put into these online methods of social interaction. Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture.

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. Do you have a way to access or produce effective online learning content? If you don’t already have methods and standards in place for cross-location and cross-departmental communication, now is the time. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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. But standard models are quickly being swept out the door by training methods that take place not outside of the normal work environment, but right smack in the middle of it. Combining MOOCs with microlearning provides a powerful method for achieving this goal. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

Tips for Soliciting ELearning Feedback


While there is not a fool-proof method, there are some strategies you can employ. One of the more effective techniques that I have used before is to build review cycles within the training itself. Getting useful commentary on your elearning after it has been implemented isn’t impossible, it just take some creative methods to maximize the response rate.

What are some ways to cut corners, save time, and be more efficient at developeing eLearning?

Coffee and Design

When you know which answers you’re after, it’s quicker to choose the most efficient way to find them–by picking an appropriate research method (survey, A/B test, literature review, usability interviews, site visits, etc.), Effective checklists have specific tasks with time estimates. Be sure that you check out Google’s UX designer, Michael Margolis, tips on productive design (see Google Ventures On 8 Shortcuts For Better, Faster Design Research ).