Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

Bottom-Line Performance

Consumers will continue to adopt wearable tech in 2014… there’s no doubt about it. Just because a “trend” appears to be growing in the consumer world does not mean it will have a real impact in corporate learning during the same calendar year.

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Modern Learning Strategies (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

4 August - 12 September 2014 (6 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies (a) to “learn the new” and constantly discover new ideas, new thinking, new resources in order to stay up to […]. Social learning

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate.

Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

As 2014 comes to a close, your head just might be swimming with plans, mandates and ideas for the coming year. These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community.

E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends. What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? Today, e-Learning is a $56.2

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

Have you ever been to a conference where the presenter asks the audience, “Who’s implemented a mobile learning strategy?”, While a lot of talk is bandied around about e-learning, it’s evident that relatively few of us are actually doing it.

Special Report 2014: Social Learning

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders can try to control their employees’ social interactions to minimize the spread of misinformation and to discourage complaints, but it could impair the medium’s effectiveness. Who Controls Your Social Learning? Learning leaders can try to control their employees’ social interactions to minimize the spread of misinformation and to discourage complaints, but it could impair the medium’s effectiveness. Incorporating Social.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 0 In our previous blog , we articulated how a judicious mix of instructor-led and online learning strategies will make your organization conducive for learning. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas.

How Can Learning Be Made Better Through Analytics?

Origin Learning

You have a good learning strategy in place that is a judicious mix of instructor-led and online courses to take care of the training and development needs of your employees. Elearning systems, mobile learning formats, serious games and simulations too can be mined for educational data.

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

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With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tablets. m-Learning fits well within this learning paradigm. Problem-based Learning.

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9 Must-Read Materials About Social Learning

TalentLMS

If you’re into eLearning you must have heard of a concept called Social Learning. It’s actually the oldest way of learning that we know. It is all about learning from each other, just like you did when you were a kid and friends were showing you how to kick the ball.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. 2014: The Year For Change In L&D?

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

We can talk about how games increase learner motivation and reduce the dropout rate, how they increase learning retention, and how they can be used to recognize training efforts and facilitate knowledge sharing. Gamification is becoming integrated into the larger learning strategy.

e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design

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So, while the technology platform is compatible with compliance trainings, there are certain design strategies that also need to be kept in mind when creating a compliance online learning course. This can make learning tedious for the employees.

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work

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Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name. A blended learning program is one that utilizes more than one mode of learning delivery –for a personalized and impactful learning experience. The challenge is to convert it into a usable learning format.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. percent revisited strategies once or not at all.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

ID Reflections

Andragogy stepped in to rectify this and foster awareness about how adults learned. While the principles of Andragogy clearly stated what it takes to motivate adults to learn, the role of a teacher / the expert remained undisputed.

Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […]. Social learning

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The military metaphor dominates the world of business – right from “staff”, “line”, “chain of command”, to “ war for talent”, “ competitive strategy”, and “line of fire ”. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding.

4 Ways to entice the Unwilling Learner: Solutions for effective learning

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‘Human beings are born to learn and learning is what they are better at than any other species’. In the cut-throat competitive work environment, learning has become a necessity in order to survive and succeed. Why do some learners still resist learning?

“Post once, reply twice”: uninspiring online discussion boards and what to do about them

The eLearning Nomad

It’s a typical ‘application’ question, it brings real-life to the learning process, and it asks the students to apply what they know to a new or different situation… so all good right? The first student to post (a good ‘learningstrategy to have!

It’s Only 65% !

Performance Learning Productivity

The researchers (possibly on work experience) declared that “ 50:26:24 is the average learning mix in most companies right now ”. It also got me thinking about approaches to organisational learning in general. Learning ? Learning is a process not an event.

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Before, after, and beyond: why in 2014 we need to ‘design the complete experience’

Saffron Interactive

Recently I’ve been rereading The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning , first published in 2006. It’s a fantastic toolkit for learning professionals who want to design programmes which make a genuine business impact. Most importantly, it also offers an easy-to-use framework for implementing breakthrough learning strategies. They each deserve some serious attention and in a series of blog posts, I want to share my thoughts on how they apply to us in 2014.

Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

Once companies decide how social learning should take place, it’s important to fully integrate it into an organization’s overall learning strategy. Social learning is continuous learning, whereas more traditional forms can be more transactional. For example, newly hired software engineers at a development company taking coding courses can upload outside articles about best practices onto the company’s social media platform.

The Courageous Learning Rebel

Learning Rebels

Yet, in my opinion, it is one of three elements that makes for a successful Learning and Development professional. Oh sure, college teaches you about such things as; cognitive load, pedagogy/andragogy, neuropsychology, and adult learning principles and that’s all well and good.

The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: In today’s business environments where: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is the most crucial factor for success. Learning is largely informal (on-the-job), a little social (peer), and least formal (training programs and courses). Big Data (Learning Analytics).

eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners

Origin Learning

Facebook 0 Twitter 1 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 4 Pinterest 0 Learning styles are individualistic in nature. In a classroom training setup, it has always been challenging to accommodate learners with different learning styles and keep them engaged throughout the teaching-and-learning cycle.

MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need

Your Training Edge

In 2011, Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson fundamentally changed many firms’ approach to training when they introduced the idea of five moments of learning need. The five moments of learning need are: New: When learning something for the first time. More: When building upon what you’ve already learned. Apply: When applying what you’ve learned. Change: When learning a new way of doing something, which often requires unlearning and relearning.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany.

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt with most of these changes.

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The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

Learnnovators

What is, however, required is that they have to be designed on engaging learning strategies and components that satisfy today’s learners. Deloitte TMT Predictions 2014 Report : This report explores the state of MOOCs in 2014.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. Our employees are busy and want to learn on the go.”

Today’s New Learning Strategy. Are You Ready?

Aptara

Today’s New Learning Strategy. One of the most difficult tasks in developing a strategic learning road map is understanding the key areas of learning impact. In my experience, one of the greatest impacts today is generational learning. Are You Ready?