Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


What is likely happening is that people are going about learning in informal methods, which are more difficult to measure. Learning can take many forms. Most of us are familiar with, and can clearly define, what constitutes a formal learning engagement. Be it in a classroom or corporate boardroom, a formal learning event is pretty easy to recognize. But what about informal learning? Could it be even more valuable to an organization than formal ones?

Manual Methods Still Dominate Training


Despite an era of apps, online training methods, and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. Not just small companies, but large ones!

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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

The app was much better, but their method for acquiring points (it had a gamification component) was strange. Best Product at DevLearn 2014. Top 10 AT for 2014. DevLearn 2014 had everything you could want or find in a Vegas event. Well almost that is… E-Learning 24/7 Tagged: DevLearn 14 , DevLearn 2014 , DevLearn14. DevLearn DevLearn 14 DevLearn 2014 DevLearn14 Greetings!

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. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Closing Out 2014 With A Bang

Nick Leffler

Well, I decided to split them into two posts for the final few days of 2014 with just one day to spare. I’m closing out 2014 with a bang after working tirelessly for a month trying to put out the highest quality Udemy course I could. During my creating of some of the lectures I had some content that wasn’t well explained in the typical screencast method of the course. Closing Out 2014 With Learning Reflection.

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. 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. As promised, here are the slides and notes related to 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. The company works with some of the World’s largest conglomerates to design and develop innovative training methods that fit their needs and budgets.

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. A 2013 Accenture survey on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses. Nearly half (46 per cent) of the 400 participating executives were concerned that they won’t have the skills they need in the next one to two years.

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E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

For these people, e-learning represents making changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products. In each case, the null hypothesis is that her new method, idea or product has no effect – on what? Have you ever been to a conference where the presenter asks the audience, “Who’s implemented a mobile learning strategy?”, ”, and only 2 or 3 people raise their hand? Forgive me: it’s a rhetorical question.

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. 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.

The Future of ELearning in 2014


What does 2014 have in store for elearning? Instead, for 2014, I can see the consolidation of platforms and the falling out of others. While MOOCs will play a major part in the educational landscape in 2014, there are certainly going to be some other exciting changes. I also predict that 2014 will mark the first year that people start to really move away from the old SCORM protocol that is haunting elearning today.

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

Even with a really good voice over person, it’s tiring to listen to the same voice for long stretches; this method breaks it up so you always alternate between the voices. We’ll be purchasing more in 2014!” One technique for creating a more story-based course is using two characters who explain the content via a conversation.

Agile Instructional Design

B Online Learning

At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].

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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.

Top LMS Buyer Trends in 2014

DigitalChalk eLearning

With that being said, what types of buyer trends have we seen throughout 2014 and how will those change into next year? Based on the latest report by Software Advice , we’ve rounded up a few top LMS buyer trends in 2014 and included how the DigitalChalk platform compares. Over 36% of prospective buyers were using manual methods to train their employees, 10% had no training system in place, and 32% already had an LMS in place.

The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

Your Training Edge

This lack of understanding means that while Millennials are increasingly adopting a mobile mindset and seeing MOOCs as not only a viable method of training, but their preferred one, many companies are still slow about moving in these new directions. The first rule of successful training is to know your audience, and that audience is becoming more interested in mobile and other alternative learning methods all of the time. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.

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Interesting Flipped Classroom Statistics


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?

Locating To Learn: Using GPS For Location-Based Content Delivery

Origin Learning

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


The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. This method is often used for language courses. 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.

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How Can Learning Be Made Better Through Analytics?

Origin Learning

Educational Data Mining is another offshoot of Learning Analytics that combines computational and psychological methods to determine the way learners learn and develop interest. Learning Management System Analytics of learning learning activities learning analytics Learning Be Made Better Through Analytics learning methods learning result learning strategy Let’s begin with an assumption.

The Explosive Growth of ELearning


Analysts have estimated that elearning accounted for over $27 billion in 2009, and has risen to over $50 billion in 2014. Businesses, especially large corporations, have embraced elearning as a valuable training method for their employees. ELearning has been enjoying unprecedented growth in the last decade, and that growth is expected to accelerate for the foreseeable future.

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. Gamification popularity is nothing new to those who are heavily involved in the learning industry. Every course seems to have even the smallest amount of gamification integrated, be it online or in-person. Gamification is growing in both the corporate sector and in education.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Tin Can is an application programming interface, or API, which is essentially a method that allows information to be shared across software programs. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development. 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.


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

Origin Learning

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


New training methods are outside this cultural norm and thus often rejected. The corporate world today is in a state of constant change and evolution. In this scenario, corporate learning has become more relevant than ever before. 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.

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


While the effectiveness of this method is proven, take care that you do not to intimidate or confuse the learner. This method can be used to hone skills like budgeting, time-management and resource management. Lets be honest – Learning is not always an activity we look forward to. Trainings can be monotonous, especially in the context of ‘pure’ technology-aided learning.

6 Ways to Make Your ELearning Stick


Before getting into the various methods for enhancing elearning courses, I think it is important to point out something. Consider employing some of the following methods: 1. Elearning design and development requires more than just a converted PowerPoint presentation. In order for learning content to stick, you should employ some of the latest instructional design strategies.

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. This is an excerpt from Jennifer Bertram’s new white paper, Agile Learning Design for Beginners: Designing Learning at the Speed of Change.

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10 Benefits of Using ELearning


Elearning’s staggering growth has started to replace many traditional teaching methods over the years. It is being used in both standard education environments as well as in the corporate sector. Below are 10 reasons why the elearning continues to grow in influence. Elearning can reduce the costs of education. Traditional education costfor transportation to a learning facility can be extensive. By taking classes online, people can reduce that cost to nothing – or close to it.

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2014 Best Online Programs

CLO Magazine

The 2014 rankings evaluate information and data from nearly 1,000 online degree programs, up from 860 programs the previous year. News & World Report on Wednesday released its 2014 Best Online Programs rankings. The 2014 U.S. The 2014 rankings evaluate information and data from nearly 1,000 online degree programs, up from 860 programs the previous year.

8 Ways to Use Games in Education


Depending on your use-case, one of the methods below may be ideal. Gamification is found in many contexts these days, but none more prevalent than in the K-12 education environment. Classrooms are leveraging apps, point systems, leader-boards, badges, and everything between to make their content more dynamic. Truth is, gamification itself is not very new, but the tools that we have available that have increased its popularity, tablets and APIs in particular.

MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need

Your Training Edge

One of the main advantages of MOOCs over traditional training methods is their ability to incorporate real-world problem-solving , giving learners experience at the moment of solve in situations where the stakes are low. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. When does your organization provide training to employees, when it’s a good time for you or when it’s a good time for them?