Rebooting your Training for 2016

Your Training Edge

Just as a glimpse, I can tell you that we are going to introduce certain preparatory requirements, training for new instructors and mini-lessons that can help people in organizing and conducting workshops. In addition, training for the newbie in the industry, both for trainers and learners, is going to be the part of our new learning strategy in 2016. Here, I have listed some of the most essential and result oriented factors for rebooting your training in 2016.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. 11 Leadership Lessons from Puppy Training. OK, I’m a sucker for puppies, but this article has some great reminders of what good leadership means, especially for trainers. This article offers some advice on the question.

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L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Hays set out to find evidence of the effectiveness of learning games by analysing articles on the practice. In 2005 he looked at 105 articles on learning games on behalf of the Naval Air Warfare Center Trainings Systems Division. The post L&D lessons from learning games research appeared first on Sponge UK. Gamification and learning games are a popular way to make workplace learning more engaging, but what makes an effective learning game?

CDSM shortlisted to win Collaborative Partnership of the Year at the ESTnet Awards 2016

CDSM

We are proud to reveal that CDSM has been shortlisted for ‘Collaborative Partnership of the Year’ at the 2016 ESTnet Awards. The resources support curriculum objectives in core-subject areas, providing curated articles from encyclopaedias, journals and magazines; primary sources, images and videos; interactive lessons, activities and games; and many other high-quality research tools for learners.

The Ultimate Free Library of 2016 Training And Learning Content

WalkMe Training Station

The year of 2016 is coming to an end! Before we start celebrating the holidays, creating our New Year’s resolution and moving towards a new year of beginnings, we should take a chance to reflect on all the wonderful lessons we learned over the year. Feel free to go about this resolution anyway you please – I’ll be doing so by reading as many training articles possible. A good way to start is by reviewing past articles to see where we left off.

The happy selfscanner: lessons about introducing new technologies

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

When scanning a second article, I heard KATCHIENG a cash register sound. My supermarket introduced self-scanners. I'm not someone who is at the forefront of any new technology. For instance I'm secretly against the microwave. Yet I've thrown myself into the self-scan adventure because it seemed a good experience. I would like to experience and compare myself with anyone in an organization that does not feel like a new tool.

Developers’ Perspective – Re:Develop 2016

Unicorn Training

Well, for a start it was an important lesson that Unicorn’s developers took from their recent team trip to the annual re:develop conference in Bournemouth.You see, when we deliver final client projects to you looking slick, working smoothly and - most importantly - delivering effective learning, it’s from giving our teams the chance to get out to key events like this that has fuelled their enthusiasm, sparked them with new ideas and kept them at the top of their game for your benefit.So

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’ 10th Anniversary ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes midday UK time on Friday 23 September 2016. Last year’s ‘Top 10 Tools Survey results are here I’ve listed my 2016 votes (in the ‘Personal & Professional Learning category) below. It also contains enough guitar and banjo instruction lessons to last several lifetimes. Evernote makes it easy to clip an article or post.

Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable

Everwise

Elizabeth Borges, Program Manager for EverwiseWomen , says, she’d already been looking for better ways to bring men into the conversation around gender parity in the workplace long before the Harvard Business Review article was published. The post Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable appeared first on Everwise. Achieving gender parity in the workplace has never been a simple goal. The obstacles to true equality are abundant.

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

An example of a spaced eLearning approach might be one microlearning lesson every day. For example, posting a link to a noteworthy eLearning article or video will give online learners the chance to expand their knowledge base. Once they have completed an eLearning lesson or module the system will automatically highlight that. How You Can Deliver Highly Effective Courses Through Bite-Sized eLearning.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article. Review of the Definition and Lessons.

Helping Learners Pay More Attention: Can Classroom Strategies Work for e-learning?

G-Cube

In a classroom scenario, students are physically present in their classes, but not paying attention to all the lessons being taught. An article ‘Why can’t students just pay attention’ , throws light on the importance of increasing the attention span of the learners. This lack of attention is evident in the results of the review assignments, quizzes, or exams. This leads to a sense of failure for the instructors.

Why video is the superior tool for learning

Your Training Edge

In this article, you would be exploring why video is still considered an integral and superior tool for learning and development. Between the widely spread internet, battery enabled mobile devices and electrical grids, the video lessons can be accessed and viewed just about anywhere in the world [4]. This allows widespread learning of the lessons that were geographically isolated once. Copyright 2016 Bryant Nielson.

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xAPI Community

Torrance Learning

I just returned from ATD’s TechKnowledge 2016, where I learned all sorts of groovy stuff: cool tricks for Adobe Connect, the value of microvideo, best practices for MOOCs. However, as is often the case, the most potent lesson didn’t come from any of the fabulous presenters’ direct instruction. ADL created a community with their xAPI cohorts and we’re aiming to do the same with our Spring 2016 xAPI Learning Cohort. Articles elearning Instructional Design News xAPI

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Check Out The Features In Version 2.3!

LearnDash

These view permissions are restricted to the LearnDash course, lesson, topic, and quiz pages. This addition really opens up the possibilities you have for your LearnDash courses as it means your course content is no longer confined to only the lessons of a course. If you don’t see this from your admin dashboard, please reference this support article for some guidance on updating.

IDEA: Crowdsourcing Course Content

LearnDash

Wikipedia takes a crowdsource approach to its articles. Imagine a scenario where you have a public repository available so that people can contribute to different lessons and topics of your course. One of the biggest obstacles people face when creating an online course is actually creating the content.

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Using LearnDash for Schools

LearnDash

In this article I will share some of the relevant features and add-ons used within the classroom (traditional education) setting. Resources – Other useful articles and resources worth reviewing. Lesson Drip-Feeding. Classrooms using LearnDash often leverage the scheduled lesson feature so that certain lesson become available every week, thus preventing the students from skipping too far ahead. The notes are autmoatically organized by course and lesson.

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How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

Also, if an English course offers mobile learning options to students, mobile devices will almost surely be used to study lessons, complete quizzes, track progress, communicate with peers, etc. It allows teachers to gather statistics on students and determine how to help them succeed and structure future lessons. Academia’s article Technology and ELT says, “The biggest advantage of SMS is that the comfort level is very high when compared to oral communication.

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How an LMS Supports English Language Teaching in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

Also, if an English course offers mobile learning options to students, mobile devices will almost surely be used to study lessons, complete quizzes, track progress, communicate with peers, etc. It allows teachers to gather statistics on students and determine how to help them succeed and structure future lessons. Academia’s article Technology and ELT says, “The biggest advantage of SMS is that the comfort level is very high when compared to oral communication.

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Promote eLearning Through a Network of Champions

eLearning Architect

In this article, I will explain how a simple technique allowed us to create a network of champions which lead to a drastic increase in engagement with our audience. A valuable lesson in working smart rather than working hard. If you enjoyed reading this article, don't miss out on my free 5-day email crash course - 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an eLearning Project.

Training: Give Me a Break!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, CTT,  COTP         I've written several articles about adult learners and attention spans. For instance, there was the article titled " How Long is Too Long? During that same article I compared the attention spans in humans to the attention spans of the common goldfish (7 seconds for the goldfish; 15 seconds for a human).

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. He explained that micro learning changes human behaviors when presented in 5- to 10-minute daily lessons that include cues, stories, and role models (positive and negative). In her article How to Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively , Pandey gives a practical strategy for how to use micro learning to trigger behavioral change in workers.

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. He explained that micro learning changes human behaviors when presented in 5- to 10-minute daily lessons that include cues, stories, and role models (positive and negative). In her article How to Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively , Pandey gives a practical strategy for how to use micro learning to trigger behavioral change in workers.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. But effective social learning won’t just happen by using the new enterprise social technologies, there are some key lessons that can be learned from those who have offered formal social learning. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration.

What is Microlearning?

Grovo

Much of the training employees sat through was time-consuming and nowhere near the situations in which the lessons could be applied. Check out some of these articles to find out how. Learning at work is all about getting better at what you do. And if there’s one thing we know about getting better at your job, it’s that results don’t arrive all at once. Improvement at anything worthwhile happens gradually.

Training Employees Actually Makes Them Smarter

TOPYX LMS

The article How Learning Management Systems Support Deep Learning says, “Deep learning happens when each learner is offered a truly personalized learning experience. Customized learning paths, a common LMS feature, basically takes a course and slices it up into several easy-to-absorb lessons. Have you ever wished you were more intelligent? We all have. However, most of us accept the fallacy that, as adults, we are doing well to simply hold onto the brain cells we’ve got.

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Essay Questions and Assignment Points!

LearnDash

You can filter by status (Graded versus Not Graded), as well as the course and lesson of the essay. Simply open up a submitted assignment and you’ll see a field where you can give a certain amount of points: Just as before, if the assignment is set to auto-approve then the user can continue to the next lesson after assignment submission. If you don’t see this from your admin dashboard, please reference this support article for some guidance on updating.

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5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

Last month, I had the honor of speaking at the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog I discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to explain or illustrate a novel approach to a familiar task.

eLearning: Attention, Attention!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        A few years ago I wrote about the  perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). In my article, I referenced a piece by the BBC,  Turning into Digital Goldfish , where the author said "The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of a goldfish." 

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

TOPYX LMS

The Huffington Post’s article Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results says , “On the student side of things, video may be the best way to improve learning styles, especially when it comes to remembering key facts and figures. Psychology Today’s article Video vs. Text: The Brain Perspective , written by Liraz Margalit, unpacks this subject. Training is like oxygen to a company. Without it, a company dies.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

If you stop updating later, you can call your blog posts “articles” and hide the dates so it doesn’t look like an abandoned blog. What lessons have you learned? I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging.

Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

This article will explore some important concepts that will help you understand the relationship between these technologies. Instruct them to create individual SCORM modules or lessons rather than delivering one large course. If you enjoyed reading this article, you're going to love my free 5-day email crash course - 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an eLearning Project.

8 UX Questions to Answer Before You Take Sales Enablement Mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

The K-12 space often teaches corporate L&D some valuable lessons. This article published by EdSurge focuses on creating educational apps for middle schoolers and high schoolers. In 2016, more of our clients are seeking a mobile-first experience than ever before. After years of hype, mobile is finally the big workplace knowledge support tool we’ve all been talking about. This is especially true for sales enablement.

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The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

In this article we'll look at when delivering lower quality content can be an advantage. From a Learning and Development perspective, I was always meticulous over planning my lessons and courses to ensure learning and engagement were maximised. However you could use a combination of this type of content and upgrade individual lessons as and when you have the capacity to do so. I have spent most of my career attempting to deliver captivating learning experiences.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

You can see a more detailed article about how to leverage a network of champions by clicking here. “ Write a detailed overview of how you want this content broken down into individual modules, chapters and lessons. Upload the content to your LMS and add basic interactive elements such as multiple choice questions at the end of each lesson or chapter. I was recently invited to speak at the annual Learning Technologies conference in London.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

In this article, I am just going to be learner oriented, especially those having superior training needs and targets. In addition, the on-site training was set up either too fast for some, or may be too slow for others, which classrooms lessons are by necessity.

The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an LMS

eLearning Architect

In this article, I'll outline some common mistakes that should be avoided when you choose your next LMS. In this article, I simply aim to share some of the lessons I've learnt and the mistakes I've either made myself, or seen my colleagues make. This article discusses how to optimize user experience in your LMS). If you enjoyed reading this article, don't miss out on my free 5-day email crash course - 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an eLearning Project.

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Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

It helps learners build on knowledge they already have and provides immediate access to short, targeted lessons and support materials. We’ve compiled 25 of our favorite microlearning articles to make it easier to learn about “bite-sized learning” and implement it effectively. This article isn’t going anywhere, so bookmark it for reference and come back whenever you need more inspiration!

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

Julie Dirksen, author of Design for How People Learn , recounts an apt story in a recent article. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review describes how Google encouraged healthier eating habits simply by putting the salad bar at the front of the cafeteria line. It lets people focus on their actions and draw some useful lessons. Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

In this article we'll explore an alternative that won't blow your budget. Projects have included building interactive PDF storyboards, complex adjustments to our Squarespace website, proofreading training courses and articles, working through bookkeeping issues on our cloud-based accounting software and designing marketing templates for downloadable bonus material from our website (you can see all our freebies here ).

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