Clark Quinn

Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

What is a learning experience platform? Suddenly the phrase seems ubiquitous, but what does it mean? It’s been on my mental ‘todo’ list for a while, but I finally spent some time investigating the concept.

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Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research.

Making Multiple Choice work

Clark Quinn

For sins in my past, I’ve been thinking about assessments a bit lately. And one of the biggest problems comes from trying to find solutions that are meaningful yet easy to implement. You can ask learners to develop meaningful artifacts, but getting them assessed at scale is problematic.

Citations

Clark Quinn

Following on my thoughts on writing yesterday, this was a topic that didn’t fit (the post got too long ;). So here we go. Colleagues have written that citations are important. If you’re making a claim, you should be able to back it up.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn. Not just because it’s personally empowering, but because it can and should be organizationally empowering. The problem is, little is talked about how to develop it. And I have to say that what I do see, seems inadequate.

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And the myths go on

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Yet another silly post I stumbled upon. And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, but otherwise here’s yet another bunch of marketing hype. Hopefully no one uses this for any real decisions!

Trends for 2019?

Clark Quinn

It’s already started! Like Christmas (which morally shouldn’t be even be thought about before Thanksgiving), requests for next year’s trends should be on hold until at least December. Still, a request came in for my thoughts.

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Editing, process, topics, and other reflections

Clark Quinn

My lass let me know there was a typo in my recent post on Transformation. I’m thrilled that she’s reading them (!), but she triggered many thoughts about my writing approach.

Why Myths Matter

Clark Quinn

I’ve called out a number of myths (and superstitions, and misconceptions) in my latest tome , and I’m grateful people appear to be interested. I take this as a sign that folks are beginning to really pay attention to things like good learning design. And that’s important.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Jessica Kriegel #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jessica Kriegel closed DevLearn with a witty and wise presentation taking apart the ‘generations’ and ‘millennial’ myths. In short, it’s basically age discrimination. Don’t do it! The post Jessica Kriegel #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets

Experimentation specifics

Clark Quinn

I’m obviously a fan of innovation, and experimentation is a big component of innovation. However, I fear I haven’t really talked about the specifics. The details matter, because there are smart, and silly, ways to experiment.

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Why Engaging Learning?

Clark Quinn

Someone asked me what I would say about my first book, Engaging Learning. And, coincidentally, my client just gave some copies to their client as part of our engagement, so I guess there’s still value in it!

Competencies and Innovation?

Clark Quinn

This may seem like an odd pairing, so bear with me. I believe that we want to find ways to support organizations moving in the direction of innovation and learning cultures. Of course, I’ve been on a pretty continuous campaign for this, but I’m wondering what other levers we have.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Transformation!

Clark Quinn

I’m a fan of the notion of ‘learning experience design’ (not so sure about platforms; I need to investigate them more ;). The idea of integrating effective education and engaging experiences is something I’ve been on about for a very long time.

Another Day Another Myth-Ridden Hype Piece

Clark Quinn

Some days, it feels like I’m playing whack-a-mole. I got an email blast from an org (need to unsubscribe) that included a link that just reeked of being a myth -ridden piece of hype. So I clicked, and sure enough! And, as part of my commitment to showing my thinking, I’m taking it down.

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Content Confusion

Clark Quinn

I read, again and again, about the importance of ‘content’ in learning. And I don’t disagree, but…I think there’s still a problem about it. And where I get concerned is about what is meant by the term. Just what do mean by ‘content’?

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications. And I think it’s instructive to take these apart.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Reading List?

Clark Quinn

I saw another query about ‘reading list recommendations’ (e.g. as an addition to Millennials, Goldfish, Other Training Misconceptions ;), and I thought I’d weigh in, with a different spin. What qualifies what books should you read? Maybe your level of expertise?

Constraints on activities

Clark Quinn

When we design learning activities (per the activity-based learning model ), ideally we’re looking to create an integration of a number of constraints around that assignment. I was looking to enumerate them, and (of course) I tried diagramming it.

Engagement

Clark Quinn

In a meeting today, I was asked “how do you define engagement”, and I found it an intriguing question. I don’t know that I have a definition so much as steps to enhance it. Still, it made me think. What engagement is not, let’s be clear, is tarting content up.

Realities: Why AR over VR

Clark Quinn

In the past, I’ve alluded to why I like Augmented Reality (AR) over Virtual Reality. And in a conversation this past week, I talked about realities a bit more, and I thought I’d share. Don’t get me wrong, I like VR alot , but I think AR has the bigger potential impact.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Revisiting personal learning

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I tried a stab at an innovation process. And I was reminded of it thinking about personal learning, and looked at it again. And it doesn’t seem to aged well. So I thought I’d revisit the model, and see what emerged.

Designing with science

Clark Quinn

How should we design? It’s all well and good to spout principles, but putting them into practice is another thing. While we always would like to follow learning science, there’re not always all the answers we need.

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Processing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been thinking a lot about processing in learning of late; what processing matters, when, and why. I thought I’d share my thinking with you and see what you think. This is my processing! :). We know processing is useful.

Organizational Psychology?

Clark Quinn

I read an article calling for organizational psychology and the things these folks do for companies. And, interestingly, many of the tasks seem like things that I’ve been calling for L&D to do. So now I have to ask what’s the relationship between these two areas?

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Labels and roles

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I was just reflecting on the different job labels there are. Some of the labels are trendy, some are indicative, but there’s potentially a lot of overlap. I’m not sure what to do about it, but I thought I’d explore it.

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Intellectricity

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Many years ago, I met a guy who worked for Apple. They were allowed to have their own job titles, and his was “Intellectrician” I thought that was a very nice turn of phrase.

Are Decisions the Key?

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, now, Brenda Sugrue posited that Bloom’s Taxonomy was wrong. And, she proposed a simpler framework. I’ve never been a fan of Bloom’s; folks have trouble applying it systematically (reliably discriminating between various levels).

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ONE level of exaggeration

Clark Quinn

I’ve argued before that we should be thinking about exaggeration in our learning design. And I’ve noticed that it’s a dramatic trick in popular media. But you can easily think of ways it can go wrong. So what would be appropriate exaggeration?

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

At a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence). And, of course, I didn’t know what the latter was so it was of interest.

Barack Obama #ATD2018 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The official opening event to kickoff ATD’s International Conference, was our 44th President, Barack Obama. Prompted by questions from Tony Bingham, he eloquently addressed education, values, and more. Thoughtful, witty, and ultimately wise, an inspiring session.

Labels, models, and drives

Clark Quinn

In my post last week on engagement , I presented the alignment model from my Engaging Learning book on designing learning experiences. And as I thought about the post, I pondered several related things about labels, models, and drives.

Translational research?

Clark Quinn

I came across the phrase “Translational Behavior-Analysis” I had no idea what that was, so I looked it up. And I found the answer interesting. The premise is that this is an intermediary between academic and applied work. Which I think of as a good thing, but is it really a thing ?

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.