Knowledge Avatars for Training

Foolproof Your Teaching

Knowledge Avatars for Training

Once you've identified the concepts that you want to teach (see An Easier Way To Define Training Goals ) you have a clear plan of what needs to be taught. The next question becomes "How do you teach each concept?" There are several principles that we can apply that ensures mastery every time. First, let's explore what it means to know something.

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Foolproof Your Teaching

Knowledge Avatars for Training

Once you've identified the concepts that you want to teach (see An Easier Way To Define Training Goals ) you have a clear plan of what needs to be taught. The next question becomes "How do you teach each concept?" There are several principles that we can apply that ensures mastery every time. First, let's explore what it means to know something.

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An Easier Way To Define Training Goals

Knowledge Avatars for Training

One of the biggest challenges in training is identifying your students' knowledge gaps and having a strategy for dealing with them. Generally, you want to identify certain performance goals for your trainees. That sets the target, and then after your intervention, you will want to test to see that those goals have been achieved. Much has been written about defining performance goals and filling the gaps in training. This idea was introduced by Dr. Tom F.

Unleashing the Engineer in Instructional Design

Knowledge Avatars for Training

When it comes to developing instruction, are you an artisan, or are you an engineer? What's the difference? An artisan builds each widget as a unique and unrepeatable project. If the artisan builds a chair, even though we all know the function of a chair and a chair's general characteristics, the artisan will build the chair from scratch. Each leg or arm will be turned and sanded lovingly. The surface will be polished and oiled until it is a work of art.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

Experiencing eLearning

While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses.

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Converting to Scenario-Based Questions

Experiencing eLearning

The traditional multiple choice questions we use in assessment are often abstract and measure only whether people recall facts they heard in the last 5 minutes.

Elementor and LearnDash Collaboration

LearnDash

Over the past few months we have teamed-up Elementor to create an integration that allows for greater course customization. With this collaboration, we are expanding your ability to create a more cohesive look for their website than was possible before.

ID and eLearning Links 7/14/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on estimating development time, branching scenarios, and new tools. Estimating development time in higher ed.

Customer Experiences that Bridge the gap Between Sales and Growth

InfoPro Learning

Providing quality customer experiences is a huge competitive advantage in today’s market. In fact, the quality of service you provide has a direct impact on your organization’s growth and revenue.

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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What would you like to learn about scenarios?

Experiencing eLearning

Many of my most popular blog posts have been prompted by questions from readers. I’d like your help answering a 2-question survey about what you’d like to learn about scenarios for learning.

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Why is it Important to Measure Your Corporate Training Programs with Learning Analytics?

InfoPro Learning

Companies invest millions into their online learning and development programs every year and for good reason. Effective training programs can provide some pretty valuable benefits including increased employee retention, boosted morale, improved productivity and a rise in profits.

Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Insights in a Nutshell: Explaining our Evolutionary Development Framework

InfoPro Learning

There are two major shifts that are currently creating a huge demand for leadership. The first is the ongoing digital transformation of work. Technology and automation are changing the kinds of skills and jobs that are available. Many of today’s jobs require soft skills.

How to Scale Up Your LearnDash Infrastructure

LearnDash

Your course website needs to handle a larger load. Here’s how to prepare it for growth. One of our most frequently asked pre-sales questions has to do with the user capacity for our plugin.

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Experiencing eLearning

This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe.

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Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Business-aligned strategies for Leadership Development: An Interview with Dr. Yvonne Catino, VP, Leadership and OD, Infopro Learning

InfoPro Learning

“The bedrock for sustainability of training is strategic planning and a clear focus on outcome”. Empowering leaders is the key for organizational success in the cut-throat competitive business environment of today.

Short Sims by Clark Aldrich: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

In his book Short Sims: A Game Changer , Clark Aldrich provides a system for creating engaging, interactive learning experiences quickly (in about 40 hours of work). Clark provides multiple examples so you can play through the Short Sims yourself to see the possibilities. What are Short Sims?

Mythless Learning Design

Clark Quinn

If I’m going to rail against myths in learning, it makes sense to be clear about what learning design without myths looks like. Let me lay out a little of what mythless learning design is, or should be. Learning with myths manifests in many ways.

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Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. My experience. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011.

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4 Examples of AI Being Used in E-Learning

LearnDash

AI in e-learning isn’t theoretical—it’s already here. It’s hard to write about AI in e-learning without feeling as though you’re engaging in the sort of speculation usually left to science fiction authors, especially as we’re used to thinking of it as something potentially sinister or frightening.

Curious about Curiosity

Clark Quinn

When you’re looking into motivation, particularly for learning, certain elements get mentioned again and again. So I’ve heard ‘relevance’, ‘ meaningfulness ‘, consequences, and more. Friston suggests that we learn to minimize surprise.

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Identifying the Most Suitable Training Methods for Your Business

InfoPro Learning

There are many exciting training delivery methods to choose from today, but how do you know which training methods will be the most effective for your business? The training strategy you choose greatly impacts your ROI.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

YES! LearnDash Memberships Have Arrived!

LearnDash

LearnDash Groups evolve to include membership capabilities. Create levels, sub-levels, sell access, award group certificates, and more! “Do I need a membership plugin or platform in order to use LearnDash?”

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Stepping up Your Employee Onboarding Training- A results-oriented approach

InfoPro Learning

Having an effective onboarding program is more important than you might think. Your onboarding process has a direct effect on your organizations ability to attract and retain new talent. Onboarding is also directly related to the length of the new hire learning curve and their levels of productivity.

Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast)

Experiencing eLearning

In this presentation, I discussed why scenario-based learning engages participants. I gave examples of how to “hook” learners to draw them into a story right from the beginning. I also talked about some elements to help craft narratives.

Color-Coded Branching Scenario Flowchart

Experiencing eLearning

A color-coded branching scenario flowchart shows you the overall structure of a branching scenario at a glance. I use Twine to create branching scenarios. In the default interface and formats, passages are all the same color.

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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

6 Practical Solutions for Converting Classroom to VILT for Corporate Training

InfoPro Learning

If you are like the many organizations who have recently transitioned their workforce from traditional office-based teams to having most of your employees work remotely, you might be considering converting your corporate training programs as well.