Learning Activities that Matter

Learning Rebels

It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. They mean well, really – but it can be frustrating to participate in activities that have no connection to the learning at hand. If a trainer is having people participate in activities for the sole reason to keep them focused, engaged and awake – they have bigger problems. Training activities should not only engage the body but the brain. Activities that Matter.

E-learning Activities That Don’t Suck!

Spark Your Interest

Start by creating better e-learning activities. In our article, “The Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning” we listed several e-learning activities. Now, we provide successful online activities for self-paced e-learning. By focusing on activities where the learner is thinking about their choices, you’ll create e-learning activities that don’t suck! Instead how about using fun, interactive , and engaging learning activities?

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Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.” Active Training. When we spoke last she had this to say: It’s been an honor to be asked to revive the Active Training work that Mel Silberman started.

Activate Formal Learning – Gyrus

Gyrus

Boost up the job skills with activating formal learning solutions. GyrusAim Skill Centric LMS and Vado’s courses as every Vado course contains step by step instruction on how to apply on the job

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.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. As The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications.

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. Of course, that’s factored into the objective for this learning activity (which is part of an overall sequence of learning). We also need the challenge in the activity to be in the right range of difficulty for the learner.

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.” Active Training. When we spoke last she had this to say: It’s been an honor to be asked to revive the Active Training work that Mel Silberman started.

Activities for Integrating Learning

Clark Quinn

It draws heavily on the notion of activity -based learning. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. Each activity starts with giving the learning teams a deliverable they have to create, with a deadline an appropriate distance out. There may be people available for questions, and they’re also being actively watched and coached (less as they go on).

Activity or Application?

Clark Quinn

Activity : that the learner takes, and. Now, in many ways, this is similar to my own activity-based design , which is more a curricular model than a pedagogical one, but it foregrounds activity instead of content. Perhaps because I’d been thinking (and whinging) about ‘click to see more’ interactions, I want those activities to mean something! Those are activities, just not cognitively challenging ones. The post Activity or Application?

The Four “Levels” of Gamification Implementation in Learning Experiences

Speaker: Jonathan Peters, PhD, Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia Gamification

Gamification is an important and powerful strategy for influencing and motivating people. Unfortunately, many people think that gamification means adding a simple activity, creating a computer or a video game, or just adding points, badges, and a leaderboard to their learning program. Tune in to discover the four levels of gamification, and come away with a practical method for bringing gamification to your programs.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. What was necessary was reconciling activity and decisions. However, I also have characterized learning as a series of activities, and those activities generate some work product and are (ideally) annotated with reflections. That’s my reconciliation of activity and decisions.

Interactive Learning Activities: From Theory To Practice

eLearning Industry

Anything from establishing a culture of academic integrity to interactive learning activities and digital tools. eLearning Solutions Asynchronous Learning Activities Interactive eLearning Learner Engagement Synchronous Learning ActivitiesFind these in this article. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Put the 'activity' in 'interactivity'

Kineo

"We want something really interactive." Or "We want something more interactive than our previous learning." Heard requests like this before? I hear them frequently. It could be easy to presume that most online learning is interactive. So what does it really mean when people ask for more of it?

POINT-OF-WORK: Translate Training Activity to Productivity Impact

Living in Learning

Downsized three times in seven years. Because we could not show bottom line value creation and productivity impact. Because Point-of-Work was not assessed to determine what was restraining performance. In other words, no performance benchmarks were established at current state.

Stop Thinking Like an Instructional Designer, Start Thinking Like a Game Designer

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University

Instructional designers tend to think content first and action second. Game designers tend to think action first. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction. In this unique gamified webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

Lambda Suite: How To Sell Individual Activities

Lambda Solutions

We’ve just released the ability to buy a single activity through Lambda Suite. This is how it works: Create an activity in your course. Here’s what a customer will see in the Store: Here’s what a learner might see in the course: Other ideas for selling individual activities include: Exam retakes. - 2 MIN READ -. If you are selling your courses online, then you’ve probably put some thought into pricing.

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Articulate Storyline 360 – Word Puzzle Activity

Swift eLearning Services

Authoring Tools eLearning Articulate Storyline Articulate Storyline 360 Authoring Tool custom eLearning Elearning courses elearning interactivities elearning puzzle eLearning sample Engaging elearning Online Courses responsive elearning design Word Puzzle activity word puzzle intaractivityAs part of the custom eLearning development requirement, we developed word puzzle interactivity in Articulate Storyline 360 with responsive eLearning design.

Top activities for self-development

Your Training Edge

Here are some of the top activities for self-development you can do right now. Top activities for instant self-development. These are all activities that help you create habits for better and effortless self-development. Whenever you ask anyone what they want from life, chances are, they will say they just want to be happy. Happiness, however, is a fluid concept. What makes you happy may not make someone else happy.

Making Virtual Learning Stick with Activity Debriefs

InSync Training

We’ve been using virtual classroom technologies for close to 20 years now. Unfortunately, we are still holding on to a content model that insists the most important outcome is getting through all of the slides. This webinar approach to content delivery is perhaps the most ineffective way to get information out to the world. Few of us have the motivation or concentration to focus on 60 minutes of lecture.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

How to Use Team Building to Help Employees Become Active Listeners

Your Training Edge

Although many people think that corporate team building activities are boring, awkward, or at least useless, there’s a reason why all of the most successful companies in the world use them on a regular basis. And an integral part of this communication is being able to actively listen to what others are saying. That’s why it’s crucial to use team-building to help your employees become active listeners and condition them to listen attentively when someone else is speaking.

Actively Partnering for eLearning Development

B Online Learning

“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” ? Confucius Content development is anything if not predictable in its annual, quarter or monthly resourcing. A calm sea of existing, scoped, planned and resourced projects can shift at any moment into a storm tossed confusion […].

Announcing New Lessons on Being an Active Bystander

Grovo

That’s why it’s crucial for everyone to become an active bystander : a person who observes a conflict or unacceptable behavior and acts to make a difference. Being an active bystander isn’t easy – even interventions against small transgressions, like inappropriate jokes at the office, take knowledge, motivation, and practice. And now, we’re showing how active bystanders can have an impact that reaches beyond preventing harassment.

7 Virtual Classroom Software Activities To Prep Your Team For The New Normal

eLearning Industry

In this article, I share 7 virtual classroom software activities to prep your employees during and after the coronavirus crisis. Virtual Training eLearning eBooks LMS Features Synchronous Learning Activities Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning Environment

Agile Microlearning Explained

new or different and actively seek disruptive technologies to fuel. OttoLearn’s learning mechanics include: › Engaging learners in Activities immediately › Providing learners with the freedom to fail › Eliminating the need for pre-learning › Providing a scaffolded learning experience › Delivering learning sessions over time › Interleaving content to increase learning efficiency ASSESSMENT MECHANICS With every interaction, OttoLearn builds a model of each. of future Activities.

10 Active Learning Methods for Super Engaged Corporate Learners

eFront

The preferred learning approach has now turned the way of active learning methods. The preferred learning approach has now turned the way of active learning methods. First, there is a definite need to adapt active learning activities. Utilizing active training methods in the classroom is already a challenge in itself; but now, active online learning has also become part of the equation. What actually is active training?

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Another approach is to make the learner an active creator of knowledge and skills. Internal job aids (to support use of systems, processes and activities). Although “active” methods might be implied by some of the items on Hart's list, I think “active” ways of learning should be made more explicit in our organizations. Coaching Organizational Learning Training active learning Jane Hart learning organizational learning

5 simple virtual team building activities

OpenSesame

Here is a list of activities that are proven to be very effective in team building remotely: A house tour or peek into each other’s workspace: Employees are used to seeing each other’s desks, personalized with pictures and things that define them. Teams are vital for workplace success.

6 ways to be more active at work

Your Training Edge

In that light, you need to find effective ways of giving yourself sufficient muscle-toning for a better and more active life. If you are looking for ways of injecting physical activity into your working day, here are 6 proven ways of turning each day at work into an active mini-workout: Try chair push-ups. Go ahead and acquire a bike or even an electric bike for a more active ride to work. Take an actual break outside the office, get active while at it.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

pages, focus on learner activity and spot trends (such as which. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? saturated market, we’ve designed.

New Learning Activities in Raptivity for Virtual Classroom

Raptivity

With various learning activities like fun games, quick quizzes, and cool displays, Raptivity for virtual classroom is great to hook learners to your online sessions. There were 7 interactive activities offered with a promise to add more. Here are some highlights about these activities.

Active Learning at Conferences

Web Courseworks

Even face-to-face environments need hands-on learning activities so that participants are actually getting involved in the subject matter. When it comes to eLearning, it has been a challenge for distance educators to build activities into an online program that will [.]. eLearning active learning conferences elearning Jon Aleckson MindMeld Web Courseworks workshopsEducators have come to understand the need to engage learners in all facets of education.

Keeping the activity in online learning

Learning Pool

There are plenty of ways to include activities in elearning, including opportunities you couldn’t achieve face-to-face. Here at Learning Pool, we’re passionate about creating active and compelling learning experiences with practical outcomes at the heart. Synchronous activity.

Spooktacular virtual Halloween activities for all of October

Poll Everywhere

The post Spooktacular virtual Halloween activities for all of October appeared first on Poll Everywhere Blog. Spooky season is upon us! If you love Halloween as much as we do, then you know that Halloween festivities start as soon as the clock strikes midnight on September 30th.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

In this guide, we share the steps, activities, and tools you can use to. other activities) is successful? practice active. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum.

Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated

Clark Quinn

In this case, I want to elaborate on the notion of activities, and some associated properties. First, I think it’s important to recognize that gradually, learners will take more and more ownership of choosing activities. Another important property of these activities is that they embed, possibly at multiple levels. Each of those would be activities with deliverables or products, and evaluation or reflection. Finally, activities can be individual or social.