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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. Training activities should not only engage the body but the brain.

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 learning principles: tips to apply in online training

LearnUpon

Are you looking for a way to turn corporate learners into active participants? If so, then active learning may be the ideal strategy for your online training program. As its name implies, active learning centers on a learner’s active participation.

Disruptive activism

Learning with e's

But just what is disruptive activism? The replacement of Betamax video tape with VHS tape (even though the latter was technically inferior) was one classic example of a disruptive technology in the 1980s. So what is disruptive activism?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training.

Scenario example: Chainsaw training!

Making Change

You didn’t push information into their heads and then see if they could recognize it on a test. More scenario examples. Why you want to put the activity first. Scenario design activity ideas branching scenarios client management examples needs analysis

Informal Learning

CourseArc

While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

The scenario was inspired by a language-learning activity designed by Kinection. Try the activity , keeping in mind that it’s a casual, unfinished experiment. It’s based on TiddlyWiki , a lightweight information management tool.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

The scenario was inspired by a language-learning activity designed by Kinection. Try the activity , keeping in mind that it’s a casual, unfinished experiment. It’s based on TiddlyWiki , a lightweight information management tool.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

always, conducting the interviews proved to be informative, revealing and fun. consume information outside of work. information in their everyday lives. amounts of information with a few clicks. information about why and how the. INFORMATION, YOU’RE.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

There are times when fact remembering is needed, such as medical vocabulary (my go-to example). And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is in the world (or can be). Yes, there likely will be some content presentation, but it’s not everything , and instead is the core model with examples of how it plays out in context. That is, annotated diagrams or narrated animations for the models; comic books, cartoons, or videos for the examples.

Drill and Practice Activities for Your eLearning Courses

eFront

If there is one single factor that can be blamed in this otherwise blemish-free eLearning course, it is the reinforcement activities. What are Reinforcement Activities? In an eLearning course, you can use several types of reinforcement/practice activities.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). On the contrary, I believe formal and informal modes of delivery complement each other.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. A problem arises, however, when active participation is expected.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. DIAGNOSE Go through learning activities, classroom, elearning, etc. Now, what Sue did in our example scenario wasn’t.

Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training

CommLab India

For example, in safety training, videos with audio narration help auditory learners learn better, infographics help visual learners, and decision-making games help kinesthetic learners. This makes it easy for learners to retain the information longer.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training

Grovo

As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. In other words, stockpiling information slowed down the process of retrieving it.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. The bottom line is that our days should be filled with non-seated physical activity.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic

Kapp Notes

I’ve taken a MOOC and found it interesting but I was not motivated enough to complete the activities or finish the course, but that’s only a sample size of one. This was sent to me by Muhammad Saleem. The infographic takes a closer look at reasons why some professors and academics remain unconvinced. I think the hype is a little over the top in terms of impact on education.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

TinCan focuses on capturing activities: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) and the ‘I’, the ‘Did’ and the ‘Activity’ can be almost anything. The ‘This’ can be any activity that has a learning experience.

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Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. How can we define informal learning? Workers rely most on informal learning. Learning informal learning

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities.

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses

Learnnovators

We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs

TalentLMS

How can you, as a trainer, create quality practice activities for better training transfer to performance context? Guided-analysis activity is your answer. Guided-analysis activities move learners through the process of analyzing a complex situation.

Learning Objectives Vs Learning Activities: What’s The Difference?

Adobe Captivate

Learning objectives and learning activities are two crucial pieces of ammunition in the eLearning provider’s arsenal. Here, we explore the binary relationship of learning objectives vs learning activities by discussing the difference and understanding the importance of both.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

I think of informal learning. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. In this way, the purpose of learning shifts from activity to outcome. – but more concerningly, its philosophy reverts back to activity over outcome.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

I think of informal learning. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. In this way, the purpose of learning shifts from activity to outcome. – but more concerningly, it’s philosophy reverts back to activity over outcome.

How to Ensure Compliance Training is Not Merely a “Check-the-box” Activity

CommLab India

Often, organizations have a misconception that compliance training is an event, not an activity that needs to be taken forward. Keep it precise through case studies and examples. Employees learn best when they are given simple and clear examples of how to comply with.

Planning Collaboration Activities

eFront

Let’s discover how you can be mindful in planning and implementing a well-collaborated course – an increasingly important post-launch activity. For example, if you have an expert in productivity software, have them talk more about their ideas and software suggestions for various purposes.

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 So, for example, if learners arelooking at types of hacking attacks, I ask them to create a defense plan as a pre-class task. The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning.

Why you want to put the activity first

Making Change

The material feels like a stream of activities, not pages of information followed by one lonely memory check. We can include the information about heat issues as optional links in the scenario. But they might just guess and miss important information!

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning?

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. The bottom line is that our days should be filled with non-seated physical activity.

Gamification Examples: How to bring fun into business eLearning

eFront

However, one cannot successfully apply gamification examples in business eLearning environments without first understanding the intent and purpose behind it. Examples. Here are some gamification examples in business that companies, both large and small, could easily embrace.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

Some of the multiple-choice questions are unavoidably obvious; for example, do you “Check for danger and then help” or do you “Run to them now!”… You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names.

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