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.”

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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.

How Bloomingdale’s delivers instant active shooter training to associates in wake of looming terrorist threat

Axonify

Earlier that morning, all Bloomingdale’s Associates had received Active Shooter Training delivered through their Axonify daily microlearning session. Based on conversations he had with some federal agencies, he decided to make the Active Shooter Training a top priority.

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.

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

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.

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.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences

TalentLMS

Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

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.

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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Running Activity Reports is Only a Few Clicks Away

OpenSesame

. You may have noticed some changes to your OpenSesame Activity Report. On the left hand side of the page you will see your Activity Report tab. Click on that tab to bring you to your Activity Reporting page. In the “Date Started” section, you now have the ability to filter your activity report by choosing ‘Past 30 Days’, ‘Past 90 Days’ or ‘Year to Date’ (see screenshot below).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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Active Learning: 8 Creative Ways To Encourage Learner Participation And Reflection In eLearning

TalentLMS

In this article, we’ll share 8 creative ways to encourage learner participation and reflection in eLearning, converting them into active learners. As eLearning professionals, we are tasked with delivering information in a way that’s easy to understand.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.