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.

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.

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Do you Really Need to Prepare for an Active Shooter at Work?

Avilar

Sadly, today’s business leaders agree that active shooter incidents can happen anywhere. Especially as you bring employees back to work, now is the right time to prepare for the possibility of an active shooter at work. . Why You May Need an Active Shooter Prevention Plan.

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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

new or different and actively seek disruptive technologies to fuel. these adaptive practice exercises outperformed their peers. of future Activities. Activity) Which of the following is required. Activity) Which password is. one Activity for a Concept, prior to.

10 Virtual Team Bonding Activities

Ed App

In order to foster camaraderie, team-building exercises are highly recommended to maintain healthy relationships and boost morale which will reflect inside or outside work. This enhances collaboration which is essential in group activities.

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.

8 ways to use grouping exercises

isEazy

The grouping exercise is one of our versatile activities, thanks to its drag & drop feature. The classic True or False activity. In this exercise, you ask users to decide if the sentences shown are true or false. Whenever you have two opposing concepts (yes/no, good/bad, important/unimportant, urgent/important), you can use the grouping exercise to get the user to decide between them for a given situation.

10 Customer service remote training activities

Ed App

Remote training is geared towards improving employee and team performance through training activities completed at their homes. Remote training activities are now even more important for supporting your teams, boosting morale, maintaining high levels of employee performance, and more.

Activities to Improve Soft Skills

Unboxed

Activity-based soft skills training gives you the opportunity to instill these desirable qualities in new hires. More importantly, what are some soft skills training activities you can use to help employees? Active Listening. Activities to Teach Soft Skills.

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. This exercise also helps you identify. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a.

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. Simulation and debrief (group exercises to test assumptions, beliefs, and attitudes about processes and systems).

Creating Board Games: An Upside Exercise

Upside Learning

Typically, this training is designed for functional groups and is followed by a creative activity where there is cross-functional participation. So we decided to introduce a fun activity for this training day. Several options were considered before we decided we needed an exercise that would challenge our fellow team-members. Traditionally at Upside, we’ve always used one Saturday every month for training.

Creating Board Games: An Upside Exercise

Upside Learning

Typically, this training is designed for functional groups and is followed by a creative activity where there is cross-functional participation. So we decided to introduce a fun activity for this training day. Several options were considered before we decided we needed an exercise that would challenge our fellow team-members. Traditionally at Upside, we’ve always used one Saturday every month for training.

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Clark Quinn

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. giving me thoughts on the exercise itself. The last time I posted something like this it was a HUGE help and I significantly redesigned the exercise which probably saved me a lot of grief. See comments in Conference Session Breakout - which convinced me not to do it as a breakout activity.

Combining Zombies and Running…Gamification of Exercise

Kapp Notes

As someone who has been actively running for a year or so I know how difficult it is too get motivated to wake up on a cool rainy morning and go for a run. All this exercises is great but motivation is still an issue for me that’s why I sign up for the races so that I am motivated to practice so I don’t fall over in the race but…I’d like more motivation, something to really get me running.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. The bad news is that exercise has little impact if it does not replace time sitting. As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn.

Pinpointing the Right Skills to Activate Performance

Degreed

At this year’s Degreed LENS in Austin, TX, Casey Caram and Alyssa Loverro joined us from Deloitte Consulting to take us through a practical exercise on how to prepare for the future of work through embracing disruption. “The only way to survive is to continuously transform into something else.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. The bad news is that exercise has little impact if it does not replace time sitting. As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn.

Exercise Does the Body — and the Brain — Good

CLO Magazine

In case you needed one, here’s another reason to exercise: a July study says mental and physical training can improve how your brain works. According to a study from the The University of Texas at Dallas’s Center for BrainHealth , cognitive brain training helps adults improve executive functions — including inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, planning and problem solving — and aerobic activity helps strengthen memory. The exercise part?

Top 8 Active Learning Strategies to Enhance the Student Learning Experience

Hurix Digital

In this post, we are going to explore the concept of active learning in more detail and will also discuss how higher education institutions can implement active learning initiatives to improve the overall student learning experience. What is Active Learning?

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. giving me thoughts on the exercise itself. The last time I posted something like this it was a HUGE help and I significantly redesigned the exercise which probably saved me a lot of grief. See comments in Conference Session Breakout - which convinced me not to do it as a breakout activity.

4 active learning tips

Ed App

Active learning is a smart and increasingly popular way to engage staff in learning material for workplace training. So here are our 4 best active learning tips. Just like daily exercise we need to keep at it until our brain has a tight grip on what we are trying to learn. The core principles of active learning aim to create lessons that are relevant, engaging and give learners the opportunity to use material in different circumstances.

Learning Resolutions: Sticking with the Classics—Diet and Exercise

OpenSesame

Performance demands regular exercise and practice at spaced intervals. Spaced intervals of varied activity fuel growth (it takes more than one time, and more than one approach). Exercise and practice doesn’t only apply to the solutions we provide; we need to challenge ourselves to actively practice our craft to keep ourselves more fit to perform our work. Many learning solutions are bloated and overdue for a diet.

How to Prepare for Active Shooters in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Numerous crisis consultants and security firms have recently entered the L&D world to help prepare and train employees for an active shooter situation in the workplace, and not without reason; 2017 broke the record for the most mass shooting deaths ever recorded. According to Covenant Security Services Vice President James McGinty in a 2016 NPR report , 75 to 80 percent of businesses are looking to do some type of active shooter policy procedure and training.

Go Outside! 5 Benefits of Exercise in the Workplace

OpenSesame

Healthy individuals are supposed to be getting at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise in a week, and sometimes that’s often hard to do for full-time employees. So why not make some time during the workday to get some physical exercise in? Here are 5 benefits of exercise in the workplace! Especially if you don’t have some sort of outlet or hobby to relieve your stress, exercising daily at the workplace will turn your life around.

3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities

eFront

In any eLearning program, an activity or a group of activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. When created the right way, learning activities can help users conquer challenging learning objectives. In this article, we’ll share with you the basic three forms of eLearning activities that aid in creating memorable learning experiences – which is what effective eLearning is all about. These activities help store new knowledge to be used later.

Out with the ‘Couch Potato’ – Motion-based games get you in Active Mode

G-Cube

According to a research, the energy expenditure in a 30-minute session is within the guidelines of recommended physical exercise levels by American College of Sports Medicine (for young adults). This lack of exercise is the reason behind lifestyle diseases like obesity and diabetes. In a real-life scenario, activities can be too difficult or strenuous for the user to feel motivated and they soon lose interest.

Online Learning Activities to build Learning Communities

TalentLMS

Online learning is seldom complete without reinforceming activities which provide evidence that learning did take place. When designing any online activity with social media as an engagement strategy, the instructor must bear in mind Bloom’s Taxonomy (Sylvia, 2014). In higher education and the corporate training environment, the focus is more on application and synthesis, as opposed to recalling activities. Post your result under the discussion thread for this activity.

Working with visuals as powerful learning activity

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

S ome interesting online exercises for trainers and facilitators - for inspiration Ask people to share an image online on a topic before an online meeting (for instance in a padlet or boardthing ). Talking about practice what you preach! This is really what we did during the webinar about using visuals with Nancy White. We were choosing images, discussing images, drawing pictures alone and drawing pictures together.

Active Learning - Unleashing the Power of Scenarios and Activities

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Strategies promoting activities that involve students in doing things and thinking about what they are doing is called Active Learning, proclaims a white paper by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, an education-for-all movement that aspires to educate over 200 million children. Active learning is not just for children. Active learning is a great way to achieve comprehension, application and analysis- three key middle layers of Bloom's taxonomy - in adult learning.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course

TalentLMS

A course that becomes an organic, growing body of active participants, each ready with their two cents to share on a topic. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. Active and alone learning. Active and collaborative learning. Most of the time, instructional designers create courses that are designed for “Passive and alone learning” or “Active and alone learning”. Write directly under the activity page of the course.

How to produce impacting and fun reinforcement activities?

isEazy

As we mentioned in the blog, reinforcement activities in e-learning courses are a powerful tool , as they help us measure students’ learning. The most common use of reinforcement activities is self-assessment. However, we can also take advantage of reinforcement activities at other times during our courses. The creative use of reinforcement activities will amaze students, capture their attention, and avoid monotony. This game is ideal to replace theory with activity.

Fun Leadership Training Activities You Can Try At Work

WalkMe Training Station

Leadership training activities are a great way to cultivate proactive leaders, building confidence in those who show promise. They usually involve situations where staff can exercise and develop the skills they need to be successful, having established clear objectives. Before we get to some leadership training activities , let’s first assess what makes a good leader, specifically the qualities that improve the capabilities of leaders: Honesty.

5 Tips to Put Your Active Listening Skills to Work for Your Business

Mindflash

Active listening skills can not only help build better business relationships with your customers, partners, and vendors; but they can also increase your chances of promotion. Exercising effective active listening skills can increase your chances of creating new and repeat business; and help build better business connections and lasting relationships with key business partners.

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. When designed well, guided-analysis activities will help learners filter out useless information from the relevant – the confusing from the concrete. How do guided-analysis activities work anyway?