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 and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Employees are asked to read, watch, or listen to information being dispensed. 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).

Active learning spaces

Learning with e's

The boundaries of informal and formal spaces have blurred significantly, as have the boundaries between the real and the virtual. It is also important that learning is made to be active and engaging. All of these aspects of learning are active.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.

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.

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

Often moving classroom activities for a virtual classroom is less about creating the actual content, and more about mapping out and creating the learner journey. Here’s a look at how some activities translate in a blended, virtual learning journey: Facilitator-led brainstorm.

Disruptive activism

Learning with e's

But just what is disruptive activism? So what is disruptive activism? Disruptive activism for me is about raising people's awareness to the alternatives that exist. digital photography Apple iPad killer application activism Kodak disruptive technology

3 Essential Activities for New Hire Success – Even if You Don’t Have Formal Onboarding

Pract.us

Bonus activities. After a couple weeks, ask your new employee how the onboarding process is going, and use that information to make improvements going forward. Onboarding is key – even if you don’t do onboarding.

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.

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.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion.

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.

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).

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. skills to use on the job via a highly structured activity.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is in the world (or can be). I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback. So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test, by and large. What does that mean? Let’s break it down.

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.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods

LearnDash

But what about informal learning? By definition, informal learning is an unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way that many people learn today. Informal learning is growing because it is usually efficient, autonomous, relevant, accessible, and flexible.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

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). Their calendar updates with activities that are happening that day that they should know about.

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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Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training

CommLab India

As the content is divided into digestible nuggets and provides one learning point at a time, learners will be able to retain the information for a longer time. 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).

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

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.

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.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The main informal learning activities […].

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.

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning.

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10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

Analyse the pre-information of your chosen mooc to ensure it will give you what you need. Sometimes they’re informative, so take notice. Participate actively in the discussion forum. Concentrate your discussion activity on only one or two threads each week.

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Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. They have a lot of articles published by themselves (and external authors like me), they have very active LinkedIn groups and they also have elearning feeds where they collect blog posts on eLearning. e-Learning elearning information

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.

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. It has much more to it than a mere ‘read and sign’ approach.

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.