The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The class can be flipped, the narrative pared back to key messages, and a scenario-based design adopted to train not the content, but its application.

Contextualized Learning: Teaching made highly effective!


Even in our everyday lives, we appreciate the effects of contextualization – behaving in one way in one situation, while using another set of behaviors in a different context – although we may not be actively conscious of it. 2) Design for effectiveness.

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How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 1: Establishing the Basics


Unlike a conversion, where you already have a solid base of effective content to build upon, designing a course from the ground up means you need to start by building the basics. You can read our detailed tips on creating effective learning objectives here.

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Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

Whatever is required to make the learning experience authentic and effective. On the contrary, when we adopt the informal first mindset, informal learning becomes the central offering. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal.

Passion for education

Learning with e's

Unconditionally regarding each child with positivity is key to good pedagogy (Rogers, 1983). Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. Often, in my own practice, if I witness a good method or technique, I adopt it myself.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with e's

Thirdly, teachers need time to tinker, experiment and test out new ideas and new pedagogies. Managers need to win the hearts and minds of teachers if they wish to see IWBs successfully adopted into everyday practice (Wheeler and Winter, 2005).

Why lectures?

Learning with e's

One astute observation is that even when universities do adopt online modes of teaching such as MOOCs , all that seems to occur is the lecture is transferred to digital format. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

Whatever is required to make the learning experience authentic and effective. On the contrary, when we adopt the informal first mindset, informal learning becomes the central offering. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal.

The battle for education

Learning with e's

A battle of words and ideals is raging about which is the most effective, and indeed, the most appropriate approach to adopt for the needs of today''s society. EEVV351 Aristotle curriculum education idealism learning pedagogy philosophy realism socrates teaching theory

Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

In mathematics, I have seen interactive whiteboards used very effectively to teach number bonds and floor robots can be used successfully to teach geometry and algorithms. There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy.

Stuck in the past?

Learning with e's

By mass pedagogy, he referred to the factory production model of education that schools have been caught in for over a century. The mass production pedagogy model stubbornly persists, and personalised learning seems far from the reach of many young people.

Piece by piece

Learning with e's

This image was sent to me by Simon Ensor, (his blog Touches of Sense is well worth reading by the way) and here is my response: The is a photo of jigsaw puzzle pieces, which brings three things to mind about education that are key to our understanding of good pedagogy.

Danger in transition

Learning with e's

Some resist new ideas when they are imposed from above, because they have no ownership, or they have no time to learn how to use them effectively. Or, in most cases, teachers adopt the new ideas, but not wholeheartedly, and only casually apply them.

Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have?

Coffee and Design

In your opinion, what are the best tools and trends currently on the market, and what would you advise your peers to adopt?” This is such a rewarding way to build our learners PLN and have them engage in effective eLeanring pedagogy.

Loss of control

Learning with e's

It took me some time to realise that a) I could also learn from my students, b) that I wasn't the font of all knowledge and c) that there were other, more effective techniques available than simply lecturing.

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#3quotes from Freire

Learning with e's

One of the most valued books in my personal education library is Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. This is where teachers play the role of the 'knowledgable', and students adopt the role of the 'ignorant'. 1970) Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Adult Learning Simplified

Ed App

Adults learn in a different way to children and adolescents, meaning that often different strategies must be adopted and successfully executed for functionality. How does it differ from pedagogy? Pedagogy differs in the process of which it follows in order to satisfy the learning needs and preferences of each individual. When learning is precise and specific, learners are more likely to be able to absorb, retain and recall information easily and more effectively.

Franchise Custom Elearning Development


Many industries still struggle with adopting a digital approach for their staff training. Custom elearning improves the scalability of your training and is effective for operationalizing a playbook to set new franchise partners up for success.

The Haptics wave is coming!

Playware Studios

Greater immersion and engagement is directly proportional to the retention of learning and the effectiveness of the learning intervention. The affordability of these devices will make their adoption easier and more prevalent. GBL pedagogy.

Things To Consider Before Implementing Virtual Reality Training


With organizations starting to adopt VR and using it for various online training programs, including onboarding, it’s becoming the way. Although VR has a higher potential for delivering effective training, it may not be the best choice for every performance problem.

Come the revolution.

Learning with e's

When Charles Babbage first conceived the 'Difference Engine' in Victorian England, he could have had no conception of the far-reaching effects of his invention. Tags: digital pedagogy education Distance Education revolution Charles Babbage computer #disted

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

eLearning Brothers

In your personal life, choosing the wrong companion could waste your valuable time, but may not have long-term effects. Have they adopted a formal approach, philosophy, pedagogy to solving your problem—one that works in a multitude of situations?

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What is the Flipped Classroom?


Allowing for time spent in person on hands-on activities is a crucial ingredient in the effectiveness of flipped classrooms. Our Learncycle pedagogy improves learner engagement, retention, and application of knowledge by deploying lessons through a series of short, bite-sized pieces.

Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

Your Training Edge

Most of the corporate trainers seem to adopt blended learning; integrating specifically the best practices of video training blended with best principles of Instructor Led Training (ILT).

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Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

Your Training Edge

Most of the corporate trainers seem to adopt blended learning; integrating specifically the best practices of video training blended with best principles of Instructor Led Training (ILT). It is a cost effective solution.

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Here comes the SAMR

Learning with e's

Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability.

The 3 mindsets of m-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Responsive web design may render my argument moot – but only when rapid authoring tools adopt the protocol, enabling Average Joe to implement it. One of my most popular posts of last year was M-Learning’s dirty little secrets.

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New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Pedagogy is more important than technology.

When will my (3D) prints appear?

Learning with e's

What are the barriers to adoption of this new technology? Is there an emerging 3D pedagogy ? When 3D printer technology eventually attains the speed of the Star Trek replicator, where objects appear instantly, will this effect be lost?

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Obama administration has been touting the educational value of online courses since coming into office over three years ago, and many colleges, especially community colleges, have adopted that mantra.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences.

Learning Vs. Training & Development

Your Training Edge

In essence, through training relevancy, we don’t look to reshape the employees’ behavior rather the point is to teach them how things are carried out in an effective and proper way, so that they can carry out the processes at their own.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

Your Training Edge

In fact, research has shown that this is the least effective way to convert a traditional class into a MOOC. The MOOC development team usually includes several members of the L&D team, a technical support team, and often an outside consultant specializing in MOOC design and pedagogy.

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams


The advances in technology, as well as teaching theory about how to best apply technology to increase learning effectiveness, have given way to numerous benefits for corporate training and employee education. Then, working closely with an elearning company , these teams have been able to outsource their elearning content development to quickly produce effective training for their employees.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

For education to be effective and engaging, it needs to be adaptable for the needs of individual learners. The take-home message is that a MOOC is not a pedagogy, it is a framework , and within that framework many things can happen, including learner-centered instruction.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

Thus, limited education resources would better be devoted to adopting other educational practices that have a strong evidence base.&# (p. So what are those “other practices&# that would be more effective?