How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works


Getting started with digital learning can be deceptively simple. You have a digital learning strategy. Just as converting your old face-to-face courses directly to virtual classroom courses isn’t the best use of learning technology. Learning powers change.

Stupidly Simple Social Learning Strategy


Yet I am amazed at the number of organizations that don’t take advantage of social components for their employee learning. There are a wide range of options at your disposal for social learning, so let me provide you with a strategy for one tool that you may find of use: Social tool: a “Facebook” type wall for commenting. Required fields should be name, title, department, and a picture. This strategy is a simple and quite easy to implement.


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5 Reasons to Integrate Microlearning in Mobile Learning Strategy!

Hurix Digital

And due to time being the rarest of commodities available, learning avenues for them need to be easily accessible, quick, concise, and readily available at the time of need. Such continually evolving demands of modern learners gave birth to a new trend of learning, delivered through small chunks of online courses, referred to as Microlearning. As opposed to traditional learning design, microlearning offers an excellent way of managing time.



ABOUT KEITH KEATING: With a career spanning over 20 years in learning & development, Keith Keating holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania. Fail = First Attempt In Learning.

10 Learning Strategies to Take Your Training to the Next Level


The problem is not everyone learns so quickly or in the same fashion. That’s why it’s important to have several learning strategies in place for on-the-job training. . Learning strategies are simply the methods that students use to learn. Bite-sized learning.

How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?

EI Design

In this article, I will touch upon what social learning is and the reasons why you should adopt it. I will also outline how exactly you can use it to enhance your existing learning strategy and the business gains that will accrue as a result. How To Use Social Learning To Enhance Your Existing Learning Strategy. Collaborative learning has always had a positive impact on learners. What Ιs Social Learning? Just-in-time learning aids.

Creative Instructional Design: 9 Examples Of Learning Strategies You Can Use And A Free Gift For Instructional Designers!

EI Design

In September 2015, I had released an eBook on Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies You Can Use. All the learning strategies shown here can be easily applied on their projects. The 7 strategies featured here are from our online suite of 15 courses for Instructional Designers. 9 Examples Of Creative Instructional Design Learning Strategies You Can Use: Plus A Free Gift For Instructional Designers! Micro learning.

The Benefits of Adopting Digital Learning


If your business hasn’t entered the rapidly-growing world of digital learning yet, there are plenty of reasons why it should. At CDSM, we are passionate about delivering high quality e-learning and digital solutions that improve performance and enable businesses to stay ahead of the competition. In this blog post, we’ll be looking at how you can harness the power of digital learning to build on your success. There’s no denying it: learning matters.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

How to Give Your Learners the Training They Want

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve adopted new technologies, structured our work days differently, and changed the way we define and measure success. If your learners are unconvinced of the value of a training, bored by its contents, or distracted by pressing work, they won’t learn much, no matter how fantastic your training is. . GIVE THEM AUTONOMY IN WHAT THEY LEARN AND HOW THEY LEARN IT. . To get engagement from your learners on learning initiatives, start by asking them what they want.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning


And the girl said, ‘I’m drawing a picture of God.’ We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. In this regard, it is inspiring to see many models (such as SOLE from Sugata Mitra) coming up, which call for a new way of thinking about learning and education.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC


This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).

Contextualized Learning: Teaching made highly effective!


There’s no doubt about it: Contextualizing can dramatically boost teaching and learning outcomes! While lately, there has been an increased appreciation of the use of contextualized learning activities in adult education, the fact is that the concept itself is not novel. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the contextual knowledge definition, so that we can better understand how it can be leveraged in corporate teaching and learning settings.

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An Organisational Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 2

Connect Thinking

Last month I wrote a big picture perspective on managing change when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see Part 1 ). Making business sense: Analyse ‘hard facts’ Sometimes e-learning is seen as the ‘panacea’ – the cure for growing training and administration costs, a way to train staff faster, a means to gain competitive advantage and so on. Learning: Is learning a priority in your organisation?

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Learner First Model Part 7


The learner-first training approach places the learner at the center of your training strategy. When learner pathways are structured, tools are chosen and learning is designed with the learner in mind, trainers will see more engaged learners, better training outcomes, and happier, healthier, smarter workplaces. Learner-First training content can be anything from traditional eLearning to video, to emerging learning technologies , such as podcasts and predictive learning software.

Managing Change in the Workplace Through Your LMS

Absorb LMS

Any conversation about managing change in the workplace should include learning. Managing change aided by a strong learning program can make the difference between successful change and, well, no real change at all. A desire for revolution prompted Google to adopt a four-phase approach to managing change in the workplace, according to Inc. As a result, Google accomplished a 90% adoption rate of the intended change. Speed of learning execution.

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Going Beyond the Microlearning Fad Effect - Tip #161

Vignettes Learning

By tradition, most training and learning takes place in “recreated worlds,” where we attempt to replicate work conditions in artificial or suspended moments to allow training and learning to happen. Such settings are also associated with technologies and tools like an LMS and platforms, which support and deliver the learning events. Much of our learning largely happens in the “real world”. This new change is known as " Digital Learning."

How to use scenarios in eLearning


One of the best practices that they have adopted to ensure learners stay engaged throughout the eLearning course is the scenarios. Instead of reading and clicking-through the eLearning contents, learners have the opportunity to learn through real-life scenarios.

6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember when you were new to learning and development? According to our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey , there’s a good chance they might be. But microlearning could be a good solution to help people fit learning into their busy schedules. And when employees take this training, it’s no surprise that they disengage and fail to see how what they are learning impacts their job or their organization. Access the 2017 Learning and Remembering Report.

How to Set a Foundation That Supports Employee Learning and Performance Improvement

EI Design

The investment on employees’ professional development (learning and performance improvement) helps organizations retain talent and get more committed employees. In fact, more than 40% of employees maintain that they are likely to stay longer with an organization if they see a steady investment on learning that leads to performance improvement. Work with a Bigger Picture – Use the Learning and Performance Ecosystem Based Approach. Engage and learn (acquire knowledge).

7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2017

Your Training Edge

In my previous posts, I have highlighted various innovative concepts and technological advancements to be prevailing in 2017 in corporate learning, training and development industry. Indeed, these form the basis for the development of a modern and comprehensive training strategy for the current year. [1] has already improvised its training strategy in accordance with the predicted trends. E-learning everywhere. Examine the previous strategy.

Why Microlearning Is Best for Learners

Superb Learning

Microlearning is an approach to learning that focuses on bite-sized doses of information instead of overloading yourself with knowledge. There are some simple principles that define microlearning: There are short bursts of learning instead of long sessions. Learning technology

Social Learning for Engaging Learners

Ed App

Social learning is defined as learning with and from others. Social learning could be about acquiring knowledge on any topic and in any environment – while conversing casually with friends, colleagues, or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Not surprisingly, some organizations have managed to leverage this strategy to improve employee training. Compelling reasons for adoption. Utilizing social learning. Essentials of a social learning portal.

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Business-centric learning. The idea of business-centric learning came onto many people’s radar last year, after the Brandon Hall Group did a survey showing that about 40% of businesses were developing their learning strategy in alignment with business needs , while the other 60% were focusing on the learners and the content. David Grebow of the Brandon Hall Group offers these characterizations of the three types of learning: Just-in-case learning is content-centric.


Clark Quinn

Other countries are now looking at their model and some have already adopted it. There are lots of approaches to get out of the box: appreciative inquiry , positive deviance , double loop learning , the list goes on. The point being that regular reflection is part of being a learning organization. Yes, we can’t query everything , but if we have an area of responsibility, e.g. in charge of learning strategy, we owe it to know what alternative approach might be.

3 Leadership styles that work in times of crisis


Read more: Drilling employee engagement up with a good learning strategy. Read more: Why can’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough? Read more: Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Transformative learning.

7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2016

Your Training Edge

In my previous articles, I have highlighted various innovative concepts and technological advancements to be prevailing in 2016 in corporate learning, training and development industry. Indeed, these form the basis for the development of a modern and comprehensive training strategy for the current year. CapitalWave [1] has already improvised its training strategy in accordance with the predicted trends. E-learning everywhere. Examine the previous strategy.

The impact of content curation in e-learning


I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say: Learners find it difficult to learn with too much content. To avoid that, there’s always a need for content curation in e-learning as this helps to impact online training in many ways. What is content curation in e-learning? Content curation in e-learning is a process of collecting and filtering relevant information about a particular subject matter and presenting it in an organized way. Motivation to learn.

What Makes High Quality Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Though the medium of learning here is online, the importance of facilitating it with a complementary instructional design cannot be overstated. The adoption of a good instructor-led design facilitates an organization to accomplish explicit outcomes with respect to its goals of training and developing its workforce. It is important to keep the specific goal that you wish to achieve by designing each particular learning module.

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

EI Design

Although the social learning phenomenon is catching up, many in the learning sphere are not sure of its impact owing to misconceptions around it and lack of data to showcase its impact. This article outlines how you can use social learning effectively to engage your learners. How Can You Use Social Learning To Engage Learners? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others and is not bound by a specific type of learning.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee.

5 Vital Elements of Engaging Microcontent

Obsidian Learning

For a deeper dive, see 7 Essentials of a Successful Mobile Learning Strategy. ). Learning maps and role-based portals can help, as in this example. Make me apply my learning. But don’t think for a minute that it can’t also be part of a bigger picture.

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How Can You Combine Mobile Learning And Gamification To Create High Impact Training?

EI Design

Mobile learning and gamification are 2 leading trends that are used extensively in online training. Combine Mobile Learning And Gamification For High Impact Training. Whether your organization uses predominantly online training or a blended approach, you would be aware of the impact of using mobile learning in your learning strategy. Similarly, the usage of gamification for serious learning is on a steady increase. 10 Mobile Learning Trends For 2018.

How Can You Combine Mobile Learning And Gamification To Create High Impact Training?

Adobe Captivate

Mobile learning and gamification are 2 leading trends that are used extensively in online training. Combine Mobile Learning And Gamification For High Impact Training. Whether your organization uses predominantly online training or a blended approach, you would be aware of the impact of using mobile learning in your learning strategy. Increasingly, mobile learning is getting established as a “must have” from a “good to have” part of the training delivery.

Here’s Why You Should be Creating User-Generated Learning Content


The good news is that it’s never been easier to help your employees build their knowledge collaboratively and take control of their learning. Formal learning and more informal tutorials make up a significant part of the 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute.

CLOs, global warming and the great opportunity

CLO Magazine

President Joe Biden’s recent pronouncement that he intends to halve our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with the help of major business leaders and companies is a pitch into the wheelhouse of chief learning officers. There is a time and place for such learning.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. I hasten to say that there are other avenues we wish were getting attention, but we realize the following trends have practical priorities for the majority of our clients: Micro Learning — Short learning segments have multiple advantages, but what stands out is their facilitation of getting to specifically needed content very quickly. You can learn more about Michael here.

Gamification Trends in 2019 – Packed with Tips and Ideas You Can Use

EI Design

Gamification is the use of principles and key elements of gaming to deliver the required learning objectives. The key elements of the Game mechanics that are a part of Gamification for learning include: While “Have fun as you learn” resonates well with learners, these approaches are often looked at with skepticism by the corporates. Gamification adds fun to learning but does not drive learner performance. Gamification Trend #1: Maturing of Gamification for learning.

8 Examples Of Video-Based Learning That Will Help You Deliver High-Impact mLearning

EI Design

Video-based learning is an important component of online training delivery today. In this article, I showcase 8 examples of video-based learning that will help you create high-impact mLearning solutions. How These Examples Of Video-Based Learning Help You Deliver High-Impact mLearning. Today, mLearning is the preferred mode of learning, and its phenomenal success is primarily on account of: Its ability to provide training anytime, anywhere. Video-based learning.

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3 Essential Metrics to Improve Training Measurement


Today, innovative learning programs include a suite of technologies, ranging from the learner experience to the administrative functions—often referred to as a learning technology stack. In turn, it’s hard to get the full picture of the business impact of your training dollars if you don’t know specifically where they’re going. So, how do we track the business value of these learning investments, to justify spending? Watch Now: How to Build a Learning Tech Stack.