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6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. This lesson is a critical one.

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The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Program Design (11).

Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. Two of this year’s articles primarily address analysis. Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction and Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles each describe models that guide eLearning lesson design from start to finish. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Degreed Does Data: Machine Learning

Degreed

Definition: Training a software program with examples, experiments, or experiences, so that it can recognize patterns, make predictions, and complete tasks. The most agile competitors are already applying these technologies in every industry.

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. If you want to read further articles you will find many more that I have saved in my 2012 Reading List.

LinkedIn Becomes A Serious Open Learning Experience Platform

CLO Magazine

Big Think: 500 short-form, actionable video lessons to stay ahead of business changes and stimulate agility in the workforce. Of course, the platform is not necessarily a compliance-management program for many industry applications.

Standing still is no longer an option

CLO Magazine

When the “lesson” is over, work is also completed. This has created an expectation that learning programs found at work will be equally as intrinsic. Agile instructional design is here to stay. As many of you know, I’ve been at this for a long time — 36 years to be exact.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately, when workers are at work, there are deviations, exceptions, and unknowns that they have not been trained on – mainly because training programs are for perfect solutions, rather than exceptions. How to assist learners and workers go beyond the training programs they’re provided.

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Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

According to Development Dimensions International’s Ready-Now Leaders: 25 Findings to Meet Tomorrow’s Business Challenges — Global Leadership Forecast 2014-15, only 37 percent use a formal program to develop a talent bench for a smooth transition.

Micro learning platforms: 10 things to look for

Ed App

In this article we’ll examine what to look for in an LMS and authoring tool – the backbone of any micro learning platform. Creating and distributing these lessons require software platforms called authoring tools and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Agility.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. Both the article and Real Learning highlight: Destigmatize making mistakes (they are opportunities to learn).

Why consider Blended Learning for corporate training & development?

Gnowbe

In other words, can we marry the best parts of face-to-face instruction with the best online learning experience and develop a new, superior training modality that supports the modern learner in an agile organization? For a good summary of the key mistakes, read McKinsey’s article why leadership development programs fail. Blended learning or hybrid learning is any learning modality where face-to-face instruction is combined with online learning.

Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

In part one of this two-part article, “Managing Changes with Start-Up Thinking and Employee-Driven Learning,” I discussed the importance of getting started with employee-generated learning. Build a Learning Road Map and Go Agile. Design an MVP: Go agile with sprinted project management.

Digital (Learning) Readiness: A Call for L&D Action

Learning Wire

This article offers insights and views on Digital Learning Readiness (DLR) and provides guidelines how to implement it in your corporate learning environment. L&D professional needs to redefine their strategy, role and necessary skills in supporting learning beyond programs.

How To Align L&D With Corporate Goals

Ed App

Corporate goals are set by any well-prepared and agile organization that understands the importance of being flexible in a volatile and competitive market. In this article, we discuss how you too can reap the rewards of microlearning. The lessons provide content in bite-sized, digestible chunks which are systematically released in bursts for effective just-in-time learning!

Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Mindflash

For example: initiate conversations, ask people to share lessons learned, meet over lunch and discuss a pressing business issue and how to solve it, set up discussion forums for people to share strategies and options, ask employees to create personal learning plans.

How to Become an eLearning Freelancer or Startup Business

eLearning Architect

In this article I will take you through my experience so far - my first 18 months of going solo in the world of eLearning. We implemented a program that included both custom and off-the-shelf content. I want to keep my business streamlined, agile, location independent.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

In today’s fast paced business and L&D – HR environment, change is our only certainty and employees are required to be agile and employable, meaning they should continuously fine-tune and develop their skillset throughout their careers (Molloy & Noe, 2010).

How To Drive Operational Excellence Through Microlearning?

Ed App

Those already using eLearning in their organization will not have any major problems in building microlearning courses and modules for their employees, however, those who are not familiar with any type of digital learning might have to do extensive research and planning to implement a microlearning program in their organization. Operational excellence is an organizational philosophy that promotes problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership in the workplace.

How to Learn a Language

Ed App

There are various components of a foreign language, whether it is grammar or syntax, requiring you to be flexible and agile in your learning. If you are not completely familiar with what microlearning is or how it can impact your learning capability, look no further than this article.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

If you want to prepare your association for the future, you need lifelong learners to take you there—that’s the only way to stay competitive and agile enough to solve today’s problems and face tomorrow’s unknown challenges. By sharing this “best practice,” you’ll also increase the audience for your online learning programs. Host weekly staff discussions on hot industry topics and lessons learned from projects (both successes and failures).

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

If you are an HR professional, you will not look for a computer programmer today – you will look to hire a Ruby on Rails expert with 6-9 years of experience in Agile software development! The idea is to build an agile infrastructure of deeper levels of skills with cross-functional readiness.

Training at its Basic is a Positive Impact Caused by Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

The WSJ recently ran an informative article, Lessons Learned that discusses the importance of the need to create a workplace environment that actively encourages people to change. Getting the Impact out of Training with Agile Design. This is the heart of Agile Design.

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Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

If you are an HR professional, you will not look for a computer programmer today – you will look to hire a Ruby on Rails expert with 6-9 years of experience in Agile software development! The idea is to build an agile infrastructure of deeper levels of skills with cross-functional readiness.

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

It’s just a much more kind of simplistic, narrow, and I would say organizationally selfish view of learning, which ultimately might mean your organization isn’t gonna be agile, won’t be flexible, won’t be prepared for the future.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. Ask about the AGILE practices.

Talent Management Rankings: Our Kind of Olympics

Cognology

Those of you who read my article on onboarding and employee success will know that well-designed onboarding practices are key to ensuring new hires integrate quickly and perform at their best. Cognizant Academy: Lessons from a 2020 Learning Organisation.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. In this article, I will share my “cheat sheet” that you can use to evaluate and select the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. The article also outlines the advantages of outsourcing your eLearning content development.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (5)

Jay Cross

This is how you make your learning program cohesive. Instead of designing programs to teach workers skills, you’ll be convincing managers to apply their experience and knowledge to coax workers to learn for themselves. Experience coupled with reflection sticks lessons in memory.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

Side note: Here’s a link to an article about the Westjet hackathon. Side note: Check out this article about holding pre-job pre-mortems to learn on the job in the way Michelle’s talking about. . Not a lessons learned register.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create Mobile-Ready E-Learning in Minutes with Adobe Captivate (Free for ATD members) Join this webcast for a practical demonstration in using Adobe Captivate to create fantastic mobile-ready e-learning programs. Isolate the effects of your program.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

Organisations are becoming generally less hierarchical, flatter, ‘softer’ at the edges and more agile. It would be an exercise in futility to re-define a model as the 45:30:10:8:3:2:2 model for instance (these are the ratios a large global company identified for a range of development activities including experiences on the job; manuals and instructions; training programs; networking; mentoring and coaching; special assignments; and workshops).