Custom eLearning Development: 3 Modern Learning Trends That Will Drive Future Success

Infopro Learning

Custom eLearning solutions have long been on the rise. Many custom eLearning solutions can help your organization engage employees this year. The learning solution that best fits your organization is highly dependent on your business’s needs and goals.

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Clark Quinn

Last Friday’s #GuildChat was on Agile Development. Fast forward a couple of decades, and the Agile Manifesto puts a stake in the ground for software engineering. Whether it’s Allen’s SAM or Ger Driesen’s Agile Learning Manifesto , we’re seeing a call for rethinking the old waterfall model of design. The topic is interesting to me, because like with Design Thinking , it seems like well-known practices with a new branding.

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Agile Development for eLearning

Infopro Learning

Agile, with cross-skilled teams and an iterative development methodology, allows for changes and creative ideas at all stages of the project. Widely used in product development and IT, in agile development teams produce smaller pieces of content and review and enhance their work in multiple iterations or sprints. The agile teams are self-organizing and hold full accountability for the product. Agile development brings all stakeholders together periodically.

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What Is Agile Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it. Agile is a fresh approach to learning design that takes the ADDIE model to a new level. So let’s dive in and learn about Agile Learning Design. IT STARTED WITH A PROBLEM. ” The Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

confusion and find a solution robust. Content New Value @gomolearning A common problem for organizations who. Solutions. problems for you further down the line. solved major L&D problems by switching their model to one that. this agility.

Learning Agility: Everything You Need To Know About It


Some waited for a solution to arise and eventually vanished while a few moved out of their comfort zone and figured out how to solve the situation. The agile mindset helped businesses like Shree Shakti Enterprise respond promptly to the changing market demands and flourish during the crisis.

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Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. The most welcome change is the fact that an Agile model has you sharing your mockups, prototypes, and early suggestions with the client—right off the bat! How we talk about Agile versus ADDIE. Agile (and other iterative models like it) take into account new technologies and more rapidly evolving ideas.


Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. The difference between a classic waterfall approach and an agile one is way more than applying a different set of tools and techniques, it is a different state of mind. For me his theory describes the very essence of management but it also applies to an agile approach. But on an operational level manager should accept any solution that meets his criteria.

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Developing Unique Solutions for Unique Problems: An Afternoon in Training Industry’s Design Thinking Master Class

Training Industry

Developing Unique Solutions for Unique Problems: An Afternoon in Training Industry’s Design Thinking Master Class - Read more by Hope Williams on Training Industry.

Which came first: Agile or Culture?

Torrance Learning

We get asked the proverbial chicken and egg question a lot: which came first our LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Management Approach) project management or our communicative, accommodating culture? Agile is about more than just project management; it’s a way of perceiving success, communicating and prioritizing the most important work. In other words, Agile is embedded in the culture. But not everyone is as comfortable with the flexibility that Agile requires.

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The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation


are focusing on the benefits of strategic agility and systematic innovation. In this article, we will discuss what strategic agility and systematic innovation refer to and how they can help improve the function of your business. What are Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation?

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Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

CLO Magazine

Agile innovation, the profitable application of creativity, aims to design breakthrough solutions that optimize efficiency, improve market position through new product development or result in new enterprise structures. What would make it worth investing in the solution?

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Agile eLearning development (5): Chatty Kidz

Challenge to Learn

One of the people who responded to my posts on agile development is Ken Taggert , He is developing an Ipad app (Chatty Kidz) which combines video conferencing with educational activities for kids. He shared his experiences on agile development with me and I thought that that would add to my story, so here it is. Someone will have a better idea, a problem changes things downstream, etc, etc; especially in the larger projects. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

In software development we have the same problem. We did e-Learning development through waterfall models for years, but now we have the agile approach. We do our software development at easygenerator through an agile method and I love it! Last week at the Learning solution conference there was a presentation on this subject and a I found a lot of interesting information on the subject. He wrote a blog on how to make ADDIE more agile by making it circular.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love an Agile Work Environment


Rather than ignoring this reality, organizations should build a culture of experimentation by favoring a more agile work environment over long-range planning when innovation is required. What if the problem has changed so dramatically that our solution no longer addresses a need?

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What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Needless to say, an understanding (albeit very rudimentary) of the Agile philosophy supersedes all other learning (and that has been plentiful too). Coming from a very traditional, waterfall-driven background replete with all the drawbacks (what I perceive as drawbacks in comparison now), it took me quite a while to assimilate the philosophy—even the basics of Agile. Adaptive expertise brings open-ended inquiry to the problem and not a pre-defined solution.

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Common Startup Growth Problems and How to Solve Them

Your Training Edge

It is not always easy to grow exponentially in a competitive market; having sufficient demand doesn’t solve the problem either. The fluid nature of startups allows new ventures to remain agile for longer. Worry not because funding from investors isn’t the only solution to this issue.

Agile Learning 101: From the basics to successful training


You can focus on promoting and nurturing a culture of agility. Agility is about being able to adapt and move quickly in the face of change. An agile team is able to operate even within a constant state of flux — think of it as a “startup mentality” on steroids.

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Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems. It defines wicked problems thus: A wicked problem is one for which each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem. The article further elucidates the characteristics of wicked problems.

Agile eLearning development (3): Best practices, Demo’s, user stories and backlog

Challenge to Learn

In the previous post on agile eLearning development I wrote about culture. Agile development offers a range of best practices that are relatively easy to implement. Agile development works in short sprints (one or 2 weeks). The product owner will check during the demo if the solutions build match the requirements from the user stories and will accept them (or not). You don’t have to implement an agile process to do this.

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Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

” Competencies were thought to demonstrate what great looks like, but the problem is they are retrospective, not prospective. Learning agility, which focuses on the ability to perform in the future, provides an answer. Warner Burke, professor of psychology at Columbia University, has studied learning agility for six years and describes it as being in an unfamiliar situation, not knowing what to do and figuring it out. Learning agility can be a leadership game-changer.

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Performance Consulting or Staffing Solutions: How to drive maximum L&D benefits?

Infopro Learning

Training outsourcing has become a popular solution for enterprise organizations this year. They then create training solutions that support the performance of people to produce business results. Today business agility and resilience can give your organization a competitive edge.

Agility – the superpower of the modern employee


It’s no coincidence that all these extraordinary characters are first and foremost agile – it is the superpower all of us need in today’s rapidly changing world. 3 Steps in developing employee agility. Organizations need their employees to be agile and strive to provide the appropriate tools and training programs for this to happen. Here are the three basic skills necessary to develop agility.

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The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. We talk about learning agility, organizational agility, individual agility, agile as a philosophy and much more. Yet, we are still unclear as to what makes an organization agile. All of this requires us to be agile – in principle and in practice. Agile complexity VUCA Workplace Learning

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Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

Can you begin by sharing your perspective on the role of digital learning and engineering solution providers in the technology sector? It is our time to step up and provide some practical solutions that actually work. AK : Digital Technology has an adoption problem.

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#LSCon day 1, Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%

Challenge to Learn

Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%. Agile I kicked the day and the conference of with a morning buzz session. We talked about agile development under the guidance of Don Bolen. My best recap is: All the attendees do see the problems and limitations of the current working methodology (ADDIE or other waterfall models). They have heard of agile (thanks to Michael Allen). And they took their first sniff at agile.

A Table of Design Methodologies: Instructional, Thinking, Agile, System, or X Problems?

Big Dog, Little Dog

Agile Design. X Problems. Note that models are only guides on the sides, not sages on the stages, so don't hesitate to mix, match and adapt to help you arrive at a perfect solution to a difficult problem. With so many design models to choose from, what should I use? To help with the answer I created a table of five design methodologies that may assist you in choosing a model to start from: Instructional System Design. Design Thinking. System Thinking.

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How HR Technology Drives Business Agility and Collaboration


In this time of uncertainty, many are suddenly looking for technology solutions to keep their businesses nimble, promote collaboration, upskill employees, and generally be more responsive to new industry developments. In fact, two of every three HR leaders are looking for new talent development technology solutions to transform their people and their organizations, particularly now as we are seeing a dramatic shift towards remote work and dispersed workforces.

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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

General Assembly

The following is an adapted excerpt from Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking by designer, team leader, and business coach Jeff Gothelf. During our conversation, my client said to me, “Our tech teams are learning Agile. The engineering teams, using Agile, were focused on shipping bug-free code in regular release cycles (many teams call these “sprints”). To reduce the risk of implementing sweeping process changes that fail, take small steps, a key component of Agile and Lean.

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Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture


Continuous learning is training your brain to think of angles and solutions that would have otherwise gone unthought of. Attempting new projects to challenge the way you problem solve. Continuous learning keeps your workforce agile, focused, and driven.

9 Must-Have Features Your Virtual Demo Solution Should Include


But what should you be looking for when it comes to a virtual demo solution? Look for a virtual demo solution that allows customers to learn and try the software, so they can easily experience firsthand the actual value your solution offers.

Learning Experience Platforms – A Sustainable Solution

Origin Learning

Let’s look as how LXPs offer a sustainable solution for an enhanced learning experience. LXPs offer the flexibility of being a learner-focused learning solution, which allows learners and subject matter experts to contribute new content and provide references to additional learning resources. LXPs address this problem by enabling easy deployment, quick addition of new content, and seamless integration with existing learning platforms.

Ash Brokerage Boosts Sales with Agile Learning and Collaboration


Overcoming Camera Shyness to Capture Agile Content. To overcome the problem, McGlothlin launched a weekly series of interviews with individual sales reps. Soon, McGlothlin and his team were creating and sharing this agile content across the division, featuring new ideas and best practices from top sellers captured through mobile video sharing. The post Ash Brokerage Boosts Sales with Agile Learning and Collaboration appeared first on Allego.

Video Production and Agile Methodology for Training and Development

Training Industry

In my recent blogs, I’ve spent a lot of time talking about two seemingly different training topics 1) leveraging Agile as a development process for training programs and 2) the benefits of using video as a learning solution. With this as a backdrop, there is an intersection of mutual interest where the Agile methodology and video production complement each other. The Agile process supports early and continuous delivery of solutions that are valued by the customer.

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Five Steps Introducing Agile into a Training and Development Environment

Training Industry

Adopting Agile methodology requires a culture change, and changing a culture is never easy; especially when there’s no template to follow. In August of 2012, the client learning organization (my team) at DTCC decided to change its culture switch from ADDIE and use Agile as our approach to developing learning solutions. Prior to adopting Agile, we were unable to find any case studies that documented how to go about it. Implementing Agile can be a daunting task.

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In Summary: E-Learning Trends for 2020


Solutions to this common problem will take the form of social learning tools that empower Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create and share their own content, and smarter content curation tools that produce catalogs for individual learning needs. “It’s Providing the best possible experience for our learners is paramount, and we’re becoming more and more inventive with our solutions. Can you believe it? Sweater weather is in full swing and 2020 is just around the corner.

Pull Technology Boosts Agility

CLO Magazine

In October, the Human Capital Media (HCM) Advisory Group, the research arm of Chief Learning Officer, published a study that asked some 600 learning leaders where there was an opportunity for a learning organization to make a business impact, and most pointed to agility and promoting the workforce’s ability to quickly adapt to change as an answer. Change can be good and bad, but it is constant in today’s global business environment, and leaders know it.

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Agile Leaders: Born or Bred?

CLO Magazine

Leaders who can thrive in any business environment share one important trait: agility. As disparate as the two business environments are, there’s a common denominator — something a leader who can thrive anywhere would need to move forward in either scenario — learning agility. Dutra said that one of the greatest indicators of potential in leadership performance and success is learning agility, which comprises five key factors: Self-awareness. Mental agility.

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The best of both worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

Firstly, it exposes the solution-first approach that pervades the corporate sector; and secondly, it challenges our obsession with perfection. Design Thinking promises to overcome these problems by recasting the customer as the source of innovation rather than merely the recipient. Moreover, it’s agile – in the sense that it combines speed to market with continuous improvement. There’s no point landing the perfect plane at the wrong airport.

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CPTM Lesson 8 ? Develop & Deliver Solutions

AXIOM Learning Solutions

What works best here, is case studies or problems to solve. It was created in these steps to allow designers to catch problems at any stage to avoid costly errors when the training is done. Agile. There are 2 types of Agile models, the SAM and the RCD. AXIOM Updates Blogs ADDIE Agile CPTM curriculum design Develop Learning program