How to Exercise More Influence

CLO Magazine

The alternative is to use real influence to inspire buy-in and commitment. Even the best managers can fall into the trap of defining influence as something they do to someone else to get what they want. More than ever before, people in today’s organizations know when self-serving tactics and techniques are being used to influence them. Even the best managers can fall into the trap of defining influence as something they do to someone else to get what they want.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’


Even though context-sensitive feedback is not as compelling as branching, it is more engaging than a facts-only exercise and probably more beneficial to learning. Imagine a trainer at the front of the room responding to a participant’s comment by saying nothing more than “You’re right!”

Accessibility Updates


We recently worked with an accessibility consultant to ensure that CourseArc content and interactive exercises are accessible. As a result, we completed the following updates: added alternative activities for drag-and-drop exercises.



We have found that many of the H5P exercises aren’t keyboard accessible, so be sure to include alternative activities. We recently discovered H5P , which allows you to create, share, and reuse interactive HTML content. Anyone can setup a free account with H5P or you can install it as a plugin to WordPress or Drupal. H5P allows you to create a variety of different content types. Check out two examples below: Sample Image with Interactive Hotspots.

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A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

Even if you can’t convince your organization to invest in full-blown branching, you can find less intensive alternatives to incorporate scenarios and storytelling. Role play exercises and simulations are some of the most active ways to use storytelling.

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Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

As an alternative to video, you can use illustrated characters with animation. If using more intensive multimedia will subtract from the resources to create more realistic practice exercises or other valuable learning experiences, you should cut the complexity of the media.

Are Decisions the Key?

Clark Quinn

Sugrue first proposed a simpler taxonomy, and also an alternative that was just performance. To test that learners have acquired the underpinning knowledge, you can hav them exercising the models in decisions.

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Between the Happy Sheets

Your Training Edge

Was the use of multi-media effective in providing alternative knowledge retention paths for the students? Training, like any muscle requires exercise and constant work. Like exercise, training has to be practiced and improved. I thought the title might catch a few extra glances.

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

In fact, this exercise also gives you a sense of whether the design group has sufficient knowledge of the target group. A persona can be a good alternative because you talk about fictitious case and this gives space to play with the design.

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner


There are various ways that a story can be utilized to create an engaging interactive exercise within an e-course. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses.

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Comparing delivery alternatives, OJT would require around 200+ hours, instructor-led training would require around 100 hours, and scenario-based e-Learning simulations require approximately 33–66 hours. Why are scenarios effective for learning?

Think About It – How Important Is Reflecting On What You Have Learnt?


This can be a great way of reflecting and a valuable exercise in weighing all options that will help out the learner tremendously in similar real-life situations.

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Learning Escape Room – Year 2

Association eLearning

Here are a few ideas: Team Building/Ice Breaker – Mainstream/commercial escape rooms are already used for team building and ice breaker exercises. Alternative to Traditional Assessment – The escape room format isn’t naturally suited to teaching content.

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How to manage your time wisely between life and work

Your Training Edge

Consider some physical activity like taking the stairs instead of a lift or using your lunch break for some quick exercise. Rather than merely complaining, suggest some practical alternatives.

The pain of learning

Clark Quinn

One learning is how close minded I can be about exploring alternative solutions. Also, as much as it may be hard to struggle to find time and motivation for exercise, you learn to miss it. It seems every time I start taking a serious stab at diet and exercise, something goes wrong!

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Using Facebook for ELearning


As a result, forcing a productive learning exercise with Facebook isn’t ideal. The Alternative: If you don’t want to use Facebook for learning, but like the Facebook functionality, you can create a “Facebook like” LMS using the free BuddyPress WordPress plugin.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program


Well, it is simply an exercise to bring users back to the site and increase activity by complaining about it. Old comment sections on previous learning exercises are perfect fodder to experiment with social learning. Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

A training need analysis exercise is not only essential, but mandatory. Depending on the required outcomes, it is significant to suggest and convince the client to consider an appropriate alternative, Focus on organisational goals and key performance drivers.

The Concept of Microlearning


This could be applicable to topics that do not need the granularity of a full course, or can be used as a supplement to learning exercises throughout a student’s learning within an organization. The Concept of Microlearning.

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?


Why should I want to participate in this learning exercise? Combine this sentiment with the inclusion of social platforms, and you have all the makings for a solid learning alternative that can take a fledgling program and produce something that is incredibly viable and sustainable.

Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?


Alternatively, specific content objects within a course can also be reused like a corporate logo or an assessment, across e-learning content developed henceforth.

Flipped Learning Gaining Steam

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions." This dramatic, defining period in our nation's history, which left questions unanswered that are as relevant today as they were then, has been reduced to a dry, familiar exercise. One alternative model gaining attention and advocates is called  Flipped Learning. Flipped classrooms are gaining in popularity.

Designing e-learning for millennials


Encourage them to explore websites or other resources and then test that they’ve done it with meaningful exercises. Try to move away from the idea of a training ‘event’ that all has to take place at once time; instead use short activities and exercises that are released at intervals and with increasing difficulty. If a millennial is asking why, it isn’t to annoy you, it may be because, quite simply, they have a better alternative.

Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

Kapp Notes

In the basic game framework, players alternate between presenting a response to a specific sales situation and challenging other player’s responses. The outcomes and learning opportunities resulting from the game are similar, and in some cases better, than a pure role-play exercise.

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HCD Meets ID: Part 2- Developing Learner Empathy

eLearning Brothers

Obviously, you have some issues with people not responding to you, but it’s a good alternative. Using this tool you can perform an exercise where you consider what the learner is experiencing based off of their different senses.

Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips


For larger groups, however, these exercises can prove to be long winded and extensive. Alternatively, a dedicated ID can be created within the LMS to which all queries can be directed.

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Virtual Reality for Employee Training – Fad or Fab?


If you are struggling as a company owner, a manager or HR specialist to train your people more efficiently, we have a great alternative to present: virtual reality training.

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

In one study, users watched an avatar that looked like them exercising and losing weight in a virtual environment, the result was that those that watched the avatar of themselves subsequently exercised more and ate healthier in the real world as compared to a control group.

Something Everyone Should Do

Tony Karrer

Sure, maybe they are still wrong, but The exercise itself is literally something everyone should do. We aren't sure what our foundational models are, we don't know if they are effective, we have few publicized alternatives and we have new technology thrown at us at break-neck speed.

10 online icebreakers

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Alternatively participants could be put into small groups and find out through teamwork what the truths and lies are. An other alternative game is three truths and a lie. For the third time I was going through all my resources- files and bookmarks to find online icebreakers.

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The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement


Any new skill has to be exercised in order for it to become habit. Challenges are great but they need to be alternated with reward and celebration. On his quest to find the best way to reinforce organizational learning, Anthonie Wurth identified seven principles for achieving this.

Off to See the Queen

Kapp Notes

I'll include examples and samples and a few interactive exercises to see if the learners can match content to strategy. Tower Bridge in London which is right outside of our hotel here in London. I am in London this week to present at a client summit for Kaplan EduNeering.

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Training Vision 4: The Training Vision

Your Training Edge

Although the budget can be a sensitive issue, you may want to consider having the staff help out on estimating costs and producing viable alternatives. When you have finished this exercise, you will be able to formulate a vision and strategy for the upcoming year.

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Easily Overcome Your Top Compliance Training Challenges

ePath Learning

Employees, too, often resent compliance programs, seeing them as a series of box-checking routines and mindless training exercises.” [i]. . Compliance training is mandatory across nearly every industry; including healthcare, life sciences, banking, and hospitality to name but a few.

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

With digitization we would even have the chance to make more real encounters because individualized digital exercises take less time and are more efficient. The learners will do exercises on the computer, but most of the time they will spend designing and producing their own exercises.