Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


They were actually steps away from trying to put these pigeons in the front of missiles to guide as an early alternative to radio guided missiles. We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith.

Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

360 Training

Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Include opportunities for learners to explore and confirm what they know throughout the course—and provide prompt coaching feedback during those elearning interactions (activities, games, quizzes…) to guide student understanding. This can leave gaps in their knowledge that may negatively impact their performance on the final exam.

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Closing the Leadership Gap in Your Organization

HT2 Labs

With the leadership gap becoming a very real problem for many long-standing businesses globally, Leadership Development is becoming the one thing many organizations cannot afford not to invest in. The Leadership Gap. But as these workers begin to retire and talent management within the workplace remains a prominent struggle, the leadership gap is a growing concern. Bridging the Gap.

Maine Sexual Harassment Training: Everything You Need to Know


Like in other states, you must know the existing laws, requirements, and preventive measures in Maine. To help you in that regard, in this blog post, we take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about conducting sexual harassment training in Maine, including how to sucessfully impart it. Watch To Know What Is Sexual Harassment Training? It involves developing anti-sexual harassment systems to achieve the goal of doing so within the next 5 years.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. This gap is most notable in part-time employee pay, where women receive an average hourly rate that is 49.4% Here’s the problem with heroic acts – in order for someone to be all “Here I come to save the day!&#

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. Alternatives are self-study, or an apprenticeship. When you need to know more.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

Among the experiences they shared I liked the idea of ‘jamming’ – which I understood as ‘uninhibited experimentation’ – trying to get together to try to do new things without fear of failure. This quote from them was doing rounds on twitter for quite some time after their presentation – “Only by watering ideas do you find out if it’s a weed or a flower”. I am really excited about the Augmented and Alternate Reality games and decided to join the next session on ARGs.

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2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. Of course, the problem with predictions, especially written predictions, is that you can look back and see how you did at the end of the year. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. So, it’s a far richer problem than indicated by my prediction. Does anyone know or have the numbers?

Do You Use Training as a Security Blanket A Systems Approach to Improving Performance

Training Industry

Leverage training as a solution when knowledge or skill gaps exist. It also tells me that the team knows how to do the work. If you cannot target specific skills or knowledge that are lacking or missing, leverage alternatives to training. If you’ve pinpointed a gap, only provide training for the performers who need it. I know this stuff already!” What do you do when knowledge or skill gaps don’t exist, but performance is subpar?

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)


Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. The approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize content. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem solving conducted in small groups. HTML5: HTML5 technology provides many tools to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash. Intentionality: The act of doing something with purpose.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. And theyll be able to see what kinds of tasks they should be able to do at the end of the course.

Conflict resolution

Learning with 'e's

The theory American psychologist Leon Festinger was interested in the conflict that we experience when our beliefs or values do not coincide with other values and beliefs. This may emerge as modified behaviour to reduce the dissonance, or alternatively an entrenchment of our previous beliefs and a rejection of those inconsistent with our own beliefs. Festinger, 1957, p 2) How it can be applied in education A lot of learning is based upon making decisions and solving problems.

9 Ways to Use Mistake-Driven Learning in Your E-Learning Courses


They can also help plug knowledge gaps. How do you strategically and deliberately integrate mistake-driven learning into your e-learning courses? When framed properly, quizzes can give learners a clear understanding of where they need to improve and what they need to do.

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Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems. Identify the performance gap. The performance gap is the difference between where the organization or individual is and where they want to be. The gap is closed by designing the appropriate intervention.

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Bottom-Line Performance

I was frustrated because clients often asked for “training” courses (eLearning, in particular) when what they really wanted to do was communicate information. They didn’t necessarily want the recipient to do anything. Where are the performance gaps? My experience is that most gaps in performance relate to problems with organizational systems, processes, or problems with resources.

Thinking Beyond the Course


One of the activities is looking at a suite of courses that are currently offered, and considering alternative approaches. In the case of another organization, they were working with SMEs, and generally doing what those SMEs wanted. And, at times, even if there are complexities, you can do a blended online approach and have some synchronous online time as well. And this particular issue was a signal of the underlying problem. A second problem is a lack of evaluation.

Those Savings from your Travel Budget? Time to Splurge on Customer Engagement


Your CEO or CFO is probably delighted by the savings, but if you’re involved in customer engagement, you know that there’s a flip side to this ‘great news’. Believe it or not, finding the right technology might shape up to be even more of a problem for next year than it was during this year.

10 Qualities and Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company

Spark Your Interest

So how do you tell the difference and choose one of the good ones? If a step doesn’t make sense in your situation, they should be willing to alter what they do. One way to do that is to look at their list of clients and the types of projects they’ve completed. Do they appreciate that some information stays constant and needs memorizing, but other information changes? Firstly, do you actually need an LMS? Why Hire an Instructional Design Company?

Free L&D webinars for October 2020

Limestone Learning

Whether you are an adaptive, resilient or transformative leader, join Yvette Montero Salvatico, Principal of Kedge, LLC, to learn how you can leverage the tools of a futurist to develop a complex problem-solving mindset, a requirement for success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Missed our Webinar on 5 Best Practices for Remote Training? Here are Your Highlights!


As remote training is one of the most popular use cases for our virtual labs , and we’ve been in the industry for nearly 15 years, we had a thing or two to say about this problem. The more you know about your students, the better. Training is changing.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap. The major areas of weakness were soft skills, technical skills, leadership, and computer skills, and these gaps are negatively impacting U.S. But with the widening skills gap, more companies are embracing alternative training models.

Hatch a Proactive Plan for the Future with Emerging Skills


It’s hard enough filling talent gaps for critical roles. Add the accelerating pace of technological and economic change to your workforce, and it becomes increasingly difficult to know what skills will be critical tomorrow. . How Do We Plan for Emerging Skills? The old way of filling skills gaps is rear-facing — being reactive when an emerging skill surfaces, and then scrambling for a quick fix. What core skills do multiple different teams share?

Product Insider: Building a Common Language for Skills


As such, these skills are difficult to manage for companies, but perhaps more importantly, employees don’t know which skills to build and focus on. The Challenge: You’re Only As Strong As Your Biggest Skill Gaps. We know employees want guidance. In fact, in our most recent study , 61% of workers said they wanted help aligning learning efforts to their skills gaps. Now we see a plethora of different tools trying to find an alternative for a competency model.

How to start an online school in 2020 [An Ultimate guide]


Your online classes should not just aim at solving a problem. Your classes should bridge the intellectual gaps of learners. If you are looking for how to start an online school, consider doing market research to understand the competition in the market.

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Align, deepen, and space

Clark Quinn

What do I mean here? Something you know that, if they improve, it will have an impact on a measurable business outcome. First, it has to be something that, if people do differently and better, it will solve a problem in what the organization is trying to do. Make sure that the challenge is sufficient, too, by having alternatives that are seductive unless you really understand.

The Benefits of Soft Skills Training for your Workforce


Rather than what your employees know in a professional capacity, soft skills focus on who people are, as opposed to what they are. Problem-solving. Problem-solving. Assuming your workforce will simply know how to act in non-technical workplace situations is naive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has deemed soft skills to be the biggest skills gap in the US. You can work to alleviate any soft skills gaps in your business through training. .

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The challenge now is how best to do this when, at the same time, employees are also nearly always working as work and life become fused. If only designing an optimal solution for the workplace were as simple as knowing every possible alternative for a given knowledge need or performance gap and then choosing the best blend of approaches. This will mean finding ways to reach beyond the confines of what each of us know or what we’ve done. Just do it.

Model responses

Clark Quinn

So allow me to do that now. While it is possible to make alternatives available that represent different decisions, sometimes there are nuances that require us to respond in richer ways. The problem is that our technology to evaluate freeform text is difficult, let alone anything more complex. An alternative is to have the learner evaluate themselves. What they then could do was listen to a model response as well as their response. What do you think?

How to Use Storytelling in Training with Anna Sabramowicz

Convergence Training

And we always enjoy the opportunity to talk about using storytelling and scenarios to do that. And of course we always enjoy talking with our friend Anna Sabramowicz, an elearning developer who excels at all of this and who generously and freely shares advice and tips on doing this stuff and doing this well. Also, know that this discussion with Anna, in which Jeff Dalto interviewed Anna, was part of a longer discussion that begin with Anna interviewing Jeff.

How to Determine which Content suits your Audience?


What would you do? The reason why most of our training programs are not able to have an impact on the learners is that we don’t know who our learners are. Better, we focus on training them even before knowing about them. Where do your Learners Dwell? Know their Job before Knowing yours! If the learners are unable to reach the desired performance, there is always a skill or performance gap that needs to be mended. Reading Time: 6 minutes.

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Why engagement is a critical ingredient in successful sales training?


More often than not, what seems like an easy problem to solve, can be a multi-layered challenge within a changing business and technology environment. Adoption has many layers, and is very similar to any modern marketing problem. If you think of learners as consumers or ‘app users’ in the modern mobile learning context, problems become a little more apparent. So, how does one do that without having to spent enormous amounts of money to create content?

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How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program


Perform a skills gap analysis to identify which skills areas or knowledge gaps you need to focus on during a training session. By using such tools, instructors can enable learners to clear doubts and solve problems in a collaborative fashion. ProProfs Collaborate is one such software that facilitates knowledge exchange and collective problem solving among learners. #6. To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace. – Doug Conant, American businessman.

5 Steps to take when designing scenario-based training courses


It has the ability to engage learners and gives them the possibility to make decisions, try out different versions of solving a particular problem and see the consequences of their actions without translating them into the real world. You will, however, have to do more than just click next, add some visuals and write witty dialogue. Know your audience. Before even thinking about concept, characters or the lighting in a certain film, you need to know who you are designing for.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. How networks evolve: hierarchies are crumbling, rate of change much faster–we don’t know what’s coming next. What is the Chief Meta-learning officer to do when we don’t know what’s coming? Most CLOs don’t think CoPs do their jobs at all. Learning –> Just do it. How do you justify that?