Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?


I did some more research to read (visual learner here) about both sides of this learning theory in the education and eLearning communities. For more articles on instructional design theory and creating successful training courses, subscribe to the Everything eLearning Blog.

Thinking Context in the Design Process

Clark Quinn

It might be fantastic (some conspiracy theory, say) or very real (e.g. Here we’re beginning to talk Alternate Reality Game. (And For you too, or where am I going off track?

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A Conversation with Sharon Boller

Kapp Notes

I also wanted an alternative to an LMS system that could only mark someone’s status with a course as “completed” or “incomplete. ” I wanted detailed tracking of what people were learning – and weren’t learning.

What Is a Learning Organization?

Convergence Training

In this article, we’ll talk more about learning organization theory, learning organizations, and the characteristics of a learning organization. We hope you enjoyed this introduction to learning organizations and learning organization theory.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning


Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Managers have a hard time tracking exactly what employees have learned. Colleagues learning and sharing ideas.

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Beyond The MBA

CLO Magazine

“In the olden days, employees had to pay their dues before getting onto a high-performer learning track,” Stotz said. “You want to see a balance of theory and practice in the content,” Stotz advised.

What is Learning Management System (LMS)?


But that man pioneered inductive learning, as against Aristotle’s deductive theory. With LMS software, they can assess, track and report on employees’ learning performance in form of scores, charts and leaderboards. Reading Time: 6 minutes Scientia potentia est!

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Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

In places where research doesn’t stipulate, you could also make some principled recommendations based upon the best theory.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


A cloud-based LMS is a web-based platform that helps companies to deliver, track, and report on eLearning. The main difference between a cloud LMS and other solutions is that learning content, tracking and reporting data is stored in the cloud.

How to grow an elearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do


Invest in digital learning design skills where needed, and ensure it’s practical not just theory! Alternatively, use ours , for free! Keeping track of time input means you have something to compare with measured output – helping you with the classic ROI evaluation.

Corporate Training Methods: What Works Best


Generally, delegates go into a class room, or comparable surroundings, and learn some theory before playing an assortment of games designed to make individuals work better collectively. E-learning platforms, such as Schoox provide a tracking and instruction manual for supervisors.

Is Social Media Learning Hype or a Valuable Tool?

JCA Solutions

Alternatively, each person can contribute to an ongoing thread as it fits their schedule. While the public picture of virtual worlds is one of teens and Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory , the reality is far different. Think about how you would integrate the activities and track them.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

Good ole’ Instructional Design principles and Adult Learning theories have not changed. By Dean Hawkinson. On a recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, I had the opportunity to reflect a bit on how far we have come with technology. On Jekyll Island, there is a monument set up by the Telephone Pioneers of America in remembrance of the first transcontinental phone call made from right there on the island on January 29, 1915, by then AT&T president Theodore Vail.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses


It was one of the top factors for introducing MOOCs as affordable alternatives. They are an alternative to classroom notes and books. The platform must provide an online alternative of the same. Since it is not possible to interact with other students and professors in person in a MOOC, the platform must provide an online alternative in the form of discussion forums and threads. Projects help the learners implement the theory into practical aspects.

Trust--The Cornerstone of Collaboration

ID Reflections

I will begin this post with Paul's comment on FB and then track the conversation we had. something to bear in mind - at some point theory should enter the practice phase ;-) i.e. practice what you preach.

How Online Training can Lead your Sales Team to Success


Global organizations are using it to deploy and monitor sales online training initiatives – track sales performance, improve client communications, empower sales team, keep them at the top of their game and much more.

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The ultimate guide to personalized and adaptive learning


Is it helping turn theory into actionable outcomes? Adaptive tools will track users’ every move and score, and marry this to their profile choices, to serve up the very best next challenge or resource for them.

How to Make your E-Learning More Efficient with Branching Scenarios  


It is a great way to learn about new ideas and theories, however, it does not give the learners the necessary experience. A question with several alternatives where a decision is to be made for the story to unfold.

What’s old is new again…

Clark Quinn

I found Hugh Mehan and Jim Levin (very lucky on my part), and got to work on their experiment using email as an alternative to classroom discussion. activity theory) was first explored by the ed community. The point being, it’s not easy to track what’s been done before. When I was an undergraduate, I became excited about the connection between computers and learning.Â

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


Cloud LMS: A web-based platform that helps companies to deliver, track, and report on eLearning. The main difference between a cloud-based LMS and other solutions is that learning content and tracking and reporting data is stored in the cloud.

The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide


Nice to have: they’d like to track data around usage of their products, and measure what’s working easily. Customizable branding so one course can be switched to an alternative on-brand look. Range of ways to ‘score’ and track learning.

How to make your employees feel good about completing training

Sponge UK

There are many ways to reward learners, we’re going to explore some of the common options and the theory behind an effective incentive programme. By showing a track record of rewarding employees who complete or seek out training opportunities you can encourage more people to do the same.

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How will adopting an adaptive learning strategy help your business


While the Boomers and Gen-X’ers and Y’ers are following the course using the PowerPoint slides, Millennial employees can learn the same concepts and theories using podcasts, videos and other rich instructional media.

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Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 1)


He has written six books including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. We need to have mobile enabled content that doesn’t require tracking by the LMS and we have to get rid of the notion that if learning isn’t tracked it’s not formal or not valuable.

How to calculate eLearning ROI


That’s enough theory for now! Employees who miss a session find it difficult to arrange an alternative. Employees submit online assessments that track their understanding of external compliance regulations. For most companies, the value of training has long been clear.

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Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

So I would say investing in your own graphic knowledge enough to understand color theory, layout, and white space to get there. LMSs are amazing, because they offer a lot of tracking data, and they can help you recommend courses to people and know what people have taken.

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again). With my new book about Learning in 3D about to be released, I am always looking for new virtual 3D environments and worlds and wanted to keep track of ones that I have found with more a business focus. Just a theory. The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009?

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

In this webcast, we’ll examine five serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of six alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

Oh yes, and then there were pricing models and volume discount calculations that rivaled string theory. Streamed audio likely came out of a decision that considered burning CDs as an alternative. Utilization and Tracking – Through Prepare and Deploy, we pretty much have tracking nailed.

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


As soon as budgets became tighter, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, the more forward-looking Chief Learning Officers, HR Directors and business leaders looked to alternative approaches. Key capabilities include understanding performance support and the options it offers, understanding and tracking developments in learning technologies and other technologies that may be used to support learning and development, and also rapid development skills.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) I'm fairly certain that google analytics could crawl a moodle install and reveal some amazing tracking measurements. I've seen some very impressive uses of google analytics as a measurement/tracking tool for web-based training.

Free learning & development webinars for July 2017

Limestone Learning

Listen fast and you'll learn plenty of useful tips during this brief preview, focusing on the Designing High-Impact eLearning track. Learn why you need to kill your current process and replace it with a BOLD new alternative—one that you can get started in seven minutes!

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Do you use software to track training ROI? In this webcast we’ll examine five serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of six alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

It also helps keep things from going off track. However I’m cautious on the fuzzy thumb theory. Then he had to come up with some other scheme to get the customer back on track:). Knowing the purpose of the requested deliverables gave me the edge I needed to gently steer the customer to the right alternative. Then, when I showed them the alternatives, I could point out that doing it this way would eliminate the possibility that this bad thing would happen.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey! Editors of "Educational Researcher".Get a FREAKING CLUE!!!!!

Mark Oehlert

The great irony there is that the academics, writing in colleges and universities are probably already getting paid by their schools and this writing is part of their tenure track requirements or it is part of achieving that tenure that they are taking on. The alternative is that this is it.we