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Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

In this post, I explain the analysis process for converting training to online or blended formats. Ask, “Do employees know how to do the task?” Use training to address skill gaps, not for other problems. The Performance Analysis Quadrant is one way to determine what kind of problem it is. Once you know the type of problem, you can align your solution to that problem. How will we know if this course is successful? eLearning.

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Making Training Count with a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Adobe Captivate

How to Conduct an Effective Training Needs Analysis (TNA). In order to do this, you must be able to match all training directly to the needs of the organisation and the people in it. An effective Training Needs Analysis helps to identify real training issues in a systematic way, whilst linking these in a strategic way to the overall company strategy going forward. The fundamentals of a Training Needs Analysis are: First set your context. Internal Analysis.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

The L&D needs to comprise some of the following roles to cater to the changing needs of the future of work: Instructional Designer/Learning Designer- including needs analysis, designing learning in line with adult learning principles, structuring learning events for different delivery channels, and so on Learning Delivery- including facilitation / presentation of learning events, engaging learners, making best use of different media.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. As instructional designers, we can be proactive by observing business trends and building relationships with our clients. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. eLearning is evolving.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). So when you think about corporate gamification for learning, or even gamification for eLearning, you are really thinking about how you can take the mechanics from gameplay and apply them to your learning experience to both engage and motivate your participants to drive a meaningful behavior change. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. Who knows?

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). So when you think about corporate gamification for learning, or even gamification for eLearning, you are really thinking about how you can take the mechanics from gameplay and apply them to your learning experience to both engage and motivate your participants to drive a meaningful behavior change. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. Koreen Olbrish asks "Is Instructional Design Dead?" If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. We have questioned the value of Instructional Designers.

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). Undertake learning needs analysis. The most successful elearning projects take time upfront to research users.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# In my last job, I was the Manager of Instructional Design. What do you think?? What I do spans a broader scope.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer? A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. A teacher makes a leap into a new field and gets a job as an "instructional designer". Are they instructional designers? When do you cross the line and enter the hallowed world of Instructional Design?

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Analysis of the information. Simplified Analysis Spreadsheet for your Feasibility Study. Providing the suppliers with the spreadsheet and instructions of how to present the information increases the likelihood that the information received will become easier to compare. Above image is a very simplified example spreadsheet for your analysis. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Costs for consultants hired to support the project.

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Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. So, we have these two pieces – the instructional content (or “courseware”) and the LMS. Developing your Instructional Content. We will first discuss some of the options regarding how you can obtain your instructional content. In this case, you will need to create your own instructional content.

The Knirk And Gustafson Model: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

eFront

The Knirk and Gustafson model is ideally suited for eLearning projects with a smaller scope, such as individual online training activities and modules. In this article, we’ll highlight each of the steps involved in this Instructional Design process and share 5 tips on how to apply the Knirk and Gustafson model in your online training course design. How To Apply The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning. eLearning elearning instructional design

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) If that is the case, how do we avoid this pitfall?

How Practice and Feedback Drive Deeper Learning

Talented Learning

Patti is widely recognized as an expert in learning science and instructional design. For example, in their analysis, Rosenbaum and Williams uncovered three practice-related workplace learning realities: 1) All too often, people who’ve completed training are actually less-than-proficient. 3) Training organizations can bridge this performance gap and add value by creating faster paths to independent productivity. So, exactly how much practice do people need?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run. How do we know everyone has learned?

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards. Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning!

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. In 2009 a large meta-analysis by the US Department of Education found that “on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction”.

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L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How. Simon Sinek expresses this brilliantly in his popular TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action : “But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. Why do you get out of bed in the morning? What would they do differently? We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. They do not need stringent monitoring and managing.

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Training is Organizational Change

Litmos

In Implementing E-Learning , Jay Cross and Lance Dublin suggested that implementing eLearning was an organizational change. When you have a training intervention, there should be a specific performance gap you want to address. Good instructional design works backwards from clear objectives. The performance consulting process should have identified a specific performance gap and a clear mandate for training. What to do?

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

KEY TAKEAWAYS: Don’t fast-forward through the analysis phase. Remember that information is not instruction. JEN: It’s important to understand the difference between information and instruction. How did you do that? JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. She’s Air Force veteran with a doctorate in instructional design. But Carla encouraged us to focus 70-80% of our time in upfront analysi s and preparation.

5 More Great Books for Your Learning & Development Bookshelf

Mike Taylor

Of course, everyone’s list will be slightly different based on things like the type of work you do, your experience level, interests and other factors. So without further delay, here is my own take on the five books modern workplace professionals should read: Analyzing Performance Problems: Or, You Really Oughta Wanna–How to Figure out Why People Aren’t Doing What They Should Be, and What to do About It. Apply #1 and #2 to everything you do.

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

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) How do you compare both?

Viva la evolution

E-Learning Provocateur

When running courses on how to create engaging eLearning (concentrating on the self-study module) we concentrate on designing, as Cathy Moore puts it, experiences. As you say, a waste of resources when L&D’s expertise as learning consultants (which is what we are) can be put to better use creating those skills based activities that will test application rather than regurgitate facts and figures. Last week, Laura Layton-James stumbled upon my post Online courses must die!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy. You know how thats done. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do?

How To Select The Right Modality For Your Training: 5 Must-Ask Questions

Roundtable Learning

How do you know which modality is best for your training program? eLearningeLearning consists of training content, including interactive modules, videos, podcasts, slideshows, documents, webinars, and more, that are hosted online or through a local network.

The Learning & Development Podcast: Developing A Digital Mindset With Myles Runham

looop

In this episode, I’m speaking with Myles Runham, who is a digital consultant, former General Manager at searchengine ask.com, and formerly Head of Digital at the BBC Academy. We had a clear focus on data and analysis, particularly in commercial and digital advertising businesses.