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Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch. Each organization has its quirks and specificities, and these should be reflected in the onboarding program.

What Instructional Design Theories Work Best With Online Training?

Clarity Consultants

The ADDIE Model is an instructional design theory that we have mentioned before on this blog. It’s known as one of the very first popular instructional design models and while it might not be intuitive to think that it would translate well to a digital format, most designers still use the ADDIE process when creating eLearning courses. ADDIE stands for Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate.

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CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer). To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto? I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning. Also, elearning continues to be a bit of a fad and therefore becomes the target of both attention and dubious claims.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. In many current training scenarios, mobile eLearning typically supplements a traditional online or partially online course, or it may completely replace these standard learning delivery options. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer). To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto? I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning. Also, elearning continues to be a bit of a fad and therefore becomes the target of both attention and dubious claims.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Learnnovators: You have been in the learning consulting business for over 15 years, helping your clients make the best business decisions.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Tips eLearning

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Tips eLearning

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Social learning is much more a cultural outcome than a process or a program to be followed. Organizations are fairly adept at implementing training programs, providing LMS access and checking for completion. Vygotsky and Bandura’s theories dating back to the 1970’s explain the social nature of learning in a great deal of detail. In summary, integrating social learning in the workplace requires: In-depth analysis of existing assumptions and biases.

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF DESIGN THINKING IN LEARNING DESIGN

Learnnovators

How could this help transform our learning programs? A quick analysis reveals that many of the elements of design thinking are not an integral part of any of the traditional learning models that we have been following (they are based on the systems thinking approach), since they weren’t considered significant aspects of ‘learning’ or ‘learning design’. The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning : What is the basic idea behind design thinking in e-learning?

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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. Both of these can be supported in the workplace rather than in the classroom or through structured eLearning. We can’t produce a high-performing knowledge worker by simply having them attend a few classroom courses and complete some structured eLearning modules.

The HR Challenge: Analyze Your Corporate Training Needs

eFront

If there is one thing that holds true for developing eLearning training materials, it’s planning, planning and planning. In short, make the planning stage the longest step in eLearning course design! Why, despite hiring the best eLearning consultants and even applying your own training management skills, some courses never make it to better testimonials and performance spikes? This is the most crucial step in training analysis and planning phase.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. Allow them to discover information in bite-sized portions through self-directed activities such as eLearning, and then follow-up with a workshop, discussion group, open lab, or other opportunity to apply the new information.

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEITH KEATING: With a career spanning over 20 years in learning & development, Keith Keating holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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. How To Apply The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning. It gives eLearning professionals the opportunity to zero in on training challenges using a wide range of research techniques, such as task assessments and learner needs analysis. How To Use The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Enough has been written about ID and its various theories and models that define the various approaches or strategies to learning design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Some insightful industry analysis, surrounded by a lot of marketing speak. Ive seen this trend with my company as well: Laurence Wilson, who runs an independent e-learning consultancy, recently employed this approach on a project for recruitment giant Vedior. Have the e-Learning vendor create the first few custom programs. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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. The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between.

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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. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

Social learning is much more a cultural outcome than a process or a program to be followed. Organizations are fairly adept at implementing training programs, providing LMS access and checking for completion. Vygotsky and Bandura’s theories dating back to the 1970’s explain the social nature of learning in a great deal of detail. In summary, integrating social learning in the workplace requires: In-depth analysis of existing assumptions and biases.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter ): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Learnnovators: You have been in the learning consulting business for over 15 years, helping your clients make the best business decisions.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Of the 15 episodes we produced this year, these three sessions attracted the most listeners: #3 Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – with Donald H. But successful programs depend on effective pricing and packaging.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

From Googleplex''s Designer on the Future of Office Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate "activity-based working"--the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they''re working on. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Brain Learning and eLearning Design - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2010 David Grebow suggested this month’s Big Question (thanks David). is for Analysis. eLearning Technology. Download the free Micro eLearning Games.

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Building scalable microlearning journeys: 5 top takeaways (Ep12)

Elucidat

Strategy Execution contributes to the L&D world by providing top-tier solutions in project program portfolio management, agile business analysis, and business skills. Follow up microlearning with little automated nudges – a digital coach or consultant – that encourage learners to apply what they learned or utilize new skills. Let’s say you take an elearning course. The same thing with elearning. How do you manage vast microlearning libraries?

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. Both of these can be supported in the workplace rather than in the classroom or through structured eLearning. We can’t produce a high-performing knowledge worker by simply having them attend a few classroom courses and complete some structured eLearning modules.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Association Digital Badge Programs in Action. Does all this sound good in theory, but you can’t quite envision how it would work?

Training a Specific Population – An Interview with Kelly Prince

WalkMe Training Station

She has worked in the educational field for over 20 years – including 13 years with Home Depot as well as working as a consultant for Xerox Learning and Management Concepts. What are some key differences you recognize in a successful training program? I think the third thing that is missing in many training programs is the fact you’re not really looking at changing performance or behavior. Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping is a great way to start that analysis.

ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success

eLearningMind

Organizations are currently spending billions of dollars a year on sales training without seeing a lasting impact to their programs. By developing programs with a solid foundation, sales training can shift from being just a required organizational function to a strategic sales partner that provides direction and helps grow revenue. Instructional design uses analysis and instructional theory to ensure higher retention of information through intelligent program design.

Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

And if you’d like to read other discussions we’ve had with Will, click these links to learn more about spaced practice , the effectiveness of elearning , smile sheets, and learning myths v. Here’s some research I did with the eLearning Guild just last year. But this research study is available at the eLearning Guild. And I do this a lot in my consulting work. This was just published this year: “Kirkpatrick’s framework is not grounded in theory.

Gain a Competitive Advantage in L&D with an LXP 

Learning Pool

As long ago as the 1980s McKinsey consultants were talking about the notion of ‘T-shaped people’. Despite embracing new technology in the form of elearning, L&D can seem remarkably inflexible. That’s the theory about LXPs, but what about the practice? All the time the system is recording the queries and requests and storing that information for analysis. Designing and running a training program for such a diverse group is a near impossibility.

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How will adopting an adaptive learning strategy help your business

eFront

Many organizations still develop training programs based on “standard” company policies. 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. Before you start putting a strategy together, identify who your learners are by conducting a comprehensive audience analysis.

Instructional Design Opportunities In Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution

Convergence Training

And that starts with the analysis, and then going through the creation of the curriculum and the delivery and then all the way to evaluation. That’s all they do is work with various programs who are going through changes and consult with them. And I’ll get to work with them when we’re designing train a trainer, I’ll get to work with them, to consult with them, at least for the content of the training is change management.

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. A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. Is it the number of theories you can cite? Yet here we are, designing eLearning. And odds are its better than much of the eLearning being created by those with the fancy I.D. Adult learning theory? Adult learners using eLearning. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Join Patti Phillips, CEO of ROI Institute, and Katharine Aldana, Learning and Development Design Manager for Verizon, as they demonstrate how you can show the impact and ROI of your leadership development programs. Patti will present an overview of the ROI Methodology; Kat will present the application of the methodology to a leadership development program offered at Verizon. Technology, methodologies, consultancy services and content design all have their places.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? Friday, March 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 5 Ways to Tell if Independent Consulting is for You—and 5 Indicators That It’s Not! Importance of specific program features.

Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

I have a theory about that. It’s like the early days of the elearning movement, with the term “page-turner.” One of the simplest examples is an inventory analysis for a course product line. As a consultant, I help organizations define their LMS requirements.

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. In my consulting practice, I get asked a lot about how to pilot test new technologies within an organization. Save Yourself Time and Money--Before Implementing a Virtual World, Do an Analysis. This posting is a reminder to do an analysis before being seduced by the technology. Visit here to see more of the Best of Kapp Notes from eLearning Learning. Just a theory.