3 Types of Analysis that Improve Training Outcomes

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The Importance of Analysis. Many of our long term clients begin their relationship with us with an analysis project. Analysis is tempting to overlook or skip because it adds cost to training design and development. What Type of Analysis Do I Need?

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

I wanted to do a quick SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario today. Here is a very quick SWOT analysis of the LMS: Strengths. Social and Informal learning trends. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

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Training Needs Analysis Worksheet (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

A soundly conducted Needs Analysis should always be the first step when you need to improve performance or change behaviors. Below, you will find a five step process for conducting a Training Needs Analysis. And now, the five steps of a standard Training Needs Analysis.

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games.

Methods for Conducting Training Need Analysis – Part 5

CommLab India

In this beginner’s series, we’ve discussed what training needs analysis is, its benefits , levels , and the steps to conduct Training Needs Analysis. When you consider any training program for your organization, the first step you need to take is Training Needs Analysis.

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

Others prefer needs analysis. Many weigh in for performance analysis or front end analysis. Analysis is what we do before we do anything. Analysis is systematic planning and systemic execution. What should analysis look like today– as our considerations include the classroom and extend beyond it to a buffet of solutions such as mobile and social and MOOC and informal and formal learning. . Analysis basics. New Analysis.

Needs analysis– something old, something new

Allison Rossett

Others prefer needs analysis. Many weigh in for performance analysis or front end analysis. Analysis is what we do before we do anything. Analysis is systematic planning and systemic execution. What should analysis look like today– as our considerations include the classroom and extend beyond it to a buffet of solutions such as mobile and social and MOOC and informal and formal learning. . Analysis basics. New Analysis.

eLearning Manager Problem-Solving and Morphological Analysis

Web Courseworks

Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems As an eLearning manager, you are required to confront and resolve complex problems on a daily basis. eLearning course authoring development process distance learning elearning information visualization instructional design Jon Aleckson SME subject matter experts teamwork Web Courseworks

Task Analysis Worksheet for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

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We often identify these processes with our clients by performing a task analysis … and we are making the worksheet we use available as a free download to help you get started on a task analysis of your own. About the Task Analysis Worksheet.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Training Needs Analysis – End One-size-fits-all Learning

Growth Engineering

Thankfully, both of these issues can be solved through a training needs analysis. This pretty much does what it says on the tin – it’s an analysis which uncovers training needs. That makes the training needs analysis an essential tool for finding success with your learning programme!

5 Important Analysis Questions

eLearning Brothers

Often, due to shortened project timelines, the Analysis phase of the ADDIE process is cut short or skipped all together. It is during the Analysis phase that you uncover the information critical for the learner to be successful in their job. In Ethan Edwards webinar The 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask , he highlights these 5 questions: What do you expect learners to be able to DO after completing the course that they can’t do now?

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a way of thinking that is founded on statistics, and I maintain it should inform the activities we undertake in other sectors of society such as Learning & Development. The next step up in the pyramid is Information.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

As naysayers of informal learning like to point out, you wouldn’t want your pilot or heart surgeon to have picked up the task by reading a book. A technique for doing that is Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA). If you’ve got performances that absolutely have to be right, you’ll want to do the analysis ala CTA, and use it to decide what really needs to be in training, checklists , etc.

Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs


Guided-analysis activity is your answer. Guided-analysis activities move learners through the process of analyzing a complex situation. When designed well, guided-analysis activities will help learners filter out useless information from the relevant – the confusing from the concrete.

Using Concept-Mapping Techniques for eLearning Content Analysis

SHIFT eLearning

Is it possible to find a murderer through the analysis of his writings? There are no traces of the crime, only a series of letters the prime suspect has sent to his mother but which does not contain any information that could lead to evidence of any kind.

Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems

Web Courseworks

How much time should you allocate to analysis of underlying issues? As you attempt to answer these questions, every next piece of unique information adds complexity to the equation. Root Cause Analysis – Define the problem in terms of chain of events that lead to the ultimate issue.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Invisibilizing Workplace Learning

Allison Rossett

Blog posting alignment Analysis consulting culture Informal Learning performance consulting Performance Support Many learning executives are concerned about visibility. They lament that they are not included early and sufficiently in the strategic work of the organization.

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? ANSWER: Cost-benefit analysis. Can informal learning do any worse?

Learning in 3D Book Information

Kapp Notes

DESCRIPTION: Learning in 3D provides a clear and cogent analysis of how emerging immersive technologies are changing the nature of business in general and the role of the learning function within the enterprise in particular. TITLE: Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration READING LINE: How the Immersive Internet will shape the future of learning and work within the Enterprise.

New Meta-Analysis on Debunking -- Still an Unclear Way to Potency

Will at Work Learning

A new meta-analysis on debunking was released last week, and I was hoping to get clear guidelines on how to debunk misinformation. People lie, people get confused and share bad information, people don't vet their sources, incorrect information is easily spread, et cetera.

Tools for Instructional Investigation: Finding the Root Cause of Waste and Failure

Allen Interactions

This adage does presuppose that during prepar ation the instructor is working with the right information, uncovers the implied and important steps to getting it right, and masters the concepts well enough to build learning frameworks for their students.

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See Our 2015 Learning and Remembering Survey Results

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The other 12% of responses focused on a collection of soft skills or where to find and locate information. Selected Survey Responses: “A lot of information and a short amount of time to allow for repetition enough times to move to long term memory.” Analysis Training surve



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A Template to Carry Out an eLearning Audience Analysis

SHIFT eLearning

Understanding the target audience is one of the cardinal rules of effective communication. Knowing your learners helps you to shape your message in a way that's most likely to resonate with them.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results?

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


THE GREAT FINDS: Mobile apps are among the best forms of performance support available today, and just like any professional for whom ‘information’ is the key, learning designers too could greatly benefit from mobile app solutions. Task Analysis Job Aid’ App.

How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)

Bottom-Line Performance

You might consider information like this: Age. Demographic information helps paint the picture, but you still need to dig deeper. It takes time and research just to get accurate demographic information, and asking those deeper questions about the target learner can be daunting.

Insights: L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning

Clive on Learning

The second of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning'. Informal learning is a broad term, covering everything from on-job instruction and coaching, through to the use of performance support materials, collaborative and experiential learning; anything, in fact, that doesn't come bundled up as a full-blown course.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Ron did an analysis of contact centre data and concluded that further improvements were only possible if practical knowledge and better practices known to the team were shared in the team.

Trending in Workplace Learning 2015….

Allison Rossett

Line leaders seek education, information and support delivered smack dab in the middle of work every day, everywhere. Informalized. While there are few learning organizations that I would characterize as informal , there are emerging and dramatic signatures of informality in 2015: more choice for employees in ways of learning and purposes too; more personalized programs born of assessments and self-assessments; and more conversation about proof that makes sense.

The Democratization of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

The underlying principle behind social or informal learning is that we do most of our learning during spur-of-the-moment, collaborative activities. Terrence Wing of Learning Solutions Magazine writes about this idea in an article entitled App Fusion: Learner Analysis 2.0.