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. Cause analysis.

Performance Support Tools From Quick Reference Guides To Mobile Apps

Dashe & Thomson

Ranging from written (post-it notes, quick reference notes, etc.) Quick Reference Guides. A QRG is a piece of reference content that quickly gives the learner the information they need to keep working at the moment.

What You Can Expect When Asking a Vendor for Client References

Absorb LMS

It’s pretty common for prospective clients to ask software vendors for references prior to signing a contract. If you’re evaluating new applications such as a learning management system (LMS), you may be considering asking the shortlisted vendors for references.

How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?

Origin Learning

Origin conducted a job task analysis (JTA) study whereby tasks could be identified and mapped to duty areas. With the help of the JTA excel sheet, as it is referred to, close to 1000 tasks were identified.

Agile Microlearning Explained

retention, including: › Gamification of learning › Deep encoding › Instructional scaffolding › The spacing effect › Adaptive training › The testing effect › The interleaving effect › Applied forgetting › Formative feedback These learning theories, combined with big data analysis and machine learning.

What is a Training Needs Analysis?

Growth Engineering

Training Needs Analysis. A training needs analysis, sometimes referred to as a TNA, is used to uncover any knowledge or skills gaps across an organisation. There’s a wide range of methods that can be used to conduct your analysis.

A Meta-analysis Indicating the Benefits of Video Games for Older Adults

Kapp Notes

We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the hypothesis that training healthy older adults with video games enhances their cognitive functioning. The studies included in the meta-analysis were video game training interventions with pre- and posttraining measures. References: Toril, P.,

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

Lots of interesting stuff happening over in the HR space, but this analysis is all about our beloved e-learning and thus wonderful LMS flying machines (anyone see that movie? Otherwise, SHRM is a better event for you (referring to LMS vendors who seek or whose system is tailored towards HR). It is over. A big expo with several LMS vendors along with a few HR focused vendors who had a “learning component” to their systems.

Using Concept-Mapping Techniques for eLearning Content Analysis

SHIFT eLearning

Is it possible to find a murderer through the analysis of his writings? Imagine you are a detective who faces the search of the murder of a young woman.

The L&D maturity curve

E-Learning Provocateur

And since the content remains accessible, it can be used for ongoing reference long after the course has been completed. Over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed a slow but steady shift away from formal learning to informal learning.

Rapid Performance Analysis

eLearning Blender

Rapid performance analysis, is there such a thing? In a discussion with a LinkedIn connection, the topic of a quicker way to complete an effective performance analysis came up. His company frowns on spending time up front completing an analysis and wants him to dive into course development to "Save Time." So, how do we in the corporate training and development field balance conducting an effective performance analysis with the business need of producing it quickly?

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

Enough of that, let’s hit the analysis. I also learned that the “portal” example they show in their demo is with two or more modules, that most people do not buy all the modules, and that you can see the product – as much as you want – without being qualified (this is in reference to an internal salesperson via a phone conversation at SumTotal who told me that in order to see the product you have to be qualified). EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it.


Learning objectives: Our frenemy

Making Change

If our analysis shows that we really do need to design a learning experience, then, yes, we need objectives. The action should be the focus of our analysis and design, and it should be the statement we use to “sell” the material to the stakeholders and learners.

When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

Your sales reps are supposed to upload sent proposals to a shared server for future reference or reuse by other team members. We performed a Needs Analysis and audited the current processes, identifying the root causes of failures to follow the processes. I want to tell you a story.

How to design software training, part 1: Do everything except “train”

Making Change

” We’ll cover needs analysis, job aids, help screens, and the radical idea of making the software easier to use. A job aid is a reference that gives you just enough information. Type 2: Code and command references.

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

This refers to data that has been processed to make it intelligible. My shorthand definition of statistics is the analysis of numerical data. My shorthand definition of analytics is the analysis of data to identify meaningful patterns.

The Immersion and Analysis Continuum in Simple to Complex Environments

Big Dog, Little Dog

In this post I'm going to elaborate on the first step of the framework — Immersion and Analysis: When presented with performance or learning challenges there is a continuum on how to approach the problem that is composed of analysis on one end of the scale and immersion on the other end.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


that creates high-level training designs based on the results of Allen’s proprietary Answer rapid needs analysis, thereby empowering learning designers to build engaging and impactful courses. Task Analysis Job Aid’ App.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

If all these numbers make you wish for a reference guide, James Huggins answers How Much Data Is That? Recent estimates from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics project a 22 percent increase in demand for professionals with management analysis skills between now and 2020.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis. A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences.

Is training really the answer? Ask the flowchart.

Making Change

So far, thanks to our questions, the client has identified ways to: Make important reference information always up to date and available at the point of need. Instructional design action mapping client management needs analysis performance support process

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

For example, you can upload or reference any type of digital content in some systems and make it available as a standalone element or integrate it with a learning plan. Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway?

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Try a Learnathon: Crowdsourced UX

CLO Magazine

” Be prepared that few, if any, will refer to the great classroom offering, the well-developed e-learning module or the pretty job aid hanging on the wall.

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Are instructional designers doormats?

Making Change

It took eons and cost the client a bucket of money, but I think the most valuable part was actually the PDF quick reference that I wrote in just two hours. Now that I have more of a spine, I’d propose just starting with the quick reference to see if that removed the need for a course.

Adapting to Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

Corporations, especially large ones, increasingly recognize the potential of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data analysis, apps and robots, as well as augmented and virtual reality-based solutions to solve complex organizational challenges. The processes include training needs analysis, curriculum design and development, course delivery, training administration, evaluation and financial management.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

5) Solicit Demos, Proposals and Customer References. Armed with this analysis and insight from the test-drive phase, you should have a strong sense of how your organization will benefit from each option. It happens at least once a week.

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eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

I would like to delve into the analysis and design of the course. When this project was brought to me it involved training for both a Windows 7 and Office 2010 upgrade, which is why some of the documents included here references Windows 7 in addition to the Office upgrade.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Overarching ability for learners to accumulate points for learning, skills or references and try to achieve a generic Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum badge that looks like it was designed in 1999 (if there were badges in those days). See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!

ID Reflections

Duly referring to the course design document, the audience analysis made, I began drafting the storyboards. What insights has the task analysis provided about performance, hitches faced during on-the-job performance? What has the learner analysis revealed?

Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

However, if you need to explain something in detail, it might be better to use text on the screen and have the narration refer them to that text. Instructional Design eLearning Standards Technology System Training Captivate eLearning Content Analysis eLearning Project ManagementBy Dean Hawkinson. There are a lot of arguments about using audio in eLearning – some in favor, some not.

2015 ATD Learning Science Theater Slides

Kapp Notes

A number of folks have requested the slides and references from my Learning Science Theater presentation. Here are the slides that contain the references and, in many cases, the doi number for look up. Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games.

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Fostering Creative Design Opportunities

Coffee and Design

I am amazed when I am able to pull out main points that they reference in their introductions that they may end up forgetting when the main content is created. Often the times for a proper Needs Analysis is not afforded, but do your best to help them see where their course fits.

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Happiness is what it takes to make learning happen.

ID Reflections

Refer to slide 129. Classic question we typically ask as a part of the learner analysis exercise: 1. Tags: e-learning solution Performance Support training learning motivation Needs Analysis I am in the process of transferring my currently scattered bits and pieces of writing from all over the web to my blog. Have been meaning to do so for a long time but somehow never got around to it. Here's the first one.

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Getting and/or Redesigning Content

Coffee and Design

For example, getting students to submit a topic in Week 2 and references in Week 3. Uncategorized constraints Design Effective/Efficient face-to-face Needs Analysis objectives online education Online Instruction online learning

Essay Punch Online: An Interactive Writing Tutorial

E-learning Uncovered

Persuasive essay writing refers to the form of writing where writer presents his viewpoint and analysis in the light of analytical argument and factual data