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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

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The hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction.

Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness

Mindflash

This is the type of common sense that doesn’t turn into ROI, but I think more accurately measures many programs. Yes, there will always be the student who LOVES classes (and hint, hint — the student who LOVES all classes is typically a lower-performing employee).

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

The 70:20:10 framework helps to put the work of learning and development (L&D) organizations into perspective within the whole of employee learning ( previous article ). There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations.

“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

The nearly poetic tweet by Marcia Conner appeared at the top of my feed with just the title of a linked article: When “Good Enough” is Good Enough. Learning (training) is the cause, and knowledge or workplace performance is the consequence.

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

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The Rise of Rapid e-Learning Mike Alcock, MD of Atlantic Link Ltd has written an article over at Trainingzone.co.uk: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning. Im going to quote heavily from the article here, inserting my own thoughts along the way. These lie in their creativity, knowledge, understanding of instructional design techniques and their experience. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I even came across articles about designing a PLN; I believe they’re much more organic than designed. 1 “ This encompasses several key aspects of a PLN from my perspective: The real purpose of my PLN is not learning; it’s to improve work and performance.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Before you read this article, try an experiment: Go to Google (or your favorite search engine) and type in “why employees love training.” Pages upon pages of articles about why people hate training, but on the love side, nada. Featured image by Alex Proimos [Creative Commons].

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

It was definitely helpful to spend time going through Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? Performance Support in 2015 What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

While I don’t consider myself an 70:20:10 “expert,” I do consider the concept fundamental to the work of a modern workplace learning professional or performance catalyst, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

While I don’t consider myself an 70:20:10 “expert,” I do consider the concept fundamental to the work of a modern workplace learning professional or performance catalyst, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). While they recognize that some of this info is useful for understanding ways to effectively present information, ".the Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Heres another article on PowerPoint, found via Donald Clark at Big Dog, Little Dog : Bite the Bullet: Improving Your Presentation Strategies. I also stumbled on this interview by Karl Kapp with Jane Bozarth over at e-Learning guru.com that had some good nuggets on basic instructional design and using low cost tools (like PowerPoint) to build effective e-Learning. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

She went on to write an excellent article on how this can be done here , and I encourage anyone working in L&D to read it. Should we consider a performance support alternative? This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

But that has nothing to do with learning and performance effectiveness, only money. It’s learning by actually performing. And doing it — performing it — is how people really learn. For more Daily Mindflash articles on Learning and Development, click here.

New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing

Mindflash

If under-performing salespeople went through interviews and completed specific job training and yet still lack traits need to achieve results, where is the gap? Disclosure: The sales performance improvement providers mentioned are ESR subscribers.). Article republished with permission.

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The shape of minds to come

Learning with e's

She made some important contributions to his stages of cognitive development theory (which will be featured in greater depth in some upcoming articles on this blog). Deductive reasoning methods can therefore also be applied to good effect in just about any lesson on any subject.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts. A great article covering these and other issues by Edudemic is entitled How to develop your own mobile learning tools.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

I was pointed in the direction of a good article on learning styles from Harold Stolovich via Guy Wallace. Program control gave better results during initial learning, while learner control was more effective at alter stages." (p. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Whos really used music in e-Learning to good effect? We might use the same clip as the course faded out to great dramatic effect. Of course, we also used sound effects -- ping if the user answered correctly, a deep "egggh" if the user answered incorrectly. but you never wanted to overuse sound effects for fear of it being labeled as "gratuitous use". On Learning Circuits site I found an article called The Auditory Advantage written by Lenn Millbower from January 2003.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

As I was struggling to figure out once more how to purl, I thought about the spacing effect and forgetting. These two resources came to mind: For more on the spacing effect, be sure to read this 2006 article by Lars Hyland: Less Learning More Often.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. Questions I’m no Longer Asking - elearnspace , November 2, 2010I strive to strike a reasonable balance between reading blogs, books, and peer-reviewed articles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Overall, I thought this article was a good read, although I found the title a little misleading. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen). I would lump them into performance-support tools and not outside the realm of informal instruction.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

And hopefully, they are flexible enough that they can be altered as needed in order to create an effective learning experience. This approach saved them a ton of time, and resulted in an effective training program. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles". Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

I found some great articles/old posts on learning styles, thanks to Cathy Moore who pointed me to her reading list. The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning. I think audio is very effective when you want to establish an emotional connection or when the visual is actually important to the content and needs to be described (as opposed to eye candy like stock photos). Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said. Look at games like Mass Effect 2 as a perfect example. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go. Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. One other thing I'd point out - design skill and creativity are not mutually inclusive. But creativity != I find this note very sad though: "Don't just need IDs on your staff - get some creatives."