No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Read on for this week’s best articles from human resources and employee training experts. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. At the bottom of the article is a link to another article with a training exercise.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Try: Pre-course knowledge check exercises. Pre-training knowledge check exercises or learning quizzes pique trainee interest, and help to identify knowledge gaps, which can in turn motivate trainees to pay closer attention to the content.

Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable


Elizabeth Borges, Program Manager for EverwiseWomen , says, she’d already been looking for better ways to bring men into the conversation around gender parity in the workplace long before the Harvard Business Review article was published. That’s not a particularly helpful exercise. They did this exercise at the roundtable. “I The post Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable appeared first on Everwise. Achieving gender parity in the workplace has never been a simple goal.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. Our Belief.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month. The following are the top items based on social signals.

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Optimizing Ideation


Exercises that introduce some randomness in idea combination can help preclude premature convergence. Sharing the lesson learned, regardless of outcome, is as important as the actual experiment.

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Microlearning Under the Microscope


You see it in magazine articles, conference talks, and of course vendor ads. If you're like most of us, you participate in clubs, attend events, take some lessons maybe. So this form of microlearning is really 'spaced learning', and it's more than a trivial exercise on existing content.

Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate Blended Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Sophie returns home after a long day of piano lessons and school. Delighted to note a new lesson updated on her online art history course, she promptly joins the virtual lesson. She goes up to her room and checks the notifications on her phone.

How to Impress Your Guest: 5 Key Ways to Use Learning for Hospitality


Supervisory training can include many components, including lessons on communication skills, conflict resolution, team building exercises, and more. Articles digital learning hospitality industry social learning

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve


Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? For content creators, this means you can help your learners retain your lessons through the following reinforcement tactics.

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Improved Learner Experience with the New Audio Player [New Feature]


You can now upload an audio lesson on LearnWorlds, and it will play using the new player. Students now can control the audio lessons using keyboard shortcuts: space = play/pause. You can follow the instructions of our how-to article here. Why Use Audio in Online Lessons.

Cost-cutting Training Without Slaying Quality: Startup Hacks

Your Training Edge

Blended learning refers to the practice of delivering training with a mix of digitally accessible lessons and instructor-led training (ILT) sessions. This means, a business will only be paying a trainer for the lessons that absolutely need to be delivered in a classroom.

Taking Your Training Business Global


This can otherwise be a very daunting monthly and/or quarterly exercise. ArticlesTaking Your Training Business Global. Your organization is now expanding across the globe – as a result, your customer is now located anywhere in the world.

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

Origin Learning

In the last article, Designing Blended Learning , we learnt a little about the various blended learning models. This article will focus on the Flipped Learning model. The flipping of lectures creates more time for completing activities and exercises during face-to-face sessions.

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Flip the Script: Allow Failure to Drive Your eLearning Content

ThinkingKap Solutions

This article looks at a project we completed where we presented assignments to the learners before the lesson content. We asked them how familiar they were with the topic, and prompted them to either view the lesson content or to begin the assignment straight away. Online Training Library Review

The eLearning Coach

Even though many courses are several hours long, they are organized into short lesson segments. A particular lesson might only last five minutes. Also, as a Regular member, you are not provided with exercise files that go along with each course.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.” One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.”

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Flip the Script: Allow Failure to Drive Your eLearning Content

ThinkingKap Solutions

This article looks at a project we completed where we presented assignments to the learners before the lesson content. We asked them how familiar they were with the topic, and prompted them to either view the lesson content or to begin the assignment straight away.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Set Measurable, Specific Task- Or Lesson-Level Objectives. Is it written from the learners’ point of view, or is it describing what the instructor will be doing during the lesson? Keep an eye out for our next blog article on evaluating blended learning

Learning Goals and Objectives in Course Design


this article, we are going to explore in-depth the role of Learning Goals and Objectives in course design and how to prepare a lesson plan based on them. Learning Objectives are measurable subgoals of a lesson and inform particular learning outcomes.

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Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

In several previous articles (see below) I already discussed how digital education might look like, but instead of seeing the enormous opportunities, I am repeatedly confronted with various prejudices. Prejudice: In digitized lessons everyone does what he wants.

The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom


Many articles have been written on how the idea of a Flipped Classroom has gained currency with the advent of eBooks and digital learning content. Enabling them to plan for influential group discussions and problem-solving exercises.

How to Learn From Your Best-Failures?

Upside Learning

I could find just this link to a July 2006 article in Business Week How Failure Breeds Success which has some examples mentioned– IBM, Intuit, GE, Coring, Virgin, & JetBlue. Please Opine) Creating Board Games: An Upside Exercise eLearning Development: Instructional Design Lessons from a Sales Trainer. Bhaskar Chatterjee, the chief guest at the CLO Summit India earlier this month, spoke that mistakes should be part of a learning organization’s culture.

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How To Implement Spaced Learning Into Your Training Program


Before we dive into these four areas, this article will give a brief overview of the fundamentals of spaced learning, and then describe how to implement spaced learning in order to enhance your training curriculum. Create gamified exercises.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace


Many of us don’t think of this as learning, because it doesn’t match the kinds of formal learning we recognize from the classroom—lectures, seminars, and organized lessons. If you have an internal forum, you could create a discussion board dedicated to interesting articles.

The Top 7 Microlearning Examples in Everyday Life


I am not going to go in depth about definitions and the science behind microlearning and gamification in this article, so if you want more background, check out our recent webinar with Karl Kapp, Author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction as part of our Expert Series.

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

For someone who’d like to learn how to bake a cake, for example, you can search YouTube and choose from varied lessons on how to make a delicious cake. You can do research and learn from millions of articles available.

Stop Planning, Start Doing


Sharing articles, networking with other bloggers, and (you guessed it) building an email list. Really make these couple lessons the highest of quality. Paying for YouTube ads targeting videos on arm exercises. Writing helpful articles on weightlifting and health and sharing in groups and forums. Perpetual planning will kill your business.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Performance Learning Productivity

A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers.

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9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered


There’s a huge list of possible answers, but here are some of the most common things you’ll see in a training: Mindset Exercises. These exercises help customer service reps develop a mindset of service. These are the exercises that help develop it. Skills Exercises.

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?


On the other hand, a social networking tool might involve asking learners to share interesting related news articles to your Facebook group, or creating a special networking group on LinkedIn for course graduates. It’s not only relevant, but it’s also a great practical exercise that will give your learners hands-on experience and make the lesson more memorable. A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom.

Pick of the Month: September 2012

Jane Hart

So this time I am simply going to list my 5 favourites articles from last month, once again with some “soundbites” If you’d like to see what else I found of interest in September, you can see the articles listed in my 2012 Reading List.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization. Books and articles – reading books and articles that have information and expert advice about an area of needed performance improvement.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. You can learn more about it in this Training Journal article by Issy Nancarrow ( @issynancarrow ).

?How Microtraining boosts your business

Ed App

Microtraining is the practice of breaking operational instruction and courses down into smaller, easy-to-digest chunks of training by transferring knowledge using smaller, more-targeted, personalized lessons.