INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Stay Current or Perish

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Without turning this article into a lecture or a history lesson, you need only look back 10 years and compare the technologies then to what’s available today. Information Technologyby Kevin Smith, COTP. Not that many years ago, computer technicians were limited to being just that: computer technicians. They installed memory chips (RAM), replaced hard drives, changed video cards, and instructed users on how to use these new and mysterious machines.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses. Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Lessons about the benefits of an LMS.

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A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

Thanks @hjarche for sharing @AnnaMuoio ‘s 2000 @FastCompany article @Cisco ‘s Quick Study: A #LessonPlan for #eLearning [link]. He also shared a link to an article from Fast Company in 2000, Cisco’s Quick Study that discusses using the Web to reinvent training inside the world’s most Internet-centric big company, Cisco. A version of this article appeared in the October 2000 issue of Fast Company magazine written by @AnnaMuoio.

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9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

A knowledge base is a set of organized information about your product or service that a reader can go through to learn about said product or service or how to solve related problems. It is usually a collection of articles with images, videos, and text included.

How to Write a Lesson Plan for Corporate Training

learnWorlds

This trend encourages teachers to adjust to new conditions; most of them start thinking about creating and selling online courses , practicing distance schooling, or earning extra money by planning online lessons for corporate trainers. But, the catch is that an effective lesson plan for online trainees is not the same as for traditional students. What is a Lesson Plan? The Components of Lesson Plans. ” It will allow you to specify clear lesson objectives.

eLearning: Determining the Best Size for Today's Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning lessons using any of the top development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio), you need to take the size of your learner's device into account. If you make your eLearning lesson too large (I'm talking width and height, not how many megabytes the lesson might be), learners with small displays may have to scroll to see your content.

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

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. It’s not a long article, but there are lot of meaty ideas that can help you look at how your team is performing today and identify some fundamental changes that could make a big difference in your strategy for people development.

5 Distance Learning Lessons for Higher Ed from the Business World

Litmos

They’re hired by a college because they know a lot about a certain subject, and they learn how to teach or organize a lesson in one of two ways: By trial and error in the classroom. The post 5 Distance Learning Lessons for Higher Ed from the Business World appeared first on SAP Litmos.

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

Pract.us

Get tips, ideas and articles from around the web with our weekly No-Nonsense Training Tips. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. This article looks at how people stick to long-term goals. The article offers three strategies you can apply to achieve future aspirations. This article outlines specific details to cover that will help employees recognize and avoid danger if the situation comes up.

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

Pract.us

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. If you have people that need to get out of an unproductive rut, check out this short, informative piece from the Harvard Business Review. At the bottom of the article is a link to another article with a training exercise.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Stay Current or Perish

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Without turning this article into a lecture or a history lesson, you need only look back 10 years and compare the technologies then to what’s available today. by Kevin Smith, COTP. Not that many years ago, computer technicians were limited to being just that: computer technicians. They installed memory chips (RAM), replaced hard drives, changed video cards, and instructed users on how to use these new and mysterious machines.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Stay Current or Perish

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Without turning this article into a lecture or a history lesson, you need only look back 10 years and compare the technologies then to what’s available today. by Kevin Smith, COTP. Not that many years ago, computer technicians were limited to being just that: computer technicians. They installed memory chips (RAM), replaced hard drives, changed video cards, and instructed users on how to use these new and mysterious machines.

Micro lesson plan: How to make the best in 4 Steps

Ed App

In this article, Ed Microlearning’s Instructional Design team – which has created an inordinate amount of micro lessons and courses – give their advice on creating the best micro lesson plan. The 4 Steps to creating the best micro lesson plan. Start by telling them what the lesson is. This gets them in the right frame of mind; thinking about learning and making them more receptive to new information.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. By Shelley A. Gable.

Can Bill Gates Lead the Informal Learning Revolution?

Dashe & Thomson

I stumbled upon an article about an effort by the Gates Foundation to swing the direction of education standards with a mega-investment in digital learning. This organization will build a set of game-based pedagogical tools and game-design curricula that can be used within both formal and informal learning contexts. It appears the informal learning push is making its way into schools as well.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace

LearnDash

How to help build informal learning habits in your office. While many organizations turn to various formal learning courses, they should also consider the benefits of informal learning. Informal learning refers to the kind of learning most of us engage in whenever we tackle a problem at work or indulge our curiosity. However, informal learning can have many benefits for businesses and individuals alike. How does your office typically share information with each other?

3 lessons from the Lloyds Bank fine

Eukleia

The recent FCA fine imposed on Lloyds Bank contains three key lessons for all UK financial institutions. In this article, Principal Consultant, Liz Hornby, examines the details of the fine, what it means in the context of the SMCR, and the potential implications in the current climate. There are three key lessons here for all UK financial institutions. Lesson 1: Treating Customers Fairly, Vulnerable Customers and the Conduct Rules. Lesson 3: Adequate training.

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%. People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

Chunking Information

The eLearning Coach

Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces (Oh, that’s the visual!) so the brain can more easily digest new information. The reason the brain needs this assistance is because working memory, which is the equivalent of being mentally online, holds a limited amount of information at one time. The pearl of wisdom here is that if a learner’s working memory is full, the excess information will just drop out—as in disappear.

Visual Storytelling: Lessons from Slide:ology

Integrated Learnings

When an article offers a graphic to illustrate a concept, I'll glance at the graphic but focus on the text. The book is a package of eye candy that inspires and informs. By Shelley A. Gable. In a recent post on this blog, I provided A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning. This post focuses on telling a story through a better use of visuals. I tend to be a very text-oriented person.

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5 Employee Training Lessons I Learned From Google News

WalkMe Training Station

Inspired by a Google News search for “training” (that came up with absolutely zero results in the first several pages related to employee software adoption) in this article, I zoom out and take a look at what is happening in the news and what we can learn from the many aspects of training in other industries. Takeaway: There is a wealth of information available for training professionals to use, even if you are training human intelligence rather than artificial.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

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

Mindflash

Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Instead, try tapping into online communities for professional guidance, informal mentoring, and creative inspiration. Check out this month’s issue of Learning Solutions magazine, specifically the Nuts & Bolts article by Jane Bozarth in which she discusses using social media tools, like Twitter, to build a personal learning network (PLN).

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training: Lessons from a Legend

Origin Learning

Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin first gave his ideas for a series of articles to be published in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors in the year 1959, hardly had anyone anticipated that this was to be the stuff of legend. The articles were subsequently included in what went on to become the bible of workplace training, his book- Evaluating Training Programs , published in 1994. When Donald L.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

EdTechTeam

At mLevel, we deliver an innovative platform to help others learn better, retain more information, and perform better on the job. The rest of the information was deemed “referenceable” and so was not repeated over and over. Unfortunately, L&D doesn’t apply the appropriate “process-driven” training to the content to create long-term retention of that important information.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Micro-scenarios prevent information overload and give learners more capacity to focus and accumulate information. Big data, huge knowledge sources and voluminous information should not be forced upon the elearners. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

It was an ideal model for integrating a structured yet informal learning paradigm. It was informal in that it was a voluntary endeavor with no prerequisites or requirements. It gave me the controls to stop, start and repeat the flow of information. The meaningful organization of information is what transforms facts and data into usable content. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. In it, Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny briefly introduces a list of diverse, informative, and recently published articles related to learning and development.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Micro-scenarios prevent information overload and give learners more capacity to focus and accumulate information. Big data, huge knowledge sources and voluminous information should not be forced upon the elearners. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source.

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. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article. Review of the Definition and Lessons.

Creating Big Lessons By Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Micro-scenarios prevents information overload and gives learners more capacity to focus and accumulate information. Big data, huge knowledge sources and voluminous information should not be forced upon the elearners. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source.

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

For decades, employees have attempted to collect and sort information, and management has sought to derive associated quantitative business value — largely to no avail. What is the human aspect of extracting business value from information? Is their role limited to setting up the processes and machines that spit out numbers and charts, or do we rely on the minds of humans to form the insights as a result of information they consume? Content curation is not a new phenomenon.

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5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

Too often, though, design is abandoned and instructional development becomes simply the functional presentation of information. While still far from being the runway garment, the muslin mockup provides vital information, building on ideas from the initial sketch. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog Last month, I had the honor of speaking at the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas.

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). Some of the most common technical difficulties that a teacher may encounter in synchronous learning are the following: Before the lesson: Microphone failure. In case you spot voice problems try to solve them before starting the lesson by providing help where needed.

2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Article Categories. In a recent article in Learning Solutions , she maps the intersection of artificial intelligence, learning, and accessibility.

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Get the most out of the Ed App Custom URL template: Features and Limitations

Ed App

The custom URL template in Ed allows you to render web pages directly within an Ed lesson using what is commonly known as an iFrame. This article will explain several limitations that exist when it comes to creating such slides, and also will discuss the various ways in which this template can be used to enhance lessons. More information on the technical aspect of these is available here. Glossary Create a “glossary” slide for any technical terms in your lesson.

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Consultative Selling Techniques: 6 Ways to Earn Trust and Sell More

Sales Hacker

The role of the salesperson is to be empathetic and helpful; you should enable the prospect by providing them with the information they need to make an educated buying decision. The moment this hit home for me was when Lessonly interviewed a prospective employee named Katie for a sales position. You can pull a ton of information out of a person with the correctly worded question. Here at Lessonly, we often issue a “word of the week” to keep our sales team on their toes.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

How to support informal learning - Informal Learning , July 12, 2010 Interview. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 My motivation to attend stems from my interest in informal online learning and how connectivist methods of online learning can be used to promote digital participation. An information and resource aggregator to collect information and resources. Best of eLearning Learning.

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Creating Award-winning Digital Learning: A Tale from the Frontline with Fosway Group and Commercial Express

Litmos

The key lessons in driving value from digital learning at Commercial Express. Articles Course Content eLearning Enterprise Learning Learning Management System Litmos Webinar Corporate Training Learning and development Litmos News Online Training Platform video

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