Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits.

Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. You have a skills gap. And it’s your job to do so.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

However, I posit that executive coaching is still the best way to help leaders develop skills that are difficult to teach, measure and sometimes articulate — soft skills. The Soft Skills Gap. We know executive coaching works for the hard-to-teach skills.

What Is A Complex Concept and How Do You Teach It?

Ed App

But the question still stands, what exactly constitutes a ‘complex concept’ and how on Earth can we teach them? Dawid Naude in his Medium article utilises the example of a the Jenga scene in the The Big Short (2015) where a complex financial instrument was explained using Jenga.

Everything You Need to Know About Why Customizable Courseware Rocks

eLearning Brothers

But on the off chance that you HAVEN’T heard all about our new and amazing Customizable Courseware and you want to know all about it, then the following articles are for you! Time is Money: Use a Soft Skills Course to Teach Time Management.

How technology can bridge the skills gap it created


This article is part of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. But how do we empower billions of people who may have never set foot inside a classroom? How do we give them universal access to education and enable them to be future-ready?

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing


The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc. Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest.

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning


An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? Make sure you know what makes your learner tick before choosing a gamification strategy for your training.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. This game teaches about Nobel Prize winning Chemistry Research. How do you blog then? Do you agree?

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What Sports Teach Our Kids and Why Video Games are Better.

Kapp Notes

Then he contended that video games can't teach ethics, empathy or other important skills. Do sports always teach these laudable values? According to one article "The defeated, scoreless team had eight girls on its varsity roster and about 20 girls total in its high school.

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A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning


An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? Make sure you know what makes your learner tick before choosing a gamification strategy for your training.

Thinking Beyond the Course


My initial reaction to this is negative, since I think teaching subject matter experts (SMEs) to be instructors is generally not the best idea. In the case of another organization, they were working with SMEs, and generally doing what those SMEs wanted. We know how to do this.

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Digitizing at school is much more than just putting a few computers in the classroom, putting a cell phone, tablet or laptop in each student’s hand, but continuing teaching as before. Even if no smartboard hangs in front, you can teach digitally. What do you think?

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. At the same time, elearning frees instructors and experts from the chore of teaching the same classes over and over again, allowing them to focus on more advanced, more unique, or more specialized work.

5 Integral Skills to Cover In Sales Manager Online Training


But can you really teach someone to be a better boss, especially through an online training course? In this article, I highlight five integral sales skills to cover in sales manager online training. . They should know when they’re about to close the deal or crush it.

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Why Is Learning And Development Failing To Produce Consistent ROI For Businesses?

The Game Agency

I should know. Successful training builds confident and competent people who do the right thing at the right time. In doing so, they are identifying potent opportunities that training organizations can affect to achieve optimal business performance and increased ROI. Successful training builds confident and competent people who do the right thing at the right time. Find the full article at FORBES.

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New thoughts on design thinking


In the early 80’s, I read an article calling for a cognitive engineering: designing systems that matched how our brains work. As it happens, I subsequently ended up teaching interface design for a number of years, and so followed the field as it grew.

Learning Management Systems: Meet the Internet of Things


Buckle up—it’s time to speed up the future of learning and teaching. What IoT Can Do . IoT is whatever you want to make it do,” says Anthony Biondi, Brella’s programming director. “It The City of Chicago is doing just that with some of their statues around the city.

How to Find, and Embrace, Your Company’s Hidden Experts


Because the more we know what our “thing” is — the more we know our unique abilities — the better we can identify our inner “expert.”. Every company has hidden “experts” who, with some effort, can help support the organization by teaching what they know best — by sharing their expertise with the entire organization. This helps us identify their unique abilities, as well as what they want to learn, and what, if anything, they could help teach. “

Learner First Model Part 3


If you’d like to read more about the learner-first model, you can check out the other articles in the series, or download a free copy of our ebook. For this article, we will focus on learning about identifying learning goals. Locating Knowledge Gaps: What Do My Learners Already Know?

Skills for an Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Convergence Training

Except, who’s going to do the work during this era (other than robots and computers)? And those are going to be the skills we’ll discuss in this article. A robot can lift loads heavier than a human can, and that robot can do it 24 hours a day.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. Tobias states: Some adaptations to learning styles may lead instructional developers to teach concepts using multiple illustrations. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

5 Ways Online Learning is Vital to Education


If you ever need to make the case for online learning in your classroom, then this article is for you. In some ways, educational institutions are doing their students an extreme disservice if they ignore online learning in their institution. Learning professionals know the benefits of elearning from top to bottom, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of some specific examples. This of course is a misconception, and I think in time this gap will certainly close.

How the Workforce Learns in 2019: User-Generated Content


So we’re here to fill in the gaps by honing in on the data and insights that impact how people — and companies — learn, so you can make smarter decisions in your most valuable assets: your people’s skills. Here’s what they told us: You’re (probably) doing user-generated learning content wrong.

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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A Medical Device Maker Turns Budget Cuts into Better Sales Training Using Allego


By adopting Allego , they were able to dramatically improve the company’s sales enablement program with fewer resources—to achieve the fabled goal of “doing more with less.”. You know how hard it is to reach and teach full-time representatives, but imagine a rep who’s working 20 hours a week.

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

We do that too much in training and education, a new technology or technique comes along and we apply it to everything as a great panacea. We know that distributed practice (or spaced rehearsal) is an effective learning technique and a well designed games naturally embody that concept.

How Practice and Feedback Drive Deeper Learning

Talented Learning

3) Training organizations can bridge this performance gap and add value by creating faster paths to independent productivity. So, exactly how much practice do people need? Training goals come not from content, but from what people need to be able to do on the job.

Heading towards high performance

Performance Learning Productivity

This article was initially published on the Totara website on 4th January 2017. Of course we might need face-to-face specialists, but everyone in L&D today needs to be able to operate within a technological environment and enhance what they’re doing through the use of technology.”

How L&D Teams can Boost Employee performance through e-Course design


But it doesn’t have to end there as you can also make a further search on the topic to know the best performance. Knowing the desired level of employee performance will give you an insight into how you can design a performance-based eLearning course. This second step is important to determine the performance gap. You can determine the current level of performance in many ways depending on how you choose to do it.

Let me take a moment…or rather, Eight Moments of Learning Need

Torrance Learning

We see two Moments that come before the first formal training experience: 0. Before people know they need to know something (Aware). As training professionals, we have the opportunity to do something quite intentional as we make learners aware of a learning and performance gap, and as we help them prepare for their training. Pre-course messages need to build this burning platform, ideally without embarrassing people about what they don’t know.

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Upside Learning

What’s interesting is the pace at which they appear to be doing so. Know how small businesses are harnessing mobile technologies for carrying out their work. Here are ten reasons that blended learning makes teaching a better job. Know more.

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5 Characteristics of Leaders People Want to Follow


and Fast Company articles listing the common traits of truly exceptional people – leadership advice is in no short supply. The abundance of articles covering the dos and don’ts of leadership aren’t going anywhere anytime soon – which is a good thing. People want to know how to become a leader that others want to follow. They don’t fit a specific, repeatable mold, but they do share a few common similarities in how they interpret and handle situations. What do you think?