5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

Blended Learning Strategy. This Blended Learning post was originally written for DominKnow.com. However, as time has marched on, organizations face certain problems using this delivery method, such as logistic issues, high cost of loss productivity, inability to connect learning back in the workplace, the inability to provide learning reinforcement and the list continues. Blended Learning Defined. Step 1: Define Your Blended Learning Strategy.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? 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. Compare that to making time to complete a 1-hour lesson.


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5 Distance Learning Lessons for Higher Ed from the Business World


In-person classes were hastily converted to remote formats, policies were changed, and professors quickly learned to use whatever technology would let them complete their classes. What can colleges learn from the corporate world?

4 Challenges When Designing Your Mobile Learning Strategy

Ed App

When designing your mobile learning strategy, there are certain factors to keep in mind along the way. Mobile learning has risen to be one of the greatest strategies employable for learning and development professionals, as well as organisations seeking the best training for their employees. In this article, we outline 4 common challenges which need to be grappled with by L&D managers for a smooth sailing training strategy worth your time, money and energy.

L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Gamification and learning games are a popular way to make workplace learning more engaging, but what makes an effective learning game? Studies have been carried out into many different areas of learning games. Research into learning games Robert T. Hays set out to find evidence of the effectiveness of learning games by analysing articles on the practice. The post L&D lessons from learning games research appeared first on Sponge UK.

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

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning programs can include many deliverables. Assuming that preliminary analysis resulted in concrete goals for the program, converting those goals into actual, measurable learning objectives specific to each deliverable is critical for the success of the blended learning strategy. Here, we will give you a 4-step guide to writing effective and powerful learning objectives to support your blended learning program.

Creating Big Lessons by Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. In virtual learning, both the trainer and the learners are separated by space and barriers. Virtual learning centers do their best to make virtual human presence as real as face-to-face presence. In this regard, the mode of learning in a physical classroom differs from an elearning environment. In his article, Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful , Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view.

Discover the Secrets that Make the Story-Based Lesson Tick

Vignettes Learning

Are you cutting your teeth for a compelling and effective story-based e-learning approach? View the video "The Compliment" to discover the secrets of effective story-based e-learning. According to Bridget Murray in her article "What Makes Mental Time Travel Possible?," "Memory allows us to mentally travel backward in time as well as into the future. Over time, people discovered that recalling past events helped them learn what to avoid and how to behave in the future."

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

This case study presents a series of strategies and tactics which help you answer these questions: How do I respond to rapid business needs for e-Learning? What strategy ensures that the software meets rapid development and cost objectives? Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. e-Learning is inherently rapid. It provides immediate learning. It is personalized and just-in-time learning at its best.

How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In his article on learning instincts he argues that human beings have an innate instinct (nature) to learn and develop skills necessary for us to survive and flourish. Professor Fitch explains that what and how we learn is both instinctive and rational. We need both of these to complete our learning. Looking Back: Learners and how stories touch them Remember what we have learned in the previous chapters.

5 Implicit Signs That Your Virtual Classroom Is Set Up To Fail

Obsidian Learning

This article highlights the warning signs that can indicate your virtual training is headed for less than successful outcomes. Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track! When sharing our learning experiences, we often turn to our success stories.

Why Virtual Learning Is More Than Just VILT: Myths And Truths

Obsidian Learning

Virtual learning includes any form of learning that occurs with the assistance of computer technology. Although in this context we often think of virtual classrooms with a live instructor teaching somewhere at a distance, virtual learning is much more than that.

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


In a year where companies learned that almost nothing is certain or predictable, Commercial Express was able to empower their workforce and drive value from digital learning during 2020. View the recorded webinar to learn: The foundational elements of a good Digital Learning Strategy.

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8 Innovative Virtual Learning Design Tips To Engage Your Remote Teams

Obsidian Learning

Virtual learning is an essential component in the learning and development toolkit, and it is widely used for training and educational purposes. Here are some design tips from the instructional and visual perspectives to give your virtual learning a real boost. Design Your Virtual Learning Assets for Success. The definition virtual learning and its usefulness in meeting employees’ learning and development needs have long been under discussion.

Tips for Tenacious Teachers New to eLearning


While I knew the pandemic had a major impact on them, I wasn’t fully prepared for the details I would learn. With virtual learning, their students have screen fatigue and overall engagement is much lower than in a classroom. Four Tips from the Learning Technology World.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&#

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Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!


Learnkit has published content about Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom but our subscribers have consistently asked: What’s the difference? There are a number of articles explaining each learning methodology but it’s tough to find anything that clearly explains the difference between the two and when to use one over the other. What is Blended Learning? Example: A student is learning English as a second language.

Competitive Edge: Using Gamification as Motivation


We will be looking at gamification in a two-part blog series, and in the first article, we will look at motivating with points and rewards. In Learn-WiseGo, you can gamify not only your lesson plans, but also your webinars and in-classroom trainings! The Learn-WiseGo Rewards program- from the user perspective. Gamify your training material with Learn-WiseGo and watch your completion rates soar!

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Millions of students are learning this way. Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace . Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction . The Essence of Connected Learning . Flip this lesson!

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Why Story Lessons Are the Most Engaging Learning for Millennials - Tip #174

Vignettes Learning

You’ve probably shared a cool pic or an interesting article recently. What does this mean to learning and training? The key thing to remember is that if your learning and training design does not include a way for learners to collaborate or exchange ideas pre-, post- or during learning, you may not be providing them new opportunities and skills for learning. How will you leverage these learnings? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

The Power of Surprise in Story-Based Design

Vignettes Learning

By using the strategy of surprise, people are caught in their vulnerable state, a condition that leads to openness and non-judgment. Surprise, therefore, is important in the Story-based eLearning design because it creates an environment of awe and marvel during the learning process. Since eLearning follows the dynamic or hypertext method instead of the linear approach, the lessons are unexpected, with open-ended outcomes.

How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

A Massive Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. Yes, the overload problem is real and manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning. The need to refocus learning objectives based on the needs of learners becomes apparent. This is the essence of using Story-based Learning Objectives.

Develop a Culture for Tomorrow

Marcia Conner

I just re-read something Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 Company , wrote for my book Creating a Learning Culture. If we wanted to develop a culture that could take us into tomorrow, we’d have to expand our tolerance for risk, devote more energy to learning, and actively court change. How’s your tolerance for risk, your energy for learning, and your dedication to courting change? business culture leadership learning strategy

The Art of Anticipation in Story-Based Learning Design

Vignettes Learning

People can barely resist a well-told story and their minds are enticed to follow the plot with embedded lessons. Interestingly,Thomas Levenson wrote an article in the MIT Technology Review about Rebecca Saxe's experiments on Theory of the Mind (ToM). One of the objectives of the experiment was to find out how our brains learn to be social. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. content development e-Learning e-Learning 2.0

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Becoming an Expert: What Has Intuition Got to Do With It? - Tip #199

Vignettes Learning

According to this article published in the Mind and Machines journal, intuition is “the speed and ease with which experts can recognize the key features of a situation” or “the rapid understanding shown by individuals, typically experts, when they face a problem.” Where Humans Meet Machines: Intuition, Expertise and Learning. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?


This social dimension is also the basis of our ability to learn, and the eLearning environment shouldn’t be a stranger to it. While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter. Secondly, because we now know—thanks to neuroscience —that an individual’s development and learning path are strongly influenced by his interaction with his social environment. A lesson plan ++. Learning socially.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

A Huge Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. Employees are not as productive when they are pressured to learn new things in with so little time. The overload problem manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning. The need to refocus learning objectives on the needs of learners becomes apparent.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

says Yuki Noguchi in her article "Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire." "Not says Douglas MacMillan in his article "Issue: Retiring Employees, Lost Knowledge." Miss Devine Marine Lance Cpl Travis Williams For trainers, designers and learning leaders, stories become a library for learning. The screen below is an example of a Small Bites Learning. Small Bites Learning is easy to prepare and requires less time.

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Episodic Learning-Learning Like Watching Your Favorite Soap Opera!

Vignettes Learning

Have you ever wished learning can be fun while at the same time in-depth? There has to be a way to learn and have fun at the same time! Isn't this the normal way we learn? Episodic Learning AKA, Thematic learning is the natural way we learn. Since childhood, we immediately learn to follow life's episodes as it unfolds before us. Wait a minute, this is not the usual way we learn! Hence, learning becomes a natural process.

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The Secrets of Graffiti Learning Pros - Tip #148

Vignettes Learning

How do you sneak in success into your learning design? When I conduct webinars or speak in workshops and conferences, I meet two types of learning pros: the Fixer-uppers , or those who help learners fix things, and the Sprayers , or those who “spray” learners “band-aid” solutions and content. Graffitis and Learning Graffiti artists paint rapidly, create ideas and leave colorful markings on walls. In the eLearning space, graffiti learning is most of the time “out of control."

How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile


How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? With most learners bringing their technology with them into the classroom—either on their laptop or their smartphone—there’s less of a distinction between when classroom learning ends, and the out-of-class, self-directed learning begins. Or they find ways to incorporate the online learning program into classroom activities. Put community at the heart of your blended learning strategy.

How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

What pushes the popularity of micro, small bites learning or learning by snippets and drips? In the words of Dr. Minimol Anil Job and Dr. Habil Slade Ogalo in the article "Micro-Learning As Innovative Process of Knowledge Strategy," published in the International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research , "Current technological, economic and social changes trigger the need for new concepts and strategies to support lifelong learning.

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Have You Worn the Learners' Glasses?

Vignettes Learning

In learning design, we can call this the Learner's Glasses. As digital and social media guru Mark Bonchek wrote in an article in the Harvard Business Review , "to sell your idea.you have to change not only what they think, but how they think. Changing Your Perspective = Transforming Your Design As designers, our role is to get the value of the lesson across to our learners in the most engaging way possible. Learner says, "Here's what I get about this lesson."

Cut the Crap!!!

Vignettes Learning

Whether you're writing a story or just plain learning content, if it does not stand out, forget about getting an audience. Cutting the Crap out of Your Story-based e-Learning Content Writing a snappy story means the removal of what is gratuitously present in it. In his article SCRIPT GODS MUST DIE: Writing Dialogue - The Cut Instinct , Paul Peditto gives an excellent example of how to cut the crap out of your story. Minimalist Story-Based eLearning Lesson Grabs Learner.

Microlearning That Kicks Learners Into Thinking and Acting - Tip #202

Vignettes Learning

Etching Lessons Through Glass and Sun This magnifying glass experiment is perhaps one of the first scientific activities that we all remember having participated in as kids. And the best part is that most of us will find it easy to remember the lesson behind the experiment as well. But underneath these various ways of presenting microlearning lessons is a core principle that should guide designers and trainers. asks this Association for Talent Development (ATD) article.

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Be a Story-Sharing Magician

Vignettes Learning

Which elements are needed to make not just the story, but the experience of learning it special and impactful? Extensions of Story-Based Learning Design Story-Based Learning Design encompasses the development of learning lessons and the facilitation of story-sharing. It is in the story-sharing that trainers, mentors, coaches and leaders extend and expand the "viral effect" of lesson stories. Learn more about the right story questions here.

Instilling a Love of Learning

Vignettes Learning

How do trainers and designers help learners love what they learn and do? Contrary to the practice of "I must teach, since learners don't know any better" belief, our learners do love learning and have accumulated knowledge and experiences. The same self-sufficient cycle is very desirable in a learning environment. Underneath the IKEA effect is recursive learning. DIY learners are independent, self-sufficient and more enthusiastic about what they do and learn about.

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. And all of this has been made possible with the marvelous effects of blended mobile learning. Making education accessible to those with smartphones and stable Internet access, blended mobile learning can supplement, if not substitute, formal education systems. Makes learning fun.

How to Embed Learning Goals in Stories

Vignettes Learning

Gist: Converting learning goals into stories by allowing the characters to show and tell the desired outcomes. I just read Roger Shank ’s article in eLearn Magazine on Learning through Storytelling, Not Documents. Some, who think more deeply about their experiences than others, may have better stories to tell, but everyone has them and there is much to learn from listening to them. Learning objectives or goals are traditional statements in training documents.

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