Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

To help you sort through the clutter, I’ve gathered the ten top articles from both our Bottom-Line Performance and Knowledge Guru blogs from the past year. These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs . 4 Ways Serious Games Link to Learning .

Learning Theories, Innovation, eLearning, & Leadership

Big Dog, Little Dog

Your Learning Theory Explored - Elliott Masie. Stanton Wortham, a leading researcher from the Wharton/University of Penn program on Learning Leadership explores learning theories and our occasional contradictions. How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? While this article is directed at IT workers, it applies to just about all of us

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Constructivism And Behaviorism In Designing Online Learning Programs

eLearning Industry

This article aims to compare and clarify 2 of the major learning theories, Constructivism and Behaviorism as well as to find out how they can contribute to designing online learning programs. Instructional Design eLearning Design Tips Instructional Design Models Instructional Design Theories Instructional Design Tips

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 e-learning 2.0

Constructivism And Behaviorism In Designing Online Learning Programs

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

The basic principle of Behaviorism is that learning is the result of a person's response to a stimulus. The student does not work independently on the environment but on the contrary, the behavior is controlled by environmental factors, thus not having the control of the learning or the time it takes to achieve it (Technology in Education, n.d). he creation and the need to adopt a technological approach to the internet learning stems from the theory of constructivism.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. “ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

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Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

Learnnovators

It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. In a series of articles published in 1959, he prescribed a four-stage model for evaluating training programs, but it was not until 1994, that he published “ Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels “ According to Kirkpatrick, evaluating training programs is necessary for the following reasons: 1. To improve future programs 3.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! The theory about learning you embrace determine how you look at social media and its importance (or unimportance). From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. Pragmatism: learning by doing.

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What is an Instructional Designer and how to become one?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

An Instructional Designer (ID) develops learning material for schools, organizations and business. What are the steps that Instructional Designers follow to create learning material? ArticlesWhat is an Instructional Designer?

Creating a Well-Designed E-Learning Program

Training Industry

After all, it is only the well- designed e-learning programs which are truly able to heighten the abilities and confidence of an employee in a lasting way. The aim is to maximize learning at all stages of the training program. This article aims to leave the reader in a confident position to go about developing their staff in the most efficient way possible. Assessing Training Requirements It is here that we layout the foundation of our training program.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. Yes, workplace learning has thankfully become more constructivist and even connectivist over time, but we all know that instructivism is still alive and well. Why, in the midst of ever-advancing learning theory and progressive instructional design, does such rampant instructivism persist?

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry. Blended Learning – A blend of eLearning and face-to-face training.

KIRKPATRICK’S FOUR LEVELS OF EVALUATION

Learnnovators

It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. In a series of articles published in 1959, he prescribed a four-stage model for evaluating training programs, but it was not until 1994, that he published “ Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels “. According to Kirkpatrick, evaluating training programs is necessary for the following reasons: 1. To improve future programs 3.

Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 2)

Learnnovators

CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He has written six books including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

When Leadership Training Doesn’t Work

PDG

I recently read an online article that posited that leadership training doesn’t work. As someone who has made a commitment to leadership development for most of my career, I admit I felt my blood starting to boil as I read this article. You can learn a lot about music by attending concerts, but you won’t be a musician when you’re done. But as long as this approach continues, leadership development programs can help these “accidental leaders” to succeed.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. Are you concerned about cognitive overload undermining the effectiveness of your online training program? In this article, I’ll highlight the best practices for applying Spaced Learning in your online training strategy, so that you can improve knowledge retention and recall among your staff members. How To Apply Spaced Learning In Online Training.

Following Your Own Learning Programs

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders may be doing their organizations an injustice by not spending the same effort and time educating themselves that they spend educating their workforce. Learning leaders care for individual and organizational development, whether that means managing performance, setting goals or devising learning solutions. The challenges that face workplace learning leaders are numerous. Dave DeFilippo is the chief learning officer, and Jason L.

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7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips that can help you take advantage of microlearning in your online training program. Understand the learning needs and preferences of your employees. Create a variety of microlearning activities that cater to different learning needs and preferences. There are some learning goals that cannot be achieved by microlearning.

Recommended Research: Constructivism & Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Last week, we had an awesome virtual class on how to implement an effective gamification strategy within a corporate learning environment! In class, we briefly touched on some learning theories and research related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the overall learning environment. I will also post my own summaries of select articles over the next few weeks. Video games and the future of learning.

Skilled Labor Shortage: How Learning and Development Can Help Retention Rates

Roundtable Learning

Read More: Adult Learning Theory: Applications for Independent Learning. In the article, we will talk about the current skilled labor shortage, how investing in training and development can help your company along with examples of how you can leverage work-based training to retain your skilled workforce. Leveraging Learning and Development to Retain Skilled Labor. Here are some training and development ideas for technical workers: Onboarding Program.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

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

KnowledgeOne

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. Firstly, because eLearning programs pose particular challenges due to, sometimes, lack of synchronicity, or the “face-to-face” interaction of learners with teachers/trainers, or even with their peers. Learning socially.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). In other words, it’s changed the way I learn.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). In other words, it’s changed the way I learn.

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Part 4 of 6: Key Features to Look for in an LMS: Learning Modes

Overnite Software

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a six-part series on the six key features to look for in an LMS.). As our six-part series develops, we’re examining another valuable key feature to look for in an LMS — learning modes. The future of learning.

5 Ways to Incorporate Social Learning in Your Training

eThink Education

Employers are always looking for ways to enhance the effectiveness of their training program. In this regard, social learning initiatives are becoming increasingly popular. . This article will answer the following questions concerning social learning: .

MOOC reflections

Clark Quinn

The Stanford model, as I understand it (and I haven’t taken one), features a rigorous curriculum of content and assessments, in technical fields like AI and programming. The goal is to ensure a high quality learning experience to anyone with sufficient technical ability and access to the Internet. The learning comes from content presented by a lecturer, and then dialog via social media, where the contributions of the participants are shared. design meta-learning socia

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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 ). The TIPP learning theory showed me to be Traditional Personal with a visual preference (although I was also high on the auditory scale).

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

information over a short amount of time, one learning method suggests.     In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas These timed patterns formed the basis for a 2008 book by Paul Kelley called Making Minds , in which Kelley used the information reported by Fields to develop and test what he called the Spaced Learning. The general idea of Spaced Learning is that large amounts of. Are you using Spaced Learning in your.

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

Trivantis

But how significant really is my “learning style” (visual vs. auditory vs. kinesthetic) in the learning and development community? Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc. I did some more research to read (visual learner here) about both sides of this learning theory in the education and eLearning communities. The post Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

You’re aware of the challenges you face as a learning professional. But you also know that if you stop developing your talent and your leaders, your business could suffer long-term negative effects from being passive with your learning and development goals during these challenging times.