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

ATD Learning Technologies

This typically occurs about the time the muslin pattern is complete or when some preliminary construction with final material has begun. 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. I discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning.

Life Lessons from Wheel of Fortune

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Pattern-finding is something our brains do automatically. Esquire magazine wrote a great article about the 26 year old fashion editor that purposefully created "luck" combing preparation and opportunity on the TV game show Wheel of Fortune. Honing that ability and consciously applying it to reach a goal takes motivation, desire, and tenacity.


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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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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. Social Learning without the Technology - 7 Patterns to try out - Free as in Freedom , July 12, 2010 I find it amusing when people speak of social learning and technology enabled learning almost in the same breath. 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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3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning


According to the same study, sleeping 4 hours or less would be the worst-case scenario: participants forced to sleep in this pattern having achieved cognitive performance comparable to that of their older 8-year-old counterparts… Accumulating dormant debt can cause us to lose 20% to 30% of our cognitive abilities, as Dr. Pierre Mayer, Director of the Sleep Clinic at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), explains in an interview on naptime.

Your Company's Growth Demands CX Training


But as organizations grow, especially rapidly, there is a pattern I’ve seen again and again. Introduce mini lessons to keep your employees mindful of the experience you’re aiming to deliver. Articles Customer Experience Enterprise Learning Corporate Training customer experience training leadership training Learning and developmentWe joke about the way some people can just get things to go their way simply by being them.

5 Ways to Take Advantage of the 80/20 Rule for Education

Your Training Edge

This article discusses the same; the application of 80/20 rule in education and the top 5 ways to take the maximum advantage out of it. Pareto studied the land distribution patterns of some other countries also and found similarities. 1: Time & Resources Consumption Pattern. The recognition of this pattern eases much frustration when you see the students who just went through your mind a minute ago.

How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile


As a portable device, learners not only have access everywhere , they are also able to pick up lessons exactly where they left them off. They can start a lesson at home over breakfast, drive to work, and resume the lesson on their lunch break. Mobile lessons are also ideal for delivering short bursts of content throughout the day. It is all too easy to fall into a pattern of assigning traditional course work without considering the non-traditional delivery method.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

From social media to speech recognition, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service – machine learning and artificial intelligence have become part and parcel of our urban lives. are joining hands to use machine learning to automate the process and serve up the next best lesson. AI is also being used to identify patterns in student behavior that could foreshadow violence.

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Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas  Douglas Fields explored how temporal patterns of stimuli create long-term memories. 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 article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning.

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. Old habits are hard to break, and revising old thinking patterns, even when one recognizes the need for change, is challenging. The lessons learned in school can become outdated long before student loans are paid off.”

Flip the Script: Allow Failure to Drive Your eLearning Content

ThinkingKap Solutions

Ever since our school days, the learning and testing pattern has been the same. 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. So, even once they got into the assignment, we gave them a way back to the lesson.

How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial


QuoDeck uses a multivariate model including clickstream data , time spent on the system, distribution of course usage, devices used amongst many other variables to uncover patterns, correlations and other insights. Content is carefully categorized and separated into incremental difficulty levels, which is then driven by AI to respond to and anticipate trends in each student’s learning and performance patterns in real time. This article was first published on Stoodnt.com.

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. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities. Objectives tell the learner how they will be able to know , not merely quess, whether or not they have learned and understood the lesson.

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. How to help build informal learning habits in your office. For almost any business, the key to staying ahead in a competitive marketplace rests in the hands of its employees.

Learning Experience Design (LXD): An Overview and Best Practices

Hurix Digital

Here, in this article, we discuss LXD best practices to create amazing experiences across multiple touchpoints including websites, apps and games. Make a note of the knowledge and the skills that are required to be incorporated in the lessons.

14 Essential eLearning Templates


By identifying patterns, I can create a reusable framework that reduces development time on future courses. In a previous post, I had outlined 6 patterns of eLearning intro screens that can easily be replicated. Depending on your industry, there are probably patterns in the types of scenarios you’ll build. Here’s an article that outlines a simple approach to creating scenario templates and includes a few free templates.

Using Content Curation for eLearning in the Workplace


With content curation, you can give them eLearning content that covers a wide array of perspectives and topics they need for them to understand their lessons better. With the fast-paced business environment, it’s a requisite for online learning programs to present lessons as nugget-sized pieces of information that will help professionals to absorb them better. With this, through your LMS, you can aggregate articles, short video clips, and PDFs that talk about these topics.

Flip the Script: Allow Failure to Drive Your eLearning Content

ThinkingKap Solutions

Ever since our school days, the learning and testing pattern has been the same. 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. So, even once they got into the assignment, we gave them a way back to the lesson.

The Best Enterprise LMS 2.0 for Training and Knowledge Retention


And that’s despite the fact that researchers tested recall immediately after a lesson. In fact, information retention jumps to 41% when lecture duration drops to 15 minutes (according to the same article above). Lessonly. Learn more about Lessonly.

The Role of Memory in Learning: Encoding

Obsidian Learning

As we discussed in the previous blog article in this series, there are three main steps in the memory process: encoding, storing and retrieving. The brain does not encode each word by itself, isolated and alone, but creates patterns of words, making the experience more intense and increasing the likelihood that the event is encoded as a memory (Hunt R. Thus, teaching someone how to memorize and learn, is to all intents and purposes a lesson on how to organize information.

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The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. As a refresher , here is an article on What is Learning Analytics ?). Analysts look for patterns and insights to help solve a problem. As patterns emerge, facilitators and course designers can make adjustments to the course that will help struggling learners to become more successful. Watch and Learn even more with our video on Analyzing lesson activity data to build better eLearning !

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. In this TedxNashville talk on the science of learning, Ulrich Boser ( @ulrichboser ) shares some insights about learning how to learn and the three skills of the “new smart”: metacognition, patterns, and struggle. You can learn more about it in this Training Journal article by Issy Nancarrow ( @issynancarrow ).

What is the evidence around spaced repetition

Ed App

This article will give you a short, highly interesting timeline of the evidence which supports this learning tool. The team analyzed the scalp EEG data using spatiotemporal pattern similarity (STPS). Using powerful computing processors, large quantities of data can be analyzed in this way to reveal patterns. If you’ve asked yourself : “Does spaced repetition (aka distributed practice) really work or is it just a lot of hype?”, welcome.

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The role of L&D in achieving transversal business acumen


Evaluate the whole process described above and learn any valuable lesson it had presented. The content may not necessarily be something you would not find in articles or vlogs but sharing experience with others in the same field will surely be of great value. That’s why the focus should be on supporting each person in becoming of aware of his or her individual patterns and preferences.

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The Impact of Employee Coaching on Performance


Over time, managers can identify patterns in employee behavior, knowledge retention, and overall improvement. Virtual Training Lessons – Q & A with a Fortune 500 Executive Take this opportunity to ask for advice from an industry expert about the best practices and potential pitfalls about transitioning to virtual training. Share This Article. More Articles Like This One. The Impact of Employee Coaching on Performance. Follow Follow Follow.

Using Facebook as a learning platform


Do – post pictures of school/lessons/trips – even diagrams you put on the board (snap them with your phone and post them) – it reminds students that you are there, generates a pride in the school and reminds them that this is not a vacuous space! The diversity in the form and pattern of use poses less of a challenge for not all Facebook activities promote communication and it would be possible to focus on those that do.”. Official citation for this article is: Souleles, N.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Workplace Learning

Mike Taylor

The 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018. Here are here top 10 most read articles of 2018. This article by Steve Zaffron ( @stevezaffron ) and Gregory Unruh ( @GregoryUnruh ) really resonates with me. This CLO magazine article is is yet another voice to add to the call for the need for continuous lifelong learning. “An Patterns of communication are the most important predictor of a team’s success. This article by Yael L.

What can you learn from a chatbot?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

If I type 'discrimination' I get 3 articles (see image) The brain bot op Twitter. If you define learning broadly as "the process that leads to improvement in the capacity of people '(see Illeris ) with a cognitive, emotional and social component you could say chatbots help you find the right information, and hence the cognitive component (think of the CNN bot helping you find articles). Instead of conversation lessons, chatting for an hour with your chatbot.

The Perfect Mobile Learning Design Strategy

Ed App

Designing mobile learning lessons can be a challenge for organizations, particularly for those who are new to the mobile learning world. In this article, we discuss our top tips on the successful design of your ideal mLearning strategy. Otherwise, the lesson may result in cognitive overload whereby the learner becomes confused or old information is overwritten.

Corporate Training Methods: What Works Best


There are a number of methods that training providers utilize to assist individuals attending the class to learn these important lessons. These techniques do work, and might lead to improved efficiency among the delegates, but individuals can often slip back into their old patterns of work as the lessons fade from memory. It’s possible for you to upgrade a class by just altering a link and directing the students to a brand-new article or teaching module.

Planning Assessments for your eLearning Course


Read some tips we have for you in this article. Create questions that force students to apply lessons from the material to real-life scenarios. You will be able to make out a pattern of cheating, if one arises in the objective assessments. Build the suspense: Beware of the boredom on the horizon of long, monotonous lessons. Assessment planning is the key to developing meaningful eLearning courses.

In Response to "The fewer the competitors, the harder they try" from Economist.com

ID Reflections

I was reading a post by Clive Shepherd called Sometimes Smaller is Better, where he disucsses an interesting article from the Economist.com called The fewer the competitors, the harder they try. The articles discusses the "n"-effect where "n" represents any numerical value in mathematics and the outcome of several experiments conducted to understand the relationship between the number of participants in a competition and the motivational level of the competitors.

What Happened at CSUN ATC 2019?

The Learning Dispatch

This year there wasn’t a single big theme that I took away (like I did when I was thinking about making elearning accessible in 2017 and using pattern libraries in 2018.) At Microassist, we published our own list of learning and development’s best articles of 2018. One (or more) of these five lessons from Rachel Plotnick’s seven years of research into buttons might be helpful. Microassist’s Senior Learning Architect Presents at CSUN.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. Both the article and Real Learning highlight: Destigmatize making mistakes (they are opportunities to learn). pattern recognition. Delegate the delivery of content to electronic means, and focus teachers on coaching, leading discussions, helping people over hurdles, and relating lessons to real life.

Work at Home in Style: 6 Work from Home Fashion Tips for Men


If you’ve been working remotely since the start of the lockdown last March 2020, you’re probably reading this article alongside your office tasks. A couple of home-based TV reporters learned this lesson the hard way during the pandemic.

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For example, how do you know if an online article is read? Patterns: activities that have repeatedly proven themselves. Actions for the future: Based upon the pattern 'participants stop a video after 3 minutes' we may decide to use only videos within that period, or ensuring that the core of the message is transmitted within the first three minutes of the video.

Don’t waste your budget on a magic bullet

From the Coleface

In October’s TJ, Tim Drewitt wrote an interesting article about the transfer of learning in the workplace. However the typical pattern still has 85% of the effort at the intervention stage. I never practiced much between lessons so fairly soon my playing standard plateaued (over 80% of my playing time was actually in violin lessons).

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What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change


Julie Dirksen, author of Design for How People Learn , recounts an apt story in a recent article. Our brains work harder than usual to manage new thought patterns, movements, and information. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review describes how Google encouraged healthier eating habits simply by putting the salad bar at the front of the cafeteria line. It lets people focus on their actions and draw some useful lessons.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

If you stop updating later, you can call your blog posts “articles” and hide the dates so it doesn’t look like an abandoned blog. Keep the F-shaped reading pattern in mind. What lessons have you learned? I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging.