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

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. Leadership Lessons from Your Dog: Be Doggedly Determined.

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Personalized Learning in the age of Artificial Intelligence


Audrey Watters, an education writer and independent scholar says in an article that personalized learning depending on how you define it, dates back to Rousseau, or it dates back further still to Alexander the Great’s personal tutor, Aristotle.

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How to Foster a Personalized Learning Culture in Classrooms?


The increasing importance of personalized learning forced many schools around the world to create better environments for their students. We hear few instructors saying they cannot use personalized learning for their students as they don’t have the technology needed to implement it.

6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. This lesson is a critical one.

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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. When Donald L.

Personalized Learning: What is it and What are it’s Benefits?


Personalized Learning is a common buzzword in today’s education industry. There’s no shortage of studies, interviews, and articles praising its effectiveness. Personalized Learning is a form of education that’s built around your learner.

The happy selfscanner: lessons about introducing new technologies

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

When scanning a second article, I heard KATCHIENG a cash register sound. It help to search motivations (which may be different for different persons). I'm not the only crazy person anymore. My supermarket introduced self-scanners.

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


Re-using and re-purposing design elements that have served you well in the past is one great way to enhance your efficiency, but over time, it can lead to a course library that lacks visual identity or personality. Training Lesson: Do the Opposite!

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Visual Storytelling: Lessons from Slide:ology

Integrated Learnings

I tend to be a very text-oriented person. When an article offers a graphic to illustrate a concept, I'll glance at the graphic but focus on the text. I should probably clarify that this book is about presentations (not eLearning specifically), and it assumes that they'll be delivered by a person. This makes perfect sense if your slide is a backdrop for an in-person presentation. By Shelley A. Gable.

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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.

Find your personal gamification guru

Sponge UK

Take a look at a representative article or book that they’ve written, watch a video or catch up on their social feeds. Once you find your personal games guru, you’ll be a few levels closer to launching your next games- based digital learning course.

Two personal development resolutions for 2012

Good To Great

I’ve got a few other goals for the year – related to my Greek lessons, house-buying and the usual health and fitness things – but these two resolutions require daily or weekly commitment and lend themselves to online tracking of my progress. Secondly, I am going to try out the Find 15 approach to my personal development, inspired by Julie Wedgwood. Just this weekend I came across another great idea for personal development called 12 in 12.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., Enabling employees to build their Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and become self-driven learners will be one of the key responsibilities of future L&D.

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Creating Big Lessons By Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source. I compared these micro-lessons to kernels.

Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

Castle Wolfenstein brought in the era of first person shooter games for me. There are lessons that can be learned on how to use games in learning. I wrote a blog article last year about what the 80's movie WarGames teaches us about learning games. Some of these lessons are: Games can be used to simulate real work situations. Recently I wrote a blog article called Learning Lessons from Black Ops. I'm a child of the 80's.

Two Easy Ways to Make Training Webinars More Personal


Classroom education is more personal and more responsive — it allows the instructor’s personality and knowledge to interact with students’ specific needs. Consider these two simple tweaks to your online webinars: Make them more personal.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

Interviews reveal that the person is aware that there will only be a short time to create the skirt, but then again, the designer knows that constructing the skirt is easy. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog

Discover the Secrets that Make the Story-Based Lesson Tick

Vignettes 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. Talk about being in a person's shoes, stories accomplish that automatically! The lesson has been embedded in the story.

The Dream of Personalization – Far fetch but Possible

Vignettes Learning

In concept, using the experiences of learners to personalize eLearning design is ideal. Experiences with embedded lessons are stacked in the brain especially those with the most significant emotional impact. It has a personalized impact.

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eLearning Blender

An assignment for my "Tech for Teaching" class at SDSU requires us to follow Ed Tech related blogs on our reader than write up a summary of what we learned from reading these posts and how these lessons apply to our professional goals. This is the third of 3 Personal Learning Network reports on some lessons I have learned lately through blogs I follow in Google Reader. Related Posts: Personal Learning Network 1 Personal Learning Network 2.

There’s a Lesson Learned in a Fire Chief’s Incendiary Posts

CLO Magazine

One of the themes of this talk is that social media has irreparably blurred the line between one’s personal persona and one’s professional persona, and that employees best be careful with what they say online, because employers are watching and holding them accountable.

Lessons in Social Learning: What Happens in the Classroom Stays in the Classroom


There are several lessons that I take away from this case study that I think are useful as we think through what social learning could mean in our organizations. This is an important lesson that we need to learn.

7 Leadership Lessons You Can From a Great CEO


Here are seven of his best leadership lessons, drawn from our conversation: 1. “And the only way to do that is to learn from other great leaders and make those lessons your own.” ” Regardless of what the leader above you is telling you about hitting numbers, making cuts, or giving up on a person early in their journey, you have to do it your way. One of the first questions people ask themselves when they meet someone is, “Is this person trustworthy?”

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work


If you truly want to reach the next level professionally and personally, you need to invest in yourself to ensure the rapidly changing business world doesn’t leave you behind along the way. Actively Read and Apply Lessons to Life. Develop and Refine Strong Personal Stories.

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.

The Powerful Lesson Corporate Learning Can Learn From Social Platforms


While many people are curious why they released it, how to use it, and what social platform to choose between the two, this article isn’t for that. Instagram made big news this month releasing a new feature to compete head to head with Snapchat.

Advantage of Third-Person Perspective in eLearning Design

Vignettes Learning

They provide web users with a third-person perspective of themselves. Recent studies show that the third-person perspective has more advance uses in eLearning and interaction. So, how do we apply the basic concepts of the third-person perspective in elearning design?

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. The human BRAIN reacts to stories by pairing previous personal experiences with the new information via emotional connections.

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

Vignettes Learning

Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. It is personalized and just-in-time learning at its best.

One Lesson You Can Learn From Jordan Spieth to Be Successful


” That comment clearly stuck with Spieth throughout the rest of the round because in the press conference he said something every person needs to hear: “I think just a little bit of belief that you are, you know. ” A version of this article originally appeared on

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

eLearning Learning Posts

PLE Architecture - Viplav Baxi Meanderings , July 24, 2010 personal profiler that would collect and store personal information. Some argued strongly for sole student ownership, vehemently opposed to any institutional meddling in a personal learning environment.

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3 Flawless Leadership Lessons You MUST Learn from Chick-fil-A


Here are 3 terrific leadership lessons you can learn from Chick-fil-A: Make People The Priority. ” Chick-fil-A cares about you personally when you walk in their stores. A version of this article originally appeared on I have always been enamored with companies that blatantly outperform the competition. I marvel in everything from their CEO’s decision making, habits of their leadership team, marketing, strategy, all the way down to their execution.

3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning


Learning is not always a pleasure since it involves questioning what you thought you knew, coming up against your limits, making efforts to overcome them, repeating lessons or actions to master them, not necessarily understanding or succeeding the first time, etc. Articles Catherine Meilleur

Do humour and learning mix well?


This leads us to humour, an ingredient that, in the classroom, is most often spontaneous and dependent on the teacher’s personality, but which deserves to be taken a little more “seriously,” given its potential positive and negative impacts. Articles Catherine Meilleur