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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. I allocated 8 hours to define the scoring for this game.

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The Perks of Offering Training Programs for Retail Employees

SweetRush

Training programs for retail employees can turn millenials and Gen Z—who are becoming the largest age group in the industry’s workforce—from casual workers to loyal associates. The post The Perks of Offering Training Programs for Retail Employees appeared first on SweetRush.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

mLevel

As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. According to an article in the Neuroscience Leadership Journal, “Information and skills from events that only cover concepts one time have been shown to yield little long-term retention, even when quality and satisfaction ratings for the learning event are high.”.

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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.

Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

In part one of this two-part article, “Managing Changes with Start-Up Thinking and Employee-Driven Learning,” I discussed the importance of getting started with employee-generated learning. Most e-learning programs involve at least four tracks: content, design, technology and marketing.

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. Program Design (11).

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

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.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. Know your competition and their programs. Define your online learning program’s focus.

Selecting a Learning “Operations” System for your Training Business

rapidLD

It is important to understand if capabilities like roster management, attendance, scoring, instructor & resources assignment are required – if so, you are likely a candidate for a full-blown LMS. ArticlesSelecting a Learning “Operations” System for your Training Business.

Competitive Edge: Using Gamification as Motivation

Learn-Wise

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!

Welcome to Eric’s Insights

Count5

Speaking of better outcomes, my article How L&D Can Prove Training’s Value to the Business seems to have struck a nerve because the feedback keeps pouring in. Last week, I received this message from a F500 L&D veteran: Great article Eric. He calls it Net Effectiveness Score.

What is SCORM? A Simple Guide for those new to eLearning

LearnUpon

is essential for trainers and developers who need to decide what role it should play in their learning programs. For a deeper dive into the technical aspects of what’s inside the zip folder check out this article written by our CTO, Des Anderson). score_raw (score learner got).

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The Top 7 Microlearning Examples in Everyday Life

mLevel

I am not going to go in depth about definitions and the science behind microlearning and gamification in this article, so if you want more background, check out our recent webinar with Karl Kapp, Author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction as part of our Expert Series.

Learning Goals and Objectives in Course Design

learnWorlds

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.

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eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

Some 12,000 eLearning articles/ year are shared on Twitter by people you may want to connect with. Unfortunately only 37% of these articles are retweeted, so make sure what you share is above average. Embed lessons using the app platform and monetize them if you like.

Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

Object Lesson: Use an “object lesson” approach to gain attention: this can be done just as easily in eLearning as in the classroom. A lot of courses start out with statistics or reasons why a program or product exists. All of us have experienced dry, boring, painful eLearning.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Game –engaging employees in learning by applying principles of gaming (scoring, competition, rules of play, etc.) Webinars – participating in a Web-based program using video conferencing software; usually a one-session offering by an expert on a specific topic.

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Overall, across the three scoring measures in the study, fine-grained performed 22.2% What does “micro learning” mean to you?

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Overall, across the three scoring measures in the study, fine-grained performed 22.2% What does “micro learning” mean to you?

A Day In The Life Of A Microlesson

Ed App

As you can most likely figure, a microlesson is some sort of ‘small lesson’ But, what could the benefits of that possibly be? In this article, we outline the top benefits of sharing microlessons with your employees. Lessons are engaging and motivating. It is essential to design training programs that appeal to learners for obvious reasons and also for some not so obvious ones.

Rebooting your Training for 2016

Your Training Edge

Just as a glimpse, I can tell you that we are going to introduce certain preparatory requirements, training for new instructors and mini-lessons that can help people in organizing and conducting workshops. articles/developing-effective-training-strategy. [3]

Microlearning under the Microscope: How to Incorporate Microlearning into Online Training

Mindflash

Designing training programs can be overwhelming—mentally and financially. Designing training in short bursts allows you to pilot short lessons, gather feedback, iterate, and plan the next training slice.

How to Ensure your Employees are up to Date With Their eLearning Courses

eFront

But even so, it still needs you, or your instructors that will be operating the courses, to be on top of your employee training program to ensure employee participation and engagement — two things that are essential for its success.

How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know

Pinlearn

Even to teach Microsoft Excel and SQL programming to business and sales analysts. I’m writing this article to tell you that it’s a good business proposition to sell online courses from your own website. Each module should be broken down into lessons. Duration of each video lesson should be anywhere between 2 and 10 minutes. Shorter video lessons tend to create longer student engagement. Don’t get me wrong – Technical programming skills are not required.

Arming Kids with Laptops.works

Kapp Notes

The article explains that student writing scores have improved on standardized tests since laptop computers were distributed and that the students' writing skills improved even when they were using pen and paper (how quaint), not just a computer keyboard.

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Micro learning platforms: 10 things to look for

Ed App

In this article we’ll examine what to look for in an LMS and authoring tool – the backbone of any micro learning platform. Creating and distributing these lessons require software platforms called authoring tools and Learning Management Systems (LMS).

10 Commandments to Make Online Compliance Training Engaging

CommLab India

You cannot deliver the same compliance training program to both experienced and new employees as the experienced ones will be familiar with most of the guidelines. Lack of interactivity is one of the reasons compliance training programs are boring.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content. This term immediately converts your lesson into a game! It is not uncommon to address eLearning content as games, especially when game-like elements like scores and time-based assessments are added to the program.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Create a network of eLearning champions Most organisations will start an eLearning program with a small team.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Math, Physics, Programming, etc.). You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities.

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Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

While not exhaustive, the following list also showcases multiple topics, including slice-of-life cases that demonstrate lessons learned from companies with customer training programs. This article offers insight into just how big the challenge is.

How To Align L&D With Corporate Goals

Ed App

In this article, we discuss how you too can reap the rewards of microlearning. The lessons provide content in bite-sized, digestible chunks which are systematically released in bursts for effective just-in-time learning! This can be achieved through the integration of gamification in training programs, for instance, leader boards, point scores, star bars and prizing.

3 Myths About Games-Based Learning in the Workplace… Busted!

Leo Learning

Ryan Timpany, Technical Digital Designer, at LEO Learning, shares lessons from the front line of creating dynamic games-based learning, and looks at why this area of learning is only just becoming widely popular. 4 Tips to Consider When Introducing Learning Games to a Training Program.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content.

What is eLearning? How Can I Use It?

Convergence Training

Some of the tactics used to present material include practice questions, feedback to answers, and scored tests. article for more about this. Status separation shows the instructor the student’s lesson status, whether they have passed, failed, completed, incomplete, browsed, or not attempted the lesson. However, SCORM 2004 does not let the instructor know the specifics of where the student was in the lesson.

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20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know

Pinlearn

If you want a nanodegree in professional web development, programming or AI, Udacity is your best bet. Khan Academy has a diverse catalog of lessons on an array of subjects such as classical music, cryptography, SAT coaching, differential equations, linear algebra, etc. It’s noteworthy to mention that Google is doing its best to translate Khan Academy’s lessons into the world’s major languages. #7: However, Paul’s Math Online Notes helped score A- the second time.