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Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with 'e's

My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. If you wish to delve deeper, you are advised to read the associated literature and sources. The theory Robert Rosethal and Leonora Jacobson conducted studies in American schools during the 1960s focused on the effect teachers can have on the learning performances of children. This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

They see us in the context of their job, their role in the community, their entire history with us, their knowledge of us, their experiences with others they consider like us, those we associate with, and much more. This means that learning and development (L&D) professionals must understand not one, not two, but three significantly different perspectives when addressing performance needs in the workplace. Training may be needed to address performance gaps.

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I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. On its face, sharing knowledge seems illogical and associated with giving something away.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common with higher education institutions, a MOOC has an instructor, includes beginning and end dates over a series of weeks, and all participants start together and go through the learning experience together. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects.

9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revamp Outdated Online Training Content

Infopro Learning

Here are 9 cost-effective ways to revamp outdated online training content as quickly as possible. De-cluttering your eLearning course design can give it a cost-effective makeover. For instance, customer service associates would like to see more interactive online training simulations and branching scenarios to improve their task performance. For instance, written permission from the original creator or a link that leads to the Creative Commons agreement.

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Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

By understanding how an employee spends his day, the educator can identify whether their performance is a result of being well-matched to their job, or whether they may requires further skills training. And lastly, asking this kind of question can help identify whether the learner has real interest in improving their performance. Tell me a little about an education program that you watched or attended that made a difference in your performance.

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Fade away

Learning with 'e's

Teachers have always had an interesting association with technology. Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help us all to do the job better, smarter, more effectively. Just don''t ever make it appear to be special - the most effective educational technologies fade into the background as learning, and the student, take centre stage. Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help the user perform.

Fair measures

Learning with 'e's

Ipsative assessment is not a commonly known method, and yet most of us use it just about every day to measure ourselves. Here''s what Wikipedia says (and it''s accurate): In education, ipsative assessment is the practice of assessing present performance against the prior performance of the person being assessed. One place where this might be implemented is in reference to tests used with K-12 students in the United States, where teacher performance is currently popular.

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How to Run a Lean & Mean Learning Organization: 4 Strategies for Long-Term Success (and Profit)

Mindflash

So it was quite timely when new research from Bersin and Associates came out this month. The best learning organizations are shedding that “order-taker” role and becoming more like performance consultants, and they’re working with businesses to find alternatives to formal training. Social learning interventions are an innovative way to reach more people, with fewer resources, and in a way that’s likely to be highly effective.

New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing

Mindflash

If under-performing salespeople went through interviews and completed specific job training and yet still lack traits need to achieve results, where is the gap? Miller Heiman, Revenue Storm, Kurlan and Associates, and Richardson. Disclosure: The sales performance improvement providers mentioned are ESR subscribers.). This post originally appeared on Mr. Stein’s Commentary on Sales Effectiveness blog. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user ky_olsen.

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g. by tracking grades vs other job performance metrics), and even organize time schedules (for instructor shifts, ILT courses, etc.). Flickr’s Creative Commons image search is a good place to look for such pictures, as is Wikimedia Commons and archive.org.

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill. How it can be applied in education As Norman suggests, when information to perform a task is present within the design of an object, the need to learn it is reduced. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

The shape of minds to come

Learning with 'e's

As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Deductive reasoning methods can therefore also be applied to good effect in just about any lesson on any subject. This is number 17 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Webinar tools include Elluminate (now known as Blackboard Collaborate), WebEx and Adobe Connect all of which have similar screen topographies and perform similar functions, but all have an associated cost. It's asynchronous, but can still be a highly effective way of sending quality content to distributed student groups.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace." " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

Creative and disruptive educators can think of much better ways to represent learning spaces. These help me to maintain my sense of space and place, as well as allowing me to perform my role effectively within this location. Image source by Serendigity Imagined worlds by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome. Describe how to make a program effective.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments - Kapp Notes , November 19, 2010In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. One article on the site takes apart some common myths about video games. Creative Commons (16).

The shape of minds to come

Learning with 'e's

As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Deductive reasoning methods can therefore also be applied to good effect in just about any lesson on any subject. Image by Steve Wheeler This is number 17 in my series on learning theories. I'm working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

– the names we know and associate with eLearning – Jay Cross , Ellen Wagner , Tony Karrer , Brent Schlenker , [insert your name here]. Is it the associations? -- the eLearning Guild and ASTD. Is it performance development? For it to be successful, it has to satisfy the criterion of 'learning' as well as all the other niceties of commercial goods: functionality, cost effectiveness, design etc. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Vicki states as the first benefit of learning objectives: "Learners can focus more easily on what is important to their actual workplace performance." Based on their performance, learners will see if they are beginners or advanced, and where their gaps in knowledge might lie. Michael showed us an example of the "drama" approach you cited, Cammy, and it was extremely effective. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. They are part of a network I am associated with and they do a FANTASTIC job with audio, narration, music, etc. Look at games like Mass Effect 2 as a perfect example. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Content that helps people perform their tasks better. Examples (David/Judy) Performance Support -- the way to go and the proper place for m-learning Review or Reinforcement -- following models of Will Thalheimer for optimal reinforcement to use m-learning as an adjunct to main delivery of training. Instead, take elements (intro, practice, exit) -- and think about how you can reuse them in creative ways. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Thinking creatively is good. Thats way more creativity than I may have in me. Were no longer talking about designing "courses"; instead we need to talk about helping companies design different strategies (and using games, blogs, wikis, instant messaging -- the gamers learning tools), about crafting a strategic approach to learning and performance support throughout an organization. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

I wonder about this, for scaffolding is important for the effectiveness of resources that are used. There has been some special aura associated with the term instructional designer. Theres a line in the Jack Black movie "School of Rock" thats not original but is a common joke in the education field. The term Instructional Design I belive is a set of universally agreed guidelines for developing learning material which has been tried, tested and proved effective by veterans.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

I associate that style with video games and super-hero comics, which continue to be mostly "guy" things. If SL has this effect on other women, then it wont be the most effective place to send female employees as part of an elearning experience. However, ideas taken from Second Life, minus the cultural trappings, could be effective. Its also possible that as more video games appeal to women, women will develop better associations with the "look" of Second Life.

Things to come.

Learning with 'e's

Taylor - chair of the Learning and Performance Institute and a veteran of the fields of skills, productivity and work based learning - will address the title: 'Does Learning and Development have a future?' Both at work and in tertiary education they are increasingly able to find the information they need, the performance support tools and the skills training they need directly. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. But then again I might be a dinasaur:) Peter Chief Executive TrainerBase The Association for Learning Practitioners Kevin Chamberlain , 26-Nov-08 Jay some of the way I am with Jay’s starting point about school systems but from there we start to part company.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. But then again I might be a dinasaur:) Peter Chief Executive TrainerBase The Association for Learning Practitioners Kevin Chamberlain , 26-Nov-08 Jay some of the way I am with Jay’s starting point about school systems but from there we start to part company.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. But then again I might be a dinasaur:) Peter Chief Executive TrainerBase The Association for Learning Practitioners Kevin Chamberlain , 26-Nov-08 Jay some of the way I am with Jay’s starting point about school systems but from there we start to part company.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. But then again I might be a dinasaur:) Peter Chief Executive TrainerBase The Association for Learning Practitioners Kevin Chamberlain , 26-Nov-08 Jay some of the way I am with Jay’s starting point about school systems but from there we start to part company.