Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. Need to Change Behavior?

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

This is interesting by itself but when you combine it with the results of other similar studies, it becomes clear that pro-social games can and do influence behavior positively. 2013) Virtual Superheroes: Using Superpowers in Virtual Reality to Encourage Prosocial Behavior.

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Training Strategy for Changing Behavior


If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy.

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts. For example, posting in the forums earns you points.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.”

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). It might also be mobile-friendly — at least, the sample scenario works on my iPhone. I wanted to show you Twine’s default behavior.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). It might also be mobile-friendly — at least, the sample scenario works on my iPhone. I wanted to show you Twine’s default behavior.

Need to Change Behavior? Just Follow the Wizard

Social Learning

The challenge of changing human behavior for positive business outcomes is a similarly elusive pursuit. That’s why I was skeptical when I first encoutered BJ Fogg ’s Behavior Wizard. Enhance ability to perform the behavior (make it easier to do).

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Training for Behavior Change Can be Harder than It Looks

The Learning Dispatch

Tips for creating and delivering training that influences behavior. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking training for behavior change should be an easy task. I had forgotten that there is more to changing behavior than simply telling my trainees what they should be doing.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Page 15 Example 1: Developing. Managers Page 16 Example 2: Information. Is it a knowledge or skills gap, or does a behavior. 6 The example of learning to drive is one context, one set. Let’s look at a handful of other examples to understand.

#ASTD2014 session report: Designing sustainable behavior change

Challenge to Learn

With learning our goal is to change behavior. Habits drive 80% of our behavior. So if you want to change behavior you have to change habits. He had some great examples that I couldn’t capture in my mind map. Great session. The principle is so simple.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’.

Gamification Examples: How to bring fun into business eLearning


However, one cannot successfully apply gamification examples in business eLearning environments without first understanding the intent and purpose behind it. Examples. Here are some gamification examples in business that companies, both large and small, could easily embrace.

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Games To Gamification


and game dynamics (a combination of various game mechanics to suit the interest of players to drive a sequence of actions) to a non-game context to engage and motivate learners and to promote desired behaviors. A lot of research has been done on what drives human behavior.

Complexity and Learning

Usable Learning

So — let’s apply this to the question of school testing, for example: Simple things (with explicit rule sets) are probably fine to assess via multiple choice tests. Behavior Change Complexity Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design

4 Tips to Develop Fabulous Leadership Style

CLO Magazine

Here are four tips that can help you develop great leaders at all levels of your organization: Set clear expectations for behaviors and activities. They must serve as examples for the rest of the staff by living those values every day.

Designing Sustainable Behavior-Change with Habit Design (Michael Kim) #ASTD2014

Learning Visions

At Kairos Labs they partner with 100+ behavioral scientists. In Switch – Behavioral Economics – motivation and willpower is like riding the elephant. You have to think about where someone is on that wave when you introduce training or behavior change. Habit = unconscious behaviors. How does your brain form unconscious behaviors? It won’t create a behavior change. As we invest in an activity or behavior, we seek to be consistent with past behavior.

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

Our goals were to model specific rapport-building behaviors and inspire class discussion. Tags: Comics Elearning examples Instructional design Scenarios and stories You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan.

Why I don’t like WIIFM

Usable Learning

For example which photoshop course would you rather take? Examples? Behavioral Economics Human Behavior Wackiness Interesting Research Uncategorized acomplishment based learning dan ariely daniel pink's drive Instructional Design legos wcidwt wiifm

Turn Gossip Into a Springboard for Productive Behavior

CLO Magazine

Consider a hypothetical example. Using profiles generated by personal assessment tools such as DISC (Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness and Compliance), which can reveal behavioral and communication preferences, or values-oriented profiles that show why we do what we do often helps employees see that the other person they are working with — and gossiping about — isn’t really out to get them, but is just different in his or her approach.

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Social and Emotional Learning: Measuring the Success of E-Learning

Origin Learning

The ability to objectively recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior by assessing one’s strengths and weaknesses, and possessing a strong sense of confidence and optimism. What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Quandary Examples – a free (and unsupported) tool for making branched learning games. Behavioral Economics. Excellent Podcasts on Motivation, Self-Determination Theory and Behaviorism. Several things have led to me actually writing a blog post.

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The Tested Secrets to Changing Employee Behavior Online


After years of trial and error, we have come up with the most important components that must be present to get online learning to do the job and change learner behavior. Assessment – A knowledge or behavioral assessment at the start of any online learning program is imperative.

5 Killer Examples: How To Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively

EI Design

Here are 5 great examples of using microlearning-based training effectively. In this article, I will share 5 examples that will highlight how you can use microlearning-based training. 5 Killer Examples Of Using Microlearning-Based Training. Example 1: Time Management.

4 Ways to Use Observational Learning for E-Learning

Origin Learning

Vicarious or observational learning is learning by watching, since certain behaviors or skills simply cannot be learnt by attending a lecture about them or reading an e-learning module. Coding modeled behavior into words, labels or images results in better retention than simply observing.

The Brain and The Stories We Tell: Top Reasons Why Stories Change Our Behavior

Vignettes Learning

Has the character changed our behavior? In short, how the characters live their lives become an example for us.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. He offers these examples: “What is it that makes you even consider changing?”. “If

Is learner motivation your responsibility?

Usable Learning

But design decisions do have an impact on human behavior. So the way something is designed can make a difference in behavior. Of course, that’s not a training example, so let’s take a closer look at how training might come in to play. Is the new behavior easy-to-use?

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

If we’re aiming for behavior change, then we need to focus on what behaviors we want. Get Specific with Behaviors. ” If you took a photo or video of the desired behavior, what would it look like? You need specifics and examples.

4 Steps for Tying Corporate Learning to Business Results


To achieve any business outcome, employee knowledge and behaviors must be aligned with this outcome. An example of an overall corporate business objective might be to reduce work-related injuries by 10%.

Do We Practice What We Preach?

CLO Magazine

To enable a more risk-minded learner, we need to model the same behavior. I hope so, so that next year’s conference buzz is one of excitement, examples and best practices that finally address what we’ve talked about for way too long.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

I’m one of the creators, along with the research staff of the Center for Creative Leadership, of the 70-20-10 meme [the dictionary defines a meme as an “idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person”]. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill.

Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4

CommLab India

Today, we will examine the Affective domain which deals with behaviors and emotional areas (attitudes). The Affective domain categorizes learner behaviors into five levels. The verbs which can be used to indicate behaviors at this stage are: acknowledge.

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Why It’s So Important to Lead By Example


I have been thinking about what it means to ‘lead by example’. People follow the example you set through your behavior – not your words. It doesn’t matter what we say, what matters is the positive or negative example that we set. But how do we do this in reality – how do we actually lead by example? What behaviors do you have that are going to damage you or those around you in the long-term? What is the long-term impact of this behavior?

Social Norms -or- Hey, What are they doing over there?

Usable Learning

I’m working on a change management presentation, and have been looking for some of the social norms research – especially at the practice of using messages that help people understand that the majority of the group is already doing the desired behavior.

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The Peformance Improvement

For example, they conduct employee surveys without engaging employees in a discussion of the findings and not doing anything differently because of the findings. And it requires developing and applying certain behaviors and values.

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