Supporting Behavior Change at Work: An Interview with Julie Dirksen

Convergence Training

In that discussion, there were some times we talked about desired behavior changes and how some times, learning along won’t contribute to that behavior change. Convergence Training and our partners at RedVector are workforce learning and performance improvement experts.

Understanding the basics of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy application in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

While the usage of Bloom’s Taxonomy (BT) to nail the learning outcomes has been used for training over several decades, the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) brings in an added dimension that enables it to be used more effectively to design eLearning. In this blog, I touch upon the basics of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (in contrast to Bloom’s Taxonomy). What are the changes that were made to Bloom’s Taxonomy to create the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy? Introduction.


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Make Learning Supportive and Available Everywhere

Integrated Learnings

One thing that struck me was how often Masie recommended that just-in-time electronic performance support would often meet an organization's needs instead of traditional training. This ties in with thoughts lately that a good bit of online training might better be presented as electronic performance support organized in context. Masie commented that today's top performers in an organization are both seekers of learning and avid networkers.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives


There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. When there are performance gaps in organizations, there could be several possible reasons: that the performer doesn’t have access to the necessary resources, that the performer isn’t motivated or is motivated to perform in other ways, or that the performer is lacking in particular skills.

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Here, we will give you a 4-step guide to writing effective and powerful learning objectives to support your blended learning program. Mastery Your learners need to be sufficiently skilled at something, such that they can guide someone else in performing the task (e.g., your learners are in the HR team, and they will be supporting employees throughout the benefit-selection process before the 1st of the next month). Blended learning programs can include many deliverables.

Bloom and bust

Learning with 'e's

Bloom's Taxonomy has been hailed as a template for best practice in course design. Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy is probably the best known and most used, and is organised into six levels of learning rising from simple to complex. Veronica Alexander talks about how the taxonomy has been successfully used as a template for learning programmes. The learner can only be measured if they can demonstrate a behavior that provides evidence of their knowledge or skill.

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ADDIE is the Scavenger of Instructional Design, Not the Bitch Goddess (or Blooming Beyond Bloom)

Big Dog, Little Dog

For example, they pronounce that it only builds courses when the real fact is that it tells you to use a course only if a simpler method, such as a performance support tool or OJT, will not work. One of the learning tools that is perhaps most often plugged into ADDIE is Bloom's Taxonomy. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. What is interesting about the updated version is how it resembles the SOLO Taxonomy (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes): 2. SOLO Taxonomy.

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A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Consequently, training programs which were based on the principles of learning, instruction and human behavior, began to be developed. Mager emphasized the importance of learning objectives to include desired behavior, learning condition, and assessment.Writing objectives, even today is influenced by these 3 elements. Behavioral objectives got another boost when in 1956, Bloomberg Benjamin and his colleagues developed the “Taxonomy of EducationalObjectives”.

Use Your Learning Goals to Bring Balance to Your Training Programs 3/3:Synthesis and Evaluation

Learning Wire

Mapping skills acquisition into six levels, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a favorite tool among trainers to help them design their learning programs. L&D managers and instructional designers use Bloom’s Taxonomy to measure skills acquisition and tailor the learning targets of their programs to learners’ needs. Bloom’s Taxonomy: what does it involve? The final two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy rely on soft skills, prompting a behavioral change in learners.

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To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the Question (or is it?)

Learning Rebels

Many a person has debated the Kirkpatrick evaluation taxonomy. Roger Chevalier, CPT: Evaluation, The Link Between Learning and Performance . I use the words “Kirkpatrick” but don’t use the taxonomy per se. In this camp, whether or not you use the “Kirkpatrick” levels or believe in its link to “Learning Performance” doesn’t matter. Performance support/success requires a village. Here we go again.

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ID and eLearning Links 4/16/19

Experiencing eLearning

Retrieval Practice & Bloom’s Taxonomy: Do Students Need Fact Knowledge Before Higher Order Learning? This isn’t about needing knowledge per se, but about what kinds of retrieval practice are more helpful for supporting higher order learning. Higher order retrieval practice (on its own or mixed with factual questions) resulted in better performance on the higher order reasoning. As I read various sources online, I bookmark what I find useful.

Facilitating Change for Performance Improvement & Innovation: A Discussion with Arun Pradhan

Convergence Training

Convergence Training are workforce training and performance improvement experts. Arun is a Learning and Performance strategist. And my day job tends to be consulting with companies to support…often it’s an L&D/HR uplift around performance consulting or the way they’re actually trying to be more business partners. And even though the actual artifact wasn’t great, it’s the signal that we can actually start to adapt our behavior around.

What L&D professionals need to know about impact mapping


The researchers at Centre for Learning Impact have spent the last decade perfecting a new methodology aimed at providing organizations with “the expertise, models and tools to evaluate training effectiveness and drive performance and bottom line results.”.

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick


While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach. Apart from being largely atheoretical and ascientific (hence, 'taxonomy', not 'model' or 'theory'), several critics find the Kirkpatrick taxonomy seriously flawed. What on-the-job behavior/performance change will this require?

Learning theories

Ed App

Behaviorism. Behaviorism is a pedagogical theory that defines learning as a process of knowledge acquisition that takes place through observation (i.e., How, then, does behaviorism translate to the classroom or corporate training environments? Eliciting appropriate performance.



There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. When there are performance gaps in organizations, there could be several possible reasons: that the performer doesn’t have access to the necessary resources, that the performer isn’t motivated or is motivated to perform in other ways, or that the performer is lacking in particular skills.

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The Evolution of Instructional Design

CommLab India

Skinner’s Theory of Operant Conditioning (1958) states that learning results in changes in overt behavior. The theory led educators to think that human learning can be enhanced if reinforcements are carefully controlled, to elicit the desired behavior. Programmed instruction shifted the focus to outcome behavior of the learner rather than how the teacher delivers the instruction. Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain was published in 1956.

Training Evaluation – 5 Best Ways to Evaluate Training Effectiveness and Impact


The Kirkpatrick Taxonomy Model. Kirkpatrick Taxonomy is one of the most widely used methods for evaluating the effectiveness of corporate training programs. Level 3: Behavior . Identify all the key factors that might have contributed to the performance improvement.

5 Tips to Set Flawless Learning Objectives for eLearning Courses

CommLab India

Learning objectives have to be specific and pinpoint the expected performance. Example: Complex & incorrect – Be equipped to articulate value selling versus features selling and support the customer throughout the sales process. Select an appropriate action verb to describe the required behavior. Bloom’s Taxonomy will aid you in this aspect. Specify expected performance. Ensure they specify the expected performance in simple and unambiguous terms.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

The last 50 years of ID Behaviorism (very simple, little bits) and Programmed Instruction. 1940s Bloom’s Taxonomy 1956 Mager Learning Objectives 1962 Gagne 9 Events 1965 ADDIE…1975 ADDIE and the 5 Rules of Zen 2002 The affordances of mobile devices are many – need to think about training and ID in new ways. Or add images/objects onto the environment… [link] [link] Is it performance support? performance support and coaching 10.

Visualizing Instructional Content

ID Mentors

Behavioral: Content that addresses the affective domain and manifests as explicit or implicit behaviour, such as teamwork, adaptability, collaboration, interpersonal skills, time management etc. What is a good learning visual.

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

create a policy that defines expectations of appropriate behavior of individuals. establish guidelines and taxonomies for curating content. equip the learning & development staff with skills of performance consulting, business analysis, community- building, collaboration, and social media. model behaviors such as transparency, narration, and sharing. help individuals build trusted Personal Knowledge Networks of colleagues they can call upon for advice and support.

Seismic vs. Highspot vs. Showpad vs. Bigtincan Compared


Showpad is a sales enablement platform that integrates training and coaching software with content solutions to support sales growth. A bespoke approach to working with each business, including fully individualized onboarding, support, and custom-tailored app features.

Creating online courses for employee training: a step-by-step guide


So, you’re determined to learn how to create an online course that boosts employee engagement and performance. On the other hand, “Persuasion and sales” is passive, and doesn’t describe a behavior. These verbs are taken from Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.

Custom eLearning Content for Success – Four Tips to Help You Define Your Learning Objectives

Obsidian Learning

Here, we provide four tips to help you formulate solid learning objectives that will support your custom eLearning program. Application means that your learners need know how to perform a new task or perform an already familiar task in a new way (the old coffee machines required coffee grounds and filters, and the new coffee machines have individual pods). Bloom’s taxonomy can be useful here. Photo by S O C I A L. C U T on Unsplash.

E-Learning Course Development

Designing Digitally

Training is structured to change behaviors and improve employees’ performance. also makes sure that courses are based on learning principles that have been established and adapted over several decades, including Bloom’s Taxonomy. We enjoy planning and shaping the content with the support of clients’ in-house subject matter experts. can support your business, government agency, college or university.

eLearning Course Design: 7 Instructional Design Theories & Models To Consider

Adobe Captivate

ADDIE tackles eLearning development rather than learning behaviors. Facilitators support learners and add a level of social interactivity to the experience. Bloom’s Taxonomy Of Learning Objectives. This Instructional Design model allows the Instructional Designer to make changes by performing small steps and multiple iterations. Knowing the foundational principles behind Instructional Design can help you create more effective eLearning experiences.

Setting Meaningful and Measurable Learning Objectives: The importance of goals


The most useful references for this purpose are the original Bloom’s Taxonomy of 1956 and the revised version of 2001; both of these can be leveraged to produce clear, measurable, and meaningful statements that define the learning objectives. Learning objectives may also include optional modifiers , which lay down specific criteria or standards of performance, and aligned to the corporate learning goals that are sought to be accomplished from the training.

Learning Goals: The Why and the How


This keeps you updated on your performance. The roadmap in the above scenario is your learning/performance goal. The time and distance is your learning/performance criteria. This is precisely the fate of a course without learning goals and performance criteria. Think: Bloom’s Taxonomy. They also guide the learners towards the supporting content, theory, data, different points of view, and relevant facts related to the learning goals.

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How microlearning can result in deep learning

Ed App

With the individual learner returning to the forefront, deep learning supports vibrant and creative knowledge creation and the formation of innovation and critical thinking capabilities that underpin our knowledge economy. How does microlearning support deep learning? .

A digital learning strategy provides criteria and rationale for adopting new technologies

CLO Magazine

And that means we don’t have the right ecosystem in place to enable and track the behavior and mindset shifts needed to achieve our employees’ performance goals and execute on our business strategy. Common reasons could be that: Tools are introduced for a single program and then organically spread to other programs without clear guidance on the potential impact to behaviors and performance. Finally, how do you support it?

Why Learners Fail to Learn


Giving learning goals priority shows that the organization is ready to support employees with the skills they need during change. People (and organizations) are prone to reactive, rather than proactive, behavior. Use a tool like Bloom’s revised taxonomy to create clear learning outcomes that plot learners’ progress from simple to more difficult knowledge and skills. A learning culture means that the organization’s values support learning in a meaningful way.

The Key to Great Tests A cheaper solution than you may think

Training Industry

I’m still seeing lots of opportunity for improvement from instructional designers (IDs) in writing well-constructed performance objectives and corresponding test items. That’s why it’s always best to have a stem that states – At the completion of this [x], participants [should] be able to: x and then provide objectives – each with a clear and real performance, condition and criterion. Correctly include a Performance, Condition, and Criterion?

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Wonderful Brain

Its parallel in the public school universe is extrinsic reward schemes granted to students for showing up for class on time, good behavior and completing homework. I know there are many gamification fans and supporters out there and I respect your desire to improve public and corporate education. So using any metrics, I challenge Gamification builders to reveal learning performance improvement by users in their real work achieved by Gamification techniques alone.

The Trailblazer Award

CLO Magazine

These simulations centered on the Kirkpatrick Model, following four levels: measure engagement and satisfaction, assess transfer of learning, determine behavioral change and quantify business impact. A new level of the model that uses neuroscience and artificial intelligence to predict future behavior was also created. The organizational structure then needed revamping to support that model.

Accidental CLO, Intentional Learning

CLO Magazine

“It’s about crushing the job that you’re doing very effectively and performing as well as possible, and as a result, other opportunities will open,” he said. Individuals should not necessarily be focused on a set of jobs as opposed to a set of skill sets and attributes needed to perform effectively.” Condon said in just three years Jackson was able to successfully pull together the many training functions into one high-performing learning organization.

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Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

” On the other hand, adaptive learning does all that personalized learning does, but it uses algorithms to detect user behavior and provide personalized recommendations, live in the moment and at a granular level of detail. Learning & Performance Institute Chairman, Donald H. As Wikipedia explains, automation can support curation with collaborative filtering, semantic analysis and social ratings.

Learn With Intensity

CLO Magazine

As we design or select learning programs, these and other intensity dimensions are chosen; yet, the learning field rarely has an open, honest conversation about intensity and behavioral and instructional assumptions. These are perceived as short and targeted performance support elements. This lowers the learning intensity and is often experienced by learners as something to check the compliance box rather than to shift performance.

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How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

If you need to instruct, support, and teach students online, but struggle to do it in an authentic and personal way, then this guide is for you. You were able to easily measure your content’s effectiveness and student performance. Supports the needs of all students.

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