Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

We spend a lot of time theorizing and thinking about how to motivate learners. An advocate “pleads the cause of another; defends or maintains a cause or proposal; and supports or promotes the interests of another,&# according to Webster online. Everything under the sun can be fascinating if you see it from the right perspective. Put yourself in the place of the learner to understand the value of the learning experience that’s in your hands to shape.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Time for some quick-and-dirty research to get the brain in gear. That led me to an article Harold and I had written on the demise of the training department. The Future of the Training Department. The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle.

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LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

The back channel becomes part of the overall message. Moderator (Harold Jarche): traditional training & education has driven much of our self-direction and creativity out of us - need to relearn. Moderator (Clark Quinn): we're the people who've retained our love of learning despite our education. kelly_smith01: Reminds me a bit of Rummler. Jenna Papakalos: Communities of practice belong to training. kelly_smith01: wisdom of crowds.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. The industrial age has run out of steam. We are witnessing the death throes of management models that have outlived their usefulness. One cherished industrial age concept that is proving particularly difficult to let go of is return on investment (ROI).

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