The Master SME: How to become one? How to work with it?

Vignettes Learning

Whatever we do, whether a trainer, instructional designer, eLearning designer or developer, or an SME, we often fail to focus on what truly matters. Instead, we focus on the content, process and the technique of training, design or delivery; we miss the mark in helping learners.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


What’s happening in business, which makes some believe curation is a problem? Have we done enough investigation to truly understand curation, before we declare it the future of the instructional designer? Have you suffered from information overload?

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5 Easy Ways to Promote eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Breaking through the information overload can be tough when you’re trying to promote your courses to learners. Don’t despair – we have five suggestions for how you can keep your learning top of mind and make sure that when you design it, they will enroll.

5 Big Don’ts for Successful Webinar Presentations - Tip #211

Vignettes Learning

In my previous blogs, I’ve shared numerous dos when designing and delivering successful webinars. Don’t prolong Information overload is the bane of any audience. Over the years, I have done a lot of seminars, workshops, and talks - both virtually and in-person.

How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

We are inundated by the constant and steady bombardment of information from just about any form of media available - on a daily basis. Information overload is a growing concern and it has been discovered that the human mind can only take so much information at a given time.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning


Today, while contemplating on the design for a mobile-based bite-sized learning solution (made up of quick, short instructional videos accompanied by Quick Reference Guides) for one of our clients, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful approach.

Stop Blah, Blah eLearning! 5 Rules for Creating Relevant and Fluff-free Courses

SHIFT eLearning

We, instructional designers, know the feeling. We take copious notes when we interview the SME , and when we return to our desks, we are at a loss wondering what information to include in the course and what to toss out.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

How do we make sense of the huge barrage of information that we encounter on a daily basis? We need to help learners focus on usefulness and context of the content and to design and deliver training and eLearning programs to reflect this principle.

“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. People experience information anxiety There are impacts on productivity and well being with information overload.

"Why Exaggeration Works in Learning"

Vignettes Learning

In this video courtesy of the Xerox company,"Symptoms of Info Overload",we are offered valuable insight into the usage of exaggeration to bring across an important message to its audience. How should you manage information and save yourself from IOS?

Micro-learning — at the crossroads of education, learning and technology


This time shortage coupled with the distractions caused by our exposure to information overload makes the learning process a lot harder. Short information packs interruptions can be really counterproductive. Concentrated information. E-learning Instructional Designers

Moving Away from Traditional Learning: Custom Features Supported by Modern LMS to Deliver Effective Sales Training


However, putting learners within a confined classroom for extended hours leads to several drawbacks including high training costs and less workforce productivity, which impact the overall business sales.

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Using Just in Time Training for Active Learning in The Workplace


One that recognizes that people in different roles don’t need to learn the same skills, or access the exact same information, at the same time. Instead of storing that information long-term, you’re accessing it when precisely you need to use it.

Stop That Dump Truck! Ask Questions to Know What is Important for Learners

Vignettes Learning

Why do learners experience overload? What changes can we do to our design to eradicate bloated content and make learning more manageable and enjoyable? Oftentimes, they take a whole bunch of information and dump it straight into their learners.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” A new perspective is changing how we think about society, politics, interpersonal relationships, science, government and business. We have to provide instructionally-designed solutions.

Transforming Minds - Using Metaphors in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Using metaphors in eLearning makes learners more receptive to ideas and information that are otherwise complex to figure out. They allow large amounts of information to be retained, recalled and applied rapidly.

Gamification – A Diminishing E-learning Trend?

CommLab India

In this age of information overload, going through an e-learning course may not motivate employees to learn. The best strategy is to blend gamification with other instructional delivery methods. eLearning Design Gamification

How to Enhance the Induction and Onboarding Training with Mobile Learning

EI Design

New employees can get disenchanted if they are put through a poorly designed Induction and Onboarding program. Cognitive overload: The new employees are bombarded with so much data in the first few weeks that is difficult for them to assimilate the information.

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What Does it Take to Create Interactive Online Learning Solutions

CommLab India

For every training intervention is created with a purpose – to upgrade the skills and knowledge of employees so that they perform better and as a result, get better business outcomes for the company. Or, you may have an instructional manual that contains all essential information.

6 Free Online Training Mistakes Which Are Best Avoided

WalkMe Training Station

Even the most experienced instructional designers can face challenges during the planning stage, and that’s before training methods have been implemented! When designing eLearning initiatives, it’s essential for you to clearly understand what you’re trying to achieve. When learning has a negative stigma attached, your troops won’t develop and meet ever-evolving business requirements. Overload. Cognitive overload is real.

In a World of Info Overflow, Embrace Lean Learning

CLO Magazine

Companies should tighten their learning efforts as much as possible to meet individual need and information overload. The volume and velocity of information infiltrating our work and personal lives is expanding exponentially. Conventional instructional design, however, does not reflect this reality and can no longer solve the problem of bringing precisely the right information at the right time to the right employee.

Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

Good To Great

This matters from a business perspective too. So the business ends up paying for the training and the mistake or missed opportunity, making the training a wasted investment. Again, this benefits both the learners and the business.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results. Four ways unconnected employees hurt your business.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Business’s lingering love of bureaucracy, process, and legacy technology has fallen completely out of sync with what people need to do their best. She learned how to be an effective participant and this helped propel her to become a designer.

Creating a Learning Platform for Boyd's OODA Loop

Big Dog, Little Dog

In my last post I talked about getting more out of AARs by incorporating them with informal learning and social media tools and then pushing it with formal learning in order to capture lessons learned. As Clay Shirky notes, “It's Not Information Overload.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

How to effectively architect information for your elearning course - Free as in Freedom , February 6, 2010 As Instructional Designers, its always a challenge to balance meaningful instruction with information. Cathy Moore’s action mapping framework is a great way to create lively elearning that allows you to include just the right amount of information in your elearning course. Were you too busy to read the reviews, analysis and opinions?

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

Businesses should always look for an easy-to-use toolkit that facilitates rapid creation and distribution of eLearning at scale. How open-source platforms can be optimized to inspire a culture of learning in the workplace that aligns with business objectives.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): If there are Digital Natives does that mean there is no Digital Ellis Island?

Mark Oehlert

This information will help us make recommendationsto educators and legislators in a way that supports young people andharnesses the exciting possibilities their digital fluency presents." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Avanoo.a

Top 25 Posts and 4 Hot Topics in January - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

8 Dirty Words - Informal Learning , January 24, 2010 CLO online edition Dirty Words by Jay Cross L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds - Experiencing eLearning , January 22, 2010 Welcome to stop #10 on the blog book tour for Learning in 3D! Best of eLearning Learning.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world? Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 3

Association eLearning

Give learners bite-sized pieces of information a little bit at a time. Microlearning aims to avoid information overload and learner fatigue, easily fit into daily schedules, and speed up the production process.