Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking.
Making Learning Go the Extra Mile: A Spaced Learning Case Study
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
The importance of training and learning is growing as organizations all over the world and in different industries are trying to gain an edge in the competition environment. So, while learning initiatives are aplenty, are they able to deliver the desired results? e-Learning
Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study
AUGUST 30, 2016
New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Used to working long days, very positive about learning opportunities, open-minded. Existing content – Strong case study, too much lecture, overall much too long. Case studies.
Top 10 learning theory books
JUNE 30, 2016
Understanding the way people learn allows you to create better training. Finding relevant research and studies has become easier, but relating them to the way your business works can be more of a challenge. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities.
February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D.
Connectivism and the modern learner
DECEMBER 27, 2008
Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. Siemens describes connectivism as “the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organisation theories. Meta-learning.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.
LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward
DECEMBER 31, 2013
As this wonderful year comes to a close, we wish to take a look back at our little journey, which presented us with some great learnings about ‘learning’. The goal that we had set for ourselves in 2013 was to be focussed on our commitment to promote ‘good learning’.
Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014
DECEMBER 3, 2014
These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs . 4 Ways Serious Games Link to Learning .
Learning Solutions 2014 Conference Takeaways
APRIL 3, 2014
I recently had an exciting opportunity to attend the 2014 Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. Gamification –My first thought was “learning can’t always be gamified.” For example, rather than kicking off an eLearning course with the learning objectives, we can engage the learner with a question that results in reflection and gets them thinking about the topic. Our goal is to create a learning experience, and the key is to know the audience.
Benefits of Using Simulations
Your Training Edge
APRIL 6, 2017
First, participants in a simulation are able to learn through performing an action in order to get to a certain outcome. One of the essential bases of adult learning theory is the experiential component, so we know that adults learn better through experience.
Why You Should Adopt Social Learning
APRIL 18, 2016
It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning.
Top 25 websites for elearning tips
JULY 21, 2016
Clive on Learning. E-Learning 24/7. eLearning Learning. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Learning in the modern workplace. Learning Solutions Magazine. Learning with ‘e’s. The Rapid E-learning Blog. Will At Work Learning.
How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Although the social learning phenomenon is catching up, many in the learning sphere are not sure of its impact owing to misconceptions around it and lack of data to showcase its impact. This article outlines how you can use social learning effectively to engage your learners.
E-learning in the development sector should be grounded in social constructivism
The eLearning Nomad
MAY 15, 2014
So far this year our team has developed more self-paced e-learning modules (we use Articulate StoryLine) than eWorkshops for the development sector. What kind of learning is most relevant in the development sector? And what type of e-learning does that best?
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ How can L&D support social learning?
8 Questions To Ask About Your eLearning Audience
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
The fundamental step towards meaningful learning material development is to identify the learners. Can they co-tutor in a learning session? What eLearning format will be best for your audience: synchronous, asynchronous or blended learning? What type of learning do they prefer?
Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 9, 2015
Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?
The HR Challenge: Analyze Your Corporate Training Needs
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Think of all the trainings left untouched or uncompleted in your learning management system. How will their learning affect the KPIs? Omitting the individual learning needs of your employees during the planning phase will cost you in the long-run.
Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?
MARCH 6, 2009
And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. The person that I wrote the email to was questioning his ability to really create sound e-learning (using a rapid development tool); how to ‘lay it out.’
Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 2)
DECEMBER 21, 2013
CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.
100 eLearning Articles and White Papers
APRIL 28, 2008
Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5.
Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 17, 2011
Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. Case studies, exercises, and simulations can be part of a continuum linking Levels 1, 2, and 3.
Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog
MARCH 6, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. We make the learning experience as real to them as possible. This approach also encourages the collaborative and social learning experience.
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2007
Chris Brannigan of Caspian Learning alerted me to Cognitive Fitness , an article by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts in the Harvard Business Review, which you can download online for US$6.50. The authors claim that "While direct experience is key to enhancing mental capacity, your brain also has specialized nerve cells that enable you to form new neural networks through indirect experience such as observation, simulations and case studies."
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"
APRIL 26, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently. Nothing I learned is actually applied today.
July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily
JULY 30, 2011
Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.
Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
The Learning Dispatch
JUNE 22, 2016
There are several questions when designing learning—do I do this in-house or should I outsource? Time not spent learning how to write effective multiple-choice questions can be dedicated to developing elegant programming solutions for activities that the instructional designer proposes.
Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010
MARCH 19, 2010
Next week is Spring Break in Florida for the eLearning geek set as we descend on Orlando for the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. You can track me down in many places: Tuesday 10:45-11:45 "How e-Learning Instructional Design Differs from Classroom ID" I'm presenting this session with Ellen Wagner as part of the pre-conference eLearning Foundations Intensive. We'll share lessons learned and take you on a tour of the program.
Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources
AUGUST 25, 2010
Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Certainly Work Literacy has a learning and performance focus and is a passion of mine. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning.
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology.
Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference
MARCH 6, 2012
This blog post is a summary of the “ Effective Learning ” stream of the Learning Cafe UnConference which was led by Bob Spence. It was agreed that evaluating the success of learning is something we know should be done but, in reality, it’s rarely completed well.
Don't miss the train!
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 18, 2010
The book, edited by Mark Lee and Catherine McLoughlin, both of whom I respect immensely, contains some timely and in many cases, leading edge research on the use of Web 2.0 The personal learning agenda is well and truly affirmed in this chapter.
Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part II)
MARCH 7, 2010
As online learning developers, we must build learning experiences with more content and more opportunity for learners to discuss topics of their interests with peers. This blog post will outline the second most important concept in delivering an online course: Consistent design of learning activities and use of Bloom’s taxonomy to encourage learner engagement in higher level learning. Adult learning theory screams: They won’t learn if they are not interested!