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How to Create Effective Test Questions


If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Ask a beta tester in your target audience to take it before you administer it to your class.

Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness


This is the type of common sense that doesn’t turn into ROI, but I think more accurately measures many programs. Yes, there will always be that student who hates classes and will never come. Is it attributed to your class? 3) Undertrained vs. under-performing.

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What students need

Learning with e's

Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling. et al (2002) Relationships between class size and teaching.

Self fulfilling prophecies

Learning with e's

My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: ADDIE: Its a Process

Learning Visions

Friday, June 15, 2007 ADDIE: Its a Process This is probably an argument made in any Instructional Design 101 class; I dont think Im saying anything new here. A common one is ADDIE - Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation.) I dont think ADDIE and Gagne are really in the same class. Most e-Learning vendors mention ADDIE or some form thereof on their websites as if it was a real science about creating effective learning.


What teachers need

Learning with e's

Recent research carried out by C3 Education and RM Education with a sample of 575 teachers across England revealed that technology effectiveness was uppermost in teacher perception (Connor, 2019). RM's Integris platform clearly performs these roles in combination.

How Well Does Your Company Know its World?


In one class, we focused on the Federal Reserve, its role and impact. What is popular, effective, and attention-getting? Are performance expectations established and managed? Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user RambergMediaImages.

Passion for education

Learning with e's

We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. It matters not where that student sits in the class, or what their history has been. Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

As a result, formal learning in most workplaces looks about same as it has for the last decade, comprised of instructor-led classes (both in face-to-face and distance learning scenarios) and elearning courses. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

I am now responsible for (gasp) face-to-face, instructor-led, sage-on-stage classes. These are the same classes I’d been complaining about for the previous year, saying they were ineffective, but expected. Should we consider a performance support alternative?

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training


Khan Academy , which has made this form of learning popular (and effective) in public education; and TED videos, which are wildly popular among those looking for short, inspirational bursts of learning. Here are a few key takeaways: When a full class or course isn’t necessary.

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Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding


So ultimately, L&D pros are in a unique position to make a direct and measurable impact on employee retention and performance by rethinking the on-boarding process. Design New Hire Classes as Communities of Practice. Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user mcclouds.

Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design


Also be sure to check out some of the Thiagi books on performance, or check out some of their free interactive courses. Some of the best learning experiences I ever created were those in which we had people perform their real-life, everyday work in a high-support environment.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with e's

I fell in love with my class of 7 year old Thai children and the buzz of seeing them progress and develop as the year went on. It had been a massively challenging year juggling two young children and working in a school that is like no other trying to gear my year two class up for their SATs.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Creative Commons Audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. I’m no audio engineer.

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How complex is learning?

Learning with e's

How do you cater for the learning needs of every child in a class of 30? Teachers perform roles that even the most powerful computers could never replicate. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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How iPhone Apps Fit Into Online Training


For example, grad students have told me they use my Instructional Design Guru app in the library and in class, even though their laptops are handy. Designers will need to think more in terms of performance support and micro-learning, rather than long courses.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate


collaboration to help people work together more easily and improve performance through learning. Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. High Tech or Low Tech: It’s About Performance.

Just an illusion?

Learning with e's

I wasn''t trying to ruin the magical effect of the illusion, merely showing them that much of life - just like all of the so called ''magic tricks'' we see on our TVs - can be illusory, and many surprising phenomena can actually be explained rationally.

Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

Maybe it was the world class quality and quantity of our invited speakers. I think this is quite profound, that in effect we as teachers can get in the way of a child's progress. I have now had some time to reflect on this week's Plymouth e-Learning Conference. For me, No.

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2


In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Or is it substituted by other tools (how effective?)(web But not only is it the way they can express themselves (non-verbally and verbally) and communicate outward, but being able to "read" their class and have a sense of whos paying attention. And how effective is that substitution?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

I missed Class and Order. In class, she has the learners walk around the classroom, chanting the rhyme and snapping it out. Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

He suggests a list of potential outcomes with check boxes , effectively allowing the learner to create his or her own objectives. Chris suggests that a reasonable alternative to the “At the end of this class you will be able to&# list is a series of questions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Vicki states as the first benefit of learning objectives: "Learners can focus more easily on what is important to their actual workplace performance." Based on their performance, learners will see if they are beginners or advanced, and where their gaps in knowledge might lie.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome. Identify environmental and performance staging elements that align the experience into an emotive, engaging whole. Determine how a relentless plussing process improves performance for maximum results.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

I tried to make more effective use of audio. I would enjoy a class that involved rubber ducks! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

As such, Ive seen the manager able to champion ideas and standards much more effectively than if there was a lack of degree or experience. Its generally helpful if the immediate manager understands the work that her team performs. Someone with process-improvement or performance-improvement experience (e.g., If you havent done it in class, if you dont have a piece of paper stating so, then it doesnt exist. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles". It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. The rest of the class tracks along with you. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Ive been enjoying your posts about your 3D class and envious that I cant participate. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

When I was in trade school a few years ago, all of us student were brought through a three-day class session on learning styles. The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning. I think audio is very effective when you want to establish an emotional connection or when the visual is actually important to the content and needs to be described (as opposed to eye candy like stock photos).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

I wonder about this, for scaffolding is important for the effectiveness of resources that are used. Theres a line in the Jack Black movie "School of Rock" thats not original but is a common joke in the education field. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.