Conversion of ILT Material Into eLearning Courses – Case Study

Swift eLearning Services

An LMS can eliminate all sorts of complexities that faced during the traditional classroom method learning.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

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MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

3 Strategies for Sure-Fire Micro-Learning Success - Tip #127

Vignettes Learning

For trainers and designers, this means a shift in how we should view learning and content. From “all content is important,” I propose we should focus on learning that helps learners perform their jobs. Focus on Micro-Actions Micro-actions are very specific actions that learners do which result in improving their performance. Micro-actions work because they address two very important issues. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

What does “micro learning” mean to you? Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “ short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.” Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

We can say with confidence that the goal of leaders, managers, and learning professionals is to help workers achieve optimal "at the moment performance." Then as learning professionals we converge at the moment of performance. Specifically, in the past, our momentum in learning and training is “teaching something.” Teaching was based on rigid curriculums , testing , design , multimedia , presentations , retention , tracking , traditional learning styles and many more.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

What is micro-learning? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. In short, micro-learning is the need.

Why is Micro-Learning Futile? How to Fix It - Tip #126

Vignettes Learning

This week I had an exhilarating conversation with a Caltech professor at the Athenaeum Caltech Faculty Club. Each time I try to shrink or compress content to turn it into micro-learning, I face the ultimate boundary that micro-learning has to do with the learner and worker's ability to use the content to some useful end. I arrived at this by breaking down the parts of the micro-learning and learn how each part works.

Hands-On #3: Download Your Copy of the Micro-Learning Chatbot (Emulation)

Vignettes Learning

The worlds of Learning Machines and Deep Learning are now vocabularies borrowed from the cognitive sciences and now applied in technology. IBM touts its Watson to be a learning machine capable of deep learning and more capabilities. Iphone has SIRI as an advance learning machine. From a learning view, we all wonder how this really works. Why are chatbots micro-learning tools? Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)

eFront

If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health. Micro-learning (from the Greek word “micro” meaning small) is all about getting your eLearning in small doses, as tiny bursts of training material that you can comprehend in a short time (contrast with the hefty tomes you had to read at school to study a subject or the typical content-heavy eLearning class — which would be classified as “macro” learning).

3 Creative Ways to Engage Employees with a Micro-Learning LMS

Ed App

As an employer, there are several advantages to using micro-learning as part of your training strategy. . Increased Employee Engagement: Micro-learning by definition is short, so learners will usually finish a Microlearning ‘nugget’ within a 1 to 5-minute window.

Spur Learning Through 'Curiosity Conversations'

Vignettes Learning

But more importantly, these films and TV series were a result of Grazer's "curiosity conversations." Curiosity Conversations' to Expand Learning Grazer defines curiosity as the "process of asking questions, genuine questions, that are not leading to an ask for something in return." The goals of a "curiosity conversation" is to learn an insight or the secret to someone's process or success and expand each other's lives.

“Laptop Horror Story” - Record Retention Lesson Demo: A Conversion Into An Engaging Lesson (Only Available for 10 Days). - Tip #104

Vignettes Learning

The demo provided here is her mini-project as a participant to the Story-Based eLearning Design workshop. More Demos from Last Week In case you have not reviewed the two demos on the 5-Step Scenario Learning Design, Technical: Too Much Downtime Software: HRIS Software You may access them here. Preview Ray’s Storify Micro-Ideas This is a summary of Twitter postings to recap some highlights of micro-ideas. Click here to preview the demo.

How to Refine Your Flash courses in HTML5 Conversions

42 Design Square

Flash to HTML5 conversion may be good opportunity to redesign your existing courses into more effective and efficient courseware. Over the years, the learning and development department has much feedback from actual learners on these existing courses. All these offer an opportunity to redesign your elearning into effective and efficient HTML5 elearning. Consider micro-learning strategies as part of your redesign effort. Design E-learning

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

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Technical eLearning Made Easy - Tip #204

Vignettes Learning

As a result, there is a lack of focus on the right and much needed learning content. This causes tremendous overload in our learning design. Learning by Doing : Problem-Solving Approach In today’s learning environment, the reality is that there are varied types of learners including those with technical or even medical orientation. The best way to help them appreciate the learning is by taking them through the discovery process.

Corporate Microlearning: 5 Benefits and 4 Drawbacks eLearning Professionals Should Know

PulseLearning

Employees are more likely to remember what they’ve learned because they have the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the information. Each microlearning online training resource focuses on a specific topic, task, or learning objective. Your staff can immediately apply what they’ve learned to complete tasks and carry out their job responsibilities. Reflection and assimilation are two crucial steps in the learning process.

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

Vignettes Learning

Don’t drag with facts I have learned, from my experience in doing webinars, that you immediately lose your audience’s attention the moment you start your presentation with facts. Nothing is enticing nor motivating about going through a litany of learning objectives, or stating compliance policies, or showing a bunch of technical data. Share relatable stories that trigger conversations. Not everyone is born with great presentation skills but it can definitely be learned.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. How do we know everyone has learned?

The Best of the Best Tips in Story-Based eLearning Design

Vignettes Learning

In case you missed them, rediscover how you can decrease learning costs considerably, help your learners retain information better through the use of interactive stories, get them to genuinely love learning, and more. Tip 17: Converting Obscure eLearning Content into Usefulness This tip discusses how you can convert obscure learning content into something that is easier to understand and use in actual, on-the-job situations, and how helpful hints aid learners are.

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Kill Boring eLearning with Story-Based Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Relocate Traditional Learning Objectives Most learning objectives are not well stated. Use the characters to have conversations showing emotions and consequences. The learner would learn the technical title as he/she goes through the slides. In essence, we force them to learn technical information. We focus the learners on the main slides where the key ideas we want them to learn are located.

Avoid "Crisis of Emptiness" in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Studying in eLearning can be lonely. William Isaacs wrote in his book Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together (Doubleday, 1999), that many of us fail to have satisfying conversations. This is the early part of the conversation where people engage in the usual impersonal and meaningless chatter. Isaacs is writing about face to face conversation. However, the same crisis is apparent in eLearning courses. The final step is where learners have a self-conversation.

Ways That Actually Work To Engage Consumers During The Festive Season

QuoDeck

For this sales rate, you need to create a strategy and organise your content schedule ahead of time to engage your customers effectively. Do you want to know what strategy will engage your consumers for the upcoming festive season?

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. What is the value proposition of a MOOC in workplace learning?

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

SME-Dependent Content Is Broken - Tip #195

Vignettes Learning

At which point do learners rely less on formal learning structure and start with self-driven learning while at work? There are multiple reasons why learners shift their dependence from formal training to self-driven learning. But, whatever the reason, today’s learning landscape has necessitated that learners take the lead in their learning and development and for L&D designers to take on more than a facilitator role.

Facing the Unexpected: 3 Powerful Habits to Help Workers Train Themselves - Tip #196

Vignettes Learning

In our complex world, there are new habits to be learned. The net effect of going through the process is better thinking for reliable results and learning from others. These habits based on Berger and Johnston’s book Simple Habits for Complex Times is timely as we continue to explore how we can reliably depend on our workers to learn by training themselves. Mastering the Learning Pyramid. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Gaining Superior Motivation Skills for Webinar and Virtual Delivery - Tip #205

Vignettes Learning

Here are some of their answers: Ask leading questions Encourage interactions Get them involved in the conversation Coax information out of them Call them by their name (Recognition) Chat questions Polling What is the Emotional State of Your Learners? Two types of states - Mental state - talking about content cognitively Are they learning? This is probably where learning is happening but where disinterest may also be taking place.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Hands-On #1: Technique on Combining Factual Content with Stories

Vignettes Learning

One of the most challenging tasks in Story-Based Learning Design is combining facts within the story. This WOW series explains an actual demo on a technical production content and how characters have a conversation. Video by Ray to explain the demo Click here to view the video Demo is Downtime Click to view the demo Key ideas to remember: Use an event with characters having conversations. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Minimalist Story-Based eLearning Lesson Grabs Learner

Vignettes Learning

Learners struggle to keep focused on elearning lessons because of much competition for their time and attention. Keeping our elearning lessons snappy, direct to the point and with less accessories, lessons have better chances of grabbing learners' attention. Dramatize or re-enact the event When using conversation, show only the main character. You save money, help learners learn quickly and get the project done, faster.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. What is the value proposition of a MOOC in workplace learning?

Democratization of Learning Content: Ride the Wave of Learning Revolution with Knowledge-Sharing - Tip #200

Vignettes Learning

Do you want to learn how to use Instagram Stories? How about handling difficult conversations? Think about something you really want to learn, whether for personal, professional or business growth, and I bet you, there’s a course for that online somewhere. Democratization of Learning Content is the New Normal Knowledge sharing started with crowdsourced sites like Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). A real-life example is Accenture’s learning boards.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. You can learn more about Michael here.

Learning in 30 Seconds-Learning ala The Matrix Style

Vignettes Learning

How would you like to learn the way they do in the blockbuster movie "The Matrix"? According to T eemu Torvelainen in a newsletter entitled "What are nano-learning and m-learning?," "In the Matrix films, new skills were learned fast. This could be called nano-learning. Learning takes place at exactly the right moment and in the right place." What is Nano-Learning? Each day, I learn several things in small chunks.

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It’s Personal: Creating Career Development Activities That Work - Tip #194

Vignettes Learning

They care about how what they do today, in the past, and their learning, prepares them for a new job. So our goal, then, becomes: How do we help people prepare for their next phase or next job or important next learning they need to do to accomplish their personal goals? It’s also important to find ways to incorporate learning opportunities in their day-to-day work. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Career paths are very personal matters.

eLearning Glossary 2017 Edition

Association eLearning

eLearning has always been on the forefront of innovation. IOU, one explanation of the new eLearning industry terms. So, here’s this year’s eLearning glossary. Machine learning- Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. In eLearning, this refers to a program that self-adjusts to the learner based on algorithms.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. As such, a lot of money and time are being wasted on creating inferior eLearning.

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. As such, a lot of money and time are being wasted on creating inferior eLearning.