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How to Create Effective Test Questions

CourseArc

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. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. organizational culture, structured performance reviews, etc.) How to Implement Effectiveness Measurement Plans.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. The L&D field scrambled to take advantage of the new graphical platform, as well as the developing World Wide Web, and new tools were abundant.

“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

3 In the case of learning and development, it might be seen as 80% of learning results from 20% of the total time spent on an activity, or that 80% of a product is completed with just 20% of the work. Learning (training) is the cause, and knowledge or workplace performance is the consequence.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence. The Workforce Development Services (WSD) Framework comprises 4 key service areas.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

The 70:20:10 framework helps to put the work of learning and development (L&D) organizations into perspective within the whole of employee learning ( previous article ). There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations.

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

Mindflash

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 the student who LOVES classes (and hint, hint — the student who LOVES all classes is typically a lower-performing employee).

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

Coping with content and lots of information is a part of seamless learning because the capacity to do so affects effective learning.”. Self-directed development. These require adept facilitation, good design and effective content creation and curation.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Instead, find ways to more effectively engage your audience by delivering the right training to the right employees at the right time. For example, provide performance support resources online so that people can access the resources they need at the moment they need them.

Music, learning and pedagogy

Learning with e's

The conversation turned to music, my songwriting and performances with various bands during the 80s and 90s. This made me think about all the other transferrable skills I developed as a musician, and am still learning even today. 2) Performance is connection.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Friday, February 06, 2009 Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. The topic today: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process. The Job Aid: Building Measurement Into Your Training-Development Plan 1.

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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: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof. Or a game developer.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. The pace of change means that traditional custom e-learning development processes are simply too long and with the economy in the doldrums off-the-shelf content can be too expensive. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Better than Bullet Points Develop a treatment Apply Richard Mayer’s SOI model Choose graphics with soul, interactions with meaning, and animations that teach Taking an existing classroom course – think about TRANSFORMING it, not converting it. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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70:20:10 Primer

Performance Learning Productivity

It is published here under the Creative Commons: Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 For instance coaching, mentoring and courses work best when they support on-the-job development [2].

Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

Therefore, 'in order to develop and shape behavior, interactions with others must exist. Goffman saw social interaction as a drama performance, in which the actor's behaviour was framed by front stage and back stage roles, scripts, props and costumes.

Individual Motivational Profile – For all to use and needing your help

Learning Cafe

The dominant, behaviourist model goes like this: phase 1: define the behaviour you want; phase 2: pull levers (a training course; an incentive program; a road show; a performance-management system) to get the behavioural change you want; then. Effective Learning

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient.

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How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

CourseArc

Each stage of the process, from analysis and design to development, testing, implementation, and evaluation, requires a different mindset, skills, and expertise. Course Development. if a Tester finds bugs), that task can be re-routed back to the Developer’s queue.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects. What is Creative Commons?

Required Learning for Training Managers: Business 101

Mindflash

If trainers don’t truly understand how a business works, what it expects out of its training department, or what it ultimately wants its employees to be able to do, they simply can’t be effective. Effectiveness is about producing more with what you already have.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. All employees are ultimately connected to one another through a common purpose to succeed and fulfill the mission of the organization.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness. How Does This Affect Learning and Development?

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me.

Makeshift reality

Learning with e's

In an interview recently I was asked why I thought that simulation was important for learning and development. Makeshift reality by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

Consider research conducted by ASTD that suggests it takes about 45 hours of development time to create one hour of classroom training (and it’s even longer for e-learning initiatives). Think Like a Software Developer. What could be more effective than that?

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

It’s not just that they see a three-dimensional representation of us, it’s that each person has their own predisposed perspective through which they develop their perception of us. Training may be needed to address performance gaps.

I Believe in the Inverse Relationship Between Experience and the Value of Formal Learning

Tom Spiglanin

If Learning and Development organizations (or anyone, for that matter) are going to facilitate learning in the changing workplace, it’s vitally important to understand how employees actually learn.

How to Measure the Impact of Training on Your Bottom Line

CourseArc

In conversation, we use terms like “great”, “exceptional,” or “very useful” to express opinions, such as what we think of a Christmas or gift or the performance of our favorite team. Money image courtesy of a Creative Commons license by TaxCredits.net.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

For some time now, a number of us in the Learning and Development (L&D) field have predicted and/or feared the obsolescence of our role in workplace learning. As people learn from their earlier efforts, their content will also improve in both quality and effectiveness over time.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Avoid breaching Copyright

Adobe Captivate

If content creators want to protect their expressions with copyright then they will require a fixation in a tangible medium, that shows originality and is minimally creative. Fair use is evaluated on: Purpose, Nature, Amount and Effect on the Market (Did the owner perceive loss).