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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).

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.

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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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Makeshift reality

Learning with e's

Often vaunted as the 'next big thing' in training and education, critics suggest that VR has proven to be expensive, difficult to deploy and may present health issues. Photo by Samuel Seller on unsplash Virtual Reality (VR), some might argue, has yet to live up to the hype.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

If you are just getting started yourself, you might be curious about many of the same issues. Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. What is Creative Commons?

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Home Speaker Contact internet time alliance Learnstream Resources Internet Time Blog from Jay Cross and Internet Time Group Dust-up at Training Zone by Jay Cross on November 26, 2008 Some readers of an interview with me that appeared in today’s issue of Training Zone has generated a dozen critical comments and even some name-calling. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient.

Standard deviation

Learning with e's

Distractions in the workplace are common. First there is the social impact: Communication technology may create a psychological distance between people; it can have detrimental effects on our concentration. How can organisations address these issues and problems?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. It solves that issue of allowing users the ability to go through the content at their own pace, but then provides access to an expert who can really focus a training session on their specific needs. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? Performance Support in 2015 What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

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. Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. Many teachers think this but few voice it as an issue.

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.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed.

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It’s Time for E-Learning to Embrace ‘BYOL’

Mindflash

She writes: “An increasing number of the workforce –— smart, social, autonomous workers — are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (An

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How to make Rapid eLearning work for your organization

eFront

We have some interesting facts that reinforce the notion of eLearning solutions as effective knowledge management tools. . The top reason is that the rapid eLearning development process bypasses the many nuances and scientific methods performed by instructional designers.

Fair measures

Learning with e's

Last week I wrote about the issues and challenges of assessment. Ipsative assessment is not a commonly known method, and yet most of us use it just about every day to measure ourselves. There are many. One is to understand that measuring is not the same as providing good feedback.

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All just a click away?

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Nicholas Carr is another critic of the Internet and its effect on learning. Others are more positive about the effects and influence of digital technology on learning. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials

Mindflash

There is some company-specific education employees must have: training on computer systems, operational or service processes, compliance issues, etc. Image by Casie Yoder used under Creative Commons via Flickr user aflcio. Lots of employees dread company education.

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.

The big switch

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If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential. Most teachers by now will be aware of the concept of the flipped classroom.

Choose your words carefully

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My post argued that teachers should not and could not be fully replaced by technology, because of the rich emotional, relational and creative aspects of the role they performed. Thinly veiled value judgements on the capabilities of your opponent create the opposite effect.

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Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

This is such a compelling issue that Mitchell Levy and I dedicated an entire section of our book on the subject of rapid instructional design. Also be sure to check out some of the Thiagi books on performance, or check out some of their free interactive courses.

Learning on the move

Learning with e's

This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts. A great article covering these and other issues by Edudemic is entitled How to develop your own mobile learning tools.

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How to Run a Lean & Mean Learning Organization: 4 Strategies for Long-Term Success (and Profit)

Mindflash

So I went to my CEO and explained that in order to cover everything on our list of training issues, I’d really need two designers, five trainers and a manager — and that’s assuming the list doesn’t keep growing. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user kenteegardin.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. Publishers are clearly looking closely at this issue as the question is whether content creation provides as much value or is curation the real value creation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Myths with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Learning Visions

9% Hit us Hard 47% Hurt a little 41% Not much effect 3% Helped us MYTHS the Business Side Has about Learning Client asked him to develop a course for business side. Training alone produces improvements in on-the-job performance. Its a training issue. ("We We need a course on this" when it might really be a management issue). Measurement myths Technology is key to learning success (we must use elearning, social media, video etc. -- nothing else is effective).

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Diversity or conformity?

Learning with e's

Children are required to perform according to the expectations of the school system, teachers, parents, society. Get it right, and children grow into informed, responsible adults whose innate curiosity and creativity are perpetuated for a life time.

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: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. For this reason there is quite a creative community growing around digital audio as a device to facilitate learning. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

Is it the institutions that issue the certificates and degrees in ID and whatnot? Is it performance development? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments - Kapp Notes , November 19, 2010In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. Like a lot of guys, he has some issues with color perception so he wanted an easy way to match colors.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

In the Learning Portals that we create for our clients, we need to think about how we can ensure that updates are effectively tracked and recorded and that old versions of courses are properly archived. This issue may not matter to some organizations, but imagine an airline company maintenance department that has to report to the FAA. Thanks to Janet for bringing this issue up! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Content that helps people perform their tasks better. Performance Support: Sify eLearning see more examples at mlearnopedia.com Review or reinforcement: StudyCell Flashcard Pilots doing 30 days test that report back to their LM -- pocket Scorm.