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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? Demonstration: Did learners demonstrate that they learned what they needed to learn? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior. Luckily, there’s a proven process that helps you measure the effectiveness of your courses and start to fix any problems in their delivery.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Shannon Tipton recently shared how she had come into possession of a Training and Development Handbook from 1976 that detailed many good practices for the traditional training format to ensure learner-centered development.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Shannon Tipton recently shared how she had come into possession of a Training and Development Handbook from 1976 that detailed many good practices for the traditional training format to ensure learner-centered development.

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.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree. This in no way suggests we give up responsibility for developing effective formal workplace training.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

CourseArc

Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” To meet a learning objective, you must first know who your learners will be. Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. Useful feedback in an online quiz Use feedback to help the learner learn.

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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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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Learners can log into the system to find and register for available or assigned courses; administrators can assign courses and run reports on completion and quiz results. Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Learners need to know the benefits, how to recognize customer needs for a product, and how to close the sale. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

Some took that to an extreme, arguing the L&D function presents a barrier to learners. As people learn from their earlier efforts, their content will also improve in both quality and effectiveness over time.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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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. These learners would go through online courseware for about 6 hours that would teach them about the software and test them using simulations. At any time during the course, the learner could click “Ask a Question&# and it would allow them to type in a question that would be saved in their question list. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

Some took that to an extreme, arguing the L&D function presents a barrier to learners. As people learn from their earlier efforts, their content will also improve in both quality and effectiveness over time.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Connected students can become the nodes of their own production, and are creating more content than ever before as they perform their learning for global audiences." A large proportion of younger learners are perpetually online, constantly using their smartphones as gateways into this world.

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.

Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

Here are three questions trainers should ask to get learners talking. By understanding how an employee spends his day, the educator can identify whether their performance is a result of being well-matched to their job, or whether they may requires further skills training.

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

Shaw was also a lifelong learner. 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. So how do we effectively measure this learning and development?

Fade away

Learning with e's

Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help us all to do the job better, smarter, more effectively. Just don''t ever make it appear to be special - the most effective educational technologies fade into the background as learning, and the student, take centre stage.

Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

” Whatever you call it, it is a mindset in which everything you’re working on is constantly being evaluated and improved based on changes in environment or customer (or learner, in this case) feedback. Let Learners Create Their Own Learning.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. Let’s look at some of your options for providing feedback that is sufficiently informative and moves the learner forward.

Design for life

Learning with e's

It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill. How it can be applied in education As Norman suggests, when information to perform a task is present within the design of an object, the need to learn it is reduced.

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. The phrase and topic “social learning” followed shortly thereafter within the learning and performance industry. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Jeff McNeill.

The big switch

Learning with e's

What happens when the students become teachers and the teacher becomes a learner? 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.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

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.

Freinet and social media

Learning with e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

Learning in round spaces

Learning with e's

It is of course possible in traditional classrooms to create opportunities for learning to be driven by learners, where collaborative and cooperative learning can be facilitated, and where students can move around the room as they investigate and experiment, create and discuss.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with e's

Being brave enough to have a go and to lead by example (we are all learners). Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation.

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Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

John Davitt, in his quirky, off-the-wall session: 'From Silo to Orchestra: The staccato progress of eLearning' encouraged us all to perform our teaching in a different way, using different steps, alternative tempos and creative melodies, so that learners were engaged in many new ways.

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Everyone's a critic

Learning with e's

I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience.

Things to come.

Learning with e's

Taylor - chair of the Learning and Performance Institute and a veteran of the fields of skills, productivity and work based learning - will address the title: 'Does Learning and Development have a future?' In his talk, Don will ask: "Learners are doing it for themselves.

Everyone's a critic

Learning with e's

I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Before social media, the school play or the end of term concert was a good way to allow children to perform to an audience, as was the art display and the school sports day.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Provide support and control mechanisms to help learners "stick with it."