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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.) For example: Did the course increase productivity?

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Products were initially called Computer-Based Training, which quickly yielded to Web-based training. Perhaps we know how to produce elearning products, and have developed a reputation for creating innovative products using incrementally more powerful tools.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Products were initially called Computer-Based Training, which quickly yielded to Web-based training. Perhaps we know how to produce elearning products, and have developed a reputation for creating innovative products using incrementally more powerful tools.

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. Product knowledge training creates major challenge for organizations, including: Keeping content up to date: products change rapidly. Keeping it short and focused: sales people who need product knowledge information work in challenging, fast paced and often noisy retail environments.

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.

“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.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

I interpreted their collective comments as reflecting the need for substantial change, but that the function would likely continue to exist in some form, or devolve and then reemerge with a different purpose, focusing on removing workplace barriers and directly facilitating improved performance.

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.

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.

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 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. How much more productive will your organization be post-training?

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

Our first products, known simply as Computer Based Training, or CBT, had no inherent dissemination method, instead relying on distribution of diskettes or CD-ROMs. Just about any new product became an e-product or e-service, from e-business and e-government to e-banking and e-travel.

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 to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

CourseArc

As instructional designers create eLearning courses, they must perform a variety of jobs to deliver the final product, including (but not limited to): Project Management. Image by Michael Arrighi via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

This means that learning and development (L&D) professionals must understand not one, not two, but three significantly different perspectives when addressing performance needs in the workplace. Training may be needed to address performance gaps.

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

Tom Spiglanin

As a Learning and Development (L&D) professional and strategist, I think about choices for addressing performance needs in the workplace. At others, it’s performance support, coaching and mentoring, or possibly connecting one employee with others.

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.

What is authentic assessment?

Learning with e's

Until we change how and what we measure from 19th c productivity norms, education will deliver a 19th c product.' If we focus on measuring the product and ignore the process of learning, we fail to prepare students for modern work.

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."

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. In short, productivity can be adversely affected.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Here’s the series: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning. Sounds like a great product.

How Well Does Your Company Know its World?

Mindflash

What products, services, or trends are important to consumers? What is popular, effective, and attention-getting? Are performance expectations established and managed? Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user RambergMediaImages.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX.Simple video (one shot, no edits) + Super high-quality audio (which youd expect from this source) + Nice voice + Humor + Good hand gestures = Really Cool Product Training Im no guitar player, but I thoroughly enjoyed these little demo videos of "handmade stompboxes" (pedals used to create crazy effects with electric guitars.) Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

They seem to envision large libraries of learning products with proprietary content, very specific to an organization’s mission and current state-of-the-art thinking, which is likely neither scalable nor sustainable in all but the largest organizations.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

One of our main products is creating customized templates for our clients; "empowering non-programmers to build e-learning." And hopefully, they are flexible enough that they can be altered as needed in order to create an effective learning experience.

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.

Gold mines

Learning with e's

Schools (along with other educational institutions) should also be knowledge production centres. Several recent schools based projects have shown the value of active learning, through knowledge production using digital media.

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

Mindflash

” Used to using smoothly functioning, good-looking consumer products at home, the argument goes, workers are increasingly demanding they be able to access these gadgets and tools at work, whether or not IT is totally keen on the idea.

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How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer

Mindflash

As many as 75 percent of sales training companies catered their products to these related industries. More and more industries sought to increase sales/sales productivity by providing high quality, industry-specific sales training.

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Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding

Mindflash

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. Image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user mcclouds.

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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Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design

Mindflash

Many training designers probably think they can’t move any faster than they already to; they don’t have the resources, or the quality of their work will suffer if they try to crank up their production any higher. What could be more effective than that?