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Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

And, since Open Content comes in under the Creative Commons license structure. Actually, I’m curious if Open Content ever is not Creative Commons? In any case, to understand the use of Open Content, it’s important to understand Creative Commons licensing. Creative Commons Licensing Terms Creative Commons licensing terms. Most of the OCW content appears to come under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0

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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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.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Some learning resulted from workplace training, but more learning occurred from working with others, and the largest part of the learning resulted from doing the job. When it came to formal training in the workplace, L&D knew how to do its job well.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

Some learning resulted from workplace training, but more learning occurred from working with others, and the largest part of the learning resulted from doing the job. When it came to formal training in the workplace, L&D knew how to do its job well.

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. 1 – Training/Instructional Services. 2 – Performance Support Services.

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 hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

They had been up since 6 am that morning to travel for 5 hours on a train to arrive in time for their presentation, and had to travel back that evening. 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.

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. The goal of any training is to reliably produce improved outcomes.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Long before personal computers made their way into the workplace, there was a need for training. What wasn’t efficiently learned socially within workgroups was addressed by training, either in the form of printed materials or led by an instructor.

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Mindflash

Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Blended learning extends training beyond a single “event.”.

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. ” It’s the same with training.

How iPhone Apps Fit Into Online Training

Mindflash

M-learning — mobile learning — is a hot new topic among training professionals, but what, exactly, is it? We know the idea is to tap into the immense power and popularity of smartphones and tablets and to deliver training on-the-go.

How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

Mindflash

Khan Academy , which has made this form of learning popular (and effective) in public education; and TED videos, which are wildly popular among those looking for short, inspirational bursts of learning. For Managers: How to run an effective meeting.

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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.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. In an increasingly regulated world organizations need to both train staff in relevant regulations and demonstrate compliance. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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. If possible, allow for more interactivity so learners can try out the simulated software a bit to better understand how to perform a task.

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.” Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Should We Change The Language of Training?

Mindflash

When I speak with my peers in the field of organizational learning and performance, either in person or virtually, I’m always amazed at the amount of time we spend discussing, debating, and examining the language of our profession.

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.”. Workplace and on-the-job training. Train channel partners and customers.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Session hosted by Training Magazine. 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! “Effective design is done when there’s nothing left to take out.&# [not that you’ve found a way to put more stuff in.]

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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. However, the concept behind VR - simulation - is a sound and successfully used method of training in many fields of work.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. What have you been doing in the software training world of late?

How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer

Mindflash

Selecting the best sales training provider for your company’s needs isn’t easy. As recently as seven years ago, one of the largest groups of companies consuming sales training were in the high technology industries such as telecommunications, software, hardware and related services.

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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 what becomes of training pros?

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Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

But it’s also critical to workplace training. 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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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

Tom Spiglanin

For as long as organizations have existed, they have provided employees with training. For just as long, employees have also been learning experientially and socially, without the help of a training organization. There were organizational accountabilities and performance expectations.

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Making Six Sigma Training Fun OK. I tried to make more effective use of audio. Sometimes, I think learners like to "get away" and have some fun in training.

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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

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In our previous installment of this series we suggested 6 of the most essential tools for online employee training, focusing mainly on the kind of tools that you’ll need for content creation-related tasks. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask?

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

Why perspective matters to training organizations. 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.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 06, 2009 Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. Is training the right solution?

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How Well Does Your Company Know its World?

Mindflash

What is popular, effective, and attention-getting? How do you mentor, develop, and train employees to be exceptional in their roles? Are performance expectations established and managed? Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user RambergMediaImages.