Fri.Apr 13, 2012

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Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. Employees are asked to read, watch, or listen to information being dispensed.

Visual design: learning from the professionals

Clive on Learning

Clearly, you do not need to be a naturally gifted artist to perform effectively as a designer of learning experiences. Graphic design and instructional design are quite separate, but they are related. The way content is designed visually is going to make a big impact on how easy that content is to use, how clearly it communicates, how easily it engages, and how credible it comes across to the learner.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s an entirely different canvas, with new colors on the pallet. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone.

What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

Mindflash

You’re probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that’s so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs?

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Measuring Learning: The Theory of Change

The Learning Circuits

Last week, we kicked off Measurement Month with a discussion of why measurement matters. This week, we’ll dig into connecting measurement and design to build the metrics in from the beginning. Throughout this post I’ll use an example from a training program I worked with earlier in my career to illustrate how the measurement models can be put to work in training.

The Most Popular e-Learning Tools [GRAPH]

LearnDash

Source: [link]. It seems like every day there is another e-Learning tool claiming to be the be-all, end-all for e-learning development.

New Product: Sketch People Cutouts

eLearning Brothers

We thought it would be cool to try and create some people cutouts (transparent background.pngs) that looked like they were hand sketched by pencil. Since no one here in the office was any good at drawing, we took some of our current photo files and ran them through a series of filters.

Personal Knowledge Management Online Workshop

Jane Hart

Online Workshop runs 23 April – 4 May 2012. Hosted by Jane Hart and facilitated by Harold Jarche at the Social Learning Centre.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Learning Lessons from Entrepreneur thinking

Spark Your Interest

Recently, I’ve been working on a project that involves tech entrepreneurs who use a lot of lean thinking in their approach to developing their products and businesses. I have found the process interesting as a small business owner (although I’m not sure I’d qualify as an entrepreneur, I do feel I’ve got a strong entrepreneurial streak), but also parallel applications to designing and developing learning solutions.

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Learning Lessons from Entrepreneur thinking

Spark Your Interest

Recently, I’ve been working on a project that involves tech entrepreneurs who use a lot of lean thinking in their approach to developing their products and businesses. I have found the process interesting as a small business owner (although I’m not sure I’d qualify as an entrepreneur, I do feel I’ve got a strong entrepreneurial streak), but also parallel applications to designing and developing learning solutions.

Measuring Learning and the Theory of Change Process

ATD Learning Technologies

We’ll dig into connecting measurement and learning design to build the metrics in from the beginning. Throughout this post I’ll use an example from a training program I worked with earlier in my career to illustrate how the measurement models can be put to work in training. Click here to read full version

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.