Sat.Nov 17, 2012 - Fri.Nov 23, 2012

Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. For me, the biggest shift is not going to be about moving from creating instructional, formal courses to producing informational (or performance support) resources.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen?

Presentation does matter!

Raptivity

We talk about evoking high content retention among the learners. It’s truly important because effective learning happens only when a learner can show it easily. However, we should also realize and accept this fact that we retain visually presented information [.].

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Algorithmically Generated Content In Learning

Upside Learning

Recently I read an article in Forbes about using algorithmically generated articles in publications. That was quite amazing, and set me thinking about the possibilities such technology would bring to learning.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Returning to the didactical roots: innovation in eLearning?

Challenge to Learn

Earlier this month I presented at DevLearn on connecting learning to the business and this week I did a webinar and a seminar on adaptive learning.

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The Promise of True mLearning is a Tough Sell

mLearning Revolution

For the last few weeks, I have been busy delivering webinars and workshops on the topic of mobile learning, and throughout, the one question I hear constantly has to do with people asking me for mLearning examples. This got me thinking about the true meaning of that very popular question.

2,000 Year Old E-Learning Technique

LearnDash

Instructional designers are constantly being challenged to create something that is not only engaging and entertaining, but ultimately something that is effective.

8 Great Posts on Game Based Learning and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember 2011? I know… it seems like a long time ago. This time last fall, we were just wrapping up an 8 part blog series on gamification and game based learning. Sharon Boller , President of BLP, authored the posts with the beginning game designer in mind.

Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Learning is most effective when the learner has an achievable, well-defined goal. With a goal, you are “willing to be corrected for your mistakes and accept ‘try this, do that’ advice in order to achieve your success [50].” Games are filled with goals.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Peformance Improvement

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”

When is a LMS not a LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Over the course of the past few months, I’m seeing something. Okay, not something but SOMETHING. It just isn’t going away. Not that I expected it to do so, mind you, because I recognized late 2011 that it would be big. I re-affirmed it in my forecasts for 2012. Yet, something has changed. Not the products – they are still the same, but rather the “anti-” that they preach is nothing more than a previous incarnation of the past, sans the message.

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Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen?

Balancing task and people

Spark Your Interest

I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Selling Performance Support In-House

Living in Learning

Integrating Performance Support (PS) as part of a corporate learning strategy is one of the toughest sales we will ever have to make. The advent of Experience API [a.k.a. Tin Can], becoming a reality in early 2013, is turning the conversation from, "Do we really need to go there?" to a more urgent dialog of "Why didn't we see this coming?"

Learner-Centric eLearning Design

B Online Learning

Years ago when I was learning to be a teacher, I was quickly thrown in the deep end to teach a group of adult learners. Prac teaching’ can be a daunting experience. I still remember the feedback from the teacher who observed my first lesson; she said I needed to be more ‘learner-centric’. It took [.].

Scooping Links for Moodle

Moodle Journal

When it comes to presenting a course in Moodle I often find myself trying to think of alternatives to the default means of materials presentation through the links to documents and websites approach, and the other day I discovered Scoopit.

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Writing & Grammar: More Confusing Words

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    Because the results of last week's challenge were so revealing (see below), I bring you a similar challenge this week. Choose the correct word in these examples--discussion to follow. He lead/led the charge into the superstore for the one-day sales event. The biennial/biannual event last occurred in 2010. You may have to wait a while/awhile to see these prices again. I remember playing the first version of that classic/classical game back when I was 12.

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[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

Personify eLearning

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. As technology. continues to command an increasingly prevalent role in our lives, it seems that our brains. still respond better to a human touch. We can use this knowledge to help improve recall. from eLearning lessons. The research…. I’m in the midst of reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer (it’s really a must-read for anyone who designs instruction).

Balancing task and people

Spark Your Interest

I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting.

The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m sure you know the feeling. You’re sitting in a classroom watching a presentation – which started late to allow the “stragglers” to show up – when about 10 minutes in it dawns on you… What am I doing here?

Top 10 Coaching Commandments

Your Training Edge

When it’s time to coach a team member, these 10 Coaching Commandments can help you create an effective session that gets results. Coaching is an often underused but powerful tool. It’s underused because coaching is sometimes associated with negative situations, but you can also use coaching for positive behaviors. Coaching can encourage, set new direction, or establish authority.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

I’ve got your content right here

Clark Quinn

I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. Mobile is a platform for all of the above, and you.

How can you tell if a training programme is working? Run a trial

Spicy Learning

Something is happening in the world of public policy and it ought to be happening within learning and development.

Active Learning at Conferences

Web Courseworks

Educators have come to understand the need to engage learners in all facets of education. Even face-to-face environments need hands-on learning activities so that participants are actually getting involved in the subject matter. When it comes to eLearning, it has been a challenge for distance educators to build activities into an online program that will [.]. eLearning active learning conferences elearning Jon Aleckson MindMeld Web Courseworks workshops

More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

I get lots of questions via email and many of them are the same. So now’s a good time to offer some quick answers and links to additional resources for those just getting started, I have no budget. Where can I get free elearning assets? This is the most frequently asked question.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Vote Now for ScreenChamp Award Best in Show

Visual Lounge

Here in the US, the election frenzy has finally died down. Now it’s time to move on to matters of supreme global importance…like choosing the top screencast video to win this year’s ScreenChamp Award – Best in Show!

Are QR codes redundant?

Learning with e's

It seems only a short while since we first became aware of Quick Response (QR) codes. In fact, they have been around since 1994, and were originally created to enable the Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota to track its vehicles during the manufacturing process.

Assumed Contraints and Elephant Thinking

Learning Cafe

Should the title be “Assumed Constraints and L&D Thinking” or should it stay the way it is, I’ll let you make up your own mind.