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This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Work is No Longer Work . The nature of work is changing. This world is one in which humans no longer make things or fix things or sell things or provide basic services. Work has become mind-intensive instead of hand-intensive. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Work is no longer about simply doing a job; it’s about becoming adapting to new jobs, new technology, new ways of working with others, and anticipating the unanticipated.

How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile

LearnDash

How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? It seems like, with every passing year, technology and daily life become increasingly wound together. With most learners bringing their technology with them into the classroom—either on their laptop or their smartphone—there’s less of a distinction between when classroom learning ends, and the out-of-class, self-directed learning begins.

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Training Reinforcement: 7 Things You Need to Know

Knowledge Guru

Organizations expend constant effort to deliver information employees need to know for their jobs. And oftentimes, there’s a lot at stake. You depend on training to help your employees make more sales, provide better customer service, avoid regulatory issues, and make fewer mistakes. But training has no value if we can’t retrieve the information we’re taught. Training reinforcement is essential to ensure that knowledge and skills learned in training are applied on the job.

The System Always Wins

The Simple Shift

Just beyond the org chart of authority and decision-making is what keeps it all in place; the systems of communication, trust, information flow and rewards. Change Organizational Design Syracuse

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Top 10 Predictions for Corporate Learning in 2019

Your Training Edge

The world is undergoing transformations and so are the methods to learn, especially in the corporate setting. Previously, the corporate mindset was all about providing work-related training to the employees and getting work out of them. A great many companies are now fostering a culture of corporate learning. Since the organizations have now realized that for them to outshine competitors, a strong learning culture that is aligned with the organizational objectives and goals is imperative.

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Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

Kapp Notes

If past is prologue, the learning game industry is set for a wild ride in 2018. One of the most interesting trends and developments across the gaming industry is the surge in the popularity of both board and card games. From my personal observation and interactions with clients, the board game, card game trend is heading straight for the learning game industry as well. Resurgence of “Analog” Games. According to an article in The Atlantic titled “ The Invasion of the German Board Games ”, U.S.

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2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Around New Year’s Day each year, we issue our predictions for the top eLearning trends of the coming year. In the past, we’ve plotted these predictions through dead reckoning – relying on our experience living, eating and breathing online learning all day, every day throughout the year. But this year, be warned: we come armed with #data. We’ve based our predictions on analysis of over 2.3

Uncovering Performance Gaps With Front End Analysis

Dashe & Thomson

The ADDIE model has served the instructional design community well for decades. For the uninitiated, ADDIE stands for: Analysis. Design. Development. Implementation. Evaluation. But in the “real world,” the analysis phase is often curtailed, if not overlooked outright. Decision-makers are often not versed in the ADDIE methodology. They may make the assumption that training is required as part of a project because it seems obvious. We develop a new system or procedure, and we train it.

Choice is Key in Learning

Association eLearning

I was in Girl Scouts when I was younger. And I have clear memories of the merit badge book. Each badge required me to do something different to earn it. Looking back, that book offered a lot of choices. I could pick which badge I wanted to work on and choose the activities that sounded best to me. Then I remembered that many organizations don’t offer their learners that choice. And those learners are adults.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

How to Ask Better Training Questions

Learning Rebels

The time has come to once again to discuss the art of, “How to ask better training questions?” ” (This post ran originally on my blog site for Litmos in January 2018. The content here has been updated.). Picture this: . Director of Well-Meaning Stuff enters your space with a training request. We want people to do “better”, and we want you to create training so the masses do “better” Cue: Head, Bang, Wall.

When Training Is NOT The Answer

Tim Slade

Whether you’re an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, or just an everyday learning professional, a crucial part of your job is understanding when training is not the answer. It’s easy to get bogged down with the endless number of training requests that get thrown your way from your stakeholders and subject matter experts. The truth is, it doesn’t take a lot for a stakeholder to see the slightest drop in performance and conclude that “training will fix this issue!”

The Personal Versus Personalized Learning Debate

Origin Learning

Personal Learning and Personalized Learning are two terms, which are being used interchangeably for some time now? Is this trend correct? Do both terms refer to the same type of learning? Or are they different? In this blog post, we look at them and see which strategy influences learning at the modern workplace. What is Personal Learning?

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The former is rather obvious and is often conflated with the term innovation. Futuristic hardware and magical software that educates everyone at the press of a button are tempting “solutions” Some folks call this mindset Shiny New Toy Syndrome, and by golly, it’s a pandemic.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Make Learning Immediately Relevant with Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

One way to engage learners is to make content immediately relevant. People naturally pay more attention to information they can use right away than information they “might need someday.” ” Create a Sense of Immediacy. In August, I attended a webinar by Julie Dirksen on the Science of Attention and Engagement. One of her tips to promote learner engagement is about making learning immediately relevant.

How Artificial Intelligence Improves Learning Programs and Business Performance

InfoPro Learning

Traditional learning programs and technology can be valuable tools to build behaviors, strengthen your talent bench, adhere to regulatory requirements, and more. But these learning tools are often event-based, siloed activities. They don’t often mirror how we learn in our everyday lives. Not all corporate learning takes place at a desk.

How to Take a Learning Experience From Miserable to Memorable

Bottom-Line Performance

Imagine you own a travel business. You decide to specialize in trips to Europe. It’s up to you to define the itinerary and make all decisions regarding what a group will do. Now imagine two groups of travelers and two trip purposes. One trip is for educational purposes. This trip is targeted toward low-income youth ages 16-18 who have never even flown on a plane before. The other trip is a Spring Break experience for affluent families.

Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research. And I apparently missed the nuances in the description, it was more meta-research, e.g. research on the research!

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Employee Generated Learning, a transcending role for Instructional Designers 

Challenge to Learn

The e-Learning landscape is fundamentally changing. A while ago month I published a blog post about this change. In this blog post, I elaborated on how this transformation boils down to a shift away from content creation by instructional designers. Instead, learning content is often being generated in a more decentralized manner by the employees. I have been referring to this concept as Employee Generated Learning.

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The 10 essential features of an ideal online learning delivery platform

Your Training Edge

The world of eLearning has flourished in the last decade. Online teaching tools are evolving to boost efficiency, bridge gaps as soon as they appear. An LMS Software (LMS) is one such platform that is helping to improve eLearning ROIs, increase learner motivation, and create effective online learning programs.

5 (of The Many) Ways AI Will Transform Enterprise Learning

Docebo

In the context of learning, AI requires algorithms powered by machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing. Mind the buzzword, but artificial intelligence (AI) is truly a game-changing technology in the realm of enterprise learning.

7 Characteristics of Winning Team Dynamics

ej4 eLearning

Have you ever wondered why some teams get everyone rowing in the same direction, while others just struggle or sink to the bottom? Human Resources

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

How to Incorporate Self-Directed Learning in Your Online Course

LearnDash

Self-direction is one of the key attributes of an adult learner. How can you encourage it in your online course? Overbearing pedagogy is a recurring problem for many adult learners. As children, we’re usually taught in a way that emphasizes a “follow the teacher” mentality. The instructor lays out the lesson, delivers a lecture, sets homework, and marks grades.

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Augmented Reality In Social Media, Marketing, Mobile Apps and More

G-Cube

Augmented Reality (AR) in which virtual content is incorporated with real-world scenarios, is an emerging trend in the field of workplace learning and development. It is a way of bridging the gap between real and digital world by superimposing virtual images with the information of real world. With the use of smartphones, tablets and other personalized devices, an immense potential of AR has started to be explored.

The best of both worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no point landing the perfect plane at the wrong airport. That’s an analogy someone shared with me several years ago to explain Design Thinking, and it has resonated with me ever since for two reasons. Firstly, it exposes the solution-first approach that pervades the corporate sector; and secondly, it challenges our obsession with perfection.

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Building a Simulated Phone Conversation in Storyline

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post on creating layouts for a branching scenario , I identified a need to build some long phone conversations. These are basically like a “cut scene” that shares additional information between the decision points. The conversations include some back and forth between the two characters, Sophie and Robert. Side-by-side Layout.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.