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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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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

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.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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 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!

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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From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 has led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. Being forced to distance, we took emergency steps to build mechanisms that supported remote-learning, with an emphasis on elearning and virtual training. The consensus suggests that our existing elearning and training weren’t as well-received as we hoped. Our efforts to rely on elearning more and translate training to virtual experiences weren’t well-designed. The underlying reason is that we’re not well aligned with how our brains really work! In this session, Dr. Quinn will also go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser).

Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace

Jane Hart

The traditional, top down, command-and-control approach to workplace learning – which organizations have been using for more than 100 years – is just not up to the new world of work. What it requires is a new workplace learning model. Social learning

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.

3 cool ideas to steal for your training scenarios

Making Change

Looking for inspiration for your training scenarios ? Here are some ideas from the world of fiction that you could try. Offer multiple levels of backstory. Branching scenarios often represent decisions that take place in a complex world. For example, let’s say your scenario describes a manager, Sarah, who has to decide what to do about a long-term employee whose performance is suddenly slipping.

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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.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

The Dangerous Myth of the “All-in-One” LMS

LearnDash

If you are looking for an all-in-one LMS, then you will either be looking for a long time, or you will be unknowingly tricked out of your hard-earned money. I don’t know when it happened but at some point in human history a very smart marketer created the concept of “all-in-one” The premise being that you only need to purchase the one item and nothing else. The product will literally do everything you need.

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Instructional Design Models: Comparing ADDIE, Bloom, Gagne, & Merrill

Dashe & Thomson

On a recent business trip, I was reminded that even though I live in the world of instructional design every day, how difficult the concept can be to explain to someone who doesn't. Here’s a breakdown of common processes and principles. Instructional Design

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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.

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.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

Bottom-Line Performance

Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms. We’ve reached a point where the virtual assistant on our smartphone can usually understand what we’re saying , devices powered by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant can be had for as little as $50, and app developers can leverage powerful conversational AI platforms created by Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft (among others) for their own applications.

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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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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