2014

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

I had lunch with one of our team members last week, and she shared a story about her elementary-aged son that made me cringe. The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. Yikes!

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Create A Social Learning Culture With Origin Konnect

Origin Learning

Konnect- true to its name, Origin Konnect is a next generation social learning platform that helps organizations develop a training and development culture that literally “connects” employees as they learn.

Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field

Kapp Notes

To have break through innovation in the field of learning and development, we must first think about how innovation is stifled in the field. I think is is stifled in many ways: Old Models. We all have been through a traditional learning model at early, impressionable age.

Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

G-Cube

The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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Captivate, Prezi, and SlideShare…Oh My!

TLC Media Design

Ah…the woes of an instructional designer can be many in this day and age. Not only do we need to keep up with the latest changes in our field (different ISD models, new trends in learning, etc.),

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me.

Research Study: Learner Engagement-Call For Participation

InSync Training

Think about the last time you were a student in any type of instructional delivery. Were you engaged in the experience? Quantifying ''engagement'' is something that all training professionals struggle with.

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Voice Over Script Review Checklist

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve written several posts with tips on how to write voice over scripts. This review checklist summarizes all of the tips from the previous three posts into a single Word document you can download and use yourself. Voice Over Script Review Checklist.

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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.

Six Simple Questions about Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Our world keeps changing and we need to continuously adapt to change. There is a process through which we adapt to change, and that process has a name, and that name is learning. Today, let’s boil this topic down to six simple questions about learning. What is learning?

BLP Re-imagines Dayspring Center’s Playground

Bottom-Line Performance

Giving back is a huge part of BLP’s company culture. For years, we have partnered with Dayspring Center , an emergency shelter in Indianapolis, to accomplish our stated goal of “Giving Back to our Local and Global Community.”

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8 Ways to Develop an E-Learning Mindset

Origin Learning

E-Learning is the use of electronic media such as videos, audios, presentations and online content created using the effective use of technological tools in learning and teaching.

My Adventure at Lynda.com

Kapp Notes

Last week I had a chance to visit Lynda.com and work as an author creating a course for Lynda.com. It was a great adventure and I had a lot of fun. So here is the story of my five days at Lynda.com. Office plate outside of the “green room.” ” My home for a week. Before the Trip.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or in the classroom. It happens everywhere through a number of different channels.” – Eric Schuermann (From our interview with him).

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3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective

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It is a well-known and accepted fact that videos improve the effectiveness of online learning.

ASAE Annual 2014: An Interview with Kylee Coffman

Association eLearning

The following is a transcript from a recent interview with Kylee Coffman, of DelCor Technology Solutions. Kylee is an association leader who is passionate about building member communities, user experience, content strategy, mobile, and the impact of emerging technologies on business.

Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

ID Reflections

Pedagogy had always established an unequal relation between the teacher and the taught. Andragogy stepped in to rectify this and foster awareness about how adults learned. However, the premise was that there was someone doing the "teaching" so to speak.

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.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Performance Learning Productivity

A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers.

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Top 10 Challenges of Blended Learning (AND Their Solutions!)

InSync Training

Blended learning is here to stay , but to be successful, trainers first must address a variety of technical, organizational, and instructional design challenges.

Time Estimates for E-Learning Development

Experiencing eLearning

One skill I’m constantly trying to improve is estimating how long it will take to complete a project. Because I work for myself, I have to create good estimates. If I don’t, I either bid low and lose money or bid high and lose a project.

Sue describes her online learning as excruciating

Allison Rossett

Sue got caught texting while sitting in her car at a stoplight. She was just sitting there when law enforcement nabbed her. But that’s another matter. We are here to talk about how Sue dealt with the ticket she got.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

Our industry is notorious for chasing after trends. We all enjoy reading the summaries of the past year – and seeing predictions for the new one. Most folks want to know: which trends are worth pursuing and which ones are going to fizzle?

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Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results

Knowledge Guru

I love games—but that does not mean I think a game is the appropriate option for every learning situation. I do not think it will always equal the most effective or efficient means of helping people learn.

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Game Element: Strategy

Kapp Notes

Strategy games are a popular type of games that require players to outwit and outmaneuver fellow players through careful decision making, planning several moves ahead and attempting to predict outcomes and consequences of both their moves and their opponent’s moves.

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt with most of these changes.

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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.

The Top 4 Constraints of Corporate Learning and Ways to overcome them

G-Cube

The corporate world today is in a state of constant change and evolution. In this scenario, corporate learning has become more relevant than ever before.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development.

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Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

The current trends of technology, globalization, shifting demographics and a connected globe clearly portend a dramatically changing world. We are feeling the impact in all spheres of our lives -- professional, personal and private.