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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

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I have included Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation in every proposal I have ever written, and I wanted to hear from Kirkpatrick himself regarding his take on the current state of evaluation and whether his four levels are still viable.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

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The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. They found that the employees near the edge of a cluster were more effective at problem-solving than those in the middle of a cluster.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

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These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

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ROI of continuous training: HR Directors’ unsolvable problem?

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In the 50s, PHD and former president of the American Society for Training and Development Donald Kirkpatrick described an evaluation model of training efficiency in a 4 levels pyramid: The Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

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He contrasts two teaching methods that involve different kinds of whiteboards: one that costs $2,000, and one that costs $2.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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By their nature as an easy to update discussion forum/document repository/collective know-how workspace, wikis provide a natural outlet for the sort of informal learning that is so central to any truly effective learning initiative. If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc.,

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

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To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future. In the coming years, successful learning professionals will not be those that focus on traditional training methods.

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Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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Most of the time we end up brainstorming ways to incorporate tools like Twitter or Facebook into his lessons, because even though I may have more experience using social media, the tools are so new that no one really knows the best way to utilize them, for anything really.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training. And yet that’s effectively what is happening when we present text visually and then have someone say it at the same time.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning.

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Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

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Most of the time we end up brainstorming ways to incorporate tools like Twitter or Facebook into his lessons, because even though I may have more experience using social media, the tools are so new that no one really knows the best way to utilize them, for anything really.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

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Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

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Nothing new, really, but it reinforced the idea that effective training can only be accomplished by doing , not being told. In effect, he was driving; I was just executing the commands.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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They may by very knowledgeable about the technology behind a tool but can’t bridge the gap to explaining its usage to the people who will be using it, or they don’t know of the most effective learning solutions (e.g.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

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Social Learning theorist Albert Bandura maintains that: “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. First to prove they are safe and then to prove they are effective.

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The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

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The cause and effect is easy to understand. We’ve come up with a couple of methods that I’d like to share. This effects workers in northern states more often than in the south so we have made that point abundantly clear throughout the program.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

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In a world as ever-changing as today’s, it is frankly the height of hubris to assume that all problems can be solved by a few heads, but that is effectively what many organizations persist in doing.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

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But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning? Like Marsha (above) I am a graduate student at Roosevelt University and focus on technologies like YouTube as an effective learning tool.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

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So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

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So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients.

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Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

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While we may like to believe that directing and guiding our learners to new understanding is the most effective way to educate, the traditional Instructor-Led Training (ILT) model fails to recognize that our learners have changed.

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It was method. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. That method is based on five leadership, customer and “castomer?” And it would be ideal for just-in-time learning, if only it could be effectively searched. Describe how to make a program effective.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

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What happens in class is interactive problem solving – which means, in effect, that the “teachers have used technology to humanize the classroom,” he says.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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Allow your learners to actively share their experiences and effectively leverage the knowledge and experience of your learners to help them teach each other.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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To be effective the game must make work seem like play. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World?

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

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My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

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What more would you need to learn effectively on your mobile device?

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

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What more would you need to learn effectively on your mobile device?

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My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content.

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Gliffy is an online flow charting tool that provides a cost effective way to create and publish high-quality flow charts and diagrams.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development

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Gliffy is an online flow charting tool that provides a cost effective way to create and publish high-quality flow charts and diagrams.