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ILT…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard. But it recently occurred to me that the underlying assumption here might not be correct, and that ILT might not be the ultimate high-value training after all.

ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

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The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning.

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How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

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One of the biggest impacts MOOCs have had is not in the massive online arena at all; it is in more traditional forms of education, namely, instructor-led training (ILT). The game has changed and ILT, whether delivered face-to-face or online, is fundamentally different today from what it was before MOOCs came on the scene. Here are some ways MOOCs are improving ILT for all forms of delivery: Higher Expectations.

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Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

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When it comes to blended learning, yourtrainingedge.com [1] has developed a model that incorporates the best of video ad ILT (Instructor Led Training). In this regard, blending of ILT with interactive video training is gaining more momentum than other blended forms.

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8 Essential Questions on The Future Of Corporate Education In 2018

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Even though instructor- training (ILT) is often considered to be a convenient process of offering corporate education to the employees, video-based ILT (VILT) is slowly taking over this space.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

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So, you have decided to replace, or at least supplement, some of your instructor-led training (ILT) with a massive open online course (MOOC). Moving from traditional ILT to a MOOC is not as simple as just putting your current learning resources online.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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LectureScape is a new type of enhanced video player that was developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) based on an analysis of learning interactions from more than 7 million MOOC video sessions.

6 Strategies to Create Digital Learning Success

CLO Magazine

Before jumping into developing or reinvigorating a digital learning initiative, learning leaders should consider the following six ways to maximize effectiveness. To be effective, digital learning initiatives need support from upper management.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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

Dashe & Thomson

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

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training.

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Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 2

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Interactivity. Interactivity in MOOCs happens in three main ways: learner-instructor, learner-learner, and learner-content. In general, learner-instructor interactivity is relatively limited due to the sheer number of students, though Coursera has been experimenting with volunteer “community teaching assistants.”. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?

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Additionally, you have to invest in developing videos and other interactive content for your audience. When MOOCs start gaining ground in the corporate sphere with a lot of content being generated, this could be a cost effective option for your company.

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

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6 Steps to Prepare Your Company for a MOOC

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Moving your corporate training courses to a massive open online course (MOOC) format represents a huge change, especially if you currently offer only instructor-led training (ILT). E-learning takes place at the individual level — often no person-to-person interactions take place at all.

What You Risk by NOT Using MOOCs

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Not providing training that is as effective as it could be. I’ve written extensively about the failure of ILT as a training format. These benefits do a good job of summarizing the main reasons MOOCs are so effective: Real-time access. ILT is just-in-case; MOOCs are just-in-time.

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What’s the Difference Between a MOOC and an LMS?

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Like instructor-led training (ILT), this is usually a result of the instructor cost and schedule. They are similar to ILT in that content is delivered, and then learners are tested on the content. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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The Basics of Blended Learning

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This is probably one of the most emphasized model being practiced at yourtrainingedge.com [1] , where corporate training is going beyond traditional training methods and new transformed ways of interactive learning and training are being developed on a frequent basis.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Asynchronous delivery is more effective than synchronous delivery.

Engaging Participants 3: Classroom Engagement

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Most organizations still offer classroom training – it is effective, provides interaction, and provides a network for participants. For example, sales people interact with people constantly – this is why they are good at what they do.

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

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Gamification, simulations, interactive video, bite-sized content, interaction with fellow learnersthese are just a couple of features of MOOCs that make them more engaging than traditional e-learning. They arent interactive.

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What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)

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This is a topic we’ve touched on several times, but it bears repeating: course content and activities are most effective when they are bite-sized. edX experimented with adaptive MOOCs, courses where some students took interactive, personalized lessons rather than just watching passive videos.

The cost of video learning vs. in-person courses

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E-learning holds the image of being more cost effective and convenient than classroom or lecture based training. It is still important to remind that before the inventions of all these advances in science and technology, people used to interact or communicate more [2].

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Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

The need for enhanced learner engagement in instructor-led training (ILT) today is stronger than ever and organizations are increasingly looking at active learner participation in instructor-led training deliveries. Create highly engaging and interactive learning sessions with your learners.

5 Advantages of Face-to-Face Training

Your Training Edge

Although e-learning courses and do have networking potential via chat rooms, messages and emails; it simply is not as effective as having a real life human interaction with another person where you exchange hand shakes and conversation.

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Video Training for Learning & Solving Problems

Your Training Edge

I can say that it is the fastest moving trends and intends to give a configurable infrastructure that collaborates learning tools, materials, training and services into a single solution in order to develop and deliver educational or training content fast, effectively and also economically.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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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A Case Study on Microlearning as Performance Support to Reinforce Existing Training

Adobe Captivate

Our recent discussion on a LinkedIn group received a stream of thoughts and perspectives on microlearning. Is most cost-effective way to develop and deliver online training. Interactive and visually appealing with simple interface to drive learner engagement through mobile learning.

What Style of MOOC is Right for You?

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If your company doesn’t train many new managers, then it is probably not cost-effective to use a MOOC for this aspect of the course. Course activities benefit from face-to-face interaction. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

The gamble on elearning has largely paid off: studies have shown that elearning takes less time, costs less, and increases retention compared to instructor-led training (ILT). The advantage of MOOCs is that they can provide massive amounts of data, which can help organizations understand how their employees learn and interact with the content so the businesses can improve their training programs. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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13 Megatrends in MOOCs

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Now, after several ups and downs, MOOCs are starting to find their place, and it turns out that place is much larger than could have been anticipated: MOOCs aren’t just disrupting how training is delivered; they are changing how companies interact with their employees and others on a much grander scale. One of the biggest criticisms of MOOCs has been that learner-instructor interaction is completely absent and learner-learner interaction is inefficient at best.

New MOOC Models: Blended Learning

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repeatability, scalability, and technology) with the face-to-face interaction many learners require. Similarly, MOOC methods and elements will expand both the scope and the effectiveness of blended learning environments.

What Are Your Training Metrics Actually Measuring?

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However, it remains that for individual courses and at individual companies, the effectiveness of training is ridiculously hard to measure. Here is an efficiency calculation for MOOCs compared to traditional ILT.). Effectiveness — Is it doing what we intended it to do?