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Enough already with ILT

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The problem though is that Instructor-Led training doesn’t work, not from an adult learner standpoint, not from an attendee standpoint, not even from the standpoint of many folks who have utilized the power of e-learning (hence its extensive growth over traditional learning of ILT). I often hear people say, well, there isn’t any data to support the idea that ILT is not effective or they will tell me, it works for us, so we use it quite a bit.

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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. Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. What are the top advantages and disadvantages of ILT?

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

Your Training Edge

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. Below are some guidelines for when to use traditional ILT, elearning, and MOOCs. On this blog, I’ve talked a lot about the disadvantages of ILT, even questioning whether it is still the gold standard for training.

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How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

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

Your Training Edge

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 post, I am going to share some background information, previous literature and the way blended learning is getting the best out of video and ILT training. These tools aid learners to review or learn main concepts, stay well organized, show their progress, submit tasks and assignments, track their achievement and interact.

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8 Essential Questions on The Future Of Corporate Education In 2018

Your Training Edge

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. The required equipment to prepare a high-quality training video is comparatively cost-effective today and is easily accessible. In normal ILT sessions, using different instructors may often lead to misrepresentation of the learning material.

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

Your Training Edge

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. This article outlines an overall approach for making the transition from ILT to a MOOC. You will be developing the entire course in advance for an audience with whom you may or may not interact on a personal level.

Instructor Led Training…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. Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. What are the top advantages and disadvantages of ILT?

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.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

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. Keyword search and an interactive transcript allow learners to quickly find information. LectureScape in essence transforms video-watching from a passive activity into a personalized, interactive learning experience.

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. First, learning leaders must make the business case to senior leadership that time spent on digital learning will lead to new skills that will make employees more efficient and effective long term.

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.”

Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 2

Your Training Edge

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.

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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Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?

Your Training Edge

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. E-learning courses, while imparting standardized trainings, do not allow any interaction between trainees at all and thus reduce the effectiveness that we see in MOOCs.

9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

Learning Rebels

First posted on Linkedin) As the need for widespread social distancing increases, the need to move from traditional training to a virtual learning program is becoming more the norm. We know (or should know) that preparing for a virtual learning program (VLP) is quite different from planning for Instructor-led Training (ILT). Probably the most important planning consideration when moving your ILT into a virtual learning program is finding a reliable and stable platform.

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. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Yes, but what about that Hawthorne effect?

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6 Steps to Prepare Your Company for a MOOC

Your Training Edge

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). ILT takes place at the classroom level — interactions around courses are often limited to the employees in the room, or employees and their direct managers. E-learning takes place at the individual level — often no person-to-person interactions take place at all.

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).

What You Risk by NOT Using MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Not providing training that is as effective as it could be. I’ve written extensively about the failure of ILT as a training format. While there may be theoretical benefits to in-person interactions with the instructor and other learners, in reality this doesn’t happen very often in corporate training. 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?

Your Training Edge

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. The content is still the centerpiece, but the learning doesn’t take place in a vacuum — it takes place in a context of interactions with other learners through discussions, projects, and collaborations. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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The Basics of Blended Learning

Your Training Edge

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. In few of my last posts, I have discussed the blended learning in terms of integrating best practices from video training and Instructor Led Training (ILT).

Preference of E-Learning – Structured or not?

eLearning 24-7

People who were running training/L&D always viewed blended to be paper and ILT (pre-WBT). And for the longest time, folks in the corporate space saw blended as the most effective way to present content, knowledge and information. When WBT appeared, there was an “AHA moment” The early adopters recognized that web-based training not only could work, but could do a better job at training and learning, that the current mode of ILT and paper. Trends are funny.

Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. When I noted this week’s topic on LinkedIn (i.e. Quality e-learning is interactive and engaging. A PowerPoint is not an effective means of e-learning, although one person told me what did a PPT have to do with any of this? No offense to LinkedIn, but I really do not care about clicks.

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. Despite a plethora of research that online, blended, and other technology-enabled learning works just as well as face-to-face learning, many companies still hold tight to the belief that there is something special about in-person instructor-led training (ILT).

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. ILT vs. WBT vs. informal learning).

Engaging Participants 3: Classroom Engagement

Your Training Edge

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. And the activity should involve a high level of interaction. Even the most linear classroom experience can be broken down into online interactions, tutorials, or quick reference guides.

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

Your Training Edge

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. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary.

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. An important factor we forget about e-learning is the sheer importance of human interaction as mentioned before. It is easier to interact and meet new people from inside or outside of work when you have a common ground.

The cost of video learning vs. in-person courses

Your Training Edge

E-learning holds the image of being more cost effective and convenient than classroom or lecture based training. However, one of the reasons, my corporate clients consider e-learning specifically effective for retention is that learners are able to revisit the courses as much as they need at any time, for refreshing purposes. 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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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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.,

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

Dashe & Thomson

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.

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. Not just can institutional material be made accessible on the internet but online interactive learning and discussions are also possible.

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

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. After reading this, I started thinking about this new LinkedIn utility I recently installed.

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. Why You Need To Digitize Instructor-Led Training: What Are The Factors That Are Pushing Organizations To Relook At ILT Delivery? You would get several benefits that help you maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.