QTI 3.0 – All You Need to Know for your Digital Assessment Transformation

Magic EdTech

IMS Global Learning Consortium’s QTI 3.0 facilitates all of this, offering a more reliable and effective alternative to paper-based testing. At Magic, we are a proud Contributing Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. .

QTI 3.0 – All You Need to Know for your Digital Assessment Transformation

Magic EdTech

IMS Global Learning Consortium’s QTI 3.0 facilitates all of this, offering a more reliable and effective alternative to paper-based testing. . At Magic, we are a proud Contributing Member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. .

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6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity

eFront

We suggest that you stay clear of the crude methods that some managers have adopted for measuring employee productivity, such as obsessing over total time spent at work and encouraging a culture of unnecessary overtime over actual productive work hours, or trying to gauge productivity from useless metrics like emails sent and meetings attended. Now imagine the productivity boost if you actually combined those two methods… Communicate.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Im not just thinking about the gadgets and the gizmos that you use or the instructional design "method" behind the process (e.g., Things might get a bit silly with all that snapping, but I bet its effective. Im excellent at creating ridiculous rhymes and ditties for my kids; I think I could come up with something interesting for a course. Im delighted that youre finding value in all of my ramblings.

How to make learners fall in love with training

Litmos

You'll need some techniques to rise above the noise and distraction of multi-screen environments and break through the mix of non-stop communication platforms from email to social to IM, but again, you can not only get learning on the radar, but also make it a priority. How to make learners fall in love with training. Sometimes, L&D people may feel that they're forcing people to learn.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Putting everything together accordingly reads like this: Web 2.0 = Engagement = Productivity = $$$. While Nancy’s post is not directly focused on corporate learning, she notes that one of the major benefits of internal social media use is its effect on streamlining operations, which can certainly be said for how social media can streamline knowledge uptake and act as an “ exo-brain ,” for the overworked employee.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

But Im not sure I can get people to hold their answers back. Sorry Tony, but Im going to jump into the conversation now. Dont worry though; Im sure Ill still have more to say if you do this for the Big Question for February. Im on a smaller team though, so we are basically the "one-stop shop." If Im giving someone job advice on how to get into the field of instructional design, Im still going to tell them that additional technology skills will help.

Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)

eFront

– receiving small nuggets of information through email, sms, IM, etc. In fact science backs it up as a credible and effective method of learning. For example, while doctors frequently employ micro-learning to memorize medical terms, nobody seriously suggests that it’s a credible method to study pathology. Do you like microbes? If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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). It’s clear that the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption, so make it one of the most important elements of the entire implementation process.

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

Dashe & Thomson

So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Ultimate Guide: What is Screencasting and Why Use it?

TechSmith Camtasia

Think of your apps, websites, IMs, emails, and everything that makes up your digital world. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Screencasting allows you to train your new hires effectively and free up your time. A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration.

It’s Time To Focus On Remote Workforce Management

WhatFix

This is especially true considering body language cues (and sometimes even tone) are missed out; during phone calls, texts, IMs, and emails; which make for 93% of personal communication effectiveness (as seen in the pie chart below on elements of personal communication).

What is Screencasting?

TechSmith Camtasia

Think of your apps, websites, IMs, emails, and everything that makes up your digital world. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Screencasting allows you to train your new hires effectively and free up your time. Screencasting is when you record a video of your computer screen, oftentimes for teaching or sharing ideas. Think about your digital life. All that time sitting at your desk.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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. Unfortunately, we then run the risk of jettisoning the effectiveness of our courses entirely. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

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.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

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. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Rather than different methods being appropriate for different children, we ought to think about different methods being appropriate for children at different stages in their development."

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

Dashe & Thomson

The number one most asked question by social media marketers was, “How do I measure the effect of social media marketing on my business?” Anthony “[hopes] that college educators will adopt this tool as a way to engage the students with technology without having to drastically change their teaching methods.” Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. In effect, their capabilities are in recession. Im looking for the Why? I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

Usability and Learnability

Clark Quinn

To start at the beginning, when Jeff Hawkins designed the first Palm, he cut a block of wood to the size he wanted as a form factor, and then took it with him wherever he went, asking himself “what would I do with this if I could have it make me more effective&#. For one, it’s integrated all the message you can get, SMS, IM, eMail into one place to respond. Palm has just announced the Palm Pr? as a new smartphone, and it’s got a fair bit of things right.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Skillfully blending these elements together will ultimately give you the most effective training and the best results for your company. Your complete implementation plan will include a proposed curriculum and a description of training methods along with a delivery infrastructure. The use of interactive multimedia, if well done, can make the instruction much more interesting and effective. This solution could result in more effective training at less expense.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

To be effective the game must make work seem like play. There are many elements of games and simulations that, when designed effectively, can help our learners achieve a state of flow: rich back stories and characters, compelling plotlines, and that delicate balance between something that is difficult, yet still achievable. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

Reverse mentoring is the same concept but often featuring a younger employee imparting know-how and improved methods to an older, perhaps more workplace-experienced worker. Seeking multiple mentors from a variety of venues is an effective way to address various goals and needs. The things we can learn from one another help push us in new ways and allow us to grow into more effective professionals, contributing to higher productivity.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

The number one most asked question by social media marketers was, “How do I measure the effect of social media marketing on my business?” Anthony “[hopes] that college educators will adopt this tool as a way to engage the students with technology without having to drastically change their teaching methods.” Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Im curious what other folks experiences has been. Im so happy to see you post this up. Im struggling with this right now. Im not on to trying to source another college or university to try out. research methods, history of education, etc.). I fill a support role and bide my time trying to finish a degree Im not really interested in. Together, we could be a very interesting and effective team.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Contribution patterns - most active contributors and methods of contribution, busiest days and times for contributing, frequency and amount of contributions by job, level, business unit, etc. Im not sure I buy how much real impact any of this will have on bottom line measures. Do we really believe they will be proxies for effectiveness? Out of both of these comments - Im coming to realize that we have to shift our mindset about measurement. Im not trying to be flip.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Sure, these are great tools, but how do we utilize them effectively to change how people learn in the workplace or at school? Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. Note: ARIADNE, AICC, IEEE LTSC, and IMS all participate in ADL's work on SCORM). David J McClelland shares his experiences and a standard troubleshooting method for SCORM content in his blog. Now that I posted about Better Questions for Learning Professionals , I've been receiving questions via email from a variety of people. That's great!

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

Dashe & Thomson

What more would you need to learn effectively on your mobile device? 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 Tags: JIT learning , mobile learning , social learning About Paul Im the director of sales and marketing at Dashe & Thomson.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

What more would you need to learn effectively on your mobile device? 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 Tags: JIT learning , mobile learning , social learning About Paul Im the director of sales and marketing at Dashe & Thomson.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE. Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. Unlike ADDIE, the agile method dives straight into a project, producing small pieces of content very quickly.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. As Im ramping up in my new job, Im talking with my new Kineo colleagues about everything under the sun. Is there some historical background here that Im missing, like computers in the UK didnt have speakers until 2002 so they never bothered? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. Theres an important distinction to make between "learning style" and "instructional method." Im interested in your background -- it sounds like your experience is in the classroom. Im definitely not saying to throw out the baby or the bathwater here. Im coming at it more from the e-Learning perspective.