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

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.”

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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 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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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.

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How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools

eLearning Brothers

Are you ready to start getting maximum effects through your eLearning efforts? You can access your email, SMS, and IM reminders from one place. That can only mean one thing: you need an effective calendar that will remind you of important dates and tasks. Being an online student doesn’t mean you should neglect all traditional methods of studying. Flashcards, review sheets, games, and quizzes are still very effective.

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 gonna go strap some pillows around my head now.

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.

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.

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).

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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?”

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

To be effective the game must make work seem like play. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World?

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?”

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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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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.

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?

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

Dashe & Thomson

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

Dashe & Thomson

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

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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.

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.

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[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.

Podcast 14: Managing Nonprofit Member Education at The Land Trust Alliance

Talented Learning

We have two dedicated people to manage IMS and help our program staff use it effectively. Innovative formats, methods, tools and sources are rapidly changing – and they’re rewriting price/quality and build/buy rules at every turn.

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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!

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.