We’ve been shortlisted for three Training Journal Awards, along with House of Fraser, Steinhoff and GAME

Growth Engineering

The Training Journal Awards shortlist has just been announced, and our retail clients have had a whopper of a start to the contest! Their learners are extremely engaged, the training has proven cost-effective, staff performance has increased, and fewer employees are leaving the company.

Bottom-Line Performance Ranked #4049 on 2015 Inc. 5000 List

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance (BLP) #4049 on its 34th annual Inc. BLP is also a member of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2015 “Fast 25” list of fastest growing private companies in the Indianapolis area. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

STM journals cited as example of publishing progress

Aptara

STM journals cited as example of publishing progress. E-journals can serve as highly effective showcases for research today, especially as they move away from simply replicating the physical magazines that were once the lifeblood of the industry.

Bottom-Line Performance Ranked by IBJ on 25 Fastest Growing Private Companies List

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. BLP) was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2015 “Fast 25” list. The Indianapolis Business Journal created the Fast 25 list by ranking Indianapolis companies based on their revenue growth over a three-year period.

How Can Associations Distribute e-Reports Effectively?

Kitaboo

Conclusion: Your annual report is not only a report card of your organization’s past performance, but it is also a tool which can show a vision of what lies ahead. Related: Why Should Societies & Associations Publish & Distribute Journals on Digital Platforms?

Your Brain: The Ultimate Electronic Performance Support System

Dashe & Thomson

I was inclined to think that though the amount of information available to me might be increasing, the net effect was ultimately just a shallower understanding of things, with no real expertise. performance support

Self-Expression Has Power for Performance and Learning

CLO Magazine

New research published in an upcoming Journal of Marketing Research highlights the connection between the act of personalizing items and performance. In a March Scientific American article , Matthew Hutson wrote about several studies; all found that customization boosts performance.

Delivering Effective Training in the Work Environment

ReadyTech

The key is to present information in a way that all students can learn effectively and apply their knowledge in the workplace. Level 4: Present information effectively. This will effectively target different learning preferences. Level 6: Elicit Performance.

Tips for Effective Questions in eLearning

B Online Learning

Here’s some tips for effective questions. For example could you use a short answer interaction, an essay response, a branched scenarios with points awarded depending on the path chosen, or even a reflective learning journal instead?

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

Companies also may use leaderboards, which let players view one another’s scores, to encourage friendly competition and motivate performance, experts say. He says that the tools are still too new to gauge their effectiveness, but that they seem to be catching on among consultants.

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The hidden audience effect

Learning with e's

It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction.

Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. Questions to ask of your org''s tracking abilities: Are you able to track (in an effective and efficient way) all learning activities, not just those in your LMS? Are you able to efficiently and effectively evaluate your learning programs? This is the beginning of connecting learning to performance. They wanted to correlate training with performance.

What’s the Best Way to Measure E-Learning Effectiveness?

Designing Digitally

With e-Learning playing an increasingly important role in the training of employees, what is the best way to assess the effectiveness of our efforts? And even more to the point, is it the best way to evaluate the effectiveness of e-Learning?

Spaced Practice: How to Use Refresher Training to Improve Worker Performance

Convergence Training

The spacing effect. And we typically lose that new information or the ability to perform those skills very quickly. Facilitating effective learning experiences that help people learn, remember, and later apply knowledge and skills. The human brain is amazing.

Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning?

Rapid eLearning

How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective. For some it requires that all elearning center on performance. If it’s not, then how can it be effective? While they may call it elearning, it’s really more about creating awareness and not setting performance goals.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

We can shed our obsession with isolated formal learning and embrace the real question: how can we best support organisations and individuals to develop a culture of continuous learning and high performance. just-in-time performance tools (checklists, quick reference guides).

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training: Lessons from a Legend

Origin Learning

Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin first gave his ideas for a series of articles to be published in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors in the year 1959, hardly had anyone anticipated that this was to be the stuff of legend. When Donald L.

Gamification must be specifically targeted to be effective

Aptara

Gamification must be specifically targeted to be effective. Gamification is coming to the workplace in a big way, but if it isn't used properly it won't have the beneficial effect companies are looking for. Corporate Learning & Performance.

VR training data: What it is and how it’s being used

STRIVR

The cumulative data collected from Virtual Reality provide insight that paper tests and computer-based training methods never have, including where participants focus their attention in a scene and how that translates to engagement and on-the-job performance.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

In 2015, we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond.

Rebooting your Training for 2016

Your Training Edge

According to one of the Wall Street Journal studies [2] , on a 5 points scale, the average score is usually 3 when employees of the company were asked for their happiness or engagement levels at work. Performance managements to be continued.

Harry Levinson 1922-2012

The Performance Improvement Blog

We lost one of the giants in the study of organizational learning and performance this week. Levinson was one of the first to speak about the impact of organizational culture on worker performance.

Training, Myths on Learning, Obama Effect, & Discussion Network

Big Dog, Little Dog

An 'Obama Effect' on Blacks' Test Scores? In a paper under review at the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Friedman and colleagues present findings suggesting that Obama might close the black-white gap in scores on standardized tests.

Leading Across the Generations

CLO Magazine

This will in turn increase communication among managers and employees as well as possibly increasing employee motivation and performance. In a 2010 paper published in the Journal of Diversity Management , Mecca M.

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Computational Thinking, Computational Science and High Performance Computing in K-12 Education: White Paper on 21st Century Education

eLearning Evangelist

Henry Neeman , University of Oklahoma Bonnie Bracey Sutton , The Power of US Foundation Vic Sutton , Emaginos Executive Summary (full paper, posted on etc journal can be found here ) The 2010 National Educational Technology Plan says “…technology is at the core of virtually every aspect of our daily lives and work…. by Raymond Rose , Rose & Smith Associates, Inc.

Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

Goffman saw social interaction as a drama performance, in which the actor's behaviour was framed by front stage and back stage roles, scripts, props and costumes. This has great import in our understanding of how we perform to audiences in social media (of which more later in this post).

Designing Learning for Work (ID)

Learning Cafe

Further, that this multidisciplinary approach needs to focus on dynamic, flexible learning and performance interventions integrated with work itself, opposed to “instruction”. How do learning and performance professionals position themselves to work in concert with designers of work?

Measurement vs. Completion Achievements in Gamification

Kapp Notes

Their performance can be measured against another player’s performance, their own performance, or some standard set by game designers. Completion achievements can be split into two subcategories: performance contingent achievements and non-performance contingent achievements.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. Learnnovators: What are the latest trends in organizational learning & development, and performance support? All the research data is positive – they are effective and learners like them.

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Immersing Learners in Engaging eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

When effective, authentic assessments not only provide significant prompts to engage learners in the experience, they also help to equip learners with the skills they need to transfer their knowledge to the workplace or community where it is most applicable. Ensuring authentic performance.

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

OK, but that’s the ‘performance support’ definition of microlearning, not the ‘spaced learning’ one. The article goes on to cite a bunch of facts from the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Abstracts of Three Studies Related to Pedagogical Agents

Kapp Notes

How Effective are Pedagogical Agents for Learning? Journal Of Educational Computing Research, 49(1), 1-39. This meta-analysis examined the effect of using pedagogical agents on learning by reviewing 43 studies involving 3,088 participants.

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ID and e-Learning Links (6/9/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Tanya Lau’s detailed explanation of her presentation on “Flipping the conversation” to performance and performance support rather than focusing only on formal training content. 5 elements of an effective story. Open access journal with a number of articles on active learning, blended learning, problem based learning, etc. (My Lectures Aren’t Just Boring, They’re Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Science/AAAS | News.

CSU Resources

Kapp Notes

It’s effective from a learning perspective and really engages students. Action) Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics Scott Freemana,1, Sarah L. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 715-730.

Employee engagement – the Australian dilemma: The role of coaching and and leadership styles

Learning Cafe

Employee engagement is a stronger predictor of business outcomes than employee satisfaction and various studies have demonstrated links between higher engagement and increased productivity correlating with individual, group and organisational performance ( Ronertson-Smith & Marwick, 2009 ).

Positive work environment and how it influences your work results

Your Training Edge

It is one of the major success factors for all types of companies, so keep reading our post to discover the effects of positive professional ambiance. Instead of solving irrelevant problems, you can concentrate on major tasks and reach the highest level of personal performance.

Develop Yourself in Addition to Training

Integrated Learnings

Area events by local chapters can have a similar effect. A few organizations I pay attention to include the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and the eLearning Guild. --3-- A few relevant journals include Performance Improvement Journal , Journal of Workplace Learning , and Human Resource Development Quarterly. What journals do you read? By Shelley A. Gable.