How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

Believe it or not, it can be hard to write effective questions. This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Ensure the questions are tied to the course’s learning objectives. If the question is part of a learning activity, however, the feedback can explain why the answer is right or wrong. Write confusingly worded questions to “trip up” the learners.

3 Traditional Learning Theories and How They Can Be Used in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Learning Theories are frameworks that are extensively used by Instructional Designers to meet the requirements of the target audience and the situation. To do justice to this mandate, an Instructional Designer must first understand the Learning Theories in order to apply them. Once they understand the strengths and weaknesses of each Learning Theory, they can optimise their use. How Learning Theories influence learning.

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eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

I usually write a blog post, you skim or read it, maybe share it, and we move on. a)Effective learning. b)Electronic learning. c)Everywhere learning. d)Estimated learning. Learning styles are __. Answer Key: b) Electronic learning. The spelling of “eLearning” has never truly been standardized, but it’s agreed that it describes learning that takes place through electronic devices. This is referred to as multi-modal learning.

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles. The post The Learning Styles Myth appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

Association eLearning

I write about instructional design (ID) all the time but I’ve never stopped to explain what Instructional Designers really do. Every aspect of ID is intended to make learning experiences as effective as possible. Some of this overlaps a bit, but I think it gets the idea across: • Learning and instructional theories. Writing. At this point, it’s a matter of learning everything they can so they can explain it to others through the training materials.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

I can write on it with chalk, erase it, and use it again. In cases like these, introducing awards and recognition programs, or even consequences for non-compliance, can be more effective than a webinar or self-paced course. When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. Gamification and game-based learning both take motivation into account. It’s a key consideration in job performance and learning.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No”. by the way, “fair dinkum” is Australian slang for “real” or “genuine” – Emeritus Professor David Boud says he doesn’t think there is proper evidence available for the effectiveness of the model. THE 70:20:10 MODEL WILL IMPROVE YOUR EFFECTIVENESS.

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Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

Association eLearning

It often happens because 1) they really do know their stuff and don’t think they have anything left to learn or 2) because they’re new and insecure. How can you learn Kung Fu, you already know so much. But locking the navigation so they can’t proceed until the audio finishes isn’t very effective either. They need something that will motivate them to try again and get it right, aka to learn something new. As they say in the writing world, “show, don’t tell.”.

Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

I recently got back from the Learning 2017 conference. Like last year, I want to share some of what I learned and experienced. Whether you’re talking about your personal development, a learner’s development, or your organization’s development it needs to be ongoing to be effective. Learning design is not a one-way street. If you’re not collecting any type of data about your learning offerings you’re doing yourself and your organization a disservice.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? Where do you stand on the learning styles debate?

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Games in Learning: Review of Grockit.com

Dashe & Thomson

Those of you who visit the Social Learning Blog frequently will know by now that I’ve been on something of a “games-in-learning” kick for a while. One major reason, of course, is that games represent one of the cutting-edge aspects of our industry, and our blog seeks to explore anything that’s new and exciting. What’s not to love about a learning strategy that is informative and empirically proven to be effective, yet engaging and entertaining at the same time?

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Having an understanding of research and evidence is essential for effective learning design. More and more L&D professionals are using this scientific-based research to inform their thinking but it can be hard to stay on top of new theories. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques.

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? by Jolene on March 11, 2011 in Gaming Theory , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning Over the last year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate games into eLearning instructional design projects. If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This!

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What will future workplace learning look like?

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

4 Ways Marketing Can Support Your Training Program

Roundtable Learning

L&D teams are responsible for adopting new strategies to enable and support learning initiatives. Marketing L&D can help effectively develop messaging around a training program and explain why it’s important. Marketing teams can help write learning program abstracts for internal newsletters and announcements and create internal advertisements. 55% of employees discover learning programs via the employee intranet.

Learning research to action - from Jakob Nielsen

Learning Rocks

Nielsen is one of the pre-eminent figures in web usability, but in this post he is looking at information recall/learning as it relates to online content. The issue is how to incorporate it, as it is difficult to mark an “all points” review, and unmarked review activities will, in most cases, be outright ignored (I know I tend to – falsely believing in my fallible memory), so the old “Now write a summary of what you have learnt in this module” gambit is likely fail.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. Learning and development professionals must now react to requests for Gamification, we are not driving the discussion--we are forced to react.

Learning research to action - from Jakob Nielsen

Learning Rocks

Nielsen is one of the pre-eminent figures in web usability, but in this post he is looking at information recall/learning as it relates to online content. The issue is how to incorporate it, as it is difficult to mark an “all points” review, and unmarked review activities will, in most cases, be outright ignored (I know I tend to – falsely believing in my fallible memory), so the old “Now write a summary of what you have learnt in this module” gambit is likely fail.

Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'. Since we all know how to talk, ensuring that we use a more relaxed tone in addressing learners is, in effect, a free benefit. learning theory blogs ID

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Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'. Since we all know how to talk, ensuring that we use a more relaxed tone in addressing learners is, in effect, a free benefit. Tags: learning theory blogs ID

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A BETTr type of conference?

Learning Rocks

So, nearly a fortnight on, here's what I remember of the event - excuse the excessive bulleting, a lot of this is from my copious note taking (quite unlike me) and I haven't the time to write it back in to a coherent narrative. Paul Miller - School of Everything we find it hard to think of a different model to the one we grew up with (applies to lots of things, not just education) - this explains the persistence of the industrial learning-factory school model.

A BETTr type of conference?

Learning Rocks

So, nearly a fortnight on, here's what I remember of the event - excuse the excessive bulleting, a lot of this is from my copious note taking (quite unlike me) and I haven't the time to write it back in to a coherent narrative. Paul Miller - School of Everything we find it hard to think of a different model to the one we grew up with (applies to lots of things, not just education) - this explains the persistence of the industrial learning-factory school model.

Learning Suite: The past of learning systems

Learning Pool

In the late 2010s, market analyst Josh Bersin noticed a significant shift in the way workplace professionals learned. But this concept came as something of a challenge to makers of learning systems. But the 20th Century was when organizational learning really took off.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. A fancy term for writing training material." Blog link not provided to protect the innocent]. If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. The ID survey on this blog now has over 200 responses: 62% do not have advanced degrees.

How To Design eLearning That Delivers Results With Tim Slade

TechSmith Camtasia

How to know if you have effective learning content. It’s one thing to create great content, but how do you know if you have created effective learning content? Have you created something that people can actually learn from? What do they need to know, learn, and do?

The Secret to e-Learning Success and Happiness: Flow

Trivantis

It’s the flow theory, developed by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Optimal experience is thus something we make happen,” writes Csikszentmihalyi in his book on using flow to achieve happiness: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. . Let’s take a look at a few, along with how you can apply these to the next e-Learning course you design. . Give your learners clear learning objectives at the beginning of the e-Learning course.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

“How do I make my team work better by letting them learn the skills they need?”. This is the primary question that L&D managers seek to address when embarking upon workplace learning programs in their organization. Time and again we have stressed, why organizations that have a strong culture of learning are more likely to achieve their organizational goals and remain profitable. Understanding Social Learning Theory. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Learning Socially.

Difference Between Engaged, Collaborative and Transformative Learning

Hurix Digital

To keep students engaged and to foster collaboration, course designers can build active learning and interaction into online courses to promote transformative learning experiences. What is Engaged Learning? What is Collaborative Learning? What is Transformative Learning?

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

There are very specific things that can (and often do) greatly diminish the effectiveness of a course. Much of this has changed over the years as technology and learning theory has changed. Nothing makes for engaging and inspiring online learning more than creating an electronic book! Seriously, the challenge of the “page turner” is whether it is effective at meeting the goal. Ignore Setting Learning Objectives.

Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

Similar post in this blog: In Response: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09--Part I 5. Comments on other blog(s) regarding qualities of an ID: Perfect Behaviour 6. Role: Instructional Designer: Exp: 5-9 yrs Qualification: Any Graduate Job Profile: 1.The candidate should understand instructional design theories and models and should effectively apply them to develop eLearning content. 5.Professionals from the E-Learning industry are preferred.

How Do I Increase My Learners’ Motivation With Gamification?

Cinecraft

The key to making rewards, points, and other game mechanics effective is to use them to motivate and encourage a specific behavior. Before delving into the methodology of developing effective learning games, you need to know what gamification is, and just as importantly, what it is not. Gamification Helps Learning Stick. For training to be effective, gamification should not be the primary focus. Learners won’t learn or be motivated. Learning Objectives.

The Why’s and How’s of Social Learning in the Workplace

SHIFT eLearning

Social Learning is not a new concept that has just come out of the factory—cloaked in layers of jargons and giving off the appearance of something that is impossible to wrap your wits around. We have been learning socially since ages and doing great at it; we just didn’t know it till Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory started to gain prominence in recent times. You follow your favorite blogs to learn new ways of writing and how the masters play with the language.

Use Case: Front Desk Training

Learnbrite

Learning Curve lists experiencing the situation as one of the four main points in their look at front desk training suggesting that “ It appears that putting the front desk staff in the guest’s shoes… was a great indicator that they had absorbed the valuable information that was found. ”. In a previous scene (Effective Listening), Toni was introduced to the world. This gives the scene a strong personality to help bring the learning objectives to life! (2)

Where is game-based learning headed? An Interview With Sharon Boller

Knowledge Guru

I interviewed Bottom-Line Performance President and industry thought leader, Sharon Boller to learn more about current game-based learning trends and where this learning strategy is headed in 2017. Sharon has been writing and speaking about game-based learning since at least 2008. She hits the road this fall with Karl Kapp to deliver a series of workshops on learning game design , and rumor has it a book is on the way in 2017.

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Multimodal Learning: Engaging Your Learner’s Senses

LearnUpon

Most corporate learning strategies start small. But, as you gain more learners, and become more confident in your training process, it’s essential to branch out and consider creating courses that embrace different learning formats and ways to learn. This is where multimodal learning comes in. . Used to enhance the learning experience and increase engagement, multimodal learning recommends the use of different modes to train. What is multimodal learning?