Effective Corporate Training: Microlearning Is the Key

Designing Digitally

A custom design helps transform a series of slides with information into an effective way for learners to assimilate and retain pertinent information. Title: Tip 2: Favor a custom design based on ‘scan path’. Designers may arrange text and images on screen with this pattern in mind.

Guide the Learner's Eye: Quick Tips (and Examples) for Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

But a simple, usable design—one that guides the eyes smoothly along the screen—would definitely make learning much more effective. Attention span is short and users don’t read but scan instead. Web designers use the “F-Layout” to allow online surfers to scan content naturally. The scanning begins with the horizontal movement in a page’s upper part. Using this common reading pattern should serve as your guide to significantly improve learners’ overall experience.

How to Teach Distracted Learners

DigitalChalk eLearning

Either way, it is your job as an instructor, to create effective eLearning content that will grasp the learners’ attention and allow them to successfully complete it. The F Pattern. Online Training Software Tips and Tricks Effective eLearning eLearning Checklists

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How to Teach Distracted Students

DigitalChalk eLearning

Either way, it is your job as an instructor, to create effective eLearning content that will grasp the learners’ attention and allow them to successfully complete it. The F Pattern. Online Training Software Tips and Tricks Effective eLearning eLearning Checklists

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AR & VR – The Next Big Trend In E-Learning

G-Cube

We designed an effective product app that comprised of a huge catalogue of all types of products that are available. The buzz around Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is getting louder.

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Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

The coursework components like quizzes, tests and assignments would all be generated through tools that are able to effectively scan the course content and determine its most critical aspects that must be tested.

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9 Ways to Create Better Education Infographics

LearnDash

Infographics are a popular and effective way to convey information to learners in an engaging and memorable way. So, if you’re not confident in your design skills, follow these tips to keep your infographics clear and effective. Make effective use of whitespace. Instead, while you should use color for contrast, also use light and dark, as well as patterns and texture, so that everyone can read your infographic equally well.

6 Ways to Improve User Interface Design for E-Learning

LearnDash

The design of your course has a profound effect on how your learners learn from it. These visual cues also make your content easier to scan, which helps with memory retention. When most users land on a page, their eyes follow an F pattern: They read the headline, then glance down the page, pausing at headers, bolded text, or other points of emphasis. How much time have you spent thinking about the design of your course?

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How to Make Workplace Safety Training Modules Future Ready

Kitaboo

Future proofing means creating a software or product in such a way that future technological advances do not render it useless or less effective. Must read: 7 Most Effective Ways to Deliver Training Content on Mobile. Safety training is an indispensable part of organizational training.

6 Custom elearning Design Essentials

Designing Digitally

A custom design helps transform a series of slides with information into an effective way for learners to assimilate and retain pertinent information. Title: Tip 2: Favor a custom design based on ‘scan path’. Designers may arrange text and images on screen with this pattern in mind.

Tell Me A Story…

Upside Learning

The brain processes the information unconsciously and develops relationships and patterns. Researchers working with brain scans suggest that people build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations. Over the course of time I realized that, telling my trainees about real-life stories of people whose lives had been impacted by unethical selling was far more effective than sermonizing or talking about company policies.

Retail staff training ideas: 4 ways elearning can help

Elucidat

Learning and development in the retail industry brings its own unique set of challenges: this is a workforce that is not desk-based, often with complex and changing shift patterns, and includes temporary staff. Why not explore our Showcase for more examples of effective retail elearning?

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"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one's domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant. It is a set of behavioral patterns that signify a digital mindset.

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part II

JCA Solutions

It’s cheap and effective! Yes, the research showed that just text (or just audio) was more effective than identical text and audio together. Because we don’t read online, we scan. And we scan typically in an F-shaped pattern.

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Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Scanning. Hence it seems like social media is having opposite effect in organisation - that social media hinder reflection and deeper conversation. She talks about "The goldilocks effect" - you get contact with others but in small bits through sms, tweets and other short messages.

Gamification of Learning and Training

Kapp Notes

Game mechanics, scoring, points, time elements, pattern seeking, item matching, content ratings are quickly working their way into almost every element of life. Gamification – making things that don’t seem to be a game into a game is growing in popularity.

Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]

Learning Visions

For this to be effective, you have to have usage in your system. The more you know about learners and their usage patterns, you can make that learning more prescriptive and specific to them. These are my live-blogged notes from a Learning Skills Group webinar, hosted by Donald Taylor.

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CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Experiencing eLearning

And certainly when you look at brain scans of people doing different tasks, the activity isn’t just in one area: multiple areas of the brain are involved in any complex task.But I’m also cautious about the brain evidence because, frankly, I don’t really understand it that well. I’m also aware of research about how people find arguments more convincing when they’re shown with pictures of brain scans, even if it’s the same text.

Session Notes: "Driving Impact with Learning Analytics" Jeff Grisenthwaite #TrainingMag

Learning Visions

Effectiveness. Same patterns across different roles, although different questions. scan the data: -- review high level summary reports across all 2. These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Metrics that Matter with Jeff Grisenthwaite, VP of Client Success at CEB (www.executiveboard.com).

4 Surprising Things You Can Learn from Your LMS

Avilar

For a classroom instructor, it’s pretty straightforward to scan student grades during and after the course to see who is performing well and who is struggling. Is the instructor not effective? Look for patterns.

The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online

SHIFT eLearning

You can shape it into a more effective medium by factoring in information foraging patterns. That in lieu of reading, they just scan and surf. That''s why they''ll continue to surf and scan until they find good patches or ideal sources of information.

Neuroscience and the Hype Cycle

Learningtogo

Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity destroyed Newtonian physics on the sub-atomical level, but Newton continues to be studied in school and his model is very effective for describing the works of the macro-atomic world. Image: Wikipedia [link].

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc.

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5 Tips for better graphic design in e-learning courses

Matrix

It used to be a lot easier in the time when PowerPoint was king and all you needed were a few nice pictures and some of the fly in/ fade out effects to ‘wow’ an audience. People naturally scan a page from top to bottom and left to right.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one’s domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant. It is a set of behavioral patterns that signify a digital mindset.

What does a facilitator of an online learning trajectory do?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

First two definitions: Facilitation – “ Group facilitation is a process in which a person who is acceptable to all members of the group intervenes to help a group in the way it communicates, identifies and solves problems and makes decisions, in order to increase the groups effectiveness”- adapted from Schwarz Online Facilitator - “ Online Facilitation is the set of activities used to assist a group in achieving its desired activities together.

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Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

SHIFT eLearning

However, in order to become effective teaching tools, visuals must reflect the user’s cognitive architecture and add something meaningful to the learning experience. This post looks at a simple approach to creating effective visuals for eLearning by considering the 5 Cs.

How Sleep Affects Performance?—?And What Companies Can Do

CLO Magazine

Women’s sleep patterns were monitored each week using wrist-mounted activity monitors worn at night. Researchers scanned participants’ brains using functional magnetic imagery, or fMRI, and also measured their heart rate variability.

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc. 3.Devising effective teaching strategies through data analytics. Their ability to capture meaningful data allows educators to assess student behavior, learning patterns, progress curves, etc.

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The Age of Bite-sized Learning: What is It and Why It Works

SHIFT eLearning

Learners operate on a recurrent pattern of activity and rest. They can easily scan a page with bullet points of quick, meaningful information. Effective chunking , after all, is about making sense of information.

Virtual Reality Learning: No Longer Just a Virtual Promise

JCA Solutions

For example, to train quarterbacks on scanning the field and making play choices more effectively they created running plays for the subject to react to. Noting patterns of behavior. Virtual Reality Learning Delivers on Many Fronts.

A 7-Step Typography Lesson for First-time eLearning Developers

SHIFT eLearning

Here is a 7-step guide to making your course more effective—with typography in mind. As an eLearning designer, the important thing is to create an obvious hierarchy, and typography is an effective tool to use in visual hierarchy.

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The Science of Connection

CLO Magazine

During successful communication, the speaker’s and listener’s brains exhibit temporarily coupled response patterns, or brain synchrony. In a recent set of experiments, scientists scanned the brains of naive monkeys to measure their baseline social-brain-network health.

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Essentials of great instructional design

LearnUpon

Chunking, or dividing text into sections, is easier to scan and read, and supports learning. In order to use the harmony rules of color combination effectively, it’s important to know that colors have three values: hue, saturation, and brightness (or luminosity).

Capture Examples

Tony Karrer

The primary reasons for doing the eLearning Tour was that it is hard to see examples of what is being done by fellow eLearning professionals and get a sense of the patterns that exist. Including synchronized subtitles makes a rapid seek far more effective. It should be easily scanned. As part of pulling together the tour, I asked for contributions from this blog and from Learn Trends. I received quite a few responses. Far more than I could accommodate.

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

However, I see the debate more as a mosaic that allows multiple patterns to occur. While it was just one study, it did seem to follow the patterns of a couple of studies discussed in the Coffield et al.

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

According to the FDA, the most beneficial eating patterns include eating six small meals through the day when one is truly hungry as opposed to when a clock says it is time to eat. Microlearning is about employee performance support, but the label is not as important as the effect.