Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Five Ways to Use an LMS for Effective Learning Measurement

Upside Learning

I couldn’t find it on Wikipedia and Google didn’t help much either. Wikipedia kept prompting me to go for learning management instead. It was perhaps my first experience where Wikipedia or Google didn’t open the right door for me.

Three (More) Keys to Better Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

It appears that more Learning & Development professionals are starting to value performance support as a critical component of any blended learning program. In my last post, I mentioned three things to keep in mind when considering performance support (PS).

9 Ways to Create Highly Effective Learning Videos

Hurix Digital

Another report by CGS revealed that video-based learning is one of the top methods for effective learning. Even Wikipedia says that ‘ A picture is worth a thousand words.’. But, how can video-based learning improve the performance of your employees?

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Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

Performance management is a top HR challenge. Driving performance and increasing efficiencies is a top concern of management. Yet there is fear and lack of knowledge in implementing and harnessing the power of one of the newest performance management tools – Web 2.0. technology and how it can be used to drive performance. impeding performance than any work tool. is not viewed as a tool to drive performance – in fact it’s just the opposite.

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ADDIE: 5 Steps To Build Effective Training Programs


– It’s simple and effective! Wikipedia. You can make use of powerful features like reporting to evaluate uptake, completion, and performance. The post ADDIE: 5 Steps To Build Effective Training Programs appeared first on LearnUpon.


Attaining Organizational Success Using Experience-driven LMS Systems


Therefore, organizations deploy robust LMS systems to deliver experience-driven learning to engage employees and boost performance levels. . Significant Aspects for an Effective Learner Experience.

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Mapping Out the Bias

CLO Magazine

The problem is, Wikipedia ’s list of cognitive biases — while categorized — is a bit of a bear to get through; there’re at least 175 of them. They include: Silo effect: Use too narrow an approach in making a decision. Performance Management performance management

AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Futuristic performance support, if you will.

It always boils down to the evidence…

Coffee and Design

Take this comic for example: Yes an increased awareness of learning styles would lead to a wider range of teaching methods to use… BUT NOT MUCH ELSE… as opposed to helping students to learn more effectively. Perform experiment and collect data.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector. So, in the end, it might be more effective and efficient to get the help of a professional whom you trust (and that’s a key phrase) rather than do it yourself. As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC


Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). The characteristics and context of a MOOC ( when effectively facilitated and thoughtfully designed ) evolve as it progresses. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. With today’s post, I am back on the theme of learning and its impact on performance—personal and organizational. I have recently been reading Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement at a colleague’s recommendation. organizational learning Performance improvement Workplace Learning adult learning

4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

In terms of the social learning flavour, what better example than Wikipedia , where people generously give their time and expertise to build this impressive knowledge base. As mentioned people contributing to wikipedia or At its best it acts as a performance support system for employees trying to solve a business problem. Blended & Learning Tech Effective Learning social learningYes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users.

Is E-Learning Possible Without Learning Management System?

Your Training Edge

It saves time and is a cost-effective method for organizations to keep their learners updated with the advancements. We have several search engines, YouTube, Wikipedia for quick information.

3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality


Wikipedia gives a thorough list of the benefits of Experience API : “The new Experience API allows trainers to deploy several new capabilities that were not supported with SCORM, such as: Taking e-learning outside of the web browser. The ability to track real-world performance.

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4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

In terms of the social learning flavour, what better example than Wikipedia , where people generously give their time and expertise to build this impressive knowledge base. As mentioned people contributing to wikipedia or Yes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users.

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Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017

Performance Learning Productivity

The Jay Cross Memorial Award is given to professionals who continuously welcome challenges at the cutting edge of their expertise and are convincing and effective advocates of a humanistic approach to workplace learning and performance.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

By facilitating an easy to use authoring solution you can have an impact on that process by ensuring a more standardized, cost-effective and sustainable way of working. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Electronic Performance Support Systems (Interesting fact: Google was founded in September 1998.). Videos, VR, and games all lend themselves to stories so the ability to craft compelling stories is going to be key to effective use of technologies.

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Ever heard of Machine Teaching?


In other words, if the examples were not fed to the learning algorithm randomly, but strategically selected, one could optimize the machine’s overall learning performance.

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Finance Market Simulations Teach You How to Grow Your Wealth

Your Training Edge

Portfolio management is about deciding upon the investment mix one would like to hold to meet his or her financial goals while balancing risk against performance. The game allows you to trade in the emerging markets and check out your performance in all the major exchanges across the world.

In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

These elements all contribute to an effective game. Games do this far more effectively and efficiently than a classroom instructor. Games overcome the “sting of failure” specifically by doing things like giving multiple opportunities to perform a task until mastery and through the introduction of chance or randomness (two elements schools and corporations work hard to eliminate). Research points to effective use, we learning professionals just need to apply it properly.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)


The concept is more than just a buzzword, and is now increasingly used by forward-thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and its application in the flow of work to drive organizational performance and the effectiveness of L&D activities.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

It is still focused, however, on learning outcomes (rather than performance outcomes) and is still firmly based around the concepts of structured learning-focused processes to achieve ‘learning outcomes’. Blending is about increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of dependent learning.

10 Emerging technologies in E-learning

Adobe Captivate

According to Wikipedia , augmented reality defined as “an interactive experience of a real-world environment whereby the objects that reside in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities.”.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Performance Learning Productivity

Despite the book’s title (or maybe that’s the point of it) Clark’s focus is not so much on learning and development as on performance. Learning as simply a means to improve performance. He describes a range of methods to achieve the transformation from learning to performance.

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6 Killer Examples Of Gamification In eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Gamification in eLearning is fast emerging as an effective technique to engage learners. Wikipedia defines gamification as “the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems”.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

It can also be the device to use when you need an immediate answer to a performance problem and you know just the right person who can help you! 10 - Wikipedia. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

How to pair social learning with your LMS for a more engaged workforce


Well-trained employees perform better and turnover rates decrease. Now that you have an understanding of what social learning is and how effective a tool it can be for knowledge retention, let’s look at a few ways social learning can be introduced. An interorganizational wikipedia can be a great source of knowledge for new employees or those unfamiliar with every aspect of an organization. What is social learning and how can it help develop a culture of learning?

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Micro-learning is effective when the nature of the learning required has some or all of the characteristics: When the learning required are bytes of facts, episodes, etc., What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well? What characteristics define micro-learning?

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

How Effective Is Social Learning In Helping Learners Learn? Learning involves observation, extraction of information from those observations, and making decisions about the performance of the behavior (observational learning or modeling ). Source: Wikipedia. Source: Wikipedia.

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3 Ways To Get ‘More’ Out Of Your LMS Training Delivery

Upside Learning

However, a good guideline for creating a blended learning program would be considering your learners’ profiles and locations in case of a geographically dispersed workforce, the context of training, performance goals and business objectives.

5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education


Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. Now with this data, teachers can design an effective teaching plan.

What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

In this series we will: Go beyond the definition of microlearning by focusing on its effective application in the realm of employee education and development. At the risk of sounding basic: the Wikipedia definition of microlearning.


Organizational terms

Clark Quinn

For one, it seemed to be about organizational effectiveness. That is, the goal is to make organizations not just efficient, but capable of optimal levels of performance. When you look at the Wikipedia definition , you find that they’re about “achieving the outcomes the organization intends to produce” They do this through alignment, increasing tradeoffs, and facilitating capacity building.