The One Sound Bad Leaders Don’t Mind Hearing (But Great Leaders Hate)


You may think the sound of silence means heads are down and work is getting done, but it’s time to reconsider. Sure, at times, when you’re trying to concentrate, these sounds can be distracting– but they are part of a team’s journey towards success. Bottom line: silence is a dangerous sound for leaders. “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.” ” It’s impossible to work together without sound.

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The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, did it make a sound? Nor does it mean it will have the same effect in Sydney next year.

Interview with Corinne Sowar: Effective Employee Onboarding


John: Sounds like a great company culture. With that growth, there was a huge need for effective employee onboarding. John: Sounds like a very solid onboarding process. I think that’s a pretty decent statistic. At the risk of sounding completely cheesy, does size matter?

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

This blog post is a summary of the “ Effective Learning ” stream of the Learning Cafe UnConference which was led by Bob Spence. Bob argued that the accountability for learning effectiveness does not rest with the learning and development function solely. Effective Learnin

State of the Front-Line Manager

effective manager. IMPACT OF HAVING AN EFFECTIVE. be effective? Habits of Highly Effective Managers.”ii. effective front-line manager, in order of. Now, does that sound a little. provided sound models and pragmatic. To create effective front-line.

The “un-science” of learning evaluation

Learning Cafe

The big challenge I see with evaluating learning in the workplace is how to demonstrate causality – ie the link between cause and effect. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, did it make a sound? Well, if a few hundred employees undertake training, but no one measures its effect, did it make a difference? To determine with some level of confidence whether a particular training activity was effective, the following eight factors must be considered… 1.

6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity


It might sound obvious, but the key to ensure that you’re getting more of something (in our case, employee productivity) is to measure how much you’re getting in the first place. The post 6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity appeared first on eFront Blog.

How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Making Change

But if we use readability statistics to quantify style, it’s easier to guide writers. But changing your style to get a higher score can also have a profound effect on how the reader feels about you. Quick ways to increase your score and sound like a human being.

The Learning Styles Zombie

Clark Quinn

They did a meta-analysis of the research out there, and concluded this with statistical rigor. Not with psychometric validity (that means tests that stand up to statistical analysis). It’s June, and June is Learning Styles month for the Debunker’s Club.

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Let’s see… That secondary site is pulling together statistics in ways that are thoroughly dubious. It starts citing the journal for one piece of data, that’s a reasonable effect (17% improvement for chunking). It sounds quantitative, but it’s misleading.

3 Practical Ways to Lower the Cost of Employee Training


No company can be successful without an effective, ongoing employee training program in place. So while cutting out training may sound like a good way to save money, in reality it is a good way to raise an organization’s bottom line.

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Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

The antagonism stems from the popularity of learning styles in the educational discourse – not to mention vocational curricula – despite a lack of empirical evidence supporting their effectiveness when incorporated into instructional design. This is sound advice.

Selling Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

” “That sounds like a great motivation for moving this course online. How are you measuring the effectiveness of this training?” ” “That sounds interesting. ” “That sounds more interesting than what we’re doing in the training now.

Training Reinforcement: 7 Things You Need to Know

Knowledge Guru

It’s not a pretty statistic. We must consider the importance of learning science – the backbone of sound instructional design. Information that is presented over spaced intervals is learned and retained more easily and effectively.

Top 3 tips for creating professional looking videos for training


Granted that many films are based on literature but it it’s still the glamour of the big screen (and quite often of the 3D, 4D and iMax effects) that makes stories memorable. Capturing sound separately works best. What may prove to be a bit of a hassle is dealing with sound outdoors.

Simple Ways to Deal with 9 Common Work Problems

Your Training Edge

Effective communication is a key to an organization’s success and vital to operating efficiently. All these problems cut the flow of a sound organization. Today’s organizations are faced with various types of problems regarding their employees.

Intervention learning

Learning with e's

It sounded like a hackneyed line from an old 1970s TV sitcom script. and then they heard the statistics of hours lost and costs of injuries to the industry, and the personal stories of life changing injuries, scars and psychological trauma.

Evidence or Proof of L&D Impact? Why Not Both?


This is where you assemble significant amounts of data, run statistical models like regression analysis to show a link between the learning program and the business outcome. In the world of Learning & Development (L&D), impact is super important.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. This statistic is supported by a survey conducted by Jane Hart. Social learning can be planned for, as contrary as that sounds.

Benefits of Using Images and Other Visuals in Your E-Learning Courses


GIFs – short animated images without sound. Graphs or charts to make it easier for learners to digest statistics and figures. Here are the eight main benefits of not only using them, but using them in the most optimised and effective way possible.

7 Microlearning Online Training Assets You May Be Overlooking

EI Design

If you think that sounds too expensive to deliver because you haven’t got it in your arsenal already, don’t be afraid. Not only can you reach your target audience without long development lead times, but also you can engage them more effectively.

“We’ve Always Done It This Way” and Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

This may sound like jumping on the bandwagon, but it is more accurately described as keeping up with current trends, which is essential for companies looking to attract tomorrow’s best and brightest. Technology-enabled learning is simply more effective for training.

A Conversation with Duncan Lennox

Kapp Notes

Kapp: Sounds like a great solution using some interesting cutting edge research, can you tell me how you developed and implemented the concept? In fact, in one recent study by a large global medical device provider, Qstream delivered results statistically equivalent to personalized coaching.

Creating Multiple-Choice Questions: The Dos and Don’ts


The purpose of an effective multiple-choice test is to test the reaction of a given individual toward a given question. This might sound a bit silly, but it’s an important step to know whether or not all the questions can be answered in the test period.

6 Steps to Writing Compelling Course Descriptions

eThink Education

A course stands a better chance of successfully selling if it is introduced by a few paragraphs that make it sound like a no-brainer to register for. Another good opening sentence is one that offers an intriguing fact or statistic, e.g. ‘72% of face-to-face communication is body language.’.

9 Tips to Create Engaging Microlearning Content


Here are 9 tips to help you develop and implement effective microlearning content strategies for your organization: 1. Effective use of audio could just be the game changer. Just don’t go overboard with the sound effects and sync the pace correctly.

How Do Interactive Quizzes Enhance Learning & Assessment?


Today, effective assessment and learning enhancement depend on the methods & resources used. One of such tools in the sphere of e-Learning which has paved the way for effective assessment and enhanced learning are interactive quizzes.

24 Hours with the Apple Watch

Tom Spiglanin

Sound quality, both hearing and what others heard, was acceptable. My hope is that effective wearables could start to reverse this. It’s not a statistically significant sample, but those in my age bracket and above were firmly in the nerd camp.

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Microlearning 2018 – Top Trends

Ed App

They’re simultaneously interesting in presentation, they commonly contain interesting and useful statistics and bite-sized explainers are short and easily digestible. If microlessons can add interactivity, learners become instantly more engaged and learning becomes more effective.

E-Learning and the Employee Experience


Does this sound familiar? Senior leadership – do senior managers and executives effectively communicate the company’s vision in a way that makes sense to all employees? E-Learning and the Employee Experience.

Employee Training 101: 3 Rules Every Training Expert Follows

WalkMe Training Station

Effective employee training is crucial to productivity. Yet, plenty of organizations struggle to deliver effective training to their staff. Commonly, their training is neither cost-effective nor successful. It’s geographically flexible and cost-effective.

5 Ways to Combine Videos with Your Presentation


Videos are an effective and persuasive presentation tool that incorporate more ideas, examples and additional expert input into any presentation. Video may be more effective in getting an emotional response from your audience.

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The Secret to a Competent, Loyal Workforce


Statistics like these demonstrate that losing employees threatens a company’s budget and brings financial ruin. There is only one thing standing between employees and the potential to be both highly skilled and fiercely loyal: a lack of effective training.

Engaging Millennials Through Virtual Training


It’s not only advised, but essential that training programs are designed with this statistic in mind as more millennials continue to populate organizations across the globe. In order to engage them you need to utilize the most cutting edge platforms, not only to create an environment that caters to their sound use of technology, but one that is naturally innovative by design. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, millennials will account for 75% of the workplace by 2025.

Using a Learning Video for eLearning

JCA Solutions

If you aren’t using video in your eLearning, you are likely missing out on a powerful tool for effective learning. Let’s start with some statistics about videos. Cost-effective. That’s not to say that you can sacrifice sound instruction for cheap and quick.