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Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Maybe we need an elearning module to explain ‘supply chain management’, so they can see the bigger picture.”. Equipped with your notebook and iPhone, your plan is to capture evidence of the application of the things you’ve taught them and see what gaps might exist. The post Show me the problem!

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement

TalentLMS

eLearning content development is serious business! In fact, without authentic content, you are unlikely to have a worthwhile eLearning course. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. Let’s determine the research-worthiness of a problem and the steps to create a clear learning problem statement. How do you determine the research worthiness of a problem?

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The Learning & Development Podcast: Actually Addressing Skills Gaps with Simon Gibson

looop

This transcript is from the conversation between David and Simon Gibson on addressing skills gaps. In this episode, I’m speaking with Simon Gibson, an experienced and esteemed Learning OD and talent leader about really addressing skills gaps. What language do we code in?

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Is it a training problem? Ideally, you should determine whether you can actually solve the client’s problem or not with training during the sales process, before you even agree to create a course. When you’re converting existing face-to-face courses to online, the assumption is that training is the solution, but that’s not always true. Ask, “Do employees know how to do the task?” Use training to address skill gaps, not for other problems.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. PA G E 1 3 4 Surface solution constraints. design project you know that it can feel like there. effective learning solution or curriculum. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gapproblem. What is the “Skills GapProblem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Skills GapSolutions.

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 1 – THE STARTING POINT: GOOD OBJECTIVES

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. It is only in the third situation (lack of skills) that a course is needed to bridge the performance gap. When someone comes and says “we need a course on X”, the easy path for course designers is to do it.

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A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning? Is there room for eLearning in this phase?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? I create eLearning. How do you explain yourself?

KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEVIN THORN: Kevin Thorn is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. , LEARNNOVATORS : You carry immense experience working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. It is only in the third situation (lack of skills) that a course is needed to bridge the performance gap. When someone comes and says “we need a course on X”, the easy path for course designers is to do it.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

Businesses face a consistent struggle to engage and motivate people, whether it’s their own staff, or the target audience they are looking to serve, and seek an effective solution to this potential barrier. Gamification in its true application can be a viable and effective solution to these two inevitable problems. An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The solution for everything.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. eLearning is evolving.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? Teasdale responded: "What it means to be a consultant." "You

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do

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I’m writing this having experienced the problems that in-company learning technologies have posed to us since the 1990s. Instead, it’s the opportunity to do well; to try new things; to improve themselves; to gain greater capability in their professional field – or just within their organisation. Going back to the iPhone, Apple (and other smartphone manufacturers and app developers since) looked at ways that their technology could help users do what they wanted to do better.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

Businesses face a consistent struggle to engage and motivate people, whether it’s their own staff, or the target audience they are looking to serve, and seek an effective solution to this potential barrier. Gamification in its true application can be a viable and effective solution to these two inevitable problems. An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The solution for everything.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’. How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Regardless of the role, at the heart of everything Keith does centers around problem solving. He studied Design Thinking at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and found Design Thinking was a perfect tool to add to his problem solving “toolkit”. Everything we do is for them, about them.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit.

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). We call this the Capture stage, as it’s about capturing the problems, goals and audience profiles for your project.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Complex problems cannot be solved alone. So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

JULIE DIRKSEN: Technology has been solving many of the problems facing workplaces, so most of the hard problems that remain are related to human behavior. The focus is on learning how to solve problems on the go. Instead we should ask: “how would I do that online?”

How To Select The Right Modality For Your Training: 5 Must-Ask Questions

Roundtable Learning

How do you know which modality is best for your training program? eLearningeLearning consists of training content, including interactive modules, videos, podcasts, slideshows, documents, webinars, and more, that are hosted online or through a local network.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. Charles has deep experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Just ask anyone you know “where did your greatest learning occur?”

The Key to Great Tests A cheaper solution than you may think

Training Industry

You said, I will be able to do x. Fixing this gap in ID knowledge requires acknowledging it and then revising the objectives and reviewing them with the subject matter expert. If we can’t do this basic step correctly then what value are we adding to the rest of the training intervention? The first step it to assess if this problem exists in your shop. Do they do it? Do your IDs know how to translate Blooms Taxonomy into their work and use it as a tool?

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How to nail your next elearning project: Top advice from 10 experts

Elucidat

We asked 10 independent experts, researchers, psychologists, innovators and learning managers what they think is critical to elearning project success. We’ve distilled their insights and advice into 6 key areas to be mindful of as you set out on your next elearning project. You have to analyze the problem before recommending a solution, full stop. Only 55% of us do that.” – Laura Overton: CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity. “If Elearning

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Do not miss this latest jaw-dropping session by Mike Parkinson, Owner of Billion Dollar Graphics. In this session, hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Director of Product Evangelism at Adobe Digital Learning Solutions, you’ll learn how to: Distribute sales enablement content effectively.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. in high school, which involved solving problems like figuring out the volume of weird spaces. John asks, "So does it matter if Cammy knows (and I have no idea if she does) what the Dick/Carey , Smith/Ragan, or Morrison/Ross/Kemp models are? Does she need to know those?" Do you think it matters? Do I use ADDIE? Formal education is just one way I do that.

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Training is Organizational Change

Litmos

In Implementing E-Learning , Jay Cross and Lance Dublin suggested that implementing eLearning was an organizational change. When you have a training intervention, there should be a specific performance gap you want to address. There are other solutions to other performance problems, and it should be the case that you’ve identified a lack of skills. If there isn’t an obvious performance problem, what’s driving the request? What to do?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap. The major areas of weakness were soft skills, technical skills, leadership, and computer skills, and these gaps are negatively impacting U.S. But with the widening skills gap, more companies are embracing alternative training models.

The Learning & Development Podcast: Design Thinking with Danny Seals and Tim Brind

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Before we get into it, if you’re enjoying this podcast, please do give us a five-star rating on your podcast app of choice to help others to find us, and thank you if you’ve done so already. It’s also kind of– We use it to fix big organisational, big problems.

Thinking Beyond the Course

Litmos

In the case of another organization, they were working with SMEs, and generally doing what those SMEs wanted. I naturally considered traditional eLearning; this is the poster-child for running a course online, removing geographic barriers. And, at times, even if there are complexities, you can do a blended online approach and have some synchronous online time as well. And this particular issue was a signal of the underlying problem. We know how to do this.

4 Ways to Boost Learning in the Workplace

Your Training Edge

Is your organization guilty of launching learning and development solutions without a verified reason? If they don’t have what they need, fill in the gaps by providing the necessary learning and development initiatives. You won’t know until you ask.

How Omni-Channel Publishing Makes Your Job Easier

Xyleme

Learning content doesn’t just live in an instructor-led training (ILT) , virtual instructor-led training (v ILT) , or eLearning bubble anymore. Or , say you’re already an expert, and you already know a lot of information on certain topics.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“ Complex problems cannot be solved alone. So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’. How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

The Learning & Development Podcast: The Impact Of COVID-19 On L&D with Sukh Pabial

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Before we get into it, if you’re enjoying this podcast, please do give us a five-star rating on your podcast app of choice, which will help others to find us. What did you have to do differently as a result of the impact of COVID-19? Oh, you know me.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit.