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.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? 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 Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

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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?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)?

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). So when you think about corporate gamification for learning, or even gamification for eLearning, you are really thinking about how you can take the mechanics from gameplay and apply them to your learning experience to both engage and motivate your participants to drive a meaningful behavior change. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. 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.

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What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). So when you think about corporate gamification for learning, or even gamification for eLearning, you are really thinking about how you can take the mechanics from gameplay and apply them to your learning experience to both engage and motivate your participants to drive a meaningful behavior change. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right?

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 CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. 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. How do we know everyone has learned?

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? How do you educate your clients about the most effective approaches to learning?

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. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) If that is the case, how do we avoid this pitfall?

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

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"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? Teasdale responded: "What it means to be a consultant." "You You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." On the flip side a degree in ID doesnt guarantee that you know what you are doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Invision Learning is seeking an Instructional Designer to design leading-edge interactive multimedia and web-based eLearning applications. If you, or someone you know, is an experienced instructional designer looking for work in the greater Boston area, please let me know! Youll work closely with our Flash designers and programmers who will do that heavy lifting.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. Also, "Efficiency in Learning" covers some of the same territory as "Elearning and the Science of Instruction" but is more recent. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

The Knirk And Gustafson Model: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

eFront

The Knirk and Gustafson model is ideally suited for eLearning projects with a smaller scope, such as individual online training activities and modules. How To Apply The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning. It gives eLearning professionals the opportunity to zero in on training challenges using a wide range of research techniques, such as task assessments and learner needs analysis. This makes it a perfect fit for eLearning projects that have a more narrow scope.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" " Most Awesome Project Ever This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. My brain has a hard time these days parsing dense theory. So Im curious: what drove you to revisit theory? Jane -- In theory, Im not against theory.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 eLearning Brand Name Recognition? The eLearning industry is a weird beast. A few weeks ago I did a very informal query on Twitter, asking people what were their favorite eLearning brands. Or maybe the question was, what brand names come to mind when you think about eLearning? No eLearning development houses.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. Sreya Dutta (Instructional Design: On the road to learning ) responded to a thread in the comments about the eLearning market in India: Cammy, thanks for this interesting post. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too. Always do.

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 ). The most successful elearning projects take time upfront to research users. What’s blocking them from doing so right now?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy. You know how thats done. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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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?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. Audio has its place but unless one knows who is taking the course and their system.it How would they know the difference? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

From Googleplex''s Designer on the Future of Office Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate "activity-based working"--the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they''re working on. 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.

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How to work better with your subject matter experts

Elucidat

The SME relationship can make or break an elearning project. As an instructional designer, learning consultant or elearning project manager, your job is to build a positive and productive relationship with your SME. Other people don’t know what you do about great learning. Show them compelling examples of the elearning design concepts you’ve got in mind. The golden rule here is to respect what they do. Elearning Elucidat for managers Uncategorise

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I do believe the past can inform the future. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. Of the 15 episodes we produced this year, these three sessions attracted the most listeners: #3 Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – with Donald H. But what do innovative technologies mean for continuing education providers operating in the real world? 1 Bridging the Learning Analytics Gap.

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Gain a Competitive Advantage in L&D with an LXP 

Learning Pool

As long ago as the 1980s McKinsey consultants were talking about the notion of ‘T-shaped people’. So, how do you give people that combination and how do you develop training that can deliver both? Despite embracing new technology in the form of elearning, L&D can seem remarkably inflexible. Instead, L&D needs to recognize what people already know as well as what they need to know. That’s the theory about LXPs, but what about the practice?

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Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

” Their education and experience is focused on instructional design, learning theory, content quality, and training efficiency. Meanwhile, for the brave souls who do respond, extended enterprise learning programs can be an eye-opening experience. As an independent LMS consultant who has focused on extended enterprise learning for more than 20 years, here’s my quick take on differences that can make a big impact on your results.

5 More Great Books for Your Learning & Development Bookshelf

Mike Taylor

Of course, everyone’s list will be slightly different based on things like the type of work you do, your experience level, interests and other factors. So without further delay, here is my own take on the five books modern workplace professionals should read: Analyzing Performance Problems: Or, You Really Oughta Wanna–How to Figure out Why People Aren’t Doing What They Should Be, and What to do About It. Apply #1 and #2 to everything you do.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Brain Learning and eLearning Design - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2010 David Grebow suggested this month’s Big Question (thanks David). Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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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. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) How do you compare both?

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. So, how do you weigh up which option is right for you? Some of the common training challenges we’ve seen our retail customers experience include: SPEED : Huge volumes of skills and knowledge elearning needs to be produced and delivered rapidly.

5 inspiring microlearning examples (with added tips and tricks!)

Elucidat

Bottled up with tips, advice and inspirational demos from our network of experienced learning consultants. Every topic includes 20 seconds of theory, 3-4 in-depth demos, a “how to” and some expert tips – a model that’s reused consistently across the whole suite so users aren’t having to learn how to navigate something new each time. Short, snappy performance support resources designed to be used “on the job” make elearning practical.