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The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning.

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Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! Yet I struck more problems.

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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? Where do you stand on the learning styles debate?

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us know that cramming isn't a very effective learning strategy. So why do we sometimes design our training to be like cram sessions? Ebbinghaus was among the earliest researchers to contribute to our understanding of learning and memory. And although his work is over 100 years old, the findings related to cramming -- or rather, spaced learning -- are still relevant. The concept of spaced learning is pretty intuitive, really. By Shelley A. Gable.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? How closely linked learning and technology really are.

A New Year’s Resolution: Remove the Fluff from eLearning

Integrated Learnings

The types of activities you designed. Learning theories suggest that we ought to introduce and review new knowledge in ways that: Relate to what we already know (which is why Gagne’s model prompts us to stimulate recall early in a lesson), for the sake of making the information meaningful and easier to recall later Include the context of when learners will apply it on the job, so that real-life triggers will help learners recall the knowledge when it’s needed. By Shelley A.

Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program. But what about motivating instructional designers? When I was studying Instructional Design, a college professor once told the class that we were the learner’s advocates. We’re the ones who take the learner seriously and ensure that things are explained clearly, the learning experience is engaging, tests are fair and so on.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. If we apply the ‘weak ties’ theory, we might be able to spot people in our network who are both: a) Loosely tied to us (i.e.,

Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Association eLearning

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may be from Mars, and Instructional Designers may be from Venus … but at the end of the day, your members are the actual center of the universe! If you are not doing this already, you may have bigger problems. Share this on Facebook.

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Learning & Development specialists put a lot of time and effort into developing the best training programs, yet they often fail to have the desired results. Learning from others, or observational learning. Social learning through networks. Instructional Designers

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven’t seen more recent data, my experience is that the informal learning trend holds true today.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? Social learning no longer has to take place in person.

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology. Many companies don’t take user adoption into account when designing their applications.

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I like to imagine performance support as an Exobrain … (and, of course, that I am one of the smart people in learning … guess I will have to ask Simon about that.) As instructional designers, we can help create environments that grow better Exobrains.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles. Oddly enough, however, it’s a rare day when you hear people say “I learn so much better when my brain is trying to do two things at once.”

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21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. That being the case, it’s probably worthwhile reflecting on the changes that have impacted our training/learning departments over the past 10 years.

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Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve often wondered what all this right-brained thinking means for the learning industry. To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future. Workers have to solve problems on the fly.

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Navy’s new plan to crowd-source the Somali piracy problem may be even more revolutionary.

Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Dashe & Thomson

To avoid this problem, companies must build significant financial and human resources into ERP project plans for communications, training, and other organizational change management activities.

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? Only recently has the training industry begun to tap into this realm of informal, social learning.

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Dashe & Thomson

Rather, it has to be learned through experience. Now, experiential learning is great. I think it is safe to say that anyone who has touched a hot stove (no matter how many times your Mom said not to) learned after only one experience not to do it again.

Rx for SMEs

Dashe & Thomson

Use the functional designs, to-be process diagrams, and test scripts to take a stab at learning objectives, an outline, and draft content before you meet with your SMEs. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Use the functional designs, to-be process diagrams, and test scripts to take a stab at learning objectives, an outline, and draft content before you meet with your SMEs. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected. It doesn’t take into account the number of people who just deleted the survey from their inbox without ever even starting, and that has always been the real problem.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected. It doesn’t take into account the number of people who just deleted the survey from their inbox without ever even starting, and that has always been the real problem.

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Hey, That's Social Learning!

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! These kids really get social learning! Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! These kids really get social learning! Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). And what used to be homework [solving problems] is now done in the classroom.”

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

Dashe & Thomson

Avoid this problem by keeping your queries gentle, and remember – people not only need praise, but they deserve it for a job well-done. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

Dashe & Thomson

Avoid this problem by keeping your queries gentle, and remember – people not only need praise, but they deserve it for a job well-done. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. We make the learning experience as real to them as possible. This approach also encourages the collaborative and social learning experience.