Six ideas in search of a problem to solve?


​The elearning industry historically has had a habit of putting the cart before the horse. For years everyone was saying they wanted to talk about mobile – but there were no users willing or able to use mobile devices for learning. Gamification has also been talked about for a long time, without anybody even being clear what they mean by it, let alone being able to point to examples of it being used in a corporate learning context.

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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

The problem with learning transfer The knowledge transfer myth and best practice misunderstanding have striking similarities with the ‘learning transfer’ problem, in both senses of the phrase – transfer of learning into heads and transfer of learning from heads into action.

Video Training for Learning & Solving Problems

Your Training Edge

Learning facilitated by information technologies and problem solving skill enhanced by digital tools, is gaining momentum since last decade. Previous research and studies have evaluated the impact of training videos on learning outcomes, specifically problem solving skills production [4].

Quick Ideas about Problem Solving Games

Kapp Notes

Here are a few ideas about creating a game to teach problem solving and creating a game to actually solve a problem like FoldIt. To teach problem solving, design a game where the learner : Assumes a role. To create a game that solves a problem: Create a shared purpose. Partakes in meaningful in-game dialogue. Navigates a complex storyline. Feels challenged. Immediately is immersed in the environment. Manipulates variables within the game.

State of the Front-Line Manager

3Management and Supervisory Skills Development 4Introduction: Houston we have a problem 1 Introduction: Houston. we have a problem Who in your organization directly manages individual. working this problem, shouldn’t it be. problem. than a training problem.

7 Innovative Ideas to Enhance Workforce Effectiveness


You can keep improving and tweak these ideas to ensure they suit your business culture and type. Another good idea is to hold standing meetings because the evidence tells us that they boost employee engagement, improve group performance, and decrease territoriality.

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10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Create Some Mystery: One thing gamers love is to solve larger problems or wars through smaller puzzles or battles. One idea might be to have the Easter egg display a redemption code for a free soda or treat, redeemable at the Training/HR Department.

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Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

They ask how I come up with ideas, especially when I’ve been blogging so long. My ideas for posts come from several sources. It also helps to sit down sometimes and just brainstorm topic ideas or potential post titles. Image Credit: Idea!

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You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Would you like to show off at work with great ideas? That's a pity, because Twitter can actually help you to generate better ideas. New ideas can help to solve a recurrent problem or simply ideas which stimulate you to do your work in a different way which may be fun.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

that achieve the results we’re after isn’t a new problem. seeing the problem with creating more. 4 This idea of a change journey may sound. At Kineo, we’ve been expanding our idea of design from. Our journey idea.

Gamification of Military Problem Solving

Kapp Notes

A new wrinkle for the military is to use games to solve military problems or to gain insights into how to solve hostile situations. The newest effort is a combination of crowdsourcing and the gamification of problem solving. military is crowdsourcing ideas for fighting Somali pirates.

Musings on completing a PBL MOOC about PBL (problem-based learning)

The eLearning Nomad

Early December I completed the MOOC ‘Problem-Based Learning: Principles and Design’ organised by Maastricht University: a course where participants “learn about PBL by doing PBL”. It talks about problem-based learning (PBL) as well as the PBL MOOC and MOOCs in general. I find this frustrating: looking for information should feed into the process of solving a real problem – it shouldn’t BE the process.

Why You Should Research Your Online Course Ideas


Researching your newest idea for an online course isn’t just about proof of concept. Market research can help you nip potential problems early on, learn from the mistakes of others, and provide a better course. You may feel impatient about launching your course, but ultimately, a little work up front can save you lots of time down the road fixing a problem that could have been addressed at the beginning.

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12 Practical Ideas to Get Employees Engaged in Training

But the ideas below take a broader view and look at training as a tool for getting a job done, not an unrelated assignment. Not every problem is a training problem. Make training accessible when a problem needs to be solved.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

the problem? Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. her own performance problem. Would the ideas we propose here help you. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.

Adapt Leadership Styles to Solve Ambiguous Problems

CLO Magazine

These modes are mapped against their typical responses to ambiguity and uncertainty, how they commonly solve problems, and the sorts of problems each mode is best suited to solve. Overall, the technical leadership mode is best for technical problems that require technical solutions.

Is Online Learning the Solution to the Employee Engagement Problem?


There are many contributors to this problem and therefore many solutions. In his article eLearning as a Way to Improve Employee Engagement , he gave company decision makers some ideas for increasing engagement with online learning. Address problems. Low employee engagement has always been a problem. The post Is Online Learning the Solution to the Employee Engagement Problem? . Employee engagement is a riddle no company has solved yet.

What Sharing Ideas At Work Does For Us

Nick Leffler

There are many benefits from sharing ideas at work. I thought it would be good to write this because I occasionally hear people talk about sharing creates stolen ideas and in return fighting over those stolen ideas. There are other thoughts on why sharing ideas at work shouldn’t be done but my focus on why it’s a good idea is based on this opposition. Every time I share ideas with others and have a discussion with them I get better.

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How We Get Ideas for Serious Games

Knowledge Guru

but also part of my idea generation process for the games I design. The fun comes from the rewards and achievements you earn and in the problem-solving you do to identify the most strategic matches to make to get at least three power swords to align, which increases your power rating.

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5 Big Ideas for Learning Professionals in 2017

eLearning Alchemy

Don’t let a slick sales pitch convince you all your learning problems will be solved. If you’re short on ideas, the eLearning Heroes Challenges hosted by David Anderson is a great resource. What are the big ideas in the learning industry right now? Length : 1301 words.

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Adoption Ideas

Tony Karrer

Overcome Objections Why Doing Things Half Right Gives You the Best Results One key idea is when rolling something out. Clearly, we can't always do this in our role, but certainly asking the question is a great idea. The more you trumpet, almost celebrate, the chaos and the problems - the more people are willing to help to make it happen. Great article from Harvard - (via Big Dog, Little Dog ).

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Have a Problem? Find Your Own Approach in a Sea of Captivate Solutions

Adobe Captivate

If you encounter a problem building an eLearning Project in Captivate and you ask more than one developer how to solve that problem, you may get a different answer from each developer. For example, a colleague and I attended the Adobe eLearning Summit in Las Vegas in October and we asked two developers if they had any idea how to implement a feature we were working on, and while they both had excellent ideas, their approaches were vastly different but both held promise.

The problem with pre-work

Clive on Learning

Yes, because the biggest problem is calling it 'pre-work' in the first place. Don't start with the idea that asynchronous activities are boring or you'll end up with a self-fulfilling prophesy. Time and again, trainers tell me that they have trouble getting trainees to complete their 'pre-work'.

You can’t solve problems you don’t know about

Usable Learning

about reframing the design problem (soooo looking forward to those slides). - Getting to the problem. I think designers are often given solutions to implement, rather than problems to solve.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

analyze, identify issues, solve problems and formulate strategies. presents a situation, problem, or issue. Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Since you’ve read this far (or scanned this far) I’m going to give you an extra bonus scenario ideas!

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Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems

Web Courseworks

As an eLearning manager, you are required to confront and resolve complex problems on a daily basis. In other words, you need to develop ways to take common questions and reinvent your problem-solving approach for every next project.

8 Employee Engagement Ideas that get actual off-the-charts results


Houston, we have a problem. Imagine the benefits countless of businesses are missing out on by not executing employee engagement ideas. The problem isn’t that they (and most likely, you) don’t know that employee engagement can make you even more competitive. Problem is?

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Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

We can all breathe more easily, however, because: “The pole has not caused any harm, so far …the problem will be fixed by the end of the month” CAPTION: An electric pole stands in the middle of a road in Johnville, Que.

Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem


The most productive teams weren’t the result of combining the most qualified employees (as executives believed) but rather the result of an environment that promoted the “safe” exchange of ideas.

8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

For example, you may think students will enjoy group projects, but find out they actually dread the idea. #3: Behold the dragon (problem) and our hero (the student’s proxy), watch how the hero slays the dragon (solution), and see what happens next (impact). For example, at an ASAE conference, several members presented a video that illustrated a common problem for IT directors. The post 8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students appeared first on WBT Systems.

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How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems


Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. A storyboard is a great way to pull together content, design, and functionality into a formed idea. Are you experiencing instructional design problems?

How to Validate an Online Course Idea

WBT Systems

New players in the online learning market are bringing fresh ideas to online course development and marketing. They’re making millions of dollars in revenue, so they’re doing something right, for example, knowing how to validate an online course idea. You’re looking for proof of market—evidence that will validate your online course idea. To test whether your idea has merit, you must first condense it into a value proposition. 5 Steps to Validate an Online Course Idea.

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Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with e's

My last post explored Donald Norman''s ideas around perception and the design of every day objects. They represent the essence of rational thinking, developing cognitive skills that will prepare the child to deal with a multitude of challenges and problems they may encounter later in life.

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The Amazon approach – Problem solving with elearning

Sponge UK

The world’s biggest retailer , Amazon has had to solve some of the biggest problems facing any business. We’re going to analyse their innovative ideas and show how an elearning approach can help you use the same techniques to solve some common business training problems.

Bloom's 2 sigma problem: a summary


In 1984 Benjamin Bloom authored a seminal paper called The two sigma problem: the search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-on-one tutoring. And even less opportunity to attack real world problems.

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Firewall Problems and Solutions

Tony Karrer

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. My sense is that using a custom Player is still a really bad idea in most cases. Anything else, especially ActiveX or Java is likely going to be a big problem. If so, how do they avoid problems with firewalls and other security systems designed to strip out potentially malicious code?

LMS Committees – Good idea? Or painful experience?

eLearning 24-7

Lisa could be an important team member, much more so than the VP of HR, who often mucks it up – because they have zero idea on what it is or why it is needed, but has an ego complex and G-D forbid you leave them out. The moment they click something they are not supposed to – the moment their is a problem – who do you think is going to take the heat? Granted this is not a problem that is seen only with the big dogs, but also with various other vendor sizes.

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Admiring the Problems of Our Own Success

Living in Learning

We [Training] have been hugely successful selling the idea that improvements in performance can be driven by training. I know there are colleagues who bristle when I discount training’s impact, but my point of emphasis lays well beyond the scope of even the most excellent training product we might deliver. My rant is not aimed at deficient training; rather, it is in the misdirected application of learning. This not about “WHAT” as much as it is "WHEN" and "WHERE".

Idea Management and Design – You Mean PKM?

Nick Leffler

I started with crowdsourcing , the message I came away with there are so many problems that can be solved and tasks that can be completed, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Idea Management and Design, that sounds close to what I know as Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Breaking down idea management from the MSLOC430 blog, it’s very familiar to me: Sourcing – who contributes ideas, and how do you collect them (seek). Problems.

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