Workshop at ISPI

Will at Work Learning

I''m teaching the following half-day workshop at the upcoming ISPI conference. First, it is a smile sheet design that seeks information about key performance factors; and second, it is a smile sheet design that creates outputs that are more meaningful than data from scale responses. This workshop goes for $150, which is an absolutely incredible bargain. Click here to learn more about the workshop or the conference. .

BLP to speak at ISPI

Bottom-Line Performance

Headed to the ISPI conference in a few weeks? For more information on Nancy’s session or the entire ISPI conference, visit [link]. emerging trends and technologies learning design Conference ISPI Web 2.0Be sure to check out “Learning Technologies: Finding the Right Fit.” Nancy Harkness, BLP’s Learning Services Director, is conducting a 40-minute session on evaluating technology for use in learning. She’ll walk through BLP’s scan and focus evaluation process.

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March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? change the balance of formal vs. informal in our organizations?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting

Learning Visions

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting Im speaking at the next Mass Chapter ISPI Meeting, thanks to the always energetic Jean Marrapodi. Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social.

ELearning Association Local Chapters


International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) - ISPI is in many ways similar to ATD, but they take a slightly different approach by focusing on performance development over talent development. Find local ISPI chapters here.

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning. In short, the white paper is literally packed with relevant research and information. Sharon has spoken at numerous conferences – including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design.

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Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

It’s associated with ISPI, and greatly reflects their Human Performance Technology approach, which I generally laud as going beyond instructional design. Overall, there seems to be no awareness of the whole thrust of social and informal learning. Ok, so Jay’s book on Informal Learning is relatively new, and the concrete steps may still be being sorted out, but there’s a lot there.

5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer


While resourceful, Instructional Designers still rely on subject matter experts for much of the information they are training.

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My evolving learning journey

Jay Cross

Or leaks private information? I attended ASTD, eLearning, Online Learning, Elliott Masie’s TechLearn, Training, ISPI (then NSPI), and many others. Informal Learning Meta-Learning

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


Look for similar programs offered by local chapters of ISPI, SHRM and other organizations. Please let me know and we’ll update the list with your information. For more information. International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning

Rapid eLearning

There are informal options like the video tutorials , lots of free webinars, and a number of opensource learning opportunities. And of course, participate in your local ATD , ISPI , and STC chapters.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning Be sure to listen to the latest Kineo podcast with Dr. Tony Karrer. Steve Lowenthal interviews Dr. Tony Karrer to get his thoughts on informal and social learning in the enterprise.

ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

Perhaps, out of necessity, we gather what information we have, make a best guess, and go for it a la the Agile development method , but we must still take that step. And it's interesting here locally that the March and April ISPI Atlanta and ASTD Atlanta chapter meetings both focus on learning measurement. And the May ISPI Atlanta topic is 'Predictive Evaluation.' By Jay Lambert.


Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support.

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

Usually the local ASTD, ISPI, or STC chapters contact me about doing workshops. Focus on what you want the learner to do and not just the information about doing it. I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn.


When Remembering Really Matters: The Power of Serious Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

If it’s important for your employees to be able to recall information from your training (which they should be able to do, or why spend money on training at all?), then you can’t afford to miss the information in this webinar.

Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

Learned every aspect of the training business, from marketing to design to models to costs, from ISA to ISPI. informal learning. Thought leader and chief proponent of informal learning. My book Aha!


Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Linear courses are often the result of our focus on sharing information and not knowing how to move beyond this. Instead of pushing information out, create a way for the learner to pull information in. The assumption is that with more information things will be better.

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

Take a moment to browse the online bookstores of the International Society for Performance Improvement ( ISPI ) or the American Society for Training and Development ( ASTD ), and you’ll likely find a year’s worth of reading ideas. These, and several of the books I read for my coursework, were very informative yet did not have that traditional textbook feel. ASTD’s Training + Development magazine and ISPI’s Performance Improvement Journal are both examples worth taking a peek at.

Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Instead of asking about screen count (which is driven more by dumping information) focus on how to create meaningful elearning that will make the hour more productive for the learner. Screens have information. Give them some information and then a quick way for them to apply it.

25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

The clipboard’s great for checklists or going over a linear flow of information. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses. In today’s post, I’m adding a few more.

The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon has spoken at numerous conferences – including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design. Click here to register. The webinar will be held at two times on Thursday, February 28th: 8 am EST/5 am PST and 11 am EST/ 8 am PST.

Are Your E-Learning Courses Going to Land You in Jail?

Rapid eLearning

For more information, see the Use of Microsoft Copyrighted Content webpage ( [link] ). If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me.

9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

Real learning isn’t a one-time event (like many elearning courses) where it’s just a matter of getting new information. I know that many customers want to lock navigation so that they “get all of the information.” Give them ways to collect information.


5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success

Rapid eLearning

Often a client wants a course but isn’t quite clear how the course actually makes a difference, other than the fact that the learner gets exposed to additional information. Is it about information or performance?

How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds

Rapid eLearning

Crop the screenshot to a clean sliver so that you pick up all of the elements of the template but none of the page’s information. If you’re interested in having a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me.

Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf


We should resist trying to present a bunch of information and expect it to be retained, and save courses for more obvious situations. The first is where you get the best value, but the other is whether there are any downsides to releasing the information. Increasingly, the valuable part of learning will be facilitating the internal, ongoing, informal learning rather than formal learning. There’s a role for eLearning courses.

10 Tips to Help You Get Started

Rapid eLearning

So they’re not bored with the course structure; they’re bored with information that they don’t need. You get some information, apply it, and then see how you did. Many times the courses we build are information dumps. Focus on just the information you need to meet your goals.

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How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module

Rapid eLearning

As a rule of thumb, once I get three or more slides with the same information, I try to put as much as I can on the master slide so it’s easier to edit and maintain. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

This is the International Society for Performance Improvement’s (ISPI’s) Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, with the front-end analysis component highlighted: CLICK TO ENLARGE. Chevalier says that information, resources, and incentives are usually cheaper to fix than individual factors.

3 Reasons Why Linear E-Learning May Be the Best Solution

Rapid eLearning

Consistent delivery of information. And it’s quite effective in sharing information. A simple linear course that allows the person to get the information as fast as possible is one of the best things you can do for the organization.

Here Are the 3 Building Blocks for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

This allows them to move through the course, collect information, or make decisions. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. Many elearning courses are linear and not very interactive.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. link] December 5-6, 2012 Southern Africa ICT Summit, organized by African Information Technology Exhibitions and Conferences (AITEC), Maputo, Mozambique. Clayton R.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I had a great time in Atlanta last week.

How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Without any context, a pyramid generally will tell you that the information is weighted based on its position in layers and that there’s usually some sort of interconnected sequential relationship. Many of them are relevant to the types of information seen in elearning courses.

3 Things to Consider When Building Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

This loaded information about the video. The value in clicking to load the information is that unlike the dragging, you don’t have to move the mouse. It’s a little more efficient and it locks the information on the screen until another user action.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Often there’s little concern about how relevant the information is to the learner. Thus the learner is usually not engaged and has to wade through a lot of information. This is something an information dump can’t easily do. I used Urtak to create an informal industry survey.