5 Creative Ways to Solve Big Problems

Your Training Edge

Even as businesses grow, the leaders are rewarded for their ability to solve big problems smartly and maintain grace under troublesome situations and pressure. This is because the problems don’t end, even if a business has the product that earns millions of dollars a month.

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

This article addresses three common problems found in training and discusses how MOOCs provide solutions to these problems. Problem 1: Employees aren’t engaged. Problem 2: It is unclear if learning is actually taking place.

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How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning.

Two Sigma Problem

Your Training Edge

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Annoying Journalism

There Is No Chalk

Not because I feel some amount of trepidation over the problems the United States faces with cheaper competition in labor markets abroad, but because this story is just restating what we already know, while apparently seeking to send readers in the U.S. I read this story on Business Insider, and it proceeded to do nothing more than annoy me.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning. In fact, the four most in-demand skills are critical thinking, complex problem solving, judgment and decision-making, and active listening. In this model, students learn the content in a real-world environment and are assessed using real-world problems.

Reducing risk of retracted irreproducible research in STM journals

Aptara

Reducing risk of retracted irreproducible research in STM journals. One topic that has become increasingly controversial is open access journals. Open access journal controversy. Open access journals have different publishing qualifications that need to be considered.".

The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation

KnowledgeCity

This can be a challenge which is why so many business websites, journals, blogs, etc. Customer problem – identify the customer problem, customer promise, product/service and what makes you unique.

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5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp.

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

mLevel

According to the NeuroLeadership Journal : “….all The problem at United, and most organizations for that matter, is that the only standard to follow for exceptions are cultural/environmental influences.

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

TalentLMS

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.

Learning in the Flow of Work

CLO Magazine

While the goal of microlearning is to solve a problem, the goal of macrolearning is to develop a new skill, obtain a complete understanding or provide context for deeper knowledge. Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting.

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals.

How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video

TechSmith Camtasia

The problem with that is, well, problems. Problem #1: Face-to-face training is time-consuming and expensive. Problem #2: Schedules can be a nightmare to coordinate. Problem #3: Training across the globe is difficult. Problem #5: The brain drain is real.

USC Annenberg Opens Center for Third Space Thinking

CLO Magazine

The center is housed in the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles.

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When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Open access journals (and there are several alternative funding models that support these) are the best way to address these problems. The truth is, not many academics can afford to turn their backs on closed journal publishing.

Scaffolding or no scaffolding?

Learning with e's

I'm co-editor of the Routledge journal Interactive Learning Environments , which this year went to 4 issues a year and in 2011 will extend its reach to 5 issues a year. We have a large amount of submissions each year and are kept very busy as a team managing, reviewing and editing the journal.

Down to a 't'

Learning with e's

Social Software and was published in Health Information and Libraries Journal. Well, there is a deeper problem here, I retort. How potentially damaging is this practice to a) the integrity of academic research and b) the veracity and accuracy of what we read in academic journals?

Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

Baker et al (2010) found that boredom is correlated with lower engagement and poor outcomes, but frustration didn’t consistently lead to problems. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies , 68 (4), 223–241.

Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification

Kapp Notes

The first article is from an online journal called GAME. Here is a description of the journal– “G|A|M|E is a journal dedicated to a comparative, critical and theoretical analysis of videogames” The article from this journal is called +10!

Citations

Clark Quinn

One problem, of course, is that I don’t know what others know (and don’t). And, realize I don’t have easy access to journals either. Following on my thoughts on writing yesterday, this was a topic that didn’t fit (the post got too long ;). So here we go.

5 Tips for Creating a More Enjoyable Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Maintain a Journal. While most people associate daily journals with intensely personal ventures, workplace journals can help keep you motivated. Many employers offer workplace journals that can be shared among employees.

Why multiple-choice questions are (too often) problematic

Patti Shank

These and other problems (such as the problems in the list above) lead to invalid questions and assessments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition , 31, 1155-1159.

ID and e-Learning Links (6/9/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Given the current campus infrastructure, personal knowledge tools, and the availability of digital content such as course cartridges, online cyber problems, and test banks, a recommended planning number today for experienced faculty is 10 hours per hour of instruction. Open access journal with a number of articles on active learning, blended learning, problem based learning, etc. (My

Looking back at an incredible 2019: Our year in review

Rustici Software

However, it’s become increasingly clear the industry is shifting and the problems we solve for our customers must expand beyond learning standards. Looking back on 2019, I can’t express enough how proud I am of all of the folks at Rustici Software and the work we accomplished.

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Designing with science

Clark Quinn

And, of course, you can also go right to the pure journals, like Instructional Science, and Learning Sciences, and the like, if you are fluent in academese. Or, arguably more modern, something from Jonassen on problem-based learning or other more social constructivist approaches.

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"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

In the study students who learned with text that was more informal and personal (for example, used the word "you" or "I") produced 20% to 46% more solutions to a transfer problem (similar problem as presented in the instruction) than the group who only had formal language in their module.

Training Isn't Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “AT&T’s Ambitious Effort to Retrain More than 100,000 Workers,” Rachel King writes: As AT&T Inc. The problem with AT&T’s approach to change is that training isn’t learning.

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The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The conversation took place nearly two years ago and it still bothers me. I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position.

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

For instance, when I was in the Instructional and Performance Technology master’s program at Boise State University, the books required for my classes included The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook by Judith Hale (included a CD with several consulting templates), Systems Thinking Basics by Virginia Anderson and Lauren Johnson (an easy-to-read workbook), and Analyzing Performance Problems by Robert Mager and Peter Pipe. By Shelley A. Gable.

Helping Malaysian graduates learn the skills needed to enter the workforce

GO1

The study titled ‘Discrimination in high degrees: Race and graduate hiring in Malaysia‘ was published in the Journal of Asia Pacific Economy. The paper discussed the problems of discrimination in hiring and promotion in the country’s labor […]. A study by University of Malaya (UM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) researchers has been circulating online recently.

Benefits of STEM Education and Publishing

Kitaboo

To put it simply, STEM publishing refers to delivering STEM education through published textbooks, papers, and journals in an imaginative and educative manner. Ignite curiosity and maintain it – Critical thinking and Problem Solving.

Tips for Creating a More Enjoyable Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Maintain a Journal. While most people associate daily journals with intensely personal ventures, workplace journals can help keep you motivated. Many employers offer workplace journals that can be shared among employees. Why Your Workplace Needs More Charm.

3 Steps to Graphic Record Your Next Vacation

NuggetHead

The Problem: Growing up as a kid going on annual vacations I would always get those disposable cameras to capture the adventure. This Hawaiian visit I had a new idea where my plan was to record the trip in a journal, sketch out a plan and then draw the entire vacation into one graphic image.

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WHY ORGANIZATION CHANGE DOESN’T WORK

PDG

Eisenstat suggests following a grass roots approach, in which ad hoc, cross-organizational groups solve concrete business problems. While that’s often effective, the Journal of Change Management suggests that it can be a psychological burden for them. The Journal notes that that “Scholars have suggested that psychological ownership can have a ‘dark side’ in organizational contexts.” By Jean Marie Tenlen. Change Management has really only been a thing since the 1950s.