Learning and Development – The GAP is coming

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Then, I looked around as the years passed, wondering why weren’t others – my contemporaries who did not know instructional design, do the same thing, and learn it? Plenty will point to the same perspectives they had in the past, forgetting that it is called the past for a reason, and secondly, the days of “the way of learning/training via e-learning in the corporate world” is gone. The GAP. Take a look at what you are doing now in L&D.

The Authentic Learning Model: 7 Things Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Infopro Learning

Are your online learners struggling to put their knowledge into practice? Do you need to add more real-world context to your eLearning course? In this article, I’ll explore everything eLearning pros need to know about the Authentic Learning Model. Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About The Authentic Learning Model. The Authentic Learning Model centers on self-guided exploration, group discussions, and real-world challenges.


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7 Ways Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps

Infopro Learning

Do you want to improve workplace productivity? Do your employees have the skills they need to tackle tasks and increase profits? In this article, I’ll explore 7 ways that online training can help you fill performance gaps in your organization. How Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps. Performance gaps are the thorn in your company’s side. Thankfully, there are ways to get over the gaps so that your staff can achieve their true potential.

What You Need to Know: Online Training vs. Traditional Training


What You Need to Know: Online Training vs. Traditional Training. Did you know that eLearning boosts knowledge retention? Are you thinking about transitioning your traditional training curriculum to virtual learning ? Virtual is new, and in-person is normal—at least, it was.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? Apply what you know about your problem, audience, desired outcomes, and constraints, and envision the. How do they connect to the business.

Virtual Classrooms: The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Online Course


All thanks to new technologies, yet another image of classrooms is evolving to include much more than this traditional image – online class setup or Virtual Classrooms. What is a virtual classroom? There has been a steep boost in the popularity of virtual classrooms recently.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


Mastery score: Defines the score a learner must achieve to pass a SCORM module. Many instructors and course developers feel that it’s essential to offer learners mobile options. Instructional designers increasingly need to develop responsive mobile learning content that can adapt to the many devices learners now use. Instead of viewing intelligence as a general ability, the multiple intelligences theory asserts that different learners can excel in different areas.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. Every LMS customer operates at a different point along the learning content journey, from live instructor-led-training to virtual classroom delivery to self-paced online content. Do your customers focus exclusively on employee training? Do you know why? Who knows?

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have written about the impact of various shifts and trends like globalization, work fragmentation, ubiquitous network and access to the mobile web, social media, and the economy of individuals on the way we work and learn in the following posts: Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World , Working out Loud and Serendipity and The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

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Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education? What do online instructors have to know about H1N1? 3 Creative Ways to Empower Your Learners , September 15, 2009. Second Life Blogs: Learning Inworld: The First Statewide Rollout of a Virtual World Learning Environment: The University of Texas System in Second Life , September 15, 2009.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Most of us do a retrospection of the year gone by, and a future-spection of the year to come. I thought I''d do the same from an L&D and workplace learning perspective. The Shift identifies the following five forces that are transforming everything we do, and in the rest of the post I will focus on this line of thought. How do we as L&D tackle this? Will L&D as we know it continue to exist? Only adults doing their work.

Virtual reality and augmented reality: overhyped or new industry standard?

CLO Magazine

When you hear the words “virtual reality,” do you feel like you’re in a sci-fi film? But do you? We know that classroom and e-learning modules only account for 10 percent of learning. Seventy percent of learning comes from tackling real-world tasks and problems.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19. For example, think about what’s happening in the world of work. As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning.

How to Bridge the Corporate Knowledge Gap

Designing Digitally

The knowledge crisis in the corporate world is becoming greater. I did not know I was supposed to do it this way!” This is indicative of a knowledge gap. Organizations need to identify these gaps and resolve it. If an employee is unaware of what to do in a particular situation, then it is sure to reflect in his work in terms of unsatisfactory customer service, missed sale opportunities, and so on. Here are some ways to bridge the knowledge gap.

Can You Build the ‘Perfect’ Learner Experience?

HT2 Labs

In the run up to this year’s Learning Technologies conference, we’ve been pondering the Learner Experience alongside our partners, Kineo. That learners will be motivated and encouraged to participate. That learners will apply their new knowledges in the workplace. From Social and Personalized Learning, to Virtual and Augmented Reality, the possibilities for L&D are endless. Defining ‘Learner Experience’. Elements of a Great Learner Experience.



According to you, “an e-learning solution needs to be analyzed and thought through with the learners and their environment first”. If you try to start developing before you design your e-learning, you'll back yourself into a corner and then not know what to do.”

Can You Build the Perfect Learner Experience?

Learning Pool

That learners will be motivated and encouraged to participate. And that learners will apply their new knowledge and skills in the workplace. From social and personalized learning to virtual and augmented reality, the possibilities for L&D are endless. But with all the gadgets in the world, with artificial intelligence (AI) and smart recommendations, can the perfect learner experience be constructed? Defining Learner Experience .

Augmented Learning, what you need to know


Augmented Learning, what you need to know. Do you want to implement an Augmented Learning program at your organization but you don’t know where to start? Augmented Learning is the next step in the evolution of eLearning to enhance the learner’s experience and demystify real world objects and their environment. By using Augmented Learning applications the learner can work with different learning objects in the virtual world to explore and acquire learning.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

The digital divide is shrinking in our wired part of the world: 87% of Americans now use the internet. But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap.



You are an expert learning designer who has been continuously inspiring the world to design better and meaningful learning experiences. Given this scenario, do you think e-learning, in its original format, is dead or has become irrelevant?

eLearning Manifesto: Can we take a dose of our own medicine? Do you want to take your own eLearning?

Coffee and Design

I agree with Julie that eLearning isn’t always the best solution to get the learners to perform to the desired level of standard. In a in a recent post, I had a great follow up response to a post I made recently, Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? I know this perspective will make many ISD folks bristle, for they feel that what they produce is changing the world. Extreme I know. What do you think?

The Big Share: A Q&A with CloudShare’s Lee Berkman on Virtual IT Labs and Best Practices


In this edition we speak with Lee Berkman, CloudShare’s own virtual IT labs expert. And while he brushes off being “called an expert on anything,” he’s been with us since, expertly helping prospects and customers resolve pain points and grow with virtual IT labs. CloudShare (CS): What are the top use cases you see in the virtual IT labs space? Others use it for virtual instructor-led training (VILT). Get in touch with our virtual IT experts today.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things


We are all adapting to a strange new world. We’ve shifted to virtual everything, from meetings to happy hours. Does the objective support and bring the learners’ behavior closer to the business goal? Are there gaps in performance that have been identified? What do people struggle with in class? Which parts do the learners like best? Which parts drag or lose the learners’ attention? So do not short-change the importance of good visuals.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Friday, October 03, 2008 All The Worlds A-Twitter Ive succumbed to Twitter. After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. Do you Twitter?

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Companies that can do it have the potential to become leaders in their industries — while those that can’t risk joining the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster and other formerly successful companies that ultimately failed because they did not evolve in response to changing times.

Training Gen Z employees: 8 best practices


Here is what you need to know. Gen Z has never known a world without the internet. They expect it to do its job and they’ll get frustrated and impatient with outdated or dysfunctional software, and any training that uses that type of tech.

Stop! Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things


We are all adapting to a strange new world. We’ve shifted to virtual everything, from meetings to happy hours. Does the objective support and bring the learners’ behavior closer to the business goal? Are there gaps in performance that have been identified? What do people struggle with in class? Which parts do the learners like best? Which parts drag or lose the learners’ attention? So do not short-change the importance of good visuals.

Field Notes: What Do You Hope to Accomplish, Here and Beyond


What do you hope to accomplish here and beyond? But oh boy do I ever love this kind of stuff. ” The more I understand why I join, serve, labor, or otherwise share my gifts, the more I can bring my full self to whatever I do. Hope to accomplish next: Untether and experience the world as a digital nomad. I have many assignments in my current role, but I thrive most in those face-to-face or virtual modalities where I can show and share the path.

Case study: PepsiCo leverages Minecraft for Lean Six Sigma training

CLO Magazine

It’s a very dry topic, and because the audiences are so diverse, it’s difficult to do online,” he says. The pandemic accelerated our need to execute this training virtually,” says PepsiCo Chief Learning Officer Molly Nagler.

6 Tips To Use Real World Activities In Ethics Compliance Online Training

EI Design

Apply immersive online training techniques and see the difference real world examples can make to corporate learners. How To Use Real World Activities In Ethics Compliance Online Training. Because there’s no other field where real world, immersive eLearning makes a bigger difference to the engagement of your corporate learners than compliance. The Importance Of Real World Application. Compliance is a tricky subject to connect with a corporate learner.

ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

Then there’s a host of impactful digitally powered solutions, like virtual instructor-led training (VILT) , eLearning , and video learning. It allows for a free exchange of ideas, team building, and space for your learners to practice applying what they’ve learned in true-to-life scenarios. .

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Top 5 reasons to move from face-to-face to online training

Digitec Interactive

We live in a fast-paced world. What do you do when you need to learn something? That’s the flexibility we need to provide learners. Most people don’t share the exact same knowledge gaps. Learners today want to be engaged with their training more than ever before.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Share your stunning presentations in person, virtually or export your slides for use in other software. Do not miss this latest jaw-dropping session by Mike Parkinson, Owner of Billion Dollar Graphics. How do you reach contacts now working for home?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. This was a little wake up call to me as I sit in my little e-Learning world, trying to immerse myself in all that is new. The rest of the world is not in this technology bubble yet. How many of the World of Warcraft Guild Masters who are getting hired for their special guild skills women?

4 Examples of AI Being Used in E-Learning


That doesn’t sound as exciting (or as scary) as your typical sci-fi novel, but it does open the door to some very interesting use cases that are being applied today in the world of online education. In this example, the software is a study guide, identifying and then filling knowledge gaps.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

Interactivity is the key that keeps the learner’s interest, and assists them in embedding new knowledge once they have completed a learning module. So how much interactivity do you require for your content? Questions such as: Who are your learners? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. You can do that with Preso! Not a great experience for the learner!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? In the UK, according to Clive, virtually no one has a degree in Instructional Design. If youre working as an instructional designer, do you have an advanced degree? What do you think counts more? Clive says, "I must confess I dont really care how someone has acquired their knowledge of the subject, but I do care whether they are constantly striving to do a better job."

5 Online Training Activities to Improve Learning Experiences


Zoom fatigue has hit many people and the last thing they want to do is attend online training sessions that mimic instructor-led training. In addition, only 9% of companies have trained staff to use all their technologies correctly — resulting in a significant knowledge gap.

The five moments of need: designing with the learners in mind.

Good To Great

For instance, I know we all talk about ‘point of need’, ‘just in time’ and ‘on the job’ learning, but Bob’s explanation of the five moments of need really brought this to life for me. This has really stuck in my head and is definitely making me think differently about what I do and why. They’ll see the training as something designed for them, to help them do their jobs, rather than as something the business has to roll out in order to get a tick in the right box.

Collaborative learning

Ed App

We want our learners and trainees to reach proficiency in certain knowledge and skills. In August of 1991, the World Wide Web officially went public. What we needed to do now, was know how to use that knowledge…and use it well. Learners still need a human touch.