Do you want to predict learners’ path?
JANUARY 12, 2016
The second one consisted of a group of boys from Boston’s poorest neighborhoods (mostly tenement dwellers) – specifically chosen from some of the most troubled and disadvantaged families in 1930s Boston.
Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?
JULY 1, 2013
Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement. I often get asked by clients and attendees of my gamification education sessions, “Are games really the answer to increased learner engagement and knowledge retention?” They believe that if only this experience were more like a video game, learners would engage!
A Simple Course Design for Multiple Learners
JUNE 7, 2016
Course design is a challenge as you try to balance the needs of the client, subject matter experts, learners, and your own course design sensibility. One of the biggest issues with many online courses is that the course is a single solution designed to accommodate multiple learners.
Respect Your Learners to Maximize ROI
APRIL 27, 2016
Make your learners active participants in the training. Grab learners’ attention and generate curiosity about what might have happened if they had selected a different option. But when it comes to training that improves performance, learners deserve the benefits that come from professional writers, actors, directors, and editors that understand both the science and art of creating video-based instructional products.
Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example
AUGUST 2, 2016
This a good performance-based demo that allows the learner to explore and make educated guesses. This forces the learner to focus on their specific task rather than merely identify issues out of context. The gate screen stops the learners to orient them on what they need to do.
How to Build Real-World Learning Interactions
JULY 19, 2016
With those building blocks you’re able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life.
Let’s Now Shift the Focus to Learning
JUNE 3, 2016
In such a device-loaded, information overhang market, how can learners be attracted and engaged? Can learners get involved or immersed? How to improve learner experience? Or, what if you note a prediction by data scientists that Boston,US will cease to exist in the year 2100!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS
MARCH 12, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.
More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
This year we went to Toronto, Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston. Focus on what you want the learner to do and not just the information about doing it. In Boston, the hotel iron spit a bunch of rust onto my shirt and the last few hotels I’ve stayed in didn’t have coffee in the room.
The Digital Disruption of Corporate Learning
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 22, 2015
The rage of this riptide includes Newsweek being sold for $1 in 2011, while the Washington Post for $250 million and Boston Globe for $70 million, when only a few years earlier these newspapers were worth of billions .
Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New
APRIL 21, 2012
He encourages instructional designers to relinquish control and cease reliance on “a process of extracting and interpreting information from the SME… ” Katzman continues, “The expertise is out in the field … In some cases the learner is the teacher, and teacher a learner.” Why does the group in Belgium do it, when the group in Boston doesn’t? A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning.
Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New
APRIL 21, 2012
He encourages instructional designers to relinquish control and cease reliance on “a process of extracting and interpreting information from the SME… ” Katzman continues, “The expertise is out in the field … In some cases the learner is the teacher, and teacher a learner.” Why does the group in Belgium do it, when the group in Boston doesn’t?
How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning
MAY 17, 2016
The solution is to reframe the content so it’s relevant to the learner. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning.
5 Ways to Learn Faster
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Yves Morieux, senior partner at strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group, has developed an index to show how business complexity has increased sixfold during the past 60 years alone. They are fast learners for whom questioning, thinking and growing is the norm.
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
link] December 4-5, 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology , Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Clayton R.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] January 3-6, 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 128 th , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Interactive Video Made Easy
APRIL 12, 2016
Two Truths and a Lie : have the learner review multiple videos and choose the correct one. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). A few years back working with video was not all that easy.
Why You Need Online Learning Nuggets for Product Training
OCTOBER 17, 2016
When the learner finishes all the modules, he would have completed the content. Learners find it hard to focus on training content delivered on Smartphones and tablets for extended periods of time, and the short duration of bite-sized courses makes them ideal for mobile learning.
Here’s the First Step When Building Interactive E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
The next step is getting the learners to touch the screen. A goal is to get the learners to interact with the screen. However, the main point is to figure out how you’ll get your learners to touch the screen. October 21 & 22 : Boston, MA.
Learn by Walking in Their Shoes
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
One of the most effective and scalable approaches is rich, realistic simulations that enable learners to assume the roles of others and “play” through believable, interactive stories. Make your characters human and multidimensional, so that learners identify and empathize with them. Enable learners to drive the experience by making decisions that alter the storyline and the outcomes. “Don’t judge a man until you have walked in his shoes.”
Can we afford to ignore learner perceptions?
Learning with e's
APRIL 14, 2010
We cannot afford to ignore learner needs. Over the next few days therefore, I'm going to examine some of the affordances of learning technologies and attempt to evaluate them from the perspective of the individual (but socially connected) learner. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Norman, D.
How to Create Interactive E-Learning
MAY 1, 2012
While relevance doesn’t equate to interactivity, it does equate to an engaged learner. And an engaged learner is more apt to learn and not be dependent on interactive gimmicks (which is what we usually start with when we try to make the course interactive). Let the Learner Explore.
Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It
JANUARY 25, 2016
James Bessen, economist at Boston University School of Law writes in a Harvard Business Review article , “Employers using new technologies need to base hiring decisions not just on education, but also on the non-cognitive skills that allow some people to excel at learning on the job.”.
Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
They let the learner collect information. October 21 & 22: Boston, MA. Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. I used a flat UI design for the learning interaction.
Microlearning – 4 Success Stories of Its Effective Use
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
To fight the shrinking attention spans of employees, deliver training that can fit into their tight schedules; to support learners on the job, training experts recommend microlearning – short, specific, online learning nuggets. Learner performance in the classroom was captured.
5 Reasons Why Distance Learning Has Been Around for Centuries
JUNE 24, 2014
One early instructor was Caleb Phillips in 1728; he advertised private correspondence courses in shorthand in the Boston Gazette. Learners aren’t chained to a desk. . And with a solution like Lectora® Mobile , learners can access training materials anywhere, anytime!
Pokemon Go: Does this mean augmented reality learning is a thing?
JULY 20, 2016
The real world has never been enough. Sure, it’s enough for tigers, eagles, elephants, panda bears and their animal friends, but it has never been enough for Homo Sapiens (that’s us). We always tried to improve upon it or, at least, alter it to be more to our tastes.
Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training
Your Training Edge
MAY 23, 2013
New research and information can be introduced into a training program and reach all learners in real-time, making the training more relevant and responsive to real-world problems and scenarios. Adaptive learning technologies are currently being piloted in a Spanish language MOOC (Instreamia) and a molecular science MOOC (University of Massachusetts Boston). Second, in corporate training, learners are not assessed by their ability to take a multiple-choice quiz or write an essay.
Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit
NOVEMBER 8, 2015
The idea of having learners or students create their own games was discussed as was the difficulty of breaking games into their “atomic” elements which may prove to be difficult even thought that’s a “holy grail” of research.
3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book
JUNE 19, 2012
It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning. Recently updated sessions: Nashville chapter meeting, Houston registration page, and Boston registration page. September 27: Boston, MA ( ADAPT ).
9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
It stops the learner and orients them to something new. For example, two are the navigation instructions and the final slide that tells the learners they’re finished and free to leave. October 21 & 22 : Boston, MA.
How the Science of Learning Explains Superbowl Victory
Will at Work Learning
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Give your learners realistic practice, that is practice set in real-world situations. For critical situations, give additional practice to automate your learners'' responses. Boston Globe. Sports is sometimes a great crucible for life lessons.
5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive
AUGUST 21, 2012
It’s easy enough to take any of these types of interactions and incorporate them into an interactive, decision-making elearning course that allows the learner to explore, pull in content, and make decisions. Essentially we create a situation where the learner’s understanding is challenged.
The Business Partnership Award
DECEMBER 5, 2016
To improve these soft skills, Bechtel University created an interactive, business-relevant program that works for all types of learners. A three-day immersive learning experience held at Suffolk headquarters in Boston helped drop the new hire attrition rate after the first year.