Everything I Know About HR I Learned From My Corgi


His specialty is herding: he provides sheep and ducks and fenced spaces in which to work them, and rents the space and his counsel to area dog owners. Ok, I am not necessarily equating animal and human behavior. Except sort of. Tongue mostly in cheek here. Mostly.


What Does Social Learning Look Like? Pokémon GO


The company hasn’t provided any collaboration tools, so the trainers across locations begin talking in places like Facebook groups, Google communities, and Reddit.

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Transforming Classroom to Online: What's the Reality?


“When you’re looking at ‘converting’ classroom training to an online format, try to actually get to the classroom event. Get clear on what really goes on there, as opposed to what you might hear in a meeting or via document review.

9 Critical Elements of Performance Improvement: Devlearn Session Recap


We were provided with only the most general information about what to expect from the surgery and during recovery.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Coming to Devlearn 2015?


Kudos to the eLearning Guild for providing the ukuleles for this experience. Coming to DevLearn 2015? I'll be there with 2 new sessions and a refreshed visit to a fun one from last year. Some has involved extensive new research.

Cammy Bean, "Writing Better eLearning Scripts" Training 2015


Provide a cliffhanger. I''m in Atlanta for Training 2015. Our friend Cammy Bean so often live blogs other people''s conference sessions, including some of mine, I figured I''d return the favor. How can we write better programs?" -Aim Aim for short & snappy -How do people talk to each other? Write like that. Use a lighter, accessible tone. It''s really critical to know your audience (Form follows function) Comic books are fun and can support the fun affect. -We

Join me at eLearn Magazine!


eLearning has evolved so much since 2001, from “CBT” and the early days of “distance education,” through virtual classrooms and virtual worlds to, now, the brave new frontier of handheld devices and mLearning, in an age with so much being created, shared, and curated through the new channels provided by social media. I have recently taken on a new role as Editor in Chief of eLearn Magazine and hope you'll be a partner with me on this new journey.

Maker Party! Show Your Work


I’d organized the party as a Facebook Event, which provides a separate Facebook page with space for guests to post and comment, and people are still talking about the party and to each other today. … so this happened the night of March 4.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include.

If You Force Them, They Won't Learn


From my dissertation: "Pastoors (2007) found that motivation to participate in bootlegged CoPs was high, that the bootlegged CoPs allowed for sharing of tacit knowledge and provided a welcome arena for those who shared common interests and “passions” (p. A link on Twitter caught my eye this morning: "5 Hallmarks of Good Homework" , Much of the content is applicable to L& D (make assignments relevant, have a purpose, that kind of thing).

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick


His CIPP model , originally covering Context-Input-Process- Product/Impact, and later extended to include Sustainability, Effectiveness, and Transportability, provides a different take on the evaluation of training. While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach.

Talking is Easy. Do Your Objectives match Your Strategies?


Figuring out how to reach the other domains – to provide psychomotor practice or to elicit an emotional response – is your challenge in developing effective eLearning New "Nuts and Bolts" column today! Do your learning objectives match strategies and outcomes? Talking is easy. Presenting bullet points is easy.

E-Learning and the Panopticon


Bentham developed the idea of the panopticon , a prison design that provided a single central point from which all prisoners/cells/activities could be observed. Consider universities providing "distance education" courses via a course management tool like Blackboard, into which administration can ostensibly drop at any time to read student discussion comments, watch instructor videos, review recordings of virtual classroom meetings, and access other daily course activity.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include.

"Ukulele Learning" Devlearn Session Recap


Music can also provide a sense of urgency or motion, important to learner persistence and encouraging the learner to keep going.

PowerPoint Converter for 2013


I was pleased with the audio recording and editing tools and allow that it is much better than the minimal funcitonality provided by the old Windows Sound Editor.

Consider Your "Loose" Connections This Memorial Day


Perhaps, as with my former coworkers, the connection will provide a fond or poignant memory on some future Memorial Day Monday is the US Memorial Day holiday, set aside for remembering those who gave their lives in military service. For me it has additional meaning.

Social Media in Training


Blog Create a blog post asking learners to provide a 100-word recap of the critical takeaways from the past session. I keep seeing lots of "tips for using social media tools in training" but not many concrete examples.

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

Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.

Pet First Aid iPhone App


Stores pet info, provides first aid data, and even videos of emergency medical techniques Back in December I wrote about one of my favorite iPhone apps (and excellent example of a performance support tool), the Pocket Aid first aid app.

What's Your Objective?


They provide a good basis for looking at just a couple of common problems. Jeffery Goldman @minutebio, Johns Hopkins Healthcare LLC: “Not setting them at all, not measuring whether they are met in the final assessment, and not providing content to meet objectives.”

Musings about level 1 evaluation.


That we emphasized the right things; that our points were clear; that we met our objectives; that we have provided people with tools (games) they feel they can integrate into their own synchronous programs.

And ADDIE wasn't even there to see it.


Basically: --the 'trainer' (more experienced server) was the performance support --as a peer,actually doing the same job, the trainer was able to provide real-world suggestions --the learning experience appeared to be a successful one --as a side effect, the experience appeared to be forcing better performance from the trainer --and I'm afraid ADDIE wasn't anywhere to be found.

State of the Front-Line Manager

helping this group improve, providing. Board provides some insight.i provided sound models and pragmatic. at least 60% of their time providing. their leadership programs provided. provide compelling workshops based. with talent leaders provides an insight.

RIP Training Magazine


The help Training provided in the early days of my career is so significant that I discussed it in my doctoral dissertation. I apologize for the length of this, but eulogies bring out the wordiness in me. Tuesday morning brought the sad, but not surprising, news that 41-year-old Training Magazine will cease publication with its March 2010 issue.

What I learn from #lrnchat


lrnchat gives me all-at-once access to some of the best minds in the field, directs me to new ideas, provides alternative points of view, and sends me looking for a new book or article. Every Thursday evening there's a great fun live gathering on Twitter called #lrnchat. It's a fast free-for-all organized around a theme, like instructional design, virtual worlds, social learning, or e-learning myths, structured around 3 general questions.

2009 Top Ten Tools for Learning Professionals


Statistical feedback on quizzes rivals that provided by many much-pricier LMSs. Each year Jane Hart of the UK's Centre for Learning and Perfomance Technologies invites practitioners to submit their "Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals". Here's mine; be sure to check out the lists others have submitted. iPhone. It completes me. Much more computer than phone, it’s on this list because of the apps (which count as “software”, I should think).

Wherefore Passion?


The CoP provided them the opportunity to learn about their work while learning while doing their work. Dave Ferguson has revived the Working/Learning Blog Carnival and has asked for thoughts on "work at learning: learning at work". Here's what's on my mind this rainy Sunday. My dissertation research focused broadly on communities of practice (CoPs), and narrowly on a single community comprised of workplace trainers who gathered voluntarily to “stamp out bad training”.

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

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Information Skills Needed


Apart from providing an opposite-side-of-the-coin view, it points to new taks for educators and trainers in developing workers. I've been doing a good deal of research/work lately with knowledge management. One of my concerns is that the focus so often seems to be only on output: where can we store knowledge? What sort of database can we build for it? Do we need more procedures manuals ?

The Collapse of a Community of Practice (CoP)


They did provide a long explanation, including acknowledgement of new social media technologies that did not exist back when the listserv was started. I have long been a subscriber to, first, the old TR-DEV listserv and its revised format as a moderated Yahoo group. While the site shows 4,000 members, I would guess that truly active membership -- lots of posting, interaction, some argument -- is in the range of 50-100.

So I'm Finally a Doctor!


It took 9 years of continuing enrollment and much jumping through hoops, which could have at least also provided aerobic exercise. but as Randy Pausch's mother always said of him, ".but but not the kind that helps people." My husband gave me a t-shirt that says: "Graduation is for Quitters

Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers

Upside Learning

eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].

5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI

ej4 eLearning

The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.].

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Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

Kapp Notes

To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic.

How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners.

Ultimate List of Online Course Providers


The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have).

LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences


It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information.