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The changing skill set of the learning professional

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Whichever medium they choose, if they can communicate well they have the potential to provide a really valuable service. But which provides you with the support you need to take your skills to the next level. Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive.

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Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

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Beyond that, knowledge is useful in that it provides us with perspectives on the modern world and helps us to understand how it all ticks. First off, increase the number of practice activities that you provide as part of your formal courses. I’ll cut straight to the point.

The four responsibilities of the learning professional

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Just as consistently, it is apparent that they experience a major obstacle to achieving their goals and providing the best possible service to their organisations. They would soon be unable to provide an adequate service and would rightly ushered out of the profession.

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Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go

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No regrets : a short film which provides insights into good blended learning design. Compelling challenges provide us with the incentive and the opportunity to put our learning into practice and to revisit our assumptions and attitudes.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Let’s face it, compliance is not the same as learning

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To follow-up, I'd provide a forum where you could ask experts for answers to really tricky questions not covered in the programme. A while back I did something quite unusual.

Do no harm - the duty of the learning professional

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They can provide them with inadequate opportunities to practise new skills, so they never have the confidence to put the skills into practice. They can fail to provide sufficient follow-up resources in the workplace, so the learning quickly fades into oblivion.

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Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

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In a learning context, video provides a compelling means for conveying content, particularly real-life action and interactions with people. Obviously it won’t always be that easy, and to make the best of the potential that video provides will take skill and experience, but there’s no harm in starting with the assumption that you can do it yourself, until proven otherwise. Documentaries could provide a record of important projects and initiatives, or tell a powerful story.

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Why micro-learning works for me

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For some time we have had the Khan Academy covering maths and Lynda.com providing tech skills. Well, it is unlikely that, on its own, it is going to provide someone with the skills, insights and confidence needed to perform to a high level in their work.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

CEGOS 2011 survey provides many new insights

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It provides some interesting insights but also raises many questions.

Engaging your learner - four dos and four don'ts

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Overload on glitz : It’s a common misconception that super-high production values will provide that elusive engagement, but there’s no evidence to support this.

Blended learning report shows where work needs to be done

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Well, a month or two ago, e-learning developer Kineo and global training providers The Oxford Group helped us all out by gathering information to show how blended learning is being used, what benefits are being obtained and what problems are being experienced.

E-learning: what is it good for?

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When it was first coined, in the late 1990s, it promised a brave new world of engaging, multimedia-rich learning freed from the confines of the classroom, providing unlimited accessibility, flexibility and scalability.

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.

Seven ways in which stories power learning

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Although my principal goal was to provide insights into the value of end-to-end learning solutions, I also needed the storyline to be engaging in its own right and to demonstrate the power of storytelling as a tool for learning. I’d never written a film script before.

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What does it take to be a good e-learning designer?

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They are well organised: working with hundreds of files, multiple formats, languages and versions provides lots of opportunity for error and confusion: anyone who tries to wing it will soon get found out. With the Serious eLearning Manifesto drawing attention to a current lack of e-learning design skills, as evidenced by more than a little tedious and ineffective content out there, it got me thinking about what it takes to be a good designer.

Why scenarios are the future of e-learning

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What annoys them is instructional e-learning, particularly that sort that aims to provide knowledge, normally in the form of a tutorial. Instructional e-learning tries to provide knowledge in one hit and this is rarely going to be a successful strategy. With any luck (and careful design) this process will provide the learner with insights which they can take forward and test in the real world.

The teacher as storyteller

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A few days ago, I sat down to write a post explaining why I thought stories were such a powerful tool for learning. In my research, I came across a post I originally published in 2005.

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.

The new age of exploration

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They will be provided with specific and timely feedback. You can understand why the emphasis shifted from exposition to instruction as it became necessary to provide millions of new entrants to the workforce with essential knowledge and practical skills.

The new self-directed learning toolkit

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While this format certainly can deliver the goods, and provides a simple, trackable means to monitor compliance, it frequently falls down on many fronts: Interactive tutorials are time-consuming, expensive and complex to put together. There will be other tools that need to be brought into action for the special cases: Learning journals (blogs) provide a way for a learner to record and share their reflections over a longer course of study.

Over-teaching experts and under-teaching novices

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The most common manifestation of this, in my experience, is to provide the same solution for those with a great deal of prior knowledge as for those who are relative beginners. But it is easy to see how, if we are not careful, we end up providing an 'average' learning experience which satisfies no-one. And we can under-teach the relative novices: We bombard them with information which they cannot hope to process, providing nowhere near enough time for consolidation.

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Compelling content requires a cunning plan

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We want information that will help us to meet a current work challenge or provide us with a competitive personal advantage. To provide relevance you need to understand your audience well.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.

Compliance - e-learning's greatest friend and worst enemy

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20% of organisations provide managers with resources and job aids to encourage application back in the workplace. It is possible to do this job properly, to satisfy the needs of regulators while also providing a stimulating and thought-provoking experience that has a good chance of changing behaviour. Towards Maturity has just published a study called Reinvigorating Compliance Training. Bringing it back from the dead might be more apt.

Massively scalable training

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So far so good, but now comes the difficult bit - providing opportunities for practice. With a little care, you can dream up activities which provide the right level of authentic practice to meet the trainee's need. The problem comes with providing feedback. Can trainees be relied on to provide each other with reliable feedback? Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education.

Transforming learning and development: the need

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Over the past three years, as we in the learning and development profession have battled with almost unparalleled levels of uncertainty and pressure on resources, my colleagues at Onlignment and I have found ourselves engaged more and more often in discussions with learning providers, both external and in-house, looking to reinvent their offerings for their particular markets. Of course this is not the first time that learning providers have had to struggle with tight market conditions.

Why scenarios aren't there yet

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Designed well, they provide the learner with the opportunity to engage in a sort of experiment from which insights can emerge into key principles. First off, I'd suggest that, imperfect as they are, scenarios still provide a valuable opportunity for experimentation and rehearsal, safe from physical, financial or psychological risk.

Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?

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Learning professionals have no real difficulty in supporting the formal element of their work, i.e. providing access to courses. Over the past few months I've been looking at a number of tools that might just help learning professionals to make a positive contribution in this area; tools that provide an infrastructure to support informal learning. Last week I posted that Formal learning doesn't need to be all that formal.

What specifically is e-learning good for?

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Computers and networks provide so many opportunities to enhance learning in the workplace, but the opportunities are dependent on the use you are making of these tools. As performance support tools, i.e. making it easier to seek out and provide expertise. Last week I attempted to answer the question 'what is e-learning good for?'

M-learning: What's the big deal?

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Up until now it has been very hard to provide performance support to these people. I’ve purchased Articulate Storyline because it provides the facility to export to HTML 5/IOS (although I’d probably have bought it anyway because it’s a very flexible tool) and plenty of other tools, including Captivate and Lectora, are mobile friendly.

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New directions in self-study e-learning: social interactions

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The idea is that you present a question to the learner and then, once they have provided an answer, allow them to compare their response to those of other learners. Hopefully, one of the tools vendors will see the potential and provide this service for you. Over the past week I’ve been heavily involved in helping to judge this year’s E-Learning Awards. I used to have a role in administrating them, but I never got to see any of the entries.

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2014 is The Year of the Blend

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At Learning Technologies 2014 in London this week I provided a first taster of my More Than Blended Learning project, which will comprise a book, case study videos, tools, interactive scenarios and possibly some form of course. A great deal of this work has already been completed but to get the whole project off the ground will take until September or October. Nevertheless, I''m confident enough to call this my Year of the Blend.

Insights: E-learning design is changing

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If you want to benchmark your progress against that of your peers, you join groups, share your work and provide helpful critiques to others. This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The fifth of ten 'insights' is that ‘E-learning design is changing'.

My love-hate relationship with learning objectives

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The objectives provide learners with a clear statement of what they are expected to achieve and what they can expect of the instructor or instructional materials. I think most people would agree that workplace learning interventions need a clear purpose, closely aligned to the needs of the organisation, and should be directed at helping employees to acquire competences that will help them in doing their jobs effectively and efficiently.

Ten ways to use computers in the corporate classroom

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Technology is providing many useful alternatives to the corporate classroom, but it also has an increasingly important role to play when we do get together with a facilitator within the confines of good old bricks and mortar. Group exercises : Computers provide a great way for groups to work together on practical assignments, with a digital output that can be easily shared when back in the plenary session.

How I would approach creating compliance e-learning

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To follow-up, I''d provide a forum where you could ask experts for answers to really tricky questions not covered in the programme. Last week I reported on Towards Maturity''s latest study, Reinvigorating Compliance Training. The study showed clearly what a hole we have got ourselves into with e-learning compliance training.

PIAF - no regrets

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You may include measures to pinpoint areas of need, establish goals, address any shortcomings in prep-requisite knowledge, introduce learners to each other and provide an overview of what is to follow. I don''t often have cause to write about French singers on this blog.