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Five ways to ‘gamify’ your elearning

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For example, in a course aimed at helping people to spot bribery in the workplace, a user may be presented with the option to take a client out to lunch at a fancy restaurant or to provide them with a takeaway sandwich. In the world of elearning we have the problem of providing a reward ‘worth having’ that cannot be financial or hold any monetary value. This gives the learner a virtual persona they can see improving over time, providing instant gratification for their actions.

Seven top tips for designing and developing accessible e-learning

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If this isn’t an option, then include information at the beginning of these screens stating that the screen is animated and provide the way to turn off the flickering or animations. Provide the alternative equivalent text and brief description for the navigation icons.

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Seven top tips for designing and developing accessible e-learning

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If this isn’t an option, then include information at the beginning of these screens stating that the screen is animated and provide the way to turn off the flickering or animations. Provide the alternative equivalent text and brief description for the navigation icons.

What works about the webinar for learning?

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As a learning tool, the webinar provides the best of both worlds, situated somewhere between e-learning and the classroom. Webinar is probably my favourite portmanteau (web + seminar). And that’s saying something, because I genuinely believe that ‘spork’ is one of the finest words (spoon + fork) to ever come into existence. But then again, webinars and sporks aren’t so different, when you think about it. I know what you’re thinking, I heard myself too.

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

‘Learner as producer’: what Amazon can teach us about the activist LMS

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And it turns out that we are the very people who create that situatedness, a service which we provide for free. In a recent post, I mentioned that the order of the training transaction is currently the wrong way around. We treat learners as passive consumers, and don’t recognise their potential as producers.

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Square pegs and round holes: How to make e-learning more mobile responsive

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So are you providing the right shaped space for your learners? A few days back I was browsing my favourite website on my sister’s new smartphone.

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Why most compliance e-learning doesn’t actually work

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Last year Saffron Interactive created a course for a major public transport provider which has now been shortlisted for an eLearning Age Award. Why do companies offer compulsory compliance training to their employees? To meet the company regulations that are in place. When staff training is approached in this way, many individuals may have reservations before they even begin, because ultimately, they do not have a choice in how their learning material is delivered.

How can you tell if a training programme is working? Run a trial

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More and more we’re seeing clients, industry professionals and industry bodies like the Learning and Performance Institute requesting that vendors provide rigorous and demonstrable proof of the effectiveness of training.

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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

What is quality when it comes to e-Learning?

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As instructional designers, our primary responsibility is to bring about behavioural change, thereby, hopefully, also providing sufficient return on investment for our clients. Some instructional designers are quite happy to let a course go the way it is provided the client is happy.

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Risk and feasibility analysis of providing an e-learning service to clients

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Risk and feasibility analysis of providing an e-learning service to clients. How do you decide if your company should start to provide its own e-learning? Claire Line. Learning & Development Manager. Hogan Lovells.

Want to maximise the impact of your training spend? Pick the right problem

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The idea behind this book is to provide a toolkit for learning professionals who want to design programmes that make a genuine business impact, summarised in the six ‘Ds’: Define Outcomes in Business Terms. But providing a similar kind of resilience training to social carers who work alone, face difficult conditions and are paid the minimum wage is unlikely to be as effective.

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Top 10 tips for creating a learning website

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Just as Moodle provides provides a great starting point for an effective learning management system (and can be used ‘out of the box’ for hosting one or two courses), open source content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress are the place to start for most website requirements. It’s extremely well-supported, and provides most of the admin functionality required ‘out-of-the-box’.

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.

Saffron wins Instructional Designer of the Year (again!)

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Last night’s Learning Awards saw Saffron Interactive win the coveted award for the second time in four years – the only e-learning provider ever to do so. Beating stiff competition from Mind Click, Dell and Unicorn Training, Saffron’s Moira Nicolson took the prize for an extraordinary e-learning course on mental resilience created for Transport for London.

Saffron is accredited by the LPI for the sixth year

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The Learning Technologies Accreditation is designed for companies that provide communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, performance and capability building. Saffron is one of the few bespoke providers to currently hold an Accreditation. The Accreditation provides Saffron’s clients with valuable assurances, including the following: The provider conforms to a professional Code of Practice.

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How to make your e-learning effective by choosing the right colours

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You don’t want to detract from video scenarios by providing a gaudy and potentially distracting background, nor do you want to use a lurid green as your core colour across every element of a 12 hour solution. Imagine a world in black and white.

How to make your e-learning effective by choosing the right colours

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You don’t want to detract from video scenarios by providing a gaudy and potentially distracting background, nor do you want to use a lurid green as your core colour across every element of a 12 hour solution. Imagine a world in black and white.

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.

Love assessment, hate tests

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If the audience for our courses genuinely are learners, then the purpose of our assessments should be to (a) discover the level of their current know-how and (b) provide feedback that helps them to perform better. What do we mean when we talk about assessment in the context of e-learning?

Top tips for using neurology to improve elearning

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5) Make it relevant: This may seem obvious, but it can so easily be over-looked, especially when the commercial imperative is to provide as much information as possible. As teachers and other learning professionals will often tell you, imparting information to students is one thing, but to get them to remember and then apply it is a whole different ball game. So how do we achieve this holy grail of learning? It all comes down to the way information is retrieved and processed.

The Nudge Unit: changing behaviour the sly way

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Saffron’s Nick Simons often repeats that you can’t change behaviour unless you can provide people with incentives or disincentives for doing so.

The Nudge Unit: changing behaviour the sly way

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Saffron’s Nick Simons often repeats that you can’t change behaviour unless you can provide people with incentives or disincentives for doing so.

To tweet or not to tweet? Part 2

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Providing an official #hashtag will allow you to keep track of what was said. In my last blog I discussed the increasing conflict between the long established listen and learn styles of presenting and the ever increasing use of mobile devices by participants during talks.

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Bringing Gamification to the workplace

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For those that attended the recent Learning Technologies Exhibition you may have have seen one of our seminars debating the pro’s and cons of looking to videogames to provide an example for increasing engagement in Learning and development.

From behaviour-changing games to game-changing behaviour

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The more realistic and plausible the choices are at each decision point, the better the opportunities to provide performance-improving feedback.

Awards? Who needs them?

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In other words, (a) clarify the performance improvement or behavioural changes you want, in everyday language, (b) show you mean it by acting as a role model, and (c) provide incentives so that positive behaviour is encouraged and negative behaviour is discouraged.

A test to test whether you need testing

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We all too often forget the value that a pre-test can provide when designing a learning experience. I feel pre-tests should be used to provide employees with an option to skip the training and subsequent assessment, should they pass. Some of you will have no idea what I am about to talk about considering your lack of experience in e-learning. Don’t you just hate condescension?

Using scenarios to involve learners

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It provides meaningful interaction, as opposed to interaction for the sake of it. I have often seen courses where the learner has to read information in a popup on clicking a button. This click appears with its associated learner instruction and at times is just ornamentation on the screen.

Taking the place of the instructor in e-learning

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4) Provide the learner with opportunities to solve problems and interact with ideas. e-Learning, and the discussions around it, tends to polarise people. Nobody really sits on the fence – broadly speaking, they are for it (normally, those with a keen sense of the cost of training) or they are against it (those who believe in traditional pedagogy).

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

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When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case.

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

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When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case.

Finding time for learning in a time hungry world

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And why do many workers seem to wait for their employers to provide on-going skills and career development opportunities? Finding time for learning in a time hungry world. Julie Wedgwood. Many working people often comment that they are just too busy to invest any time in their own development.

Gamification in e-learning

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This is also great from a learning provider’s perspective as it provides a method for demonstrating the impact that its courses have on user groups. This is a report back from my first day working at Saffron Interactive.

Augmented reality in e-learning – just virtual reality?

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The manner of the defeat is not relevant to augmented reality technology in any sense, but I’d like to think that it provides anecdotal evidence that I’d been planning this blog well before this article appeared on the BBC website. No-one would have to train new employees how to use the machine, and it would also provide a reference tool for old hats who want to refresh their memory.