How Research Informs My Work

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re not active in L&D Twitter, you might have missed the big debate recently about whether and how research is relevant to the work of instructional designers and corporate training professionals. Sometimes, we perceive a disconnect between research and practice.

Research, Course Pricing, Free Images: ID Links 11/29/22

Experiencing eLearning

This post includes links on research on high-fidelity simulations and discovery learning, course pricing, and free, diverse stock images. Research on learning. Translating Research to the Classroom: the Case of Discovery Learning.

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Story Research, UX, Resumes: ID Links 1/20/22

Experiencing eLearning

This post includes links on research on how stories improve learning, UX, transforming teacher resumes, adaptive learning, AI voices, and animation. Research summary: How stories improve learning. Daniel Willingham summarizes some of the research on how stories can improve learning.

SBL Research, Twine, LXD, Tools: ID Links 9/28/21

Experiencing eLearning

This post includes links on scenario-based learning (SBL) research, working with Twine, learning experience design (LXD), 360 images, VR resources, and elearning development time calculators. Scenario-based learning (SBL) research. In-class vs. online SBL research.

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

How to Conduct Market Research for Your Online Course?


The best way to do this is to conduct market research. Market research helps you understand who might want your course and ensure there’s enough demand. Market research also helps you write content specifically tailored to your audience. Perform keyword research.

Research Says: Trainers Need Training Too!

InSync Training

The COVID era saw us rushing to move training to virtual formats taking trainers, teachers, and subject matter experts along with us.

Research: Financial wellness programs at work


New research by TalentLMS, Enrich, and Tapcheck zooms into financial wellness programs in the workplace: Are employees getting them, are those programs helpful, and is the offer aligned with employees’ needs? The recession shadow looms over employees in the U.S.,

Translational research?

Clark Quinn

So, one of the things that a few people do is translate research to practice. They’re also practitioners, designing or consulting on solutions, but they can read research in untranslated academese and make sense of it. However, they also say “occupies a conceptual space between basic research and applied research” Wait, I thought that was applied research! The post Translational research?

Creating Better Content with Lessons Learned from Brain Research


from Brain Research. That’s why continued research is incredibly important for various reasons—from medical and technological advancements to informing how we learn. This knowledge, developed over years of brain research, has deep implications for learning design.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Theory or Research?

Clark Quinn

My answer to theory or research is theory. Most research experiments are done in the context of a theoretical framework. Researchers tend to run experiments driven by a theory. If I were in a research setting, I’d be conducting experiments on engagement (pushing beyond ARCS) to test my own theories of what makes experiences as engaging and effective. The post Theory or Research?

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Research Helps Identify Learner Engagement Trends

InSync Training

T he InSync Training team congratulates Chip Dye, Lead Researcher and Director of Client Relations, on the defense of his dissertation and completion of his PhD program at the University of Connecticut.

Emerging Online Learning Tools Research Session Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At AECT18, I dropped in on a session summarizing research on emerging technologies for online learning. There were experts in each area, so names like Vanessa Dennan on social media, Curt Bonk in MOOCs, Florence Martin on synchronous Learning, and David Wiley on Open Education Research. And I apparently missed the nuances in the description, it was more meta-research, e.g. research on the research!

Talent Development Capability Model to Unlock Employee Potential

eLearning Industry

In 2018, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) conducted research to define the concept of talent development. Learn how their findings can help you shape your L&D strategy. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Research: The state of L&D in 2022


Data from the new TalentLMS and SHRM research indicates that companies will invest more in L&D this year. In this research, we sought to uncover which are the most desirable features on a training platform.

Research Before You Create An Online Course

eLearning Industry

This article discusses the importance of research for online course creation. It is vital to research both the topic and the audience. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development

Research Trends that can Inform L&D: Adaptive & Personalized Learning

InSync Training

In recent years I’ve been attached to a number of research projects, some data-collecting, some literature review. As we look forward into 2022 and beyond, several trends are likely to have an impact on L&D practitioners, their organizations, and our field on the whole.

Reading Research?

Clark Quinn

She suggested that one of the things in it includes “discussing how to read research” And it occurs to me that it’s worth unpacking the situation a wee bit more. So here’s a discussion about how we (properly) develop learning science that informs us in reading research.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Research Study: Learner Engagement-Call For Participation

InSync Training

Engagement Research Study Think about the last time you were a student in any type of instructional delivery. Were you engaged in the experience? Quantifying ''engagement'' is something that all training professionals struggle with. The results of this r esearch, being conducted by an InSync colleague as part of his doctoral studies, will be useful to our entire industry.

Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The results show that there are nowmany interpretations of the term informal learning – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities […]. Social learning

The plusses and minuses of learning science research

Clark Quinn

And I find that it points out the plusses and minuses of learning science research. Thus, the plusses of learning science research are we nibble away at the questions we need to answer, and find answers about the questions we ask.

Nuts & Bolts: Research Surprises

Learning Solutions Magazine

Nuts & Bolts: Research Surprises. jane-bozarth. Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:00

2019 State of Sales Coaching: Managers, Reps, and Enablement Pros Weigh In

Speaker: Henry Bruckstein, Founder at Canam Research, and Jake Miller, Product Marketing Manager at Allego

Join Henry Bruckstein, Founder of Canam Research, and Jake Miller, product marketing manager at Allego, to learn why--and more--from the new 2019 State of Sales Coaching survey. Virtually every sales organization sees the value of good sales coaching.

How to Learn about Learning Science

Experiencing eLearning

I have written before about how research informs my work. Our work should be informed by research and evidence. Research translators: Who to follow. Fortunately, in our field we have a number of “research translators” who help share and explain the research.

New Research Reveals Current State of xAPI Adoption

Learning Solutions Magazine

New Research Reveals Current State of xAPI Adoption. vanessa-toscano. Wed, 08/10/2022 - 08:00

4 key trends in learning content (backed by research)


Durable, organization-specific learning content, in particular, presents the biggest challenge for L&D, according to RedThread Research. Research says that learning leaders are empowering employees to find and engage with content themselves rather than being pushed to content.

Improve Your Research Practices

Learning Solutions Magazine

Improve Your Research Practices. bill-brandon. Thu, 01/06/2022 - 08:00

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research.

10 Minutes of Motivation Research

Experiencing eLearning

Daniel Pink shared this animated whiteboard video explaining some of the research and ideas from his book Drive. The research Pink shares in his book reinforces the idea of lifelong learning. Pink’s ideas have been applied to learning by others, but the basic idea is that for all but the simplest tasks, people aren’t motivated well by big monetary rewards. What rewards people is autonomy, mastery, and purpose. This, of course, has implications for instructional design.

New Research: Cloud-Based HCM Can Redefine Employee Experience

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

We just completed two years of research on cloud-based HCM (human capital management) systems and the results are striking. Read more» The post New Research: Cloud-Based HCM Can Redefine Employee Experience appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

Making Sense of Research

Clark Quinn

One announcement that was less noticed was the announcement of a new research endeavor, but I wonder if it isn’t the most game-changing element of them all. What Apple has done is to focus specifically on health data from their HealthKit, and partner with research hospitals. A couple of weeks ago, I was riffing on sensors: how mobile devices are getting equipped with all sorts of new sensors and the potential for more and what they might bring.

Research Snapshot: Evolving Positions in Executive Leadership Development

Learning Pool

The post Research Snapshot: Evolving Positions in Executive Leadership Development appeared first on Learning Pool. Downloads Whitepapers

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Game To Teach Researching Skills

Web Courseworks

This past week our gaming department at Web Courseworks has posted a new blog entry on Games Can Teach , about an intriguing experimental game that the University of Michigan Institute of Museum and Library Studies has been using to tackle a trending problem in today’s academic world: bad research habits. This game, called BiblioBouts , aims to teach students how to properly research subjects for their academic needs. BiblioBouts eLearning games interactive research Serious Games

How To Build Engagement In Research?

eLearning Industry

This article aims to discuss how to build engagement in research. Engagement is the thing that keeps your readers hooked till the end. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Best Practices Higher Education Learners Engagement

Research in Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Experiencing eLearning

” In that post, I shared several links to research about the effectiveness of games for learning. If you are interested in a more in-depth review of research, Karl Kapp’s new book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has an entire chapter titled “Research Says…Games are Effective for Learning.” ” This chapter focuses on two areas of the research: meta-analysis studies and research on specific elements of games.

New Research Findings on Learning Technology Usage

Learning Solutions Magazine

New Research Findings on Learning Technology Usage. vanessa-toscano. Wed, 05/11/2022 - 08:00

How the Workforce Learns

What makes a business 166% more likely to grow revenue faster than competitors? A positive learning culture. That’s why Degreed shared 15 things you can do to create a positive learning culture in their global research report: How the Workforce Learns.