Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy

Clark Quinn

I’ve had my head down on a major project, a bunch of upcoming speaking engagements, some writing I’ve agreed to do, and…(hence the relative paucity of blog posts). That project, however, has been interesting for a variety of reasons, and one really is worth sharing: ID isn’t easy. We’ve been given some content, and it’s not just about being good little IDs and taking what they give us and designing instruction from it.

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Effective Communication Training- The Three Most Important Words

OpenSesame

No wimpy stuff, here Attention —When you''re attempting to communicate, you need to ensure you have the other party''s attention. You know those jokes speakers start off with? That''s to get your attention. Intention —A speaker has to project themselves into the audience. Even a gesture can do this if done properly.

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How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Making Change

Use strong verbs instead of wimpy “is.” Probably everyone on your team agrees that elearning should be concise and lively. But does everyone agree on what “concise and lively” looks like? Here’s one way to get everyone on the same stylistic page. This is an update of a classic post.). Quantify, quantify. When we talk about writing style, we can get bogged down in personal preferences that are hard to communicate.

Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives » Making Change

Making Change

Learning objectives are wimpy. Pop quiz! What do these people need to do? Put out the fire. Describe the techniques used to extinguish a fire. What does this woman need to do to stay in business? Sell flowers. Explain the principles of the flower-selling process. This young man wants you to give him money. Which objective are you more likely to fund? Build a home for a displaced family in Sudan. Describe how to build a home for a displaced family in Sudan.

How to Write the Perfect Learning Objective

OpenSesame

And clients don’t want wimpy objectives. Wimpy objectives use what are considered to be weak verbs. Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is part of a blog series on creating eLearning courses by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP.

The Case for Self-Paced Learning in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

Compared to a traditional learning situation in which students may read huge amounts of textbook pages in one sitting, microlearning may seem a little wimpy. The corporate world has seen many training/learning and development trends in its lifetime; self-paced learning is one that’s here to stay. Over the years, self-paced learning has become one of the most popular styles of learning in the workplace.

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How I Went from Arc Flash Training Newbie to Guru in 2 Weeks

OpenSesame

This makes our sun look wimpy at its comparatively cool 10,000 degrees. . Arc flash training is serious business—deadly serious. People die from a lack of knowledge on this topic.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Justin Lombardo

CLO Magazine

What I’ve picked up on again is the wimpy substitute of using my own treadmill and some resistance bands, which takes the place of the gym. In this Q&A, we get to know Justin Lombardo, the Archdiocese of Chicago’s chief human resources and staff development officer.

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Effective Communication Training- The Three Most Important Words

OpenSesame

No wimpy stuff, here. Attention —When you’re attempting to communicate, you need to ensure you have the other party’s attention. You know those jokes speakers start off with? That’s to get your attention. Intention —A speaker has to project themselves into the audience.

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How Safe Are Your Employees from Business Communication Snafus?

OpenSesame

Perhaps the most insidious communication snafu involves a wimpy delivery. . Just in case you’re not familiar with the term, “snafu,” it’s an acronym—situation normal: all fouled up. There’s also a stronger version, but we’ll leave that your imagination.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.