by Bill Brandon
Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.
With advances in technology, personalized learning is coming into its own after years of discussion and false starts. In particular, viral-implementation techniques and value-chain analysis can greatly assist adoption of personalization by providing what amounts to scaffolding and by reducing resistance to change from employees and management alike. Here are some ideas you will find useful!
Many organizations have made significant investments in SharePoint for its content management capabilities. Yet SharePoint is underutilized by the majority of these organizations as a learning management system, an application in which it offers significant benefits. This article gives a snapshot of these for your consideration.
by Ben Muzzell
Large formal training programs feel tangible and impressive. Unfortunately, they may also be cumbersome, inefficient, and quickly outdated. Research also indicates that optimal learner focus only lasts about 10 to 18 minutes. “Microlearning” can make content more visible, extendable, reusable, and up to date while offering minimal disturbance to the daily work schedule. Read about it here!
by Tobes Kelly
While all those invitations to play Candy Crush on Facebook may be an annoyance, they are also a lesson for eLearning designers in the allure of social gaming. Social games hold a certain appeal for playing. If L&D pros could harness the power of social gaming in their current efforts, the results could be epic. Here are some keys to incentivize learner participation!
We account for the unknown in project planning by padding our estimates of time and budget. Everyone does it, out of fear of the consequences of failing to meet commitments. A key shift necessary in adopting agile project management is to shed this mode of estimating the work at hand. Here is some expert advice on becoming fearless.
The xAPI can transform the enterprise and ultimately impact many aspects beyond training. If the technology-based training project you are pitching to your sponsor is also your first venture into the xAPI, getting approval may be a bit more complicated. This guide walks you through the steps, including those needed to get the support of your IT department.
As the half-life of knowledge grows shorter, it is becoming harder for learning and development, including eLearning, to keep up with the demands placed on it. Attention spans are also getting shorter, and it isn’t enough to consolidate content down to a day instead of a week or to reduce to 90 minutes what used to be a three-hour-long training session. Is microlearning the answer?
by Bill Brandon
Here is a different, creative way to kick off your eLearning design and development! Hackathons are events in which individuals with diverse backgrounds, from coding to graphic design to instructional design and management, can collaborate on a development project, including those involving games and gamification. Read the background in this article, and the story of a very recent example!