There is an assumption that training provides enough learning and support to launch someone right to proficiency and competence the moment they leave the classroom. If the training is great and the learners learn, we are told, they ought to be able to perform competently from day one. This is hardly ever the case. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
The learning and development field is changing dramatically. There are new expectations about how we do our work and the contributions we make. Informal learning, social learning, narrating our work, and learning in the flow of work don’t necessarily need L&D support to flourish. Here are some guides for updating how we scaffold learning by using learning environments.
The final three steps in Conrad Gottfredson’s AGILE instructional design methodology (iterate and implement, leverage, and evaluate) provide context and prioritization for creating workable learning solutions; for integrating technology, people, and research in our performance-support efforts; and for designing the ways we measure the business impact of what we do.
What’s the difference between an instructional designer (ID) and a lead or senior instructional designer? It’s more than simply having more knowledge of design principles and learning theory! The critical factors are all about business. Here are some tips on developing these business skills, specifically as they pertain to instructional design.
by Jane Bozarth
The rise of social media and the accompanying interest in social learning is generating a lot of talk about community building. Many people voice similar concerns in these conversations, and at the same time there are many things that never come up as topics for discussion. Here are some suggestions for keeping the never-heard items from killing a community.
Few would dispute the convenience, low cost, and high efficiency of eLearning. However, dozens of ROI studies show the results, in terms of transfer to the job and impact on business results, are usually less than facilitator-led versions. It does not have to be this way. Here is an analysis of the reasons, and some recommendations that will make a difference in your real-world results.
by News Editor
Big data will drive next-generation learning and integrated development for improved user engagement and learning outcomes. Skillsoft and IBM are collaborating to develop new methods of creating and assessing optimal learning experiences at an individual level. Here is a quick look at what is driving these developments.
by Janet Clarey
A degree in instructional design provides the skills to create effective instruction and to manage projects. It covers tools and technologies, theories and models. But nearly all programs leave a gap in the graduate’s skill set: the real-world business side of the profession. The Guild Academy has a way to fill that void with the essentials that will support your success!
by Nic Laycock
How do you start a learning revolution in a small nation with few natural resources, surrounded by unstable neighbors? Begin by deciding that the survival of the country depends on better education of the young. Adopt the Internet and technology. Innovate an approach to the flipped classroom. Read this amazing story here.