by Jane Bozarth
For several years, Jane has been intrigued by the possibilities that doing better at showing our work could have for organizations, for each other, and for our own professional development. In this column on the practice of showing others what you are doing, she gives you concrete examples and compelling reasons for working out loud.
Take advantage of endorphins by adding games to your online courses! When designed correctly, games and gamification are very successful in engaging people and motivating them to change behaviors. Here are four tips to get those endorphins flowing in your learners’ brains.
One of the routine tasks that instructional designers must perform is converting or repurposing content. This can be time-consuming, confusing, and sometimes frustrating. However, there is a simple way to lay out the work required—using a template. This tip just may reduce your stress!
by News Editor
Animated videos provide flexibility and range that often just aren’t attainable with live-action video. GoAnimate offers an easy-to-use drag-and-drop online animation suite, with access to thousands of character models, backdrops, and props. GoAnimate has now extended its capabilities with two new features: whiteboard animation and integration with Lectora Online. Here are the details!
Given the task of creating eLearning that teaches “soft skills”—sales, coaching, and leadership are examples–it’s tempting to try to pack as much information as possible into a module. There’s a better, research-supported way to approach this kind of design challenge and shrink workplace learning to a manageable size. Read about it here.
Big data legitimately receives a lot of attention today for the important insights it can provide to executives as they make decisions. But by itself big data is not enough to create improved performance. What is needed is learning agility, and the key part played by performance support. Here is a guide to developing an integrated learning and performance support strategy.
by Art Kohn
It is a painful fact that employees quickly forget most of what they learn in training. The forgetting curve quickly erodes the benefit of the instruction—that is, unless you know the secret of the “booster”! Here is a simple way, proven through research, to improve memory and behavior change following instruction.
by News Editor
Powerful new Mindflash online business-training software analyzes learner facial expressions and body language, aggregates precise measurements of groups of trainees, and generates an average “Engagement Score,” without revealing the identity of any individual. Course designers can use this formative data to evaluate effectiveness and identify opportunities for course improvement. Details here.