When human performance problems have their root causes in broken business processes, missing policies, inadequate standards, or poorly designed systems, training alone (including eLearning) may not be an effective solution. The Experience API can help in these cases. Here is a fictitious scenario that illustrates how to use xAPI to optimize the work environment.
Online learning has to contend with a lot of competition for a learner’s attention. Alternatives are always just a mouse-click or a finger-tap away. How can a designer counter the ever-present distractions? Here are a half-dozen quick ideas for getting and maintaining learner engagement.
by Bill Brandon
Did you ever want to try something different in your eLearning or performance support production, but you were stymied because you didn’t know how? The eLearning Guild’s archive of content has thousands of resources waiting for you! This is the start of a series that delivers the best of what’s there, matched to your specific project needs.
Why explore virtual learning environments? Are there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these environments be practical and affordable? These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.
by Bill Brandon
The eLearning Guild has thousands of curated resources in its archive, but how do you find what you are looking for? It would be like searching for the proverbial needle in the legendary haystack if not for the Guild’s search tool. Here’s where to find the search tool and how to use it!
Logistical skills are critical for relief workers and humanitarian aid workers, but their “soft skills” are equally important—the nontechnical skills needed to effectively manage problems and work with others in high-stress situations. Thanks to the generous support of Cegos, DisasterReady.org is able to offer soft-skill courses to humanitarian aid workers at no cost.
by Diana Howles
Most virtual classrooms attempt to replicate live classroom lectures, which are known to be one of the least effective instructional approaches. The flipped classroom—converting lecture content into self-paced tutorials and reserving classroom time for interaction—is a proven approach that works. Here’s how to apply this idea to the virtual classroom.
Compliance training is popular, attractive, and often required by law. But is it enough? More importantly, are you doing compliance training in a way that is actually dangerous? Here is a discussion of the four shortcomings of many compliance training programs, and recommendations that will help you avoid those dangers.
While training is useful and pragmatic, there are more efficient and effective methods to enable employee performance. One of these is combining training and performance support. In this article, we outline a standard methodology for designing performance support, based on the experience of a Fortune 100 organization.