Is interactive always better? Hands-on modules are great when teaching technical skills, but what about nuanced topics like effective communication or price negotiation? A recent study suggests that certain subjects benefit more from “vicarious” learning. Sometimes watching trumps doing. Read about it here!
by Mukta Raut
Although an eLearning module or course is more than the sum of its parts, despite our best efforts sometimes something seems to be missing. Often this is because the design or the execution needs a little help with meeting frequently encountered challenges. Here are basic solutions to five of the most common problem areas.
Soft skills—sales, leadership, and management, and other domains where there is no clear right answer because “it all depends on…”—are complex performances that involve rules of thumb, insights, and judgment calls. But there is a proven technique that helps learners retrieve the rules of thumb they’ve learned. Read about the One-minute Preceptor here!
Training and education (including eLearning) don’t really accomplish what we’d like them to accomplish. What we want is for someone to perform a task on their own, some time after they were taught how to do it. Performance support is the way to make this happen.
by Donna Wells
When was the last time your training or eLearning process had a multi-point inspection? As the New Year approaches, this is the ideal time to do one! Whether you are a training manager, an eLearning or mLearning team, or an executive with an interest in maintaining enterprise talent, this is a timely article full of tips for your consideration.
Beyond making sure your authoring tool supports HTML5, and making sure you have either a BYOD (bring your own device) policy or a mobile-usage policy in place, what else is there to do to be ready to deploy mobile learning? A lot, it turns out. Here are five tips that will help you as you prepare to launch your mLearning initiative.
by Monica Kraft
Content as a strategy is a winning approach for many organizations as they shift to performance-driven learning. The benefits include bite-sized learning content available to multiple audiences in many formats, better alignment to the business, higher productivity, faster time-to-market, and highly effective content. Here’s a high-level overview of what content strategy is all about.
The xAPI will likely not be a familiar component to web designers, yet web designers are the experts that instructional designers must call on to execute their xAPI designs. This article is an instructional designer’s go-to document for explaining the xAPI to a web designer.