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Social learning – tips for instructional designers

Instructional Designers

The mechanism of learning stays the same for children as well as adults and it begins with attention, continues with discussions and always involves motivation. Social learning is the most natural version of the process. With today’s technology at hand and with e-learning becoming the norm of corporate training it is easier than ever to incorporate all the social tools and platforms.

millennials

First and foremost — get to know your learners

Instructional Designers

Engagement is key when learning is concerned and in order for your learners to get on board with the course and stick to it. To make matters even more complicated with online training courses, the main goal is to educate, not entertain. So in order to keep people not only clicking but also reading and retaining the information it is important to find out who they are, what they need to learn and how they would rather do it.

Online communities in e-learning, or personalized learning in a collective environment

Online communities in e-learning, or personalized learning in a collective environment

E-learning, Instructional Designers

The benefits of having online communities that work and support learning within the company are far greater than the effort so here are some tips for getting things rolling: group leaders are very important and it is paramount that they are accepted by most members; their knowing of the audience is a must; sub-communities may be better for ensuring a personalized learning experience for each member.

knowledge transfer

Mentorship and knowledge transfer between Baby Boomers and Millennials

E-learning

With not enough Generation Xers to fill all the managers’ shoes after Baby Boomers had retired, Millennials will have their fare (?) share of managerial positions to fill on their own. Mentorship is a necessary piece in this huge knowledge transfer we are now witnessing between Baby Boomers and the younger generations.

experiential learning

Why experiential learning is so important in the workplace

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience. Simply said, it’s learning by doing. We all learn better when we are directly involved in a learning experience rather than when we are simply recipients of ready-made content, like formal training courses. Experiential learning comes with interactivity and participation, and is much more effective than traditional learning approaches. But why is experiential learning so important in the workplace?

storytelling in games

How storytelling in games affect training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Games come with an element of fun and inspire competition. What’s more, they offer a safe learning environment, where employees can test their knowledge without real-life risks. Storytelling makes the learner the main character of the game, which leads to even higher engagement rates. The centuries-old storytelling, along with the satisfaction of the top human needs of games will never get out of style.

xAPI

How xAPI makes personalized learning possible

E-learning

Once upon a time, before Facebook was a thing, and people didn’t lose their minds over some change of an app logo, Learning and Development professionals were happy working with SCORM. But with the advancement of search engines, the know-it-all internet, and growing numbers of mobile devices in the workplace, soon, SCORM found itself in the need of a modern successor. The name is xAPI. Or Experience API. Or Tin Can API. Whatever you choose to call it, this API makes it easier to connect real performance with any learning experience and therefore deliver personalized learning.

successful training

Navigating through the rough waters of successful training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Instructional designers are like sailors navigating through rough waters and they need to overcome all challenges that the three major currents – technology advances, business needs, and learner demands throw at them. Only the best survive and reach their destination of successful training. And when they do, they set sail to the next journey. After all, a calm sea never makes great sailors. Let’s take them one by one and see what can instructional designers do to be on top of them every time?

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