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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.

LMS misconceptions

5 LMS misconceptions to look out for

LMS, Managers

The LMS market is booming, as more and more business organizations realize the importance of having a centralized system for as much learning that happens in the work space as possible. But despite the growing presence of LMSs in the organizational training world, there are still people who don’t get how these systems work and how they can help their businesses.

the name of the 70:20:10 learning model

What’s in a name? Quite a lot! I’m looking at you, 70:20:10

E-learning

What’s in a name? More than you’d think! Why should we keep the numbers in the name of the 70:20:10 model for learning and development if they are just guidelines and should change depending on each organization’s learning needs? Why not call it the Experience:Exposure:Education model of professional learning?

training senior employees

Tips for training senior employees

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Millennials are set to take over the workplace. But what about the older employees? What about the graying workforce that greatly contributes to a company’s success? Shouldn’t business training programs seriously address the learning needs of senior employees as well? Companies that don’t plan for generational management shifts risk falling behind and losing out to their competitors.

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?

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?

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners, LMS

Even though both social learning and social media witness a lot of human interaction, social media plays a very small role in social learning in the workplace. Instructional designers need, besides real face-to-face collaboration during the learning process, a digital watercooler around which employees gather, have high quality conversations and discuss about possible solutions to business problems.

Equipping your team for the future with personalized learning

Equipping your team for the future with personalized learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Personalized learning in the workplace means that a training program must connect the right employees, with the right learning resources, at the right time. A cloud-based LMS can help you implement a successful customized training program, but you mustn’t rely just on technology for this. Only your team has the power to give a human touch to workplace learning.

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