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In today’s world, elearning is an important part of learning and training employees. Some organizations use it exclusively and some blend it with other learning activities. There are a lot of things you can do to create successful elearning, but here are some guaranteed ways to make sure that you don’t succeed and waste a [...]The post How to Not Succeed at E-Learning appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
some blame the management, some the employees; and everybody knows it’s the Industrial Disease – Dire Straits Complexity is the new normal We are so interconnected today that many cannot imagine otherwise. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication … Continue reading →
According to Dion Hinchcliffe, we need to rethink work and reinvent collaboration. At a high level, there appear to be three major root causes for why collaboration — the very core of how people come together and function as a … Continue reading →
The other day someone asked for different ways to present simple screencast videos. They didn’t want an elaborate production process. Instead just a few ideas to help them change up the way they’re currently doing their screencasts for their online software training. I regularly put together simple screencast videos. Sometimes I’ll play with different ways [...]The post 9 Ways to Build Your Next Online Software Training appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
One of the best ways to build good elearning is to get close to those who are going to take the courses. This is because they often understand the content in a different way than the organization does. A few years ago I worked for a large financial institution and was hired to build training [...]The post How Can Your Learners Help You Build Better E-Learning? appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
In a recent post, I discussed some issues that organizational branding introduces to course design. In today’s post we’ll review a few of the visual design issues I often see in some of the elearning courses I review. Below is a demo course slide that represents a few common design issues. Look over the interactive [...]The post E-Learning Design Series: Visual Design Tidbits appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
Have you ever heard of a ‘flipped classroom’? Flip teaching (or flipped classroom) is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework (assigned … Continue reading →
Many parts of knowledge work have been routinized and standardized with the ongoing marriages of business processes and integrated enterprise information systems. What has not changed much yet is the adaptation of structures and culture to permit easily building flows … Continue reading →
The most important aspect of PKM is that it is personal. In order to stick with a routine over time, people have to find what works for them. Blogging has been a core part of my sense-making routine over the … Continue reading →
I was in London last week attending the Learning Technologies conference. It was great to meet so many blog readers and Articulate customers. During an interview at the conference I was asked about the three most common issues I see with elearning. Here are a few of my thoughts concerning those issues. Will You Get [...]The post Are You Making These Mistakes with Your Online Training Program? appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
I taught a class tonight and made it home just in time for bedtime. I’d been looking forward to stories – and expected my daughters to be on their way up to bed. But what I found instead was that … Continue reading →
Change Agents Worldwide has just released its first ebook featuring 21 views on the future of work. I have captured some of the highlights and set them in a flow to tell a part of the story, but you will … Continue reading →
Wirearchies are smarter than the sum of their parts. But what are the parts? One way to look at wirearchy is as four interrelated levels: Coordination of routine & standardized work The daily practice of getting work done The continuous … Continue reading →
Most IT, HR, KM, etc. projects seem to assume the situation is complicated. Complicated – relationship between cause & effect requires analysis, investigation, and expertise. We should Sense – Analyze – Respond & we can apply good practices. However, most … Continue reading →
@KateCrawford – “Consent is meaningless without comprehension, and comprehension is impossible without visibility.” “I’ve learned that as soon as you introduce controls on human behaviour, you lose the game.” -John Seddon – via @hemppah Sandy Pentland: Reinventing Society in the … Continue reading →
Domino’s Pizza, a global quick-service restaurant company, understands that workers must be active and engaged in their own learning and development. As described in Introducing PKM to a Corporate Audience, Domino’s learned that “PKM makes learning a real-time activity within … Continue reading →
“Our research indicates that, contrary to what one might assume, good analysis in the hands of managers who have good judgment won’t naturally yield good decisions.” – What Matters More in Decisions Is it because they are assuming the problem … Continue reading →
Do you think you will still be working, in some capacity, in 10 years? What will you have learned during that decade? Will you remember much of it? Will you have access to reminders and artifacts that could jog your … Continue reading →
You have to love this old tune from the Bee Gees! Tight pants aside, the lyrics and pace of Stayin’ Alive hits the mark for the first subject kicking off in the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)! … Continue reading →
Ed Morrison, Advisor for the Purdue Center for Regional Development, says that many of the familiar approaches to management no longer apply, and goes on to provide 7 keys to guiding an open network. I have added my images and one … Continue reading →
Friday’s Finds: @CelineSchill – “We’ve hired & promoted generations of managers with robust analytical skills & poor social skills, and we don’t seem to think that matters.” @flowchainsensei – “At all levels “leaders” have no answers for our problems. We … Continue reading →
The shift from consuming broadcast media to creating interactive media may be engaging a new generation in a new way. Just think of all the hours that used to be spent watching TV can now be used to generate ideas … Continue reading →
A little while back, I had the opportunity to discuss our iPad 1:1 work with my friend and colleague, Antero Garcia. He wrote up the conversation and posted the video. Take a peek. # # Be sure to read his … Continue reading →
Last week I spent several hours each day, for four consecutive days, trying to share complex knowledge. I had my understanding of communities of practice, personal knowledge management, leadership, and innovation that I wanted to share. My friend and colleague … Continue reading →
A few years ago building a drag & drop interaction required some programming skills. Because of this, those who didn’t have programming skills often didn’t include drag & drop interactions as an option in their course design. That’s no longer the case because building a drag & drop interaction is relatively easy. In fact, building [...]The post Basic Building Blocks for Drag & Drop Interactions appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
[This article appears in Inside Learning Technologies January 2014] Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge. Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of … Continue reading →
While speaking at the Learning Technologies conference in London, I went downstairs to see the trade show. The exhibition hall had hundreds of booths and I was told that 12,000 people had signed up. When I arrived, it looked like … Continue reading →
I probably review at least two hundred elearning courses each year. Most of them are designed by people just getting started so they then to look for feedback that can cover a broad range of topics. Many of the courses I review have common design issues. Often it’s those little issues that make the difference [...]The post E-Learning Design Series: Branding Your Course appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog.
Like most professionals, I have many facets to my life in addition to my business. For the most part I do not discuss these here on my blog. However, I mentioned my community work recently to Christian Renard, and he … Continue reading →
Friday’s Finds: WSJ: Drop the nature vs nurture debate But new research has led biologists to a different view. We didn’t adapt to a particular Stone Age environment. We adapted to a newly unpredictable and variable world. And we did … Continue reading →