Posts Tagged ‘Learning Design’

Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

Training Culture vs Learning Culture

There are some common terminology issues in training and staff development departments in many organizations. Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. I’m always thinking about the difference between training and learning and the importance it has to how we do our…

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Modeling a Training Framework

Training Framework

I was provoked into this blog post by none other than the eLearning Provocateur, Ryan Tracey. I do agree with the fact that you have to take the good with the bad when speaking of frameworks, but my caution is in that there’s usually more bad than good and it’s increasingly more difficult to separate…

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They’re not learners, they’re people

They're not learners, they're people

They’re not learners, they’re people. I don’t know if this has any value in stating but it’s something that’s been rolling around in my head for a while. I often hear people referred to as learners, or “my learners” when talking about the audience. It seems odd to me to refer to people in a…

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Ten Things That Make Me Cringe

Writing on Nick Leffler's Learning Blog

I was working on another post about learned helplessness in learning that I had previously started but felt this was a bit more timely given the eLearning Challenge. I am postponing my other post until next week (or perhaps later this week) so I can get this off my chest. I may write more on…

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Mobile App Help Overlay – Ultimate Performance Support for Mobile Apps

Home Depot Mobile Help Overlay

Mobile for Performance There’s plenty of discussion on how you can use mobile devices to improve performance. They’re quite powerful. Learning & Development hasn’t discussed much about improving users performance inside a mobile app. Apps within the organization are becoming the norm. If you don’t know of one, ask around, there’s a good chance something…

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Expand Your Skills

As an Instructional Designer, it’s necessary to be able to wear many hats. Along with those many hats comes the need to learn new skills and techniques. I’ve learned it’s necessary to look outside Learning & Development. This post is about some of the skills I’ve looked towards to inspire my work and help me…

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Search Is The Center Of Learning

Search is at the center of learning. What’s the first thing you do when you need to learn something new? Are any of these one of your answer? Look through a list of courses offered on your company LMS. Ask a coworker how to do it. Figure it out on your own. These are a…

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Stop Trying To Predict Mobile Users Needs

Mobile Phone with "Banish the Myth" on the screen.

It’s time to banish the myth that you can predict what a user will need on a mobile device. You can’t do it. The closest you can get to predicting the needs of a mobile user is to give them context aware information. Even then you won’t be close most of the time. They need…

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Mobile Performance Support – Make It Simple!

Baby using touchscreen

What have you done lately to simplify someone’s life? Everyone’s life is complex. Everyone’s busy in their own way. If you can simplify it, then you’re providing a good return on investment. What Learning & Development is all about is simplifying the lives of others by giving them better tools to deal with the world.…

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Second Screen Revolution

Picture of a desk with several devices on it (tablet, phone, computer)

First post of 2014 and I’m feeling motivated to keep going with every two weeks a new post #ResolutionNow*. I’ve made that my goal for the past seven or eight months and it’s worked out close to that, 22 posts last year I think. Now for the post I’ve had on the list for several…

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