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Beyond Competence: It's the Journey to Mastery That Counts by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Beyond Competence: It's the Journey to Mastery That Counts by Marc  J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
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Simon Miller's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:45 PM

Is a focus on developing competencies to restrictive and fixed? Here is a great model to help guide our learning design that looks at competency development more holistically across a continuum.  

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Seven Marketing Strategies to Create Better eLearning | Nov. 18, 2013

Seven Marketing Strategies to Create Better eLearning | Nov. 18, 2013 | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
In this blog post I discuss seven marketing strategies to create better eLearning.
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I agree - training is all about behaviour change and borrowing from other disciplines is a smart way to go.

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No Naked Training

No Naked Training | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Many years ago, Allison Rossett wrote this saying on a flipchart: “No Naked Training.” It’s the phrase I remember most from a day she spent with the Training Design & Technology folks in SunU. ...
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Great advice here: "A training program without additional support, well, it’s just “naked.” That can be a recipe for failure (where people don’t use their new skills)."

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Workplace Learning Remains a Key Organizational Investment

Workplace Learning Remains a Key Organizational Investment | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
According to ASTD's 2013 State of the Industry Report, overall spending on employee training in U.S. organizations increased last year, to $164 billion.
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Training effectiveness remains hard to measure, but some interesting nuggets here: mobile disrupts traditional measurements and informal learning doesn't equal reduced budgets. 

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Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning

Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as extracurriculars like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. Fast...
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Learning with 'e's: Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's: Courses, or learning episodes? | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
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Couldn't agree more: 

The bite size learning experience is sometimes all that is needed to raise productivity, raise awareness or improve safety within the workplace. Also, such disaggregation of learning content provides learners with a greater choice of learning and development possibilities, where smaller and more focused experiences take less time to complete away from the job, and 'just enough' learning is achieved

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The Value of Deliberate Practice in Online Learning

The Value of Deliberate Practice in Online Learning | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Over the past 3 years, a new wave of online education start-ups and MOOCs has grown in large part due to a specific focus on integrated, deliberate practice as a core part of the curriculum.
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Training design: Make them try it on their own first

Training design: Make them try it on their own first | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
What happens if you let learners try to figure it out themselves, and only then teach them? They could learn much more deeply, according to several studies.
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Elearning design: Making training fun

Elearning design: Making training fun | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Do haunted castles and talking frogs really make learning "fun?" Research shows that developing mastery is what's really fun.
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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 1 - overview

A six stage methodology for learning. Part 1 - overview | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
When i'm designing a learning solution, i use a methodology that i've refined over time. This is about the underlying structure of the learning, so it applies to any format, be that mobile learning...
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What If You Could Learn Everything?

What If You Could Learn Everything? | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
How a new technology that figures out just how your mind works is about to make us all a whole lot smarter.
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21 Questions to ask before Designing Any Training Program – part 1 - The Training Doctor, LLC

21 Questions to ask before Designing Any Training Program – part 1 - The Training Doctor, LLC | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
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Good analysis questions in this series.

 

Here's part 2: http://www.trainingdoctor.org/2011/04/27/21-questions-to-ask-before-designing-any-training-program-part-2/ and Part 3: http://www.trainingdoctor.org/2011/04/29/21-questions-to-ask-before-designing-any-training-program-part-3/

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Tacit Knowledge Not Included | Harold Jarche

Tacit Knowledge Not Included | Harold Jarche | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
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I really enjoy Harold's systems-thinking. He identifies that much of our desire to boil learning down to simple solutions is misguided. We actually need a much more complex approach. Once you land on his blog, I enourage you to keep reading. 

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Upskilling the Workforce: Employer-sponsored Training and Resolving the Skills Gap · Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Upskilling the Workforce: Employer-sponsored Training and Resolving the Skills Gap · Canadian Chamber of Commerce | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
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Cammy Bean's Learning Visions: Design models and pattens for better elearning #DevLearn [My session slides]

Cammy Bean's Learning Visions: Design models and pattens for better elearning #DevLearn [My session slides] | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
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How to Build Effective Online Training - The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Build Effective Online Training - The Rapid eLearning Blog | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Build effective online training when you understand the type of online training course that you require: presentation or performance?
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Article - The Power of Scenario-Based Questions (Resources)

Article - The Power of Scenario-Based Questions (Resources) | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it

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callooh's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:27 AM

This is instructional design 101, but the only thing I'd emphacize/add is that questions that support "understanding" have to lead to more than a passive, abstract recognition of concepts and a problem space but also to a learner's own formulation of solutions in that problem space. We  also have to provide opportunities to test those solutions in a safe space (whether it's a face-to-face training space or online or in an informal learning sandbox).. Love the quoite about "retrieval practice paired with context alignment"--so important.

ghbrett's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:29 PM

Scenarios present problems within a context. Context is often not well understood, but an important issue in dealing with real world problem solving. As the old saying sort of goes, "If you only have a hammer every problem is a nail."  Within the context of a scenario the student / learner needs to pick the correct set of "tools" to match the needs presented. This article also presents some ideas for instructional designers as well. A good Read.

gregmhagar's curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:41 PM

Nicely explains the concept and its importance in just a few words.

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Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach

Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Many adult learners don't know how to look inward to examine how they learn and to judge what is effective. Metacognitive strategies can help.
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Clive on Learning: The new self-directed learning toolkit

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:43 AM
Videos can be easily delivered to any device and can be highly-engaging as long as they are kept short and sweet. ...Web articles and PDFs are not a glamorous or high-tech solution, but they are the resources we normally turn to for a more in-depth examination of an issue. ...Scenarios are the one ingredient of contemporary e-learning which I would keep in my everyday toolkit. ...A forum is another simple, inexpensive tool which sits nicely alongside the packaged self-directed materials. ...Links might seem too trivial to be considered a self-directed core learning tool, but they act as a gateway to all sorts of other resources beyond the packaged materials that you have put together. ...
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The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same

The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Five ways to make real progress.
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David Hain's curator insight, September 6, 2013 3:31 AM

Change is like a roller dcoaster, but the processes involved are relatively predictable...

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10 DIY Tips for Effective eLearning Design

10 DIY Tips for Effective eLearning Design | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Learn how a non-designer can create amazing eLearning screens following these 10 guidelines.
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Putting the Design into Instructional Design

Putting the Design into Instructional Design | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
I’ve taught the ASTD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program for a number of years now.
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The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills

The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills | Organizational Learning and Development | Scoop.it
Learning new skills is one of the best ways to make yourself both marketable and happy, but actually doing so isn't as easy as it sounds. The science behind how we learn is the foundation for teaching yourself new skills.
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