The Learning Dispatch

This Week in Learning - October 8, 2015

Book Review: The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice

Patti Shank concludes her review of Eduardo Salas’ (et al.) essential work, “The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice,” by reviewing what research tells us needs to happen after training. Links to the first two posts (on before and during training) and to the source article are in the post.

https://www.td.org/Publications/Blogs/Science-of-Learning-Blog/2015/09/Science-of-Learning–101-What-Happens-After-Training

Six Examples of Elearning Navigation

The community team at Articulate E-learning Heroes gives us six examples of elearning navigation goodness. As with most examples, it’s less about the tool and more about the concept.

https://community.articulate.com/articles/e-learning-course-navigation-examples

Cathy Moore’s Guide to Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

This is somewhat older, but came up in conversation recently: Cathy Moore’s guide to writing multiple-choice questions. It’s short. It’s fun.

This Week in Learning - September 30, 2015

This Week in Learning

Private Sector and Accessibility

Not to harp on accessibility, but Tom Toombs at SSB BART Group lets us know designing for accessibly is not just for government agencies any more.

http://www.ssbbartgroup.com/blog/ada-and-the-web-what-retailers-need-to-know/

Overview and Examples of Micro-Learning

Ellen Burns-Johnson not only gives us an overview of good micro learning, she also links to examples. Wonderful!

http://info.alleninteractions.com/get-inspired-five-examples-of-good-microlearning-design

Learn a Bit About Exposure Therapy

Speaking of micro learning, take a moment and see how Nicky Case uses an interaction to help us learn about neuroscience, specifically exposure therapy, a well-supported technique of cognitive behavioral therapy.

http://ncase.me/neurons/

This Week in Learning - September 23, 2015

This Week in Learning

Annie Murphy Paul on Affirmative Testing

Annie Murphy Paul has emerged from her long, self-imposed exile writing her book to take up the cause of affirmative testing. Retrial practice, deep learning, metacognition, distributed practice, it’s all tied together to create an innovative approach to learning:

(http://anniemurphypaul.com/2015/08/affirmative-testing-the-article/)

Old Editor’s Macro Checklist

John McIntyre brings back his “Old Editor’s macro checklist” for Throwback Thursday. It’s targeted to newspaper editors, but the list of questions has keen relevance to learning (How much better would it be if it were shorter?”)

(http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/language-blog/bal-for-throwback-thursday-the-macroediting-checklist–20150917-story.html)

The Problem with Stock Photos

Trina Rimmer takes up the cause of diversity in photographic representation in elearning. Why a lack of diversity hurts and what to do about it:

ELS2015: Training is Not the Answer (presentation by Ugboajah, PhD)

by Jenn Brown

“Training is not the answer” is a bold challenge to the learning experts and advocates at the 2015 E-Learning Symposium. Dr. Pelé Ugboajah’s approach is certainly bold. Early into the hour-long session, Ugboajah strapped on an acoustic guitar and led the crowd into singing a version of “My Girl,” replacing “My Girl” with “training.” Later on, he promised, a different version would be sung.

Dr. Ugboajah is the founder and CEO of ResultPal, a practice-based performance management software solution, and the author of The Three Gaps Between Goals and Greatness.

The singing wasn’t just a gimmick. Prior to picking up the guitar, Ugboajah told a parable: three people go to a guru and declare they want to learn how to play a guitar. The first person says, “tell me,” and the guru proceeds to tell them; they thank the guru, then leave. The second person says, “show me,” and watches the guru play. They thank the guru, then leave. The third person says, “involve me,” and spends a year with the guru learning not just notes and chords, but practicing on their own.

The first person didn’t learn much at all. The second learned more but still couldn’t really play. The third person, however, was able to learn chords and play songs because that person actively used the knowledge and converted it into practice.

“Awareness is not sufficient. Practice is the missing link,” says Ugboajah.

Ugboajah’s approach is centered on the 10/20/70 rule to turn training into results. Like the parable of learning, the numbers relate to tell/show/involve. Telling is only 10% effective, while showing is 20% effective. However, turning it into practice is 70% effective.

Kevin Gumienny: Most Challenging Thing About Being an Instructional Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Instructional Designer at MicroAssist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us his opinion on what the most challenging thing about being an instructional designer is.

 

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Kevin Gumienny: The Best Thing About Being an Instructional Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Instructional Designer at MicroAssist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us his opinion on what the best thing about being an instructional designer is.

 

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Kevin Gumienny: What Does An Instructional Designer Do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Instructional Designer at MicroAssist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us the rundown of what being an instructional designer is all about.

 

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Kelly Rossi: Special Considerations When Managing Elearning Projects?

 

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job. In this segment, Kelly talks about special considerations a project manager should make when managing elearning projects.

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Kelly Rossi: Advice for Managing Projects More Effectively?

 

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job. In this segment, Kelly gives us some advice on how to manage our projects more effectively.

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Kelly Rossi: How Can Project Management Help Control Project Costs?

 

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job.   Here's Kelly's view on how project management can help control project costs.

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