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What is adaptive learning?

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I was recently asked to provide a definition for “adaptive learning.” Since the industry doesn’t have a standard definition for … well … anything, here’s what I said: The purposeful use of data, technology and content to provide the right support at the right time and help an individual employee …

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Do you know Patti Shank? You should …

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Do you know Patti Shank? If you’re in the workplace learning field, you probably should. I take that back … you DEFINITELY should! Here, I’ll help you! Her Twitter handle is @pattishank and her website is https://www.pattishank.com. Patti is an evidence-based voice in a noisy, cluttered, often misguided profession. Her …

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5 methods of learning personalization

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Personalization is the next microlearning. Let me explain. L&D is notoriously trendy. Every few years, a new topic will emerge and dominate the “thought leader” universe. We then see untold number of articles and conference sessions on said topic. Every vendor claims their solution does “that thing too” because it’s …

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L&D in 2018

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It’s the end of the year. That means it’s time for “thought leaders” to grab a few clicks by predicting the future of their industries – well, at least the next 12-months worth of future. L&D is no different. For the past few weeks, I’ve been repeatedly told exactly how …

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Going beyond compliance

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It’s almost time to begin another calendar year. For many organizations, this also means it’s COMPLIANCE TRAINING TIME! No one likes compliance training. Employees don’t see the point. Managers are forced to chase people down in the days preceding the deadline. L&D detests how restricted they often can be with …

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Kickstart curation in your workplace

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Curation is more than a trendy topic. It’s an old-school idea with the renewed power to shift L&D mindset and enable learning and problem solving in more scalable, personalized ways. It can help you keep up with the needs of the business by shifting L&D’s focus from creation to connection. …

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My Modern Professional Learning Toolkit

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Jane Hart – the bastion of all things modern workplace learning – recently distilled the latest results of her annual Top Tools for Learning list into a categorized framework. She has also invited other pros to write up their own toolkit lists to get the conversation going and inspire new …

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Microlearning summarized

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Last week, I delivered a session on microlearning as part of the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas. You can check out the full presentation at the bottom of this post. The overall thesis is that “microlearning” isn’t a real thing. Rather, L&D should always be looking for ways to better …

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How to build microlearning

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I simply define “microlearning” as learning that fits. I explored the WHYS behind microlearning in this post. Now I’d like to share my experience with the HOWs. In my session “More Than Micro – Designing Learning That Fits,” I break down the process I have been using for several years …

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How to beat a multiple choice test

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I have a dare for all workplace learning professionals … I DARE YOU to share this post with employees who regularly complete your multiple choice assessments. How to beat your next multiple choice test! Don’t bother reading the questions. There’s really no reason to read the question. You can just …

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The 5 Magic Words of Modern Learning

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Microlearning. Mobile. Content. Social. SCORM. Blended. Training. Facilitator. eLearning. Adaptive. xAPI. Motivation. Assessment. Personalized. Augmented. Learning. We throw A LOT of words around as workplace learning professionals nowadays! There’s nothing wrong with having plenty of fun words to describe what we do. However, these are OUR words. They don’t translate …