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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 …

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5 problems with employee engagement surveys

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Every big company I’ve worked for has done the annual employee engagement survey thing. Minus a few tactical improvements here and there, I can’t think of a big positive outcome that resulted from these years and years of survey processes. We spent a lot of time chasing people to make …

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning (2017)

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Are you looking for better tools to strengthen your workplace learning and performance ecosystem? Well, here’s a great place to start! It’s time for Jane Hart’s annual Learning Tools Survey. Thousands of L&D pros from around the world will be sharing the 10 tools they find most effective for supporting …

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Your RFP is missing the …

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I didn’t release many RFPs during my time in enterprise L&D. I rarely had a need to play the field of learning technology. Rather, I evaluated my options, figured out what I wanted (and could afford), and went out and got it. Now that I work on the vendor/services side of the industry, I …

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4 dimensions of adaptive learning

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Personalization is firmly embedded within our daily technological lives. Facebook tells you who to be friends with based on who are you already friends with. Netflix tells you what you want to watch based on what you’ve already watched and what people who have also watched that also watched. Amazon …

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The Power of Casual Gameplay

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Whenever I demonstrate the Axonify Employee Knowledge Platform for a new audience, someone usually asks about the casual gameplay element. “What does the game have to do with the learning?” For context, a user can choose to play a game as part of their daily microlearning session (example screen below). Games vary in …

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Learning Now Radio – Episode #15

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The Learning Now Radio team was gracious enough to invite me to share my thoughts on workplace knowledge sharing and curation as part of their growing podcast series. Check out the broadcast below in which Lisa Minogue-White and I share ideas and best practices on what organizations can do to help …