If you'd like to view some of the concurrent sessions from the recent DevLearn Conference (October 2015) you can view them here, thanks to eLearning Guild.  ...

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At the World-Changing Ideas summit in 2014, Google's vice president, Alfred Spector, pointed to research showing that even average students can reach the top 2 percent of their class if they have a personal tutor to adjust lessons to individual learning needs. Source: Chief Learning Officer...

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Adults Learn Best Through Experiential Techniques

One of Malcolm Knowles basic premises is that adults learn best through experiential techniques.  In other words, hands-on, active engagement in the learning process produces better results. Sometimes this is not an easy thing to achieve; so much of today's work is knowledge-based- how does one teach...

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Online Learning Conference Coming Up!

Have you checked out the Flipped Classroom concept that Training Magazine is promoting for their upcoming Online Learning Conference (Oct 6 - 8)? Check it out - it has some great resources that you can check out even without being a registered participant for the...

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Quotable: Marcus Buckingham

We've studied the best team leaders, and they don't write performance reviews, they don't give feedback. I don't want feedback. I want attention. And the best team leaders seem to understand that what we really want is coaching attention. Don't give me feedback. Don't tell...

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Guest Blogger: Margie Meacham

The Neuroscience of vILT The Society of Applied Learning Technology (SALT) reports that “the vast majority” of companies plan to expand their use of VILT in the near future. Yet only 20 percent of these same companies find this delivery medium to be very effective. So why...

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Quotable: Alice Kim, Ph.D.

It's a misconception that trying to match knowledge delivery to someone's personal learning style or perceptual preference translates to better learning. Dr. Alice Kim, Rotman Research Institute for the study of human brain function...

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How Do You Define “Competence” In A Job?

Very often when we design training we also want to design some type of test or certification which helps us to assure the organization that learning truly did take place. What most training departments struggle with, however, is: how do you define competence? How can...

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Quotable: Bob Pike

When performance is the question, training is the sixth answer. When we have deep conversations with managers about performance and help them focus on all the possible barriers to performance first - systems, policies and procedures, recruitment, placement, and coaching - but using some or all...

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