Gamification has been a trendy word in the industry for several years now, but what does it really mean? Discover the basic attributes of games and what kinds of games are best for different types of learning. Find out how the basic elements of games can be used to increase learning transfer. Who should attend: Instructional designers, facilitators, and other learning professionals who are seeking new ways to affect the impact of their learning events will benefit from this course.
Valid practice exercises are the only way learners can acquire new skills and knowledge. Assessments are important for demonstrating competence in new skills and knowledge. The best way for people to learn to perform new tasks and competencies is to practice them in a way that simulates, as closely as possible, the actual work environment in which the task is to be performed. This improves the chances that the new skills will be transferred from the training environment to the workplace. Create exercises and assessments that support your learning events. Who should attend: Any learning professional who desires confirmation that learners are acquiring new skills and knowledge will benefit from this course.
Focus on the long term with a leadership strategy.
Moving your training to the live facilitated world of virtual classrooms enables you to reach more learners. However, you cannot expect what you designed for the face-to-face classroom to work as successfully in the virtual classroom. You need an updated approach. Learn how to create dynamic, consumable, and engaging learner experiences in the virtual classroom. Who should attend: Instructional designers and facilitators interested in moving their content from the traditional classroom to the virtual classroom will benefit from this course.
Effective virtual training requires a different mindset about participant engagement. You have less control over participants' physical learning environments, so you must compensate by creating training activities they will want to actively engage in. Discover the opportunities for engagement available in virtual training platforms and explore ideas for virtual training activities.Who should attend:Instructional designers, trainers, and other learning professionals interested in exploring new delivery modalities will benefit from this course.
The data collected in a needs assessment are only useful after they have been analyzed to determine what they mean. Data can be analyzed at different levels and from different perspectives, depending on the purpose of the needs assessment. Receive an introduction to the intricacies of data analysis and statistics. Who should attend: Talent development professionals who are involved in the needs assessment process will benefit from this course. Additionally, those who are responsible for reviewing the output of a needs assessment will benefit from understanding how data are analyzed and recommendations are made.
Delivering a virtual presentation is very different from delivering a presentation in a face-to-face setting, and doing it for the first time can be daunting. You may think you have none of the nonverbal feedback that is available in a face-to-face presentation setting, but this is not necessarily true. Discover how to deliver interactive, engaging virtual presentations through what you say and how you say it.Who should attend:Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.
Blended learning is more than just adding an online session to a learning program. Just as traditional classroom events are best created with an intentional design process, each component of a blended approach should be considered with the same rigor. Learn delivery methods available for a blended approach, and consider when they are best used. Who should attend: Instructional designers, trainers, and other learning professionals interested in exploring new delivery modalities will benefit from this course.
A virtual presentation provides a much richer experience than just a phone call. You can share images and text, and demonstrate software on your own computer in real time. Explore the guidelines for visuals in any format, as well as special considerations for virtual presentations.Who should attend:Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.
By organizing your training course before you develop the materials, you build a road map for yourself and others working with you to complete the project. You also have a format to explain the structure of the training course to others. Course design that follows the job itself is the strongest path to successful learning transfer. Learn the ROPES method, a systematic and proven way to outline lessons and build courses. Who should attend: New instructional designers and others new to the learning profession will benefit from this course.
Communication is important at all times in a business environment, but especially during times of change. Employees want information, answers, and reassurance. Change leaders must be prepared to communicate these effectively and to a diverse range of individuals and cultures. Learn specific tactics for communicating about change with employees and stakeholders at different levels, as well as how to receive and react to feedback. Who should attend: Leaders and managers contemplating a change management effort at any level will benefit from this course.
People cannot and will not pay attention online for as long as they would in a live setting. If your virtual presentation is not relevant and compelling, attendees will quickly turn to multitasking or, worse, leave the session. Learn the aspects of a compelling virtual presentation, from the invitation through the final Q&A wrap-up.Who should attend: Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.
Multiple-choice questions are a common form of assessment, but they can also create a host of challenges that prevent them from effectively measuring learning. Assessments are meant to measure the results of instruction. Learn how to create and assess defensible multiple-choice assessments to accompany your instruction. Identify the common language problems that often make multiple-choice questions unclear, confusing, or ambiguous. Who should attend: Learning professionals who are responsible for creating accurate and easily scored assessments will benefit from this course.
Nearly every training project involves some sort of data collection to understand the need and craft the best solution. It is important to understand specific tools and techniques to ensure that your data quality is good. Explore four common data collection techniques and learn to what situations each is best suited. Who should attend: Talent development professionals who are tasked with improving performance and closing skills gaps will benefit from learning how to collect data on those gaps to identify true learning needs.
Change is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be painful. Successful change initiatives start with a detailed analysis of the situation and a solid vision and strategy for carrying out the change. A change management team is crucial for executing these items. Discover the skills, competencies, and roles required for a successful change management team. Who should attend: Leaders and managers contemplating a change management effort at any level will benefit from this course.
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Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level.
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Use powerful digital tools – TAGS, Tableau and Gephi – to analyse social media conversations on Twitter.
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Reflect on how you want to present yourself online and take positive steps towards these goals.
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Learn basic Java programming by developing a mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone or tablet.
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Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
Develop your planning, organising, writing and editing skills, to write more effective and efficient emails. Join the British Council’s online course.
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Explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold, with this free online course introducing Web Science.
A free online course from UCAS to help students understand the wealth of UK higher education opportunities open to them.
Get an introduction to Hispanic film on Purdue University’s online course. Explore work by Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo del Toro.
Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing.
Examine the concepts of health, wellness and holism and understand what it means to have an illness like diabetes. Join Deakin University’s online course.
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With household budgets feeling the pinch, find out how to bring order to your finances and make good decisions, with The Open University’s online course.
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