Learning Through Crisis – How to Harness the Power of Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #248

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The workplace is rapidly changing. With inevitable unprecedented challenges that may come, how do we keep our workers and leaders engaged, motivated, and productive? How can they emerge stronger when faced with a crisis? In the Workflow Learning Model, we…

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Webinar: Injecting Humor Into Your Virtual Sessions – Workshop Tip #247

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Remember the old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” Now, hold on a minute here. We’re not trying to diagnose anyone. But, we really do believe that laughter is the best medicine, especially for any virtual session that is dragging…

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4 Ways to Use “Sonar Alerts” in Every Virtual Session – Workshop Tip #246

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“What questions do you have?” Silence. Crickets. Now what? Have you ever experienced this before? Has it happened to you? Do you sometimes think to yourself, “Is there something wrong?” In a traditional classroom setting, facilitators are physically present in…

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5 Little Things That Make a Huge Impact in Virtual Sessions – Workshop Tip #245

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Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s the little things that matter most”? This is true when it comes to our family, friends, and loved ones. And at the same time, it’s the little things in virtual sessions that matter…

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Does Engagement Lead to Actual Learning? – Workshop Tip #244

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We often hear the word “engagement” when we talk about designing and delivering effective learning.  Within a learning context, engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, and passion that learners show when they are in the process of…

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How Do You Really Know if Your Participants Are Learning in Your Remote Training Sessions? – Workshop Tip #243

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As we all race forward in the evolution of remote learning, one of the common questions raised is, “Are participants really learning from these virtual sessions?” Even though we use assessments, tests, evaluations, or feedback, it’s difficult to know whether…

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7 Strategic Rules for Transforming Classroom Training Into Effective Remote Training – Workshop Tip #242

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Transitioning from classroom training to virtual, or remote training, can be an overwhelming task for many. It’s not just a matter of “dumping” your content online and hoping for a good outcome. It requires thought, planning, and strategy. So, how…

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Are We Training Too Fast That We Don’t Allow Learners to Reflect? Workshop Tip – #241

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During a regular training session, the trainer asked the participants in the workshop, “Do you have any questions?” The participants answered, “None for now, but I am sure I will have questions when I get back to work.” This is…

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Cultivating Curiosity and an Exploring Lab Mindset – Workshop Tip #239

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Application: Try this small lab experiment. View the video above and get to discover that when learners touch, manipulate, huddle, document, discuss, argue, and cooperate to find solutions, their experiments lead to better results. A lab mindset is a depiction…

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A Paradigm Shift in Leadership in Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #237

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Application: Try this idea. In your training session or conversations, present a work problem that has multiple confusing facts surrounding it. For example: a policy with different interpretations, an equipment that needs a new part but the manufacturer has stopped…

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The Only Story Structure You’ll Need in Designing Story-based eLearning – Workshop Tip #236

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Roger Schank couldn’t have said it any better, “Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” As instructional designers and trainers, knowing how to best present lessons with complex, data-driven information,…

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How to Reinvent Compliance and Technical Training to Impact Performance – Workshop Tip #235

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Compliance and technical training have become “paper certification” training programs. Workers and learners only take it to make sure they check the boxes for compliance and technical training or just to cover their “just-in-case-they-need-it” groundwork. This practice reduces the returns…

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