When LinkedIn conducted a survey asking 1,000 workers how they felt about their skill sets at work, they found that a surprising number of employees were uncomfortable with their current abilities. In fact, 78% said they felt they needed new skills in order to maintain or to advance their careers. That’s interesting, we think, as…

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Within the world of manufacturing, training has long been an important piece of the equation for success. But what’s surprising is that even workers on the office side of this environment feel a need for increased training and guidance. Researchers studied engineers at manufacturing companies to look at how training was perceived by both new…

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Welcome to the completion of week nine as we progress through our 12-week service course, Instructional Design Service Course: Gain Experience For Good. We are entering into the final stages of this course, and at this point, have entered into the Evaluate phase of their design process. Evaluation Phase Last week we developed a prototype so we…

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As a lifelong Training & Development professional, and the owner of a progressive training and eLearning company, I’d love to think that all training is meaningful. Unfortunately, this altruistic vision is unrealistic. Over the years I’ve learned a few things in terms of our role when it comes to working with clients: -I owe it…

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Welcome to the completion of week seven as we progress through our 12-week service course, Instructional Design Service Course: Gain Experience For Good. In this module, we are developing a prototype of our lesson materials based on our Design Proposal. After completing the prototype in this module, the prototype will be part of a round of…

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subsumption theory

Subsumption Theory and eLearning

Ever heard of Subsumption Theory referenced in an eLearning context? Essentially, it’s a theory that refers to the way learners absorb new information. David Ausubel, an educational Psychologist, introduced this theory in the 1960s—which pivots on the thought that learners can learn more effectively if new information is tied in with their current knowledge base….

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Self-Determination

Self-Determination Implications for eLearning

Professors Edward Deici and Richard Ryan are the founders of the Self-Determination Theory, which is a motivation theory based around the human’s natural behavior to act in effective ways. This theory is well-loved. It’s referenced in training, sports, education, health—you name it. Why? Because it helps us better understand how to motivate people, and motivation…

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