Look Out For #1

ebolaIn October ebola took the United States by storm. Well, no.  That’s not quite right.  In October one man sucumbed to the disease while the media filled the headlines with sensationalist click-bait bullshit to terrify people.  Somehow, through all of the fog and subterfuge, the topic of training surfaced.

First off, one death is too many to have on the continent.  Secondly, I don’t want to minimize the risk that hospital staff experience on a daily basis. Having said that, I do have some thoughts. Continue reading

TFB038 – Compliance Training… *sigh*

Thanks for tuning in for episode 38!  We covered some different material on approaches Untitled drawing (1)and opinions on mandatory compliance training.  The approach that is taken to legislated compliance training is flawed from the start and despite ways that it can be improved (as mentioned in the podcast) the powers that be are not interested in changing it.

Tom Kuhlmann, an elearning expert wrote this blog post that I refer to. He’s great! A real solid guy and was able to articulate his frustration over compliance training far more professionally than I was.

This article written by Brian McWalters exlpains in some high-level details how his team was able to create a successful compliance training elearning module.

Almost out of obligation, I refer to an article about student motivation written by Karin Kirk.  It seems appropriate given the content.

Thanks for listening!

Dan

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TBF037 – Motivations and Engagement

Episode 37In this episode we talk about Reiss’s 16 Intrinsic Motivations, and what it is about subtitles that engages us.

Steven Reiss suggests that there are 16 distinctly different intrinsic motivators.  Of those, I think there are 8 that really work for training session.  Scatter as many as you can in there and hopefully participants do a bit more of the heavy lifting for you.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (trailer seen here) was a great movie that got me thinking of how we can learn form a subtitled documentary to increase learner engagement.  It’s a great movie but the whole thing is in Japanese with english subtitles.  Turns out, this really worked to keep me engaged.

Thank you for taking the time to listen! Seriously!

Dan

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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8 Ways to Motivate Learners

I’ve recently been exposed to a paper written by Steven Reiss, called the Multifaceted Nature of Intrinsic Motivation. The more I read, the more I see how interwoven all human-centric ideas are.

I’m a firm believer that everyone has to be a sales person, on some level.  If you can’t sell, you’ll never get what you want.  While there might be some underhanded sales tactics out there, as a sales person I was able to add value to customers lives and I didn’t have to feel bad about it.  Sales skills are a tool, and all tools can be abused.  But this isn’t what I’m talking about.   Continue reading

#HashtagChallenges

I occasionally take part in an online Twitter chat called Learn Chat, otherwise know in the Twitterverse as #lrnchat.  This was my introduction to hashtags as a value-added tool.  Like all tools, it can be mis-used (#bestboyfriendever, #mycarsucksbutnotasmuchasyours, #myomlettehastoomanymushrooms, etc) but when use properly, it can have tremendous value.help


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