The guest speakers in our recent Build Your Digital Learning Blueprint MOOC—all experts in their field and active senior learning leaders—shared a number of resources they think are the best things for instructional designers to be reading/watching, and here they are for you to peruse and learn from as well. Learning professionals are always learning about learning, and this list is a great place to look for new inspiration.
Intrepid's GM and founder Sam Herring was interviewed along with Dr Tom Tonkin of Cornerstone on Demand for Training Industry's podcast about "the learner experience".
If I say “Corporate Training Video,” what comes to mind? A nervous, unfocused lecturer? Badly scripted, badly acted scenarios that just don’t ring true? Droning instructions read by a voice actor who clearly has no earthly idea what they’re talking about?
We've got a great webinar coming up and encourage you to register today!
WHY YOU SHOULD BE DOING THEM
Conducting Voice of the Learner sessions will enable you to see how your learners are actually interacting with your online learning experience and to get their honest thoughts and reactions—it's usability testing by a friendlier, and more learner-centric, name. By conducting Voice of the Learner sessions, you’ll understand how your site is actually working for learners and be able to make informed decisions on how to make improvements before you launch the program to your full cohort.
We are delighted to announce a few of the guest speakers who will be sharing their expertise and advice with participants in our Build Your Digital Learning Blueprint program, which starts June 4th. (Registration and more details: https://events.intrepidlearning.com/build-your-digital-learning-blueprint)
Manjit Sekhon is the lead designer and will be the head facilitator of our upcoming "Build Your Digital Learning Blueprint: A Mini-MOOC for Learning Executives" so we thought we'd take a moment to introduce you to her compelling POV on modern learning and the modern learner.
Manjit Sekhon, Intrepid's Director of Learning Experience Design
I am very excited about our upcoming "Build Your Digital Learning Blueprint: A Mini-MOOC for Learning Executives" — and getting more so as we get more and more industry leaders' voices on video for participants to learn from. So I can't help but give you a sneakpeek at some of the meaty topics we'll be covering, which include the 5 Conditions of Digital Learning Success. (And these 5 conditions apply to whatever business challenge you've picked to go after.)
Dispatches from Recent Learning Events
We’ve had our ear to the ground at several learning events in recent weeks, CLO Breakfasts and the like, and have heard some strong themes emerge out of conversations from learning leaders:
- The frantic pace of digital disruption/transformation is hard to keep up with
- On-the-job application is definitely needed more than eye-rolling fictitious scenario-based learning
- The importance of marcoms to learners so they understand “What’s in it for me, why should I care?”
- eLearning is outdated, with the inability to update quickly at odds with the pace of new information
- If you cannot imagine living in your learners’ shoes, your learning program will likely fail
- Ensuring that learning is solving a business problem
vs. being ‘order takers’ producing training that will not move the needle for the business
- Encouraging top-down involvement in learning programs