Learning Retention Rates

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Learning Retention Rates Originally uploaded by Eric Rice. Reminds of something I read today about learning design and games. It came from Richard Van Eck's presentation "An Instructional Designer Looks at Digital Game-Based Learning."

Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning

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You’ve heard that more engaged members lead to better retention. Maddie Grant, CAE and Lindy Dreyer—the experts behind social media strategy firm SocialFish—will share specific ideas designed to encourage engagement around your online education.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention and application. I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

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Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. Designing training that is interactive, that goes beyond presenting takes upfront planning. Training Design

8 Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits

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You can find the presentation here and accompanying blog post, How To Think Like A Nonprofit Instructional Designer. Over on the SalsaLabs blog, they are doing a series on designing nonprofit tech training and I discovered this excellent rewrite of my post. Training Design

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention. Training Design nten peer exchange webinar

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How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

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Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. The photograph above documents a creative stretch break from a recent Leadership Training I designed and co-facilitated at the Americans for the Arts Conference.

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ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

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One thing led to another and I designed a social media lab for arts organizations. Participants design and launch a social media experiment that helps them improve their practice and share learning with one another. Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1.