THE LEARNNOVATORS BLOG

This blog presents informative articles and lots of useful tools and resources on learning design, covering e-learning, m-learning, gamified learning, informal learning, 70:20:10 and much more.

Learning & Development

THE CASE FOR CLARITY IN L&D JOB POSTINGS

This article argues for the importance of distinguishing between generalist and specialist L&D roles in job postings. This will help candidates better understand what they’re applying for and to attract the right candidates with the right skills and experience.

Instructional Design

BEWARE THIS GAMIFICATION PITFALL

Story-based narratives in gamification are thought of as the epitome of intrinsic motivation, but that’s not always the case. This article explains why, and offers pointers on how to handle it.

Learning & Development

HOW L&D CAN HELP ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

By integrating sustainability into our learning initiatives, L&D can help employees understand the impact of their actions on the environment and empower them to make good choices. This not only benefits the planet, but it can also drive business value by improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing brand reputation. This article delves into how L&D can spearhead and drive this important initiative in organizations.

E-Learning

SHOULD WE REALLY GIVE LEARNERS CONTROL?

The question of learner control has always been an important issue in e-learning. Some argue that giving learners control over their learning process can enhance engagement and improve learning outcomes. At the same time, there is a tangible fear that too much control can lead to distractions and ineffective learning. In this article, we explore the idea of learner control and examine whether it is truly beneficial for learners or not.

Instructional Design

WEAVING A TALE – HOW STORYTELLING CAN ENHANCE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Storytelling has the power to transport us to different worlds.

It can also be an incredibly effective tool in your next course.

Weaving a tale into your instructional design can help learners better understand and remember material, and make it more relatable and interesting. So, next time you’re creating a course, think about how you can incorporate stories to bring it to life.

Learning & Development

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF LEARNER ENGAGEMENT

Learner engagement is a tough beast to tame. Granted. But let’s not forget that it’s not the end goal in itself. Read on to find out why, and what to focus on additionally.

Learning & Development

MY TOP TEN TOOLS FOR LEARNING (2022)

I’m always on the lookout for new tools to streamline work and make my life easier. I’ve compiled a list of the top ten tools that I use on a daily basis and I wanted to share them with you.

E-Learning

CAMMY BEAN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

In this exclusive interview with Learnnovators, Cammy Bean shares her insights on the challenges she had faced in the past being an accidental instructional designer herself. She explains her views on how Artificial Intelligence is all set to revolutionize the way we design and deliver our learning solutions today. Cammy’s advice to learning designers on dealing with the disruptions getting triggered by AI, is highly thought-provoking.

Instructional Design

12 ALTERNATIVES TO A COURSE

This article delves into a few possible alternatives that could be proposed in lieu of a course.

Instructional Design

SO YOU’VE BUILT YOUR LEARNER PERSONAS. NOW WHAT?

We have seen L&D teams pour their hearts into the creation of personas, often involving lengthy discussions and debates, only to have them sitting on a shelf, gathering dust. Don’t let that be you. This article delves into what should happen (or can happen) once your personas are defined.

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