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  • How to Grab and Hold Learners’ Attention!
    For learners to learn, they must pay attention. It is our job as instructional designers and facilitators to ensure learners will be motivated to focus on the content throughout the lesson. Motivation has two stages: 1. Initial 2. Ongoing Initial Motivation Initial motivation hooks the learners by identifying the value and relevance of the content. … The post How to Grab and Hold Learners’ Attenti...
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  • Putting the Systematic Learning Process to Work
    As a leader in workplace learning and performance, FKA has developed a simple formula to guide design and delivery of learning programs that maximizes learning. Regardless of whether learning happens in a classroom, online, or in the workplace, effective learning uses the Systematic Learning Process. Three Phases, Five Components The Systematic Learning Process identifies three … The post Putting ...
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  • Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 5
    Part 5 – Project Plan This is the fifth and final part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?. If you haven’t read the earlier parts, please do so: Part 1 – Estimating Duration Part 2 – Selecting Instructional Strategies Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios Part 4 – Media Requirements … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 5 appeared first on Friesen, K...
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  • Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 4
    Part 4 – Media Requirements & Evaluation Plan This is the fourth part of our blog ‘Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?’ If you have not read the previous posts, please do so: Part 1 – Estimating Duration Part 2 – Selecting Instructional Strategies Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios By the end … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 4 appeared first on Friesen, K...
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  • Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 3
    Part 3 – Assigning Development Ratios* *Development Ratios also include the effort required for all the Design activities. This is the third part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? If you have not read the previous posts, please do so: Part 1 – Estimating Duration Part 2 – Selecting Instructional … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 3 appeared first...
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  • Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 2
    Part 2 – Instructional Strategy This is the second part of our blog, Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?. If you have not read “Part 1 – Estimating Duration” yet, please do so before reading this blog. Part 1 provides an overview of the entire scoping process. Choose Instructional Strategies The second step … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? Part 2 appeared first on...
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  • Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science?
    Estimating Duration Scoping a learning solution…is it an art or is there some science involved? After 50+ years of scoping a wide range of learning solutions, FKA can say, “Yes.” There is an ‘art’, or at least a skill, to scoping a solution but we have developed a structured approach that provides a scientific framework … The post Scoping a Learning Solution – Art or Science? appeared first on Fri...
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  • Making the Transition from Classroom Trainer to Virtual Classroom Trainer
    For those of you who have made the move to facilitating in the virtual world…. Congratulations! It was simple and easy, right? Or was it? Even though you had a course that was already developed (for the physical classroom); and had learning objectives that were specific, measurable and learner-centered; the smooth move to the virtual … The post Making the Transition from Classroom Trainer to Virtu...
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  • Identifying MAD Clients: What L&D Professionals Need to Know
    For learning and performance initiatives to be successful, Learning and Development (L&D) professionals must understand who the “real” client is and what sort of help they desire to meet their performance and business needs. In any given client situation, the L&D professional may find a variety of individuals who initially appear to be clients, but … The post Identifying MAD Clients: What L&D Prof...
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  • Conducting Successful Focus Groups
    Michael Nolan1 Abstract: Focus groups are widely accepted as a critical data-gathering method that produces key results at a reasonable cost. The method is particularly important when the goal is to gather perceptions, opinions, suggestions, attitudes or feelings about a specific topic. Focus groups are also used to get insight into why these beliefs or … The post Conducting Successful Focus Group...
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  • Running Effective Meetings: Getting the Most Out of Your Meetings
    All of us have experienced meetings that start late, run long, go off topic, and have no structure to encourage productivity. This leads to a waste of valuable time, money and resources, and needs to stop!   As meeting specialists, Friesen, Kaye and Associates, has been sharing some Key Actions that are critical to facilitating … The post Running Effective Meetings: Getting the Most Out of Your Me...
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  • Running Effective Meetings: Encouraging Constructive Participation
    In the first three blogs in this series about running effective meetings focused on the Organizational Skills: Getting Started Part 1 Getting Started Part 2 Keeping Moving Running Effective Meetings: Encouraging Constructive Participation As we continue our discussion from previous blogs on facilitating effective meetings, we now move from the Organizational Skills of Getting Started, … The post R...
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  • Running Effective Meetings: Keeping Moving (Part 3)
    In the first two blogs in this series about running effective meetings we identified the first phase, Getting Started, and the 7 Key Actions that should take place, prior to the working part of the meeting: Define the purpose and desired outcome. Determine if a group meeting is necessary. Identify who should attend. Define when … The post Running Effective Meetings: Keeping Moving (Part 3) appeare...
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  • Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 2)
    In the first blog in this series , Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 1) we identified the first phase, Getting Started, and the first 4 Key Actions that should take place, prior to the meeting: Define the purpose and desired outcome. Determine if a group meeting is necessary. Identify who should attend. Define when … The post Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 2) app...
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  • Running Effective Meetings: Getting Started (Part 1)
    In last week’s blog we identified several reasons why meetings are often a waste of time. FKA’s Facilitation Skills: Running Effective Meetings program identifies key actions that allow the meeting facilitator and organizers to effectively plan and establish a clear framework for governing their meetings. The framework identifies crucial actions around three key phases: 1. … The post Running Effec...
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  • Stop Wasting My Time: The Expense of Ineffective Meetings
    Have you ever doodled or day dreamed during a meeting, or made “To Do” lists while someone goes on and on about who knows what? Well join the crowd. According to a study by MCI Conferencing, most people who meet on a regular basis admit to daydreaming (91%) or bringing other work to meetings (73%). … The post Stop Wasting My Time: The Expense of Ineffective Meetings appeared first on Friesen, Kaye...
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  • eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 3
    3. Develop the Storyboard The third step in developing an online game is to represent the game concept in terms the programmer can interpret. This is achieved by preparing a storyboard of the game. The game storyboard is similar to the storyboard prepared for any e-learning development project. In this case you: Write the ‘story’ … The post eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 3 appeared first...
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  • eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 2
    2. Design the Game Concept The second step in the game development workflow is to complete the conceptual design of your game. This is where you describe keys aspects of the games design. There are six things that need to be specified in the concept: Alignment (Align game to learning need) Purpose (to deliver and/apply … The post eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 2 appeared first on Friesen...
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  • eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 1
    Why do we Need a Game Development Workflow? As the use of games as a method of instruction increases the need for a clear development workflow increases. A game development workflow is an extension of the instructional systems design (ISD) workflow. Using FKA’s ISD methodology as the framework the decision to include a game as … The post eLearning Game Development Workflow Part 1 appeared first on...
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  • Neuroscience Part 3: Microlearning
    Let me say up front I do not see the increased interest in microlearning as attributable to research in cognitive neuroscience but it is a logical extension of the Spacing Effect so I have included it as the third part of the Neuroscience series. Wikipedia Definition: Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term … The post Neuroscience Part 3: Microlearning appeared fir...
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  • Focus on Performance
    Performance Improvement The Learning and Development (L&D) profession continues to undergo major structural changes, one of which is to the transition away from a focus on learning as the output and toward a focus on performance improvement. To successfully focus on performance, L&D must be redesigned so that its goal is to enhance human performance … The post Focus on Performance appeared first o...
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  • Neuroscience Part 2: Spacing Effect
    Spacing Effect versus Spaced Learning There is a lot of new terminology being used when talking about neuroscience and how it’s research can be applied to increase learning. Two terms you often hear—and should be clarified— are: ‘Spacing Effect’ and ‘Spaced Learning’. Wikipedia defines them as: Click on Image to Enlarge While these Wikipedia definitions … The post Neuroscience Part 2: Spacing Eff...
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  • Diary of a Road Warrior: A Week in the Life of Presenting at Conferences
    What a terrific week of Learning and Development. I traveled from the East to West Coast and back to deliver four amazing sessions at TRAINING 2017 in San Diego, California and HRPA’s 2017 Annual Conference and Trade show in Toronto, Ontario. Here is brief play-by-play, that I know most Road Warriors have experienced, along with … The post Diary of a Road Warrior: A Week in the Life of Presenting ...
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  • AGILE Instructional Design
    Can a 45-year old ISD methodology keep up with the changes? It’s true that FKA’s Instructional Systems Design (ISD) methodology is old. It was introduced by our founder, Paul A. Friesen, in 2 books he wrote and published: An Introduction to Instructional Programming. Published in 1970 by Friesen, Kaye & Associates, Ltd. Designing instruction: a … The post AGILE Instructional Design appeared first ...
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  • Neuroscience Part 1: What Was Old is New Again
    FKA celebrated its 50th anniversary this past year. Paul Friesen started the company in 1966 and, along with Joe Harless and Bob Mager, was part of ushering in a formalized approach to training in the business world. In his book, “Designing instruction: A systematic or “systems” approach using programmed instruction as a model” published in … The post Neuroscience Part 1: What Was Old is New Agai...
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  • So who is SAM?
    Successive Approximation Model (SAM) is an agile development model created by Michael Allen, a recognized pioneer and leader in the design of interactive multimedia learning tools and applications. Click on Image to Enlarge SAM is a method that Allen applied to his instructional design models as a means of creating more effective and efficient ways … The post So who is SAM? appeared first on Fries...
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  • Do you Need ISD (Instructional Systems Design) to Support Informal Learning?
    A previous post, Coached Informal Learning discussed the 70:20:10 model of learning and development which suggests that 90% of learning is achieved through informal learning and only 10% is achieved through formal learning. Effective L&D organizations use an instructional system design (ISD) methodology to ensure the formal learning developed and delivered aligns with the performance … The post Do...
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  • Coached Informal Learning
    The 70:20:10 model of learning and development states that 70% of learning comes from on-the-job experiences; 20% comes from getting feedback, observing others and developmental relationships; while only 10% comes from formal learning events. Giving managers, supervisors and peers a coaching framework that continuously nurtures individual development will help your organization meet the 20% need. ...

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