New in xapiapps - Topics & Learning Libraries to Enhance a Learning Experience

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Support Team Support Team on Mar 16, 2017

New in xapiapps - Learning Experience Builder

We've added some great new features to the Learning Experience Builder in xapiapps.

What's the difference between evaluation and learning?

Social science research, the kind we would use to research training effectiveness for example, is in big trouble. Psychology in particular, whose methods are widely adopted for education research, is undergoing a severe replication crises. That’s to say, it turns out that many published research papers have results that cannot be replicated, methodologies that are full of holes and conclusions that aren’t justified.

How to Make Smile Sheets That Will Actually Make You Smile

Even if you have never heard of a “smile sheet”, it’s almost certain that you’ve seen one or had to complete one.

Kirkpatrick's Evaluation Model in Instructional Design

Instructional design is somewhat of a black art at the best of times. Much of what the best training designers do is more a result of experience and intuition as opposed to strict adherence to theory or models. Of course, in order to break the rules you have to know them in the first place. This is why instructional designers who are starting out should pick a design model that they feel is a good match for their style, subject and workflow. This will act as scaffolding upon which to build a logical structure that students can interpret and internalize.

Learning Styles are Bunk: The Evidence Against a Fad

 We have all heard the term “learning style” bandied about at conferences, in magazines and in conversation with educators of every stripe. It represents the idea that each student is “equal but different”,  and needs to be taught in a way that accords to their unique minds.

Should Learners be Treated Differently Based on Capability?

To say that no two learners are the same is almost an axiomatic statement. This is clear to anyone who cares to think about it for a moment. If you take a classroom full of learners, give them the same instructions, under the same conditions while using the same assessments, you’ll most likely get very different results.

The Implications of Neuroscience for Instructional Design

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field that aims to understand the workings of the nervous system, which of course, includes the brain. The sub-discipline of educational neuroscience is a rather recent development in the field that aims to understand the relationship between the biology of the brain and related structures with the learning process, framed inside an educational context.

Are Your Compliance Practices Really Ethical?

If you work in an industry that has legal compliance requirements for things like safety training, your organisation is likely to have something in place that is focused predominantly on satisfying the compliance requirement so that you can get on with doing business while avoiding any penalties that could be imposed by a state authority.

Why Buddy Training for SOP's Work

 Every organisation is in possession of highly valuable procedural knowledge that lets it do what it does best in a unique way. An organisation is after all the sum of the knowledge and skill contained in the persons that make up its numbers.