Archive for eLearning

Peregrine Helps Bay Area Training Professionals Learn Concepts and Principles of Gamification

“The least exciting element of any game is the points, badges or leaderboards. People don’t play a game just for points, they play for mastery, to overcome challenges and to socialize with others. The most effective gamification efforts include more than points and badges — they contain elements of story, challenge and continual feedback as well as a high level of interactivity.” —Karl Kapp

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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Creativity, Design, Development, eLearning, Facilitation, Games, Gamification, Performance Support, Project Management, Rapid Instructional Design

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Trends in eLearning for 2016

We’ve long been fans of job-aids. Recall Joe Harless’ famous line, “Inside every fat course there’s a thin job-aid crying to get out.” While eLearning courses are certainly not going away, we’re seeing growing interest in the design and development of just-in-time resources (i.e., performance support tools).

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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Design, eLearning, Four-Door Model, Learning Organizations, mLearning, Mobile, Research, Tools, Training

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Practical Advice for New Graduates Pursuing a Career in Talent Development

A few weeks back, I was invited to speak to some students and post-docs at The University of California, Berkeley about transitioning from academia to business and working in the field of training and development (a.k.a. T&D, talent development, learning and development (L&D), instructional design, performance consulting, etc.). Speaking at events of this nature is always […]

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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, eLearning, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Training, Uncategorized

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Welcoming New Associates, Reviewing Awards Entries — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we welcome two new associates and wrap up our reviews of entries to the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology awards program. Terry Teplitz is a training and organizational development specialist with more than 20 years of experience developing programs that improve employee productivity. Her specialties include program management, instructional design, vendor […]

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Posted in: Consulting, Development, eLearning, Implementation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, News

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New Projects, New Clients — This Week at PPG

Our newest client, Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), is part of the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) and is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders. PHII brings these parties together to learn from each other, share best practices, and work together to address barriers to improving the health of populations.

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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Development, eLearning, Evaluation, Implementation, Learning Organizations, News, Training

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Which User Experience Research Method Do I Use for My e-Learning Design?

I tend to think of designing e-learning solutions as creating these little-worlds or environments in which users can carry out activities. I’m not a software programmer or web designer, but I imagine the e-learning design experience has things in common with software design, including creating the best user experience for the task at hand. Now I […]

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Posted in: Creativity, Design, eLearning, Research, Tools

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Best Practices for Being an Engaging Facilitator of vILT

If you sense the attention of the group is lagging as a whole (this happens a lot late in the day, and especially toward the end of the week), encourage a 60-second stretch break. Tell participants they have 60 seconds to stand up, stretch their arms and legs, neck and shoulders, take a few deep breaths and re-join the group. A simple exercise like that can quickly energize a tired group.

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Posted in: Delivery, eLearning, Facilitation, Manager Tips, Presentations, Training

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