Archive for Research

Dunbar’s Number and the Limits of Friendship

I read a fascinating article this weekend by Maria Konnikova about Dunbar’s number, the nature of friendship and the limits of social media. Dunbar’s number, in short, is the number of people with whom you can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which you know who each person is and how each person relates to every […]

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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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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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Wrapping-up Onboarding Needs Analysis Report for SAP — This Week at PPG

Wrapping-up Onboarding Needs Analysis Report for SAP — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we’re putting the final touches on a report for SAP that summarizes the results of close to 100 interviews with SAP new hires, managers and onboarding program stakeholders. The interviews focused on capturing the current state of SAP’s generic onboarding program and making recommendations for improvements. One of the most valuable […]

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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Design, Evaluation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance, Performance Support, Research, Uncategorized

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10 Tips from Industry Thought-Leaders on How to Build Better eLearning

“Play Plants vs. Zombies. Seriously. Play it and notice how it provides feedback to help players adapt their performance, uses scaffolding to gradually develop skills, and uses incremental increases in complexity to teach highly complicated tasks.” –Julie Dirksen

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Does Telecommuting Increase Performance?

The pros and cons of telecommuting have probably been debated ever since the word “telecommute” was introduced in Webster’s dictionary about 38 years ago (Hartford Business.com). But a new, scientifically relevant study by Stanford researchers and one of China’s largest travel-agents has shed some light on the performance, productivity, and financial impacts telecommuting can have […]

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