ISPI Performance Digest
Sep. 2, 2014

A match made in heaven: Performance support and mobile
Learning Solutions Magazine
Implementing training that actually drives skill and performance gains is a daunting challenge for any manager. Yet even if you do that initial dose of training well, it is the period after the training when employees are most in need of support. This is borne out by myriad research studies, which tell us that learners will not retain anywhere near all of that first dose of training.More

eLearning Guild research: Informal or 'less formal' learning?
Learning Solutions
When experts use the term "informal learning," they don't mean exactly the same thing eLearning and learning practitioners do. The latest eLearning Guild research report "Informal Learning Takes Off," written by Jane Hart, highlights the differences as well as some innovative approaches you may want to try.More

Curiosity is as important as intelligence
Harvard Business Review
There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an "age of complexity," which implies the world has never been more intricate. Although complexity is context-dependent, it is also determined by a person's disposition. In particular, there are three key psychological qualities that enhance our ability to manage complexity.More

How open badges could really work
Edudemic
Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging trend reveals benefits for traditional institutions and alternative learning programs alike.More

Team-building exercises: Fun ways to build communication skills
Mindtools
How well do your team members communicate with one another? Poor communication lies at the root of many team problems. It can lead to mistakes, quality problems, conflict, missed deadlines and lost opportunities. That's why it can often pay to help people develop their in-team communication skills.More

Performance support: Prezi animations to supplement online training
eLearning Industry
Prezi animations are showing promise as a tool for training on account of the "stickiness of learning" the platform can provide.More