ISPI Performance Digest
Jan. 15, 2013

Can workers really e-learn at their desks?
Editor's note: Look for the comment by Paul J. deSousa, CPT, Companies Bellisle.

While it is clear that people can learn some step-by-step instructions right at their work desks, can they really concentrate on an e-learning module that requires theory or reflection? Are workplaces, with peers and managers observing and interacting, really ideal for e-learning? Do your workers actually move to another space or choose to learn more complex topics online from home? How do learners feel about learning at their desks?More

Study: Only 1 in 3 workers make changes based on performance feedback
Nearly 2 out of 3 employees say they've received negative feedback, and yet only 1 out of 3 has ever made a dramatic change based on this feedback, according to new research from the co-authors of "Change Anything." The research shows the typical performance review cycle includes managers giving employees the same negative feedback year after year with little effect on performance.More

eLearning Guild research: Come on in, the tools are grrreat!
Learning Solutions Magazine
The eLearning Guild's What's Changing in Your (Work) World? research report, which evaluated how the learning and e-learning work world has been changing in the past five years, asked a number of questions about the tools of the trade.More

Un-novation nation: Why doing less makes sense
The massive distraction of a noisy and disruptive business world poses a serious challenge to every small-business owner and entrepreneur: How you do stand out and stay relevant? Savvy innovators have picked up on the desire for people to tune out the noise, and a key strategy is offering less, not more. They know that delivering a memorable and meaningful experience hinges on user engagement, best achieved through a subtractive approach in which anything excessive, confusing, wasteful, unnatural, hazardous, hard to use or ugly is intelligently and cleverly removed.More

Is v-learning better than c-learning?
While the research does not provide a clear message regarding v-learning and c-learning, one thing is clear: The quality of the instructional design, and more specifically the instructional design relative to the modality (c-, v- or e-learning), has a great effect.More

3 tips to connect with your online students
One of the hardest adjustments for students transitioning from a traditional classroom to an online environment is feeling connected to their teacher. Many times in online courses students are a username while instructors become virtual computers responding back to questions and grading projects. But, this doesn't have to happen with a few key tricks to creating an environment where online teachers become real.More