101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom (Active Training Series)

101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom (Active Training Series)

By: Elaine Biech (author)Paperback

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Fresh, creative strategies guaranteed to enliven online training 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom provides proven, practical strategies, activities, and tips for those tasked with facilitating training in any subject area among alternative settings. Based on the best-selling Active Training approach, these methods have been designed by recognized experts, and are guaranteed to enliven any learning event. Readers will find a toolkit of ready-to-use exercises and tips for organizing, conducting, and delivering active learning, in alternative settings on the job or around the world. The book is organized in a way that allows trainers to quickly and easily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific situations. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example that demonstrates the concepts in action. Two hundred tips organized in twenty how-to lists will prove invaluable for using Twitter, coaching virtually, encouraging informal learning, opening interactive virtual learning sessions, and much more. Coverage includes best practices for social media and informal learning, common e-learning tools, as well as guidance toward using a full gamut of tools from gamification and simulation to serious games and m-learning. Active training encourages participants to use their brains to study ideas, solve problems, and apply what they've learned. It's a fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging environment. This book shows training facilitators the proven techniques that help learners get more out of the material. * Design a more engaging learning environment * Improve delivery with optimized technology * Utilize effective learning tools and practical strategies * Learn best practices for social media, coaching, virtual learning, and more Learners need to figure things out by themselves, ask questions, practice skills, and transfer skills and knowledge to the job. With proven strategies designed by industry leaders, 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom is the indispensable guide to the design and delivery of effective alternative ways to learn.

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About Author

ELAINE BIECH is a bestselling author and president of ebb associates inc., a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change.

Contents

Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource xi 200 Tips to Make Training Active and Learning Successful 1 Top 10 Lists 2 1. 10 Tips for Successfully Implementing a Virtual Learning Platform 3 2. 10 Ideas to Create a Prewebinar Checklist 5 3. 10 Slides to Organize Your Virtual Learning 7 4. 10 Tips for Opening an Interactive Online Training Session 8 5. 10 Webinar Warm-Ups 9 6. 10 Ways to Engage Virtual Learners 10 7. 10 Tips for Using Annotation Tools 14 8. 10 Tips for Using Breakout Rooms in a Virtual Classroom 17 9. 10 Tips for Using QR Codes in Learning 18 10. 10 Polling Tips for Virtual Classrooms 20 11. 10 Phrases to Regain Virtual Participants Attention 22 12. 10 Tips for Using Twitter for Ongoing Learning 23 13. 10 Tips to Get Started with Games and Gamification 25 14. 10 Ways to Use Social Media Tools to Support Learning 27 15. 10 Tips to Be Successful with m-Learning 29 16. 10 Tips for Shooting a Video 31 17. 10 Tips for Virtual Coaching 35 18. 10 Tips for Virtual Teamwork 37 19. 10 Tips for Leaders as Teachers 39 20. 10 Tips and Options for Training in Virtual Reality Environments 40 ONLINE LEARNING 43 Online Openings 45 1. Picture Me 46 2. You Intro Me; I Intro You 48 3. Quote Me 50 4. Using Prezi to Build Community in the Virtual Classroom 53 5. Instagram Intros 55 Online Closings 57 6. Review, Remember, Relate, Recall 58 7. Make Them Stick 60 8. Choose and Choose Again 62 9. Concept Challenge 65 Online Learning Activities 66 10. Using Analogies 67 11. Virtual Learning by Quadrants 69 12. Incorporate MOOC (massive open online course) Design Concepts into Your Online Design 71 13. Small-Group Data Analysis 73 14. Social Media Sharing about Implicit Bias 75 15. Think-Pair-Share for Webinars 77 Online Asynchronous Learning 79 16. Creating a Culture Dream Team 80 17. Point-Counterpoint 83 18. Onboarding New Employees 86 Unique Online Situations 88 19. Corporate Global Survey 89 20. Find It 91 21. Facilitating from Afar 93 TECHNOLOGY TACTICS 97 Blended Solutions 99 22. Move to the Goal 100 23. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Job Aid 103 24. The 411 104 25. Gear Up Your Brain 106 e-Learning Tools 108 26. Increase Interaction Using a Whiteboard 109 27. Meter Poll 113 28. Engaging Course Map for an e-Learning Course 118 29. Google Hangout Collaborations 120 30. Pinboard Key Learning 122 31. Poll for Impact! 125 32. Show Me 126 m-Learning 128 33. Mobile Debates 129 34. Survey in Hand 131 35. Picture This 133 36. Take My Speech Home 135 37. Tweet a Learning Needs Assessment 137 38. Just-in-Time Reminder 139 Social Learning 141 39. Social Learning Gone Wild Participating in a LinkedIn Group 142 40. Digital Round Robin 144 41. Blog-Based Skills Inventory 146 42. Social Media Opinion Polling 148 43. The #1 Thing 150 44. Office Hours 152 45. Quiz Challenge 154 Technology in the Classroom 156 46. Twitter Engagement 157 47. QR Code Search 159 48. Pause and Discover 161 LEARNING FROM MANY 165 Learning on a Team 167 49. I Felt Valued 168 50. Teamwork in History 170 51. Build a Trusting Team 172 52. Feedback for the Team 174 53. MVP Award 176 My Mentor and Me 178 54. Discussion Starters 179 55. Take Me with You 181 56. Mentor Meet and Greet 182 57. The Magic of Mentoring 185 58. Find the Perfect Mentor 188 59. First-Time Mentor 191 Put Me in Coach 194 60. Ask Powerful Questions 195 61. Feedback Formula 197 62. Showing Appreciation 199 63. Coaching Meeting Template 202 Peer-to-Peer Learning 204 64. Peer Coaching Circle 205 65. I ll Coach You; You Coach Me 208 66. Peer Advisory Group 210 LEARNING ON THE JOB 213 Help Yourself 215 67. Every Day Counts 216 68. Your Leadership Brand 218 69. Set Goals for Success 220 70. A Wiser Me 223 71. Volunteer for a Special Assignment 225 72. Notable Quotables 227 73. Goals for Life 229 74. Test Yourself 231 Informal Learning 232 75. First Things First 233 76. A Virtual Book Club 235 77. Brown Bags and Books 236 78. Bugs Me List 238 79. Give em a 10 240 80. What Got You Here 242 81. Plan for Informal Learning 244 Learn from Experience 246 82. Experiential Learning in the Classroom 247 83. Experiential Learning on the Job 251 84. Experiential Blended Learning for High Potentials 253 On-the-Job Assignments 255 85. Assessing Learners for a Rotational Assignment 256 86. Department Rotation Agreements 259 87. Evaluating Rotational Assignments 261 88. Stretch Assignment: Yes or No? 264 LEARNING BEYOND THE WORKPLACE 269 Learning Outside the Organization 271 89. Teach a Class 272 90. Do You Belong? 274 91. The Envelope, Please 275 92. Google Your Company 277 93. Visit the City Council 279 94. Read a Biography 281 95. Visit Your Supplier 283 96. Office Hours II 285 Do Well by Doing Good 286 97. Volunteer Team Needs a Leader 287 98. Professional Association Involvement 289 99. Find a Match 291 100. Adopt a Group 293 101. Internal Fund-Raising 295 A Bonus 10 Tips List 297 10 Ways to Think about Learning in the Future 297 Additional Reading 299 About the Author 301

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118971987
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781118971987
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 1118971981

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