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Description (provided by submitter): Simulations are a proven and effective tool for driving the application of recently acquired concepts. They provide a risk-free, engaging environment in which innovation and creativity can be applied in real-world contexts to strengthen skills and the effectiveness of learning. Advantexe’s Enterprise business simulations teach participants to think strategically and ultimately make stronger business decisions. In our simulations, participants take control of a large global organization and manage it for several simulated years. Working individually or in small teams, they are responsible for the entire operations of the business, making decisions on pricing, marketing, sales, production, R&D, finance and much more. They choose a strategy and execute it through their decisions, measuring performance using financial reports and key metrics. Teams compete against each other for market position and share in a highly dynamic and challenging environment. More than just a simulated business exercise, Advantexe’s Enterprise Business simulations provide embedded learning nuggets, coaching, and short simulated business scenarios to provide users with interactive and engaging learning bursts and experience. Each decision area has helpful information on what the types of decisions are and how they affect the rest of the simulation and ultimately a business. We also build in scenarios that pop up during each round that challenge participants to deal with sudden changes within the simulated business. These scenarios are often customized to reflect a client’s business challenges, opportunities, and industry ecosystem. The simulations are complex, incorporating thousands of lines of code into the inner workings of the model. However, they can also be easily customized to reflect different industries, and even specific businesses, for more flexible, realistic, and relevant learning. Our Enterprise Business simulations can be used both virtually and in live classroom settings and as pre- and post-work for programs. After each round of simulation, participants see their results from the previous year’s decisions, and using real time data, analyze those results to improve decision-making in the subsequent simulated years. We have also developed a leader-board capability to add in competition and a level of gamification. To further differentiate and innovate Advantexe’s business simulations, we have developed the ability to capture and save all user simulation results for deeper analysis and insight that can be provided back to clients and individual users. Our data capturing structure is extremely flexible so that we can have as few, or as many metrics as we want to analyze. We can also provide data comparison reports that show how users are doing compared to their cohort, company, and all simulation users. The goal of the data analytics is to illustrate improvement in decision making, show true strategy execution over the course of the simulation, and identify actual changes in behaviors. Advantexe simulations can be embedded in any Learning Management System for easy access and tracking. Progress is saved as users go through the simulation and they are able to re-visit simulation decisions and results until completion of the exercise.
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Description (provided by submitter): A large portion of a company's knowledge is often confined to pockets: business units, departments, folders, or just to a few subject matter experts. Even if the organization has well-structured formal courses on various topics, knowledge is hard to discover and access at the point of need. Where do workers go when they need e.g. product architecture information that is critical to perform the task at hand? They don’t go to courses. They don’t go to L&D. They search around, and then go to select individuals that they see as the gurus, which often are inaccessible because they are the busiest people in the organization. Moreover, relying on the same pool of experts does not scale. Most E-Learning Platforms are developed to boost formal, structured learning. But when employees move past initial training, they’re continuing the learning process by speaking with colleagues, observing others, trial-and-error, etc. People are often more comfortable teaching and learning from each other rather than staring at training material and trying to memorize facts and processes. With business environments consistently and rapidly changing, companies can no longer rely on traditional, single-tracked learning. Spoon feeding training information to employees doesn’t always fit into the impromptu way people are learning to do their jobs. So, informal learning methods are just as necessary and valuable as formal training, as they help to eliminate social borders within companies by encouraging conversation and building communities. Beyond this, informal learning loops experienced employees that are no longer paying attention to training material back into the company’s overall learning strategy. Docebo’s new Coach & Share module allows you to implement the informal learning approach into your company’s holistic learning plan. By introducing Docebo Coach and Share, Docebo blends formal and informal learning to support and inspire learning as it happens in real life, both for LMS users and admins. Docebo enables teams to promote the creation of user-generated content, and helps uncover hidden knowledge within the organization. With Docebo, employees are not only able to locate and connect with internal experts, but also the very content they need to improve both individual and team performance. In addition, admins and knowledge experts can lend their voice to company knowledge questions quickly and efficiently with powerfully intuitive moderator controls. Docebo Coach (the 20% of 70:20:10) A system that facilitates knowledge seekers to actively engage with the right subject matter experts, so they can ask questions and get answers at the point of need. A place where learners and experts join forces to create best practices and curate knowledge capital, and where top performers are recognized by coworkers. Docebo Share (the 70% of 70:20:10) A system that encourages and powers user generated content from daily, on-the-job activities. Content which is then categorized and peer-reviewed, curated and validated, all while building a culture that rewards top performers with measurable recognition.
Description (provided by submitter): People Awareness (e.g. learning from peers, access to experts) – Advantexe encourages people awareness through the use of competitive simulations. In the simulation you are learning from your peers by evaluating and comparing their decisions and results to your own in order to successfully set a strategy and execute that strategy over time. Participants also have the opportunity to learn from experts by being partnered with an expert “finance buddy”. The “finance buddy” provides insight into the financials and guides the participant through the simulation teaching them the tradeoffs of the different decisions they can make. Moderator Controls (how to involve learning community moderators to promote and manage learning) – Built into the simulation experience is a leaderboard, this leaderboard is not only for the participants, but also for to moderator to gain insight into how the participants are doing, to see where they are doing well and where they are struggling and also additional areas of learning needed. Resource Sharing (e.g. case studies, user generated video, etc.) – The whole simulation is a case study come to life. Participants are taking control as the Senior Leadership Team of PeopleSource. Information such as product portfolio, financials, CEO introduction and marketplace data are all integrated into the simulation. This helps participants dive into the experience and think more strategically about business. Ease of Use (intuitive, welcoming, and encouraging) – The simulation is tab driven, and very easy to use. The first thing participants are brought to when they log in is the Home screen. The first three tabs within the Home screen are the Introduction tab, the CEO introduction, and the product overviews. Together, these will provide a better understanding of the simulated company, PeopleSource, its product portfolio, and current position in the marketplace. The next three tabs: How to Win, Strategy Micro-Lesson, and Learnings provide additional information on key metrics to focus on while participants work their way through the simulation. Also located in the simulation interface are blue texts – this means that text is clickable and will provide a definition of the term or phrase. Participants can click on these words to help understand them. Innovation BONUS (something unique, innovative) – Built into our simulations are Micro lessons. The micro-lesson describes in-detail the three strategic value propositions: Operational Excellence, Customer Intimacy, and Product Leadership. Participants are assigned a value proposition to follow and these resources help them better understand and execute the given strategy. Also built into the simulation is a data analytics. Advantexe has created an analytic center that allows us to track improvement in decision-making, strategy execution, and changes in behavior.
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Entry # - Social 009
By: Large Insurance Company
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Entry # - Social 007
By: Advantexe Learning Solutions
Description (provided by submitter): At Yourmembership®, we recognize that a good portion of learning, engagement, and subsequently retention is achieved through collaboration with ones peers. Our Crowd Wisdom™ LMS platform allows social collaboration at every level to give our clients the most flexibility to create the communities needed for a successful learning experience. Crowd Wisdom allows discussions at: The Platform Level: allowing a designated community area with specific topics of interest. Topics can be as broad or as narrow as needed with modular categories and discussions that can be made public or private depending on the audience. The Course Level: Allowing an online class the ability to discuss topics relating to the class regardless of users geographical location. The Module Level: Our Jetpack video player allows discussions to segment down to the individual video level, facilitating ease of access and targeted discussions around an individual video within a course. Through all these community features, moderators have complete control with a designated admin tool to find and manage flagged posts and comments. Administrators also have the ability to mark discussions and comments as "Featured" and can configure a widget on the community topic home page to display featured discussions, allowing learners to quickly find, and give traction towards important, or relevant posts. We also recognize that collaboration is more than just having discussions. Crowd Wisdom™ allows users to upload and share files, and items of interest via our Share tab, which acts as a community generated knowledgebase. Thank you for your Consideration
Entry # - Social 005
By: Terminix International
Entry # - Social 010
Entry # - Social 015
Title: SlaceEduRooms Social/Collaboration
Entry # - Social 012
By: Englund Project Management Consultancy
Entry # - Social 013
By: Advantexe Learning Solutions
Entry # - Social 011
By: NRL Mortgage
Description (provided by submitter): As part of a university graduate online course, this video graphically describes one (of many) communications challenge we all face--selecting data, making assumptions, jumping to conclusions--that can negatively impact outcomes of negotiations and any transaction between people. Using character or avatar animation, motion graphics, text, examples, and live interviews, it demonstrates how new technologies and social media may be used as educational tools. Rather than learners just listening to lectures or reading about the concepts, the video vividly illustrates actions and potential behaviors. It depicts both the model and ways to deal with it. It serves both as a stand-alone learning tool and as part of a course on leading and managing technical projects. Not only are concepts identified but also examples are shared about how they are experienced. This video provides the why, what, and how about the challenges, using an approach that is easy to understand and accept.
NOTE: This entry was submitted both in (1) Social and (2) MicroLearning categories.
Description (provided by submitter): People Awareness: - To accommodate a remote workforce, we built classroom-based activities within Terminix Academy, our state-of-the-art responsive learning platform. This way the outcome can be shared with learners at that moment in the classroom, as well as the thousands of other sales professionals across the country. - Interactions with experts are built in to the On-the-Job Training (OJT) portion of the program. Weeks of required ride-alongs are captured and stored in Terminix Academy so that the results can be shared and discussed with their manager. Moderator Controls: - Leadership throughout the country now has the ability to manage and assign training to their own employees. Our programs are built to require moderator interaction so that all newly hired professionals are tracked and mentored throughout their learning journey. A manager can easily access their team’s profile information, course completion status, or assign additional coursework on an as-needed basis. - In order to complete several courses in the OnBoarding program, a manager must access the course and confirm completion of certain face-to-face interactions. Resource Sharing: - Learners will have access to bi-monthly Terminix Academy Challenges. These challenges cover a range of content and allow learners to see others’ ideas and contributions. The winner of each challenge is awarded a Terminix Academy Challenge Winner badge, an award from the learning and development team, and a shout-out in the community. - Role-plays conducted in the classroom are recorded with the best examples uploaded as a resource for the rest of the organization. Successful sales professionals can re-create winning sales conversations for new or struggling professionals. Ease of Use: - We incorporate language and content in Terminix Academy with which our learners are comfortable. - To create a fun and welcoming learning environment, we use animation software as our resource of choice for developing short, informative micro-learning videos. These videos can be set to accept comments and ratings, thereby allowing learners to add valuable insights for their peers as well as the learning and development team. Innovation BONUS: - As Terminix made a shift in technology across the field nationwide, with the introduction of mobile devices, we simultaneously shifted our approach to training. With our learners now having new technology at their fingertips, they also have on-demand access to learning opportunities. - We also set out to minimize our use of paper training materials. Our Participant Guides live in the classroom course within Terminix Academy as a series of Google Slides and are designed to keep the learners engaged and help them become more familiar with navigating and using their device. The activities performed in the classroom are also linked out in the slides and captured in the course for future learners to compare and review.
Entry # - Social 003
Entry # - Social 008
By: Arcadia Consulting
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Description (provided by submitter): * What we have realized as learner-experience designers is that learning frequently takes place outside of the actual context of instruction, so integrating learning into the workflow makes a ton of sense. Learning that happens within our everyday communications is something we can all agree upon, but we must also understand that it makes most of our training tools obsolete: the course, the class, the old LMS. These tools are starting to seem antiquated because, frankly, they are. It is time to integrate learning into social environments that support choice and access and that truly offer the promise of andragogy—that people bring experience to learning—and recognize that we cannot exactly understand nor can we completely the process by which people learn in the same way that we cannot exactly describe how a flower will grow. Yet, we do know how to create environments for learners that are healthy, supportive, and sound.
Description (provided by submitter): My entry meets the criteria for Social/Collabrative Learning Engagement because we involve all departments in the creation/knowledge share of the Did You Knows. We take content from questions that arise to all departments and information that is shared from teammates across the company. Additionally, we provide easy access to 'experts' by including a link to the department email in the Did You Know. Our managers and department heads monitor proficiency and when they determine there is a need for information to be shared, we can quickly create a Did You Know and get it out to everyone. And since most of the managers review the Did You Knows in their weekly team meetings, there is additional discussion/shared learning that takes place, as well. We continue to get feedback that the daily Did You Know's are the most impactful form of learning we provide due to the ease of reading a quick, one-paragraph email. It really has become a "shared" learning experience for all.
Social #008 to #015
Description (provided by submitter): Divisional newsletter Used to deliver training elements Tracks views for engagement Ability to comment on topics and articles promoting learning from peers and access to subject matter experts Ability to “Like” topics and articles Personalized greeting (Good morning “user name” etc..) Designed with current web trends and design elements Combines different media including animation, video, and photos Fully developed in house Searchable content and archive features
Description (provided by submitter): PEOPLE AWARENESS (e.g. learning from peers, access to experts) MIMIC is an interactive simulator to lead you to create and manage a community. You live a realistic community life experience and you learn by doing. MODERATOR CONTROLS (how to involve learning community moderators to promote and manage learning) The simulator, based on adaptive learning logics, helps the user to understand how to better act to manage efficiently the community, to know most effective community manager behaviors, to manage profile’s reactions, on-line meetings, how to animate forums, etc. RESOURCE SHARING (e.g. case studies, user-generated video etc.) MIMIC is built also with a logic of work experience, and when you log in MIMIC, you begin an adaptive case/simulation because you are the community manager of a community with rules, participants, activities to do and you have to manage the case! Inside MIMIC you will have feedback from participants, you can download documents/reports, etc. EASE OF USE (intuitive, welcoming, encouraging) MIMIC is user-friendly, and built with gamification mechanics that help users because of intuitive approach. INNOVATION BONUS (something unique, innovative) MIMIC is the first behavioral simulator in the world that teach users on how to better manage a community. It uses storytelling to create the case, gamification mechanics to engage users and to stimulate them to play again and improve their scores, adaptive learning approach to best fit to the user knowledge and experience.