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Episode 22

Effective Principle Based Learning

The ERP Organizational Change Journal

by | Apr 30, 2021

In this episode with Alexander Salas, we will explore the processes, principles, and challenges of effective learning and development.

by Dr. Jack G. Nestell | The ERP Organizational Change Journal Podcast

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This Episodes’ Guest

Alexander Salas

Alexander Salas

Owner of StyleLearn, an eLearning design firm helping clients of all sizes. He’s also the Chief of Awesomeness at eLearning Launch, the online academy for digital learning professionals.

Alex Salas is a US Navy veteran, an instructional systems developer, and multimedia designer with 14 years of experience specializing in the blend of learning technologies for performance outcomes. Since 2007, Alex has worked in every facet of corporate learning and performance enablement for Fortune 100 enterprises such as Phillips, Centene Corporation, and Dell Technologies.

When he’s not creating amazing learning experiences, you can find Alex giving back to the community at large with free workshops and conferences.

Episode Resources & Links

StyleLearn blog site:

Neelen, M., & Kirschner, P. A. (2020). Evidence-informed learning design: Creating training to improve performance. Kogan Page Publishers.

Sweller, J. (2010). Cognitive load theory: Recent theoretical advances

Kirkpatrick, J. D., & Kirkpatrick, W. K. (2016). Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training evaluation. Association for Talent Development.

Phillips, J. J., & Phillips, P. P. (2011). Measuring ROI in learning and development: Case studies from global organizations. American Society for Training and Development.

Westgaard, O. (1991). Allow Me To Introduce, Bob Mager. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 4(2), 116-122

Scott, J. E., & Vessey, I. (2000). Implementing enterprise resource planning systems: the role of learning from failure. Information systems frontiers, 2(2), 213-232

Clark, R. E. and F. Estes (2008). Turning research into results: A guide to selecting the right performance solutions, Information Age Pub Incorporated.


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Betty Dannewitz Performance Support with Immersive Tech: 

Myra Roldan Design Thinking and learning tech:

More About This Episide

We will discuss with Alexander how to identify learning and development growth opportunities, what research-based solutions look like, and some specific principles of effective learning.

Additionally, we will explore why ERP organizational change practitioners should even care about learning and development-based principles.

We will also examine the 10 worst practices that everyone should know…and more!

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