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Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider

eLearning Brothers

There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not about learning how to prepare for life. Tell WHY they need it. ” Learning is hard. How can you figure them out?

Employee Engagement: Gotta catch ’em all

mLevel

It’s 10:00pm on a Tuesday night. Dangerous? Maybe. Silly? Absolutely, but whether you are actively participating in this Pokémon craze, or just an entertained observer, this is huge for us in the training world. By now we’ve all heard of the 90s nostalgic sensation that is breaking every mobile download and revenue record in the book. Early estimates have the game cruising at 7.5

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3 uses of Virtual Reality in workplace education

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m always surprised when someone makes a sweeping declaration such as “No one’s using virtual reality in the workplace” I heard this very statement recently at an e-learning conference. Yep, an e-learning conference. Sure, VR is an emerging technology, but as 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality can attest, early adopters are indeed putting it to use in the workplace.

Pokémon Go: 3 Lessons for Instructional Designers

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Surely you’ve heard the news stories. Pokémon Go players lured to robberies or stepping blindly into traffic. On Facebook, I read a friend’s post describing how her car was rear-ended at a stoplight. Yes, the driver was playing Pokémon Go. Yes, he confessed this to the police, alleviating my friend from any responsibility.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Once Upon a Gamified Interstate

Association eLearning

It was a dark and lengthy car ride. I had two and a half hours of nighttime driving ahead of me and I’d had a long day. needed to stay alert, but my usual staples (cranking up the A/C and putting on high energy music) weren’t enough. needed something more. So I came up with a game and started playing it right then and there in my car. Goal of the Game. Arrive at my destination safely. Rules.

ELH Challenge #138 Audio Interviews: Share Your Tips for Creating Effective E-Learning Portfolios

GETPLExD

Whether you’re an e-learning consultant, freelancer, full-time employee, or student, a portfolio is essential to landing future clients and work. But e-learning portfolios are much more than tools for finding work. Portfolios are a must-have for building your personal brand, extending your professional network, and connecting with other course designers in the industry. Challenge of the Week.

Alipay adds 500 million new customers for your LMS ecommerce business

Docebo

China is ready to learn, and with Alipay you can sell the knowledge they want. With the latest update, Docebo added support for China’s most used digital wallet service, Alipay. With one simple integration, Docebo added 500 million potential customers in China to your LMS hosted elearning ecommerce business. Recently, we integrated with Shopify to further simplify your ecommerce business.

Google’s Micro-Learning Findings

LearnDash

With the rise of mobile devises there has been more talk about micro-learning. There are many resources to learn more about  micro-learning , but in a sentence it is a way to deliver learning content that is optimal for the smartphones and tablets. It is a really exciting time for the elearning industry. In fact, Google has set-up an entire site on the topic at thinkwithgoogle.com. Micro-Learning

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning.  A philomath is not synonymous with a polymath ;  a philomath is a seeker of knowledge and facts, while a polymath is a possessor of knowledge in multiple fields. Wikipedia). Listed in alphabetical order, you probably won’t want to follow them ALL – but if you do, here is my ForPhilomaths Twitter list. Suggestions welcome for additions to the list.

Audio Best Practices

Visual Lounge

Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Watch it on YouTube.

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‘Form’ing learning

Clark Quinn

Last week I ran a workshop for an online university that is working to improve it’s learning design. Substantially. They’re ramping up their staff abilities, and we’d talked about how I could help. They have ‘content’, but wanted to improve the learning design around this. So, first of all, my focus was on formative evaluation.  If we take activity-based learning seriously, we need to ensure that there are meaningful tasks set that can provide feedback. Ok, so not every formative evaluation should be such a situation. Then we moved on to more hands-on work. desig

They think they’ve got a warm lead—- they don’t. A sales call fail.

GETPLExD

Today, I was searching for a vendor on UpWork for the design of marketing collateral for another project I’m working on. This 30 minute sales call (a sales call I initiated no less), I was steamrolled. majority of the call was him talking—- telling me the benefits of going with his organization, what an explainer video is, etc. just had to put myself on mute. During ” Yes.

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Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Why You’re Not Reaching Your Millennial Workforce

Inkling

Much has been written about millennials over the past few years, more than 45,000 articles and counting. While searching the depths of the internet you can find some fascinating headlines: “ The baffling reason millennials don’t eat cereal ”. “ 4 ways Jesus was like a millennial ”. Dunkin Donuts’ new menu ignores millennials in a major way ”. “ Why Millennials are giving their kids weird names ”. The underlying theme is that people can’t seem to understand how millennials operate. Who are millennials? What What do we value? What drives us? Are we too lazy to eat cereal? Trends

Enjoying the Summertime with Storyline Hotspots

eLearning Brothers

Summertime is here and the heat is on. Boogie boards, beach volleyball, and sunscreen are all key parts of the hot summer days. So what better time to look at what’s “hot” in Articulate Storyline 2. I’m talking particularly about hotspots, those powerful, but oft-neglected interactions that are native to Storyline. You can also use hotspots with video as this next interaction demonstrates.

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10 Steps For Growing Your Learning Culture

ej4 eLearning

Learning cultures don’t just appear out of nowhere; they take time to cultivate. The The habits of your employees have to be changed at the same time you are changing the attitudes of your managers and the policies of your company or unit. Such wholesale change does pay off , however. According to a study by Bersin & Associates, companies with high-impact learning cultures tend to significantly outperform their peers in many ways: They are 32 percent more likely to be first to market with an innovative product or service. They have 37 percent greater employee productivity. Refine as needed.

The Concept of Microlearning

Gyrus

The Concept of Microlearning. At Gyrus, we believe it is our duty to identify, discuss, and communicate our thoughts on upcoming industry trends. Today, we will evaluate microlearning and the potential it carries in reference to bolstering a learning program. To start the microlearning discussion we must first define what it is. The concept of Microlearning is not that new. What’s the catch?

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

ID and E-Learning Links (7/17/2016)

Experiencing eLearning

60 Free Outline Icon Sets Perfect for Contemporary Designs – Design School. Free icon sets. Some of these are very specific (Christmas and New Years), but several large sets are included that would work for elearning. tags: icon graphics free. Fix – Firefox compatibility & Smart Shape b… |Adobe Community. How to fix the bug with smart shape buttons in responsive Captivate projects (slides with smart shape buttons appear blank in Firefox). tags: firefox adobe captivate howto responsive. Nuts and Bolts: What’s the Reality? by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine.

Two Key Players Create Value from Competency-Based Learning

CLO Magazine

Higher education’s use of competency-based learning (CBL) delivery approaches may be the key to mitigating the skills gap. The value lies in strong, collaborative ecosystems that meet the needs of all stakeholders: learners, educators, employers and endorsers,” Everhart said. Deborah Everhart. Learners want to know their pricey investment in a college education will land them the jobs they want.

How to Create Interactive eLearning Simulations in 3 Steps

eLearning Brothers

A linear narrative structure is becoming less popular in literature, cinematography, and eLearning. Nowadays learners are eager to make choices and face the consequences of their decisions. It’s no wonder that eLearning designers are starting to take a closer interest in eLearning simulations with branching scenarios. It can be efficiently used for different objectives. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.

The wrong basis

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been talking about the approach organizations take to learning.  It’s come up in presentations on learning design, measurement, and learning technology strategy. And the point is simple: we’re not using the right basis. What we’re supposed to be doing is empirically justifiable: doing investigations into the problem. identifying the root cause. mapping back to an intervention design. determining how we’ll know the intervention is working. implementing our intervention. testing to see if we’ve achieved the necessary outcome. Please?

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Competencies aren’t Enough: How to Help Sales Reps Win

Bottom-Line Performance

Early this year, I attended a conference for medical device sales training professionals. expected to hear about innovative ways organizations are training their reps, reinforcing value statements and sustaining training after product launch events. I was wrong! Instead, I heard many sessions about competencies and competency modeling. Competency models are a terrific tool for hiring and firing.

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Personalized Learning with Video. by Consensus.

Will at Work Learning

Research shows that one-on-one tutoring is generally highly effective -- with a good tutor, of course. Similarly, John Anderson -- the cognitive psychologist -- along with others -- developed Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) that tailor content to learners based on cognitive models of what they know and don't know. This is not a new concept. Now may be the time. That may be changing.

Corporate Mindfulness Training Programs Seeing a Boost

CLO Magazine

If it hasn’t already, the mindfulness training trend may be coming to your office soon. Workplace mindfulness training programs can help workers manage stress and improve memory and focus. Furthermore, 21 percent of them are considering adding one in 2017. Companies want to improve productivity and performance,” mindfulness company Whil Concepts Inc. Founder and CEO Joe Burton told ebn.

Fill in the Blank with These Captivate Templates

eLearning Brothers

In traditional training and education, the learner is often given a sheet of paper and asked to write in the correct answers for themselves. This requires them to have a sharp memory, relying only on the questions asked for contextual clues. This week we’d like to take a look at some simple text entry templates available for Adobe Captivate. Ordered Lists. Prioritizing.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Exploring eLearning Outsourcing? Look for Innovation

Upside Learning

‘Outside resourcing’ or Outsourcing as it’s popularly known, has been around since the 1980s. However, ‘eLearning Outsourcing’ gained prevalence in the 2000s, and has increased over time with the growth of the Internet, the extensive use of computers and later on with that of other devices in different spheres. We, at Upside Learning, have been […]. eLearning Custom eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity

Lambda Solutions

As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. Moodle plugins

Three Reasons to Attend Inkling Illuminate

Inkling

“Da… da… dun dun dun” what’s not to love about the best mobile workforce enablement event happening at McDonald’s Hamburger University on July 27th? Inkling Illuminate is less than two weeks away, and we couldn’t be more excited to see all of our customers, prospects, and partners! Still haven’t registered for your spot at the event? Here are the top three reasons you should attend Inkling Illuminate…  . 1. McDonald’s Hamburger University. Did you know that McDonald’s was the first restaurant company to develop a global training center? Networking Opportunities. Inkling News

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