October, 2016

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Top Experts Predict What Will Transform ELearning in 2017

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ELearning is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field that is never at a stop. A few years ago eLearning was perceived as an innovative way of studying. This very day eLearning is taken for granted, whereas the changes happening inside the eLearning field itself are accepted as innovations. Blog articles

5 Reasons to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect e-Learning Course 

Allen Interactions

By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer. The Perfect e-Learning Course™ is a legendary creature that changes its shape with each new technological and aesthetic trend. It just says “Awesome.”. Learning Design Hannah Hunter

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When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. Here are five questions to ask before you spend the time (or money) adding video to your course: Will this video help increase learners’ understanding of the topic? Will a short video clip suffice? disagree. Can we create a quality video?

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Reflecting on Learning 2016

Axonify

The Axonify team joined 1,600 learning and performance professionals earlier this week at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for Learning 2016. We had great conversations, attended a variety of insightful breakout sessions and keynotes and shared our approach to fostering a modern learning ecosystem and continuous learning experience. Access Impacts Perception. Well, nothing really.

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[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Register today.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades. There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. However, most of the available information is piecemeal. Process Flow. Let us understand.

How to fix our senseless compliance training

E-Learning Provocateur

All big organisations have a Learning Management System. It’s used to track and record the training that the employees do. In practice, it tends to be used to administer compliance training, though it can be much broader than that. And this is a good thing. That’s normal. Then I get a job at Bank B. And I agree, but that’s not the idea.

3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification

Axonify

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance. This webinar is now available on-demand , so feel free to take a look at it anytime. Let’s take a look at three of the questions you should be asking: 1. Gamification

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Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows

eLearning Brothers

There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects. Luckily, there are some good free apps for both Windows and Mac that incorporate most of these features. iSpring Free Cam. Available for Windows. ShareX.

Why Sales Managers Struggle with Coaching

Knowledge Guru

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach”? If you’re a sales manager, you’re living proof that this is often far from the truth. Lots of companies take their top performing sales reps and turn them into sales managers at some point in their careers. It’s not always an easy transition. It’s not all about the skills gap, though. The solution?

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Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc. Then there are bad surprises… like when you take that first sip of coffee and it’s way too hot or when your computer crashes at work and you lose everything. Training. More Training. And reinforcement, too. See the curriculum. 2. Launch

Megan Torrance Talks About Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

I’m always looking for examples of companies that put learning ahead of training. TorranceLearning is one of those companies. She answered our questions about how her company helps clients create a learning culture and how she creates a learning culture within TorranceLearning. Lessons for all of us are in this video of the interview.  . One is the key role of managers in learning.

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Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

mLevel

As I mentioned in last week’s post, mLevel is beginning to push the learning industry in the direction of using all of the data available to L&D to make better decisions on how its employees are interacting with their learning programs.  which are represented by the gameEventType.  Quick Overview of xAPI. mLevel Events to xAPI Statements. across the mission.  SCORM Cloud – [link].

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Have We Forgotten What Microlearning Means?

Axonify

Let’s take a walk around the modern corporate learning ecosystem. Picture a verdant garden, where technological innovation has ploughed over a massive acreage of ineffective tools, like the LMS, to completely renew the landscape. Hear that? If you listen closely, that’s the sound of a thousand buzzwords being born. Think gamification, adaptive learning or, more recently, machine learning).

4 Things to Know When Using Layers in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

As I talk with other Storyline users about their projects, almost inevitably the topic of layers vs slides (or sometimes vs states) comes up. There are some passionate people on both sides of the discussion. So, for the sake of those who might be wondering about layers, I thought I’d put together this list of four important things to understand when considering using layers in Storyline.

Exploring a Content Curation Practice For Modern Learning

InSync Training

Although the term “curation” is buzzing around quite a bit these days, content curation is nothing new. Most of us have curated content at some point in time – creating a compendium of something, and adding our thoughts, opinions, insights, etc. before passing it on. Curation happens naturally. Modern Learning Content Curation

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

WHY I STILL LOVE BLOOM BUT NOT HIS VERBS

Learnnovators

The post WHY I STILL LOVE BLOOM BUT NOT HIS VERBS appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting Bloom's Taxonomy Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy e-learning eLearning Learning Design Learnnovators Srividya Kumar

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Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea. Think back to the last time you got feedback on something. Maybe it was suggested revisions for a project or the survey responses for how you did during a speaking engagement. Or maybe it was storyboard revisions for eLearning.

Create Your Own Board/Card Game Resources

Kapp Notes

Many people ask me for some good resources or supplies for creating their own instruction or learning oriented board game or card game. There are several resources you can use. Here is a partial list. If you want to create your own prototype board game with some cards and a board, try the DIY: Do It Yourself kit. The Game Crafter, LLC. MakePlayingCards.

Data Analysis Techniques For e-Learning Efficacy

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In the context of training for the modern corporate sector, more and more learning is being disseminated through computers and mobile devices. The data generated is at an unprecedented level, yet effective use of this data remains nascent. Here is how data analytics can be used for effective eLearning. Designing For Better Learning Through Data Analytics. Learning

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Get the Most Out of Your DevLearn Conference Experience

eLearning Brothers

In just less than a month, learning professionals from hither and yon will flock to Las Vegas November 16 – 18 to attend this year’s DevLearn Conference. If it’s your first conference—or your fifth—the size and scale of the conference can be a bit daunting. Before you arrive at DevLearn 2016: Find fellow attendees online. Post your thoughts and questions about the conference. Plan your schedule.

Your Performance Support Doesn't Speak xAPI? 3 Reasons it Should

Ontuitive

​By now, you’ve heard the buzz regarding what’s variously called Experience API , xAPI, or The Tin Can API. And you know that it’s an emerging learning technology standard that facilitates the collection and communication of data related to the wide range of ways in which a learner interacts with formal or informal learning assets. Don’t have an xAPI-compliant LMS?

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Although we see a strong push for incorporation of technology in educational and training settings, and availability in the hands of students and teachers, many fears regarding its implementation are still evident. The Human psychic to resist change. Let’s start our discussion with one of the natural fears people might have for incorporating technology enabled learning. How to overcome this fear?

Reengaging Learners Using Gamification and Game-Based Learning

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. Karl Kapp, gamification expert and friend of InSync Training, recently helped BYTE session attendees "solve the case of the disengaged learner," and provided detailed recommendations for effectively including games in our instructional designs. To learn more from Karl, access his full BYTE session recording here. Engagement Gamification BYTE

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study