November, 2016

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A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

When someone mentions scenario-based learning, do you automatically think of complex branching scenarios? While that’s one way to implement scenarios (and a very effective one!), I don’t think it’s the only option. A range of options are available, from passive to active. Some of these options can work for both elearning and instructor-led training. Provided Examples. What Else?

Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

Clive on Learning

I’ll cut straight to the point. To most learners and most learning professionals, digital learning is a way to meet requirements for knowledge. Even in its most contemporary forms – responsive, massive, open, mobile, point-of-need, video-based and gamified – the priority is still knowledge, whether that is of facts, concepts, principles, processes, rules, procedures or spatial positioning.

3 Tips on Writing for Animation

Allen Interactions

By Joslyn Schmitt, Associate Media Artist. Joslyn Schmitt e-Learning Animation

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How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris

JoomlaLMS

Over the years technology has been changing the way we live, communicate, educate and learn. Smartphones, laptops, social networks, unlimited access to the Internet, immediacy of information. Technology has become such a significant part of our everyday lives that we stopped noticing it. But are these changes for the good or bad? Have we become less creative and able to think deeply? Blog article

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

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How “associate-first” learning drives more sales and satisfaction

Axonify

loseyourmarbles.co. Retailers everywhere are trying to keep pace with the evolving needs of the digitally empowered shopper. By now, most retailers are in various stages of reimaging and re-executing the brick-and-mortar experience from the ground-up. Because shoppers rank a knowledgeable and helpful store associate as the single most important factor to making the store experience better.

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Why you don't need an LMS

ExpandShare

Learning Management Systems. A dreaded software category for most people who need to do eLearning. They're bulky, hard to use, hard to integrate, expensive. And the cheaper ones just don't do what you really need them to do. In many organizations, the whole online learning system has become so convoluted as to be unusable by any but the most dedicated. That's a problem. Let me explain. No problem.

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eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 2

Raptivity

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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I’m happy to say that the participants threw in lots of ideas, and I thought they were worth capturing. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

The Five Commandments of Learning: Where It All Begins!

G-Cube

There are certain fundamentals that are common in all the strategies to deliver learning, be it ILT or VILT, WBT or VIDEO, Game based or Gamification, or any other. An experienced Instructional Designer and Trainer/Facilitator recognizes these and makes appropriate use of them while designing or delivering the programs. This, to a large extent, transfers the onus for making a change onto them.

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Shorten The Virtual Classroom Adoption Curve: Start With New Hires

InSync Training

I’m frequently asked, “When is a good time to introduce virtual classroom training programs to my organization?” As with most innovative learning approaches, organizations may resist adopting virtual classrooms, since they’re different from the status quo. I know, I know - if you can easily get them into a traditional classroom, isn't that better? Well, no. Virtual Classroom Change Management

Learning Escape Room

Association eLearning

You’re locked in a room with a handful of people, often strangers. You need to work together to find clues and problem solve in order to escape before time runs out. That’s the premise behind escape rooms. They’ve been gaining popularity as team building and “just for fun” attractions over the past few years. I found out. All that mattered was “Escape.” So, here are a few of my key takeaways.

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Curated Insights: The Immediate Possibilities of BIG Data

Axonify

Whenever someone talks about the “future of learning” nowadays, the same topics inevitably come up: augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data. But, while they’re discussed in future tense, several of these “trendy topics” aren’t exactly new. For example, I managed a virtual reality attraction at Walt Disney World 10 years ago. Pexels.com.

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15 E-learning Tips to Design Effective E-learning Courses

CommLab India

eLearning is an exciting option for both learners and trainers. It saves time, resources, and cost apart from being portable and easily translatable. One must remember that eLearning can be made to match (or exceed) the traditional method of classroom teaching by considering certain factors while designing the course. Tip 1: Consider the learners’ knowledge level. Tip 3: Visualize content clearly.

How to make user generated learning work for you

Challenge to Learn

My favourite e-Learning conference of the year is next week: Devlearn 2016. I will be there, and I will present together with Laura Payette about: “how to make user-generated learning work for you.” ” Laura works at Nielsen where they are using Easygenerator to enable subject matter experts to share their knowledge with their co-workers.

The Success and (some) Failures of Gamification in Training and Learning

G-Cube

Gamification has received a lot of attention in the recent times, in both business and education. Companies are leveraging gamification as a strategy to engage consumers and clients with interesting game-like mechanisms and incentives for the purpose of promotion, marketing, engagement, and customer loyalty. The increased use of social media. Blog Game-based learning Gamification

Why micro-learning works for me

Clive on Learning

Over the past twelve months, micro-learning has quietly worked itself into my daily routine. Absolutely every day (I’m on a 360-day streak), I practise my French using the Duolingo app. Not quite so often (because it takes a lot of concentration), but still regularly, I do brain training using Peak. And if the task slips my memory, I get nagging notifications on my Apple Watch.

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.

How To Create Closed Captioning in Camtasia Videos

eLearning Brothers

When you create a course, and you’ve put the work into making it the best freakin’ course you’ve ever made, you want nothing more than to have as many people take it as possible. Not making your course ADA compliant is doing nothing more than limiting the number of viewers you’re going to get. No longer could you lose your job because of a disability. Department of Justice here.

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

CourseArc

Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners. Design for Simplicity. Tell Stories. Design with Empathy. Reviews, Revisions and Repetitions.

Towards a “Maturity Model” for Learning Businesses

Web Courseworks

I have been a supporter and follower of Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele for almost a decade. I’ve interviewed them and reviewed their books for this blog. Jeff’s book Leading the Learning Revolution is a reflective masterpiece that touches those of us who have been in educational technology since the pre-dot-com days. Increasingly we do this through online education. Are you stage one—static?

Six Achievable & Effective Techniques to Enhance Learner Motivation

Allen Interactions

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist/ @ethanaedwards. We often talk about the importance of motivation in e-learning instructional design. Instructional Design e-Learning Design Tips Ethan Edwards Learner Motivation

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

8 Ways To Use 360-Degree Online Training Videos In Corporate eLearning

EI Design

Videos are one of the most interactive online training tools available. But what if you could make them even more engaging and immersive by giving your online learners the complete picture? In this article, I’ll explore how to use 360-degree online training videos in your corporate eLearning program. How To Use 360-Degree Online Training Videos In Corporate eLearning. Virtual Walkthroughs.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Colleagues learning and sharing ideas. Most business managers know intuitively that we learn our jobs by doing our jobs. Many companies, who’ve recognized this fact, have started to consider how they can harness learning by doing in their training programs. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. Learn about one here.) Employees aren’t good teachers. It could be you.

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Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Much has been written about the changing demographic of our workforce, along with the changing landscape of learning techniques. Often these assessments have been full of fear and dread. Our jobs are changing and the new generation isn’t paying attention to us! More solutions are possible than ever before. The new technologies and technique are offering us many more options. Embrace it!

Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Tony DeRose opened the second day of DevLearn with a geeky (and intriguing) presentation on the links between math and story in making animation. With clips and anecdotes he showed how it works, and inspired about how they’re connecting this to STEM. The post Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets. design meta-learning technology

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.