December, 2016

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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

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In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. growing to $11.10 billion in 2015.

eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016. However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification.

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When someone comes in and says, “We need training on …”

Axonify

This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting our final webinar of the year. Over the course of an hour, our Principal Learning Strategist JD Dillon walked attendees through six simple steps to building a modern learning ecosystem. To get a sense of how the framework is broken down you can catch the webinar on-demand at any time or take a look through the slides. The bread and butter of L&D.

ID Essentials: Three Steps When There’s Too Much Content for One Course

Allen Interactions

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer. In last month’s ID Essentials blog , we were instructional designers at World of Wings, Inc., a commercial airline dedicated to safety. We covered how to unpack those big, overstuffed objectives by first aligning them with business goals and then breaking them apart into smaller tasks. Now, let’s turn to a new issue at World of Wings.

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[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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LESSONS FROM CLARK QUINN ~ TAKE 2

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The post LESSONS FROM CLARK QUINN ~ TAKE 2 appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Arun Pradhan Clark Quinn Deeper Design Deeper E-Learning Design Deeper Elearning Design Learner Learning Design Learning Design Best Principles Learning Solutions Magazine Learnnovators Nirmal Ranganathan Quinnovation Srividya Kumar Workplace of the Future

7 Steps for Developing High-Potential Employees

ej4 eLearning

High-performing employees are the backbone of any organization. The old saying is true: Roughly 80 percent of the growth of any organization is achieved by 20 percent of its workforce. But high-performing employees don’t just fall out of the sky, they start as high- potential employees. To harness the power of your high-performing employees, identifying those with potential is the first critical step. What if  you’ve identified those individuals  already?  What now? This training should go beyond just the basics of compliance and role-specific training. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.

5 tips for selling learning to the C-suite

Axonify

Expectations around L&D are changing. No longer just overhead, L&D must become accountable for achieving results that tie directly to meeting overall corporate objectives. And that means that L&D executives must also be prepared and able to sell learning to the C-suite. What do we mean? Speak their language. What keeps senior executives awake at night? Growth. Revenue. Efficiency.

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4 Ways to Make Our Ideas Stick

eLearning Brothers

As I was preparing for the beginning of a new project, I considered different ways in which I could make the training successful. thought back to some of the things I had read in the past, and one book came to mind, Made to Stick. It was written by Chip and Dan Heath back in 2007. I’d like to share my top 4 ideas from the book that I think are helpful for instructional designers. 1. Yikes!)

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

Living in Learning

What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. It will be easy to become distracted, so don't get all raked up in a pile over what we call it…or how long it should be. It's about what it can facilitate at the moment of need to get the DO done. 70:20:10 Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Mobile Learning Performance Support Performer Support Rants & Ramblings embedded performance support intentional design Micro-Learning moments of need point of work

7 Ways to Improve Engagement with E-Learning

Content Raven

The old adage in business that “if you build it they will come” doesn't necessarily apply to e-learning courses. employees Corporate Training elearning employee engagement

Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Association eLearning

We’re nearing “New Year’s Resolution” time again. That got me thinking about the pass/fail rate of this annual ritual. How many people stick to their resolutions? Let’s be honest, it’s not very many. Since motivation and behavior change are part of instructional design, I thought it would be fun to take a look at where people go wrong and how you can increase your chance of success. This is the Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions. Why Resolutions Often Fail. They get treated as mandatory , like compliance training. No motivation = no success. They’re too broad. Go for it!

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Recent LMS Trends That Affirm The Continuing Increase Of LMS Popularity For Corporate Training

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Modern organizations are now making investments in corporate training and implementing learning management systems (LMSs) to automate training as well as reap other benefits of technology-aided learning. recent survey by LMS consulting website Software Advice aimed at finding the top benefits and features that LMS users utilize. The results have been overall positive, like preceding years.

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Curated Insights: Wrapping up 2016 with L&D Thought Leaders

Axonify

The month of December means different things to different people. Holidays. Time away from the office. Winter weather. Family and friends. On the internet, December is the official month of recap articles. Websites from every genre and interest area are publishing their “best of 2016” reflections. Here are the best 11 video games of 2016 according the The Verge. C2XMAS Series by Jane Hart. BONUS!

Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

Students and scholars of chemistry make frequent use of the periodic table of the elements in order to contextualize and organize their understanding of the many substances they work with, as well as help to memorize each of their different properties. To that end, we’ve compiled a table of elements specifically for the instructional designers. Click on the image to see the table!

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. But with a mountain of content to produce, tight deadlines, and a small budget, where do you even start? That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Their responses are awesome.

The Secret to Managing Enterprise Accounts

ej4 eLearning

Today, selling requires more than charisma and a handful of closing techniques. Customers are coming armed with more information, and are constantly on guard against “being sold to.” This represents a shift in the buyer/seller relationship. The winners coming out on top in this new selling landscape are the ones that cultivate enterprise accounts. What Exactly is an Enterprise Account? Most salespeople think, mistakenly, that enterprise accounts are the largest accounts in one’s book of business. This is not necessarily true. Enterprise accounts might not be those huge dollar accounts. Sales

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Employee Experience

Clark Quinn

One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And this is a ‘good thing’!  I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits. reach out with questions. provide answers.

eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 7

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The Appalling State of Employee Training… and how to improve it.

Axonify

Our new , “The Appalling State of Employee Training and How to Improve It,” pretty much says it all: Organizations are still struggling to provide employees with the training they need to do their jobs effectively. But the right kind of training can substantially improve company success.  . For years we’ve been hearing that conventional training doesn’t work. million a year on ineffective training.

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

Web Courseworks

There I was, standing in my cubicle. My job seemed easy enough: the printer on my desk would print out red or black folders, and I had to file them in the red or black cabinets. glanced up at the clock. checked the calendar to see if I had anything interesting planned further into the week. Nope, just work. returned to my folder sorting task. glanced up at the clock again. Was I imagining things?

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

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools.  For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). Let’s move on to 2017… The report is being built as we speak, with a release for purchase on Jan. 30, 2017. . Top 50 2017 Report – What you can expect to see. is in the report.

6 Common Training Software Myths Dispelled

Administrate

Most training operations have common objectives – namely, keeping better track of learner progression and the training itself, reducing time spent on admin tasks, delivering exceptional elearning and of course, in the case of training companies, increasing course bookings. However, the commonality can extend beyond their objectives. Training professionals often share the same concerns Read More. Published on December 8, 2016. The post 6 Common Training Software Myths Dispelled appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

Cultural Alignment

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. That is, we can and should be aligning with how we think, work, and learn. However, I also realized that there was an opportunity to extend that to cultural alignment, and I think that’s important as well. And that’s all good. And that’s acting in alignment with the culture of the organization.

eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 6

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