March, 2017

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Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is. I’m confident that many of the questions we push to our employees every day are bad. And I mean BAD. Can you answer these 6 questions about multiple choice questions?

9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development

G-Cube

Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development. How To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development. Many employees dread online training. Schedule A Meet-And-Greet Webinar.

Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

InSync Training

When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners. Think about it: we are asking somebody to sit at a computer for one or more hours, and focus only on the content being taught.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. Video. Animation. Want More?

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Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. Adapt? Yes in some cases, no in other cases. If you are inquiring adoption across all learning tech capabilities and consumer demand (from the consumer marketplace and learners), then the answer is half yes and half no. . Speaking of trends. . Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. Integration. Mobile.

“PLAY TO LEARN” WITH KARL KAPP

Learnnovators

The post “PLAY TO LEARN” WITH KARL KAPP appeared first on Learnnovators.

MadCap Flare: Plenty of Style

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Neil Perlin. MadCap Flare  has some of the most powerful style features in the online authoring world. However,  However, working with styles can seem confusing due to some seemingly odd behavior.    For instance, the available styles in the Styles pane seem to change without warning.    Check out the two images below.   What’s going on?

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Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?

Experiencing eLearning

I recently attended an interesting webinar by Joe Ganci on how to use science fiction to improve eLearning. In the presentation, Joe talked about elements of storytelling common to science fiction and how to incorporate those aspects for better stories in elearning. If you’re attending the Learning Solutions Conference later this month, you can hear this presentation live. What do you think?

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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.

You need to change the way you view training if you want to measure the impact of learning

Axonify

This past week Carol lead a webinar hosted by Training Industry on “How to Measure the Impact of Learning” and, once again, she hit it right out of the park. Carol has a unique method of taking a complicated process and distilling it down in a way that makes you feel like you’ve needed glasses all your life, and she’s given you a pair with just the right prescription. Does this sound familiar?

Presentation: The Difference Between Good and Super eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

In the classic-rock-laden animated comedy Megamind, the title character (an ineffectual super-villain voiced by Will Ferrel) makes an astute observation about what it takes to differentiate yourself from the herd: Megamind: You’re a villain alright, just not a super-one. Titan: What’s the difference? Megamind: PRESENTATION! Charisma, timing, design sensibilities, etc. Design choices.

Virtual Duality

E-Learning Provocateur

Something struck me during this year’s Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week. Billed as an event for “anyone who is working with or experimenting with virtual reality, whether that be at home, at school or at work”, this was the second time I had run it. Again I was keen for our peers in L&D and other industries to share what they are doing with this emerging technology.

Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

Every year, the NCAA invites people from all over the world to participate in one of college sports greatest spectacles: March Madness. If you are reading this from the United States, chances are high that you have filled out a NCAA men’s basketball bracket before. You choose which college basketball teams you think will win each round of play. So what keeps people playing year after year?

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Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners. The topic was Themes from a Hat (topics are polled and then separate discussions are held). Everyone contributed.

Where Does Microlearning Fit in my Learning Ecosystem?

InSync Training

We're excited to have Carla Torgerson join the InSync BYTE series ranks as a guest presenter. As a preface to her upcoming April 4, 2017, Carla provides insight into microlearning's role in larger blended learning ecosystems. Attend her BYTE " Embracing Microlearning in Your Learning Ecosystem " to learn more. We all have experiences in our personal lives of learning with micro-content.

Tips for Faster, Easier, Better eLearning Design

Allen Interactions

By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Instructional design determines the effectiveness of training. In all of my presentations, demonstrations, books, and webinars, I contrast what can be achieved through great design with what is so often not achieved because basic design principles were not applied. eLearning Design Tips

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3 Ways eLearning Infographics Can Increase Engagement

eLearning Brothers

One of the greatest blessings of the modern world is the Internet. It really is a game changer that we are able to communicate with so many people with such ease. One thing that comes with that immediacy and sheer volume that the web brings is a sense of choice overload. One obvious example of this comes when movie night rolls around. Here’s just a few of the benefits. Authenticity.

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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.

INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Infographics Arun Pradhan Charles Jennings Collaborative Learning Design4Performance eLearning Infographic eLearning Infographics Experiential Learning Harold Jarche Infographic Jane Hart Learning Learning Ecosystem Learning Ecosystems Learnnovators Performance Support

How Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp’s Learning Game Design Process Works

Knowledge Guru

Last week we announced Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design on the BLP blog. It’s called “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.” We also kicked off the Play to Learn Book Tour, which blends conference workshops, webinars and guest bloggers to expand the learning game design conversation. Explore learning games. Deploy.

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. Two recent reports highlight the awareness. It’s still a top-down model.

I’m Speaking at LS Con

Experiencing eLearning

I’m presenting a session on Avoiding Voice Over Script Pitfalls. for the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference. If you’re attending the conference, it’s session LS403 on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, I’m opposite Michael Allen and several other promising sessions. Sigh.) If you’re planning to attend the conference, I hope to meet you in person.

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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.

What Skills Will Leaders Need in the Future?

CLO Magazine

For learning leaders charged with developing leaders who will assume positions of increasing complexity and scope, the task has seldom been more daunting. Demographic tipping points are already here. Baby boomers continue to exit the workplace, and those in Generation X are too few in number to fill all open positions. Research offers a few actionable options. Every generation leaves its mark.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

Upside Learning

Variety and affordability have made mobile devices ubiquitous. But as with any other form of popular technology adoption, it’s important to see if the adoption has been as wide as it is deep. As designers of mobile applications, it is important that we keep our designs accessible to individuals with disabilities as well keeping in […]. eLearning Mobile Accessibility Mobile Accessibility Guidelines Mobile Accessibility Standards Top 10 Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

4 Best Practices for Keeping an Organized eLearning Video Library

ej4 eLearning

It’s March! Winter is almost over and it’s time for Spring cleaning. I’m not talking about your closet; I’m talking about your video library. When was the last time you reviewed what was in there? When I looked in my closet this weekend, I was overwhelmed. I saw items I no longer wear. Am I really going to wear that bridesmaid’s dress again? No, I’m not, but it has sentimental value.

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles.

[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.