July, 2016

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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.

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?

How Microlearning Enables “Micro-Moments”

Bottom-Line Performance

Welcome back to our #BLPLearn blog series, where we offer a monthly look at design and technology as it pertains to learning and development. I’m your host, Jake Huhn—Senior Marketing Technologist at Bottom-Line Performance. What are Micro-Moments? There is a lot of talk in the L&D community about microlearning , and for good reason. Our learners are essentially our consumers. link].

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development

Association eLearning

The learning and development (L&D) world seems to be confused by, if not outright afraid of, millennials. Curious about the ruckus, I did some research. And admittedly, as a millennial, I was curious to see what there was to see. What I discovered surprised me. The rush to understand millennials isn’t really about millennials. This is a crisis of outdated L&D practices.

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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Game Element: Fantasy

Kapp Notes

Recently, Deena Skolnick Weisberg, a senior fellow in the department of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote an interesting article titled “ Why kids can learn more from tales of fantasy than realism. So here is a look at some research I’ve done and a recap of the findings from Deena Skolnick Weisberg. General Look at Fantasy. Lepper, 1988). Learning More from Fantasy.

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How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

If you create eLearning, you know how important it is to measure its effectiveness. You, You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. Most instructional designers and training professionals use the Kirkpatrick Model as a standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training. about areas for improvement.

Creating PDF Forms

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    PDFs are everywhere, and forms are still one of the most popular PDF types. Whether you are creating a form from scratch or updating an existing one, I bet I can show you a few things you didn't know about PDF forms. This is the first in a series of articles that I'm planning on building and getting creative with PDF forms. Creating a New PDF Form. Open Acrobat.

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Stop Training Leaders and Start Developing Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

[This post first appeared on the Learning to be Great Blog.]. Given the disruptive age in which we live, companies need “strategic leaders”. However, there is a shortage. Jessica Leitch, David Lancefield, and Mark Dawson, all of PwC UK, have identified “10 Principles of Strategic Leadership” that, when implemented, create the conditions for the development of strategic leaders.

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.

Curated Insights: What does it mean to modernize workplace learning?

Axonify

 “We want to modernize our learning culture,” said the chief learning officer. Everyone nodded in agreement, but had absolutely no idea what a “modern learning culture” really is or how to build one. The familiar tricks that worked 20 years ago just don’t have the same impact on the modern employee. The Evolution of Workplace Learning in a SlideShare Timeline from Jane Hart. Well … EVERYTHING!

Get the Latest Brandon Hall Report on eLearning Outsourcing

Upside Learning

A preeminent research and analysis firm with more than 10,000 clients globally, Brandon Hall Group has been delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organisations for more than 20 years. The research they do assists in creating methodologies, tools and frameworks that unlock the value of the key practices. The latest Brandon Hall report, titled-‘The […]. eLearning Brandon Hall Report on eLearning Outsourcing Content Development Outsourcing Custom eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing

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.

Do You Really Know Your Learners?

eLearning Brothers

You may be familiar with your eLearning audiences – maybe they work in an industry with which you’re familiar. Or you know people who work in the industry. But chances are, you’ve had (or will have) eLearning design projects that require you to not only create content about a topic that’s new to you, but also requires that you create content for an audience of learners that’s new to you.

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.

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. Pokémon Go is a phenomenon which is quickly taking over our cell phones. It has already surpassed Candy Crush as the biggest mobile game in US History (Mac Rumors). personally am out of poké balls and am unable to join in on the fun at current moment… perhaps I’ll take a lunch time walk down to the nearest poké stop.

30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

Whether you’re working freelance or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? In some cases, it’s enough to remove logos and a few identifying details. In other cases, you can redo an existing activity with brand new content. Five minutes or less is usually enough.

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.

A Learning and Development Journey: An Expert's Story & Perspective

InSync Training

Part of InSync Training's Expert Interview Series. During the Association for Talent Development's 2016 International Conference and Exposition, I had the privilege of interviewing our friend in the industry, Courtney Vital. She shared her personal journey in training, and her opinions about the future of the learning and performance industry. Trends

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!

Montana Is For Millennials #INDIETECH

Wisetail LMS

Montana is a paradise for Millennials and they represent the foundation of a vibrant and growing economy for the state. The post Montana Is For Millennials #INDIETECH appeared first on Wisetail. All Founder Perspective & #INDIETECH

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The Magic of Starting from Scratch: Five Ways to Optimize Learning Design Sessions

Allen Interactions

By Ann Iverson , Instructional Designer. Have you baked a cake lately? If so—and be honest—did you use the box, or did you make it from scratch? It’s okay, I’m not judging. Successive Approximation Model (SAM) Prototyping Savvy Start Savvy Process Stakeholder Involvement

Mobile Learning Poised to Dominate

LearnDash

At this point everyone in the elearning industry takes mobile learning seriously, and with good reason. Mobile learning is on the rise and looks like it will be for the foreseeable future. This is especially true given the increase use and accessibility of mobile devices. In fact, it is estimated that the number of smartphone users alone is going to reach 2.08 hours per day !

Curated Insights: How will Pokemon GO influence workplace learning?

Axonify

It may only be a few weeks old, but Pokemon GO has already claimed its spot as the most talked-about app of 2016. With more than 15 million active users who play for 34 minutes per day on average , Pokemon GO has a more engaged user base than Snapchat or Facebook. Meanwhile, Forbes estimates that the app generates $1.6M in daily revenue. 10 ways Pokemon GO portends AR in learning from Donald Clark.

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.

Bitcoin and Blockchains explained

Dont Waste Your Time

A slightly off-camber post here, but someone I trust mentioned that we ought to understand the bitcoin and blockchain development as it could be about to hit the mainstream. Here’s some explanation and videos to help. think? It’s about the trust the chain has based on the underlying technology. ” Watch this, see if it makes sense? This new paradigm is the blockchain.

How to Flip Class When you Teach Business Concepts Online. The BITSPEC Case

JoomlaLMS

Flipped Learning along with such eLearning terms as mobile learning, gamification and storytelling is a buzz word today. To adjust to the rapidly changing learning environment and engage a modern learner who is independent, mobile, impatient and easily distracted, teachers have to abandon habitual instructional methods in favor of new and experimental methods of teaching. Blog articles

An Infographic on Raptivity’s 10 Years’ Exciting Journey

Raptivity

Team Raptivity is celebrating 10 years of Raptivity’s presence in the eLearning world. On this occasion, we are excited to share an infographic that sums up Raptivity’s achievements in the past 10 years. Today, it is being used in over 65 countries and in various industries, to deliver high quality interactive eLearning and thereby engage learners. Click on this image for its enlarged view.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

Gyrus

In the ever-changing climate of business, it is vital that organizational members are able to adapt to their surroundings. At the end of the day, it is the experience of ourselves and our colleagues that make the difference between industry acceptance and being just another small fish in the industry pond. The best way to ready ourselves for this shifting environment is Continuous Learning.

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.

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.

Mobile Learning and Certification in your LMS

Web Courseworks

Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, is not the newest trend to hit the LMS market: the “ fall of personal computing ” has been a topic of discussion on this blog for a long time. But mLearning continues to make the top industry trends as the expectation of mobile access to Learning Management System platforms becomes ever more engrained among learners.

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