August, 2016

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How To Train Your Millennial

Social Learning

There are 83.1 millennials in the U.S. , and they get a bad rap. They are often characterized as a generation continually over-rewarded for under-performance. It’s assumed that since millennials took home trophies for fifth place as kids, they will expect similar rewards for mediocre performance throughout their careers. What, Exactly, is a Millenial? Millennials

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3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. While it may be tempting to dive right in and start designing, it’s important to answer several critical questions first. Having a solid grasp on your goals and resources keeps the project on target and getting these answers early on gives you the information you need to create a detailed plan. Why are you considering developing this eLearning?

Five Ways eLearning Supports Remote Workers

eLearning Brothers

Remote work is quickly becoming a regular occurrence in the United States. According to data from Global Workplace Analytics , “50% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency.” ” Also, 80% to 90% of the U.S. workforce says they would like to work remotely at least part time.

8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences

Docebo

How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course. Go Beyond Leaderboards.

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

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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How to Turn Overworked Managers into Empowered Coaches

Bottom-Line Performance

Companies spend a lot of money on training… and on tracking the training people complete. The global spend on training in 2015 was $355B with the U.S. accounting for $160B of that spend. Whether your company is part of a Fortune 100 company or a small business employing 30 people, it spends a lot to train and develop its people. An event-based training mindset still prevails.

6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners

InSync Training

The mobile explosion is sweeping the globe. Here in the U.S., statistics from Pew Research tell us that 64 percent of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind. This proliferation of mobile devices - coupled with the rise of the millennial generation - has ushered in the era of the modern learner. Mobile Virtual Classroom Modern Learning Mobile Learning

What Can eLearning Borrow from Pokemon Go?

eLearning Brothers

Pokémon Go is a free, location-based augmented reality game developed for mobile devices. Players use the GPS on their mobile device to located, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures (a.k.a. Pokémon). These creatures appear on screen making it seem they are in the same real-world location as the player. The game launched in July 2016. went directly to the source. asked my sons.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Not too long ago, connections were forged outside of technological communications and maintained via sheer will. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone.

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.

What is 70:20:10 and How Can Your Organization Benefit From It?

Docebo

An LMS Supporting the 70:20:10 Framework Will Engage Your Learners and Fuel Your Business. Training employees, whether through a part of onboarding or promotion, can be stressful, but it’s important that your learners are engaged and retaining the required knowledge. So what is it, really? What Is the 70:20:10 Framework? Morgan McCall, Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. 72% improved efficiency.

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 2

Association eLearning

Chapter 2: Intermediate Quality Assurance Testing. In our first chapter, we discussed some of the basics of quality assurance (QA). Now, we will discuss some of the more involved tasks that are associated with making sure the project you and your team have spent months developing has as few flaws as possible. Intermediate Testing. Test the most common browsers – There are four common browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, mostly for Windows users, and Safari for Apple/Mac users. There are others, but most developers tend to design their products for these four.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning. Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving.

Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

The Peformance Improvement

Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. wish it were otherwise, but learning is not just a classroom activity anymore, it must be a total system activity that takes into account strategic goals of the organization, the culture of the organization (values, beliefs, artifacts, structure, etc.), It’s not in the workflow. What information do I need?

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.

eLearning for the Deaf: Top 5 Things to Consider

eLearning Brothers

Designing your course to be accessible to individuals with auditory disabilities is both challenging and worthwhile. The versatility offered by eLearning is a powerful alternative for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, as these individuals may not have much success in a traditional classroom environment. Consider Your Captions During the Scriptwriting Process. You Must be 508 Compliant.

Keynote Resources: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison Wisconsin. Met a number of new friends and caught up with some long time friends! Wonderful conference discussing all the great things happening in higher education around distance learning. Here are the slides of my keynote. The Case of the Disengaged Distance Learner from Karl Kapp. Videos/Class. Grant Writing for Education.

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Guide to Successful LMS Implementation

Gyrus

Guide to Successful LMS Implementation. A few months ago we explored How to Successfully Implement Your LMS , today we provide a general infographic in order to provide an understanding of the process at a glance. The Implementation process does not have to be frustrating, and we here at Gyrus do all that we can to help our clients in any manner we can. Tune your Product, Process, and Content.

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Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 3

Association eLearning

Chapter 3: Advanced QA Testing. So far we’ve talked about the basic and intermediate techniques of quality assurance testing (QA). In our final installment, we’ll look at more advanced techniques that will help your eLearning perform smoothly. For example, many companies, associations, and government entities still use Windows 8. There are several different types of LMS test applications available.

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.

What we think about technology

Learning with e's

There has been a lot of interest in this graphic thanks to Dr Justin Tarte who recently shared it on Twitter. Justin is very influential on social media, and when he tweets something, it is usually shared again multiple times. There have been several comments and queries about the graphic, so I thought I would elaborate on its origins and my current thinking on its application. It's about context.

Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers

Upside Learning

The latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […]. eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning Providers

5 Easy Steps to Creating Interactive Simulations in Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

There’s an old adage that states, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So if one picture is worth a thousand words, how many words would a bunch of pictures be worth? Short answer: a lot! That’s why eLearning designers so often choose to use screen captures or software simulations in their course design. Step 1: Size it Right. There are two main aspect ratios in use in Articulate: 4:3 and 16:9.

Pokémon whoa!

E-Learning Provocateur

When I was a teenager I was addicted to video games. Not stay-awake-for-three-days-and-die-of-starvation kind of addicted, but I would spend every conceivable moment playing. While I enjoyed car games and classic shoot’em ups, my favourites were the more strategic kinds of games in which you could explore, think, and discover. Then along came Ingress. It’s an alternate reality game.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

3 Big Myths About Workplace Learning

CLO Magazine

Most CLOs are working hard to connect with their workforce. According to the Brandon Hall Group, 61 percent of learning and development leaders think workers should engage with their resources at least once-a-week. Yet, in a webinar poll conducted with Chief Learning Officer earlier this year, only 20 percent of learning leaders said their employees do that. hours per week learning on their own.

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Spice Up Your Webinars: Webinar Digest

Web Courseworks

This past week, we were fortunate enough to sit down with Karen Hyder, a CTT+ Trainer , to talk about something we do quite often here at Web Courseworks: webinars. As part of our Managing eLearning Thought Leader Series, Karen spoke about the process to follow for a great webinar. Karen begins the webinar asking the audience – “What’s wrong with webinars currently?” Content. Presenter.

What Learners Want: Anytime, Anywhere, 5 Minutes or Less (Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices. They are used to interacting with apps and websites that provide an excellent user experience. Unfortunately, some corporate training struggles to even provide an adequate user experience! And while mobile learning adoption is speeding up, many organizations still lag behind. Where are you at on the adoption curve? Mobile Learning

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Are you ready to engage tomorrow’s workforce?

mLevel

Earlier this year I had the honor of participating in FocusOn Learning’s DemoFest 2016 with our Partner, Pearson Learning. We demonstrated our partnership in bringing Learning Games to the Introduction to Business education market. There are a variety of aspects that brought our partnership together but the one I would like to focus on in this post is student or learner engagement.  I will touch on this a bit later, but those of us working in the corporate or enterprise learning world, should be aware of what can drive student engagement as the students now, will be the workforce of the future.

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Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

5 Tips to Prepare Your Storyline Course for Your LMS

eLearning Brothers

August. As the kids go back to school, our thoughts are turned to learning. In the training world, that means in many cases that we are preparing our courses for publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS). Make sure you know what standards, parameters and settings your LMS requires before you proceed with publishing any course. SCORM (Shared Content Object Reference Model). and 2004. Tin Can.

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Learning Through the Wild

Clark Quinn

So last week I was in the wilderness for some more time, this time with family. And there were several learnings as an outcome that are worth sharing. As context, Yosemite National Park is one of the world’s truly beautiful places, with the valley as an accessible way to see the glacier-carved rock. And then there’s one other option: the High Sierra Camps. meta-learning

3 Unconscious Habits Eroding Employee Engagement

CLO Magazine

Against the backdrop of an ever more globalized and volatile economy, today’s business leader faces a distinct challenge: to balance increased demands for innovation with an increasingly transient and disloyal workforce. Though correlations between a highly engaged work force and elevated revenue are well established, a frightening engagement gap remains. To comment, email editor@CLOmedia.com.