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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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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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The 20 Must-Have Moodle Plugins

Lambda Solutions

One of the greatest thing about Moodle’s Open-Source framework, other than the cost savings, is the ability to customize your online courses to your exact specifications. Hundreds of custom third-party plugins are offered for free by Moodle contributors, which once installed, can change the look, feel and functionality of your Moodle to suit your organizations personal learning requirements.

Trying out videos

Clark Quinn

DevLearn , the elearning conference I’ll be attending in November, has suggested adding videos to promote your talks.  I haven’t done much with video (though I did just do this <6 minute one about my proposed learning pedagogy), but I’ve found the ‘narrated presentation’ capability built into Keynote to be of interest, so I’ve been playing with it.

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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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Employees Say Company Training Isn’t Helping

CLO Magazine

Companies may be offering their employees more workforce development options — even investing more in learning than in previous years — but employees say those efforts are not hitting the spot. Further, only 14 percent of workers surveyed said they’d give their organization an ‘A’ grade for learning and development programming. One potential reason for the gap in understanding?

#1 Consideration When Migrating an LMS

LearnDash

Making changes in the software that runs your business can be a very stressful decision. The larger your organization, the bigger the project. This is particular true with learning management systems. If you are in a company with thousands of employees and they all have to access the LMS at some point then you are looking at a migration that could take months, not weeks.

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Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

eLearning Brothers

You’ve spent hours, days, maybe even 12 months or more creating online learning content. It’s only natural that you want learners to view every last screen and complete all the activities you built. Even more, you want them to reap the rewards of their newfound knowledge. So when someone suggests the idea of a test-out option, you silently scream, “No! No, it means the opposite.

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The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called  Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Helen is the recipient of the inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award, and has wide experience both of working within L&D and more recently as a external consultant. All of which has led her to the conclusion. She refers to thee people as L&D intrapreneurs. Social learning

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.

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

These are heady days for learning leaders. Executives rely on them to rapidly build employee’s skills, and vendors offer an array of dazzling new learning technologies that promise to make employees better, faster and more engaged at work. But CLOs need to be thoughtful about the tools they choose to ensure they deliver business results. In 2015 alone, more than $6.54 billion in 2014 and $1.64

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Unleashing Creativity to Boost Performance and Engagement

ej4 eLearning

This is a story about finding creativity in something that normally does not come across as imaginative nor inventive: templates. The story starts almost 20 years ago, when a trio of Israeli researchers working at The Jerusalem School of Business Administration set out to see if good advertisements—the ones that seem the most creative, the most inspired, and that have the most impact—could be generated by a process that was teachable. After studying hundreds of ads, they noticed that many of the ones viewers deemed “successful” followed certain patterns. Or management policies? Consequences.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

In January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Let’s dig into this jargon bin and try to simplify things by the end of this post. Codecs (are for compression). Preset outputs.

Improving Performance in the Workplace

Web Courseworks

Performance improvement is defined as “the systematic process of identifying and analyzing the root causes of performance issues, and implementing big picture solutions across an organization.” A definition is helpful to understand performance improvement, but how does it actually occur and function in the workplace? Steps to successfully improve performance: Consider institutional context.

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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.

Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

Corporate learning has been evolving to match the needs of the modern, digital employee, and learning technology has played a large role in making education more flexible, personalized and accessible. When it comes to their implementation, however, companies must not lose sight that, at its core, learning is a social activity. Cutting edge tech is now a big part of the corporate classroom.

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Ignoring This Simple Step Could Derail Your Training Efforts

Kirkpatricks

Elizabeth is a training professional who was asked to design a leadership development program. She went ahead and created a program, but did so without having the end result in mind. At the end of the program, it was not clear what results the program was supposed to produce. What could Elizabeth have done differently? But why do we evaluate training programs

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or email Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team). Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically changing the way you think about and support learning in the organisation. Introduction to MWL.

Editorializing

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about serious comics , and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From ) that we may be able to transfer. And the source this time is editorial cartoons. Editorial cartoons use imagery and text to convey a comment on a current topic. The best ones portray a poignant insight into an issue of the day, via a twist that emphasizes the point to be made. design meta-learning

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.

The Best of Both Worlds: Learning Through a Marketer’s Lens

CLO Magazine

When a leader with deep marketing expertise is asked to take over a learning role, learning — specifically leadership development — becomes exciting. It becomes engaging, and most important for participants, it becomes interesting. At least that’s what happened when 3M Chief Learning Officer Janette Shimanski took over the company learning function in 2015. Serendipitous Connections.

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

Learning with e's

We can't accurately predict what will happen in the future, but we expect it will be different to anything we have already experienced. One recent disruptive innovation is mobile technology. It's astounding to think that only in recent years have we had the capability to create connected technology that can be carried with us, anywhere we go. Wearable connected technologies are now common place.

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. However, like any change, there are positives and negatives that come with it. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? What do you think about it?

Iterative Design Models: ADDIE vs SAM

eLearningMind

Whipping up a boring corporate learning or training session into a dazzling & engaging eLearning experience has huge, obvious benefits. The question is – what model best fits your team? The Iterative Process of Addie vs SAM. Merriam-Webster defines iteration as “a procedure in which repetition of a sequence of operations yields results successively closer to a desired result.” Mind numbing!

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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

connected curiosity

Learning and Working on the Web

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist. They say that the most interesting people are those who are interested in others. The core skill is curiosity. Learning Work

How important is Learner Engagement for Training Companies?

Upside Learning

This single question, which popped up in one of our casual water cooler discussions, triggered a volley of responses, leading to a full-blown discussion before culminating into a blog post. So, what’s the noise about ‘Learner Engagement’ anyway? In L&D, ‘learner engagement’ refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that learners […]. Learning Management Learner Engagement and LMS Learner Engagement and Training Companies Learner Engagement for Training Companies LMS For Training Companies

5 Awesome Tools to Engage & Gamify Talks

ZaidLearn

IMAGINE Imagine you are required to give a one-hour keynote talk to around 500 people at an International e-Learning Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the biggest moment of your career. You are super nervous at the beginning of your talk, but you manage to capture the audience’s attention initially with a funny and relevant joke. What went wrong? TodaysMeet 2. Poll Everywhere 3. Padlet 4.

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Mlearning Strategy: How to Shape Yours for Employee Training

Designing Digitally

Mobile learning is the new way of learning. With the increase in mobile devices, more and more learners are joining the Mlearning bandwagon. Regardless of whether they are waiting at the client’s premises or travelling on business, learners have information at their fingertips. And that is why this delivery platform is catching on.  Title: It is important to do a needs analysis.

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.

Increasing Diversity with Equitable Training

JPL Learning

Melissa Walker, M.Ed, Assistant Director, Educational Equity, Penn State University. Research shows that training investments are much greater at the executive levels of an organization. According to Melissa Walker’s research, this imbalanced distribution of training resources can perpetuate a lack of diversity at higher levels of the organization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twDegoMAepg

[Free eBook] Culture, Content, LMS: Prepare for eLearning success

LearnUpon

The rise of eLearning promises serious benefits, including reduced costs, time savings, and more efficient content development. Many companies are now analyzing their training offerings to assess the ROI that blended learning can deliver. This This free eBook was inspired by the benefits we’ve seen eLearning bring to hundreds of organizations worldwide. First name. Last name. Work email.

Learning Flipped

CLO Magazine

For a long, long time, colleges and universities have had it pretty darn good. For centuries, they’ve cornered the market for higher education. Starting in medieval times and continuing through the age of the Internet, higher education has remained an enduring ticket to increased prosperity and opportunity. Universities simply had to open their doors and the students came marching in. In the U.K.,

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