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Storytelling with technology

Learning with e's

It's important we listen to the student voice - educators are foolish if they don't. What students say can and often does inform our professional practice. I've written about this in previous blogs, and have also put this principle into action by incorporating student voice into many of my own public presentations. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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How to Insert an HTML5 Interaction into Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

So you’ve spent a lot of time creating an amazing HTML5 interaction using our Interaction Builder and now you want to insert it into your Storyline 2 course. But how do you that? That’s the very question we get quite often through our support emails, so we’ve created a quick video demonstrating the process. For this video, we started with an interaction created using our Interaction Builder.

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Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. So much so, we here at Gyrus tend to talk about it… a lot. But with new technologies, sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, is it just being used for the sake of the media itself, or is it actually adding to my blended learning portfolio?

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The Best of eLearning in July 2016

Everything E-Learning

July includes many fun things to celebrate: National Ice Cream Day, Independence Day in the US, Take Your Plants for a Walk Day (I’m not sure how this holiday works), a new upgrade for Lectora® 16, and more. If all those things weren’t enough fun for you, keep reading. I’ve collected some of the top articles from this month and shared them with you here. Tips From Laura Overton at LUC 2016.

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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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LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

With the days of August just ahead of us, or the dogs of August, I can never remember the saying, it is time to bring many of the readers of this blog with some interesting tidbits that I find of interest and that you may or may not be aware of. Before we dive in, just a couple of updates. a. Starting in September, my business name will become The Craig Weiss Group, which is a LLC. Now on to the show, err facts of interest. Best Gamification Systems (The Top Two as we speak, err as I write – July 27). Could you tie a gamification platform such as Badgeville to your LMS? Absolutely. 

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Managing Change or Leading Change: Does It Matter?

Living in Learning

Leading Change to full adoption implies that we not only manage Change to deployment, we must continue to lead Change through implementation.and beyond to the desired goal of full adoption. AGILE Change Leadership Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performance readiness assessment Performance Support Performer Support Sustained Capability Agile design change management learning continuum learning ecosystem performance consulting performance support performer support point of work sustained capability work context

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Multitasking and Time Management – Like Water and Oil

Edmego Learning

Multitasking – The Challenge. feel almost hypocritical writing a post about multitasking because I got as far as writing out the title and was distracted by numerous other items that popped up. Typical right? As much as we try to keep a paced work flow, there are always things that pop up that can interfere. There is a difference though between last minute items that can interfere with a task at hand and self-inflicted hyper-tasking and multitasking. The latter is what I call the martyr time management syndrome. You are picturing it right now.I know you are! Take Control. Summary.

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Off-the-Shelf Content or Custom-built: Which Is Better For Your e-Learning Endeavour?

G-Cube

With the increasing need for impactful and relevant e-learning content, L&D managers often face the dilemma of – either creating learning content from scratch or buying it ‘off the shelf’. If the content like organizational specific courses on products or processes does not exist at all in the public domain, then the only route is custom content creation. Let the learning begin!

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.

Analytics Are a Decision Maker’s Best Friend

CLO Magazine

Organizations that apply data-driven decision making out-perform their competitors — period. Yet, there is a significant gap between intent and action regarding organizational workforce analytics programs. Bersin also reported that more than 90 percent of the HR industry make decisions only using descriptive analytics such as reporting, surveys and benchmarks. Where can we improve safety? Figure 1.

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FAQs on Selecting the Right LMS for your SMB

Upside Learning

The last week was rather hectic, but exciting nonetheless, for me, as I finally presented my first webinar on LMS. phew* Both the sessions (on 20th July and 21st July) were super successful as we delivered to a packed audience. As much as we had promised ourselves to take up audience questions in the 1-hour […]. Upside Learning LMS Buying Tips for SMBs LMS For SMBs Selecting an LMS for SMBs

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4 Design Practices for Effective E-Learning Courses on Tablets [Infographic]

CommLab India

An industry forecast shows that the number of tablet users in the US is around 166 million for 2016 and it may increase by 10 million in the next two years and exceed 176 million by 2018. In this context, using them as a medium to provide training in organizations would be effective. So developing courses for tablets needs a special focus. Learning Technology mobile learning

Fun in Finance Unicorn Training Acquires Amuzo Games Studio

Training Industry

Earlier this month, Unicorn Training, a London financial services L&D company, announced its acquisition of Amuzo, a BAFTA-nominated games studio, six months after investing in the Bournemouth, UK-based company. The two organizations are developing immersive games and apps for just-in-time training and reinforcement outside of the traditional desktop environment. In the last 12 months, Unicorn had sales of over £6 million (about $7.8 Combining the mobile game expertise of Amuzo with the L&D solutions of Unicorn makes sense in the context of the fast-growing field of gamification.

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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.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Performance Learning Productivity

(I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012. feel it still speaks to a key issue for building high performance that has barely been touched by many L&D professionals). Yet one of the most useful tools for effective learning and development is reflection. This holds true for learning in the workplace and in life. what actually happened? 3.

Big Sponge Hangout Roundup

Sponge UK

The Big Sponge Hangout is over for 2016, but there’s still lots to learn from the virtual conference on all things L&D. We heard 25 expert participants give tips on how to innovate, inspire and integrate with their digital learning. The four-day event was split into themes which focused on different ways L&D can benefit from digital learning.

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4 Pillars of Training Effectiveness – Leading Learning Podcast

Web Courseworks

This month, we sponsored a podcast  for  Leading Learning on Dr. Will Thalheimer, author of Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form. Thalheimer has spent over 30 years in the performance and learning field and is an expert on post – learning evaluations. In the podcast he goes over strategies to overcome weak feedback. What do you want to measure and why ?

Drill and Practice Activities for Your eLearning Courses

eFront

The point behind each learning objective is to be able to retain and apply the concept successfully. The post-training period is the critical time during which learning is measured and the course effectiveness is evaluated. If, for some reason, a course does not improve performance and achieve KPIs, it is shelved. What are Reinforcement Activities? Practice makes perfect! Practice makes perfect!

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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!

Training Millennials: 7 Things You Should Do Right Now

SHIFT eLearning

The Stats on Millennials. We hear a lot about Millennials but who are they statistically? This generation was born between the beginning of the 1980’s and the early 2000’s as defined by Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. At over 80 million high, this generation makes up a quarter of the U.S. population and much of the current and near future workforce. millennials

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holistic technology

Learning and Working on the Web

I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Dr. Franklin died last week and I found this line from her obituary illuminating. In political terms, prescriptive technologies are designs for compliance.” You can see how dominant such a prescriptive technology becomes by the number of offers to game the platform.

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4 Training Models That You Can Adopt to Support Pharmaceutical Sales Reps

CommLab India

The job of Pharmaceutical sales representatives is unique compared to the sales reps of other industries. They have to spend most of their time educating physicians and pharmacists on new medicines, prescription drugs, and medical equipment. And the hard part is, physicians and pharmacists possess more knowledge on the diseases and medicines than these reps. Curriculum-based Learning.

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Authoring tool review: Lectora 16 

Kineo

Lectora - a powerful off-the-shelf authoring tool that can create everything we dream up and design, both visually and functionally. The recently released version, Lectora 16, publishes out responsive content - one of the first of the off-the-shelf authoring tools to go down this very welcome road. Lectora now works on pretty much all devices and browsers, from the latest releases down to older browsers like IE6 (by using different versions of Lectora). .

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.

Why Microlearning Should Be Part of Your L&D Strategy

Skillsoft

Microlearning - eLearning content in bite-sized chunks - may focus on presenting small bits of information, but material in this format can have a big impact. elearning industry trends learning & development

How Sitka Gear Is Setting The Standard For Training In The Outdoor World

Wisetail LMS

Premium brands deserve premium training. Sika Gear is setting the standard for product knowledge training in the outdoor industry. The post How Sitka Gear Is Setting The Standard For Training In The Outdoor World appeared first on Wisetail. All LMS Best Practices

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Accelerate Your Company’s Sales Strategy

CLO Magazine

Sales managers and leaders are responsible for not only setting sales strategy, but for communicating, enabling and supporting that strategy to accelerate pipeline growth, account penetration, accelerated win-rates, and bigger deal sizes. Pursuing such sales results and business outcomes requires a cross-functional approach. This can map out in different ways. To comment email editor@CLOmedia.com.

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Fun in Finance: Unicorn Training Acquires Azumo Games Studio

Training Industry

Earlier this month, Unicorn Training, a London financial services L&D company, announced its acquisition of Azumo, a BAFTA-nominated games studio, six months after investing in the Bournemouth, UK-based company. The two organizations are developing immersive games and apps for just-in-time training and reinforcement outside of the traditional desktop environment. In the last 12 months, Unicorn had sales of over £6 million (about $7.8 Combining the mobile game expertise of Amuzo with the L&D solutions of Unicorn makes sense in the context of the fast-growing field of gamification.

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.

The High Performance Leadership Challenge [Video]

Learnloft

Most leaders regardless of tenure stray from keeping their purpose, mission and vision at the forefront of everything that they do. They focus on the lagging KPI’s not the leading KPI’s. This causes employees to be unsure of why they come to work, unfulfilled in the work that they do, and a culture focused solely on results instead of the process.

Immersive Learning – Instructional Strategies to Make it a Reality

CommLab India

Immersive learning is a term being discussed by e-learning professionals in the past few years, but you may be surprised to know the style has been our natural way of learning since ages. It is basically learning through experiences. So how did this age-old method enter the e-learning space? This has become a possibility with advances in technology and developments in the digital space.

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Essential Features for your new LMS

Growth Engineering

If you’re searching for a new learning platform, you’ll come across lots of articles and advice telling you which features you should be looking for. You’ll read about the importance of reporting tools and learner segmentation, but this won’t necessarily prepare you for the demands of tomorrow’s learners. Learner Engagement. User Experience. Customisation / theming options. Responsive design.