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Consider 4 Cs in Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

When I create scenarios for learning, I keep these four elements in mind: characters, context, challenge, and consequences. Characters. The main character of your scenario who drives the action should generally be someone similar to your learners. Give your main character a goal that aligns to the learning objectives and that your learners share. Context. Challenge. Consequences. More Reading.

3 Reasons LUC 2017 Will Be The Best Yet

Everything E-Learning

There are a lot of conferences out there, but only one Lectora® User Conference. What makes the LUC so special? It’s all about our Lectora users—that’s why we named it after you! Each conference brings exciting new speakers, tips, and more. The conference is never the same each year, and here are three reasons why the 2017 conference is going to be the best yet. More Smiling Faces. BrightIdeas.

Workshopping what’s needed: going deep on elearning

Clark Quinn

Are you ready to really try to make a change in what you’re doing? It’s past time, both at the level of our elearning design, and at the level of elearning strategy. And now you have the chance to do something about it, because I’m holding workshops addressing each.  In different places with different goals, but each is a way to proceed on going deep on elearning. If you’re interested in the Revolution , in looking at what L&D can,  and should , be, you should join me in Las Vegas at the DevLearn conference and sign up for my pre-conference workshop.

Lessons on Instructional Design from…my Dog

Allen Interactions

By Carly Yuenger, Senior Instructional Designer. For the last two-and-a-half years, I’ve been the primary trainer to my dog, but for some reason, my mind has kept this task separate from my daylighting work as an instructional designer. Most days, I’d venture to say that I’m a better instructional designer than dog trainer, so the reason may be simple ego-protection.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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5 Ways to Overcome Challenges and Grow your Training Business

Upside Learning

In our earlier blog post this week, ‘Training Companies: The 5 Hurdles to Success‘, we discussed the key challenges that stop a Training Company from realizing its true potential. In this post, I will address each challenge by presenting a solution that leverages one or more key features / functionalities of a Learning Management System. […]. Learning Management LMS For Training Companies LMS for Training Company lms for training providers saas lms for training companies

eLearningArt Updates September 2016


It’s been 5 months since I did a recap blog post. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot going on. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. We’ve released thousands of new images, some free templates and a music track, and I’ve moved houses 3 times with 2 kids under 3 years old (yikes!). Check out the major updates below and be on the lookout for my regular monthly updates moving forward. Got em.

Incorporating 5 Gaming Elements in Mobile Learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Games play an important role in online learning programs. In fact, many e-learning experts are showing interest in incorporating gaming elements in their mobile learning courses. Incorporating them in mobile learning courseware helps make the course effective, fun, and helps learners learn faster and retain more information. Excited to know what the elements are?

Adobe RoboHelp: Reuse a Customized Layout

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Willam van Weelden      While customizing a Screen Layout in RoboHelp takes a lot of work (you have to add the images, assign the correct colors, etc.), you can get incredible results. Take, for example, the Responsive RedGreen layout, a customized Azure Blue provided by Adobe: It is possible to reuse a customized Screen Layout in other RoboHelp projects. Here's how.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

What's One Thing All Learning Professionals Need to Know?

InSync Training

Learning professionals are an incredible group of people. Not only do we adapt to and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, like limited budgets and constraining timelines, but we freely share our wisdom with our learners and each other. This blog post summarizes their collective wisdom. You can watch the full videos on our YouTube Channel. Modern Learning


CEO Behind TOPYX LMS Shares Inspiration and Success Factors in GrowFL Interview


Featured among an elite roster of CEOs heading up some of Florida’s fastest growing businesses, CEO of Interactyx, Alfred Novas, reveals the inspiration behind his company’s award-winning learning management system , TOPYX. As shared during the interview with GrowFL, TOPYX was one of the first LMS providers to recognize the importance of peer-to-peer social learning in an online environment.

Learning spaces – are we doing enough?

Dont Waste Your Time

With the start of a new academic year swiftly approaching (I realise many have already started, sorry) I am again having discussions with academics on the best way to use the spaces they’re given. It’s not only about the size or resolution of the screen/projector. It is about whether the space is too cold or hot. So, with Universities committing to new buildings, the question is.

"Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem" w/ @JD_Dillon at @ATDCore4

Learning Visions

These are my live-blogged notes from a concurrent session at his week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem JD Dillon, Principal Learning Strategist, Axonify @jd_dillon Intermingling networks…. The components that make up your org’s ecosystem is different than another org’s ecosystem. the nature of the organization and the way that work is done). Getting out of the training bubble – taking a holistic look at all of the things that impact how we learn. A lot of L&D teams think they “own learning.”

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.

How Learning Management Systems Increase ROI of L&D Programs


It’s never been more important than it is at this moment for companies to have learning strategies in place. Without a learning strategy, a company is set up for failure. Most corporate leaders have some understanding of this, which is why they invest precious funds into L&D programs. Companies today are investing more money in learning and development than ever before. So what’s the problem?

"Why Learning is the New Work" with Melissa Daimler @mdaimler - opening keynote @ATDCore4

Learning Visions

These are my live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at this week’s ATD Core 4 happening this week in New Orleans. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Why Learning is the New Work Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning & Development, Twitter @mdaimler [link] Work IS a learning lab and the daily experiences are the curriculum. To create a great learning lab at work, we need to focus on 3 things: Design more iteratively Lead more holistically Learn more intentionally 1. Design more iteratively We’re all familiar with ADDIE; part of our DNA. It’s a very sequential process. How do you develop?

Use eLearning to Train New Managers Efficiently: A Working Example


Learn how BAE Systems introduced a blended learning leadership development programme for new managers that reduced costs while extending reach. elearning

Training your Employees on Crisis Management Database Software through E-learning

CommLab India

In a recent Deloitte survey , researchers found that after a crisis, more than 70% of organizations took up to three years to fully recover their reputation and operations. How can organizations avoid such situations? What is a Crisis Database and Escalation Tool? This tool is used by organizations to track and report crises such as natural disasters and accidents. Why do organizations need it?


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.

Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves—for the Training Results You Want

The Learning Dispatch

What Goes into Developing Elearning? Nobody wants to waste time or resources developing interactive training for the masses, only to have it be less than stellar…or worse, ineffective. In addition to costs  reflects poorly on your program, either by association, or because the full benefits of your programs aren’t realized for lack of knowledge or proper implementation. Webinar Highlights.


Invisible L&D

Learning on the Leading Edge

Our jobs as L&D professionals was easier 10 years ago. Information flowed from the top of the organization to the bottom. Managers and facilitators had the most information, which they then imparted to employees like benevolent overlords. But that is no longer true. Over the past six months or so, we, the L&D research team at Bersin by Deloitte, have been floating an idea. This must change.


Virtual Training Modalities: How To Choose the Best Option?

SHIFT eLearning

Does your company need to implement a virtual training program? If this is the case, you've probably done a lot of research on the subject, including providers, tools, and methods. By now you’ve probably discovered there are so many different forms of virtual training available, from eLearning, mobile learning, to blended learning courses. Each method has its own benefits and its best use cases.

5 Proven Tips to Reduce the Cost of E-learning Translations

CommLab India

Do you need to translate your e-learning courses into multiple languages? Are you running short of training dollars? Would you like to produce high quality translations of your online courses with minimal expenditure? Well, here are 5 tips to cut the cost of translating self-paced, technology-enabled learning content. 1. Plan and plan well  . Use simple, international English  .

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Should You Still Run Learning Like a Business?

CLO Magazine

Running learning like a business simply means applying business discipline to the learning field. It means creating a plan with specific, measurable goals and then executing that plan with discipline. That’s it. Most organizations already do this at a high level. Many other departments do this at a lower level as well. Think about a typical sales, quality, or manufacturing department.


A Few Insights into the Reporting Capabilities of MOODLE LMS

CommLab India

The demand for Learning Management Systems (LMSs) is growing at a feverish pace. study conducted by MarketsandMarkets revealed the global market for LMSs is expected to grow from USD 5.22 billion in 2016 to USD 15.72 billion by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.7%. 1. major factor contributing to the growth in the use of LMSs is their reporting capabilities. Logs report.


The New CLO of the Year Is…

CLO Magazine

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How to Print Individual Slides in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline helps e-learning developers meet unique and varied learning needs. Here is one interesting requirement that was met with this popular authoring tool. Learning Requirement. The trainer wanted specific slides in an online course, to be available as printouts to learners. He wanted a “Print” tab in those slides. On clicking it, learners should be able to print those slides.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

Micro Learning – Small But Mighty!

Growth Engineering

Delivering a mobile learning solution requires a different kind of content. You could just port your Traditional, legacy content onto a mobile LMS, but this content might not have been designed for mobile. This can lead to usability issues. At the very least, today’s training content needs to have a responsive design. This makes sure it can actually be used at all. It’s more Timely.

iSpring Learn LMS Update: New User Registration Methods

iSpring Solutions

Shared. Every day we try to make the experience with iSpring Learn as seamless as possible for both sides: learners and administrators. Here we present the latest update that will make user management fully automatic and add some more administrative features. Read more ». iSpring Learn iSpring News


Learning in an Uber Economy

CLO Magazine

For over a decade I have argued that we should look at investments in learning the same we look at investments in assets on the balance sheet. Savvy leaders know we don’t have much choice. Much is changing. The world is seeing a drop in all investment, not just human capital investment. It’s worth a learning leader’s time to look at a competing model for corporate learning. Let me explain.