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The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Not convinced?

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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. billion, down slightly from the $46.9 billion.

6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. Steven Boller and myself presented on this topic in front of a rather enthusiastic audience. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. Be conscious of your space. Source: [link].

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014). One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Advantages. Think about morning radio shows. Example. Kapp, K.

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Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner? What about making sure learning objectives were met? Most importantly, what about the budget? Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. mLearning. No pinch motions are necessary. Microlearning.

The Surge of Corporate Training Videos: 6 Styles to Engage Your Learners

Dashe & Thomson

During our annual development team retrospective, we realized that video has begun to comprise an increasingly larger share of our project portfolio. The growing demand for video is exhilarating for us as a learning development team; it’s an indicator that clients are grasping the value of blended learning. Video is a powerful teaching tool, even outside the L&D world.

6 Must-Haves Of Effective Millennial Online Training Courses

Allen Interactions

By Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Millennials make up a large percentage of your workforce. Are you offering them the online training experiences they need to live up to their tech-savvy potential? In this article, I’ll highlight 6 must-haves that you should include in your millennial online training courses. eLearning Course Design Millennials

Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

So, as you may know (and if you don’t, you should ), almost three years ago now, I teamed up with colleagues Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, & Will Thalheimer (all worth knowing about) and put together the Serious eLearning Manifesto. And I believe it’s a good thing. But it needs an update. A rant I’ve made before ;). And it’s gotten a reasonable amount of attention.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Niche Chess LMS Making Waves

LearnDash

I am always impressed to see the new and innovative online learning programs sprouting up on a weekly basis. There are niche training programs for languages, learning how to code, industry professions (like CPAs, realtors, marketers, etc), and even for games – such as chess! For those that may not be aware, in chess there are three recognized parts to a game: The opening. The middle-game.

Curated Insights: Seeking a Practical Definition of MicroLearning

Axonify

Microlearning seems to have taken the lead from virtual reality and big data in the “2017 L&D Most Popular Buzzword” competition. The term is popping up more and more in industry publications and conference presentations. Carla Torgerson just published what appears to be the only English-language book on microlearning on Amazon. But does everyone who wants it really understand what it is?

Take Advantage of eLearning Possibilities in Your Restaurant

ExpandShare

Training is an ongoing process that affects every employee in your establishment. Elearning allows you to provide training in an online format and make them available to all your employees on their devices. However, you'll need both content and a delivery system in order to take advantage of eLearning. The easiest way to get started is to have some stock or standard courses available.

6 Ways to Get Millennials to Care About Training

CLO Magazine

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Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

3 ELearning Predictions for 2017

LearnDash

It is that time. The time when I make three predictions for the coming calendar year with regards to the elearning industry. At the end of the year I will take a look back at these predictions to see if any of them came true. I recently did this for 2016, you can see the predictions for last year here as well as the end-of year assessment. Why Predictions? To be honest I just enjoy doing it.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4

Learnnovators

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Designing Member Engagement into your Website

Web Courseworks

Member engagement is a topic we can’t ignore in 2017. Socious’s #1 membership prediction for 2017 emphasizes the member’s increased expectations of the member experience. Whether it’s the first touch, renewing members, or reaching out to past members, your goal is to engage that individual and hold their attention. You could have the best blog, outreach campaign, or whitepaper, but then what?

What Is Your Digital Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

According to Spherion Staffing’s 2016 Emerging Workforce Study , as many as 45 percent of employees said their current internal training offerings are not relevant to their daily responsibilities. That’s not good. To better engage modern workforces, meet their career development needs and achieve competitive business results, organizations must become digitally omnipresent for their learners.

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 Lonely E-Learning Instructional Designer

ATD Learning Technologies

From time to time, all instructional designers experience the feeling of working in an “austere and lonely office,” to borrow the words of poet Robert Hayden. Even those of us who are fortunate enough to be part of an instructional design and development team must face the fear of the blank screen at some point as we try to do our best for our learners. So, what keeps us going?

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Read on for this week’s best articles from human resources and employee training experts. This week, we learn how to get people to collaborate better, engage employees with social learning and the arts, and calculate turnover cost. There’s bonus content you can use in diversity training as well. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.

Tips on Leading Your Team Campaign Right

Your Training Edge

Leading your team campaign right requires from you excellent leadership skills. Leadership plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our society today. Should leadership be nonexistent in our society, it would probably plunge into darkness filled with mayhem and chaos. Among the top skills that employers look for when recruiting new staff is leadership skills. What does this entail? Team Two.

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Are You Really Ready for Mobile Learning?

CLO Magazine

With the explosion of the mobile workforce and the fact that most people use smartphones, it’s no surprise that mobile learning topped watch lists as an emerging trend for 2017. It’s been coming for some time now, and it’s not going anywhere. The mobile learning market may be worth $37.6 billion by 2020. Since the U.S. Not all professionals prefer to read, and not all prefer to watch video.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Overcome Your Blended Learning Phobia

InSync Training

Blended learning programs can be a beautiful thing. Need to cover a global workforce? Use virtual classrooms to engage learners everywhere. Can't get employees to leave their desks? Bring learning opportunities to their desks in the form of short videos, quick reference guides, and fun simulations. Mix learning content together to create interactive training programs.

The Big Idea: Unlearning

Upside Learning

Unlearning is one of those new(ish) terms that are becoming very popular. It isn’t as much about forgetting what you know, as stepping back from it to be able to see it differently. Basically “unlearning” refers to learning what you may already know, in order to understand it better and from a different perspective. Nobody […]. eLearning Big ideas Cognitive biases Learning trend Unlearning Webs of Knowledge

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Training Conf 2017 Keynote:Template Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard #trngcon

Learning Visions

My live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at Training Conference 2017 , happening this week in San Diego, CA. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Three keynotes speakers in this morning’s session: Temple Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard Temple Grandin Temple Grandin was non-verbal as a child, autistic. Through great teachers, mentors, she now has a PhD and is a professor in Animal Science at Colorado State. She’s designed humane cattle systems used at 60% of slaughterhouses in the US. She’s written loads of books about autism. Get away from being abstract. The answer is SIX MINUTES.

Take a Good Look at the Future of Corporate Universities

CLO Magazine

Since the late 1980s, a number of corporate universities have formed around the world, many with considerable resources, professional teams and ultramodern campuses rivalling the best of the traditional universities. While digital transformation provides these universities with an opportunity to enhance their performance, the race to digital modernity creates its own problems.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.