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4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. We’ll start with the following passage.

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10 journals every e-learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I was delighted when Matt Guyan blogged 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read in response to my 5 papers every learning professional should read. feel the urge to lob the ball back over the net, so I shall do so now with a list of 10 journals I believe every e-learning professional should read. Here are the journals in alphabetical order. Each one is freely accessible. Online Learning.



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Can I Get a Copy of the Slides? The Case for Blended Training

InSync Training

Martyn Lewis , Principal and Founder of 3GS , joins the ranks of both InSync guest bloggers and BYTE presenters. Don't miss his BYTE session, Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction with Blended Training , on February 28, 2017. There is always at least one. Why do we so often hear people ask for a copy of the slides? Blended learning BYTE

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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How to use the new 70:20:10 rule for knowledge sharing

Challenge to Learn

I discovered a new rule for knowledge sharing, the 70:20:10 rule. In any given company 10% of the employees is willing to actively share their knowledge. About 20% of the employees is willing to share knowledge if they are invited, and 70% will not share knowledge at all, they are just consumers. found these figures in working with our corporate clients who use Easygenerator as a way to facilitate knowledge sharing between their subject matter experts. So 70:20: 10 ; The willing. The 10 percent or anyway a mall percentage of your co-workers is willing to share their knowledge. Lead by example.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning. Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense. But software training and its associated screen caps also present some unique challenges and considerations, as well as opportunities. Challenges. Considerations. That can be a privacy concern.

Top 5 LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

I love information.  Knowledge.  Insight.  Acquiring facts and ideas from one publication to the next. Every day, I read cover to cover The New York Times , Washington Post and LA Times.  It’s an addiction. But as you can probably figure out, I do not stop just there.  I hit the net, and search.  I dive into the e-learning industry, specifically the LMS world and see what others do not see.  . want to know. Who is out there? And why are people going and using it for their learning? ? Is it the UI/UX? Features? Technical and Security? Support and Training? Specific verticals and/or niches? 

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What’s the Difference Between Learning and Training?

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published in January 2006. The words learning and training have six letters in common and touch the same field of interest—education. Often the words are used interchangeably, but some say there is a subtle distinction between the two. Of course, definitions for that distinction vary according to whom you ask. That would be a training issue.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment


Clark Quinn

One of the things that I feel is a really useful tool in my ongoing learning, in my ‘making sense of the world’ is diagramming.  I find diagrams to be a really powerful way to understand not just elements, but relationships. And yet it doesn’t feel like diagramming gets enough respect.  So I want to make a case for the diagram. Language is good. Our brains have evolved to use it.

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Web Courseworks

The new administration has introduced uncertainty into healthcare education. CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field. ANCC: American Nurses Credential Center.

Net Promoter Score: How to engage with your users

Challenge to Learn

Using the Net Promoter Score (NPS) to engage with our customers proved to be very useful for Easygenerator. In this post, I want to share my experience and tell you why and how we used it, and how we used the outcome to engage with our users. Wat is a Net Promoter Score? The Net Promoter Score is the outcome of a simple question: How likely is it that you will recommend to a friend or a colleague?”

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Promote Learning Transfer, Accelerate Strategy Execution

CLO Magazine

Learning and development leaders have been barraged for years with a distressing truth: Most training does not work. For the most part, learning does not lead to better organizational performance, because people soon revert to their old ways of doing things” according to “Why Leadership Training Fails — and What to Do About It,” an article in the October 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review.

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers


Clark Quinn

So yesterday I talked about the value of diagrams , but I thought I’d add a bit about the process of actually  creating  diagrams. Naturally, I created a diagram about it. created this diagram for a session I ran on diagramming a number of years ago.  In that session I talked about our cognitive architecture, why we need models, how diagrams work, properties and design issues, and more.

Adobe Captivate: More Power to Quiz Feedback

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Dr. Pooja  Pooja Jaisingh,  COTP , founder and chief learning geek at  LearninGeeks. In Adobe Captivate 9, you can convert the interactive and non-interactive objects to multi-state objects and easily add additional objects to the states allowing you to quickly build interactions.    Insert a question slide similar to the one shown below.

Read These Instructional Design Articles


While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. Our industry is one of diverse skill-sets, demands, and opinions. We all have a chance to learn from someone else’s experience. Learning management administrators can learn about new technologies. instructional design

3 Ways to Make an Impact on the Modern Workplace

CLO Magazine

Do you have what it takes to succeed in the future state of learning and development? In its first annual “Workplace Learning Report,” LinkedIn sourced insight from industry leaders in corporate learning and development and leadership to answer that question. It might feel satisfying to deliver what a business leader asks for, no questions asked, but questions need to be asked.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Create Your Own Periodic Table and Win eLearning Brothers Swag

eLearning Brothers

You may have recently seen our Periodic Table of Instructional Design —a helpful infographic created to highlight the important ideas behind eLearning design and development. But did you know that we created three interactive versions of it for Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora? And And we’ve even made the source files available to you with a Free Account!

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Curation is a trending topic getting a lot of attention in the training and learning and development industry. But why? What’s happening in business, which makes some believe curation is a problem? Is the training department best suited to solve this perceived problem? Is anyone else doing it? When asking myself these questions the first place I check is librarian comes to mind.

8 E-Learning Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started to Build Courses

Rapid eLearning

During a recent interview, someone asked about what I’ve learned over the years. It’s a question I get asked a lot by new designers. One point I always make is to not worry about what’s under the hood. Just worry about getting the output you need. All of the other stuff you’ll get as you gain experience and have to make edits. It’s Not Rocket Science. Jan 31 (London).

The CLO as Brand Ambassador

CLO Magazine

Chief learning officers mainly focus on learning and development at their organizations. How can CLOs promote the organizational brand? Should they dabble with the brand at all? As a CLO, how can you share your perspective on branding with your C-suite colleagues including the chief marketing officer and the CEO? Should CLOs dabble in branding at all? With passion and data.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Getting started with E-Learning in a Small Organization


Every successful company passes through a number of stages as it matures: think of a bright idea that helps people and makes their life easier, hire key personnel and top management, seek investors or align plans with the parent company, etc

2017 Learning and Remembering Report (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

Thank you to everyone who recently participated in our Learning and Remembering Survey. We had 150 respondents from a wide variety of industries and many thoughtful responses to the open-ended questions. We used the survey results to create our 2017 Learning and Remembering Report. Our report presents and summarizes the results. Then, I offer my five takeaways from the data. Access Report.

Exploring Assessment and Evaluation EdTech Tools and Apps

InSync Training

L ast week, we looked at social and community EdTech tools and apps. This week, we continue our series on our EdTech toolboxes by diving deeper into assessment and evaluation tools and apps. The tools that focus on quantifying or qualifying the impact of learning fall into this toolbox compartment. Simply put, we are using them to measure, validate, forecast, and inform.

CLOs, Move From Conduit to Curator

CLO Magazine

Millennials are in the workforce in force, and employers are struggling to adjust to the shift in demographics. This new generation of digital natives comes to the workplace with a different set of expectations. They grew up with digital tools that are intuitive and always at their fingertips. In 2017 and beyond, learning leaders will play a significant role in engaging five workforce generations.

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