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Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Bottom-Line Performance

Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer?  Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. The Some use short videos. The idea is simple.

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7 Orienteering Tips for Instructional Designers

InSync Training

As a Learning Experience Designer , my job requires that I navigate a complex landscape. Each new project that I work on involves different parameters, sends me down unique pathways, and sets up obstacles along the way. Even with many years of experience under my belt, I still find myself lost in this landscape at times. You may find yourself just as lost in your own work, too.

5 Essential PowerPoint Add-Ins

eLearning Brothers

Microsoft PowerPoint can do so many things very well on its own, but don’t underestimate the power of PowerPoint add-Ins and the productivity it can bring to your development, teaching, and designing. You are not using PowerPoint to its fullest potential without using Add-Ins. If you need help on installing add-Ins, here is an awesome blog! iSpring (Paid). INPRES (Free). Code Presenter Pro (Free).

Learners Aren’t Robots: Put Emotion Back into Training

Association eLearning

You must turn off your emotions for the next hour. This training is a feeling-free zone. You do not have a report due at the end of the day. You do not have to get groceries on the way home. You are to studiously apply yourself and completely forget the outside world. Your training has spoken. Couldn’t we put emotion back into training? Why is there so much training for robots out there?

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The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground

CLO Magazine

It goes without saying that the birth of the internet and resulting advancements in technology have completely changed the way we live and work. Take learning management systems, for example. Virtually overnight, the corporate enterprise jumped on board and created a multibillion-dollar market for the LMS. Technology is now disrupting itself at a pace that’s sometimes difficult to comprehend.

Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

mLevel

Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) organizations.  A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based.  In fact, many L&D professionals I’ve worked with report that 70% to 85% of the learning they provide their organizations is designed to only build knowledge.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. So that’s just what I did. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. See the infographic below. and Ph.D.

Another model for support

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that  might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. And these approaches did provide away to  develop the organization’s abilities to develop better learning.  So this is another model for support for developing at least the learning side of the equation. For each, my role was to lead the design. design strategy

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Camtasia Essentials: Organizing Project Files

eLearning Brothers

They say that a clean home is a happy home, and an organized mind is a happy mind. This is as true about your home and your mind as it is with your eLearning video project. The larger the project, the more likely you are to lose track of the pieces. This makes it all the more important to keep your assets in order by making a process that is consistent and easy to follow.

The Neuroscience of Self-directed Learning

CLO Magazine

The best talent is almost always deeply engaged and incredibly productive. Wouldn’t it be great if learning leaders could “clone” those people? Well, they can. Self-discovery allows an organization to quickly and effectively reverse engineer top performers. Self-directed learning, based on advances in neuroscience, enables an organization to quickly develop everyone to be like the best.

Geenio Update - Messages and Communication

Geenio

The desire to communicate is something every creature on the planet has in common. Humans went one step further and invented words and languages. Talking to each other has become essential for learning about the world and the people

Attention Span of a Gnat?

Living in Learning

Enable learning and support within the workflow. Keep things moving; breaking the chain of concentration to launch a fire safety course in the LMS while my hair is on fire makes no sense. Give me 90-seconds of Stop Drop & Roll and then let’s get on with it. Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Micro-Learning Performer Support Rants & Ramblings Technology

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“The Medium is the Message”: An Instructional Design Perspective

Web Courseworks

Back in the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan famously argued that “the medium is the message.” According to McLuhan, we focus too much of our efforts trying to dissect the content presented in a medium without considering the effect that the medium itself will have on that content. People want to take the PowerPoint presentations that their trainers use, dump them into a SCORM, and call it an online class.

How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

eLearning Brothers

Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services. Is the company wholly concerned with the bottomline, willing to sacrifice ethical practices and quality standards if it means they can squeeze a few more bucks out of their target market? Listening Skills.

Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing

CLO Magazine

Virtual instructor-led training enables organizations to spend less per learner while delivering more training to more people. While it’s not the ideal learning format for every situation, it’s easy to understand why virtual instructor-led training has gained popularity in the learning and development world. This poor use of the tool gave VILT a bad reputation. Create Savings and Value .

Decision trees vs. real life scenarios in e-learning

Matrix

Decisions, decisions… When I was a kid I couldn’t wait to grow up and decide things on my own. Now that I’m an adult I sometimes wish to be just a child and let others take responsibility for all the decisions that have to be made. And this is where decision trees come in handy. So let’s talk trees… decision trees. Most of the time it actually looks like an upside-down tree.

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How to Create & Achieve Your Training Goals

Mindmarker

Often times reinforcement objectives are confused with learning goals. However, in many cases these 2 are the exact opposite. To determine your training goals and reinforcement objectives, the first step is to identify the problem. Behavior Change Training Reinforcement

Introduction to Microvideo

Visual Lounge

Today’s post was written by Josh Cavalier, the CEO of Lodestone.    . For over 20 years, Lodestone has provided organizations education technology services including: public and private classes, video production, eLearning development and consulting. Lodestone is proud to be a preferred TechSmith training partner. You can learn more about Lodestone by visiting their website: [link]  .

What’s Your EQ? Learning Emotional Intelligence through Bridge LMS

eLearning Brothers

Knowledge and proficiency are both important assets if you want to make it in the modern workplace. But  emotional intelligence is just as important, if not more, than your mental intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to effectively assess your own emotions and those of others, regulate your behavior, and interact with those around you in an empathetic and effective way.

The Talent Landscape Is Changing. Are You?

CLO Magazine

Two things are happening in parallel in today’s workplace that are challenging human resources and learning professionals to reevaluate their approach. First, there aren’t enough highly qualified people to go around these days. This month, McKinsey and Co. reported that nearly 40 percent of U.S. employers are struggling to find skilled workers. Roque asked.

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

Learning Activities that Matter

Learning Rebels

It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. We have all been there, done that…a well-intentioned trainer has you up playing musical chairs for apparently no other reason than to create movement. They mean well, really – but it can be frustrating to participate in activities that have no connection to the learning at hand. Why does this matter?

Support for moving forward

Clark Quinn

I have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy  haven’t had more impact. On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto  and our Future of Work  project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. And similarly with learning strategy, so despite the Revolution , it doesn’t appear that there’s any big move in L&D to take a bigger perspective. And my question is: “why not?” What could keep folks from at least taking initial steps? design strategy

Five Steps to Seeing the Big Picture of Microlearning

Allen Interactions

By Linda Rening, PhD, Senior Instructional Designer. It doesn’t matter what assessment I do, because a common theme always emerges. On the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory, I scored very highly in “N” (Intuition), which means that I see the big picture first and then the details. microlearning

10 Rules To Follow For Fruitful Inclusion Of Multimedia In E-Learning

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Success of E-Learning lies in the fact that it can include a variety of learning opportunities – self-paced training, just-in-time information as well as guidance from experts. With the help of technology, e-learning deliveries readily accessible digital content and creates a learner-oriented environment. Effective design of e-learning materials relies on appropriate instructional design processes.

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