Making Whiteboard Animation Work for You
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Most educational institutes and corporate organizations rely on white or blackboards for imparting their training in classrooms. But a new wave of digital learning is sweeping the area and making the process more engaging. We’re talking about whiteboard animation. When used correctly, it shows the promise of imparting knowledge in a faster and more engaging way. Learning Design
Is your eLearning Course Really Working? 5 Reasons to Track Learner Progress
JANUARY 3, 2017
An eLearning program is only as good as the difference it makes to its learners. People participate in an eLearning course for various reasons. It could be to gain knowledge, to improve or learn new skills, to get motivated, etc. But over time, with the same course being imparted, a sort of complacency can set in. Learning Design
6 Points to Keep In Mind While Choosing an Outsourcing Content Development Partner
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Every organization has its core competencies; however, these organizations can’t have every possible skill under the sky; which is why, outsourcing exists. You possess the skilled personnel to focus on the core business of your organization, but some aspects of your work, the ancillary ones, need to be outsourced to an outside party. Learning Design
7 Ways to Assess Your Learners Effectively
OCTOBER 13, 2016
The most effective way to identify whether your learners have acquired and retained the necessary skills and knowledge from your eLearning course is using assessments wisely. It is one of the most important tools in assessing your learners’ performance objectively. However, can you actually evaluate the learners beyond multiple-choice quizzes? Learning Design
[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course
The changing skill set of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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?
7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017
JANUARY 27, 2017
Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design. There are lots of places to get inspiration out there, and after some research, I’ve come up with seven trends that will see a lot of use in 2017. Modern-Retro Design. Minimalism. Failure Mapping.
Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?
JANUARY 10, 2017
At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report. Electronic Performance Support Systems (Interesting fact: Google was founded in September 1998.). Intranets. Mobile.
Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?
JANUARY 31, 2017
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.
Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption
The Peformance Improvement
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. Apps give us car services and meals on-demand – no waiting.
Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)
JANUARY 6, 2017
It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017. After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! Josh Bersin. Karl Kapp.
Writing Conversations for eLearning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation. My next post will discuss options for multimedia with conversation-driven elearning. Learner Challenge. This character is facing a moment of need.
Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2015
New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning. In this article, we would explore what’s in the store for the novel learning methods in 2016. Trend # 1 Automation. Trend # 2 Augmented Learning. Trend # 3 Big Data.
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. growing to $11.10 billion in 2015.
eLearning Trends of 2016
DECEMBER 2, 2016
As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016. However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification.
2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve
JANUARY 3, 2017
Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger. ” OK, granted. IMS Caliper: Caliper is the latest standard from IMS. Tableau dashboard.
My eLearning Hopes for 2017
JANUARY 19, 2017
By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Years seem so short as I’ve reached, um, maturity. And each year is shorter than the previous one. As the years fly by, I always wonder about the accomplishments of each previous year and how the coming year might contrast with it. Michael Allen e-Learning Blogs
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 15, 2016
by Sally Cox People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them. Just adding a simple button is interactive, but it's not engaging the learner. No learning here! Therefore, I engaged them. Learn. Then Do.
Tired of Trends? Five 2017 Training Realities
JANUARY 24, 2017
I’ve read some thoughtful articles on learning trends over the last couple of weeks, but I’m obviously partial to Sharon’s article here on the Lessons on Learning blog. Any trends article that looks to the past for perspective when discussing trends gets my attention. In short, most of the emerging trends we are seeing today will make a meaningful impact on L&D. Just not overnight.
Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider
JULY 19, 2016
There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not about learning how to prepare for life. Tell WHY they need it. ” Learning is hard. How can you figure them out?
How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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.
8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware. We had to work with SMEs, usually engineers, to pick their brains to help them structure and put on paper all the knowledge required by technicians in the field. What’s the presentation purpose? Training? Information? Selling? Example? Examples?
Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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.
8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences
AUGUST 17, 2016
How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course. Go Beyond Leaderboards.
10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know
APRIL 27, 2016
By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room. Mobile Learning Christopher Pappas
Adobe Captivate Prime: The Fluidic Player
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 5, 2016
by Sean Mullen. The Fluidic Player is the universal content playback experience for Captivate Prime and allows for a simple, unified playback experience, regardless of the type of content being played. Content types include MP4, PPTXs, DOCX, Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter projects, SCORM or AICC packages, and even xAPI-compliant content for your mLearning projects. Thank you HTML5!
6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics
JANUARY 31, 2017
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].
The Cost of an Ineffective Training Program
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the average cost of losing an employee is six months of their base salary. The average employee salary is $53,000, so the average cost of losing an employee would be $26,500. Turnover is inevitable, but don’t you want to do everything you can do to decrease these expenses for your company? The work environment is toxic.
eLearning: Attention, Attention!
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 7, 2016
by Kevin Siegel A few years ago I wrote about the perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). In my article, I referenced a piece by the BBC, Turning into Digital Goldfish , where the author said "The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of a goldfish." 15 seconds! Does
How to Create a Customer Training Strategy
How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning
JUNE 7, 2016
It’s safe to say that no intelligent individual has ever spent a significant amount of time and money on an investment that did not promise to yield a good return. Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. These movers and shakers want the very best for their organizations and personnel but also have budgets to honor.