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RF, Please…Why an RFP Isn’t the Best Method For Choosing an LMS Vendor

Association eLearning

Analyst John Leh says there are 700 LMS vendors in the industry. That means there are a lot of options, with a lot of features, a lot of variations, and a lot of sales teams fighting for your sale. They wouldn’t twist yes or no questions on an RFP to try to find a way to interpret that question so they can say yes, right? Except that their service, once you have their shiny new LMS, stinks.

The Future of the LMS

Gyrus

The Future of the LMS – Where Are We Going? Throughout the course of history, some very brilliant minds have endeavored the obscure task of forecasting the future of technology. As we embark hundreds of years down the road from some of these grand musings and green field possibilities, it is important to look back and evaluate what we as humans have actually accomplished. Gamification.

Pokémon Go: 3 Lessons for Instructional Designers

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Surely you’ve heard the news stories. Pokémon Go players lured to robberies or stepping blindly into traffic. On Facebook, I read a friend’s post describing how her car was rear-ended at a stoplight. Yes, the driver was playing Pokémon Go. Yes, he confessed this to the police, alleviating my friend from any responsibility.

Curated Insights: How will Pokemon GO influence workplace learning?

Axonify

It may only be a few weeks old, but Pokemon GO has already claimed its spot as the most talked-about app of 2016. With more than 15 million active users who play for 34 minutes per day on average , Pokemon GO has a more engaged user base than Snapchat or Facebook. Meanwhile, Forbes estimates that the app generates $1.6M in daily revenue. 10 ways Pokemon GO portends AR in learning from Donald Clark.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Will Pokémon GO Influence ELearning?

LearnDash

Unless you have been locked in a basement for the past month then you have likely been hearing about the latest craze that is Pokémon GO. It’s It’s everywhere. For the uninitiated, Pokémon GO is a free location-based mobile game that leverages GPS and mobile phone cameras. The point of the game is to use your phone to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures. elearning mlearning

Once Upon a Gamified Interstate

Association eLearning

It was a dark and lengthy car ride. I had two and a half hours of nighttime driving ahead of me and I’d had a long day. needed to stay alert, but my usual staples (cranking up the A/C and putting on high energy music) weren’t enough. needed something more. So I came up with a game and started playing it right then and there in my car. Goal of the Game. Arrive at my destination safely. Rules.

ID and E-Learning Links (7/24/16)

Experiencing eLearning

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News. Rather than studying and practicing a single skill in blocks, it’s more effective to use “interleaved” or variable practice of multiple skills. You remember better this way. It’s the opposite of cramming where you might do well on a test but forget it all soon after. tags: learning research spacedlearning memory. Voice Realm. Hire voice over with free auditions. tags: voiceover. Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism – Poynter. tags: writing plagiarism.

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Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

Gyrus

In the ever-changing climate of business, it is vital that organizational members are able to adapt to their surroundings. At the end of the day, it is the experience of ourselves and our colleagues that make the difference between industry acceptance and being just another small fish in the industry pond. The best way to ready ourselves for this shifting environment is Continuous Learning.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Why You’re Not Reaching Your Millennial Workforce

Inkling

Much has been written about millennials over the past few years, more than 45,000 articles and counting. While searching the depths of the internet you can find some fascinating headlines: “ The baffling reason millennials don’t eat cereal ”. “ 4 ways Jesus was like a millennial ”. Dunkin Donuts’ new menu ignores millennials in a major way ”. “ Why Millennials are giving their kids weird names ”. The underlying theme is that people can’t seem to understand how millennials operate. Who are millennials? What What do we value? What drives us? Are we too lazy to eat cereal? Trends

They think they’ve got a warm lead—- they don’t. A sales call fail.

GETPLExD

Today, I was searching for a vendor on UpWork for the design of marketing collateral for another project I’m working on. This 30 minute sales call (a sales call I initiated no less), I was steamrolled. majority of the call was him talking—- telling me the benefits of going with his organization, what an explainer video is, etc. just had to put myself on mute. During ” Yes.

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New Time-Saving Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

We have recently added several new templates to our ever growing library. These are more intros, lower thirds, overlays, layouts, callouts, and transitions all professionally designed and aesthetically pleasing. Our Camtasia packages increase in value each time a new asset is added to the library, and we’ve added some beauties. Let me show you just a few. Trendy: Full Theme. Breeze: Full Theme.

Operationalizing Learning Intelligence

Lambda Solutions

Last week, we wrote a blog about U nderstanding Learning Intelligence - what it is, the theory behind it, and how we can begin understanding it better. But, you may be asking, why do technology providers need to think about Learning Intelligence? Can't they just provide good software and let the customer do the rest? 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.

Include These in Your ELearning Portfolio

LearnDash

Instructional designers often have an opportunity to work on a variety of projects, it is part of what makes the profession so compelling. One project may include new employee courses, another for change management, and another still for leadership training. There is never a dull moment. Each one of these projects is a feather in the cap of an instructional designer. This can take a lot  of time.

Wal-Mart Jumps Firmly Onto the Employee Education Investment Bandwagon

CLO Magazine

Wal-Mart associates can now earn their high school diploma and a career certificate at no personal cost with the help of a new partnership between the company and Cengage Learning, an educational content, technology and services company. Classes are taught by board-certified instructors, and students have round-the-clock access to an online learning platform. who don’t have a high school diploma.

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Exploring eLearning Outsourcing? Look for Innovation

Upside Learning

‘Outside resourcing’ or Outsourcing as it’s popularly known, has been around since the 1980s. However, ‘eLearning Outsourcing’ gained prevalence in the 2000s, and has increased over time with the growth of the Internet, the extensive use of computers and later on with that of other devices in different spheres. We, at Upside Learning, have been […]. eLearning Custom eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing

Fill in the Blank with These Captivate Templates

eLearning Brothers

In traditional training and education, the learner is often given a sheet of paper and asked to write in the correct answers for themselves. This requires them to have a sharp memory, relying only on the questions asked for contextual clues. This week we’d like to take a look at some simple text entry templates available for Adobe Captivate. Ordered Lists. Prioritizing.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Here Are 17 Places to Get Free Templates for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

As you know, the Articulate community regularly shares all sorts of free downloads. We have elearning templates , free PowerPoint templates , graphics , and all other sorts of free assets that can be used for your elearning courses. Also, you are free to use them for your projects without attribution. For today’s post I’d like to feature a few of them. Joanna Kurpiewska. Matt Guyan.

Wisetail Talks Training, Culture, and Branding with Restaurant Unstoppable

Wisetail LMS

Wisetail recently sat down with Restaurant Unstoppable, to discuss how our LMS is making waves in the restaurant industry. The post Wisetail Talks Training, Culture, and Branding with Restaurant Unstoppable appeared first on Wisetail.

Doing the Wrong Things with High Potentials

CLO Magazine

Almost every organization goes through a painstaking process to identify high potentials. But what leaders do with high potentials then is just wrong. We isolate them, give them some posh-abstracted development program, and then send them back to work. They are always bright and eager, but they look different, in different places. high potential in one environment doesn’t thrive elsewhere. Todd M.

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Serious Comics

Clark Quinn

I attended  ComicCon  again this year, and addition to the wild costumes, crowded exhibit hall, and over-priced food, there are a series of sessions. They cover television, movies, and print in a wide variety of markets. And I like the sessions that aren’t associated with popular media (as waiting in lines is something I’m fairly averse too). One I saw this year (not all of, for several reasons) was particularly thought-provoking. And back then we didn’t even  have the label ‘serious game’! These are actually both serious issues. So, what are you waiting for?

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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.

Erase Boring e-Learning: Show What You Know

Allen Interactions

By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanaedwards. love finding inspiration for better instructional design in unlikely sources. My eye stumbled across one of these sources this week in an unplanned exposure to a book title in a Facebook post. The book in question is Rabbinic Literature & the New Testament , by Biblical/Talmudic historian Jacob Neusner.

Lectora Interactions to Add to Your Tab

eLearning Brothers

If you have an eLearning course containing lots of textual info, one handy way to save space is to use a tabbed interaction. The advantage here is that you can explore more complicated topics one aspect at a time, all within the comfort of one convenient module. Having a wealth of tabbed Lectora interactions in our template library alone, we’d like to show off a few of our favorites. Scratch.

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Keep up with the latest trends or focus on specifics with these 25 elearning websites. We often talk about the abundance of content out there for your learners, the same is true for L&D professionals. Cut down on the browsing and focus on really beneficial resources with our list of 25 websites for elearning tips. Presented in alphabetical order. Association for Talent Development (ATD).

Don’t Try to Do So Many Things At Once

CLO Magazine

Employee attempts to multitask are putting a serious damper on their performance. But learning leaders can help combat and even prevent some of the slowdown. Research says the brain simply can’t do that, Kerns said. People do better when focused on one task at a time. He compared multitasking to revving an engine and why highway mileage is better than city mileage on a car’s gas tank.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

What Is a “High Potential” Anyway?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Recently, we have found ourselves talking with our members about high-potential (“HiPo”) identification and assessment processes more and more frequently. However, we find that organizations often struggle to define not only the how and the who of HiPo identification, but also with describing what high potential actually means. What does successful leadership look like?

Webinar: How to Drive Sales Growth by Integrating Your LMS and CRM

Docebo

Integrate your LMS and CRM to drive revenue by effectively managing training for sales staff, partners and customers. Your CRM is essential for tracking and reporting on sales performance. Your LMS is essential for training your salespeople, partners and customers who deliver those sales results. That’s why on August 4, from 1-2 p.m. REGISTER NOW. Docebo Blog Events & Webinars ELEL

Personalized Learning with Video. by Consensus.

Will at Work Learning

Research shows that one-on-one tutoring is generally highly effective -- with a good tutor, of course. Similarly, John Anderson -- the cognitive psychologist -- along with others -- developed Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) that tailor content to learners based on cognitive models of what they know and don't know. This is not a new concept. Now may be the time. That may be changing.