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10 Reasons to Use an Online Review Tool

eLearning Brothers

If you are still using spreadsheets to collect feedback from stakeholders, there is a better way. Over the last few years services have sprung up to help you create better courses by simplifying the process of collecting feedback from team members, clients, SMEs, and others. Some of the most popular are: ReviewMyElearning.com , ReviewLink , OQAR , and CourseInspector. Or when a Reviewer is done?

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 2

Association eLearning

Part 1 discussed how the rush to understand millennials isn’t really about millennials. It’s a crisis of outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices. This time I want to take a look at five of those practices and why they don’t work. Practice 1: Treating Learning as a One-Time Event. Information overload is not a good thing. Practice 2: Confusing “Professional” and “Dull”.

5 Tips to Prepare Your Storyline Course for Your LMS

eLearning Brothers

August. As the kids go back to school, our thoughts are turned to learning. In the training world, that means in many cases that we are preparing our courses for publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS). Make sure you know what standards, parameters and settings your LMS requires before you proceed with publishing any course. SCORM (Shared Content Object Reference Model). and 2004. Tin Can.

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What Learners Want: Anytime, Anywhere, 5 Minutes or Less (Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices. They are used to interacting with apps and websites that provide an excellent user experience. Unfortunately, some corporate training struggles to even provide an adequate user experience! And while mobile learning adoption is speeding up, many organizations still lag behind. Where are you at on the adoption curve? Mobile Learning

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

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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How to Train and Develop Millennials

Gyrus

How to Train and Develop Millennials. Everywhere you look there are posts about millennials, mainly focusing on their abilities in comparison to their predecessors. There are some really fun ones out there, about how millennials are weaker than their parents, and how their neurological wiring explains their short attention spans. However, it is important we do not harp on those. Technology. 24 Aug.

eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Megan Torrance      xAPI and the Tin Can Project. it's possible that you've been hearing about these terms for years. Or maybe someone just dropped one or both terms into a conversation and you're feeling left out. It's okay. Few eLearning developers have ever developed or seen an eLearning project that uses xAPI. However, given the fact that eLearning development tools and learning platforms now support xAPI, it may be the time to jump on the xAPI bandwagon.    What is xAPI? Many people say that xAPI is the next version of SCORM.

Trying out videos

Clark Quinn

DevLearn , the elearning conference I’ll be attending in November, has suggested adding videos to promote your talks.  I haven’t done much with video (though I did just do this <6 minute one about my proposed learning pedagogy), but I’ve found the ‘narrated presentation’ capability built into Keynote to be of interest, so I’ve been playing with it.

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

These are heady days for learning leaders. Executives rely on them to rapidly build employee’s skills, and vendors offer an array of dazzling new learning technologies that promise to make employees better, faster and more engaged at work. But CLOs need to be thoughtful about the tools they choose to ensure they deliver business results. In 2015 alone, more than $6.54 billion in 2014 and $1.64

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.

Get Moving with Motion Paths in Captivate 9

eLearning Brothers

Summertime here in the Western United States is a time for a plethora of outdoor activities all designed with one goal in mind: Get moving. This is good advice for all of us if we want to maintain or improve our health. The same advice holds true for improving learner engagement and interest in our eLearning courses. Get moving. Let’s look at how to use motion paths in this video.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

In January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Let’s dig into this jargon bin and try to simplify things by the end of this post. Codecs (are for compression). Preset outputs.

#1 Consideration When Migrating an LMS

LearnDash

Making changes in the software that runs your business can be a very stressful decision. The larger your organization, the bigger the project. This is particular true with learning management systems. If you are in a company with thousands of employees and they all have to access the LMS at some point then you are looking at a migration that could take months, not weeks.

Three Tips to Avoid the “Dark Side” of Microlearning

Allen Interactions

Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer /. EllenBJohnson So you’re thinking about creating. microlearning. Maybe your learners demand it. Maybe your superiors are giving you thinly-veiled suggestions. Maybe the Galactic Empire showed up at your planet and now you need to quickly train a squadron of rebels to fight back. Webinar microlearning Ellen Burns-Johnson

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Employees Say Company Training Isn’t Helping

CLO Magazine

Companies may be offering their employees more workforce development options — even investing more in learning than in previous years — but employees say those efforts are not hitting the spot. Further, only 14 percent of workers surveyed said they’d give their organization an ‘A’ grade for learning and development programming. One potential reason for the gap in understanding?

Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

eLearning Brothers

You’ve spent hours, days, maybe even 12 months or more creating online learning content. It’s only natural that you want learners to view every last screen and complete all the activities you built. Even more, you want them to reap the rewards of their newfound knowledge. So when someone suggests the idea of a test-out option, you silently scream, “No! No, it means the opposite.

Freebie Friday: Lectora PowerPack

Everything E-Learning

Blank screen paralysis? Not anymore. We’re here to save the day with a Lectora® PowerPack of graphics, cutout people, and eLearning Brothers interactions. With these resources, you’ll be creating professional-looking content in no time. One of the great timesaving features of Lectora authoring tool is the automatic status tracking. The PowerPack also features a ton of great new icons. It’s free!

What it means to transform workplace learning

Jane Hart

This is a re-work of a previous post. There is a lot of talk about transforming workplace learning. But what does it actually mean? recent Harvard Business Review article, What do you really mean by business “transformation”  describes three different “categories of effort, and this is valuable to help us understand workplace learning transformation. OPERATIONAL MODEL. strategic transformation.

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.

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. However, like any change, there are positives and negatives that come with it. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? What do you think about it?

Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

Corporate learning has been evolving to match the needs of the modern, digital employee, and learning technology has played a large role in making education more flexible, personalized and accessible. When it comes to their implementation, however, companies must not lose sight that, at its core, learning is a social activity. Cutting edge tech is now a big part of the corporate classroom.

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Lectora Templates in the Big City

eLearning Brothers

Cities are an ancient invention of human civilization. Since the point when agriculture revolutionized the game, humans have generally had more access to surplus amounts of food, allowing more people to devote their attention to matters beyond mere survival. That’s when it starts to make sense for more people to gather in a permanent settlement. Executive. Business 03. Business 05.

Motivating Online Learners – the MUSIC Model

B Online Learning

This blog was inspired by one of our Master eLearning Course (MEC) students, Catharina. She wrote a fantastic blog post (in our online learning community) reflecting on her own actions and practice when trying to motivate students completing online courses. Catharina questioned how do we motivate ‘adult learners where the course isn’t compulsory and there […]. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning adult learning principles eLearning course design elearning development

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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.

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called  Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Helen is the recipient of the inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award, and has wide experience both of working within L&D and more recently as a external consultant. All of which has led her to the conclusion. She refers to thee people as L&D intrapreneurs. Social learning

Unleashing Creativity to Boost Performance and Engagement

ej4 eLearning

This is a story about finding creativity in something that normally does not come across as imaginative nor inventive: templates. The story starts almost 20 years ago, when a trio of Israeli researchers working at The Jerusalem School of Business Administration set out to see if good advertisements—the ones that seem the most creative, the most inspired, and that have the most impact—could be generated by a process that was teachable. After studying hundreds of ads, they noticed that many of the ones viewers deemed “successful” followed certain patterns. Or management policies? Consequences.

How to Develop a Lean Managerial Mindset

CLO Magazine

Most companies would benefit from lean thinking. Lean thinking is a business methodology first popularized by Toyota in the 1950s. It examines workflows for optimization, said Guy Parsons, founder of Value Stream Solutions and a consultant on lean principles. But the goal isn’t to optimize people out of work. Roughly 1 percent is actively being worked on. Check for first-time quality.

eLearning Stock Assets and Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

Some of the most exciting parts of the Camtasia Templates Packages are in the Stock Asset Library. We’re talking about videos, songs and sounds, and images. You will also find the Additional Assets library that has buttons, icons, arrows, speech bubbles, and other items that are incredibly useful in projects. Want to get started with these eLearning templates right now? Click here to see pricing!

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

How Game-based Learning Scenarios Work For Sales Training Managers

CommLab India

“People leave managers, not companies.” ” (Source: “The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World” by Victor Lipman). What a powerful statement! It compelled me to pause and ponder. assume you had a brief moment of introspection to ask yourself if you belonged to that class of managers that employees leave. Hone decision-making skills. Want to try?

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we are the experts

Learning and Working on the Web

If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era? Hierarchies and experts have a symbiotic relationship. Without hierarchies, no authority can tell us who is the expert. Were people able to learn before there were hierarchies and experts? Would workers be able to learn today without learning experts?

Ignoring This Simple Step Could Derail Your Training Efforts

Kirkpatricks

Elizabeth is a training professional who was asked to design a leadership development program. She went ahead and created a program, but did so without having the end result in mind. At the end of the program, it was not clear what results the program was supposed to produce. What could Elizabeth have done differently? But why do we evaluate training programs