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The 10 essential features of an ideal online learning delivery platform

Your Training Edge

The world of eLearning has flourished in the last decade. Online teaching tools are evolving to boost efficiency, bridge gaps as soon as they appear.

Using Learning Objects as “Knowledge Packages” to Achieve Learning Objectives

Docebo

Learning objects cover a single learning objective, while acting as autonomous units that can be leveraged across multiple courses. One of the main advantages with e-learning and the delivery of online training is the opportunity to serve learning objects (compliant with SCORM 1.2,

Dear Michael, My Content Is Boring

Allen Interactions

Editors Note: some years ago (10,000 in internet years) Allen Interactions produced an e-zine. It may or may not have looked a little like this: Context eLearning

The best of both worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no point landing the perfect plane at the wrong airport. That’s an analogy someone shared with me several years ago to explain Design Thinking, and it has resonated with me ever since for two reasons.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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Our Favorite Moments From eLBX

eLearning Brothers

Well kids, it happened! eLearning Brothers’ first go round at hosting a conference is now behind us, and you know what? It was everything we hoped it would be. The only problem now is the year-long wait for eLBX 2.0. You know that feeling you get right after your favorite holiday?

Infographic – Role Of Chatbots For Modern Workforce Training

G-Cube

Today, chatbots used in e-learning are completely changing the workplace, with an aim to increase business productivity, employee efficiency and morale.

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Resources from eLBX Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the eLBX Conference. Met up with some old friends and made some new ones. Here are the slides and some resources discussed. Here is a link to the conference. Games, Gamification and Game-Thinking: Making a Impact with Learners from Karl Kapp.

Managing the Self-Directed Learner

The Peformance Improvement

Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Five). There is a moment in the movie The Matrix when Trinity says, “I need to know how to fly a helicopter!” She plugs a jack directly into her brain and downloads the skills. Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine….

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Designing a game

Clark Quinn

When I was a young academic in Australia, a colleague asked me if I would talk to some folks about a game. He knew that I had designed games before returning to grad school, and had subsequently done one on my thesis research.

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When History Happens and No One Notices

KnowledgeStar

“When we look back across five centuries, the implications of the Renaissance appear to be obvious. It seems astonishing that no one saw where it was leading, anticipating what lay around the next bend in the road and over the horizon. Even the wisest were at a hopeless disadvantage, for their only guide in sorting […]. Managing Minds

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Leveraging The Benefits Of Blended Learning For The Next Generation Workforce

G-Cube

When it comes to embracing the benefits of online learning by incorporating mobility and social media, then blended learning comes as a solution. The significance of blended learning has been redefined in every single way.

Defining the Modern Learner Experience

InSync Training

When designing and delivering content, we need to balance five elements of the learner experience: technology, design, people, place, and time. In order to achieve this balance, we need to focus on the learner experience. We need to define and leverage how learning is structured, including when it is taking place, where it is taking place, and how it is being delivered. Modern Blended Learning Blended Learning Instructional Design Modern Learners

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Using sport to tackle gender equalities

Clive on Learning

This short video introduces a project called Sport Egal , which looks at the ways in which sport can be used to tackle gender inequalities. The project, with contributors from the UK, France, Romania and Italy, has developed a number of learning resources which can be used by sports instructors to help ensure their activities promote gender equality

Game Results

Clark Quinn

The game we designed (as I talked about yesterday), Quest for Independence , was actually a fair bit of a hit. While we couldn’t talk to kids still, anecdotally we heard that the kids were playing it. And , as the design intended, it led them to talk to the Care counselors.

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The case for credentials: street cred for employees, real cred for companies

Kineo

In this age of ‘every kid gets a trophy’ just for participating in a sporting activity, the notion of incentivizing employee training can be met with groans and eyerolls. Credentials and certificates are not merely gold stars of achievement, however. Credentialing employees through trainings and workshops can be meaningful for their companies and their careers.

How Does Learning Management Systems Deliver Just-in-Time Learning For Corporate Training

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In today’s digital era, time is the new money and that is why modern learners expect most information to be available anytime and anywhere. The overall digital transformation has proved to be a catalyst for how organizations approach towards learning and development.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

How Can We Think Bigger as Instructional Designers?

InSync Training

Here's a radical idea: maybe we've been thinking too small when it comes to instructional design. Relying on proven principles while purposefully expanding the scope of our vision can help us accomplish organizational goals and empower learners to better navigate their modern workplaces. We believe in a more thorough model so much that we practice and preach perpetual learning design. Our new video explains the concept in under three minutes - click here to view.

How to Create and Sell Online Courses in 10 Steps

LearnDash

If you want to make money selling online courses, follow these steps. You want to start an online business where you sell online courses, but you don’t know where to start. There’s no shortage of information out there, and digging through it all can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you’re in luck! If you’re excited about online education and ready to try your hand at it, here’s how to get started. Step 1: Start with an idea.

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How do you measure microlearning?

Axonify

Learning and development (L&D) professionals have been dealing with problems measuring the effectiveness of their programs for decades. Does this sound familiar? First, you schedule people out of the operation to attend a class or complete an eLearning module. Then, to get to level 1 (reaction) measurement, you have to send them a survey and hope they respond. To hit level 2 (learning), you give them a test, but this only measures their knowledge at that specific moment in time.

How To Use Visual Communication and Why It Matters

Visual Lounge

Reclaim Your Day: Saving Time with Visual Communication. According to the Rolling Stones, time is on my side. Well, as much as I love the Stones, I can say without fear of contradiction that time is, in fact, NOT on my side. Not even a little bit. Like you, I’m busy. Really busy.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Better Than Bullet Points: Alternative Text Slide Designs

Mike Taylor

One of the most common challenges for anyone designing slides for presentations or elearning projects is what do with text content. Not only can too much text can be boring, it can distract your audience from the message you want them to take away.

How an LMS Can Help Your Company Improve Employee Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Seventy percent of U.S. workers aren’t engaged at work.¹ Even worse, employee productivity is declining, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.². That’s bad news for companies since decreased employee productivity is linked to diminished revenue and weak company culture that can lead to high employee turnover. LMS eLearning and Corporate Training

4 Closing Tips to Help You Sell Online Courses

LearnDash

How to close more leads without making them feel pressured. If you’re new to selling online courses (or selling anything, really), you may not know what sales funnels or pipelines are, not to mention what the “buyer’s journey” is all about. Briefly put, when a person goes to make a purchase, they pass through various stages of a sales cycle—from discovery of a product, to assessing various options, to making a final decision.

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Full-Managed Cloud Hosting for Moodle Vs. Self-Hosting

Lambda Solutions

Once your organization has made a decision to use Moodle as your chosen learning management system (LMS) , another big decision lies ahead. Do you host it yourself or rely on a Moodle hosting services partner to guide you? Many factors play into this decision. Keeping a large project like a Moodle implementation in-house can be overwhelming, time restrictive, and, believe it or not, can end up being more costly than outsourcing to a Moodle hosted provider.

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

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.

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Vote for the Top Tools for Learning 2018

Jane Hart

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018, the 12th Annual Learning Tools survey, is now open. Jane Hart will once again be compiling the list from the votes of contributors worldwide as well as 3 sub-lists: Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018 – ie.

3 Ways Companies Can Use LMS Software to Improve Employee Training

TOPYX LMS

Forward-thinking company leaders are interested in improving employee training any way they can. CEOs of the most successful companies in the world have seen firsthand the difference effective employee training makes in company culture. This is precisely the reason they invest in training. Many highly successful companies rely specifically on learning management system (LMS) software and other types of eLearning tools to improve employee training. LMS LMS Software