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Deeper Design: Working out Loud and the Future of Work

Clark Quinn

Over the past year, I’ve been working on a project. After I wrote the Deeper eLearning series of 6 posts with Learnnovators , we wondered what to do next.  We decided to do a course together, free-to-air, and write about the process as well (a bit of Working Out Loud), with the intention was to try to do deep design on a pragmatic basis. And, just as a hint, the topic is the Future of Work, the choice of which is part of the story. It’s a tribute to our late friend and colleague, Jay Cross , with the assistance of my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance. design

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Onboarding Vs. Waterboarding: Is There a Difference?

Living in Learning

Is there a difference between your onboarding process and the process of waterboarding? One uses water.and the other holds the new hire down and administers enough information at a continuous pace so they get the overwhelming sensation of drowning. Which one do you put your new hires through?

Curatr Software Updates – September 2016


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Hit the Road with Storyline Templates

eLearning Brothers

Since the first automobile rolled off the lot, something about these powerful machines has captured the human imagination in a very visceral way. Though in modern times we take them for granted, cars do more than just getting us from Point A to Point B. They allow They allow us an autonomy and ease of transport that is unprecedented in all of human history. Diagram Drag and Drop. Gridlock Game.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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LMS Industry Snapshot


Learning management systems have been around for quite some time now, constantly morphing to fit the current demands and trends of today. At one time it was just a “tracking engine” (more or less) and now the market demands that the LMS has to be sleek and feature packed. The The growth in online education is growing the demand for a capable LMS. billion. learning management system lm

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

A few years ago I presented a keynote for the Reform Symposium. Now, for those who are unfamiliar with the Reform Symposium, let me explain: It's a 72 hour live web based symposium that follows the sun. Participants can join in and leave at any time, as the rolling programme of keynotes, discussions, panels and seminars/workshops plays out in real time on screen. So what next? It will come.

Webinar: Using JavaScript to Hack the Adobe Captivate Responsive Player

eLearning Brothers

This last Thursday, we held a webinar with James Kingsley, the supreme chancellor of coding here at eLearning Brothers. He He used his amazing keyboard wizardry to highlight how the Adobe Captivate responsive player, table of contents, and more could be creatively manipulated through JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS. Watch the webinar below and let us know in the comments what you thought! Get jQuery.

Text Is Dead: Images in Email vs. Text

Visual Lounge

Text is dead. No, I don’t mean every email you send has to be pure Emojii’s. Sometimes text is required to give context or extra meaning to your visuals (source: this sentence). That being said, often you can convey your meaning more efficiently with a smart visual than you could with the written word alone. Source: Photo Credit: Nicole Hoover. The Big GIF. TLDR; Meme much?

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.

Effective Online Training Programs Using Lectora Inspire [Infographic]

CommLab India

Lectora Inspire is a user-friendly authoring tool, used to rapidly develop highly engaging e-learning courses. The fact that it makes it easy to convert Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into an e-learning course, makes it even more attractive. Apart from that, you can develop HTML based courses quickly and it is ideal for multilingual courses. Learning Technology Lectora Inspire

Training Simulations: An Effective Corporate Training Tool

Designing Digitally

The face of corporate training is changing rapidly to keep up with the latest advances in technology. New ways of doing things are streamlining the training process and studies show the results are favorable. . Virtual learning and simulations are now effectively bridging that gap. . Title: What is it? Description: Simulated training is a virtual environment with a game-like atmosphere. Contact u

Microlearning: Is it for you?


Microlearning is the wider approach to improving skills in an informal way. It’s often available on multiple devices such as mobile phones and tablets, allowing employees to learn on-the-go. Along with keeping the learner engaged, microlearning allows for wiggle room. The learner can decide what they want to learn, when they want to learn it, and how they will learn it.  . These courses are short, focused nuggets that last between 3 to 5 minutes. They are designated to specific learning outcomes, rather than four or five objectives. Quick to Develop. Formal and Informal Learning.

LearnUpon: a new design, a new experience


LearnUpon: A new design, A new experience. LearnUpon is excited to announce our new user interface (UI).  It will deliver a faster, smoother and more consistent experience for our customers.The new LearnUpon UI was built on the feedback of over 600 customers, analyzing how they use LearnUpon every day. We always strive for ease of use and this project has taken that to another level. In this blog post, we will cover some of the user interface (UI) improvements to the new LearnUpon that make it easier to use and easier to learn: Clean, modern design which is deliberately simple. Smart Search.

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.

Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?

Visual Lounge

Have you ever seen a video with cheesy transitions? You know what I’m talking about. Usually spotted in used car commercials and overlong vacation videos, the cheesy transition is truly the mark of an amateur. mean, have you checked out the star wipe lately? Only a fool uses the star wipe, right? Wrong! Today I’m going to go forth boldly and reclaim the star wipe. And the checker wipe! Tweet this).

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Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program


Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Undoubtedly, you have heard it before. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed? Just how many mediums are actually needed for our employees to interact with one another?

Microlearning and Adult Learning Go Hand In Hand

CommLab India

When was the last time you learned something that lingered on your senses for long? What was the foremost thing on your mind when you woke up this morning? What makes you revisit the lakeside petite restaurant? know what’s running in your mind. ‘How can I take so many at a time? Shoot one at a time!’ That’s what microlearning does. Wonder what microlearning is? Freedom to learn.

New TalentLMS update landed!


The latest TalentLMS update that just landed on a Cloud near you brings several major new features, a couple of oft-requested customization options, and the usual assortment of enhancements, workflow improvements and bug-fixes you’ve come to expect from a TalentLMS update. So, let’s open the package and see what’s inside this new release. Custom reports. Revamped messaging.

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.

My Keynote at the 21st CLD MARA Smart Education Summit 2016


Designing Gamified Flipped Learning Experiences KEYNOTE In this Keynote presentation (23/09) at the 21st CLD (Century Learning Design) MARA Smart Education Summit 2016 , we will explore how we can design gamified flipped learning experiences using various methods and online tools. Blended Learning e-learning Flipped_classroom gamification learning tools rapid e-learning Seminar

3 Tips for Truly Effective Workplace Learning

CLO Magazine

In a world where almost half of the companies on the Fortune 500 today will likely disappear in 10 years, learning is key. Only companies that have a dynamic workforce can hope to keep up, which means chief learning officers today have a profound part to play in helping their organizations survive and thrive. Learning helps to attract, engage and retain the best people.


Instructional Design Strategies for Collaborative Learning: 4 Approaches For Effective Collaboration


Collaboration in learning is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm but does not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. One way to increase effectiveness and productivity of collaborative learning is by engaging learners in well- defined scripts. Types of ID based Collaborative Approaches. Learners read this chapter and write the continuing second chapter of the story.

Creating an Interesting E-learning GUI Design in Articulate Storyline – Part 5

CommLab India

This is the fifth part in the multi-post blog on creating an interesting GUI using Articulate Storyline. In the last blog, we looked at customizing the Help button in the GUI 1. In this blog post, we will see the steps to add page numbers to a course in Articulate Storyline. The questions don’t appear in sequence and therefore the numbering tends to be incorrect. Let’s see how. Do share.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

What’s the biggest myth about gamification in elearning?

Sponge UK

Karl Kapp is a gamification analyst, elearning consultant and professor at Bloomsberg university. We collected some common assumptions about games and gamification and asked Karl whether the myths stood up to the research in the field. This interview was originally recorded as part of the Big Sponge Hangout in July 2016. 02:35 – Myth: Games are just about adding fun to learning.

TechSmith Camtasia: Exporting Frames

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        While developing a recent Camtasia project, I needed to split a large video into multiple segments. The video I was given included mouse movement and plenty of screen clicks. Between all of those clicks, I needed to freeze the screen background for 5-10 seconds so I could explain a concept via callouts.     Looking for Camtasia training?


Take the ‘M’ out of LMS

CLO Magazine

In a September blog post , James Cross, director of learning product strategy for Workday, challenged learning leaders to think outside their company’s LMS because it’s stifling workers’ curiosity. The systems are transactional, back-end, compliance-driven platforms, Cross wrote. Learning isn’t something to be “managed,” Cross wrote. It should be enabled.


Best PowerPoint Tutorials for E-learning

Rapid eLearning

When we started this blog in 2007, PowerPoint-based elearning was all the rage, and for good reason. It was a great entry point for people just getting started, especially when the alternative was custom Flash programming that required programming skills and resources. Today, the elearning market is different and PowerPoint elearning isn’t as important (or relevant) as it was ten years ago.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

Learning and Training: Two Sides of The Same Coin!

CommLab India

Learning is a continuous process that starts once humans land on the planet and ends only when they bid farewell to it. Initially learning may orbit around their basic needs but it continues to change and expand its horizons based on their changing needs, priorities, and preferences. But, the need to learn always exists. How does learning differ from training? So, training also offers learning.

5 Employee Training Podcasts for your Drive to Work

WalkMe Training Station

Get a new outlook on employee training by checking out some podcasts from my list of favorites. found them rather helpful and interesting to listen to, especially on my drive to work. If you get invested in the conversation, it can feel like the people are sitting in the car with you. Podcasts were a nice addition to my list of learning methods, and I think they’ll benefit you as well.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status. It's a progression of the industry toward more, toward faster, and toward better.  Here's a slide I presented at the 2016 ATD ICE conference in Denver.