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My eLearning Hopes for 2017

Allen Interactions

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

Why are most curators doing it wrong?

Challenge to Learn

When you are curating content without a story you are not sharing your knowledge. You are sharing content. All curators do make a selection and share that. But what I miss is the story, the context. Why are they sharing this content and what is the context? What is there to learn and why? Curation: the search. If you put them all up you would get something like this: This is not curation.

4 Handy Common Craft Instructional Videos

eLearning Brothers

Back in 2015, we partnered with the fine people of Common Craft and added many of their distinctive assets to our library. One of the many assets that they offer are instructional videos, presented in the unique and consistent Common Craft style we’ve come to know and love. Intellectual Property. In the age of the internet, intellectual property rights are more important than ever before.

Errors and misconceptions

Clark Quinn

When I was a grad student, my advisor looked a lot at error. HIs particular focus was to prevent it through good interface design.  He characterized them as of two types: slips and mistakes. Slips are when you have the right intent, but from elements of our architecture end up making the wrong move. Mistakes are when your intentions are wrong. Make practice meaningful. design

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How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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5 WAYS TO MAKE LEARNERS RECEPTIVE TO LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post 5 WAYS TO MAKE LEARNERS RECEPTIVE TO LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting DevLearn e-learning L&D Learners Learning Learning & Development Learning Design Learnnovators Srividya Kumar WIIFM YouTube

What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?

Knowledge Guru

Yes, I know. You’ve heard that games are very useful for learning. However, it’s less about creating a game than actually understanding what it is that people find “fun” about playing games. There is power in understanding what makes games engaging to us. Armed with that knowledge, you can use it to inform your learning designs. This table offers a quick summary. Game Activities People Find Fun.

Top Learning and Development Trends in 2017

Your Training Edge

Today, the world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. Rapid change in technology, a significant surge in the number of smartphone users, and constantly evolving social media have changed the way people learn new things. Learning and development strategies of companies must change with time to address the emerging challenges. Mobile Learning. Rise in Mobile devices is a global phenomenon.

What is Learning’s Role in Talent Management?

CLO Magazine

The pressure to recruit and retain top talent is more intense than ever, as is the need to create a diverse, responsive and productive organizational culture. According to an October 2016 survey from ManpowerGroup, employers are facing the highest global talent shortage since 2007. As a result, learning leaders have to adopt a new mindset. That can only happen by breaking the ties that bind.

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content

HT2 Labs

Stephen Walsh shares his expert advice on personalising learning and how to become a content curation hero. The post 5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content appeared first on HT2 Labs. Personalisation Tech & Trends

Can compliance training actually be fun?

Raptivity

Let’s face it. No one EVER looks forward to compliance training sessions. The reason people attend compliance training sessions is same as the reason six-year-olds brush their teeth every morning. Because it’s mandatory. Compliance trainings are somewhat tricky to administer because they are not about sharing information or teaching a new skill. Instead, compliance training is usually about influencing employees to alter their behaviour favourably. When it comes to topics such as anti-discrimination, anti-bribery, business etiquette etc. The key is to make it relatable to the audienc e.

5 Tips for Creating Better Global Virtual Training

InSync Training

As trainers, educators and Learning Experience Architects , we depend on establishing a rapport with our learners to create a supportive learning environment. Encouraging this environment in a multicultural or online setting is more challenging. Both factors add a layer of complexity to the curriculum development. Global Virtual Classroom 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. I’ve recommended it many times. It’s easy to read and understand. Read my review for more details. Visual Design.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You

CLO Magazine

Knocking down learning and leadership developments myths to make an impact on the business isn’t a task relegated only to chief learning officers. Companies that offer learning and development products and provide consultative services in these areas must be aware of these misperceptions as well if they want to effectively support corporate learning and development strategy. Heide Abelli.

How to Rock Being a Training Leader

Litmos

The business of training and development is crucial to any organization’s performance. Businesses, want to gain a competitive advantage and for others the need to improve productivity or obtain better business outcomes is the pain point of the moment.  Ultimately, all organizations are looking to optimize the talent of their workforce. Then, I stopped and pondered. Hmmm, training leadership?

4 Tips for Effective Distance Leadership

Content Raven

Collaboration among employees is key to a cohesive workforce. It is critical to enforce teamwork in order to successfully achieve a mutual goal. The impact of effective leadership requires particular gravity in the age of globalization. content security elearning leadership development alignment leadership

Publishing and Uploading to ReviewMyElearning.com

Adobe Captivate

A short video showing the publish settings and process for uploading your course to ReviewMyElearning.com. Uncategorized Video qa review

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.

Defining 5 Modern Instructional Strategies

InSync Training

We have explored some new language of learning definitions this week, so let’s continue our exploration by defining a few different instructional strategies that we use on a regular basis to design, develop, deliver, produce, and facilitate our modern learning campaigns. Instructional strategies are the approaches that we use in the design, development, and delivery of learning to engage our students in learning experiences. We choose these strategies based on what, how, where, and when we want our learners to learn.

Do We Practice What We Preach?

CLO Magazine

When I do my typical debriefing at the end of each conference I try and consider two perspectives: What were the running themes, and what is the collective buzz, or the overall feel of the event? This year, two conflicting topics were common. With the movement toward more personalized learning there is a lot of talk about the power of failure and mistakes in the learning process. They get it.

4 adjectives that make or break a team, in any industry

TalentLMS

If you’ve ever been in the position to hire someone for your team, you know that it can be a fun, interesting, exciting but also a challenging, stressful and confusing process. Usually, you are pressured by your manager or time and money are limited. You might even find yourself in a position that you’re not sure what to look for. designer is all about communication. Humble. They do the work.

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Infographic: 4 Mobile Learning Tips

OpenSesame

Let’s face it, we use our smartphones for just about everything - and learning is no exception. Unfortunately, there are times where users run into some technical issues. But no fear, we can help! Here are four tips that will enhance any mobile learning experience all while preventing technical issues. Left tips How To mobile learning eLearning Infographics

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Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training

Content Raven

Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow. learning and development elearning professional development employee engagement learning online training learning culture

EdTech Tools and Apps For Creating Knowledge-Based Content

InSync Training

We opened this series by introducing six technology toolbox compartments that are used in blended learning to provide content, develop interaction, and perform assessment. Knowing which tools to use in each piece of your modern learning design improves the learning experience. Both of these are much easier to work with than Mobile office, and cost less than $10 each.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in April 2006. . Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. Growth can mean many different things, of course, depending on industry segment and an organization’s current market position. Ramping Up for Organic Growth. It makes sense.

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Giving Learners More Control in eLearning: What Does the Research Say?

Will at Work Learning

Does giving learners more control of the way they navigate through an elearning program help them or hurt them? Before I tell you what the research says, challenge yourself with this one-item quiz question:  . Loading.  . How did you do? I ask because I want to give you maximum control of this learning experience. Or maybe, I just like telling a joke. SMILE. recent meta-analysis (a scientific study that looks at many other scientific studies) found NO benefit for learner control. The current study, in keeping with the previous meta-analysis (Niemiec et al., The Research Reviewed. Karich, A. C.,

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.