Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider
JULY 19, 2016
There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not about learning how to prepare for life. Tell WHY they need it. ” Learning is hard. How can you figure them out?
The Importance of Microlearning in eLearning Design
MARCH 2, 2016
If you search for a definition of “microlearning” in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, you won’t find one. The way I describe microlearning is a brief, succinct learning activity that: Requires a short amount of time. Covers very specific topics. Exists (often) as part of a larger curriculum. Modern Learners. Today’s learners (myself included) are often overwhelmed with too much information.
Five Ways eLearning Supports Remote Workers
AUGUST 10, 2016
Remote work is quickly becoming a regular occurrence in the United States. According to data from Global Workplace Analytics , “50% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency.” ” Also, 80% to 90% of the U.S. workforce says they would like to work remotely at least part time.
What Can eLearning Learn from Facebook?
JULY 27, 2016
In February 2016, Facebook celebrated its 12 th birthday. According to data released by Facebook, at the end of December 2015, there were 1.59 billion monthly Facebook users. If you look at how Facebook has grown, matured, and become part of our daily (if not hourly) life, there are tips, tricks, and insights that designers of eLearning can glean from Facebook’s success.
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.
eLearning for the Deaf: Top 5 Things to Consider
AUGUST 5, 2016
Designing your course to be accessible to individuals with auditory disabilities is both challenging and worthwhile. The versatility offered by eLearning is a powerful alternative for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, as these individuals may not have much success in a traditional classroom environment. Consider Your Captions During the Scriptwriting Process. You Must be 508 Compliant.
5 Easy Ways to Promote eLearning
MARCH 9, 2016
Today’s learners are presented with hundreds of things to do and hundreds of decisions to make each day. Breaking through the information overload can be tough when you’re trying to promote your courses to learners. While the adage, “Build it and they will come” may be true for a baseball field, it doesn’t work the same way for eLearning. Advertise your courses. Create competition among learners.
Is Your Organization Ready for eLearning?
MAY 26, 2016
The value of eLearning is abundantly apparent to those of us working in the training and development industry. We could list hundreds of ways that it benefits learners and the larger institution. However, while we see the benefits and advantages of using eLearning, that doesn’t always mean that an organization is ready to embrace eLearning with open arms. laptops, tablets, desktops, etc.)
Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices
JUNE 8, 2016
This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. wouldn’t be a true training and development professional if I didn’t take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learned. Come follow along this summary post where I highlight the top 50 eLearning best practices and insights I’ve covered over the past year. Games don’t have to be complex to be engaging. Data helps.
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.
4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training
APRIL 7, 2016
Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn. In a rapidly evolving marketplace, there’s an increasing need for a quickly adapting workforce. That’s where flipped learning comes in! What is it? . How does it work?
How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?
JULY 13, 2016
If you create eLearning, you know how important it is to measure its effectiveness. You, You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. Most instructional designers and training professionals use the Kirkpatrick Model as a standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training. about areas for improvement.
5 Things You Need to Know About Learner-Centred eLearning
JUNE 28, 2016
If you are considering rolling out an eLearning strategy within your company to help your staff to develop their skills then you want to be sure that the type of strategy you employ is going to give you the best results possible. learner-centred approach to upskilling puts the student at the heart of the programme allowing them the opportunity to grow in the best way possible. It is Relevant.
The Power of Symbols in eLearning
MARCH 16, 2016
The color green. Leprechauns. Shamrocks. rainbow that leads to a pot of gold. For most of us, these symbols bring one thing to mind: St. Patrick’s Day. If we were playing a game of Pictionary and I drew a shamrock or a pot of gold, I imagine you’d be able to make an educated guess about the word I was trying to illustrate. The same goes for back, pause, and exit. from the first screen to the last.
5 Easy Steps to Creating Interactive Simulations in Storyline 2
AUGUST 8, 2016
There’s an old adage that states, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So if one picture is worth a thousand words, how many words would a bunch of pictures be worth? Short answer: a lot! That’s why eLearning designers so often choose to use screen captures or software simulations in their course design. Step 1: Size it Right. There are two main aspect ratios in use in Articulate: 4:3 and 16:9.
How Do You Stand Out as an eLearning Designer?
APRIL 27, 2016
Maybe you’ve been working as an eLearning designer for a decade, or maybe just for a year. Either way, you want to make sure you stand out from the crowd. You want to be the person with whom internal or external clients choose to work, the designer your manager selects for the next promotion, or the candidate who gets hired for the coveted eLearning design job. Be a team player. Talk in lay terms.
3 Signs Your Training Department is Instructional Design Deficient
MARCH 29, 2016
Have you ever worked on an eLearning program only to discover your hard work was in vain? The powers that be handed you content and told you to get to work. Being the proactive eLearning developer that you are, you dove into the deep end with the bloodthirsty sharks, head first. After you submitted the course for review, however, the client decided that the content was no longer relevant.
How to Handle Feedback About Your eLearning Design
JUNE 2, 2016
As creators of eLearning content, we often put our heart and soul into what we design. That makes receiving constructive feedback a difficult, if not painful, experience. But receiving feedback doesn’t have to be a negative exchange. We have four suggestions to help make receiving eLearning design feedback a more manageable experience: Listen with an open mind. Don’t get defensive. To the audio?
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.
4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016
JANUARY 14, 2016
Technology-based eLearning programs are incredibly efficient. Not only do companies save time and money by eliminating the time and cost of on-site instruction, eLearning training solutions have also been proven to be much more successful at improving participation and retention of material. The benefits of eLearning are obvious. Gamified techniques increase participation.
How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning
JANUARY 13, 2016
Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. But you might be wondering if that’s possible – can all content be converted to eLearning? Well, yes and…no. Learners learn by doing, by practicing, by putting concepts to work, and by asking questions. disagree.
3 Things That Will Impact eLearning in 2016
DECEMBER 30, 2015
I’ve spent the last month looking in my crystal ball, trying to determine what 2016 holds for the world of eLearning. Everything points to another year of big growth and opportunity. That growth and opportunity is all about maximizing the options today and tomorrow’s technology provides. In 2016, I see three big areas of focus for eLearning: mobile, the cloud, and big data. Mobile. Cloud. Big Data.
How to Get Your eLearning Audience Hooked From the First Slide
MARCH 15, 2016
You have got a little more than a minute to get your audience hooked to your course from the very beginning. So, the first couple of slides are the most important for any eLearning course. You need to answer the following questions in those slides to ensure that the learners stay on. What is in this course for me? How will it help me? Are the content and delivery right for me? Is it interesting?
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.
How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
“That should be easy to change, right?” . “It costs that much to make a 15-minute course?”. After the final review, the vice president wants us to go in a different direction. So…we need to go back to the drawing board.”. You’ve probably heard the phrases above, or something similar, during your eLearning career. You may have heard them more than once. Education. Illustration. Documentation.
5 Ways to Evaluate If Your eLearning Hits the Mark
JUNE 22, 2016
It takes hours, weeks, and sometimes months to create eLearning content. And then, once the course launches, there’s a bit of a void. The course is in production, and the eLearning content team wonders if it’s well received. Hopefully…fingers crossed…it’s making a difference for learners. quick way to collect this feedback is by including a satisfaction survey on the last page.
3 Key Attributes of a Successful eLearning Team
MAY 4, 2016
The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides these simple definitions for the word “team”: a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., against another group. group of two or more animals used to pull a wagon, cart, etc. group of people who work together. I’d argue that all three definitions apply to eLearning teams. Capable leadership. Variety of strengths. Commitment to work together.
Harnessing the Power of Mobile eLearning: A White Paper from the eLearning Guild
MAY 27, 2016
The good people at the eLearning Guild have been hard at work on a 27-page report regarding the state of mobile eLearning and where it’s headed. We’ve gained some interesting knowledge from the paper and wanted to tease a few tidbits we found particularly fascinating. Accelerating growth of technology. We are constantly on the move, in contact, working, moving, going, doing.
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
Infographic: The Top 25 Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
We recently came across a great infographic from the folks over at GetApp, a site that helps businesses find the right learning management systems for their needs, that answers one of the big questions we get all the time from members and clients: What is the best LMS to use? We use a combination of GetApp’s product listing data and third-party sources to collect data for the ranking.
This Isn’t Your Father’s eLearning…
JUNE 15, 2016
My 74-year-old father got his first cell phone about a month ago. He’s been holding out, but when the landline in his house was out for a few weeks, and the phone company wasn’t sure when they’d be able to get around to fixing it, he knew it was time to get a mobile phone. I don’t expect to receive a text from him. Chances are he will still refuse to join Facebook.
Do You Really Know Your Learners?
JULY 6, 2016
You may be familiar with your eLearning audiences – maybe they work in an industry with which you’re familiar. Or you know people who work in the industry. But chances are, you’ve had (or will have) eLearning design projects that require you to not only create content about a topic that’s new to you, but also requires that you create content for an audience of learners that’s new to you.
Three Secrets to Memorable eLearning Experiences
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
What is eLearning, really? For the last ten years, I’ve developed training in some capacity. I’ve used everything from Authorware to PowerPoint to create materials. remember a couple years ago a co-worker asked me what software program converted content to eLearning. laughed to myself–as if it’s just a matter of clicking a button and an eLearning course magically appears. Recall. Set a Theme.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.
How to Bring Data Sharing to Your eLearning Courses
APRIL 14, 2016
There is a good chance you may have never heard about Firebase. It’s a great service for web developers that began by focusing on instant data sharing across users and devices. Google bought it not too long ago and has expanded its services. What is instant data sharing?” I hear you ask. Facebook doesn’t use Firebase but their solution is similar. Track learner actions for improved analytics.
How to Support Bilingual eLearning
MAY 11, 2016
I taught English in Japanese public junior and senior high schools for three years, and my experiences in the classroom taught me this: word-for-word translation doesn’t work. The perfect example comes from one of the first lessons I led. This is my mother. Her name is Gayl,” I said. Giggles erupted in the front row. Weird, I thought…I didn’t think I’d made a joke. Again, giggles.
Webinar: Templates and Camtasia – High Quality Video in Hours Not Days
AUGUST 9, 2016
Anytime there’s a way to make a project look great with very little effort, we tend to jump on that. Camtasia is a simple video editor that does just that. With a mastery of Camtasia, we can make great projects very quickly. But what if you could streamline the finishing touches even more?
How to Create Interactive eLearning Simulations in 3 Steps
JULY 22, 2016
A linear narrative structure is becoming less popular in literature, cinematography, and eLearning. Nowadays learners are eager to make choices and face the consequences of their decisions. It’s no wonder that eLearning designers are starting to take a closer interest in eLearning simulations with branching scenarios. It can be efficiently used for different objectives. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.