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?
Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
The beauty—and sometimes the bane—of remote work is that you have the ability to create on your own. Most of the time, it’s great to have the space you need to think and get creative. But when you’ve reached the point when you need feedback or some suggestions to spur more creativity, you can’t just ask a colleague to check out the design on your screen. Has everyone reviewed it? Teamwork. Slack.
What are your SMART eLearning goals for 2017?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
There are only three months left in 2016, so it’s time to look at your professional eLearning goals and what you want to achieve in 2017. Many people in the corporate and educational worlds embrace the SMART Goal methodology— because it works. Measurable: It’s important to have a way to calculate and determine the progress you make. What SMART goals are related to your career in eLearning design?
Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows
OCTOBER 6, 2016
There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects. Luckily, there are some good free apps for both Windows and Mac that incorporate most of these features. iSpring Free Cam. Available for Windows. ShareX.
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.
4 Tricks for Achieving True Storyline Slide Mastery
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Creating an eLearning course can be a long process, especially if you have a lot of slides in your course. For those instructional designers and eLearning developers who have developed a good mastery of Storyline course creation, however, it’s much less time-consuming. Part of achieving that mastery is learning how to effectively and efficiently utilize master slides in your course.
The Power of Story in eLearning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point? I’m willing to bet you recall the story—the problem, the characters, the climax, the solution, and how that story made you feel. It’s a similar situation with eLearning. The problem? Choose the characters.
7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures
JUNE 14, 2016
Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. Engaging text is half the battle. redundancy goodbye. 2. Audio tips.
Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?
AUGUST 24, 2016
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.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.
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.
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.
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?
5 Exciting Updates in Lectora Online 3.2
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Last weekend, our friends at Trivantis released an update to their Lectora Online software bringing it to version 3.2. We wanted to cover our five favorite improvements from this update that we think you’re really going to love. Style Ribbon Additions. The Style ribbon now allows you to adjust gradients, shadows, reflections and even do some image cropping all within Lectora. Video Tweaks.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Webinar: 6 Tips For Moving Your PowerPoint Project to Captivate
OCTOBER 3, 2016
There are many reasons why you might want to move a PowerPoint project into Captivate. This past week, I invited Taylor Ehlert, our resident PowerPoint Evangelist to join me in a webinar highlighting six tips you should follow if you plan to move your PowerPoint projects into Captivate. During the webinar a couple questions were asked, but not answered, so I’d like to address them here.
When Should You Use Video in eLearning?
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. Here are five questions to ask before you spend the time (or money) adding video to your course: Will this video help increase learners’ understanding of the topic? Will a short video clip suffice? disagree. Can we create a quality video?
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.
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.
What Can eLearning Borrow from Pokemon Go?
AUGUST 3, 2016
Pokémon Go is a free, location-based augmented reality game developed for mobile devices. Players use the GPS on their mobile device to located, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures (a.k.a. Pokémon). These creatures appear on screen making it seem they are in the same real-world location as the player. The game launched in July 2016. went directly to the source. asked my sons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Sporty Lectora Templates
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
For centuries, mankind has been fascinated with the ritual of sport, not only for it’s recreational purposes, but for the camaraderie and storybook-like characters and mythologies that spring from it. With such a large contingent of our society obsessed with the world of sport, it makes for a useful impulse to tap into for the purposes of eLearning. Jumpshot. Field Goal. Speedway. Shootout.
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.
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?
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.
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.