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?
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.
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.
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.
Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible
Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.
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.)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!
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.
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?
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 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.
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 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 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.
3 Vital Steps For Creating Storyline Game Zen Part II
JUNE 23, 2016
When playing a game, you don’t want to be left in the dark when it comes to how many chances you have to complete a task. There are many different ways to track and present the amount of tries someone has (or doesn’t have); it is really up to your imagination and the time you are willing to spend creating it. Attempt Tracker. In this example, I am giving them three chances. And that is that!
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
A better way to develop front-line managers !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.
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.
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.
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.
What Will eLearning Look Like in the Year 2066?
MARCH 30, 2016
I grew up watching re-runs of a popular cartoon called The Jetsons. If you haven’t watched ever watched it, you should check out an episode. But for now, let it suffice to say the original 1960s storyline is about a family of four (the Jetsons) that lives “in a futuristic utopia of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.”. Vacuums that were robots? Videophones?
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.
Bite-sized eLearning in a Call Center Environment
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Believe it! Call center employees love their jobs. They are not bored nor do they think that their work is pointless. Creating a good working atmosphere is an important part of a supervisor’s function. Employees have to be prepared to work hard, be able to adapt to difficult and stressful situations and show initiative. So, how can we make training quick, fun and engaging? economy $1.3
Learning Management Systems: Why You Need One
APRIL 20, 2016
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform that enables the storage and delivery of learning content for the purpose of training and educating employees. The idea of choosing an LMS can be daunting. But before you decide to jump into the LMS search, it’s important to identify why you need this system in the first place. Business results. Compliance. Then take the time to find the right one.
Engagement Tips from Learning Solutions Thought Leaders
JANUARY 18, 2016
Our friends at the eLearning Guild are dedicated to building a strong and well-informed community of eLearning professionals. To that end, they have recently put out a free e-book full of brilliant advice from 39 well-known figures in eLearning industry, many of which are speakers at the upcoming 2016 Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. What kind of person is going to be taking this course?
Why Your Employees Get Frustrated With eLearning (and How to Fix It!)
JANUARY 7, 2016
Creating courses for your employees is now easier than ever thanks to technology. However, before you rush ahead and start blowing your budget churning out courses that no one wants to suffer through, take a look at the following reasons why eLearning courses fail with employees and what steps you can take to ensure the courses you produce are winners. Boring content that puts people to sleep.
What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!
Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app.