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The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 1: Choices

eLearning Brothers

At its core, a common scenario isn’t that difficult to craft: tell a story, ask the learner what they want to do about it, and let them know how they did. To craft a meaningful scenario, however, there are four areas—four ‘Cs’ to be specific—that you need to strategically design. Choices.

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FocusOn Learning reflections

Clark Quinn

If you follow this blog (and you should :), it was pretty obvious that I was at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego last week (previous 2 posts were mindmaps of the keynotes). And it was fun as always. Here are my reflections on what happened a bit more, as an exercise in meta-learning. There were three themes to the conference: mobile, games, and video.

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Design Your E-Learning Course Using Gagné’s Nine Events Of Instruction

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To follow the behaviorist approach of e-learning, most industry experts have adopted Gagné’s ­9 Events of Instruction. It helps learners relate e-course content with something they already know or have experienced.

6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

eLearning Brothers

Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively.

[New eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

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Training Reinforcement: An Insurance Policy for Your Training

Knowledge Guru

Few topics get people less excited than insurance. Some cringe in frustration. Others yawn with boredom. Yet we all know in our heart of hearts that insurance is a necessity.

The Truth About Leadership Skill Gaps

CLO Magazine

Few things in business ever stay the same for long. That includes leadership skills. Some skills — communication, coaching, execution — are always important and never go out of style. Others ebb and flow with the changes that define the increasingly complex environments in which leaders must operate.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

Disaster preparation and training often suffer from the same unfortunate flaw. You’re supposed to have them in place and ready to go for when they’re needed. That means they should be planned for in advance, not at the last minute. But how many people or organizations actually do that?

Storyline 360 Vs. Storyline 3: What Do You Need To Know?

Upside Learning

After the release of Articulate 360, they also came up with a new version (or you may call it the most anticipated version) of their popular product Storyline – Storyline 3. Storyline 360 is a part of Articulate 360. While most of us considered it to be another software update, it is much more than […].

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.

A Glimpse of E-Learning Solutions to Overcome the Challenges of Consumer Goods Industry

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In today’s competitive marketplace, the Consumer Goods industry face challenges to deliver new and innovative products. With an increasing demand of consumers and suppliers, it has become significant for this industry to provide excellent learning and development solutions.

Apprenticeships – E-Learning, OJT or Immersive learning?

eLearning 24-7

I am likely going to shock you. Heck, I might even cause you to gasp. . You may have heard the recent announcement by the President of the U.S. on his apprenticeship program.

Do CLOs Need a Mobile First Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Employees are on the move. Whether working from home or offsite at the local Starbucks, a growing segment of workers are rarely parked in the office cubicle all day.

The Top 2 Functions of a Learning Management System

TOPYX LMS

If someone were to ask you to list the two primary functions of a learning management system, would you be able to fulfill their request? If not, don’t feel bad. There are few people who could list the key functions of a learning management system on the spot. More specifically, there are few people who know what a learning management system is and is designed to do.

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.

Why Microlearning is the Hottest L&D Trend in 2017

OpenSesame

Have you ever been told to complete a six-hour elearning course on compliance? Or taken time out of your already busy schedule to attend a week-long intensive training course? Or perhaps you’ve been given a textbook full of information that was overwhelming to digest?

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Putting the Emphasis on Articulate Storyline Animations

eLearning Brothers

We all love Articulate Storyline, but one of the few features missing is the ability to create “emphasis” animations. Storyline provides tons of options for Entrance and Exit animations. But what if you need to draw the learner’s attention to an object in between entrance and exit?

EdCast Presents the Future Learning 2020 Summit - Silicon Valley - August 23rd and 24th

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I'd like to personally invite you to attend EdCast's 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit taking place August 23-24 in Silicon Valley.

Tips on Using Videos in Your Online Courses

LearnDash

If you have an online course then there is a strong probability that you are using videos as part of the content. In some cases people use videos exclusively throughout their online courses. There isn’t anything wrong with this – people love videos. However, they only really like them if they are done “right” The way that we consume information is changing. There was a time where it would be okay to have a 30 minute video on a topic.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

The Corporate Cost of Poor K-12 Teacher Development

CLO Magazine

There is a recurring worry in the corporate business community — how to distill learning into skills and how those skills align with what employers need talent to be able to do in the workplace.

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Mobile Learning: Know This Before Taking the Plunge

Designing Digitally

The percentage of the population that rely on mobile devices at home and work are steadily on the rise. Organizations cannot afford to ignore this trend. In fact, they should join the mobile learning boom and reap rich benefits from the online training trend.

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. They have valuable content (a training video, a Powerpoint presentation, or a book) that they want to share with the world and hopefully make some money along the way. Here are some of the options available to these experts and tips on how they can get the most value out of their time. .

What I learned from the WEBINAR Gurus --Thiagi, Lou Russell, Jane Bozarth - Tip #138

Vignettes Learning

I got to visit the Monastery where Gurus Live There are many ways to learn, but it is best is to seek out Gurus. Most of them live in monasteries (or Hall of Fame for Great Trainers). They are up in the high mountains because they have achieved nirvana or high supreme skills on what they do.

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[eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

What to Do With the Longest Days of the Year? Download Lectora Templates, Of Course!

eLearning Brothers

Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, the astronomical event when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most directly pointed towards the sun.

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Trainers, Your Unsung Heroes

CLO Magazine

With all the shiny new tools in our industry, the ones that remain, and will for the foreseeable future, are the trainers. They grace our classrooms with their knowledge, engaging personalities and remarkable presentation skills. Of course, I’ve known my share who didn’t survive.

Why You Should Care About Office Ergonomics

KnowledgeCity

By now you’ve most likely heard the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking.” Thanks to the sedentary work environments of many white-collar professions, employees lack significant amounts of mobility during the day.

Are You Ready to Deliver Microlearning?

ATD Learning Technologies

Microlearning is a hot topic in talent development, but it seems to be vaguely defined. Many in the field refer to microlearning as learning that occurs in bite-sized chunks.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?