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Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Register today.

4 Things to Know When Using Layers in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

As I talk with other Storyline users about their projects, almost inevitably the topic of layers vs slides (or sometimes vs states) comes up. There are some passionate people on both sides of the discussion. So, for the sake of those who might be wondering about layers, I thought I’d put together this list of four important things to understand when considering using layers in Storyline.

Top Experts Predict What Will Transform ELearning in 2017


ELearning is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field that is never at a stop. A few years ago eLearning was perceived as an innovative way of studying. This very day eLearning is taken for granted, whereas the changes happening inside the eLearning field itself are accepted as innovations. Blog articles

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Although we see a strong push for incorporation of technology in educational and training settings, and availability in the hands of students and teachers, many fears regarding its implementation are still evident. The Human psychic to resist change. Let’s start our discussion with one of the natural fears people might have for incorporating technology enabled learning. How to overcome this fear?

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.

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Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting.  On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. And I have separate diagrams for each. Does it make sense to you?

Exploring a Content Curation Practice For Modern Learning

InSync Training

Although the term “curation” is buzzing around quite a bit these days, content curation is nothing new. Most of us have curated content at some point in time – creating a compendium of something, and adding our thoughts, opinions, insights, etc. before passing it on. Curation happens naturally. Modern Learning Content Curation

Give It 70%: Rethinking Modern Learning with Docebo

eLearning Brothers

For centuries, educators have put lectures and reading on a pedestal as the most effective forms of learning. To be fair, they play a very important role, but perhaps the degree to which we use them can be overestimated. An interesting point made in the paper is the “70:20:10 rule,” denoting the frequency with which our brain absorbs info from certain channels.

What is the difference between Proof and Burst Pressure?

eLearning TV

Typically there are many different pressure specifications indicated on a pressure transducer data sheet. Interestingly enough, two of the most important pressure specifications are often easily. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. General Industrial OEM General Industrial

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.

3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification


Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance. This webinar is now available on-demand , so feel free to take a look at it anytime. Let’s take a look at three of the questions you should be asking: 1. Gamification

The Complex Levels of Content Curation and Vetting

ej4 eLearning

In training and development, content is important. But finding (or creating) quality content is only the first step in the process of building a training library. Content curation (including content vetting) is just as crucial—and worth investing in. Although many people talk about curation, few have come out and explicitly outlined what content curation is in a training context.

Is Training Falling Short? Turn Up the Pain!

Living in Learning

I just finished reading an amazing book, “Chase the Lion”, by Mark Batterson, where the focus is largely examining change…personal change to be exact. But the same principles he addresses are very relevant for shifting thinking in an organization. The thinking I firmly believe we need to change is how we attempt to build sustained […]. Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability discovey KPIs learning continuum organizational change management performance consulting

Get the Most Out of Your DevLearn Conference Experience

eLearning Brothers

In just less than a month, learning professionals from hither and yon will flock to Las Vegas November 16 – 18 to attend this year’s DevLearn Conference. If it’s your first conference—or your fifth—the size and scale of the conference can be a bit daunting. Before you arrive at DevLearn 2016: Find fellow attendees online. Post your thoughts and questions about the conference. Plan your schedule.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

The future of universities #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Universities have never been under so much pressure. The unfavourable global economic climate has impacted as severely on our higher education institutions as it has in every other sector of society. Years of financial turbulence have prompted cuts, cuts and more cuts. Adverse media coverage coupled with hostile political pressures have put many of our universities in jeopardy. Unported License.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs to be Using Video

Visual Lounge

We often associate video with entertainment because that’s where it’s excelled for so long, but because it’s such an engaging medium that communicates complex messages, businesses are employing it to solve a slew of problems. If you’re not using video at work yet, or think you could be using it more, here are five practical reasons you should. Build customer rapport with personal touch points.

Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’  It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. If you google the phrase, you’ll see how many people have indicated their problems with this! However, there are quite legitimate ways to pick my brain and I thought I’d mention a couple.  In both cases, I think were great engagements on both sides, high value for a reasonable investment. Both in this case were for folks who develop content. Content Review. And more.

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Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

Living in Learning

Having been in L&D for many years in virtually every role from road warrior sales trainer to multiple leadership positions, I have been an advocate of the premise that Training Drives Performance. And why not, it’s promoted in both scope and charter of the typical L&D mission? After drinking the Kool-Aid of a Performance Paradigm about ten years ago, I have become more convinced than ever that Training Does NOT Drive Performance – It Drives Potential.

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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.

Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

Training a Specific Population – An Interview with Kelly Prince

WalkMe Training Station

Take Note! Employee Training is no longer a mindless circle of shadowing and repetition. She responded with thoughtful and incredibly detailed answers referring to her experience with the training world and even how Relias Learning can help with these challenges. Kelly Prince is a Senior Instructional Designer with Relias Learning. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University. 1.

Are You a Perceptive Leader?

CLO Magazine

Leadership is a complex topic. It requires a range of competencies to be effective, and it has many layers as organizations are looking for leaders at every level, within all functions. Tapping into and unleashing leadership potential is one of the learning leader’s key objectives, in addition to developing skills with which to build the talent pool. Rita Balian Allen is president of Rita B.

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The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems


The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. One Stop Location. LMS are not only for E-learning activities! Then quiz, test, and survey about any type of learning a user may encounter within the system. Ease of Access. Conclusion.

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.

Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4

CommLab India

Welcome to the fifth blog in the series of posts on learning objectives. In my previous posts, we have looked at the importance of learning objectives. We have also seen the six levels of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy, viz.  Remembering , Understanding , Applying , Analyzing , Evaluating , and Creating , which is concerned with mental skills (knowledge). Receiving phenomena. follow.

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Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” ” Even though we’ve taken his words in a slightly different direction, we’d like to think that by that logic, our conversational scenarios have at least a little bit of royal blood in them. Copy Room. Computer Library 02. Call Center. Click here to see pricing!

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc. Then there are bad surprises… like when you take that first sip of coffee and it’s way too hot or when your computer crashes at work and you lose everything. Training. More Training. And reinforcement, too. See the curriculum. 2. Launch

Individual Contributors Need Learning, Too

CLO Magazine

It’s no wonder managers get so much learning and development attention. Managing business operations, they receive and respond to messages from the top and deal with issues coming up from the lower levels of the workforce, said Terry Barton, director of systemwide staff development at the University of California, Office of the President. Terry Barton. What do I need to ask my manager for?

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.