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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. I’ve recommended it many times. It’s easy to read and understand. Read my review for more details. Visual Design.

Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

“If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.” ” I never knew that it was possible. That I’d be honored with such a retort as the one above, from a salesperson at a booth at ATDTK17.  At the “Linkedin Learning” booth no less. Prior to that, another interesting quote was presented to me. “We believe the future of learning is AICC.”

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1

Learnnovators

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3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers

Axonify

Whether you’re a mid-sized organization or a large Fortune 500 and whether you sit in the Human Resources, L&D or Store Operations group, you’re likely familiar with the Learning Management System—“ a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process.”. Is the LMS really the right tool to help you move the needle? Why does that matter?

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Maslow, technology and learning

Learning with e's

I love a good mash-up. It's a digital age version of synthesis. Actually, that's a little misleading - synthesis is a skill required by academics and scholars, whether technology is present or not. But a mash-up takes several ideas, formats or sources and places them together in a new form, to say something new. That's why I like it. It's creative and it's often thought provoking. Unported License.

5 WAYS TO MAKE LEARNERS RECEPTIVE TO LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post 5 WAYS TO MAKE LEARNERS RECEPTIVE TO LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting DevLearn e-learning L&D Learners Learning Learning & Development Learning Design Learnnovators Srividya Kumar WIIFM YouTube

Errors and misconceptions

Clark Quinn

When I was a grad student, my advisor looked a lot at error. HIs particular focus was to prevent it through good interface design.  He characterized them as of two types: slips and mistakes. Slips are when you have the right intent, but from elements of our architecture end up making the wrong move. Mistakes are when your intentions are wrong. Make practice meaningful. design

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My eLearning Hopes for 2017

Allen Interactions

By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Years seem so short as I’ve reached, um, maturity. And each year is shorter than the previous one. As the years fly by, I always wonder about the accomplishments of each previous year and how the coming year might contrast with it. Michael Allen e-Learning Blogs

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.

4 Handy Common Craft Instructional Videos

eLearning Brothers

Back in 2015, we partnered with the fine people of Common Craft and added many of their distinctive assets to our library. One of the many assets that they offer are instructional videos, presented in the unique and consistent Common Craft style we’ve come to know and love. Intellectual Property. In the age of the internet, intellectual property rights are more important than ever before.

What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?

Knowledge Guru

Yes, I know. You’ve heard that games are very useful for learning. However, it’s less about creating a game than actually understanding what it is that people find “fun” about playing games. There is power in understanding what makes games engaging to us. Armed with that knowledge, you can use it to inform your learning designs. This table offers a quick summary. Game Activities People Find Fun.

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is launched

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is a new online publication that focuses on helping L&D departments do things differently and do different things in order to provide an effective service for today’s workforce.  The articles will build a body of knowledge, experience and know-how for enabling and supporting learning in the modern workplace. We Or they risk being ‘disrupted’. Social learning

What is Learning’s Role in Talent Management?

CLO Magazine

The pressure to recruit and retain top talent is more intense than ever, as is the need to create a diverse, responsive and productive organizational culture. According to an October 2016 survey from ManpowerGroup, employers are facing the highest global talent shortage since 2007. As a result, learning leaders have to adopt a new mindset. That can only happen by breaking the ties that bind.

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Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content

HT2 Labs

Stephen Walsh shares his expert advice on personalising learning and how to become a content curation hero. The post 5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content appeared first on HT2 Labs. Personalisation Tech & Trends

Webinar: An eLearning Brothers Guide to Articulate 360

eLearning Brothers

A couple of months ago (in November of 2016), Articulate released it’s newest eLearning tool, Articulate 360. Since then, there have been many questions about what it is, how it works, and—more particularly—how the eLearning Brothers assets and templates work within it. This past week, I held a webinar to address some of these topics.

Can compliance training actually be fun?

Raptivity

Let’s face it. No one EVER looks forward to compliance training sessions. The reason people attend compliance training sessions is same as the reason six-year-olds brush their teeth every morning. Because it’s mandatory. Compliance trainings are somewhat tricky to administer because they are not about sharing information or teaching a new skill. Instead, compliance training is usually about influencing employees to alter their behaviour favourably. When it comes to topics such as anti-discrimination, anti-bribery, business etiquette etc. The key is to make it relatable to the audienc e.

5 Tips for Creating Better Global Virtual Training

InSync Training

As trainers, educators and Learning Experience Architects , we depend on establishing a rapport with our learners to create a supportive learning environment. Encouraging this environment in a multicultural or online setting is more challenging. Both factors add a layer of complexity to the curriculum development. Global Virtual Classroom 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

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.

These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You

CLO Magazine

Knocking down learning and leadership developments myths to make an impact on the business isn’t a task relegated only to chief learning officers. Companies that offer learning and development products and provide consultative services in these areas must be aware of these misperceptions as well if they want to effectively support corporate learning and development strategy. Heide Abelli.

HT2 Labs Expand US Presence With New Office, Add New Team Members

HT2 Labs

[PRESS RELEASE] Announcing the addition of a new US office and the addition of four new team members. The post HT2 Labs Expand US Presence With New Office, Add New Team Members appeared first on HT2 Labs.

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The Versatile Blue Square Templates for Storyline

eLearning Brothers

Tabbed interactions are an excellent option for fitting multiple slides of eLearning material into a single module, which is why we at eLearning Brothers have a wealth of tabbed templates for Storyline in our library. Templates are handy for getting a prepackaged design that only requires you to plug in the content. Just write your course and the visual components have already been taken care of.

Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog

Learning Rebels

Brain fog. We’ve all been there. The world gets fuzzy around the edges. We feel like we’re suffering from a bad case of jet lag. Brain fog, UGH. Technically, brain fog is the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus. Maybe you have trouble thinking, feel moody or easily distracted. Am I right? Well, in some cases it may be natural (Wait? Seriously. Not convinced? Shannon.

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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.

4 Tips for Effective Distance Leadership

Content Raven

Collaboration among employees is key to a cohesive workforce. It is critical to enforce teamwork in order to successfully achieve a mutual goal. The impact of effective leadership requires particular gravity in the age of globalization. content security elearning leadership development alignment leadership

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in April 2006. . Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. Growth can mean many different things, of course, depending on industry segment and an organization’s current market position. Ramping Up for Organic Growth. It makes sense.

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Defining 5 Modern Instructional Strategies

InSync Training

We have explored some new language of learning definitions this week, so let’s continue our exploration by defining a few different instructional strategies that we use on a regular basis to design, develop, deliver, produce, and facilitate our modern learning campaigns. Instructional strategies are the approaches that we use in the design, development, and delivery of learning to engage our students in learning experiences. We choose these strategies based on what, how, where, and when we want our learners to learn.

Definition of MicroLearning

Will at Work Learning

I've looked for a good definition of microlearning, but because I couldn't find one, I've created my own. Microlearning involves the use of: “Relatively short engagements in learning-related activities—typically ranging from a few seconds up to 20 minutes (or up to an hour in some cases)—that may provide any combination of content presentation, review, practice, reflection, behavioral prompting, performance support, goal reminding, persuasive messaging, task assignments, social interaction, diagnosis, coaching, management interaction, or other learning-related methodologies.”.  .

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.