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Using Video in eLearning

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Video is a learning game changer. Video, when used properly, can be an extremely effective tool in actively engaging your target audience while supporting the learning process to the fullest potential. It allows you to establish another level of connection with your learner, thrusting them into the moment, encouraging them to learn, and provoking them to react to the content at hand.

eLearning in the Digital Age

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In an effort to better understand the connection between shifting eLearning modality and the end user, it’s important to outline a few key assumptions about eLearning delivery. First, the workforce is changing. As of 2015, Millennials now account for the largest generation in the U.S. Labor market (according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of U.S. census data).

Using Video in eLearning Part One

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Video is a learning game changer. Video, when properly utilized, can be a powerful tool for actively engaging your target audience while supporting their learning processes to the fullest potential. It allows you to establish another level of connection with your learner; thrusting them into the moment, encouraging them to learn, and provoking them to react to the content at hand.

Storyline updates and a Captivate TTS fix

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First, Articulate continues their excellent product support by releasing yet another software update, this one addressing a plethora of issues – including quiz performance, HTML5 rendering, and AICC/LMS tracking. Download the update. Read the Release Notes. In other news, a recent LinkedIn discussion noted how Captivate 7’s TTS engine seemed to be performing erratically.

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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.

eLearning: Overcoming the Forgetting Curve

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The human mind is immensely complex, at times capable of amazing feats of intellectual mettle, yet seemingly fragile and forgetful in other circumstances. Great educators overcome this contrast through genuine connection, striving to bring out the best in their learner. This theme rings equally true within the eLearning realm. Review, review, review! Remember the forgetting curve!

Captivate 7 updated

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The first patch for Captivate 7 has been released! To download and install the update, open Captivate 7 and choose Help > Updates… CP7.0.1 Release notes. good summary of the updates has been done on both Lieve’s blog and the official Captivate blog (by Dr. Allen Partridge) so we won’t go into too much more detail here. One minor discrepancy is Lieve notes the update as 7.01. Allen notes it as 7.0.1. This saves a lot of time when customizing those items via previous Actions. This allows much easier housekeeping of unused variables. More flexible xAPI integration.

Captivate ‘Slide Views’ and Completion Status

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A recent discussion among some developers brought up a point of consideration; “When Captivate is setup to mark completion on ‘slide views’, are those completed slide views triggered when the individual slides are ‘entered’ or ‘exited’?” So we opened up all the versions of Captivate we had installed on a developer’s computer and examined the specific options: CP4, 5, and 5.5

What Impact Does mLearning Have on Training?

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What Is the Impact of mLearning on Training? mLearning is undeniably changing the landscape of current and future education; a determined force driving forward despite leaving many designers in its wake. Adapting your design to reflect the technological and cultural growth of education is a necessity in an industry that does and SHOULD evolve rapidly to reflect the changing times.

Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

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Currently, the official standards for Accessibility compliance in the US are found at ADA.gov , covering the entire Americans with Disabilities Act. The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations. Fortunately for those of us in eLearning, a secondary government website has been created to focus on the IT aspect of the overall ADA – Section508.gov. Among the large bits of information available are a ‘ Summary of Section 508 Standards ’ and a few ‘ Technical Guidance ’ documents.

ICS Learning Group Wins Two 2012 Omni Intermedia Awards

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Omni Awards. ICS Learning Group Wins Two 2012 Omni Intermedia Awards. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY, 2012. ICS Learning Group, a leading provider of eLearning solutions, has been awarded both silver and bronze 2012 Omni Intermedia Awards for exceptional graphics and educational content. ICS Learning Group.

Year in Review, Looking Forward

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We here at ICS Learning Group had a successful 2013, working hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver another year of cutting-edge custom eLearning projects. Among the highlights; We integrated a variety of media – from animation, character-based scenarios, and custom video – to deliver a new course to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The lessons introduce a variety of nanofabrication safety procedures to a range of audience types, from service technicians to aspiring researchers. Will SAM be rationalized with ADDIE, or any of the other various ID strategies?

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.

ATD TechKnowledge 2016

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Attending ATD TechKnowledge next week? Come on by and see us! The Inquisiq R4 LMS team will be heading to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and would love for you to join us; we will be at booth #105 showing off the newest version of Inquisiq R4. Be our guest on the expo floor! For a complimentary expo registration, go here: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowATD164/Flow/EXPOONLY. Invite ID: 1855. Come visit us at booth #105. Wednesday, January 13, 9:30a – 6:30p. Thursday, January 14, 9:30a – 2:30p

Introduction to Memory and Multimedia Whitepaper

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We’ve all heard the myriad of eLearning buzzwords right? The mantra of Instructional Designers, confidently projected from the proverbial mountaintop by the eLearning industries leading thinkers. “Engage the learner. Create interactive content. Gamification! This is the key to successful eLearning.” ” Well… yes. This dialogue is all too common. What we want to know is HOW.

Using Video in eLearning Part Two

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A few weeks ago we posted a blog offering helpful hints for using video in eLearning. As a follow-up, we wanted to showcase a few forms and uses of video and highlight how successfully incorporating video can greatly benefit your training initiative. As mentioned in part one of this post, an intuitive and well-concentrated video will be more effective in keeping your learners engaged.

Establishing an eLearning Solution within your Organization

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All types of training have their strengths and weaknesses; the best approach is often dictated by the purpose, need, environment, and overall situation. However, some organizations may have not yet delved into online training due to misconceptions or a simply not being comfortable with the jump into eLearning. Online learners often score higher on standardized tests than classroom learners.

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Dreamweaver, CourseBuilder and eLearning Templates

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One bonus of Adobe’s eLearning Suite (eLS) product is a few extra tools that are not normally included with the various products. For instance, Captivate comes with a ‘ Multi-SCO Packager ’ if licensed through the eLearning Suite, and Flash comes with a few quiz templates and ‘ learning interaction objects ’ that, again, are not included with Flash outside the eLS. and 2004 support. but then what?

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.

DevLearn 2013

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If you’ll be at DevLearn this week, come on by and see us! We will be in Booth #415 at the Aria Resort and Casino (Las Vegas) showing off the newest version of Inquisiq R3 – and we will also be participating in “DemoFest” where we will be showing a recent content development project featuring responsive design to address the industry need for more flexible mobile content.

Establishing an eLearning Solution within your Organization

ICS Learning

All types of training have their strengths and weaknesses; the best approach is often dictated by the purpose, need, environment, and overall situation. However, some organizations may have not yet delved into online training due to misconceptions or a simply not being comfortable with the jump into eLearning. Fortunately, since there are several advantages to web-based training, there are also a several reasons why implementing an eLearning initiative – whether fully or phased-in as supportive and hybrid solutions – is a smart move.

Storyline updates and a Captivate TTS fix

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First, Articulate continues their excellent product support by releasing yet another software update, this one addressing a plethora of issues – including quiz performance, HTML5 rendering, and AICC/LMS tracking. The post Storyline updates and a Captivate TTS fix appeared first on ICS Learning Group.

HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

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One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers. Back in 2011, we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash. Oh how things have changed. About a year later, we furthered our thoughts on web-delivered video noting how the HTML5 movement had made solid progress. So the overall outcome? All major browsers now support MP4/h.264 video. Huzzah! (?). See this page on the JWPlayer (formerly ‘Longtail Video’) website, specifically #2 “Media Formats”).

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!

HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

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One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers. Back in 2011 , we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash. Oh how things have changed. About a year later, we furthered our thoughts on web-delivered video noting how the HTML5 movement had made solid progress. So the overall outcome? All major browsers now support MP4/h.264 video. Huzzah! (?). See this page on the JWPlayer (formerly ‘Longtail Video’) website, specifically #2 “Media Formats”). How about you?

ICS Learning Group Wins Three 2013 Omni Intermedia Awards

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Omni Intermedia Awards. ICS Learning Group Wins Three 2013 Omni Intermedia Awards. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE, 2013. ICS Learning Group, a leading provider of custom eLearning training solutions, has been awarded three Omni Intermedia Awards for 2013, marking the fifth consecutive win for the company’s Courseware Development team. The Omni Awards endeavor “to recognize outstanding media productions that engage, empower and enlighten.”. The second 508-compliant course in a three-course series on check-in and safety procedures for a government nanofabrication facility. Entry category: Medical.

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Going Global? The Importance of Language and Cultural Context in the Development of e-Learning. By James Gipple. Download PDF (207KB). Introduction. As a relatively new discipline, e-learning is broadly understood as education through technology. It may have initially been true that the latter of those two principles attracted the majority of attention as the burgeoning industry focused on technological innovations. Understanding e-learning beyond technology is an essential component of program development. Varying degrees of context are the reason that implementation and solutions must evolve.

Got SCORM?

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Got SCORM? Brief Technical Overview That Answers the Question “What is SCORM?” ” By Brian Kleeman. Download PDF (110KB). Introduction. When I started researching SCORM in preparation for developing content and implementing an LMS, what I remember most was my frustration at the lack of any concise, hands-on information that was available about SCORM. Hopefully, you’ve found this whitepaper early in your search and avoided that frustration. Overview. Imagine your typical kitchen toaster and its electric plug that you plug-in to your wall socket. …and the Content Package.

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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.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. By Ed Gipple. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Download PDF. Introduction. The design, creation and implementation of corporate training solutions, especially ones that are highly reliant on technology, are very complex projects with many aspects to consider. Skillfully blending these elements together will ultimately give you the most effective training and the best results for your company. Appropriate technological infrastructure and implementation strategy.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

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This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve. As with any relatively new industry, things have indeed changed and evolved. Many new products and technologies are available and, in general, the industry has matured.

The Future Role of Learning & Development

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I’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors. This year 3500 people from all over the world converged in lovely San Diego to discuss (and envision) the next major transformational innovations in EdTech. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development. One particularly interesting discussion point touched on the future role of the Learning & Development (L&D) organization within corporations.

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eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging

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by Sally Cox    People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them.    Just adding a simple button is interactive, but it's not engaging the learner. No learning here!  Therefore, I engaged them.   Learn. Then Do.

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.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

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New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning. In this article, we would explore what’s in the store for the novel learning methods in 2016. Trend # 1 Automation. Trend # 2 Augmented Learning. Trend # 3 Big Data.

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eLearning: Quick Tips for Engaging the Learner

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by Sally Cox    Creating engagement with your learners greatly increases their retention of the information and makes the course that much more enjoyable. often use the word "fun" when I describe eLearning--we're not talking balloons and unicorns here. But I want the course to be easy to navigate, thought-provoking, and an all-around pleasant experience for the learner.

10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know

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By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room. Mobile Learning Christopher Pappas

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

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It’s safe to say that no intelligent individual has ever spent a significant amount of time and money on an investment that did not promise to yield a good return. Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. These movers and shakers want the very best for their organizations and personnel but also have budgets to honor.

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5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

eLearning: Attention, Attention!

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by Kevin Siegel        A few years ago I wrote about the  perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). In my article, I referenced a piece by the BBC,  Turning into Digital Goldfish , where the author said "The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of a goldfish."  15 seconds! Does

E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison

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An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions. No one likes to take a boring page turner course. Interactions help in making the course engaging and collaborative. They foster active learning through a meaningful interchange between the course and learners. We are excited to bring out the first ever Interaction Building Tools Comparison. Here is the detailed comparison for you.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

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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 benefits of applying the 70:20:10 learning framework

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Considering a new informal learning approach? New report outlines the benefits of applying 70:20:10. The report discusses, in part, the benefits of applying 70:20:10 — the concept that suggests the majority of learning happens via on-the-job training and through coaching — to any organizational learning and development strategy. Does the 70:20:10 framework help?

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

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Designing courses is passé! In a world where the shelf-life of knowledge and skills are rapidly shrinking, where best practices of yore yield increasingly little or no return on investment, where exceptions are the norm, and constant change and flux the new normal, designing set courses using SME-defined content is like trying to build a dam to rein in the surging waves of a tumultuous ocean.

LMS History and Current Trends

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The elearning industry is constantly evolving, and at a quick pace too. Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system. It is the workhorse behind the scenes that ensures courses are delivered and tracked.

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