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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.

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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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.

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).

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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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?

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.

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.

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”).

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. These objectives are all measures of quality. Language Complexities. Sample Problem.

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.

Got SCORM?

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Got SCORM? A 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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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 changing skill set of the learning professional

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Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Not convinced?

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[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.

Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. Some use short videos. Many turn to bite-sized games.

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Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

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Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is. I’m confident that many of the questions we push to our employees every day are bad. And I mean BAD. Can you answer these 6 questions about multiple choice questions?

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

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By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. We’ll start with the following passage.

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Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report. Electronic Performance Support Systems (Interesting fact: Google was founded in September 1998.). Intranets.

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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?

7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017

eLearning Brothers

Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design. There are lots of places to get inspiration out there, and after some research, I’ve come up with seven trends that will see a lot of use in 2017. Modern-Retro Design. Minimalism. Failure Mapping.

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