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RF, Please…Why an RFP Isn’t the Best Method For Choosing an LMS Vendor

Association eLearning

Analyst John Leh says there are 700 LMS vendors in the industry. That means there are a lot of options, with a lot of features, a lot of variations, and a lot of sales teams fighting for your sale. They wouldn’t twist yes or no questions on an RFP to try to find a way to interpret that question so they can say yes, right? Except that their service, once you have their shiny new LMS, stinks.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers or learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers? How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? What about LMSs—do instructional designers need to know about those too?

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Will Pokémon GO Influence ELearning?

LearnDash

Unless you have been locked in a basement for the past month then you have likely been hearing about the latest craze that is Pokémon GO. It’s It’s everywhere. For the uninitiated, Pokémon GO is a free location-based mobile game that leverages GPS and mobile phone cameras. The point of the game is to use your phone to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures. elearning mlearning

ELH Challenge #138 Audio Interviews: Share Your Tips for Creating Effective E-Learning Portfolios

GETPLExD

Whether you’re an e-learning consultant, freelancer, full-time employee, or student, a portfolio is essential to landing future clients and work. But e-learning portfolios are much more than tools for finding work. Portfolios are a must-have for building your personal brand, extending your professional network, and connecting with other course designers in the industry. Challenge of the Week.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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4 things Elearning Professionals can learn from Pokemon Go

Learnkit

Pokemon Go. The overnight phenomenon that took the world by storm! We’ve all heard of it. And we all know at least one person who’s playing it. With all the buzz, I had to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. spent a measly 48 hours playing Pokemon Go and I learned a lot! Not only about “how to catch them all,” but about human behavior and how easy it is to get completely immersed in a game!

Storytelling with technology

Learning with e's

It's important we listen to the student voice - educators are foolish if they don't. What students say can and often does inform our professional practice. I've written about this in previous blogs, and have also put this principle into action by incorporating student voice into many of my own public presentations. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

ID and E-Learning Links (7/24/16)

Experiencing eLearning

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News. Rather than studying and practicing a single skill in blocks, it’s more effective to use “interleaved” or variable practice of multiple skills. You remember better this way. It’s the opposite of cramming where you might do well on a test but forget it all soon after. tags: learning research spacedlearning memory. Voice Realm. Hire voice over with free auditions. tags: voiceover. Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism – Poynter. tags: writing plagiarism.

Include These in Your ELearning Portfolio

LearnDash

Instructional designers often have an opportunity to work on a variety of projects, it is part of what makes the profession so compelling. One project may include new employee courses, another for change management, and another still for leadership training. There is never a dull moment. Each one of these projects is a feather in the cap of an instructional designer. This can take a lot  of time.

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.

How to Insert an HTML5 Interaction into Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

So you’ve spent a lot of time creating an amazing HTML5 interaction using our Interaction Builder and now you want to insert it into your Storyline 2 course. But how do you that? That’s the very question we get quite often through our support emails, so we’ve created a quick video demonstrating the process. For this video, we started with an interaction created using our Interaction Builder.

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. So much so, we here at Gyrus tend to talk about it… a lot. But with new technologies, sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, is it just being used for the sake of the media itself, or is it actually adding to my blended learning portfolio?

Wisetail Awarded “Great Place To Work” Certification

Wisetail LMS

Intentionally crafting a culture that thrives on openness, creativity, and transparency is part of what makes Wisetail a Great Place to Work. The post Wisetail Awarded “Great Place To Work” Certification appeared first on Wisetail. All News Wisetail Culture

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They think they’ve got a warm lead—- they don’t. A sales call fail.

GETPLExD

Today, I was searching for a vendor on UpWork for the design of marketing collateral for another project I’m working on. This 30 minute sales call (a sales call I initiated no less), I was steamrolled. majority of the call was him talking—- telling me the benefits of going with his organization, what an explainer video is, etc. just had to put myself on mute. During ” Yes.

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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.

Why Use Tech in Classrooms

LearnDash

Educational institutions are often some of the first to use new technology in a learning environment. Over the years the integration of tech into classrooms has really taken off, especially with the accessibility of mobile devices. In a controlled environment the use of ed tech is proving to be quite a successful approach in education. This makes learning more mobile (and affordable). ed tech

New Time-Saving Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

We have recently added several new templates to our ever growing library. These are more intros, lower thirds, overlays, layouts, callouts, and transitions all professionally designed and aesthetically pleasing. Our Camtasia packages increase in value each time a new asset is added to the library, and we’ve added some beauties. Let me show you just a few. Trendy: Full Theme. Breeze: Full Theme.

Operationalizing Learning Intelligence

Lambda Solutions

Last week, we wrote a blog about U nderstanding Learning Intelligence - what it is, the theory behind it, and how we can begin understanding it better. But, you may be asking, why do technology providers need to think about Learning Intelligence? Can't they just provide good software and let the customer do the rest? learning

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations must determine the best way to position their business and people for success; that requires strong global leadership. Whether the organization is large or small, all companies are affected by global events and need leaders savvy in both business and cultural affairs. The Problem with Global Leadership. Reasons for this failure run the gamut.

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.

Developing the best company culture in SaaS

LearnUpon

Great developers build great SaaS products. And a great company culture builds great developers. That’s what we believe at LearnUpon. After landing in Dublin for LearnUpon’s summer party, I spoke to the development team about the secret to loving life at work. How to develop a great SaaS culture remotely. One glance at LearnUpon’s development team reveals a remarkably strong bond.

Erase Boring e-Learning: Show What You Know

Allen Interactions

By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanaedwards. love finding inspiration for better instructional design in unlikely sources. My eye stumbled across one of these sources this week in an unplanned exposure to a book title in a Facebook post. The book in question is Rabbinic Literature & the New Testament , by Biblical/Talmudic historian Jacob Neusner.

What Can eLearning Learn from Facebook?

eLearning Brothers

In February 2016, Facebook celebrated its 12 th birthday. According to data released by Facebook, at the end of December 2015, there were 1.59 billion monthly Facebook users. If you look at how Facebook has grown, matured, and become part of our daily (if not hourly) life, there are tips, tricks, and insights that designers of eLearning can glean from Facebook’s success.

Here Are 17 Places to Get Free Templates for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

As you know, the Articulate community regularly shares all sorts of free downloads. We have elearning templates , free PowerPoint templates , graphics , and all other sorts of free assets that can be used for your elearning courses. Also, you are free to use them for your projects without attribution. For today’s post I’d like to feature a few of them. Joanna Kurpiewska. Matt Guyan.

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.

Don’t Try to Do So Many Things At Once

CLO Magazine

Employee attempts to multitask are putting a serious damper on their performance. But learning leaders can help combat and even prevent some of the slowdown. Research says the brain simply can’t do that, Kerns said. People do better when focused on one task at a time. He compared multitasking to revving an engine and why highway mileage is better than city mileage on a car’s gas tank.

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Serious Comics

Clark Quinn

I attended  ComicCon  again this year, and addition to the wild costumes, crowded exhibit hall, and over-priced food, there are a series of sessions. They cover television, movies, and print in a wide variety of markets. And I like the sessions that aren’t associated with popular media (as waiting in lines is something I’m fairly averse too). One I saw this year (not all of, for several reasons) was particularly thought-provoking. And back then we didn’t even  have the label ‘serious game’! These are actually both serious issues. So, what are you waiting for?

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LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

With the days of August just ahead of us, or the dogs of August, I can never remember the saying, it is time to bring many of the readers of this blog with some interesting tidbits that I find of interest and that you may or may not be aware of. Before we dive in, just a couple of updates. a. Starting in September, my business name will become The Craig Weiss Group, which is a LLC. Now on to the show, err facts of interest. Best Gamification Systems (The Top Two as we speak, err as I write – July 27). Could you tie a gamification platform such as Badgeville to your LMS? Absolutely. 

Personalized Learning with Video. by Consensus.

Will at Work Learning

Research shows that one-on-one tutoring is generally highly effective -- with a good tutor, of course. Similarly, John Anderson -- the cognitive psychologist -- along with others -- developed Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) that tailor content to learners based on cognitive models of what they know and don't know. This is not a new concept. Now may be the time. That may be changing.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

Merging Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design

InSync Training

BYTE SESSION RECAP. Gamification and game-based training are two topics trending in learning and performance. Many organizations have yet to embrace these approaches because there’s a perception that fun doesn’t equate to real learning. In reality, though, when incorporated with traditional instructional design theory, games have huge potential for learners. Gamification Instructional Design

Chasing Pokémon Can Help You Catch Learning

CLO Magazine

If you found yourself hunting around the office park for a Rattata or Pidgey recently, you’re in good company. whopping 40 million people downloaded “Pokémon GO” within weeks of its release. The monster seeking game acquired more active users than Twitter in its first week, with players spending more time on the game than on Facebook. The game uses the phone’s camera and GPS in entirely new ways.

Quinnovation Fall 2016 Schedule

Clark Quinn

My fall  schedule is coalescing, so I thought I’d provide pointers to when and where I’ll be for the rest of this year: I’m doing two  webinars for a government agency, one at the end of August, and one at the end of September. I’ll be in Beijing running a mobile learning workshop on the 6th of September, and keynoting the CEFE conference on the 7th. The week after I’ll be keynoting a private event in Connecticut. Then, on the very last day of November, I’ll be running an elearning design workshop at Online Educa in Berlin. If so, say hi!