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The future of entertainment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the space of a couple of weeks, I have previewed the future of entertainment twice. The first instance was at AFTRS in Sydney, where I attended a presentation of VR Noir: A Day Before The Night. Billed as an “interactive crime thriller”, this immersive virtual reality experience might best be described as a combination of a film and a game. think my adrenalin is still pumping!

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Of all the trends in technology today, BYOD, short for “bring your own device,” is among the most popular. This makes sense considering nearly 100 percent of employed individuals own at least one mobile device that they bring to work on a daily basis. Naturally, people want to use their device(s) at the office or wherever it is they work. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.

5 Ways to Evaluate If Your eLearning Hits the Mark

eLearning Brothers

It takes hours, weeks, and sometimes months to create eLearning content. And then, once the course launches, there’s a bit of a void. The course is in production, and the eLearning content team wonders if it’s well received. Hopefully…fingers crossed…it’s making a difference for learners. quick way to collect this feedback is by including a satisfaction survey on the last page.

ID and E-Learning Links (6/26/2016)

Experiencing eLearning

How to Conduct a Lightning Fast Needs Assessment Clients Will Love. About 7 questions for needs assessment, starting with “What is the problem?” ” and digging deeper to uncover the root cause. tags: needsanalysis training performanceconsulting. The first question is obvious: What is the problem? However, answers will almost always be symptoms and not causes. Posted from Diigo.

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.

Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a colleague at an event one of the past weeks, and I noted down the concept of ambiguity denial syndrome. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me. What we did was explain away the few times it didn’t work. And our learning designs, and organization designs, and our cultures, need to recognize this.

Pokémon and Gamified Learning

Association eLearning

I recently had a conversation about something I hadn’t thought about for a long time. Pokémon. And it dawned upon me that the franchise is a surprisingly good metaphor for gamified learning. For those who aren’t familiar with them, Pokémon are fictional creatures. The people who catch, tame, and teach them to do battle are called trainers. The successful ones win badges. Sound familiar?

3 Vital Steps For Creating Storyline Game Zen Part II

eLearning Brothers

When playing a game, you don’t want to be left in the dark when it comes to how many chances you have to complete a task. There are many different ways to track and present the amount of tries someone has (or doesn’t have); it is really up to your imagination and the time you are willing to spend creating it. Attempt Tracker. In this example, I am giving them three chances. And that is that!

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5 Essential Training Management Metrics

Administrate

It’s a familiar problem – data. Lots and lots of data. spreadsheet for one customer, another for a group of students/learners, one for that project and so on. The wealth of data that a modern training operation generates can be quite overwhelming and data overload is rapidly becoming one of the principal productivity Read More. All Training Tips

Piloting your e-Learning Course – A Beginner’s Guide

Allen Interactions

By Hannah Hunter , Instructional Writer. Did you know that the pilot episode of Star Trek included only one member of the Enterprise crew: Mr. Spock? And in that version, Spock had dark red skin and absorbed food through a plate in his stomach? Viewers of the pilot were not shy in their opinion that the show was boring and Spock was creepy. Thank you, pilot testing!

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts. With those caveats, what did we see? The first question was looking at how we align our efforts with business needs. design strategy

Microlearning

Ontuitive

We've all heard a lot about "microlearning." What is it, why is it, and does it work? Over the last few years we've seen a growing use of the term "microlearning." Most common is a range of 3-20 minutes, but a kind of conventional wisdom has emerged that the most effective length for current attention spans is less than 10 minutes. Proponents also tend to favor video as the most effective medium.

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.

Flash to Animate CC: More than just a Rechristening

Upside Learning

After having been around for 20 years, Flash Professional has now evolved into Animate CC. Animate CC leverages the familiar tools interface and rich output of its predecessor, at the same time allowing for native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. This recent development at Adobe is more than just a renaming of the tool, as […]. eLearning Adobe Animate CC Adobe Animate CC First Look Animate CC New Features Flash to Animate CC

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Guideline For Finding Your Organization’s Ideal LMS

Gyrus

Have your cake and eat it too, a guideline for finding your organization's ideal LMS. post written by Meghayu Advaryu. Want to deploy and maintain the e-learnings that you have spent so much time and effort to develop? Do you want to be able to create quality actionable e-learnings? Then you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS). Determine your objectives in advance.

5 words to avoid in e-learning for professional development

The eLearning Nomad

If you want your adult learners to run a mile from your course, ‘teach’ them content, call them ‘students’ and make them submit an ‘assignment’ that will be ‘graded’. The words we use matter. They help us understand what we think about those practices. Words can continuously remind us what we all care about and what we believe in. This vocabulary is often found in online courses where there is little engagement and where learners just tick the boxes – doing minimum work. If they don’t drop out altogether. There are plenty reasons why many e-courses alienate their adult learners. Student.

11 Ways to Use GIFs at Work Right Now – Today!

Visual Lounge

GIFs have been making a comeback. Since 2011, the GIF file format has been steadily on the rise. Google trend line for the word “GIF” It seems like GIFs ( pronounced “gif” or “jif” –we’ll let you fight it out in the comments below) are everywhere these days. There are GIF keyboards , GIF integrations , and GIF website s galore. Why GIF? Because our world has changed. Distribution.

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.

3 Ways to Elevate Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders needn’t feel wedded to traditional leadership development solutions to make a lasting impact on high potential talent. For female partners and directors at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, for example, a trip to a battlefield – pastureland, history and a lot of walking included – offered quite an education. Once in the setting, leaders were asked a series of questions.

5 Steps for Proving the ROI of Your Training Investment

ej4 eLearning

There’s an old meme that gets circulated on LinkedIn and other sites, reporting a conversation between a CEO and a CFO: CFO: What happens if we spend all this money training our employees and they leave? CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay? The idea, of course, is that organizations can’t afford [.]. The post 5 Steps for Proving the ROI of Your Training Investment appeared first on. Why eLearning

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LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo

Gyrus

LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo. As a new marketing person, I have a unique opportunity to engage our users, potential clients, and cohorts in the industry. With this outlook, I have undertaken the task of trying to make the Gyrus name more entrenched in your everyday life. How does someone do that? Simple, by structuring and solely acting upon a living brand strategy. Colors. Fonts. Pictures.

Adobe Captivate: Custom Color Swatches

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        When creating a template (you can learn how by attending my  3-hour mini course on building templates ), you'll likely need to add colors that meet your corporate brand. Fortunately, it's easy to create color swatches in Captivate and reuse them again and again. To create a custom swatch, create or select an existing text caption. On the Properties Inspector,  Character  group, click  Color.   In the Color panel, click  Swatches.   Click  Pick Color. Adobe Captivate eLearning

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!

Press Release – Administrate Appoints New CTO and Launches LITE 2016

Administrate

Edinburgh, 21 June 2016 – Administrate, an EdTech SaaS solution for training providers and corporations, has plans to hire an additional 15 engineers before the end of 2016 to support its rapid growth in UK, US and international markets.  As part of this expansion, Andrew Williams has been appointed as Read More.

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Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Y o u may be sitting right now with third party content in your LMS.  Maybe you purchased it via Open Sesame, or Skillsoft. Maybe you scored it via Wiley, but in many possibilities you purchased the content thru your LMS vendor.  It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). recall going directly to Rosetta Stone, buying some an entire Latin American course unit from them and having them place it into my LMS for me. 

Remix culture and education

Learning with e's

In my last blog post I illustrated a new model of digital literacies in the context of age of remix. Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. Remixing is the act of taking previously created works or artefacts and adapting them in some way. Sometimes several works are combined or 'mashed up' to create new versions. Unported License.

How to pair social learning with your LMS for a more engaged workforce

Docebo

What is social learning and how can it help develop a culture of learning? Social learning is a theory by psychologist Albert Bandura that suggests learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement. Social learning is the 20% within the 70+20+10 learning model. Academic jargon aside, what does this mean? Let’s take a closer look. Learning by example. Basically, Bandura’s theory is that human beings can learn by example. Organization Wikis.

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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.

Leaders Need a Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda

CLO Magazine

Organizations with a high level of employee engagement operate like a high-performance engine, with every piston firing. Employee engagement can help organizations more successfully navigate change, and engaged employees are better able to cope with new and unanticipated situations, especially when leaders cannot be there to guide them to the answer. Fortunately, help is available.

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Gamification: The Perfect Learning Solution for A Few Business Situations

CommLab India

Do you follow the latest learning trends in your organization? Do you use gamification as a training platform? If yes, do you use it when it really fits the subject or do you force-fit in your training program just to be in line with the current trends? When is gamification the right training solution? Does it fit every situation? The way you welcome them, provide trainings, etc., Happy Reading!!

Exploring the capabilities of xAPI

Kineo

Haitham Gasim, the Kineo US Director of Technology has been on a quest to dig deeper into xAPI and thinking about how Kineo can implement xAPI in order to better serve our clients.

7 Tips for Getting the Most out of Scenario-Based Training Simulations

iSpring Solutions

Shared. Today, communication skills are among the most valuable skills in any professional environment. They are at the core of successful teamwork and in the very definition of superb customer service. The good news is that a set of excellent communication skills is not just an innate talent. One develops it with years of experience. Read more ». Learning

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.

Webinar: 5 Must-Know Features for Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

Whether you are new to Articulate Storyline or a veteran in the software, it is always nice to have a refreshing review of the features in Storyline that will help you excel in your eLearning development. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar on 5 must-know features in Storyline. Next, I went into detail on how to use Motion Paths and Move Triggers to create a beautiful project.

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There Is No ‘I’ in Team When It Comes to Emotional Intelligence

CLO Magazine

It would be difficult to find a learning leader today who didn’t think emotional intelligence was crucial for success in the workplace. But is emotional intelligence a property of individuals alone, or a distinct property for teams as well? What would it mean to look at learning and performance from a team rather than an individual perspective? Navy aircrew and maintenance teams. Caring behavior.

5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training

CommLab India

Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. This could help set a perfect platform for the successful launch.

3 Ways To Sell Your Courses

LearnDash

Once you have finished your online course you are probably eager to start making sales. If you have been starting the marketing process early then your initial sales will be easy to come by, but not everyone is in this position. While it certainly is ideal to begin getting the word out about your eventual course sooner rather than later, not everyone has started this way. Blogging. Communities.

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.

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. Usually they place more value on number of features (regardless of their real value) than on how those features are used to create the online courses. Select E-Learning Software by Understanding the Type of Tools. Simple as that.

Freebie Friday

Everything E-Learning

There once was a hard-working eLearning developer, just trying to catch a break. She loved creating engaging courses for her learners, but her company’s budget was tight, and development time was short. Where can an eLearning developer turn to for help? Free downloads in the Trivantis® Community, of course. Take a look at this recent freebie: Animated Progress Bar Chart Interaction (RCD).