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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.

The Future of the LMS

Gyrus

The Future of the LMS – Where Are We Going? Throughout the course of history, some very brilliant minds have endeavored the obscure task of forecasting the future of technology. As we embark hundreds of years down the road from some of these grand musings and green field possibilities, it is important to look back and evaluate what we as humans have actually accomplished. Gamification.

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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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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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!

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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!

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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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?

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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.

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

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.

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.

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4 ways microlearning can empower employees and drive training success

Docebo

Microlearning reinforces critical knowledge in bite-sized chunks to increase retention. Microlearning is the hottest new trend in the learning and development industry. recent webinar by Brandon Hall Group and Docebo (recording now available)  details the power of these small knowledge bites. Reinforce formal training. Provide knowledge exactly when and where it’s needed. START YOUR TRIAL.

The Best of eLearning in July 2016

Everything E-Learning

July includes many fun things to celebrate: National Ice Cream Day, Independence Day in the US, Take Your Plants for a Walk Day (I’m not sure how this holiday works), a new upgrade for Lectora® 16, and more. If all those things weren’t enough fun for you, keep reading. I’ve collected some of the top articles from this month and shared them with you here. Tips From Laura Overton at LUC 2016.

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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

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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.

Why Learning Leaders Are Perfect For HR Roles

CLO Magazine

Learning leader is kind of a niche position. At least, it was. But increasingly what once required a singular focus on and deep expertise in learning and development strategy has morphed into a complex role with touch points on some areas that were once solely HR’s province. Now it’s not uncommon for savvy CLOs to advance their careers by stepping into a CHRO role, or something similar. You did.

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Dive into the New Parachute Storyline Game

eLearning Brothers

It takes a rather gutsy individual to throw caution to the wind and jump out of an airplane two-and-a-half miles above the hard ground. It takes a special type of insanity to do so over shark-infested waters. Luckily, reasonable people rarely partake in such an activity willingly in real life. Because now you get to experience the pure adrenaline rush that is the Parachute Storyline game!

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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!