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Consider 4 Cs in Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

When I create scenarios for learning, I keep these four elements in mind: characters, context, challenge, and consequences. Characters. The main character of your scenario who drives the action should generally be someone similar to your learners. Give your main character a goal that aligns to the learning objectives and that your learners share. Context. Challenge. Consequences. More Reading.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 3

Association eLearning

Part 2 discussed five outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices and why they don’t work. This final installment is going to visit the other side of the coin. Here are five updated practices that will help improve your Learning and Development for everyone, not just millennials. Updated Practice 1: Treat Learning as a Process. That’s part of the idea behind microlearning. Ford Motor Co.

Design for Non Designers – Typography

B Online Learning

Get our free eBook when you follow our blog! Designing for Non Designers – Typography by Matt Blackstock Typography is one of those words that you hear banded about by graphic designers. It’s all about the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols used to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development design elearning typography

3 Reasons LUC 2017 Will Be The Best Yet

Everything E-Learning

There are a lot of conferences out there, but only one Lectora® User Conference. What makes the LUC so special? It’s all about our Lectora users—that’s why we named it after you! Each conference brings exciting new speakers, tips, and more. The conference is never the same each year, and here are three reasons why the 2017 conference is going to be the best yet. More Smiling Faces. BrightIdeas.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Snapchat Spectacles – Will it be Useful in eLearning?

Upside Learning

Last week saw the announcement of Snapchat Spectacles – from the makers of Snap mobile app, which has rebranded itself with this launch. An introduction (marketing) video of Snapchat Spectacles. In short, it allows you to record 10-second videos and send them to your phone. Here’s a video explaining more about how it works. There […]. eLearning Snapchat Spectacles

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Cyber security: The real risks to your data

Sponge UK

There’s a lot of hype around data hackers, but there’s a much bigger cyber security risk you should be focusing on. Many organisations are worried about external threats; 84% of health professionals  surveyed by the RCNi  said they feared cyber-attacks were going to get worse. Of course, the danger is real and needs to be taken seriously. What are the real threats? What can you do?

The Inseparable Trio: Learning Objectives, Training Content, and Assessments

CommLab India

Consider this training situation. Company X has noticed that their pharma sales representatives are facing tough competition from a drug newly introduced in the market. They need to be trained quickly on how to convince physicians to continue prescribing their drug. Let’s see what happens if the learning objectives, course content, and assessments are not aligned with each other.  .

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eLearningArt Updates September 2016


It’s been 5 months since I did a recap blog post. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot going on. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. We’ve released thousands of new images, some free templates and a music track, and I’ve moved houses 3 times with 2 kids under 3 years old (yikes!). Check out the major updates below and be on the lookout for my regular monthly updates moving forward. Got em.

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.

Adobe RoboHelp: Reuse a Customized Layout

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Willam van Weelden      While customizing a Screen Layout in RoboHelp takes a lot of work (you have to add the images, assign the correct colors, etc.), you can get incredible results. Take, for example, the Responsive RedGreen layout, a customized Azure Blue provided by Adobe: It is possible to reuse a customized Screen Layout in other RoboHelp projects. Here's how.

5 Ways to Overcome Challenges and Grow your Training Business

Upside Learning

In our earlier blog post this week, ‘Training Companies: The 5 Hurdles to Success‘, we discussed the key challenges that stop a Training Company from realizing its true potential. In this post, I will address each challenge by presenting a solution that leverages one or more key features / functionalities of a Learning Management System. […]. Learning Management LMS For Training Companies LMS for Training Company lms for training providers saas lms for training companies

Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?


With increased popularity of e-learning in the corporate world, it is a good idea to build in the scope of repurposing content, especially when creating custom e-learning content. By creating a strategy that takes into account all available resources, we can reap the benefits of repurposing by improving the speed and quality of e-learning content development. Blog Content Repurposing

Incorporating 5 Gaming Elements in Mobile Learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Games play an important role in online learning programs. In fact, many e-learning experts are showing interest in incorporating gaming elements in their mobile learning courses. Incorporating them in mobile learning courseware helps make the course effective, fun, and helps learners learn faster and retain more information. Excited to know what the elements are?

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.

Curated Insights: Taking Gamification to the Next Level


“Who are the game mechanics?” I was asked this question during a recent meeting as I described the way gamification can motivate user engagement as part of a modern learning strategy. How far have we come in not just our understanding of gamification but our ability to apply it effectively within the context of workplace learning? from Will Thalheimer. What can I say? from Zsolt Olah.

Articulate Storyline: Give Me Some Space

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kal Hadi     Hitting the sweet spot when it comes to line and paragraph spacing in Storyline can be annoyingly troublesome if you are not aware of the subtle options available to you. increments from 1.0 to 3.0. These values represent the ratio of the line spacing to the size of the type. It pays to take the extra little step and choose  Line Spacing Options.

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition


Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition. Disclaimer: I shall start this post by stating that the internal views of this article are that of the blogger himself and not Gyrus Systems as an entity. However, with that in mind; some things are sacred, and I will not be announcing any sort of partisanship or opinion as to who won the recent debate within the context of this post.

What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?


The AICC is dissolved, but having an LMS that supports AICC is still crucial. In 1988, the Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) was formed to make sure training material could be developed, delivered and evaluated across the increasing number of computer-based training platforms. Is AICC Still Applicable? AICC and learning management systems. START A TRIAL.

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.

DevLearn 2016 Session Trailers

Web Courseworks

On November 17th, at this year’s DevLearn Learning Summit in Las Vegas, Jon Aleckson, CEO of Web Courseworks, will be presenting in conjunction with Chad Jackson, Senior Director of Simulation, eLearning & Innovation at the American College of Chest Physicians. The session will highlight CHEST’s experience with using xAPI to track real time learning as physicians work with a Laerdal simulator.

Why Companies Procrastinate When it’s Time for Training

Bottom-Line Performance

September 6th was National Fight Procrastination Day. And in true procrastination fashion, we’ve put off writing this blog until now. So without further ado, let’s talk about a case of procrastination you’re probably familiar with: why organizations wait so long to update their internal training materials. Why Companies Procrastinate. So why does this happen so frequently? Training isn’t magical.

Adobe Captivate: Video Demos and the Mouse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        Captivate's Software Simulation and Responsive modes get all the glory. And why not? Interactive eLearning that works great on mobile devices is important. Nevertheless, there's room in world for a different mode that gets little respect among Captivate aficionados: Video Demo mode. When you choose  File > New Project , you can also elect to create a  Responsive Project  (which takes you into Responsive mode.       As I mentioned above, simulations and responsive eLearning are both important.

What's One Thing All Learning Professionals Need to Know?

InSync Training

Learning professionals are an incredible group of people. Not only do we adapt to and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, like limited budgets and constraining timelines, but we freely share our wisdom with our learners and each other. This blog post summarizes their collective wisdom. You can watch the full videos on our YouTube Channel. Modern Learning

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Keynote Resources for New Designs for Learning: Games & Gamification Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification Conference. Met so many wonderful people and had a great time discussing games and gamification. Here are the slides from the keynote: Case of the Disengaged Learner: New Designs for Learning Conference from Karl Kapp. Also, many people ask me how I am able to add notes directly to PowerPoint. Videos/Class. Gamification of Learning.

5 Reasons Mobile Learning Rocks


Mobile learning use is quickly on the rise and with good reason: we use mobile devices more than traditional laptops. This essentially means that the elearning market needs to adapt and begin catering to the mobile learning experience. Some may even contend that elearning should be developed with a “mobile learning first” approach. It makes some sense. Plane delayed at the airport?

Attention eLearning Enthusiasts of Chicago – You Won’t Want to Miss This Event


Learn all about the latest trends in eLearning and Docebo’s industry-leading solutions. Got no plans on October 3rd? Well, we’ve got you covered. Docebo will be hosting a half-day exclusive event for clients and customers at the Hyatt in Chicago. The spotlight of the session will be discussing formal and informal learning and user adoption in LMS projects. You won’t want to miss this event!

Yes! #PhD written. looking for joyful bliss once more

Ignatia Webs

So, this is it. My thesis is submitted and it will now be wrapped and sent out to my examiners. For anyone interested, you can read the thesis here. have grown wiser, and become more aware of the fact that the more I learn, the less I know. Unfortunately, it also seems I lost some of my playful self… I am hoping it will come back as my mind rejuvenates after having typed for weeks on end.

Cost alone doesn't drive outsourcing', says Brandon Hall's latest report

Download 'The Buyer-Provider Partnership: The Key to High-Quality Custom Content', Brandon Hall's report on eLearning Outsourcing, to understand the drivers of eLearning Outsourcing & how the buyer-provider partnership is the key to quality custom content

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program


xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API or the Experience API in case you have heard or read additional posts elsewhere, it will herein be referred to solely as xAPI within this blog post). Some a lot more easy to understand than others. But “how exactly can it do that?”

Book instead of blogposts

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

My last blogpost is almost 4 months ago. admire people like Richard Millington who blog faster than I can read. The reason that I did not find the time to blog is that I have written a book with Sibrenne Wagenaar called 'Leren in tijden van tweets, apps en likes '. We have written for almost one and a half years. Writing this book was almost like sculpting a model (which I did once). On both?

Check Out The Features In Version 2.3!


Today we have released a major LearnDash core update designed specifically with two things in mind. Our first priority was to improve the reporting performance and data storage. This is the last major step needed prior to the anticipated ProPanel v2.0 release. Secondly, we wanted to give all of you maximum flexibility for how you present course material (which we think you will really like).