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Trying out videos

Clark Quinn

DevLearn , the elearning conference I’ll be attending in November, has suggested adding videos to promote your talks.  I haven’t done much with video (though I did just do this <6 minute one about my proposed learning pedagogy), but I’ve found the ‘narrated presentation’ capability built into Keynote to be of interest, so I’ve been playing with it.

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I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 2

Association eLearning

Part 1 discussed how the rush to understand millennials isn’t really about millennials. It’s a crisis of outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices. This time I want to take a look at five of those practices and why they don’t work. Practice 1: Treating Learning as a One-Time Event. Information overload is not a good thing. Practice 2: Confusing “Professional” and “Dull”.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Storyline Course for Your LMS

eLearning Brothers

August. As the kids go back to school, our thoughts are turned to learning. In the training world, that means in many cases that we are preparing our courses for publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS). Make sure you know what standards, parameters and settings your LMS requires before you proceed with publishing any course. SCORM (Shared Content Object Reference Model). and 2004. Tin Can.

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What Learners Want: Anytime, Anywhere, 5 Minutes or Less (Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices. They are used to interacting with apps and websites that provide an excellent user experience. Unfortunately, some corporate training struggles to even provide an adequate user experience! And while mobile learning adoption is speeding up, many organizations still lag behind. Where are you at on the adoption curve? Mobile Learning

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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10 Reasons to Use an Online Review Tool

eLearning Brothers

If you are still using spreadsheets to collect feedback from stakeholders, there is a better way. Over the last few years services have sprung up to help you create better courses by simplifying the process of collecting feedback from team members, clients, SMEs, and others. Some of the most popular are: ReviewMyElearning.com , ReviewLink , OQAR , and CourseInspector. Or when a Reviewer is done?

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Are you ready to engage tomorrow’s workforce?

mLevel

Earlier this year I had the honor of participating in FocusOn Learning’s DemoFest 2016 with our Partner, Pearson Learning. We demonstrated our partnership in bringing Learning Games to the Introduction to Business education market. There are a variety of aspects that brought our partnership together but the one I would like to focus on in this post is student or learner engagement.  I will touch on this a bit later, but those of us working in the corporate or enterprise learning world, should be aware of what can drive student engagement as the students now, will be the workforce of the future.

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How to Train and Develop Millennials

Gyrus

How to Train and Develop Millennials. Everywhere you look there are posts about millennials, mainly focusing on their abilities in comparison to their predecessors. There are some really fun ones out there, about how millennials are weaker than their parents, and how their neurological wiring explains their short attention spans. However, it is important we do not harp on those. Technology. 24 Aug.

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

These are heady days for learning leaders. Executives rely on them to rapidly build employee’s skills, and vendors offer an array of dazzling new learning technologies that promise to make employees better, faster and more engaged at work. But CLOs need to be thoughtful about the tools they choose to ensure they deliver business results. In 2015 alone, more than $6.54 billion in 2014 and $1.64

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.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

In January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Let’s dig into this jargon bin and try to simplify things by the end of this post. Codecs (are for compression). Preset outputs.

Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

eLearning Brothers

You’ve spent hours, days, maybe even 12 months or more creating online learning content. It’s only natural that you want learners to view every last screen and complete all the activities you built. Even more, you want them to reap the rewards of their newfound knowledge. So when someone suggests the idea of a test-out option, you silently scream, “No! No, it means the opposite.

Improving Performance in the Workplace

Web Courseworks

Performance improvement is defined as “the systematic process of identifying and analyzing the root causes of performance issues, and implementing big picture solutions across an organization.” A definition is helpful to understand performance improvement, but how does it actually occur and function in the workplace? Steps to successfully improve performance: Consider institutional context.

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#1 Consideration When Migrating an LMS

LearnDash

Making changes in the software that runs your business can be a very stressful decision. The larger your organization, the bigger the project. This is particular true with learning management systems. If you are in a company with thousands of employees and they all have to access the LMS at some point then you are looking at a migration that could take months, not weeks.

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.

A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is a long-term strategic business imperative. Yet, very few organizations actually evaluate the value of leadership development initiatives. One of the most common deterrents is the difficulty in measuring soft skills. Simply put, people don’t know what to observe, what to measure, and/or how to measure it. Do this in partnership with other leaders and executives. Rating.

Editorializing

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about serious comics , and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From ) that we may be able to transfer. And the source this time is editorial cartoons. Editorial cartoons use imagery and text to convey a comment on a current topic. The best ones portray a poignant insight into an issue of the day, via a twist that emphasizes the point to be made. design meta-learning

eLearning Stock Assets and Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

Some of the most exciting parts of the Camtasia Templates Packages are in the Stock Asset Library. We’re talking about videos, songs and sounds, and images. You will also find the Additional Assets library that has buttons, icons, arrows, speech bubbles, and other items that are incredibly useful in projects. Want to get started with these eLearning templates right now? Click here to see pricing!

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The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. However, like any change, there are positives and negatives that come with it. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? What do you think about it?

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.

The Olympics – A Guideline to Continuous Learning

Gyrus

The Olympics – A Guideline to Continuous Learning. With the Olympics coming to a close and the closing ceremony occurring this Sunday. One cannot help but reflect back on these past few weeks, the incredible athletes and what they have accomplished. Which leaves the typical viewer with a lot of questions. How could I train at this stage in my life to do what they are doing?

Employees Say Company Training Isn’t Helping

CLO Magazine

Companies may be offering their employees more workforce development options — even investing more in learning than in previous years — but employees say those efforts are not hitting the spot. Further, only 14 percent of workers surveyed said they’d give their organization an ‘A’ grade for learning and development programming. One potential reason for the gap in understanding?

Explore More: The Wisetail Adventure Fund

Wisetail LMS

Inscribed in the Wisetail manifesto are the words “we eat well and adventure often," and we try to live true to those words as often as we can. The post Explore More: The Wisetail Adventure Fund appeared first on Wisetail. All Wisetail Culture

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Lectora Templates in the Big City

eLearning Brothers

Cities are an ancient invention of human civilization. Since the point when agriculture revolutionized the game, humans have generally had more access to surplus amounts of food, allowing more people to devote their attention to matters beyond mere survival. That’s when it starts to make sense for more people to gather in a permanent settlement. Executive. Business 03. Business 05.

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called  Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Helen is the recipient of the inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award, and has wide experience both of working within L&D and more recently as a external consultant. All of which has led her to the conclusion. She refers to thee people as L&D intrapreneurs. Social learning

Unleashing Creativity to Boost Performance and Engagement

ej4 eLearning

This is a story about finding creativity in something that normally does not come across as imaginative nor inventive: templates. The story starts almost 20 years ago, when a trio of Israeli researchers working at The Jerusalem School of Business Administration set out to see if good advertisements—the ones that seem the most creative, the most inspired, and that have the most impact—could be generated by a process that was teachable. After studying hundreds of ads, they noticed that many of the ones viewers deemed “successful” followed certain patterns. Or management policies? Consequences.

Motivating Online Learners – the MUSIC Model

B Online Learning

This blog was inspired by one of our Master eLearning Course (MEC) students, Catharina. She wrote a fantastic blog post (in our online learning community) reflecting on her own actions and practice when trying to motivate students completing online courses. Catharina questioned how do we motivate ‘adult learners where the course isn’t compulsory and there […]. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning adult learning principles eLearning course design elearning development

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Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

Corporate learning has been evolving to match the needs of the modern, digital employee, and learning technology has played a large role in making education more flexible, personalized and accessible. When it comes to their implementation, however, companies must not lose sight that, at its core, learning is a social activity. Cutting edge tech is now a big part of the corporate classroom.

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Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

Ignoring This Simple Step Could Derail Your Training Efforts

Kirkpatricks

Elizabeth is a training professional who was asked to design a leadership development program. She went ahead and created a program, but did so without having the end result in mind. At the end of the program, it was not clear what results the program was supposed to produce. What could Elizabeth have done differently? But why do we evaluate training programs

Docebo Adds to 2016 Accolades with Ranking in List of Top 20 Learning Portals

Docebo

Docebo Adds to 2016 Accolades with Ranking in List of Top 20 Learning Portals. Well, we’ve done it again. Docebo is thrilled to announce that we’ve managed to secure a spot in TrainingIndustry.com’s 2016 list of the Top 20 Learning Portal Companies. It’s the second consecutive year we’ve found a spot in this list of the globe’s top providers of training services and technologies. Geographic reach.

10 Principles of Organizational Learning DNA

The Peformance Improvement

How do we know if an organization has the “DNA” that predisposes it to organizational learning? Gary Neilson and Jaime Estupinan have been studying and writing about "organizational DNA" for the past 10 years. Using this DNA metaphor, here are 10 principles that determine whether an organization has a strong or weak environment for learning: Leaders support learning. Learning is rewarded.

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