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Pokémon Go: 3 Lessons for Instructional Designers

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Surely you’ve heard the news stories. Pokémon Go players lured to robberies or stepping blindly into traffic. On Facebook, I read a friend’s post describing how her car was rear-ended at a stoplight. Yes, the driver was playing Pokémon Go. Yes, he confessed this to the police, alleviating my friend from any responsibility.

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.

Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider

eLearning Brothers

There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not about learning how to prepare for life. Tell WHY they need it. ” Learning is hard. How can you figure them out?

Employee Engagement: Gotta catch ’em all

mLevel

It’s 10:00pm on a Tuesday night. Dangerous? Maybe. Silly? Absolutely, but whether you are actively participating in this Pokémon craze, or just an entertained observer, this is huge for us in the training world. By now we’ve all heard of the 90s nostalgic sensation that is breaking every mobile download and revenue record in the book. Early estimates have the game cruising at 7.5

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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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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.

Once Upon a Gamified Interstate

Association eLearning

It was a dark and lengthy car ride. I had two and a half hours of nighttime driving ahead of me and I’d had a long day. needed to stay alert, but my usual staples (cranking up the A/C and putting on high energy music) weren’t enough. needed something more. So I came up with a game and started playing it right then and there in my car. Goal of the Game. Arrive at my destination safely. Rules.

How to Create Interactive eLearning Simulations in 3 Steps

eLearning Brothers

A linear narrative structure is becoming less popular in literature, cinematography, and eLearning. Nowadays learners are eager to make choices and face the consequences of their decisions. It’s no wonder that eLearning designers are starting to take a closer interest in eLearning simulations with branching scenarios. It can be efficiently used for different objectives. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.

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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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.

Why You’re Not Reaching Your Millennial Workforce

Inkling

Much has been written about millennials over the past few years, more than 45,000 articles and counting. While searching the depths of the internet you can find some fascinating headlines: “ The baffling reason millennials don’t eat cereal ”. “ 4 ways Jesus was like a millennial ”. Dunkin Donuts’ new menu ignores millennials in a major way ”. “ Why Millennials are giving their kids weird names ”. The underlying theme is that people can’t seem to understand how millennials operate. Who are millennials? What What do we value? What drives us? Are we too lazy to eat cereal? Trends

Audio Best Practices

Visual Lounge

Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Watch it on YouTube.

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‘Form’ing learning

Clark Quinn

Last week I ran a workshop for an online university that is working to improve it’s learning design. Substantially. They’re ramping up their staff abilities, and we’d talked about how I could help. They have ‘content’, but wanted to improve the learning design around this. So, first of all, my focus was on formative evaluation.  If we take activity-based learning seriously, we need to ensure that there are meaningful tasks set that can provide feedback. Ok, so not every formative evaluation should be such a situation. Then we moved on to more hands-on work. desig

10 Steps For Growing Your Learning Culture

ej4 eLearning

Learning cultures don’t just appear out of nowhere; they take time to cultivate. The The habits of your employees have to be changed at the same time you are changing the attitudes of your managers and the policies of your company or unit. Such wholesale change does pay off , however. According to a study by Bersin & Associates, companies with high-impact learning cultures tend to significantly outperform their peers in many ways: They are 32 percent more likely to be first to market with an innovative product or service. They have 37 percent greater employee productivity. Refine as needed.

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.

The Concept of Microlearning

Gyrus

The Concept of Microlearning. At Gyrus, we believe it is our duty to identify, discuss, and communicate our thoughts on upcoming industry trends. Today, we will evaluate microlearning and the potential it carries in reference to bolstering a learning program. To start the microlearning discussion we must first define what it is. The concept of Microlearning is not that new. What’s the catch?

Doing the Wrong Things with High Potentials

CLO Magazine

Almost every organization goes through a painstaking process to identify high potentials. But what leaders do with high potentials then is just wrong. We isolate them, give them some posh-abstracted development program, and then send them back to work. They are always bright and eager, but they look different, in different places. high potential in one environment doesn’t thrive elsewhere. Todd M.

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The wrong basis

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been talking about the approach organizations take to learning.  It’s come up in presentations on learning design, measurement, and learning technology strategy. And the point is simple: we’re not using the right basis. What we’re supposed to be doing is empirically justifiable: doing investigations into the problem. identifying the root cause. mapping back to an intervention design. determining how we’ll know the intervention is working. implementing our intervention. testing to see if we’ve achieved the necessary outcome. Please?

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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!

Competencies aren’t Enough: How to Help Sales Reps Win

Bottom-Line Performance

Early this year, I attended a conference for medical device sales training professionals. expected to hear about innovative ways organizations are training their reps, reinforcing value statements and sustaining training after product launch events. I was wrong! Instead, I heard many sessions about competencies and competency modeling. Competency models are a terrific tool for hiring and firing.

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Wisetail Talks Training, Culture, and Branding with Restaurant Unstoppable

Wisetail LMS

Wisetail recently sat down with Restaurant Unstoppable, to discuss how our LMS is making waves in the restaurant industry. The post Wisetail Talks Training, Culture, and Branding with Restaurant Unstoppable appeared first on Wisetail.

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.

Do You Know How to Lead from Behind?

CLO Magazine

In a world filled with leaders, Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most effective and admirable in history. There are certainly many lessons we can learn from his example, and one of those is how to lead from behind. When leading from behind, you enable all members of your team to participate in moving the organization forward, maximizing innovation. Set goals and parameters. Diversity?

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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.

Fill in the Blank with These Captivate Templates

eLearning Brothers

In traditional training and education, the learner is often given a sheet of paper and asked to write in the correct answers for themselves. This requires them to have a sharp memory, relying only on the questions asked for contextual clues. This week we’d like to take a look at some simple text entry templates available for Adobe Captivate. Ordered Lists. Prioritizing.

Exploring eLearning Outsourcing? Look for Innovation

Upside Learning

‘Outside resourcing’ or Outsourcing as it’s popularly known, has been around since the 1980s. However, ‘eLearning Outsourcing’ gained prevalence in the 2000s, and has increased over time with the growth of the Internet, the extensive use of computers and later on with that of other devices in different spheres. We, at Upside Learning, have been […]. eLearning Custom eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing

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.

What Is a “High Potential” Anyway?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Recently, we have found ourselves talking with our members about high-potential (“HiPo”) identification and assessment processes more and more frequently. However, we find that organizations often struggle to define not only the how and the who of HiPo identification, but also with describing what high potential actually means. What does successful leadership look like?

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.

Wal-Mart Jumps Firmly Onto the Employee Education Investment Bandwagon

CLO Magazine

Wal-Mart associates can now earn their high school diploma and a career certificate at no personal cost with the help of a new partnership between the company and Cengage Learning, an educational content, technology and services company. Classes are taught by board-certified instructors, and students have round-the-clock access to an online learning platform. who don’t have a high school diploma.

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Lectora Interactions to Add to Your Tab

eLearning Brothers

If you have an eLearning course containing lots of textual info, one handy way to save space is to use a tabbed interaction. The advantage here is that you can explore more complicated topics one aspect at a time, all within the comfort of one convenient module. Having a wealth of tabbed Lectora interactions in our template library alone, we’d like to show off a few of our favorites. Scratch.

Webinar: How to Drive Sales Growth by Integrating Your LMS and CRM

Docebo

Integrate your LMS and CRM to drive revenue by effectively managing training for sales staff, partners and customers. Your CRM is essential for tracking and reporting on sales performance. Your LMS is essential for training your salespeople, partners and customers who deliver those sales results. That’s why on August 4, from 1-2 p.m. REGISTER NOW. Docebo Blog Events & Webinars ELEL