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Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

Students and scholars of chemistry make frequent use of the periodic table of the elements in order to contextualize and organize their understanding of the many substances they work with, as well as help to memorize each of their different properties. To that end, we’ve compiled a table of elements specifically for the instructional designers. Click on the image to see the table!

eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016. However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I’m happy to say that the participants threw in lots of ideas, and I thought they were worth capturing. Attendees suggested it’s your goals and approach, ensuring you are delivering effectively.  It’s also your review approach, and metrics. These are all elements that indeed contribute to strategy.

Dyslexie font improves reading for people with dyslexia

Challenge to Learn

Dyslexia is a big problem if you have it. Not being able to read normally is a big handicap. Dutch designer Christian Boer is a dyslexic himself, and he developed a new font; the Dyslexie font. It makes reading easier for people with dyslexia. I’m not dyslectic, so I can’t really judge how much this helps. But it is done really smart. Simple but smart. dyslexia e-Learning dyslexie fon

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Content aggregation

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn conference, I had a chance to present in xAPI Base Camp on Content Systems. This is a topic I’ve been thinking about since working on an adaptive learning system back in 1999-2000. Perspective from visiting the Intelligent Content conference in eLearnMag. The possibilities and necessities of adapting  to context in Learning Solutions magazine. What about you?

6 Best Practices We Can All Get Behind

CLO Magazine

Experienced and successful learning leaders know something their less successful peers don’t. Their secret isn’t about learning design or delivery or some new technology. Their secret isn’t even a secret. It is recognition, acceptance and ownership of the fact that learning alone isn’t enough to change behavior. This is a big enough challenge for companies with their own dedicated sales force.

Knowing Your Audience: Training Your Employees

Content Raven

Not Everyone is Just Like You. employees Training Corporate Training employee training employee engagement

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Using an LMS to Enhance Marketing and Increase Sales

Web Courseworks

As a Learning Management System provider, we assume that our customers are in the business of selling courses. With With that assumption, we know that our platform must support the goals of the association and must have features to accommodate these needs. How do you get past simply providing eLearning materials to your members and move into increasing revenues from those materials? Course Reviews.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Bringing the Band Down to DevLearn 2016

eLearning Brothers

The past few years have taken us down to Las Vegas for one of our most favorite events of the year: the DevLearn 2016 Conference and Expo. This year was no exception! We had some big news we were bringing with us and we wanted to show it off in a big way. That’s why we trucked practically the entire company down to celebrate! After all, it’s because of you that we do what we do!

Five Steps For Conducting a Training Needs Assessment

Social Learning

A couple years ago we published 13 Critical Questions to Ask Your Client When Scoping a Learning Engagement. The post captured considerable attention, probably since the task of conducting a training needs assessment can be both a moving target and an ambiguous one. Needs Assessment

Paid Degrees at JetBlue Boost Engagement, Lower Attrition

CLO Magazine

JetBlue celebrated the first graduates from its JetBlue Scholars program this past September. In the initial class, 50 employees received their college degrees on the company’s dime thanks to a partnership with Thomas Edison State University. To be eligible for the program, employees must have two years of tenure with the company, be in good standing and have a minimum of 15 prior college credits.

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or not to lecture

Learning with e's

In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. also promised to blog about some of the alternatives when it comes to teaching very large groups, and here it is. The key question is: What can replace the lecture? There is no point simply talking at them for an hour. Unported License.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

How to Design an Effective E-Learning Course

Content Raven

Most companies and organizations have created manuals and learning materials in the print format over the years. employees Training employee training elearning employee engagement

Enhancing the eLearning Experience


eLearning is all around us, from the classroom to the workplace and there are tons of providers too. But what can you do to make sure learners not only enjoy your content but also take something away? Here are three tips to enhancing the elearning experience:  . 1. After this lesson you should be able to…”. Yup, it’s that simple. Therefore letting learners know all course objectives is imperative.

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The Secret to Managing Enterprise Accounts

ej4 eLearning

Today, selling requires more than charisma and a handful of closing techniques. Customers are coming armed with more information, and are constantly on guard against “being sold to.” This represents a shift in the buyer/seller relationship. The winners coming out on top in this new selling landscape are the ones that cultivate enterprise accounts. What Exactly is an Enterprise Account? Most salespeople think, mistakenly, that enterprise accounts are the largest accounts in one’s book of business. This is not necessarily true. Enterprise accounts might not be those huge dollar accounts. Sales

CLOs Can Drive Mergers and Acquisitions Success

CLO Magazine

I am a true believer that leadership is the differentiator in whether organizations are successful or not. This veritable treasure trove of new insights sets the stage for a much larger and more important role for CLOs in M&As. You will likely ask how? To provide context, let’s first examine the role CLOs currently play in M&As. The same thing applies to M&As.

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Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

HT2 Labs & Clients Celebrate Awards Success for Curatr Projects

HT2 Labs

[PRESS RELEASE] HT2 and clients named among the winners at the annual Learning Technologies Awards. The post HT2 Labs & Clients Celebrate Awards Success for Curatr Projects appeared first on HT2 Labs. Curatr News

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Benefits of Gamification in E-Learning

Content Raven

If you want your employees to learn faster, engage more in their training, and retain what they are learning longer, consider building gamification elements into your e-learning programs. employees learning and development gamification elearning employee engagement

3 Scholarly Lectora Conversation Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

In one form or another, schooling and education are an important part of life. Not only does it give us a base layer of knowledge and experience to apply to the “real world,” but it ideally also teaches us how to learn. Learning Learning how to learn is important, because the world’s greatest thinkers didn’t stop learning once they received a diploma or certification. Lobby.

Try These Microlearning Tools To Drive Your Learner’s Engagement

Wisetail LMS

Microlearning is the newest craze in the L&D industry. Try these five microlearning tools to help drive engagement and reach your learners. The post Try These Microlearning Tools To Drive Your Learner’s Engagement appeared first on Wisetail. All LMS Best Practices

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.

Invest in Collaborative Learning to Foster Engagement

CLO Magazine

Type “collaborative learning platforms for business” into a search engine, and numerous pages with countless links leading to different collaborative learning solutions will pop up. Each solution was created to streamline the way people discover new information and work with their peers. Which tool will increase engagement in learning programs across the company?

Functional Stupidity at Work

The Peformance Improvement

We want smart phones, smart cars, and smart refrigerators, but we do not want smart employees. Or, to say it more accurately, our organizations are designed to ensure that smart employees act stupidly. This is what Andre Spicer and Mats Alvesson have concluded from their research on organizations. What’s more, this stupidity is not just the accidental result of a few corporate buffoons.

Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the L&D Industry

Content Raven

Learning and development leaders are continuing to recognize the importance of investing in an adaptive learning strategy that is customizable to meet the needs of today’s modern learner. With that in mind, it is essential to gather and analyze learning data and behavior patterns to create a personalized learning experience and effective training program.

The Social Media Revolution continues: Socialnomics 2017

Jane Hart

This morning I awoke to find this tweet: Hi! C4LPT @hjarche @MelMilloway @bschlenker @marciamarcia @jerrymichalski @DonaldClark @DonaldHTaylor What are ur fav videos on learning? Mark Oehlert (@moehlert) November 29, 2016. went in search of a link to share, and found that Erik had recently posted the 7th in his video series. So here it is. Social learning

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.