eLearning Predictions 2015
JANUARY 14, 2015
In 2015, we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond. We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences.
Tips for designing serious games in learning
MARCH 20, 2015
Sometimes, even simple or analytical feedback motivates them to play the game once again. There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Otherwise known as Gamification , it is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications.
Report – LMS Trends 2015: Is it time for something different?
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The 2015 LMS Trends report from Brandon Hall Group paints a picture of widespread dissatisfaction (and high turnover) among organizations that use an LMS. Organizations that responded to the firm’s survey say they’re paying far too much for systems that are difficult to use, out of date and that don’t provide the data and analytics the organizations need the most. Read Brandon Hall’s tips for overcoming these LMS shortfalls by downloading the full report. The post Report – LMS Trends 2015: Is it time for something different? DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER. 1.
Knowledge Guru Adds Smartphone App in 2015 Fall Release
OCTOBER 28, 2015
The Fall 2015 release of Knowledge Guru is so small, it fits in your pocket. Seamless Authoring and Analytics. Achievements and analytics will sync for all players, no matter what device they access. Quick TipWhat I mean is that we are releasing a new smartphone app for iOS and Android. Multi-Device Gameplay. Mobile-First Experience. Push Notifications and Email Alerts.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
Data has been drawn from the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark™. research conducted online during June-August 2015 with over 600 leaders. Detailed demographics, methodology and full findings are published in the 2015 Towards Maturity. Towards Maturity, 2015 Industry Benchmark Report, Embracing Change: www.towardsmaturity.org/2015benchmark. Learner Voice 2, 2015.
4 Tips for Building Successful Courses with Articulate Storyline
Voice of Clarity
APRIL 2, 2015
Track learner experiences with SCORM, Articulate Online, or Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free tool for tracking web activity. In addition, Storyline’s dynamic online community offers a space for designers to gather and share tips, stories, and hacks to use the authoring tool at its full power. Still wondering what the big deal is? Instructional Design
Year in Review: 5 eLearning Reports to Read before 2016
DECEMBER 30, 2015
2015 was a big year for Docebo and the learning industry as a whole. LMS Trends 2015. The 2015 LMS Trends report from Brandon Hall Group paints a picture of widespread dissatisfaction (and high turnover) among organizations that use an LMS. Read Brandon Hall’s tips for overcoming these LMS shortfalls by downloading the full report. MOOCs, from Academia to Corporate.
The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education
OCTOBER 22, 2015
For example, will you use your blog to reach analytic types to show that you’re a thought leader in your industry? Marcom or marketing communications, is the branch of marketing that decides what messaging you’ll use, directed at whom, and on what channels you’ll place those messages. Marcom decides what your marketing message is going to be and where your messages are going to be placed.
Chad Riddersen’s 7 Tips for Creating High-Converting Sales Proposals
JULY 24, 2015
Today Chad is giving his top 7 tips for creating high-converting sales proposals; a perfect followup to the first installment where he explained how he uses Snagit to boost sales. Then come back and read on for his top tips on how to make sales proposal screencasts really work for you: 1. 3, 2, 1: Smile. This tip was inspired by Chad’s friend who is a screenwriter in Hollywood.
The Best of eLearning in June 2015
JUNE 24, 2015
2015 Lectora User Conference Recap by Donald H Taylor. Take a look at these tips for working smoothly with others. 6. xAPI and Analytics: Measuring Your Way to Success. You can use the xAPI to track any type of user/system interaction and then use analytics tools to compile and interpret xAPI data. Enjoy! 1. Instructional Design Needs A New Name! Preparing for 2020.
5 Ways to Improve Knowledge Retention With Games and Mobile
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
No matter what tool or technology you use to reinforce knowledge, here are five tips for getting the most out of a mobile delivery method: 1. Use analytics to spot problem areas and adjust. This means that a wider variety of analytics are available! Quick TipThe corporate training world has come a long way over the last several years. Have learners play in short bursts.
YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Cannot replace a video with a new version and maintain analytics. Analytics. On the plus side, both sites offer a wide array of analytics for your video that can be extremely helpful when determining who is watching your video and how they are viewing it. The downside is that you will have to be a Plus Vimeo member to receive the advanced analytic access. Vimeo. YouTube.
5 Tech Tips to Teach Reading in a Blended Learning Classroom
JANUARY 29, 2015
Use these tips to ensure that your technology-based lessons are as successful as the traditional ones. 1. However, not all tools come with built-in analytics, making this an important item to look for when choosing which ones you want to use. Some programs with built-in analytics include: Whooo’s Reading. Fluency Tutor for Google app (Premium version has analytics). Use these tips to ensure you’re providing well-rounded resources that teach, engage, and grow with your students. Tips and Tricks Blended Learning Guest Author Tech Tips
eLearning: Working with Numbers
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 20, 2015
Tips for Designing Numerical Data There are two types of numerical data you can display in your eLearning courses: Statistical data (first image below) or Sets of Data (second image, used for measuring or analytics). If the client is committed to displaying data in tables, there isn't much you can do to make the data more visually appealing.
5 Keys to Streamlining Learning
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Here are 5 tips: 1. Provide comprehensive reporting and analytics to allow you to identify the value of learning and link it directly to business outcomes. It’s time to streamline. Streamlined learning is all about making it easier to create, customize, deliver and consume the knowledge that employees need to improve their job performance, whenever and wherever they are.
Go Mobile or Go Home
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Whether you’re marketing your association to new members or marketing continuing education, there are some compelling reasons to upgrade your organization’s website and your LMS to a mobile responsive layout such as these reasons from Google Analytics : 48% of users say they feel frustrated and annoyed when they get to a site that’s not mobile-friendly. Yes, but is it mobile responsive?
Performance Assessment in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know
AUGUST 4, 2015
In this article, I’ll discuss the characteristics of performance assessment, present 3 different types of performance assessment, and share 4 tips for using performance assessment in eLearning to ensure that your learners are able to apply knowledge both in and out of the virtual learning environment. Tips to Use Performance Assessment in eLearning. Online Portfolios.
eLearning for Call Centers
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
These are tuned for advanced analytics that gauge performance in several metrics like agent performance, customer satisfaction rates, quality adherence factors, trainings completed, training performance, call handling improvement rates and much more. Tips call center training Call center trainings are all about on-the-job training. Why the fuss? You may wonder.
Talk Shop with Aaron at ATD ICE
MAY 13, 2015
Virtual Sessions Gone Bad: Tips for Troubleshooting in the Virtual Classroom – Cindy Huggett. Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success – Chad Udell. Analytics and Big Data: Understanding the Next Generation of E-Learning and Its Impact on You – Glenn Bull. Sunday: Stand Out, Be a Rock Star at Work! – Wendy Terwelp. Michael Ferraro.
Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Look for this service to expand quickly in 2015, as it just raised more than $100 million in funding. Plus, we''ve got a blog post with some simple tips to get you started! SlideRocket also provides analytic tools to see how your presentation is performing. The Positivity Blog — Tips, workshops and resources for how to remain positive and increase productivity.
Interview with Corinne Sowar: Effective Employee Onboarding
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
work in an IT department, EBI, that’s in charge of developing business intelligence / reporting and analytics / ad hoc solutions (and corresponding applications) at the enterprise level. The online portion introduces new employees to our company, our department, the business intelligence / data analytics industry, and Agile. Tips eLearning interview onboarding John: Awesome!
How To Create a Course Using a Blog
MARCH 12, 2015
If you have Google analytics or something similar installed on your site, you’ll be able to see which articles generate the most interest. LearnDash Tips If you have a blog, then you know how much work is required to continually write useful articles. It takes a great degree of dedication to run a blog properly, which is why many people avoid it altogether. Go get it now! ).
This Week in MakingBetter: Our Presentation on Adaptive Learning, LEGO and Caricatures
JANUARY 20, 2015
And yeah, that includes using xAPI to collect analytics on how content is used in context. Speaking of experience design and phenomenology, Austin Govella has some really insightful tips on how to even schedule client workshops. Sarah Gilbert, Megan and I got our caricatures done, courtesy of our good friends at RISC, Inc. Wow, last week a doozy. ATD TechKnowledge Recap. Read here.
LMS and Gamification
APRIL 14, 2015
Think about your analytical tools. Follow these simple tips: Identify key performance goals of your business Gamification is only effective when it is placed for certain goals and behaviors within a system. Tips gamification LMS Do you have a learning management system in place but cannot figure out how to use gamification? What about the mandatory Employee Safety training?
Getting Social with Lectora Development
JUNE 30, 2015
Analytics. Subscribe to the Everything eLearning Blog for more guest posts from industry insiders, free resources, and eLearning tips. What were you doing five, ten, or sixty minutes ago? There’s a good possibility that you got a notification on your phone, accessed it on your computer, or used an app on your tablet. Social media is here, and it’s time to use it to your advantage.
Tips: LMS and Analytics, Game Design, Mobile Performance Support, Interactive Webinars! by Bill Brandon
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Do you get full value from your Guild membership? The eLearning Guild event archives, the Research Library, and other. curated information is loaded with useful professional information you won’t find anywhere else. Come take a look at four. examples! Games & Learning Learning Systems Performance Support Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms
An Introduction to xAPI Data Analysis
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
It’s pretty hard to go to a learning conference these days without hearing words like “xAPI” and “data”, and “analytics”. Tips & Tricks learning analytics xAPIxAPI is still new enough that a pretty common question is: How do I get started? That’s a question that Sean Putman & I got to tackle at DevLearn this year. Sean’s fantastic at […].
How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool
MARCH 5, 2015
In this article we uncover the tips to help you choose the perfect course authoring tool. Do you need course performance and evaluation analytics? These tips should help you plan your budget appropriately. With these tips, the selection process should be easier. Tips authoring tools So, you have the content ready with learning objectives. Well done!
Why APUG Is the Best Time of Year - Part 1
OCTOBER 15, 2015
In this first of two blog posts, I'll summarize some of the tips and tricked shared. Here are a few questions that brought forth some interesting tips and tricks. Schedule a regular analytic run to show progress and trends over time as you demonstrate the impact of uPerform in your organization. Part two will include summaries of two of our customer presentations.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
The learning has been tremendous; and it’s a process of continuous learning for me as I see the impact of digital transformation – ubiquitous connectivity, mobility, social and analytics – transform how we work, learn, interact and lead our lives at multiple levels. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. and others.
Learning Goals: The Why and the How
MARCH 30, 2015
critical thinking, analytical reasoning, synthesis, application to work context etc.). Tips Learning goals Have you ever participated in a marathon? cross-country marathon? Maybe a walk for a cause? You register for this event and arrive at the designated time and place. You greet everyone and know you belong, because you have a similar sports gear on (t-shirt, wrist band, caps etc).
Learning goes small, social, savvy
JUNE 19, 2015
SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud – is in! ’ page in a learning solution could improve the sales performance of an individual. A tip of spending just 5 minutes to research a product before a call is known to have boost a sale success by 40%! The landscape of learning is rapidly changing. The push era is gone. Gadgets galore. The next day a business trip awaits.
Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 9, 2015
In 2014 she was voted number 1 in the Top Ten’ most influential people in the corporate e-learning in the UK and in 2015 she retained the top position in the UK and was also voted 5 in the Global List and 6th in the European list. Understanding how our staff are learning what they need to do in their jobs, in the sense of learning analytics. ABOUT LAURA OVERTON (MD, Towards Maturity).
How Technology is Changing the Future of Learning – Resources Shared at #eACH2015
JULY 9, 2015
On July 10, I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote at the 2015 eACH Conference. BYOD & Responsive E-Learning tips by Ian Budden. Data and Analytics. Data Changes Everything: Delivering on the Promise of Learning Analytics in Higher Education by Ellen Wagner and Phil Ice. Realities Learning Professionals Need to Know About Analytics by Ellen Wagner. Five Steps for Achieving Learning Analytics Success slides by Ellen Wagner. The topic of my talk was How Technology is Changing the Future of Learning. Session Slides. Learning on Multiple Devices.
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
Analytics and learning record stores (LRS), along with the increasing influence of ‘big data’. It also deals with tips and techniques relating to, for example, marketing issues, such as how to get both the senior executives and learners to be enthusiastic about what you’re doing. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Bob. LCMSs.
Becoming a CPTM Application and Networking in Dallas
APRIL 8, 2015
My fellow cohort members did not fail to impress me with their creative ideas and methodical application of the analytic tools we learned. benefitted from their go-to strategies and the tips they offered. The first of my three-part blog series discussed the beginning steps on my journey toward becoming a Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM). As part of the next step on my road to certification, I participated in a three-day applied practicum experience. I had an idea of what to expect after reviewing our candidate guide and speaking with recent CPTM graduates.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
Through 2015, 80% of social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and over emphasis on technology.” – Gartner . 28 eLearning Tips for Social Learning : This article by Christopher Pappas lists many tips to effectively use social media in formal learning programs. THE QUOTE. THE JOURNEY. What are the trends? OUR FINDINGS. Articles.
Ring in the New Year by Making your eLearning Mobile
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Look at your analytics – which mobile devices are being used the most to access your site by your customers? The following tips will help in reducing strain and increasing usability of your mLearning. It’s a topic that is widely discussed and is only going to come more into focus in 2016 as the rise of mobile browsing continues. What is your mLearning strategy ? Save it. Most likely.
LMS and Gamification
APRIL 14, 2015
Think about your analytical tools. Follow these simple tips: Identify key performance goals of your business Gamification is only effective when it is placed for certain goals and behaviors within a system. Tips gamification LMSDo you have a learning management system in place but cannot figure out how to use gamification? Let’s rephrase: do you have a learning management system that is hardly churning out the desired number of learners per quarter? What about the mandatory Employee Safety training? Surely, the word “mandatory” is enough to get someone started!
How To Design Effective eLearning Scenarios
DECEMBER 21, 2015
In this article, I will further explain why designing effective eLearning scenarios is important, what are the elements you should focus on while developing them, and 7 tips on how to create fully engaging and immersive scenarios for eLearning. Improving analytical thinking skills. Stimulating action. Encouraging problem-solving. Formulating strategies. Who are they?
Mailgun and DigitalChalk Join Forces
APRIL 6, 2015
Analytics (recipient geolocation information, client and device tracking, unsubscribe, and click tracking) . For DigitalChalk Users Tips and Tricks Tutorials Learning Management System DigitalChalk has joined forces with another email provider to give you even more branding capabilities than ever before! It’s a simple process that doesn’t require a developer to set up, but you can certainly use it for more technical uses if you would like to do so. First things first, you need to create an account with Mailgun. Next step is to go through the validation process.
Using Video to Reach the Distracted Millennial Man
JUNE 8, 2015
June 2014 study by Mitek and Zogby Analytics found that nearly 90% of millennial smartphone users said their phones never left their side. Want more tips on how to engage through video? Millennial males spend 2 hours and 15 minutes a week watching videos online, according to Nielsen, which is more than any other demographic. If you’re marketing to younger men, a robust online video strategy should definitely be part of the plan. Reaching the distracted millennial male means running videos that stand out amid the clutter. So, So, what does it take to create good videos?
#ContentStrategy #MOOC Wk 6 – Measuring Your Content’s Engagement
JULY 14, 2015
Stay ahead of the curve by following my ‘Top 3 Tips’ for #success > link to blog postwould be placed here and a suitable image would accompany the tweet. Blog COLF Content Strategy L&D bubble Slider Content Marketing Coursera Google Analytics measurement MOOCThis weeks theme. Key takeaway(s). Coursera/MOOC design observation. Synergies with L&D. One site.
Drive Video Strategy with Geographic Data
MAY 12, 2015
Here’s a key tip: . Export the stats from your video analytics in a CSV file. Knowing more about your video audience can help inform your overall strategy and allow you to be more effective in future marketing efforts. Aim to keep your viewers’ attention by considering what really matters to them. What do they want to see and experience? Geographic data, in particular, can pinpoint where your most engaged audience is and, also, where you need to adapt your plans to improve awareness. So, how can you do this? We are in a new era of video for business.
Top 4 Internal Communications Best Practices
OCTOBER 27, 2015
These 4 key tips will help ramp up the internal communications in your workplace. With a plan, an easy-to-use, secure platform, analytics, and engaging visuals like videos and e-Learning, your team will be not only on the same page, but also much more productive and efficient. It’s been said that how well a message is communicated is as important as the message itself. This is very much the case when it comes to internal communications. It’s essential to focus not just on what you’re communicating, but also on how you’re communicating it. Strategize first. How will you get there?
Forget Money and Power, This is What Employee Success Needs
APRIL 14, 2015
Here are three thrive pro tips for employee well-being: Clean out a cluttered closet or unused office and turn the space into an employee sleeping pod for mid-day naps. You and your employees need to be equipped with the tools and programs by which you can gain knowledge at the tips of your fingers. Most of us grew up with the understanding that money and power define our success.