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An Instructional Design Toolkit

Torrance Learning

We’re sharing some of our favorite instructional design techniques here in this toolkit to support new instructional designers or “old” ones who want to sharpen their saw (pun completely intended). Why a toolkit?

Persuasion and Influence Are Part of Foundations of Leadership

Your Training Edge

The sixth foundation of leadership is Persuasion and Influence. Let’s find out what each of these critical actions is – and then talk about why they are so important. Persuasion is a combination of actions that can help people agree to or at least see a new viewpoint.

Let the Games Begin!

Learning Rebels

In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, “Let the Games Begin!” ” I have already christened 2018 as “The Year of Discovery” and I have written before as to what “Discovery” looks like in the wild.

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Why Virtual Reality Has a Bright Future in the eLearning World

Origin Learning

Since we are living in the era of technological revolution, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Virtual Reality (VR for short) has become the most popular buzzword in the eLearning domain. VR is described as the next big thing, especially in terms of online learning and corporate training.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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Driving Performance Guidance @ Point-of-Work

Living in Learning

If sustained workforce performance truly represents the universal brass ring, L&D…or some other corporate entity…must evolve tactically and adopt a performance mindset head downstream into the post-training environment where measurable outcomes and value are generated…or lost – Point-of-Work (PoW). Continuous Learning Digital Performance Support Discovery moment of need performance consulting point of work

Lectora Layouts Rich With the Luck of the Irish

eLearning Brothers

Saint Patrick’s Day is approaching and that means it’s time to infuse your Lectora eLearning layouts with Irish charm—and maybe a pot of gold at the end. And if you can’t get the budget for a pot of gold, a bowl of Lucky Charms is pretty much the same thing…right?

Why the next-gen learning and development is all about workforce engagement


Join the new webinar by Docebo & Aberdeen: How to Make Learning and Development Second Nature. In 2018, employee learning and development (L&D) is changing to meet a growing end-user demand for a more reflexive use case.

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Clark Quinn

Ok, so this may be small news, but it’s still news (and I , at least, am excited!). I’ve previously mentioned my forthcoming book: Millennials, Goldfish, and other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions. It’s not out yet, though you can preorder.

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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.

DRIVER – A Repeatable, Agile, Methodology to Generate Learning & Performance Guidance

Living in Learning

My own gap for the first 20 years of my L&D career was never considering there was a need to engage at PoW. Training WAS the standard solution after all, so why look beyond the obvious? Obviously, our L&D team were more focused on efficiently and effectively transferring knowledge which by the way was what we were scoped and compensated to do.

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Get the Scoop on Learning DevCamp

eLearning Brothers

Do you know what to expect at Learning DevCamp 2018 ? eLearning Brothers welcomed two guest speakers to our webinar “stage” to discuss Learning DevCamp 2018.

Inclusive Delivery: Ensure Your Blended Learning Strategy Meets Diverse Demands

InSync Training

What do you know about the changing demographics of the United States? Pew Research Center found that, “Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and the U.S. is projected to be even more diverse in the coming decades.” With the U.S. becoming more diverse, and with this shift in the population demographic, comes the need to diversify learning solutions.

Competencies for PRM, FRM, and ERP Certificate Holders

Your Training Edge

It’s important to examine the competencies you would like to see in your organization and compare them to the competencies that a professional certificate holder can bring. But when we analyze competencies, we need to look at both expressed and implied competencies.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Warning: Snake Oil

Clark Quinn

So this just appeared in my email this morning. Can you tell what’s wrong? “The next generation of L&D is here. Millennials are quickly becoming the majority of the world’s workforce. They will need training to become successful leaders.

LearnDash in Miami


The LearnDash team is heading to WordCamp Miami, will we see you there? This coming weekend the LearnDash team is making their way to Florida to participate in the 10th annual WordCamp Miami conference. If you are interested in WordPress and have the ability to attend then we would love to see there!

25 Design Thinking Resources for Corporate Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

In this article, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite design thinking resources—from inspiration and worksheets to academic research. For learning professionals, design thinking challenges us to think about the learning solutions we design in terms of objectives, motivation, and barriers.


Storytelling + Microlearning = A Magical Modern Learning Combination

InSync Training

When designing and facilitating training, we can gain inspiration from an important source: the human brain. Research shows that we naturally make better connections when listening to stories and that short bursts of learning helps us better retain information. So how to we leverage these benefits for improved ROI on our training, and more engaging experiences for our modern learners ? Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator at GWT Next, recommends cinematic microlearning.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Does Humor Enhance Learning?

The eLearning Coach

If humor grabs and sustains attention and if it evokes pleasant and positive feelings, why don't we use it more often in learning experience design? Here is what the research says about humor and learning. Instructional Design

Emerging Scope Of E-Learning To Transform The Aviation Industry


The aviation industry has been adopting technological innovations as per the changing learning needs and preferences. It helps improving the scope of using digital content to thrive in today’s modern learning scenario.

How Do You Learn to Teach Online? Here are 9 Tips!


Tips to help online educators plan their first course. With online education a growing force on the market, more enterprising individuals than ever before are finding themselves inspired to launch an online course of their own. However, for many of these potential educators, the first hurdle is learning how to teach a course. If you’ve never taught a class before, there are some fundamentals you should be familiar with before you begin.

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What if….? (E-Learning)

eLearning 24-7

I’m a huge fan of history. Especially those “what if” scenarios that explore the other side of historical changes. Most folks know the usual, “What if Germany had won WWII”, but lesser folks might ask what if “The colonies never broke away from England,” or what if “bazooka bubblegum created a taste profile that lasted more than thirty seconds.” ” .

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

5 Steps to Using Learning Environment Modeling Language

InSync Training

All instructional designers have a toolkit: a set of processes, applications, and approaches they use to create modern learning programs. High-tech , low-tech, paid, or free, they rely on a myriad of sources to design training that sticks. While toolkits may vary, many instructional designers face a common obstacle: communication. How do we make sure that our stakeholders and teams understand the design vision, execution plan, and associated benefits?

3 Reasons eLearning Enriches Company Culture


According to, a recent study by Columbia University indicated that employee turnover at an organization with rich company culture was likely to be about 13.9 percent, while job turnover at a company with sub-par culture could potentially be 48.4 percent.¹

Designing effective eLearning

Origin Learning

Organizations adopt different project management techniques, instructional design models, and visual design principles to create eLearning solutions. We have distilled the best practices to be followed when working on an eLearning project.

How To Incorporate Skill-Based Learning into Your Online Course


Skill-based online learning helps learners put their knowledge to use. Have you ever considered the difference between a course that teaches knowledge versus one that teaches skill? For most of us, the distinction may not seem all that important, but it actually has a significant impact on how we teach an online class. Some courses are inherently skill-based.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Failing Fast and Succeeding


Why failing can be a measure of success. Skillsoft Books Skillsoft events Fearless and Free

The Mobile Mindset: Designing Great Mobile Learning Experiences (Free eBook)

Bottom-Line Performance

As many of us can attest, it’s difficult to remain on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to training.

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3 Ways to Save Your Training Job

Rapid eLearning

Whenever an organization needs to re-organize or make cuts to its staff, the training people are usually the first on the chopping block. There are a lot of arguments as to why that’s the case but it’s a reality for anyone who’s been in the training industry for a while.

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