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Adobe RoboHelp: Reuse a Customized Layout

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Willam van Weelden      While customizing a Screen Layout in RoboHelp takes a lot of work (you have to add the images, assign the correct colors, etc.), you can get incredible results. Take, for example, the Responsive RedGreen layout, a customized Azure Blue provided by Adobe: It is possible to reuse a customized Screen Layout in other RoboHelp projects. Here's how.

Lessons on Instructional Design from…my Dog

Allen Interactions

By Carly Yuenger, Senior Instructional Designer. For the last two-and-a-half years, I’ve been the primary trainer to my dog, but for some reason, my mind has kept this task separate from my daylighting work as an instructional designer. Most days, I’d venture to say that I’m a better instructional designer than dog trainer, so the reason may be simple ego-protection.

Consider 4 Cs in Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

When I create scenarios for learning, I keep these four elements in mind: characters, context, challenge, and consequences. Characters. The main character of your scenario who drives the action should generally be someone similar to your learners. Give your main character a goal that aligns to the learning objectives and that your learners share. Context. Challenge. Consequences. More Reading.

Why Companies Procrastinate When it’s Time for Training

Bottom-Line Performance

September 6th was National Fight Procrastination Day. And in true procrastination fashion, we’ve put off writing this blog until now. So without further ado, let’s talk about a case of procrastination you’re probably familiar with: why organizations wait so long to update their internal training materials. Why Companies Procrastinate. So why does this happen so frequently? Training isn’t magical.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?

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With increased popularity of e-learning in the corporate world, it is a good idea to build in the scope of repurposing content, especially when creating custom e-learning content. By creating a strategy that takes into account all available resources, we can reap the benefits of repurposing by improving the speed and quality of e-learning content development. Blog Content Repurposing

Keynote Resources for New Designs for Learning: Games & Gamification Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification Conference. Met so many wonderful people and had a great time discussing games and gamification. Here are the slides from the keynote: Case of the Disengaged Learner: New Designs for Learning Conference from Karl Kapp. Also, many people ask me how I am able to add notes directly to PowerPoint. Videos/Class. Gamification of Learning.

5 Reasons Mobile Learning Rocks

LearnDash

Mobile learning use is quickly on the rise and with good reason: we use mobile devices more than traditional laptops. This essentially means that the elearning market needs to adapt and begin catering to the mobile learning experience. Some may even contend that elearning should be developed with a “mobile learning first” approach. It makes some sense. Plane delayed at the airport?

Attention eLearning Enthusiasts of Chicago – You Won’t Want to Miss This Event

Docebo

Learn all about the latest trends in eLearning and Docebo’s industry-leading solutions. Got no plans on October 3rd? Well, we’ve got you covered. Docebo will be hosting a half-day exclusive event for clients and customers at the Hyatt in Chicago. The spotlight of the session will be discussing formal and informal learning and user adoption in LMS projects. You won’t want to miss this event!

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

TechSmith Camtasia: Exporting Frames

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        While developing a recent Camtasia project, I needed to split a large video into multiple segments. The video I was given included mouse movement and plenty of screen clicks. Between all of those clicks, I needed to freeze the screen background for 5-10 seconds so I could explain a concept via callouts.     Looking for Camtasia training?

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Yes! #PhD written. looking for joyful bliss once more

Ignatia Webs

So, this is it. My thesis is submitted and it will now be wrapped and sent out to my examiners. For anyone interested, you can read the thesis here. have grown wiser, and become more aware of the fact that the more I learn, the less I know. Unfortunately, it also seems I lost some of my playful self… I am hoping it will come back as my mind rejuvenates after having typed for weeks on end.

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program

Gyrus

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API or the Experience API in case you have heard or read additional posts elsewhere, it will herein be referred to solely as xAPI within this blog post). Some a lot more easy to understand than others. But “how exactly can it do that?”

Check Out The Features In Version 2.3!

LearnDash

Today we have released a major LearnDash core update designed specifically with two things in mind. Our first priority was to improve the reporting performance and data storage. This is the last major step needed prior to the anticipated ProPanel v2.0 release. Secondly, we wanted to give all of you maximum flexibility for how you present course material (which we think you will really like).

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.

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

How You Can Deliver Highly Effective Courses Through Bite-Sized eLearning. From hectic work schedules to lack of motivation , there are plenty of obstacles that modern learners must overcome in order to build skills and absorb new information. Fortunately, they have technology on their side, and they know how to use it. Stick To One Subject. Take A Spaced eLearning Approach. START A TRIAL.

Adobe Captivate: Video Demos and the Mouse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        Captivate's Software Simulation and Responsive modes get all the glory. And why not? Interactive eLearning that works great on mobile devices is important. Nevertheless, there's room in world for a different mode that gets little respect among Captivate aficionados: Video Demo mode. When you choose  File > New Project , you can also elect to create a  Responsive Project  (which takes you into Responsive mode.       As I mentioned above, simulations and responsive eLearning are both important.

7 Must Have LMS Features: #4 - Gamification

Lambda Solutions

The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task. This is the fourth of seven blogs in our series, Must Have LMS Features. Check out the last post here. Learning Management System LMS

Tip of the Week: Present text-heavy content in easy ways

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Raptivity Interactions Tip of the week using interactive content

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.

Designing Learning Environments for the Digital Age

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. Learning technologies and methodologies have evolved rapidly and dramatically over the past three decades. Instructional designers have had to align these new tools and trends with time-tested and proven theories and models. Recently, guest BYTE speaker Catherine Lombardozzi provided expert insight about talent development in this digital age.

Advanced Technologies Needed to Foster Online Learning - Interview with Ryan Tracey

JoomlaLMS

Today we are delighted to welcome to the JoomlaLMS blog an eLearning expert, author of E-Learning Provocateur blog and a former ELearning magazine editorial board member - Ryan Tracey. The funny thing is that when we discussed an interview topic with Ryan, he chose “Advanced technologies needed to foster online learning within the organization” because he had an opposite opinion on the topic.

6 Game Types for Learning

LearnDash

Incorporating gaming methodology into formal learning events is a great way to help learners grasp complex concepts. It can be used in nearly every context including the educational sector, corporate setting, and non-profit industry. What might not be as well known is that the use of games for teaching initiatives is more than just throwing up leaderboards and ways for distributing points.

Collaborative Simulations- What Are They?

SimStudios

Most people think of business simulations as a tool where participants either compete against other training participants or against the computer. These aren't the only useful solutions available. Do you know much about business collaboration simulations? These are tools that help leaders learn how to more effectively collaborate as a single entity instead of an individual business silo. Trends

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Is technology eliminating the Learning & Development role in corporations?

Your Training Edge

You must have seen in many of the previous posts by yourtrainingedge.com [1] the revolutions taking place in corporate learning and development brought about advancement in technology. And the great thing is that most of the newer technologies being launched in this regard are increasingly cost effective as well. Let’s explore this debate here. Firstly, it is affecting the jobs. population.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve.  I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff. Read more.

The Many Benefits Of Tapping Into Organizational Knowledge

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With the advent of globalization, the world is becoming a smaller place and this phenomenon heralds with itself a tremendous shift in the Workplace. Along with a number of other ramifications, this shift brings with itself the need for ‘lifetime learning’. In this scenario, Technology-aided learning builds a successful organization. Organization Knowledge: What is it? Individual Learning.

The Landscape of Learning Technologies in 2016

Lambda Solutions

The Brandon Hall Group issued a study on the Learning Technology landscape of 2016. The report revealed that technology is becoming the top learning and development priority this year, with 48% of survey respondents naming it as #1 on their list. What’s more remarkable, is looking at new emerging learning technologies has taken precedence over learning strategy this year.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

Learning spaces – are we doing enough?

Dont Waste Your Time

With the start of a new academic year swiftly approaching (I realise many have already started, sorry) I am again having discussions with academics on the best way to use the spaces they’re given. It’s not only about the size or resolution of the screen/projector. It is about whether the space is too cold or hot. So, with Universities committing to new buildings, the question is.

What Happens When Your Employees Don’t Know?

Axonify

It’s a Saturday. You’ve had a heck of a week. After experiencing the luxury of sleeping in a little, you decide to get started on the day by tackling the usual things … shower, make breakfast, feed the children. When checking your phone (which you do about 100 times a day), you see a promotion come through for an item you’ve been wanting for a while. Exciting!

3 Essential Activities for New Hire Success – Even if You Don’t Have Formal Onboarding

Pract.us

Onboarding is key – even if you don’t do onboarding. According to a recent article by Human Resource Executive Online , only 48% of companies offer onboarding for new employees. That means that most companies simply play it by ear when a new team member joins. Some small groups may bring on employees just once a year or so and may not feel the need for a formal program. Assign a mentor.