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5 Tips to Prepare Your Storyline Course for Your LMS

eLearning Brothers

August. As the kids go back to school, our thoughts are turned to learning. In the training world, that means in many cases that we are preparing our courses for publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS). Make sure you know what standards, parameters and settings your LMS requires before you proceed with publishing any course. SCORM (Shared Content Object Reference Model). and 2004. Tin Can.

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Trying out videos

Clark Quinn

DevLearn , the elearning conference I’ll be attending in November, has suggested adding videos to promote your talks.  I haven’t done much with video (though I did just do this <6 minute one about my proposed learning pedagogy), but I’ve found the ‘narrated presentation’ capability built into Keynote to be of interest, so I’ve been playing with it.

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8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences

Docebo

How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course. Go Beyond Leaderboards.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Not too long ago, connections were forged outside of technological communications and maintained via sheer will. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Are you ready to engage tomorrow’s workforce?

mLevel

Earlier this year I had the honor of participating in FocusOn Learning’s DemoFest 2016 with our Partner, Pearson Learning. We demonstrated our partnership in bringing Learning Games to the Introduction to Business education market. There are a variety of aspects that brought our partnership together but the one I would like to focus on in this post is student or learner engagement.  I will touch on this a bit later, but those of us working in the corporate or enterprise learning world, should be aware of what can drive student engagement as the students now, will be the workforce of the future.

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eLearning Stock Assets and Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

Some of the most exciting parts of the Camtasia Templates Packages are in the Stock Asset Library. We’re talking about videos, songs and sounds, and images. You will also find the Additional Assets library that has buttons, icons, arrows, speech bubbles, and other items that are incredibly useful in projects. Want to get started with these eLearning templates right now? Click here to see pricing!

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The 20 Must-Have Moodle Plugins

Lambda Solutions

One of the greatest thing about Moodle’s Open-Source framework, other than the cost savings, is the ability to customize your online courses to your exact specifications. Hundreds of custom third-party plugins are offered for free by Moodle contributors, which once installed, can change the look, feel and functionality of your Moodle to suit your organizations personal learning requirements.

Blended Learning 101

LearnDash

You have probably heard about the benefits of blended learning but you may need to understand more about it before attempting to implement this approach. Blended learning is a method that involves mixing content delivery in a way that often includes live instruction and digital learning. What few people realize though is that there are a variety of ways to implement a blended learning approach.

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.

Curated Insights: The Continued Evolution of Social Learning

Axonify

Learning is inherently social. Regardless of content type or delivery format, most of what we learn comes from other people. Social learning” hit trend status alongside the rise of social media in the late 2000s. Because we had new, high-tech ways to share, people also assumed “social learning” was a new idea. The Truth Behind 5 Social Learning Myths from Christopher Pappas. This concept isn’t new.

eLearning-Caught in the Phenomenon called Pokémon Go

Upside Learning

Augmented reality is back in discussion, and again with the same hype that was associated to it a few years back (starting from 2009- next bout in 2012 and now in 2016). And why? All thanks to the latest game by Niantic- Pokémon Go, that urges you to ‘Get Up and Go’- go to the […]. eLearning Pokemon Go Pokemon Go and eLearning

Learning Delivery: E-Learning and Mobile Gaining Ground

CLO Magazine

Two years ago, CLOs reported for the first time that self-paced and instructor-led e-learning courses were used more often than classroom-based instruction content and tools continue to evolve. Classroom-based training is still quite common for many content areas and covering far more learners. This year’s research shows e-learning overall is used more often than classroom training.

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Wisetail Earns National Recognition as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Wisetail LMS

Wisetail was just ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. on this year's Inc. 5000 list. The post Wisetail Earns National Recognition as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America appeared first on Wisetail. All Founder Perspective & #INDIETECH News

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.

#1 Consideration When Migrating an LMS

LearnDash

Making changes in the software that runs your business can be a very stressful decision. The larger your organization, the bigger the project. This is particular true with learning management systems. If you are in a company with thousands of employees and they all have to access the LMS at some point then you are looking at a migration that could take months, not weeks.

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Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

eLearning Brothers

You’ve spent hours, days, maybe even 12 months or more creating online learning content. It’s only natural that you want learners to view every last screen and complete all the activities you built. Even more, you want them to reap the rewards of their newfound knowledge. So when someone suggests the idea of a test-out option, you silently scream, “No! No, it means the opposite.

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The Olympics – A Guideline to Continuous Learning

Gyrus

The Olympics – A Guideline to Continuous Learning. With the Olympics coming to a close and the closing ceremony occurring this Sunday. One cannot help but reflect back on these past few weeks, the incredible athletes and what they have accomplished. Which leaves the typical viewer with a lot of questions. How could I train at this stage in my life to do what they are doing?

Employees Say Company Training Isn’t Helping

CLO Magazine

Companies may be offering their employees more workforce development options — even investing more in learning than in previous years — but employees say those efforts are not hitting the spot. Further, only 14 percent of workers surveyed said they’d give their organization an ‘A’ grade for learning and development programming. One potential reason for the gap in understanding?

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.

The rise of the MWL Intrapreneur

Jane Hart

I recently read a powerful blog post by Helen Blunden called  Learning & Development need to get their groove back. Helen is the recipient of the inaugural Jay Cross Memorial Award, and has wide experience both of working within L&D and more recently as a external consultant. All of which has led her to the conclusion. She refers to thee people as L&D intrapreneurs. Social learning

Explore More: The Wisetail Adventure Fund

Wisetail LMS

Inscribed in the Wisetail manifesto are the words “we eat well and adventure often," and we try to live true to those words as often as we can. The post Explore More: The Wisetail Adventure Fund appeared first on Wisetail. All Wisetail Culture

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Because It’s There! 3 Mountainous Storyline Games

eLearning Brothers

With the eLB home base situated at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, we are no strangers to these majestic landforms. In many belief systems, deities reside on a plane above the human realm, logically implying that to be on a mountain is to be closer to their object of worship, and thus closer to enlightenment, truth, and information. Mountain Ascent. Mountain Summit. Alpine Skiing.

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Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

In January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Let’s dig into this jargon bin and try to simplify things by the end of this post. Codecs (are for compression). Preset outputs.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is a long-term strategic business imperative. Yet, very few organizations actually evaluate the value of leadership development initiatives. One of the most common deterrents is the difficulty in measuring soft skills. Simply put, people don’t know what to observe, what to measure, and/or how to measure it. Do this in partnership with other leaders and executives. Rating.

Thursday’s Trending Topics: Instructional Design

Everything E-Learning

When Trivantis® Community Manager Jennifer Valley shared her #InstructionalDesignProblems with us, we got to thinking. Instructional design is essentially one huge trending topic. So from How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems to free eBooks and more, here are some great ID resources for you! And a “doge” meme to remind you that eLearning doesn’t have to be boring. Have no fear! Read it now.

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Unleashing Creativity to Boost Performance and Engagement

ej4 eLearning

This is a story about finding creativity in something that normally does not come across as imaginative nor inventive: templates. The story starts almost 20 years ago, when a trio of Israeli researchers working at The Jerusalem School of Business Administration set out to see if good advertisements—the ones that seem the most creative, the most inspired, and that have the most impact—could be generated by a process that was teachable. After studying hundreds of ads, they noticed that many of the ones viewers deemed “successful” followed certain patterns. Or management policies? Consequences.

Improving Performance in the Workplace

Web Courseworks

Performance improvement is defined as “the systematic process of identifying and analyzing the root causes of performance issues, and implementing big picture solutions across an organization.” A definition is helpful to understand performance improvement, but how does it actually occur and function in the workplace? Steps to successfully improve performance: Consider institutional context.

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Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

Ignoring This Simple Step Could Derail Your Training Efforts

Kirkpatricks

Elizabeth is a training professional who was asked to design a leadership development program. She went ahead and created a program, but did so without having the end result in mind. At the end of the program, it was not clear what results the program was supposed to produce. What could Elizabeth have done differently? But why do we evaluate training programs

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

These are heady days for learning leaders. Executives rely on them to rapidly build employee’s skills, and vendors offer an array of dazzling new learning technologies that promise to make employees better, faster and more engaged at work. But CLOs need to be thoughtful about the tools they choose to ensure they deliver business results. In 2015 alone, more than $6.54 billion in 2014 and $1.64

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The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Challenge Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. THE PUBLIC CHALLENGE RUNS 5 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER. (or email Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk to organise a private, bespoke challenge for your team). Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically changing the way you think about and support learning in the organisation. Introduction to MWL.