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Vary Sentence Structure in Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

When you use voice over for elearning, do you want it to sound natural and flowing, or do you want it to sound stiff and didactic? great voice over person can make a good script more engaging, and a great script sound fantastic. However, if the script itself is completely stiff and unnatural, there’s only so much a voice over person can do. Rewriting Complicated Sentences. sound like a robot.

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Organizational Learning Engineering

Clark Quinn

Organizational learning processes – across L&D, Executive Development, Leadership Development, and more of the roles in HR and talent management – are largely still rooted in both industrial era models and myths. We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. Let’s go! strategy

Learning Locker Wins MongoDB Open Source Innovation Award 2016

HT2

The post Learning Locker Wins MongoDB Open Source Innovation Award 2016 appeared first on HT2. News & Announcements Awards Learning Locker LRS Open Source

The future of entertainment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the space of a couple of weeks, I have previewed the future of entertainment twice. The first instance was at AFTRS in Sydney, where I attended a presentation of VR Noir: A Day Before The Night. Billed as an “interactive crime thriller”, this immersive virtual reality experience might best be described as a combination of a film and a game. think my adrenalin is still pumping!

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.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Of all the trends in technology today, BYOD, short for “bring your own device,” is among the most popular. This makes sense considering nearly 100 percent of employed individuals own at least one mobile device that they bring to work on a daily basis. Naturally, people want to use their device(s) at the office or wherever it is they work. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.

ID and E-Learning Links (6/26/2016)

Experiencing eLearning

How to Conduct a Lightning Fast Needs Assessment Clients Will Love. About 7 questions for needs assessment, starting with “What is the problem?” ” and digging deeper to uncover the root cause. tags: needsanalysis training performanceconsulting. The first question is obvious: What is the problem? However, answers will almost always be symptoms and not causes. Posted from Diigo.

5 Ways to Evaluate If Your eLearning Hits the Mark

eLearning Brothers

It takes hours, weeks, and sometimes months to create eLearning content. And then, once the course launches, there’s a bit of a void. The course is in production, and the eLearning content team wonders if it’s well received. Hopefully…fingers crossed…it’s making a difference for learners. quick way to collect this feedback is by including a satisfaction survey on the last page.

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Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a colleague at an event one of the past weeks, and I noted down the concept of ambiguity denial syndrome. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me. What we did was explain away the few times it didn’t work. And our learning designs, and organization designs, and our cultures, need to recognize this.

Adobe Captivate: Custom Color Swatches

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        When creating a template (you can learn how by attending my  3-hour mini course on building templates ), you'll likely need to add colors that meet your corporate brand. Fortunately, it's easy to create color swatches in Captivate and reuse them again and again. To create a custom swatch, create or select an existing text caption. On the Properties Inspector,  Character  group, click  Color.   In the Color panel, click  Swatches.   Click  Pick Color. Adobe Captivate eLearning

Microlearning

Ontuitive

We've all heard a lot about "microlearning." What is it, why is it, and does it work? Over the last few years we've seen a growing use of the term "microlearning." Most common is a range of 3-20 minutes, but a kind of conventional wisdom has emerged that the most effective length for current attention spans is less than 10 minutes. Proponents also tend to favor video as the most effective medium.

5 Essential Training Management Metrics

Administrate

It’s a familiar problem – data. Lots and lots of data. spreadsheet for one customer, another for a group of students/learners, one for that project and so on. The wealth of data that a modern training operation generates can be quite overwhelming and data overload is rapidly becoming one of the principal productivity Read More. All Training Tips

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.

3 Vital Steps For Creating Storyline Game Zen Part II

eLearning Brothers

When playing a game, you don’t want to be left in the dark when it comes to how many chances you have to complete a task. There are many different ways to track and present the amount of tries someone has (or doesn’t have); it is really up to your imagination and the time you are willing to spend creating it. Attempt Tracker. In this example, I am giving them three chances. And that is that!

Pokémon and Gamified Learning

Association eLearning

I recently had a conversation about something I hadn’t thought about for a long time. Pokémon. And it dawned upon me that the franchise is a surprisingly good metaphor for gamified learning. For those who aren’t familiar with them, Pokémon are fictional creatures. The people who catch, tame, and teach them to do battle are called trainers. The successful ones win badges. Sound familiar?

xAPI Adoption and Use: the View from Down-Under

HT2

The post xAPI Adoption and Use: the View from Down-Under appeared first on HT2. Learning Data Badges hangout Video xAPI

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Where are we going with all of us? What about peace?

Ignatia Webs

While typing ferociously to get the phd draft for my promoters done by the end of this week, many violent things have happened in a short period of time (Brussels airport blown up, Orlando night-club shooting, brexit and its resulting discrimination, and now once again Istanbul airport). Each time I told myself: just type, give the world a rest, just keep on typing. And I did. activism peace

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.

How to pair social learning with your LMS for a more engaged workforce

Docebo

What is social learning and how can it help develop a culture of learning? Social learning is a theory by psychologist Albert Bandura that suggests learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement. Social learning is the 20% within the 70+20+10 learning model. Academic jargon aside, what does this mean? Let’s take a closer look. Learning by example. Basically, Bandura’s theory is that human beings can learn by example. Organization Wikis.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Learner-Centred eLearning

eLearning Brothers

If you are considering rolling out an eLearning strategy within your company to help your staff to develop their skills then you want to be sure that the type of strategy you employ is going to give you the best results possible. learner-centred approach to upskilling puts the student at the heart of the programme allowing them the opportunity to grow in the best way possible. It is Relevant.

Guideline For Finding Your Organization’s Ideal LMS

Gyrus

Have your cake and eat it too, a guideline for finding your organization's ideal LMS. post written by Meghayu Advaryu. Want to deploy and maintain the e-learnings that you have spent so much time and effort to develop? Do you want to be able to create quality actionable e-learnings? Then you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS). Determine your objectives in advance.

There Is No ‘I’ in Team When It Comes to Emotional Intelligence

CLO Magazine

It would be difficult to find a learning leader today who didn’t think emotional intelligence was crucial for success in the workplace. But is emotional intelligence a property of individuals alone, or a distinct property for teams as well? What would it mean to look at learning and performance from a team rather than an individual perspective? Navy aircrew and maintenance teams. Caring behavior.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Remix culture and education

Learning with e's

In my last blog post I illustrated a new model of digital literacies in the context of age of remix. Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. Remixing is the act of taking previously created works or artefacts and adapting them in some way. Sometimes several works are combined or 'mashed up' to create new versions. Unported License.

Exploring the capabilities of xAPI

Kineo

Haitham Gasim, the Kineo US Director of Technology has been on a quest to dig deeper into xAPI and thinking about how Kineo can implement xAPI in order to better serve our clients.

An Inescapably Awesome Storyline Game Template

eLearning Brothers

At one point or another, we all love to play the rebel. There’s something invigorating about throwing caution to the wind and playing by your own rules. It’s the reason we love characters like Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer, and Han Solo. It’s a romantic idea to think of oneself as the lone fighter taking on the world, the single fish swimming against a current of conformity. Wink, wink.

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing

Gyrus

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing. Before I start, it is best to issue a few disclaimers: I am not a neuroscientist; this blog post is not written with appropriate scientific method. This post is written based on my personal understanding and could reflect deficiencies experienced in my own personal learning process. Whereas other ideas were best suited for the minds of my friends.

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.

Leadership Development Pushes Past Comfort

CLO Magazine

Even though business is good and the organization is humming along, challenging leaders to break out of their comfort zones and develop the skills needed to sustain and grow the business can provide for a stronger future. But in order to accelerate the company’s growth and explore new opportunities, these senior leaders would have to change their mindsets and adopt some new behaviors, Grubbs said.

Book Review: Disrupted – The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

Web Courseworks

The Dark Side of Silicon Valley’s Contribution to Management Techniques. In Disrupted , Lyons describes his time at Hubspot, an inbound marketing and sales startup, where he reveals the truth about these seemingly prosperous tech companies by exposing their faults, which have been masked by the mystic and allure that surrounds them. Step one: acquire venture capital.

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7 Tips for Getting the Most out of Scenario-Based Training Simulations

iSpring Solutions

Shared. Today, communication skills are among the most valuable skills in any professional environment. They are at the core of successful teamwork and in the very definition of superb customer service. The good news is that a set of excellent communication skills is not just an innate talent. One develops it with years of experience. Read more ». Learning

Webinar: 5 Must-Know Features for Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

Whether you are new to Articulate Storyline or a veteran in the software, it is always nice to have a refreshing review of the features in Storyline that will help you excel in your eLearning development. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar on 5 must-know features in Storyline. Next, I went into detail on how to use Motion Paths and Move Triggers to create a beautiful project.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

How to Help Your Employees Become Constant Learners

Pract.us

Your team can get into the learning habit at work. People who regularly innovate never stop devouring new ideas. We already know that major movers and shakers like Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg , and Sheryl Sandberg prioritize time in their hectic schedules to read and learn. And what if they were continually improving key skills? How much better could you compete? Want to eat healthier? Books.

Leaders Need a Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda

CLO Magazine

Organizations with a high level of employee engagement operate like a high-performance engine, with every piston firing. Employee engagement can help organizations more successfully navigate change, and engaged employees are better able to cope with new and unanticipated situations, especially when leaders cannot be there to guide them to the answer. Fortunately, help is available.

5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training

CommLab India

Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. This could help set a perfect platform for the successful launch.

New Drag and Drop Templates Added to Adobe Captivate 9 Assets Library

Adobe Captivate

Guest Blog by: Thomas Reyes-Cairo, Community Manager at eLearning Brothers The drag and drop interaction is often a stalwart staple of standard eLearning courses everywhere. And why wouldn’t it be? It provides an opportunity for your learner to visually make associations about everything from terms and definitions to steps in a process. We think Adobe […]. How do I.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Does Your eLearning Content Set Off Fireworks?

eLearning Brothers

When I was in high school, I had the opportunity to watch a fireworks display in Sapporo, Japan. More than 20 years later that summer evening fireworks display remains a vivid memory. Unlike pyrotechnic designers, as creators of eLearning content, we don’t want our courses to explode— but we do want them to stick with learners in the same way. It was an event. It had a good reputation.

Use Intrinsic Motivators to Make Game-based Learning Fun

Designing Digitally

Let's explore the intrinsic motivators that make game-based learning fun! . Title: Taxonomy of intrinsic motivators that make learning fun Description: Gamifying learning is a very popular concept. Games make learning fun. The intrinsic characteristic of gaming, like challenges, control, rewards, recognitions, and so on, make gamified learning highly desirable. If

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