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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.

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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Text Is Dead: Images in Email vs. Text

Visual Lounge

Text is dead. No, I don’t mean every email you send has to be pure Emojii’s. Sometimes text is required to give context or extra meaning to your visuals (source: this sentence). That being said, often you can convey your meaning more efficiently with a smart visual than you could with the written word alone. Source: www.Everyvowel.com). Photo Credit: Nicole Hoover. The Big GIF. TLDR; Meme much?

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Undoubtedly, you have heard it before. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed? Just how many mediums are actually needed for our employees to interact with one another?

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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Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?

Visual Lounge

Have you ever seen a video with cheesy transitions? You know what I’m talking about. Usually spotted in used car commercials and overlong vacation videos, the cheesy transition is truly the mark of an amateur. mean, have you checked out the star wipe lately? Only a fool uses the star wipe, right? Wrong! Today I’m going to go forth boldly and reclaim the star wipe. And the checker wipe! Tweet this).

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What is eLearning?

Growth Engineering

Whether you spell it eLearning, Elearning or e-Learning, there’s no denying that this is a term that you’re going to come across this term daily basis! As with email , the ‘e’ stands for ‘electronic’. So when you talk about eLearning, you’re actually talking about ‘electronic learning’. It sounds simple enough, but in fact there’s a fair deal of debate around what exactly the term should mean!

workplace of the future

Learning and Working on the Web

Clark Quinn , in collaboration with Learnnovators , has created a free and open course on the workplace of the future. The course is dedicated to our late colleague, Jay Cross, founder of the Internet Time Alliance. Each of us provided input and references for the course. Image: Workplace of the Future. would recommend taking the course and pausing to reflect on how this applies to your workplace.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status. It's a progression of the industry toward more, toward faster, and toward better.  Here's a slide I presented at the 2016 ATD ICE conference in Denver. 

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.

7 Must Have LMS Features: #3 - Engaging Content

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 third of seven blogs in our series, Must Have LMS Features. Check out the last post here. Learning Management System LMS

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).

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.

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

Raptivity

Raptivity Interactions Tip of the week using interactive content

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Many Benefits Of Tapping Into Organizational Knowledge

G-Cube

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.

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.

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.

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!

Facilitating Online Courses

B Online Learning

For the past year I’ve been facilitating our Master eLearning Course while my colleague Ruth McElhone has been on maternity leave (she’s back now). I’ve found that facilitating in the online environment is quite different from classroom facilitation and as such has a number of unique characteristics and limitations. I’ve learnt (and continue to learn) […]. Facilitating eLearning

The Internet of Things and Launching Learning Ideas

InSync Training

2016 Online Learning Conference Recap. Greetings from Chicago! Members of the InSync Training team, including Jennifer Hofmann, have had the privilege of attending Training Magazine’s 2016 Online Learning Conference (OLC). With learning legends and rising stars on the presentation agenda, the lessons learned were innumerable. Conferences Trends Modern Learning

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.

Open Badges – What you need to know

Gyrus

Open Badges – What you need to know. With gamification being such a buzzworthy topic and so many successful manners in which to implement into your program, it is hard to decide what the best manner is. Ideally, the solution that offers the greatest intrinsic motivation for your learners would be the ideal provision of your learning management system. But, which one is that? Open Standard.

New Features & Improvements Coming in Totara 9.0

Lambda Solutions

The long awaited release of Totara 9.0 is finally on its way! This is the first Totara release since their move away from Moodle, so the changes and improvements are highly anticipated by all. The new release is still a few months away, but here are some of the highlights to look forward to. Seminars are also going to be more prominent in Totara 9.0, Totara LMS

GAMIFICATION IS ABOUT ENGAGEMENT

Learnnovators

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