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How to Train and Develop Millennials

Gyrus

How to Train and Develop Millennials. Everywhere you look there are posts about millennials, mainly focusing on their abilities in comparison to their predecessors. There are some really fun ones out there, about how millennials are weaker than their parents, and how their neurological wiring explains their short attention spans. However, it is important we do not harp on those. Technology. 24 Aug.

Lectora Templates in the Big City

eLearning Brothers

Cities are an ancient invention of human civilization. Since the point when agriculture revolutionized the game, humans have generally had more access to surplus amounts of food, allowing more people to devote their attention to matters beyond mere survival. That’s when it starts to make sense for more people to gather in a permanent settlement. Executive. Business 03. Business 05.

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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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Megan Torrance      xAPI and the Tin Can Project. it's possible that you've been hearing about these terms for years. Or maybe someone just dropped one or both terms into a conversation and you're feeling left out. It's okay. Few eLearning developers have ever developed or seen an eLearning project that uses xAPI. However, given the fact that eLearning development tools and learning platforms now support xAPI, it may be the time to jump on the xAPI bandwagon.    What is xAPI? Many people say that xAPI is the next version of SCORM.

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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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.

#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.

Three Tips to Avoid the “Dark Side” of Microlearning

Allen Interactions

Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer /. EllenBJohnson So you’re thinking about creating. microlearning. Maybe your learners demand it. Maybe your superiors are giving you thinly-veiled suggestions. Maybe the Galactic Empire showed up at your planet and now you need to quickly train a squadron of rebels to fight back. Webinar microlearning Ellen Burns-Johnson

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?

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 Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. However, like any change, there are positives and negatives that come with it. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? What do you think about it?

Motivating Online Learners – the MUSIC Model

B Online Learning

This blog was inspired by one of our Master eLearning Course (MEC) students, Catharina. She wrote a fantastic blog post (in our online learning community) reflecting on her own actions and practice when trying to motivate students completing online courses. Catharina questioned how do we motivate ‘adult learners where the course isn’t compulsory and there […]. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning adult learning principles eLearning course design elearning development

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What it means to transform workplace learning

Jane Hart

This is a re-work of a previous post. There is a lot of talk about transforming workplace learning. But what does it actually mean? recent Harvard Business Review article, What do you really mean by business “transformation”  describes three different “categories of effort, and this is valuable to help us understand workplace learning transformation. OPERATIONAL MODEL. strategic transformation.

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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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.

Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

Corporate learning has been evolving to match the needs of the modern, digital employee, and learning technology has played a large role in making education more flexible, personalized and accessible. When it comes to their implementation, however, companies must not lose sight that, at its core, learning is a social activity. Cutting edge tech is now a big part of the corporate classroom.

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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.

How Game-based Learning Scenarios Work For Sales Training Managers

CommLab India

“People leave managers, not companies.” ” (Source: “The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World” by Victor Lipman). What a powerful statement! It compelled me to pause and ponder. assume you had a brief moment of introspection to ask yourself if you belonged to that class of managers that employees leave. Hone decision-making skills. Want to try?

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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

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.

Riddle Me This: 5 Captivate Quizzes

eLearning Brothers

We’ve recently added several Captivate quiz templates to our library in continuation of our endless journey to fulfill your every quizzing need. These unique and striking designs are sure to add that extra flare your next Captivate project truly needs. In Peg , we have a unique aesthetic reminiscent of the world of printmaking. Space Invader. In space, no one can hear you quiz. Journey.

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How to Develop a Lean Managerial Mindset

CLO Magazine

Most companies would benefit from lean thinking. Lean thinking is a business methodology first popularized by Toyota in the 1950s. It examines workflows for optimization, said Guy Parsons, founder of Value Stream Solutions and a consultant on lean principles. But the goal isn’t to optimize people out of work. Roughly 1 percent is actively being worked on. Check for first-time quality.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 2

Association eLearning

Part 1 discussed how the rush to understand millennials isn’t really about millennials. It’s a crisis of outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices. This time I want to take a look at five of those practices and why they don’t work. Practice 1: Treating Learning as a One-Time Event. Information overload is not a good thing. Practice 2: Confusing “Professional” and “Dull”.

we are the experts

Learning and Working on the Web

If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era? Hierarchies and experts have a symbiotic relationship. Without hierarchies, no authority can tell us who is the expert. Were people able to learn before there were hierarchies and experts? Would workers be able to learn today without learning experts?

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.

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

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

Learning with e's

We can't accurately predict what will happen in the future, but we expect it will be different to anything we have already experienced. One recent disruptive innovation is mobile technology. It's astounding to think that only in recent years have we had the capability to create connected technology that can be carried with us, anywhere we go. Wearable connected technologies are now common place.

The Best of Both Worlds: Learning Through a Marketer’s Lens

CLO Magazine

When a leader with deep marketing expertise is asked to take over a learning role, learning — specifically leadership development — becomes exciting. It becomes engaging, and most important for participants, it becomes interesting. At least that’s what happened when 3M Chief Learning Officer Janette Shimanski took over the company learning function in 2015. Serendipitous Connections.

10 Principles of Organizational Learning DNA

The Peformance Improvement

How do we know if an organization has the “DNA” that predisposes it to organizational learning? Gary Neilson and Jaime Estupinan have been studying and writing about "organizational DNA" for the past 10 years. Using this DNA metaphor, here are 10 principles that determine whether an organization has a strong or weak environment for learning: Leaders support learning. Learning is rewarded.

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

5 Awesome Tools to Engage & Gamify Talks

ZaidLearn

IMAGINE Imagine you are required to give a one-hour keynote talk to around 500 people at an International e-Learning Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the biggest moment of your career. You are super nervous at the beginning of your talk, but you manage to capture the audience’s attention initially with a funny and relevant joke. What went wrong? TodaysMeet 2. Poll Everywhere 3. Padlet 4.

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connected curiosity

Learning and Working on the Web

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist. They say that the most interesting people are those who are interested in others. The core skill is curiosity. Learning Work

An eLearning Guide to Summer Fun

Everything E-Learning

Summer is winding down—but the fun doesn’t have to! For our latest Lectora® development contest in the Trivantis® Community, we combined our two favorite things. What are those? Summer fun and eLearning, of course! This month, we challenged you to create an eLearning course that’s all about summer fun, but is also educational. You’ll just have to stay tuned and start working on your entry!