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Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

All of us have experienced dry, boring, painful eLearning. I can say that with confidence because it’s so prevalent. The question is–why is there so much of it? My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference.

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

mLevel

Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

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Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. As a result a delay in the post and up front apology for that. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

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Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

Harness the power of employees’ minds! Although many companies pay lip service to the idea that employees are their most valuable asset, they remain stuck in a 20th century mindset in which employees are a liability.

How to Build a Real Game in Storyline 3

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever wanted to build a fully fledged game in Articulate Storyline? Gaming is all the rage in eLearning, but without a sizable budget or external vendors, options are limited. Game elements in authoring tools are usually reduced to themed quizzes, with little actual gaming involved.

Extended Enterprise Learning: What it can do for a Business Ecosystem?

ProProfs

Knowledge is powerful. The organizations that are able to tap into it and share it with stakeholders are able to outshine the competition. Having said that, companies that are making efforts to empower the affiliates (and look beyond its employee base) have better chances to succeed.

8 Steps to Build a Highly Successful Leadership Development Program in 2018

Learnloft

It was a wake-up call. She finally took a chance to look at the survey results and her mouth almost hit the floor. As the CEO of a fairly large sized organization, it seemed she would be more aware of what was happening. She began reading from the report: “employees aren’t engaged in the work they are doing, most employees don’t plan on working here in two years, and our culture score is well below the average.”

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.

Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

As I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been using Safari and Google to traverse the networks. And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch. And that’s now been put through a test, and I thought it instructive to share my learnings. The rationale for the switch is that I don’t completely trust Google and Apple with my data. Or anyone, really, for that matter. On principle.

3 Tips for Making Virtual Collaboration Work Across Global Organizations

D2L

Working remotely, or teleworking, is becoming much more prevalent in the world of work. Virtual collaboration tools are allowing companies of all sizes to recruit, … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends D2L News

Catch the Wave

CLO Magazine

Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting. Careers are changing faster than ever. Oxford University predicts that nearly 50 percent of all jobs will be transformed in the next 20 years. I believe it’s happening far faster.

Sex, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain Brothel

KnowledgeStar

I’m always trying to learn something new. Every day… So last night I was out with a friend of mine who is fabulously wealthy and amazingly smart. And we were eating dinner and talking about investments, retirement, 401K’s, reverse mortgages, and the California housing market after the fires. It was a calm and educational meal […]. Managing Minds

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

We Need to Change the Culture Around Sexual Harassment Training

David Kelly

A few weeks ago I was lamenting with a friend about the reports of sexual harassment being applied to Louis CK.

Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach

The E-Learning Curve

Several types of analysis are undertaken when using a systems approach for Instructional Systems Design (ISD) strategy to learning program development. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Course Material: Tackling It Like a Pro

Association eLearning

A subject matter expert (SME) gives you hundreds of pages on a subject you know nothing about. So, how do you handle such a daunting task? Well, there are a few methods you can add to your design routine to aid you in creating an optimal course. First, you need to learn about the course material.

History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

Patrick Mullane is executive director of HBX, a division of Harvard Business School. Around 370 B.C., Plato wrote of a story told by Socrates to Phaedrus. In that story, a god tries to give the gift of writing to the Egyptian King Thamus.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

The 12 Best Free eLearning Tools and How To Use Them to Improve Your Corporate Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

Whenever you hire new employees, it’s important that you get them up to speed as quickly as possible, without sacrificing the quality of their learning. You also want to make a good impression on these new employees, and so forcing them to sit in a conference room for several hours a day, while someone lectures to them, is probably not ideal. With eLearning, you allow your employees to work through interactive lessons at their own pace.

Managing your courses just got a lot easier with Content Controller v2.0

Rustici Software

Most eLearning content providers send their courses off into the world with no ability to manage them once released. Content Controller lets you centrally host your content so you can automatically make updates, gain insight into usage and enforce licenses. And in Content Controller v2.0,

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Typography Plays a Key Role in eLearning UX by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

A key factor in UX, typography helps set the tone of eLearning. It can affect cognitive load and even influence learner. engagement. Getting Started Graphic Design

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

Making a Big Deal out of Nanodegrees

CLO Magazine

Emerging areas, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data, require special skill sets in high demand.

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The Growing Opportunity of Online Course Proctoring

LearnDash

Online courses and distance learning have opened up new business opportunities. One of those opportunities is online proctoring. Countless of organizations and educational institutions rely on e-learning to delivery course content. Of these there is a large contingency that administer exams that award continuing education certificates when passed. It stands to reason that these institutions would be interested in some component of online facilitation. This segment isn’t anything new.

Gamification: The Power of Gaming Features in Corporate eLearning

eLearningMind

What is Gamification Training? Gamification training, one of the hottest trends in corporate eLearning, is the use of game play elements in a learning experience. While games have enormous power, they aren’t the teacher!

Use a Color Picker to Select an Exact Color from an Image

Visual Lounge

When working with visuals, you often need to make text, a shape, or another graphic perfectly match a particular color.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have your whole squad, Blue Sky eLearn is counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program and make your eLearning program more successful than ever before!

Significance Of Online Learning For Retail Organizations

G-Cube

Digital learning landscape of the retail industry is gradually shifting with technological advancement. Because data is trending these days, most of the retail organizations are embedding learning technologies with e-courses.

How to Optimize Top Team Performance

CLO Magazine

Organizations need great leaders who can identify emerging challenges, inspire their team and turn strategy into effective action. Those needs have been intensifying as business changes come at an exponential speed.

eLearning Culture: How to Get Everyone On Board

LearnUpon

Change is something that every organization has to manage. We are creatures of habit, easily finding ourselves becoming resistant to it. The good news is that we can promote new habits and even a new eLearning culture with a little encouragement.