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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. I’ve recommended it many times. It’s easy to read and understand. Read my review for more details. Visual Design.

Flattening the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

Pract.us

Most employees forget their training shortly after taking it. If training starts in the classroom, everyone knows it doesn’t end there. As Bill Rosenthal pointed out, there is a learning curve and then there is a forgetting curve. But when it comes to employee learning and development, the forgetting curve can be a major obstacle. Here are a few to try out. Train employees on what’s needed now.

Learning Objectives and GPS

Association eLearning

Your supervisor stops by and says they’re super busy. They need you to take care of something they don’t have time to do. After showing you that “Everything you need is in this folder” they thank you for your help and walk off. You have no idea how to do the task you were just assigned. That’s how learners can feel if training’s learning objectives aren’t set up well. That’s a terminal objective.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1

Learnnovators

The post COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1 appeared first on Learnnovators.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Maslow, technology and learning

Learning with e's

I love a good mash-up. It's a digital age version of synthesis. Actually, that's a little misleading - synthesis is a skill required by academics and scholars, whether technology is present or not. But a mash-up takes several ideas, formats or sources and places them together in a new form, to say something new. That's why I like it. It's creative and it's often thought provoking. Unported License.

YouTube And Learning: The Future Of Self-paced As Well As Classroom Learning

G-Cube

Technology and learning has become closer in the last few years. With the development of modern Internet, corporate sector has completely changed its face – including the way business is conducted, how employees engage with people and how they learn. There are various ways YouTube can be utilized for learning within the corporate sector: YouTube For Instructor-led Classroom Learning. Learning

Ready Player None: The Pitfalls of Gamification

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 777 words. Reading Time: ~3.5 minutes. It’s hard to have missed the rise of gamification in the learning industry over the past few years. Self-proclaimed gamification “experts” have seemingly dropped from the sky to fill our conferences and social media channels. There’s even an Education Edition of Minecraft. What’s not to like? Or, am I using game elements? PITFALL 3: MAKING IT TOO EASY.

Getting Started With Knowledge Management

Geenio

In this article you will find a list of basic recommendations that can be used to establish knowledge management in an organization. If your company treats its employees’ expertise with the respect it deserves, you can use the information

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Rahaf Haroush opened the second day of the 2017 ATD TechKnowledge conference. She made clear some important points about the potential for technology. For instance she made the case for context-sensitive performance support, social network analysis, and a learning culture. An interesting point was that existing business practices were developed in times of data scarcity. social strategy

Sorting Through the EdTech Toolbox: 6 Blended Learning Tool Categories

InSync Training

We keep saying that technology is just a tool, but what do we really mean? have a full toolbox out in the garage, but I have to admit that I’ve used a shoe to hammer a nail into the wall on more than one occasion. Are we using the right tools to design , develop, deliver, facilitate , produce , and curate learning? Or, are we using our shoes, staplers, or anything sturdy enough that we have on hand to get the job done? In the end, does it really matter? Blended learning EdTech 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Webinar: An eLearning Brothers Guide to Articulate 360

eLearning Brothers

A couple of months ago (in November of 2016), Articulate released it’s newest eLearning tool, Articulate 360. Since then, there have been many questions about what it is, how it works, and—more particularly—how the eLearning Brothers assets and templates work within it. This past week, I held a webinar to address some of these topics.

What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?

Knowledge Guru

Yes, I know. You’ve heard that games are very useful for learning. However, it’s less about creating a game than actually understanding what it is that people find “fun” about playing games. There is power in understanding what makes games engaging to us. Armed with that knowledge, you can use it to inform your learning designs. This table offers a quick summary. Game Activities People Find Fun.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is launched

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is a new online publication that focuses on helping L&D departments do things differently and do different things in order to provide an effective service for today’s workforce.  The articles will build a body of knowledge, experience and know-how for enabling and supporting learning in the modern workplace. We Or they risk being ‘disrupted’. Social learning

A Cognitive Audit?

Clark Quinn

In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. And I truly believe that if you’re a professional, you should be aware of the fundamental scientific basis of your profession. Pilots need to know aeronautics, physicians need to know physiology, etc. And therefore, I reckon L&D needs to know the cognitive background.

2017: The Year of User Interface Design

Web Courseworks

When I was tasked with identifying and elaborating on an instructional design trend for 2017, I did what most people do when they have no ideas: I asked Google. noticed a pattern among the various trends that were identified. Many of the articles listed user interface design. Oh great , I thought. On top of being an instructional designer, now I also have to be an expert in UI?

eLearning Brothers Provides Customizable eLearning Courses for Bridge

eLearning Brothers

We’ve often been asked in our custom development adventures if there were some sort of off-the-shelf product that we offered for common training topics. Well, we’ve seized an opportunity to work with Instructure and their Bridge learning management system (LMS) to provide just that! Each course was designed to be as effective as possible, saving valuable employee time. What do you do about it?

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.

5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content

HT2 Labs

Stephen Walsh shares his expert advice on personalising learning and how to become a content curation hero. The post 5 Ways to Personalise Learning with Curated Content appeared first on HT2 Labs. Personalisation Tech & Trends

Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below. Modern Professional Learning (as I call it) happens in many different ways – both inside and outside the organisation. It is partly organised by L&D, partly organised by a manager and partly self-organised. This is the new work for L&D. This includes.

Mick Ebeling ATD TechKnowledge Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Mick Ebeling, of Not Impossible Labs, opened the TechKnowledge conference with an inspiring keynote. He told engaging stories about achieving the impossible because it just took commitment. He evangelized contributing, and getting contributions by emphasizing the brand benefits of doing good. The post Mick Ebeling ATD TechKnowledge Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets.

What is Learning’s Role in Talent Management?

CLO Magazine

The pressure to recruit and retain top talent is more intense than ever, as is the need to create a diverse, responsive and productive organizational culture. According to an October 2016 survey from ManpowerGroup, employers are facing the highest global talent shortage since 2007. As a result, learning leaders have to adopt a new mindset. That can only happen by breaking the ties that bind.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

“If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.” ” I never knew that it was possible. That I’d be honored with such a retort as the one above, from a salesperson at a booth at ATDTK17.  At the “Linkedin Learning” booth no less. Prior to that, another interesting quote was presented to me. “We believe the future of learning is AICC.”

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The Versatile Blue Square Templates for Storyline

eLearning Brothers

Tabbed interactions are an excellent option for fitting multiple slides of eLearning material into a single module, which is why we at eLearning Brothers have a wealth of tabbed templates for Storyline in our library. Templates are handy for getting a prepackaged design that only requires you to plug in the content. Just write your course and the visual components have already been taken care of.

Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog

Learning Rebels

Brain fog. We’ve all been there. The world gets fuzzy around the edges. We feel like we’re suffering from a bad case of jet lag. Brain fog, UGH. Technically, brain fog is the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus. Maybe you have trouble thinking, feel moody or easily distracted. Am I right? Well, in some cases it may be natural (Wait? Seriously. Not convinced? Shannon.

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Definition of MicroLearning

Will at Work Learning

I've looked for a good definition of microlearning, but because I couldn't find one, I've created my own. Microlearning involves the use of: “Relatively short engagements in learning-related activities—typically ranging from a few seconds up to 20 minutes (or up to an hour in some cases)—that may provide any combination of content presentation, review, practice, reflection, behavioral prompting, performance support, goal reminding, persuasive messaging, task assignments, social interaction, diagnosis, coaching, management interaction, or other learning-related methodologies.”.  .

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.