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Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Register today.

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

Challenge to Learn

You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. will tell you in this post. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010. Knowledge sharing is. Image created by Ansonlobo the ultimate form of learning.

Top Experts Predict What Will Transform ELearning in 2017


ELearning is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field that is never at a stop. A few years ago eLearning was perceived as an innovative way of studying. This very day eLearning is taken for granted, whereas the changes happening inside the eLearning field itself are accepted as innovations. Blog articles

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Although we see a strong push for incorporation of technology in educational and training settings, and availability in the hands of students and teachers, many fears regarding its implementation are still evident. The Human psychic to resist change. Let’s start our discussion with one of the natural fears people might have for incorporating technology enabled learning. How to overcome this fear?

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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The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

To keep up with a continually changing workplace, leaders need to be truly collaborative partners and realistically commit to building and promoting a learning culture. That means they must constantly develop and apply new skills, and help others in their organization to grow and change their behaviors. They are: Action-Catalyst: An active leader is always focused on driving results.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting.  On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. And I have separate diagrams for each. Does it make sense to you?

Give It 70%: Rethinking Modern Learning with Docebo

eLearning Brothers

For centuries, educators have put lectures and reading on a pedestal as the most effective forms of learning. To be fair, they play a very important role, but perhaps the degree to which we use them can be overestimated. An interesting point made in the paper is the “70:20:10 rule,” denoting the frequency with which our brain absorbs info from certain channels.

3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification


Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance. This webinar is now available on-demand , so feel free to take a look at it anytime. Let’s take a look at three of the questions you should be asking: 1. Gamification

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Is Training Falling Short? Turn Up the Pain!

Living in Learning

I just finished reading an amazing book, “Chase the Lion”, by Mark Batterson, where the focus is largely examining change…personal change to be exact. But the same principles he addresses are very relevant for shifting thinking in an organization. The thinking I firmly believe we need to change is how we attempt to build sustained […]. Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Performance Assessments Performer Support Sustained Capability discovey KPIs learning continuum organizational change management performance consulting

The future of universities #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Universities have never been under so much pressure. The unfavourable global economic climate has impacted as severely on our higher education institutions as it has in every other sector of society. Years of financial turbulence have prompted cuts, cuts and more cuts. Adverse media coverage coupled with hostile political pressures have put many of our universities in jeopardy. Unported License.

Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’  It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. If you google the phrase, you’ll see how many people have indicated their problems with this! However, there are quite legitimate ways to pick my brain and I thought I’d mention a couple.  In both cases, I think were great engagements on both sides, high value for a reasonable investment. Both in this case were for folks who develop content. Content Review. And more.

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Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

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.

Training a Specific Population – An Interview with Kelly Prince

WalkMe Training Station

Take Note! Employee Training is no longer a mindless circle of shadowing and repetition. She responded with thoughtful and incredibly detailed answers referring to her experience with the training world and even how Relias Learning can help with these challenges. Kelly Prince is a Senior Instructional Designer with Relias Learning. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University. 1.

Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

Living in Learning

Having been in L&D for many years in virtually every role from road warrior sales trainer to multiple leadership positions, I have been an advocate of the premise that Training Drives Performance. And why not, it’s promoted in both scope and charter of the typical L&D mission? After drinking the Kool-Aid of a Performance Paradigm about ten years ago, I have become more convinced than ever that Training Does NOT Drive Performance – It Drives Potential.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs to be Using Video

Visual Lounge

We often associate video with entertainment because that’s where it’s excelled for so long, but because it’s such an engaging medium that communicates complex messages, businesses are employing it to solve a slew of problems. If you’re not using video at work yet, or think you could be using it more, here are five practical reasons you should. Build customer rapport with personal touch points.

Individual Contributors Need Learning, Too

CLO Magazine

It’s no wonder managers get so much learning and development attention. Managing business operations, they receive and respond to messages from the top and deal with issues coming up from the lower levels of the workforce, said Terry Barton, director of systemwide staff development at the University of California, Office of the President. Terry Barton. What do I need to ask my manager for?

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.

Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” ” Even though we’ve taken his words in a slightly different direction, we’d like to think that by that logic, our conversational scenarios have at least a little bit of royal blood in them. Copy Room. Computer Library 02. Call Center. Click here to see pricing!

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems


The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. One Stop Location. LMS are not only for E-learning activities! Then quiz, test, and survey about any type of learning a user may encounter within the system. Ease of Access. Conclusion.

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc. Then there are bad surprises… like when you take that first sip of coffee and it’s way too hot or when your computer crashes at work and you lose everything. Training. More Training. And reinforcement, too. See the curriculum. 2. Launch

Are You Getting Kirkpatrick Evaluation Right?


On October 12, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick conducted a webinar with Training Magazine Network called, " Getting Kirkpatrick Evaluation Right - Case Examples and Tips from Practitioners. ". These practitioners have implemented the model in government, military and corporate organizations

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.

How Learning Leaders Win Friends and Influence People

CLO Magazine

Sheer talent will only yield so much problem-solving capability. It’s one reason relationships are so important for business success. Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, said leaders needn’t look further than this summer’s Brexit vote as an example of this. Increasingly complex problems will not be easily solved with a purely functional mindset. Be Curious. Share credit with others.

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How to Map Out Your Video Production With Blocking

eLearning Brothers

Heard of blocking? In theater, blocking is used to figure out the exact staging of actors so that their performance is never obstructed from the audience. They do the same thing in video, and you should be doing something similar with your screencasts. Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it?

Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention

Everything E-Learning

Today’s tip is a simple way to make your eLearning more engaging and effective. Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. So whether you have graphics and diagrams that illustrate your point or you merely have a few bullet points on the slide, when you design them to reveal information progressively, you’re helping keep learners’ focus. You’re not distracting them with other things. And at the same time, they’re not reading ahead and missing something. Subscribe to emails from the Trivantis team.

How to Add Company Branding to Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

One of the big challenges when building courses is having to deal with organization’s brand and visual identity and figuring out how to work it into the course. And to do it in a way so the course doesn’t look like a billboard or race car. Get Rid of the Branding. Before we get started, here’s a question worthy of debate: do you really need to brand your courses? Landing Pages.

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.