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3 Elements of Effective Communication for Your Next eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Unless you’re stranded on a desert island somewhere—and given that you’re reading this, the chances of that are slim—you communicate with other people every day. In the workplace, effective communication is paramount. If the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, it’s extremely difficult to get anything done. Clearly delivered. Successfully received.

INFOGRAPHIC: You Will Need These Leadership Skills in the Future

CLO Magazine

It pays to look ahead, especially when it comes to leadership skills development. The Institute for Corporate Productivity summed up neatly what leadership capabilities people will need in the future, so learning leaders can begin preparing and allocating their resources now. Source: i4cp. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor. Comment below, or email

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. and this was changing jobs. There were two additional notes. First, these efforts aren’t (largely) leading to job losses, as these folks were being reskilled. Second, HR wasn’t involved in 65% of this. That’s a concern. But one of the things I wondered was whether all the new, smart technology really would help as much as was intended or needed. Pharmaceutical companies are continually trying new drugs.

What’s the CLO’s Role in the Gig Economy?

CLO Magazine

Employees come. They go. Sometimes they come back. Often they don’t. The rise of the contingent workforce, the ranks of which are filled with increasing numbers of men and women working for “Me Inc.,” is changing business demographics around the world. Blame it on today’s dynamic business environment. Or, don’t blame anything all. Create flexible alternatives. Facilitate knowledge-sharing sessions.

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Come to LUC 2017: A Gathering of eLearning Rockstars!

eLearning Brothers

Where are all the eLearning rockstars going in May? The 2017 Lectora User Conference. Every year, eLearning content developers, LMS administrators, and learning professionals gather together to share their success stories and case studies of innovative projects—plus tips and tricks learned along the way. Now, you might be wondering if you should join those eLearning rockstars at LUC 2017.

4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning


When you think of the word “trend,” what images come to mind? If you went to high school in the 80s, perhaps you see visions of blue eye shadow and big hair. Or, maybe you associate the word with fashion. The truth is that trends affect every aspect of our existence, not just those that are superficial. There are trends in language, cuisine, music, art, and politics. This is no longer the case.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Today’s workforce is caught in a relentless skills gap that grows wider each year. Employers are desperate to find qualified talent among candidates who lack sufficient technical know-how and business competence to drive organizations forward. And educational institutions continue their struggle to equip students for the future of work. How can associations help turn the tide?

3 Things You Need To Know About xAPI Data (Before You Get Started)

HT2 Labs

Our Data Scientist Janet shares the 3 key things you need to know when getting started with xAPI data. The post 3 Things You Need To Know About xAPI Data (Before You Get Started) appeared first on HT2 Labs. Data & Analytics xAPI

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.

Responsive eLearning Design: What Is It, and How Does It Work? by Adam Stone

Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearners are mobile, and your content needs to be available to them across desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms. Responsive design is a development paradigm that makes this possible. Here is a thumbnail description of how and when it works, and some tips from the experts about methods and tools. Design Strategies Development Strategies Interface Design

ELC 039: How To Plan, Design and Write Tests

The eLearning Coach

Testing expert, Michael Rodriguez, PhD, gives advice, guidance and guidelines for effective test design and writing better test items. Podcasts

How to Create Effective Test Questions


Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student’s successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it meant to challenge a student? Comprehension. Analysis.

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Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf


There’s a role for eLearning courses. Not as often as they’re used, perhaps, but the ability to get on top of a particular skill at one’s own pace on one’s own time is clearly a valuable opportunity. Thus, we then need to ask the classic question: build or buy? However, one question to be addressed before that is: when should we use asynchronous eLearning? Developing or purchasing a course only makes sense under certain circumstances. We should be clear what those are. Filling the Need. First, we should be certain that what is to be learned absolutely, positively has to be ‘in the head’.

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Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

5 Tips to Develop Blended Learning Programs

CommLab India

Blended learning is the combination of face-to-face and online learning. The synchronous learning strategy of the classroom is blended with the asynchronous mode of online learning to provide an ideal, enriching learning experience. How do you develop an engaging blended learning course that offers the best of both worlds to your learners? What information must be included in the course syllabus?


TalentLMS for Android: The Content Downloader – Part 3, Architecture


This article attempts to provide a very short overview of the internals of the Content Downloader in the TalentLMS for Android app. It offers a quick mention of the main third party libraries used for the implementation and goes over the four main Java classes which do most of the work. Libraries. RxJava / RxAndroid. Version 1.x I really cannot say enough good things about it! OkHttp 3. Dagger 2.

Top 5 Capabilities of Articulate Storyline 360 [Infographic]

CommLab India

Articulate recently launched Articulate 360 to meet the online learning development needs of the 21 st century, such as creating device-agnostic courses and video-based training modules. Articulate 360 comprises 9 software applications, of which Storyline 360 is the most important. Learning Technology Articulate Storyline

3 Critical Questions to Ask When Starting an Online Learning Business

Thought Industries

How do you evaluate the functionality of a learning solution to make sure it's the best fit for helping you to monetize your new online learning content? Your assessment needs to cover a shopping list of features that have traditionally required numerous one-off programs. Evaluation Selection LMS Platforms Online Learning Solutions

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.

Storyline 360: Simulation and Assessment-Development Capabilities

CommLab India

Welcome to the third post in a fourteen-post series on Articulate 360. In the first post , we saw that the e-learning development software constitutes nine elements. We also explored the easy authoring features of Storyline 360, the most important component of Articulate 360. In the second write-up , we examined the abilities of Storyline 360 to develop animations and learning interactions. Essay.

Business Elearning: Gamification Gets Results

Designing Digitally

Information about the myriad benefits of gami fication in corporate training abounds. It’s no secret that the use of elearning in business raises employee engagement, increases efficiency, decreases errors, and increases the return on investment (ROI). It’s important to take a look at each of these advantages individually and in a real-world example in order to understand their significance.

Mobile Learning: A Manager’s Guide

Web Courseworks

Brenda J. Enders published Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning some three years ago and it is still a relevant read today. Brenda will be presenting a webinar on creating practical strategy for mobile learning as part of our monthly eLearning Thought Leaders Series. Improve overall performance. Increase impact of traditional training programs. Encourage participation on your social media platform.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

You have a clear business problem, a related instructional goal, and a desire to incorporate learning games to help you achieve your instructional goal. But which games are best? To answer the question, focus on crafting relevant learning objectives. These objectives should outline what learners need to know, do, or believe/feel to achieve whatever instructional goal you have defined. Examples.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Read on for this week’s best articles from human resources and employee training experts. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. When “Fluff” Triples Revenue: Why Leaders Can’t Overlook Happiness.

Q&A Webinar: How Infusionsoft Uses LearnDash for Their Training Programs


Last week I had the pleasure to speak with Micah Mitchell from Memberium and Heath Smythe from Infusionsoft to review how Infusionsoft is using LearnDash, Memberium, and some other tools for training both employees and clients. We have received a lot of great feedback from those of you who watched the replay. When: 1PM EST (10AM Pacific). Where: Register Here. Implementation strategy ideas.

Introducing: Abstracts – Research Updates from The Lab

HT2 Labs

The post Introducing: Abstracts – Research Updates from The Lab appeared first on HT2 Labs. News R&D

Juliette Denny among the Top eLearning Movers and Shakers

Growth Engineering

We all love a good list! Because they’re the ultimate brain candy – helping us make sense of the big, wide world out there. What do we love more than lists…being on those lists of course! This year, the list ranks everyone in a single ‘world ranking’ for the first time (Juliette ranked 5th most influential person on the regional UK list last year). Top 30 Champion.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.