December, 2016

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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. growing to $11.10 billion in 2015.

eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016. However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification.

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When someone comes in and says, “We need training on …”

Axonify

This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting our final webinar of the year. Over the course of an hour, our Principal Learning Strategist JD Dillon walked attendees through six simple steps to building a modern learning ecosystem. To get a sense of how the framework is broken down you can catch the webinar on-demand at any time or take a look through the slides. The bread and butter of L&D.

ID Essentials: Three Steps When There’s Too Much Content for One Course

Allen Interactions

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer. In last month’s ID Essentials blog , we were instructional designers at World of Wings, Inc., a commercial airline dedicated to safety. We covered how to unpack those big, overstuffed objectives by first aligning them with business goals and then breaking them apart into smaller tasks. Now, let’s turn to a new issue at World of Wings.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Discover How Mobile-First Content Enables Deskless Workers

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Many businesses today rely on deskless workers who can perform their job functions while on the road, in front of customers, or at remote sites; other companies have simply come to recognize the benefits of having a mobile workforce. Are you ready to empower your workforce? The workforce is changing, as evidenced by the 85 million Americans and 3 billion global workers who are mobile. Trends

LESSONS FROM CLARK QUINN ~ TAKE 2

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5 tips for selling learning to the C-suite

Axonify

Expectations around L&D are changing. No longer just overhead, L&D must become accountable for achieving results that tie directly to meeting overall corporate objectives. And that means that L&D executives must also be prepared and able to sell learning to the C-suite. What do we mean? Speak their language. What keeps senior executives awake at night? Growth. Revenue. Efficiency.

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Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

Students and scholars of chemistry make frequent use of the periodic table of the elements in order to contextualize and organize their understanding of the many substances they work with, as well as help to memorize each of their different properties. To that end, we’ve compiled a table of elements specifically for the instructional designers. Click on the image to see the table!

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Recent LMS Trends That Affirm The Continuing Increase Of LMS Popularity For Corporate Training

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Modern organizations are now making investments in corporate training and implementing learning management systems (LMSs) to automate training as well as reap other benefits of technology-aided learning. A recent survey by LMS consulting website Software Advice aimed at finding the top benefits and features that LMS users utilize. The results have been overall positive, like preceding years.

7 Ways to Improve Engagement with E-Learning

Content Raven

The old adage in business that “if you build it they will come” doesn't necessarily apply to e-learning courses. employees Corporate Training elearning employee engagement

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

Living in Learning

What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. It will be easy to become distracted, so don't get all raked up in a pile over what we call it…or how long it should be. It's about what it can facilitate at the moment of need to get the DO done. 70:20:10 Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Mobile Learning Performance Support Performer Support Rants & Ramblings embedded performance support intentional design Micro-Learning moments of need point of work

Immersive Learning, VR, AR, MR

eLearning 24-7

These past few days, I’ve delayed writing this post. Not because I didn’t think it would be relevant. Hardly. Rather, because what I believe will be the impact of immersive learning in the training, L&D industry. Writing something of such magnitude should be handled with the utmost care. I’m not saying this lightly nor as hyperbole. I feel that strongly. Immersive Learning.

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Curated Insights: Wrapping up 2016 with L&D Thought Leaders

Axonify

The month of December means different things to different people. Holidays. Time away from the office. Winter weather. Family and friends. On the internet, December is the official month of recap articles. Websites from every genre and interest area are publishing their “best of 2016” reflections. Here are the best 11 video games of 2016 according the The Verge. C2XMAS Series by Jane Hart. BONUS!

4 Ways to Make Our Ideas Stick

eLearning Brothers

As I was preparing for the beginning of a new project, I considered different ways in which I could make the training successful. I thought back to some of the things I had read in the past, and one book came to mind, Made to Stick. It was written by Chip and Dan Heath back in 2007. I’d like to share my top 4 ideas from the book that I think are helpful for instructional designers. The idea sticks.

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The Pros and Cons of Working from Home as Part of a Remote Team

InSync Training

InSync Training operates under a thoroughly modern business model: the entire team works remotely! Guest blogger Jenny Holt provides some benefits and drawbacks of this arrangement. Many businesses are moving away from having dedicated office space in their facilities for team members to work in. As you might imagine, there are both pros and cons associated with remote teams.

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52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. But with a mountain of content to produce, tight deadlines, and a small budget, where do you even start? That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Their responses are awesome.

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.

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

Web Courseworks

There I was, standing in my cubicle. My job seemed easy enough: the printer on my desk would print out red or black folders, and I had to file them in the red or black cabinets. I glanced up at the clock. I checked the calendar to see if I had anything interesting planned further into the week. Nope, just work. I returned to my folder sorting task. I glanced up at the clock again.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools. For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). Let’s move on to 2017… The report is being built as we speak, with a release for purchase on Jan. 30, 2017. . At any given day, at least 64 are available. How? is in the report. Graphs?

The Appalling State of Employee Training… and how to improve it.

Axonify

Our new , “The Appalling State of Employee Training and How to Improve It,” pretty much says it all: Organizations are still struggling to provide employees with the training they need to do their jobs effectively. But the right kind of training can substantially improve company success. . For years we’ve been hearing that conventional training doesn’t work. million a year on ineffective training.

LMS Utility For Content Providers: Helping Content Companies Sell Better, Market Better

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The utility of learning management systems is ubiquitous across different industry domains and varied learner profiles – there’s something that all of us can benefit from the amalgamation of technology and learning. These courses are usually created in collaboration with subject-matter experts and cater to the ever increasing learning needs of companies. So sleek designs are in and clutter is out.

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.

Employee Experience

Clark Quinn

One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And this is a ‘good thing’! I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits. reach out with questions. provide answers.

eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 7

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LESSONS FROM CLARK QUINN ~ TAKE 1

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Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

A good tiding to you all. Ahh, the new year. A year of opportunities. Thrills and fun awaits you. At least while you sleep. Then you awake and wonder “is my K-12 LMS really meeting our needs?” ” Or “Why can’t these teachers spend the time to learn the system? When did learning become a minus for educators?” ” . Couple of fun notes. in any shape or form.

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