February, 2017

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The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Not convinced?

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Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Bottom-Line Performance

Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. Some use short videos. Many turn to bite-sized games.

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4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. We’ll start with the following passage.

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3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events

InSync Training

The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be. Therefore, L&D strategy cannot stop at delivery. Mobile Learning 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

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7 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CREATE EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post 7 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CREATE EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting Learning Design e-learning eLearning Engaging Learning Learning Learning Designer Learning Effectiveness Learning Experience Learnnovators SME Srividya Kumar

8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware. We had to work with SMEs, usually engineers, to pick their brains to help them structure and put on paper all the knowledge required by technicians in the field. What’s the presentation purpose? Training? Information? Selling? Example? Examples?

Curated Insights: It’s past time for L&D to show business results

Axonify

The business impact of learning is still seenby many as a mythological entity, like the sasquatch, or the unicorn. L&D professionals continue to complain about not getting a “seat at the table,” and spend considerable time and effort fighting for relevance. This isn’t because executives have some natural dislike for learning. Click to Tweet. I didn’t get a good answer. Now the bad.

Can I Get a Copy of the Slides? The Case for Blended Training

InSync Training

Martyn Lewis , Principal and Founder of 3GS , joins the ranks of both InSync guest bloggers and BYTE presenters. Don't miss his BYTE session, Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction with Blended Training , on February 28, 2017. There is always at least one. One person in a training program, or worse still, that couldn’t make it to the program, that asks, “Can I get a copy of the slides?"

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A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive

Raptivity

For quite some time now, we have been focusing on how to make corporate training better. In a recent blog post , we spoke about making compliance training fun. Continuing on the same lines, today we are going to explore how to make compliance, and rather, all internal training more interesting for employees. We would explore the first-hand experience of a customer (Name Confidential) on how she made training more interesting for her organization’s employees. For the sake of remembrance, let’s call this customer Miss T. Why T? Me: How important is compliance training within your organization ?

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014). One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Advantages. Think about morning radio shows. Example. Kapp, K.

Revisiting the Ecosystem

Clark Quinn

One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). Prompted by a recent conversation, it was time to revisit the representation. We create or curate content (curation over creation!),

How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

eLearning Brothers

Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services. Is the company wholly concerned with the bottomline, willing to sacrifice ethical practices and quality standards if it means they can squeeze a few more bucks out of their target market? Listening Skills.

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The “Not a Love Letter” to the LMS – Bring it On!

Axonify

About a month ago, I was soaking up the rays on a beautiful beach in Mexico when I started receiving a series of texts and phone calls on my personal mobile number from an automotive sales rep that I’ll name “Jim”. I had no idea how he got my number and, since I was trying to take a break from work, I let him know that when I got back from my vacation, I’d follow-up with him. Anyway, I digress.

7 Orienteering Tips for Instructional Designers

InSync Training

As a Learning Experience Designer , my job requires that I navigate a complex landscape. Each new project that I work on involves different parameters, sends me down unique pathways, and sets up obstacles along the way. Even with many years of experience under my belt, I still find myself lost in this landscape at times. You may find yourself just as lost in your own work, too.

Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

mLevel

Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) organizations. A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based. In fact, many L&D professionals I’ve worked with report that 70% to 85% of the learning they provide their organizations is designed to only build knowledge.

Having Problems with LMS User Management? Here’s the Solution. 

TOPYX LMS

A social learning management system (LMS) is a wonderful thing that comes with a host of benefits and sometimes a few problems. These problems are no big deal if administrators know how to address them. Of all the issues that accompany an LMS, the biggest one is probably a difficulty managing (adding and maintaining) users. Not every LMS facilitates effortless management of users, but some do.

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.

Mobile Learning Stats You Should Know

LearnDash

Mobile learning is driving the growth of the elearning industry. It makes sense when you think about it. We are constantly connected via our smartphones. It means we can take learning “on the go” No longer are we confined to a laptop for online training. The U.S. mobile learning market is expected to reach around $2.1 billion in just two years. Start simple. mobile learning

Five Steps to Seeing the Big Picture of Microlearning

Allen Interactions

By Linda Rening, PhD, Senior Instructional Designer. It doesn’t matter what assessment I do, because a common theme always emerges. On the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory, I scored very highly in “N” (Intuition), which means that I see the big picture first and then the details. microlearning

Create Your Own Periodic Table and Win eLearning Brothers Swag

eLearning Brothers

You may have recently seen our Periodic Table of Instructional Design —a helpful infographic created to highlight the important ideas behind eLearning design and development. But did you know that we created three interactive versions of it for Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora? And we’ve even made the source files available to you with a Free Account!

The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground

CLO Magazine

It goes without saying that the birth of the internet and resulting advancements in technology have completely changed the way we live and work. Take learning management systems, for example. Virtually overnight, the corporate enterprise jumped on board and created a multibillion-dollar market for the LMS. Technology is now disrupting itself at a pace that’s sometimes difficult to comprehend.

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.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner? What about making sure learning objectives were met? Most importantly, what about the budget? Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. mLearning. No pinch motions are necessary. Microlearning.

Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. Do you? If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do. Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!). The learner is an information constructor. socially)?

10 journals every e-learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I was delighted when Matt Guyan blogged 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read in response to my 5 papers every learning professional should read. I feel the urge to lob the ball back over the net, so I shall do so now with a list of 10 journals I believe every e-learning professional should read. Here are the journals in alphabetical order. Each one is freely accessible. Online Learning.

Top 3 #LMS 4 Video, Mobile, Social.

eLearning 24-7

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