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Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

InSync Training

When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners. Think about it: we are asking somebody to sit at a computer for one or more hours, and focus only on the content being taught.

A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

eLearning Brothers

Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator. Another thing that can be drastically different from PowerPoint to Illustrator is the creation process.

Virtual Duality

E-Learning Provocateur

Something struck me during this year’s Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week. Billed as an event for “anyone who is working with or experimenting with virtual reality, whether that be at home, at school or at work”, this was the second time I had run it. Again I was keen for our peers in L&D and other industries to share what they are doing with this emerging technology.

Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners. The topic was Themes from a Hat (topics are polled and then separate discussions are held). Everyone contributed.

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INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Infographics Arun Pradhan Charles Jennings Collaborative Learning Design4Performance eLearning Infographic eLearning Infographics Experiential Learning Harold Jarche Infographic Jane Hart Learning Learning Ecosystem Learning Ecosystems Learnnovators Performance Support

4 Best Practices for Keeping an Organized eLearning Video Library

ej4 eLearning

It’s March! Winter is almost over and it’s time for Spring cleaning. I’m not talking about your closet; I’m talking about your video library. When was the last time you reviewed what was in there? When I looked in my closet this weekend, I was overwhelmed. I saw items I no longer wear. Am I really going to wear that bridesmaid’s dress again? No, I’m not, but it has sentimental value.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with e's

In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London. The annual event always has a slot for future trends in technology, which in the past has featured great thinkers such as Ray Kurzweil and Brian Solis , and futurists Gerd Leonhard and Rudy de Waele. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

Upside Learning

Variety and affordability have made mobile devices ubiquitous. But as with any other form of popular technology adoption, it’s important to see if the adoption has been as wide as it is deep. As designers of mobile applications, it is important that we keep our designs accessible to individuals with disabilities as well keeping in […]. eLearning Mobile Accessibility Mobile Accessibility Guidelines Mobile Accessibility Standards Top 10 Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

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.

3 Visions for the Future of EdTech

InSync Training

Can we possibly know what the future holds? I don’t think we can, but we can certainly look to the horizon and consider what may be coming. We can use data, history, and recent trends to guide our forecasts. I am not a futurist, but I do see three distinct visions for the future of EdTech swirling around in the haze out there. The Connected Future. The Internet of Things (IoT) is real.

Resilience Training Can Help Ease the Fast-Paced Work Life

CLO Magazine

Workplace stress takes a toll on the mind and body. It can create agitation, sap energy and even cause physical pain. This is not the “good stress” that motivates people to do their best; the friction between job requirements and the person doing them can exact emotional harm as well. People feel they have to communicate 24-7, and it doesn’t seem to be driving productivity.”. Reward innovation.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.” But it’s clear that the problem is worse; the evidence suggests that L&D overall is in a ‘Field of Dreams’ mentality. A new report (in addition to the two I cited last week) documents the problems in L&D. In short, L&D isn’t measuring.

Kickstart a Video Campaign with this Simple Process

Web Courseworks

I know you’ve heard it, “Video is the next big thing” and “Video converts”… Marketers hear this all day long, and it’s true. Videos are a great way to reach your audience and resonate on a personal level. In our current world, we are so removed from actual interactions day-to-day. And, most importantly, how can they do this right now? Know your audience.

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In the Flesh! New Medical Stock Images

eLearning Brothers

We at eLearning Brothers are proud to announce that we’ve recently made 115 new additions to our medical image library. These images take a detailed look at the internal structure of the organs in the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic regions. Get your piece of the pie today, and start with the vast selection of images available from the eLearning Brothers Medical Image Library !

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Your Learners Have Attitude

CLO Magazine

Learners have a lot of attitude these days. Their choices are changing; their attitudes in the middle of learning experiences are shifting; and their assumptions about the yield of learning time invested are evolving. Your learners aren’t being rude or arrogant, but they do have a new attitude, which may be surprising, disappointing or confusing to us learning and development veterans. Both pass.

Why Employee Training Should Be as Routine as Timesheets

Pract.us

A little employee training every day works better for your business than one intense course every few months. Formal training, like classes or videos, usually occupies a special place in our calendars. We take a few hours or days away from work to learn new information and skills that will help us do our jobs better. So we don’t benefit very much from that classroom time. Pract.us Learn how.

Create Free Icons and Images in PowerPoint Using Dingbat Fonts

Rapid eLearning

In the e-learning community, a number of people shared free icons and shapes. There’s a lot of variety from which to choose. And they’re great for your courses, so make sure to take advantage of all of those free resources. Looking at the free icons reminded me of simple trick we show in our PowerPoint workshops. Convert Dingbat Fonts to Free Vector Images. Here are the basic steps.

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.

4 Common Mistakes Of New Gamification Designers

ATD Learning Technologies

The term gamification is often misunderstood. Gamification is not about designing a game, nor is it simply adding points, badges, and leaderboards to your program. Instead, it’s about taking the psychology and motivation of games—fun, challenge, achievement—and applying it to real-world, nongame situations.

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How to Modernize Manager Development

CLO Magazine

There’s a motto that stretches from political to organizational life: “The middle makes it happen.” Your organization’s middle managers are no exception. They execute strategic priorities, support change initiatives, are the nexus for cross-functional collaboration and account for at least 70 percent of variance in employee engagement according to 2015 Gallup data. The results were impressive.

3 Things to Include in Any Workplace Violence eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2014 that 15,980 people had experienced traumas related to workplace violence, and of the 4,679 workplace deaths that same year, about 12% were the result of homicide. Though these may be small numbers relative to the number of total people in the workforce, workplace violence is sadly not uncommon. Learners know methods of preventing workplace violence.

10 presentation tips from expert Rick Altman

eLearningArt

Most PowerPoint presentations suck. You’ve probably seen your share of bad ones. and you may have even delivered a bad one yourself- I know I have!). That’s why I interviewed presentation guru Rick Altman to share some of his best tips on giving better presentations. Rick shares not only “why” most presentations suck, but also “how” to make them better. So I know he’s the right guy! Please.

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.

Learning Objectives Are Spoilers

Association eLearning

Let’s run a quick experiment. Think of the beginning of a book, show, movie, or video game. How did you feel after getting through that opening for the first time? Who or what did you want to know more about? What did you think was going to happen next? Is that what happened next? Now think of the beginning of an eLearning course. Who or what did you want to know more about? It’s a simple change.

Are You Giving Employees Tools They Actually Want to Use?

CLO Magazine

The lack of skilled talent is one of the most critical issues facing business today. Technology, business models, and global market dynamics are changing so rapidly it’s difficult to find, recruit, and keep staff with the right skills. The chief learning officer has a pivotal role to play to help companies increase their organization’s capability, but the role is changing. Leverage in-house talent.

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Play to Learn: Where Games and Learning Meet

David Kelly

I’ve been interested in games and learning long before I became aware of and fascinated by the concept of “games and learning”. As a kid growing up, I loved games in just about all forms – video, board, or anything else. In truth, my interest in games was both an asset and a liability socially as a child. On the one hand, my friends looked to me to be the organizer of a game.

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Learning for the Better

Learning Wire

With the rise of Web 2.0, social media, smartphones, cameras, and the Internet of Things, the amount of data generated by the Internet has exploded. Experts estimate that 2.5 exabytes of data, the equivalent of 250,000 Libraries of Congress, were generated every day in 2016. And that number is growing exponentially, doubling nearly every two years. So what does this mean for corporate learning?

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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