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The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

There’s a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is “micro-learning.” ” The infographic on the modern learner, published by Bersin and Associates” in late 2014, fuels this fire. That equates to 24 minutes per week if you assume a 40-hour work week… which is 4.8 minutes a day. Project management.

A Simple Tip to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Online Courses

Raptivity

Great! Good job! Incorrect! Can do better! Not quite right! Do these words sound familiar? Probably yes, this is the kind of feedback we generally receive in our online assessments or exercises. In fact, we too provide similar feedback to our learners in the assessments we design. But don’t we get disappointed when we receive such short feedback that does not convey much? Profile: [link].

I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re just starting the process of selecting and implementing a new LMS, the process can feel a little overwhelming. This is especially true for organizations who don’t currently have an LMS and are starting completely from scratch. In those circumstances, I often see organizations struggle to even identify what questions they should be asking. Process Overview and Needs Analysis.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. And therein lies the problem. Skills were no longer freely shared.

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Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. There are other solutions available as well. Claro.

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5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses

Origin Learning

Retention of knowledge is as crucial as transfer of it – something that instructional designers often forget easily. The thing is – IDs may be too burdened with the task of organizing content that they often forget how to write it in a way that is learner-friendly. Audios, videos, graphics and multimedia add a whole new dimension to the learning experience. Repeat often. Make it interactive.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

QUOTE: “ The future belongs to those who not only have the courage to shout, “The emperor has no clothes!” but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson. INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well. Thinking out-of-the-box.

Talk Shop with Aaron at ATD ICE

MakingBetter

The ATD International Conference and Expo is an event so huge that it has its own gravitational pull. We’re in its orbit and so I’ll be there from Saturday through Wednesday. I’m easy enough to find by giving me a shout on Twitter ( @aaronesilvers ). If you’re shy, just message me, but if you’re not shy, please come up and say hi. I am there to talk shop with you.

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.

How to make your animated GIF lose that ugly white border or halo

eLearning Brothers

The GIF image format was developed by CompuServe in 1987 and has been a mainstay since the infancy of the internet. From cats and batman, to falls and the ice bucket challenge, GIFs have been used to entertain us. But as soon as you make it with a transparent background, it falls apart. It gets ugly and you get weird white edges. How can you fix that? Make it bigger. A whopping 1672 pixels! link].

Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

LearnDash

In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course. Micro-learning is similar but often includes smaller (micro) segments. elearning instructional design

What Your Attire Tells Your Clients

ej4 eLearning

As you browse ej4's sales curriculum for training topics, also take a look at this guide to what your clothing tells clients about you. . The post What Your Attire Tells Your Clients appeared first on. eLearning Sales Training & Education

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. We’ll move on to practice, examples, concepts, emotional elements, and putting it together, but to start, we’re talking objectives. . For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. And there are several issues involved. Written by Clark Quinn.

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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!

Knowledge Guru Spring Release Provides More Leaderboards, Expanded Reports, and Easier Login

Knowledge Guru

The Knowledge Guru platform continues to expand its features and functionality using customer feedback as our guide. The Spring Release is all about usability : the features we have added streamline the user experience, enhance reporting capability, and increase the platform’s versatility. Universal Login. Now, TheKnowledgeGuru.com/login is the official starting point for all users. Register.

Social Learning ROI

LearnDash

One reason why some companies are still not sure about elearning is because it’s difficult to assess the ROI. Difficult, but not impossible. Still, this can act as a deterrent (or at the very least, a reason for delaying the implementation of an elearning program). It should come as no surprise then that social learning programs fall even further down the priority list. Until now!

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Top 9 Improvements Coming with Moodle 2.9

Lambda Solutions

We announced last week that Moodle 2.9 is on its way. The enhancements made in 2.9 are in response to the pain-points expressed by the Moodle community. This new version is coming equipped with over 300 improvements, 9 of which we will go through with you. Moodle 2.9

Articulate Storyline 2 Templates: A Feast for Your Eyes

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes we get asked by Storyline users just how many templates we have in our extensive library. To them we say, “We have nearly 200 templates for Articulate Storyline 2 alone, why do you ask?” ” “Oh, no reason. Just curious about you guys.” ” “Pleasure meeting you.” ” “Likewise.” Feeling pampered yet?

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.

Follow the Action at #ATD2015

Knowledge Guru

For the third straight year, the Bottom-Line Performance team will head to ATD International in support of our Knowledge Guru platform. As usual, our schedule is full of educational sessions and workshops that explore learning science, retention and learning game design. Here’s where we will be in Orlando: Saturday, May 16th. lead this popular workshop on learning game design all over the US.

The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy (And when to use each one)

Association eLearning

“Make your audience care.” It’s an often repeated tenet of instructional design and it sounds great in theory. If you can make your audience care about the material they will engage more deeply with the content and retain it longer. Just saying “make your audience care” is not the whole story though. I present to you the difference between two major forms of caring, sympathy and empathy.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition being held May 17 – 20 in Orlando. I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Official 2015 ATD ICE Resources. Conference Website. Brochure. ATD 2015 Video.

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

The academy faces extinction unless it learns how to learn. Like the dinosaurs, the amazing thing about higher education institutions is not extinction but that they lasted so long. The ivory tower is only now beginning to crumble after nearly 200 years. Higher Education institutions have resisted change, and for good reason. An increasingly complex, digital, and diverse world is emerging.

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.

What Is The Difference Between SCORM And Tin Can API?

Origin Learning

Until now, we have told you separately what SCORM and Tin Can API are. In this post, we’ll tell you the similarities and differences between them. Tin Can API is like an extrapolation of SCORM that was created when it was realized that a lot of employee learning actually takes place outside the LMS. The Tin Can API can track offline and informal learning– something that SCORM cannot. First name.

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4 Ways to Use Professional Development to Keep Your Employees

Mindflash

We are very excited to have a special guest author on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of David Niu founder and CEO of TINYhr! Do you know how often your employees think about looking for a new job? TINYpulse ’s research found out, and the news isn’t good. As a manager, losing a top employee is one of the things you fear the most. How should you fight this r isk of turnover?

3 Places To Find ELearning Templates

LearnDash

In a perfect world every elearning project would have an abundance of resources. You would have enough instructional designers to structure the content, a team of subject matter experts ready (and willing) to provide you with the content specifics, and the proper amount of time to create meaningful simulations. Of course, this is all supported by a massive budget. elearning

Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization

Challenge to Learn

Corporate universities are surrounded and affected by change in a fast changing corporate landscape. The economic crisis and fundamental changes in eLearning are threatening them and forcing them to change in order to stay relevant. Martyn Rademakers has a refreshing view on the position of corporate universities, focusing on their role in strategic change. Click it to enlarge it. Strategy goal.

[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.