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Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. Video. Animation. Want More?

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!),

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. Adapt? Yes in some cases, no in other cases. If you are inquiring adoption across all learning tech capabilities and consumer demand (from the consumer marketplace and learners), then the answer is half yes and half no. . Speaking of trends. . Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. Integration. Mobile.

You need to change the way you view training if you want to measure the impact of learning


This past week Carol lead a webinar hosted by Training Industry on “How to Measure the Impact of Learning” and, once again, she hit it right out of the park. Carol has a unique method of taking a complicated process and distilling it down in a way that makes you feel like you’ve needed glasses all your life, and she’s given you a pair with just the right prescription. Does this sound familiar?

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A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive


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 ?

Tips for Faster, Easier, Better eLearning Design

Allen Interactions

By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Instructional design determines the effectiveness of training. In all of my presentations, demonstrations, books, and webinars, I contrast what can be achieved through great design with what is so often not achieved because basic design principles were not applied. eLearning Design Tips

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7 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in the Digital Era

CLO Magazine

Digital transformation is an urgent imperative. Today’s talent are either shifting to, or have already become, digital natives. These employees expect a collaborative, flexible, high energy, purposeful and inclusive workplace. Companies that get digital leadership right perform better in the marketplace and have happier, more engaged employees. But, leadership is complex during a digital boom.

Mobile Learning Stats You Should Know


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

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.

Breaking Your Charts Into The Perfect Sized PowerPoint Pieces

eLearning Brothers

In this post, you’ll learn how to break your PowerPoint charts apart to quickly generate stylish new looks for your data visualizations. This is an advanced PowerPoint technique, but the strategy behind it is simple. Step #2: To try something fresh and new, stack the pieces together in different ways. Follow the steps below but pay attention to the details. Open the Shape Outline dialog box.

5 Gadgets and Gizmos on my EdTech Wish List

InSync Training

As a Learning Experience Designer, I am always promoting the theory and research behind the work that I do, and stressing that “it’s not about the technology." We create learning solutions that meet the needs of our learners through mindful approaches, not through technology. At the same time, I’m a geek. EdTech 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

Many of us grew up playing Battleship, Monopoly and Clue board games. Others played “42” in dominoes. All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. We should use them at companies too, including for leadership development. Ramp Up the Technology.



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Here’s a Free Application to Help with Tutorials & Screencast Videos

Rapid eLearning

If you create software training then odds are you show a lot of keyboard shortcuts. If that’s the case you’ll like today’s tip where I share a simple tool that makes it really easy to display the keyboard shortcuts on-screen. How to Display Keyboard Shortcuts during Screencast Tutorials. Meet Carnac the Magnificent. This is perfect for webinars and screencast tutorials.

Have You Discovered Your Discovery Gaps…Yet?

Living in Learning

If we do not accomplish discovery at the Point-of-Work, we can only guess at performance outcomes or task-level work requirements, who actually does the work, required resources, tools, systems and/or moment of need support needed to pull it off in a sustainable manner. THAT’S a discovery gap. And it’s urgent we close it sooner than later. Discovery & Consulting Learning Ecosystems Performance Assessments Performance Support Performer Support Sustained Capability holistic discovery learning and performance ecosystem moments of need performance diagnostic point of work

The Importance of Inspirational Leadership

CLO Magazine

It is a world in which one employee can threaten a century-old brand’s reputation with one social media post, and a management team will be challenged to articulate its viewpoint on the issues of the day, often the next crisis hasn’t even been imagined. Organizations will be required to rethink fundamentals, especially their relationship to society and to the natural world.

Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work! (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social learning” is a very different type of learning from traditional training, because it is natural phenomenon (that takes place when people share and collaborate with one another) … Social learning

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.

How To Make The Most of Webinars For Personal Learning & Development

HT2 Labs

Jo Cook shares her expert advice on how to ensure your time as a webinar attendee is well spent. The post How To Make The Most of Webinars For Personal Learning & Development appeared first on HT2 Labs. Personalisation Tech & Trends

What Do I Need in an LMS? I’m Looking to Market and Sell eLearning.

Association eLearning

Let’s say you’re an association. You want to start delivering online courses for certification and credentialing for your members. You’ve heard this increases memberships and brings in non-dues revenue. Now, how do you get started? You know you need to convert your ILT to an online format. You know you need an LMS. This means you’ll need an ecommerce system built into your LMS.

Courage Can Lead Workers to the C-suite

CLO Magazine

Think of competencies that executive-level leaders acquire; what comes to mind? The ability to inspire? Or, advanced level skill in organization? Promoting high performance? What about courage? Think about courage for a second. Not many people realize the benefits of going into a company and being bold. times more likely to have increased levels of courage than midlevel leaders.

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Gamification – a cross-generational affair


The traditional workplace was like a friendly, somewhat dusty, familiar, gentle giant. It had very clear and unmovable hierarchies, the nine to five schedule with weekends off, the occasional office party and the oversized retirement card everyone signed though very few knew who Bill was and what department he had worked in for the better part of his life. The simple answer is yes.

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.

Negotiating Blended Learning Gone Awry: 3 Approaches

InSync Training

Your blended learning course is set to go. You are certain that online and face-to-face elements are well aligned; the design engaging; and the content relevant. You're confident learners and instructors will greatly benefit from it. So, what could possibly go wrong? We know that any number of things can go awry. It's an expectation built into our work.

Webinar: How to Edit Camtasia Video Intro Templates

eLearning Brothers

Last week we had a great webinar focused on our new Camtasia video templates. We had our senior designer, Nic Brown, show us how to edit and re-brand one of our Intro templates in Adobe Illustrator, and then input it back into Camtasia. If you like the Tech Template , you’ll love our other Camtasia 9 templates available in our Camtasia Template Packages.

The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was published in December 2004 on The previous Business Intelligence column presented an instrument designed to assess the extent to which the CLO and the learning enterprise add value to the organization. The 30-question instrument detailed specific areas that define this critical role of the CLO. Creating a Strategy and Setting the Investment Level.

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How Do You Design A Corporate MOOC?

HT2 Labs

A look at what our data says about how Instructional Designers approach MOOC design in Curatr. The post How Do You Design A Corporate MOOC? appeared first on HT2 Labs. Course Design & Content Curatr MOOCs R&D

[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.