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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

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Peformance Improvement

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. Apps give us car services and meals on-demand – no waiting.

Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation. My next post will discuss options for multimedia with conversation-driven elearning. Learner Challenge. This character is facing a moment of need.

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)?

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

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Engage Your Audience With These New Cutout People

eLearning Brothers

With the online training world growing at a rapid pace, presenters and instructional designers are looking for effective ways to create connections between them—or the content—and their learners. Since eLearning is electronic (thats what the “e” stands for, right?), it is more difficult for the learner to create a connection with a presenter or teacher. The solution? Cutout People. Casting Call .

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Who Needs Training? 1/3 of Americans Receive No Formal Training From Their Employer

Association eLearning

An online survey conducted by Ipsos Market Research and Consulting Firm has turned up some shocking statistics. 30% of Americans surveyed said that they never received any formal training from their employer. Among those left untrained, were those over age 55 (37%), those earning less than $50,000 annual income (37%), those who have not earned a college degree (38%), and part time workers (37%).

Learning spaces of the third kind

Learning with e's

The first kind of space was highly organised. In these 'class' rooms, our students gathered, seated in rows, facing toward a single part of the space - the front. At the front of the classroom were all of the important things, such as the teacher, and of course, the teacher's tools. The students looked on as spectators, and occasionally as active participants in their education. Watch this space).

The Learning Side of Sears

CLO Magazine

Frank Nguyen has a knack for entering companies during periods of significant transition. It happened at Intel Corp. in 1999 during the Y2K frenzy when the technology company wanted to get 100 trainers off the road. It also happened at American Express Co. And it’s the case now. Nguyen is the vice president of learning and performance at Sears Holdings Corp. That aspect doesn’t scare me.”.

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 Build a Great Relationship with Your Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

This is part two of the series on working with subject matter experts when building e-learning courses. In the previous post, we looked at how to set expectations and some simple project management tips. I also shared a link to the free e-book, Essential Guide to Working with Subject Matter Experts. I always take a short term and long term view. And the subject matter expert plays a critical role.

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF COURSERA

Learnnovators

The post CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF COURSERA appeared first on Learnnovators. E-Learning Learning Platform MOOC Course Coursera e-learning E-Learning Ecologies E-Learning Provocateur eLearning Higher Education Instructor Learnnovators MOOCs Pedagogies Pedagogy Ryan Tracey University of Illinois

Exploring Augmented and Virtual Reality EdTech Tools and Apps

InSync Training

Last week, we looked at assessment and evaluation EdTech tools and apps. This week, we continue our series by diving deeper into augmented and virtual reality tools and apps. These tools and apps enable us to create immersive learning experiences for our learners. What was once a highly segmented toolset is now available for us to explore and integrate into our toolboxes!

Employee Development Plan: The WHY and the HOW

WalkMe Training Station

You just hired a promising young talent that has all the skills and savvy knowledge to help your business finally get an edge on the competition. As far as you’re concerned, a steady increase in responsibility and salary incentives will keep this hotshot rolling in the results you want. And can you blame them? The solution? Training manager? What is an Employee Development Plan? Excuses!

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

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!

Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union

CLO Magazine

American money transfer company Western Union has thrived for more than 160 years by constantly looking for ways to reinvent itself. It began as a telegraph service in the 1850s and grew into a financial service company with more than 11,000 employees working in 58 countries, generating $5 billion in annual revenue. We really struggled to get leaders engaged.”. The Solution. They said ‘Great!

How to improve knowledge transfer in Online IT Training

Your Training Edge

Technology is evolving at a faster pace than ever. It has revolutionized the way work is done in most of the industries. The eLearning technology has enabled the growth of the education sector across the globe. Learners can take courses along with their full-time job. They can learn at a convenient time and a place of their choice. The students save a significant time in traveling as well.

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Six Strategies You May Not Be Using To Reduce Cognitive Load

The eLearning Coach

In a complex world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a deluge of complex information. This shouldn’t be surprising, as working memory (our mental work space), has a limited capacity for processing information. If the demands placed on working memory, known as cognitive load, are too high, learners may give up in frustration or fail to comprehend. […]. Cognition

Tackling the tough stuff

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more. And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly. So I thought I’d talk briefly about why I tend to focus on the design, and not the practical implementations. These will change.

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.

Fight Ambiguity by Focusing Agile Talent

CLO Magazine

The White House has business leaders on a swivel right now. Ordinarily early in a new year, they’re thinking about strategic planning, getting their workforce aligned around execution and strategically planning scenarios to get a clear sense of what’s likely to happen. Electing Donald Trump as U.S. Trump’s penchant for deregulation may have leaders optimistic about their company’s future.

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How AR/VR is About to Change the Face of eLearning

OpenSesame

So it mighta been a flash in the pan, but you were either living under a rock or on the moon if you didn’t hear about 2016’s sweeping phenomenon known as Pokemon Go. Its popularity and pervasiveness has obviously diminished, but it had explosive adoption around July 2016. So let’s bring that back to learning and development (L&D) and eLearning in general. The numbers show it too. This is key.

The Modern Learning Makerspace

InSync Training

The Art of Praxis. I have been seeing the word “praxis” a lot these days, associated with a few different definitions. To me, the essence of the word, is application – the application of theory to practice. Definitions include examples of practice, and application of knowledge or skills. And, the word is said to have derived from the Greek word for “doing”. I love making learning happen.

How to Create Mnemonic Devices That Help Your Students Remember

CourseArc

Students can often feel overwhelmed by the extent of new information and concepts that they are exposed to throughout a course. As an instructional designer, it’s your responsibility to help learners remember and retain key information and take-aways from your courses. One handy set of memory tools are known as mnemonic devices. What Are They? Mnemonic Acronyms. Mnemonic Phrases.

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.

This Learning ‘Project’ Is Not that Serious

CLO Magazine

For many learning and development organizations, the project model to get work done is pretty much the only model. It’s mostly fulfilling requests from business units and stakeholders. It’s also the basis for many vendor relationships. From an instructional perspective, popular, if oversimplified, design models, such as ADDIE, tend to reinforce this default to treat all work as project work.

3 Reasons to Attend ATD's E-Learning Instructional Design Training

ATD Learning Technologies

Allen Interactions has partnered with ATD for more than a decade to deliver two instructional design training workshops focused on e-learning design. These workshops ( E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate and Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate ) cover important aspects of mastering the art and science of creating motivating and impactful e-learning programs.

Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning

Knowledge Guru

I’m publishing this blog on Valentine’s Day, a day that is supposed to be all about love. This blog is about love, but not the romantic type. Instead, think about a hobby or activity that you love. Kids, for example, might love to play soccer or love to play video games like Minecraft. These types of games and activities keep children engaged, often for hours at a time. Pre-order Book.

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Meta-Learning Tools?

Clark Quinn

I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. In particular, for the latter, I wondered about what there was to track your own learnings. And Jane commented to me that she knew of one, and I was reminded of more. And I think this could become an interesting area. Coupled with tools that support learning streams, personal learning could be boosted. And our success.

[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.