From the Coleface
Viv on Learning Now TV on 31 March
From the Coleface
MARCH 21, 2016
As an experienced blended learning designer and judge of the e-learning Awards (recently rebranded as the Learning Technologies Awards), I was invited to appear on TV. As part of the learning designers series, I’ve shared three key tips on blended learning design on LNTV. e-learning trainingKnit the blend together. Use analytics. The TfL case study.
Chain of fools
From the Coleface
MAY 9, 2013
So they think “let’s make this into e-learning” They give the budget to an e-learning company. The e-learnign company’s sales director loves the idea, but someone has to design it. The instructional designer is given a turgid pack of slides and is tasked with magically turning it into an engaging learning experience. Sounds familiar?
Tricks of the trade for instructional design
From the Coleface
AUGUST 30, 2012
Notable by its absence is instructional design, e-learning, or pretty much anything to do with corporate e-learning. Interestingly a few e-learning companies include a spelling/ grammar test in the recruitment processes for instructional designers, so there’s some consensus that you can tell how good an ID is from their ability to spell. e-learning training
2009: the year of bad measurement?
From the Coleface
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
Having been at Learning Technologies, I got the sense that the e-learning industry is maturing to the point where there’s little radically new. Various e-learning companies use for marketing purposes the metric “days to build e-learning content” This looks good compared to the 8-12 week development cycle that is often quoted. What people don’t often measure is how long the client took to get its content to an e-learning production ready state. e-learning training
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap). DEVELOP FRONT-LINE MANAGERS It’s been well documented that people leave managers – not companies. their learning and development. 13 Gauge learning success.
Creating, Growing and Selling Your E-Learning Company
APRIL 15, 2009
Bill discusses various funding options for an e-learning company. Bill Jacobs presented to the group his experience of growing and eventually selling an e-learning company. He gave advise on how to consider the value of your company, making employees a part of the company and navigating through the tricky process of negotiating with the buyer.
4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company
JULY 12, 2016
New post 4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company on Obsidian Learning. But as much as we are passionate about applying both to create effective learning experiences, we also understand that there must be a business case for choosing a learning company. Key questions (to help you evaluate your existing learning vendor). Communication.
Why you must Outsource your Compliance Course Development to an E-learning Company
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
This blog tells what a compliance officer and his team won’t have to do when they outsource their compliance course development to the right e-learning company. When you outsource your compliance course development, the e-learning partner you select will go through the heavy law manuals and come up with a Detailed Content Outline (DCO). Evaluate the learning.
8 Features of a Top E-learning Company [Infographic]
MARCH 8, 2017
Are you planning to outsource your e-learning development project to India? You need to partner with a good technology-enabled learning solutions provider to make the most of your outsourcing initiative. eLearning Design e-learning CoursesHere is the list of 8 features you should look for when making a choice.
VR – The Next Leap in Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Compel to learn? Check out the new medium to learn – Virtual Reality. It is the next leap in learning. VR solutions can be engineered to make learning immersive. Experiential learning using the VR technology foundation can be extremely inspiring and engaging for learners as the simulation effect gives a 360 degree perspective. That’s history. Glen Keane.
Sowing the Seeds of Holistic Learning
OCTOBER 9, 2015
What does an agri-business operator with presence in 9 countries do when it comes to learning and development? It chose to set up an academy that would use a learning management system (LMS) to serve as its chief vehicle and tool for global knowledge-sharing and intellectual property management. Ability to get on-the-job training through ready reckoner – videos, learning snippets.
Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.
MAY 4, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.
2011 Continues Significant Changes in e-Learning Companies by Bill Brandon
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 9, 2011
The New Year is underway with new acquisitions of e-Learning-related companies. Asynchronous Blended Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies ToolsTwo important. changes to the players took place in the first week of 2011.
Lambda Partners with lynda.com for Seamless Integration in Moodle
JULY 20, 2015
Lambda is partnering up with the online learning company, lynda.com, to provide an extensive library of video tutorials, and online courses that can be directly integrated with Moodle. Moodle integration
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description
MAY 31, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 31, 2007 My Job Description I work at a small e-Learning company, which means I play lots of different roles. The focus here the last few months has been less on creating custom courses for clients and more on building Templates and Learning Portals (think LMS-lite).
LEARNNOVATORS FEATURED AMONG THE TOP 5 E-LEARNING/DIGITAL CLASSROOMS IN INDIA FOR 2016
JULY 18, 2016
Learnnovators , a leading provider of innovative e-learning solutions, has been featured among the ‘Top 5 E-Learning/Digital Classrooms in India 2016’ report by SiliconIndia, India’s largest community of technology and business professionals. Education in India is taking giant leaps forward, both in terms of pedagogy as well as the technology used for imparting learning. Coming from a trusted and respected brand like Siliconindia, the list is intended to help organizations in selecting a partner for their learning requirements. Chennai (India).
LEARNNOVATORS NAMED AMONG THE “25 MOST PROMISING LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS – 2016”
MARCH 21, 2016
This is especially true in the L&D (Learning & Development) industry, with new consulting firms emerging on a daily basis. In the latest release of one of their popular lists, Consultants Review named Learnnovators among the “25 Most Promising Learning & Development Consultants – 2016” The list is drawn up based on solid research carried out by the magazine’s editors, and is an endorsement of Learnnovators’ capabilities and commitment to the L&D space. It also offers its own learning platform, Learnosphere. Chennai (India). Vijay Kumar.
The Making Of A Successful Alliance: Channel Partners In E-learning
APRIL 5, 2016
This opens up the opportunity for companies to work with partners who have expertise and differentiated skills. No wonder, it is creating quite a buzz in the area of e-learning as well. E-Learning solutions are now the norm in most organizations. What else makes a good partner for an e-learning alliance? Blog Channel partners
6 Surprising Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools [Infographic]
AUGUST 2, 2016
Many learning companies are adapting these tools to develop eLearning courses. Why learning companies are adapting these tools? Related Posts 4 Tips for Developing E-learning Course Using Rapid Authoring Tools Rapid E-learning through Storyline Tool: 5 Infographics Sharing Key Features Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools.
7 Ways to Encourage Experts to Share Knowledge
AUGUST 12, 2016
When it comes to learning and development, knowledge sharing can be a training manager’s best friend. In many organisations, the knowledge management system and the learning management system are one and the same. Employees log on to learn what they need to do their jobs but, if we define an expert as someone who has learned all they need, what reason do they have to access the LMS?
Corporate Learning Insights and Trends from TrainingIndustry.com
MAY 18, 2015
At the conference, we conducted a number of interviews with industry leaders from leading corporations to share over the coming weeks on the JPL Learning Solutions video blog. TrainingIndustry.com is a well-known source of information about the business of corporate learning. and one of the leading authorities on trends in learning and development. billion dollars.
Top Seven Microlearning Activities for Onboarding Online Training by Nipun Sharma
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 31, 2017
You need your new hires to learn company policy and improve their task proficiency as quickly as possible. There are some. training topics that call for full-length online training courses, such as complex skills and compliance protocols. However, others require a more distilled microlearning approach. These seven activities are at the heart of an excellent microlearning. experience. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Training Strategies
3 Ways Learnist Can Revolutionize Enterprise Learning
APRIL 8, 2014
A couple years ago, I wrote a blog post about a fledgling social learning company called Learnist that was beginning to make waves in the learning industry. The company caught my eye because I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of leveraging social media to encourage effective learning within the workplace and Learnist seemed to… [Continue Reading.].
mLevel to Showcase Latest Learning Activity at FocusOn Learning 2016 by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 31, 2016
mLevel, the game-based learning company that provides mobile, social, and interactive learning experiences, announces the. This new offering provides an immersive and configurable learning experience that incorporates. Games & Learning Immersive Learning Mobile Learning Training Strategiesrelease of Assessment. many educational game techniques.
Why You’re Not Reaching Your Millennial Workforce
JULY 21, 2016
Because of this, how we learn about and understand the world around us is radically different from previous generations. Yet time and time again companies fail us when it comes to content such as training and enablement materials. Or they give us the login to a clunky company intranet, which is really not much better, vaguely reminiscent of early days of the modern web when a dial-up connection was the fastest game in town and winning a game of Solitaire risked freezing the computer. That starts with supplying corporate content that aligns with how millennials learn.
Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption
JUNE 8, 2015
The second day opened with a discussion of learning companies and ways they can impact the future and what can be done to sustain innovation within the field of instructional technology. We had a great presentation from Deborah Thomas of SillyMonkey who spoke about learning fast, remembering ideas and content and have fun doing it. industry learning design
What is Influencing the Future of L&D?
JULY 2, 2015
You are wrong if you are expecting me to start crystal-ball gazing to identify the future shape of corporate learning and development. These include: The way people are connecting and collaborating (social learning) is changing: How can we support them better? The need for learning flexibility, demanding mobile technology. L&D leaders can learn much from the example set by their counterparts in marketing, who track everything that can be tracked and then adapt their behaviour continually to improve performance. Delivering more value for less.
Why people ignore many features of their LMS
JANUARY 15, 2016
According to Brandon Hall Group ’s report on LMS Trends in 2015 , companies that use LMS (particularly those still using installed solutions over cloud-based systems) are demanding more new features while ignoring many of the old functionalities built into their systems in the past. Instead, companies seem to be longing for a different strategy altogether.”. in 2012, to 2.95
Upside Learning Completes Five Years
APRIL 24, 2009
Tags: Upside Learning company profile Five years review
OCTOBER 9, 2011
Last Tuesday I delivered a workshop in Sao Paulo on informal learning to clients of fast-moving Brasilian learning company Affero. I’ll let the graphic recorders tell the story. Just Jay
Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS
APRIL 19, 2016
How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Jeffrey A. topyx.com.
What to Expect from Learning and Development in 2017
JANUARY 11, 2017
The Financial Times-IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance has released its 2017 predictions for learning and development. Learning leaders should expect providers to have business impact metrics already built into their programs. Virtual reality and experience-centered learning will increasingly become part of corporate learning and development strategy.
Development Mindsets and 70:20:10
Performance Learning Productivity
OCTOBER 7, 2014
At the other end of the continuum are those that believe their success, and the success of others, comes from hard work, learning, and persistence. His book ‘Guitar Zero’ addresses a challenge close to my own heart – that of an adult learning a musical instrument. Marcus’ insights into the learning process reinforce Dweck’s model. This is an interesting theory, but so what?
How Much Does it Really Cost to Train an Employee?
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
We’ve heard the numbers before: The average company spends around $1,208 per employee per year on training costs. But that statistics can be misleading, especially when company size and industry come into play. The amount spent on training per employee depends on the size of the company, with smaller companies spending the most, but training fewer hours.
14 Must-Know e-Learning Stats
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Countless reports, surveys, and studies have shown that the e-Learning industry isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, an increasing number of individuals, corporations, and institutions are turning to e-Learning as they recognize its effectiveness and its convenience. Here are 14 top eLearning statistics for 2015 that every e-Learning professional should know! The number of learning technologies available has doubled in the last five years. 42% of leading learning companies say online learning has led to an increase in revenue.
Skillsoft Rolls Out New E-learning Products
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Skillsoft has kicked off 2017 with a new learning platform as well as new content to expand and deepen its engagement of corporate learners. The global e-learning company launched Percipio, a cloud-based content delivery and learning platform and unveiled new business and leadership skills content. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.