Graphic Design for the Rest of Us
FEBRUARY 10, 2010
I've been testing out the following, similar to the Adobe product listed first: Illustrator: Inkscape vector graphics editor Photoshop: Gimp Gnu image manipulation program Some of the images I add to this blog in the future will be created and/or modified using one or both of the above. The situation: Desire to do some graphic design for eLearning and other purposes The problem: Don't have a lot of spending money - purchased software is muy expensive, especially anything Adobe® The solution: Free / open source software (what a concept!) Try these yourselves and have fun!
pcLearning4U is Open for Business
OCTOBER 23, 2009
Instruction topics include computer basics, introduction to MS-Office products, and uses of social media, among others. To my loyal readers, and anybody else who hath stumbled upon this blog: As part of my efforts to learn more about learning (and to obtain additional dirty filthy lucre, moolah, dinero, etc.), I have founded pcLearning4U , a new company dedicated to bringing individual personal computer instruction to Richmond, VA people of every age. Please visit the pcLearning4U Site for more information. Thanks - Ted.
It's the Latest, it's the Greatest, it's the.
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
This site has a lot of online training, in diverse subjects such as courses for students (elementary school through college), MS-Office products (2003 and 2007), job search help, even US Citizenship preparation! LearningExpress Library ! If you are a member of your local public library, you may have free access to LearningExpress. One glitch that they are supposedly going to fix - you can't save your place in the MS-Office courses, so you need to keep track of your own progress. Otherwise, these courses seem very comprehensive.
eLearning Research - Brandon Hall
MARCH 25, 2009
So far, I've looked at the eLearning 101 and Learning Technology Products 2009 reports, and found those to be very interesting and informative. This company is an excellent source of eLearning information. You can subscribe to their free newsletter, which gives you free access to some of their reports. There is also a Facebook Group for those of you on Facebook who are interested in this subject.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Final overall change for the business as a result of the training program, i.e., Improved quality, improved production, decreased costs, increased job satisfaction, reduced problems or accidents, increased sales. 5. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. But because.
Personal Experience: HP Learning Center
JANUARY 23, 2009
IT Toolbox: e-learning-select group
DECEMBER 16, 2008
This group has many interesting discussions on it, for example, development product comparisons such as Blackboard vs. Moodle. Many of you know that IT Toolbox is a very rich and active IT-oriented community site. Among the many groups there is one devoted to eLearning, e-learning-select. Also, this group is in the Knowledge Management area of IT Toolbox - if KM interests you, there are a lot of other KM-oriented groups that you can join
Rosetta Stone and Video Professor
AUGUST 4, 2008
Methinks not: Has anyone out there tried either of these products? Am I the only one out there who is constantly bombarded with TV ads for Rosetta Stone and Video Professor ? Dislike? Do you think of either of these as eLearning? If so (or not), what are your reasons? Are you developing, or planning on developing, courseware similar to either of these? Let's get a lively discussion going here
The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity
JUNE 23, 2016
BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.
Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS
AUGUST 27, 2015
The name alone “Adobe” is a strong brand, highly recognized in the tech industry. If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution.
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition
Can Elearning Improve Productivity?
AUGUST 19, 2014
One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.
Evaluating SaaS Products for Purchase
JUNE 28, 2016
Jesse joined the Administrate team as an Account Executive in September 2015. He’s sold cars, yachts, advertising, and SaaS. So you think you need new SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)? Whether you’ve been down this road in the past or you’re new to the process, this post is intended to provide some pointers. I’ve Read More. All Staff Insight
Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered
MARCH 31, 2015
A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?
Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented.
Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Pricing for education products is all over the map. We’ll also explore how your education products can be placed on a “value ramp” that lets you create pricing flexibility to benefit your customers, spares you the anxiety of trying to find the one “right” price, protects you from both over- and under-pricing, and provides a healthy margin. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
JUNE 22, 2016
Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. Product Training Mobile Apps. Short Product Videos.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
Dispersed product information. Top-performing sales reps of leading organizations are masters of market knowled- ge, customer needs, their products and services, their value, their competition, and. To contact Docebo, please visit: www.docebo.com BUSINESS VELOCITY New product releases and updates, growing customer needs, shifting market. training, such major product launches.
Product Review: Totara
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. It is sooo boring. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue.
Designing a Product Launch Curriculum
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses. If you are engaged in a highly robust project then perhaps you may need content of that caliber but for most of our elearning learners that is not necessary. Vivavideo.
Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail
AUGUST 14, 2015
I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. more knowledgeable in their jobs, whether it was safety knowledge, product knowledge, customer services practices or policies and procedures10. Issues around increased product complexity, intensified. continuously reinforce major learning events to drive product knowledge every day has.
How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools
JULY 16, 2015
The following tools will help you boost your productivity. The post How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At the moment, she is working on her first eBook dedicated to online learning. Organizing tools. Fences.
Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)
JULY 8, 2015
If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach. We have created a simple worksheet that allows you to go through the process of planning a product launch curriculum using the three phases.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down. Obviously, it isn’t just the mere use of technology that leads to increased engagement, but rather the fact that the MOOC format allows you to design training courses to better correspond with how people learn. little enthusiasm goes a long way.
Think like a product manager
Spark Your Interest
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Instructional designers create instructional or training products. Whether we like it or not, product design and product management is our industrial cousin. So, if you agree, here five lessons we could learn from our product cousins: Your instructional product should solve a problem. Build a minimum viable instructional product. How so? Does it?
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.
Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Would wear a t-shirt if they gave me one (no need to send). If it in my mind one of the best ten products to hit the e-learning cycle in the last five years. I kid you not. Supports Tin Can – Should be universal with every product out there it isn’t. Tutorials when opening the product – Good, but. Let me see, desktop product. Speed 2 – Awful.
Adopting a product approach
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
While that hasn’t dampened the entrepreneurial spirits of countless startups, and as the creases continue to be ironed out, the question on our minds is: how do you make it effortless to deploy exciting digital products? Turning a game that teaches teens the principles of engineering into a product that can be shipped around the world was no easy feat. We decided to combine the two.
Our Top Productivity Tips for Training Professionals
MARCH 1, 2016
In business, productivity is on everyone’s mind, yet, many find it difficult to achieve on an ongoing basis. Whether it’s the phone, an incoming email, or a long to-do list – there’s distractions abound! Training professionals may think this sounds too familiar – they often juggle tasks such as conducting Read More. All Training Tips
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J company) was looking for a way to increase employee product knowledge to drive sales. apply product and procedural knowledge with their. Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J Company): With constantly evolving products, it is. those issues are costing the company in terms of lost revenue, lost productivity, customer loyalty, etc. Introduction.3 Conclusion.16
5 Tips for being a Productive and Motivated Learner
Your Training Edge
MARCH 22, 2016
Being a training and development trainer since last many years, I consider my success revolving not just around the learning and performance metrics, but also the people who are being trained and turned into a more productive entity for their respective firms. However still, do you possess the productivity that would enable you to make the best of you know? All Rights Reserved. Tempo.
4 Ways to Assess the Product Knowledge of Your Sales Team
JUNE 20, 2016
According to ASTD State of Sales Training report, product training is the most frequently delivered training to sales people. Training Industry survey also reveals that most of the sales training received by sales people is about the product. Your objective of assessments along with assessing learners should also be refreshing the product knowledge training conducted earlier.
Do we need product evangelists for each product/service?
JULY 1, 2015
In the last few years markets have become more competitive as product lifecycle is reducing and go to market timing is becoming more and more important. But the real factor that makes marketing more complex is that products and services are becoming more technological and therefore complex and so they require more knowledge to be used. The potential customer (in both the B2B and B2C markets) needs to be familiar with the product in advance: they have to know it BEFORE they buy it. Knowing a product before purchase is related to market education. Conclusion.
Learn the ‘Fika’ aspect to productivity…
JULY 26, 2015
Ever heard of coffee breaks being a vital factor for raising productivity? Still wondering the linkage, significance and relevance of coffee breaks or fika to an organization’s productivity ? Redefining leadership that taps the immense potential of social connectedness can have a positive impact on the productivity graph. Talks or chats near the cooler are passé’! Fika!!
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
What are the goals for learning and development? 9 out of 10 of today’s L&D leaders are looking to: Increase on-the-job productivity. times more likely to report benefits relating to productivity and business. 60% want to increase their productivity. 63% report improved productivity. Improving productivity/engagement. productive. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.
Time for Training? 11 Rules for a Better Product Launch
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Launching a product? The following is an excerpt from Nancy’s Harkness’ new white paper: Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. There are as many ways to learn about a new product as there are new products! Can you create a metaphor for your key product concept? Give learners a story to connect the product to real usage!
Turn Your Product Knowledge Training into a “Hero’s Journey”
APRIL 28, 2015
Teaching call center employees how to follow a critical procedure or pushing product information to sales reps in an exciting way is not a simple task. That’s why when you are looking for a way to motivate employees to follow a process or learn about a new product, creating a “Hero’s Journey” for them to follow is a great place to start. Start With a Challenge.
5 Ways to Launch Product Knowledge Training
MAY 30, 2016
However, it’s important for the company itself to set aside time for this very important product knowledge development. Here are five ways that companies can develop product knowledge training among their personnel. Shared. As organizations grow, it’s getting increasingly difficult for personnel to keep up with everything their company provides. Read more ». Learning
A Productive Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 19, 2014
In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components. agree with the need for these components but I think change to a productive learning culture requires much more. The authors believe that a culture change is required.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Despite its shortcomings, learning technology has a strong correlation to improved KPIs, such as reve- nue, productivity, engagement, costs and turnover. reported that productivity had decreased. © 2016 Brandon Hall Group. Licensed for Distribution by Docebo. The cloud, social tools, mobile technologies, and other advances have created a host of opportunities for. Exploring new and.
Customer Experience Key to Product Design
MAY 11, 2016
The post Customer Experience Key to Product Design appeared first on Origin Learning - A Learning Solutions Blog. Let’s start by presuming that your social learning flight has taken off. We are just as eager as you are to share our experience that could perhaps shape your learning curve. What if you had learning at your fingertips, quite literally? What exactly were the new challenges?
How to Integrate Product Knowledge Into Your Launch Curriculum
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Your company’s new product is about to launch and it’s time for the launch event. Reps Reps are flown in from all over the country, or the world, to learn about the new product they will be selling. Most importantly, will your reps be ready to effectively sell that new product after a day of information sharing? Our Product launch framework. It’s here!