[Providers] Why Video In Healthcare is Vital in 2015
      If you’re aiming to grow your health care practice and bring on new patients, it’s imperative that you provide remarkable content. So, you know you need to provide educational content – but how should you be presenting that material? Patients want great content that teaches them how to live healthier lives, and it’s your job to offer them that. Content is what can set you apart from your competitors and also help brand you and your company as an authority in healthcare. Including explainer, or how-to, videos on your practice’s website proves very effective.
    [Providers] Teasing apart cooperation and collaboration
    My initial reaction is closer to Dion’s; I’ve always seen cooperation as willingness to assist when asked, or to provide pointers. To me collaboration is higher; it’s willing to not just provide assistance in clearly defined ways such as pointers to relevant work, answering questions, etc, but to actively roll up sleeves and pitch in. There have been a couple of recent proposals about the relative role of cooperation and collaboration, and I’m trying to make sense of them. Here are a couple of different approaches, and my first take at teasing them apart.
    [Providers] Using Metrics to Manage Your Intranet
    Is there similar content you can provide? Identify highly active users who consistently provide content, ask questions, and support other’s contributions. Ask highly active users to share with others how they are using the intranet to find answers, provide knowledge, and complete daily tasks. The value of an intranet will ultimately be determined by your employees. As they contribute and engage, they are helping you to create a useful resource that they and others can refer to in the future. There are several metrics intranet managers should monitor. Usage. Content.
    [Providers] The Most Important Knowledge Management Tools You Should Know
    It can automatically provide the right solutions to many different queries and is widely regarded to be a next generation software. The importance of knowledge management in today’s corporate environment cannot be stressed enough. It involves storing, organizing and sharing important information that is beneficial to both the customers and the company itself. Having easily accessible information is beneficial in a number of different ways including organizational training, improving employee performance and faster servicing among others. The Knowledge Management Tools to Know. Freshdesk.
    [Providers] How Training Station Helps Your Organization
    By that, Training Station provides you with the required introductory information. Ranging from the vital concepts to long-term objectives, the site provides your organization with information to allow you grasp some few critical issues. Besides explaining various ways of boosting personnel training, the blog’s content also provides insights of optimizing training programs. Training Station not only gives advice on employee training and development but also provides examples of exercises and strategies. Additionally, it renders advice on all manner of subjects.
    [Providers] ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology
    He specializes in instructional media production and online learning environment design, and provides consultation and workshops. He consults with and provides professional development to schools and districts. Are you curious about the future of instructional technology and learning? Abbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D., make it a point to follow the trends and issues in our field—from the latest technologies to new research. Together, they produce the Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Learning Sciences Podcast. Abbie Brown, Ph.D.,
    [Providers] Take Control of Your Personal Learning Journey
    Clearly, if you happen to work for a company which does not provide adequate learning opportunities for you, you’re responsible for charting the course for your own learning journey. But, even when learning opportunities are provided for you, it’s wise to take an active part in planning your personal learning journey. A consistently-used  criterion in the annual “best companies to work for” lists is the level of corporate investment in employee training. There’s no real discrepancy between these two facts. Looking to set your personal learning journey on the right path?
    [Providers] Compelling content requires some media chemistry
    Animation provides the best possible way to illustration processes (how things work). Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life. They're interested in the content, not the container. The technology and the interface with which they interact should be invisible. Your design decisions should be invisible. And all that requires a little media chemistry. There is a limited range of elements which make up all media formats. You can read it at your own pace. It requires the barest minimum of bandwidth. They are memorable.
    [Providers] White House: Innovation in Higher Education
    As a “foreign national” it took me over two hours to clear three layers of security, was provided a special pink badge to identify me as a foreign national and was required to navigate only with an escort (including restroom visits and ultimately WH departure). I’m baffled how people manage to jump the White House fence. As stated previously, this doesn’t mean that we know what HE will look like in the future, but it does provide a firmer foundation for planning for leaders. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the White House. It’s their job.
    [Providers] Inkle making multiple interactive narrations simple #storyboard
    With interaction defining an action undertaken by the learner, as well as feedback provided by either humans or/and machines. As such, you cannot simply add one gaming/learning path, you need to offer a more complex set of options, providing at least the illusion of autonomous actions. You just provide your email, and a password, and. Since the dawn of eLearning, interactivity was a key concept. No learning without going out into the real world, and experience feedback. and it was a challenge in most cases. type of learning games). you are in. and write/learn as you do it.
    [Providers] Podcast Ep29 – Jo Cook. Live and Online.
    I talk to Jo Cook (@LightbulbJo) about her journey into the world of live, online facilitation and she provides us with a unique insight from a COLF facilitator. Listening time: 26 mins. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Music Source. Blog COLF Podcast Slider Jo Cook LPI
    [Providers] Free form for self assessment and career development
    Goals provide the motivation for self-directed learning. Writing down career goals makes it more likely you will attain them. Participants in The Aha! Project asked for a structured way to go about self-assessment and goal-setting. We developed this Learning Plan template to lead them through the process. Feel free to use it. If you have feedback, we’ll be glad to hear it. Learning Plan Template in pdf   |   Learning Plan Template in MS Word. Just Jay Learn For Yourself Working Smarter
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Providers] TechSmith Camtasia Studio: The Clip Bin and The Library
    TechSmith provides access to several additional assets online. by Kevin Siegel      As you add assets to your Camtasia Studio project (such as images, animations, and audio), those assets appear in the Clip Bin.     Once objects appear in the Clip Bin, you can add them to the Timeline by simply dragging and dropping. (Or you can right-click a Clip Bin object and add it to the Timeline at the Playhead position.) Each Camtasia project contains its own Clip Bin and the Clip Bin moves with the project as you back up the project to a server or other drive.
    [Providers] Using Writing to Deal with Negative Thoughts and Emotions
    At the end of the course, we evaluate your progress, looking not only at how your stress symptoms may be changing, but also at how your writing may provide you with some additional insight into what's going on with you. As a career coach, I've found that I'm most likely to be working with people in some kind of career crisis. Either they are unemployed and trying to find a new job or they have reached some kind of difficult tipping point in their careers where their unhappiness drives them to take action. . How do I do a good job during an interview? How can I network more effectively?
    [Providers] Purchase of service: how we managed to avoid explanation
    Provide a framework to show what the various types of purchase have in common. In the revision, we decided to  start  by describing out a leave-of-absence purchase according to our framework: a person goes on maternity leave; she later applies to purchase the service; the staff evaluate the application; we provide a quote for the cost. I’ve been collaborating on a course with my colleague, Tanis. An unexpected benefit has been the ability to float an initial idea, talk about it, and have it improve from the discussion, from feedback, and from new ideas these things engender.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Providers] How to increase the training compliance rate in a healthcare organization
    If staff frown every time they receive an email from the L&D team, if a manager doesn’t get alerted by his team’s low compliance, if the organization has not invested in a fully functioning LMS or has not provided the facilities required, then it is obvious that there is something fundamentally wrong. Contrary to tradition, the majority of the training in healthcare is now available as eLearning. In this post we will look at 5 tips on how you can boost the compliance figures of an organization, focusing primarily on healthcare. Popularity of LMS. How easy is it to log in? How fast?
    [Providers] Genesis WordPress University Theme
    For years, the Genesis framework has provided people with a solid foundation to build websites. To top it all off, the team at Web Savvy Marketing has a reputation for providing helpful and timely support – so if you’re ever have questions along the way then you know that you are in good hands. When you’re creating online courses offering you understand that it’s important to have a site that not only looks great but is well put together “under the hood” as well. As you can imagine this is quite important if you offer online courses.
    [Providers] Learning Maps, Say Something Nice, and Call Center Support in eLearning: This Week on #BLPLearn
    We include commentary from the original BLPer who found the article to provide you with context on why we felt it is worth sharing out. #BLPLearn is for our fellow members of the L&D community. We take the best articles and resources shared between members of our teams and publish them in this weekly post. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Using Learning Maps. Submitted by  Jackie Crofts, Multimedia Developer . learning map is hand drawn and customized to fit the needs of what they are trying to teach. Enjoy! OH…and
    [Providers] How Managers Add Value Part 2 Building Willingness
    By providing much-needed alignment (i.e., As a result, the individual needs to follow the instructions that are being provided. Ironically, the internal voice for the R3 registers warning signals that bear drastic similarity to the R1: • “There is no way I am ready for this” • “I cannot believe my manager is seriously considering sending me out there on my own” The truth of the matter is that listening to the individual passing through R3 on their way to R4 is every bit as important as providing direction and structure for the R1. The good news?
    [Providers] The Building Blocks of Service Level Agreements
    For example, asking if the seller provided good customer service is not a measurable result. Best practices dictates that a good agreement between a buyer and seller should include a service level agreement (SLA) as part of that agreement. First let’s define what a SLA is. well-thought-out SLA sets the tone for how the relationship between parties should be governed. What are those elements that are important to the project success?  The building blocks of the SLAs should consist of key metrics that should be tracked in order for both parties to achieve the desired results.
  • GEENIO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Providers] Storyboarding: Key Point Of Success In Collaborative Course Authoring
    When working on a nonlinear course, it always pays to provide a detailed description of all possible transitions - what page the learner will be redirected to after encountering the nonlinear portion of the course, and under what circumstances. In part 1 of the article we took a look at storyboards, their purpose, and the best ways to start working with them. Today I will give you some advice regarding best storyboard creation practices, and also explain in what situations you will be best served to not use them. Lucky for you, they are a pretty cool bunch, and are ready to share.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Providers] Conferences can be better, a whole lot better
    Provide a generic ROI proposal for attending to send to the boss, saving people the time of working out the value to be extracted from the event. The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. Would they go the way of record stores and newspapers? concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. Community First! This is an overdose of content. Design
    [Providers] Meet Bloomfire Business Manager and Yogi, Wafae Owen
    treasure my family unit that provides me with unconditional love, support, joy, laughter, and happiness. Welcome back to our employee spotlight series. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Wafae Owen, Business Manager for Bloomfire. She’s pictured outside the company’s offices in downtown Austin, just off the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail. . What is your title at Bloomfire and translate that to what you actually do all day? My title is Business Manager. I wear many hats to take care of our employees, customers and business partners’ needs. Photos by Jose Dimas.
    [Providers] Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale – sources [reuters.com]
    software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. […]. Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale – sources — from reuters.com Excerpt: Blackboard Inc, a U.S. Blackboard CMS/LMS education technology vendors
    [Providers] The future of libraries?
    Not all the necessary resources are books or even print, and as libraries are now providing video and audio as well as print, and on to computer access to resources beyond the library’s collection, so too can it be about people. I had lunch recently with Paul Signorelli , who’s active in helping libraries with digital literacy, and during the conversation he talked about his vision of the future of the library. What I heard was a vision of libraries moving beyond content to be about learning, and this had several facets I found thought-provoking. But it goes further.
    [Providers] The Psychology of Change in Software Adoption
    Further emphasis to this point is provided by Gerhard Roth, who suggests that the brain is constantly trying to automate processes, “hereby dispelling them from consciousness; in this way, its work will be completed faster, more effectively and at a lower metabolic rate. They don’t provide enough of a pattern interruption. This endeavor provided him the opportunity to work all over the world consulting in the areas of management systems and project technology to improve performance, and applied 80/20 theory. Our brains strive to create order. ” questions.
    [Providers] Inserting Some YOLO into Your Workflow
    Here are a few ways to incorporate interactive and hands-on learning experiences into your organization: Cross training: This method allows employees to experience other jobs, which not only enhances employee skillsets but also provides backup for various positions. The millennial generation has adopted the slogan “you only live once,” or YOLO. This often mocked mantra represents this generation’s deep desire to dive in and experience life first-hand. A no-holds-barred approach to life, and learning. All of these values are inward-focused values.
    [Providers] Could You Be Replaced By an App? - #2: Learn How to Engage in L&D Activities That Cannot Be Automated
    This week, we provide tactics for building a bridge to the business so that you can engage in meaningful dialogue and understand their needs. Last week, we kicked off our Could You Be Replaced By an App? quick tip series by explaining that training professionals need to do more than just design and deliver training. Click here if you missed it. Read on to learn how to get involved with learning and performance activities that cannot easily be automated
    [Providers] Why is Learning So Complicated?
    According to  Degreed  – “ By a 3.5 to 1 margin, people tell us they believe their own self-directed learning is more effective in helping them be successful at work than the training provided by their employers.” #Blimage on! How can the Mouse Trap Game relate to learning? Let’s discuss… When I read Steve Wheeler’s  #Blimage challenge  I knew I had to share and participate. Last week I posted the shout out to all of you to become involved. It is always good to stretch our minds and letting our eyes do some of the work. MouseTrap, the Game. Easy peasy.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Providers] Challenges and Solutions of creating e-Learning Solutions for an Enterprise-Wide Global Audience
    Maintaining clarity of both text and graphic design provides the learning material an appropriate, universally-appreciated tone. In recent years, the market for e-learning services and platforms is growing rapidly in the corporate environment. learning is being utilized for training within the corporate structure in various ways, including employee training, organization on-boarding, process trainings, soft skills trainings and so on. According to a popular research, the global e-learning market is growing at the rate of 15.06 But there are ways to reduce costs here as well. Learning
    [Providers] The Best of eLearning in July 2015
    This article provides an interesting history of eLearning, along with the basics of how to start creating training courses. 4.  This month’s Best of eLearning list includes articles on everything from new ideas for learning—like wearables and Snapchat—to how to speed up your eLearning development with Lectora® variables. even included a bonus blog post at the end… with some free eLearning downloads. Take a look at these 10 eLearning articles that I chose from the month of July: 1.  Getting Social with Lectora. Nuts and Bolts: It’s Not Just About “Compliance”: Accessibility in eLearning.
    [Providers] Compelling content requires a cunning plan
    We want information that will help us to meet a current work challenge or provide us with a competitive personal advantage. Compelling concepts: provide clear benefits (avoiding risk, solving a problem, explaining a tricky concept, showing you how to do something); can be articulated in an eye-catching title (so ‘Five closing techniques used by the masters’ or ‘Quantitative easing explained in two minutes’); provide the benefit with the minimum hassle (so not ’Fifty ways to close a sale’ or ‘Quantitative easing - a new 13-part series’). The content is an end in itself.
    [Providers] 6 Tips to Create Engaging eLearning Courses
    Providing them with your contact information is not enough presence for an instructor. Providing your learners with  feedback  about their performance is essential to building and maintaining engagement, and online learning can significantly facilitate the performance evaluation process. Engaged learners are what we are actually looking for in eLearning. In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to create engaging eLearning courses that will allow you to increase your audience’s engagement levels by using a variety of eLearning resources, techniques, and strategies.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] Two types of knowledge
    We reward senior managers highly because they have the confidence and wisdom to wing it when logic and explicit knowledge don’t provide the answers. Explicit Knowledge. #1 is explicit knowledge. By definition, explicit knowledge can be captured in words. It’s the facts. Answers on Jeopardy. Tree/false tests. Retention of explicit knowledge is easily measured and graded and for that reason it’s where tests focus, over-simplified or not. We grade recent recall, but people have forgotten 90% of what they learned before they have the opportunity to apply it. Challenge.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] How Office Thermostat Wars Relate to Learning Preferences
    The suggestions from Software Advice on strategies for ending thermostat wars once and for all can also be used as strategies for providing options for workplace learning: Determine what your employees want.  Disagreed with a co-worker over the room temperature lately? If yes, did you decide to put on (or remove) an extra layer of clothing and grin and bear it? Or did you engage in a contest of wills for ultimate thermostatic control? If you’ve dealt with ambient temperature disagreements—either passively or assertively (or aggressively), you’re not alone. Interesting. Good question.
    [Providers] My take on the #Blimage Challenge: Learning is A-Mazing!
    There are unexpected twists and turns in the journey of trying to solve a maze just like there are serendipitous learning moments in our own personal journeys. 2) Structure and Chaos - Paths, walls and hedges provide a structure to the maze. learning goal and good instructional design provides the necessary structure and motivation and a way forward to continue. I jumped into the #blimage challenge. Although no one challenged me to it, it was too much fun to ignore! Blimage means 'Blog' and 'Image'. It all started with one tweet and has since become so much more. What is a maze?
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] Designing eLearning Experiences that Match Learner Preferences
    Experiences such as interacting with an online instructor, engaging in face-to-face or virtual conversations with other learners or experts, or participating in blended learning programs provides opportunities for enriching, multi-way interactions. Incorporate gamification techniques which allow learners the ability to change their tack quickly and provide opportunities to try out new ideas in a safe environment. Provide data, statistics and references for facts. eLearning requires interaction of one kind or another. Be Flexible in Your Designs.
    [Providers] From Humble Beginnings to Support for the World’s Leading Software Apps
    At that time, many of us here at ANCILE were working at RWD, providing consulting services to organizations around the globe. In 1999, we released Info Pak. Many of those organizations were implementing SAP. These were the early days of SAP implementations (especially in the United States), and implementations were moving from the terminal-based R/2 interface to the graphical R/3 interface. Organizations needed help in getting their employees up-to-speed on R/3. Our consultants were mired in cut-and-paste purgatory as they developed work instructions for end users. Contact us
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] Top 10 Cloud myths busted, part 1
    The major cloud providers invest more heavily in security (and data safety) than the average business, and can afford to have top notch administrators and security gurus on their team — people who know their Cloud offering inside out. Consumer cloud hosting providers do not store all their data in the same box. WHO’S TALKING: Epignosis, the global eLearning solutions provider, has produced Cloud based offerings for over a decade. Until direct to brain interfaces become popular and training material is directly implanted into our memories, that is. Or cheap.
    [Providers] Franchise Advantage: An inside look into Pita Pit's training practices
    July 27, 2015 – Nelson Lang, founder of Pita Pit, sought to provide a healthier alternative to the usual fast food fare when they opened the first Pita Pit in Kingston, Ontario in 1995. The ten days of franchisee training provides owners with instruction on management, marketing, finances, customer service and employee training. Pita Pit utilizes hands-on training. SALINE, Mich., Twenty years later, Pita Pit now has 240 operating franchised outlets with 12 of them being corporate owned. How does Pita Pit train its franchisees?
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] Is the Generational Digital Divide Real?
    The challenge to companies today is to empower all workers and provide them with an environment conducive to how they want to learn. Organizations need to provide millennials with ways to contribute and connect non-stop,” Conner says. Formal learning still plays an important role in the workplace, but the impact of social learning is empowering to today’s workforce, particularly to those younger workers who grew up with both social tools and mobile devices. Plus, as social learning expert Luis Suarez points out, younger workers’ devices are almost an extension of their brains.
    [Providers] Using the Right Knowledge Management Tools
    Like any corporate asset, knowledge management tools have to be handled correctly in order for them to provide quality results. Like many assets, the proper use of knowledge management devices and tools must be regulated in order to provide personnel with an optimum level of assistance. If used properly, they can reduce employee training costs , optimize personnel development and help trainees learn what they need to learn. Choose the Right Kind of Knowledge Management Tools. Take note, however, that different tools have different features. What Do You Want Your Tools to Do?
    [Providers] The Benefits of Using Training Station for Employee Training
    So if you need help improving your organization’s personnel development program then their articles can provide you with the help you need. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the site not only provide advice on personnel training and development, they also provide examples of learning exercises and strategies. These samples are meant to provide organizations with additional options by which to improve their training programs. Training Station is a blog that focuses around employee training, personnel development and other related matters. Conclusion.
    [Providers] The Benefits of Using Training Station for Employee Training
    So if you need help improving your organization’s personnel development program then their articles can provide you with the help you need. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the site not only provide advice on personnel training and development, they also provide examples of learning exercises and strategies. These samples are meant to provide organizations with additional options by which to improve their training programs. Training Station is a blog that focuses around employee training, personnel development and other related matters. Conclusion.
    [Providers] The Benefits of Creating A Training Manual Template
    Training manuals also serve to provide a consistent way of communicating instructions to employees about certain aspects of their duties and how their roles affect their organization as a whole. Furthermore, they also benefit supervisors and trainers by providing them with a training structure by which to more effectively perform their jobs. ” These introductions not only help to set the right tone for the manual, but also provides trainees with the right mindset for the rest of their training. Creating A Training Manual Template. Start With A Good Introduction.
    [Providers] Building an Employee Training and Development Series
    For example, if your organization specializes in repairing electronic devices then a training and development series may provide them with the necessary skill set they need in order to handle more sophisticated forms of electronics. The goal of any training and development series should be to provide core personnel with a comprehensive set of skills and qualification that would allow them to perform their work. It will also provide them with a much greater appreciation of how their training affects the company as a whole. Establish the Necessary Foundation for the Series.
    [Providers] 3 Gamification Examples to Try in Your Employee Training
    It will reward trainee participation, and provide incentives for helping the employee engagement process. Another approach is to simply encourage trainers to provide your personnel with numerous opportunities to handle different kinds of problems. There are all kinds of gamification examples in the corporate world. However, it’s also important to know precisely what gamification is, and what it’s meant to achieve. This approach is driven by the idea of tapping certain basic desires for competition, status and achievement. Gamification Examples to Consider. Conclusion.
    [Providers] 3 Foundational Time Management Techniques That Every Personnel Should Know
    Fortunately, time management is a fairly simple subject to understand, provided the basic concepts and goals are laid out prior to training. Time management techniques are one of the most important and basic skills any employee must possess. Not only do they help personnel to perform their daily tasks, they are also a prerequisite for higher positions. After all, time management skills are crucial in performing daily routines because they allow personnel to be more efficient at what they’re supposed to do. Time Management Techniques to Adopt. Time Management Requires Motivation.
    [Providers] Modern Learners Speak Out. Listen to What They Have to Say! by Carol Leaman
    and how organizations can provide the best support for their knowledge and skill needs. The workplace is changing rapidly, and the pressure on employees to learn is becoming more challenging than ever. Are we. keeping up with their needs? Hear what three modern learners from different industries say about the challenges they face. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Instructional Design Training Strategies
    [Providers] Hacking the Indian MOOCs
    The degree is being provided from Amity University and the website is silent on the exam fees it hopes to generate. The game is afoot. There seems to be some signs of a resurgence in xMOOCs in India. The government, it seems, is asking folks at CDAC to put together an indigenous platform within 3 months and asking both school and higher education institutions to contribute by January 2016. This is SWAYAM 2.0 it seems, an aggressive roadmap to put MOOCs (alas, xMOOCs) in the hands of our children. Skill development folks also seem to be riding on this path. Filed under: 3.0.
    [Providers] Interview with a Veteran LMS Administrator
    Since CUNA provides a sub-site for each member credit union, the extra layer creates special challenges. In this portion of the interview, Connie discusses how her department grew from offering self-study books and ScanTron exams (using snail mail) to providing its members with a unique LMS offering that required additional support and staff. This provides individual credit unions with talent management functionality that credit unions might not afford with their own system. Connie Welch, Director of Student Services at CUNA. The following is an interview with Connie Welch.
    [Providers] Chad Riddersen’s 7 Tips for Creating High-Converting Sales Proposals
    Wistia’s analytics provide great intel for future conversations because you’ll know what parts they’ve already seen and what parts you should spend more time explaining. 7. And we’re back! This is the second time Chad is sharing his sales expertise on the TechSmith blog, after a break for a very informative webinar on leveraging video to create high-converting sales proposals. We’re fortunate to be working with him! If you haven’t read that post yet, go catch up ! Then come back and read on for his top tips on how to make sales proposal screencasts really work for you: 1. 3, 2, 1: Smile.
    [Providers] Lies About Learners and the Internet of Things
    Provide employees with the schematics and diagrams they need. In a blog post for ATD provocatively titled “Lies About Learners”, Larry Israelite writes: Our current learning approach is outdated. Now is the time to reinvent it. The global business environment is changing rapidly; access to sophisti­cated, social, digital technologies is increasing; and the digital generation’s expectations of how, when, where, and why work gets done are shifting. The learner needs to be at the center of our reinvention. . Retention of learning is low and application to the workplace is minimal.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
    [Providers] Mini-Lessons – How to Begin
    However, without this refinement it is difficult to develop clear steps to provide easy and fast learning. Essentially, the knowledge gives the learner the information to provide the answer to the expected outcome. Learning activity provides the practice or revision of that knowledge. The learner needs to understand and grasp the subject, and to satisfy themselves or others that they know the intention of the lesson – and, in the case of mini-lessons, achieve all this really quickly. Just one outcome is ideal. With mini-lessons, refinement is the key. But it works!
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
    [Providers] Hospitality Industry and E-Learning Technologies – Some Experiences and Insights
    Adoption of e-learning technologies provides a definite competitive advantage for businesses today in all the leading industries of the world. This is especially true for the hospitality and tourism industry, which relies upon people to provide services and thus has a constant need for training. Keeping the audience profile and its unique needs in the mind, a technology-enabled learning solution was created to provide a unique learning experience and help the learners excel in their area of work. The courses were web-based and compatible with all popular operating systems.
    [Providers] 8 Books and Courses to Fuel Your Summer Learning
    We all know that the pace of summer can provide the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy leisurely vacations and weekend trips. But, summer can also be a great time to learn a new skill, create new personal and professional goals, or tackle that book collecting dust on your nightstand. At OpenSesame, we’re always interested in continued learning, including reading up on the latest advancements in business, marketing, technology, and workplace productivity. Comment below and tell us what you want to learn this summer! 1. THEN WATCH : Social Media Marketing. 2.  Creativity, Inc.:
    [Providers] Online Learning Activities to build Learning Communities
    Online learning is seldom complete without reinforceming activities which provide evidence that learning did take place. Additional 5 points for providing concrete examples you experienced with your peer are available. Clarity of ideas and expression Consistency of behavior and thinking Openness to learning Evaluation of material Specificity of feedback Evaluating Online Activities Conrad & Donaldson’s research provides a valuable tool to evaluate online activities. Objective: To work as an individual and then comment on your peer. Did you expect this result?
  • 360 TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Providers] Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses
    It also offers a wealth of opportunities for trainers, subject matter experts, lecturers, teachers, and instructors to teach millions of online learners across the globe, providing diverse teaching experiences and boosting their monthly income at the same time. For example, PowerPoint presentations are often designed primarily to provide supplemental information to attendees while the live trainer conducts a training session. Provide supplemental information and handouts in PDFs so the learner can review it afterwards. eLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay.
    [Providers] The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS
    It means software that is hosted on the provider’s servers instead of servers in-house. So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS.  They then pay a fee, either by subscriber or by monthly usage to the provider who maintains the software program and provides technical support to the client. The provider runs back-ups, does server maintenance and security upgrades, and provides IT services that support the clients usage of the software, while the client runs their organization. How does it work?
    [Providers] seek, sense, share globally
    Now that I can provide a service to individuals, I no longer deal as often with middlemen. When I started writing this blog almost a dozen years ago, I was pretty excited to connect with people in other countries. Just over a year ago I launched the first ‘ PKM in 40 days ‘ online workshop. The idea was hatched in the Netherlands, inspired by my friends at Link2Learn. Now, after only six workshops, the global audience of PKM practitioners is growing. Easy payment enablers, like PayPal, have allowed me to do business all over the world.
    [Providers] Surfer Dude vs. Shark! #blimage
    Will the shark catch the surfer, will the VLE ever catch the changing education landscape and provide the environment everyone wants? After the experience of my first #blimage post ( Desks of Doom ), and I saw the amazing challenges and responses, I couldn’t resist getting involved again. There have been many new challenges that I have an idea of what I would respond with, but it’s the ‘shark attack’ challenge from Phil Denman ( Everything is not Awesome ) that I wanted to follow up with. Yes, we are now in the age of blim!) Thanks Phil. Johan Jonsson (CC).
    [Providers] A note to Swivl — can you provide transcripts of the recordings created via your app?
    From DSC: Swivl allows faculty members, teachers, trainers, and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to make recordings where the recording device swivels to follow the SME (who is holding/wearing a remote). Recordings can be automatically sent to the cloud for further processing/distribution. My request to you is: Can you extend the Swivl app to not […]. 21st century accessibility cloud-based computing / apps / other cloud-related corporate universities / corporate training Daniel S.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Providers] 15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers
    Ask your learners if they used the resources provided. Was the feedback provided constructive and clear? Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Receiving feedback from your learners enables you, the instructional designer, to improve your course. Since iteration is a recurring step in the eLearning course design, it follows each time after the evaluation step. There are many advantages of conducting a post-course evaluation. post-course evaluation usually appears as a comprehensive survey. Content.
    [Providers] Why a Streamlined Support Funnel is Important
    At this point, the support representative communicates with the client to get more information and answer their question, provide instruction, or investigate a potential bug in the system. How many times have you been using a piece of software and needed help, but weren’t sure how to get it? Unfortunately, this seems to be a common issue. Should you send an email, and if so, where? Tweet? Facebook message? Phone call? Most of the time, it doesn’t really matter to you as a customer. You want answers and you want the most efficient way to get them.
    [Providers] Using Bloxels to Teach Programming, Adobe Digital Trends Report, and Video Branching Scenarios: This Week on #BLPLearn
    We include commentary from the original BLPer who found the article to provide you with context on why we felt it is worth sharing out. #BLPLearn is for our fellow members of the L&D community. We take the best articles and resources shared between members of our teams and publish them in this weekly post. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Teaching Programming to Kids: Bloxels. Submitted by  Corey Callahan, Senior Multimedia Developer . Overall, any time you can empower a kid to create is time well-spent. Bloxels.
    [Providers] Creating Immersive Learning Solutions for Industrial Technical Training
    deep dive into the technical concepts enabled it to provide graphic content (solutions) using the 3D modeling techniques effectively. Create and standardize templates and style guides which can be leveraged to provide consistent output and deliverables to the customer. Concept is what is core to content. By that we mean the delivery of an output that can create or leave an ever-lasting impact on the customer. Concept here pertains to complicated technical scenarios and engineering environments that require core competence and suitable skill-sets. Let’s come to water. Flummoxed?
    [Providers] Six Resources: Audio Recording for eLearning by Bill Brandon
    learners, it can add to the information the learners receive, and it can provide important cues. Audio—in other words, sound—is a key sensory element in eLearning productions. In a good production, audio can. engage. There are many. resources in The eLearning Guild’s archives to help you include audio in your productions. Here are six examples. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies
    [Providers] What Monty Python Can Teach Us About elearning
    Real-Life Examples - Providing examples is a helpful way to make the course content more relevant and applicable to the user. Personal Stories - Although definitions and explanations of in-depth content are necessary, providing personal stories can make the content more approachable for the student. eLearning doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, elearning can be pretty funny. OpenSesame offers several training videos that feature the legendary comedian, John Cleese. Interactive and filled with wit, sarcasm, and traditional humor, Cleese manages to be entertaining and informative.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Providers] LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?
    The security info and technical data they will provide comes directly from those individual sites.  As a child you may have decided that the cookies were a must.  There you are, grabbing them, hiding and munching away (I still do this as an adult).   Anyway, a voice calls out, “Ahem. Where are the cookies?” ”   Your caught, but not before you shove more into your mouth.  Welcome to the world of “do not do this” Adult Stage. Your boss tells you that their boss will be making the rounds today and whatever you do, do not surf the net and such and such time. 
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Providers] How to Create a FAQ Page that Will Win Over Customers and Prospects
    Too many FAQ pages don’t provide useful information or answer the questions people have about a company and its products. For example, anyone can answer questions in the Bloomfire community, and the person asking the question can later identify who provided the best answer for future reference. great FAQ page can increase your conversation rate if you provide updated and helpful information, and you make it easy for visitors to take action directly from the FAQ page or question. But what information do you include in a FAQ? Sourcing FAQ Page Content. Make it searchable.
    [Providers] The #Blimage Challenge
    Workplace learning is generally more effective than simulations which, in turn, are generally more effective than being provided with information using a traditional ‘knowledge transfer’ learning approach. So if we don’t have a 3D view of the world (the full context) – and, correspondingly, if we try to learn without knowing the full context where our learning is to be used – then the learning will be providing the equivalent of a 2D picture for us. For a bit of fun this afternoon my colleague Jane Hart set a few of us a #Blimage challenge. The permutations are blimmin’ endless.”
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Evaluating Your eLearning
    On the whole, this structured analysis provides a comprehensive support to the training developers and facilitators who work in teams to create game-like trainings. So, your new eLearning course is ready to be launched and you are all excited about the prospects of “immensely” pleased stakeholders in your organization. You know you have integrated the complete bells and whistles of an eLearning program: from using branched scenarios to interactive labeled diagrams. You even have a compelling storyline set in the backdrop of your organization. Reality check: plenty! Good luck! References.
    [Providers] How Retailers Should Use In-Store Video
    While online and mobile shopping provides information at your fingertips, shoppers in-store now expect a more personal and engaging experience. For that reason, videos should feature calls-to-action that prompt shoppers to provide their personal information. Stores Customer expectations have changed over the past several years. So, what can retailers do to enhance the customer experience? Here, Here, we’ll discuss how retailers can grasp this as an opportunity to use in-store video to stimulate interaction. Live Video Content. Calls-To-Action. Video in the Forefront.
    [Providers] Taking up #blimage challenge: airports, legal papers, cultures and art
    Multiple people have taken up this new challenge and Simon Ensor has made a wonderful Pinterest Blimage board , providing an overview of most #blimage messages and posts. In fact adding a cultural token provides whatever you write with an extra dimension, almost a self-chosen stamp of approval. Two people full of creative inspiration, namely Amy Burvall ( @amyburvall ) and Simon Ensor ( @sensor63 ), pushed Steve Wheeler ( @timbuckteeth ) reflective capacities while sending him the #blimage challenge. action was needed! To all: I gladly take up the #blimage challenge! Where was I?
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Summer Release Adds 6 New Languages and Another Game Spacing Option
    The most powerful feature of Knowledge Guru’s award-winning design is the spaced repetition it provides. The Knowledge Guru platform continues to expand its features and functionality using customer feedback as our guide. Our Summer 2015 Release is all about expanding your options globally. We are introducing six new languages so you can expand your coverage to non-English speaking learners across the globe. We have also expanded the ways you can use spaced repetition within our Quest game type to maximize retention. Six New Languages available; Spanish for Everyone! Quick Tip
  • JPL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Providers] The Un-carrier™ Improves Performance on the Front Line (Part One)
    Customer services representatives can collaborate, share content, access knowledge documents and provide feedback through the T-Mobile Community social platform. The T-Mobile Community provides informal learning and just-in-time information to help representatives effectively support customers. Video interview with T-Mobile’s Training Program Manager. At the TrainingIndustry.com conference, I spoke with David Unruh of T-Mobile who, along with his colleague Tony Gonzalez, led a session at the conference about their learning ecosystem.
    [Providers] Desks of doom! #blimage
    think it was more to the credit of my parents and their belief in me than my teachers, or my attempts to provide the level of assignments required from an environment so alien and restrictive to someone like me who has an imagination and creative streak. In response to Steve Wheeler’s invitation , here’s my response to his #blimage request. But first, Steve explains #blimage as: “You send an image or photograph to a colleague with the challenge that they have to write a learning related blog post based on it. Just make sure the images aren’t too rude. Or was new.
    [Providers] Lambda Partners with lynda.com for Seamless Integration in Moodle
    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
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Metacognition for Effective Online Learning
    Provide problem scenarios that require a broad spectrum of skills to solve. For example, create a case study in your course that requires the learners to analyze using evaluation criteria, solve using a provided formula, present using the required multi-media and defend their solution using collaborative technologies in a professional writing manner. Metacognition is not as techy as it sounds. In fact, it has everything to do with the non-technical elements in eLearning. Metacognition is the knowledge about one’s own learning. Simple! Review, identify and evaluate.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Providers] History of the LMS
    The infographic below (created by Synotive ) provides a glimpse into this evolution over the past 50 to 60 years. Learning management systems have increased in popularity in recent years, but the truth is they have been around for quite some time. It wasn’t until the 2000s when elearning really started to take off, and ultimately the demand for learning management systems increased as well. Some contend that the LMS can trace its roots back to 1960. Naturally it wasn’t the same LMS as we envision today, but it marks the beginning of the general framework.
    [Providers] How Gamification Examples Can Help Your Organization
    Gamification examples can help to reduce these risks and costs by providing a useful template to formulate your organization’s own unique gamification activities. Gamification is a useful training technique for any organization that values employee development. Gamification examples, among many things, can be used as references or inspirations for creating new and unique gamification activities. Furthermore, they may also be used as tools for creating better training policies, or for introducing gamification strategies to existing training programs. Conclusion.
  • GEENIO  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Storyboarding: A Simple Way To Get Professional In Course Authoring
    Some course editors not only provide you an overview of your course’s structure, but enable you to edit the course’s structure and add additional elements to it as well. You will be well served by making a habit of drafting a rough scheme of the course before starting any actual work on it. This draft should outline the main pages of the course, and will aid you all the way throughout the course creation. learning professionals call such drafts “storyboards” and use them extensively. No two storyboards are quite alike. Try to visualize the general layout of every page.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Drip-feed training (an online workshop)
    [This workshop is one in a series on modernising training content] Next public online workshop runs 3 – 21 August 2015 When it comes to online learning, you don’t necessarily have to provide a course in one package. You could chunk it up and deliver it over an extended period of time (weeks or even months) […]. Social learning
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Drip-feed training (an online workshop)
    Next public online workshop runs 3 – 21 August 2015 When it comes to online learning, you don’t necessarily have to provide a course in one package. You could chunk it up and deliver it over an extended period of time (weeks or even months) on a daily or weekly basis. This not only makes it […]. Social learning
  • JPL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Providers] Ideas to Shake Up Your Training
    Demonstrate the consequences of actions (for example if a process or a system is not used properly) to provide more context to the learner. I had the pleasure of facilitating the July Learning Event: Creative Thinking Cap – Ideas to Shake up Your Training, hosted by the Central PA Association for Talent Development at JPL. We focused the session on idea generation and the use of creativity and creative writing for learning. The dynamic group of professionals represented diverse industries – from corporations, to healthcare to higher education. How do we engage the learner?
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Providers] Podcast Ep27 – Dusting off the mic
    In this very short podcast I make a reappearance into the podcasting arena and provide a glimpse as to what lies ahead… Listening time: 3 mins. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Music Source. Blog Podcast Slider podcast
  • TALENTLMS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Providers] Avoiding drop outs in your eLearning courses
    Provide your learners with links to online resources. Another helpful tip is to provide the power to tackle the course starting from a unit of their choice. Isn’t it amazing, the expectations we have from our hard work? In our case, a complete eLearning course that (apparently) does not lack any feature to entice and retain a learner. Unfortunately, and we hate to break it to you, many of the eLearning courses fail to create loyal learners and dedicated followers in the course learning communities. What starts out as an enthusiastic beginning, soon faces a dramatic decline.
    [Providers] Proof That Mobile Enterprise Video is Here to Stay
    In order for business executives to meet that demand, they must provide engaging content – and engaging enterprise video content today simply needs to be mobile. The development and advancement of mobile enterprise video is being driven by both users and video producers. As more and more employees choose to work out of the office, the demand for mobile capabilities grows. As Generation Y employees, or Millennials, enter the workforce, their expectations of a company’s mobile capabilities will push this trend ever further towards the norm. Check out this free white paper!  .
    [Providers] How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools
    Online learning requires commitment and planning; otherwise it may turn into a struggling project that wastes your time without providing successful results. 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. You may see Julie’s latest publications and contact her via  LinkedIn. The eLearning industry offers endless opportunities for everyone who is willing to learn. Are you ready to start getting maximum effects through your eLearning efforts?
    [Providers] How to Reinforce Knowledge Post-Training
    The traditional classroom instruction provides a run-down of the basics within a group dynamic, where employees can learn from each other’s questions and input, and web-based training where employees can continue to learn “at their own pace”. How would you feel if you hired 5 employees only to have 4 of them show up to work on a daily basis? According to a McKinsey report, employees spend 1.8 hours every day—9.3 hours per week, on average—searching and gathering information. Here are 2 proven strategies that work: 1.Empower New Employees with Blended Learning. Employee Training
    [Providers] Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart
    You want to strike the right balance by providing what the learner needs without overwhelming them. A ten screen course may sound inviting, but if each screen has five minutes of audio narration and extensive on-screen text with images you may be looking at fifty screens of content crammed into ten. Provide directions and/or links to “nice to know” information. “It was too much all at once. I was overwhelmed.” That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Managing content density is the key. What is Density? What Adds to Content Density?
    [Providers] Meet Andrew Wright, Worldwide Intranet Challenge Founder
    Provide rewards and recognition to encourage employees to contribute useful content. So this means providing training, monitoring use and intranet reporting, facilitating communities, managing the information architecture, developing and managing intranet governance. A key measure of an internal comms department should be the percentage of employees contributing content to the intranet. Andrew Wright founded of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge , a free global intranet benchmarking service. the more valuable the intranet will be for an organisation. This is a very powerful concept.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
    [Providers] Organizational Blended Learning – Five Common Challenges and Solutions
    Frequently Asked Questions section can provide ready answers to common problems and help the learners work through technical or logistical glitches. Over the last decade, technology-aided learning is being adopted for corporate learning for different learning needs and varying audiences. This is opening up the limits of a classroom-only approach. Gone are the days when training would be limited by distance and cost. Employees can now avail multiple learning modules every day to enhance their learning. Also, with newer technology, glitches can be expected. contact-form-7]. Learning
    [Providers] Bloomfire and GP Strategies Sign Global Partnership Agreement
    Joint solution will expand Bloomfire’s global footprint and provide GP Strategies’ customers enhanced access to learning and development resources. The joint solution will further GP Strategies’ efforts to provide the expertise and skills employees need to help their organizations perform at their peak. GP Strategies is a leading global learning, leadership, and performance consulting provider, serving clients in multiple industries. AUSTIN, Texas and COLUMBIA, Md. To learn more about the partnership visit [link] or contact partners@bloomfire.com. Twitter.
    [Providers] Engaging the Passive Learner
    Provide access to resources, tips, software tools, freebies and access to online events in your course. The world would have been perfect (near perfect) if learners would soak in knowledge and make a difference in the world around them. Indeed, we do have such learners, who actively seek online events, never miss an online activity, participate aggressively in collaborations and hand in A grade assessments. These learners have the innate ability to convert knowledge into performance and hone their personal lives at the same time. They are a true inspiration in the learning community.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Interviewing Potential Online Facilitators
    They should be prepared to provide on-going support beyond the office-hours indicated in their job description. Understanding their current setbacks and providing them with meaningful feedback should help them perform at an advanced level. Also Hiring an online instructor or a facilitator is one of the most significant decisions you may make for your newly launched course. Be wary of face-to-face instructors eager to teach your online courses. Online teaching is not the same as face-to-face instruction. It Candidates should also be able to express themselves better in writing.
    [Providers] Moodle Integrated Courses with lynda.com
    We are excited to be partnering with them to provide our learners access to their large library of video tutorials, and online courses. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, lynda.com has become an extremely well-known name in the eLearning industry. Moodle
    [Providers] Managing Fire Fighter Training and Field Experience in an LMS
    As the safety of fire fighters is of utmost importance, the service provides fire fighting and safety training to all employees prior to being assigned to fight wildfires. Combined, the training and experience ‘courses’ made up a program that designated a job level providing the certification needed. [Post by K.M. Lowe, Writer & Corporate Communicator]. This year’s hot temperatures and droughts in some areas have resulted in record forest fires across North America. The organization employs hundreds of fire fighters each year. It’s all part of the job.
    [Providers] Locus of the Revolution?
    They’re supposed to provide an infrastructure that supports the business. If we’re talking about beginning to use IT in alignment with how we think, work, and learn, a question arises about who should be in the lead?  It could be HR, it could be L&D, it could be IT, or it could even be the business units that are taking advantage of the opportunity. What makes sense? In one sense, it’s about using IT well, and that theoretically is IT’s job. Well, then, maybe it’s HR; the whole talent development perspective should include considering the tools to hand.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Providers] State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
    Analytics capability – You see it with some SaaS authoring tool vendors.  In a sense they are saying, here you can take the courses and we provide analytics, thus you do not need a LMS. I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much.  There I said it and honestly I can’t believe I said it.  Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. The industry as a whole continues to miss the opportunities that are laid out before them. The new and cool.  Want a stunner? 
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