• TALENTLMS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Providers] 10 Steps to Create Transformative Learning Experiences
    When you provide a training program to diverse learners who are geographically dispersed around the globe, providing the transformative learning edge becomes a challenge. How can you, as a training provider, ensure that your next eLearning   program promotes complete transfer of learning objectives? Transformative learning provides this organization-specific professional growth. Transformative learning provides this organization-specific professional growth. So, how can eLearning developers and instruction designers adopt this trend within their courses?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Quick Tips to Assess an E-learning Vendor in Just 15 minutes
    Yes, if you go by the claims of the official websites of e-learning solutions providers, all companies boast the same, and use jargon such as decades of experience, serving Fortune 500 customers, excellent instructional design strategies, and what not. Successful e-learning development and deployment needs multiple skill sets such as instructional design, visual design, multimedia, ICT, and project management. So, as a training manager in a large organization, if you consider outsourcing your training requirements, that is the right decision. Don’t be Misled by Their Website. So do that.
  • SPONGE UK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Providers] 7 compelling business reasons to use gamification
    But achieving effective compliance goes beyond providing training and making sure everyone completes it. Gamification is helping to transform workplace learning for forward-thinking organisations around the world, but not everyone’s convinced. There are a range of factors stopping organisations reaping the benefits of gamification including scepticism, lack of evidence and misinformation. Perhaps, you have come up against resistance yourself, or think it may be a battle you will face in the future. Since 2008, many UK businesses have struggled to increase productivity.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Providers] GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets
    And at the end of the thing, I always provide recommendations, whether it’s good, bad or otherwise. If you look beyond me having a talk with you, and we’re screening something like here, I can post this up as part of my training and other people can see this experience and can provide additional feedback, and vote and provide rankings and comments. think you’re going to continue to see them provide content for mobile devices, that’s very clear. Welcome to a brand new episode of GE TV ! This week we’re joined by Craig Weiss , the CEO of E-Learning 24/7. Fantastic.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    [Providers] Podcast - Todd Kasenberg shares why he is excited about creating MicroLearning using Raptivity
    Todd is the Principal at Guiding Star Communications and Consulting, providing insights to organizations about their performance challenges, employee engagement and enhancing customer experience. The series of podcast continues as we interview Todd Kasenberg this time who has been using Raptivity over five years and is also an interactive learning thought leader. In this podcast, Todd shares his Raptivity experience and its vital role in delivering Microlearning. Raptivity packages those essential elements, which keeps the user engaged through its interactions. Listen now.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] 7 Handy Tools for Sales Training Reinforcement [Infographic]
    Besides this, providing reinforcement training is an added concern. So, how can sales training manger provide reinforcement training to the sales team without much concern? Training sales representatives is the major concern which sales training managers face, as they are constantly on move and busy with their hectic schedules and targets. But, according to “Sales Performance International”, a learner forgets about 84% of sales training content 90 days after the training. Well, by adapting one of the 7 handy tools. Then, check out the infographic below.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Sales Training Best Practices: Providing a 360 Degree View of Your Customer
    Well, you need to focus adequately on one of the vital elements of product sales training – providing complete information about the prospective customer. Many successful firms have effectively integrated their back office and customer handling operations to provide a 360 o view of their customers to their sales force. Provide insights into the customers’ business partners. The report by the Aberdeen Group points out it is very essential to provide the big picture of the customer, which includes information about its business associates. Let us see how.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Tips for Training That Engages and Retains Your New Gen Workforce
    One of the ways you can engage better with your Millennial workforce is by providing training opportunities that work for them. Provide autonomy & freedom to access training anytime. What you need to provide is access to training anywhere, anytime – i.e., from any device. Provide multiple learning paths. You can provide the same environment within the organization to increase productivity. Technology can be a viable partner in this process as it provides a multitude of options in packaging knowledge solutions that address varying training needs.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?
    We should be providing them with models to use to interpret and adapt to situations (explain and predict). I was talking with a colleague at an event one of the past weeks, and I noted down the concept of ambiguity denial syndrome. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me. So one of the ways I start out a talk (including later today for a government agency) is to talk about chaos. I use a fractal, and talk about the properties a fractal has. What we did was explain away the few times it didn’t work.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Leaders Need a Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda
    Developing a culture that provides employees with meaning and purpose is not only critical to learning but to talent recruitment and retention as well. Organizations with a high level of employee engagement operate like a high-performance engine, with every piston firing. Employee engagement can help organizations more successfully navigate change, and engaged employees are better able to cope with new and unanticipated situations, especially when leaders cannot be there to guide them to the answer. However, employee engagement should not be taken for granted.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Make E-learning Personal
    It provides employees with the content and skills they need to be productive and successful on the job in ways that are accessible from just about anywhere at any time. For example, if a user is repeatedly visiting the same content, Xerox’s technology will recognize that the user is likely struggling with this material and provide them with additional learning resources. E-learning has been playing a vital role in workforce learning and development for several decades. The technology also offers video subject indexes that allow users to find specific content within a video.
  • GYRUS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Guideline For Finding Your Organization’s Ideal LMS
    Almost all LMS vendors will provide a demo or trial period for testing their product before your purchase. Have your cake and eat it too, a guideline for finding your organization's ideal LMS. post written by Meghayu Advaryu. Want to deploy and maintain the e-learnings that you have spent so much time and effort to develop? Do you want to be able to create quality actionable e-learnings? Then you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS). LMS’s are an essential tool for all e-learning professionals. Choosing a Learning Management System is no easy task.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning
    Laurillard. D, the pioneer behind several educational technology adoption frameworks, declared how trainers and educators in general “ have too little help in addressing the issue at the heart of our educational problems: how to identify and provide what it takes to learn ”. Often, eLearning professionals believe that they have been working on the latest educational technology. They are confident of their best practice knowledge in andragogical design, feeling they have completed their research on the content and the learner analysis. Now, where does this information leave us?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Think of a Cost-Effective ERP end-user training method Before Cutting off the Training Budget
    Developing software training simulations using these rapid authoring tools is cost-effective as they simplify the simulation development process and provide great quality output with less efforts and time.Also, once developed, can be delivered multiple times until there is any update. These tools provide built-in animations, interactivities, presentation templates, quizzes and much more useful stuff. What would be the first thing to get axed in the cost cutting initiatives of an ERP project? In most cases, it would be the training program. Wondering what they are?
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] How To Ask For Software Support
    If you start off providing this information then you won’t have to wait for a reply in which they request it from you. When you go about it this way you often provide extremely valuable information to the company on where they can improve their offering, which only benefits you in the long-run! As much as I would like to say that our software works perfectly for every single person, that simply is not the realty. Believe it or not, software sometimes doesn’t work as intended – and that’s where support comes in! It can be frustrating. So what do we do?
  • LEARNUPON  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] Why your learning management system needs content support
    In the months and years ahead, you’ll be thankful that you chose a provider whose support team has a deep understanding of eLearning standards, authoring tools, and other content related queries. good LMS provider understands these issues and will point you in the direction of a solution, even if they can’t resolve it themselves. Supporting an LMS often means providing content support –  it’s crucial that your LMS vendor understands that. If you’ve already implemented a learning management system, you’ll understand the value of great customer support.
  • DOCEBO  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] How to pair social learning with your LMS for a more engaged workforce
    Gamification can provide a way for administrators and users to track their learning progress. What is social learning and how can it help develop a culture of learning? Social learning is a theory by psychologist Albert Bandura that suggests learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement. Social learning is the 20% within the 70+20+10 learning model. Academic jargon aside, what does this mean? Let’s take a closer look. Organization Wikis.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] 6 Steps to Develop Curriculum-based E-learning Courses for Medical Sales Training
    To overcome this setback, sales representatives must be provided comprehensive training, not only on the products but also on the diseases, their cures, symptoms, etiology, etc. Curriculum-based e-learning courses are a series of modules that provide in-depth knowledge of a particular subject. This provides a fresh look to the course and the learner does not get bored seeing the same templates. Healthcare sales representatives come from different educational backgrounds. In this case, curriculum-based training proves to be a viable solution. Analyze the Inputs.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Evaluate If Your eLearning Hits the Mark
    The questions don’t need to be extensive; in fact, a simple request for the participant to rate your course on a scale of 1 to 5 will provide you with very basic information that can help you determine if the course is meeting the mark. After learners complete a course, ask their managers to provide feedback about whether or not the course had a positive impact on their work performance. This information will help test the effectiveness of your design regarding learning objectives and will provide insight into any necessary revisions or changes in your future content.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
    Develop mobile apps that provide key information about the product. Provide a collaborative platform where learners can interact and post their answers. 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. This could help set a perfect platform for the successful launch. How to Reinforce? They include: 1.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Pokémon and Gamified Learning
    Learning by doing is much more active than starting with a “How To.” It provides immediate context and engagement. It can also be used to provide additional practice like interactive scenarios or simulations. The safe environment it provides, along with flexibility for time and place, has also helped make it a popular delivery method. I recently had a conversation about something I hadn’t thought about for a long time. Pokémon. And it dawned upon me that the franchise is a surprisingly good metaphor for gamified learning. The successful ones win badges. Sound familiar?
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
    Other the other hand, I’ve also talked with some who want a shop that’s large enough to handle a lot of large, complex projects. I’ve worked as a single-person provider. There’s the capacity problem (even if you have three SMEs for your six modules, a single person can only work on one individual thing at a time). I’ve worked with several independent elearning providers that confront and surmount these issues. When you’re considering a new elearning project, how much thought do you give to the size of the instructional design shop that you’re engaging for elearning development?
  • PRELOADED  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] How to fail (and succeed) with digital / physical play
    Providing amazing ideas through its active community to encourage longevity of play. This year’s toy fairs again showed an industry in hot pursuit of products that adeptly transcend digital and physical play, and whilst high profile failures are worthy of reflection it is still very much an area with heavy investment and audience demand. In preparation for our masterclass at this year’s Children’s Media Conference, I grabbed children’s UX and digital toy expert Lucy Gill to pool our thoughts on why so many products fail, who is doing (some!) State of play. The future.
  • MLEVEL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Boiling Frogs and the Need for L&D to Innovate
    Examples of this include too little lead time provided by the business, too few staff members to respond, and insufficient funds to provide world-class service to the business. Earlier this year, I attended the exemplary Bersin by Deloitte IMPACT conference.  If you’ve never attended this event, make plans to do so next year.  The content is excellent. In one of his keynotes, Josh Bersin mentioned that the Net Promoter Score (NPS) for Learning & Development (L&D) is minus 31.  If you are not familiar with NPS, it is a customer loyalty metric.  Hurry, though. 
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] 6 Steps to Innovation through eLearning
    Provide healthy breaks from work and eLearning! Creative companies are innovative,they are able to pull off the ground and stay viable for sustainable periods. As an up-and-coming organization, how can you be labeled as innovative? How can you create and disrupt the status quo to stay aloft? One tried and tested strategy is eLearning. In this article, we explain what innovation is and how you can achieve it for your organization through eLearning. Innovative organizations do not copy what other organizations do. And these ideas, quite often, prove to be phenomenal! Click To Tweet.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget
    Rapid authoring tools give you the flexibility of time by developing e-learning courses swiftly and provide a wide range of choices such as interactivities, character packs, etc. For example, Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate provide good returns on costs. Full-time SMEs are needed to review the course effectiveness and provide learning content in context. Is it possible to develop high quality e-learning courses in a cost-effective manner? Yes, of course! You can do much, even when your e-learning budget is tight. Opt for free tools. Select rapid authoring tools.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] We’ve Reached the European Finals of the Talent Unleashed Awards, judged by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak!
    Jonathan Vardon (Chief Information Officer, CCD at Provident Financial). Steve Wozniak will be there in person to provide direct feedback on the night, making it a hugely exciting event! Can you hear that? It’s the sound of our office erupting with joy as this Talent Unleashed Awards news reached us, and it’s not going to stop any time soon! Jon Butterfield, EMEA CEO at event organisers Talent International , summed things up nicely: “ Talent Unleashed is unique, not only for its global outreach and stellar judges but for the quality and diversity of its entrants.
  • PRACT.US  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week
    This is the first of a series of articles that review what you need to know about your employee’s social media use and the training you should provide to ensure that you and your team don’t cross any lines. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve.  I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
  • LEARNLOFT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] The Critical Thing Great Leaders Bring to Work
    Optimism provides a foundation to build great relationships with your team so they are willing to follow. Their brand new program ‘High Performance Leadership’  teaches the core principles of performance leadership and provides tools and techniques to drive accountability in teams. It didn’t take long to realize that morale was at 3 on a 1-10 scale. The team had been beat up by poor business performance, selfish leadership, and unrealistic expectations. What everyone needed was hope and confidence about the future. So if you find it, latch onto it. SINGLE. Encourage.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] For the Technology Industry Self Paced Learning Creates Loyal Customers and Yields Financial Gains
    How One Company Made the Switch to Self-Paced Learning One of the clients I worked with was a large cloud virtualization technology provider that understood the value in self-paced learning. In its move away from instructor-led training, the virtualization company provided an enterprise quality, self-paced learning experience to their clients by offering students subscription-based access to learning materials - including video, online training manuals, and documentation - as well as virtual labs to learn by doing. These sessions are time-consuming and costly.
  • DOCEBO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Elearning market trends 2016: Get the right tools for blended learning
    We’ve seen the impact a poor user interface can have, but there are many other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. Learning technology can power business results, but only with the right tools for the job. recent study by learning technology analyst Brandon Hall Group shows widespread dissatisfaction with learning management systems, despite proven positive business results. Organizations polled were frustrated with the lack of quality and variety of learning technology functionalities. GET THE COMPLETE REPORT. GET THE COMPLETE REPORT.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Learners as Consumers – Proving the True Value of L&D
    Earlier this year we released the “ LearningCafe Digital Manifesto for L&D ,” which is the result of thinking at LearningCafe about how L&D should adapt to provide value in a fast changing and digitally disrupted world. He currently provides strategic Digital Learning advisory services to prominent Australian organisations such as Fairfax, Westpac and ARCS. Thursday, 14th July 2016, 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview. On of the principles of the manifesto is  Thinking of Learners As Consumers. . Learners can now choose what, when and where they learn. We Discuss. Panel. Tweet.
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Reaching the Summit: Two Tips from the Latest Scholarship Winner
    Here she explains how she identified the missing link in her organization's evaluation strategy, and provides tips that can help you do the same. Marta Wilmoth, the recipient of the 2015 ATD Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship , has earned her bronze level certification and is implementing what she learned. Read on to learn about Marta's project and how she is climbing to the "top of the mountain
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] 3 Ways to Boost Your Sales Force With Positivity
    As Bersin puts it, “Managers need to provide a continual feedback process which focuses on employee’s future performance and career path. It provides free meals, trips and parties, cash bonuses, open presentations by top executives, gyms, pet-friendly environment, etc. It nurtures positivity and provides lots of outdoor space for its employees to enjoy their breaks. Is your sales force going downhill? Boost them up with a healthy dose of positivity. Positivity can lead to compelling results at the workplace. But how can you load your sales force with positivity?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Employee Engagement: Start with a Strategy & Measure What Matters
    Addressing these foundational issues will allow organizations to collect and track data that can provide insight into performance over time and inform adjustments that might be needed as existing challenges are addressed and new ones emerge. Using why and how as the guidelines, we have identified nine archetypes of engagement assessment solution providers, based on the intended uses of engagement data, what they actually measure, and the related features and services they provide. Designing a Strategy. aking Sense of the Options. Interviews (e.g.,
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Tips to Avoid Learners’ Aversion Toward Online ERP End-User Training
    So to avoid such a situation in online ERP end-user training, keep the duration of the e-learning short.This ensures end-users do not get overwhelmed with the material provided and helps them digest the content of each session before moving to the next. This might lead to learners’ aversion to the material being provided and the also the delivery method. But, many online courses provide a passive way of training by showing a few bullet points and images onscreen and a detached voice running in the background. You know the answer, don’t you? Keep It Relevant. Keep It Short.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] 3 Ways to Elevate Leadership Development
    It might seem like an unlikely pairing: A commercial firm and an institution dedicated to providing professional military education, but Widener said the ultimate goals are the same “in terms of preparedness for leadership in what can be or can become difficult circumstances and situations and to help people understand that.”. Learning leaders needn’t feel wedded to traditional leadership development solutions to make a lasting impact on high potential talent. Once in the setting, leaders were asked a series of questions. She said the experience was a game changer in how she leads.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Millennials Crave Feedback at Work – But They Aren’t Getting It
    Learning leaders can help improve engagement for employees across generations by encouraging managers to take more initiative and increase the feedback they provide. According to Gallup’s May 2016 report “ How Millennials Want to Work and Live ,” millennials want feedback at work – to a greater extent than previous generations – but they aren’t getting it – nor are they asking for it. Then, only 17 percent of millennials report the feedback they do receive is meaningful. Gallup also found only 15 percent of millennials regularly ask for feedback.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] 3 Ways To Sell Your Courses
    You don’t want every post to be about your course but instead to provide value as it relates to the industry of your course. Once you have finished your online course you are probably eager to start making sales. If you have been starting the marketing process early then your initial sales will be easy to come by, but not everyone is in this position. While it certainly is ideal to begin getting the word out about your eventual course sooner rather than later, not everyone has started this way. You have a course, you have a website, but you have no sales. Blogging. Communities.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Gamification: The Perfect Learning Solution for A Few Business Situations
    Games are best suited to provide challenges, motivation, and feedback. The way you welcome them, provide trainings, etc., Instead of providing the product information in PDFs, PowerPoint decks, webinars, etc., Do you follow the latest learning trends in your organization? Do you use gamification as a training platform? If yes, do you use it when it really fits the subject or do you force-fit in your training program just to be in line with the current trends? When is gamification the right training solution? Does it fit every situation? Have other interesting ideas?
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?
    Maybe you scored it via Wiley, but in many possibilities you purchased the content thru your LMS vendor.  It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform.   I see it often in press releases or via a publication who says it is one thing when in reality it is another.
  • GYRUS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo
    To Gyrus, not only do we want to provide you with the coolest and slickest option on the market, but it is also important for our product to feel like it is part of your living and breathing brand. LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo. As a new marketing person, I have a unique opportunity to engage our users, potential clients, and cohorts in the industry. With this outlook, I have undertaken the task of trying to make the Gyrus name more entrenched in your everyday life. How does someone do that? Simple, by structuring and solely acting upon a living brand strategy. Colors. Fonts.
  • LEARNING WIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] 7 golden rules of a successful blended learning program
    Train them to provide their teams with the support they need. When combined intelligently, the various available modalities of e-learning make it possible to customize learning paths and provide learners with the support they need. This challenging initiative is striving to balance and structure the multiplication of teaching methods at our disposal so as to optimize learning. It aims to be a more effective, high-quality blended learning program. 1. Explain what’s at stake and set concrete goals. Training is a big investment. Goals relevant to business needs. The learning phase.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] eLearning Process Survey results!
    The alternatives were ‘providing what’s asked for’ (e.g. The third question was looking at the feedback provided. The options included ‘right or wrong’, ‘provides the right answer’, and ‘indication for each wrong answer’  I’ve been railing against one piece of feedback for all the wrong answers for years now, and it’s important. So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). With those caveats, what did we see?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Articulate Storyline- The Life-saver of E-learning Developers
    This is one of the most exciting feature provided by Storyline. Articulate Storyline also provides a built-in set of interactive templates which can be used to develop interactive slides. So to make your job easy, Articulate Storyline provides built-in quiz templates. We all know that, e-learning development was not an easy task earlier. Developers then had to design various Player pallets, create interactive and quiz slides with the help of coding skills, etc.; it was a time consuming process. Want to know why? Read the blog to learn more! Let us look at them in detail. 1.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Benchmarking Your Smile Sheets Against Other Companies may be a Fool's Game!
    The bottom line is that traditional smile sheets are providing almost everyone with meaningless data in terms of learning effectiveness. In the sales performance arena, at least, benchmarking against similar companies or competitors does provide real benefit, especially in decision-making about which solutions might yield the best improvement. Original post appeared here. I'm moving it and updating it. Updated Article. When companies think of evaluation, they often first think of benchmarking their performance against other companies. Smile Sheet Issues. Citations. Brown, P. C.,
  • ADMINISTRATE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Press Release – Administrate Appoints New CTO and Launches LITE 2016
    Edinburgh, 21 June 2016 – Administrate, an EdTech SaaS solution for training providers and corporations, has plans to hire an additional 15 engineers before the end of 2016 to support its rapid growth in UK, US and international markets.  As part of this expansion, Andrew Williams has been appointed as Read More.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] How Games Drive Sales Enablement (Webinar)
    We use board games to encourage team discussion, foster collaboration to achieve goals, provide application practice and/or provide recall practice. When game elements are carefully linked to learning objectives, good things happen. And when the games are designed or chosen based on the characteristics of target learners, great things happen. This is why so many sales training professionals have started to implement games into their sales enablement programs. They’re interested in going much further than a quick energizer activity. Three Broad Categories of Games. Quick Ti
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Should you brand or white label your LMS?
    Some providers, interested in building their own brand, allow very limited customization. White labelling is usually required by learning providers that want customers to experience the LMS as part of the service they deliver. These white labelling features have proven particularly useful for eLearning providers and training companies that need to deliver a cohesive, branded experience to a broad range of clients. If you’d like staff and customers to experience your LMS as an extension of your brand, you need to personalize it. Branding your LMS. Request a demo now.
  • SPONGE UK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] Innovate, integrate and inspire at Big Sponge Hangout
    Multi-award winning elearning provider, Sponge UK , is hosting the inaugural event which will include live discussions, case studies and ‘how to’ sessions. NEWS: Some of the biggest names in L&D are joining a new event this summer looking at how to use learning technologies to innovate, integrate and inspire in the workplace. The Big Sponge Hangout takes place online from July 18 to 21, 2016. It brings together industry experts and learning leaders to share their experiences and tips on achieving success across a variety of topics.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] 5 words to avoid in e-learning for professional development
    Tutors provide instruction and help students through lessons and tutorials. If you want your adult learners to run a mile from your course, ‘teach’ them content, call them ‘students’ and make them submit an ‘assignment’ that will be ‘graded’. The words we use matter. They help us understand what we think about those practices. Words can continuously remind us what we all care about and what we believe in. This vocabulary is often found in online courses where there is little engagement and where learners just tick the boxes – doing minimum work. If they don’t drop out altogether.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Providers] How to Select the Right E-Learning Software
    Personally, I love PowerPoint-based authoring, but if I had a choice, I’d just go with something like Storyline because it’s easy to learn and over the long haul it provides a lot more value. Freeform provides more flexibility but requires a little more to learn it. Does the vendor provide free resources to help you learn? Community: many online communities provide customer support and technical assistance. If you do those things, you’ll find the tools that provide the best solution to meet your needs. Form-based authoring. Simple as that.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] Benefits of LMS in Compliance Training [Infographic]
    An LMS will not just help in rolling out and allocating the training programs, but also in sending reports to the regulatory authorities, notifying learners about refreshers, providing content security, and much more. We have all heard of the numerous benefits a Learning Management System (LMS) offers. But did you know it can enhance your compliance training programs too? Taking care of the huge set of rules and regulations and making sure your compliance training covers them all is burden enough. Hope you like this post. Do share your views! Training Solutions Compliance Training
  • GLOBAL ETRAINING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] 2017 Global eTraining Courses Released
    The Global eTraining Libraries are designed to provide the widest variety of choices to fit everyone’s needs, with over 1,200 courses and 3,000 hours of training specific to the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries tailored for makers and creators. 2017 Global eTraining Courses Released. EDMONTON, ALBERTA June 20, 2016 – Global eTraining (GeT) announces the rollout of their Autodesk 2017 course library. “GeT already has the largest and fastest growing AECM online training library anywhere, and we are committed to maintaining that position.”
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] Software End-user Training for Packaging Industry – A Case Study
    They approached CommLab India, a leading e-learning solutions provider, to develop the online end-user training modules for this tool. So, what was the solution you provided? We provided a Smart Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) by creating videos and job aids for the 2 employee groups: Co-workers and Managers. For best and timely results, our staff worked closely with key HR personnel on-site in Zurich and provided the basic information needed to proceed with the process captures. Here is what she had to share. Who were the end-users of the tool?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
    People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. When an e-learning course providers learners’ a feel of ‘This is For Me’, surely it is a personalized learning experience. Providing further readings for them in the e-learning course helps them meet their quest. Supporting an online course with voice-over and providing podcasts of the training program can personalize learning for them. Adopt a Learner-centric Approach.
  • COURSEARC  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] Working with SMEs
    On the other hand, if the SME provides too little information, asking relevant questions, soliciting for examples and case studies should ensure that the course is complete and the information is clearly presented. 3. Provide Feedback   –. Many instructional designers find working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) challenging. However, without their assistance and input, creating a highly successful course is nearly impossible. Therefore, eLearning professionals must build strong and productive relationships with their SMEs. Break the Ice  –. Gather Content –. Show Examples   –.
  • PRACT.US  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] Article Review: Refocus, Re-skill L&D to Support Modern Business Needs
    Work-embedded resources provide the basic information people need to do their jobs better. L&D teams can meet business goals better by getting learning resources out into the workflow. With all the discussion of disruptive businesses in the hotel, transportation, and music industries, it makes sense to think about how L&D departments can use a disruptive approach to help employees learn better and faster. What I learned from this article. James points out that disruptive technologies succeed when they meet customer needs better than the status quo. My comments. Learn more.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] Marketable Curriculum Design
    Using technology, we provide a choice to our learners. The buzz around microlearning, social learning, personalization and other training trends has opened up to opportunities to rethink our approach to curriculum design. The good news is the core principles of learning design remain solid among new technologies affecting our learners. Even while delving into how we can make our curriculum more marketable, we don’t have to dismiss what we know to be true and effective. I see a marketable curriculum as sharing a core with our basic design approach. Non-linear versus linear design.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Providers] Helping Your Best Sales Reps Coach Others
    Provide an opportunity to discuss their problems with mentors. The inability of reps to meet sales quotas is a major cause of worry for sales managers. Many managers hire external sales consultants or sales coaches to train their under performing staff. They often fail to capitalize on a vital internal asset for this purpose – their high performing sales staffers. Today, let us see how you can enable your best sales reps to mentor low achievers. Mentorship helps retain top reps. By asking them to mentor, you are recognizing their talent. Shareyour top staffers’ success stories.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Providers] 6 Barriers to Organizational Learning
    These include awareness of and being involved with individual and team training, the software and tools which aid individuals and teams in performing their tasks, the IT help desk teams which respond to lack of knowledge retention on how to perform specific processes, the HR and organizational development teams that monitor the larger picture of performance appraisals and employee development and the departmental managers who can provide direct feedback about specific individual and team progress and results. This is the third and final article in a 3-part series. Short-Term Focus.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Providers] Is Trump The Answer To Increasing Your Company’s eLearning Engagement?
    Using EEG and MRI technologies to see how the brain reacts to say, a commercial, provides valuable insight into how a customer might react in a real-life scenario, which is the base for neuromarketing. Love him or hate him, you might actually learn something about engagement from Donald Trump: At least, if you work in market research. student recently used Trump as fodder for measuring brain activity during certain stimulus. The results? When Trump was speaking, there was a notable spike in brain activity. Here’s the thing: This type of neurological testing can be extremely subjective.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
    [Providers] Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges
    This is not a traditional course, where I provide all the content and then test you on it – this is a (social) learning challenge, and it is hosted in a private Yammer group. Where there is more than one participant, please provide the name and email address of each participant in the space provided. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 JULY 2016. Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing. Week 2: How to design a learning campaign or challenge. Feedback.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] The last laugh – Microsoft and SWAYAM MOOCs
    However a core part of the implementation of these APIs by any provider should be that they “talk” with centralized servers for taxonomies (curricular definitions), learner profile data, learning experience data, content and so on and so forth. Microsoft may well have the last laugh in the struggle to build SWAYAM – the Indian government’s flagship initiative on MOOCs. The deal is priced at 38 cr INR or about USD 6 mn for a 3 year period post which the government will handle it. This is indeed a positive development for online learning in India. Filed under: 3.0.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] The New Education Policy of India 2016 – Recommendations
    teacher absenteeism, teacher vacancies and lack of teacher accountability has “destroyed the credibility of our school education system” Decentralization to empower local level governance and decision making by school management is also encouraged, provided they are held accountable for results. The Report of the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy 2016 is now available. The report is a scathing indictment of political interference and corruption in the Indian education system. It is unrelenting in stressing lack of political will to make education a priority.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Employees Demand Training Over Other Learning Opportunities
    More and more employees are asking for [training]; it’s not just the employers providing [it] without being asked. Weber: The message from that data point is, companies need to be more flexible and adaptable in how we provide training to employees. Providing employees with the learning opportunities they actually want can promote employee retention, job satisfaction and engagement. In the end, providing sufficient training in the workplace is a win-win for employees and employers. The solution begins with ensuring employee job satisfaction.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] 4 Authoring Tools to Convert Flash-based E-learning Courses to HTML5
    Articulate Storyline provides various built-in templates and interactivities which can be used directly or customized according to your instructional or visual strategy. It also provides built-in interactivities and templates, but customizing them is not as simple as with Storyline. Captivate also provides features such as Twitter widget, Tin Can API support, and also helps embed YouTube videos. It also provides a built-in table of content, click-on-tabs, and more. What if I tell, you do not need to redevelop from scratch? Yes, you heard me right. Let’s see.
  • COURSEARC  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Effective Graphics
    Note that charts and graphs cannot be described with alternative text; therefore, eLearning professionals should provide a text version of the information included in these visuals. Everyone knows that graphics play a vital role in training. Good visuals help learners absorb material more effectively and make training memorable. Bad visuals, on the other hand, distract learners, and can be detrimental to the learning process. To design truly valuable courses, eLearning professionals should be aware of the fundamental graphic design tips and tricks.
  • LEARNLOFT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] The Critical Foundation of High Performing Teams
    It is our mission to provide a block to the south of Musa-Qala in order to prevent enemy reinforcements from reaching the town. The military make sure that they provide a purpose in every mission statement – it wouldn’t be a mission statement without an ‘in order to’. This is a guest post written by Roderick Yapp : A couple of months ago, I was sat in a meeting with someone who was looking to recruit people to their growing organization. It doesn’t work like that. People need a reason to do something – they need a purpose to support their actions. Lessons from the Holocaust.
  • PARADISO  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Paradiso’s Teeming Mahara Alliance
    We have years of experience in providing advanced Mahara Services such as customizations, plugins, theme design and hosting for customers as diverse as independent training institutes, schools and universities or multi-national corporations. This ensures the best Mahara Performance, with the use of advanced mirroring and backup procedures that provide the clients with a worry free 24/7 service. We provide custom Mahara theming to promote your company’s brand. Besides the ones mentioned above, we also provide the following Mahara services-. Mahara Hosting.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Team Learning Up With Talent
    Technology is enabling this transition, but rolling out e-learning programs or providing access to content via mobile devices isn’t going to solve every business challenge, said Matt MacInnis, CEO of Inkling, a learning content platform company based in San Francisco. Tying it to a business-focused result provides that context.”. Traditional CLOs are up against a serious challenge right now, according to Dave Koll, enterprise learning leader for CGB Enterprises Inc., a grain and transportation company headquartered outside of New Orleans. Lean In to Learning.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?
    Instead of a course being watched at the workplace, the development of smart technology and organizations’ readiness to embrace device-agnostic learning, empower their employees by providing them course content and training opportunities on the move. A symbol or an icon that kicks in engagement and triggers excitement intrigues you enough to immediately rush to touch and see what unfolds before you. That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The workforce profile is changing globally. The emphasis is on making learning sticky and absorbing.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Individual vs. Group Brainstorming – The Difference
    Though both of them have their own advantages in terms of providing stimuli for idea generation, people are more creative when they brainstorm on their own rather than in groups. It’s possible that these ideas may pave the way for profitable business opportunities or provide more creative solutions. Brainstorming is an effective tool to mine ideas out of your mind. It helps you explore various, and at times, instantaneous ideas to find creative solutions or business processes. There are two brainstorming methods – individual and group. Some ideas are lost this way.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Elements of Storyboards for Designing Interactive E-Learning
    wide variety of activities can be provided. From desktops to mobiles, e-learning has come a long way and gained a lot of popularity. The foundation of any good e-learning course is a good storyboard.  An e-learning storyboard is a document which combines instructions on using video, text, audio elements, still photos, graphics, and interactivities wherein the information in each of these mediums complements the main message. All these elements play a vital role in designing an effective storyboard. In fact, a storyboard is the blueprint of an online course. are shown in this area.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Creating Effective Learning Objectives for E-Learning : 5 Tips to Know
    Criterion: The objective may state how well a learner must perform the given task as it provides a standard to check whether the performance is acceptable. I just finished reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and liked Habit #2 in particular: Begin with the end in mind. felt it relates perfectly to our e-learning objectives. That is what our learning objectives should begin with – the end objectives – they should convey to learners what they should be able to do after completing the online e-learning course. What should the learners learn? ” – Clay P.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Microlearning – The Spot-on Solution to Train Your Service Technicians
    These bite-sized learning modules provide service technicians an opportunity to take the learning at their own pace and time. Provides great accessibility. This makes their lives easy by providing them instant solutions to their service queries. Ever wondered why we have our food in morsels and not as a whole? You are right! It helps ease digestion. The same criterion applies to learning as well. When learning goes overboard, it can’t be absorbed by our brain. Hence, learning broken into bites is more effective than learning as a whole. Offers just-in-time learning.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Online ERP End-User Training – The Starter, Main Course, & Dessert
    Interactive screen simulations provide hands-on training experiences on the software. In a classroom, each and every step in executing the ERP system is explained; similarly, you need to provide instructions in callouts in interactive screen simulations. We know that online ERP end-user training is different from traditional classroom training. It needs content in different forms and assess end-users’ comprehension differently. So, what types of content are essentially needed to deliver effective online ERP end-user training? Let see what each of them are.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Why Are Interactive Games Ideal Sales Training Tools?
    Provides hands-on experience. Interactive games provide sales reps this flexibility by taking them through the various sales scenarios they may face in future. Interactive games assist the learner by providing timely support. I am sure games are one thing we’ve all enjoyed as kids. In fact, there is a kid in all of us that connects with games at any age. So why not tap this potential to train your sales force through interactive games? Game-based learning is learning through game elements. It is much in vogue due to its motivational and rewarding aspects. Guess no!
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Developing Mobile Learning Apps with Lectora and PhoneGap
    Though there are some security concerns, mobile apps can be an ideal platform for reinforcing classroom training/eLearning and providing performance support. The latest trend in technology-enabled learning methodologies is Mobile Learning Apps. Accessing learning content through apps is easier than through browsers. What does it take to develop Apps? Developing an App needs a lot of technical expertise. But HTML5 authoring tools such as Lectora Inspire have made it easy to develop apps. The advantage with Lectora is that its responsive HTML5 output code is editable. Finally take the.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] What's the future of learning? Hint: Think Blended
    We believed, though, that providing context and recommended application approaches for the empirical information was a critical next step. Mimeo Webinar Recap & Follow-Up. Recently, the InSync team partnered with Mimeo to explore the current climate of corporate learning. We crafted a survey that asked questions about organization learning and the experiences of practitioners in the field. Over four hundred respondents completed the questionnaire, and their insights laid the foundation for our joint eBook, The State of Learning & Development in 2016.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] It’s the small things that count: microlearning with eFrontPro
    eFrontPro provides numerous question types, from free text to multiple choice and from true/false to drag-and-drop , that you can use to create micro-tests (comprised of one or a small number of questions). Small is beautiful. We’re We’re hardly the first to notice this. The above phrase was popularized by British economist E. F. Schumacher’s book of the same name, which was a huge success in the seventies — and is still used to champion small, focused technologies that can be empowering for people. Microauthoring. can be used in a microlearning scenario. On the go. Offline. Games.
  • SPONGE UK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Mike Booth & Teresa Rose – Sponge UK elearning podcast
    The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:42 – Mike Booth – Do we listen to learners enough? We talk to two L&D industry professionals about how to best serve your learners by focusing on their needs. Mike Booth is Learning Technologies Manager at Vodaphone, we get his ideas on responding to the requirements of learners. We spoke to Mike and Teresa at the CIPD show earlier this year, you can watch their whole interviews and more on our YouTube channel. Subscribe in iTunes.
  • PARADISO  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Best Moodle Plugins for Gamification – A Curated List
    This plugin helps your learners solve quizzes, provides glossary, questions and allow them to play some games like hangman, crossword, cryptex, millionaire, sudoku, snakes and ladders, the hidden picture etc. All the hoopla around gamification in e-learning is because we are looking at enhanced learner engagement as the bottom line objective. Besides engagement, gamification allows the learners to retain and recall information better. This blog post is borne out of requests sent in by the attendees of the Moodle Gamification webinar, conducted on June 14th, 2016. link]. Contact us Now!
  • PRACT.US  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Book Review: “Be Bad First – Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future”
    She provides two techniques for building your aspiration to learn: Imagining the personal benefits. Anderson provides several exercises in the book and accompanying materials on the website, all designed to help you learn to learn. Today’s competitive advantage? Knowing how to learn. Remember when you started learning how to play an instrument, play a sport or even do your first real job? Remember how you couldn’t get your body to do anything right, how your brain went into black-out mode, and you temporarily lost the ability to use language? Good times. Learn more.
  • LEARNUPON  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Why you should schedule an LMS demo
    When you see the word demo on a provider’s website it could mean: A pre-recorded overview video. You can use that opportunity to dig past the standard information on a provider’s website and decide if the LMS can meet your most specific requirements. If you’re searching for an LMS, you’ll know that a demo is an essential step in the selection process. But not all demos were created equal. While you’ll find most LMS vendors use the word, it doesn’t always mean the same thing. Today, we’ll fix that! The quality of LMS demos varies. After the demo.
  • DOCEBO  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Elearning Market Trends 2016: Learning tech falls short of market needs
    Here are five key insights provided in the study that show how and why organizations are embracing learning technologies. 1. Research proves how powerful these learning tools can be, yet they can’t seem to find the tools to provide these opportunities. Brandon Hall Group’s Learning Technology Study reveals lack of social and mobile tools. Brandon Hall Group’s 2016 Learning Technology study shows organizations are hungry for a well rounded Learning Management System with mobile capabilities, social tools and an emphasis on relevant and engaging content. DOWNLOAD THE FREE REPORT.
  • EI DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] How You Can Use Mobile Learning Apps For Microlearning-Based Training
    As the name suggests, mobile learning apps are a delivery format that provides learners with the flexibility to learn anywhere, anytime, even without internet connection. Probably the most significant advantage is that mobile apps provide access to just-in-time information within the learners’ work-flow dramatically increasing its usage at the time of need. Mobile apps are a good fit to provide pre and post assessments for formal training (online or blended). To provide the perspective, here is an overview of the model: Responsiveness. What Are Mobile Learning Apps?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Get the Big Picture with Panoramic Screen Capture
    We see the same thing with various desktop programs and email providers. The Panorama: An Ancient Tradition Now in the Digital Age. popular term in photography, panorama refers to a wide view of a large area, spanning multiple directions. The word originates from the Greek words pan , meaning “all”, plus horan , which means “to see,” or “look.”. As far back as the first century, panoramas were painted as murals directly on structures and also displayed as a framed art form. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan. Panoramic photography has even been used to capture scenery from rover missions to Mars.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Get the Big Picture with Panoramic Screen Capture
    We see the same thing with various desktop programs and email providers. The Panorama: An Ancient Tradition Now in the Digital Age. popular term in photography, panorama refers to a wide view of a large area, spanning multiple directions. The word originates from the Greek words pan, meaning “all”, plus horan, which means “to see”, or “look”. As far back as the first century, panoramas were painted as murals directly on structures and also displayed as a framed art form. Mackinac Bridge, Michigan. Panoramic photography has even been used to capture scenery from rover missions to Mars.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them
    Though learning solutions providers make large claims about m-learning, only a few organizations are coming forward to adopt it because of the possible threats. Providing biometric access is a much safer mechanism. Provide Security awareness training. Simple prevention measures from employees’ side and stringent security mechanisms, security policies training from the online training providers’ side will fetch the desired results. Anywhere, anytime, on-the-go learning has become a reality due to mobile learning. Three Threats. 1. Third Party Apps. Users’ Privacy.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Creating Digital Learning Content – 4 Useful InfoGraphic Presentation Patterns
    Timelines are useful to provide descriptions of events that have occurred over a period of time, while comparison and contrast to describe the pros and cons of something or distinguish between the right and wrong ways of doing. In my last post, Creating Good Digital Learning Content – Planning for Infographics , we saw how to plan effectively for your infographic. Today, we will look at a vital aspect of infographic design – choosing the right presentation type. The choice of the right presentation type goes a long way in maximizing the impact of an infographic. Alphabetization  .
  • INKLING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?
    Organizations are starting to see a backlash from too much collaboration, as reported by the Harvard Business Review , and the result is ruining the gains that collaboration should provide. The high performers who don’t offer help get rewarded for their contributions while the collaborators, though providing much value-added input, are not recognized for their hard work because it’s less visible. Most companies that employ collaborative practices can probably tell you that they see many of collaboration’s benefits. All of this leads to more efficiency and happier workers.
  • MLEVEL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] mLevel Recognized for Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016
    This provided their fellow attendees with the opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges as well as vote for those being most innovative and relevant to the current learning environment. “We are honored to be recognized by the eLearning Guild for our industry leading microlearning platform,” said mLevel Executive Vice President, Jordan Fladell. mLevel & Pearson Win Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 for Their Project: “Increasing Student Engagement in Business Education”. Find out more at www.mlevel.com.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] This Isn’t Your Father’s eLearning…
    Like today’s eLearning modules, America’s open classrooms in the 1960s were focused on providing students and opportunity to “learn by doing.” For me, the common theme between then and now is the importance of providing an opportunity for human connection. My 74-year-old father got his first cell phone about a month ago. Chances are he will still refuse to join Facebook. And I doubt he’ll use the phone to call me unless it’s an emergency. But I’m still glad he has one. Don’t get me wrong; he’s not a complete Luddite. He has a laptop.
  • LEARNKIT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] Training and Development: A must-have employee benefit?
    To help answer these questions, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 benefits that training and development programs can provide employees: Increase employee performance and efficiency: A proper training program gives employees the knowledge they need to be successful in their roles, this increases their productivity and overall quality of work. Create a learning culture: Providing training and development programs allows companies to create a culture of learning and ongoing education. But why? Why is training and development so important to employees? And what’s in it for them?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Tips To Make Your Online Compliance Courses Exciting and Engaging!
    By providing their employees the illusion of choice, they were able to increase the value of the course in a number of ways. Compliance courses are famous for being the necessary evils your employees need to bear every year. Is there any way to remove the sting of compliance courses? Is there any way to make them engaging? There sure is! Let us look at 5 tips which when considered can make your online compliance courses engage and appeal better to your employees. Audience Analysis. Learning and analyzing your employees is a step that can make your course more appealing to them.
  • SPONGE UK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] The benefits of business simulation
    Provide. Provide. Business simulations allow learners to interact with a realistic version of their work environment. simulation game mixes elements of cooperation, competition and decision making with feedback and repetition. Combining game elements with simulations, modern technology and media creates a learning solution that has many benefits. This kind of group simulation isn’t just teaching your learners about the scenario they’re facing, it’s showing them how they can work together and learn from other people’s experience. Add an element of competitive challenge. What if…?
  • LEARNLOFT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] The Most Important Conversation a Leader Can Have
    Whether you have been in a performance-driven sales role or not, you can relate to having a manager provide results-oriented goals with no clear purpose, vision, or mission behind them. I looked up nearly in tears as my manager finished his 30-minute berating rant about my performance, and all I could focus on was the exit sign in the distance. It was my only outlet at that point. I was chasing a goal arbitrarily set by my manager, that I had no chance of achieving unless something miraculous happened. Why are we here. Does your team know the reason you are on this journey?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Providers] Benefits of ‘Watch-Try-Do’ Methodology to Reinforce ERP End User Training [Infographic]
    Thus, the ‘Watch-Try-Do’ approach provides effective hands-on training in a risk-free environment. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software training often requires practice, which is not possible in a traditional training program. In a traditional approach, trainers demonstrate how to use the software and how it works, but there is no chance for end-users to try out the software, learn how to avoid mistakes, and reinforce learning after go-live. Without practice and reinforcement, the information learned cannot be retainedeasily. Is there any such training method?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Providers] 4 Must-Attend B2B Sales Conferences in the Second Half of 2016
    The meets provide invaluable insights into corporate selling and expose staffers to new strategies that help them meet their quotas better. The event provides practical tips to harness the full potential of CRM software. The sales meet provides key insights into novel sales practices. It provides good platform for the leaders in various industries such as healthcare & pharma, manufacturing, hi-tech, BFSI and communication to share and exchange the best practices of B2B sales. Today, we will look at 4 must-attend B2B sales conferences in the second half of 2016.
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