[Providers] Get the Most Out of Your DevLearn Conference Experience
    Sure, you’re exhausted after walking the expo for hours, but when else will you have the chance to meet with hundreds of eLearning providers to see what tools and resources they offer? In just less than a month, learning professionals from hither and yon will flock to Las Vegas November 16 – 18 to attend this year’s DevLearn Conference. If it’s your first conference—or your fifth—the size and scale of the conference can be a bit daunting. Before you arrive at DevLearn 2016: Find fellow attendees online. Post your thoughts and questions about the conference. Review the exhibitor list.
    [Providers] Online Learning Programs That Ought to be Translated
    Online compliance courses, when delivered in the native languages of learners, help provide good understanding of the applicable statutes and norms. The Internet is increasingly becoming multilingual. study by Miniwatts Marketing Group revealed English-speakers constitute only 26.3% of the global Internet-using population. The rapid growth in the number of non-Anglophone users of the Internet is compelling companies to translate their online content into multiple languages in a big way, and e-learning courses are no exception. Bureau of Statistics. Let us see. 1. Compliance Training.
    [Providers] Instructor-led training is alive and well and living in…
    Camaraderie and even peer-pressure can provide motivation and be integral to the learning process. [Post by K.M. Lowe, Writer & Corporate Communicator]. While there is always someone predicting the demise of classroom-based and instructor-led training, according to industry experts, ILT is alive and well and living in… most places, it would seem. In the ATD State of the Industry Report for 2015, the Association for Talent Development stated that the most popular method of training delivery was classroom-based ILT. percent was instructor-led online, and 4.92 percent.
    [Providers] 4 Reasons Why eLearning Is a Low-Risk Corporate Training Tool
    Such eLearning systems are installed and maintained by their service providers. The ideal LMS provider will offer round-the-clock technical support at no extra cost to the client. Training is vital in the workforce today. Zig Ziglar made a great point when he said, “ What’s worse than training your workers and losing them? Not training them and keeping them.” Employees who receive training have obvious advantages over those who don’t. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, training an employee is an effective way to engage him or her. Content isn’t free. LMS & eLearning
    [Providers] Mindfulness for Leaders
    Robert Pasick, in his new book, Self-Aware: A Guide for Success in Work and Life , provides answers. Pasick doesn’t promise you an easy journey but he does provide what you need to make the trip stimulating and fulfilling. The recent popularity of mindfulness in the West is generally considered to have been initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn. [7] [8. slightly different definition comes from Psychology Today : . Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad.
    [Providers] How do you Blend ILT, E-learning, & M-learning for ERP End-user Training?
    How can you provide hands-on training in such a situation? You might agree that end-user training is one of the important aspects for the success of an ERP implementation. You might have also read many blogs and articles online claiming that a particular training method is the best to train end-users on the new ERP. But do you really think only one training method would be enough to train end-users on a system that is vast, complex, and comes with many applications integrated in it? But what training methods would you blend and how? Let’s see. Why do its employees have to adopt it?
    [Providers] 5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9
    Functions such as ALT Text/Text Alternatives , Tab Order , Captioning , Skip navigations make it easy to provide a variety of keyboard shortcuts for your simulations. Adobe Captivate has been a top choice for creating dynamic and engaging e-learning for quite some time now. Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. And its latest version, Adobe Captivate 9, is no different. Let us see what it offers.
  • GYRUS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016
    [Providers] Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach
    Instead, the ultimate goal is to provide system users with the capability to obtain real-life practical and applicable knowledge that will not only aid in their immediate development: helping themselves and their organizations. But also to provide a repeatable, efficient, and amicable process, to be used across the entirety of an organization. This can create an environment in which skills are provided as needed to individuals within operations. Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach. At least, not now, in their current point of training. Conclusion. References.
    [Providers] 3 Employee Training Challenges Solved with Technology (and how to figure out more)
    Below are three challenges facing employee training where technology provides a unique advantage over conventional methods. It’s tempting to think that all of our problems can be solved with technology, but until we reach the singularity , training and development managers will continue to face the challenge of choosing when to use technology and not. There are many aspects of training a new employee that are achieved optimally by traditional methods – that is, human-to-human interaction. Robot mentors aren’t quite in the arena yet. Challenge: Onboarding at the Speed of Growth.
    [Providers] Corporate Universities: The journey
    Whether it be Casino, Auchan, or Alcatel, big members of the Fortune 500 are seeking to provide induction programs to welcome new hires  as well as retain current talent, or even deliver training and qualification in hard and soft skill. Deciding to set up a Corporate University can be like embarking on a journey over unfamiliar seas: it helps to know your exact  point of departure, your course, and your ports of call, and lest we forget, the sea conditions, the weather forecast, and the state of the ship and your crew. Changed and changing organization. Key Success Factors. Resources.
    [Providers] How to Improve Learning Retention with Contextual Feedback
    Providing relevant and timely feedback to students as they’re in the process of learning is a critical component of ensuring that students actually remember the lessons. Instructional designers must therefore be diligent in developing processes for delivering the feedback they provide to their students – both for correct and incorrect responses. Simply assigning a “pass” or “fail” response will result in the illusion that feedback has been provided, but the true objective of online learning — conveying lasting knowledge — will not be accomplished.
    [Providers] Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
    The one-two punch that is social learning and gamification within the new generation of learning management systems is the answer to the many criticisms of ILT providers regarding online learning. A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Register today.
    [Providers] Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom
    Whatever you call it, it should provide a high-level outline of what the course will contain, the topics to be covered, expected learning outcomes, activities you will use, and learning modalities. We need to rethink how we provide knowledge to our learners—something we can do more effectively and efficiently by providing the knowledge piece in an asynchronous or self-paced way. Provide a discussion question and show it on the screen or in the chat space. Provide Learners With Access to Content. Providing simple access to the content is key.
    [Providers] 5 Best Practices of Using an LMS for Training Delivery
    Today, most LMSs provide good support to a wide range of collaborative learning tools such as blogs, discussion forums, podcasts, social media, chat, and email. So, it is very important make sure your LMS provides good support to learning on all devices. Tip 5: Enable your people to provide feedback on training programs. How can you make the best use of your Learning Management System (LMS)? What does it take to harness the full potential of the system to deliver good training and improve your people’s performance? How can you get the highest ROI on your LMS?
    [Providers] Five Essential Elements of High Quality E-Learning Courses
    Providing additional resources for further learning makes your e-learning course more comprehensive. Every course available online can’t be termed e-learning. learning should help course takers learn. It should adhere to Instructional Design principles so that learning is effective. Aimed at specific target audience, armed with measurable learning objectives, authentic content created in co-ordination with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), assessments, and the flexibility to track learners’ progress – these are the elements that make an e-learning a complete package.
    [Providers] The Complex Levels of Content Curation and Vetting
    Providing context and commentary. Spoiler alert: It turns out that a maximal level of curation is best, and these are usually provided by modern Learning Management Systems. good LMS will also allow organizations to provide trainer context, learner comments, tools for accountability, and useful reports. simple way to think of it is that the library provides the content, while the LMS provides or enables the actual curation. In training and development, content is important. Content curation (including content vetting) is just as crucial—and worth investing in.
    [Providers] Coveted eLearning Award Received by Protraining, A Division of Yardstick
    Brandon Hall Group is a HCM resinfory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. Protraining, a leader in innovative online Mental Health and De-escalation Training, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award. This was for Excellence in the Learning category – Best Advance in Custom Content. Brandon Hall awards have been called the “Academy Awards” of Training. That’s an important distinction. About ProTraining. Protraining Contact.
    [Providers] Creating a Positive Course Experience
    But in addition to content you also need to pay close attention to the experience you provide. Using tools like the LearnDash Visual Customizer also can go along way in providing a unique identity to your offerings. You can always expand into this direction once you get customers taking your courses and providing feedback. Strive to always provide guidance and support in a variety of ways. Any course you create needs to have solid content. In fact, content is the critical component to the success of any course. This is especially true if you are selling your courses.
    [Providers] Seven Secrets of a Successful Gamified Online Assessment
    Provide alternatives to gamification. Provide alternative formats to present questions. Do you wish to move beyond bland “tick-the-checkbox” assessments? Are you looking for ways to make your online assessments interesting and engaging? Well, you can try gamifying your assessments. What is gamification? Karl Kapp, a professor of Instructional Technology and a gamification guru, defines gamification as using game-based mechanics, aesthetics, and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning, and solve problems. Identify success criteria properly.
    [Providers] Pick my brain?
    So for the first one, they wanted some feedback on their design, and we arranged that I’d investigate a representative sample and provide feedback.  I went through systematically, taking notes, and compiled my observations into a report I sent them. This didn’t take any investment in travel, but of course this feedback only points out what’s wrong, and doesn’t really provide mechanisms to improve. If you google the phrase, you’ll see how many people have indicated their problems with this! Both in this case were for folks who develop content.
    [Providers] Corporate eLearning in 2017: 6 key trends to be aware of
    Providing different options for eLearning delivery is also a way to make training suitable for each individual, and by combining this ‘freshening up’ of content with brand new features such as 3D Learning , you’re onto a winner. Employing culturally diverse authors – many of whom who could work remotely – is a way of providing a more comprehensive eLearning platform on a global scale. Corporate eLearning is in a class of its own – but it’s not isolated from other business elements. That’s because corporate eLearning has to be scalable. Without further ado, we present to you: 1.
    [Providers] The two main obstacles against m-learning in the workplace
    Will the company provide a device for each and every one of their employees? External expectations can come from clients, potential clients, service providers, and other business partners, and also from possible employees. The future of work is already here. We are living it. Fixed schedules become more flexible, remote positions see growing numbers, geographical barriers become obsolete, AR and VR technology creep into the average workplace. And mobile devices play a huge role in all of this. They are one of the most efficient learning tools at work. General costs.
    [Providers] Training a Specific Population – An Interview with Kelly Prince
    think in order to create a successful training program, you need to start at the beginning–at planning and analysis. I’ve taken Cathy Moore’s Scenario-based workshop and the information she provides is so relevant to the problem we tackle as learning professionals. Many of our courses include this feature which provides a “spark,” or series of spaced questions that stimulate prior recall of the learning. think we stand out from our competition by creating learning solutions that serve our learners needs and provide real value. Take Note!
    [Providers] 10 eLearning Tips from Michael Allen
    During this time, provide new practice exercises every three to five days. Learner motivation is essential, and game mechanics can provide some welcome motivation. Michael Allen is well know as one of the top eLearning experts and his “Guide to e-Learning” book is on every list I’ve seen of must-have eLearning books. With that, let’s get onto the interview! What’s changed over the past 13 years since the 1st edition of your book?  . eLearning is no longer a new thing, although its virtues and capabilities are still widely misunderstood, unappreciated, and unrealized.
    [Providers] Commitment Is an Inside Job
    However, understanding why something matters taps into intrinsic motivation and provides the resolve needed when the going gets tough and commitments are challenged. It all started with Dan Lyons. In his New York Times opinion piece “Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired,” Lyons described a trend in startups in which employees are treated as disposable and fired without cause. As a baby boomer who has worked in only three organizations over the last 30 years, I found his editorial disheartening, to say the least. It made me wonder about commitment under these conditions. Does it even exist?
    [Providers] No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week
    This article provides great advice by suggesting you focus less on motivation and more on what people want and need. This article describes very clearly the steps that Atlassian took and even provides a link to their “playbook,” a set of principles that guide their operational processes. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Secrets to Motivating People. Anyone who does training is familiar with the challenge of motivation. Read more.  . Read more.  .
    [Providers] Reflect on Your Life’s Journey
    Their life stories provide the context for their lives, and through them they find their passion to make an impact in the world. In the past 10 years, authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. This is a sea change from 2003 when I wrote “Authentic Leadership.” Back then, many people asked what it meant to be authentic. In the book, I defined authentic leaders as genuine, moral and character-based leaders. People of the highest integrity, committed to building enduring organizations … who have a deep sense of purpose and are true to their core values.”.
  • G-CUBE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Providers] Data Analysis Techniques For e-Learning Efficacy
    Learning analytics system can provide the ability to classify learning elements using attribute values and using basic statistical tools to determine mapping between these classifications and desired outcomes. The most effective way to incorporate a mechanism which can implement monitor and drive ROI is through a skill and competency management system which links to KPI’s and provides a continuous skill development cycle. In the context of training for the modern corporate sector, more and more learning is being disseminated through computers and mobile devices. Learning
    [Providers] The Future of Mobile in L&D
    With all of these exciting new technologies on the horizon, it’s down to learning technology providers to create solutions that can integrate them all. The future of mobile learning is sure to change the face of L&D. Instead of tying the training down to a rigid structure, mobile devices let it grow in a more organic way. This means that the learning assets will remain more relevant since the learners are constantly updating them. But how will mobile technology affect your training initiatives? In fact, we’ll begin to see the hidden 90% of informal learning coming to the fore.
    [Providers] not working, out loud
    provided advice to several students in educational technology programs. I am a proponent of working out loud and see it as an essential connector between personal knowledge mastery and organizational knowledge management, as it helps make organizational knowledge explicit. John Stepper has recently advanced the idea of working out loud with his book on the subject. Many others are now practicing it: #workoutloud. Image: working in perpetual beta. finished the last volume of a series of e-books: Working in Perpetual Beta. began work on a new volume on personal knowledge mastery.
    [Providers] Guided Learning for Effective Sales Training
    It has to guide learners, provide a solution to their problems, and help them do their tasks properly. Provide a Solution: After addressing a problem, it is now time to help them by providing an appropriate solution. Tell How to Apply: After providing the solution, guide the learner on how to apply it in their work. Sales personnel often have to sell several products. New or inexperienced sales representatives need continuous guidance from their superiors on how to deal with clients and sell their products. How to Implement Guided Learning in your Sales Training?
    [Providers] The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course
    The course should not only provide the knowledge a learner wants to receive, but it also needs great appeal.  . When tutorials are provided in the form of an interactive scenario, the learners are much more engaged in the process. Instead of putting them through huge chunks of material before introducing the test, you can provide bite-sized interactive tests that don’t look that scary. When you provide the test after small chunks of material and you make it interactive and fun, the learners won’t feel the pressure.  . That’s great! Wait; not so fast!
    [Providers] Future Trends with Serious Games and Mobile Learning
    Mobile based learning games: Provide a high return on investment. Title: Serious Benefits of Serious (Mobile) Games Description: Serious games provide a type of cooperation in learning that traditional methods lack. Here’s a Sneak Peak Into Serious Games’ Future and Mobile Learning. A “serious game” is a game intended for a purpose other than entertainment. Many different industries such as education, health care, defense, and even politics, among others,  are utilizing serious games for training purposes. billion industry by 2017. The reasons are varied. Contact us!
    [Providers] Scenario-Based Learning in Higher Ed
    Those assignments used a scenario to provide context for the work students were doing. ” You’ve been asked to provide this feedback as an article for their departmental Weekly Update, and you busily begin this project. In your article for the Marketing Department, be sure to include the following information: In one paragraph, provide an overview of what you’ve been asked to do. Provide two or three customer examples of how Cognitive Dissonance affects customers and the types of reactions they have to your product. Authentic Assessment. ”).
    [Providers] Using Presets in Snagit
    From there your image will automatically upload and a link will be provided. Find yourself using the same screen capture workflow time and time again? Forgot about a presentation and need edited images in Powerpoint quickly? By creating a preset in Snagit you can bind a multi-step process to a hotkey to save time and effort on oft-repeated tasks. The more effects you usually add to an image the more time you can save with presets. Let’s begin! The Basics. If you aren’t familiar with presets in Snagit, the default list is right below the standard capture options in Snagit 13.
  • PRACT.US  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Providers] You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?
    It provides social interaction which increases learners’ attention and motivation. Classrooms and videos can provide basic information about a skill before someone tries it in the field. Having great classes and videos doesn’t guarantee real learning. As the job market tightens and businesses demand new skills at an ever-increasing rate, many companies are realizing the importance of training. The 2015 Training Industry Report states that training budgets increased 14.2% over 2014, but here’s the scary part: It’s not clear that employees are learning more as a result.
    [Providers] How to Add Company Branding to Your E-Learning Courses
    Instead of a course that features a logo and design on each screen, create a single entry point that provides the branding info at the beginning of the course. One of the big challenges when building courses is having to deal with organization’s brand and visual identity and figuring out how to work it into the course. And to do it in a way so the course doesn’t look like a billboard or race car. Here are some quick tips on how to incorporate the company’s brand into your courses without being overly intrusive on the learning objectives and actual course content.
    [Providers] a new business ideology
    Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. The challenge is providing this highly contextualized service effectively and profitably. “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the rest—that’s when things really get set in concrete.” – Charles Green. The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. There is now a need for a new business ideology. Intangible Services. Emergent Practices.
    [Providers] Toolkit: Industry Update and Review of Course Inspector by Joe Ganci
    This month, Joe comments on the ongoing death of the Flash format, and he provides a thorough review of Course. Inspector, a tool for swatting bugs in your eLearning. Inspector works with any SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 published. output from six popular authoring tools. In this review, you get a complete walk-through of Inspector’s features. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Emerging Topics
    [Providers] Educating Your Customers the Mobile Way
    You can also use mobile apps to provide various services to customers ranging from product reviews to m-commerce (mobile commerce) solutions. Unless we’re in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There’s no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either. –  Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. Customer engagement plays a key role in enhancing the profitability of a company. But, how can corporate customers be engaged? Let us see how. Webinars  . Videos  . Info-graphics. Webinars.
    [Providers] Blended Learning -What it is and why it’s important
    But because they are in the field and hard pressed for time to attend any classroom session, how do you provide them the necessary information? With blended learning in place, an online platform and a trainer deliver the learning materials and impart training (product information for the above example); providing course materials online means your learners can access the learning content by merely using an electronic device connected to the Internet. And because e-learning provides 24X7 access to materials, they can learn anytime, anywhere. Take sales training for example.
    [Providers] How Medicare Payment Changes Will Drive Performance Improvement
    Some of the major changes to occur are: Shifting from rewarding healthcare providers by volume-based performance to value-based performance. Stopping the use of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (what was used to determine Medicare payments for healthcare providers). Not only will a PI platform and LMS track and report activities for MIPS, but it will provide valuable feedback for physicians seeking to make meaningful improvements in quality of care. Combining existing quality reporting programs into one new system. Meaningful Use. Value-Based Payment Modifier.
    [Providers] Individual Contributors Need Learning, Too
    As a learning leader, Barton said it’s crucial that she provide managers with tools and resources to help them effectively juggle their responsibilities. One of those tools and resources is to provide that same information to their teams to help employees take a more active role. It’s no wonder managers get so much learning and development attention. Managers need all the resources, tools and support they can get, as do senior and high-potential leaders. But we mustn’t forget about the individual contributor, Barton said. Terry Barton. What do I need to ask my manager for?
    [Providers] SkyPrep, Bridge and Litmos LMS Top User-Friendly LMS List
    Providers were measured by a combination of usability, customer service and customer reviews. According to Rachel Willie, senior product research specialist at Capterra, while all of 20 of the providers ranked had an average task time between 30 seconds and one minute and an average click rate of 20 or lower, there were some major differences including: the number of services each vendor provided to help with implementation issues, and the number of tasks each system could complete, which was found to closely mirror the number of core features each LMS offers. Bridge.
    [Providers] Developing Online Microlearning Modules for Sales Training: A 6 Step Process
    It is advisable to use a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) such as MOODLE to deliver the e-learning nuggets, as it provides good support to mobile learning (most microlearning modules are designed for the mobile) and is compatible with Tin Can API, a learning standard that helps you correlate job performance with training. We are moving from a world where computing power was scarce to a place where it now is almost limitless, and where the true scarce commodity is increasingly human attention. – Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Hope you liked this post. Do share your views.
    [Providers] 7 Tips To Create An Effective Online Training Certification Program
    To create a winning online training certification program that provides all of these benefits, however, there are 7 top tips that you may want to follow. 1. Online training certifications can be used for just about every task, process, or compliance training course within your organization. They increase employee motivation and ensure that everyone meets uniform standards. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips for creating an effective online training certification program for your corporate learners. An online training certificate is a mark of distinction. Research your audience.
    [Providers] Dangers of Too Much Innovating
    Things like helping existing customers with questions in a timely (and friendly) manner, implementing small refinements in your product to make it more accurate or stable, and providing a personalized pre-sales process to those who are interested in learning more about your product. If you are selling a software, an online course, or physical product then it seems the name of the game is “innovation” By demonstrating that your company can innovate (and does so often) you are showing potential customers that their money is well spent. That I know to be true.
    [Providers] Types of People Who NEVER Succeed in Leadership
    They are continuously working for a short-term view that provides short-term ups and downs. It didn’t take long to figure out I didn’t want to follow this guy. From the outside he looked like the posterboy for leadership.  He dressed well, he had built a solid business, he had a great family, and other people in the office respected him. But once I began to peel back the onion and see him interact with others when things weren’t going his way, I saw a person I didn’t want to follow. This got me thinking what types of people will never succeed in leadership? The “I Need It Now” Person.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    [Providers] Why Adopt Mobile Learning For Online Training – 10 Questions Answered
    Here is my list of top 7 benefits that mLearning or mobile learning offers vis-a-vis traditional eLearning: Provides flexibility to learners. Provide a learning path based approach to the learners. If you are new to mLearning or are seeking ways to enhance its impact, e.g. by using mobile learning for online training, you would have several questions about it. In this article, I answer 10 questions that range from its definition, application, and how you can maximize its impact. Why Adopt Mobile Learning For Online Training? Let us begin. What Is mLearning Or Mobile Learning?
    [Providers] 6 Ways An LMS Can be Used to Deliver Blended Learning Effectively [Infographic]
    An effective blend of these training formats helps provide a high degree of flexibility to employees who can be supported through various types of instructional material. Many companies are blending classroom and e-learning methods to deliver highly effective training. Blended learning helps companies enjoy the benefits of the online training medium, while retaining the human touch in their training programs. But, what does it take to implement blended learning efficiently? Well, you can make use of your Learning Management System (LMS). Hope you like it. Learning Technology LMS
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    [Providers] Case Study On How You Can Validate The Learnability Of Online Courses
    Through two of my previous articles, I had provided an overview of our framework and a case study showcasing how you can evaluate the learnability of your online courses. It should be provided in a manner that you can plan further action. Provide insights on how to make learning more effective and personalized. At EI Design, we offer a unique framework to predict/measure learnability, or learning effectiveness, of online courses. With an Analytics plug-in, you can validate predictive learnability with users real-time. However, the challenge does not end here. Background.
    [Providers] Adaptive Learning in E-learning – What is Adaptive Learning?
    It was impossible to keep up, and I never really got anywhere with math until – good providence landed us a new math teacher who took me under her wing and taught ME. Today and Tomorrow: Today’s understanding of learning is that learning must go farther than merely providing a few nice-to-have customizations. 2 Decades Ago: There were 47 of us in grade 6. Although we came from different backgrounds, we were never discriminated against. We did the same sums, got the same homework, and the same, modest amount of attention. Present a theory to the learner.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] 3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification
    Is a lack of knowledge causing your employees to be unsafe, sell less, provide a poor customer experience or fail to perform some other action that impacts your bottom line? If you aren’t sure how to get started with this, our gamification workbook provides a five-step process on aligning gamification with learning outcomes. 3. Is Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance. Gamification
    [Providers] See the Forest for the Trees
    The best time to provide learning to people is when they need it,” he said. This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in June 2012. The highest aspirations of the learning profession prescribe organizational development — a direct effort to increase a company’s effectiveness. This means strategically deploying learning to further a company’s mission — the goal employees work to accomplish. But focusing on this too much may mean learning leaders lose their grip on what is essential to the success of their companies: people. It depends on who you ask.
    [Providers] How to Pause and Resume Slide layer timeline in Articulate Storyline 2
    Articulate Storyline 2 provides many features to develop e-learning courses efficiently. It can be customized easily to meet diverse learning requirements. Recently we received a unique requirement from our client. Let’s see what it was. In a click on tab interactivity with 3 tabs, the learner can jump to the next slide only when all the tabs are viewed. If the learner clicks the Next button to jump to the next slide before visiting all the tabs, an alert message pops up informing the learner he/she needs to complete the slide. Let’s go through the process steps.
    [Providers] #ic_moveme Janesh Sanzgiri on Critical reflections on MOOCs in India @janeshsanzgiri
    In India MOOCs are used by 15% of Indian learners, MOOCs provided by North. But the fact that many countries are providing MOOCs to create solutions within their country and educational challenges. Fabulous critical talk on MOOCs by Janesh Sanzgiri. In 2013 MOOCs were suggested as the silicon valley salvation of education, including the developing world. But the reality is that most MOOC participants are not the underprivileged class, not really open anymore (movement to pay for assessment and so on). More importantly the current research is heavily skewed to Northern regions.
    [Providers] How Microlearning Supports Adult Learning Principles [Infographic]
    These small nuggets are very effective in providing specific. According to a recent statistic, the average attention span of the Millennial generation is 8 seconds. So lengthy online courses do not engage them. Thus the demand for microlearning is increasing now-a-days. In simple terms, microlearning is bite-sized learning in short modules of 5 to minutes each, covering 1 learning objective per module. Just-in-time information. Due to their short duration, these courses can be accessed anytime, anywhere such as during short tea breaks, lunch hours, and also while travelling.
    [Providers] The Phillips ROI MethodologyTM – Measuring Data at All Levels – Part 5
    Each level provides valuable information and by measuring this data, it is possible to identify the most successful levels and those levels that fail to provide the desired results. Methods to measure: A lot of sources such as performance records and operational data will provide valid business impact measurements at this level – sales figures, changes in the quality of work, and the amount of time saved to name a few. This blog is the 5 th part of the Kirkpatrick series that I have been writing about over the last few weeks. Level 2: Learning. Quality. Costs.
    [Providers] 9 Misconceptions of E-learning Translation You Should Watch Out For
    You can check an organization’s expectations from the translation project, demographics of learners such as their education, cultural background, the dialect they use, and other equations to provide a better translation experience. 4. Providing editable source files such as PSD or INDD will help e-learning developers in easy translation. 8. Not translating the script of audio and videos in e-learning may not provide a good learning experience to your learners. E-learning translation ensures you reach a wider audience across the world. It won’t serve your purpose.
    [Providers] How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?
    When we would like to achieve compliance (health and safety for example) or when people need to practice going through a set process (answering typical customer questions for example) or when learners need to practice using the right vocabulary (provided there is no need to go beyond concept mastery). It’s about providing the opportunity to people to be involved in deciding how something is done. You might have set up a webinar program because … well, everyone else in your sector is doing their training that way. That’s how we get a whole lot of mismatches in our sector.
    [Providers] 3 Ways Leaders Can Embrace Online Education
    To accomplish social collaboration online, Larry Bouthillier, an instructor of computer science at Harvard Extension School and director of online education at New England Institute of Technology, instructs his students to do weekly practice problems and exercises, followed by their peers assessing the work and providing feedback. With the explosion of online education, business leaders have a new tool to develop their organization’s talent. Still, there are some distinctions leaders should consider when using online platforms vs. face-to-face learning. Use Video, But Be Authentic.
    [Providers] Instructor-Led Material Development Made Easy
    Obsidian Learning provides customized templates for each client, allowing you to create guides with your branding and formatting requirements. New post Instructor-Led Material Development Made Easy on Obsidian Learning. Challenges of ILT Development. Effective classroom-based instruction requires a combination of visual aids, instructor guides, and participant workbooks. Typically, PowerPoint presentations are used to deliver instruction, requiring the instructional designer to develop corresponding classroom materials (facilitator and participant guides). Well, now you can. Features.
  • GYRUS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Providers] The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content
    There are devoted websites that provide free E-Learnings and there is even a virtual Galaxy full of compliance offerings and operational tutorials on video hosting sites such as YouTube. Many organizations provide custom learnings for these areas, as the practical nature of the process may be completely outside the scope of real life. Videos found on YouTube provide an alternative perspective. The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content. In the modern world, we have access to a wide-variety of free content. Evaluate Current Content. Evaluating the Free Content.
    [Providers] New Features of Moodle 3.1 that Make it the Favorite of Learning Experts
    Forums, workshops, and lesson activities provide unique learning experiences for learners. Providing all related resources in a folder makes learners’ lives much better than dumping or providing an exhaustive list of files spread all over the LMS. Provide enhanced learning experiences to your employees with these noteworthy features of Moodle LMS 3.1. Moodle, the open source Learning Management System (LMS) released its latest version – 3.1 – in May 2016. Watch this video for an overview of the features of Moodle 3.1. Competency Framework. Moodle 3.1 Global Search.
    [Providers] #edTech Education one on one by Mike Sharples
    Change from worksheet exercises to inquiry led learning: giving a question to start from and ask the students to provide proof for answering the question. Mike Sharples gives a follow-up talk on educational technology, now with a strong focus on contemporary options. The previous talk covered EdTech from 1950-2010 and this talk looks at contemporary technology and pedagogy related to edTech. link to the full slide deck can be found at the end of this blogpost. Looking at technology. Within a year this will happen. This mean it might disrupt education. Vavoula & Sharples (2007).
    [Providers] #ic_moveme Jeremy Knox on new MOOC paradigms beyond MOOCs
    MOOCs are used as motivational device to attract on location students, preserve the authenticity of the institutes that provide MOOCs, which does not belittle the work teachers do or the work that learners do, but does speak against the global educational benefit that MOOCs said to achieve. Jeremy Knox gave a philosophically interesting talk about the effects of MOOCs on education. For a in-depth information, have a look at his recently published wonderful book. What follows are liveblogging notes. How has the movement of cMOOC/xMOOCs impacted informal learning.
    [Providers] What to Do When Discussion Goes Pear-Shaped: Or What I Learned From Reading “Crucial Conversations”
    The authors provide a ton of practical advice for learning this key skill. Book Review: “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” You know those times you mix it up with a fellow employee, dear friend, or relative? When you bite back your sarcasm or maybe let a hurtful zinger fly and end up in a shouting match? Well, unless you’re a fan of verbal warfare, you might be happy to know there’s a way to handle these situations better. The book was published in its first edition in 2002 and revised in a second edition in 2011. What are crucial conversations?
    [Providers] Create an e-Learning course: The didactical flow
    These learning objectives provide the input of the course. Step 4: Feedback : Provide the learners with decent feedback. When you make an e-Learning course, there are many things to consider for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the course. For the next step in my internship at Easygenerator, I started looking at some important points that improve the didactics of the courses. created a kind of didactical flow to illustrate the various steps in making an e-Learning course. Step 1: Clarifying the problem : Why do I make this e-Learning course? What is the problem?
    [Providers] The pros and cons of using surveys in eLearning
    If you don’t provide a mechanism for learners to submit feedback, don’t expect to hear from them. Assessing the value of eLearning is more important than ever. The question of how useful surveys can be for eLearning evaluation has been up for debate over the past few years. Surveys are still a staple for many eLearning professionals who believe they offer a simple method for soliciting feedback about course effectiveness. Others claim that using surveys to assess eLearning is over and that there are more objective ways to evaluate learning outcomes. Evaluation Matters.
    [Providers] Compliance Training of the Future – What to Expect
    They provide good understanding of the nuances of the laws and regulatory norms, helping prevent their violations. What is the future of online compliance training? What are the e-learning strategies likely to be used for presenting compliance training content to the learner of the 21 st century effectively? Well, companies are likely to adopt the following to impart good compliance training online. Video-based learning. Gamification. Problem-based learning. Let us see why. Video-based learning. Video is arguably the most popular online media format. Gamification. Conclusion.
    [Providers] 3 Interesting E-learning Samples Developed in Captivate
    Captivate was the ideal tool to develop the course because: It had to provide a hands-on learning experience for which high level interactivities and quizzes accessible on PCSs and iPads had to be developed. Adobe Captivate 9 is one of the top rapid authoring tools available today to create interactive e-learning courses. Captivate 9 introduced last year has many upgrades and enhancements compared to its earlier version. This has made the development of courses faster and better. With this feature, you can create a master course which you can then adapt to any device. Do let us know.
    [Providers] An Expert’s View on Lectora Inspire 16
    Although the rapid authoring tool comes with Camtasia , a powerful screen-capturing tool, it trails behind Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate in terms of providing support to simulation-based online training. The tool provides poor support to simulation-based learning. Do you wish to convert your classroom training materials inundated with text to engaging e-learning courses? Do you need to develop online courses to train your global workforce?Do Do you want your technology-enabled learning materials to be accessible on all devices? So why choose Lectora Inspire?
    [Providers] The Role of Training in the Wider Productivity Puzzle
    Provide a specific programme of key training to pre-boarders. Skills have a major bearing on workforce productivity – especially in developed economies where the majority of employees are knowledge workers. So why is it that systemic under-training and inappropriate training methods are commonplace in today's business environment, leading to skill gaps and a decline in productivity? Research we conducted last year exposed the correlation between inadequate training, skills gaps, lack of company growth and wider economic stagnation. Over 2,000 workers contributed to that research.
    [Providers] 5 Major Learning Support Tools for Post ERP End-user Training
    By providing learning support tools. Providing these after the formal training can prove to be a great post learning support. You can provide similar forums on your LMS to keep your end-users in touch with each other. So, you can provide a feature on LMS or in the e-learning course that allows them to submit their questions. You know that an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is quite complex as it has different applications integrated in it. Training end-users is one of the most crucial aspects to ensure its successful implementation. It’s easy. Job-aids.
    [Providers] Top LMS features that increase employee productivity
    The best LMS provides the right piece of information to the right employee at the right time. The purpose of every company is to get a profit. In order for the company to get a profit, its employees need to have great results on their work. There are plenty of discussions around us on what makes productivity fly through the roof within a company, starting with financial incentives, going on to the physical work space, with its chromatic choices, state-of-the-art office furniture, maybe a relaxation room, and finishing of course with the technology that is being used by employees.
    [Providers] PRiME workshop on PostHumanism and Resilience thinking robots @OUUK @robotics
    But mapping has it limits as the exact photograph taken will provide detailed information, but as soon as the video angle is different, different information will be given. Autonomous robotic for surveillance, that way minimize risk for humans and visualise or provide detailed information, plus dealing with problem of lots of data. Today I have the pleasure of attending the Posthuman Resilience in Major Emergencies (PRiME) networking event organised by the OU, UK. From Mars exploration, space technologies, self-riding rovers and cars. No external location info.
    [Providers] No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week
    Providing Feedback on Quiz Questions – Yes or No?  . Should you provide it? 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. If you like to give assessment tests after training, learners may ask for feedback on the questions they got wrong. Read more.  .
    [Providers] Disruptions ahead: 9 HR Technology trends reinventing the HR software Market
    Today, 120 vendors are providing pulse survey tools, systems to monitor employees, and in a variety of ways are integrating appreciation of the company culture and engagement into their processes. As companies are realizing they should provide services for employees to manage their workloads, we are seeing a two worlds come together. The Human Relations (HR) Software Market is entering one of the most disruptive years it has seen in more than a decade. billion into HR tech in 2015, a 60% increase from 2014 – and this number is increasing as we speak. Because, as Robin S. Think
    [Providers] Instructional Design: The Process – 1
    The five phases of ADDIE – analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation – provide a systematic approach to creating effective learning. Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades. There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Process Flow.
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Providers] Successful Product Training Through e-Learning: Strategies For Success
    Together, a well-rounded course library can provide the learners the knowledge and confidence required to sell well. On an average, each course should be not more than 15–30 minutes long, with ample relief provided through graphics, conversations, and audio. Educating and training employees on the product knowledge and selling skills are paramount to the success of the organization. If one looks at the history, most organizations offer classroom training courses to impart knowledge on new products, and sales tips to increase efficiency. This allows the learners to study offline.
    [Providers] Gamification – A Diminishing E-learning Trend?
    For learners, the use of game elements or game mechanics in e-learning provides the motivation and engagement to achieve their goals and meet their innate desire for status and achievement. With gamification showing positive results, organizations, L & D professionals, and even e-learning providers tend to include it in e-learning courses without understanding how learners learn or the psychology of how it affects learner engagement. Gamification can succeed, provided it is not used just because it is a fad. Not again.’. So what does the future look like for this trend?
    [Providers] Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process
    If they provide a clear direction to the team members, their outsourced e-learning project will take off without hindrances. Typically, they take the responsibility of coordinating with the e-learning provider. They provide the blueprint (Storyboard) for the e-learning course that developers build on. The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Let’s get started. 1. Stakeholders.
  • DOCEBO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Providers] 7 Tips to Avoid the Hidden Costs of LMS Implementation
    More importantly, how you can use the platform to provide the best possible eLearning experience. Ditch the unexpected expenses of LMS implementation with these 7 tips. Planning for every eventuality will only get you so far. There are times when the unexpected happens, and takes a bit out of your corporate eLearning budget. This is often the case with the hidden costs of LMS implementation. You’ve already invested a sizable sum into purchasing the software and developing your eLearning materials. The last thing you need is hidden fees piling up when it’s time to launch.
    [Providers] Add SSL To Your Website (or Else)!
    Now, if you are just starting out creating your online presence then you don’t have much to do except to make sure that your hosting provider implements a SSL certificate for your site (don’t worry, “Let’s Encrypt” makes this easy… and free ). Google is Changing the Game… Don’t Leave a Target on Your Back! Often I write about the elearning industry’s latest news, tools, tips, tricks, and technology. Occasionally though I like to share insights gained that are more indirectly related. This article falls into that category.
    [Providers] Outsourcing: Satisfaction Is Up, Spending Is Down
    Training outsourcing is typically defined in research as the ongoing transfer of management and execution of one or more complete training processes to an external service provider. The types of training activities purchased suggest enterprises use the term “training outsourcing” synonymously with any external training provider use. Enterprises leverage external providers to deliver more training than internal resources can provide, and to gain access to better training expertise while controlling costs. Outsourcing Usage Fluctuates, Budget Spend Declining. Figure 2.)
    [Providers] enabling self-governing teams
    Communities of practice provide a safe place to test alternatives and create knowledge that informs emergent work practices. “All forms of governance are failing their citizens — dictatorships and communism failed in the last part of the 20th century, and in this century democracies are not meeting citizen expectations. No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.” ” – Yaneer Bar-Yam. We need to create new institutions and markets for the network era. Perhaps monitory democracy is an answer. Image: perpetual beta series.
    [Providers] Customizing Training Modules Made Easy With Articulate Storyline – Part II
    Articulate Storyline provides a built-in menu through which course navigation can either be set free or restricted. But in case you want the menu of your e-learning course to be a bit different than what Storyline actually provides, you can create your own customized menu. Of the many built-in quiz options Articulate Storyline provides, you may want to convert some of them into question slides. In my previous blog, we have seen how Articulate Storyline helps customize online training modules according to your requirements. Customizing the Menu. Customizing the Result Slide.
  • GYRUS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Providers] Training Manager Frustrations: The Customer Service Solution
    And if excellence is unknown within a company, all the goals, memos, campaigns and ads extolling a company’s commitment to providing wonderful customer service will fall on deaf ears. Companies like Chick-fil-a, Marriot, and Apple, which consistently provide an amazing customer experience, are able to continue this tradition of excellence through the people they hire. Commit to producing an excellent product or providing an excellent service. Training Manager Frustrations: The Customer Service Solution. post written by Debbie Weltmer. It flows from the top down.
    [Providers] Reinforcement Training: Make your Sales Training Count
    Identify underperforming teams/departments and provide intervention training. After: Employees are provided activities related to training. Managers debrief employees on the training; set up training events; provide opportunities to use the skills and knowledge gained during training; provide tests and assignments and track results; and provide appropriate intervention training (if needed), based on the results of the assessments conducted. This good news tells us that training is now recognized as an important organizational function. Yes, it can be!
    [Providers] OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education
    Association membership brings together people with shared professional interests, providing a community in which members support, network, and share experience within their industry. Association education programs, whether providing conferences, online or offline training , blended programs, or a combination of approaches, are inherently social in nature. OpenBadges is a free open source project from Mozilla  and the  MacArthur Foundation that provides the increased visibility that modern learners seek to share with their peers. valuable tool indeed. Request a Demo Today.
    [Providers] Phil Reddall – Have a clear view of why you’re curating learning content
    The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:35 – Back in 2014 you wrote about a shift in L&D from creating learning to include curation of learning, have you seen that trend continue? Phil Reddall is Vice Chair of the Elearning Network and Learning Innovation Manager for a global specialist chemical company, he offers his experience and advice on curation of learning content for L&D professionals. Find out more about Phil’s role in the Elearning Network on their meet the dircector page.
    [Providers] What is SCORM?
    SCORM provides a list of technical specifications for eLearning content. If all content is made to meet these criteria, then it becomes much easier to provide a matching system to host and deliver it. If you have any involvement whatsoever with online learning, you’re going to need to wrap your head around SCORM. Whether you’re dealing with eLearning content creation or the administration of a learning management system, you’ll have SCORM to thank for making things run smoothly. Let’s take a quick look at what it is and how it became the all-encompassing force in the industry!
    [Providers] Free Flip Card Interaction
    They provide a mechanism to quickly build prototypes to play around with ideas and learn new production techniques. A great way to learn to use the elearning software you have is to create small interactions. As I’ve noted before, at work you may end up building one hundred courses, but the reality is you just build the same course one hundred times. That’s That’s one of the reasons I like and promote the weekly elearning challenges. recent challenge was to create a note card interaction. Here’s the interaction: View the notecard interaction in action. above.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
    [Providers] Case Study On How You Can Evaluate The Learnability Of Online Courses
    Activities undertaken in the exercise: We followed the following steps to evaluate the current learnability and provide recommendations to enhance it. Analysis and recommendations: The recommendations provided in the learnability evaluation helped the learners in getting a significantly better learnability (learning experience and effectiveness) as it provided them with: A better learning experience by making them focus on the key content. In this article, I share a case study that showcases how you can practically evaluate the learnability of online courses. Learnability
    [Providers] 7 Compelling Reasons Your Sales Force Needs Mobile Learning
    learning provides 24×7 access to training materials. Mobile learning can efficiently address this issue by providing the same training content at convenient times in a consistent manner. 7. Providing the required information at their fingertips can help sale executives seal the deal. Sales teams are quite often away from their desks. Some staffers in sales teams work from remote locations. They need the latest information and updates on the products or services they sell. Latest notifications on new offers are vital to increase sales. It offers learning on-the-go.
    [Providers] Population Health and CME
    Currently, the data needed for Population Health is most likely to be found in EHRs maintained by health providers and, increasingly, in clinical data registries (CDRs) maintained by professional societies and boards. We’d like to see these data sources connect more easily with online learning tools to provide more effective and efficient  Performance Improvement programs for physicians. The learning platform would be able to track clinician’s education gaps and provide an education program specific to the physician’s learning needs.
    [Providers] 4 Ways E-learning Can Support Classroom Training
    Provide performance support:  . learning courses can be very useful in providing performance support to the learners.Once they complete their classroom training, online courses can act as job-aids that help them in performing their tasks. Online training courses are more flexible and cost less than classroom training. But what’s really exciting about e-learning is that there’s no one way of doing it. So, organizations across the globe try to combine various formats in the form of a blended approach to maximize their training effectiveness. Analysis of the training needs:  .
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
    [Providers] LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy
    As you can see, providing insight when you haven’t been standing in your “shoes” in a manner of speaking, really doesn’t tell you the reality, because they haven’t had to be in reality. mention all of this, because my selection criteria is based on years and years of being on the buyer side, and having experienced it all first hand with no guidebook or assistance along the way, enables me to provide you with the realities that exist in the e-learning world and in our world (training, L&D and yes, for those folks in HR). Did they provide breaks? 
    [Providers] Why You Need Online Learning Nuggets for Product Training
    Good performance support can be provided. Providing effective just-in-time (JIT) support plays a key role in enhancing the performance of workforce. They can be rendered very effectively on mobile devices and go a long way in providing JIT information support. How can you impart good product training online? What does it take to ensure your people are able to apply the knowledge of products effectively to their jobs? What does it take create e-learning courses for product training quickly, in a cost-effective manner? Well, you need to go in for microlearning.
    [Providers] Good eLearning Design for Bad Internet Connections
    Part of being a successful eLearning provider is to cater to this learning need – the capability of your eLearning programs to run offline. Provide ample downloadable material to be viewed in spare time. Designing eLearning programs for imperfect Internet connections is, oddly enough, a valuable skill. Despite enjoying mobile data and broadband connectivity increasingly everywhere, most learners are still disrupted with unpredictable connections. How can you catch exceptions like these? Find out in this article! This kind of dedication is hard to find!
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