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    [Providers] When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners
    Why is that and what can continuing education providers do to make their offerings more appealing and fulfilling for their learners? believe the majority of CE providers are missing an opportunity to engage and empower learners. Don’t settle for just providing training that meets CE requirements, strive for engagement that empowers and motivates learners to test their skills and enables them to “fail forward” in a safe environment. He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes. They were learning by doing.
    [Providers] International Competition Provides Nonprofits with Disability-Friendly Websites
    Our goal is to provide the teams with a fun learning experience coupled with knowledgeable mentors which will result in the nonprofit acquiring a greatly needed accessible website. The post International Competition Provides Nonprofits with Disability-Friendly Websites appeared first on Microassist. Microassist CTO and Event Training Chair Hiram Kuykendall Leads Development of OpenAIR 2016 Online Training Game. Editor’s Note: A variation of this story is available as a press release on our News and Media page. Staff Staff photo © 2018 Microassist. said Kuykendall.
    [Providers] Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider
    The post Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider appeared first on CollectMyThoughts. Business HR employee engagement employee recognition OC Tanner workforce management
    [Providers] Web game provides rice for hungry
    For each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the UN Food Program to end hunger. FreeRice has a custom database containing knowledge questions at varying levels of difficulty. FreeRice automatically adjusts to your level. It starts by giving you questions of increasing difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. You then determine a more exact level for yourself as you play. When you get a question wrong, you go to an easier level. When you get three questions in a row right, you go to a harder level. Check it out: [link
    [Providers] Excellence in Content
    But University of the Pacific wanted to provide its staff with a foundation to grow on, so it partnered with Invati Consulting, which prides itself on being “Inspired by Millennials, built for generations to come.” By providing in-person and virtual learning in an eight-week program called Generation University, Invati was able to meet multiple generations’ needs, and make employees more capable and inclusive, informed participants about their coworkers’ diverse needs. Learning Delivery LIP 2016 Providers Learning In Practice AwardsLearning in Practice Awards 2016. INSEAD.
    [Providers] TechSmithies Provide Food for Families in Need
    The post TechSmithies Provide Food for Families in Need appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Throughout the month of November, TechSmithies have been collecting food and money for The Greater Lansing Food Bank. The GLFB is a regional food bank that partners with multiple support agencies and food pantries around our hometown of Okemos, Michigan. While we have done food drives in the past, we had no clue how successful this year would be. The drive lasted three weeks, starting at the beginning of November. The response was amazing. Happy holidays from TechSmith!
    [Providers] Getting Started as a Content Provider in OpenSesame
    You’re an elearning author. You’re ready to leverage your expertise by selling your elearning courses in the OpenSesame marketplace. You want to know where to begin. We’re here to advise you. Getting Started Selling eLearning Courses
    [Providers] M-Learning Provider Launches Digital Learning Library for SMEs
    Skill Pill M-Learning’s Kiosk service will provide SMEs with self-service access to its library of learning videos designed for mobile devices. 22 Mobile learning provider Skill Pill M-Learning (SPML) announced the launch of its Kiosk service, which will provide SMEs with self-service access to its library of more than 120 “Skill Pills” — succinct learning videos designed for mobile devices. London — Oct. SPML has a content deal with Pearson Education and London Business School, who currently license the Skill Pill library for executive participants.
    [Providers] The sometimes disconnect between client and e-learning provider
    As an independent e-learning consultancy, my partner and I are privileged to observe both sides of the e-learning fence; client and provider. Both share their frustrations with me about e-learning projects. There is no-one to blame; simply a difference of perspectives that will become better aligned as the industry matures and relationships develop. Let me explain [.]. Changing practice Development
    [Providers] Point8020 Provides Training For All With The Help Of Camtasia
    After giving his team access to Camtasia, Martin was kind enough to provide us a better look into the work Point8020 is doing: TechSmith : Could you tell us a little about your job and its demands? The post Point8020 Provides Training For All With The Help Of Camtasia appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Martin Harwar recently contacted TechSmith wishing to acquire Camtasia licenses for his six-person company Point8020 in Warwickshire, UK. He wanted to establish Camtasia as the standard tool for his media production team. We focus on creating how-to videos for business users.
    [Providers] Articulate vs. Lectora | LearnNuggets
    Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags Add new tag , development , eLearning Articulate vs. Lectora by Kevin on August 12th, 2009 When it comes to software development tools, I’m fortunate to work in an environment that understands no two tools are the same and each provide advantages and disadvantages.  The fun part of my job is having a plethora of tools in my ‘elearning development’ toolbox: Adobe Creative Suite, Captivate, Visio, Lectora, and now Articulate.  Plus, everything is done within PowerPoint.
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    [Providers] Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More
    The format appeals to learners and provides an experiential way of learning. Additionally, it provides an assessment tool for managers-to check how much their teams know and to see how they will apply it in their of area work. Once the learner is immersed into the virtual environment, it becomes easy for him or her to perform the activities that the simulation provides and learn well from them. Provide ample ‘push’ for learning. We can provide this push in many ways – and pitting learners against one another is a powerful way of doing so.
    [Providers] Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.
    Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.  Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Jim: Glad you enjoyed the post, Liam! Properly d.
    [Providers] The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012
    But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out. Within these bodies is leadership from a small group of e-learning providers, usually those in long-term relationships with organisations of a ’mature’ e-learning strategy, such as financial services and telecommunications. Code that welcomes collaboration between client and provider, and provides a process if the customer’s experience is not favourable. How far behind are we? This is a shame. And, I hope our blogs and YouTube channel help too.
    [Providers] The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012
    But these models are hard to find from reputable e-learning providers, or are prone to budget blow-out. Within these bodies is leadership from a small group of e-learning providers, usually those in long-term relationships with organisations of a ’mature’ e-learning strategy, such as financial services and telecommunications. Code that welcomes collaboration between client and provider, and provides a process if the customer’s experience is not favourable. How far behind are we? This is a shame. And, I hope our blogs and YouTube channel help too.
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?
    Blog link not provided to protect the innocent]. As a teacher I knew all about Pedagogy and could create a great lesson and provide a excellent learning enviroment, I had great reviews and my students/trainees achieved great results. What most trainers/teachers dont understand is exactly how the information they are providing will impact a organizations bottom line. Creating a learning environment by providing examples and non-examples for teaching concepts and teaching "soft skills" with modeling, behavior maps and other tools. Whats your scope? Is it the pedagogy?
    [Providers] The Power of “Test Then Tell” in e-Learning Design
    Simply put, “test then tell” encourages us to begin an instructional sequence, not with content, but by presenting the learner with a challenge—some specific task or test of performance—and then provide content by way of feedback based on how learners did. By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanedwards. One of the most powerful design ideas for creating good e-learning also seems to be the one that designers find hardest to accept and adopt. It is the “test then tell” approach at the heart of learner-centered design.
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter
    They provide some fabulous (free) resources to the e-Learning community and have just been nominated the "Best New Kids on the Block" by the Brighton and Hove Business Awards. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo. This months newsletter is no exception. Theyve also got an audio interview with Dr. Itiel Dror who discusses the brain and e-Learning. eLearnin.
    [Providers] 3 Ways To Intrinsically Motivate Learners
    recently read the book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, which provided a […] The post 3 Ways To Intrinsically Motivate Learners appeared first on Social Learning Blog. The carrot and stick model of motivation is known to work in the short run, but how can you motivate employees to continue interest in eLearning for the long run without constant need to dig up more rewards? eLearning elearning learners motivate
    [Providers] eThink Education Announces Moodle's Newest Version Will Provide Clients with Improved Capabilities, User Tour Feature by News Editor
    eThink Education announces that the new features and fixes of Moodle 3.2—including including notable improvements to theme and. navigation, updated API and LTI, and the addition of a customizable User Tour feature—will be available to eThink clients. shortly after the November 28 release. Interface Design Learning Systems Management Measurement
    [Providers] New Providers of Data Collection and Analysis of Online Job Ads in Real-Time May be Helping Community Colleges Create Better Curricula
    In addition, it is sponsoring a pilot of ten participating community colleges that are experimenting with the services and products - driven by new technologies – which these data producers provide. In an excellent Credentials that Work report, titled “Aligning Community Colleges to Their Local Labor Markets: The Role of Online Job Ads for Providing Real-time Intelligence about Occupations and Skills in Demand,” author David Altstadt outlines some of the possibilities and pitfalls of this new technology. One answer is that they can’t identify the true nature of those demands.
    [Providers] OpenSesame Content Integration with Totara Learning Management Systems
    OpenSesame isn't a content provider, it is a content marketplace. Similar to the model of companies like Uber and Airbnb, they provide a venue for buyers and sellers to exchange and sell eLearning courses We are pleased to now have the capability to integrate content from OpenSesame into Totara LMS. In an industry where content development is a large pain point for organizations, OpenSesame opens the doors for Lambda Solutions to offer some amazing course content for customers. What does that mean exactly?
    [Providers] 12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)
    Our LMS doesn’t provide the reports we need: Data can be sliced and diced lots of ways, but the LMS may only have a set number of ‘out-of-the-box’ report templates. Spend some time analysing your report requirements before speaking with LMS providers. Providers should be well on their way to developing dynamic web-based LMS interfaces for both end users and LMS administrators. Be sure the LMS providers you speak with treat this topic with seriousness. have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.”
    [Providers] 5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn
    The following “brain facts” will help provide a more thorough understanding of the mysterious muscle that is the brain. 1. If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly. The unconscious mind rules the conscious mind There is an experiment that shows what happens when the conscious and… The post 5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Learning Brain Rules
    [Providers] 3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events
    Rather, we must embed continuous learning opportunities within the employee workflow and provide just-in-time support for those who need it. The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be. Then, given the relative unpredictability of the modern workplace, employees may or may not have immediate opportunities to apply their new knowledge when they get back on the job. Mobile Learning 50 Modern Blended Learning Blog
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ
    If you read my last post you may remember I am currently in a situation where training must be provided on very short notice and I listed how I am attempting to get this done. on the LMS and/or intranet - again providing direct links. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, May 23, 2011. One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ. Before the month of May ends I want to add one more thing to my response to the May Big Question -#LCBQ. Announce the course, job aids, blog etc. Posted by. Loading.
    [Providers] Content as a Service (CaaS)
    The etextbook in 2018 will be coupled to an app that will provide you with Content as a Service (CaaS). By 2018, you will be purchasing the services which the app and the etextbook will provide. It will be designed to make learning easier and more effective. It will replace the old print (and even current online) proto-etextbook that used content as the product you bought. Dream with me a moment …. Future of education Learning Learning Technology
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Learning Show
    Monday, February 26, 2007 The Learning Show Thanks to Will Thalheimer for continuing to provide great learning resources. Instead, focus on the most important stuff -- provide repetition, spacing, extra time. More nuggets: Retrieval practice Space the learning experiences Make learning as realistic as possible -- in context/on the job Dont cover too much material Dont forget about performance support Provide for more authentic practice -- practice & decision making in context (simulations!) just watched/listened to The Learning Show: Dont Forget Forgetting. Delay testing.
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy
    As you may know, Ive only been there once. 1) Donald Taylor provides a little summary of some of the recent talk in Second Life Backlash: After all the hype Second Life has had, there is bound to be some push back. Donald does a great job recapping various articles and provides some useful links, including the following: 2) Second Thoughts on Second Life by Sylvia Martinez. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And Im not implying that Im a Second Life naysayer. IT Security Risks 2. Identity Fraud 3. Confidentiality 4.
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Success in Manufacturing
    Wednesday, May 31, 2006 e-Learning Success in Manufacturing This article is kind of old (from 2002), but provides insight into the successes achieved by one manufacturing organization. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. It made me think of a proposed project we have with a major auto manufacturing firm. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please? eLearnin.
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report
    Provides interesting statistics about authoring tools and use within corporate training depts. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Results of a survey from 2005. Take the Survey! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Can I, um, have your attention, please? eLearnin. What’s Your ID Job Description?
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise
    Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. But for the first time I can merge my social and business lives in ways that are not intrusive, that feel intuitive and which are both highly productive and deeply satisfying.
    [Providers] Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014
    Last week we released an article that provides a detailed list of the best Moodle Plugins we curated over the past 12 years. The list is extensive so if you are wanting to know the most popular plugins by number of downloads then continue reading as we provide a brief summary for the top 10 Moodle […] The post Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014 appeared first on Lambda Solutions. Moodle Plugins Moodle Moodle Modules Moodle plugins
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Keeping Your Fingers on the eLearningPulse
    This site provides free resources to the eLearning development community, including news, discussion forums, job postings, and more. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 16, 2007 Keeping Your Fingers on the eLearningPulse Thanks to Google Alerts, I stumbled across another everything-eLearning feed aggregator: eLearningPulse. eLearningPulse is "Your daily source for all things eLearning ". The site was created by Ben Edwards of Redbird Software and B.J. Schone of eLearning Weekly fame. Check it out. Schone said.
    [Providers] Tips to Help Avoid eLearning and LMS Project Failure
    It can also feel like a ‘leap of faith’ when engaging an e-learning or LMS provider. Engaging a provider requires trust. These project controls should be shared between you and your eLearning/LMS provider. The provider has not given you a comprehensive list of functional and design specs prior to build. The provider has not provided a working proof-of-concept prior to full e-learning/LMS build. You have not had a meeting (F2F or teleconference) with your provider in over a week. Signs that your eLearning/LMS project is at risk.
    [Providers] Operationalizing Learning Intelligence
    But, you may be asking, why do technology providers need to think about Learning Intelligence? Can't they just provide good software and let the customer do the rest? Last week, we wrote a blog about U nderstanding Learning Intelligence - what it is, the theory behind it, and how we can begin understanding it better. learning
  • G-CUBE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
    The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. Feedback is also provided – through the delivery platform as and when learners complete their assignments. Learning opens up the unique opportunity to provide the learners a realistic scenario-based environment to discover and learn – as per their convenience. This theory provides learners a problem that is based on the real-life situations they often encounter. Constructivist Learning. Taylor.
    [Providers] Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 11/14/2007
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    [Providers] Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information
    learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done. The courses that we create provide the learners with tons of information. If we really want the people who take our courses to learn, we need to provide them with a platform where they can make mistakes and then provide them with meaningful feedback. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — T. S. Eliot. That’s a pertinent question that we need to ask ourselves. So, what differentiates knowledge from information?
    [Providers] 13 Critical Questions to Ask Your Client When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement
    As a professional services firm, our primary focus is to provide value to our clients, and educating them on important… The post 13 Critical Questions to Ask Your Client When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. As a salesperson in the enterprise learning industry, a critical responsibility of mine is to obtain the necessary information from a client in order to appropriately scope a solution. Many times the client won’t have all of the answers, in which case it is even more important to find them.
    [Providers] Virtual Classroom Implementation & Design: Frequently Asked Questions
    At InSync Training, we often provide informational sessions to workgroups in the midst of adopting a virtual training or blended learning strategy. After the session, we summarize the questions sent in via chat and provide more in-depth answers in a follow-up email to the client. thought the answers to the most commonly asked questions might be of interest to my readers so here they are! Blended learning Cultural intelligence Virtual Classroom Design Facilitation Engagement Webinars
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner
    Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses. Incomplete stories can also provide ‘food for thought’. Mascots or mentors are often part of e-learning, providing relief and the much needed ‘human touch’ in e-learning. They can be utilized to provide interactions as well. Games provide engagement for learners of all backgrounds. Story-based questions.
    [Providers] MoodleCloud | Free Moodle Hosting for Single Classroom Installations
    Intended for teachers who are looking to implement online learning to 50 users or less, MoodleCloud provides a free Moodle Hosting site for those who are working with no budget. Calling all educators! Yesterday Moodle released MoodleCloud designed specifically to help educators that are looking for small installations of Moodle. Moodle hosting
    [Providers] Once, When I was at Band Camp…
    Stories provide an organizing structure that makes the subject matter more relevant to learners and can maintain learners' interest throughout a lengthy module or course; the stories lend personal importance that can be lost when dealing with abstract facts and rules. By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. We remember stories. Edmond Manning Storytelling e-Learning Scenarios
    [Providers] The Secret of Building Professional Learning Communities – Interview with Meenoo Rami
    However, the concern is that online education, in comparison with traditional one, requires from a teacher a completely different set of skills, other approaches and techniques that teacher education programs don’t usually provide. Due to the growing popularity of distance education and a number of people preferring to study at their own pace, more and more educational institutions enhance their traditional classroom by introducing online courses. good solution is to connect with experienced teachers and try to develop the skills needed for the eLearning environment on your own.
    [Providers] BC Children's Hospital & Women's Hospital | I Heart Moodle Series
    Moodle learning management system (LMS) has allowed them to reach an audience of over 10,000 health care providers, keeping them up-to-date with learning and development materials to help them continue to provide the best possible health care to women and children in BC. How BC Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital Makes a Positive Impact with Moodle. Training is essential for professionals working in the healthcare sector. This is something that the BC Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital knows firsthand. Moodle I Heart Moodle
    [Providers] The Benefits of Having a Management Training Program
    Management training, whether it occurs after a promotion or as a continued program, can provide your leadership staff with additional skills they''ll use to better run their teams. The post The Benefits of Having a Management Training Program appeared first on. eLearning Leadership Performance Improvement Training & Education
  • ABSORB LMS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Providers] The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses
    The smartest of these organizations don’t then abandon instructor-led learning, but rather aim to provide learners with quality content in many different formats and learning modalities: In evaluating learning management systems, you should consider the ability of the LMS to support instructor-led events even if you presently think you’ll only be serving self-paced courses to your learners. The system provides a way for learners and instructors to add course sessions to their personal calendars (Outlook, etc.). Your needs over time may change. Have I missed anything?
    [Providers] Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now
    Once again Gamification tops the list of eLearning trends for 2016, as more training departments and continuing education providers seek new methods to engage learners and increase retention. All LMS providers will be expected to provide a mobile responsive platform this year.  A mobile responsive LMS is one that adapts to various screens, like an iPad or an android phone. Competency-based training programs provide learners with a learning path that compliments their career path, providing a road map for their professional journey. What excites you?”
    [Providers] Think Video Game:Create Multiple Levels of Entry into Your E-Learning
    Providing an easy, intermediate and difficult version of the same game, more players are able to enjoy and partake in the game play as opposed to just one level. Then create a mode where everything is slower, help bubbles pop up on the screen to provide guidance and challenges are more manageable. The novice level provides a comfortable way for new players to acclimate to the game. The third level created is usually the intermediate level which is aimed at the middle level of difficulty providing the game space where most players will play. Build an awesome coaster.
    [Providers] Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline
    The design for each module was provided to […]. B Online Learning was recently engaged by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS) to assist in building four modules as part of the online component of the Early Literacy Project. This project aims to promote the explicit teaching of early literacy skills in independent schools. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline storyline2
    [Providers] Sheetz Supports Workforce with Made-to-Order Training
    To deliver on this promise, each store and employee must provide high quality food (MTO – Made-To- Order) and friendly and efficient service. This involves providing integrated training programs that work in a busy store environment and ensure that employees are prepared to provide the desired customer experience. Video interview with the Workforce Development Manager at Sheetz. The Sheetz brand promises to be a mecca for people on the go. Consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to fast food restaurants, beverages, convenience stores and gas stations.
    [Providers] mLearning marches ahead: new trends in mobile learning
    His predictions are, in brief: mLearning projects get bigger, device diversity is the "new normal", apps trump browser-delivered content, authoring tools evolve to deal with mobility, tablets explode, private social networks support business centric social interactions, mobile device/os vendors consolidate, new experts provide consulting on mLearning and new features exploit technology capabilities inherent in devices. In his prediction concerning authoring tools he points out the possibility of authoring tools providing 'publish to HTML5' option.
    [Providers] Laura Overton #learnatworkau Plenary Mindmap
    Laura used Towards Maturity data to provide insight into how leading L&D organizations are making their way
    [Providers] 4 New Plugins for Tracking Time Spent Learning in Online Courses
    To provide this requirement, Lambda Solutions has built a set of plugins that allow administrators to track the time learners actively spend in courses and course activities! If administrators and teachers had insight into how much time learners are actively spending in their courses, and had the ability to both restrict access to activities based on this time, and generate reports with this data, they would be able to better ensure and monitor learner success and knowledge retention. Plugins Moodle plugins Totara
    [Providers] The Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training
    These initiatives provide new careers for practitioners and dramatic growth for a new generation of learning technology providers. Amerigroup Health – Educating Providers to Increase Patient Compliance. Video Interview with John Leh, CEO and Lead Analyst, Talented Learning, LLC. After more than 20 years in the LMS industry, John Leh started Talented Learning, LLC as a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to all aspects of extended enterprise learning solutions. Some firms have found that they can charge external users for their valuable training.
    [Providers] Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements
    mLevel has been capturing events about the user’s behaviors using the mLevel platform since its inception, but only recently have we been able to provide data back to the learners and managers on what happened and when.  Upon completion of any activity on the mLevel platform, this JSON file is sent over to the platform and is prepared for processing through the various event-state engines to provide analytics.  The goal of this standard was to provide a common way to parse learning interaction / experience data to provide value back to users.  Quick Overview of xAPI.
    [Providers] eLearning Blunders
    The purpose of the challenge was to highlight blunders found in eLearning courses and Articulate Community members provided many great examples of what […]. Blunder: a stupid or careless mistake. Alternative words: mistake, error, gaffe, fault, slip, oversight, inaccuracy, botch. This post was inspired by David Anderson’s eLearning challenge #32: Death, Taxes and E-Learning Mistakes. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Providers] The Storytelling Element of Instructional Games
    Humans are great at adding story narrative to a variety of situations because stories add meaning, provide context and guide action. The combination of a video game and storytelling provides an interactive story which engages and moves the player forward. Games can provide a visual and narrative context for player performance. game provides a place for the player to practice activities as they directly relate to the narrative of his or her job or academic learning goals. Simple games like tic-tac-toe are not guided by a story. Saving the Earth from Aliens.
  • G-CUBE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Providers] Blended Learning: Different combinations that work
    Weighing all these factors will provide the insights to choose the right blend for your learning delivery. Short audio recordings, videos, animations and infographics provide bite-sized knowledge nuggets for a personalized approach to learning. Blending Structured and Unstructured Learning: Structured learning has a well-established place within the corporate training structure where the learner is provided a set of pre-designed learning content and is set off on a pre-determined learning path. Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name.
    [Providers] The future of MOOCs
    Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. And isn’t content sourced from some of the world’s best providers a giant leap in that direction? Universities will finally accept they are service providers. One way to do that is to leverage MOOCs for content delivery and provide value-added instruction (discussion, Q&A, worked examples, role plays etc) to local students – who of course will pay a premium for the privilege. Content providers will charge for assessment.
    [Providers] The future of MOOCs
    Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. And isn’t content sourced from some of the world’s best providers a giant leap in that direction? Universities will finally accept they are service providers. One way to do that is to leverage MOOCs for content delivery and provide value-added instruction (discussion, Q&A, worked examples, role plays etc) to local students – who of course will pay a premium for the privilege. Content providers will charge for assessment.
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Providers] Utilizing the power of Storytelling to create engaging Simulations: A 4 Prong Strategy
    With simulations, we can provide a learner the virtual platform for experimentation, thus opening up a vast expanse of ‘doing and learning’.   This stage is ‘reflective’ and multiple experiences can be built here to provide ample food for thought. Finally, the end of the story should assess the learner by providing exciting opportunities to experiment with different options and outcomes. This makes sure that the simulation provides real-life experiences, which do not have an obvious ‘right way’ or a ‘wrong way’. Creating the Plot. Ending it well. contact-form-7].
    [Providers] Creating a Branching Question – Adaptive Type Interaction
    Most tools provide multiple ways to provide [.]. One of the issues I’ve always had with online learning is programming a question to have some type of interaction when the student does not initially answer the question correctly the first time. eLearning tools Instructional Design rapid learning raptivity
    [Providers] Building a Culture of Continuous Learning
    Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. Yet even this ‘sacred cow’ of formal training is being challenged with some companies updating on-boarding processes and, instead of hours or days of classroom induction, are providing new recruits with tablets stuffed with helpful information and access to resources such links to expert locators on intranets and repositories of stories to help new employees navigate the networks and alcoves of their new organisation or new role within their existing organisation.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] A Simple Tip to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Online Courses
    In fact, we too provide similar feedback to our learners in the assessments we design. And not just feedback, you could use your voice to provide instructions in your courses too. And if you are using specific eLearning tools like Raptivity and Lectora to create your courses, they do provide an embedded sound recorder. Audio feedback is an excellent way to connect with learners and provide feedback that is both motivating and meaningful. Great! Good job! Incorrect! Can do better! Not quite right! Do these words sound familiar? Profile: [link]. Instructional Design
    [Providers] How to Increase Learner Retention from Compliance Training… and Reduce Boredom
    Use the learning principles of spaced repetition to provide both micro and macro spacings of your content. Provide immediate, meaningful feedback: Most compliance training contains a posttest… and learners must reach a certain score to be marked as complete. During this pretest, provide immediate feedback and allow learners to retry questions they answered incorrectly. By providing people with different job types a relevant experience, less of the content will be boring to them. HazComm. HIPAA. Hazmat. What gives? Increase Compliance Training Retention. 1.
    [Providers] Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content
    Understandably, the company providing this course-of-the-month subscription service doesn’t want the headache of managing all this manually. For the sake of this example, let’s assume that this commercial course provider sells courses related to mandolin playing. The ability to automatically provide new courses every month. STEP 1 : Bundle together the courses you want to provide in the first month of the subscription. Courses provided in month one: Mandolin Care. Courses provided in month two: Mandolin Care. Ok, full disclosure.
    [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.
  • DOCEBO  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
    [Providers] 11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training
    Figure out what they like about the blended learning course and what they feel needs to be improved, so that you can provide them with the most benefit. Also, let them know that you welcome their suggestions, and provide them with a direct means of contact, such as an email address or contact form. Grading is also done within a matter of seconds, giving the instructors more time to provide one-on-one support to their learners. Knowing how to seamlessly blend these two approaches, however, is essential. Formulate your blended learning goals in advance. Feedback is key!
    [Providers] Designing Blended Learning: A Success Story
    The palette available for creating a blended learning program provides many options for instructional designers. The usual choice? Start with a few self-paced lessons, add one virtual event and a pinch of discussion forums for flavor, and stir to get the blend you want. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning Design
    [Providers] Making Money with Moodle - The Business Case for Online Learning
    Universities, private colleges, technical institutes and all kinds of private online learning providers can offer courses commit a lot of time, effort, and money into developing their online learning programs, increasing the amount of pressure on learning departments to turn a profit. Did you know you can use the Moodle learning management system to make money? Moodle helps this process by allowing education instituties to offer their online courses – even entire online learning programs – at a profit.
  • DOCEBO  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Providers] 3 Simple ways to gamify your online learning
    Provide great feedback that shows learners where they went wrong and gives them a chance to try again, keeping them motivated to continue learning. Use film and audio to provide interaction. Make challenges achievable and provide feedback and branching navigation to keep the course relevant and engaging. He helps large companies and online training providers use Elucidat to simplify and speed up their authoring process. 3 Simple ideas for elearning gamification (without the gimmicks). Gamification can help you create a more engaging learning experience.
    [Providers] Lambda Partners with for Seamless Integration in Moodle
    Lambda is partnering up with the online learning company,, to provide an extensive library of video tutorials, and online courses that can be directly integrated with Moodle. Moodle integration
    [Providers] A Cautionary Tale of Putting all Your Training Eggs in One Basket
    Phil is 26 and since graduating from University, he’s been working as the sole Training Coordinator for ‘Worksite Safety Success’, a medium-sized health and safety training company, providing Instructor-led Training to construction workers. Meet Phil. You may note that Phil looks rather happy (and wonderfully posed). He’s picturing himself Scuba Read More Published on September 1, 2016. All Training Tips
    [Providers] Google Apps Integration in Moodle
    You can choose whether you want to login using Google Apps credentials, Moodle credentials, or an existing identity provider (if your institution has a centralized directory). This is a new integration between Moodle and Google, allowing you to benefit from the two platforms working seamlessly together. You will need to centralize the authentication process. Moodle LMS Integrations
  • G-CUBE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Maximizing Dealer Efficiency using LMS
    Every forward-thinking organization strives to create innovative avenues to provide training that educates, enables and inspires its people. The reach of technology is quite high in the industry, as most dealers provide handheld tablets to executives as well as managers, to present well to their prospective clients. Harnessing technology, training and learning can also be provided –available as per the needs of the learner. Tests and Assessments: A mix of assessments was provided to the learners – supervised tests as well as self-evaluation tests. contact-form-7].
    [Providers] Understanding Learning Intelligence
    In the early days of nearly every software innovation, there tends to be a huge spike in provider’s trying to solve the identified market problems. Product marketers task themselves with creating new ways of explaining the innovation — sometimes using indecipherable jargon to explain it! data learning
    [Providers] 3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective
    This client’s chosen training medium had always been the classroom environment, which is definitely a strong platform to impart communication skills because it provides opportunities for close social and inter-personal interactions. To overcome these limitations and provide the learners with a continuous learning experience, we created an online/on-demand library of modules that extends and expands learning beyond the walls of the classroom. It also provided practical know-how on the actual workings of many machines. Short video-based learning nuggets. Animated videos.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Implementing Gamification? Consider These Tips
    Before launching wide-scale gamification efforts, provide information to stakeholders on emerging gamification implementations in organizations that have show business results. Team with experienced and “proven” providers of gamification paltforms and design to provide professional quality experiences for learners. Here are some tips for implementing gamification. Align. Align game and gamification tools, methods and content with curriculum content objectives. You should always be able to tie your gamification activities directly to learning outcomes. Inform. Prepare.
    [Providers] Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments
    Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. With stronger educational components, we believe that associations can become the learning centers of the future, providing a vibrant learning community for industry, while augmenting traditional post-secondary educational offerings and better servicing the employees and industry alike. 1. However, corporate universities are expensive, and associations can provide an alternative. For members, continuing education is a valuable benefit for their professional development. Tweet This!
    [Providers] December 8, 2014 - The Unconventional Guide to Handling a Successful ELearning Webinar
    However, there is a knack to holding an affective webinar and today’s article can provide some advice on the web conference preparing and holding users’ attention. The Unconventional Guide to Handling a Successful ELearning Webinar. Webinars and web conferences became an integral part of eLearning process and for a long time already have been perceived as an alternative to live communication the distance education is missing. eLearning
  • KINEO  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Providers] Short shouldn't have to mean shallow
    In the age of giving learners what they want and a drive for shorter content, might we forget to provide deep learning? Be smart with learners' time by providing short, stretching experiences that stick.
    [Providers] To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting
    Donald Clark provides some good insight in this post.  In it, he explains how practice is the real key to retention: The real solution, to this massive problem of forgetfulness, is spaced practice, little and often, the regular rehearsal and practice of the knowledge/skill over a period of time to elaborate and allow deep processing to fix long-term memories. In addition to the obvious repetition that practice provides, the other key element practice provides is context.  In order to practice something, it needs context:  a real-world scenario, or a problem to be solved.
    [Providers] Quit Stealing Careers
    If employees can’t use the learning you provide to develop in their current role — and advance to the next
    [Providers] Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills
    Prescribed learning is not about ‘content dump’ It’s about providing an instructional approach that enables new knowledge and skills to be readily assimilated. It’s about providing the building blocks from which staff can begin to develop judgement and problem-solving skills. Explorer: Support curiosity & intrinsic motivation – A sure way to dampen motivation is when we do a poor job providing the tools and support to enable staff to apply their new skills and knowledge into the workplace, through on-demand tools and/or access to experts. Such
    [Providers] 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility
    Individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics, labor market information and other programs and services provided through the publicly-funded state workforce system. link].
    [Providers] Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification
    Scene: Sales meeting between executives of a leading learning service provider and an organisation planning to outsource its learning content development. Client: This year, for our Sales training program, we would like to have a game designed. Sales Manager: What exactly do you want in the game? Client: Just some simple achievement levels and awards […]. Game Based Learning gamification Gamification In Learning
    [Providers] Learnlets » Mobile Moves
    [Providers] 101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Rewards and Recognition
    Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success. This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series. It feels great to answer a question correctly, and to receive positive feedback from facilitators and peers. Participants often don''t expect positive reinforcement from virtual courses. Find ways to build in opportunity for tangible rewards and recognition - even for asynchronous programs.
    [Providers] Power vs Ease of Use: Do We Need to Choose One?
    How do the template designers maintain the ease of use and yet provide powerful features that the course designer can control? Element Size and Placement : Provide control to the course designer over the placement of whole elements, not just text labels, images, buttons and videos. Text Hyperlinks: When there is a need to provide additional information that wouldn't fit the real estate of the interaction, a text hyperlink is the best way out. Industry gurus have long maintained that authoring tools can be either powerful or easy to use. Is that possible?
    [Providers] Color Contrast
    WebAIM provides a great tool for checking the color contrast of your background and foreground colors. One of the accessibility requirements is to ensure that the visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 7.1 to meet the AAA standard. WebAIM Contrast Checker. Accessibility eLearning Tools accessibility color contrast Section 508 WebAIM
    [Providers] Gamification In Learning
    Properly implemented, gamification has the potential to make learning ‘stickier’, increase uptake of learning content and also provide a more comprehensive record of learning than is possible using conventional measures in courses. Providing social connections within a learning environment can also be a motivational factor – allow users to recommend the content/environment to others, check out each other’s performance using those social connections and also allow sharing in limited ways. Provide a way for users to compare and rank their relative performance.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Providers] Are you missing this critical step when trying to build workplace knowledge?
    Unfortunately, when it comes to arming employees with the knowledge they need to execute their roles to the best of their ability, many organizations skip an important step: providing on-demand access to information. But, rather than provide employees with direct access to the entirety of this information, managers typically engage in what I call “perceived importance” and decide what bits and pieces should be made available. It’s time we provided this same autonomy to employees as the foundation of our learning and performance strategy. Organize content by topic, not role.
  • LEARNKIT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
    [Providers] Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?
    In this post, our goal is to cover the basics and leave you with an understanding of: What Microlearning is and the benefits it can provide. Since this method of learning provides small bits of knowledge at a time, it’s best used for delivering information that learners need to retain. What are the benefits that Microlearning can provide? 1. Traditional classroom training often provides little to no long term takeaways for learners. In the world of elearning, microlearning has become a buzzword. What is Microlearning? Avoid the risk of overwhelming learners.
    [Providers] What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?
    Most people are familiar with Section 508 , which requires federal agencies to “purchase electronic and information technology that is accessible to employees with disabilities, and to the extent that those agencies provide information technology to the public, it too shall be accessible by persons with disabilities.” WCAG uses the POUR Principles to provide guidelines for  creating accessible content. POUR stands for: Perceivable: Provides text alternatives for any non-text content. Provides alternatives for time-based media. WCAG 2.0 Separates content from style.
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