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    [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] Learnlets » Mobile Moves
  • 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.
  • 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] 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
  • 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] 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] 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.
  • EDYNCO  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Providers] An innovative use of Mind mapping in Education
    There are numerous studies available providing evidence of why mind mapping is so effective for all sorts of activities. However, for providing maximum efficiency of a Leaning map we must design it properly. The full potential of a Learning map is provided by assigning students to create their own Learning maps to review their understanding of the topic and to build long-term memory. Mind map doesn’t provide short summaries/explanations. Nodes are not only for providing information. It is no secret that a Learning map is based on a mind mapping technique.
    [Providers] Making your LMS compatible with blended learning
    Do you want to provide better pathways for your learners within your blends? Do you want to manage your blended programmes better?
    [Providers] An Advanced LMS Reporting Solution for Moodle
    To celebrate the launch of this highly anticipated Analytika release, we are providing a special offer. We announced a few months ago that Lambda Analytika™ for Moodle was on its way, Well, it's finally here, and it comes with a plethora of new features and functions. If you purchase Lambda Analytika before December 21st 2015, your first 6 months is on us! Take advantage of this offer by clicking the button below. learning analytics Moodle Moodle
    [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
    [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] 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.
    [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] 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.
  • 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] 4 Steps to Creating a Portfolio of your eLearning Projects
    This post provides four quick steps on how to create a winning eLearning portfolio. If you already have a portfolio, use these steps to update it. Your next eLearning opportunity may hinge on an updated winning portfolio! 1. Locate all [.]. Authoring Tool eLearning tools training eLearning projects eLearning samples online samples training projects
    [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] 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
  • 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] Global eTraining ReleasesThe Plug-In 2016
    The Global eTraining Plug-In provides quick reference tools, and ongoing software training – from within the software itself. The Plug-In provides immediate access to full Interactive Topics,   eDemo tutorial videos  and  Let Me Try   practical exercises – in a familiar, dockable palette. This provides a ‘just in time’ reference tool for power users. Full access to the learning content is available within the Plug-In, providing a classroom-friendly ‘Blended Learning’ tool. Version update checking, AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016.
  • 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] 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] 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] 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
    [Providers] Upside Learning a Core Challenger in Fosway’s 9-Grid for Bespoke Learning
    The Fosway 9-Grids provide an independent assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA. It is a five dimensional model that can be used to determine the positioning of learning service providers/vendors based on 5 key parameters namely- Performance (includes market performance and customer performance), Potential (scope, capability and […]. eLearning Fosway 9-Grid Fosway's 9-Grid for Bespoke Learning
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design
    So, if the learners are more accustomed to learning with an instructor, a virtual mentor can be introduced, which can provide the ‘human’ element in the course. Providing examples and case studies: By citing case studies and real-life examples, we can help the learner to fully understand the impact of changing his or her behavior and complying with the suggested set of rules/regulations. In addition to textual and graphical representation of data, interactivities can also be built into the course to provide both – a suitable relief as well as a ‘push’ for learning.
    [Providers] Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 is ready
    Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability […]. Social learning
    [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.
    [Providers] Webinar Features & Integrations
    This Moodle LMS integration provides seamless use of Adobe Connect Pro directly in Moodle.This is done by adding an activity instance and providing the meeting name, url (optional), start time, end time, meeting template and a public or private meeting setting. When provided access through the meeting link, it's a simple click of a button and away you go! Moodle Adobe Connect. With single-sign-on technology, users who have logged into Moodle will not have to enter Adobe Connect Credentials to access the Moodle webinar or meeting. Integrations Moodle webinar
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight > Medical Soft Skills
    Learners make decisions about what to do, say, and the appropriate care to provide to virtual patients. These patients provide real-time feedback to the learner’s choices. The fun, immersive experience is facilitated by a virtual mentor who provides expert consultative feedback, enabling learners to draw valuable learning conclusions from larger patterns of behavior. Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers ( PRI ) understands that effective communication in medical care is highly correlated with better patient adherence. times better odds of patient adherence.
  • G-CUBE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] Spaced Learning for Corporate Trainings: Increasing Impact and Retention
    Spaced learning provides multiple learning opportunities, which over time, re-enforces learning impact. Spaced learning provides many training instances which help learners change accordingly. Providing context and examples : To keep the learning interesting, the learning content can be presented multiple times in a completely different format, making sure that the core concepts remain same. Assessments and practice : Another way of spacing learning opportunities is to provide assessments after certain time lapse from the initial learning event. contact-form-7].
    [Providers] ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]
    This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today.  As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview. Anyone who is actively involved with instructional design has at some point used the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for their course development. instructional design training
    [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] 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] ROI: The Most Difficult Metric!
    But, the real question is, can you truly make the connection between what you are providing to the business and how that has improved the bottom line Do you know what the impact of your training efforts are on the organization? Are you measuring them? "Of course!" you say. "We have all kinds of data supporting what we do!"
    [Providers] What Is Mobile Learning?
    One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. Another medium sized learning systems provider provides a similar solution like the above one but on a USB drive. I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. Good sign I’d say. Unfortunately everyone has their own definition of each of these terms. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. Agree? Mobile Learning mLearning
    [Providers] Performance equation
    Provide training and simulate a realistic environment where they can practice. Provide coaching and feedback. Within an organization, it’s also important that you specifically target management to set and communicate expectations and provide timely feedback. However, building a training solution that includes guidance for managers around setting expectations, providing feedback and ensuring that they are aware of the training itself can avoid some performance problems. Whether it’s online or offline (or both!), Augment your solution with resources. link].
    [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] CME Blended Learning: CHEST 2013
    CHEST 2013 showcased ACCP’s dedication to provide high-tech and high quality continuing education opportunities for their members. Web Courseworks team members were thrilled to visit the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual conference this week.  As demonstrated at the conference, ACCP uses Coursestage (Web Courseworks’ LMS platform) in effective ways: share online content to […]. eLearning
    [Providers] Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification
    In the article, the authors provide insight into several different ways in which individuals and organizations have defined “Gamification” The author, Ivan Mosca (Università di Torino), writes. Does gamification provide an opportunity to help schools solve difficult problems related to motivation and engagement. This chapter provides a broad definition of gamification and argues that gamification and serious games are not that different. The first article is from an online journal called GAME. Gamification and deGamification. and was written by Joey J.
    [Providers] What's Difference Between Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom Learning?
    In this blog, we will provide you with an overview of blended learning and flipped classrooms, as well as a few best practices for implementing each one! If you've ever confused blended learning with flipped classroom learning (or vice versa), you're not alone. While the two methods have some overlapping components, and a common objective, they are each unique in their execution. flipped classroom blended learning
    [Providers] Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses
    Uber taps into existing resources providing people – both the suppliers and the buyers – with a platform to connect. Against this backdrop, technology is providing us with an opportunity to re-imagine and redefine workplace learning and our role as business partners, thought leaders, and change agents. L&D must move to becoming facilitators and enablers in a sharing economy and provide the right technology, tools and support necessary to allow users to collaboratively co-create value. Designing courses is passé! But it’s not. Learning is no exception.
    [Providers] 3 Big Don’ts When Converting Instructor-Led Training to eLearning
    With benefits like automation, consistent messaging, wider reach, and the ability to provide 24/7 learning, eLearning is an option that more and more companies have started to embrace. But now what do you do with those PowerPoint slides that you created ages ago and had been delivering to your employees since then? If that training program is effective, don’t ditch it. You can convert it into an eLearning program without reinventing the wheel.
    [Providers] Creativity and Instructional Design
    One of the reasons I fell in love with the field of instructional design is that it requires an analytical mindset, yet provides ample opportunities for creative expression. One morning you may be deep into an instructional analysis and in the afternoon, you might be ideating a creative treatment. Creativity is Under Discussed in our Industry Creativity is often thought […]. eLearning Design
    [Providers] Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions
    Then there are interactive quizzes that test knowledge and provide feedback. You can also provide ready reference materials for the people on the go. These interactions, together with memory aids available in the Raptivity HTML5 Turbopack released earlier, provide a rich variety of templates that suit a large number of instructional goals. When Raptivity released its first collection of mobile interactions for iPad and iPhone based eLearning, the path-breaking HTML5 Pack received several accolades. That's why I am excited about the new Raptivity HTML5 Starter Pack.
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Beginners – What Motivates People To Learn?
    It provides a good summary of the issues to be considered when designing learning material. Provide feedback and support internal attributions for success. ? The game provides the learner with choices that affect the course of the game. Most feedback is provided by events in the game because the events reveal whether the learner’s previous action was appropriate. Make the learner feel as though the skill is useful or beneficial by providing opportunities to use newly acquired knowledge in a real setting. ? Provide feedback and reinforcement.
    [Providers] Using Mentorship and Sponsorship to Develop Women Leaders
    Mentoring and sponsorship are two important ways to develop yourself and your career and also provide support and advancement to others in your organization. learning & development
    [Providers] 5 Keys to Streamlining Learning
    Defining learning that will provide the knowledge employees need to perform job behaviors properly and consistently. Provide consistent training through short microlearning modules.  Additionally, adopting a microlearning approach provides the opportunity for learning organizations to escape the inflexibility associated with massive course development and become more agile. Define and track behaviors that drive success.   It’s not enough to simply provide learning, organizations need to identify consistent job behaviors that lead to superior performance.
    [Providers] Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves
    Let’s say you’re creating training for managers on providing reasonable accommodations for disabilities. You might compare how the laws have evolved over time, define the terminology, and list some common reasonable accommodations you could provide. ” The “Ask HR” option leads to a conversation with an HR specialist explaining the policy and providing advice. You can provide the original and the explanation side-by-side, or you might just provide the explanation. Readers outside the US, substitute your own laws about disabilities.)
    [Providers] 3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs: Connectivity
    They provide a seamless, on-demand, and mobile experience for learners, while giving you the luxury of building a course one time for multiple devices, without all the extra heavy lifting (Spoiler alert: no coding experience required!). Azure provides the tools we need to make your learning both global and secure with their world class data center infrastructure; making the training you built available to the sales rep down the hall, the operations leader traveling abroad on business to India, and anywhere else imaginable. Our mission here at mLevel is to change that.
    [Providers] Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
    It’s most likely that the content providers would utilize an increasing number of automated tools to develop new courses and learning content, saving both money and time invested in conventional processes. Big data analytics would aid learning providers to better understand the learning mechanism itself, by tracking group and learner patterns and performing a careful and comprehensive feedback analysis. New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. Trend # 1 Automation. eLearning
    [Providers] Life and Learning in a Post-SCORM World
    ” The short of it is, xAPI provides the means to track far more about the learning experience (not just the course) than ever before. As learning professionals, we’ve lived in a SCORM world for a least the past decade; SCORM being the set of standards for sharing and tracking learning content. But the world has started to evolve, and these days, it’s abuzz with talk of xAPI. Not as familiar with xAPI? Click here.). We’re pretty geeked about xAPI ourselves. ” “If I can track everything, I could get an enormous amount of data.
    [Providers] 5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS
    It’s not necessary that all LMS functionalities will be aligned with the organizations business practices, hence, it becomes important to provide a hassle free navigation to the user to avoid any confusion. Provide access to self-help resources such as Frequently Asked Questions, Help Desk, tips and tricks to make the LMS experience more effective and efficient, etc. 3. Provide Relevant & Instructionally Rich Content. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it. Improve User Experience.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Game and Gamification Guidelines for Your Organization
    Provide professional development for trainers and instructional designers to successfully integrate games, gamification and game-based thinking into their instruction. Use the data captured through games and gamification experiences of the learner to provide personalized interventions and instruction as needed. Games and gamified systems can provide rich data on learner performance but must be monitored and leveraged properly to provide the desired learning impact. Examine the gamified intervention to ensure the emphasis is on learning and not simply on winning.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Providers] Free eBook: 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity
    eLearning veterans such as  Cammy Bean ,  Sean Bengry ,  Tom Bunzel , Paul Clothier ,  Sarah Gilbert ,  Amy Jokinen , Amy Leis ,  Susan O'Connell ,  Erick Summa ,  Kevin Siegel  and  Deborah Thomas  provide 68 tips for making sure eLearners are fully engaged. Covered among the tips: Creating engaging content. Creating an engaging interface. Using interactivity to drive engagement. Using media and visual design effectively. Using games for learning. Measuring engagement and learning. eLearning ePub HTML5 mLearning
    [Providers] When Remembering Really Matters – New White Paper from Sharon Boller
    You’ll learn more about how to apply these strategies, and the research behind them, in the white paper: Provide frequent, spaced intervals of learning instead of “glops” or “unrepeated waves.” ” Provide multiple repetitions. Provide immediate feedback for mistakes, and make sure learners get it right before moving forward. Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper:  When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention. The Cost of Not Remembering. Putting it all together.
    [Providers] How Mobile Learning Is Changing to Meet the BYOD Era!
    There was a time when organizations or companies provided all the resources for employees to get their job done. Learning on the Go: Mobile learning for a BYOD environment! From the basic infrastructure to training and persistent development of every individual, everything was the exclusive responsibility of the organization. That era of corporate responsibility has […]. The post How Mobile Learning Is Changing to Meet the BYOD Era! appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog Bring Your Own Device BYOD Mobile Learning
    [Providers] What Makes a Great Virtual Classroom Producer? Advice from an Expert
    InSync Training’s team includes a group of fantastic virtual classroom producers, or assistant facilitators, who provide professional event support to our clients, and our Certificate course and Workshop facilitators. They keep learners on track, and transform virtual training programs into fast-moving, trouble-free interactive events. In this guest post, Helen Fong, our Lead Producer, shares her wisdom about this important, but often overlooked, role. Virtual Classroom - Production Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Producer Global Virtual Classroom
  • GETPLEXD   |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
    [Providers] 1st ATD ICE in the Books: Goal Scorecard
    Visit Akorbi  and at least 20 other e-learning service provide booths during the event. My goals for the EXPO were: Thank  Robbi Rohr  in person for the EXPO Tickets! Visit Articulate and gomo learning locations to check out the newest in authoring tools for e-learning. Exchange at least 75 business cards during the entire length of the event. Create a Snapchat Story every day during the event. Visit the Career Resource Center at the EXPO at least once. Check out the infographic below for a scorecard of ATD ICE. general
    [Providers] When Is Audio Narration Helpful?
    It might be enough to simply provide a transcript or closed captions in those situations so people who don’t need it can ignore or turn off the text. usually don’t provide audio feedback on practice activities to give people a break. I’ll sometimes provide other kinds of interaction or content delivery to provide a break from the audio (tabs or “click to reveal” text). You should be thoughtful and intentional if you’re going to provide on-screen text. They call this the “modality principle.” Of course not.
    [Providers] SilkRoad and OpenSesame Expand Partnership to Include International Courses
    SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end HR Solutions, has chosen OpenSesame to expand its online course offerings abroad. OpenSesame will provide 50 international courses from respected training provider Cegos to support SilkRoad’s award winning learning management system GreenLight in Europe and Asia. Press Releases
    [Providers] Tech Tuesday: Dive into Big Data
    The natural next step has been to bring in a consultancy to help build out the extra 20% that the LMS did not provide to try and get the LMS to a state where it would be usable (and useful) for the entire organization.  But, with the evolution of cloud technologies, L&D has started to realize that it is ok (if not preferred) to work with smaller systems to try bite-sized chunks of learning objectives using simpler tools such as mLevel to provide a micro-learning approach.  The Future of Learning Data. Enter XAPI and the LRS. mLevel and the Data. Once again, enter XAPI. 
    [Providers] Microlearning: Fab or Fad?
    While the above detail only touches on some of the aspects of creating a full elearning product, it serves to provide stark contrast with the microlearning development process. As part of a larger product, any one chunk of content may require knowledge or context provided by earlier chunks in the overall sequence. Microlearning, in contrast, stands alone and provides its own context where needed. There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Note that microlearning refers to an activity (learning) dealing with small learning units (products).
    [Providers] How to Engage Modern Learners: When to "Push" and When to "Pull"
    On Tuesday, March 8, Training Magazine Network (TMN) provided InSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann with a platform to share “How to Engage Modern Learners: When to Push and When to Pull.” This blog will share key points from Jennifer’s presentation and provide guidance for creating learning programs that engage learners and adapt to the modern workplace culture. Training Magazine Network Session Recap. This subject resonated with the TMN audience because, as Jennifer pointed out, “Does your expectation of how you learn align with what it was even a couple of years ago?
    [Providers] Franchise Custom Elearning Development
    Elearning provides consistent, interactive and cost-effective training programs distributed across all of your franchise locations. Whether you are looking to expedite a new franchise start-up, provide ongoing education for franchisees and their employees, or create user accountability for specific investments, every elearning initiative is aligned to business metrics that contribute to bottom-line business performance. 3. This provides franchisees the opportunity to partner with learning experts that will develop consistent, high-quality training for you. – ie.
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Providers] The Making Of A Successful Alliance: Channel Partners In E-learning
    The trend of working with partners has been gaining momentum in all technology-providers including cloud adaptation, mobility as well as analytics. As e-learning providers try to cater to training-related needs within an organization, it is often a wise option to delegate certain parts of the job to a partner who can efficiently provide certain services that solve bigger business challenges. However, a partner must be willing to move out of his or her comfort zone to create business excellence and provide the ‘wow’ factor to clients. Blog Channel partners
  • G-CUBE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Providers] Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend
    Instructors can also utilize the virtual classroom to conduct interesting interactivities that garner learner interest and provide a suitable push for learning by making it immersive. Virtual classrooms are deployed via conferencing tools, which provide opportunities for web-based, audio as well as video communication. This provides the opportunity to multitask during the session as well as take care of security concerns, if any. This provides much-needed learner interaction, which makes sure that the lesson is not boring and ensures learner interest.
    [Providers] The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS
    It means software that is hosted on the provider’s servers instead of servers in-house. So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS.  They then pay a fee, either by subscriber or by monthly usage to the provider who maintains the software program and provides technical support to the client. The provider runs back-ups, does server maintenance and security upgrades, and provides IT services that support the clients usage of the software, while the client runs their organization. How does it work?
    [Providers] 4 Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand
    Identifying your personal brand provides you an opportunity to learn and articulate what makes you stand out and how to leverage your uniqueness. leadership development
    [Providers] 70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices
    Of course structured and directed ‘formal’ learning can help, but it rarely, if ever, provides the complete answer. It’s also important because the 70:20:10 framework provides a way to integrate currently disparate development activities – such as leadership programmes, informal coaching and mentoring, and the extraction of learning from work through conversations, communities, sharing, reflective practice and other actions. It also provides a coherent framework to strategise workplace, social and structured learning activities. The numbers are not a rigid formula.
    [Providers] Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
    Infographics provide an aesthetically-pleasing way of presenting complex information quickly, clearly and cleanly. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc., Only then can a business truly tell which mobile method will provide more value, advantages, and opportunities with the massive mobile market. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. Check it out when you have a chance, it’s simply awesome. What do you think?
    [Providers] Combining ID and Marketing
    Including knowing the audience, providing the benefit of the knowledge and providing the content in the best possible light. Cliff showing how to convert a text-heavy slide into an engaging piece. Cliff Sobel of The Phoenix Group discussed how his team took rather boring and technical slides and converted the content into exciting, engaging and interactive presentation. Cliff explained how instructional technology and marketing are very similar in needs and design considerations. All of these attributes can be applied to instruction and market pieces.
    [Providers] How to create efficient quizzes?
    It is advisable that every question provides feedback. Quizzes with provided feedback have a great impact in long-term retention on information. Additionally, quizzes may serve as a process providing feedback from the students to the teacher. Every quiz provides important statistics, which can be used in further lesson planning. Students shouldn’t only be listeners. They should also interact with learning content. Quiz is one of the possible interactions that gives great results for long-term knowledge. There are however some basic principles to follow. Feedback?
    [Providers] Children's Hospital of Wisconsin| I Heart Moodle Series
    The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) provides eLearning programs focused in healthcare education to students across the state in grades K4-8. How Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Reduced Bullying in Schools by 49% with Moodle. Educating over 95,000 students, teachers and parents on Moodle, CHW’s free, fun, and interactive eLearning programs exemplify proven success in decreasing bullying, injuries, obesity and drug use. CHW’s eLearning programs have experienced this success because they are trusted, easy to implement and research proven. Moodle Moodle Reporting I Heart Moodle
    [Providers] Luke's Place | I Heart Moodle Series
    Internally, their focus is on the development of a specialized response to support abused women in this difficult and challenging process, including providing individual service and group support. For this purpose, Moodle is used to deliver training and provide legal support to workers, as well as deliver a number of professional development services to community workers in Ontario. How Luke's Place Makes a Positive Impact with Moodle. Moodle I Heart Moodle
    [Providers] Web 2.0
    This presentation discussed how Sharepoint is used to provide Web 2.0 Development time was shortened They had the ability to provided the most current content in a highly regulated environment. tools for large organizatons. Rachel and Nick discuss using Sharepoint as a Web 2.0 product within their organizations. The team of Troychock and Troychock (Nick and Rachel) presented on the topic of using Web 2.0 technologies for online learning. Each representing a different company who adopted the technology. Rachel explains the benefits of Web 2.0 to deliver instruction.
  • DOCEBO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Providers] How To Promote Ongoing Online Training In Your Organization
    Employees are the lifeblood of your organization, which is why it’s crucial to provide them with the online tools and resources they need to achieve success. mentor serves as someone who can offer support and guidance when necessary, as well as provide invaluable feedback if the employee needs to improve their performance behaviors. For example, a member of your customer service staff would have different standards than your sales supervisors or managers. 3- Provide optional online training materials. 5 Tips To Promote Ongoing Online Training In Your Organization.
    [Providers] The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development
    This led to a lifelong career in learning technology as a content developer, entrepreneur, consultant, analyst, and now technology provider. You too, may believe the following learning and development myths: MYTH ONE: Most organizations provide some type of training to their workforce. large percentage of organizations I speak with provide no formal training. MYTH TWO: Organizations that do provide training have embraced online learning. ” . So what does all this have to do with learning and development? False. He may know how I should do this task.”
  • G-CUBE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Providers] Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning
    Classroom or Blended Learning: Providing the opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded peers within and outside the organization, Classroom trainings are quite popular among corporate learners. Classroom trainings provide the opportunity to both consume knowledge and connect with knowledge resources. This creates a more impactful delivery of learning, as it provides the opportunity for learners to connect from time to time and provides them ready references to re-enforce learning as per their needs. Fill the form to know more about workplace learning.
  • G-CUBE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
    [Providers] Hospitality Industry and E-Learning Technologies – Some Experiences and Insights
    Adoption of e-learning technologies provides a definite competitive advantage for businesses today in all the leading industries of the world. This is especially true for the hospitality and tourism industry, which relies upon people to provide services and thus has a constant need for training. Keeping the audience profile and its unique needs in the mind, a technology-enabled learning solution was created to provide a unique learning experience and help the learners excel in their area of work. The courses were web-based and compatible with all popular operating systems.
    [Providers] Pitney Bowes Employs Training to Accelerate Transformation
    Pitney Bowes is well known for providing postage meters and mail sorting services for US-based organizations. In recent years, Pitney Bowes has expanded worldwide providing a variety of commerce enabling products and solutions. Video interview with an Enterprise Learning and Development Leader at Pitney Bowes. Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D. With operations in more than 100 countries and hundreds of technical and software offerings, training has become an important part of the company’s business strategy. best practice in v-ILT is to engage the learner every three to four minutes.
  • EXPAND  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Providers] Expand Your Consultancy’s Reach With eLearning
    eLearning can help you grow your business, provided the information is presented in a way that’s interactive and engaging. Know what content is working and what isn’t, make quick edits and provide ongoing coaching to make sure important points aren’t forgotten over time. If you’re a professional services consultant, you’ve probably wished many times you could be in more than once place at the same time. You dream about human cloning, thinking if you just had more of yourself, you could take on that many more clients! The extra work is not necessarily a bad problem to have.
    [Providers] User Interface Considerations for Learning #Games
    The interface should provide the feeling of immersion of the learner into the environment of the game. Second, user interfaces need to provide feedback to the learner. Third, the user interface needs to provide the learner with control. need to provide feedback to the players and obvious reaction to a learner action. In a learning game, the user interface needs to do three things for learning games. First it needs to establish the context/environment in which the game takes place. Is it an office? warehouse, a far away planet? Are they doing the right thing? Games
    [Providers] Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go
    In my post Seven ways in which stories power learning , I explained why I thought storytelling made such an impact in a learning context: Stories speak to us as humans Stories hold our attention Stories engage us emotionally Stories provide us with good and bad examples Stories provide us with insights Stories help us to remember lots of other stuff (when we recall the story, we remember lots of other details) Stories are likely to be shared Stories also provide an escape from the mundane, as this poem by Julia Donaldson reminds us. GIGIGO - get in, get it, get out.
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight: This is OptumInsight!
    But with such a diverse workforce, many OptumInsight employees were unaware of all the markets the organization serves, or how it provides solutions to these various markets. Learners explore through three doorways, “Working at OptumInsight,” “Who We Serve,” and “What Is OptumInsight?” A variety of sleek, vibrant, media types provide a fun, dynamic, and compelling welcome to the company, culminating with the OptumInsight challenge. OptumInsight partnered with Enspire and our media design arm, Houndstooth , to develop  This is OptumInsight ! appeared first on Enspire.
    [Providers] A Practical Guide On How To Start With eLearning Storyboards
    Exactly as the architect conceptualizes the building, and provides a plan to be used by civil engineers and constructors, in the same manner, the Instructional Designer conceptualizes the eLearning course deliverable and writes down every single detail of it, providing a complete guide in terms of content, audio, visuals, and interactive elements to be included, so that all members involved in the eLearning project can be on the same page throughout the eLearning course development process. eLearning storyboard
    [Providers] Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia
    reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. If WCAG compliance is imperative to your organisation, you must seek further information from your IT department and LMS provider. accessibility for -learning should consider seeking professional advice and support from an e-learning provider who has experience in developing to this specification. This will provide an opportunity for you to develop a baseline from which subsequent e-learning can be designed.
  • G-CUBE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Providers] How Infographics can be used in e-Learning
    This provides the learner a visually attractive and logical spread of pertinent information that can be easily understood, retained and applied. They provide an impactful solution that appeals to the new-age learner by enabling quick retention of information and it helps that the information is easy on the eyes! There is a lot that you can do with infographics and here is a compilation of some attractive examples that can provide some food for thought. Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets. What is e-Learning?([link]. link].
  • 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.
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] Creating e-Learning Content That Aligns To The Habits Of The Learners – A Way To Deliver Impactful Learning
    Employees now not only seek a good salary or work atmosphere, but also the opportunities the workplace provides to increase their worth as professionals. They are the triggers to our habits and if learning provides the right cues, it can make the desired impression on the learners. Behaviour can also be inculcated through blended learning where the online session imparts knowledge, followed by classroom sessions that can provide the opportunity to practice with peers and instructors. Habits are formed of cues, behaviour, reward and repetition. Learning
    [Providers] 20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC
    This easy access must be linked to a clear course overview to increase transparency, user-friendliness and provide the learner with a structure that s/he can organize for self-regulating learning purposes. Provide self-directed learning strategies to the learners. 4. This provides the necessary freedom for the learner to access, reflect and possibly react on the subject touched at specific moments during the course. 6. Provide a clear timetable of the course, while embedding time for reflection into the course timeline. or practical strategies for that matter. 2013).
    [Providers] Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]
    NOTE : Participants will be provided with a 100+ page PDF , which includes Slides, Hands-on Exercises, Best Practices and Resources. The URL and the Agenda will be provided after you register. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? This workshop is a result of months of  research  on mobile; mobile app design testing for  best practices ; countless hours of  consulting  and lots of learning about  design  from trial and error. Send to Kindle.
    [Providers] Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
    What is a ‘Performance Support System’? A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. The advisory component is meant to provide help wherever and whenever the user requires it. The information component is meant to provide all the information the users require to do their job. In an earlier blog post, I had written about how Microlearning is changing the face of learning at the workplace. The four components of a good PSS. Upside2Go: ?
    [Providers] Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning
    Provide Access to performance support/knowledge”. But instead of focusing on the technology (and its perceived limits), we in the learning community should think about the huge potential of mobile learning to engage the user, and provide “just in time” content in manageable, “bite-sized” packages. By focusing on the advantages mobile learning provides, we can begin to think proactively about how to leverage mobile learning to capitalize on these benefits. Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. million in 2010. Private.
    [Providers] Evaluating the Impact of eLearning - Kirkpatrick's Model
    Additionally, having the ability to measure improvements in job performance will provide valuable data for measuring cost-benefits to the organization. We teamed up with Limestone Learning on Wednesday to deliver a webinar on Measuring the Value of Training, and Turning Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation Upside Down. Measuring the value of training is a very complex process, but it is an essential component to any learning program. Let’s start with the obvious question - what defines good training? Good training should always have a purpose. eLearning webinar
    [Providers] E-Learning courware or LMS – Which comes first?
    Many e-learning & Learning Management System (LMS) providers say you should purchase a LMS before developing e-learning courseware. There are probably 3 broad options you can take in this situation: Use an e-learning authoring tool that provides very basic completion tracking. Some tools provide an automatic email function, enabling learners to send an email when they have passed an assessment. Some authoring tools have a simple tracking system that provides a single report of completions. Choose to internally host the LMS, or have the provider host it for you.
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