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  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [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
  • JOOMLALMS   |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [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
  • COURSEARC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
    [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
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [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
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [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?
  • 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.
  • TORRANCE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [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.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Providers] Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)
    But, instead of simply offering our POV, we thought there was no better way to provide you with the best insights than to consult with some of the leading experts in the field. And there are now so many external content providers, our new job is to curate and integrate, not just develop and teach. The best online shopping services provide the products people are seeking. One key attribute this application provides is a highly usable interface. xAPI will help L&D provide a more holistic approach to measuring performance outcomes. Josh Bersin. Josh_Bersin.
  • MLEVEL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [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.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [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
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [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
  • 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.
  • ONTUITIVE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [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!"
  • 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.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
    [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
  • GYRUS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Providers] The Difference between Training and Development.
    Think of this way- training is mostly provided to teach new skills while development focuses on improving existing skills. Both training and development are required to work hand in hand for providing the right skills and knowledge to employees and help them get the most of it for both organizations benefit as well as their own progression. The words training and development are mostly used together in the corporate world and are seen as activities focused on improving the knowledge, performance and productivity of the employees. appeared first on Gyrus.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [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.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
    [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
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [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).
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [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
  • KINEO  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Providers] City & Guilds Group acquires e3Learning
    The City & Guilds Group has acquired Adelaide-based e3Learning – one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [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
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013
    [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
  • 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?
  • MLEVEL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [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. 
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [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
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [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.
  • 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].
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [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.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [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
  • LEARNKIT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [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.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [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.
  • 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.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
    [Providers] TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations
    special thanks goes out to John Leh and his team at Talented Learning from the entire Interactyx team working every day to provide the best value LMS for associations and nonprofits. TalentedLearning.com  recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10  Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes. Talented Learning, led by CEO, John Leh, is a research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of enterprise learning technology solutions.
  • MLEARNING REVOLUTION  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [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?
  • G-CUBE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
    [Providers] Micro-learning Through The Mobile Platform: Is That Where Learning Is Heading?
    This provides the learner concise and relevant information that is easy to retain and later, apply. Micro-learning when delivered through the mobile platform , becomes more accessible and provides an opportunity for learning, anywhere and anytime. This encourages learners to focus on their learning and provides an opportunity to learn when required, for instance when going in for a presentation, or when in doubt over a particular topic. Modern employees have a definite wish to acquire information to attain professional growth. The merits of micro-learning are many.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [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.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [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.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [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.
  • EXPANDSHARE  |  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.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Providers] Upside Learning Listed in Training Industry Inc.’s Content Development Companies Watch List – Third time in a Row
    Being recognised for the third consecutive year is no mean task that too in an industry filled with eLearning providers striving to win the […]. Upside Learning has made its way to Training Industry Inc.’s ’s 2016 Content Development Companies Watch List. This is for the third consecutive year that Upside has featured in the watch list. eLearning
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
    [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.
  • GROVO  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Providers] Why Microlearning Is the Best Way to Train Sales Teams
    Microlearning provides quick, impactful learning that fits into the schedule of even the busiest salesperson. Effective training is designed to provide information that is interesting and applicable, making it easy for learners to retain new skills. Effective salespeople are masters of a complex skillset. It takes technical expertise and fine-tuned people skills to translate product specs into persuasive value. Honing these skills takes years of practice. Here’s why your sales team needs microlearning: Speedy onboarding ensures faster ramp-up time. Accurate data helps forecasting.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
    [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.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015
    [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].
  • JPL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
    [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.
  • MLEARNING REVOLUTION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
    [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.
  • 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.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [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.)
  • 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
  • DOCEBO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [Providers] 8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences
    Be sure to limit the amount of introductory points you award, as providing too many can diminish the value of your eLearning course and decrease their extrinsic motivation. 7. With Docebo’s rich set of gamification features, it’s easy to not only provide a gamified learning experience, but you can also provide real-life incentives for performance, beyond virtual badges. How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course.
  • SKILLSOFT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [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
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [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
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [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
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [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?
  • DOCEBO  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Providers] Build a stronger team, faster: Best practices in employee onboarding
    Download “Onboarding at the Speed of Growth” to get critical insight into best practices for setting expectations and for providing a clear engagement path to engage your recruits at all stages of employment. Onboarding at the Speed of Growth” explores why it’s so important to extend employee onboarding into learning and development , and to use technology to support new recruits in their critical first months (and beyond). Ramp up new hires too slowly, and you lose out on productivity. Docebo Blog ELEL
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [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
  • 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.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [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.
  • MLEVEL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Providers] mLevel Recognized for Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016
    This provided their fellow attendees with the opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges as well as vote for those being most innovative and relevant to the current learning environment. “We are honored to be recognized by the eLearning Guild for our industry leading microlearning platform,” said mLevel Executive Vice President, Jordan Fladell. mLevel & Pearson Win Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 for Their Project: “Increasing Student Engagement in Business Education”. Find out more at www.mlevel.com.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
    [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.
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [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.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [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
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
    [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.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
    [Providers] CEO Behind TOPYX LMS Shares Inspiration and Success Factors in GrowFL Interview
    As shared during the interview with GrowFL, TOPYX was one of the first LMS providers to recognize the importance of peer-to-peer social learning in an online environment. This is unique in the LMS market where most software providers charge on a per seat (user) basis. Featured among an elite roster of CEOs heading up some of Florida’s fastest growing businesses, CEO of Interactyx, Alfred Novas, reveals the inspiration behind his company’s award-winning learning management system , TOPYX. ” Further differentiating the company’s LMS offering is its  pricing model. In the New
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [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.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Providers] Definition of MicroLearning
    Microlearning involves the use of: “Relatively short engagements in learning-related activities—typically ranging from a few seconds up to 20 minutes (or up to an hour in some cases)—that may provide any combination of content presentation, review, practice, reflection, behavioral prompting, performance support, goal reminding, persuasive messaging, task assignments, social interaction, diagnosis, coaching, management interaction, or other learning-related methodologies.”.  . I've looked for a good definition of microlearning, but because I couldn't find one, I've created my own.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [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
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [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.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Providers] The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond
    Providing meaningful exercises and activities, asking learners challenging questions, making them think, and making them solve problems close to real world environment is essential to make learning happen. Reinforcing value points at regular intervals will help learners in progressing efficiently. I t is also important to provide performance support tools such as job aids that will help learners to perform their jobs successfully after the course. It ensures that the course achieves its objectives of successful transfer of knowledge, skills and attitude.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [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.
  • GROVO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Providers] Professional Development in 60 Seconds: Microlearning For Senior Leaders
    Microlearning provides the speed necessary to help senior leaders keep up with a world in constant flux. Quick post-lesson assessments provide immediate feedback and reinforcement. In the fast-moving and often uncertain climate of 21st century business, we need methods for training and development that are quick, effective, and provide our leaders with the information, know-how, and insight they need to shepherd our companies forward. Scores of books and blog posts offer theories on effective leadership development. But effective leaders themselves remain in short supply.
  • PULSELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [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
  • 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.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [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
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Development Mindsets and 70:20:10
    If HR and learning & performance professionals are working with something that’s both a basic human driver, and whose impact on achieving it provides a kick like a horse, then maybe this is something we should be actively exploiting in our organisations. Without ‘growth mindset’ people, organisations end up providing products and services to a world that is in the past. Professor Carol Dweck is a psychologist at Stanford University and the prime force behind mindset theory. These people are defined as having ‘growth mindsets’ or incremental theories of intelligence. Every day.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Providers] Enhancing Interactions with Media Elements
    With this, course developers are increasingly feeling the need to provide additional information elements within interactions. Templates can however be limiting when it comes to providing additional content elements. Now suppose the tutorial designer wants to provide a link to a Wikipedia article on Android - or to a Youtube video featuring the phone device. This feature set provides advanced flexibility to Raptivity. A few years back, e-learning courses were largely static, with a few interactions here and there. Raptivity Media Toolbox. f4v), an image (.jpg,png,gif)
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [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?
  • SKILLSOFT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [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
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
    [Providers] 6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)
    Properly integrated into a broader journey, formal learning can prime learners by providing a WIIFM or context; focus attention on key aspects before and during an experience; flip content to efficiently deliver knowledge requirements; frame a learning experience; and provide micro learning just-in-time resources that can be accessed at the point of need. Similarly, it’s not enough just to provide a social platform and sit back waiting for magic to happen. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in…. 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    [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: ?
  • 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.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Providers] Using an LMS to Enhance Marketing and Increase Sales
    As a Learning Management System provider, we assume that our customers are in the business of selling courses. With How do you get past simply providing eLearning materials to your members and move into increasing revenues from those materials? When you have a member’s attention on your website page, you should be providing them with as much value as possible. Allowing your learners to review your courses not only provides you with great feedback, but also has the potential to provide honest, valuable feedback to members that are considering purchasing.
  • LEARNKIT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Providers] 3 ways Custom Elearning can Improve Retail Sales Training
    It’s this understanding that transforms retail sales roles from simply selling products, to providing transformational customer experiences. Working with an elearning development company, allows you to develop training that achieves desired learning outcomes, while providing staff an interactive and engaging learning experience. In today’s retail marketplace, the most successful sales representatives are educators. Their sales skills are built around a deep knowledge of product and service offerings. Recommendations are no longer based on price or popularity.
  • JPL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Providers] Training Reduces Risk for Emergency Responders
    VFIS is the largest emergency service insurance provider in North America. As VFIS Director, Risk Control, Mike Baker has found that providing an extended enterprise training solution for their clients is mutually beneficial. By providing targeted training solutions, VFIS has proven they can make a measurable difference for their clients. To meet their varying needs, VFIS provides a variety of training formats. Video Interview with Mike Baker, VFIS, Director, Risk Control. In addition, volunteers may have to earn credits for ongoing continuing education.
  • 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.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision
    The “chain of evidence” supports the results, showing the value learning and reinforcement has provided to the business. The “upside-down” planning model’s efficiency is evident in Steps 1 through 4, as it: Starts with the expected results and quantifies them Defines the behaviors you want the people to exhibit to produce those results Determines the information or knowledge you need to provide to get the intended behaviors Determines the modality in which the training should be delivered to get a positive response. think the table actually makes the process easier to understand.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] Effective virtual facilitation
    Book the time out in their calendar, and let them know that they will be receiving an email to provide them with the access details. Provide them with any documents they will need beforehand. It’s a good idea to provide them with the contact details of someone for troubleshooting, and to explain if it all goes belly up, it’s not a disaster: just let it go and you can work out something later. Everyone’s at the same place at the same time, the ice is broken and they’re familiar with the information that’s been provided to them. The Model.
  • 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].
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Providers] The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?
    Before EITHER the content or LMS is considered, it is important to step back and think: Who am I providing this content for and why do they need it? If you cannot answer either of those questions, then neither content NOR an LMS will help you provide successful educational material. Unfortunately, an LMS without content will not help provide education. Then again, content alone will not provide efficient education. You need both. Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. It’s pretty looking but frustrating every time you open it. Share this on Facebook.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Providers] Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: gomo
    gomo gomo learning provides two products that enable you to create, update, host, and […]. In this fifth post of our series about responsive eLearning authoring tools, we’ll take a look at the features, advantages, and limitations of gomo, a proprietary tool from gomo learning. Our earlier posts looked at Adapt, Evolve, Lectora 16, and Elucidat. eLearning gomo gomo Authoring Tool gomo Features gomo Limitations Responsive Authoring Tools
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Providers] Can eLearning Influence Behavior Change?
    With learners in the second stage, instructional designers have a twofold aim: to bolster motivation and provide tools to create a plan of action. Behavior-modeling video is an excellent tool for learners in this stage, as it provides an exemplar of what steps the learner should take, and appeals to emotion by using real-life characters and narrative. Action: Provide self-assessment tools and feedback. Transformative learning is more than memorizing steps or learning basic skills—in many cases, it’s about shifting values and beliefs to uproot old behavior patterns.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [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.
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Providers] 9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works
    The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. Provide Learner Guidance – Provide guidance strategies like examples, case studies, apologies, and mnemonic devices to help learners store the new information in their long-term memories. 6. This provides an opportunity for learners to confirm their understanding, and even to fail in a safe environment. 7. Feedback – Provide learners with specific and immediate feedback when they are practicing the new skill or behavior they have learned.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training
    It provides a new lens for the creation of all types of instruction, the lens of game-designer. If used properly, thinking like a game-designer will help instructional designers and organizations to think through the design elements included in their e-learning or classroom instruction and provide a more realistic and rich approach to all types of training. Finally, most games provide continual, focused feedback. Adding these elements to instruction provides engagement, a context for which the learning takes place and a chance to apply the learning. Games
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] The new self-directed learning toolkit
    While this format certainly can deliver the goods, and provides a simple, trackable means to monitor compliance, it frequently falls down on many fronts: Interactive tutorials are time-consuming, expensive and complex to put together. There will be other tools that need to be brought into action for the special cases: Learning journals (blogs) provide a way for a learner to record and share their reflections over a longer course of study. Wikis provide a way for groups of learners to work together in building a knowledge resource. And you can always turn it into a video!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Providers] Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap
    Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. By providing competency-based learning and delivering this through an association.edu model, associations can address the skills-gap, while: – Supplying a skilled workforce to industry. These “mentors” can opt in to provide feedback and advice to these learners. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., – Increasing their overall relevancy. The Skills-Gap Crisis.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Providers] Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
    Branded Provider. 2. Branded Provider. Marketing an existing author or practitioner, or even creating a “star instructor,” can provide another reason for learners to invest their time and resources to gain knowledge and skills from your program. This provides professional networking opportunities for students and, when paired with the use of online discussion threads, enables strong social learning. Darcy Luoma, Lead Instructor, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program. This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Providers] Three essential components of participatory e-learning
    Participatory means providing the opportunity for people to be involved in deciding how something is done. Provide a framework for collaboration. Participatory means “providing the opportunity for people to be involved in deciding how something is done.”. Problem-based learning provides such a framework. The term is mostly used in politics and training/education jargons. We talk about a ‘participatory’ democracy. It remains an essential part of the training philosophy in the development sector. Why in this sector more than elsewhere? Developing strategies for action.
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