September, 2016

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Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

eLearning Brothers

The beauty—and sometimes the bane—of remote work is that you have the ability to create on your own. Most of the time, it’s great to have the space you need to think and get creative. But when you’ve reached the point when you need feedback or some suggestions to spur more creativity, you can’t just ask a colleague to check out the design on your screen. Has everyone reviewed it? Teamwork. Slack.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. The tussle continues even to this day with the learning modalities of both online and traditional learning overlapping in terms of treatment, elements, and components. Introduction. Learning Components.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

Association eLearning

I want to apologize. write about instructional design (ID) all the time but I’ve never stopped to explain what Instructional Designers really do. There are numerous definitions for it and many of them are somewhat wordy and technical. So, here’s my personal definition instead: Instructional design is the art/science of making things make sense. That’s it in a nutshell. Writing. Creativity.

Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

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Einstein once said that any idea “should be as simple as possible—and no more.” He realized that simplicity was a good thing, but like any good thing, there can sometimes be too much of it. The same advice applies to the trend of micro-learning. The slogan behind micro-learning endeavors are “shorter is better.” This is true, to a certain extent. The average Ted Talk is 18 minutes long.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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4 Tricks for Achieving True Storyline Slide Mastery

eLearning Brothers

Creating an eLearning course can be a long process, especially if you have a lot of slides in your course. For those instructional designers and eLearning developers who have developed a good mastery of Storyline course creation, however, it’s much less time-consuming. Part of achieving that mastery is learning how to effectively and efficiently utilize master slides in your course.

4 ways to help employees who struggle with learning

Axonify

If you think back to your school days, you’ll probably remember several students who just found learning challenging. Maybe you had a friend or sibling who needed more help or maybe you were the one struggling. Even though these days are over, the same situation happens with learning in the workplace. This doesn’t mean these employees are incompetent. Fear of Failure. Test Anxiety.

Simple Learning Solutions

Association eLearning

A year or so back, I was part of a mentoring program at my alma mater. They were pairing current students with recent graduates to help them with life skills that aren’t usually taught in class. loved the idea and started making lesson plans and brainstorming activities for my future mentee. went crazy laying the design groundwork. We developed a routine as the meetings went on.

70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

Challenge to Learn

I’m talking to learning managers each day about the 20 in 70:20:10; about knowledge sharing and about user generated learning that can facilitate this. I see a lot of interest in this topic but a lot of reservations as well. So I decided to list the top 10 objections against user generated learning, with my response. What is user generated learning? Before I start, I will give you some context.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs

mLevel

2009 saw the rise of songs like “Video Phone” by Beyonce, “Text Me” by R. Kelly, and “LOL :)” by Trey Songz. Next came Carly Rae Japsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in 2011, and recently “Hotline Bling” by Drake became the best-selling song in the U.S. Despite the silly nature of these cell phone centered songs,  they tell (or sing) us something about where people are choosing to spend their time.

Consider 4 Cs in Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

When I create scenarios for learning, I keep these four elements in mind: characters, context, challenge, and consequences. Characters. The main character of your scenario who drives the action should generally be someone similar to your learners. Give your main character a goal that aligns to the learning objectives and that your learners share. Context. Challenge. Consequences. More Reading.

The Power of Story in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point? I’m willing to bet you recall the story—the problem, the characters, the climax, the solution, and how that story made you feel. It’s a similar situation with eLearning. The problem? Choose the characters.

Three essential components of participatory e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Participatory means providing the opportunity for people to be involved in deciding how something is done. The term is mostly used in politics and training/education jargons. We talk about a ‘participatory’ democracy. When running face-to-face workshops while doing development work in Africa in the nineties and later, it was considered important that we use ‘participatory’ approaches instead of the commonly used top-down techniques like lecture-style presentation. It remains an essential part of the training philosophy in the development sector. Why in this sector more than elsewhere?

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 3

Association eLearning

Part 2 discussed five outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices and why they don’t work. This final installment is going to visit the other side of the coin. Here are five updated practices that will help improve your Learning and Development for everyone, not just millennials. Updated Practice 1: Treat Learning as a Process. That’s part of the idea behind microlearning. Ford Motor Co.

Getting Into the Flow: How Casual Games Increase Learning Engagement

Axonify

People are more disengaged than ever. poll by the Gallup organization estimates that in 2015, “the majority (50.8%) of employees were ‘not engaged,’ while another 17.2% were ‘actively disengaged’.” Actively disengaged” is one of my favorite phrases. interpret it to mean that a person actually has to work to be disengaged; they have to try to be disengaged. One route is to let employees play games.

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Design for Non Designers – Typography

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Get our free eBook when you follow our blog! Designing for Non Designers – Typography by Matt Blackstock Typography is one of those words that you hear banded about by graphic designers. It’s all about the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols used to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development design elearning typography

Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At a private event, I had a chance to hear Kaihan Krippendorff talk about thinking differently about innovation.  He used an 8P’s model as a framework to illustrate how to think differently. strategy

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

5 Sporty Lectora Templates

eLearning Brothers

For centuries, mankind has been fascinated with the ritual of sport, not only for it’s recreational purposes, but for the camaraderie and storybook-like characters and mythologies that spring from it. With such a large contingent of our society obsessed with the world of sport, it makes for a useful impulse to tap into for the purposes of eLearning. Jumpshot. Field Goal. Speedway. Shootout.

Training Simulations: An Effective Corporate Training Tool

Designing Digitally

The face of corporate training is changing rapidly to keep up with the latest advances in technology. New ways of doing things are streamlining the training process and studies show the results are favorable. . Virtual learning and simulations are now effectively bridging that gap. . Title: What is it? Description: Simulated training is a virtual environment with a game-like atmosphere. Contact u

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Instructional Design

Association eLearning

I’m not a “numbers person.” I never have been. Some people aren’t “words people.” And that’s okay. In college, I cringed on behalf of my science major friends when they told me about their multi-hour labs and the reports that went along with them. They told me they were fine with that. They’d take it over my research papers any day. The same is true in the work world.

What Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” Videos Can Teach Us About LMS Microlearning

Wisetail LMS

They crowd your Facebook feed and make your mouth water, but those Tasty cooking videos have a lot to teach us about microlearning and how to use it in your learning management system. The post What Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” Videos Can Teach Us About LMS Microlearning appeared first on Wisetail.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Press Release – Administrate Launches MENA Operation

Administrate

Edinburgh/Beirut – 14 September 2016 – Administrate, the fast-growing software-as-a-service for training companies and training departments, has opened a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office in Beirut, Lebanon.  Based in the highly-rated Beirut Digital District, already home to a growing cohort of international tech startups, Administrate is the first Read More Published on September 14, 2016. All News

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Why Your LMS Theme Matters

Lambda Solutions

In a report published by Brandon Hall Group this year, it was revealed that 88% of organizations switching LMS did so for improved User Experience. The most overlooked component of user experience, is your LMS theme. good LMS theme will create a seamless user experience, which enhances the learner engagement, and makes your users more comfortable. moodle theming Moodle customization branding

Give yourself a GIFT with Captivate Quizzes

eLearning Brothers

Recently, in our house, we celebrated several birthdays. Celebrations like birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day, Easter, and so forth always seem to involve some form of gift for others. Well, when it comes to designing your quizzes in Captivate, you can also give yourself a gift. The gift of GIFT files. Then, you take that file and import it directly into Captivate.

Top 5 Free and Low-Cost Adobe Captivate 9 Alternatives

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Adobe Captivate 9 carries the Adobe name, giving it instant recognition. Like all products, however, even from Adobe, its popularity relies on its usefulness. Adobe Captivate 9 boasts a wide range of features: Blog articles

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs: Engagement

mLevel

We’ve all seen it, employees sneaking peeks to their phones during training. Whether they’re distracted or just plain not paying attention, these wandering attention spans serve as a symptom for unengaging, and ultimately ineffective training. So This means learners have high expectations of UI and accessibility, but less time available to spend on learning.

How to Design a Complex Training Curriculum in 10 Steps

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve barely gotten past the title and this article is already misleading. Make no mistake: there’s nothing simple about designing a complex training curriculum. And it takes more than 10 steps. These days, we find ourselves working with more and more clients who need support with a major product launch or another rollout of some kind. These projects are  huge in scope. It is!

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A Cautionary Tale of Putting all Your Training Eggs in One Basket

Administrate

Meet Phil. 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. 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