March, 2017

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9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development

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Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development. How To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development. Many employees dread online training. Schedule A Meet-And-Greet Webinar.

I’m Speaking at LS Con

Experiencing eLearning

I’m presenting a session on Avoiding Voice Over Script Pitfalls. for the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference. If you’re attending the conference, it’s session LS403 on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, I’m opposite Michael Allen and several other promising sessions. Sigh.) If you’re planning to attend the conference, I hope to meet you in person.

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Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

InSync Training

When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners. Think about it: we are asking somebody to sit at a computer for one or more hours, and focus only on the content being taught.

Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know

Knowledge Guru

What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? This is a question we often ask our clients. We ask this because we often see companies that want to take massive amounts of content and squeeze it into a 30-minute eLearning course. Or organizations who want to squeeze a 30-minute eLearning course into a 5-minute “microlearning experience.” And we get it.

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You need to change the way you view training if you want to measure the impact of learning

Axonify

This past week Carol lead a webinar hosted by Training Industry on “How to Measure the Impact of Learning” and, once again, she hit it right out of the park. Carol has a unique method of taking a complicated process and distilling it down in a way that makes you feel like you’ve needed glasses all your life, and she’s given you a pair with just the right prescription. Does this sound familiar?

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. Video. Animation. Want More?

Exploring Curation EdTech Tools and Apps

InSync Training

The last (but not least) compartment in our EdTech toolbox is curation tools. We use these tools and apps to explore the web to find resources related to specific topics that we can save, reference or share out through other channels. In any modern blended learning program, a curation strategy can improve the outcomes for your learners. EdTech 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

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Virtual Duality

E-Learning Provocateur

Something struck me during this year’s Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week. Billed as an event for “anyone who is working with or experimenting with virtual reality, whether that be at home, at school or at work”, this was the second time I had run it. Again I was keen for our peers in L&D and other industries to share what they are doing with this emerging technology.

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Presentation: The Difference Between Good and Super eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

In the classic-rock-laden animated comedy Megamind, the title character (an ineffectual super-villain voiced by Will Ferrel) makes an astute observation about what it takes to differentiate yourself from the herd: Megamind: You’re a villain alright, just not a super-one. Titan: What’s the difference? Megamind: PRESENTATION! Charisma, timing, design sensibilities, etc. Design choices.

Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners. The topic was Themes from a Hat (topics are polled and then separate discussions are held). Everyone contributed.

How Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp’s Learning Game Design Process Works

Knowledge Guru

Last week we announced Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design on the BLP blog. It’s called “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.” We also kicked off the Play to Learn Book Tour, which blends conference workshops, webinars and guest bloggers to expand the learning game design conversation. Explore learning games. Deploy.

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Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?

Experiencing eLearning

I recently attended an interesting webinar by Joe Ganci on how to use science fiction to improve eLearning. In the presentation, Joe talked about elements of storytelling common to science fiction and how to incorporate those aspects for better stories in elearning. If you’re attending the Learning Solutions Conference later this month, you can hear this presentation live. What do you think?

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Tips for Faster, Easier, Better eLearning Design

Allen Interactions

By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Instructional design determines the effectiveness of training. In all of my presentations, demonstrations, books, and webinars, I contrast what can be achieved through great design with what is so often not achieved because basic design principles were not applied. eLearning Design Tips

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Five Tips on Training Restaurant Employees for Guest Experience

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Exceeding guests’ expectations begins with the culture of you restaurant, which is created by the restaurant managers and the employees themselves. This culture has a huge impact on guests and guest delight. Here are five tips on creating the best possible environment for delighting guests. Value your team. When employees feel valued, they’re more likely to provide top-notch customer service.

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3 Ways eLearning Infographics Can Increase Engagement

eLearning Brothers

One of the greatest blessings of the modern world is the Internet. It really is a game changer that we are able to communicate with so many people with such ease. One thing that comes with that immediacy and sheer volume that the web brings is a sense of choice overload. One obvious example of this comes when movie night rolls around. Here’s just a few of the benefits. Authenticity.

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. Two recent reports highlight the awareness. It’s still a top-down model.

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Infographics Arun Pradhan Charles Jennings Collaborative Learning Design4Performance eLearning Infographic eLearning Infographics Experiential Learning Harold Jarche Infographic Jane Hart Learning Learning Ecosystem Learning Ecosystems Learnnovators Performance Support

4 Best Practices for Keeping an Organized eLearning Video Library

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It’s March! Winter is almost over and it’s time for Spring cleaning. I’m not talking about your closet; I’m talking about your video library. When was the last time you reviewed what was in there? When I looked in my closet this weekend, I was overwhelmed. I saw items I no longer wear. Am I really going to wear that bridesmaid’s dress again? No, I’m not, but it has sentimental value.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

Upside Learning

Variety and affordability have made mobile devices ubiquitous. But as with any other form of popular technology adoption, it’s important to see if the adoption has been as wide as it is deep. As designers of mobile applications, it is important that we keep our designs accessible to individuals with disabilities as well keeping in […]. eLearning Mobile Accessibility Mobile Accessibility Guidelines Mobile Accessibility Standards Top 10 Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

3 Visions for the Future of EdTech

InSync Training

Can we possibly know what the future holds? I don’t think we can, but we can certainly look to the horizon and consider what may be coming. We can use data, history, and recent trends to guide our forecasts. I am not a futurist, but I do see three distinct visions for the future of EdTech swirling around in the haze out there. The Connected Future. The Internet of Things (IoT) is real.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

7 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in the Digital Era

CLO Magazine

Digital transformation is an urgent imperative. Today’s talent are either shifting to, or have already become, digital natives. These employees expect a collaborative, flexible, high energy, purposeful and inclusive workplace. Companies that get digital leadership right perform better in the marketplace and have happier, more engaged employees. But, leadership is complex during a digital boom.

Microdesign

Clark Quinn

There’s been a lot of talk about microlearning of late – definitions , calls for clarity , value propositions, etc – and I have to say that I’m afraid some of it (not what I’ve linked to) is a wee bit facile. Or, at least, conceptually unclear. And I think that’s a problem. It’s about how to do microdesign, that is, how to design micro learning.

Top 6 Corporate Learning Management Systems!

Your Training Edge

Corporate training has taken leaps and bound in the past few decades. Online training is now the new measure which most employers choose when polishing up their new employees. Especially when it come to corporate training, using online resources is advantageous in many ways. There is cost reduction, increased access to employees, and the ability to have guides for the employees 24/7. Talentlms.

Geenio Double Win 2017 for LMS Software

Geenio

Here at Geenio, this year’s spring could not have begun any better. Of course, feeling the first warm sunbeams touch our faces brings us as much joy and excitement as the next person, but this time around we’ve got something very special to warm our hearts

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