February, 2017

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4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. We’ll start with the following passage.

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The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Not convinced?

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Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Bottom-Line Performance

Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer?  Microlearning. 18% of respondents said they’re excited about microlearning for the year ahead. The Some use short videos. The idea is simple.

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3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events

InSync Training

The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be. Therefore, L&D strategy cannot stop at delivery. Mobile Learning 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

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8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware. We had to work with SMEs, usually engineers, to pick their brains to help them structure and put on paper all the knowledge required by technicians in the field. What’s the presentation purpose? Training? Information? Selling? Example? Examples?

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner? What about making sure learning objectives were met? Most importantly, what about the budget? Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. mLearning. No pinch motions are necessary. Microlearning.

The Cost of an Ineffective Training Program

ej4 eLearning

According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the average cost of losing an employee is six months of their base salary. The average employee salary is $53,000, so the average cost of losing an employee would be $26,500. Turnover is inevitable, but don’t you want to do everything you can do to decrease these expenses for your company? The work environment is toxic.

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Can I Get a Copy of the Slides? The Case for Blended Training

InSync Training

Martyn Lewis , Principal and Founder of 3GS , joins the ranks of both InSync guest bloggers and BYTE presenters. Don't miss his BYTE session, Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction with Blended Training , on February 28, 2017. There is always at least one. Why do we so often hear people ask for a copy of the slides? Blended learning BYTE

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

7 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CREATE EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post 7 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CREATE EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting Learning Design e-learning eLearning Engaging Learning Learning Learning Designer Learning Effectiveness Learning Experience Learnnovators SME Srividya Kumar

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014). One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Advantages. Think about morning radio shows. Example. Kapp, K.

The “Not a Love Letter” to the LMS – Bring it On!

Axonify

About a month ago, I was soaking up the rays on a beautiful beach in Mexico when I started receiving a series of texts and phone calls on my personal mobile number from an automotive sales rep that I’ll name “Jim”. I had no idea how he got my number and, since I was trying to take a break from work, I let him know that when I got back from my vacation, I’d follow-up with him. Anyway, I digress.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning. Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense. But software training and its associated screen caps also present some unique challenges and considerations, as well as opportunities. Challenges. Considerations. That can be a privacy concern.

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Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. Do you? If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do. Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!). The learner is an information constructor. socially)?

7 Orienteering Tips for Instructional Designers

InSync Training

As a Learning Experience Designer , my job requires that I navigate a complex landscape. Each new project that I work on involves different parameters, sends me down unique pathways, and sets up obstacles along the way. Even with many years of experience under my belt, I still find myself lost in this landscape at times. You may find yourself just as lost in your own work, too.

The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground

CLO Magazine

It goes without saying that the birth of the internet and resulting advancements in technology have completely changed the way we live and work. Take learning management systems, for example. Virtually overnight, the corporate enterprise jumped on board and created a multibillion-dollar market for the LMS. Technology is now disrupting itself at a pace that’s sometimes difficult to comprehend.

10 journals every e-learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I was delighted when Matt Guyan blogged 5 Books Every eLearning Professional Should Read in response to my 5 papers every learning professional should read. feel the urge to lob the ball back over the net, so I shall do so now with a list of 10 journals I believe every e-learning professional should read. Here are the journals in alphabetical order. Each one is freely accessible. Online Learning.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

eLearning Brothers

Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services. Is the company wholly concerned with the bottomline, willing to sacrifice ethical practices and quality standards if it means they can squeeze a few more bucks out of their target market? Listening Skills.

Who Needs Training? 1/3 of Americans Receive No Formal Training From Their Employer

Association eLearning

An online survey conducted by Ipsos Market Research and Consulting Firm has turned up some shocking statistics. 30% of Americans surveyed said that they never received any formal training from their employer. Among those left untrained,  were those over age 55 (37%), those earning less than $50,000 annual income (37%), those who have not earned a college degree (38%), and part time workers (37%).

Having Problems with LMS User Management? Here’s the Solution. 

TOPYX LMS

A social learning management system (LMS) is a wonderful thing that comes with a host of benefits and sometimes a few problems. These problems are no big deal if administrators know how to address them. Of all the issues that accompany an LMS, the biggest one is probably a difficulty managing (adding and maintaining) users. Not every LMS facilitates effortless management of users, but some do.

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Web Courseworks

The new administration has introduced uncertainty into healthcare education. CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field. ANCC: American Nurses Credential Center.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Create Love in the Classroom

Learning Rebels

(Originally created for Litmos blog 8/2016). Have you ever been in front of a group of training “captives”? They just aren’t feeling the love in the classroom? Either people were told to be there by the boss, or perhaps the training is part of some punitive action (You turned left instead of right…now you MUST go to training!)? There is a big difference! If Flip the script.

Curated Insights: Seeking a Practical Definition of MicroLearning

Axonify

Microlearning seems to have taken the lead from virtual reality and big data in the “2017 L&D Most Popular Buzzword” competition. The term is popping up more and more in industry publications and conference presentations. Carla Torgerson just published what appears to be the only English-language book on microlearning on Amazon. But does everyone who wants it really understand what it is?

The Neuroscience of Self-directed Learning

CLO Magazine

The best talent is almost always deeply engaged and incredibly productive. Wouldn’t it be great if learning leaders could “clone” those people? Well, they can. Self-discovery allows an organization to quickly and effectively reverse engineer top performers. Self-directed learning, based on advances in neuroscience, enables an organization to quickly develop everyone to be like the best.

Learners Aren’t Robots: Put Emotion Back into Training

Association eLearning

You must turn off your emotions for the next hour. This training is a feeling-free zone. You do not have a report due at the end of the day. You do not have to get groceries on the way home. You are to studiously apply yourself and completely forget the outside world. Your training has spoken. Couldn’t we put emotion back into training? Why is there so much training for robots out there?

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study