June, 2016

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eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them.    Just adding a simple button is interactive, but it's not engaging the learner. No learning here!  Therefore, I engaged them.   Learn. Then Do.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

It’s safe to say that no intelligent individual has ever spent a significant amount of time and money on an investment that did not promise to yield a good return. Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. These movers and shakers want the very best for their organizations and personnel but also have budgets to honor.

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7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. Engaging text is half the battle. redundancy goodbye. 2. Audio tips.

How To Promote Ongoing Online Training In Your Organization

Docebo

5 Tips 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. More importantly, they must receive ongoing online training that allows them to fine tune their skills, learn about the latest products, and brush up on work related tasks.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

3 Challenges Vendors Face When Going LMS SaaS

Upside Learning

Most LMS vendors operate or either wish to operate in a SaaS engagement model. While there is no denying the possible pros of SaaS (for both the vendors and the customers), the learning domain offers some unique challenges to vendors in going the SaaS way. Below are some critical challenges of SaaS specific to vendors […]. Learning Management Hybrid SaaS SaaS LMS

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds. So, here are some of the additional terms you wanted to defined. ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. Essentially this is the strategy phase. Implement improvements.

Enspire Named in Training Industry Content Watch List

Enspire Learning

AUSTIN TX – 17 June 2016. Enspire is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2016 Content Development Watch List Company. This is our fifth year to earn the distinction of Content Development Watch List Company or Top 20 Content Development Company. We have also been named a Top 20 Gamification Company for 2015 and 2014. Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of content.

Is Gamification the Answer?

B Online Learning

This post is based on a class presentation that I gave a little while ago as part of my educational psychology studies. My topic was ‘Video Games and Motivation’ and I looked at the research that has been done into the motivational pull of video game play and then linked this to gamification, which seems […].

Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices

eLearning Brothers

This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. wouldn’t be a true training and development professional if I didn’t take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learned. Come follow along this summary post where I highlight the top 50 eLearning best practices and insights I’ve covered over the past year. Games don’t have to be complex to be engaging. Data helps.

3 Simple ways to gamify your online learning

Docebo

3 Simple ideas for elearning gamification (without the gimmicks). Gamification can help you create a more engaging learning experience. But, make sure you don’t simply take a game and apply it to your learning. Instead, Instead, you should focus on finding ways to use gaming elements to create learning experiences that are not possible with traditional face-to-face training. Here Final thoughts.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. What this represents is people talking about the tools they use to do their jobs, and I reckon it’s important for us to talk about tools for learning.

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.

Flash to Animate CC: More than just a Rechristening

Upside Learning

After having been around for 20 years, Flash Professional has now evolved into Animate CC. Animate CC leverages the familiar tools interface and rich output of its predecessor, at the same time allowing for native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. This recent development at Adobe is more than just a renaming of the tool, as […]. eLearning Adobe Animate CC Adobe Animate CC First Look Animate CC New Features Flash to Animate CC

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7 ELearning Traps to Avoid

LearnDash

Anyone who sets out to create an elearning course does so with the best intentions. They want the course to be both fun and effective. But this does not always happen. I am sure that at some point you have had a poor elearning experience. Sometimes it is because the course lacks interactions, and sometimes it is because there are too many “bells and whistles” in place.

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Of all the trends in technology today, BYOD, short for “bring your own device,” is among the most popular. This makes sense considering nearly 100 percent of employed individuals own at least one mobile device that they bring to work on a daily basis. Naturally, people want to use their device(s) at the office or wherever it is they work. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.

How to Handle Feedback About Your eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

As creators of eLearning content, we often put our heart and soul into what we design. That makes receiving constructive feedback a difficult, if not painful, experience. But receiving feedback doesn’t have to be a negative exchange. We have four suggestions to help make receiving eLearning design feedback a more manageable experience: Listen with an open mind. Don’t get defensive. To the audio?

Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier

Docebo

Having an LMS that meets the PENS standard is a one-click process, saving course authors time. Publishing course content to a learning management system  ( LMS ) is often time consuming, causing frustration to course authors. Having an LMS that meets the Package Exchange Notification System ( PENS ) standard , coupled with an authoring tool, will save course authors time and ibuprofen.

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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.

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts. With those caveats, what did we see? The first question was looking at how we align our efforts with business needs. design strategy

Responsive Videos

Upside Learning

Videos have always been effective where high-fidelity content is required. And with most platforms now failing to support Flash, videos have also become a technical means of including media-rich, vector-based, closely audio-synched animations (or for that matter any other type of animation) into multi-device eLearning. So before going any further, let’s establish the two ways […]. eLearning Responsive Videos

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The Power & Potential of Mobile Learning

LearnDash

Chances are that by now you have at least heard of mobile learning, though you may still be confused as to what that actually means. In the early years of mlearning there was some confusion but now this is an industry all its own with clear technology and instructional design methodology. It isn’t going anywhere, that much we know. In other words: ignore mobile learning at your own peril!

How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)

Bottom-Line Performance

You want to make your training engaging… but why? Common sense tells us that engaging training is more likely to be successful. Blogs like this one share examples of award-winning training all the time, and it’s what people talk about at learning conferences as well. But sometimes us learning professionals do all the talking. What do learners want? But what about your target learners?

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

This Isn’t Your Father’s eLearning…

eLearning Brothers

My 74-year-old father got his first cell phone about a month ago. He’s been holding out, but when the landline in his house was out for a few weeks, and the phone company wasn’t sure when they’d be able to get around to fixing it, he knew it was time to get a mobile phone. I don’t expect to receive a text from him. Chances are he will still refuse to join Facebook.

Learning to Work in a Time of Digital Disruption

The Peformance Improvement

What will the workplace be like in an age of disruption ? What will employees be doing and what will managers be doing when companies are going through digital transformation? These are important questions for the many companies that are faced with dramatic technological change in the near future…or right now! Increasingly inclusive workforce with individualized work policies.

Ambiguity Denial Syndrome?

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a colleague at an event one of the past weeks, and I noted down the concept of ambiguity denial syndrome. And I’m retrospectively making up what we were talking about, but it’s an interesting idea to me. What we did was explain away the few times it didn’t work. And our learning designs, and organization designs, and our cultures, need to recognize this.

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. It is a common misconception and one that can have and often does have negative results. Another zinger is the old some famous, everyone hates their LMS.  Yeah, yeah, I know. What does this really say?  The people involved in the daily goals of building a top tier program.  

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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.

Online Education Isn’t Always Glamorous

LearnDash

Despite its advantages there are still many people who are skeptical of online education. It is hard to imagine that the same learning experience can occur from a 100% online (or virtual) course. Still, online-only schools do exist and are attracting students from all over the world. The content is often delivered as a combination of pre-made elearning modules, recorded lectures, and live webinars.

Pokémon and Gamified Learning

Association eLearning

I recently had a conversation about something I hadn’t thought about for a long time. Pokémon. And it dawned upon me that the franchise is a surprisingly good metaphor for gamified learning. For those who aren’t familiar with them, Pokémon are fictional creatures. The people who catch, tame, and teach them to do battle are called trainers. The successful ones win badges. Sound familiar?

3 Vital Steps for Creating Storyline Game Zen Part 1

eLearning Brothers

When you think of building a Storyline game, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the seemingly endless revisions, hours of testing, and things you don’t know or are unsure about. Even in Storyline, the idea of building a well-rounded game can be very daunting. Scoring and Percentage Variables. The next step is to create another number variable equal to 0. Simple!

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Can VR make learning viral?

Origin Learning

Sensory, stimulating, and sticky – that’s how learners would want their learning to be. And, that is a demand that is influencing organizations – large, medium and small enterprises – to evaluate the latest trends, technologies, and tools that would make this a reality. So, how then can the perennial challenge faced by global enterprises be handled, to make it a win-win for all stakeholders? link].

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

John Black #ICELW Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Professor John Black of Columbia Unveristy gave a fascinating talk about how games can leverage “embodied cognition” to achieve deeper learning. The notion is that by physical enaction, you get richer activation, and sponsor deeper learning.  It obviously triggered lots of thoughts (mine are the ones in the bubbles :). Lots to ponder. design games meta-learning

Learn to create infographics like a boss!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Infographics with Piktochart: Quick Start. An effective infographic has the power to inform, impress, and influence. As learning tools, infographics can support learning transfer and retention. On top of all that, they are FUN to concoct! During this class you will explore visual communication basics and design principles as well as traditional infographic categories and when to use each. You will be introduced to some infographics that work well--and some that do not. You will also get started with a very cool free tool for creating infographics online: Piktochart. Who Should Attend? 

Leveraging the APIs in your LMS

Upside Learning

Basics first. An Application Programming Interface (API), in context of a Learning Management System, helps organizations in seamlessly integrating the LMS with third-party enterprise applications for information sharing and managing various functions with ease. It enables information flow between applications thereby automating workflows and processes, which otherwise would have to be done manually. This not […]. Learning Management API and LMS LMS API

Digital literacies in the age of remix

Learning with e's

I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University. The components in the model are by no means exhaustive - I acknowledge there are many more literacies, some of which are emergent due to new technologies and services. have added three dimensions. The left hand column attends to how knowledge is managed. White, D.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

5 Ways to Evaluate If Your eLearning Hits the Mark

eLearning Brothers

It takes hours, weeks, and sometimes months to create eLearning content. And then, once the course launches, there’s a bit of a void. The course is in production, and the eLearning content team wonders if it’s well received. Hopefully…fingers crossed…it’s making a difference for learners. quick way to collect this feedback is by including a satisfaction survey on the last page.

Piloting your e-Learning Course – A Beginner’s Guide

Allen Interactions

By Hannah Hunter , Instructional Writer. Did you know that the pilot episode of Star Trek included only one member of the Enterprise crew: Mr. Spock? And in that version, Spock had dark red skin and absorbed food through a plate in his stomach? Viewers of the pilot were not shy in their opinion that the show was boring and Spock was creepy. Thank you, pilot testing!

5 Essential Training Management Metrics

Administrate

It’s a familiar problem – data. Lots and lots of data. spreadsheet for one customer, another for a group of students/learners, one for that project and so on. The wealth of data that a modern training operation generates can be quite overwhelming and data overload is rapidly becoming one of the principal productivity Read More. All Training Tips

Do You Have a Mobile Learning Strategy?

LearnDash

Many organizations have an elearning strategy, but do they have one for mobile learning? The rise of mobile technology has made elearning professionals re-think how we view elearning. What was once considered to be a part of elearning has now grown into its own industry. There are now tools and techniques specific to the mobile learning market. Some of which include: What devices will you support?

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

Podcast - Todd Kasenberg shares why he is excited about creating MicroLearning using Raptivity

Raptivity

The series of podcast continues as we interview Todd Kasenberg this time who has been using Raptivity over five years and is also an interactive learning thought leader. Todd is the Principal at Guiding Star Communications and Consulting, providing insights to organizations about their performance challenges, employee engagement and enhancing customer experience. Listen now.

ThinkFoodGroup: A Quest For A New LMS

Wisetail LMS

Showing a handpicked, talented person the ropes of your business is a straightforward process, except when it isn’t. ThinkFoodGroup had a particularly big challenge when it came ot teachings its employees. The post ThinkFoodGroup: A Quest For A New LMS appeared first on Wisetail. All hospitality LMS culture restaurants ThinkFoodGroup

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