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Top Experts Predict What Will Transform ELearning in 2017


ELearning is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field that is never at a stop. A few years ago eLearning was perceived as an innovative way of studying. This very day eLearning is taken for granted, whereas the changes happening inside the eLearning field itself are accepted as innovations. Blog articles

What is innovative teaching?

Learning with e's

I've fielded a lot of questions recently, during panels discussions and presentations about technology supported learning. Over the next few posts, I want to elaborate on some of these. Here's the first: What factors determine innovative teaching, with or without technology? Nor does a good teacher need to always use technology to maintain their effectiveness. Reference Rogers, E. Unported License.

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4 Things to Know When Using Layers in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

As I talk with other Storyline users about their projects, almost inevitably the topic of layers vs slides (or sometimes vs states) comes up. There are some passionate people on both sides of the discussion. So, for the sake of those who might be wondering about layers, I thought I’d put together this list of four important things to understand when considering using layers in Storyline.


Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

In preparing to work with a client on developing their learning science understanding, I realized that I was using two representations about meaningful learner interaction that could be seen to be conflicting.  On the one hand I talk about using decisions as a basis for design, and on the other I refer to activity -based learning. And I have separate diagrams for each. Does it make sense to you?

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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Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’  It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. If you google the phrase, you’ll see how many people have indicated their problems with this! However, there are quite legitimate ways to pick my brain and I thought I’d mention a couple.  In both cases, I think were great engagements on both sides, high value for a reasonable investment. Both in this case were for folks who develop content. Content Review. And more.

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Chief Capability Officer (CCO) Seeks a New Home

Living in Learning

Having been in L&D for many years in virtually every role from road warrior sales trainer to multiple leadership positions, I have been an advocate of the premise that Training Drives Performance. And why not, it’s promoted in both scope and charter of the typical L&D mission? After drinking the Kool-Aid of a Performance Paradigm about ten years ago, I have become more convinced than ever that Training Does NOT Drive Performance – It Drives Potential.

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Training a Specific Population – An Interview with Kelly Prince

WalkMe Training Station

Take Note! Employee Training is no longer a mindless circle of shadowing and repetition. She responded with thoughtful and incredibly detailed answers referring to her experience with the training world and even how Relias Learning can help with these challenges. Kelly Prince is a Senior Instructional Designer with Relias Learning. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University. 1.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

How to Map Out Your Video Production With Blocking

eLearning Brothers

Heard of blocking? In theater, blocking is used to figure out the exact staging of actors so that their performance is never obstructed from the audience. They do the same thing in video, and you should be doing something similar with your screencasts. Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it?

Individual Contributors Need Learning, Too

CLO Magazine

It’s no wonder managers get so much learning and development attention. Managing business operations, they receive and respond to messages from the top and deal with issues coming up from the lower levels of the workforce, said Terry Barton, director of systemwide staff development at the University of California, Office of the President. Terry Barton. What do I need to ask my manager for?

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems


The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. One Stop Location. LMS are not only for E-learning activities! Then quiz, test, and survey about any type of learning a user may encounter within the system. Ease of Access. Conclusion.

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc. Then there are bad surprises… like when you take that first sip of coffee and it’s way too hot or when your computer crashes at work and you lose everything. Training. More Training. And reinforcement, too. See the curriculum. 2. Launch

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.

Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” ” Even though we’ve taken his words in a slightly different direction, we’d like to think that by that logic, our conversational scenarios have at least a little bit of royal blood in them. Copy Room. Computer Library 02. Call Center. Click here to see pricing!

Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention

Everything E-Learning

Today’s tip is a simple way to make your eLearning more engaging and effective. Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. So whether you have graphics and diagrams that illustrate your point or you merely have a few bullet points on the slide, when you design them to reveal information progressively, you’re helping keep learners’ focus. You’re not distracting them with other things. And at the same time, they’re not reading ahead and missing something. Subscribe to emails from the Trivantis team.

How to Add Company Branding to Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

One of the big challenges when building courses is having to deal with organization’s brand and visual identity and figuring out how to work it into the course. And to do it in a way so the course doesn’t look like a billboard or race car. Get Rid of the Branding. Before we get started, here’s a question worthy of debate: do you really need to brand your courses? Landing Pages.

Are You Getting Kirkpatrick Evaluation Right?


On October 12, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick conducted a webinar with Training Magazine Network called, " Getting Kirkpatrick Evaluation Right - Case Examples and Tips from Practitioners. ". These practitioners have implemented the model in government, military and corporate organizations

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.

a new business ideology

Learning and Working on the Web

“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the rest—that’s when things really get set in concrete.” – Charles Green. The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. There is now a need for a new business ideology.

Reflect on Your Life’s Journey

CLO Magazine

In the past 10 years, authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. This is a sea change from 2003 when I wrote “Authentic Leadership.” Back then, many people asked what it meant to be authentic. In the book, I defined authentic leaders as genuine, moral and character-based leaders. In 2005, I created the Authentic Leadership Development course at Harvard Business School.

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Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4

CommLab India

Welcome to the fifth blog in the series of posts on learning objectives. In my previous posts, we have looked at the importance of learning objectives. We have also seen the six levels of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy, viz.  Remembering , Understanding , Applying , Analyzing , Evaluating , and Creating , which is concerned with mental skills (knowledge). Receiving phenomena. follow.

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs to be Using Video

Visual Lounge

We often associate video with entertainment because that’s where it’s excelled for so long, but because it’s such an engaging medium that communicates complex messages, businesses are employing it to solve a slew of problems. If you’re not using video at work yet, or think you could be using it more, here are five practical reasons you should. Build customer rapport with personal touch points.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course


You’re about to develop a brand new eLearning Course? That’s great! You’re opening new opportunities for learners from all around the world. Wait; not so fast! If you’re going to do this, you need to do it the right way. The course should not only provide the knowledge a learner wants to receive, but it also needs great appeal.  . Include Videos and Audio Material. Include Infographics.

10 eLearning Tips from Michael Allen


Michael Allen is well know as one of the top eLearning experts and his “Guide to e-Learning” book is on every list I’ve seen of must-have eLearning books. With that, let’s get onto the interview! What’s changed over the past 13 years since the 1st edition of your book?  . And there are many misconceptions or urban myths in the driver’s seat. What’s your best tip for making eLearning engaging?


Adaptive Learning in E-learning – What is Adaptive Learning?

CommLab India

2 Decades Ago: There were 47 of us in grade 6. Although we came from different backgrounds, we were never discriminated against. Unfortunately, even our mental levels of understanding were treated with the same, intense uniformity, and everything that was taught was taught to all 47 of us together. We did the same sums, got the same homework, and the same, modest amount of attention.

Upcoming Webinar - Raptivity Tips & Tricks


Did you know Raptivity could be used very effectively in live training sessions, or that Raptivity interactions could be easily mapped to popular instructional design theories? Or rather, did you have an idea that Raptivity can let you create interactions in multiple languages in just a few clicks? If you’ve been an ardent Raptivity user, you must have already explored some of the above mentioned tricks and features that can help optimize the interactivity creation process, and even discovered some really novel ways to use the tool. Be inspired to do more with Raptivity.

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

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.