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Experiencing eLearning

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News. Rather than studying and practicing a single skill in blocks, it’s more effective to use “interleaved” or variable practice of multiple skills. You remember better this way. It’s the opposite of cramming where you might do well on a test but forget it all soon after. tags: learning research spacedlearning memory. Voice Realm. Hire voice over with free auditions. tags: voiceover. Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism – Poynter. tags: writing plagiarism.

New Time-Saving Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

We have recently added several new templates to our ever growing library. These are more intros, lower thirds, overlays, layouts, callouts, and transitions all professionally designed and aesthetically pleasing. Our Camtasia packages increase in value each time a new asset is added to the library, and we’ve added some beauties. Let me show you just a few. Trendy: Full Theme. Breeze: Full Theme.

Include These in Your ELearning Portfolio


Instructional designers often have an opportunity to work on a variety of projects, it is part of what makes the profession so compelling. One project may include new employee courses, another for change management, and another still for leadership training. There is never a dull moment. Each one of these projects is a feather in the cap of an instructional designer. This can take a lot  of time.

Operationalizing Learning Intelligence

Lambda Solutions

Last week, we wrote a blog about U nderstanding Learning Intelligence - what it is, the theory behind it, and how we can begin understanding it better. But, you may be asking, why do technology providers need to think about Learning Intelligence? Can't they just provide good software and let the customer do the rest? learning

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Will Pokémon GO Influence ELearning?


Unless you have been locked in a basement for the past month then you have likely been hearing about the latest craze that is Pokémon GO. It’s It’s everywhere. For the uninitiated, Pokémon GO is a free location-based mobile game that leverages GPS and mobile phone cameras. The point of the game is to use your phone to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures. elearning mlearning

Infographic: Create a Learning Culture in the Workplace


To maintain high employee satisfaction in the workplace, you must invest in your employees like you invest in your 401K: the more you put into it, the higher your return on investment. The majority of workers seek employers who invest in their development through training. Look to this infographic for tips on how to cultivate learning in the workplace!

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Gamification: How It Supports Compliance Online Training for Employees

Designing Digitally

Some employees find compliance training so daunting they would rather sit in a traffic jam, wash a pile of dishes, or even get a root canal. Compliance training can be so dull, boring and tedious that the trainers and trainees alike want to avoid it like the plague. However, there is a way to turn this dull task into something interesting. The exact same concept can be applied to gamification.

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Sales Managers

Knowledge Guru

New sales enablement products and platforms seem to pop out of the woodwork every day. They all promise essentially the same things: that they will help sales reps articulate value, stay on message, close more deals and stick around longer. But what about sales managers? In the marketplace as in the workplace, they can be a bit of an afterthought. Get your training right.

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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.

Six Pivotal Actions for the CHRO as Employee Engagement Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

While some leaders are aware that employee engagement is a strategic differentiator for business success, many organizations have struggled to respond to the dramatic expansion of engagement measurement options now available and the increased need for timely responses to engagement concerns. We believe that an employee engagement strategy guides organizations through the maze of measurement methods and vendors by identifying core concerns and aligning assessment options with relevant engagement drivers. [1]. Securing buy-in from leadership. Creating transparency. Evaluating options.

Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning has crossed the doors of the classroom long ago and conquered the online terrain. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. So how do we track learning at the workplace that has become informal in the form of activities, networking, work assignments, and collaboration outside the classroom? Transition: SCORM to xAPI. Bottom Line.


Tag It in Snagit: Improve Customer-Related Content Management in Sales

Visual Lounge

Ever been immersed in a project—really in the zone, and suddenly need to switch gears when the phone rings? Maybe you see an email marked high importance pop into your inbox, and you need to pause what you’re currently working on to put out a fire. Speed, coupled with the ability to effectively multi-task, are skills that are crucial to success when you work in Sales.    . Nobody likes a cold call.

Don’t Try to Do So Many Things At Once

CLO Magazine

Employee attempts to multitask are putting a serious damper on their performance. But learning leaders can help combat and even prevent some of the slowdown. Research says the brain simply can’t do that, Kerns said. People do better when focused on one task at a time. He compared multitasking to revving an engine and why highway mileage is better than city mileage on a car’s gas tank.

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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.

If You Think Training Should Make Learning Easy, You Are Doing It Wrong by Veronica X. Yan and Morris Davis

Learning Solutions Magazine

Certain “desirably difficult” conditions of learning that more actively and effortfully engage learners lead to better long-term learning. In other words, training that makes learning difficult is more effective. Does that seem shocking to you? Read this article to find out why the common wisdom that says you should make eLearning easy is wrong, and to learn what “desirably difficult” entails. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Research Training Strategies

Learning Transfer: 3 Ways to Incorporate Work Place Realities in E-learning

CommLab India

Most employees often find it difficult to apply the concepts learned in the training to their job roles. One of the key reasons for this is the inability of employees to relate training with the real world situations. This may be attributed to the lack of realism in training. For example, consider a sales training scenario. trainer is training sales people on how to handle customer objections.

Here Are 17 Places to Get Free Templates for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

As you know, the Articulate community regularly shares all sorts of free downloads. We have elearning templates , free PowerPoint templates , graphics , and all other sorts of free assets that can be used for your elearning courses. Also, you are free to use them for your projects without attribution. For today’s post I’d like to feature a few of them. Joanna Kurpiewska. Matt Guyan.

The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

Is your association generating as much non-dues revenue as it needs to, wants to, or has the potential to? One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy! Extend your Reach to a Wider Audience. Exploit the Full Potential of your Course Catalog.

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!

What NOT to do when training your employees – as told by The Office

WalkMe Training Station

If you don’t watch The Office, you’re making a huge mistake. The hit comedy may no longer be running, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drop what you’re doing right this second to catch up on the endless laughs you’ve to this point missed out on. What’s more, despite popular belief, the Office isn’t just good for numbing your mind and making you giggle.

12 Key Tips to Design and Develop M-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

It is a well-known fact that mobile technology is on the rise and, organizations are now taking advantage of their popularity to deliver training content. In fact, according to research by Ambient Insight, the global market for mobile learning products is expected to reach $12.2 billion by 2017. But developing learning courses for mobiles is not the same as developing them for desktops or laptops. The

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 14: What’s Your Purpose

Learning Rebels

 . It’s day 14 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – What’s Your Purpose? Here I am in Kansas City, Missouri – facilitating a Design and Delivery Bootcamp. My aha moment came as I was discussing the importance of knowing the difference between organizational goals and learning objectives. One does not equate to the other. Will your program make an impact to the organization?

Andy Nock – Sponge UK elearning podcast

Sponge UK

Andy Nock is a Director at the Elearning Network and has worked with augmented and virtual reality in learning. Andy explains the differences between the two technologies as well as the opportunities that they offer for L&D professionals. Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyNock83. 01:50 – What opportunities exist for using these technologies in L&D? Subscribe in iTunes.

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.

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Race for Artificial Intelligence


Apple has Siri; Microsoft has Cortana; Amazon has Echo; and Google is looking for Google Home to be the next big thing in artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, most forays into the world of machine learning and artificial intelligence have been fairly underwhelming. But Apple hopes to change all that sby banking big and bringing on developers and experts to build out their slow-moving AI division. Google has long been king of giving users what they want before they ask, and Apple hopes to contend in a space that it has been uncharacteristically lagging. But why the sudden push for AI?

4 Best Practices to Make Your Online Compliance Training Effective [Infographic]

CommLab India

It is well known that abiding by the various compliance rules and regulations is mandatory for employees of any organization. Also, the emphasis laid by organizations now-a-days on compliance training is evident. But, compliance courses contain a lot of legal terms which learners find hard to understand. This results in the learners losing interest in the course. Please do share your views.

The many faces of eLearning #2: Instructor-led Training with TalentLMS


A wise man once wrote that “what we call online learning, or eLearning, is not a single thing, but many” Sure, it’s not exactly a Paolo Coelho-caliber quotation — after all the wise man was me, and I wrote it in the introduction of the first part of this series of posts, but it’s still an apt description of the situation. Instructor-led Training 101. When does ILT make sense?

Why Learning Leaders Are Perfect For HR Roles

CLO Magazine

Learning leader is kind of a niche position. At least, it was. But increasingly what once required a singular focus on and deep expertise in learning and development strategy has morphed into a complex role with touch points on some areas that were once solely HR’s province. Now it’s not uncommon for savvy CLOs to advance their careers by stepping into a CHRO role, or something similar. You did.


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.

Is My Book Award Worthy?

Will at Work Learning

Is my book, Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form , award worthy? think so, buy I'm hugely biased! SMILE. Here's what I wrote today on an award-submission application: Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of Dangerous Art Form is a book, published in February 2016, written by Will Thalheimer, PhD, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc. The ideas in the book -- and the example questions provided -- help learning professionals focus on "learning effectiveness" in supporting post-learning performance. I'd love to see my work honored.

E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War

CommLab India

Let’s face it! Today, everybody is in a hurry and needs everything delivered quickly. It might be a Smartphone you buy online, the food you order through an app, or the e-learning you want developed for your employees. To address your urgency, e-learning professionals have been taking the help of rapid authoring tools to develop online learning material in a span of weeks rather than months.

From the Archives: Differing Expectations?

In the Middle of the Curve

Why am I so sad that this is still true? May 7, 2008 OK - I am going to put on my flak jacket for this. wonder if the conversation about whether learning design should be different for the "Digital Natives" is a red herring. There's more research demonstrating that the standard training operating procedure (stand in front of classroom, babble, watch eyes glaze over) doesn't work. And, like Clark Quinn , I am beginning to doubt that the increasing need for more engaging and effective instruction is a result of cultural change (particularly in regards to the technologies available at the time).