The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
I’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors. This year 3500 people from all over the world converged in lovely San Diego to discuss (and envision) the next major transformational innovations in EdTech. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development. One particularly interesting discussion point touched on the future role of the Learning & Development (L&D) organization within corporations.
eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 15, 2016
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.
10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know
APRIL 27, 2016
By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room. Mobile Learning Christopher Pappas
Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses
JANUARY 6, 2016
Designing courses is passé! In a world where the shelf-life of knowledge and skills are rapidly shrinking, where best practices of yore yield increasingly little or no return on investment, where exceptions are the norm, and constant change and flux the new normal, designing set courses using SME-defined content is like trying to build a dam to rein in the surging waves of a tumultuous ocean.
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.
The benefits of applying the 70:20:10 learning framework
MARCH 1, 2016
Considering a new informal learning approach? New report outlines the benefits of applying 70:20:10. The report discusses, in part, the benefits of applying 70:20:10 — the concept that suggests the majority of learning happens via on-the-job training and through coaching — to any organizational learning and development strategy. Does the 70:20:10 framework help?
The 70:20:10 lens
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
In 70:20:10 for trainers I advocated the use of the 70:20:10 model by L&D professionals as a lens through which to view their instructional design. The excellent comments on my post, and insightful blog posts by others – notably Mark Britz , Clark Quinn and Arun Pradhan – have prompted me to think deeper about my premise. Both of these approaches miss the point. It just is.
Seven musts for creating effective elearning
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Many new eLearning authors create eLearning with a presentation (PowerPoint) mindset. But creating a course is very different from creating a presentation. This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules. also created an eLearning module with more background information, There is a link to that full free module at the end of the page.
Mobile Learning Versus ELearning
JANUARY 21, 2016
There was once a time when the term “elearning” encompassed what we know today as mobile learning. When mobile learning (also referred to as mlearning) first came about it wasn’t exactly clear the difference between the two. Now the distinction isn’t as fuzzy as people generally have an understanding of what constitutes elearning versus what constitutes mobile learning.
The Importance of Microlearning in eLearning Design
MARCH 2, 2016
If you search for a definition of “microlearning” in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, you won’t find one. The way I describe microlearning is a brief, succinct learning activity that: Requires a short amount of time. Covers very specific topics. Exists (often) as part of a larger curriculum. Modern Learners. Today’s learners (myself included) are often overwhelmed with too much information.
E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison
MAY 9, 2016
An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions. No one likes to take a boring page turner course. Interactions help in making the course engaging and collaborative. They foster active learning through a meaningful interchange between the course and learners. We are excited to bring out the first ever Interaction Building Tools Comparison. Here is the detailed comparison for you.
Why Millennials Love Microlearning
MARCH 31, 2016
Across the business landscape, a new generation of worker is taking over. Over 75% of the labor force will be millennials by 2019. Grooming these employees for leadership positions will be L&D’s biggest challenge of the coming decade. “In the next 10 to 15 years, we’re going to have the greatest transfer of knowledge that’s ever taken place,” researcher Chip Espinoza told Bloomberg News.
What Are Yours? Top Ten Cognitive Biases in Learning
APRIL 21, 2016
Cognitive biases – or the tendency to think in certain ways that lead to systematic deviations from a standard rationality or good judgment – color almost every aspect of our daily lives. Top Ten Cognitive Biases in Learning appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Learning Motivation Training Training Development cognitive bias
eLearning: Quick Tips for Engaging the Learner
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 17, 2016
by Sally Cox Creating engagement with your learners greatly increases their retention of the information and makes the course that much more enjoyable. often use the word "fun" when I describe eLearning--we're not talking balloons and unicorns here. But I want the course to be easy to navigate, thought-provoking, and an all-around pleasant experience for the learner.
How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning
JUNE 7, 2016
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.
Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now
MARCH 17, 2016
I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? What excites you?” These top 5 features are gaining popularity in 2016 and beyond. Gamification.
Elearning, e-learning and eLearning: What’s in a word?
MARCH 17, 2016
How do you talk about elearning (or e-learning, or elearn) in 2016? No one knows how to spell elearning. Actually,” you might say, “No one knows how to spell e-learning ,” but you’d be wrong. Or would you? One of the Docebo marketing team’s more controversial challenges (at least, it’s controversial around Docebo HQ) over the past six months has been cloaked in semantics. Or is it e-learning ?
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.
11 Instructional Design Truths According to Cat.gifs
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. If the Internet has taught us anything over the last twenty-five years, it’s that every single event in the history of all humanity can somehow be represented by adorable cat videos. Why fight it? We present some common instructional design truths best illustrated by, you got it—those furry little monsters. Instructional Design Humor Edmond Manning
Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 15, 2016
Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. On SCORM the drop is 83%. Is Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? Why is this happening? I do not believe it is a declining interest in e-Learning. Let’s look at some specific keywords. LMS and SCORM.
LMS History and Current Trends
APRIL 18, 2016
The elearning industry is constantly evolving, and at a quick pace too. Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system. It is the workhorse behind the scenes that ensures courses are delivered and tracked.
Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources
MAY 18, 2016
Over the last five to ten years, corporate learning professionals have scrambled to engage their learners in an increasingly digital world. Learning trends such as mobile, gamification, game-based learning, performance support, use of learning science and interactive video are all attempts to capture learner attention and engage them on a deeper level. Training has to be engaging for it to stick.
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!
5 Easy Ways to Promote eLearning
MARCH 9, 2016
Today’s learners are presented with hundreds of things to do and hundreds of decisions to make each day. Breaking through the information overload can be tough when you’re trying to promote your courses to learners. While the adage, “Build it and they will come” may be true for a baseball field, it doesn’t work the same way for eLearning. Advertise your courses. Create competition among learners.
Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’. This term has been creating a lot of buzz for the past few years. It’s the process of collecting data, discovering meaningful patterns from it and transforming it into fact-based insights. Application of analytics is typically perceived as an aid for marketing and business decisions. Then does it have any relevance to eLearning? Well, yes. Is it useful?
Why Microlearning Works
MARCH 4, 2016
Microlearning is the process of building successful behaviors in short, focused segments. It’s an approach to learning that uses small moments of real-time behavior adjustment to create continuing performance improvement in individuals and organizations. Sound complicated? It’s not. Actually, microlearning is a method that tries to make everything about learning as accessible as possible.
eLearning: Attention, Attention!
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 7, 2016
by Kevin Siegel A few years ago I wrote about the perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). In my article, I referenced a piece by the BBC, Turning into Digital Goldfish , where the author said "The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of a goldfish." 15 seconds! Does
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.
Trainers: Don’t Forget to Coach!
MARCH 24, 2016
It’s been many years now since my son learned to drive, but I still recall the first time he got behind the wheel with his learner’s permit to take the family on an outing. The destination was one he was familiar with. Guess what? He backed out of the driveway and then turned to ask, “How do I get there?” Only hundreds of hours of practice did that. Consider Coaching.
Virtually There: Learner Engagement in the Modern Classroom
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Learner engagement turns on three factors: an emotional response to the training; an intellectual response to the training; and an environmental response to the learning. Engaging learners has always been a challenge. Not only has training evolved into a blended learning model, the “ Modern Classroom ” is influenced by multicultural cohorts, a mobile workforce, and social networking tools.
Build a stronger team, faster: Best practices in employee onboarding
MARCH 30, 2016
Onboarding at the Speed of Growth” explores why it’s so important to extend employee onboarding into learning and development , and to use technology to support new recruits in their critical first months (and beyond). DOWNLOAD THE FREE REPORT According to research from Brandon Hall Group, a top concern for human resource managers is the challenge of engaging and retaining the workforce.
The Power of “Test Then Tell” in e-Learning Design
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanedwards. One of the most powerful design ideas for creating good e-learning also seems to be the one that designers find hardest to accept and adopt. It is the “test then tell” approach at the heart of learner-centered design. Learning Design Instructional Design Ethan Edwards Learner Centric Design
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.
The four responsibilities of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
I have been lucky in my job to spend time with many hundreds of learning and development practitioners over the past ten years or so, in all sectors of the economy and in all parts of the world. Almost without exception I find them to be enthusiastic, friendly and determined to do the best possible job. Let’s take an example … What would you do? What would you do? No problem. link].
Here Is Why Mobile Learning Matters
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Mobile learning shouldn’t be ignored. In fact, you should ignore it at your own peril! There is a shift occurring in the way people consume digital content. Wherever possible it seems that micro-course content is the perfect way to communicate key messages to learners. One major reason being that people are nearly always connected to their mobile devices. Evidence of this is everywhere.
Make Your eLearning Personal
B Online Learning
MARCH 28, 2016
The way in which an eLearning course is written (including the script for the narration) can sometimes be the source of debate between developers and SME’s/clients. Opinions are often divided when asked if it is better to write in a formal rather than conversational style. But what does the research say? What’s better for learning? […].
4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training
APRIL 7, 2016
Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn. In a rapidly evolving marketplace, there’s an increasing need for a quickly adapting workforce. That’s where flipped learning comes in! What is it? . How does it work?
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.
The Secret of an Effective ELearning Course [Infographic]
JANUARY 14, 2016
Self-paced eLearning is in high demand on the worldwide market. According to studies, the market reached $46.9 billion in 2015[ Resource ]. Millions of people around the world choose distant courses over traditional ones, but the problem is that not all the courses existing on the market are qualitative, well-designed and structured. Blog articles
Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves
MARCH 22, 2016
In my last post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. Readers outside the US, substitute your own laws about disabilities.) Image credits.
Adobe Captivate Prime: The Fluidic Player
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 5, 2016
by Sean Mullen. The Fluidic Player is the universal content playback experience for Captivate Prime and allows for a simple, unified playback experience, regardless of the type of content being played. Content types include MP4, PPTXs, DOCX, Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter projects, SCORM or AICC packages, and even xAPI-compliant content for your mLearning projects. Thank you HTML5!
eLearning Trends for 2016 – Players in the Realm
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Realm? You might think. Isn’t it something more associated with games, comics and superhero movies? Well, theoretically yes. But, look at this from a different angle. Can’t we say that eLearning a realm in itself? And if anything, eLearning has been around way longer and has been evolving rapidly. Newer technologies, devices, and budding concepts […]. eLearning eLearning trends eLearning Trends 2016 eLearning Trends For 2016
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.
From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach
Performance Learning Productivity
JANUARY 3, 2016
One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. There are many reasons why this objective makes good sense. Firstly, we know that learning is a powerful and continuous process that occurs daily at work and throughout life. Why should there be better ways?
7 Online Sales Training Tips To Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal
MAY 19, 2016
Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal Using 7 Online Sales Training Tips. Every employee is a valuable member of the team, but your sales staff are the ones who ultimately rake in the profits. But your figures may fall short of expectations if your sellers don’t have the tools and knowledge they require. Highlight every step of the sales process. This is otherwise known as a task analysis.