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

Freebie Friday

Everything E-Learning

There once was a hard-working eLearning developer, just trying to catch a break. She loved creating engaging courses for her learners, but her company’s budget was tight, and development time was short. Where can an eLearning developer turn to for help? Free downloads in the Trivantis® Community, of course. Take a look at this recent freebie: Animated Progress Bar Chart Interaction (RCD).

Elevate Your eLearning with These Lectora Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

Airports, malls, office buildings: elevators and escalators are everywhere. If you need a smooth and efficient way of going up or down a level, these marvels of modern engineering are your best bet. Escalator. Click on the image to view the template in the library! . Elevator. Click on the image to view the template in the library!


Adobe Captivate: Custom Color Swatches

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        When creating a template (you can learn how by attending my  3-hour mini course on building templates ), you'll likely need to add colors that meet your corporate brand. Fortunately, it's easy to create color swatches in Captivate and reuse them again and again. To create a custom swatch, create or select an existing text caption. On the Properties Inspector,  Character  group, click  Color.   In the Color panel, click  Swatches.   Click  Pick Color. Adobe Captivate eLearning


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.

castles and curators

Learning and Working on the Web

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Chris_Mahan : “Sometimes, to really internalize knowledge, I’ll handwrite an article, a passage. I’m doing it now.” ” The rising importance of great curators , via @RobinGood. Dsearls : The Castle Doctrine. Friday's Finds

10 Steps to Create Transformative Learning Experiences


Transformative learning is increasingly becoming the leading andragogy (adult teaching and learning) strategy in the current technologically competitive eLearning environment. So, how can eLearning developers and instruction designers adopt this trend within their courses? Find out in this article! Sometimes even an impossible feat! What is transformative learning and why should I care?


7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. But this will never work without having a clearly defined set of requirements. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging.


7 compelling business reasons to use gamification

Sponge UK

Gamification is helping to transform workplace learning for forward-thinking organisations around the world, but not everyone’s convinced. There are a range of factors stopping organisations reaping the benefits of gamification including scepticism, lack of evidence and misinformation. Perhaps, you have come up against resistance yourself, or think it may be a battle you will face in the future.


5 Quick Tips to Assess an E-learning Vendor in Just 15 minutes

CommLab India

Successful e-learning development and deployment needs multiple skill sets such as instructional design, visual design, multimedia, ICT, and project management. So, as a training manager in a large organization, if you consider outsourcing your training requirements, that is the right decision. Here are five quick tips to assess the right e-learning vendor within a short span of time. 1.


8 Tips for Writing Good Fill-in-the-Blank Questions in E-Learning Courses

iSpring Solutions

Shared. Assessment tools offer tremendous advantages to both the instructor and the learner, and are thus an important part of instructional design. Despite their importance, developing quality assessments is not as simple or straightforward as one might think. Read more ». Learning


3 Ways to Kickstart Your Product Launch with Quality Content


A new product launch is a very exciting time. Your thorough market analysis led to a comprehensive business strategy, followed by a rock-solid marketing plan. Countless members within your organization have slaved over months—maybe even years—gearing up for this pivotal moment. Between the live presentation, the social campaigns, and the product demos, to name just a few—there is a lot to coordinate to ensure your launch event goes off without a hitch. But the success of the product ultimately hinges on the effectiveness of the sales team. Deliver up-to-date content to reps quickly and easily.


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.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Welcome to a brand new episode of GE TV ! This week we’re joined by Craig Weiss , the CEO of E-Learning 24/7. At E-Learning 24/7, Craig acts as an eLearning analyst, advisor and consultant for buyers and suppliers alike. He travels the world to deliver keynotes and he shares his thoughts on his blog , which is a must-read for anyone with even a remote interest in online learning. Fantastic.

Management L&D Like You Mean It

CLO Magazine

Despite great progress in so many areas of learning and development, there is one area that has not seen much progress – the business-like management of the L&D department and its programs. Yes, department heads work to implement new LMS’s on time, and program managers and directors work to roll out new programs on time, but there is still an opportunity to dramatically improve our management.


A familiar (and unfortunate) story about knowledge in the workplace


We’re employed in a variety of industries and hold a myriad of different roles. But we do have one thing in common when it comes to work: we all run into questions we can’t answer on our own. That’s often where the similarity ends. From there, our stories diverge as we head down whatever paths we are forced to take to get the answers we need. Video Transcript. So, what do you do?

The Week That Was, June 20-24

CLO Magazine

Here are the top five stories on for the week of June 20. Learning Technology’s Role in Recruiting for Culture Fit : The traditional recruiting process has a blind spot— it considers valuable technical skills but not cultural fit. How can companies use technology to determine cultural fit before they hire a candidate? Where Should the Learning Department Go? Learning Delivery recap