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What Learners Want: Anytime, Anywhere, 5 Minutes or Less (Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices. They are used to interacting with apps and websites that provide an excellent user experience. Unfortunately, some corporate training struggles to even provide an adequate user experience! And while mobile learning adoption is speeding up, many organizations still lag behind. Where are you at on the adoption curve? Mobile Learning

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The 20 Must-Have Moodle Plugins

Lambda Solutions

One of the greatest thing about Moodle’s Open-Source framework, other than the cost savings, is the ability to customize your online courses to your exact specifications. Hundreds of custom third-party plugins are offered for free by Moodle contributors, which once installed, can change the look, feel and functionality of your Moodle to suit your organizations personal learning requirements.


Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about serious comics , and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From ) that we may be able to transfer. And the source this time is editorial cartoons. Editorial cartoons use imagery and text to convey a comment on a current topic. The best ones portray a poignant insight into an issue of the day, via a twist that emphasizes the point to be made. design meta-learning

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

In January we posted about image file types. Now it’s video’s turn. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Let’s dig into this jargon bin and try to simplify things by the end of this post. Codecs (are for compression). Preset outputs.

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.

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Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

Learning with e's

We can't accurately predict what will happen in the future, but we expect it will be different to anything we have already experienced. One recent disruptive innovation is mobile technology. It's astounding to think that only in recent years have we had the capability to create connected technology that can be carried with us, anywhere we go. Wearable connected technologies are now common place.

connected curiosity

Learning and Working on the Web

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist. They say that the most interesting people are those who are interested in others. The core skill is curiosity. Learning Work

[Free eBook] Culture, Content, LMS: Prepare for eLearning success


The rise of eLearning promises serious benefits, including reduced costs, time savings, and more efficient content development. Many companies are now analyzing their training offerings to assess the ROI that blended learning can deliver. This This free eBook was inspired by the benefits we’ve seen eLearning bring to hundreds of organizations worldwide. First name. Last name. Work email.

Remembering that People (Not Machines) Power the Internet


Have you ever been involved in a business transaction online that didn’t work out to your expectations? Maybe the seller never delivered your product. Maybe it came late. Or broken. Maybe you ordered a piece of software and it didn’t work properly. think we all have had a “less-than-perfect” online shopping experience at some point in our lives. business entrepreneur

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.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? The way we learn is constantly evolving. Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. At the same time, the means whereby learning/training is recognized, accredited and validated is also changing. How do you achieve both?

Expand IT Knowledge Sharing to Benefit Your Business


IT knowledge sharing can help ease the burden on support teams, ultimately reducing service costs and ticket resolution times. Here are some examples. IT skills training

How important is Learner Engagement for Training Companies?

Upside Learning

This single question, which popped up in one of our casual water cooler discussions, triggered a volley of responses, leading to a full-blown discussion before culminating into a blog post. So, what’s the noise about ‘Learner Engagement’ anyway? In L&D, ‘learner engagement’ refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that learners […]. Learning Management Learner Engagement and LMS Learner Engagement and Training Companies Learner Engagement for Training Companies LMS For Training Companies

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. However, like any change, there are positives and negatives that come with it. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? What do you think about it?

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.

Things You Should Know to Succeed at Gamification for Corporate Learning

SHIFT eLearning

Yes, gamification is BIG right now in the eLearning and training industries. Yes, it’s effective in engaging participants. Yes, everyone is doing it. However, this shouldn’t be the only reason to incorporate gamification into your HR programs. In order to gamify eLearning courses successfully take these points into consideration before slapping on a point system and calling it a day: gamification

Key Benefits of Blended Training [Infographic]

CommLab India

In today’s increasingly complex business world with complex training requirements, one type of training alone doesn’t cut it any longer. To maximize the effectiveness of a learning solution, you need to judiciously combine it with other forms to support a blended approach to learning. So what exactly is blended learning? Typically, it is a combination of ILT and eLearning. Wondering how?


Tip of the Week: Include narrations for interactions using your own voice!


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Using Social Collaboration for Pull Learning

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. As a follow-up to her informative session Engaging Modern Learners: When to Push and When to Pull , Jennifer Hofmann recently shared the follow-up to that session, Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work , with our BYTE session attendees. This blog will share the highlights from their collaborative efforts. Collaboration Social Learning pull learning

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.

Increasing Diversity with Equitable Training

JPL Learning

Melissa Walker, M.Ed, Assistant Director, Educational Equity, Penn State University. Research shows that training investments are much greater at the executive levels of an organization. According to Melissa Walker’s research, this imbalanced distribution of training resources can perpetuate a lack of diversity at higher levels of the organization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twDegoMAepg

We’re on the Top Learning Portals Companies Watch List!

Growth Engineering

It’s always such a joy to watch your children excel. Perhaps that’s why we’re so thrilled to see our beloved Academy LMS winning the recognition it deserves! We’ve made an appearance in  Training Industry’s Top Learning Portals Companies Watch List. Training Industry  monitors the training marketplace for exceptional providers of training services and technologies. Why are we on the list?


Consultants: Increase Your Margin on Each Engagement with Change Management


Take advantage of an industry gap to make more money on each engagement. You’re ready to grow your consulting business, but you face a challenge. How can you increase profits without spending significantly more time selling your services? The answer is to raise your margin on each engagement and get more repeat business from clients you’ve already sold. The key to achieving this goal?

Competition Human Fuel for High Performance

Training Industry

It was one of those truly remarkable 2016 Olympic moments in Rio. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medalist, sprinted across the finish line first in the 200m semi-final, with Canada’s Andre DeGrasse right at his side. Finish times in the heat: Bolt, 19.78 seconds; DeGrasse, 19.80. Two one-hundredths of a second. The best part? Both runners’ reactions to DeGrasse’s competitive burst at the end of the heat. The younger DeGrasse was clearly indicating, with great good humor, “I’m coming for you, man.” And the elder Bolt replied, with his wagging finger and bigger smile, “I see you. seconds.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Online training practices destined to increase employee productivity


Increased productivity has been a constant goal for modern economies ever since the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Up These days, on the other hand, well into the era of the Knowledge Economy, increased productivity mostly means working smarter. You see, while still important, it’s not the machines or industrial processes that produce the most value in the present economy, but people.

Three Strategic Stages of Successful ERP End-User Training

CommLab India

The ultimate goal of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is to improve organizational efficiencies by streamlining processes. Though ERP is a complex and powerful system, without knowing how to utilize it, it remains a tool. Training your employees helps you make the best use of the ERP software and maximize its benefits. Level 1: Pre-requisite Training. Give it a try.

Axis LMS UserConnect Social Site


UserConnect gives your users the ability to post, share, chat & collaborate privately with other users that they are connected to. Each user has their own feed page and their own “My Page” complete with banner and avatar, similar to other public social sites. With UserConnect, users can chat (instant message) with other users they are connected with when online. Atrixware 101 ELearning 101


How to Create A 30 Minute Course in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Creating a 30 minute e-learning course is no child’s play; but not an impossible task either. It’s true that you need to be a jack of all trades working with SMEs, communicating with stakeholders, developing content, coming up with a sound instructional strategy that is meaningful and engages learners, designing and developing the training, and increasing the bottom-line.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

When it’s time to let go of an LMS


I have this habit of holding onto things even when they’re broken or not functioning properly anymore. For example, my previous phone was terrible. But after a while things got worse. My phone was giving signs of collapsing, calls started to get interrupted, people couldn’t hear me well, and so on. Of course, I kept saying that I don’t need a new one. Wasn’t I lucky? Why does this happen?

Online Training Job Aids: Critical Information Just a Click Away!

CommLab India

“Never memorize something that you can look up.” ” – Albert Einstein. Do we really need job aids in the digital era? Let’s check this scenario. sales executive is about to meet a prospect. He forgot the latest changes in the price list of products. His company slashed the rates of a wide range of products in an offer and he is not sure of them. Failure to remember.

Your questions answered: how to design games kids want


This Q&A highlights some of the questions raised in our recent webinar masterclass, ‘How to Design Games Children Want’ on July 6th 2016. Here Phil Stuart, co-founder and Creative Director of Preloaded, discusses the webinar’s themes in more detail. Access the webinar video here. How transferable are the key principles to different audiences, such as kids with special needs or adults?