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Revisiting the Ecosystem

Clark Quinn

One of the keys to the L&D  revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development.  I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). Prompted by a recent conversation, it was time to revisit the representation. That’s what I’ve captured here. welcome your thoughts.

Negotiating Blended Learning Gone Awry: 3 Approaches

InSync Training

Your blended learning course is set to go. You are certain that online and face-to-face elements are well aligned; the design engaging; and the content relevant. You're confident learners and instructors will greatly benefit from it. So, what could possibly go wrong? We know that any number of things can go awry. It's an expectation built into our work.

7 Orienteering Tips for Instructional Designers

InSync Training

As a Learning Experience Designer , my job requires that I navigate a complex landscape. Each new project that I work on involves different parameters, sends me down unique pathways, and sets up obstacles along the way. Even with many years of experience under my belt, I still find myself lost in this landscape at times. You may find yourself just as lost in your own work, too.

Learners Aren’t Robots: Put Emotion Back into Training

Association eLearning

You must turn off your emotions for the next hour. This training is a feeling-free zone. You do not have a report due at the end of the day. You do not have to get groceries on the way home. You are to studiously apply yourself and completely forget the outside world. Your training has spoken. Couldn’t we put emotion back into training? Why is there so much training for robots out there?

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.

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How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

eLearning Brothers

Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services. Is the company wholly concerned with the bottomline, willing to sacrifice ethical practices and quality standards if it means they can squeeze a few more bucks out of their target market? Listening Skills.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. So that’s just what I did. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. See the infographic below. and Ph.D.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

Many of us grew up playing Battleship, Monopoly and Clue board games. Others played “42” in dominoes. All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. We should use them at companies too, including for leadership development. Ramp Up the Technology.

Breaking Your Charts Into The Perfect Sized PowerPoint Pieces

eLearning Brothers

In this post, you’ll learn how to break your PowerPoint charts apart to quickly generate stylish new looks for your data visualizations. This is an advanced PowerPoint technique, but the strategy behind it is simple. Step #2: To try something fresh and new, stack the pieces together in different ways. Follow the steps below but pay attention to the details. Open the Shape Outline dialog box.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

12 TEMPLATES WE CAN, AND SHOULD, USE WHILE DESIGNING E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post 12 TEMPLATES WE CAN, AND SHOULD, USE WHILE DESIGNING E-LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators.

Five Steps to Seeing the Big Picture of Microlearning

Allen Interactions

By Linda Rening, PhD, Senior Instructional Designer. It doesn’t matter what assessment I do, because a common theme always emerges. On the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory, I scored very highly in “N” (Intuition), which means that I see the big picture first and then the details. microlearning

Learning Activities that Matter

Learning Rebels

It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. We have all been there, done that…a well-intentioned trainer has you up playing musical chairs for apparently no other reason than to create movement. They mean well, really – but it can be frustrating to participate in activities that have no connection to the learning at hand. Why does this matter?

How to Become a Digital CLO

CLO Magazine

In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs. It was a defining moment that changed the way companies think about how and where employees learn. These advances won’t just change the way learners engage with content. Develop a New Skill Set. Be a Change Agent.

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5 Essential PowerPoint Add-Ins

eLearning Brothers

Microsoft PowerPoint can do so many things very well on its own, but don’t underestimate the power of PowerPoint add-Ins and the productivity it can bring to your development, teaching, and designing. You are not using PowerPoint to its fullest potential without using Add-Ins. If you need help on installing add-Ins, here is an awesome blog! iSpring (Paid). INPRES (Free). Code Presenter Pro (Free).

Another model for support

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that  might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. And these approaches did provide away to  develop the organization’s abilities to develop better learning.  So this is another model for support for developing at least the learning side of the equation. For each, my role was to lead the design. design strategy

Curated Insights: It’s past time for L&D to show business results

Axonify

The business impact of learning is still seenby many as a mythological entity, like the sasquatch, or the unicorn. L&D professionals continue to complain about not getting a “seat at the table,” and spend considerable time and effort fighting for relevance. This isn’t because executives have some natural dislike for learning. Click to Tweet. didn’t get a good answer. Now the bad. You should be.

Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work! (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social learning” is a very different type of learning from traditional training, because it is natural phenomenon (that takes place when people share and collaborate with one another) … Social 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.

The Talent Landscape Is Changing. Are You?

CLO Magazine

Two things are happening in parallel in today’s workplace that are challenging human resources and learning professionals to reevaluate their approach. First, there aren’t enough highly qualified people to go around these days. This month, McKinsey and Co. reported that nearly 40 percent of U.S. employers are struggling to find skilled workers. Roque asked.

What’s Your EQ? Learning Emotional Intelligence through Bridge LMS

eLearning Brothers

Knowledge and proficiency are both important assets if you want to make it in the modern workplace. But  emotional intelligence is just as important, if not more, than your mental intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to effectively assess your own emotions and those of others, regulate your behavior, and interact with those around you in an empathetic and effective way.

Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

Pract.us

You can save money on a robust employee training program by using informal learning techniques. Well-trained employees are good for business. They perform better, stay in their jobs longer, and create happier customers. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get these benefits. You can use informal on-the-job training to improve performance and save money. businesses spent $70.6

“The Medium is the Message”: An Instructional Design Perspective

Web Courseworks

Back in the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan famously argued that “the medium is the message.” According to McLuhan, we focus too much of our efforts trying to dissect the content presented in a medium without considering the effect that the medium itself will have on that content. People want to take the PowerPoint presentations that their trainers use, dump them into a SCORM, and call it an online class.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

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.

How to Create & Achieve Your Training Goals

Mindmarker

Often times reinforcement objectives are confused with learning goals. However, in many cases these 2 are the exact opposite. To determine your training goals and reinforcement objectives, the first step is to identify the problem. Behavior Change Training Reinforcement

Martin Luther King Jr.: Lessons on Influence and Reframing Tough Situations

CLO Magazine

Source: Library of Congress. If you agree that leadership is about influencing others, not position power, then you share my belief that Martin Luther King Jr. is one of America’s greatest leaders. King’s ability to influence millions and change our nation’s history was based, in large part, on his skill in reframing. When Martin Luther King Jr. With this view, there would be no success.

How To Make The Most of Webinars For Personal Learning & Development

HT2 Labs

Jo Cook shares her expert advice on how to ensure your time as a webinar attendee is well spent. The post How To Make The Most of Webinars For Personal Learning & Development appeared first on HT2 Labs. Personalisation Tech & Trends

Connecting the Dots - Keeping Learners Coming Back for More

InSync Training

Have you ever been afraid to let learners go on a break, or end one virtual lesson in a multi-part series, for fear they won’t come back? You’re not alone. At one time or another all face-to-face and virtual facilitators have thought, “What if they don’t come back?”. My answer to that is, “What if they do?”. How do you keep learners happy and motivated during the time in between the live lessons?

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.