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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Score Big with Town Hall Meetings

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By Phil Hanyok, COTP. Every quarter, employees gather in the cafeteria for town hall meetings. The tables are removed, and seats are placed in neat rows. The podium, microphone, and projector screen are tested and ready.      As employees enter the room and take their seats, the senior vice president who will present the latest company information talks quietly with one of his direct reports.

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LMS: The Vendor Search

Your Training Edge

The process of finding an LMS vendor can be just as taxing as the whole LMS implementation process in general.

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Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

For many learning organizations, the term “AGILE” has become a hot topic.

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Lessons from March Madness

ej4 eLearning

It’s that time of the year with March Madness office pools. Games are often on mute in the office so the boss doesn’t know how many people are watching the games.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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Transforming the Digital Landscape with Interactive Mobile Learning Apps


The influence of technology on training organizational workforce has been huge for the past few years. Digitization has increased the scope of using personalized mobile apps to deliver customized learning experiences at the point of need.

Top Benefits of Knowledge Sharing Across an Organization

Your Training Edge

In the competitive world today, majority of the companies are gradually realizing the significance of knowledge sharing among individuals working within an organization. It is being identified as an essential constituent for corporate success.

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

eLearning Brothers

Gamified socialized learning offers the dialogue of social media platforms with the engagement and real-life rewards of a game. LMS user research done by Capterra shows that gamification is the fourth most desired eLearning feature.

Diagramming Microlearning

Clark Quinn

I’ll be giving an upcoming webinar where I make my case for defining microlearning. And, as part of my usual wrestling with clarity, I created a diagram. I thought I’d share it with you. What, you want me to walk you through it?

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.

Closing the Job-Skills Gap

The Peformance Improvement

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, like all state governors, is grappling with closing the gap between thousands of high-paying job openings and a shortage of workers to fill those jobs.

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DRIVER – A Learning Performance Discipline Based on Continuum Thinking at the Core

Living in Learning

What comprises the best way to transfer knowledge seamlessly, frictionlessly and ubiquitously regardless of where the worker is on the continuum and…especially…where they might be during a critical workflow? The answer is, “It ain’t training!”. 70:20:10 AGILE Digital Performance Guidance Performance Assessments


LMS: Training Department Analysis

Your Training Edge

No matter how large or small your organization is, the department that will probably use the learning management system more than anyone else is your own training and development organization.

Webinar: Dare to Share! Power of Shared Actions in Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Discover the flexible world of shared actions and their parameters in last week’s webinar recording with expert Captivate consultant Lieve Weymeis. You will learn how to prepare, develop and test shared actions.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: It's Gotta Be Friday Somewhere!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith, COTP. Happy Friday! Ok, maybe it's Friday when you're reading this, maybe it isn't. However, if it's not a Friday, let's pretend that it is.   You'd like your Adobe Captivate eLearning module to greet the learners with “Hello!

6 Signs Your L&D Strategy is Living in the Past

InSync Training

It’s very exciting to learn about and invest in the latest trends in educational technology. Who among us hasn’t been swept up by the allure of gamification , the promise of curation , and a desire to embed microlearning at every conceivable moment of learning need? No matter how enticing these new ideas might be, we are always (rightly) concerned about adoption.

Return on Wisdom

Clark Quinn

In the early days of the internet, I had a chance to read one of the early translations of The Japan That Can Say No. The point I took away was the critique of short-term decision making driven by the need for shareholder returns.

Learner power – look before you leap!


For a while now there has been ‘chat’ about social learning as an approach to workplace L&D. There’s also a suspicion that woven into this catchphrase was some expectation around social platforms, social media and the like - and perhaps an unspoken assumption that it offers a cheap solution to the training challenge.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Should you use SSO or an API with your LMS?


Single Sign-On (or SSO) is a term that finds its way on to every LMS requirement list. It can appear complicated at first but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we outline: What is SSO? What’s the difference between SSO and an API? How to decide which one is most suitable for your needs.

25 Design Thinking Resources for Corporate Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

In this article, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite design thinking resources—from inspiration and worksheets to academic research. For learning professionals, design thinking challenges us to think about the learning solutions we design in terms of objectives, motivation, and barriers.

Gamification: It’s Not About the Competition

InSync Training

Badges, leaderboards, leveling up. These buzzwords sound like features in the latest video game, but, actually, they’re modern learning staples thanks to gamification and game-based learning. Instructional designers know that gamification’s flexibility and adaptability make it useful for many programs, including new hire orientation, compliance training, and technical skill building.

What if….? (E-Learning)

eLearning 24-7

I’m a huge fan of history. Especially those “what if” scenarios that explore the other side of historical changes. Most folks know the usual, “What if Germany had won WWII”, but lesser folks might ask what if “The colonies never broke away from England,” or what if “bazooka bubblegum created a taste profile that lasted more than thirty seconds.” ” .

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?


A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. When hosting an online course, it makes sense to make the best use of all the resources the Internet has to offer. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. There’s nothing wrong with that, so long as it has a purpose.

Modern Workplace Learning Is A Collaboration Between L&D, Managers And Individuals

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning is therefore not just about delivering modern training; it recognises that individuals learn all the time as an integral part of daily work – whether they realise it or not – and that constant independent planned learning is of importance too. Although many modern professionals recognise they … Social learning

Training Your Modern Workforce Without Gadgets and Gizmos

Dashe & Thomson

As more millennials join the workforce and corporate cultures trend in the direction of faster onboarding and employee production, there is an increasing need to modernize training efforts to keep up. New innovations are being developed every day with more advanced LMS systems, app-based eLearning, virtual reality systems, and the list goes on.

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New for eLearning Guild! Microlearning in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Virtual classroom learning and microlearning have become commonplace in corporate training. Both options adapt beautifully to the modern classroom , which strives for adaptability, flexibility, and accessibility. At face-value, though, the connection between this EdTech option and this design model seems ambiguous at best. As training professionals, we do our best to keep up with current trends in the field.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

LMS Reporting Best Practices: What is your company missing?


Companies are spending more and more every year on training and development. However, dissatisfaction with learning management systems is widespread. The leading cause of dissatisfaction with LMS systems, according to a survey conducted by the Brandon Hall Group¹ is poor LMS reporting functionality. LMS LMS Reporting LMS Features

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Monetizing Your Podcast with Online Courses


Many people talk about building an online presence through blogging or YouTube, and then monetizing using courses. If writing or video production isn’t your thing then consider using podcasts! When podcasts first came about they were huge, and then the hype died down and they sort of became less popular. Today we see a resurgence in podcasting and it is clear that they are very much here to stay.

Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

In a typical start-up company (such as a modern software company), product managers direct the development of products. They are not programmers themselves, nor do they build or operate the product. Their job is to ensure an optimal product experience from start to finish.