Trending Articles

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

mLevel

Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

Higher Ed & Job Skills?

Clark Quinn

I sat in on a twitter chat yesterday, #DLNChat, that is a higher ed tech focused group (run by EdSurge ). The topic was the link between higher ed and job skills, and I was a wee bit cynical. While I think there are great possibilities, the current state of the art leaves a lot to be desired. So, I currently don’t think higher ed does a good job of preparation for success in business. Higher ed focuses too much on knowledge, and uses assignments that don’t resemble the job activities.

25

Trending Sources

Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

All of us have experienced dry, boring, painful eLearning. I can say that with confidence because it’s so prevalent. The question is–why is there so much of it? My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference.

Conceptual Clarity

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I can be a bit of a pedant. Blame it on my academic background, but I believe conceptual clarity is important ! If we play fast and loose with terminology, we can be be convinced of something without truly understanding it. Ultimately, we can waste money chasing unwarranted directions, and worse, perhaps even do wrong by our learners. Where do the problems arise? Sometimes, it’s easy to ride a bizbuzz bandwagon. Hey, the topic is hot, and it sounds good.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

More Trending

Microlearning – Relearn and Refresh Your Concepts for Improved Learning Experience

G-Cube

Microlearning is a process of learning in small chunks to address different needs of learners. It is a way of teaching and delivering learning content in small and specific bursts. With changing pace of technology, people round the world are depending on microlearning to provide learning with ease.

Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach

The E-Learning Curve

Several types of analysis are undertaken when using a systems approach for Instructional Systems Design (ISD) strategy to learning program development. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 3: A Systems Approach appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Course Material: Tackling It Like a Pro

Association eLearning

A subject matter expert (SME) gives you hundreds of pages on a subject you know nothing about. So, how do you handle such a daunting task? Well, there are a few methods you can add to your design routine to aid you in creating an optimal course. First, you need to learn about the course material.

How to Optimize Top Team Performance

CLO Magazine

Organizations need great leaders who can identify emerging challenges, inspire their team and turn strategy into effective action. Those needs have been intensifying as business changes come at an exponential speed.

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 12 Best Free eLearning Tools and How To Use Them to Improve Your Corporate Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

Whenever you hire new employees, it’s important that you get them up to speed as quickly as possible, without sacrificing the quality of their learning. You also want to make a good impression on these new employees, and so forcing them to sit in a conference room for several hours a day, while someone lectures to them, is probably not ideal. With eLearning, you allow your employees to work through interactive lessons at their own pace.

The Growing Opportunity of Online Course Proctoring

LearnDash

Online courses and distance learning have opened up new business opportunities. One of those opportunities is online proctoring. Countless of organizations and educational institutions rely on e-learning to delivery course content. Of these there is a large contingency that administer exams that award continuing education certificates when passed. It stands to reason that these institutions would be interested in some component of online facilitation. This segment isn’t anything new.

?Mind the compliance gap - changing behaviour with learning

Unicorn Training

Our Learning Designer Emma talks through the use of eLearning coupled with achievable follow up actions, as a way to change behaviour through the use of engaging and relatable content in compliance training. eLearning is one part of your compliance toolkit.

10 questions worth asking when choosing an LMS Software

WizIQ

With a CAGR of 7.2, the global eLearning market is set to reach $325 billion by 2015; and, switching to cloud-based systems and providing learning-on-the-go are the most prominent trends the. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

WizIQ 18

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Learning Technology: The Future of the Learning Experience

CLO Magazine

Casper Moerck, head of learning technology for Siemens, says machine learning will soon be able to personalize content from anywhere for learners and even create content just for them.

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Do you have snakes in your brain?

Learningtogo

The Judeo-Christian story of the Garden of Eden tells us that the devil, disguised as a snake, tricks Adam and Eve into eating of the forbidden fruit on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

It’s Time to Start Using Videos in Your Courses

LearnDash

You have probably noticed the increase in the amount of videos you see across the internet. Businesses are creating YouTube channels like they were creating Facebook pages five years ago. The increased preference for video is changing the way that we learn both formally and informally. In fact, it has been reported that by 2020 roughly 82% of consumer internet traffic will be composed of internet video.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

Marc My Words: I Predict More Predictions for 2018 by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

We have come to the silly season of predictions for 2018 about our field. Here are Marc’s 15 predictions about what will be. predicted. Emerging Topics Learning Research Professional Development

Teaching Tech Talent: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

CLO Magazine

Programmer working in a software developing company office Gone are the days when software developers and other IT employees would learn by themselves, peering at books and manuals over their large, thick-rimmed glasses. OK, so maybe that’s an old stereotype.

8 Steps to Build a Highly Successful Leadership Development Program in 2018

Learnloft

It was a wake-up call. She finally took a chance to look at the survey results and her mouth almost hit the floor. As the CEO of a fairly large sized organization, it seemed she would be more aware of what was happening. She began reading from the report: “employees aren’t engaged in the work they are doing, most employees don’t plan on working here in two years, and our culture score is well below the average.”

5 Essential Engagement Techniques for Effective Instructional Designing

CommLab India

Check this blog for five reasonable techniques that will help you increase engagement in your online courses. eLearning Design Instructional design

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

10 Steps to Running an Engaging eLearning Webinar

LearnUpon

Webinars are a remarkable resource. They connect you with a new audience, allow you to reach your learners on a more personal level, and enable you to share invaluable information. With all their advantages though, running a webinar is easier said than done.

BACK IN THE LEARNING SADDLE

Wonderful Brain

It’s been a while since I’ve written to my learning blog – for those who have followed me and others curious – I’ve been working on the marketing side of things for a bit. Most importantly taking distance from learning – and especially elearning – has allow me the perspective about how and why learning now looks the way it does.

How to use your LMS to Improve Customer Relationships

TalentLMS

When we think of who benefits from a Learning Management System, the first people who come to mind are employees.

How to Empower Employee-Built Workplace Learning

D2L

The enterprise learning culture is shifting. As employees become increasingly connected to each other and company information through today’s technology, they have reset their expectations … Continued. Blended Learning Corporate Learning Trends D2L Partner Ecosystem

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have your whole squad, Blue Sky eLearn is counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program and make your eLearning program more successful than ever before!

Sex, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain Brothel

KnowledgeStar

I’m always trying to learn something new. Every day… So last night I was out with a friend of mine who is fabulously wealthy and amazingly smart. And we were eating dinner and talking about investments, retirement, 401K’s, reverse mortgages, and the California housing market after the fires. It was a calm and educational meal […]. Managing Minds

Who Owns “Microlearning?” The Learners Do. Not Grovo.

Vignettes Learning

Grovo, Inc. founded 2010) has trademarked the term “Microlearning”, reported by Chief Learning Officer. CLO states this is currently on a Supplemental Status. This is another attempt of a Goliath overshadowing the small folks made up of many Davids.

Grovo 11

Recruiting: Improving the Candidate Experience

KnowledgeCity

There it is, the job of your dreams, at the company you always wanted to work for. You are ready, willing, and able to apply. You’ve prepared a great resume, honed your interview skills, created physical and online portfolios, and examples of your technological and online skills.

IBM 10