December, 2020

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

What are the benefits of scenario-based learning? Accelerated expertise, increased motivation, realistic decision-making and more. Here’s a selection of quotes on why scenarios are effective. Accelerated expertise.

Employee Onboarding Tools to Streamline the Hiring Process

Infopro Learning

If you are many other l&d professionals who work at organizations that are focusing on improving their employee onboarding programs s this year, you are probably looking for ways you can streamline the entire process.

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Training's Role in Employee Retention Management

ej4 eLearning

Employee retention management is more than just attracting and retaining key talent through things like salary and benefits. It is being strategic and intentional about the activities that make employees loyal and that enhance team performance. Training & Development

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Performance Ecosystem Maturity Model

Clark Quinn

Someone on LinkedIn asked about a way to evaluate orgs on their learning infrastructure. And I had developed a Performance Ecosystem Maturity Model as part of Revolutionize Learning & Development, but…I hadn’t presented it. At least not in full. Here I rectify that ;). (A

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

6 Elements Every Online Course Needs to Have

LearnDash

Every educator wants to create a course that will keep learners riveted. Here’s how to get there. Many online educators begin creating courses with a good idea, but get lost somewhere along the way.

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My Top 10 Posts for 2020

Experiencing eLearning

I have written over 1100 blog posts since I started this blog in 2006. A number of those posts continue to be popular, even years after they were originally published. I have been slowly working through my archives to do updates on those older posts while continuing to post new content.

Training Remote Workforce: Can Managed Learning Services Help?

Infopro Learning

The events of 2020 have caused many organizations to quickly shift gears and begin working remotely. This has greatly impacted L&D programs. A recent survey by Gartner found that 84% of in person training functions have been canceled this year. 83% decided to convert to digital formats (1).

The mind science behind microlearning

Upside Learning

Are you a fan of Pringles chips? Ever wondered what goes into their making? Let’s try to summarize the 20-minute process of making one tube of Pringles in less time than it takes for one chip from the neat pile to travel to your mouth.

Separate content from description

Clark Quinn

Once again facing folks who aren’t using styles, I was triggered to think more deeply about the underlying principle. That is, to separate content from description. It’s a step forward in what we can do with systems to bring about a more powerful human-aligned system.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Your E-Learning Course Needs Better Checklists

LearnDash

Checklists can be a helpful learning aid—when they’re used correctly. Ask enough people how they feel about checklists, and you’ll probably notice that most fall into one of two camps: they either love them, or they hate them. For such a simple tool, checklists evoke strong reactions.

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Semantics, semantics

E-Learning Provocateur

I dislike grammar jokes, pedants, and Oxford commas. That’s my jovial way to end a year that will be remembered as a tough one for a long time to come.

ID and eLearning Links 12/22/2020

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on laptops for IDs, interleaving practice, resources for freelancers, and a podcast interview. Laptops for IDs.

Virtual Training Delivery Success: Tried and Tested Tips

Infopro Learning

There has already been a steady increase in the number of employees who worked remotely. Before the events of this year more 4 million people were already working from home at least part of the time (1). However this year we have seen a large jump in remote teams due to recent events.

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

Travel and Hospitality: Becoming Adaptive in the Midst of Chaos

Allen Interactions

Travel and Hospitality: Becoming Adaptive in the Midst of Chaos. The rapid change of 2020 is unlike any we have seen before. And with change brings challenge. Any organization may find it tempting to kick adaptation down the road.

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Measuring Impact (or not)

Clark Quinn

So I saw a twitter thread pointing to an argument about how ROI is dead. And, well, that’s largely okay with me. However, the trigger for the post was from the results of Chief Learning Officer 2020 State of Learning report. And, when I saw them, I saw some problems.

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Top 8 Online Course Trends for 2021

LearnDash

Wondering what skills are in demand right now? Here are some of the most popular course trends to prepare for 2021. It’s been a red-letter year for online learning.

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Enhance Your Learning with Modern Technology in the Workforce

Dashe & Thomson

Getting and keeping your workforce engaged in learning got a whole lot harder this year. If in the past you felt challenged to keep learners engaged in a face-to-face setting, now you may find yourself working even harder to hold their attention in the two-dimensional classroom.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

One Large Branching Scenario or Multiple Smaller Ones?

Experiencing eLearning

If you have several desired behaviors or skills, is it better to use one large branching scenario or break it into several smaller scenarios? One of the attendees asked that great question during my DevLearn presentation. My recommendation depends on the audience and how the skills are used.

Why Performance Consulting is Crucial to Meet Business Learning Requirements

Infopro Learning

Employee performance directly impacts the success of your business. Low performance can be losing your company a considerable amount of revenue. In fact, businesses with disengaged low performing employees lose more than $450 billion of revenue a year (1).

Celebrating National Thank You Note Day Throughout the Year

ej4 eLearning

National Thank You Note Day is officially celebrated on December 26th, but don’t you think expressing written gratitude is a good habit anytime? I think the spirit of this day is focused on a handwritten note, but I would argue that a thank you email can be effective, especially in the workplace.

Foundations of Learning Science

Clark Quinn

Another video, this time (ok, again ;) about learning science. They like me to do this to push the course, but I did hear the feedback on LinkedIn that the video format works. Nice to know. As always, also the script.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

4 Questions to Ask Your Learners to Customize Their Learner Experience

LearnDash

Adjusting your course to better fit the needs of your learners may not be as complicated as you think. Have you ever signed up for a course on a subject you really cared about, only to find yourself losing motivation after a couple weeks, even though the content is as good as ever?

Learning and Development Trends for 2021

Dashe & Thomson

Writing about trends coming off the year 2020 feels precarious and hasty. Can we, at this moment, safely say that we are heading in any general direction? Maybe not, but one critical lesson 2020 taught us is that we must be comfortable acting with speed and urgency.

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Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario prototype in Twine , a free, open source tool for creating nonlinear stories. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.

Building a High-Performance Workplace with Leadership Training

Infopro Learning

You might be surprised to hear that investing in leadership development can greatly impact the culture of your organization. Of all the different types of corporate training programs, leadership development plays one of the largest roles in creating a high performance workplace.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

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