Tue.Sep 22, 2020

6 Ideas for Leading a Language Tutoring Session


Private language tutoring lessons are a great way to increase the value of your course. Traditionally, language learning is broken down into four components : speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


Planning a Branching Scenario

Experiencing eLearning

After I have completed my analysis for a branching scenario , I spend time planning before I start actually writing the content. My planning includes three components: A scenario concept and summary An outline A list of mistakes. Scenario Concept and Summary.

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In Defense of Cognitive Psychology

Clark Quinn

A recent Donald Clark post generated an extension from Stephen Downes. I respect both of these folks as people and as intellects, but while I largely agreed with one, I had a challenge with the other. So here’s a response, in defense of cognitive psychology. The caveat is that my Ph.D.

Q&A: World of Learning Institute


Q&A: World of Learning Institute. World of Learning Institute Works to Ensure World Language Education is Accessible to Everyone. Dr. Patricia “Pat” Mulroy of the World Learning Institute.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What’s Wrong with Retrofitting an Accessible E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

A guest post by Elizabeth Pawlicki, Training Program Manager, Articulate. Many e-learning designers are challenged because they don’t often build accessible e-learning courses. So, they’re not sure what accessibility means and how it impacts course design.

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5 Elements of a Culture of Agility 

TLNT: Training and L&D

Today’s remote-work world involves a multitude of moving pieces and continuous, rapid change. To truly thrive, companies must infuse agility into their entire culture. .

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OpenSesame named a Top 20 Health and Safety/Compliance Training Company


Portland, OR – 22 September 2020 – OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, today announced its selection as a 2020 Top 20 Health and Safety/Compliance Training Company by Training Industry.

Customer Education and Its Best Tips & Tricks


A quick online search for information on the relationship between ubiquitous learning—or u-learning—and customer education may get you nowhere. But we have good news for you on that matter! This article will unveil the contribution that ubiquitous learning can have in customer education.

Product Update: September 2020


New SSO Function, Restricted Access tab, Updated Quiz Options, Improved Reporting & more! LMS TrainCaster LMS TrainCaster 101

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Next Gen Demos – Test Drive is the New POC


Making sales is all about ensuring the prospective customer journey is as easy and streamlined as possible. And yet, there is inherent friction in the current process of moving customers from marketing to sales through to Proof of Concept and onboarding.

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Making the Most Out of your LMS, Part I: The Ferris Bueller Problem

Reflection Software

Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for ways to fully use all of your platform’s available features; or brand new to the learning space and just need some strategies for your organization’s basic training goals; we’re here to help.

Improving the Adoption of Communication Solutions for Deskless Workers


Poor communication can be costly for any organization. In fact, a survey-backed article on SHRM.org shows that companies with at least 100,000 employees stand to lose an average of $64.2 million each year due to inefficient communication practices.

How Can Your Association Build a Successful Learning Program? Top Tips

Talented Learning

Association professionals, what’s the best advice you’ve heard about how to develop and deliver great instructional programs?

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

App of the Week. Create Narrated Videos Quickly with Narakeet! . Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online.

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Use this Overlooked Skill to Prevent L&D Project Underperformance

Caveo Learning

A lack of effective business consulting by all members of an L&D project team can diminish every other success on a project.

What will Happen to Corporate Training in a Flash-less World?

CommLab India

While Flash courses to HTML5 conversions are in full swing, have you been thinking how a Flash-less world would be? Find out what happens when you convert Flash courses to HTML5 and Flash becomes a thing of the past! eLearning Development Flash to HTML5

Don’t Make These 14 E-Learning Navigation Mistakes


Don’t Make These 14 E-Learning Navigation Mistakes. A key priority for your e-learning course should be to make it as user-friendly as possible. The navigational elements and structure of your e-learning course are key to achieving this goal.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Ventilator Training Alliance App Recognized for Medical Innovation


The Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) app, launched in April and powered by Allego, has been recognized with two awards for innovation. The VTA was a Gold Winner in the IT World Awards “Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways” category.

Converting Flash-Built eLearning To HTML5 Efficiently In 3 Steps

eLearning Industry

On January 1, 2021, Adobe Flash will be laid to rest. You have hundreds, if not thousands, of learners that will receive errors when they attempt to start a course. The fix is simple, convert your legacy courses to HTML5. But, doing it efficiently depends on the conversion strategy you choose.

Book Review: Learning and Development in Organisations

Learning Solutions Magazine

Book Review: Learning and Development in Organisations. bill-brandon. Tue, 09/22/2020 - 01:00

How To Drive Just-In-Time Learning With Performance Support Tools

eLearning Industry

Business is accelerating. The amount of information employees need is expanding, and they’re often remote. This article illustrates how performance support tools can help you drive Just-In-Time learning—particularly for your remote workforce. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

News reports and blogs are filled with references to the need for reskilling and upskilling large swaths of the global population over the next 5-10 years. Reskilling initiatives abound in government legislative agendas and corporate strategic plans.

What Makes Scenario-Based Microlearning Content Cutting-Edge?

eLearning Industry

Both scenario-based training and microlearning have been successful L&D strategies that are known to increase knowledge retention and boost employee engagement. Pairing these two learning strategies together can help you take your training to the next level.

Delivering Just-In-Time Training with xAPI Bridge

JCA Solutions

Delivering Just-In-Time Training with xAPI Bridge. xAPI Bridge Makes Capturing Just-in-Time Training Data Easy. Your SCORM-compliant LMS and eLearning content serve you — and your learners — well; they are not going away any time soon.

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Gamification Design Elements For Learning

eLearning Industry

20+ gamification design elements to kick-start your creative brainstorming on engagement and motivation in learning design. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Gamification eLearning Design Game-Based Learning Gamification Benefits Gamification Tips

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.