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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

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Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

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Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content.

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How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

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About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity.

Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development

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A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. When two or more of her professors scheduled exams for the same week, she would immediately ask the instructors to clarify to what extent these exams would influence the final class grade.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

Borrow this University Business Model to Sell Certification Programs

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You, dear reader, can obtain an education from the most prestigious universities in the world, all for free.

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

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It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription.

How Branding Your Learning Management System Can Influence Culture (and Create a Fun Place to Learn)

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The best companies I’ve worked with have had great workplace cultures. Management in these companies understand that happy team members are more productive and less likely to jump ship the next time an opportunity arises elsewhere.

Absorb LMS Named One of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching

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Top5OnlineColleges.org , a research and advisory services site focused on learning and development in the online higher education world, has just named Absorb LMS one of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching.

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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.

The New Absorb LMS Web Site: What Happens When Designers Ignore Good Advice

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The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site. “Let’s add a lot of animated gifs!” ” I said. —”No,” they said.

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Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement

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There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ ’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved.

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

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About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity.

The Learning Management System Feature People Hate the Most

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Satisfaction surveys of learning management system administrators invariably identify reporting as the most reviled feature in their platform.

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 One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

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Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues.

Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

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I’ve ranted repeatedly ( here , here , and here ) about the horribly-designed Request for Proposals (RFPs) that cross my desk.

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The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

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A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

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The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. In recent months, major studies have been published indicating that sitting for extended periods dramatically increases our risk of getting a wide range of diseases and significantly shortens our lives.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

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Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

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A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

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“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

Turbo Charge Scheduled Events in Your Learning Management System by Using Tags

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Instructor-led sessions, either in physical or virtual classrooms, play a big part of many organizations’ learning strategies.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

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“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

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Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

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There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen?

Online Learning and Higher Education: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

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Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange plummeting, I interviewed a director of learning and development at one of the major semiconductor companies.

June 20: Does Your LMS Focus on the User Experience?

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Registration is filling up fast for our next Webinar: Does Your LMS Focus on the User Experience? A Bersin & Blatant Media Webinar. Wednesday, June 20, 2013, Noon – 1:00 PM MDT (UTC-7).

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

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In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of an instrument affects our perception.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Support Your Workplace Culture

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Nilofer Merchant wrote a blog post for Harvard Business Review last year titled “ Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time.”

July 3rd: Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of)

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I’ll be presenting a new Webinar for HR.com on July 3rd titled “Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of).”

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

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It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.

Learning Management Practices that Sabotage Scalability

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Organizations that move from managing training manually using spreadsheets or pen and paper to using a learning management system (LMS) invariably see improved efficiency and cost savings. Thrilled with the gains achieved, these organizations often stop short of any further optimization.