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Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

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In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development.

eLearning Trends of 2016

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As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016.

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Instructional Design Survival Tips

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A while back, my colleague Mary and I were asked to give some “real world” instructional design survival tips. It’s a nifty little list, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Videos in eLearning: A Snack Sized Solution

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According to the website fortunelords.com, YouTube is the 3 rd most visited website in the world. Additionally, the total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month is 3.25 billion.

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The Learning Styles Myth

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Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth.

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

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Trying to have a conversation with someone who “already knows everything” is like talking to a wall. Nothing you have to say matters because they’ll automatically tune you out. To them, the “conversation” is either a waste of time or a way to show off their own smarts.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

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Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner? What about making sure learning objectives were met? Most importantly, what about the budget?

Always Be Consistent Most of the Time

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Would you notice if the sun didn’t come up tomorrow? Of course you would, because the sun comes up every day. You’re used to it. If it didn’t come up that would be breaking the pattern you’ve become accustomed to.

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.

Learning Escape Room

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You’re locked in a room with a handful of people, often strangers. You need to work together to find clues and problem solve in order to escape before time runs out. That’s the premise behind escape rooms.

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Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

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I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS?

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Visuals and Visual Thinking

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Logos, billboards, icons, infographics, memes, and other visuals are everywhere. A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words. tldr” (too long, didn’t read) is an all too common acronym.

Learning Myths: Debunked

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Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. A quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program.

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 Business Case for Online Training

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I once worked for a large company where all new employees went through a 3-day on-boarding process. We sat through videos on safety and compliance, though lectures and power point presentations.

Learning Objectives and GPS

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Your supervisor stops by and says they’re super busy. They need you to take care of something they don’t have time to do. After showing you that “Everything you need is in this folder” they thank you for your help and walk off. You have no idea how to do the task you were just assigned.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

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If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.

The Learning Development Feedback Funnel

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Disclaimer: This post is not about the “feedback funnel” that’s used in sales or customer relationship management. If you’re looking for that I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. But you’re welcome to stay and see what I consider to be learning development’s “feedback funnel.”.

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.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

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A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

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Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. While it may be tempting to dive right in and start designing, it’s important to answer several critical questions first.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development

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The learning and development (L&D) world seems to be confused by, if not outright afraid of, millennials. Curious about the ruckus, I did some research. And admittedly, as a millennial, I was curious to see what there was to see. What I discovered surprised me.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

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Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different. Effective. All of the above. These words get thrown around a lot. Frankly, it troubles me when they’re used incorrectly because it leads to misunderstandings.

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eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

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Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds. So, here are some of the additional terms you wanted to defined.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

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I want to apologize. I write about instructional design (ID) all the time but I’ve never stopped to explain what Instructional Designers really do. There are numerous definitions for it and many of them are somewhat wordy and technical.

Who Needs Training? 1/3 of Americans Receive No Formal Training From Their Employer

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An online survey conducted by Ipsos Market Research and Consulting Firm has turned up some shocking statistics. 30% of Americans surveyed said that they never received any formal training from their employer.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

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It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning. Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense.

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?

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

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Disaster preparation and training often suffer from the same unfortunate flaw. You’re supposed to have them in place and ready to go for when they’re needed. That means they should be planned for in advance, not at the last minute. But how many people or organizations actually do that?

The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning

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How often do you feel like you understand something until someone asks you to tell them more about it? When teachers and learners want to convey information quickly there’s always a temptation to rely on definitions and a sampling of big picture ideas to help the learner hit the ground running.

Are You Going to the ATD International Conference and Expo?

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Are You Going to the ATD International Conference and Expo? If you are headed to the ATD International Conference and Expo May 21-24th in Atlanta, GA, don’t forget to stop by our booth 1043.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

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Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

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“It was too much all at once. I was overwhelmed.” That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Managing content density is the key. What is Density?