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Project Managers Are 'Glue' Holding Learning Projects Together

Caveo Learning

To achieve business stakeholder satisfaction with a completed learning & development initiative, learning project managers must aim for success in three key areas. The first two are rather obvious: complete the project on time and on budget, and successfully fulfill the end business objectives. But the third item can be a little trickier—deftly manage the stakeholder relationship.

Mining for Gold Among Learning Trends of Today and Tomorrow

Caveo Learning

A number of trends in learning & development are exciting and promising… but not all that glitters is learning gold. What's important is not necessarily that learning leaders jump on trends, but that they pay attention to them to assess whether or not their organization would benefit from them. Learning is getting more customized, more adaptive, and made available however and wherever—and budgets are not increasing at the same rate as expectations.

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Caveo Named to Training Industry's Top Content Development List

Caveo Learning

Training Industry Inc. has named Caveo Learning to its 2017 Top 20 Content Development Companies List. Selection to the list is based on the following criteria: Industry visibility, innovation, and impact. Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of content. Company size and growth potential. Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise. Quality of clients. Geographic reach. The prestigious list is designed to help organizations search for the right learning content development partner.

Don't Overlook the Value of Storytelling in Instructional Design

Caveo Learning

Storytelling captures and moves people, which is why it is such a powerful tool for instructional designers and other learning professionals. Great stories prompt action, change minds, and win business. Put simply, stories make people care about the issue at hand. To achieve their purpose, stories don’t need to be long and involved. Short scenarios can pull in learners and facilitate comprehension, helping them grasp and retain information , and prompting them to act.

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!

Use Knowledge Retention Tactics for More Effective Training

Caveo Learning

Why do some learners seem to forget more than they remember? The reality is that the human brain is wired to forget—not all information is needed beyond the immediate moment or situation. It's up to instructional designers and training facilitators to help learners maximize knowledge retention. Memory is essentially the process of encoding (inputting), storage (organizing), and recall (accessing) of information, and there are tactics that can be used in deliverables to reinforce these functions.

Plan to Make Review Cycles Part of Learning Project Success

Caveo Learning

The process that learning & development professionals follow when designing and developing learning deliverables helps all players on the project team complete their specified tasks. The review cycle stage—when the deliverables are examined by the stakeholder—is perhaps most critical. Before the learning project begins, it's crucial to determine when reviews will take place, what needs to be reviewed (and to what depth), how long reviews should take, etc.

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Glimpsing the Future of Learning

Caveo Learning

Emerging technologies offer new opportunities for learning & development organizations to deliver learning that is immersive, exciting, and impactful. Innovations in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality are poised to revolutionize L&D in ways not seen since the internet went mainstream a quarter century ago. These technologies pose tremendous promise and possibility for the L&D industry, limited only by learning professionals' creativity and budget.

Caveo Strategist to Share Military L&D Insights at SW Learning Summit

Caveo Learning

Ray Valenzuela, a learning strategist with Caveo Learning, will be a featured presenter at the 2017 Southwest Learning Summit. The event, hosted by the Association for Talent Development, Dallas Chapter, will be held August 24 in Plano, Texas. Valenzuela's session is titled, "Address Performance Issues, Not Symptoms: Approaching L&D the Military Way.". Before joining Caveo, Valenzuela spent 12 years on active duty in the U.S.

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.

Building Business Credibility and Impact Beyond the L&D Bubble

Caveo Learning

Learning professionals tend to surround themselves with others who speak the same language of L&D and face similar industry challenges. That’s fine and understandable, but regardless of one’s expertise and preparation, the result is that business stakeholders may. fail to understand and appreciate the value of L&D and the challenges facing learning leaders. This is frustrating, but not surprising.

Seasonal Training Needs Pose Particular Learning Challenges

Caveo Learning

Creating effective training is especially tricky for organizations that face embedded seasonal variables. A company may need to skill up its workforce to prepare for a busy time of year—part-time holiday staff at retail outlets and summer workers for theme parks are some obvious examples. Seasonal training poses short-term learning challenges, but with planning and thoughtful strategy, the organization can nevertheless reap long-term benefits.

Corporate L&D Institute Features Session on Caveo Maturity Model

Caveo Learning

Ray Valenzuela, a senior learning strategist with Caveo Learning, is among the presenters at the 2017 Corporate L&D Institute , September 17–19 in South Carolina. The event, to be held at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, is hosted by the International Performance Management Institute. Valenzuela's presentation is titled, "Using the L&D Maturity Model to Improve Your Learning Department and Deliver More Measurable Value."

Strategies for Successful Learning Outsourcing Partnerships

Caveo Learning

At some point, all learning & development organizations are faced with the need for outsourcing—business objectives or performance gaps may demand L&D personnel and expertise that can’t be organically added in a timely or cost-efficient manner. Large-scale outsourcing arrangements are more common than many learning leaders realize, but so too are potential pitfalls.

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.

2 ATD Conferences Invite Caveo's Davis to Speak on Learning Curation

Caveo Learning

A pair of regional talent development conferences have invited Robert Davis, a senior instructional designer with Caveo Learning, to speak on the topic of learning curation. Davis will present "Cohesive Learning Curation: The Future of Efficient and Effective Content Development" at the ATD Houston 2017 Fall Conference and Expo on September 21.

Understand the 'Big Picture' of Cross-Cultural Learning Initiatives

Caveo Learning

Structuring, designing, and delivering training across cultures is challenging, and an array of factors need to be taken into consideration. To ensure success of a cross-cultural learning program, it's necessary to understand the "big picture" by analyzing all the external and internal obstacles that could impact the initiative.

University LMS Administrator: Be Willing to Take on New Roles

Caveo Learning

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Linda Cronk is a communications specialist for Iowa State University’s Environmental Health and Safety division, which provides training for employees and students, plus an outreach program providing training to private companies.

Success as a Solo Learning & Development Leader

Caveo Learning

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Patti Guenther is the learning and development leader at MaxYield Cooperative, a farmers’ cooperative grain elevator in north-central Iowa. She works with fellow leaders and team members to assess and identify training needs and develop learning strategies and solutions. She is passionate about helping people improve and innovate with an eye focused on creating relevant solutions and effective results.

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.

CUNY Learning Leader on Business Skills, Keys to Successful L&D

Caveo Learning

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Patrick Dail is the director of workplace learning with the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York. Dail manages teams charged with designing, developing, and facilitating learning and development programs for New York City agencies on topics ranging from emergency preparedness and business continuity to energy efficiency and child welfare.

Caveo's McClay to Deliver 2 Sessions at August Iowa ATD Event

Caveo Learning

Caveo Learning Project Manager Renie McClay will present a pair of sessions for Iowa learning professionals on Friday, August 4. Unlocking Innovation In Your Learning Organization" is hosted by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. McClay will speak on strategies for boosting workplace creativity and how to create effective eLearning on a budget. The event in West Des Moines is open to the public, but registration is required. Caveo News and Events

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.

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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!

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?

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Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. As a result a delay in the post and up front apology for that. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it.

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!

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. 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.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.

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The e-learning revolution is finally there

Challenge to Learn

We are talking about fundamental changes in corporate e-Learning already for years. But I did not see a real fundamental change for a long time, but now it is finally happening. The world of e-Learning is changing rapidly and fundamentally. An e-Learning revolution?

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

What Is Performance Support? And Why Won't People Stop Talking About It?

Dashe & Thomson

by Jolene Rowan. Education experts have said for years the important role performance support plays in building competency. It tackles head-on two fundamental challenges of learning: the limits of human memory and learner motivation.

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better.

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Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

eLearning 24-7

I’ll get right to the point. I totally dislike the term, “learning experience platform” It really makes no sense, because anything and everything we do, can turn into a learning experience. Secondly, it does a major disservice to any platform that is called by that name. Allow me to elaborate.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.