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A helicopter view on our changing learning landscape

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Being the CEO of a company that revolves around learning technology I have to watch the trends in Learning & Development. I even have to predict what will be next. I need to be ahead of the game in order to steer my company in the right direction.

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How subject matter experts can create more effective learning

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An increasing number of subject matter experts are sharing their knowledge in a variety of ways. One of them is the creation of learning content. Facilitating this is the core role of my company Easygenerator. We provide a hassle-free authoring platform for them to share knowledge effortlessly.

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Jane Hart’s op 200 Tools for Learning

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Jane Hart is conducting her annual Digital Learning Tools survey. An interesting list to follow. Here is my top 10 for 2018. Easygenerator. Yes, I know it's my own tool. But we are actually constantly using it to create learning for our company. . Slack.

#Learning2019 Day 3. Burger universities, Elliot, Nigel, Bob and Donald

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This morning started with an extra "Dutch" session by Rob Lauder, the CLO of Mc Donalds. He gave us a detailed overview of the setup of Mc Donalds training programs. They employ 1.9 million people and they have 1 million new hires every year.

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How UserTesting Drives Product Adoption and CX with Customer Education

Speaker: Steve Fleming-Prot, Content Strategist, UserTesting

In this webinar, Steve Fleming-Prot of UserTesting will share lessons learned from building UserTesting’s Learning Navigator and on-demand University, and why Customer Education is an important part of CX—and CX is an important part of Customer Education.

#Learning2019 Day 2. About performance support and the future of learning…

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The second day of Learning 2019. A full packed schedule with many sessions, keynotes, planned and unplanned meetings. Today started early at 6.45 with an extra "Dutch session" by Molly Petroff from the St Vincent Hospital. Molly is a workflow specialist already for 12 years.

Dutch session by Donald Taylor at Learning 2019

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Donald Taylor is (among other things) the Chairman of the Learning and Performance institute. David discussed the trends that emerge from the surveys they do. Kasper's mind map on the trends and megatrends by Donald Taylor (click to enlarge). learning19us Donald Taylor

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Brandon Carlson on how we live, work and learn

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Brandon shared the insights he learned as a learning manager at Home Depot and Delta on living, working and learning. Kasper's mind map on Brandon Carlson (click to enlarge). learning19us

Elliot Masie Dutch Session at #learning19us

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At Learning 2019 there is a separate extra track for a group of 45 Dutch learning people. I was allowed to join their sessions. The first session was with Elliot Masie. Elliot sold the event last year, but at 69 he is still amazing. Elliot presenting at Learning 2019 for the Dutch group.

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Employee Generated Learning, a transcending role for Instructional Designers 

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The e-Learning landscape is fundamentally changing. A while ago month I published a blog post about this change. In this blog post, I elaborated on how this transformation boils down to a shift away from content creation by instructional designers.

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Moving learning back to the business

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Moving learning back to the business Learning has become too far detached from the business side of companies. In the days of medieval guilds, you would complete your entire education while working and learning the trade and skills alongside a master craftsman.

The e-learning revolution is finally there

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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?

What makes a good Learning eXperience Platform

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A session about our latest buzzword LXP (Learning Experience platform) by Ben Betts. He states that we are leaving the era of learning and we are moving towards the era of Performance which in his mind also means moving from an LMS towards an LXP.

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

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You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. I will tell you in this post. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

#DevLearn 2018: The death of the Learning styles, microlearning, and Millennials

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Back home after DevLearn 2018 and the one thing that stands out is the annihilation of three big learning buzzwords: Learning Styles, Microlearning and Millennials. Learning styles. The e-learning guild published a couple of new reports, I attended a session on them.

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

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In today's digital learning boom, it's easy for university educators to feel like they're losing control of their own classrooms. As power shifts towards university administrations instead of educators, and e-learning becomes more prominent, learning content is becoming increasingly centralized.

How to make user generated learning work for you

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My favourite e-Learning conference of the year is next week: Devlearn 2016. I will be there, and I will present together with Laura Payette about: “how to make user-generated learning work for you.”

L&D challenge survey: the outcome

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259 L&D professionals took part in my L&D survey. In this blog post, you will find a link to the full survey results, along with my initial impressions. Click here to access the full survey findings. Practically every challenge on the list struck a chord with the respondents.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Getting the Most out of Your DevLearn Experience

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DevLearn kicks off on Wednesday, October 24. This is how I'm preparing to get the most out of this conference. Download the App and Create Your Schedule. DevLearn has a great app. Download it and register with your email address and the password: devlearn.

The Learning 2019 conference

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I have been to a ton of learning conferences but this will be my time at this conference. I'm looking forward to it and I'm planning to report on all interesting sessions via this blog. It is now Sunday morning, the conference will officially kickoff this evening. But I have an interesting day ahead. There is a Dutch group trip to this conference and they have invited me to join them in a couple of extra sessions.

Employee-generated Learning is now mainstream

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The main takeaway for me looking back on 2018 is that our approach of Employee-generated Learning (EGL) is becoming more and more mainstream. Let me explain why this is the case.

70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

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I’m talking to learning managers each day about the 20 in 70:20:10; about knowledge sharing and about user generated learning that can facilitate this. I see a lot of interest in this topic but a lot of reservations as well.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

What are the 5 most powerful didactical principles?

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I’m looking for your input, what are the 5 most important didactical principles to apply when creating e-Learning? The reason I’m asking is because we are doing a project to support our users (most of them do not have an e-Learning background) in creating more effective and didactical sound content.

#DevLearn Email courses

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This session was about a simple but rather cool idea sending out a spaced course via email. I think it is a cool idea if you do not have an LMS or do not want to use it. devlearn e-Learning email courses

#Devlearn master panel Learning technology, past present and future

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An extremely cool panel made out of no less than seven e-Learning guild masters. e-Learning

#Devlearn. New guild reports presented

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In this session, three new reports from the e-learning guild were presented. Jennifer Hoffman about blended learning, Steve Forman about learning platforms and Jane Bozart about learning styles. The most surprising outcome is on learning styles. The conclusion is" They do not matter.

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Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

#Devlearn 18: Curation morning buzz session

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Morning buzz sessions are early morning informal gatherings about a certain topic with a moderator. The first one this year was a session on curation.

Julie Snyder #Devlearn keynote. What makes a story captivating?

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Julie Snyder was the opening keynote at DevLearn18. I have mixed feelings about her presentation. It was a good presentation and a nice story about her successful podcast "Serial". But I missed the relevance for learning. I did not learn what makes a story captivating in a way that I can apply.

#Devlearn: David Kelly. LMs, LRS, LXP and more

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Interesting session by David Kelly. It contained also the buzzword for the DevLearn 2018: LXP. A "Learning eXperience Platform". This new type of learning platform that is making waves.

#DevLearn Gary Wise. Point-of-work, new ground zero for learning

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Pretty impressive session by Gary Wise. He makes a big point that we spend 80% of our L&D budget on 2.3% of the work time. This presentation was the first time that I saw a complete approach on how to set up and design a workplace support system.

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. In this eBook, Skilljar will discuss the key components of an external training LMS, and why they’re essential for a well-designed customer training program.