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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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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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Start-up growth Challenge

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Being CEO of a start-up with triple-digit growth. Every start-up goes through several life stages. At some point, it stops being a start-up and becomes a “scale-up” company instead. That time has come for Easygenerator. This means my role as a CEO is changing significantly.

Six trends that impact L&D in 2018 and beyond

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Recently we have published a research report that identified six trends that impact the learning and development landscape in 2018 and beyond.

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Why Every Tech Company Needs a Customer Enablement Program

Want to increase your customer lifetime value? Join Skilljar's next webinar on 4/19! Learn why the subscription economy matters, and how you can set your customers up for success from day one. Register now.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Return on Investment or “ROI”: pie chart in the sky

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There’s a Big Misconception out there about e-Learning, and its sell-by date has passed this long since. It is that the value of e-Learning can be measured as a return on investment (ROI). My contention, simply put, is that it can’t. Return on investment and e-learning?

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Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

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Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. On SCORM the drop is 83%. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? Why is this happening?

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12 e-Learning trends that you need to know about

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I like to know what the trends are in e-Learning. I checked 20 posts on trends and selected the 12 trends that are mentioned most. Here they are, from large (most mentioned) to small (least mentioned). Gamification. Gamification is the most mentioned trend.

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12 e-Learning trends that you need to know about

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I like to know what the trends are in e-Learning. I checked 20 posts on trends and selected the 12 trends that are mentioned most. Here they are, from large (most mentioned) to small (least mentioned). Gamification. Gamification is the most mentioned trend.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

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Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? Here are three ways to blend them with e-Learning components. They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate.

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Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

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Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? Here are three ways to blend them with e-Learning components. They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate.

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My view on the difficult situation in Ukraine

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The past week I have visited the Easygenerator team in Ukraine. My first visit to Ukraine was in 2010 and I since then I have visited Ukraine two or three times per year. A lot has happened in that period; here is my view on the current situation in Ukraine.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

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Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. In this post I will show you the pitfalls that e-Learning experts are falling in, so you as a e-Learning rookie do not have to make them. Here are the lessons learned.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

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Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. In this post I will show you the pitfalls that e-Learning experts are falling in, so you as a e-Learning rookie do not have to make them. Here are the lessons learned.

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Net Promoter Score: How to engage with your users

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Using the Net Promoter Score (NPS) to engage with our customers proved to be very useful for Easygenerator. In this post, I want to share my experience and tell you why and how we used it, and how we used the outcome to engage with our users. Wat is a Net Promoter Score?

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How to use the new 70:20:10 rule for knowledge sharing

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I discovered a new rule for knowledge sharing, the 70:20:10 rule. In any given company 10% of the employees is willing to actively share their knowledge. About 20% of the employees is willing to share knowledge if they are invited, and 70% will not share knowledge at all, they are just consumers. I found these figures in working with our corporate clients who use Easygenerator as a way to facilitate knowledge sharing between their subject matter experts.

How to select an e-Learning authoring tool

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There are hundreds of e-Learning authoring tools around and they come in many shapes an sizes, so how to select the one that fits your requirements? In this post I will give a global overview of different types of e-Learning authoring tools and some questions that you can ask yourself.

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.

Seven musts for creating effective elearning

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Many new eLearning authors create eLearning with a presentation (PowerPoint) mindset. But creating a course is very different from creating a presentation. This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules.

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

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Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. On SCORM the drop is 83%. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? Why is this happening?

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How to support authors that have no experience?

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Corporations are moving to ‘sustainable e-Learning development’ They are looking for new, more agile ways of creating e-Learning to meet the on-demand requirements from the business side. User-generated content is a possible solution. But how can you ensure that these subject matter experts will create decent content? Sustainable e-Learning development.

User Interface lessons applied to eLearning

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eLearning and user interface? 24 months ago my company Easygenerator switched to a new target audience. Instead of professional eLearning creators (instructional designers), we now focus on people who do not have an eLearning background.

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

T-mobile e-Learning hackaton: let your employees do the work

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Last week T-Mobile in The Netherlands organized an e-Learning hackaton for its employees. They had the opportunity to create an e-Learning course with either Articulate Storyline or Easygenerator.

Easygenerator has made all the right choices

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This week the Fosway group published her new 9-grid report about authoring tools. It is nice that Easygenerator is listed again, confirming our place between the leading authoring tools.

Energy shortage forces Ukrainian schools to close during winter period: Easygenerator provides its software for free

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Easygenerator provides free e-learning to all Ukrainian teachers. see for the press release in Ukrainian the bottom of this post). The easygenerator development team is located in Zhitomir Ukraine. Therefore we at easygenerator are extra concerned with all the developments in the east of the country.

8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud

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All software and data will move to the cloud sooner or later. In this post I will explain why you should move to the cloud rather sooner than later. I have chosen 8 reasons that should convince you. No IT hustle. All the software lives in the cloud and is maintained and cared for by the vendor.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud

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All software and data will move to the cloud sooner or later. In this post I will explain why you should move to the cloud rather sooner than later. I have chosen 8 reasons that should convince you. No IT hustle. All the software lives in the cloud and is maintained and cared for by the vendor.