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Save the Learners! Build an Open and Shut Serious Game Strategy

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(This article was published in the March, 2016 issue of Training Industry Magazine.). Have you ever sat in front of an eLearning course that you spent 200-250 hours designing and developing and thought learners are going to love this course?

101: Don’t Leave the Learner Behind

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It’s important to take a step back and think about the learner. Most learners are busy, not just at work but in their personal lives as well. Common sense tells us they don’t have much room in their brain to store information that is not directly relevant to their lives or jobs.

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Red monkeys? Why red monkeys?

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A couple years ago, while browsing through business blogs about innovation, I ran across some fantastic content from Jef Staes , a thought leader from Belgium. His main point was that “continuous improvement” – the results from Six Sigma, Lean, kaizens, etc.

What is Better Learning?

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As I begin my 19th year at Cinecraft, I’m taking time to reflect on our team’s accomplishments in 2017. We’ve collaborated with amazing new clients and added talented learning professionals to our team.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

What’s a Shot List?

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What’s a Shot List? Number 5 on my pre-production checklist is CREATE A SHOT LIST. After the script is written, I work with the client and the DP (Director of Photography, AKA camera operator) to make a list of all of the different video clips I will need to make a great video.

8 Authentic Tips for New eLearning Professionals

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When I started working at Cinécraft, I was totally new to eLearning. I had no experience writing courses or using eLearning-specific development tools. However, I had a background in multimedia and writing, and a strong desire to learn, so I knew I could be successful.

Should I record video in-studio or on-location?

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Should I record video in-studio or on-location? Choosing to record video in-studio or on-location can be a critical decision to make during pre-production. To begin, answer this question: What kind of video story are you trying to tell?

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Improving Your Corporate Videos: 5 Answers – 3 Pro-Tips – McCormick’s Storytelling Series

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Improving Your Corporate Videos: 5 Answers – 3 Pro-Tips – McCormick’s Storytelling Series. Over the past 30 weeks, I’ve focused on answering questions related to improving your corporate video content.

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3 ways to improve corporate videos

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3 ways to improve corporate videos. So you are looking for ways to “improve” your company’s marketing or training videos.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Four Steps to Make Video Testimonials

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Four Steps to Make Video Testimonials. Here are four steps to make video testimonials that increase engagement and boost sales. Looking for more reasons to use video testimonials? Check out the other 19 statistics that support the use of testimonials in marketing today.

Making a Business Video: 5 Questions – 5 Answers – 5 Pro-Tips

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Making a Business Video: 5 Questions – 5 Answers – 5 Pro-Tips. Over the past 20 weeks, I’ve focused on answering questions related to corporate or business video. In each post, I try to provide professional advice for marketing managers, training professionals, and business owners.

Do you need to make a corporate video on a budget?

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Do you need to make a corporate video on a budget? While sitting in Nano Brew on West 25th Street, sipping a Gose the Gosarian , a producer friend of mine said, “We wasted so much time today. You should write a blog that tells people how to get the most out of us.”. Mr. Gosarian is delicious.”

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

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Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actors. If you are a voice actor looking for B2B jobs, this post offers you an insider’s perspective on creating a professional B2B demo that will reach the client.

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build It or Buy It. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Can I make a video that reaches three target audiences?

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Can I make a video that reaches three target audiences? If you are in a marketing or training role, have you ever had a conversation like this? Manager: “We need a video that will appeal to everyone (employees, customers, and shareholders).”. You: “OK.

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VIDEO PRODUCTION SURVEY: Two minutes, three words, and a big thank you!

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VIDEO PRODUCTION SURVEY: Two minutes, three words, and a big thank you! WANTED: Blogger seeks your input: 2 minutes of your time will lead to valuable, relevant, and interesting video production content. Big thanks @ the end. . Loading… THANKS. The post VIDEO PRODUCTION SURVEY: Two minutes, three words, and a big thank you! appeared first on The Craft. eLearning Video Production

How do you scout locations for a business video shoot?

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How do you scout locations for a business video shoot? Scout locations for your next corporate video shoot with these eight Pro-Tips, especially if you are a marketing manager, training professional, or business owner. Searching for the right place to record video is vital to a successful production.

What’s a Call Sheet?

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What’s a Call Sheet? In corporate video production, the call sheet is an agenda for the day. It includes report times, location addresses, plans for meals, and relevant contact information for everyone involved that day, and it can include shot and prop lists.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Short Sims by Clark Aldrich: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

In his book Short Sims: A Game Changer , Clark Aldrich provides a system for creating engaging, interactive learning experiences quickly (in about 40 hours of work). Clark provides multiple examples so you can play through the Short Sims yourself to see the possibilities. What are Short Sims?

What would you like to learn about scenarios?

Experiencing eLearning

Many of my most popular blog posts have been prompted by questions from readers. I’d like your help answering a 2-question survey about what you’d like to learn about scenarios for learning.

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YES! LearnDash Memberships Have Arrived!

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LearnDash Groups evolve to include membership capabilities. Create levels, sub-levels, sell access, award group certificates, and more! “Do I need a membership plugin or platform in order to use LearnDash?”

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Stepping up Your Employee Onboarding Training- A results-oriented approach

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Having an effective onboarding program is more important than you might think. Your onboarding process has a direct effect on your organizations ability to attract and retain new talent. Onboarding is also directly related to the length of the new hire learning curve and their levels of productivity.

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

Why is it Important to Measure Your Corporate Training Programs with Learning Analytics?

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Companies invest millions into their online learning and development programs every year and for good reason. Effective training programs can provide some pretty valuable benefits including increased employee retention, boosted morale, improved productivity and a rise in profits.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Should You Use a Subdomain for LearnDash?

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Whether or not you set up your e-learning course on a subdomain has implications for SEO and user experience. One question that can be a stumbling block for new users is whether they should host their course on a subdomain of their website or as a regular subdirectory.

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6 Practical Solutions for Converting Classroom to VILT for Corporate Training

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If you are like the many organizations who have recently transitioned their workforce from traditional office-based teams to having most of your employees work remotely, you might be considering converting your corporate training programs as well.

Insights in a Nutshell: Converting Instructor Led Training into Engaging Online Learning Experiences

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Converting your training materials into an online learning format is one of the most effective and easy ways you can remove training barriers for your employees. The global workforce is rapidly growing. It is not uncommon for teams that work together to be distributed all over the world.

Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.