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MWL Newsletter No 94

Jane Hart

Posts and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 2-8 December 2018 [who’s responsible for reskilling future workers? guide employees to own their own learning. MWL 2019] . Modern Workplace Learning

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00 when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas!

How to bring out the best in your employees

Your Training Edge

Employees are a diverse bunch with varied interests. Each one has had a different taste of life and what motivates one might not motivate another. When handling a team, it can be quite difficult to get everyone on the same page and motivate them to give their best.

What Does Social Learning Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Docebo

Uncover the value of social learning in the workplace in this infographic. Where do employees go for critical information when they’re trying to complete a task? They don’t take formal courses – they search around and ask a colleague or an expert.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

E-Learning Automation using LearnDash and Zapier

LearnDash

Automate certain tasks to facilitate engagement with your online learners. Not too long ago I wrote about a new tool that makes it possible for you to create elaborate automation sequences based on actions taken within your course or on your WordPress LMS.

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Assessing Virtual Classroom Facilitation

InSync Training

Since virtual classroom skillsets are not as off-the-shelf as face-to-face training skills, we often wonder just how well we are doing at this virtual facilitation gig. Often, our only feedback comes from “smile sheets,” the surveys at the end of class to see what people thought of the program.

Seven Tips to Create Engaging Game-Based Learning

Origin Learning

Who does not like a good game? It activates the mind and when it is a physical activity it helps the body to remain fit as well. In this blog post, we will be exploring how games can be used in eLearning programs to enrich the content and help learners understand concepts better. Why Add Games?

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How to Find an Effective LMS for the Manufacturing Industry

TOPYX LMS

Factories and other manufacturing companies need learning and development programs to promote quick onboarding, skill-building, best practices, and safety and compliance training.

Top 5 Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs Despite the Good Pay

Your Training Edge

People have different kinds of motivations. Visual individuals are motivated by things they see. On the other hand, auditory types are satisfied with what they hear. Lastly, the kinesthetic ones are moved by actions and movements.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

7 Reasons You Haven’t Launched Your Online Course

LearnDash

Starting can be hard. Here’s 7 reasons you need to do it anyway. For many of us, launching an online course remains an aspirational goal, rather than one we’ve made an clear steps toward accomplishing. Online courses hold a lot of appeal, both as an educational concept, and as a way for entrepreneurs to start a business. Yet, for all the interest they hold, many would-be instructors struggle to get theirs off the ground.

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The Heart of Organizational Social: Middle Management

The Simple Shift

The two things you’ll often hear given as a advice about where to start your expansion of organizational social is 1. Get the leaders (c-suite) on board and/or 2. focus on the workers and the work itself (grassroots). There is certainly truth that each of these groups being engaged is important but it can be […]. enterprise 2.0 ESN leadership #ESN #socialbusiness #management

Why Businesses are Choosing Cloud-based LMS Over Self-hosted Solutions

Lambda Solutions

The cloud is used by 90 percent of all businesses in one way or another. Half of businesses either exclusively rely on cloud-based solutions or have adopted a cloud-first approach for their IT needs.

How to Choose the Best LMS for Healthcare Training

TOPYX LMS

An LMS helps healthcare facilities improve patient care by keeping staff updated on medical best practices and equipping them with vital skills. Today, approximately 60 percent of hospitals use a learning management system. Healthcare LMS Healthcare Training Online Learning eLearning LMS

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

How to Better Manage Client Relationships

Your Training Edge

Nowadays, the success of a company relies on more than just providing services to clients. As a matter of fact, building a strong relationship with clients is equally important as providing an exceptional service.

How eLearning Fast Tracks Business Success

Absorb LMS

As the old adage goes, people are your most important business asset. So then, it’s no surprise that fueling employee learning would yield dividends.

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Modern Workplace Learning 2019

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning 2019 is now available in web and PDF formats. Modern Workplace Learning

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Create a Flexible and Engaging Learning Environment with Customized Learning

Lambda Solutions

Customized learning is a learner-centric approach. Learners make their own decisions regarding the content they want to consume, how learning is planned, and what the goals are. Some systems incorporate self-assessment and let learners decide what they want to achieve by interacting with the system.

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.

Buying an LMS: The Complete Feature Checklist to Make the Right Choice

ej4 eLearning

“Which LMS should I use?” is a question we hear a lot at industry gatherings. Whether you are buying an LMS for the first time or merely looking to replace your old clunker of an LMS, you know the importance of doing your homework and finding the right one for your organization.

7 Common Reasons for eLearning Course Drop-Outs

Your Training Edge

The online education trend has skyrocketed over the last several years, as more and more individuals are signing up for digital courses.

Make Them Say “Wow” with a Smart Chatbot

Learningtogo

You might have already considered using artificial intelligence to bring the “wow factor” to your next project, but it can sound like a complicated and expensive endeavor—especially for your first time. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Upcoming Events #TLDC #TLDC19 #AI #elearning #education #chatbot #code #instructionaldesign #conference

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8 Ways to Flip the Classroom for Your Online Course

LearnDash

Wondering how to use the flipped classroom effectively for your blended classroom? The traditional classroom structure has teachers delivering lectures during class time, and learners working on problem sets at home. However, online classes offer instructors a way to reverse that scenario by delivering class lecture content over the Internet, and using class time to work more directly with learners. Flipped classrooms have many demonstrable benefits for learners.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Application-based Instruction

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I wrote about activity-based learning. And I firmly stand behind the model there. It’s not a major campaign, but quietly permeates the things that I do. However, I realize that there’re two misnomers in the label, and it’s time to rectify that.

How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training?

Gyrus

How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training. Employee training has always been one of the most important concerns of businesses around the world. But, traditional training methods consume much time and costs in the process. This is why modern-day entrepreneurs are getting inclined towards ‘LMS or learning management system’ that is known to create a virtual learning environment for the perfect delivery of online training courses.

Expert Roundup: Top Tips on Associations, eLearning, and Technology

Blue Sky eLearn

Over the past year, we had the pleasure of interviewing a variety of experts in the association, eLearning, and technology industries. Today we’ve put together a compilation of some of the top tips they shared. For all of their expert advice, you can find their full posts here.

Who’s tweeting at H5P Conference 2018

Adult Learning with Technology

Thought we’d put together a little flash card content type to show Scott Huntley how we can play with H5P. So, let’s see if you know who’s doing some tweeting, and then go and say hello! eLearning H5P Conference

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.

INSIGHT CURATION:   Knowledge, Wisdom & Lemonade

Living in Learning

Our challenge is to optimize "Speed-to-Insight"…which is measured by the sum total of time invested that spans from searching through many information sources…to saving, curating, and forwarding "curated bulk information"…to enable critical-thinking that informs decisions through access to concise SIGNALS to individuals, groups, teams or the entire enterprise as "Actionable Performance Insights". Everything in between is NOISE.

Experimentation specifics

Clark Quinn

I’m obviously a fan of innovation, and experimentation is a big component of innovation. However, I fear I haven’t really talked about the specifics. The details matter, because there are smart, and silly, ways to experiment.

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Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, the capability of individuals to identify and manage their own emotions as well as recognize those of others, has been identified as a strong indicator and predictor of effective leadership.