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

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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.

How To Train Your Millennial

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There are 83.1 millennials in the U.S. , and they get a bad rap. They are often characterized as a generation continually over-rewarded for under-performance.

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How to Get ROI by Using Social Media for Learning

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By Amber Pandya. ROI Social Media Social Learning

5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn

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If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly.

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[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

How To Be An Effective Leader During A Crisis

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by Emily Walters , guest author. Leadership Project Management/Project Delivery

Who Is Derailing Your Learning Project? (And How Can You Stop Them?)

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Great news! That learning project you’ve nurtured through countless meetings and rolls of red tape has finally come to fruition, and you’re starting to get down to business. But wait – something’s not quite right. Why does it feel like the team is spinning out of control?

Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: What's the Difference?

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by Heather Sather. The terms “Quality Control” (QC) and “Quality Assurance” (QA) frequently create confusion among learning professionals. Because it's common for the same team or person to handle both functions, the terms are often used interchangeably.

Five Steps For Conducting a Training Needs Assessment

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A couple years ago we published 13 Critical Questions to Ask Your Client When Scoping a Learning Engagement. The post captured considerable attention, probably since the task of conducting a training needs assessment can be both a moving target and an ambiguous one. Needs Assessment

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

13 Free e-Learning Resources to Make Your Courses Beautiful

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by: Andy Schiemo. Does your eLearning feel stale or still have that 1990s vibe? Are you bored with your existing stock photography? Are you still using photos that look like this? Free Resources

Project Kickoff: Your Most Important Tool for Project Success

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A project kickoff meeting is more than just a feel good meet-and-greet. It is the first, and most important, opportunity to set expectations across the entire project team.

19 Productivity-Boosting Apps for L&D Project Managers

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The project management profession is growing into its own. Just last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued project management its own occupational category , a confirmation that project managers are more important players than ever.

Mine or Ours? The Case For Knowledge Sharing

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One of the hardest lessons to learn growing up is how to share – how to share your toys, your candy, and maybe your room with a sibling. As a child, it’s difficult to get past the thought “but, it’s MINE!”

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

5 Tips for Choosing an Awesome eLearning Development Partner

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If you've ever had to augment your internal team's resources by bringing in a vendor to develop eLearning, you know that selecting the wrong partner can cost a lot -- in money, time, and sometimes a bit of your sanity.

Scenario-Based Learning: Choose Your Own Learning Adventure

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“Experience is the best teacher,” they say. Scenario Based learning Branching

Beyond The Power Lunch: The Networking Edge You Need To Know

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Networking is not a new concept. It used to mean the power lunch, golfing with colleagues, or drinks after work. Then came the growth of associations, conferences, and trade shows. And now networking has changed dramatically with online resources like LinkedIn and Facebook.

Game of Phones: Five Critical Factors For Effective Mobile Learning

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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.

What's the ROI on Quality?

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Here’s something you don’t hear every day: the quality of your company's learning and communication content plays a significant role in how people view your company. Think about it: how often have you been impressed with the vocabulary used, or maybe not used, when viewing a company’s web page?

Stakeholder Buy-In: the Secret to Project Success

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By Andrea May. It's been said that change is the only constant in life. I believe, however, that life holds one more constant: human beings are wired to resist change. In fact, it's been proven that our cognitive biases drive us to maintain the status quo.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

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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.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

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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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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

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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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6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

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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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Scaffolding in Microlearning

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How do you incorporate scaffolding in microlearning? How is scaffolding different in microlearning than in longer formats? First, let’s define scaffolding. Scaffolding is support for learners that gradually fades away until the learner can do the task without support.

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4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

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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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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017

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Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design.

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Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning.

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The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

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No business has a crystal ball that they can use to predict the future or some gifted psychic people locked in the basement of their headquarters giving them instructions on what to do. You know what I mean, those “precogs” in the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report. If you have some, let me know.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

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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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Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning

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By ELLEN BURNS-JOHNSON, Instructional Designer / @ELLENBJOHNSON L ast week, my Studio Executive and I visited a client in California. The meeting went well, so to celebrate, she and I went out for tapas. microlearning microlearning examples

Lessons Learned From a Former Biotech Training Manager

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Life science organizations face unique training and development challenges. The subject matter is highly technical, there are many different roles to train and the industry is highly regulated.

9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development

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Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.