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Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

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As the eLearning industry continues to evolve, the educational system becomes dependent upon HTML5. Due to the fact that the curriculums are becoming more interactive than ever, nearly all students and teachers rely on their devices to when they want to access or present the studying materials.

How to Start a Classroom Blog in One Afternoon

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In the 21st century, it seems like every educator has a blog. Whether you teach in a traditional, blended or flipped classroom, a classroom blog can be used to improve student engagement, increase communication and more.

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7 Tips for Delivering Engaging Live Online Training Experiences

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Live online training offers many advantages.

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5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson

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A classroom tech tool should allow you to do something you couldn’t before, according to Maria Sellers , a technology integration and eLearning specialist. However, it should never replace a lesson. Instead, it should (and can!)

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

10 Great Tools For Effective eLearning

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With modern technology becoming more affordable and accessible, especially in the past 15 years, new opportunities have begun to open up in all aspects of our lives, and that includes education.

6-Step Guide for Delivering Professional Web Conferences

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With so much of our daily work lives taking place online nowadays, it comes as no surprise to see a growing trend of professionals, including eLearning instructors, taking their meetings into the cloud and hosting web conferences. The benefits are clear: it takes you and your attendees from anywhere in the world and puts you on the same page where you can view the same screen content in real-time. Web conferences save time, increase productivity, enhance communication and reduce travel costs.

6 Digital Learning Trends You Need to Know About

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Staying up-to-date with the latest digital learning trends can help you and your organization take advantage of opportunities to create more effective learning. Let’s explore six digital learning trends that we’ve been watching in 2016. Mobile learning: learners want mobile.

8 Surprising Gamification Statistics

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Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of gamification. Sure, gamification may seem great, but what is it and what have the results been like? Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. The main goal of gamification is to motivate your students – and those motivated students typically perform better.

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.

7 Tech Tools for Students to Show What They Know

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Gone are the days of relying on long, boring papers—which students trudge through the night before they’re due—for assignments. Make your job easier, and their homework more fun, with these tech tools that allow students to show what they know. Task students with creating digital posters, blog posts or ebooks and watch their eyes light up as they imagine all the exciting things they’ll be able to do. KidBlog. Take writing to the next level with a blog post assignment.

5 Ways to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation Online

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“Could I have a copy of your slides?” It’s a common question after you have finished your presentation and received the applause. You may just hand the file to the event sponsor to share with the crowd. However, most people will never get back to your slides – not because they were uninterested, but because it is too inconvenient. Is there a more effective way to share a presentation? Yes there is—in fact, there are several.

Best of: 100+ eLearning Tools and Resources

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Happy 2015! The start of a new year usually brings numerous projects and endeavors along with it. We’ve rounded up more than 100 eLearning tools and resources that we’ve shared over the past year to help you get started on these new eLearning projects. Just click on the links below to find more information on each list. 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools. When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording.

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5 Tools to Help You “Gamify” Your eLearning Content

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Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of “gamified” content. Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. The main goal of gamification is to motivate your students – and those motivated students typically perform better. How can you “gamify” your eLearning content?

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.

User Role Break Down

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DigitalChalk has a few user roles that you may, or may not, know about and what each role can do. We’re here to break it down for you. Organization Administrator. As an organization administrator you will have access to the Administration tab only.

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How to Create an eLearning Project with Visme

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As an online instructional designer and eLearning professional, you can never have too many authoring tools to choose from. We’ve found a great one called Visme.

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How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course

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Gamification means using the principles of game design in another context; for example, a training program or an e-Learning course. An e-Learning course that has been gamified will include elements such as challenges, rewards, and repeated attempts. There are many benefits to gamification, but one of the greatest is the way a gamified course can engage and motivate learners. How can a video help gamify my e-Learning course? Videos are an important tool in your toolbox.

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What is Gamification?

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In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find motivation to expand their learning. Therefore, teachers must become more and more creative when motivating students to learn.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

15+ Online Meeting Tools Compatible with DigitalChalk

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Last week we announced the launch of DigitalChalk’s Instructor-Led Training (ILT) feature. This feature allows you to add a blended learning aspect to your course by adding a live webinar or online training session directly within your course. What specific tools can you use with this feature?

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5 Do’s for Engaging Your Students

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Engaging your students can be rather difficult. However, by following these simple eLearning Do’s, you should be able to create an engaging online course in no time. Let’s get started. Do stay relevant. Always remember that the content you cover in your online course should be relevant.

Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2013

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The training industry has changed dramatically over the past ten years as eLearning and mobile technologies have gone from early-adopter novelties to mainstream essentials. Of course, there are still plenty of traditional companies who haven’t conformed to the rest of the corporate world.

Top eLearning Trends for 2015

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The eLearning industry grew substantially in 2014 and it will continue to grow and expand as we progress through 2015. There are a few topics that will be trending this year, including the type of content and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the top eLearning trends we will see in 2015. Gamification. Gamification is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems.

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.

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom

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Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. It makes grading more efficient, enriches the classroom experience, and allows you to connect with your students on a level they understand—all for free. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. With a full educational suite and dozens of other free tools, you may feel the same way.

8 eCommerce Marketing Tools to Increase Your Course Sales

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A learning management system (LMS) can be used several different ways, depending on what your needs are. One of the common uses is for eCommerce sales. That means you have online courses that are hosted within the LMS platform and then sold to customers.

10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning

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When it comes to creating an eLearning project , you can easily invest a lot of time in finding the perfect images. And of course, many of you work with tight budgets, limited resources, and little time. When taking your own digital images isn’t an option, free stock photos become the go-to-tool.

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How to Deliver eLearning Faster with Elucidat

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As eLearning managers, we’re all under pressure to speed up project delivery times and improve eLearning quality and engagement. Unfortunately, our old faithful desktop-based eLearning authoring tools we have relied on for years are no longer suitable for the modern eLearning production process.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals

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Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file.

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As Featured on Capterra: Flipped Classroom vs. Flipped Learning

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*We have partnered up with Capterra to share the difference between a flipped classroom and flipped learning. You can view the full guest post on their blog here. If you are familiar with the eLearning world, then you’ve most likely heard the terms “Flipped Classroom” and “Flipped Learning”. In fact, it is a common misconception that two terms are the same. However, they cannot be used synonymously. So, what’s the difference? Flipped Classroom.

What is Micro-Learning?

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Recently, we have been hearing the term “ micro-learning ” more often, especially in corporate environments. Micro-learning has quite a few benefits to the students and the instructors. Utilizing this teaching style can provide the materials, without overwhelming the student. Micro-learning is learning in smaller segments and goes hand in hand with traditional eLearning. Activities include short-term lessons, projects, or assignments with smaller amounts of information.

10 Search Engine Marketing Basics You Have to Master

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Search engine marketing is a little like chess. It’s relatively easy to grasp the basics, but it can take years to master. Many instructional designers and eLearning professionals struggle with the marketing aspects of their online courses and businesses.

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.

Quick Tip: Creating a File Element

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File elements are great for letting your students have access to handouts, worksheets, or any type of document they may need during the course. Creating a file element is as easy as 4 steps! Go to the ‘Manage Courses’ tab.

5 Tech Tips to Teach Reading in a Blended Learning Classroom

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Blended learning—using both traditional and technology-based methods for teaching—has become the norm for many educators. In 2010, more than 4 million students had access to online learning components in the classroom in addition to standard learning materials. What’s more, 73 percent of educators surveyed by the Center for Digital Education said they saw improvements in student engagement in a blended learning classroom. However, the benefits don’t come with a snap of your fingers.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

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Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? We have compiled a list of different resources and applications to help you build your courses quickly and easily. Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! Get the most out of your learning management system by integrating these applications into your course creation! SCORM. Articulate.

5 Tech Tools That Empower Teachers

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Educational tech tools have a variety of uses, many of which empower the teacher to reach every student, gather important data, and become more organized.

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Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!