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Does Instructional Design Still Mean the Same in 2017?

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One night last week, I was super hungry and wanted to taste the new burger pizza from Dominos. I added to the cart a burger pizza, my favorite garlic bread sticks, two cheesy dips, a choco-lava cake, and a soft drink. However, I couldn’t place the order for some reason.

Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch

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I still remember the first time the concept of game-based learning was introduced to our learning design team at the office. Some of them were excited while some kept their distance from the discussion calling it silly.

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Forget VR & AR, this could be the next big thing in E-learning

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Technology is evolving rapidly. The major focus of this evolution is to make things easier for the users and make their life more comfortable. Who could forget this? I remember the day when my dad brought home our first television set.

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Too Many Quotes, Too Little Work — A Cheat Sheet for Working with Freelancers

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How many times have you received an “ I’m currently occupied ” response when you got back to hire that freelancer from your previous project? Let me reveal a secret. They might not be really occupied.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story

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It’s never easy to start something new and it gets even tougher when you’re starting out as a freelance Instructional Designer. Before you even take the plunge a million questions pop up in your head. How to I start? Where do I find clients? How much should charge for a project?

Guest Blog 50: How Structured Schooling has Scared the Adult Learner

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Welcome to the first guest post in my blog.

Why go for freelancers when companies do it for less?

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Having worked with several e-learning companies since 8 years, here’s my one-sided opinion on why you should hire freelancers when there are many companies out there, that are ready to do it for lesser cost and faster. Through this post, I’m trying to sell myself as a freelancer but only through facts that are a result of experience. Nothing to Hide. I may not be able to do it, but I know someone who can. We are open when it comes to talking about our skill set.

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Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more!

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Gamification has been frequently talked about as one of the most happening trends in Learning and Development chapter. Research says that Gamification can help teach higher order skills in a fun based way.

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.

Gamification Pitfalls: Meaningful Rewards or nothing

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Why Rewards? Rewards can change behaviors. This morning, I woke up to this picture on my whatsapp messenger.This meme is about the recently launched mobile game Pokemon Go.

Does your new E-learning character know his roles and responsibilities?

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It is a common practice to use characters/avatars in E-learning courses. But how do we evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy? Can these characters substitute a classroom instructor?

We live life in First Person, then why a Third Person E-learning for our Learners?

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Have you heard the term FPS anytime? Do you remember that game your kid keeps playing where you’ll only see two hands holding a gun, running all around and shooting other people? That’s an FPS (First Person Shooter) game.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

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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3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

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.

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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Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

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Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

Design Thinking: Level-Up the Learner Experience

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Two years ago I was at a CLO conference in Austin, Texas. The keynote speaker asked a question that gave me pause then – and continues to drive me now. He asked, “Is the 45-minute course you created a good use of 45 minutes of the learner’s life?

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

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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The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

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If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

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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Blended Learning 101: Basics, Benefits & Best Practices

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According to our research , the overwhelming majority of organizations use a blended learning strategy to deliver training. B lended learning is the norm, not the exception. This likely comes as no surprise to you.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

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If ATD ICE had created a word cloud for the most talked-about “new” concepts, techniques, etc, microlearning would have been the biggest word. Though the term has been around at least 20 years, it’s suddenly become “hot” and its definition has most definitely morphed.

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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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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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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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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Microlearning: Overcoming 4 Assumptions

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By Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson. If we’re not focused on the right problems, we can’t be sure that microlearning is the right solution. The training industry’s interest in microlearning shows no signs of slowing.

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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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eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them. 

25 Blogs for Someone Who Wants To Become an ELearning Professional

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You have a good position in a well-known company. You even got promoted a few times. You know your job, your industry, and all the pitfalls to avoid. You are an expert in what you are doing.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.