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Meet Greg, the man who believes Games are the best tools to change the world and beyond

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How did it happen? Tell us what brought you in to game development. Greg Acuna, CEO of Earthlings Infotech, Pvt. First let me tell you about the genesis of the project.

Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #03 Her Story

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Hello there! Welcome to the third post in the series “Learning from Games”. In this series, I try to break apart some of the most unique games I’ve played. If this is your first time here, I recommend you start with the first post in the series. Let’s move on to today’s game.

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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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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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?

Lessons From Games: Stop stepping into the learner’s shoes, let them step in

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This morning at 5, one of my friends called me over phone. He started shouting “Bastion received a buff and Ana is nerfed, let’s play”. Sounds gibberish? Let me explain. Bastion and Ana are two characters from the famous multiplayer game “Overwatch”. No such thing as wrong time to discuss games.

Bringing the Fun to the Game by Mindy Wallis

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Most people don’t enjoy the training that they’re assigned by their employers, so the L & D industry has spent a lot of time talking about “gamification” over the past few years. Because who doesn’t love games? Of course, the training itself is still compulsory, so just making it more “game-like” is unlikely to make it more fun. Because doing something that you don’t want to do isn’t fun. We know this, right?

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

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Welcome to the first guest post in my blog.

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.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #02 Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes

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Hi there! In his best-selling learning book “ The Gamification of Learning and Instruction ”, Professor Karl M. Kapp discusses the 12 game elements that make a game motivational, exciting, and sometimes irresistible. I remember the day we discussed these with our learning design team.

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.

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

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Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Score Big with Town Hall Meetings

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By Phil Hanyok, COTP. Every quarter, employees gather in the cafeteria for town hall meetings. The tables are removed, and seats are placed in neat rows. The podium, microphone, and projector screen are tested and ready.      As employees enter the room and take their seats, the senior vice president who will present the latest company information talks quietly with one of his direct reports.

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ADOBE ROBOHELP: Getting Around Preview Errors

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by Willam van Weelden, COTP. RoboHelp is an awesome help authoring tool. However, even the best tools misbehave. While working with RoboHelp, you are likely to come across error message from time to time. For instance, atsome point you'll likely be tasked with customizing a Screen Layout.

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

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by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan. a plan to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation about, among other emotions, anger.   Naturally, you want to illustrate anger on one of the slides.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Tips for Importing PowerPoint Slides

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by Jennie Ruby, COTP. Many organizations use PowerPoint templates to ensure that lessons are consistent and correctly branded. By importing PowerPoint into Captivate, you can retain that formatting and branding in your eLearning lessons as well.

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.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

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A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As  As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint.   As someone who uses both Captivate and Storyline, I have to disagree with that recurring sentiment.

LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING TIP: Highlight Your Mouse Pointer

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.   During a recent Certified Online Traning Professional certification course , I was showing my screen and telling class attendees about a cool technique I use when I want to ensure learners can see my mouse pointer.

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: iOS 11 Makes Mobile Demos a Snap (or a Tap)

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. Not so long ago we were tasked with creating an eLearning project that included a software demonstration of an iPhone mobile app. We experimented with several techniques for capturing the app including using a program that reflected the iPhone onto the computer. (To

ADOBE ROBOHELP: Publish to SharePoint

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by Willam Van Weelden, COTP. You can host output from Adobe RoboHelp on multiple hosting platforms. When your company uses SharePoint, you can even leverage the power of SharePoint to host your help.   Leveraging SharePoint has a major benefit: Access control.

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.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Integrating GoAnimate Animations

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by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. Our reader Linda Tromanhauser of ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) writes:  "We often use GoAnimate videos in eLearning.

Microlearning for Knowledge Retention

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Do you consider yourself an instructional designer, developer, teacher, curriculum writer, coach? Whatever your title preference we all have the same goal, not to just write training material, but to have our learners be able to pull out and retain the information that we put in.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Delete vs. Ripple Delete

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by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.   Deleting a portion of an object on the Camtasia Timeline (a few seconds from the end of a video for example) is simple: drag the red in- and/or green out-point on either side of the Playhead, right-click, and then choose Delete.

Mobile App Trends for 2018

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We look at some of the key mobile app trends and examine the categories of apps that will gain popularity in 2018. The Year of the Blockchain. The year 2017 saw terms like ‘Cryptocurrency’ and ‘Bitcoin’ enter the common lexicon.

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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.

The Gamification of Corporate Training

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Although gamification and game-based learning have been around for a few years, only recently are training departments beginning to take these learning and engagement methods seriously. However, convincing the CEO that gamification works is a tougher challenge.


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by AJ Walther, COTP. Raise your hand if this is you. You want to animate something on a slide and then on the next slide, you want that same object to do something else.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning


For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE: Removing Built-In Slide Navigation

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by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT. I received an email from an Articulate Storyline developer who was adding interactivity to her project via buttons. She wanted learners to click on the buttons for slide-to-slide navigation.

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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!