eLearning Alchemy

Ready Player None: The Pitfalls of Gamification

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 777 words. Reading Time: ~3.5 minutes. It’s hard to have missed the rise of gamification in the learning industry over the past few years. Self-proclaimed gamification “experts” have seemingly dropped from the sky to fill our conferences and social media channels.

5 TED Talks (and Big Questions) for Adult Learning Professional

eLearning Alchemy

f schools kill creativity, does corporate training kill leadership? Most of these TED Talks aren’t new; however, as an adult learning professional you may have skipped them or not considered them too deeply. The best TED Talks on education focus on reforming education for children.

5 Big Ideas for Learning Professionals in 2017

eLearning Alchemy

Length : 1301 words. Reading Time : ~6.5 minutes. Summary. The summary goes at the end, no? You’re busy. You may not have time to read the whole blog. If not, just read the following short summary and carry on. If you like what you see, read more. In 2017 : Get better. Create better.

Spaced Odyssey: How Spaced-Retrieval Improves Learning

eLearning Alchemy

Length : 848 words. Reading Time : ~4.5 minutes. The term “brain science” gets a lot of play these days. We’ve moved into an age where information is ubiquitous and learning is a survival skill. Understanding how we learn and applying that knowledge has maybe never been more important.

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.

The ROI Disease is Killing L&D

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 1032 words. Reading Time: ~ 5 minutes. If you work in L&D, it’s going to happen: You’ll be sitting at your desk basking in the glow of a learning program that was delivered flawlessly.

The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 876 words. Reading Time: ~4 minutes. Over the past decade eLearning has gone through a rapid transformation. Once cumbersome processes requiring specialized skills have been replaced with rapid authoring tools.

You Suck at Instructional Design

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 1329 words. Reading Time: ~6 minutes. Yep, you. You suck at Instructional Design. Okay, maybe that’s not true, I don’t know you and I’ve probably never seen your work.

SKETCHNOTE: Gamification

eLearning Alchemy

Take a break from regular blogs and enjoy this gamification sketchnote. How many stars are in this sketchnote? How many people are in this sketchnote? How many times do the words gamification or game appear?

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.

Why Won’t “Millennials” Just Die?

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 881 words. Reading Time: ~4.5 minutes. What’s got me fired up… After attending two conferences recently, I’ve given up all hope: “Millennials” just won’t die. Unmanageable, un-loyal, un-motivated and now un-killable.

SKETCHNOTE: Learning Escape Rooms

eLearning Alchemy

Reading is hard. So, here’s a sketchnote about escape rooms for learning.

Deconstructing Design IV: Learning Escape Room (Part 2 – The Escape)

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 1374 words. Reading Time: ~6.5 minutes. Deconstructing Design (DD) is a blog series dedicated to reviewing an instructional design challenge, output, or experience. Readers are encouraged to confirm, challenge, or improve on the logic presented. Context.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate.

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.

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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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

Bottom-Line Performance

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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How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

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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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.

Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

Bottom-Line Performance

Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts. Oh, whatever. The debut. This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. Before diving into the high analysis of #11-20, a bit about the rankings.

Elearning Trends for 2018

Experiencing eLearning

At the end of last year, Bryan Jones from eLearningArt reached out to me for my predictions on the top 3 eLearning trends for 2018. He then took the responses from me and 56 other experts and put together a summary video of the top trends here and an article of the top eLearning trends here.

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.

Training Reinforcement: 7 Things You Need to Know

Knowledge Guru

Organizations expend constant effort to deliver information employees need to know for their jobs. And oftentimes, there’s a lot at stake. You depend on training to help your employees make more sales, provide better customer service, avoid regulatory issues, and make fewer mistakes.

Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

Kapp Notes

If past is prologue, the learning game industry is set for a wild ride in 2018. One of the most interesting trends and developments across the gaming industry is the surge in the popularity of both board and card games.

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The e-learning revolution is finally there

Challenge to Learn

We are talking about fundamental changes in corporate e-Learning already for years. But I did not see a real fundamental change for a long time, but now it is finally happening. The world of e-Learning is changing rapidly and fundamentally. An e-Learning revolution?

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

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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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!

What Defines an Ideal Learning Management System?

Origin Learning

A simple tool designed to run learning modules and tests in an academic institution has evolved into an all-purpose application/software, which is now used in both academia and enterprise learning across the world.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

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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Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

I was going to cover my Corporate Learning Systems forecast for 2018, but decided instead to discuss the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. Now, you will not see the final rankings as a whole for the Learning Systems (i.e.

Five Interactive Learning Trends That Could Be the Game Changer This Year

Raptivity

The learning technology adoption rate has been growing steadily over the last few years. Better, newer technologies and devices have come to the limelight, and people have welcomed them with an open mind. eLearning is also making a paradigm shift to keep up with this changing landscape.

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 Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

mLevel

Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

Microlearning: Overcoming 4 Assumptions

Allen Interactions

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.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

Abrams' Guide to Grammar: Third Edition

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

We are proud to announce that our newest book, Abrams' Guide to Grammar: Third Edition, is now available on Amazon.com.   About The Book.

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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.