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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Change Requires Discipline, Not Willpower

eLearning Alchemy

Length: 1196 words. Reading Time: ~6 minutes. Over the next few weeks your social media channels will be flooded with advice about how to keep your New Year’s resolution. It’s a hot topic and despite all the articles 90% of people failed to stick with their resolution last year.

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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.

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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?

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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.

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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.

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Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

Learning Solutions Magazine

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

Learning Solutions Magazine

Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00

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Focus on What’s Important for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? How much do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? What about freelance or consultant rates? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources.

What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

This post was originally published on May 26, 2007. It has become by far my most popular post. Even after all these years, people are trying to answer this question. In the coming months, I plan to update a number of “classic” posts like this one.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

What I Learned at LSCon 2019

Experiencing eLearning

I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. I loved being able to meet people in person who I had previously only met online and reconnecting with folks from past conferences.

The 5 Types of Subject Matter Experts & How to Deal With Them

Tim Slade

I’ll be 100% honest when I say that I struggle working with difficult subject matter experts. The fact is, I get frustrated when they want to control every aspect of the course I’m developing or when they are continually late with their feedback. Am I right?!

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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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Micro-learning’s unsung sibling

E-Learning Provocateur

Micro-learning is so hot right now. But I’m not going to deliberate over its definition. If you’re into that, check out Shannon Tipton’s Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword and 7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

8 Things To Look For In An eLearning Solution For Small And Medium Businesses

JoomlaLMS

To find a perfect LMS for your small or medium business, check out the following tips. Blog articles

Welcome Aboard: Benefits of Using Video for Employee Onboarding

ej4 eLearning

With the labor shortage and skills gap, it is already difficult to hire or promote qualified candidates. You don’t want to blow it with poor onboarding.

Is your Instructor Led Training Agile?

mLevel

Is Your Instructor Led Training Agile? Agile is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. Of course, everything from software development to project management is agile these days, yes, even learning – but it’s limited to the learning creation side of the business.

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How to Design Performance-Based eLearning Interactions

Tim Slade

One of the most important lessons I learned when I first started designing and developing eLearning courses was the importance of building performance-based eLearning interactions. However, this wasn’t a lesson I learned quickly.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

7 Creative Ways To Make The Most Of eLearning Pre-Assessments

Dashe & Thomson

How much do your online learners really know, and how well are they able to apply it in the real world? That’s the million-dollar question when you’re designing an eLearning course. It’s all about identifying the gaps so that you can bridge them as quickly, and stress-free, as possible.

How to Script a Video for Your E-Learning Content

LearnDash

Videos are an important component of your e-learning course. Here’s why you shouldn’t wing it.

7 Reasons to Create Your First Online Course

LearnDash

Creating your first online course can have a significant positive impact on your business and career. Online courses offer a number of advantages to you as an industry professional.

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What’s Your Story? Narratives in Blended Learning

InSync Training

If you were unfamiliar with L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz and read a description of the elements of the story, you’d likely see a list something like the following: a haunted castle with flying monkeys, a poppy field. a tornado in Kansas, a village populated by wee folk.

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.