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Is Your Design Really “Responsive?”

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. One of the biggest points of confusion I’ve seen evolve in recent years is how people use the word “responsive” when speaking about device-independent eLearning. How can it be that people can interpret one word so differently?

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Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider

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There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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Articulate 360 or Storyline 3 – How to Decide?

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A month or so ago, Articulate quietly released a new version of their beloved Storyline Product—Storyline 3. This came about just a few months after the much-heralded release of Articulate 360, which includes Storyline 360.

The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 1: Choices

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At its core, a common scenario isn’t that difficult to craft: tell a story, ask the learner what they want to do about it, and let them know how they did. To craft a meaningful scenario, however, there are four areas—four ‘Cs’ to be specific—that you need to strategically design. Choices.

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.

6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

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Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively.

Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

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The beauty—and sometimes the bane—of remote work is that you have the ability to create on your own. Most of the time, it’s great to have the space you need to think and get creative.

Storyboarding in PowerPoint with Visual Studio

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PowerPoint is known and primarily used for presentations both big and small (like middle school small) because of how easy it is to learn the basics and create awesome content fast. The simplicity, and sometimes surprising depth, of PowerPoint makes it an amazing platform.

3 Strategies for Infusing Cultural Authenticity in Your eLearning Experience

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These days it is not uncommon for companies to have global locations and a multicultural workforce.

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.

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

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Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always.

5 Easy Ways to Promote eLearning

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Today’s learners are presented with hundreds of things to do and hundreds of decisions to make each day. Breaking through the information overload can be tough when you’re trying to promote your courses to learners.

8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

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Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware.

Developing Millennials: Why Skimping on Soft Skills Training is Risky

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Complaints about Millennials in the workplace remind me of that adage attributed to Charles Dudley Warner, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”. Likewise, many senior managers are quick to share their gripes about their younger co-workers.

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.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginning instructional designer or a seasoned veteran, you have most likely already experienced “scope creep.” Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project.

4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

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Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn.

5 Psychological Tips To Incorporate Into Your eLearning

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Juste is a serious life passionista with a flair for learning new things. She’s an author of hundreds of unfinished works and a lover of all things curious. Juste works @vzaar, the video hosting platform for business, and practices word-crafting daily.

The Power of Symbols in eLearning

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The color green. Leprechauns. Shamrocks. A rainbow that leads to a pot of gold. For most of us, these symbols bring one thing to mind: St. Patrick’s Day.

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!

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

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Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience.

Responsive Design Tips for eLearning Courses

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Nowadays the world seems to be all a-clamor over the idea of “responsive design” for eLearning. Yet, there still is a lot of confusion over what it is and how to implement it.

3 Things That Will Impact eLearning in 2016

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I’ve spent the last month looking in my crystal ball, trying to determine what 2016 holds for the world of eLearning. Everything points to another year of big growth and opportunity. That growth and opportunity is all about maximizing the options today and tomorrow’s technology provides.

A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

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Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

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.

4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016

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Technology-based eLearning programs are incredibly efficient. Not only do companies save time and money by eliminating the time and cost of on-site instruction, eLearning training solutions have also been proven to be much more successful at improving participation and retention of material.

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How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning

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Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. But you might be wondering if that’s possible – can all content be converted to eLearning? Well, yes and…no.

Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices

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This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. I wouldn’t be a true training and development professional if I didn’t take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learned.

6 Ways to Accelerate the Learning Process

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Learning is a process, and like any process, it sometimes takes a significant time investment to complete. But time is a precious resource, and should be spent wisely.

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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.

Why xAPI? or Why Should I Care About xAPI?

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Our DevLearn 2017 eLearning Rockstars stage covered all of the top trends and techniques in eLearning development today, including xAPI. We were so excited to welcome Michael Hruska, President and CEO of Problem Solutions to the stage.

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How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

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Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services.

The Power of Story in eLearning

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Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point?

Is Your Organization Ready for eLearning?

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The value of eLearning is abundantly apparent to those of us working in the training and development industry. We could list hundreds of ways that it benefits learners and the larger institution.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

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Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down. An increased number of educators, organizations, institutions, and individuals of various industries are creating online courses that enable them to grow as professionals and gain more knowledge.

Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows

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There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects.

How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers

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“That should be easy to change, right?” . “It It costs that much to make a 15-minute course?”. After the final review, the vice president wants us to go in a different direction. So…we need to go back to the drawing board.”.

How to Get Your eLearning Audience Hooked From the First Slide

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You have got a little more than a minute to get your audience hooked to your course from the very beginning. So, the first couple of slides are the most important for any eLearning course. You need to answer the following questions in those slides to ensure that the learners stay on.

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!