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Say Your Final Goodbye to Flash

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It’s been quite a year. But if there’s one 2020 curveball that shouldn’t be a surprise.it’s s the end of Adobe® Flash. As previously announced in July 2017, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player after December 31, 2020.

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Webinar: What It Takes to Create Award-Winning Training

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eLearning Brothers and our clients recently earned 3 awards at the LearnX Live Awards in Australia. In this webinar, we had the opportunity to bring together some of the experts who were involved in these award-winning projects to share what made each course so special and worthy of an award.

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eLearning Brothers Acquires Media 1 to Take eLearning Content Development to the Next Level

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AMERICAN FORK, UT — April 12, 2017 — eLearning Brothers today announces that it has acquired privately-held Media 1, an award winning custom eLearning development company, out of Muskegon, Michigan. eLearning Brothers has brought on Chris Willis as part of the acquisition to enhance the eLearning content production at eLearning Brothers. Bringing Chris in as part of the acquisition is key to the development of our newest offering that will be launched in Q2 of this year.”

What Does UX Have to Do with eLearning? Everything!

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When I worked for a retail food and beverage company, everything was about the customer—especially what the customer would or wouldn’t like. As an example, to ensure that products met customer expectations, this company spent a good amount of time testing every single recipe before anything made it out the door. And, they followed up with customers to gather feedback once the product made it on the shelves. Think about your favorite website or mobile app.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Webinar: The Story Behind Creating Style Templates

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In this webinar, our Product Production Manager Thomas Reyes-Cairo shared the evolution of eLearning Brothers templates into Template Styles. When we first started creating templates, our goal was to make the coolest designs possible and let you customize them as needed. As time went on, we realized that what our members liked the most was when we created a few templates with similar looks and styles, allowing them to easily create one entire cohesive course.

eLBX Session Sneak Peek #8

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is your last eLBX session sneak peek. Because eLBX is NEXT MONDAY. Are you ready??? We are SO ready to see you in Salt Lake City and inspire you to rock all your future eLearning development projects. We’re probably not going to be able to sleep all weekend, the excitement is too much. It’s hard to decide what we’re most excited about.

eLearning Brothers Launches a First in the Training Market – Customizable Courseware

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Salt Lake City Utah – eLearning Brothers announced today a first in the training industry – Customizable Courseware. Customizable Courseware is a fully designed and developed training package that includes the eLearning source files, classroom materials and PowerPoint presentations. Two things differentiate the product from any other offering available today.

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

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We at eLearning Brothers do our best to teach you the best way of doing things. But today we’re going to switch things up and tell you the worst ways to develop eLearning courses. Here are five ways you can kill an eLearning course. Little to No Interaction. This is a deadly sin to be avoided at all costs. A good course needs to keep the learner engaged, not just mindlessly clicking “Next” over and over while passively staring at a screen.

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 1)

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Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. I recently attended the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) annual conference where 15,000 HR professionals gathered to share best practices, learn new skills, and improve the HR profession.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

eLBX Online Day 26 – A Beginner’s Guide to 508 Compliance

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We are in the final week of eLBX Online! Today we kicked things off with a bang with guest Laura Silver, Chief Operating Officer at Trivantis. This session studied the goals and results of designing and developing eLearning for usability versus accessibility. Laura covered the basics of Accessibility, Section 508 compliance, and WCAG. What Is Accessibility? Accessibility means that people with disabilities can equally perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with websites and tools.

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? I’m willing to bet you recall the story—the problem, the characters, the climax, the solution, and how that story made you feel. It’s a similar situation with eLearning. The power of story helps us engage learners with the eLearning content we deliver.

Using Virtual Reality to Open Doors for Those With Disabilities

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This March was an important milestone for me and my family. virtual reality vr CenarioVR Accessibility

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9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

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One of the biggest pain points of eLearning development is not being able to quickly issues. The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. You can trying apply these tips to whatever information you are using, this is not just for eLearning.

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Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

What Will eLearning Look Like in the Year 2066?

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I grew up watching re-runs of a popular cartoon called The Jetsons. If you haven’t watched ever watched it, you should check out an episode. But for now, let it suffice to say the original 1960s storyline is about a family of four (the Jetsons) that lives “in a futuristic utopia of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.”. As a kid, I remember how watching The Jetsons sparked my imagination: What if someday we had flying cars? Vacuums that were robots?

How Game Templates Liven up the eLearning Process

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Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. I was recently in my younger son’s First Grade classroom. One student was making a choice about her in-class birthday celebration that afternoon. The teacher offered three options: a read aloud story, a dance video, or a game of Heads-Up, 7-Up.

Get Ready to Rock Lectora® Online Part 2 - Understanding the Project Explorer

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Welcome back to Getting Started in Lectora Online. In this blog series, I’ll walk you through all the basics of course development in Lectora Online one small step at a time. Lectora Resources how to eLearning Development Tips

Ready-To-Use Captivate Templates for Captivate 8

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If you are looking for Captivate Templates, you have come to the right place. Most eLearners engaged with eLearning, and have a heart beat, have probably heard the buzz about the Captivate 8 update. Most of it’s great features you may have seen swirling around the internet with words like mobile, responsive design, out-of-the-box assets, and GeoLocation. By the way, these features are amazing!

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Three Secrets to Memorable eLearning Experiences

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What is eLearning, really? For the last ten years, I’ve developed training in some capacity. I’ve used everything from Authorware to PowerPoint to create materials. I remember a couple years ago a co-worker asked me what software program converted content to eLearning. I laughed to myself–as if it’s just a matter of clicking a button and an eLearning course magically appears. In casual conversations I find that people don’t understand the true purpose of eLearning.

eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah–eLearning Brothers today announced that it has acquired privately held eLearningImages.com , an online library of eLearning images that focuses on people-images in the eLearning space. With this acquisition, the eLearning Brothers library has more than doubled the number of eLearning assets over the last 12 months.

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eLearning Brothers and Lodestone Create a New Concept in eLearning Training

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(SLC, UT, January 21, 2014) eLearning Brothers and Lodestone have partnered to provide a new twist in eLearning training. For the first time, eLearning developers can receive software training and over 20,000 eLearning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. The courses incorporate eLearning templates for hands-on learning and practice. Developers have access to over 20,000 files during and after training.

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.”. You’ve probably heard the phrases above, or something similar, during your eLearning career. You may have heard them more than once. Hopefully reading them didn’t give you flashbacks or heartburn.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Developer Diaries: A Healthier Developer

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When working from home, Instructional Designers and Developers can easily fall into a routine that involves a lot less getting ready for the work day and a lot more getting straight to work – which can be problematic for many of us who call home their office. For myself, I know I am guilty of rolling out of bed, letting the dogs out, then promptly getting to it. The coffee gets made as I check emails from my phone, and I’ll admit it: the teeth sometimes won’t get brushed until noon or later.

Learning Management Systems: Why You Need One

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A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform that enables the storage and delivery of learning content for the purpose of training and educating employees. The idea of choosing an LMS can be daunting. But before you decide to jump into the LMS search, it’s important to identify why you need this system in the first place.

How to Create a Custom Review Results Slide in Articulate Storyline

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I love the versatility of Articulate Storyline 2 and the ability to forego the default options for navigation in favor of truly custom courseware. However, there’s one drawback I learned of by getting rid of all the buttons that line the bottom of the Storyline course player (Previous, Next, Submit, volume, and the seekbar): navigation for the Review Quiz function is missing!

Creating Smarter Closed Captions in Articulate Storyline

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As super as Articulate Storyline 2 is for eLearning development, there are a few things left to be desired. Closed captioning (CC) is one of those things, and being in an organization that takes accessibility seriously, there was a predicament on figuring out how to incorporate an intelligent CC mechanism.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

6 Tips for eLearning Developers To Help Fix Their Code

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In the world of eLearning programming, there are many ways your code can have an error. The trick is to know how to fix the most basic of codes. Earlier today I was talking with Mark Lassoff, President of LearnToProgram.tv , on Twitter about how excited we are for him to speak about programming for eLearning Developers at DevLearn this October 29 – 31 in Las Vegas.

Making an eLearning Conversation Piece with TalkMaster

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iSpring, a very powerful PowerPoint add-in has turned an amazing presentation tool into an awesome learning engine. Of all the features that iSpring adds to PowerPoint, the TalkMaster has to be the deepest most powerful of them all. The iSpring TalkMaster debuted with iSpring 8 Suite in October of 2015 and was a huge success among eLearning specialists. To put it simply, this feature allow you to build complex branching conversations that push the boundaries of electronic learning/training.

Dynamic Language Translations for Storyline Projects

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What if I told you that you didn’t have to create multiple versions of your English courseware to serve your non-English speaking/reading learners? It’s entirely possible to manage by utilizing triggers and states when developing with Articulate Storyline 2. Granted, this solution is not ideal for everyone’s situation, but if you find this is realistic for your projects, you’re in luck! Ideal for Non-Player Courseware.

3 Ways To Personalize Learning For Remote Workers

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After a year of remote work, I think we’re all missing that feeling of connection you get from being physically in the office, from simple things like water-cooler conversations and celebrating big wins with a team lunch to awkwardly singing happy birthday to someone in the break room.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

4 Ways Being like Bamboo Can Help You Succeed and Find Your Purpose

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This week, we hosted Ashley Thompson, Senior Learning and Development Business Partner for Infinity North America, in a thought-provoking session that gave attendees insights on building a strong foundation, perseverance, and patience for exponential growth.