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How Much Does it Really Cost to Train an Employee?

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We’ve heard the numbers before: The average company spends around $1,208 per employee per year on training costs. But that statistics can be misleading, especially when company size and industry come into play.

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The 2018 eLearning Trends You Can Expect To See & What You Need To Know

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“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage in the future.” Arie De Geus. One Spring day, Elon Musk and Warren Buffet were bickering , as billionaires often do, about which types of investments are the most profitable.

Gamification: The Power of Gaming Features in Corporate eLearning

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What is Gamification Training? Gamification training, one of the hottest trends in corporate eLearning, is the use of game play elements in a learning experience. While games have enormous power, they aren’t the teacher!

Is Adobe Flash Going Away?

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In Short… Adobe Flash Will Be Discontinued, Is Going Away, & Adobe Flash Will Be Dead. At the end of July last year, Adobe announced the impending death of Adobe Flash in 2020, and letting out a collective sigh of relief, most of the internet and its major browsers agreed to do the same.

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.

What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

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You’ve likely heard of a lot of buzzing in the corporate world about Blended Learning and aren’t quite sure how or where to start with this concept. A vast majority of the research done with Blending Learning pertains to the K-12 educational space.

Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

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If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an Instructional Designer (ID) and want to grow in your career.

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More Than Ping Pong: Employee Benefits That Actually Work

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It’s a startup tale as old as time: a new company gets funding. The New company overspends funding on unnecessary stuff (i.e. employee benefits that don’t work). The New company loses funding and becomes a Silicon Valley cautionary tale.

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

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Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization. The question of how much time can be explored in a Fast Company post, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee.”

What EdTech Investments Teach Us About the eLearning Industry

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As far as the education technology industry is concerned, there were a lot of years where it stayed on the backburner. While companies plowed their money into marketing or software, training was usually deemed sufficient with a few videos or a long-suffering module that hadn’t been updated in years.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

If Personalized Learning is the Journey, then Adaptive Learning is the Waze App

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Personalized Learning vs. Adaptive Learning. Imagine you wanted to take a road trip from San Diego to San Francisco, about 500 miles. Before setting off, you want to know how long it will take and the best way to go. You open your Waze app and the GPS locates you, highlighting several routes.

How to Attract and Retain Millennials in the Workplace

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Corporations, desperate for skilled labor, are searching all over the world for anyone who can think outside the box. The problem is, all of the ping pong tables, free lunches, and incentives in the world may attract the top talent, but it doesn’t make them stay.

Creative Slump Got You Down? 3 Surprising Ways to Spark Inspiration

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Anyone working in a creative capacity has been subject to the dreaded mental block. No matter what you do, inspiration is hard to find and you can wind up feeling like you’re stuck in a rut.

3 Reasons Epic Fails Happen in Corporate L&D

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You did the research. You created the content. You even got people to take your course. But it still wasn’t a success. Forgetful learners, unenthused managers, and a lack of engagement caused your training session to fall flat. Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results each time. If your training is ineffectual, you know all too well how exhausting it can be to plan and prep, only to have it become a total dud for your purposes.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

A Digital Learning Experience About Great Digital Learning Experience Design

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The post A Digital Learning Experience About Great Digital Learning Experience Design appeared first on eLearning Mind. Building A Learning Culture Engage and Retain Learning and Development

4 Ways to Design Learning Spaces That Foster Engagement

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We’ve talked about the best way to create a personal learning environment and how to create a company culture that embraces training. But when talking about actual, physical space, the discussion shifts a little.

Africa Rising: How eLearning is Elevating Education in the World’s Fastest-Growing Market

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Netflix and Training: How to Create Binge-Worthy Digital Learning

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By now, Netflix has successfully made it from Blockbuster disruptor to a cultural phenomenon. From original series to all of your old favorites, the sheer availability of entertainment is part of the appeal.

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.

This is What Google is Doing to Reinvent Their Certification Course

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Think about the time you took the written test for your driver’s license: You were probably nervous, with the sweaty palms and weak knees to prove it.

Coding Is Now For Everyone: How All Your Employees Can Be Coders

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GE CEO Jeff Immelt made waves when he announced in late 2016 that every new GE hire–whether they’re in marketing, product design, programming, operations, finance, or any number of the tech giant’s departments–would learn to code as part of their onboarding process. But why?

5 Reasons the Military is Switching to mLearning

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When you think of military boot camp, you probably envision drill sergeants, along with plenty of blood, sweat, and tears. But don’t forget that not all military training is done on a muddy field.

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Creating a Personalized Learning Environment

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Most people are accustomed to getting things just the way they like them. From ordering a burger – hold the onions – to queuing up a list of saved TV shows on their DVR, preferences essentially predict the outcome for choice after choice each day.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

How Learning and Development Can Help You Bridge the Corporate Cliques

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As digital learning professionals, we’ll admit it: those who work in corporate training aren’t usually seen as the “cool kids in class.” As part of HR, learning and development can sometimes get an inherently negative reputation based on employee experiences with HR in the past.

Mindful Eating: Eating Mindfully by Minding What You Eat

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The average adult human has a sustained attention span of 20 minutes, but some researchers are saying that’s been reduced to 5 minutes , with the internet to blame. If you’ve got a particularly long training session or meeting coming up, your brain needs all the help it can get. Mindful eating.

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5 Things You Should Know to Launch Your Course on Your LMS

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There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as assuming that your course is ready for launch, only to find out that errors and bugs are standing between the learners and the information they need.

You Use Information Skimming to Avoid Drowning in Data

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We may be living in the Information Age, but most of us can’t conceive how massively informative it really is. The Internet is growing at a rate of 3.7% per quarter, for a conservative estimate of 330.6M top level domains by Q1 2017.

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.

Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

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Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

Raising the Bar for Multigenerational Training

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Millennials are used to having access to top-level multimedia, so low-level training and eLearning simply won’t fly. However, just adopting a millennial approach to training might not benefit all generations in the workplace. Once upon a time, low-level content was the norm for corporate training.

Bargain Shopping for eLearning? Why Off-the-Shelf Isn’t Always the Best Deal

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If you love a good deal, the idea of purchasing off-the-shelf training programs for your company can definitely sound appealing. From a low per-person price to promises of big returns, a savvy shopper might be swayed into nabbing more generic content for the right price.

Our Millennials, Ourselves: Why We Should All Learn Like Gen Y

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“The Me, Me, Me Generation” proclaimed the front page of the May 2013 issue of Time. Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.”. If you’re a millennial, that type of criticism stings. And if you work with millennials, you might secretly agree.

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

Leveling Up: Why Gamers Make Better Learners

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Hours spent alone with your Xbox might not be the same as hours spent in the library, but–contrary to your mom’s belief–your dedication to Modern Warfare isn’t for naught.

Using the Right eLearning Development Tools for Your Audience

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If having the right tools didn’t matter, we’d all brush our teeth with hammers. No-brainer decisions between hammers and toothbrushes are nice, but life doesn’t work like that. If you believe Google (as we all do), you can end up with over 30 different hammers for one basic function—nail—in.

The Untapped Potential of Virtual Reality in eLearning

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Thanks to everyone and their grandma (literally) getting VR goggles for Christmas, it seems as though more practical applications for virtual reality are just around the corner.

Make the Case for A Multimedia Solution At Your Company

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As humans become more comfortable will technology (think Millennials and their successor Gen Z), employees will no longer be interested in Powerpoint and printed handout manuals.

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.