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How to Become an E-learning Freelancer Vol. I-III: Book Reviews

Experiencing eLearning

Richard Watson published his ebooks on the practicalities of freelancing in the elearning field last fall. The books are a series in three volumes, with information expanded from his blog posts on freelancing.

Learning to Learn

Clark Quinn

As a response to my post where I offered to ‘listen’, I’ve had several comments giving me topics, and so I thought I should respond. One asked about meta-learning (learning to learn), in the particular situation of courses with a variety of expertise levels, and getting into issues of learner responsibility. The author pointed to a presentation on learning to learn, that had a nice framework, and I thought I should elaborate.

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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.

Measuring learning ROI is hard – but not impossible

Axonify

There’s no denying it — tying learning to business results is a challenging and resource-intensive task. Many companies struggle with demonstrating this connection across a variety of industries. Most, in fact, have a tough time progressing past the basic measures of learning like performance improvement and organizational compliance. But, the most desirable and undeniable measure all organizations would like to show is: business results.

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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.

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5 Things to Do When the Solution Shouldn’t Have Been Training

Allen Interactions

Let’s be honest, shall we? If you’ve been in this industry more than eight weeks, you’ve probably been involved in a solution which possibly, maybe, (very, very probably) shouldn’t have been training. e-Learning Thought Leaders training

Implementation of AI into eLearning. Interview with Christopher Pappas

JoomlaLMS

Every day we hear more and more about the impact that Artificial Intelligence gains in every sphere of our life. In order to discover how AI implementation is going to change the eLearning we decided to ask Christopher Pappas to share his views and find out what he thinks about it.

How To Use Design Thinking In Learning Experience Design

The eLearning Coach

If you are required to be creative on demand in your daily work, you may find that a Design Thinking model suits your needs. Design Thinking is an approach for deeply understanding the audience and their challenges, in order to generate creative and effective solutions. eLearning Design

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Developing Decisions

Clark Quinn

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that one thing I do in getting objectives is focus on decisions. And, simple ones will get automated; we can train AI to handle these. What will make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary organizations is the ability to make decisions in this new VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous). And it made me wonder how you develop the ability to make better choices.

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.

2018 Learning Trends Report (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

Thank you to everyone who recently participated in our Learning Trends Survey. We had 119 respondents from a wide variety of industries and many thoughtful responses to the open-ended questions. We used the survey results to create our 2018 Learning Trends Report.

Infographic on Learning Experience Design Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Design plays a major role in the success of an eLearning program. Design has evolved from functional buttons, synchronized audio and video, and assessments.

Survey: L&D in the Modern Workplace

Jane Hart

In 2011 I ran a short anonymous survey to find out what people thought about the role of L&D in the workplace. I thought I’d run it again 7 years later to find out how things had changed. Here it is below. I’ll share the results in a couple of … Social learning

Zooming In on Purpose-Driven Microlearning

CLO Magazine

It’s not surprising to see L&D professionals hanging their hats on microlearning to address the needs of the “overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient employee” that was introduced in the now infamous 2014 “Meet the Modern Learner” report by Bersin by Deloitte.

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.

BYOD: Building Branching Scenarios

Web Courseworks

Don’t you hate when you get out of a conference session feeling all pumped about an idea, but by the time you get back to your workplace you realize that you have no idea how to do the thing you were so excited about? Me too!

10 Reasons Managers Fail and What You Can Do About It

Learnloft

There aren’t many things worse than having a bad manager. Not only does it make you dislike your job but it’s extremely demotivating to come into work every day. It leads to constant thoughts of changing jobs and quitting.

E-Learning Trends For 2018: From Flux To Focus

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The Power of Play

InSync Training

When we talk about game-based learning and gamification , we’re always throwing in the notion of learner engagement. We’re immersing our learners through…what? Games? It’s all about the power of play, and how humans naturally learn in playful states. Play takes on many shapes, sizes, and definitions.

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!

The Road to Growth Is Paved With Games

CLO Magazine

Gaming has been used in organizational learning for some time, though debate continues about whether it does, in fact, boost learning and garner new skills among learners.

4 Successful Online Training Case Studies Your Business Can Learn From

LearnUpon

Online training is about making your business’s training easier, more efficient and structured so that it benefits you and all of your learners.

Personal Progress Tracker Update

Association eLearning

Last year I wrote a post about how to make a personal progress tracker. I’ve made some changes to my own progress tracker since then and thought I’d share them. After a few months using the old way I started to get frustrated with it. My progress tracker made it look like I had a lot of lazy weeks.

Video: 3 ways to motivate

Making Change

How can we help learners feel autonomy, competence, and relatedness? Here’s a video of the webinar I recently ran on that topic, plus a summary of what we talked about. Training design: 3 ways to motivate learners from Cathy Moore on Vimeo. It’s all about self-determination.

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.

5 tactics to convert employees who resist continuous learning

Litmos

In an economy filled with rapidly changing technology, continuous learning is vital for both organizations and their employees. It has to be — according to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report , the half life of a skill is five years.

Examining Skills Gap Perceptions

CLO Magazine

Employers have long complained of the skills gap, and the “2017 Skills Gap Report” suggests employees recognize it too. The report, released by online learning marketplace Udemy , found that nearly 80 percent of full-time U.S. employees agree there is a skills gap and more than one-third (35 percent) feel personally affected by it. But perception of the skills gap varies among industry, rank, generation and even gender.

I Spy New Styles Coming Soon

eLearning Brothers

. When we set out to transform the eLearning world with eye-catching templates and awesome interactions, we knew we’d want to be constantly adding to our Template Library and ensuring that our Rockstar family always has new and awesome templates to work with.

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Listening

Clark Quinn

Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace. As one of the premier promoters of evidence-based design, he responded to my question about what to post on with: Any “How Tos” using methods, tools and techniques that you’ve found to work in L&D and Performance Improvement. Since I am a fan of Guy’s work, I thought I should answer! Now, obviously I don’t work in a typical L&D environment, so this list is somewhat biased.

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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.

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization.

8 eLearning Trends you need to know about in 2018

TalentLMS

Remember those eLearning courses your grandparents used to rant about when you were growing up? No, you don’t. Because eLearning wasn’t much of a thing back then. In fact, for your grandparents, it probably wasn’t a “thing” at all. But, times are changing. And eLearning?

Make Deadlines for Your Dreams

CLO Magazine

Ken Blanchard is a best-selling author, speaker and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Cos. The busiest people tend to be the ones who have the most trouble accomplishing goals and sticking with New Year’s resolutions.