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Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? Maybe you received some gift cards and are looking for something for yourself. Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.

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A Glance at Popular E-Learning Trends that will Improve Your Business Value

G-Cube

Emerging Scope of Microlearning, Gamification, Augmented Reality, Performance Support Tools & More for Workforce Training. Today, e-learning industry is continuously evolving with an increased number of possibilities for anytime access, personalization and convenience.

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E-Learning Provocateur

Is it just me or is every year a “big year”…? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I’m proud of.

How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile

LearnDash

How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? It seems like, with every passing year, technology and daily life become increasingly wound together.

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.

MWL Newsletter No 94

Jane Hart

Posts and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 2-8 December 2018 [who’s responsible for reskilling future workers? guide employees to own their own learning. MWL 2019] . Modern Workplace Learning

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Key Features of G-Cube LMS to Serve Your Healthcare Training Needs – Infographic

G-Cube

To continually boost patient safety and stay competitive, workplace training has become an imperative need for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

It’s Perfect Timing for Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

ej4 eLearning

Who would have thought there would be a time when romaine lettuce would be bad for you! According to the Center for Disease Control, there have been 23 outbreaks investigated to date, including the recent romaine incident. Sounds like an episode of The Big Bang Theory.)

Combating the Forgetting Curve in Online Education

LearnDash

Learners only retain information for so long. How can you help improve their retention rate? Human memory is a frustratingly fickle thing. You can design an amazing course, and learners can work hard to master the information, but at the end of the day, they have to either use it or lose it. You are probably already familiar with the forgetting curve from your own personal experience. Basically, we all have good retention of new information in the hours directly after leaning it.

Job Aids 101

InSync Training

Virtually There session recap. As training adapts to innovative, ever-changing workplaces, our approaches to designing learning and supporting employees evolve, too. We know blended learning gives us flexibility, but it can overwhelm us, too.

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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.

How to manage your time wisely between life and work

Your Training Edge

Over the past two decades, there have been tremendous changes in workplaces and family dynamics. Women have entered the workforce in unforeseen numbers, improving not only their standing but also their earnings. At the same time, men have started to spend more time with their families.

The role of the Modern Learning Advisor in today’s workplace

Jane Hart

The work of the modern Learning & Development function is no longer just about designing, delivering and managing training experiences, but about enabling and supporting continuous improvement, learning and development. To do this, therefore, requires a different type of learning professional from the standard roles found in the workplace, i.e. instructors, facilitators and instructional designers. Modern Workplace Learning

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3 Little-Known Benefits of Learning Management Software

TOPYX LMS

Are you getting the most from your learning management software? Most company leaders who implement learning management software do so for training purposes. The problem is, they stop at employee training programs, while an LMS’s real benefits go much farther.

What is eLearning?

Tim Slade

When you think about how someone learns a new skill, it’s easy to immediately think of someone sitting in a classroom, with a teacher or facilitator lecturing at the front of the room. And frankly, I don’t blame anyone for thinking that way.

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.

Moving learning back to the business

Challenge to Learn

Moving learning back to the business Learning has become too far detached from the business side of companies. In the days of medieval guilds, you would complete your entire education while working and learning the trade and skills alongside a master craftsman.

5 Discoveries About Self-Paced Learning

InSync Training

When we think of self-paced training content, eLearning modules often come to mind. Even with the development of “choose-your-own-adventure” content and the inclusion of bells-and-whistles, eLearning can fail to resonate with modern learners.

Free Storyboard Completeness Checklist

Raptivity

Whether you’re building an eLearning course independently or in a team, there is always the probability of missing something or the other in your storyboard. Team Raptivity has created a self-review storyboard completeness checklist to make your work easier.

Could Your Government Agency Use LMS Software to Improve Efficiency?

TOPYX LMS

Tens of billions of dollars that could be saved each year by government agencies, programs, and initiatives end up spent, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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.

Encourage Team Building with Training Sessions

Your Training Edge

Teamwork is one of the biggest prerequisites for workplace efficiency. A team is a well-oiled machine that can tackle complex tasks, increase productivity and maximize the corporate output. Occasionally, functioning teams can form naturally.

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Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

What is a learning experience platform? Suddenly the phrase seems ubiquitous, but what does it mean? It’s been on my mental ‘todo’ list for a while, but I finally spent some time investigating the concept.

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How Amazon Web Services Works and Why We Use It

Lambda Solutions

It's no secret that updating server infrastructure hardware can be costly and inefficient. For precisely this reason, more and more individuals and businesses are choosing to work with cloud computing services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), to house their server infrastructure.

There is Big Money to be made with “Just in Time” Training

LearnDash

Instructional designers can charge premium prices by adding “Just in Time” training development. When most people think about starting an online course business they think about creating elaborate courses with gamification elements, automation, communities and so forth. Done correctly this approach can result in a a high revenue, lost cost business. But making money with online courses doesn’t have to always follow this framework.

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.

Internal Comms Taking the Informal Social Learning Torch

The Simple Shift

Social learning is alive and well. Especially in the informal sense but formal social still needs encouragement. I made this realization at SwoopChat today (a Swoop Analytics users event) where I was delighted by the numerous internal comms people I met and listened to. I learned that many were thinking beyond social tech adoption (even […]. collaboration communication enterprise 2.0 social platforms

The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts

Elucidat

What does 2019 have in store for digital learning trends? We asked 15 top industry experts to share their predictions and their hopes for the year. Could 2019 finally be the year for truly putting users first? Can microlearning get meaningful? And are bots going to take-over?

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Thinking Strategically

Clark Quinn

Repurposed from another use. In today’s increasing rate of change and competition, coupled with growing ambiguity and uncertainty, L&D just can’t be about delivering courses on demand.

How LRS and xAPI Technology Helps Educators Understand Learners

Lambda Solutions

Imagine if, as an educator, you had easy access to how well all of your learners were doing - what courses they passed, how long it took them to complete eLearning assignments, and how their performance had fluctuated over the course of their education.

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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.

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00 when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas!

Train your new employees with the help of a Staff Induction Software now and see the change immediately

Paradiso

With a staff induction software, your company will have all the tools to take charge of your training. Paradiso LMS provides you with a fully featured online induction platform, capable of integrating with multiple platforms and completely safe.

Neon Elephant Award 2018

Work Learning

15th December 2018. Neon Elephant Award Announcement. Dr. Will Thalheimer, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc.,