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Are You Enchanting Your Learners?

TLC Media Design

The next time you’re at dinner, in a meeting, or at a store take a second and look around for distractions. How many people are on their phones? How many are actively engaged in a conversation? Is anyone watching TV instead of talking to the people they’re with?

The Art of Reflection: How to Become a More Thoughtful Educator

Your Training Edge

Returning home after a particularly terrible day at school, you complain about how badly the pupils have behaved in class today. Maybe you crib a little more on how they cannot get their lessons right despite you trying so hard to make them understand the core concepts.

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

A skyscraper that reaches out to the stars can only be constructed if it has a strong foundation that goes deep into the earth. Similarly, engaging eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program.

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The Association’s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

Blue Sky eLearn

As has been discussed at length, for a number of years – the viability of associations is under attack and the relevance of many associations is in question.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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Our Favorite Moments From eLBX

eLearning Brothers

Well kids, it happened! eLearning Brothers’ first go round at hosting a conference is now behind us, and you know what? It was everything we hoped it would be. The only problem now is the year-long wait for eLBX 2.0. You know that feeling you get right after your favorite holiday?

The Need for Employees Refresher Training

Your Training Edge

Most of us think that workplace refresher training is valueless. The impression is that training is done to ensure that the customer is feel-good of the services provided. The notion is inaccurate. Workplace refresher training leads to improved customer services and increased employee satisfaction.

Using Learning Objects as “Knowledge Packages” to Achieve Learning Objectives

Docebo

Learning objects cover a single learning objective, while acting as autonomous units that can be leveraged across multiple courses. One of the main advantages with e-learning and the delivery of online training is the opportunity to serve learning objects (compliant with SCORM 1.2,

Elements of Ideal eLearning Design

Origin Learning

A skyscraper that reaches out to the stars can only be constructed if it has a strong foundation that goes deep into the earth. Similarly, efficient eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program.

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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.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Version 2018 Released

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer. Among the improvements in version 2018:   Enhanced Library & Subscription Service Offering Thousands More.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find dozens of additional resources available for use right away. There’s

7 Practical Guidelines From Cognitive Science for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

When I’ve attended eLearning conferences and workshops, one thing I’ve noticed is that instructional designers are always hungry for more research and knowledge on how people learn and what they can do to help them learn better. We actually know a lot about how people learn and develop skills.

A solid education platform

Clark Quinn

In the past couple of days, I’ve come across two different initiatives to improve education. And certainly our education system can stand improvement. However, each one had the same major flaw, and leaves open an opportunity for improvement not to occur.

Managing Skills in The Face of Continual Change

Docebo

Managing skills in the digital age means harnessing technology to enable a data-driven approach to lifelong learning and smarter upskilling.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

WPAstra Theme for LearnDash

LearnDash

Need a flexible (and fast) WordPress theme for LearnDash? Check out WPAstra! One of the first questions people ask us either in pre-sales or support is about their WordPress theme. They want to know if there is a particular theme that works well with LearnDash, or if their current theme will work.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE: Dial-Up Interactivity with Custom Dials

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, COTP. With Articulate Storyline, adding a high-level of interactivity is pretty easy if you begin with some of the built-in Interactive Objects. Take  Take dials for instance.

POINT-of-WORK: Don’t Fear the Beast – Tame It!

Living in Learning

Unleash the Impact beast, but not before the workforce has a firm grip on their own leash to control the Impact that yields sustained performance and positive business outcomes. We all know how IT spends countless dollars to optimize systems before launch and then more dollars and support to maintain those same systems to keep them optimized. Do we apply the same level of diligence across the ecosystem when it comes to optimizing and maintaining our workforce?

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A good publisher

Clark Quinn

I shot this short little video because, well, I have to say that my experience with ATD has been excellent. They’ve done what I’ve needed: listening when they should, arguing with me when they should, responding to my questions, and executing on their responsibilities professionally.

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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.

3 reasons why your competitors are outshining you

Your Training Edge

In order to keep your business afloat, you need to fight tooth and nail. No matter what line of business you’re in, it’s never easy being your own boss, owning your own company – being an entrepreneur. You need every edge you can get over your competitors – and if they are ahead of you, you need to be completely honest and ask yourself why.

Managing in the Knowledge Economy is Doing What's Right

The Peformance Improvement

Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Six). In today’s world, where you, your employees, and your company are completely transparent, your reputation is your most valuable asset. Everything you do is visible, and being invisible is no longer an option. Now it’s all about how you operate. The things that you produce can be made by almost anyone. Who you are is unique.

Want to Change Your Training Programs? Change Your Idea of Learning

InSync Training

Learning styles and 70-20-10, you’ve probably heard of them. Both have provided instructional designers with guidance for years. Well, according to expert Chris Osborn, we need to throw both right in the garbage. This extreme response to seemingly-proven models stems from a key question: How do humans learn? Chris argues that “Human learning is about creating new memories and replacing outdated, incomplete, or incorrect ones, with accurate, relevant, useful new memories.”

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Ketchup and Complexity

KnowledgeStar

I recently saw a subject line cross my inbox. Boring Content = Boring Courses?” I felt compelled to answer with 2 words: Malcolm Gladwell. As a writer, reader, and speaker I have always enjoyed the way the best-selling author of Blink and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference takes complex […]. Managing Minds

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Top Buyer Objections to Starting an Online Course

LearnDash

You want to increase sales on your online course, but something’s holding your learners back. We’ve all had a moment when presenting a proposal to someone where we realize they’re less enthusiastic about the idea than we’d like them to be. Maybe we’ve experienced this with a friend, a co-worker, a significant other, or an employer, but that moment of “yes, but…” can be both terrifying and discouraging.

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How do you measure microlearning?

Axonify

Learning and development (L&D) professionals have been dealing with problems measuring the effectiveness of their programs for decades. Does this sound familiar? First, you schedule people out of the operation to attend a class or complete an eLearning module. Then, to get to level 1 (reaction) measurement, you have to send them a survey and hope they respond. To hit level 2 (learning), you give them a test, but this only measures their knowledge at that specific moment in time.

What Companies Need to Know About the Cost of LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

Company leaders become interested in LMS software for a variety of reasons, usually because they want to maximize employee training. What they often end up discovering is that an LMS, or learning management system , does far more than just deliver training. It can also encourage collaboration, increase sales and decrease the cost of training.¹. LMS LMS Software eLearning LMS

How Can We Think Bigger as Instructional Designers?

InSync Training

Here's a radical idea: maybe we've been thinking too small when it comes to instructional design. Relying on proven principles while purposefully expanding the scope of our vision can help us accomplish organizational goals and empower learners to better navigate their modern workplaces. We believe in a more thorough model so much that we practice and preach perpetual learning design. Our new video explains the concept in under three minutes - click here to view.

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.

When History Happens and No One Notices

KnowledgeStar

“When we look back across five centuries, the implications of the Renaissance appear to be obvious. It seems astonishing that no one saw where it was leading, anticipating what lay around the next bend in the road and over the horizon. Even the wisest were at a hopeless disadvantage, for their only guide in sorting […]. Managing Minds

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4 Closing Tips to Help You Sell Online Courses

LearnDash

How to close more leads without making them feel pressured. If you’re new to selling online courses (or selling anything, really), you may not know what sales funnels or pipelines are, not to mention what the “buyer’s journey” is all about. Briefly put, when a person goes to make a purchase, they pass through various stages of a sales cycle—from discovery of a product, to assessing various options, to making a final decision.

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Your Three-step Framework to Drive Learner Engagement

Lambda Solutions

Reinforcement, the process of strengthening a behaviour, is a crucial guiding concept for your learning management system (LMS) content. You can't expect your audience to change the way they do things on a daily basis if you simply present information to them. You need to adopt an approach that addresses the four reinforcement gaps and that follows a three-step framework to improve learner engagement rates. learner engagement