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Starting in the middle: In medias res

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Source: The Telegraph 11 INT/EXT. IMPALA/ ELECTRONICS SUPERSTORE/ DOWNTOWN - NIGHT. 11 A vast electronics superstore dominates the deserted street. Under the pale yellow glow of the street lamps, Driver sees signs advertising a `huge blow out weekend sale'.

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Conderations for creating environmental settings

Focus Learning Solutions

I try to develop scenario-based, character-driven courses whenever possible. Consequently, I spend a lot of time thinking about where the action will be set. In fact, I allocate a large part of my development time to what I call "building the set."

Basic Golden Rules for Designing Materials

Focus Learning Solutions

Rules! Who needs 'em, amirite? I do. I like rules. Life is difficult enough without some guidance about what to do and what not to do. There's a caveat, however. I worked in the dorm snack shop during college.

Why is this happening?

Focus Learning Solutions

A friend who writes horror told me he once "workshopped" an unsettling story that I'm sure included a variety of creative ways to end lives. A fellow participant asked him simply, "Why is this happening?" That question often comes to mind when I write scenario-based storyboards.

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 first elearning heroes challenge

Focus Learning Solutions

I completed my first elearning challenge. I just couldn't resist the idea of combining elearning and music

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Training 2017 Conference: The art and science of interviewing

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Frost and Nixon Interview - pophistorydig.com "Don't conduct an interview, have a conversation. One of the biggest mistake people make in the interview setting is to conduct it like it appears in a magazine (question and answer). Don't make that mistake.

Questions to consider before (and while) you freelance

Focus Learning Solutions

I am often asked how to get started building your own consultancy. There are many articles online that claim to provide the ultimate top five or ten list of steps to take. They are helpful, but not nearly as thorough as they should be. The one thing I find lacking is the limited scope. Most of them focus only on the business aspects and do not cover the other challenges you'll face throughout your journey. I created this list a few years ago for a conference.

Don't take facilitation skills for granted

Focus Learning Solutions

I was in a Small Business Association eCommerce class. The instructor reminded me of my IT days when technical trainers wore pagers like sidearms and waxed poetic about heroic feats of rebooting. He, let’s call him Steve, was again telling us how lucky we were to be in his presence for only $30. His consulting fee is $100 an hour, after all. As the morning waned on, he grew disheartened by our blank stares and switched tactics, finally turning his attention to us.

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.

Don't take facilitation skills for granted

Focus Learning Solutions

I was in a Small Business Association eCommerce class. The instructor reminded me of my IT days when technical trainers wore pagers like sidearms and waxed poetic about heroic feats of rebooting. He, let’s call him Steve, was again telling us how lucky we were to be in his presence for only $30. His consulting fee is $100 an hour, after all. As the morning waned on, he grew disheartened by our blank stares and switched tactics, finally turning his attention to us.

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

Learning Solutions Magazine

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

Learning Solutions Magazine

Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00

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How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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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.

Performance Support in the Flow of Work With E-learning

Docebo

Organizations are constantly on the hunt to find the leg up on their competition – performance support is an incredibly opportunity to do so. Organizations are on the constant hunt to find the leg up on their competition.

Tips for Creating a Cybersecurity Training Program

ej4 eLearning

Cybersecurity training as an extension of your safety training. Training & Development

6 Microlearning Trends We’ve Seen in 2018

TOPYX LMS

Microlearning is a growing trend in training and development, where professional education is delivered in bite-sized content pieces, across a variety of channels and devices. There are many benefits to microlearning for both employees and trainers.

How to Leverage eLearning Gamification in Your Online L&D Program

TOPYX LMS

Leveraging eLearning gamification in an L&D program is one of the best moves companies can make. Gamification provides immediate rewards, boosts learner engagement, and increases knowledge retention.¹ It can be transformational for an eLearning program as well as for general business operations.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

The Power of Practice in Making Workplace Learning Stick

Axonify

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.” Toba Beta “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Malcolm Gladwell “We talking about practice. Not a game. We talking about practice, man.”

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Mapping RoI of eLearning

Origin Learning

“Money, money, money…” is a popular hit song by the music group ABBA. Well you may wonder why does a technology and learning blog talk about music.

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Adopting Multi-Device E-Learning Strategy to Enhance the Overall Workplace Training Experience

G-Cube

One of the effective ways in which the digital revolution has surpassed the ever-evolving expectations is the way e-learning is embraced on multiple mobile devices.

9 Motivational Quotes About Goals

Your Training Edge

Napoleon Hill “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” ” Zig Ziglar “Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill.” ” Unknown author “Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” ” Jim Rohn “Goals.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

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.

Strategic Synergy

Your Training Edge

“Technology on its own isn’t strategic. But technology combined with the business idea is more strategic than ever. In fact, the ubiquity of technology is what makes it strategic.” ” — Jim Champy (Re-engineering Guru). Visited 124 times, 4 visits today).

3 Ways Video-Based Training Increases the Effectiveness of Your Onboarding Program

TOPYX LMS

Failing to onboard new hires or offering an ineffective onboarding program can have serious consequences for your company. Not only does poor onboarding increase employee turnover and costs, it also decreases productivity.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Listed below (in the left hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown in the right-hand column).

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

Blue Sky eLearn

Supporters, members, and donors are the lifeblood of your organization or association. They’re the very reason for your membership program in the first place. Needless to say, keeping them engaged is of paramount importance.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Millennials and Modern Learning

InSync Training

In thinking about leadership and learning in the era of the four-generation workplace , no shortage of frustrations exists. Technology changes, “cool” workspaces, and operational processes are constantly evolving.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning

G-Cube

For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming.

Investment in Knowledge

Your Training Edge

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer & scientist. Visited 3 times, 5 visits today). eLearning

Three Educations

Your Training Edge

“We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our schoolmasters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.”~ ”~ Charles Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755). Visited 142 times, 4 visits today).

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.

Gamification vs Game-based Learning

Lambda Solutions

What is Gamification? Gamification is more than a buzzword. It is a trend that is shaping how content providers connect with users and keep them engaged in the long term.