Innovative Learning Group

The Agile Industrial Complex

Innovative Learning Group

Agile as a way of working and organizing team activities has spread from software development to other aspects of work and business, from sales management to project management and most points in between, including learning and development (L&D). From my perspective, it’s gotten well out of hand. In software development, agile demonstrates its worth by delivering robust software with a sharper focus on customer/end-user needs.

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Learning Should Be More Like Branding

Innovative Learning Group

During my recent trip to Phuket, Thailand, I noticed how a handful of global brands had penetrated deeply into remote areas of the island. It made me think: What is it about brands that makes people remember their product? Can learning professionals model some of the tactics used by brands to help employees remember important concepts? First and foremost, brands make sure their names are everywhere.

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L&D Roads Bad? It’s Time to Repair Our Infrastructure!

Innovative Learning Group

I’m frustrated! As a Michigander, I hear a lot about the state’s infrastructure and the extensive work needed to improve it. There are crumbling roads, deficient bridges, and congestion plaguing our streets and highways. But what’s really frustrating me are the problems I see with the state of the learning and development (L&D) infrastructure. How are so many organizations ignoring the obstacles that impede how we travel to our L&D destinations?

Butter Up Your Training With VILT

Innovative Learning Group

If you haven’t attended a virtual instructor-led-training (VILT), sign up for one now! As learning and development professionals, having some VILT knowledge and experience will increase your tool set and give you an opportunity to show your organization how to embrace this cost-effective, flexible, and efficient way to train many learners in diverse locations. I’m sure you’re asking yourself… “Isn’t a VILT the same as a webinar?” The answer is no.

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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.

Learning and Performance: Get Angry, Make Changes

Innovative Learning Group

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”. Remember that iconic catch phrase from the 1976 movie Network ? Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) was commenting on modern American society, but it’s been running through the back of my mind lately — about formal training in the workplace. OK, I may not actually be as mad as hell , but I do think much employee training is a waste of time.

Preparing the Perfect Learning Feast

Innovative Learning Group

Tonight after a long day at work, it’s likely that the last thing you want to do is go home and prepare a fabulous meal. Honestly, after a day of mind-numbing meetings, 150 emails, and your manager leaning on you for that presentation, who has the energy for that? It’s more likely you’ll stop at the market to pick up a roasted chicken, open a can of corn, and announce to your family “dinner is served!” Will it fill their tummies? Will it be fast and easy? You bet.

Getting Learners to the “Aha!” Moment

Innovative Learning Group

I’m sure this has happened to all of us at one time or another when taking an e-learning course. You sit in front of your computer, coffee in hand, and unconsciously click through each screen without giving the content a second thought. You just want to get to the end and check off on your training plan that you’ve completed the course. As an instructional designer for Innovative Learning Group (ILG), I want to give learners real “aha!” moments.

What “The Great British Bake Off” Can Teach Us About Learning

Innovative Learning Group

You’ve heard all the hype about the latest technological cure for what ails training: augmented, virtual, or mixed reality. Sure, I’d be the first to agree that mobile learning with augmented reality could be truly revolutionary in the workplace, a fact that visionaries in our industry have been talking about for the last six or seven years. Yes, let’s start using AR/VR/MR (augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality) in our learning and performance support solutions where it makes sense!

The Great Pineapple Dilemma — and the Art of Storytelling

Innovative Learning Group

Growing up, my dad’s memorable tale of his father, my Grandpa Schirmacher, has inspired me throughout my life. As a Mounted Marine, my grandpa rode a horse while serving in the United States Marine Corps. During his career, he was stationed on the then-island nation of Hawaii (before it became the 50 th state). Grandpa Schirmacher, being the mischievous character that he was, decided one day to liberate a pineapple from a local farm.

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.

What’s Your Attitude?

Innovative Learning Group

When it comes to learning, we all have an attitude regarding how to learn. This mindset includes how we think others should learn, the best way to learn, if generations really learn differently, and so on. Elliott Masie posted a great article — “ Your Learners Have Attitude ” — that inspired me to really think about the changes occurring in the learning industry and how they influence what I do and how I think.

Adapting to Adapt: Learning a New Framework for Responsive Design

Innovative Learning Group

At Innovative Learning Group, we’ve designed and developed thousands of e-learning courses using many different authoring tools and programming languages. So when requests started coming in to create e-learning using the new-to-us Adapt authoring tool and framework, an application that allows you to quickly build responsive e-learning content, we dove right in — because we know what we’re doing! We got this!

Harnessing the Power of Video: Take Your Learning Content from Boring to Exciting

Innovative Learning Group

Are you ever faced with a need to communicate a procedure to your team but are unsure of the method to deliver it because the content is somewhat dry or is not very interesting? I recently worked with a longtime Innovative Learning Group client in the financial industry on a learning need just like this. In a nutshell, the client needed to show how a conversation should be conducted between a financial analyst and his/her customer.

Using Social Science for Learning

Innovative Learning Group

Let’s face it, we’re social beings. We don’t live in isolation, and most of us don’t work in isolation. Even if we work alone, we connect with others through various ways. There’s now an entire body of evidence about the impact that social interaction has on us: namely the Social Neuroscience of learning. As we have evolved into more social beings, we have become more sensitive to the environment around us.

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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.

Make Learning a Process, Not an Event, Through Proper Transfer

Innovative Learning Group

I think it’s safe to say that at one time or another, all of us have probably been in a situation where we’ve created a really “great” training program, and the training just doesn’t stick. We end up asking ourselves, “What could I have done differently to ensure my learners effectively applied their new skills and knowledge on their jobs?”

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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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.

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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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.

Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

When it comes to employee productivity, offering training programs, courses and learning opportunities becomes essential for organizations. The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization.

When Training Is NOT The Answer

Tim Slade

Whether you’re an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, or just an everyday learning professional, a crucial part of your job is understanding when training is not the answer.

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.

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

How to bring out the best in your employees

Your Training Edge

Employees are a diverse bunch with varied interests. Each one has had a different taste of life and what motivates one might not motivate another. When handling a team, it can be quite difficult to get everyone on the same page and motivate them to give their best.

What Does Social Learning Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Docebo

Uncover the value of social learning in the workplace in this infographic. Where do employees go for critical information when they’re trying to complete a task? They don’t take formal courses – they search around and ask a colleague or an expert.

Game-based Learning & Gamification – Driving Fun & Engagement to Your Corporate Training Experience

G-Cube

Engagement is a key element to make training more effective and relevant. One of the most popular training methods to drive learner interaction is gamification. It has become a trending buzz for corporate training, where different game mechanics are embedded with non-gaming contexts.

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.

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.

How to Ask Better Training Questions

Learning Rebels

The time has come to once again to discuss the art of, “How to ask better training questions?” ” (This post ran originally on my blog site for Litmos in January 2018. The content here has been updated.). Picture this: .

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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.

Motivate Your Employees with e-Learning Incentives

Your Training Edge

Managing a company full of employees can be very difficult at times. It can be hard to keep employees engaged and make sure that the company environment is enjoyable.

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.

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.

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.)

Building a Simulated Phone Conversation in Storyline

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post on creating layouts for a branching scenario , I identified a need to build some long phone conversations. These are basically like a “cut scene” that shares additional information between the decision points.

The Secret to Creating Training That Sticks

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. As trainers, we often have to design and deliver technical or hard-to-understand content to our learners. Oftentimes, the content itself doesn’t naturally draw people in or lend itself to being easily remembered.

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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.