Is Curation Killing Creation


A look at how curation can assist in your learning strategy, the potential shortcomings of curated content, and tips for its successful integration

If Instructional Designers Were Superheroes, Which Powers Would They Have?


Traditionally a profession that requires a vast array of different skills, it has long been suspected that Instructional Designer / Developers do actually possess super powers. While it has not been scientifically proven, we’ll take a look at what we suspect these super powers to be

4 Ways to Make Formal Learning Stick


A look at rebuilding formal learning to make learning stick and make it more scalable. Here are four methods that can help with learner retention

How to Improve Attention Span for Better Learning


Insights on how you can improve and prolong learner attention span and some discussions about the connection between psychology and learning

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Do eLearning Templates Matter? Considerations For Designers And Learners


Templates for eLearning should meet the needs of the learner and the designer. This article will provide some points to consider when choosing to use eLearning templates, or choosing which templates to use

Is Your Training Ready for an Elastic Workforce?


A look at the realities of a modern workplace and how you can keep an elastic workforce engaged and growing while improving productivity and employee satisfaction

The Truth About Free Authoring Tools


Most software today is subscription-based cloud software, including authoring tools. The benefits are innumerable, but what are the hidden costs of “free

Key Concepts of Learning Path Design


Designing a digital learning path often relies upon curation, blended learning, and understanding the needs of the learner. This article covers some key concepts and ideas including the flow of a good learning path and the use of curation

Machine Learning: Best Use Cases in L&D


Learning and Development (L&D) is a great area to apply AI and Machine Learning (ML). ML gives users relevant data and saves them time. Relevant data feeds curiosity and drives engagement, thus helping build a culture of learning

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Pre-Planning Considerations for Building Self-Paced Interactives


By pre-planning your interactives through the perspectives of the final visual presentation as well as pedagogical intent, you can increase the likelihood that your interactives will suit the needs of the learner as well as your need for a streamlined build process

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Universal Design for Learning: The Intersection of Flexibility and Specificity


Universal Design for Learning is a framework for optimizing the development of learning materials and learning design utilizing lessons learned through neuro, cognitive, and behavioral sciences. At its core lie three principles: multiple means of Representation, Action/Expression, and Engagement

2019 Predictions: A New Era in Learning and Development


The advent of technology in learning, a blending of content, and the ability to easily create and curate content has brought us to a new era. So, what’s next? See what’s in store for 2019

How to Leverage Leadership to Support Learning Success


Bringing in your leadership team is one of the most effective tools we have to support successful learning. Let’s take a look at how we can leverage them and where they can help

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

How to Master the Art and Science of Content Curation


This blog post explores why content curation is so popular, how to curate, and some guidelines and best practices. Curation is not some fad - it is a valuable tool to provide the best content and resources to your learners. And it requires a bit of art and a measure of science

Universal Design for Learning: The Intersection of Flexibility and Specificity


Universal Design for Learning is a framework for optimizing the development of learning materials and learning design utilizing lessons learned through neuro, cognitive, and behavioral sciences. At its core lie three principles: multiple means of Representation, Action/Expression, and Engagement. This article will dive into Representation

Digital Learning: Using the Power of Subject Matter Experts


Instructional Designers and SME's are both essential to creating effective digital learning. Yet it can be difficult to understand how to work with the other. Here's how Learning and Development can better utilize SME's to help create content

Narrative Learning: The Value of Storytelling in Adult Education


An exploration of the value of storytelling in learning and its role in the human experience from childhood through adulthood

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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.

eLearning Technology: How to Banish Bias So You Don’t Blow the Budget


To increase awareness and improve the likelihood of choosing the best eLearning software for your organization, we’ve compiled this list of common biases to understand and avoid

Situated Learning and the Evolving Learner


Here’s a deeper look into Situated Learning, its place in human history, its relevance to the adult learner, and how important motivation, cooperation, and technology are to the successful outcome of a learning experience

The World of Work is Changing: How to Design Your eLearning to Adapt


Training needs of employees have changed in the past few years. As a result, learning and development professionals need to adapt. Let’s look at how we can change to a new mindset and design for solutions that better meet the learners’ needs

What Is a Learning Ecosystem and Should I Get One?


We all have mobile devices that enable the easy discovery and use of content, and employees expect those simple tools to be a part of their work lives, as well as being curated and personalized. A good Learning Ecosystem can do that

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.

Instructor-led to Instructor-less


How to transform lessons, lectures, and courses from an instructor-led environment into an opportunity for learners to interpret and learn for themselves without an instructor

Creating Learner Trust Through Interactivity


Don't throw out your content, reinvigorate it. Interactivity for the sake of it is worthless, but you can easily adapt existing content and apply new modalities in a meaningful way

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Microlearning for Macro Results


Microlearning is a new concept that allows us to design great experiences to learn what’s needed when it’s needed. Get a better understanding of when and how to use it to get the results you desire

Tips on Re-gifting eLearning Content – It’s Not Taboo!


Many organizations are faced with the challenge of not having enough time to create new eLearning content. Repurposing existing content is a great way to overcome this challenge and breathe new life into old content

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

Should You Open Source Your Educational Technology?


Should we open source our software? Can we? What will it mean for our business? Our users? Should educational technology be open source as a rule

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

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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


Micro-learning’s unsung sibling

E-Learning Provocateur

Micro-learning is so hot right now. But I’m not going to deliberate over its definition. If you’re into that, check out Shannon Tipton’s Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword and 7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning.

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.