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Use of AR/VR in Training and Development

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Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) technologies have established it to be a useful tool to educate, design and train employees.

How Health and Safety trainings are vital in the face of modern threats

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The year of the Rat sure didn’t get off to a good off to the most encouraging start, owing to the corona virus outbreak. With over 126,681 people dead so far, more than 1,981,239 infected and 40+ countries affected Cities in lockdown, travel restrictions in place, plant closures mounting.

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DIGITALSkunks Technologies (P) Ltd. and KnowledgeSynonyms Consulting (P) Ltd. Launches DS DIGI Agency

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March 26, 2020– Noida, UP, India – DS DIGI Agency, D I G I , a full-service, Digital Business Model-ing, marketing, and communication agency announces its launch today.

ViLTs- All Your Questions Answered

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The onset of COVID-19, or more popularly known as the Coronavirus, has cast fear across the globe. While the impact can be seen on all aspects of people’s lives-social, behavioral, and probably most strikingly financial, the full measure of its effect will be only gauged after the pandemic is contained and controlled. However, of all the things that the mighty Corona has brought to a halt, learning and development should not be one of them.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

VILT to Fill the Learning Vacuum Created by Corona

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The onset of COVID-19, or more popularly known as the Coronavirus, has cast fear across the globe. While the impact can be seen on all aspects of people’s lives-social, behavioral, and probably most strikingly financial, the full measure of its effect will be only gauged after the pandemic is contained and controlled. However, of all the things that the mighty Corona has brought to a halt, learning and development should not be one of them.

EasySIM™ – Connecting Branched Minds

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Reduce costs and improve Human capital using Competency-based branching simulation assessments and Easy to use KPI-oriented branching algorithm. Current trends in the training and development industry show a radical shift to adopting more intelligent learning systems into the learning ecosystem with buzzwords like- Game-based learning, situational-based learning, and simulation-based learning.

EasySIM™ – Simulated Learning and Performance Cloud (SLPC)

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Professionals acquire job-relevant skills differently than how they learn a theoretical or academic concept. Current studies on Andragogy (the method of teaching adult learners) show-. Adults have a DIY mindset- they require maximum autonomy and minimum instructions for optimal learning outcome. Experience (including mistakes) are imperative to learning. Learning program need to be a mix of informative and immersive activities to drive cognitive engagement on the learner’s part.

Stay tuned (and get excited)

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Conversations with several Industry thought leaders, numerous breakouts, and brainstorming Sessions gave us deep insights into gaps in Performance enhancement practices across businesses. When development initiatives fail, you lose deals, miss targets, drop revenue. It’s now all in the past.

Adult Learning Principle 1- Needs Assessment

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A principle is the beginning of an action leading to its desired outcomes. In the context of Adult Learning, all the twelve principles are found to be intrinsically related one to the other. Dia means “between,” logos means “word.” Thus, dia + logue = “the word between us.”. Adults have substantial experience to be in dialogue with any teacher or trainer and will learn new knowledge, attitudes, or skills best in relation to that life experience (Knowles, 1970).

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Complexity in training increases learner engagement

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In our worlds of instructional design, complexity is often considered to increase cognitive load. So, we training professionals try to make information as simpler as we can. Complexity can be redesigned to be offered as positive challenge to drive twice the output of simple, non-complex learning. Psychologists have established that people retain learning better when they put effort into learning it. Learner put effort into learning when they are faced with challenging tasks.

Storytelling Instructional Strategy

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For thousands of years, storytelling has been the key means of instruction or approach in cultures around the world. In some cultures, storytelling has been the major way to convey society’s culture, values, and history without using any written language. Prevailing methods of learning such as lectures and memorization are less suited for training learners as they yield very little in terms of generalization, duration, and speed of knowledge acquisition.

Improving the value of assessments

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“What’s the value of assessments” is a common question often sounded in corporate training discussions. We did a survey with 2,100 recent participants of a corporate training program, about their experiences with assessments in training programs. 95% of participants whose training included follow-ups agreed that assessments helped them develop career skills for a long-term. We identified two areas that can boost the value of assessments: follow-up and manager involvement. The Follow-Up Advantage.

Off the Cuff on Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

I had the pleasure of speaking about scenario-based learning with Alexander Salas, Chapter President of ATDCFL (Central Florida) for his “Off the Cuff” interview series. Alex is also the Chief of Awesomeness for eLearning Launch and on Twitter as @StyleLearn.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

Capterra Names LearnDash in Top 20 for Training Software

LearnDash

We’re still the best LMS for WordPress. Capterra recently released a list of the top-ranked training software on their site, and we made the cut! For years, Capterra has been a buyer’s guide for software.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Experiencing eLearning

This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe.

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Training Tips from 11 Experts (Including Me)

Experiencing eLearning

TalentLMS asked 11 folks in the learning and development world for tips for improving workplace training. Now that nearly everyone is a remote worker, these tips can help train remote employees. Many of the tips could apply to any workplace training though, not just elearning for remote workers.

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ID and eLearning Links 5/26/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on writing about unfamiliar subjects plus 3 different sets of instructional design competencies. Writing when you’re not a SME.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. My experience. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Color-Coded Branching Scenario Flowchart

Experiencing eLearning

A color-coded branching scenario flowchart shows you the overall structure of a branching scenario at a glance. I use Twine to create branching scenarios. In the default interface and formats, passages are all the same color.

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April Dunford and Obviously Awesome

Spark Your Interest

April Dunford and Obviously Awesome. Scared to learn how positioning can make your instructional products awesome? You should be – it’s not what you thought! You know your product is awesome – but does anyone else?

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” ” A good fit means doing work you find satisfying, in an organization or with clients that value your contributions. Generalist or specialist.

Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast)

Experiencing eLearning

In this presentation, I discussed why scenario-based learning engages participants. I gave examples of how to “hook” learners to draw them into a story right from the beginning. I also talked about some elements to help craft narratives.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

5 Learning Myths, Debunked

LearnDash

Whether you’re designing a course or giving learners study advice, don’t let these myths lead you astray. Many instructors get started in online education because they want to share their expertise with the world.

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Where are we going most wrong…

Clark Quinn

…and what’s most important to fix? I was a co-conspirator on the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and we identified 8 values that separated typical elearning from serious elearning. However, I suspect that not all are as important, nor hard to fix.

The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new normal for L&D professionals as millions of people were sent home to work remotely.

How Will Covid-19 Affect the Future of Online Education?

LearnDash

The pandemic has put online education in the spotlight and under the magnifying glass. The emergence of the novel coronavirus has initiated an abrupt shift around the globe toward online education. For many, the transition has been rocky.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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