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10 eLearning Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

LearnUpon

If you’re reading this post, it’s likely you’re delivering online training. Or maybe you’re thinking about it for your business in the near future. But, are you getting the best results from your training? The truth is a lot of businesses’ eLearning efforts can be improved.

LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING TIP: Highlight Your Mouse Pointer

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.   During a recent Certified Online Traning Professional certification course , I was showing my screen and telling class attendees about a cool technique I use when I want to ensure learners can see my mouse pointer.

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Why We Need to Focus on Personalized Learning by Jeff Batt

Learning Solutions Magazine

Instead of one-size-fits-all learning, designers need to focus on personalized learning that tailors content to give individual. learners options. Design Strategies Instructional Design Training Strategies

And Listen

Clark Quinn

Listening is a vital skill. It’s something that made my mother very popular, because she listened, remembered, and asked about whatever you said the next time you saw her. She cared, and it showed. I wish I was as good a listener! But it’s critical to really listen (or as some have it, not just listen, but hear ). It’s part of a skillset necessary to innovate. Innovation can be about problem-solving, and design thinking has it that it’s really about problem- finding.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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Translation Guide for Instructional Designers and SMEs

Association eLearning

You’re working on a new project. There isn’t a lot of time left and you need answers to your questions soon. So, you type up an email and send it to the SME. Two days go by and you don’t get a reply. On the third day, you send another email asking for help.

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Bottom-Line Performance

Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post on training versus learning. I was frustrated because clients often asked for “training” courses (eLearning, in particular) when what they really wanted to do was communicate information.

Consider Your Sales Engineers when Choosing a Sales Learning Platform

Allego

Developers build the product. Salespeople sell the product. Sales engineers bridge the gap. Sales engineering, also known as technical sales or solutions consulting, serves as the foundation of technical knowledge for a sales organization. To excel in the role, a sales engineer (SE) needs a deeper level of knowledge into many aspects of the business than a salesperson.

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Build eLearning Courses with Materials You Already Have

LearnUpon

During a recent LearnUpon webinar, an attendee asked: What is a course? I was taken aback by the simplicity of the question and wondered if more people wanted this question answered too. Is this something that is just presumed to be known and so is brushed over?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Meet Our New Styles

eLearning Brothers

You know what they say—“new year, new styles!” Wait, that’s not the expression? Well, around here it is because we’ve added two new Styles to the eLearning Brothers Template Library and that’s just the beginning. You’re going to want to check these out! A Style is a design template family.

Discovering Instructional Design 7: Objectives Analysis

The E-Learning Curve

It is critical to the instructional development process that designers understand what skills and knowledge learners need to bring to the instructional process. This is achieved through objectives analysis.

Let’s talk

Clark Quinn

“Conversations are the stem cells of learning.” ” – Jay Cross. I recently read something that intrigued me. I couldn’t find it again, so I’ll paraphrase the message. As context, the author was talking about how someone with a different world view was opining about the views of the author. And his simple message was “if you want to know what I, or an X, thinks, ask me or an X. Don’t ask the anti-X.”

5 Steps to a CME Digital Content Strategy

Web Courseworks

Is there potential for developing a broader reach for your existing internal Continued Medical Education (CME) activities? What would be involved? Does your content strategy value only “in-the-moment” or to a greater audience?

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.

Why You Should Attend Our Upcoming Webinars

eLearning Brothers

Here at eLearning Brothers, we have a really passionate team working on producing exemplary webinars just for you! Things you can expect from an eLearning Brothers webinar: Learn about at least one new product or a better way to use a product you already have.

What are the ethics of L&D?

Litmos

As our news headlines trumpet questions about ethics in workplace behavior and government, it sparks reflection on our own industry. What are our responsibilities? What behaviors should we practice, or avoid? There are several stakeholders we have to keep in mind. First, there are our learners.

HSE warns food manufacturing sector health and safety needs to improve

Engage in Learning – for Business Minds

Companies and people working in food manufacturing are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace health risks or face serious penalties, the Health and Safety Executive said on the 2nd January 2018

eLearning Lessons From the Road with Ethan Edwards

Allen Interactions

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Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Wrapping up 2017

TalentLMS

For the third year in a row, we are sharing an update on how things are progressing around here. 2017 was an incredible year for TalentLMS as we managed to almost double customers, receive numerous industry awards, improve considerably our infrastructure and grow our team.

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OSHA Employee Training Reduces Penalties

ePath Learning

OSHA penalties are at an all-time high considering the new adjustment for inflation issued on January 2, 2018.

The Heart of Successful Digital Adoption is Empathy

Launchfire

Digital adoption is usually looked at from a technological standpoint. What kind of tech can we build to make it more convenient to bank? What can we make easier, quicker, more cost effective? But the danger of this perspective is that we lose sight of who we’re making the tech for — the customer.

How to Create an Interactive Start Screen

Rapid eLearning

It’s common that when getting to a new web service or starting a new application you see some sort of instructions or start screen. Basically, the screen freezes your interaction with the site until you’re oriented and then lets you continue.

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.

Why Hospitals are Switching to Virtual Training Software to Deliver EMR Training

ReadyTech

In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Integrating GoAnimate Animations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. Our reader Linda Tromanhauser of ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) writes:  "We often use GoAnimate videos in eLearning.

Building a Corporate University: Marketing and Promotion

Your Training Edge

Summary: When it looks like the Corporate University is ready to go, it’s time to think about marketing and promotion. The University must be promoted like any other part of a business, so let’s look at some of the aspects of making this happen.

Mobile Learning – Performance Support’s New Best Friend

CommLab India

This blog talks about how mobile learning can be a true partner in performance support. eLearning Design mobile learning

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. I struggled going from my tweetchat back to twitter and hootsuite trying to keep up with replies :).

Using Heuristic Evaluation to Craft the Perfect Learner Journey

Origin Learning

‘Heuristic evaluation’ was pioneered by Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich in 1990.

Don’t Overthink Your Online Course

LearnDash

I have fielded many questions related to online courses over the years, and the biggest obstacles preventing them from launching are often self-imposed. Online courses offer a significant opportunity to earn extra income, supplement a consulting service, or to even start a business. The concept is pretty simple. Create a course that is split up into logical lessons and then sell it. As easy as it comes in terms of setting up.