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Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts. Oh, whatever. The debut. This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. Before diving into the high analysis of #11-20, a bit about the rankings.

Abrams' Guide to Grammar: Third Edition

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

We are proud to announce that our newest book, Abrams' Guide to Grammar: Third Edition, is now available on Amazon.com.   About The Book.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate.

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

Businesses are composed of core functions, and they optimize them to succeed. In areas like finance, operations, and information technology, they prioritize investments, and look for continual improvement. But, with the shift in the competitive landscape, there’s a gap that’s being missed.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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Mobile App Trends for 2018

Origin Learning

We look at some of the key mobile app trends and examine the categories of apps that will gain popularity in 2018. The Year of the Blockchain. The year 2017 saw terms like ‘Cryptocurrency’ and ‘Bitcoin’ enter the common lexicon.

The necessary program?

Clark Quinn

Things are moving faster, and careers are supposed to be changing more frequently. What does that mean for university degrees (or other employment preparation)?

2018’s Hottest eLearning Styles Hit the Catwalk

eLearning Brothers

Spring styles have hit the eLearning Brothers Template Library and they are looking FRESH. Shake off those winter blues and slide into Shamrock, Flat Blue, or New Stone 2.0—now now available for Adobe Captivate AND Articulate Storyline.

ROI and L&D: What Trainers Need to Know About Operational Results

Bottom-Line Performance

In January of this year, JD Dillon produced a nice blog post on insights for 2018. He curated several L&D thought leaders to share their thoughts on what L&D practitioners should focus on for 2018. He formulated a variety of questions to which they responded. The insights are good.

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.

Future vision

Learning with e's

Augmented reality and smart glasses are the future, so it seems. Wearing your computer on your face as a heads-up device in the form of spectacles sounds like a very good solution for untethered activities of all kinds. But we should forget Google Glass.

Using Memory Engineering to Aid Learning Retention

Dashe & Thomson

Recently I was re-reading my first-ever post for this blog, based on an article in Wired magazine entitled “Clive Thompson on Memory Engineering." The gist of it was that a (then) new service called 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo would summarize and email your Foursquare “check-ins” from a year before, resulting in, as Thompson calls it, “a curiously powerful daily jolt of reminiscence.”.

Discovering Instructional Design 15: The ASSURE Model

The E-Learning Curve

ASSURE is an acronym derived from the key verb-descriptor of the tasks associated with the approach.

How to Edit SVG Graphics in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

The good news is that now you can edit SVG images in PowerPoint. And that’s a big deal because we’re starting to see more SVG images every day. In fact, one of the sites where I buy images has the option to download SVG images. This is great because they can be edited and customized.

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.

Building a reliable training machine for onboarding

LearnUpon

Training is a key part of onboarding new hires. But is your onboarding process protected against unforeseen circumstances? If you’re relying on managers or trainers to ensure onboarding gets done then what do you do when the unexpected happens?

What are the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace? Our survey says …

Jane Hart

I recently ran a short survey about the role of L&D in the modern workplace. In this article I want to share the results and describe what I think it shows for the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace. Social learning

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LMS Design Best Practices

Wisetail LMS

Practicing what you preach isn’t always as easy as it sounds. We took a step back and re-branded our internal LMS to follow our design best practices. The post LMS Design Best Practices appeared first on Wisetail LMS. All LMS Best Practices

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People, politics and pedagogy

Learning with e's

Photo by David Bushell on Geograph In a previous incarnation I was Training Manager for a distance learning project called RATIO back in 1996.

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.

3 LearnDash Enhancements (and a Bonus!)

LearnDash

We are well on our way into the new year and today I am pleased to share with you some enhancements we have been working on over the past couple months designed to improve your user experience with LearnDash. These improvements are the direct result of feedback you all have submitted.

A Life of Learning

CLO Magazine

Photo by Saskia Aukema Chances are, if you were to reflect on the times in your life that felt most fulfilling, you would recall that you were in the middle of learning. “If If you look at all the studies on happiness, there are three things that make people happy,” Nick van Dam said.

How to debut as an online teacher

WizIQ

Teaching is more than a career for many people — it’s a calling. Despite how important the work of teachers is to society, nobody would ever say that it’s an overpaid profession. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

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The 6 Steps to Successful Channel Partner Training

eFront

Your channel partners represent your brand and present your products to clients daily. But how much time do you spend thinking about their training needs? In most cases, the answer is, “not enough”. Channel training is too often neglected.

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.

Marc My Words: 6 Challenges Facing CLOs & Senior Training Directors by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Whether due to budget shortfalls, evolving attitudes, or marketplace changes, the ground around L&D leaders is shifting. are six challenges they face. Management Professional Development

Course Content Matters More than Technology

LearnDash

A common trap for people getting into the online course space is to put too much value on the technology tools they use and too little attention on their content. The reality is that any course worth taking is the result of the instructional design and not the technology being used. As a course creator your goal should be to create a course with well defined objectives and a clear path for meeting those objectives.

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Amid Distraction, Microlearning Blooms

CLO Magazine

People no longer have the capacity or appetite to spend extensive amounts of time on skill building or information gathering, says Adri Maisonet Morales, vice president, enterprise learning and development at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Contact Center: Talented Managers are Force-Multipliers

PDG

Contact centers are trending toward super-agents who can engineer superior customer experiences. What kind of managers will be needed to support these agents? Modern contact centers require materially different managers with new and more important skills. Manager roles (including supervisors and team leaders) have traditionally been filled with the best individual contributors. After all, if they mastered customer service, how tough can it be to show others how to do the same?

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!

For the love of learning

Litmos

Happy Valentine's Day! Whether or not you've got someone special to snuggle up with on this venerable day of romance, there's still plenty to celebrate. As a learning pro, you can always wrap your arms around your noble career -- a profession aimed at helping, empowering, and improving other people!

eLearning Authoring Tool Comparison

Association eLearning

There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out there. And you probably don’t have the money or time to work with all of them. Here’s a quick look at the most popular eLearning authoring tool types. See which one, or ones, might be a good fit for your organization.

Successful Online Compliance Training: 10 Points To Check

TalentLMS

Compliance is a big deal in the corporate world, and for good reason. Breeches can lead to fines, penalties, and on-the-job injuries. This article features 10 crucial factors to consider for your next online compliance training course. The 10-Point Checklist For Successful Online Compliance Training.