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How to Choose the Best LMS for Your Corporate Training in 6 Easy Steps

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There are hundreds of LMSs available on the market, each offering different features and functionalities for workplace learning. Traditional LMSs were designed to provide courses and content, however as technology and digital has developed, so have learning platforms.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Microlearning (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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I have to be honest, I hate the term ‘Microlearning’ – it considers the delivery mechanism above the things that matter to clients.

L&D Is Stuck… And Here’s What We Need To Do About It

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It’s a well trodden path…. A new L&D function is born – or a new custodian arrives into an existing function – and a review is undertaken of ‘what learning is required’. Induction is developed. Courses are created. Programmes are designed. And a suite of e-learning is bought in.

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Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’

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A trend I’m seeing more and more, and which is reflected in the latest Bersin By Deloitte ‘Market Trends’ Keynote , is L&D’s shift in focus from ‘learning outcomes’ to the complex and individually experienced reality of the work itself.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Are shorter attention spans hampering your best efforts In L&D?

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“According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer” The Daily Telegraph, 2015. We know this, right?

Designing For How People Really Learn, At The Point-Of-Work

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“We exist in a culture in which fact-based knowledge dominates traditional instruction. People who are good at “knowledge games” like Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy are considered smart. But life requires us to do , more than it requires us to know , in order to function.

How To Get Your L&D Team Fit For Digital Transformation

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Help your team to realise that learning in the flow of work is where L&D is going and that it’s about the work and not about learning in the way that L&D have traditionally delivered it. The post How To Get Your L&D Team Fit For Digital Transformation appeared first on Looop. Tips and How-To's data digital learning in the flow of work leadership on-demand transformation

What motivates people to learn online at work?

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I asked this question to a group of 20 or so L&D folks last week. The responses I got back included: Accessibility. Speed. It’s ‘free’. It’s just-in-time. They don’t have to leave their desks. Did you notice anything missing from that list?

How Digital Learning Is Working In Retail

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I don’t need to tell you that the retail landscape has changed dramatically in recent years.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

The ‘Less-Time-For-Better-Results’ Induction

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Anybody who’s delivered Induction programmes before will know that, far too often, they’re packed full of content that new starters couldn’t possibly remember.

Digital L&D pt 1: Beyond e-Learning

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I’ve been in Learning & Development since the popularisation of e-learning in the late-1990s. Back then, I was at LloydsTSB and e-learning was still called CBT (Computer-based Training).

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do

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It’s unlikely to have escaped your attention over the last week that it’s 10 years since the iPhone was first unveiled. This is significant whether it’s your smartphone of choice or not, as it has provided the blueprint for subsequent handsets, tablets and phablets ever since.

How To Gain C-Suite Support For Your L&D Transformation

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By being clear on outcomes, you become focused on supporting the organisation with something it cares about; increasing L&D’s currency; and doing things that matter. You also know what measures you’re monitoring to ensure you’re doing the right things. The post How To Gain C-Suite Support For Your L&D Transformation appeared first on Looop. Tips and How-To's c-suite digital digital learning strategy transformation

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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.

Are Managers Really Critical To The Transfer Of Learning?

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Over the years, L&D professionals have almost universally advocated that managers are critical to the transfer of learning – and it’s almost blasphemous to suggest otherwise. But why?

How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation

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Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations – and even industries – L&D is falling behind in both its approach to – and adoption – of modern tools. One reason for this is that L&D has scaled its ‘stock-in-trade solutions’ with e-learning and virtual […]. The post How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation appeared first on Looop.

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How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation

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Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations – and even industries – L&D is falling behind in both its approach to – and adoption – of modern tools. One reason for this is that L&D has scaled its ‘stock-in-trade solutions’ with e-learning and virtual […]. The post How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation appeared first on Looop.

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Eliminate the Forgetting Curve with Digital

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The modern age continues to present us with challenges and opportunities when it comes to being at our most productive. The speed at which technology is advancing means that many companies and brands are faced with very real productivity challenges.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Leading Away From Face-To-Face Training Towards Self-Directed Learning

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If, like many of your L&D peers, employees in your organisation tell you they prefer classroom training, it’s important to understand their preference in relation to the perceived alternatives.

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“We Want Training!”: When Client Expectations Stop L&D From Modernising

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One of the most common phrases I hear from L&D professionals is: “We want to modernise and use more digital but our clients expect, and just ask for, training.” So, how do you change their minds to be able do something else – something more effective – instead? The short answer is: You may not […]. The post “We Want Training!”: When Client Expectations Stop L&D From Modernising appeared first on Looop.

When You’re Too Busy Delivering Training To Do Digital L&D

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In my recent experience, it seems many L&D professionals are too busy delivering training to dedicate time to their own digital development. As a result, the L&D provision in many organisations is still predominantly classroom-based, and any individual employee’s experience of L&D is limited to occasional events and technology ‘solutions’ outsourced to vendors or simply bought in ‘off-the-shelf’.

The Future of Learning Technology

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You will have undoubtably read many ‘future of learning’ articles that predict the means and mechanisms for learning, extrapolating peripheral technologies that are entering the vernacular of L&D, but this article is different. This isn’t a crass oversimplification of technologies but a means of extending L&D’s expectation of technology and how it could serve us […]. The post The Future of Learning Technology appeared first on Looop.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

What Is E-Learning Today?

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In the L&D world, e-learning today can sometimes be seen as the poor cousin to instructor-led training. It’s mostly because when we think about e-learning we think about the boring compliance courses we’re expected to complete to protect against organisational risk.

LMS vs ‘Best of Breed’? Learning Tech (with Adam Harwood)

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By Adam Harwood & David James Introduction by David James At the CIPD L&D Show this year, Adam and I were fortunate to be panel members on a session with the catchy title ‘Identifying The Most Appropriate Learning Technologies To Support Business Performance’. Our panel was completed by Barbara Thompson (PA Consulting) and David Hayden from […]. The post LMS vs ‘Best of Breed’? Learning Tech (with Adam Harwood) appeared first on Looop.

The Secret To Learning At The Point-of-Need

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*The secret*: ‘Learning’ is rarely (if ever) required at the point-of-need. Instead, answers, support, insights or guidance are more likely to be needed.

The #1 Mistake We’re All Making In L&D

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‘Learning Needs’ are too often identified from afar. Whether it’s from our organisation’s leaders; department heads; line managers; or from others in HR. We’ve all been there: “Hi L&D, our managers need to be better coaches, could you deliver us a course, please?” On the surface, this request seems pretty reasonable – and fairly common, […]. The post The #1 Mistake We’re All Making In L&D appeared first on Looop.

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.

The Important Distinction Between ‘Digital’ and ‘Technology-Enabled’ Learning

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We’ve used electronic technologies in L&D since the days of the overhead projector (see picture above), when we took pride in creating beautiful and alluring acetates to compliment our classroom training. Since then, PowerPoint and projectors, videos, e-learning, Learning Management Systems and all sorts of other new and novel products have proliferated our profession. But, […].

How Blended Learning Today Is Different In A Hyperconnected World

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With access to the world’s information, industry experts, and instant connection to professionals inside our organisations and around the world, learning can happen continuously, on-demand and in the moments that are most important to us. For these reasons, it’s important to reframe what blended learning today means. No longer does it mean supplementing formal learning events with additional materials, before and after a programme.

How Translating ‘Business Needs’ Into ‘Learning Needs’ Is Causing Misalignment

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L&D people speak about business alignment as a key strategic priority but how are we not aligned already? We work inside the organisation and work closely with its people – so what’s going wrong? Misalignment occurs as soon as we translate ‘business needs’ into ‘learning needs’, which is usually right at the very outset of […]. The post How Translating ‘Business Needs’ Into ‘Learning Needs’ Is Causing Misalignment appeared first on Looop.

Can You Teach Soft Skills With eLearning?

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I’d like to credit Branimir Trosic for posing this question to me on LinkedIn in response to another post about L&D being too busy delivering training to do digital. The question this post is written to answer presumes quite a lot. For me, it certainly presumes: Soft skills are best developed in classrooms eLearning is […]. The post Can You Teach Soft Skills With eLearning? appeared first on Looop. Insights into Learning digital learning e learning elearning soft skills training

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.

Why We’re STILL All Trying To Fix Company Induction

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It seems to me that everybody is trying to fix Company Induction. I hear this from contacts, clients and it’s often a topic of conversation on LinkedIn: “Has anybody got any ideas on modernising induction?”. I remember this perpetual cycle of fixing induction myself from my in-house days. In fact, it was what I was hired to do in my first L&D job back in the late 1990s. And here we are 20 years later….