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What Defines an Ideal Learning Management System?

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A simple tool designed to run learning modules and tests in an academic institution has evolved into an all-purpose application/software, which is now used in both academia and enterprise learning across the world.

Using Heuristic Evaluation to Craft the Perfect Learner Journey

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

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

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Here’s wishing all our readers – ‘A Happy New Year’. The beginning of a year is a great time to take stock of the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. In this blog post, we will have a quick glimpse of what we believe would be some of the key trends in workplace learning this year. AR and VR.

Mobile App Trends for 2018

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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.

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.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

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The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. A decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

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Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

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Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades.

Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning

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In 1985, American educational psychologist Robert Gagne created a nine-step process of instructional design which can guide the process of learning. The process is called ‘The Events of Instruction’ where in each event has a definite purpose of supporting learning and leads to definite outcomes.

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.

Is Microlearning the Way to Get to the Modern Learners at the Workplace?

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A lot has changed at the workplace in the past decade. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous. Connectivity has improved enough to make virtual teams commonplace. Employees are connected 24/7 through e-mail, social media, and messaging apps.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

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Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014.

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Tips for designing serious games in learning

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There is a reason why people give up on learning more quickly than they would on a good game. This is because, simply put, games are fun. This is why games are used as an important study aid in learning. Otherwise known as Gamification , it is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications.

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The science behind gamification

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Gamification is the application of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to encourage users to solve problems. A 2015 study by Research and Markets has forecasted that Gamification in E-Learning growth will reach $319 billion by 2020.

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.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

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5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

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From a very tender age, we are exposed to games: Chess, Monopoly, Scotland Yard… And that is for a reason, because games make learning not seem like ‘learning’. Our mind inputs far more concentration and participation in a game rather than something we are otherwise taught.

Skills you need as an Instructional Designer.

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Are you tired of seeing heavy content slides? Do teaching methods and strategies appear far from being comprehensible? An Instructional designer is just what you need!

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Experience is the New Learning

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Butter-knife, scissors, and sticky tape are all you need to join the conversation around virtual reality (VR) – is Kellogg’s take. Puzzled? Curious? Need more cues on the buzz around VR? Wear and watch’ the VR view. Check out the diverse use it offers.

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.

How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?

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A symbol or an icon that kicks in engagement and triggers excitement intrigues you enough to immediately rush to touch and see what unfolds before you. That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The workforce profile is changing globally.

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10 Ways ELearning Maximizes ROI

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There was a time when training was seen as a necessary evil. Necessary because no organization can function without it, and evil because it was a huge expenditure – of time, money and other resources.

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Unshrouding the Mystery of Blended Learning

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For many, blended learning is still a muddled concept. One may be basking away in the glory of facilitating learning via all sorts of devices – PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, thinking that blended learning is ‘mission accomplished’. Sorry to burst the bubble, but that is NOT blended learning.

How to get returns from Video Learning? Note the trends

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Videos are an essential component of eLearning. However, keeping them rich and relevant is far more important, because if made ineffectively, they can lead to wasted learning resources. Watch this two-minute snippet on video learning by Jonathan Halls to learn more.

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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.

Influence, Innovation, Inspiration

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…and the power of great minds! Two luminaries have permanently etched their name in the knowledge era. Hailing from 2 totally different backgrounds and nationalities, their phenomenal contributions through thoughts or deeds have made them a toast to humankind!

How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?

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What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills?

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

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Did you know that the average smartphone today is more powerful than the PCs that took two astronauts to the moon in 1969?! We bet you didn’t. Infographic Credit- ATD.

Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?

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Facebook 1 Twitter 9 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 1 mLearning is on the rise and will be. The reason? Well, ask your employees and you’ll know the issues they face while trying to complete those extra hours of formal classroom sessions which they could have easily read about on their own.

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!

The don’ts of eLearning Instructional Design

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Sometimes it could be confusing to draw the line between what’s useful and what’s not. This criterion is very important when it comes to eLearning Instructional design. Right from the content creation to the design of the page, there are several ways in which it could go wrong.

Using Gamification for Human Resources

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Yes, you read that right! Gamification is penetrating into every field possible and not just for entertainment purposes.

Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

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What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? Attributable to John Sweller who developed this theory after thoroughly studying problem solving, CLT provides guidelines for improving learning and retention by focusing on the memory capacity of human beings.

MOOCs for Corporate E-learning

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Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are relatively new yet already a rage, so much so that the New York Times named 2012 as the ‘Year of the MOOC’.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

VR – The Next Leap in Learning

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Compel to learn? That’s history. Check out the new medium to learn – Virtual Reality. It is the next leap in learning. VR is exciting and so immersive that one is compelled to find out more. The edge of paper ceases to exist, encouraging animators in the most exhilarating ways to hone their craft.

Can VR make learning viral?

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Sensory, stimulating, and sticky – that’s how learners would want their learning to be. And, that is a demand that is influencing organizations – large, medium and small enterprises – to evaluate the latest trends, technologies, and tools that would make this a reality.

Social Learning is here to stay!

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Who would have imagined that the rapid pace of technology advancement would transform the learning landscape so dramatically! So, if Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest are not part of your vocabulary, then either you are living in isolation or you certainly do not belong to this era.

Can Poor LMS Interface Jeopardize Learning?

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Designing a course is no piece of cake. It is a specialized skill that needs in-depth knowledge of tailoring a course.

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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.