How To Make Your Training Unique And Memorable
JUNE 21, 2015
Source: Kungfu Panda (The Movie). Training is an integral part of employee development, but it is often frowned upon. Employees generally tend to find these sessions repetitive and boring. This negativity associated with training can be frustrating for both – the Trainer and the Trainee.
5 Key Benefits That Gamification Brings To Your Business
MAY 30, 2015
Gamification is no longer just a buzzword. It has found some real and interesting applications in the domains of learning, marketing, personality development, data analytics and so on. The right implementation of this concept can generate powerful results and do wonders for your business.
How Brands Use Gamification To Boost Their Marketing Efforts
JULY 8, 2015
There’s one thing which is troubling the marketers all over the world – over exposure of traditional marketing. Fortunately, marketers have recognized this problem and they are looking at alternate innovative solutions for their marketing requirements.
Decoding Cloud Based Authoring Tools For E-learning
JUNE 29, 2015
Here’s a simple infographic explaining Cloud Based Authoring Tools and its benefits. I haven’t mentioned all the tools out there. So, in case you know a particularly useful one, do mention in the comments below.
Mobile Learning is not E-Learning on the Mobile…
AUGUST 18, 2016
The other day, I found myself sitting across the learning manager of a large pharmaceutical company. He was faced with a daunting task – training his company’s medical reps, and if there’s one thing we all know about medical reps it is that they are always on the move.
How to design a micro-learning system for your organisation in 6 easy steps
AUGUST 12, 2016
Designing a learning system for any organisation is a critical task. It’s not easy, given the fact that one has to consider the various departments in an organisation and understand their training requirements.
7 key elements of an engaging learning flow
AUGUST 12, 2016
Learning is a process, not an event, which makes the planning of the journey through the process, a critical part of learning design. The navigation of learning flows is fundamental to the success of any micro-learning implementation.
5 reasons why micro-learning is perfect for today’s workforce
AUGUST 12, 2016
Do you know that the attention span of an average human is shorter than a goldfish? Source: Microsoft Canada, 2015). A goldfish can focus for nine seconds; people are down to a mere eight seconds.
Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar
Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.
The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem
Performance Learning Productivity
MAY 2, 2017
During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.
The changing skill set of the learning professional
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.
5 games every e-learning professional should play
APRIL 2, 2017
You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.
6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls
APRIL 20, 2017
Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
What Is Performance Support? And Why Won't People Stop Talking About It?
Dashe & Thomson
MAY 15, 2017
by Jolene Rowan. Education experts have said for years the important role performance support plays in building competency. It tackles head-on two fundamental challenges of learning: the limits of human memory and learner motivation.
Scaffolding in Microlearning
APRIL 13, 2017
How do you incorporate scaffolding in microlearning? How is scaffolding different in microlearning than in longer formats? First, let’s define scaffolding. Scaffolding is support for learners that gradually fades away until the learner can do the task without support.
4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better.
7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017
JANUARY 27, 2017
Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design.
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.
Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?
JANUARY 10, 2017
At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.
Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning.
The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning
Your Training Edge
MAY 11, 2017
No business has a crystal ball that they can use to predict the future or some gifted psychic people locked in the basement of their headquarters giving them instructions on what to do. You know what I mean, those “precogs” in the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report. If you have some, let me know.
Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2015
New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning
MARCH 28, 2017
By ELLEN BURNS-JOHNSON, Instructional Designer / @ELLENBJOHNSON L ast week, my Studio Executive and I visited a client in California. The meeting went well, so to celebrate, she and I went out for tapas. microlearning microlearning examples
Lessons Learned From a Former Biotech Training Manager
MAY 2, 2017
Life science organizations face unique training and development challenges. The subject matter is highly technical, there are many different roles to train and the industry is highly regulated.
9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development
MARCH 14, 2017
Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development.
3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be.
Building a Business Case for Customer Training
Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.
2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve
JANUARY 3, 2017
Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger.
eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 15, 2016
by Sally Cox People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them.
Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?
JANUARY 31, 2017
Death of Self-Pace eLearning.
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting.
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning
APRIL 21, 2017
In a recent conversation, a colleague asked, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”
Do Your Learners Know the ‘Why’?
APRIL 4, 2017
Many learning leaders struggle to help learners feel accountable for their own growth and development. They devote time and budget to create more and more training, yet see little change. This common expression partially sums up the problem: “When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”.
Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider
JULY 19, 2016
There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Storyboarding in PowerPoint with Visual Studio
APRIL 26, 2017
PowerPoint is known and primarily used for presentations both big and small (like middle school small) because of how easy it is to learn the basics and create awesome content fast. The simplicity, and sometimes surprising depth, of PowerPoint makes it an amazing platform.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.