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Learning Experience Design Trends For 2018

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Here is a look at the trending changes in how learning experience designers work and think. From a change in mission to Agile models, traditional outlooks and approaches are getting disrupted. eLearning Design

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Six Strategies You May Not Be Using To Reduce Cognitive Load

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In a complex world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a deluge of complex information. This shouldn’t be surprising, as working memory (our mental work space), has a limited capacity for processing information.

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Watch Out For Those Seductive Details

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A seductive detail is highly interesting to the audience members, but not directly relevant to the instructional goal. How does this impact learning? Cognition

12 Instructional Design Books You Should Know About

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Look no further. If you are seeking to learn more about instructional design and eLearning, here is a selection of books for you to browse. If you are already competent, there are a few books here that will expand your skills and mindset.

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.

Creativity and Instructional Design

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One of the reasons I fell in love with the field of instructional design is that it requires an analytical mindset, yet provides ample opportunities for creative expression. One morning you may be deep into an instructional analysis and in the afternoon, you might be ideating a creative treatment.

10 Things You Should Know About Attention

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Attention refers to being on task or having focus. It is crucial to learning and getting work done. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “the act or state of applying the mind to something; … a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity.”

Strategies For Tacit Knowledge Transfer

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If it is difficult to transfer tacit knowledge through language, then how can it be passed on? Here are six proven strategies for inferring and acquiring tacit knowledge. Cognition

Four New Books That Contribute To Learning And Development

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Four important new books have been published in 2017 that contribute to the ever-expanding knowledge base of learning experience design. Reviews

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.

Using Thumbnail Sketches In eLearning Design

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Thumbnail sketches are quick, rough sketches that let you play with multiple ideas. They have many uses in elearning and learning experience design. eLearning Design

Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2015

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If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry.

8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015

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These are exciting times in the world of learning. Ubiquitous Internet access, shifts in workplace power structures and wider dissemination of cognitive research are some of the many factors contributing to the following trends to watch in the coming year.

Best Practices In Blended Learning

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Originally, blended learning referred to adding an online component to instructor-led training or classroom education. But now that technology offers so many varied options, a blended approach has evolved to mean the use of more than one delivery method to provide and enhance training and support.

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.

Instructional Design Needs A New Name!

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Do you ever feel envious of the trendy two-letter acronyms used by practitioners in User Experience (UX), Information Architecture (IA) and User Interface (UI) design? Well, I’m not embarrassed to say that I do. I long for a contemporary acronym I can say with a confident toss of the head.

Self-Directed Learning In The Workplace

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Self-directed learning is one way to reduce the effort and cost of building training. It also has long-term benefits to employees and organizations. Cognition

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5 User Experience Research Techniques To Borrow For Learning Design

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The practice of user experience (UX) design overlaps nicely with learning experience (LX) design. Both fields are interested in the perceptions, mental models, motivations, needs and behaviors of people.

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

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A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

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!

Building Courses From Curated Content

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Similar to the curator of a gallery who selects relevant artwork for visitors to see, a content curator selects meaningful resources to engage and educate a specific audience.

Is Microlearning The Solution You Need?

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Microlearning (a.k.a. micro learning or micro-learning) is an emergent learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps.

Tranformative Learning: Another Perspective On Adult Learning

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In the 1980’s, Malcolm Knowles popularized certain assumptions about adult learning that have been the basis of a model you know as andragogy.

How To Quality Check Your Own eLearning

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Before you send your eLearning on for a quality review, how well do you test it yourself? A self-check may seem like an obvious task, but some people pass on their eLearning courses for a quality check when the work is less than stellar.

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.

10 Books to Check Out in 2017

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Here’s a wide range of books that may be of interest to learning professionals covering approaches to learning, writing, technology and careers. Reviews

10 Lesser Known Free Or Inexpensive Stock Photo Sites

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Many of us must work on projects with small budgets that require free resources. Fortunately, free or inexpensive stock media sites can save the day. Check out descriptions of these ten sites. eLearning Design Graphics

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ELC 037: Applying Agile Principles To eLearning Projects

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Agile principles call for iterative and incremental development that improves as a project advances. It’s an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development.

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Finding Creative Inspiration

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How do people find the creative inspiration necessary for generating unique ideas and solutions? Where do creativity and idea generation fit into our day at work?

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.

10 Definitions of Learning

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We all know that the human brain is immensely complex and still somewhat of a mystery. It follows then, that learning—a primary function of the brain—is understood in many different ways. Here are ten ways that learning can be described.

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Create Animations That Are Good For Learning

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You enjoy watching a good animation, right? Moving pictures are hard to resist. But how well do people learn from this format? Possibly less than you might think. When compared to static graphics, animations get mixed reviews as an effective learning medium. But don’t be discouraged.

Persuading Clients To Accept Your Course Design

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Have you ever had difficulty persuading a client to accept your course design? Here are ten strategies that may help you be more convincing. Business

eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

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How important is it to distinguish between hard and soft skills in the design of learning experiences? Many researchers think that it’s critical.

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.

The World Needs More Checklists

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One of the most brilliant cognitive aids devised by some very smart humans is the checklist. Hidden in this deceptively simple format is a type of performance support that has saved lives in the air and on the operating room table.

12 eLearning Related Tools You May Not Know

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We often labor away using the same tools and techniques we''ve always used. This is one way to get in a rut. It''s helpful to take a break and stop to see if there are better tools that will make our jobs easier, more fun, or provide inspiration.

Books For Learning Designers To Read In 2014

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Reviews of some fascinating books to read this year. Post from: The eLearning Coach Books For Learning Designers To Read In 2014. Reviews

How To Create An Animated Video

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After you’ve designed and developed 60 million eLearning courses, you’re bound to start looking around for something new. I think I’ve found that newness in the easy-to-use animation tools that are now available.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!