What's trending in learning 2019


We’re at the tail-end of January meaning that it’s well and truly time to toss out the trends of last year and make room for the new ones. Learning trends that is. Although, feel free to leave the tide pod challenge and moths in 2018 where they belong.

How to stop (sans) forgetting what you've read


It’s rare that something truly new comes along in any industry. And for the professional Learning & Development industry – often just called ‘L&D’ by those of us in said industry – new inventions are almost unheard of. Certainly, right now everyone is excited about gamified micro-learning.

How to stop (sans) forgetting what you've read


It’s rare that something truly new comes along in any industry. And for the professional Learning & Development industry – often just called ‘L&D’ by those of us in said industry – new inventions are almost unheard of. Certainly, right now everyone is excited about gamified micro-learning.

How I failed miserably at doing things that don’t scale.


When Lachy and I launched Yarno in 2016, I had no idea how to market a software product. I’d spend the previous 8 years running a digital agency that specialised in the design and build part of software - not the marketing component.

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Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. Before investing in an LMS, it’s important to understand which type of tool would be a good fit for your use case.

How I increased my probability of making the right decisions


I seem to make a lot of decisions. Decisions as a business owner, business partner, husband and father. I’d like to make good decisions. By that I mean decisions that have more upside than downside. Decisions where the probability of expected value is higher than the probability of expected loss.

The 6 key ingredients in a successful Yarno campaign


We've done it. We've cracked the perfect recipe. A toasted handful of learning objectives, half a cup of questions, a pinch of character, and a dash of imagery…and there you have it! A well-baked Yarno campaign.

The good, the bad and the ugly of WHS content


Recently we’ve been writing some Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) content that has been been turning heads. And if you don’t believe me, I’ve got proof.

Learning guitar with learning science


In the past four years, I’ve learnt a lot about learning. Mostly I've discovered that for 35 years I've been doing it wrong. Relying on techniques proven to be ineffective , such as cramming, re-reading and highlighting. On the positive side, I've also discovered what does work.

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Learn how I turned crappy AWB legislation into human readable content


Hey blog readers – I have great news – I’m now a fully fledged Yarnoer! And while my last post was mostly about how my avatar looks more like a young Simon Baker than me, there have been more substantial developments - Yarno has put me to work!

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Measuring training ROI - is it really possible?


Customers often ask us “how do you measure training ROI?”. Which is funny, because when we started Yarno, we assumed everyone measured ROI. But the more conversations we had, we discovered that measuring training ROI isn’t actually that common. And that often it’s not measured at all!

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Our secret formula for writing (effective) multiple choice quizzes


For most of my education I thought pretty poorly of multiple choice quizzes. In high school I’d learned all the usual tricks quiz authors use – and how to outsmart them.

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Training our employees to brush their teeth


Or, why one-and-done learning doesn't work. Imagine that you want to teach a kid to brush his teeth. Why are you teaching him? Well, because you want him to be happy and healthy for his life…and you don't want to have to pay for a bunch of expensive dental work. So what are you hoping he'll DO?

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How I accidentally discovered the power of active listening


Now, for those of you that know me well know that I like to talk. I love a good yarn, a chat, a story, which I'm told makes me a good sales guy. Or does it?

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. Download the White Paper now to get started!

Does eLearning work? Our reflections on Thalheimer’s latest research


We’ve heard it on the internet. We’ve heard it from the learning professionals we’ve interviewed. We’ve heard it from our customers. Everyone’s facing one common problem. What problem, you ask? Cracking the learning effectiveness enigma.

Why manager involvement is crucial for workplace learning


We believe the ultimate goal of any sort of training is to improve on-the-job performance. The answer to "Is what was learnt being applied on a regular basis?” should be a resounding yes. And we know that manager support and endorsement of training is critical to its success.

4 reasons why mobile is perfect for retail training


A few weeks ago, I needed to go to the chemist to buy a few skincare products. I had a vague idea of what I was looking for but hadn’t chosen a particular brand or product yet.

The most rewarding and unrewarding job I've ever had


2016 was a big year for the Eggers Family. It was the year of ‘births’; the birth of Yarno, of course, and the birth of our beautiful daughter, Lauren. But let’s take a step back.

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[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

4 learning principles that drive Yarno


We’ve written previously about the results of our customer research with L&D professionals and the pain points we identified that needed solving.

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Real time, all the time: insights from Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2017


Each year, Deloitte University Press conducts a global survey titled Global Human Capital Trends. The report outlines trends discovered in the survey responses, spanning HR, L&D and leadership.

3 drawbacks of microlearning you need to consider


Microlearning. The biggest (smallest?) buzzword to come out of the L&D industry in the past couple of years. If you’re not up to speed, microlearning is pretty reflective of its namesake— little bits of learning.

How to use interleaving to win long-term results


In basically every learning environment: school, higher education, workplace learning – we’re expected to be across content from different topics, subtopics, and problem types. But topics, skills, and ideas don’t live in isolation. So why do we try and learn them as if they do?

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Why your multi-choice questions suck, and how to fix them


We can confuse learners when we: a. fail to actually complete the sentence we started in the question. inconsistent grammar in the options. sometimes veer off into another idea entirely. wombats. I found this question in a blog post by Cathy Moore, written way back in the stone age (2007).

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How the Craftsman Spirit can elevate your learning


I started training jujitsu a few months ago. I had a friend/mentor comment that he thought I’d really benefit from picking up a martial art. He’s also the Sensei (and a salesman by day) so I figured he was just doing some recruiting for the school.

Overcoming a sneaky barrier to learning


I’ve been researching cognitive bias recently (don’t judge just yet, it’s more interesting than it sounds), in an effort to improve my decision-making ability.

Bloom's 2 sigma problem: a summary


In 1984 Benjamin Bloom authored a seminal paper called The two sigma problem: the search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-on-one tutoring.

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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.

What does machine learning mean for education?


Here’s something to think about. What do all of the following have in common? Netflix. Self-driving cars. Predictive text. Face recognition. Spotify weekly playlists. Spam e-mail classifiers…. They’re all backed by bots. Clever bots that learn by having us teach them, without us even realising it.

What's the big deal about microlearning?


It’s 9am Monday and you’ve got 237 e-mails to reply to. 5 deadlines to meet. A team of reports that desperately need your ‘immediate' attention. And there’s one more thing that you can’t quite put your finger on…. Oh, dear… There’s that 3-day training program this week. Terror strikes. The coffee just doesn’t seem strong enough this morning as you scramble to figure out where those extra hours will come from. Sound familiar? Away from training, towards learning.

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

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How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

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