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Emotions Controlled

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Some people would say that the word ‘Control’ could be interpreted as negative or aggressive. While this may be true, when we talk about emotional intelligence it becomes an incredibly important word, especially around expressing emotions.

mLearning: Smartphone statistics and the impact they have on learning

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We are all aware of the growth of the smartphone industry and whether consciously or not, are now witnessing the impact this is having on learning. Mobile learning (mlearning) has been around for a long time and I remember seeing the first mlearning course on a ‘Palm’ PDA in 2002.

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Shaping an eLearning Solution

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Developing elearning tends to focus on three areas – content, design and technology, which really is a given, but there is no strategic substance to focus our vision and desired outcomes.

What is eLearning: Part 1 – An Overview

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Last week, between meetings, we had another one of our café conversations. We were discussing the elearning industry when a question was raised: ‘Do people really understand what elearning is?’ The answer of course is yes! But a definition of elearning is not enough for people to fully understand it. There is almost a science around elearning and how to make it work.

The Top 7 Features Your LMS Must Have

An LMS has the power to enhance training effectiveness, and improve business outcomes. The key is knowing which features will enable your organization to get there. This guide will help ensure your LMS is capable of meeting your learning objectives.

What eLearning Strategy?

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I had a conversation with someone recently (we will call her Ann) who gave me her view of elearning within her organisation. We didn’t talk much about the look and feel of the elearning solutions she encountered, but more about the ability to access the learning.

Learning in your Pocket!!

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Introduction. This title has been on my mind for some time now as I feel it is going to become a very important strategy for the elearning world. Whilst I cannot claim to coin the phrase (Learning in your Pocket), I can however give you my interpretation of what it could mean for the future of elearning.

Learning interaction – or lack of!!

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Jodie and I were sitting in a famous coffee house recently, discussing the elearning industry. While I was ‘definitely’ focused on our discussion, I noticed that there was a new starter training session going on. We were sitting very close so I could see everything, and I was amazed to see how poor the delivery of training was. It reminded me of the saying – if you want to get something done – then do it yourself.

eLearning Part 4 – Learner Perceptions and eLearning Delivery

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The success of elearning can be attributed to the quality of what is created and delivered. However, the constant changes in media technology and our ever evolving ‘information accessing’ behaviour is certainly testing the viability of any created elearning solution.

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eLearning Part 3 – What does elearning look like today?

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The shape of elearning is constantly changing. With recent developments in media technology, elearning will start a new evolution that will be influenced by key drivers such as smartphone technology. This is not to say that elearning as we know it will no longer be viable.

Learning Light’s eLearning Market Review 2014

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Learning Light has recently released their 4th report on the state of the elearning market, with a focus on UK, rest of Europe and China. This is a comprehensive report that includes detailed information on how elearning is evolving.

Welcome to Zephyr’s Blog

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The EmoteControl team (Zephyr and University of Bradford) discussing, planning and strategising the development of Emotional Intelligence within the learning technology world. Our blog will take you through our journey to date, the importance of EI, our views of Emotion Detection, and all other aspects relating to Emotions and Emotional Intelligence. Keep watching this space for more updates

Managers – good or bad?

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There is great hope and expectation within a company when a manager is met for the first time, especially when it is in a public assembly. The smiles, the head nodding, the ‘let’s work together’ and ‘I will make it happen’ statements, the use of first name terms and the feeling of togetherness makes for an unbelievable working environment. Is it unbelievable? Well unfortunately in many cases YES! We have come to see that stress levels and attrition rates have hit very high levels.

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.

The right person for the right job

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During my many years within the elearning industry I have found that the process of recruitment is consistently bad. What I mean by this is, we contract recruitment agencies and pay their percentage fee just to receive a Curriculum Vitae. This might seem a bit harsh, but my understanding of contracting a person or agency is based on the fact that you want them to do the work with you.

What makes elearning work?

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I have often thought about this question, especially at the start of every project – what will make this elearning solution work. It is a difficult question to answer as there is no real generic answer, it does depend on a number of key factors: Objectives – more than just learning objectives, but also focusing on the business reasons for elearning. Learners – Who are they? How do they work? What is their performance issue?

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

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

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.

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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.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

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6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

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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?

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What Is Performance Support? And Why Won't People Stop Talking About It?

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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

Experiencing eLearning

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.

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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.

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

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.

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7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017

eLearning Brothers

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.

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Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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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.

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Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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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.

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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.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

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.

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Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning

Allen Interactions

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

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

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.

Lessons Learned From a Former Biotech Training Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

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.

9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development

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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

InSync Training

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.

eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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. 

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

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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.

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?