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Emotions Controlled

Zephyr Learning

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

Zephyr Learning

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.

Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

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 2 – eLearning: More than a Word!

Zephyr Learning

From time to time we hear the requests – “we need elearning” or “we need to change our elearning”, which I always follow up with the question, Why? Interestingly this question becomes a slight stumbling block.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

eLearning Part 3 – What does elearning look like today?

Zephyr Learning

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

Zephyr Learning

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.

eLearning Part 4 – Learner Perceptions and eLearning Delivery

Zephyr Learning

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.

What is eLearning: Part 1 – An Overview

Zephyr Learning

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.

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.

Welcome to Zephyr’s Blog

Zephyr Learning

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

Learning in your Pocket!!

Zephyr Learning

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!!

Zephyr Learning

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.

Managers – good or bad?

Zephyr Learning

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.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

The right person for the right job

Zephyr Learning

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.

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What makes elearning work?

Zephyr Learning

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?

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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Are You Enchanting Your Learners?

TLC Media Design

The next time you’re at dinner, in a meeting, or at a store take a second and look around for distractions. How many people are on their phones? How many are actively engaged in a conversation? Is anyone watching TV instead of talking to the people they’re with?

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.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE: Dial-Up Interactivity with Custom Dials

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, COTP. With Articulate Storyline, adding a high-level of interactivity is pretty easy if you begin with some of the built-in Interactive Objects. Take  Take dials for instance.

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Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post, I shared some thoughts about why people need to actually learn and remember things, rather than assuming we can always look them up.

The Art of Reflection: How to Become a More Thoughtful Educator

Your Training Edge

Returning home after a particularly terrible day at school, you complain about how badly the pupils have behaved in class today. Maybe you crib a little more on how they cannot get their lessons right despite you trying so hard to make them understand the core concepts.

The 10 essential features of an ideal online learning delivery platform

Your Training Edge

The world of eLearning has flourished in the last decade. Online teaching tools are evolving to boost efficiency, bridge gaps as soon as they appear.

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.

Why You Need a Learning Journey Map

Bottom-Line Performance

The post Why You Need a Learning Journey Map appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance. Learning Design

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

A skyscraper that reaches out to the stars can only be constructed if it has a strong foundation that goes deep into the earth. Similarly, engaging eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program.

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Making Employee Onboarding an Immersive Experience with Mixed Reality

Origin Learning

Mixed Reality is a phrase used to describe technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Science fiction foresaw the use of an alternate reality and immersive technologies well before humankind actually developed such advanced technologies.

6 Digital Learning Design Tips for Better User Experiences

Bottom-Line Performance

The post 6 Digital Learning Design Tips for Better User Experiences appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance. Learning Design

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.

Leveraging The Benefits Of Blended Learning For The Next Generation Workforce

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When it comes to embracing the benefits of online learning by incorporating mobility and social media, then blended learning comes as a solution. The significance of blended learning has been redefined in every single way.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning

G-Cube

For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming.

The Need for Employees Refresher Training

Your Training Edge

Most of us think that workplace refresher training is valueless. The impression is that training is done to ensure that the customer is feel-good of the services provided. The notion is inaccurate. Workplace refresher training leads to improved customer services and increased employee satisfaction.

Infographic – Role Of Chatbots For Modern Workforce Training

G-Cube

Today, chatbots used in e-learning are completely changing the workplace, with an aim to increase business productivity, employee efficiency and morale.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Dear Michael, My Content Is Boring

Allen Interactions

Editors Note: some years ago (10,000 in internet years) Allen Interactions produced an e-zine. It may or may not have looked a little like this: Context eLearning

The best of both worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no point landing the perfect plane at the wrong airport. That’s an analogy someone shared with me several years ago to explain Design Thinking, and it has resonated with me ever since for two reasons.

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Finance Market Simulations Teach You How to Grow Your Wealth

Your Training Edge

According to a CNBC story , Warren Buffet started his first business of selling lemonade when he was just 5-years old. He chose to sell it in front of his friend’s house which saw more traffic. As a 10-year old, Warren got a chance to visit New York.

Mobile App Trends for 2018

Origin Learning

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.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

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.