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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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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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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Score Big with Town Hall Meetings

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By Phil Hanyok, COTP. Every quarter, employees gather in the cafeteria for town hall meetings. The tables are removed, and seats are placed in neat rows. The podium, microphone, and projector screen are tested and ready.      As employees enter the room and take their seats, the senior vice president who will present the latest company information talks quietly with one of his direct reports.

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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.

ADOBE ROBOHELP: Getting Around Preview Errors

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Willam van Weelden, COTP. RoboHelp is an awesome help authoring tool. However, even the best tools misbehave. While working with RoboHelp, you are likely to come across error message from time to time. For instance, atsome point you'll likely be tasked with customizing a Screen Layout.

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan. a plan to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation about, among other emotions, anger.   Naturally, you want to illustrate anger on one of the slides.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Tips for Importing PowerPoint Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby, COTP. Many organizations use PowerPoint templates to ensure that lessons are consistent and correctly branded. By importing PowerPoint into Captivate, you can retain that formatting and branding in your eLearning lessons as well.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As  As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint.   As someone who uses both Captivate and Storyline, I have to disagree with that recurring sentiment.

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.

LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING TIP: Highlight Your Mouse Pointer

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.   During a recent Certified Online Traning Professional certification course , I was showing my screen and telling class attendees about a cool technique I use when I want to ensure learners can see my mouse pointer.

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: iOS 11 Makes Mobile Demos a Snap (or a Tap)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. Not so long ago we were tasked with creating an eLearning project that included a software demonstration of an iPhone mobile app. We experimented with several techniques for capturing the app including using a program that reflected the iPhone onto the computer. (To

ADOBE ROBOHELP: Publish to SharePoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Willam Van Weelden, COTP. You can host output from Adobe RoboHelp on multiple hosting platforms. When your company uses SharePoint, you can even leverage the power of SharePoint to host your help.   Leveraging SharePoint has a major benefit: Access control.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Integrating GoAnimate Animations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. Our reader Linda Tromanhauser of ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) writes:  "We often use GoAnimate videos in eLearning.

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.

Microlearning for Knowledge Retention

TLC Media Design

Do you consider yourself an instructional designer, developer, teacher, curriculum writer, coach? Whatever your title preference we all have the same goal, not to just write training material, but to have our learners be able to pull out and retain the information that we put in.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Delete vs. Ripple Delete

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.   Deleting a portion of an object on the Camtasia Timeline (a few seconds from the end of a video for example) is simple: drag the red in- and/or green out-point on either side of the Playhead, right-click, and then choose Delete.

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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The Gamification of Corporate Training

Association eLearning

Although gamification and game-based learning have been around for a few years, only recently are training departments beginning to take these learning and engagement methods seriously. However, convincing the CEO that gamification works is a tougher challenge.

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.


I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther, COTP. Raise your hand if this is you. You want to animate something on a slide and then on the next slide, you want that same object to do something else.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning


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.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE: Removing Built-In Slide Navigation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT. I received an email from an Articulate Storyline developer who was adding interactivity to her project via buttons. She wanted learners to click on the buttons for slide-to-slide navigation.

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Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

eLearning 24-7

I’m sitting here on my patio, with the sea of Cortez in my view. The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. That and the hawk that flew by and the stillness of the sea and… well, you get the picture. Now without further adieu. #10

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!