Recognizes Digitec Interactive as Top LMS Company for 2013

Association eLearning

” Digitec’s Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) offers innovative and effective learning portal solutions to its many association, non-profit, corporate and medical education clients. Share this on LinkedIn.

Effective Interface Designs for eLearning

Association eLearning

Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she focused on the effect of viral and social media in online learning. Advantages of GreenLearning - April 22, 2013. Effective Interface Designs for eLearning - February 25, 2013. Share this on LinkedIn.

Digitec to Exhibit at Learning Solutions 2013

Association eLearning

Each spring, nearly 2,000 members of the eLearning community converge on sunny Florida to learn, share, and connect around one common goal: to create more engaging and effective learning experiences at the annual Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals - July 23, 2013. 5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget - June 20, 2013. The ISTH and Digitec Partner on CME Portal - May 30, 2013.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification

Your Training Edge

If you are a member of LinkedIn and have strived to achieve a level of completeness on your profile… you have been gamified! But how are we actually able to measure the effectiveness of gamification? And it’s not just engagement — gamification’s revenue effects are equally astounding. And one unfortunate side-effect of outcomes-thinking, I should add, is the teaching-to-the-test that now corrupts primary and high schools).”

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

At LinkedIn, for example, the L&D team gathered success stories from across the. LinkedIn Learning (2017), ‘How to Overcome Top Challenges to Advance your Learning Culture’ 3 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

Using Bass Ackward Design for Performer Support

Living in Learning

Knowing what to do…and being equipped [supported] to effectively do what needs done. are the equivalent of comparing great training to the effective application of learning. Continuous Learning Performer Support ISD LinkedIn performance support performer support PS PSO We train the former.and we support the performer on the latter.

How to MOOC: Designing Effective MOOC Training Programs

Your Training Edge

How do we design effective training programs for such an eclectic creature? In a presentation given at the 2013 Sloan-C conference, Jason Mock, instructional designer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, noted that MOOCs do not require completely new models of instructional design, but that problems in MOOCs are by nature much, much bigger than problems in traditional courses. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Why Learning Is Not Applied

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is the question that Charles Henderson asks in the Linkedin Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group discussion. He has received nearly 700 (and counting) comments which seems quite a lot for a Linkedin group.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

For these programs, MOOCs have the potential to deliver the necessary training effectively and at huge cost savings. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Effects like fade-outs and slide-transitions can be employed to increase visual appeal. Most popular social sites like LinkedIn and Twitter are free for access. Most corporations perceive learning to be an essential and ongoing process.

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eLearning surfs the cloud: how we got invited to VentureBeat’s CloudBeat 2013


You can access it anywhere, from any device and any changes you make on one device will take effect on all of them. We will also have an opportunity to share the stage with iconic figures from enterprises like IBM , LinkedIn, Dropbox and others!

Advantages of GreenLearning

Association eLearning

For instance, Silke Fleischer calculated the effect an average class term would have on both the environment and the pocketbook. Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she focused on the effect of viral and social media in online learning. Share this on LinkedIn.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

And that content makes us money for as long as we can deliver it effectively. By repurposing, repackaging and reusing content, it has enhanced our member engagement and increased our revenue per member from $1,500 in 2006 to $2,200 in 2013. Share this on LinkedIn.

Online Adult Education: The Future is Here Today (Part 1)

Web Courseworks

A Preview of Next Week’s Blog Topic Ever aware of the potential for bettering education for all age levels, Jeff Cobb recently shared a thought-provoking infographic via LinkedIn. Created by KnowledgeWorks , the visual busily and effectively lays out their view of a diverse, meaningful, and innovative “Future of Learning.”

Gamification Mechanics vs. Gamification Dynamics

Your Training Edge

In essence it kind of becomes a catchall for operations and their effects. In effect anything that may seem related to how a game operates may be labeled as a “mechanic”. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

Association eLearning

By pairing the two experiences and enabling members to complete pre-work from the comfort of their own home or office, you enable attendees to eliminate some travel costs, making it a more cost effective and, therefore, more valuable way of participating. Share this on LinkedIn.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

I recently watched a sci-fi movie with tons of special effects. The point is that project management does not have to be complicated to be effective. Share this on LinkedIn.

3 Ways to Earn More Money as an Instructional Designer


Recently I received an email from someone on LinkedIn who was curious to know more about instructional design, and how to break into the industry. If you can prove to be an effective manager of people, your salary will reflect your worth to the organization.

Learning Management Systems: Creating sustainable training support for Corporate Learners


They also provide instant connect with social media platforms outside the system, like LinkedIn or Twitter, to mingle with experts as well as other learners from different backgrounds. The shelf life of acquired knowledge and skills in the corporate world is getting shorter by the day.

5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer


Also, LinkedIn is proving more and more effective for finding qualified candidates – so you should certainly take a look there!

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. The video trend will continue in 2013 as video is embedded into Web courses, attached to learning databases and appears on self-generated YouTube sites, Skype and video-enabled webcasting. Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year.

Reader Reaction: 2013 Learning Trends

CLO Magazine

We asked our LinkedIn followers: What learning and development trends are you anticipating in 2013? Craig Mitchell : I think 2013 may finally be the year when social learning finally starts to gain some real headway in many organizations. Ranjit Khompi : I think 2013 would highlight the need for individually focused L&D opportunities for a person. Adam Zaller : The year 2013 will be the year of social learning.

MOOC Analytics: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Big Data

Your Training Edge

What parts of your training program are the most effective? The least effective? In January 2013, the Harvard Business Review blog called “the advent of massively open online classes…the single most important technological development of the millennium so far.” Here are a few of them: What sequence of topics is most effective for a specific learner? Of course the goal of all training is to increase employees’ skills and effectiveness.

This is your Brain on Games

Your Training Edge

By participating in a state of play, it brings out our optimism and energy levels and actually has positive effects in a multitude of different ways. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

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SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

As long as you respect their time, value their help and expertise, and find ways to keep content focused on the learner’s needs, your relationship will be productive and positive, resulting in a more effective course for learners. SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers - March 18, 2013.

Looking ahead to Learning Solutions 2013.

Unicorn Training

Next month Unicorn Chief Operating Officer, Jackie Kennedy, and CEO, Peter Phillips will be Florida-bound for the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2013. In just over two weeks I will be packing my case and heading to the Sunshine State of Florida to check out the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2013, run by the eLearning Guild. With that in the back of my mind, what are my hopes and expectations for Learning Solutions 2013?

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

Your Training Edge

Knowledge by itself does not mean much if you can’t do anything with it, and learning to apply knowledge can help people deal more effectively with new kinds of problems. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

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Gamify Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

The specific game elements and design techniques that are most effective will depend on the organization’s training goals and resources. Believe it or not, the lowly progress bar is a very potent game element (just ask LinkedIn). Nearly 30 years ago, Brad Myers at the University of Toronto showed that in human–computer interactions, people want progress bars and that progress bars enhance both the attractiveness and the effectiveness of computer interfaces.

How MOOCs Are Used in Workplace Training

Your Training Edge

Over the past several months, I’ve written about the many advantages of using MOOCs in training programs and given suggestions for how L&D departments can most effectively incorporate this new training format. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

How Roche Diagnostics Used Training as a Business Strategy

Bottom-Line Performance

On Thursday, January 17th 2013 I attended “Training as a Business Strategy,” a CIASTD session led by Jennifer Zinn, VP of Commercial Education and Communications at Roche Diagnostics. She means increase employee engagement in the business through effective training.

This Week on #TalkTech: Cisco and Social Learning, Simplifying #mLearning and Fantasy Elements in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! It’s a powerful example of how an organization can combine multiple forms of learning together to make online learning as effective and enjoyable as possible. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Slaying giants

Learning with e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking.

New MOOC Models: Blended Learning

Your Training Edge

Similarly, MOOC methods and elements will expand both the scope and the effectiveness of blended learning environments. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn:

Digitec to Produce Additional Courses for ISA

Association eLearning

New to eLearning or just want some ideas for effective online learning? MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals - July 23, 2013. 5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget - June 20, 2013. Share this on LinkedIn.

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By the Numbers: Learning from MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Now, in 2013, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are bringing big data to education. As with any educational program, the keys to success in training MOOCs are engaging employees and facilitating their learning as effectively as possible. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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