2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

Bottom-Line Performance

In January, BLP President Sharon Boller published a white paper exploring the trends in the corporate learning landscape. The white paper focused on 7 trends we expect to see grow in 2013 and beyond. Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), You can download the white paper here. Click the image to download the white paper!

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Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” Click the image to download the white paper! In section two, “Emerging Trends and Technologies,” Sharon shares the 7 learning trends that will grow in 2013 and beyond: 1. In short, the white paper is literally packed with relevant research and information.

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New Learning Game Design White Paper by Sharon Boller (Free Download)

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BLP president Sharon Boller has written a new white paper titled Using Game Mechanics and Game Elements in Learning Games. Download the White Paper. The white paper is available as a free download on the Knowledge Guru website. game based learning gamification Learning Design Learning Games White Paper game-based learning learning game design white paper

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New Association LMS Selection White Paper Available

Association eLearning

As a follow up to our recent webinar with association eLearning experts, Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb with Tagoras , we’ve published a new white paper for associations beginning or in the midst of selecting a new learning management system (LMS) for their online membership education programs.

Using Game Mechanics and Game Elements in Learning Games – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Knowledge Guru

Sharon Boller , creator of Knowledge Guru® and President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper on using game mechanics and game elements in learning games. Through a variety of case studies and real-life examples, the white paper demonstrates how learning game designers can design game mechanics and game elements that support real learning outcomes. Click the image to download the white paper! Download the White Paper.

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Digitec Publishes Association LMS Selection White Paper

Association eLearning

To help make sense of it all, Digitec has released its new industry white paper, 8 Steps to Selecting an Association LMS. Whether you’re just getting started, or have narrowed down your list to a select few, the white paper offers a few practical suggestions on how to simplify the process of selecting your new LMS. During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters.

Less Focus on the LMS; More Focus on Tin Can API

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. It will take time for organizations who have made a major financial commitment to traditional LMSs to abandon them completely… but look for Tin Can to make major inroads in 2013. Click the image to download the white paper.

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Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. He writes a blog called The mLearning Revolution Blog and he publishes a weekly online “paper” (using theservice Paper.li) that aggregates blog articles on mLearning from others who have expertise in the topic.

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Click the image to download the white paper. Check back next week for Trend 7, or download the entire white paper now.

Less Desktop; More Mobile… but Not That Fast

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This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. What points to somewhat faster movement in 2013 is that market saturation on the consumer side is pretty complete. Check back next week for Trend 2, or download the entire white paper now.

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Less PPT Only; More Cool Interactive Tools Within Lectures

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Click the image to download the white paper. Check back next week for Trend 6, or download the entire white paper now.

Less Tell; More Games and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Click the image to download the white paper. Check back next week for Trend 5, or download the entire white paper now.

How to Select a Learning Management System [LMS] and other free white papers

Take an e-Learning Break

Came across a great group of free white papers today including: How to Select a Learning Management System [LMS] Human Capital Insights: E-Learning Navigating Strategy Execution: The Case for Custom Business Simulations Check it out: [link] You can also get a free subscription to Chief Learning Officer magazine (if you qualify).

How to Link Game Mechanics to the Learning Experience

Knowledge Guru

“The best mechanics link to the learning experience, or at a minimum, don’t distract from it,” says Sharon Boller in her new white paper on Learning Game Mechanics and Game Elements. Learn More in Our White Paper. Sharon Boller , BLP president and creator of Knowledge Guru®, has written a white paper on Using Game Mechanics and Game Elements in Learning Games. Game Based Learning Gamification Learning Game Design white paper

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Using Game Elements to Improve Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Guru

Sharon Boller, Knowledge Guru® creator and BLP prez, has written a new white paper on Game Mechanics and Game Elements. Sharon identifies 12 common ones in the white paper: Conflict. The white paper goes into detail for each one of these elements, covering a few key points: What type of learners/players will respond well to each element. Learn More in Our White Paper.

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Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller’s white paper, which summarized seven of the emerging L&D trends for the year, was downloaded thousands of times because we increasingly need information that helps us sort through the trends and determine what’s really pressing for our organizations. That’s because we started a second blog in 2013 on TheKnowledgeGuru.com , solely dedicated to using games for learning.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. IBM white paper by Rob Cross. He is the author of numerous articles and white papers on eLearning and business effectiveness.

Knowledge Guru and BLP head to Training 2013 for Speaking and Expo

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We’re heading to Orlando next week for the Training 2013 Conference and Expo in Orlando. If you stop by the booth, we’ll have some great items for you: Copy of our recent white paper – “ Game Based Learning Why Does it Work? Invitation to attend a post-Training 2013 webinar on how to use games for learning. We are hosting two sessions at Training 2013 to discuss various aspects of custom eLearning and training development.

Digitec to Exhibit at Learning Solutions 2013

Association eLearning

During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters. 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.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Click the image to download the white paper. Check back next week for Trend 2, or download the entire white paper now.

A Solution to the College Crisis

Jay Cross

Assess learning through demonstrating the skill in lieu of paper and pencil testing. Just Jay MOOCs White PapersCorporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee , “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”. I propose we put higher ed back on track by founding Corporate Colleges.

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#ASTD2013 day 4: Changes in the Learning Organization

Challenge to Learn

Today was the last day of ICE ASTD 2013, I selected some sessions that focus more on how the rapid changes in the digital world will affect the Learning organizations. You can download the full presentation and a white paper with all the models she used, I recommend it. I attended two great sessions. I made mind maps of both sessions (click to enlarge). I have to apologize upfront, there was so much information that I made some typos.

The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

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She has authored multiple white papers on learning game design and speaks at national conferences such as DevLearn and ASTD International on the power of games for learning. The question wizard is coming in May 2013. Click here to register. The webinar will be held at two times on Thursday, February 28th: 8 am EST/5 am PST and 11 am EST/ 8 am PST.

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Top 5 Game-Based Learning Posts on Our Blog in 2013

Knowledge Guru

We first launched the game engine in October 2012, added the Game Creation Wizard in 2013, and are now humming along with happy customers and a wide range of feature enhancements planned for the coming year. These five articles were the most-visited on our Knowledge Guru website in 2013. She later took those posts, edited and re-worked them, and turned them into a comprehensive white paper on learning game design. What a year it has been for the Knowledge Guru product!

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Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard Unveiled at ASTD ICE

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If you cannot make it to ASTD ICE and would still like to attend this workshop, we are hosting it again on August 28th, 2013 in Indianapolis. In addition, she’s authored numerous white papers on the topics of learning game design and learning trends. We are taking our show on the road to ASTD ICE, May 20 – 22 in Dallas, Texas to unveil the Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard.

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Top 5 Reasons You Will Leave your LMS – and How to Switch Successfully

Association eLearning

A use-case can be as simple as a white board exercise, walking through the steps a learner, administrator and content creator would perform to complete various tasks in the LMS. For more information on those steps and other tips, check out our white paper: “8 Steps to Selecting your Association LMS.” During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters.

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Why Don’t Trainers Worry About ROI?

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Sharon Boller’s 2013 Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities white paper points out that the average learner spends only 31 hours in formal training during a typical year. ROI has been a buzzword since the 90s. People talk about it all the time… and measuring ROI is cited as a goal for many initiatives across an organization.

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Agile Learner; Agile Leader

The Performance Improvement Blog

In Learning About Learning Agility , a white paper from researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Center for Creative Leadership, the authors argue that agile learners are effective leaders because they are life-long learners about leadership. I have to admit that prior to hearing Elliott Masie talk about “learning agility” last week at the virtual Human Captial Media Symposium for CLOs , the concept was not on my radar.

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Interview With Sharon Boller on Games and Learning

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In addition, she’s authored numerous white papers on the topics of learning game design and learning trends. We recently shared an interview with Dr. Karl Kapp, Ed.D, on games and learning. The same questions were posed to Sharon Boller, President of BLP. I look up to both of these individuals for the work they have done in the learning games space, and their responses should serve as inspiration for anyone looking to design learning games of their own.

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When Instructor-Led Training is No Longer a Sustainable Model

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller’s Learning Trends white paper uses a variety of recent statistics to show that ILT is still a major part of the learning mix for most companies. Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. We use samples from real projects to help you uncover the best way to meet these challenges in your organization. This is Part 1.

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Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

Mar 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GSE Systems, Inc. nyse mkt:GVP) has published a new white paper titled “The Case for Simulation-Based Training in the Oil and Gas Industry, Upstream and Downstream” The document examines the need for efficient and effective workforce development in the oil and gas industry worldwide to combat the acute shortage of skilled workers both upstream and downstream. SYKESVILLE, Md.,

How to Select Your Association LMS

Association eLearning

We also invite you to download our free industry white paper, 8 Steps to Selecting your Association LMS. In this recorded webinar, Digitec Interactive’s President and Creative Director , Jack McGrath, and association eLearning experts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele from Tagoras discuss the proven process they have developed to help associations select the right learning management system (LMS) for their association.

6 Steps to Printing Money at Your Association with eLearning

Association eLearning

We also invite you to download our free industry white paper, 8 Steps to Selecting your Association LMS. In this recorded webinar, Tom Morrison, CEO at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at Digitec Interactive come together to share the secret to “printing money” at your association with eLearning.

MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals

Association eLearning

During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters. 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.

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Digitec to Present on Mobile Learning Strategies

Association eLearning

To help answer that question, the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) has asked Digitec’s Jack McGrath to lead a session on demystifying mobile learning in a post-Flash era during the New Learning Technologies Conference & Expo, March 6-8, 2013 in Orlando, FL. During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters. 5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget - June 20, 2013.