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How To Create Custom Lesson Layouts for Your LearnDash Courses

LearnDash

The good news is that using a program like LearnDash, adding your own unique “flavor” to your courses is quite easy given the flexibility of WordPress. Simply put, if you want to create a professional layout for your lessons, then Visual Composer is the way to go.

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Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

TechSmith Camtasia

Both of these educators will also be presenting in our booth, 2500, at ISTE 2015 this year. As we look forward to ISTE 2015 this upcoming week, join us as we chat with educators Kern Kelley and Michael Ruffini ( jump ). ISTE 2015 Presentation: Let Students do the Tech Support.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

Pardon us for the cliches, but employee onboarding programs are in place to alleviate these very regressive feelings. In this article, we share with you some innovative ways to use your company’s online portal to change the way employees are brought into a company.

The Value of Video Learning

Your Training Edge

Most of my previous articles have explicitly established the importance of online learning, online teaching, MOOCs and so on. In this article, I would be focused around one of its most important elements that contributes significantly towards its success, and that is the video learning.

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Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways

G-Cube

While instructors can simply write the name of supplementary texts, links or articles, learners can add to the list by answering on the same thread. Learning management: Course schedule and other details can be shared on the platform to ensure that the learners are aware of the entire program.

Gamification is Increasing Learner Engagement

Your Training Edge

In this article, I am going to introduce you a novel concept of Gamification that has been transforming a lot of aspects in the world of learning and development. Educators started to adopt a reward structure of video games like badges for prominent achievements, into lesson planning.

Connect LearnDash To 300+ Apps!

LearnDash

For more information on what Zapier is and how it works, see this article on their website. Send a notification (email or SMS) whenever a user completes a lesson.

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MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

This is the third in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals.

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eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

Some 12,000 eLearning articles/ year are shared on Twitter by people you may want to connect with. Unfortunately only 37% of these articles are retweeted, so make sure what you share is above average. Embed lessons using the app platform and monetize them if you like.

Crafting the Right Employee Training Program

WalkMe Training Station

Employee training programs at all job levels can offer tremendous long-term term benefits to both employees and their organizations. Crafting the Right Employee Training Program. Basically, the employee training program must teach your personnel to become better at their jobs.

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

Much discussed topics in few of my previous articles have been MOOCs, video learning and other online modes that are extensively being used all over the world. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Webinars – participating in a Web-based program using video conferencing software; usually a one-session offering by an expert on a specific topic. Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  If you've taken any of our  Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, or Articulate Storyline classes , you are probably aware that these programs provide a selection of screen characters--cut-out pictures of professional actors in business, medical, or business-casual clothing posed as if they are talking to you.   Put Your Picture into the Lesson.  Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters.

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For example, how do you know if an online article is read? Intuitively we felt that we were on the right track with this online learning program. Blogpost is written in collaboration with Francois Walgering from MOOCfactory and Sibrenne Wagenaar from Ennuonline.

Demonstrating Your Training Program’s Return on Investment

Learning Wire

If you’ve missed the previous article … Technology can make professional learning affordable, easy, and convenient. As distance‐learning programs grow ever more popular, companies have discovered that technology‐ driven learning can be a critical tool to communicate new information and regulations with far‐flung workers, and to help businesses that are experiencing significant growth get employ- ees quickly on the same page. Determining Your Program Objectives.

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9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015

OpenSesame

Feedly tracks what you''ve read, enables you to star articles to save for later, and easily share your favorites across your social media networks. The program also gamifies reading by tracking your reading speed and awarding achievements depending on how and when you read.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. Both the article and Real Learning highlight: Destigmatize making mistakes (they are opportunities to learn).

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. Our e-Learning programs are at least 50% heavier than they should really be (too much content).

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.

4 Ways to ? ROI on Employee Training

WalkMe Training Station

Think for a second about your training program. Now, think about how your employees perform after the training program. Games and even incentives such as prizes and perks motivate employees to actively participate in the training program.

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Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. Tool vendors that allow for social collaboration to be built into eLearning lessons, thereby giving learners the ability to converse with each other, build teams, and collaborate on projects, help to establish a lifelong pattern of continuous learning. At home, we can watch a TV program, pause it, and then continue watching it in a different room or on our mobile devices on another day.

Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Mindflash

For example: initiate conversations, ask people to share lessons learned, meet over lunch and discuss a pressing business issue and how to solve it, set up discussion forums for people to share strategies and options, ask employees to create personal learning plans.

e-Learning for NGOs

eFront

With a good LMS, course material can be re-used and adapted to changing needs, and content can be combined with existing PDFs, Word documents and Powerpoint presentations, or even web based information from YouTube videos to Wikipedia articles.

How To Motivate Millennials In Online Training: Top 9 Tips For eLearning Professionals

TalentLMS

In this article, I’ll share 9 top tips to motivate Millennials in online training so that you can ensure not only that you are supporting them to meet their high expectations, but also that this exceptional part of your workforce is working at their full productivity. For lengthy lessons, break them down into smaller modules that learners can complete in just a few minutes, so that they are more likely to participate and retain the knowledge they learn.

Collaborating for greater success

Learning Wire

… If you’ve missed the previous article, click here ! As we discuss in Chapter 4, telling people what’s at stake in a training program is essential. Ask line managers to talk about the context of the training and explain why the program is so important.

Games Are the New Normal: The 2 Types of Gamification

OpenSesame

more than 50 percent of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes by 2015. The more controversial way out of the two in this article is gamification as a learning tool, specifically, within elearning courses. However, as opposed to other soft-skills lessons, this XLPRO Training Solutions avoids the dreary powerpoint strategy and uses audio narration, scenarios, timed quizzes, and animated games to help the learner along the way. Gamification.

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment

TalentLMS

If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. In this article, we uncover some mandatory tips to bear in mind when designing content for the international learner body. In this section, I will describe my past experience in developing eLearning programs for Arab learners. Currency and the legal system referenced in my lessons were converted into local context.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content. This term immediately converts your lesson into a game! It is not uncommon to address eLearning content as games, especially when game-like elements like scores and time-based assessments are added to the program.

10 eLearning Resources for Teachers to Use in the Upcoming Academic Year

DigitalChalk eLearning

And this is because students are expecting to be surprised with innovative lessons and learning materials. Just browse through them and pick the most suitable ones for your lesson plans. Use this tool to create attractive lessons and evaluations.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Faculty and training managers have the best interests and intentions in mind to develop learning programs for their learners. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content.

Wisdom 2.0: Mindfulness and business

Jay Cross

With that vision in mind, Meng connected with Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat Zinn to develop a unique program for Google. Years ago, a professor named Herbert Benson wrote a book and a compelling article in Harvard Business Review on The Relaxation Response. Wisdom 2.0

3 Examples of Inspiring Gamified eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

In this article, Steve Penfold will show you how to use gamification to create more effective elearning. Let’s look at three elearning programs that are doing a good job of using gamification. Gamification is built into every lesson to make learning another language fun and addictive.

Developing an Employee Training Manual

WalkMe Training Station

Manuals are, of course, designed to assist trainees in their training, but they can also be used to address common questions or simply offer additional information on critical lessons.

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

When I’m deciding whether reading a lengthy article is worth my time, I’ll sometimes dump it in a summarizer to figure out if it’s worthwhile to read further. I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

We need to help learners focus on usefulness and context of the content and to design and deliver training and eLearning programs to reflect this principle. This is an example of what we dump on learning lessons.