Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS


Humans have the innate desire to learn. Are you familiar with the three traditional learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory)? Auditory learners learn best by hearing information. For years, these three types of learning styles have been accepted as the trifecta of information retention. What is your preferred learning style? More importantly, what are your employees’ preferred styles of learning ? Social learning.

My blogging year in the rear-view mirror

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m looking forward to Bob Little’s next round of E-Learning Movers and Shakers. E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2015 – My annual list of major PD events for e-learning pro’s down under. Game-based learning on a shoestring – GBL can be surprisingly effective, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. 5 papers every learning professional should read – An important academic grounding for L&D folks.

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Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective


E-Learning and technology-aided learning in the workplace allows more flexibility and increases access to learning by huge proportions. It is then not a surprise that technology-aided learning is now being adopted by a majority of forward thinking organizations. A strictly linear structure, where an e-course is simply made available on the technology-aided learning platform maybe sufficient for the self-motivated learners, but not suitable for all. e-Learning

The 3E quotient of the 70:20:10 model of learning

Origin Learning

That a paradigm shift is happening in the sphere of learning is a fact known world-over. With Internet of Things (IoT) playing a dominant role in businesses, it is a foregone conclusion that learners will have to fine-tune their ways of learning depending on the needs and challenging situations they face from time to time. One can enhance the learning process by embracing the latest technologies. Of course, even in a digitized world, continuous learning is here to stay.

Year in Review: 5 eLearning Reports to Read before 2016


2015 was a big year for Docebo and the learning industry as a whole. If you haven’t read any of these reports or you’re looking for more information on learning , MOOCs , and learning across the extended enterprise , these resources are all great places to start. Win your competitive race with extended enterprise learning. The Changing Face of Learning. In the next 12 to 24 months, organizations plan to increase learning spend by 87%.

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Strategies for Corporate Online Learning Success: Improving Learners’ Attitude and Organizational Support


There are many benefits of training and online learning in the corporate sector and no one can question the need for training initiatives. More often than not, the two main culprits are: Learners’ apathy towards learning and lack of organizational support. When training is closely linked with organizational actions like employee evaluations or bonuses, it is a definite ‘push’ for learning. This is a huge driver for learning. e-Learning

How To Help Employees Balance Work and Learning: 3 Tips To Support Learners


Technology-aided learning programs allow employees to work on a more flexible schedule as it provides the flexibility of time and location. The learner needs to have considerable personal organization and study skills to engage in fruitful e-learning. With the aim of gaining professional excellence, most employees are willing to engage in lifelong learning, if only they find a way to manage work and learning commitments. Work and Learning have to go hand–in-hand.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. They have different learning styles and preferences, different needs and different questions. The course was based on the theory of connectivism, which Downes has defined as “the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks.”. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

The Right LMS Can Revive a Dying Business


Corporate learning that meets the mark encompasses new software, online tools and technical devices. That solution is a social learning management system (LMS), also referred to as an eLearning system. A learning management system facilitates this emphasis on training. With the right learning management system, a company can place itself in win-win situations. What are some characteristics of a must-have learning management system?

Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?

Obsidian Learning

Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. The project is routinely evaluated by the developers and testers to ensure it is meeting the requirements and achieving the learning objectives. As a linear model, ADDIE might not be applicable to every course or learning opportunity. appeared first on Obsidian Learning.


Can Poor LMS Interface Jeopardize Learning?

Origin Learning

Definitions and theories notwithstanding, errors often creep in, thus leading to sub-optimal or even failed learning outcomes. E-Learning as we know comes with its own set of challenges and limitations. So care has to be taken to deliver solutions that will translate to real learning. The goal of eLearning is to not just replicate classroom learning on the web, but also elevate the quality of learning by using technology. Designing a course is no piece of cake.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

9 Clever Elearning and EdTech Trends You Must Try

eLearning Brothers

The web has been a good provider of multitudes of online resources and it helps boost one-of-a-kind learning experiences. A lot of effective, new types of learning style never cease to emerge. These 9 clever EdTech trends will help you achieve a more interactive, unique, and appealing way of learning. Through this site, teachers can easily provide guidance on the learning process of the students. Guest post by Gabbie Keegan.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition being held May 17 – 20 in Orlando. I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event, even if you are unable to attend in-person. I find curating and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person.

GoRed Campaign Video, BLP Developer’s Past Projects, and How to be a Learning Mythbuster: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a 30 minute window, we’re inviting everyone inside and outside BLP to share interesting links, thoughts, and articles with the #BLPLearn hashtag on Twitter. Stories are powerful mechanisms for helping us learn/motivating us to want to learn.

eLearning in the Digital Age

ICS Learning

As of 2015, Millennials now account for the largest generation in the U.S. The effectiveness of your eLearning project and the subsequent achievement of your learning goals are contingent on your ability to fully engage the user by appealing to their learning preferences. This leads to our final and third assumption, learning preferences are greatly influenced by a number of external social factors and trends that develop over time.

Donald Clark: Algorithmic/Adaptive Learning #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Donald Clark @donaldclark “Learning Prediction for 2015 and Beyond: Two Small Letters” Algorithms and predictive analytics – Netflix knows what you want to watch. It’s time to do the same for learning. Learning styles don’t exist. Don’t build your adaptive learning system based on them. Learning to Adapt – Adaptive Learning – this is what the Gates Foundation has pumped a lot of money into this area.



Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 1)


Last week we posted an infographic about eLearning trends to follow in 2015 (click HERE to see the infographic). But we thought that all the data we found is worth sharing and this is why we decided to publish a more extended version in a form of two articles with the top eLearning trends to follow in 2015! Here are some examples of how Big Data can improve eLearning It can b roaden the u nderstanding of t he learning process. Opinion Uncategorized 2015 elearning trend

6 Benefits of Informal Learning


Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. It is the self-directed learning that is triggered by an intrinsic drive and continues until all objectives in performance and knowledge have been achieved. Informal learning is a great outlet for reflective practice or experiential learning.

Adaptive Learning: The New Personality Test


Do you consider yourself adept at handling social situations? Sometimes used as metrics for past learning or a description of learning style, personality tests usually have good intentions, but are ultimately skewed by the learner themselves. That’s why adaptive learning is so superior to other methods. By pairing adaptive capabilities with real-life metrics, it’s possible to create a personal learning experience for everyone.

How to Design Addiction from “FOMO” into eLearning


Social media sites use specific updating tactics and strategies that keep you checking in often. Notifications can become a powerful tool in mobile learning. It’s OK to build a little bit of suspense into your learning modules, especially when they contain game-like elements. Don’t show all of your cards at once: Instead, let learners build their learning experiences by trying new things, making mistakes, and moving onto new chapters and sections as they go.

4 Reasons Your Workplace Needs Video

KZO Innovations

Visual learning is the most powerful of the sensory learning styles, as 65% of people say they learn better by seeing or watching. Auditory learning comes in second, with roughly 30% of the population favoring this method. With video, employees can view videos during breaks, at lunch, or when their schedule permits, versus consuming an entire morning or afternoon with the typical socializing and chitchat that usually accompany such events.

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E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™


Throughout this series on e-learning design , we have looked at some of the learning theories that help to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. In this final post in the series, we’re going to reveal how we ensure that sound theory is turned into exemplary practice, by giving you an insight into the formula we use for producing successful e-learning content for our customers – a formula we call our Active Learning Model™.

Top 4 Digital Learning Tips

KZO Innovations

As the market for e-Learning will be worth over $50 billion by 2016, organizations need to improve their practices in order to deliver effective digital learning resources. Read on to uncover the available types of e-Learning, the right blend of learning and e-Learning , and some strategic objectives you should consider setting this year. Social Media Engagement . Let these 4 tips guide your digital learning success! Want more learning insight?


Jay Cross

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer injury to our self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their self-importance, learn so easily; and why older people, especially if vain or arrogant, cannot learn at all.” ~ Thomas Szasz. One must learn by doing the thing. Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

5 Reasons Millennials Have Control of the eLearning Industry

DigitalChalk eLearning

The ways they learn and consume technology have reshaped the elearning industry and how online training and skills development courses are structured. Elearning companies have learned the hard way that flashy graphics and digital effects don’t make up for substandard content. A desire to explore, learn, and develop skills is giving people in this age group an edge over other candidates. This has changed the way they learn. Desire for lifelong learning.

Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016

eLearning 24-7

That new combination continues to be built or tweaked or enhanced – think silly putty – goes lots of different ways to satisfy various learning styles and so forth. Social as we know it – okay as most vendors see it with Twitter, FB, YouTube, Linkedin and the same ol same of discussion groups, chat isn’t next gen to me. Playing learning games? 8 Spoke – Another Top 50 from 2015 system and nextgen in 2014 to boot. E-Learning 24/7.

BLOG: #UTGForum updates

Unicorn Training

Philippa Grocott from FSTP to discuss the how we believe blended learning is the right approach."Do one makes eye contact - people read and learn online now so got to do something that caters for that. You have to give different interventions and ways of learning to different people.In Quotes a Forbes 2014 article which stated how eLearning spending will reach $107b dollars in 2015. TED Talks) and Lunch & Learns most popular so have own box on homepage.

Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap

Obsidian Learning

New post Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap on Obsidian Learning. I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference ( [link] ) there. 2015 Calder Foundation, New York and DACS, London. I directly experienced a few themes that are applicable in learning regardless of the content. Calder Foundation, New York © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London. Blended learning at its best.

Online Training: So Much More Than an Online Presentation


Organizations that plan on increasing spending on learning initiatives in the next 12-24 months will do so by 87%. And best-in-class organizations will increase spending on learning initiatives by 121%, according to Aberdeen Research. Specifically, when it comes to online training, 24% of organizations plan to adopt learning technologies (e.g., online, mobile) to appeal to multiple learning styles and relieve business pressures that can be solved through knowledge sharing.

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How to Make Your Online Training “Go Viral”


Content marketing uses content for the purposes of attracting and retaining customers and online training uses content for the purposes of helping people to learn. In both disciplines, the content is valuable only if people (customers or learners) pay attention and buy or learn, respectively. Still, imagine how much more your learners would be engaged (and therefore learn) if you marketed your training so well that it “went viral”, too? I’m not a marketer. I’m an educator.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences


It was estimated that the eLearning market would exceed an incredible $100 billion in 2015. With all the funds billowing into this market, it has the revenue needed to develop new and exciting types of software that make online learning a great experience for both learners and trainers. It takes skilled instructors to carefully create content, teach lessons, guide student-learning paths, and distribute tests that overview industry-specific procedures and protocols.