Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

Bottom-Line Performance

Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms. We’ve reached a point where the virtual assistant on our smartphone can usually understand what we’re saying , devices powered by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant can be had for as little as $50, and app developers can leverage powerful conversational AI platforms created by Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft (among others) for their own applications.

5 eLearning Trend Predictions for 2018

eLearning Brothers

If you’ve attended an eLearning or tech conference recently, you know that virtual reality and augmented reality are blowing up right now. Andrew Scivally got a sneak peek of Trivantis’ in progress virtual reality course builder, CenarioVR at DevLearn 2017. AR and VR give eLearning developers amazing opportunities to put their learners into extremely realistic virtual scenarios of real-life experiences that would be too costly or dangerous to replicate for training.

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What are the Biggest Virtual Classroom Tool Challenges? Experts Say.

InSync Training

I nSync Training President Jennifer Hofmann recently had the opportunity to join a panel of experts at eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2018 conference to discuss The Present and Future of Virtual Classroom Tools. Over the coming weeks, Getting InSync will feature highlights from this engaging, informative discussion. Virtual Classroom

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. Separately, MedBiquitous’s Learning Experience Working Group has completed a draft of its first profile, Virtual Patients, and has started work on its second profile, titled Human Patient Simulators, Mannequins and Task Trainers. And we wouldn’t expect virtual reality to be a popular on-demand product until the required devices become more widely owned.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

So we invite you to join us as we outline 18 key factors that are influencing today’s learning landscape: 18 Top Learning Systems Trends for 2018. #18 12 Virtual and Augmented Reality Get Real. While virtual reality (VR) envelops individuals in a virtual environment, augmented reality (AR) enhances their existing environment. The LMS – long the ugly duckling of the corporate software world – has transformed into a beautiful solution by modern standards.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions. When smartphones first took the business world by storm, talent management vendors created apps with limited functionality to cover for browser interfaces that weren’t mobile-responsive. Selecting an LMS is just as challenging in 2018 as it was in 2008, but for different reasons. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and concerns at your convenience. 2018 Learning Systems FAQ appeared first on Talented Learning.

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Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, November 5, 2018, 8AM – 9AM PT: Shifting Your Talent Strategy to Focus on Fulfillment and Purpose (Free for ATD members) Imperative leads global research on purpose at work. In this webcast you’ll learn about: The emerging technologies of virtual and augmented reality. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Master Class Series: Creating the Best User Experience Using Totara Basis Creating rich experiences for your users starts with first impressions.

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

They’re a reminder that 2018 is rushing by. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Deliver a Coaching Training Program Managers Love! Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Great Customer Training Requires the Right Technology Fit Focusing on training throughout the customer lifecycle can have a significant impact on churn. Friday, October 5, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Are You and Your Employees Open to Think? Thursday, October 25, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: No Money?

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Sheila Jagannathan: Teaching the World

CLO Magazine

But over her career they have blossomed, and Jagannathan, now lead learning specialist and program manager of World Bank’s Open Learning Campus, or OLC, has been active in this evolution. In 2001, after spending time in the private sector and with government agencies, Jagannathan joined the World Bank Institute in Washington, D.C., The World Bank has clients and staff across the globe, many in developing countries with few resources to travel for training.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members) In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Coach After the Engagement Study Organizations continue to use engagement studies to measure workplace cultures.

Making A Big Impact: Top Corporate Training Innovations for 2018

Time to Know

To make this a more simplified process, and take your training to the next level, here are the top corporate training innovations you should pay attention to in 2018. Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a realistic experience. Virtual learning environments combine the social interaction aspects of traditional classroom training with the digital world.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Content Authoring Strategies That Save Enterprises Both Time and Money Without the ability for managers to personally check in with every single employee, global enterprises need compelling eLearning so that dispersed workforces can meet their training requirements. We’ll discuss how to implement learning evaluation that’s practical and provides value but doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive.

6 Training Trends for 2018 (and 3 you’re still not doing right)

Unboxed

Join our very own Dave Romero and Nikki Shaw for a fun, interactive webinar with Training Magazine where they’ll go more in-depth with these hot 2018 training trends. As we turn the calendar into 2018, training leaders are looking for the next big things in learning and development. So, for the third year in a row, we’ve assembled our list of the top training trends to watch for in 2018. 1 : Convert classroom learning to virtual. It’s just moving to a virtual modality.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

We’ll explain our new methodology below, but before we launch into that discussion, let’s not bury the lede. The hype cycle theory holds that new concepts and technologies are initially little known, and thus little discussed, when they emerge from their Innovation Trigger – the point at which someone dreams them up, and only a small group of cognoscenti knows of them. million words drawn from that epicenter of all buzz in 2018, Twitter.

The Hottest eLearning Buzzwords for 2018 – Part 01: Honorable Mentions

Adobe Captivate

This article is the first of three posts that present the cold hard results of a search for the hottest buzzwords eLearning professionals are using in 2018. Candidate buzzwords were gleaned from a Google search of eLearning posts between January 1, 2018 and August 18, 2018. Wearable technology is a hot market, and Statistica estimates that it will grow to 830 million users world-wide by 2020. Suresh Kumar | Top eLearning Trends For 2018.

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How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Virtual Training

Coreaxis

Virtual training allows participants to connect to an instructor from anywhere in the world in real time. It includes interaction and discussion between instructors and participants and between the participants themselves. Through this format, organizations can essentially recreate the live classroom virtually, with an instructor facilitating the program and responding to participants needs. Interested in learning more about how to implement effective virtual training?

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? This webinar will discuss: The fundamental differences between an open-source LMS and a closed-source platform. Statues are erected of people who impacted our world.

World of Learning 2018: A view from the exhibition and conference

Leo Learning

LEO Learning had the pleasure of attending the recent World of Learning 2018 Conference and Exhibition. Sean Nugent, Senior Account Director, reveals three major themes to have emerged from the event… As one of the most established events in the UK’s training and learning industry, World of Learning is an excellent opportunity to hear from thought leaders and chat to L&D leaders from a wide range of different sectors. Didn’t make it to World of Learning 2018?

Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Building an Effective Coaching Culture Within Your Organization (Free for ATD members) Awareness of the power of coaching has increased significantly in recent years, as demonstrated by world-class surgeon and writer Atul Gawande’s recent TED Talk, “Want to Get Great at Something? Discuss the underlying issues behind the behaviour. We communicate, motivate, collaborate and solve problems through webinars and virtual presentations.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create Your First eLearning Course with Captivate Are you just getting started with Adobe Captivate? Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: SERIOUSLY???

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. Discuss how to correlate learner engagement with other critical organization metrics to tell an important story about the value of L&D investments.

Augmented Reality In Social Media, Marketing, Mobile Apps and More

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Augmented Reality (AR) in which virtual content is incorporated with real-world scenarios, is an emerging trend in the field of workplace learning and development. It is a way of bridging the gap between real and digital world by superimposing virtual images with the information of real world. AR displays virtual images by accessing smartphones’ features such as camera, GPS, display and sensors. Source: © Statista 2018.

Free L&D webinars for February 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: ATD Research: 2017 State of the Industry (Free for ATD members) The State of the Industry report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends. In this webcast, Maria Ho, senior manager of ATD Research, will discuss learning benchmarking data from ATD’s 2017 State of the Industry report. In this webcast, you’ll learn to create compelling presentation material that facilitates discussion and aids understanding.

Valuable Insights from ATD’s TechKnowledge 2018 Conference

ReadyTech

In late January, we attended ATD’s TechKnowledge 2018 conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Covering numerous topics such as elearning, virtual classrooms, management, strategy, and emerging technologies—this 3-day event was both eye opening and informative. In this new world, learning and development professionals face two challenges: measuring the wide variety of learning methods and communicating the influence of learning to business leaders.

Making A Big Impact: Top Corporate Training Innovations for 2018

Time to Know

To make this a more simplified process, and take your training to the next level, here are the top corporate training innovations you should pay attention to in 2018. Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a realistic experience. Virtual learning environments combine the social interaction aspects of traditional classroom training with the digital world.

Fresh Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 31, 2018

Mike Taylor

I hope this finds you doing well and here are some of the best things from the world of learning, design, and technology this week. 2018 L&D Global Sentiment Survey. Since 2014, Donald Taylor ( @DonaldHTaylor ) has asked L&D professionals world-wide what may seem a superficial question: “What do you think will be hot in L&D next year?” How to Run a Virtual Conference. Looking for a previous edition? Check out the archives.

Trends in Training & Learning Management (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 21, I facilitated a discussion of major trends in learning and development. Fun and data was had by all, thanks to our awesome audience from around the world! Based on recent studies and research, the session will explore what people are doing in organizations around the world, and how organizations can achieve great results with modern learning programs. Katrina will discuss the: Impetus behind creating and developing virtual universities.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2018

Limestone Learning

We hope they inspire you to make 2018 your best year yet! January 24–26, 2018 ATD 2018 TechKnowledge Conference , San Jose, California The conference showcases the latest trends occurring at the intersection of technology and learning, and empowers talent development professionals to adopt these trends in their work. February 11 –14, 2018 ITC eLearning Conference , Tucson, Arizona Exchange your great ideas with colleagues from across the country and around the world.

Bringing the Future Forward

CLO Magazine

Virtual reality for learning is no longer an abstract concept — it’s here. According to one expert, virtual reality is the first real disruptive technology in learning, breaking away from the flat-screen mode of learning and hacking the senses to enter a three-dimensional world filled with sights and sound. “It Virtual reality has the potential to fundamentally change how learning happens. How do you simulate that in a virtual reality world?”.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Improving the Recruiting Process (Free for ATD members) Companies see hiring as a cost or an investment.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

You can’t always be logged into social media groups and online discussions. For instance, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality are a hot topic in eLearning industry right now. Thus, you may want to analyze your eLearning strategy from a VR/AR standpoint, or even gradually work your way up to it by incorporating gamification elements and real-world simulations. Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies?

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

In an ideal world, a result of this would be an improvement in workplace productivity, while those within the organization constantly develop. With virtual channels, you can give those who are a little more shy a way to contribute to the conversation without making them step out of their comfort zone. Everyone should be encouraged to take part in a discussion , at any level. Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves.

7 Practical Guidelines From Cognitive Science for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

AND, he is here to share his knowledge with you in this session that was just added to the DevLearn 2018 schedule! For each guideline, we will see how they were derived from research and theory, see examples of how it has been implemented in the workplace, and discuss how it can be applied to improve your own designs. Catch Marty at these other eLearning conference sessions too: Beyond the Hype: Transfer from a Virtual World to the Real World.

Virtual Team Leadership Training: 4 Tips To Lead Your Team To Success

NovoEd

However, virtual teams often depend more on a successful team lead to ensure success when there is not an in-person familiarity. Leading a virtual team has its difficulties, but is an important skill to learn in this increasingly digitized world. But with some virtual team leadership training, you can effectively lead your team to the desired outcome. Below are 4 tips that’ll help you lead your virtual team to success.

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

eLearning Brothers

You can create an internal social channel for employees to share info and start discussions. Motivate Cloud not only encourages peer-to-peer discussions but offers a voice from management to employees and vice versa. Over the last decade, the world has discovered the power of games and gamification. Allowing your employees to work toward real-life prizes helps bridge the gap between the real and virtual world.

eLearning Hype Curve: Our Predictions for 2019

Web Courseworks

We’ll explain our new methodology below, but before we launch into that discussion, let’s not bury the lede. The hype cycle theory holds that new concepts and technologies are initially little known, and thus little discussed, when they emerge from their Innovation Trigger – the point at which someone dreams them up, and only a small group of cognoscenti knows of them. million words drawn from that epicenter of all buzz in 2018, Twitter.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

You can’t always be logged into social media groups and online discussions. For instance, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality are a hot topic in eLearning industry right now. Thus, you may want to analyze your eLearning strategy from a VR/AR standpoint, or even gradually work your way up to it by incorporating gamification elements and real-world simulations. Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies?

E-learning tools and technologies used in online training

Your Training Edge

You can include interactive quizzes, video content, discussion board, audio commentary to engage with the students. This interactive tool allows you to sign up 100 participants for virtual meetings. It is easy to use and allows you to create virtually any interaction you can imagine. It is a virtual whiteboard that can transform any presentation, so students can better see, understand and remember some ideas.

From the Archives: Our Top 5 Webinars

eLearning Brothers

We were feeling that #ThrowbackThursday vibe today, so we decided to look back at our most popular eLearning webinars from 2017 and 2018 so far. Today, we have access to a wide range of technologies—mobile, social, virtual, search, gaming, and reliable user-generated content—along with modern instructional techniques aligned with the way today’s workers naturally learn. Hone your writing skills with real-world examples of proper narration and text-on-screen best practices.

Training Reinforcement: 7 Things You Need to Know

Knowledge Guru

You can invest in all the flashy new technology in the world! Our 2018 Learning Trends Report revealed that more and more L&D professionals are actually including games and gamification in their training. We see game-based learning as having wide application across many delivery options—mobile, Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR), eLearning, and even old-fashioned Instructor-Led Training (ILT), live and online.