9 Pros and Cons of Self-Hosted E-Learning


For many online educators, the first decision they have to make is whether to build their new online course on a hosted e-learning platform such as Udemy or Thinkific, or host it themselves on their own website using a self-hosted solution such as LearnDash or some other WordPress-friendly LMS. Making the right choice for your e-learning course usually depends on what you hope to achieve, and how much control and responsibility you want over the final product.

Mobile App Trends for 2018

Origin Learning

We look at some of the key mobile app trends and examine the categories of apps that will gain popularity in 2018. Apps that integrate Blockchain and allow businesses to combine the technology with their existing products/technology will gain traction. Most major LMS-players offer an ‘app’ variant of their product. The availability of VR headsets across the pricing spectrum from Halo to Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard to Xiaomi has pushed product adoption rates.

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Mid-Year Report: 2018 eLearning Trends

eLearning Brothers

We’re just a bit over halfway through 2018. So much has happened already in 2018: we earned a learning technology award, attended some awesome conferences like ATD ICE and SHRM , hosted our own conference eLBX , released Safety Training Customizable Courseware, moved offices , etc. We want to look back at a couple of the predicted eLearning trends for 2018 and see if they came true. Virtual reality was on almost every list of eLearning trends predicted for 2018.

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DevLearn 2018 Conference Preview


Float will be heading to Las Vegas, NV, for theDevLearn 2018 Conference, hosted by The eLearning Guild from October 24-26. Chad Udell, Float’s Managing Partner of Strategy and Product Development, will be presenting a Virtual and … The post DevLearn 2018 Conference Preview appeared first on Float. Conferences Newsletter AR DevLearn DevLearn 2018 eLearning eLearning Guild LMS mobile LMS sparklearn Updates VR

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

wanting a better product within a year or. important product demonstration. expert discussing the product, offering insights. related products. Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

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 Accelerated product rollouts. And for many product and service companies, customer education directly influences acquisition, onboarding, retention and profitability. Early solutions include dedicated hosting solutions in local areas that automatically direct certain IPs to a different compliant environment.

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap Pt 4 – Heidi Matthews

Learning Rebels

ATD ICE 2018 – It’s all about the sessions that speak to us. Jump down to the bottom to enter the May, ATD ICE 2018 “Wish You Were There” giveaway). Video has soooo many applications, and you don’t need a production studio either. . The session hosted by Matthew Pierce from TechSmith presenting “Types of Videos to Enhance Learning” was no exception and had that hamster wheel effect for me. ATD ICE 2018 Wish You Were There Giveaway.

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Custom Tech Trends in 2018


In 2017, we saw various learning technologies evolve, which have paved way for better, effective, and valuable L&D technology applications in 2018. So, what are the trends that can be expected in 2018? 2018 will be the year of bite-sized learning. In 2018, with an agile and technology-driven learning approach, training courses will be delivered in various easy-to-learn formats such as links and URLs, review documents, short videos and audios, infographics, etc.

GO1 Host WomenHack in Brisbane


This week, GO1 hosted the first WomenHack event in Brisbane and we had an unforgettable and fun night! The exclusive WomenHack event focuses on connecting talented female software engineers, UI/UX designers, and product managers with opportunities at tech companies around the world. The post GO1 Host WomenHack in Brisbane appeared first on GO1 Learning.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


Article, report, essay, experiment, composition, essay audio or video product, drawing, graph, design. Based on the course plan and the activities you have planned, you will probably a variety of media productions for your course. Next step, is choosing the right place to host your academy and upload your course. You will be able to host your course, your website and sales funnel all under one roof and keep all your earnings and students’ data. Get your school now!

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Meet MATRIX at ATD 2018!


ATD 2018 by the numbers. One more extraordinary than others I might add, with Barack Obama hosting the opening keynote. Meet MATRIX at ATD 2018! So come prepared with questions and discover how our product can benefit your organization. ATD 2018 will be amazing! The post Meet MATRIX at ATD 2018!

Xperience 2018: What to Expect


Xperience 2018 is less than a month away, and we’re highly anticipating hosting the best and brightest minds in the association and nonprofit sectors, Sunday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 9 at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. We’re also hosting a Community Brands Night of Heroes at Marvel® Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. This blog was originally posted on #Onward , The YourMembership Blog.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. The PDF also includes a link to my Top 50 for 2018 listings on my Scoop.it page – Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018 , whereas I provide some high level analysis, including a couple of cons or weaknesses in each product (if applicable). . The Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018 listings on my Scoop.it Customer support folks use the product too (or can).

Improving Sales with Online Product Training


When a sales team knows their product offerings inside and out, potential customers can tell. The better your sales team knows your products, the more effectively they can recommend the items and services that will work best for your customers. They can better answer questions about the products and develop a customer’s confidence in the company and in the product. What Does Online Product Training Offer Your Employees?

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” As product and service companies of all sizes turn to customer success as a source of competitive advantage, the need for training solutions that support customer acquisition, onboarding, retention and profitability will continue to expand. Paying for annual maintenance and hosting, but haven’t upgraded in years, and rarely use tech support?

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The discussion of the concept or technology increases a bit – never reaching the previous level of buzz, because the only people with reason to discuss it are the actual users – and reaches a moderate, stable level: Gartner dubs this phase the Plateau of Productivity. million words drawn from that epicenter of all buzz in 2018, Twitter. The max hype was the maximum proportion of eLearning influencers who tweeted about the term during any month in 2018.

eThink’s 2018 Year In Review

eThink Education

With 2018 drawing to a close, our team is reflecting on this past year and looking forward to what’s ahead. With that said, check out a few things we accomplished together in 2018…. In 2018, our Moodle & Totara experts received almost 12,000 support tickets (!) eThink continues to expand our Moodle client base and work closely with Moodle HQ to extend the product and support Moodle adoption and the open-source community.

HT2 Labs Achieve Triple Win at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards 2018

HT2 Labs

Florida, USA: HT2 Labs are in celebration after achieving a triple win at the Excellence in Technology Awards 2018 hosted by the Brandon Hall Group, including Gold for Best in Social Learning. The Excellence Awards 2018 hosted by the Brandon Hall Group celebrates the very best among Learning & Development, Talent Management, Leadership, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management, Sales Performance and Technology.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

It All Starts With Video Pre Production. Knowing the end now lets you figure out some critical information in your pre production planning: Where is the video going to end up? You may want to add extra elements that identify the product, company, or organization. An example from my experience is when I was creating videos for TechSmith’s web hosting site, Screencast.com. The post The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

4 ways to structure a winning elearning production team


How do you get the most out of your elearning production team and create smart, user-focused elearning, efficiently? Six key roles to consider for your elearning production team. 4 ways to structure your elearning production team. A learning designer heads up a mini production team involving an authoring tool expert, graphic artist and a copywriter. Works well for: higher scale production and where consistent production standards or design approaches are required.

How To Create A Product Demo Video Strategy That Drives Results

TechSmith Camtasia

Compelling product demo videos are powerful sales tools. They’ll usually take care of almost all the work, from creative concepting to scripting and production. You’ll get a high-quality final product that you can host wherever you like and share with customers. Cost is just one of many reasons companies choose to produce their own product demo videos. I’m sure your product is filled with great features and functionality that all your customers love.

GDPR came and went: how it impacted our products

Rustici Software

Our tools can be many things to many people, with each product having its own set of data privacy scenarios to think through. We also put some GDPR-required Data Processing Addendums in place for all the tools we use and with customers who rely on our hosted tools. SCORM Cloud: Our SCORM Cloud product was one of the first places we looked. The post GDPR came and went: how it impacted our products appeared first on SCORM - .

DevLearn 2018 | Day 1 Keynote: Julie Snyder

Ashley Chiasson

Today is the first official day of DevLearn 2018 in terms of sessions, and I am super excited about the Julie Snyder keynote! Julie Snyder begins her keynote by discussing the production elements of Serial…basement recordings and waiting for your kids to flush a toilet. In the first episode of Serial, the host uses a quote directly from Snyder. They borrowed elements from TV production, like ‘previously on’ intros and cliffhangers for episodes to come.

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. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Engaging Learners with Video: Passive and Active Engagement Strategies What does engagement look like?

Becoming Tech Wise in 2018

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium and CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity. It is not the role of a learning leader to be an expert in any of these technologies but at the core we need to have a conceptual understanding and vocabulary to have a dialogue and test the reality of predictions, claims and product assertions.

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How eLearning Software Can Boost Productivity During L&D Implementation


They can provide a major boost to productivity during L&D implementation. Here are the top 4 kind of e-learning software that can make your L&D implementation more productive: Learning Management Systems (LMS). Both authoring tools and learning management systems are extremely useful to boost productivity. Instead of using an Excel file to track changes and tasks, dedicated tools for bug tracking in online training courses can boost productivity massively.

Webinar: Preview the Newest Training Arcade Game – Trivia!

eLearning Brothers

Last week we hosted The Game Agency in a webinar showcasing how powerful these games are, and introducing their newest game: Trivia! Blog eLearning Featured Products/Services Training Arcade Webinars the game agency training arcade Trivia webinarHave you seen how cool and easy to use the Training Arcade games are? Just like our other libraries—it’s growing.

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Branch Out with 2017’s Top Branching Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

Ready to up your scenario game in 2018? Take a look at this recording of our recent webinar, hosted by instructional design expert Misty Harding, on Creating Meaningful Scenarios. Adobe Captivate Resources Articulate Storyline Resources eLearning eLearning Template Library Featured Instructional Design Resources Lectora Resources Powerpoint Resouces Products/Services Resources Branching Scenarios eLearning Development scenarios

Webinar: Never Start From Scratch in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

We were privileged to host a webinar last week featuring Laura Silver of Trivantis as our guest. And of course, you’ll want to check out new products by Trivantis. eLearning eLearning Template Library Featured Lectora Resources Products/Services Resources Webinar lectora stock assets Templates webinarDuring the webinar, we got a first look at the newest eLearning Brothers Library additions to Lectora, as well as some great tips and tricks on how to use these awesome assets.

And The Winners of The 2018 DoceboInspire Learning Awards Are…


Following on from the success of our inaugural DoceboInspire user conference and Learning Awards last year, we raised the bar for 2018. The Rec Room in downtown Toronto played host to over 300 Docebo customers as we celebrated organizations that have demonstrated innovation and business results in learning and development across a range of categories. Finalists: Everytown for Gun Safety, Imagine Communications, Intesa Sanpaolo, L’Oreal Professional Products and Mary Kay.

Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? First, we’ll explain why integration is advisable and then we’ll explore some issues you need to consider before deciding where to host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce. The big decision: where to host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce. eLearning catalog and eCommerce hosting considerations.

The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 10, 2018

Mike Taylor

Artboard Studio in a browser-based mockup tool that combines photography and some really smart features to help you make great looking mock-ups and product shots. The GoodPractice podcast host Mirjam Neelen ( @mirjamn ) for a conversation on Evidence-based L&D practices. Looking for a previous edition? Check out the archives. “A A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” – Thomas Jefferson.

Tips For Creating Video-based Content And Choosing The Right Technology To Support It: Getting The Value Advantage Of Video-based Learning


On the downside, what restricts its widespread use has been the associated production costs and delivery difficulties. However, in recent years, the costs of video production have fallen with easy-to-use video cameras and multimedia formats that align with multiple delivery platforms as well as viewing devices. Tutorial Videos: Complex processes or products can be much better explained with a video-based approach in contrast to lengthy text-based product manuals.

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A Q&A with the Queen of Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Today I sat down with Chris Willis, Senior Product Manager for Customizable Courseware , and got the scoop on this growing catalog of fully built, fully customizable training courses. Seriously, from a learning product standpoint, I was blown away by the CC (Customizable Courseware) concept of offering interchangeable Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and eLearning. You host some great webinars showing off how Customizable Courseware works.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately that’s not always the case, but if you’re looking for some quick-hit training that’ll give you some great productivity ideas (instead of a sugar rush), check out the list of free webinars being offered for April. 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??? Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Put Me In, Coach!

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. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mobile Learning: When Learning Games Go Small Mobile gaming is exploding in popularity, faster than any other learning technology.

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? Loneliness can cause employees to feel exhausted and burned out, decreasing productivity and overall morale. " Wood, summer, carbon " by Philipp T. is Public Domain.

6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS


Should you launch your course on a hosted LMS, or use an open-source option? Many first-time course instructors, when looking for the best LMS option for their online course, turn to hosted LMS solutions such as Teachable, Udemy, or Thinkific. Clearly, these hosted LMS platforms have a lot to offer, particularly by way of convenience for the user. If you want to launch a course as a hobby, by all means, use a hosted platform.

Why Cloud-based LMS are Dominating the eLearning Field

Lambda Solutions

Experts believe that cloud-based products could represent as much as 70 percent of all software and technology spending by 2020. Cloud-based hosting is a solution worth exploring for your LMS. Many businesses have moved their core processes to the cloud. This platform is a viable option due to its low costs and flexibility. Here are a few trends you should know about and some benefits to consider. The Future of Learning Totara Learn Features Moodle Features

Tips for Successful Event Capture


Between the venue, speakers, catering, and marketing, associations spend millions of dollars each year hosting continuing education events and conferences. Having worked in the live capture and video production business for more than a decade, I’ve seen just about every mistake in the book. This is particularly imperative if you’re hosting a virtual conference – because you’ll want virtual attendees to have access to all the same materials as conference goers in the room.