3 E-Learning Predictions for 2018


I must confess that this year I have been struggling to come up with my predictions for the e-learning industry. Prediction #1: Growth in Micro-Learning Delivery & Reporting. Yes, this is a similar prediction to last year where I predicted innovation in the micro-learning space. The truth is though that micro-learning is just getting started. This is going to be a significant part of e-learning in the years to come.

The Art and Science of Gratitude

Allen Interactions

And why does it matter for a learning company? Behavior-Based Learning GratitudeWe can probably all agree that in general, it's good to be grateful. And if probed we can probably all pull out one or two things that warrant saying "thanks". But why does it matter?


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B Online Learning Launches Birch, A New Learning Platform

B Online Learning

Las Vegas, USA – B Online Learning, an experienced learning company, today released their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning platform, Birch at DevLearn. The post B Online Learning Launches Birch, A New Learning Platform appeared first on B Online Learning. Birch is a […].

10 Myths About Professional Training

Your Training Edge

Myth #1: “Only large-scale companies have access to training.” ” Flexible options like e-learning and in-house training make it easier for small businesses to skill-up without taking too much time away from the office. They realize that someone who has taken a course, or better yet, taken a course and earned a certificate on the subject has learned these skills to a particular standard. 67% of people now use mobile devices to access learning.

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Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar you will discover these secrets to help you build effective learning for your teams: How to develop smart learning paths.

Digital Badges: Creating Opportunities to Engage Learners

Lambda Solutions

When the pace of change is faster than the pace of learning, companies are challenged with the ever-widening gap between skills and ability to ensure employees are ready to tackle the next critical business challenge. learner engagement Moodle Features Totara Learn Features

Artificial Intelligence: Value-add


What if your platform knew your learners’ preferred learning style and medium automatically? Pichai says “AI is more important than fire or electricity,” while Musk announced recently that he is only months from a major announcement, concerning one of his company’s attempts to merge the human brain with AI, which he cites as a key milestone in the “bandwidth challenge” of merging humans with machines. Ready to see how AI will elevate your learning programs?

B Online Learning Launches Birch, A New Learning Platform

Dan Keckan

B Online Learning, an experienced learning company today released their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning platform, Birch at DevLearn. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

Top Online Education SaaS Companies from New York


Take a look at the list of NY online learning companies we have compiled for you Looking for good startup business ideas and inspiration?

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Industry trends that make you cringe: 10 learning experts share their bugbears


What digital learning trends and buzzwords make you cringe? 10 trends in workplace learning that will help you make sound decisions . There’s no doubt that there are, and always have been, a lot of buzzwords in the workplace learning industry. I’m sure I’m not the only one who plays “buzzword bingo” at conferences like Learning Technologies. Here’s what the experts think: “The debate around macro vs. micro learning is taking people down a blind alley.”.

How To Identify The Articulate Storyline Version Used To Develop The Course

Swift eLearning Services

We often come across a situation in which client shares a course file developed by another e Learning company or developer but don’t have the information on Articulate Storyline version used for development. Here are couple of options to identify Articulate Storyline version in which a e-learning course is developed.

The Power of E-Learning: Facts and Figures  


Today no one doubts the benefits of e-learning in all its aspects – in educational institutions, for corporate training or for personal development. For companies, e-learning can be one of the most efficient tools to get ahead of their competitors, promote international growth and boost their employee engagement. Generally, there are many facts associated with e-learning that reveal its significant power in our technology-driven world.

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Top 5 e-learning trends for 2019


As the year is coming to a close, HR departments tend to focus less on learning and development and more on such lovely endeavors as office Holiday parties, team buildings and reward systems for loyal and efficient employees. But there is one thing concerning corporate learning that holds specialists’ attention and that is the road it seems to be taking in the following year. Top 5 e-learning trends for 2019. Micro learning is a major trend. E-learning

What is Learning Agility and why organizations should design their business around it?


Surviving in VUCA times: Bank on Learning and Agility! The acronym, which was initially designed to describe the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous landscapes in which today’s soldiers must learn to adapt and operate, has become trendy even in corporate circles, as businesses compete in an environment characterized by constant, rapid, and unpredictable evolution. What is Learning Agility anyway? What does being “agile” mean in the learning context?

7 best practices to create corporate training video content


Reading Time: 6 minutes Do you know which is the second largest search engine after Google in 2018? Corporate learning & training videos fall under content repurposing in your company’s marketing plans and doing well here means you get immediate traction in terms of global outreach. Here are 9 smart tips to help you create top-notch learning & training videos: #1 Align all business stakeholders and get the purpose agreed upon. Company culture videos.

Machine Learning Applications in E-Learning: Bias, Risks and Mitigation

CLO Magazine

In recent years, there has been a lot of focus on adaptive e-learning, fueled by the advances of machine learning and artificial intelligence. As the one-size-fits-all approach of e-learning loses its appeal and online course attrition rates continue to rise, there is a move toward more personalized and adaptive learning to engage learners and achieve better learning outcomes. Applications of Machine Learning.

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Crossing the ILT Bridge to e-Learning


Of courseI reassured her crossing the bridge from ILT to e-Learning would not outsource her job, but make her more of an asset and help her company retain their employees. She must have found value in my statement, wetalked fora bit and I was given an opportunity to share our custom course development and our custom e-Learning solutions with her and her colleagues. All learning should be trending towards an e-Learning platform.

Let The Deskless Frontline Employees Be Your Brand Evangelists


The same jobs where your employees who’re the face of your company are ironically treated as the lowest paid and the most neglected staff members. The question is, are companies ready for it? While many blue collar companies have started investing on technology (from latest smartphones to advanced wearable gadgets), there is still a little or no focus on content whatsoever. And the same needs to be conveyed to the workers by the companies.

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Introducing “Fresh Finds”

Mike Taylor

If you don’t know Karl, he runs his own e-learning company and is an all-around great guy who always leaves me energized and excited after our conversations. Fresh Finds learningI’ve teamed up with Karl Richter (@elearningblends) to do a monthly online show. Show might not be quite the right word. Maybe experiment is a better fit. I’m a believer that doing is better than thinking and experiments are valuable even if they fail.

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The Benefits of Using an LMS forum


We’re all looking for the best way to support learning. Companies leveraging the reliability and efficiency of eLearning want to ensure that there’s a social element to the experience for their learners. And social learning helps them to achieve just that. Using a discussion forum in your learning management system (LMS) is one way to introduce a social component to learning. This is the basis of Albert Bandura’s social learning theory.

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Mobile Training Madness: Break Out of The Outdated Workplace Training Model


If we want our training and learning programs to mirror how our employees actually communicate and engage content, mobile needs to be a big part of that. Today’s smartphones are go-to tools for entertainment, research, learning, productivity, collaboration, and communication. This seismic shift in mobile consumption feeds the “always-on” training and learning companies are looking for. Mobile learning transforms user experience.

Learning Analytics - Beyond Quiz Scores and Completion

Nomadic Learning

The four data points we can use to measure ROI in learning. As new digital learning approaches emerge, so do new ways of measuring learning. And that’s part of the challenge we now face in learning. What data is going to be most valuable and move us closer to being able to “prove” the elusive ROI in learning? One thing we know is that quiz scores and completion, the traditional metrics for e-learning , are no longer enough.

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What are Flashcards and why they are a good tool for mobile learning?


What are Flashcards after all — just another learning medium or much more? You learn a piece of information and then read the question — trying to recall the answer — and then check if your answer was correct by flipping the card. The ability to flip back and forth between the card with self-quizzing made learning more fun than the times when students struggled to memorize long, printed text. The post What are Flashcards and why they are a good tool for mobile learning?

What are Flashcards and why they are a good tool for mobile learning?


What are Flashcards after all — just another learning medium or much more? You learn a piece of information and then read the question — trying to recall the answer — and then check if your answer was correct by flipping the card. The ability to flip back and forth between the card with self-quizzing made learning more fun than the times when students struggled to memorize long, printed text. The post What are Flashcards and why they are a good tool for mobile learning?

The State of E-Learning in the Medical Device Industry


With this being said; the innate necessity for e-learning has become crucial to the expansion, and learning strategies bring both understanding and ease in terms of knowledge and the sharing of it, within its vast framework of operation. The strategies and means offered by progressive companies who offer solutions at a fundamental level can gift a solution to the sales, compliance, and time-to-market in a clinical and a commercial sense. Blended Learning Saves Time and Money.

The Ultimate Training Methods to Maximize Employee Productivity


Let’s have a quick look at the most common training techniques that can be applied in the workplace and how each can be beneficial to both the employee and the company. For companies, on the other hand, this approach makes a lot of sense, resource-wise. The Active learning approach builds upon instructor-centric methods. Here, learners are in charge of their own learning. Companies, on the other hand, benefit from employee empowerment and motivation.

Employee Onboarding: The missing link in your business strategy


According to TalentWise , 91% of new hires stick with a company for at least one year if the organization has efficient onboarding processes. 69% of those new hires stick with a company for at least three years when it has a well-structured onboarding program. It is essential therefore that you ensure new hires do not leave your company soon. These people will be ones who will drive the company’s overall performance in near future. And the company vision and mission?

LxD is the new Instructional Designer


While there’s definitely still room at the top, a new iteration of the skillset is pushing the boundaries of how we create experiences in the corporate learning space. Meet the Learning Experience Designer or the LxD. The natural result of evolution and rebranding in the Learning and Development (L&D) field, you’ll probably notice that most job boards list positions for LxDs, rather than once-common Instructional Designers.

Keep them Employed by Keeping Learning Personalized

CD2 Learning

For organizations, the answer is to offer personal learning paths. A personal learning path is exactly that, an elearning development approach that centers on individual learners' goals and preferences, customizing their experience. By allowing learners to choose courses, activities, and methods of learning - companies empower the individual. At the same time, it allows L&D professionals to identify the individual's learning style, weaknesses, strengths and needs.

Ushering in the era of Continuous Learning


While it is well-known that the educational systems globally which are the feeders for tomorrow’s workforce need total revamp to support the 21st century jobs (as an ed-tech entrepreneur I have spent over 5 years trying to change this and it happens really slowly), what also needs a reboot is how today’s workforce learn and how today’s enterprises view learning. They will always look at learning as a vehicle to embrace change. Continuous Learning

Skills Are the Currency of “The Expertise Economy”

CLO Magazine

“Never has there been a time where so many changes are happening so quickly, and it is really hard for companies and employees to adapt,” said Kelly Palmer, co-author of the “The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed.”. Palmer is chief learning officer at Degreed, an education technology company, and the former chief learning officer for LinkedIn and former vice president of learning at Yahoo.

Adapting to Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

Amid such technological revolution, higher bars for talent and leadership development are being set within corporations and across the learning and development industry. Pressure is mounting on learning and development professionals to continually innovate, design and develop personalized learning that caters to each individual’s learning aptitudes, preferences and performance; maximizes learning impact; and brings learners to peak performance in the shortest possible time.

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Meeting the Diversified Training Needs of Extended Workforce: G-Cube LMS for the Automobile Industry – Infographic


With the well-deserved success of technology-aided learning, companies in the automotive sector utilize robust Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to train external workforce spread across different demographics. Training is a constant requirement for the Automobile industry.

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin


There are three major types of courses: learn a process, change a behavior, and a resource course. To learn more about Ellen Martin be sure to head to CourseLauncherHQ.com. If we don’t want to learn it, it’s really hard to get us to complete something. It’s just called lifelong learning. They want to learn something. You want to take a course on cooking, or how to learn a musical instrument, or become an entrepreneur?

MicroLearning: The Bite-sized Elephant


It’s getting difficult to tell a fad from a genuinely new development these days, but make no mistake — “micro-learning” has gained enough traction. Microlearning was the demand of the times, as social media and ultra busy lives have changed every single way we consume content, including learning. When was the last time you were truly excited about a 40-minute traditional e-learning course? How Micro is Micro-learning? The natural fit for Mobile Learning.

Skills Series: A Beginner's Guide to Python

General Assembly

The following is an excerpt from our exclusive paper, A Beginner’s Guide to SQL, Python and Machine Learning. 1 most popular programming language used by data analysts , data scientists , and software engineers to automate processes, build the functionality of applications, and delve into machine learning. Companies like Google, SpaceX, and Instagram use it to clean data, build predictive and artificial intelligence (AI) models and web apps, and more.

Why Millennials prefer blended learning


Since they’re not going anywhere (except, perhaps, when they take the entrepreneurial path , which is just another face of business) and since the generation that follows them (which already started to join the workforce) will not settle for anything less, companies of all shapes and sizes must tune in and respond to younger employees’ needs. Why do Millennials prefer blended learning to any other type of training? First of all, because blended learning exists.