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eLearning Trends of 2016

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As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016.

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Behind the Scenes of eLearning Troubleshooting

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It’s a pain when something breaks right when you need it. If you’re lucky, whatever it is will start working again when you try to show the problem to someone else. You know, just so it can spite you and make it you look like you’re crazy). eLearning is no exception.

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Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

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In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development.

The Magic of Microlearning

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One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions? I’m guessing you’d probably try one or more of the following: Go to YouTube, or a similar site, and watch a video. Run a Google search.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

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I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS?

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eLearning Trends for 2018

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Every year around this time, we discuss the eLearning trends for the next year. What’s hot? What’s not? What are we all going to be talking about next year? These are the eLearning trends for 2018. VR/AR. While VR and AR have been talked about in recent years, we think the excitement will grow.

Learning Myths: Debunked

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Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. A quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program.

Translation Guide for Instructional Designers and SMEs

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You’re working on a new project. There isn’t a lot of time left and you need answers to your questions soon. So, you type up an email and send it to the SME. Two days go by and you don’t get a reply. On the third day, you send another email asking for help.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Learning Escape Room – Year 2

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Last year, the Learning Escape Room was one of the most popular features of the Masie Center’s Learning 2016 conference. It was my first experience with an escape room and I was delighted to hear that it was coming back for Learning 2017. What Changed.

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L&D: Learning and Dystopia

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You know that feeling you get when something is hyped as “the ultimate solution”? If you’re like me your reaction is probably along the lines of, “That’s too good to be true. Therefore, it probably isn’t true.” Back in the day, household radio sets were going to be the big breakthrough for learning.

Learning Escape Room

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You’re locked in a room with a handful of people, often strangers. You need to work together to find clues and problem solve in order to escape before time runs out. That’s the premise behind escape rooms.

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The Learning Styles Myth

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Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

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Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner? What about making sure learning objectives were met? Most importantly, what about the budget?

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

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If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.

Encouraging agility in postal & parcel delivery

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The speed and convenience of e-commerce has raised consumer expectations. When it comes to postal and express services, it’s no different. Nowadays, it is common for people to order what they need through online stores and receive the ordered goods in their homes or offices.

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When Misused Buzzwords Attack

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Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different. Effective. All of the above. These words get thrown around a lot. Frankly, it troubles me when they’re used incorrectly because it leads to misunderstandings.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

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A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

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Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. While it may be tempting to dive right in and start designing, it’s important to answer several critical questions first.

Visuals and Visual Thinking

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Logos, billboards, icons, infographics, memes, and other visuals are everywhere. A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words. tldr” (too long, didn’t read) is an all too common acronym.

Learning Objectives and GPS

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Your supervisor stops by and says they’re super busy. They need you to take care of something they don’t have time to do. After showing you that “Everything you need is in this folder” they thank you for your help and walk off. You have no idea how to do the task you were just assigned.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development

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The learning and development (L&D) world seems to be confused by, if not outright afraid of, millennials. Curious about the ruckus, I did some research. And admittedly, as a millennial, I was curious to see what there was to see. What I discovered surprised me.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

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Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds. So, here are some of the additional terms you wanted to defined.

The Business Case for Online Training

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I once worked for a large company where all new employees went through a 3-day on-boarding process. We sat through videos on safety and compliance, though lectures and power point presentations.

What Instructional Designers Really Do

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I want to apologize. I write about instructional design (ID) all the time but I’ve never stopped to explain what Instructional Designers really do. There are numerous definitions for it and many of them are somewhat wordy and technical.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Always Be Consistent Most of the Time

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Would you notice if the sun didn’t come up tomorrow? Of course you would, because the sun comes up every day. You’re used to it. If it didn’t come up that would be breaking the pattern you’ve become accustomed to.

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations.

Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

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“It was too much all at once. I was overwhelmed.” That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Managing content density is the key. What is Density?

The Worst eLearning Course Ever

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You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

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“Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. How am I supposed to know the answer to this? It wasn’t in the lesson.”.

Who Needs Training? 1/3 of Americans Receive No Formal Training From Their Employer

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An online survey conducted by Ipsos Market Research and Consulting Firm has turned up some shocking statistics. 30% of Americans surveyed said that they never received any formal training from their employer.

Don’t Just Tell, Show: the Value of Examples

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I found something interesting while cleaning off an old shelf recently. It was a children’s story called Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann. I planned on reading it one last time and then donating it. Instead, I kept the book. Here’s a summary. Officer Buckle is a police officer.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

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It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning. Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!