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Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

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It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017.

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Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

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Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is.

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Curated Insights: What does it mean to modernize workplace learning?

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“We want to modernize our learning culture,” said the chief learning officer. Everyone nodded in agreement, but had absolutely no idea what a “modern learning culture” really is or how to build one. Sound familiar?

No One Left Behind: Driving Performance within a Deskless Workforce

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If there is one thing we’ve learned, it is that a single decision by an employee can make a huge impact on the organization (positive or negative).

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!

Does your company have the right plumbing to evolve corporate learning?

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In the first of a three-part series on modernizing corporate learning, hosted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Axonify’s CEO Carol Leaman made one thing clear: in order to remain competitive, organizations must begin to modernize learning. This week, Axonify’s Principal Learning Strategist, JD Dillon, continued the discussion by offering three practical strategies for how to make that happen.

Curated Insights: It’s past time for L&D to show business results

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The business impact of learning is still seenby many as a mythological entity, like the sasquatch, or the unicorn. L&D professionals continue to complain about not getting a “seat at the table,” and spend considerable time and effort fighting for relevance.

4 ways to think more like Google and less like an LMS

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Take a deep breath and picture the scene: You are seated in a chair. Electrodes are placed on your fingers and pulse points, while the machine hums to life beside you. The examiner asks you to relax so you try and unclench your fists. Here is it, the moment of truth as the questioning begins: “Where do you go first: your LMS or Google?” ” If you answered “LMS”, then that lie detector needle is probably jumping around like an earthquake measuring 8.2

4 ways to help employees who struggle with learning

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If you think back to your school days, you’ll probably remember several students who just found learning challenging. Maybe you had a friend or sibling who needed more help or maybe you were the one struggling.

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.

What Happens When Your Employees Don’t Know?

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It’s a Saturday. You’ve had a heck of a week. After experiencing the luxury of sleeping in a little, you decide to get started on the day by tackling the usual things … shower, make breakfast, feed the children.

3 Questions You Should be Asking About Gamification

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Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with gamification expert Karl Kapp. The primary focus of the webinar was to look at some of the proof points that tie together gamification and business performance.

9 Ways Microlearning Drives Employee Performance

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It’s official! Microlearning has hit “here to stay” category status. Want proof? Well, more and more organizations (92% in one recent study ) are planning to increase their use of microlearning in the coming year. They know it can drive employee performance and that means higher productivity, retention, and profits. Who doesn’t want that? As the first platform provider to bring microlearning to market (long before it was even called microlearning) and the organization that delivers more than 15.8

Why evolving corporate learning isn’t an option

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The evolution of corporate learning isn’t an option any longer— it’s a must. This was the opening statement made by Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, during last week’s webinar that was hosted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO), an award-winning multimedia publication that focuses on the benefits and advancements of a properly trained workforce. To say, we have moved rapidly into the modern age would be an understatement.

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.

Useless vs. Useful Learning Data

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An Interview with Learning & Performance Consultant JD Dillon on metrics L&D should value to prove learning success in business.

New Survey Reveals Top 2016 Corporate Learning Trends

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Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting our first webinar of 2016 with special guests: Don Taylor (Long-time veteran of the learning space and currently the Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute ) and Carol Leaman (CEO of Axonify).

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Big Data: The Holy Grail for L&D?

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Is Big Data a Game-Changer for L&D? L&D is under increasing pressure to prove the business value of learning: to demonstrate ROI and directly link learning initiatives to improved business performance.

Reflecting on Learning Solutions 2017

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Axonify was literally EVERYWHERE during the Learning Solutions 2017 Conference! Our team hosted 6 sessions, including a rousing game of The Family Feud—L&D Edition. We had great conversations with some amazing L&D practitioners at the expo. Heck, we were even the wifi password!

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

New Research: Best-in-class corporate learning approaches that drive business results

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I attended the CLO Symposium this week, which shone a spotlight on the struggle L&D leaders face to keep up with modern workplace demands. Conversations highlighted how employee learning needs have become almost unrecognizable from those of just ten years ago.

Curated Insights: Taking Gamification to the Next Level

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“Who are the game mechanics?” I was asked this question during a recent meeting as I described the way gamification can motivate user engagement as part of a modern learning strategy.

Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning

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Microlearning is a hot topic right now—and for good reason. Providing solutions that align to the science of learning and fit into employees’ regular workflow should get people plenty excited. But, the reality is, not everyone may share your enthusiasm.

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The Microlearning Myth: Why you need more than bite-sized content to drive learning success

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Everyone’s excited about the promise of microlearning and rushing to jump on the bandwagon. But there’s a misconception out there: If you simply break large training topics into smaller ones—for instance a 30-minute video into 1-minute clips—your training will be vastly improved.

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!

4 Steps for Tying Corporate Learning to Business Results

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For L&D to prove real business value, it’s more important than ever to couple employee learning more tightly to business results.

4 Themes from #ATD2016

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#ATD2016 is the biggest learning and performance event of the year. With more than 10,000 L&D pros from across the globe in attendance in Denver, Colorado and an expo the size of 2 football fields, it certainly felt like it! Our Axonify team was on the move throughout the conference.

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Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

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Knowledge sharing has always been an important part of the workplace. Historically, organizations have relied heavily on tenured employees and legally required documentation to help people do their jobs.

What’s a learning culture anyway? 4 essential attributes for bringing it to life

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Last month, I shared a blog post about the need to understand your organization’s learning culture before attempting to introduce a new approach, such as microlearning. But wait… What is a “learning culture” anyway?

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have your whole squad, Blue Sky eLearn is counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program and make your eLearning program more successful than ever before!

Top 5 reasons why you need to check out the NEW Axonify.com

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If you haven’t noticed, Axonify.com just got a facelift! Well, okay. It’s more like a complete body makeover). But rest assured, we’re not just about looks, we’re about substance too.

When someone comes in and says, “We need training on …”

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This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting our final webinar of the year. Over the course of an hour, our Principal Learning Strategist JD Dillon walked attendees through six simple steps to building a modern learning ecosystem.

Have We Forgotten What Microlearning Means?

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Let’s take a walk around the modern corporate learning ecosystem. Picture a verdant garden, where technological innovation has ploughed over a massive acreage of ineffective tools, like the LMS, to completely renew the landscape. Hear that?

3 Things You Did Not KnowAbout Microlearning

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It’s more than just an innovative method of delivering learning. This past Tuesday, our CEO Carol Leaman delivered a webinar titled: Microlearning – Small Bites. Big Impact.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

6 things to look for in a mobile learning solution

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Workers want to learn, want to do their jobs better. But we’ve often failed to deliver the kind of mobile learning experiences that can truly help them do that. Effective mobile learning does not mean offering up the usual learning miniaturized to fit onto a mobile screen. Doing it right means keeping both the learning and the mobile experience in mind. How do you find a solution that does this?

Getting Into the Flow: How Casual Games Increase Learning Engagement

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People are more disengaged than ever. A poll by the Gallup organization estimates that in 2015, “the majority (50.8%) of employees were ‘not engaged,’ while another 17.2% were ‘actively disengaged’.” Actively disengaged” is one of my favorite phrases.

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How Bloomingdale’s delivers instant active shooter training to associates in wake of looming terrorist threat

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On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, I traveled to New York City to meet with Bloomingdale’s, one of Axonify’s customers. That same day, ISIS followed up their attacks on Paris with a threat against New York City targets, one of which was Times Square.

Axonify Solves the Employee Knowledge Problem

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Think about the biggest challenges you’re facing in your organization. Maybe your sales team isn’t closing deals. Maybe your store associates aren’t demonstrating your high standards of customer service.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.