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A helicopter view on our changing learning landscape

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Being the CEO of a company that revolves around learning technology I have to watch the trends in Learning & Development. I even have to predict what will be next. I need to be ahead of the game in order to steer my company in the right direction.

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How subject matter experts can create more effective learning

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An increasing number of subject matter experts are sharing their knowledge in a variety of ways. One of them is the creation of learning content. Facilitating this is the core role of my company Easygenerator. We provide a hassle-free authoring platform for them to share knowledge effortlessly.

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#Learning2019 Day 3. Burger universities, Elliot, Nigel, Bob and Donald

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This morning started with an extra "Dutch" session by Rob Lauder, the CLO of Mc Donalds. He gave us a detailed overview of the setup of Mc Donalds training programs. They employ 1.9 million people and they have 1 million new hires every year.

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#Learning2019 Day 2. About performance support and the future of learning…

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The second day of Learning 2019. A full packed schedule with many sessions, keynotes, planned and unplanned meetings. Today started early at 6.45 with an extra "Dutch session" by Molly Petroff from the St Vincent Hospital. Molly is a workflow specialist already for 12 years.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

Bob Mosher’s Dutch session at Learning 2019

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Bob Mosher did an exclusive Dutch session this morning at learning 2019. Bob presenting. Bob became very passionate when explaining the difference between learning in or while working and made a strong point that for workplace learning it is Learning while working.

Brandon Carlson on how we live, work and learn

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Brandon shared the insights he learned as a learning manager at Home Depot and Delta on living, working and learning. Kasper's mind map on Brandon Carlson (click to enlarge). learning19us

Elliot Masie Dutch Session at #learning19us

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At Learning 2019 there is a separate extra track for a group of 45 Dutch learning people. I was allowed to join their sessions. The first session was with Elliot Masie. Elliot sold the event last year, but at 69 he is still amazing. Elliot presenting at Learning 2019 for the Dutch group.

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Jane Hart’s op 200 Tools for Learning

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Jane Hart is conducting her annual Digital Learning Tools survey. An interesting list to follow. Here is my top 10 for 2018. Easygenerator. Yes, I know it's my own tool. But we are actually constantly using it to create learning for our company. . Slack.

Moving learning back to the business

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Moving learning back to the business Learning has become too far detached from the business side of companies. In the days of medieval guilds, you would complete your entire education while working and learning the trade and skills alongside a master craftsman.

Think Outside of the Box: Tips and Best Practices for Content Distribution

You invest a lot of energy creating courses, and you didn’t spend all of your time creating content just to let it sit on the shelf. This eBook covers the various ways to get your content in front of learners, track utilization, and drive revenue.

Employee Generated Learning, a transcending role for Instructional Designers 

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The e-Learning landscape is fundamentally changing. A while ago month I published a blog post about this change. In this blog post, I elaborated on how this transformation boils down to a shift away from content creation by instructional designers.

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The Learning 2019 conference

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I have been to a ton of learning conferences but this will be my time at this conference. I'm looking forward to it and I'm planning to report on all interesting sessions via this blog. It is now Sunday morning, the conference will officially kickoff this evening. But I have an interesting day ahead. There is a Dutch group trip to this conference and they have invited me to join them in a couple of extra sessions.

The e-learning revolution is finally there

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We are talking about fundamental changes in corporate e-Learning already for years. But I did not see a real fundamental change for a long time, but now it is finally happening. The world of e-Learning is changing rapidly and fundamentally. An e-Learning revolution?

What makes a good Learning eXperience Platform

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A session about our latest buzzword LXP (Learning Experience platform) by Ben Betts. He states that we are leaving the era of learning and we are moving towards the era of Performance which in his mind also means moving from an LMS towards an LXP.

Leveraging Training to Go Beyond with Sales Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Synchrony

Whether you’re pitching a new training program, improving your onboarding process, or working to move a key metric, the trick is to optimize content creation and deployment for maximum results. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design & Training Delivery at Synchrony, will lay out a schematic for Sales Enablement, and demonstrate where training should fit in your overall strategy.

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

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You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. I will tell you in this post. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010.

#DevLearn 2018: The death of the Learning styles, microlearning, and Millennials

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Back home after DevLearn 2018 and the one thing that stands out is the annihilation of three big learning buzzwords: Learning Styles, Microlearning and Millennials. Learning styles. The e-learning guild published a couple of new reports, I attended a session on them.

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

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In today's digital learning boom, it's easy for university educators to feel like they're losing control of their own classrooms. As power shifts towards university administrations instead of educators, and e-learning becomes more prominent, learning content is becoming increasingly centralized.

Employee-generated Learning is now mainstream

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The main takeaway for me looking back on 2018 is that our approach of Employee-generated Learning (EGL) is becoming more and more mainstream. Let me explain why this is the case.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Getting the Most out of Your DevLearn Experience

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DevLearn kicks off on Wednesday, October 24. This is how I'm preparing to get the most out of this conference. Download the App and Create Your Schedule. DevLearn has a great app. Download it and register with your email address and the password: devlearn.

L&D challenge survey: the outcome

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259 L&D professionals took part in my L&D survey. In this blog post, you will find a link to the full survey results, along with my initial impressions. Click here to access the full survey findings. Practically every challenge on the list struck a chord with the respondents.

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How to make user generated learning work for you

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My favourite e-Learning conference of the year is next week: Devlearn 2016. I will be there, and I will present together with Laura Payette about: “how to make user-generated learning work for you.”

70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

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I’m talking to learning managers each day about the 20 in 70:20:10; about knowledge sharing and about user generated learning that can facilitate this. I see a lot of interest in this topic but a lot of reservations as well.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

#DevLearn Email courses

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This session was about a simple but rather cool idea sending out a spaced course via email. I think it is a cool idea if you do not have an LMS or do not want to use it. devlearn e-Learning email courses

#Devlearn master panel Learning technology, past present and future

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An extremely cool panel made out of no less than seven e-Learning guild masters. e-Learning

#Devlearn. New guild reports presented

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In this session, three new reports from the e-learning guild were presented. Jennifer Hoffman about blended learning, Steve Forman about learning platforms and Jane Bozart about learning styles. The most surprising outcome is on learning styles. The conclusion is" They do not matter.

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#Devlearn 18: Curation morning buzz session

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Morning buzz sessions are early morning informal gatherings about a certain topic with a moderator. The first one this year was a session on curation.

Go Beyond with Compliance Training

Speaker: Justin Muscolino, Head of Compliance Training North America, GRC Solutions

There are few words that will make corporate learners tune you out more quickly than "compliance” or “mandatory." Justin Muscolino, Head of North America Compliance Training for GRC Solutions, believes that compliance training can be engaging, interesting, and yes, sometimes fun - and he has the experience to back up that claim. Let’s be part of a push to remove this psychological block and do what’s best for our organizations. Who's in?

Julie Snyder #Devlearn keynote. What makes a story captivating?

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Julie Snyder was the opening keynote at DevLearn18. I have mixed feelings about her presentation. It was a good presentation and a nice story about her successful podcast "Serial". But I missed the relevance for learning. I did not learn what makes a story captivating in a way that I can apply.

#Devlearn: David Kelly. LMs, LRS, LXP and more

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Interesting session by David Kelly. It contained also the buzzword for the DevLearn 2018: LXP. A "Learning eXperience Platform". This new type of learning platform that is making waves.

#DevLearn Gary Wise. Point-of-work, new ground zero for learning

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Pretty impressive session by Gary Wise. He makes a big point that we spend 80% of our L&D budget on 2.3% of the work time. This presentation was the first time that I saw a complete approach on how to set up and design a workplace support system.

What are the 5 most powerful didactical principles?

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I’m looking for your input, what are the 5 most important didactical principles to apply when creating e-Learning? The reason I’m asking is because we are doing a project to support our users (most of them do not have an e-Learning background) in creating more effective and didactical sound content.

The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

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Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. On SCORM the drop is 83%. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? Why is this happening?

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