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Our Favorite Moments From eLBX

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Well kids, it happened! eLearning Brothers’ first go round at hosting a conference is now behind us, and you know what? It was everything we hoped it would be. The only problem now is the year-long wait for eLBX 2.0. You know that feeling you get right after your favorite holiday?

Finding Design Inspiration

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As a graphic designer, I need to tap into my creativity on a daily basis. Creativity, like any other mental or physical activity, becomes easier, and more natural, the more we use it.

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4 Graphic Design Tips for eLearning Newbies

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As a graphic and visual designer by trade, I have had my hands on projects in many fields. As such, I’ve used and seen many techniques for creating final design deliverables.

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Create Beautiful Custom Dropdown Menus With jQuery—Captivate Edition

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I am sure one day soon Adobe Captivate will push an update that empowers us with dropdown (select) menus. But in the meantime if you are like me you have probably avoided building them (tons of layers/triggers). But sometimes it really just makes sense to use a dropdown (select) menu!

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Micro-Learning: Why Aren’t You on the Bandwagon?

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It’s no secret that technology has evolved tremendously over the past decade, and it’s not stopping anytime soon. We live in an era where people are constantly seeking a faster, better way of doing things.

Webinar: Preview the Newest Training Arcade Game – Trivia!

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Have you seen how cool and easy to use the Training Arcade games are? Just like our other libraries—it’s growing. Last week we hosted The Game Agency in a webinar showcasing how powerful these games are, and introducing their newest game: Trivia!

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Setting the Standard for eLearning Assessments

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Previously, we discussed how authentic assessments can be used to continuously improve the quality of eLearning experiences. Another key to the continuous improvement of your eLearning experience is the integration of quality assessment standards into the instructional design process.

Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

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For many learning organizations, the term “AGILE” has become a hot topic.

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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.

eLBX Session Sneak Peek #3

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We just can’t keep all this awesomeness to ourselves. Today we have another eLBX session sneak peek for you! Our friend Stephen Baer from The Game Agency is presenting on gamification. This session even includes the chance to win prizes, so you definitely don’t want to miss this one.

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How xAPI Benefits the Learner

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xAPI has been a buzzword among eLearning professionals for a while, and rightly so. It’s very exciting to know that you can see exactly who looked at what page in your eLearning and for how long they looked at it.

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eLBX Session Sneak Peek #7

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In less than one week, we’ll be descending on the University of Utah campus in all our orange-shirted glory and we are ready to ROCK eLBX and Learning DevCamp. We absolutely can’t wait to see all of you there.

These Rockstars Are Speaking at eLBX 2018

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We have a star-studded roster of speakers and panelists at the upcoming eLBX 2018 user conference extravaganza on June 11, 2018. Today, we’re introducing you to a few of them.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Color Theory for eLearning

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We had a great webinar last week on designing visual hierarchy. Our senior designer, Stacey Wilhelmsen, touched on some elements of color while discussing visual hierarchy principles.

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eLBX Session Sneak Peek #8

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is your last eLBX session sneak peek. Because eLBX is NEXT MONDAY. Are you ready??? We are SO ready to see you in Salt Lake City and inspire you to rock all your future eLearning development projects.

5 eLearning Trend Predictions for 2018

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Every year it’s fun to take a broad look at the eLearning industry and try to predict some trends that will dominate the coming months. Here are 5 trends we think you should look out for this year!

3 Reasons Performance Support Is Vital

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It’s time to take a moment and give performance support its due. But first, what is performance support? Performance support can take many forms, but in essence, it is task-specific guidance, support, or resources delivered at the moment of need.

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.

For Courses That Make a Difference: Remember Your CBAs

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I’ve been designing courses for a number of years now. When I think about the training that has been the most effective, it involved helping the client to “remember their CBAs.”. I could have gone with “ABCs,” but then the process would be backwards. Let’s avoid that. So, what are the CBAs?

Using Camtasia to Glue Your Learners to the Screen

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When creating videos for eLearning we often find ourselves stuck with a lot of text on the screen, or simple graphics that seem to sit for what feels like days. Keeping your learner interested, or preventing your project from being boring, can feel like a daunting task.

What You Need to Know About the New 508 Compliance Rules

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508 compliance—it’s the hottest topic in eLearning! Okay, that might be a stretch, but creating accessible learning is worth talking about, especially if you are employed by—or creating eLearning for—a federal agency.

eLBX Session Sneak Peek #2

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We promised you more eLBX session sneak peeks and we would never hold out on you! Chris Willis, our Senior Product Manager for Customizable Courseware is going to be giving a great eLBX session on blending learning. Here’s a preview of her presentation: Blend Learning Like a Rockstar.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

2018’s Hottest eLearning Styles Hit the Catwalk

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Spring styles have hit the eLearning Brothers Template Library and they are looking FRESH. Shake off those winter blues and slide into Shamrock, Flat Blue, or New Stone 2.0—now now available for Adobe Captivate AND Articulate Storyline.

Why Training Fails…and What We Can Do About It

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Before becoming an instructional designer ten years ago, I was a teacher. As I reflect back on the education courses I took in graduate school, I think of a class that seemed odd at first, but then ended up being one of my favorites. It was called Change Strategies.

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Webinar: The Principles Behind Designing Visual Hierarchy

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What is visual hierarchy? A quick definition: “The arrangement or presentation of elements in a way that implies importance.”

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

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Gamified socialized learning offers the dialogue of social media platforms with the engagement and real-life rewards of a game. LMS user research done by Capterra shows that gamification is the fourth most desired eLearning feature.

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.

Is Your Design Really “Responsive?”

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. One of the biggest points of confusion I’ve seen evolve in recent years is how people use the word “responsive” when speaking about device-independent eLearning. How can it be that people can interpret one word so differently?

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5 Awesome Google Fonts & Other Typography Treats

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There’s a lot to consider when choosing a font for your eLearning content. There are so many fonts out there! A good rule of thumb is to choose 5 or 6 go-to type families for all your projects. This gives your work a distinctive style and consistent feel. What makes a good font? Weight.

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The Secret to Running a Good Meeting

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Ever have one of those days that’s packed full of meetings and when it’s over you feel like nothing got done? You’re not alone. Every organization struggles with meeting productivity. That’s why we created our Meeting Management Customizable Courseware soft skills course.

Webinar: The Hard Value of Soft Skills Training

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Time and again, employer surveys reveal what most training professionals already know: soft skills are crucial for developing new hires and emerging leaders in your organization. Soft skills such as effective communication, creative problem solving, and conflict resolution build teamwork and agility.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

3 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for eLBX

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eLearning Brothers has teamed up with Learning DevCamp™ to bring you a brand new conference experience on June 11, 2018—the first day of Learning DevCamp. What can you expect at this user conference extravaganza?

Go For It – Goal Setting Tips Part 4

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We’re ready to tie this all together with Tip 4. How are you doing so far? Have you let yourself dream, and turned your dream into a goal? Are you viewing that goal often and checking yourself consistently to ensure you’re acting on it? If you are, you’re well on your way.

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Win the Game With Two Great Gamification Webinars

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Gamification is huge in eLearning, so naturally, we want to help you become a gamification rockstar. We have two webinars coming up that focus on easy ways to incorporate gamification into your next eLearning development project.

Get the Scoop on Learning DevCamp

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Do you know what to expect at Learning DevCamp 2018 ? eLearning Brothers welcomed two guest speakers to our webinar “stage” to discuss Learning DevCamp 2018.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

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.