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7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017

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Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design.

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Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider

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There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 1: Choices

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At its core, a common scenario isn’t that difficult to craft: tell a story, ask the learner what they want to do about it, and let them know how they did. To craft a meaningful scenario, however, there are four areas—four ‘Cs’ to be specific—that you need to strategically design. Choices.

Articulate 360 or Storyline 3 – How to Decide?

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A month or so ago, Articulate quietly released a new version of their beloved Storyline Product—Storyline 3. This came about just a few months after the much-heralded release of Articulate 360, which includes Storyline 360.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Storyboarding in PowerPoint with Visual Studio

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PowerPoint is known and primarily used for presentations both big and small (like middle school small) because of how easy it is to learn the basics and create awesome content fast. The simplicity, and sometimes surprising depth, of PowerPoint makes it an amazing platform.

Responsive Design Tips for eLearning Courses

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Nowadays the world seems to be all a-clamor over the idea of “responsive design” for eLearning. Yet, there still is a lot of confusion over what it is and how to implement it.

Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

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The beauty—and sometimes the bane—of remote work is that you have the ability to create on your own. Most of the time, it’s great to have the space you need to think and get creative.

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

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Outsourcing aspects of your business has become a necessary way of life. To that end, selecting and building a relationship with your vendors is a lot like building a relationship in your personal life.

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.

Developing Millennials: Why Skimping on Soft Skills Training is Risky

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Complaints about Millennials in the workplace remind me of that adage attributed to Charles Dudley Warner, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”. Likewise, many senior managers are quick to share their gripes about their younger co-workers.

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

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Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always.

8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

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Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginning instructional designer or a seasoned veteran, you have most likely already experienced “scope creep.” Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project.

How Advanced Authors Can Create Serious Elearning Faster

As an advanced author, you have demanding goals and tool requirements. This guide provides key design principles you can use to make sure your elearning hits its target, and outlines the tool features you’ll need to create serious elearning faster.

5 Easy Ways to Promote eLearning

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Today’s learners are presented with hundreds of things to do and hundreds of decisions to make each day. Breaking through the information overload can be tough when you’re trying to promote your courses to learners.

6 Ways to Accelerate the Learning Process

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Learning is a process, and like any process, it sometimes takes a significant time investment to complete. But time is a precious resource, and should be spent wisely.

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A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

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Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

A ‘Responsive’ Articulate Storyline Solution

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The age old Storyline dilemma: Build for desktop or build for mobile. In this post I will show you how to build for both and combine them into one seamless ‘responsive’ course. You’ve been tasked with developing a responsive project using Articulate Storyline.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

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Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services.

4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

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Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

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Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience.

The Power of Symbols in eLearning

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The color green. Leprechauns. Shamrocks. A rainbow that leads to a pot of gold. For most of us, these symbols bring one thing to mind: St. Patrick’s Day.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

5 Psychological Tips To Incorporate Into Your eLearning

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Juste is a serious life passionista with a flair for learning new things. She’s an author of hundreds of unfinished works and a lover of all things curious. Juste works @vzaar, the video hosting platform for business, and practices word-crafting daily.

3 Ways eLearning Infographics Can Increase Engagement

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One of the greatest blessings of the modern world is the Internet. It really is a game changer that we are able to communicate with so many people with such ease. One thing that comes with that immediacy and sheer volume that the web brings is a sense of choice overload.

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Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices

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This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. I wouldn’t be a true training and development professional if I didn’t take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learned.

3 Things That Will Impact eLearning in 2016

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I’ve spent the last month looking in my crystal ball, trying to determine what 2016 holds for the world of eLearning. Everything points to another year of big growth and opportunity. That growth and opportunity is all about maximizing the options today and tomorrow’s technology provides.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

The Power of Story in eLearning

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Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point?

4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016

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Technology-based eLearning programs are incredibly efficient. Not only do companies save time and money by eliminating the time and cost of on-site instruction, eLearning training solutions have also been proven to be much more successful at improving participation and retention of material.

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How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning

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Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. But you might be wondering if that’s possible – can all content be converted to eLearning? Well, yes and…no.

Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows

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There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.