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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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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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Immersing Learners in Engaging eLearning Assessments

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For many workplaces, the educational argument for integrating authentic assessments into their eLearning experiences is powerful.

Create Beautiful Custom Dropdown Menus With jQuery—Storyline Edition

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I am sure one day soon Articulate 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—it takes so many layers and triggers. But sometimes it really just makes sense to use a dropdown menu!

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[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

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.

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!

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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To Quiz or Not to Quiz…That Is the Question

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How do you incorporate quizzes into your eLearning? Do you believe in the “quiz early, quiz often” strategy, or do you wait until the end of the course? Or do you live on the edge and say “who needs those darn quizzes anyway?”.

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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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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Word on the Street: AR/VR in Education

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It seems that everywhere you go you’re hearing about AR/VR in education. This includes using a cell phone or tablet to present a cool augmented reality as seen in Pokemon Go, or putting on a sort of headset like the Oculus Rift to give a full virtual experience.

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.

Career Advice From an Instructional Designer

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We recently hosted Dr. Scott Baird, founder of Griffin Hill, for a great webinar called Instructional Designers, Protect Your Position – Advice From Dr. Baird.

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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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

eLearning Blogs (Other Than Us) You Should Read

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We try not to be greedy here at eLearning Brothers. We want you to read our eLearning blog, of course, and we work hard to serve up useful content for you. But we understand if you want a second perspective now and then.

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.

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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The Scoop on SHRM 18

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eLearning Brothers just returned from the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition, and boy are our arms tired! It was a week of non-stop handing out bro bands and other awesome swag. Man, I saw it coming and I just couldn’t stop myself. In all honesty, though, what a conference this was!

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

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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Be Stylish With These New Captivate Templates

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Crunched for time? It happens! Using these new Captivate Style Templates, you can still produce a great eLearning course even when you’re under a tight deadline.

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?

A Refreshing New Storyline Style for Summer

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Are you ready to beat the summer heat with a refreshing new Storyline Style template? We sure are. That’s why we’re loving the latest addition to our Summer 2018 Template Styles collection: Movemint. Don’t you just want to dive into this Storyline Style?

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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.

Looking for Business Ethics Training? Look No Further.

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Some situations that push ethical boundaries are obvious—others less so. The definition of “ethics” varies dramatically among industries, and rules change when dealing with governmental agencies or international employees or customers.

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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Engaging eLearning Design

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All of us have experienced dry, boring, painful eLearning. I can say that with confidence because it’s so prevalent. The question is–why is there so much of it? My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference.

5 Updated Storyline Games You Have to See

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You asked for it, you got it! Many users have been passionately requesting updated Storyline games and we just can’t say no to our rockstar family! Five of our most popular Storyline games now feature beautiful new graphics and are available in Storyline 3 and Storyline 360.

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Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

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.