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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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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?

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—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] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

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!

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.

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!

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

This Lectora Template Style Is Totally Rad

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It’s time to have some fun! The 80s Neon Style is the newest one of our Template Styles to hit the Lectora Template Library. I personally love this Lectora Template Style—the colors, the fun fonts, it’s just all totally rad.

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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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.

Embracing A Principle-Based Model of Instructional Design

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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?

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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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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Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

A Q&A with the Queen of Customizable Courseware

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Today I sat down with Chris Willis, Senior Product Manager for Customizable Courseware , and got the scoop on this growing catalog of fully built, fully customizable training courses.