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Use of AR/VR in Training and Development

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Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) technologies have established it to be a useful tool to educate, design and train employees.

How Health and Safety trainings are vital in the face of modern threats

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The year of the Rat sure didn’t get off to a good off to the most encouraging start, owing to the corona virus outbreak. With over 126,681 people dead so far, more than 1,981,239 infected and 40+ countries affected Cities in lockdown, travel restrictions in place, plant closures mounting.

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DIGITALSkunks Technologies (P) Ltd. and KnowledgeSynonyms Consulting (P) Ltd. Launches DS DIGI Agency

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March 26, 2020– Noida, UP, India – DS DIGI Agency, D I G I , a full-service, Digital Business Model-ing, marketing, and communication agency announces its launch today.

ViLTs- All Your Questions Answered

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The onset of COVID-19, or more popularly known as the Coronavirus, has cast fear across the globe. While the impact can be seen on all aspects of people’s lives-social, behavioral, and probably most strikingly financial, the full measure of its effect will be only gauged after the pandemic is contained and controlled. However, of all the things that the mighty Corona has brought to a halt, learning and development should not be one of them.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

VILT to Fill the Learning Vacuum Created by Corona

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The onset of COVID-19, or more popularly known as the Coronavirus, has cast fear across the globe. While the impact can be seen on all aspects of people’s lives-social, behavioral, and probably most strikingly financial, the full measure of its effect will be only gauged after the pandemic is contained and controlled. However, of all the things that the mighty Corona has brought to a halt, learning and development should not be one of them.

EasySIM™ – Connecting Branched Minds

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Reduce costs and improve Human capital using Competency-based branching simulation assessments and Easy to use KPI-oriented branching algorithm. Current trends in the training and development industry show a radical shift to adopting more intelligent learning systems into the learning ecosystem with buzzwords like- Game-based learning, situational-based learning, and simulation-based learning.

EasySIM™ – Simulated Learning and Performance Cloud (SLPC)

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Professionals acquire job-relevant skills differently than how they learn a theoretical or academic concept. Current studies on Andragogy (the method of teaching adult learners) show-. Adults have a DIY mindset- they require maximum autonomy and minimum instructions for optimal learning outcome. Experience (including mistakes) are imperative to learning. Learning program need to be a mix of informative and immersive activities to drive cognitive engagement on the learner’s part.

Stay tuned (and get excited)

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Conversations with several Industry thought leaders, numerous breakouts, and brainstorming Sessions gave us deep insights into gaps in Performance enhancement practices across businesses. When development initiatives fail, you lose deals, miss targets, drop revenue. It’s now all in the past.

Adult Learning Principle 1- Needs Assessment

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A principle is the beginning of an action leading to its desired outcomes. In the context of Adult Learning, all the twelve principles are found to be intrinsically related one to the other. Dia means “between,” logos means “word.” Thus, dia + logue = “the word between us.”. Adults have substantial experience to be in dialogue with any teacher or trainer and will learn new knowledge, attitudes, or skills best in relation to that life experience (Knowles, 1970).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Complexity in training increases learner engagement

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In our worlds of instructional design, complexity is often considered to increase cognitive load. So, we training professionals try to make information as simpler as we can. Complexity can be redesigned to be offered as positive challenge to drive twice the output of simple, non-complex learning. Psychologists have established that people retain learning better when they put effort into learning it. Learner put effort into learning when they are faced with challenging tasks.

Storytelling Instructional Strategy

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For thousands of years, storytelling has been the key means of instruction or approach in cultures around the world. In some cultures, storytelling has been the major way to convey society’s culture, values, and history without using any written language. Prevailing methods of learning such as lectures and memorization are less suited for training learners as they yield very little in terms of generalization, duration, and speed of knowledge acquisition.

Improving the value of assessments

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“What’s the value of assessments” is a common question often sounded in corporate training discussions. We did a survey with 2,100 recent participants of a corporate training program, about their experiences with assessments in training programs. 95% of participants whose training included follow-ups agreed that assessments helped them develop career skills for a long-term. We identified two areas that can boost the value of assessments: follow-up and manager involvement. The Follow-Up Advantage.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

What would you like to learn about scenarios?

Experiencing eLearning

Many of my most popular blog posts have been prompted by questions from readers. I’d like your help answering a 2-question survey about what you’d like to learn about scenarios for learning.

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Short Sims by Clark Aldrich: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

In his book Short Sims: A Game Changer , Clark Aldrich provides a system for creating engaging, interactive learning experiences quickly (in about 40 hours of work). Clark provides multiple examples so you can play through the Short Sims yourself to see the possibilities. What are Short Sims?

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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YES! LearnDash Memberships Have Arrived!

LearnDash

LearnDash Groups evolve to include membership capabilities. Create levels, sub-levels, sell access, award group certificates, and more! “Do I need a membership plugin or platform in order to use LearnDash?”

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Make Learners Care about Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

What if you could create compliance training that learners actually wanted to complete, that they cared about? Imagine creating courses that did more than check a box, that actually increased the odds that employees would follow the policy.

Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

Losing our collective minds?

Clark Quinn

So, after that mess on Twitter, I next see on LinkedIn a recognized personage who proceeds to claim that learning styles are legit. And, the basis for this claim is fundamentally wrong. So I’m beginning to fear that we’re losing our collective minds!

Why is it Important to Measure Your Corporate Training Programs with Learning Analytics?

InfoPro Learning

Companies invest millions into their online learning and development programs every year and for good reason. Effective training programs can provide some pretty valuable benefits including increased employee retention, boosted morale, improved productivity and a rise in profits.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Experiencing eLearning

This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe.

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Stepping up Your Employee Onboarding Training- A results-oriented approach

InfoPro Learning

Having an effective onboarding program is more important than you might think. Your onboarding process has a direct effect on your organizations ability to attract and retain new talent. Onboarding is also directly related to the length of the new hire learning curve and their levels of productivity.

6 Practical Solutions for Converting Classroom to VILT for Corporate Training

InfoPro Learning

If you are like the many organizations who have recently transitioned their workforce from traditional office-based teams to having most of your employees work remotely, you might be considering converting your corporate training programs as well.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. My experience. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011.

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Off the Cuff on Scenario-Based Learning

Experiencing eLearning

I had the pleasure of speaking about scenario-based learning with Alexander Salas, Chapter President of ATDCFL (Central Florida) for his “Off the Cuff” interview series. Alex is also the Chief of Awesomeness for eLearning Launch and on Twitter as @StyleLearn.

Metrics to Measure Corporate Training Effectiveness

InfoPro Learning

It is true that training programs that revolve around developing skills for the workforce has emerged as a crucial factor for organizational development. Not only this creates a sense of belief in employees, but also exhibit higher retention rates and employer loyalty.

Insights in a Nutshell: Converting Instructor Led Training into Engaging Online Learning Experiences

InfoPro Learning

Converting your training materials into an online learning format is one of the most effective and easy ways you can remove training barriers for your employees. The global workforce is rapidly growing. It is not uncommon for teams that work together to be distributed all over the world.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.