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E-Learning Industry Worth $325 Billion by 2025

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The E-Learning Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 7.2% over the next eight years. Many people don’t know the opportunity that lies before them with regards to this industry. But facts are facts: this market is enormous and is expanding in a BIG way. It makes sense when you think about it. People are foregoing traditional methods of learning due to the benefits of e-learning, which includes convenience and cost savings.

9 Top ELearning Trends for 2017

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At the end of 2016 I was contacted by Bryan Jones from the site eLearning Art to provide my thoughts on what I believe to be the growing trends in our industry for the coming year. Mine were as follows: Social Learning. Micro-Content. Informal Learning.

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Will Pokémon GO Influence ELearning?

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Unless you have been locked in a basement for the past month then you have likely been hearing about the latest craze that is Pokémon GO. It’s everywhere. For the uninitiated, Pokémon GO is a free location-based mobile game that leverages GPS and mobile phone cameras.

Online Course Creation Has Just Evolved!

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Create your content once and you’re done! Re-use your Lessons, Topics, and Quizzes in any course – at any time! Writing new update announcements is always enjoyable. But even more so for today’s update!

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Gamification or Game-Based Learning?

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If you have been around the elearning world long enough you have probably heard of using games in learning. You have probably heard of gamification. Chances are you have also heard of game-based learning.

LMS History and Current Trends

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The elearning industry is constantly evolving, and at a quick pace too. Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system.

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12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise

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In the elearning industry there is sometimes confusion as to the difference between elearning and “mobile learning” In many respects elearning is mobile – so why make a distinction?

WordPress Is Becoming The Best LMS

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Just recently LearnDash was included as a Top 5 LMS Off the Beaten Track, and a nifty infographic was created that sums up both the benefits and potential opportunity areas.

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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.

Habits of Good Instructional Designers

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Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices. If you are just getting started with instructional design, then all of this can seem pretty overwhelming.

Mobile Learning Stats You Should Know

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Mobile learning is driving the growth of the elearning industry. It makes sense when you think about it. We are constantly connected via our smartphones. It means we can take learning “on the go” No longer are we confined to a laptop for online training. The U.S.

12 Characteristics of Social Learning

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Social learning is being used in organizations of all sizes as it has shown to be quite successful for training and development purposes. Today it has never been easier to incorporate a social learning component into both virtual and live training events.

Design Thinking and ELearning

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Instructional designers are tasked with more than creating an elearning course. They are expected to create a course that is effective. The content and the way that it is presented has to fulfill a set of objectives and in many cases elicit some form of measurable change.

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The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

5 Micro-Learning Articles Worth Reading

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Micro-learning is somewhat of a newcomer in everyday elearning vernacular. Sure, instructional designers have always known about delivering content in small, manageable chunks but it was never as much of a necessity as it is today.

Here Is Why Mobile Learning Matters

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Mobile learning shouldn’t be ignored. In fact, you should ignore it at your own peril! There is a shift occurring in the way people consume digital content. Wherever possible it seems that micro-course content is the perfect way to communicate key messages to learners.

How to Create Engaging Course Content

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Creating a course is usually about two things: the content and how it’s delivered. At the very core the course content needs to deliver upon any promises.

Why Infographics are Good for ELearning

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Graphics can often make or beak an online course. Rarely today do you see a course that doesn’t contain any relevant images – although I have unfortunately come across some. Luckily most elearning will make use of graphics, but sometimes they are not implemented properly.

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Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do you execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

The 3 Levels of Gamification (No One is Doing Number 3)

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Gamfication has evolved into three distinct categories, and hardly anyone is implementing the third.

Skills Instructional Designers Should Have

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Instructional design is a robust field that requires constant vigilance to new technology and methodology. If you don’t hone your craft and keep your skills relevant, then you run the risk of being left behind. Now, for those of us in the field this isn’t threatening in the least bit.

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10 Strategies for Impactful Instruction

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Whether you’re administering elearning or live classroom training the end-goal is often the same. At the end of the course you want the participants to leave with new information. Not only that, you want them to apply this information.

3 Instructional Design Theories

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Instructional design is a growing field given the amount of online courses we are seeing today.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

6 Game Types for Learning

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Incorporating gaming methodology into formal learning events is a great way to help learners grasp complex concepts. It can be used in nearly every context including the educational sector, corporate setting, and non-profit industry.

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2017 ELearning & Training Conferences

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It is a new year and that means there are some new elearning and training conferences you should mark on your calendars! Every year there are hundreds of conferences nationwide in the United States dedicated to the elearning industry.

Google Classroom – Should You Use It?

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As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. It only makes sense that they also have their involvement within education.

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2016 Corporate ELearning Trends

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One of the things I love about elearning is that it spans across so many industries and forms of technology. You can find elearning in early educational settings like grade-school, higher education at the universities, the non-profit sector, and for-profit organizations.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

10 Ways ELearning Maximizes ROI

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The general benefits of elearning are fairly well known today. It is clearly a convienient and cost effective way to deliver training content to a large audience. But what every business wants to know is how does elearning impact their bottom-line?

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Estimating ELearning Development Time

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When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects.

Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant

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For many organizations today, Moodle is the cornerstone of their learning program. From Moodle, they launch courses, administer quizzes, manage users, and much more. When it first hit the scene, it was applauded for the flexibility it gave the everyday user to establish a learning management system.

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6 Popular Trends in ELearning

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The elearning industry is constantly in flux. Some trends come and they stay with us while others are merely passing through. While it is hard to say which trends will stay and for how long, it is always interesting to take a look at what is “hot right now” in the field.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Niche Chess LMS Making Waves

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I am always impressed to see the new and innovative online learning programs sprouting up on a weekly basis. There are niche training programs for languages, learning how to code, industry professions (like CPAs, realtors, marketers, etc), and even for games – such as chess!

7 ELearning Traps to Avoid

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Anyone who sets out to create an elearning course does so with the best intentions. They want the course to be both fun and effective. But this does not always happen. I am sure that at some point you have had a poor elearning experience.

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10 Ways to Keep ELearning Interesting

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Anyone who has created elearning has at some point wondered if the training has the ability to capture, and then hold, the learner’s attention. There is a lot of theory in this area, it is a topic that could result in thousands of words in explanations and various strategies.

Google’s Micro-Learning Findings

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With the rise of mobile devises there has been more talk about micro-learning. There are many resources to learn more about micro-learning , but in a sentence it is a way to deliver learning content that is optimal for the smartphones and tablets.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.