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Why there is so much more to eLearning than just cost reduction

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The most obvious benefit of eLearning is that it is a great way for organizations to save on the cost of training. But the paybacks are far beyond just cost and there is so much more that can be achieved through eLearning with the right focus. Employees are one of the greatest assets of an […]. Upside Learning

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Mobile Learning: How Effective Is It for An Employee Onboarding Training Program

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Recruitment is a time-consuming process, it is expensive too. The recruiting team constantly strives to bring the best talent on board, making sure their skill sets align with the job role. Now, if there is no structured onboarding process in place, employee engagement is doomed. First impression always counts. We all know it. Organisations that […]. Mobile Learning Employee Onboarding with Mobile Learning Mobile Learning for Employee Onboarding

It’s time to re-think mandatory compliance training

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Compliance Training is an inseparable part of an employee’s work life in any organisation. According to Towards Maturity, the average employee spends 10.90 hours per year on compliance training. Almost 42% of all online training content used within organisations is compliance-related. That is quite a bit and goes on to reiterate the importance of compliance […]. Upside Learning

Interactive Video – Key Tools For an Immersive Learning Experience

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E-Learning industry has clearly moved to HTML5, owing to the advantage of its support for multiple devices like tablets and smartphones. HTML5 offers great scope for creating better experience, including rich and app-like user experience on mobile browsers, richer images, and location-awareness to browsers. Videos have emerged as the most consumed media on smartphones and […]. eLearning Interactive Video Interactive Video Tools Interactive Video Tools Comparison Interactive Videos

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.

Using Mobility for ‘Live’ Performance Support

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We came across an interesting cluster of tasks at the workplace. All the tasks in this cluster can benefit can from ‘live’ performance support. Let’s take a look at the task types first so you can see if your organisation can relate to such work! Recurrent, Small or Standalone Tasks Some lines of work involve […]. Mobile Learning live performance support Mobile Performance Support Mobility Performance Support

What’s New in eLearning – Post #1

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During the past couple of months, we came across some articles, posts, and talks about design and development techniques and tips, platforms, and technologies that we felt might have potential for use in eLearning. While we explore some of them in more depth, we thought we’d go ahead and share them in case you see […]. eLearning eLearning trends What’s New in eLearning

Why You Need To Leverage Mobile For Performance Support

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Have you ever struggled with performing a task previously covered in long training sessions? You’re not alone – we have all been there! We forget almost 80% of what we learn in just 30 days – unless we get an opportunity to apply that knowledge. This is precisely why you need performance support. These short […]. Mobile Learning Upside Learning Just-in-time Learning Mobile Performance Support Performance Support

A Comparative Summary for Responsive Authoring Tools – Update 2

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In continuation of our evaluation of different responsive authoring tools, we are presenting Update 2 to our recently published blog ‘A Comparative Summary for Responsive Authoring Tools – Update 1’ This blog features additional authoring tool Lectora Online along with other responsive authoring tools like: Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat,Captivate 9, Lectora 17 Inspire and Rise. […]. Upside Learning

Upside Learning Together With Two of its Clients Win Two Brandon Hall 2016 Awards

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Upside Learning together with two of its clients won two medals in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards. Silver in the Best Results of a Learning Program Category We partnered with the Imperial College of London to create two eLearning modules – Neurotransmitters and Neurodegenerative Diseases – for a Pharmacology course within […]. Upside Learning Brandon Hall 2016 Awards Brandon Hall Awards Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

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.

Mobility and Organisational Culture and Environment

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Mobility is powered by technology. While technology keeps changing, people don’t – or at least, not at the same pace. There are going to be very rare times that technology and people move neck and neck, in sync. (If If you get that, end of post – have a nice day!) In the course of our […]. Mobile Learning learning culture mobile learning benefits Mobility organisational culture

Advanced Mobility: Supporting Knowledge Sharing

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One of the world’s largest technology solutions providers (offering enterprise software and hardware solutions) had come to us with an interesting training requirement. The organisation wanted to leverage the expertise of its star performers. They wanted a way make it easier for their especially successful sales people to share their experiences with others in the […]. Mobile Learning knowledge creation knowledge production knowledge sharing Mobility Performance Support

Teaching for Trying Times

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Let me tell you the true story of three companies… The first company is one of a large group of companies. This company competes in a segment that has remarkable potential, making this company significant for the entire group’s profitability. To capitalise on the opportunity, the group has defined a strategic shift for this company, […]. Mobile Learning Long Term Learning Mobility organisational culture Scaffolding

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Is Mandatory Compliance eLearning Doing More Harm Than Good?

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I think it is. Here’s how – Most compliance training is really aimed at ticking the boxes. With practically no real learning happening (or even expected to happen) it’s an exercise all parties are happy to get done with quickly. Mind you real compliance is about behaviour and not just knowledge, but that’s another topic […]. Upside Learning

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.

Why companies must focus on making onboarding an ‘experience’

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First impressions are seminal! This is why making the process of onboarding a unique experience for new recruits is a crucial task for any company. Onboarding is integrating a new employee into the company and its culture, as well as getting him or her up to speed about the company’s values, policies, history, hierarchy and […]. Upside Learning

3 Challenges Vendors Face When Going LMS SaaS

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Most LMS vendors operate or either wish to operate in a SaaS engagement model. While there is no denying the possible pros of SaaS (for both the vendors and the customers), the learning domain offers some unique challenges to vendors in going the SaaS way. Below are some critical challenges of SaaS specific to vendors […]. Learning Management Hybrid SaaS SaaS LMS

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Microlearning for Retail Industry

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Change is the only constant and that certainly holds true for the retail industry that continues to evolve rapidly, resulting in the need for employees to constantly learn, adapt and evolve. Employees have to keep up with the current trend to deliver in their roles. The modern retail workspace is characterised by relatively young employees […]. Mobile Learning Microlearning Microlearning for Retail Performance Support

Converting eLearning to mLearning? 4 Steps to Set the Wheels in Motion

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In our day to day interactions as eLearning vendors, we are very often asked this question – “How do I convert my legacy eLearning to mLearning?” ” Here are 4 steps to help you go through the process of converting eLearning to mLearning. Content & Context One of the most common Mobile Learning Pitfalls is […]. Mobile Learning Converting eLearning to mLearning eLearning to mLearning

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.

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

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Scene: Sales meeting between executives of a leading learning service provider and an organisation planning to outsource its learning content development. Client: This year, for our Sales training program, we would like to have a game designed. Sales Manager: What exactly do you want in the game? Client: Just some simple achievement levels and awards […]. Game Based Learning gamification Gamification In Learning

The 2018 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report – What Does It Really Mean For You?

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It’s the start of the new financial year for many companies. Naturally that signals the time for making plans and figuring out the needs of the organization for the upcoming period. In fact, the latest LinkedIn report on workplace learning may reframe the focus for organizations to initiate plans for a longer period. We agree […]. Upside Learning

Mobility – Hype or Hot Stuff?

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As it often does with technology, Hollywood sagaciously called it in the Matrix–phones can have the capacity to transport us between realms of existence. They are the vital nodes by which we attach ourselves to the lifeline of the internet. You know this. Phones, tablets, laptops […]. eLearning Mobile Learning Mobility

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Snapchat Spectacles – Will it be Useful in eLearning?

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Last week saw the announcement of Snapchat Spectacles – from the makers of Snap mobile app, which has rebranded itself with this launch. An introduction (marketing) video of Snapchat Spectacles. In short, it allows you to record 10-second videos and send them to your phone. Here’s a video explaining more about how it works. There […]. eLearning Snapchat Spectacles

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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.

Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Comparative Summary

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In previous posts, we discussed six responsive authoring tools/frameworks: Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, and Lectora 16. As promised, in the last post of the series, we present a comparative summary. We have put together a feature-wise comparison, grouped under design considerations that we felt could influence the choice of tool. So if you’re […].

What Makes a Good Instructional Designer?

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Somehow or the other, this question cropped up in the course of a conversation recently. So we asked our team of instructional designers what they thought. And here’s what they came up with – in no particular order, as they say: Focuses on learners. A common thought – about thinking of learners as ‘us’, not […]. eLearning Instructional Designer

Mobility and Offline Learner Management

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After the advent of Learning Management Systems, managing learners may seem a problem with an obvious answer. So why has it reared its head again? Well, it has and it hasn’t. The typical context in which learners access training from within the cyber and physical boundaries of the organisation, poses no challenge any more. However, […]. Mobile Learning Mobility Offline Learner Management Offline Mobility Tracking Offline Learning Path

Training Companies: The 5 Hurdles to Success

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Training Companies have a unique way of functioning as compared to the corporate. And rightly so, as they cater to a distinctive client base that is a mix of retail and corporate; run multiple training programs; sell training materials online; and perform a host of other activities as a part of their day-to-day functioning. All […]. Learning Management Challenges Encountered by Training Companies Challenges faced by Training Companies

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.

Top 13 eLearning Trends for 2015

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A research by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), states that the “eLearning market is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the global education industry”, predicting the global market to reach $168.8 billion by 2018. eLearning, which was instituted on desktops, has gradually shifted its base to tablets and smart phones, now evolving into multi-device […]. Upside Learning

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The Big Idea: Unlearning

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Unlearning is one of those new(ish) terms that are becoming very popular. It isn’t as much about forgetting what you know, as stepping back from it to be able to see it differently. Basically “unlearning” refers to learning what you may already know, in order to understand it better and from a different perspective. Nobody […]. eLearning Big ideas Cognitive biases Learning trend Unlearning Webs of Knowledge

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8 Key Considerations for Selecting a Responsive LMS

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A recent report by comScore, Inc, states that multi-platform usage has increased drastically between 2013 and 2014, among every generation. The on-the-go populace of today, accesses most of the digital content via handheld devices rather than PCs and laptops. Users in the workplace too are increasingly demanding various enterprise applications to be available on a […]. Learning Management

Virtual Reality in Corporate Training

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Earlier this year while visiting the Learning Technologies show in London, one thing that stood out for me was the advent of virtual reality (VR) on the corporate training scene. At least five different vendors on the exhibition floor had VR headsets to showcase their VR work in the training domain. Reconfirming the trend, the […]. eLearning augmented reality types of vr solutions use of vr Virtual reality virtual reality in corporate training

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch. For today’s organizations, the quest for demonstrable ‘competitive advantage’ is unending and seen as the key to success.

Safety Training – Virtual and Augmented Reality

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Safety is an increasingly important preoccupation for most industries. Whether in aviation, medicine or facilities management, the ability to respond to a threat appropriately and immediately is critical. Traditional eLearning certainly offers the theoretical teaching support that employees can draw on to learn what they have to do and how to do it. But when […]. eLearning augmented reality Safety Training Virtual reality

Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning (Infographic)

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Not too long back I had posted the slide deck of my presentation at the 2012 CLO India Summit. Our Marketing folks got a little creative and converted this humble ppt into an infographic, a rather beautiful one.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

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Variety and affordability have made mobile devices ubiquitous. But as with any other form of popular technology adoption, it’s important to see if the adoption has been as wide as it is deep. As designers of mobile applications, it is important that we keep our designs accessible to individuals with disabilities as well keeping in […]. eLearning Mobile Accessibility Mobile Accessibility Guidelines Mobile Accessibility Standards Top 10 Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

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.