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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

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

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Three BIG eLearning Trends for 2017

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It’s that time of the year again. Time to take stock of the year that was and look into the crystal ball to figure out what lies ahead. We’ve written about eLearning trends in the past as well – here’s what we wrote in 2010. Some of the predictions we made way back then are […]. eLearning 2017 eLearning Trends eLearning trends eLearning Trends for 2017 Latest e-Learning Trends Trends in Elearning 2017

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

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.

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

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

eLearning Trends for 2016 – Players in the Realm

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Realm? You might think. Isn’t it something more associated with games, comics and superhero movies? Well, theoretically yes. But, look at this from a different angle. Can’t we say that eLearning a realm in itself? And if anything, eLearning has been around way longer and has been evolving rapidly. Newer technologies, devices, and budding concepts […]. eLearning eLearning trends eLearning Trends 2016 eLearning Trends For 2016

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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

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.

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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Storyline 360 Vs. Storyline 3: What Do You Need To Know?

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After the release of Articulate 360, they also came up with a new version (or you may call it the most anticipated version) of their popular product Storyline – Storyline 3. Storyline 360 is a part of Articulate 360. While most of us considered it to be another software update, it is much more than […].

What is Responsive eLearning?

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You’ll wonder why this topic now. Responsive eLearning has been around for at least a couple of years now and everyone should be pretty much clear about what it is. I thought so too, till I saw some examples on different websites being passed as responsive eLearning while they were clearly not. So, what do […]. eLearning Responsive eLearning

Authoring Tool/Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: CourseBuilder

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Here we are again with our eighth responsive authoring tool review. In this post, we’ll present an overview of the features, advantages, and limitations of Lumesse’s CourseBuilder. We’ve previously written about Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, Lectora 16, and Articulate 360 – Rise, and have also published a feature-wise comparison of all these tools. […]. Upside Learning CourseBuilder Lumesse CourseBuilder Responsive Authoring Tools Responsive eLearning

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.

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

3 Key Things to do for Creating Engaging eLearning – Part 3

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This is the last post in the series on ‘3 Key Things to do for Creating Engaging eLearning’ In previous posts I talked about Purpose and Motivation (here are part 1 and part 2). In this post I would like to talk about Interactivity. I think Interactivity is the most hyped element in eLearning. It […]. Upside Learning Creating Engaging eLearning Engaging eLearning

Get the Latest Brandon Hall Report on eLearning Outsourcing

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A preeminent research and analysis firm with more than 10,000 clients globally, Brandon Hall Group has been delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organisations for more than 20 years. The research they do assists in creating methodologies, tools and frameworks that unlock the value of the key practices. The latest Brandon Hall report, titled-‘The […].

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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How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? So here’s a few – 15 actually!

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Responsive Videos

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Videos have always been effective where high-fidelity content is required. And with most platforms now failing to support Flash, videos have also become a technical means of including media-rich, vector-based, closely audio-synched animations (or for that matter any other type of animation) into multi-device eLearning. So before going any further, let’s establish the two ways […]. eLearning Responsive Videos

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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.

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

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

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

What’s New in eLearning – Post #2

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We follow our first What’s New post with a couple more tools that we feel could have potential for use in eLearning and related areas – by putting the artist in VR. Tilt Brush and Quill Tilt Brush, Google’s 3D painting virtual reality app, has been around for almost a year. Now, with the increasing […]. eLearning Beyond Verbal Emotion Analytics Facial Recognition Kairos Microsoft Cognitive Services Mixed Reality New in eLearning Oculus Rift Quill Responsive Type Tilt Brush Virtual reality

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

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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

The Upside Learning Solutions Showcase

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Even with the best of intentions, it’s a pretty tough job to implement innovation. You may spot it floating somewhere out there: an idea that could really help your team learn better or teach better, do better or share their knowledge better. Many clients started their conversations with us by asking for help to put […]. eLearning Custom eLearning Showcase Custom Learning Showcase Custom Learning Solutions Showcase Learning Solutions Showcase Upside Learning Showcase

Flash Is Now HTML: A Big Thing For eLearning Development?

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On Feb 8th Adobe made an important announcement, which many of us in eLearning development domain may have missed. Flash Professional is being rechristened as Animate CC. You can read about it here and here On the face of it, it looks like the best thing to have happened to eLearning Development ever since Steve […]. eLearning

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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 […].

The Return Of Video To eLearning

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Josh Bersin cites YouTube Videos as one of the best learning tools available in his session at the HR Technology Conference last week. I agree and see a bigger role for videos in the learning mix. Ten or fifteen years ago, video was used by most organizations for training.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.