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eLearning In A Multi-Device World

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The multi-device world is well and truly upon us. We are all using 2 or more devices in a day. As a matter of fact, in our recent webinars on Responsive eLearning, one of our polls showed that audience members were using an average of 3+ devices in a day. Simultaneously, we're also getting used […]. eLearning Development elearning in a multi-device world

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Testing Of Multi-Device eLearning Projects

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eLearning Outsourcing – How to do it Right (Webinar)

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Learning outsourcing is widespread now, and an evident indication to this is that almost 70% organisations big and small are known to be outsourcing their eLearning development. The main reason is often that establishing and maintaining an in-house team to design and develop eLearning involves time and cost related to hiring, training, software and other […]. eLearning eLearning Outsourcing

Multi-device Testing: Challenges, Considerations and Solutions – Webinar

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The ever expanding range of devices used by people today has redefined the way eLearning is developed. eLearning now needs to be accessible on almost every device to give learners the flexibility to learn. At any time. From any place. What this entails is a thorough testing of the learning resource on all target devices. […]. Responsive Learning Design Upside Learning Multi-device Testing

The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

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The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. The eLearning industry was not too happy about the iPad not featuring Flash as it meant reinventing the wheel for animation and interactivity in eLearning.

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Interactivity of the mind: Going beyond passive learning

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Why You Should Design An Engaging Learning Program Just to be gender-neutral, Aristotle might have put his famous words differently today: humans are interactive animals. Indeed, we need to interact to be happy, to grow, and to learn.

Beyond mere conversion, virtual ILT is an opportunity to modernize learning

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Modern Times, the 1936 Charlie Chaplin classic, opens with a flock of sheep jostling along. Fade to a crowd of factory workers emerging from a subway moving the same way as the sheep. The workers enter a factory where they look tiny before a gigantic machine and are herded to man assembly lines.

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eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

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Make haste slowly. Benjamin Franklin. We’re getting used to instant search, instant news, instant messages, instant updates, instant food, instant banking, and instant everything. In this world of instant gratification sometimes we need to take a moment and think is everything really necessary ‘now’? Aren’t there things that need more time to be created properly, created beautifully?

Transfer of Learning: Level One

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Among the myriad of factors learning designers need to consider while designing for learning initiatives and experiences, ensuring impactful learning transfer is the key one. Learning Design Learning Transfer

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Baer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

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The past weeks have seen a flurry of Web activity – bloggers making predictions for the coming months; retrospections on the year gone by; new product releases; top lists, summary posts being pulled up, and more. At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

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Prototyping in eLearning

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Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes. One change that I’ve noticed are that customers are realizing that we aren’t just creating courseware or writing content and interactions, we are also developing software. This has led to an expectation that the eLearning industry adopt some development models and methodologies from the software industry.

Cognitive Overload

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The other day I was just half an hour into an online course on finance (a rather taxing topic for me!) and I felt my head pounding, I could feel what the incredible Hulk feels when he transforms! I could see the green color spreading all over my face! And that was it. I couldn’t […].

Curiosity keeps us alive, gaming and learning

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We are an attention-deficit people, so they say, before they lose interest and jump to another topic. Science tells us that we are born curiosity-rich and attention-poor. Contempt apart, familiarity does breed distraction.

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The Next Level of Sales Enablement: Sales Content Management

Speaker: Deniz Olcay, Senior Director of Product Marketing, and Jake Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager

In this value-packed webinar, Deniz Olcay and Jake Miller will unravel and debunk the top three SCM myths and explain how to get the most from your SCM solution.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: It’s a Wrap for Season 1

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In an attempt to enable L&D professionals to stay ahead and go beyond the ordinary, Upside Learning launched the L&D Go Beyond Podcast in August of 2021, and what a ride it has been! We explored a diverse range of topics that matter to the L&D community in more ways than one.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

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After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this. There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

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Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: How can L&D Pivot from Learning to Performance?, with Laura Overton

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In the 24th episode of the L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg – Founder and CEO of Upside Learning Solutions speaks with Laura Overton – Co-creator of Emerging Stronger and Founder of Learning Changemakers on ‘How can L&D Pivot from Learning to Performance?’

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

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While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Both have their own pros and cons. In this post, I attempt to discuss more on these. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning

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Related posts: Should you be using rapid authoring tools? Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based.

Driving Learners toward Better Outcomes with Scenario-based Learning

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My mother is a wonderful storyteller! One of the first stories she told us was that of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ emphasizing the value of speaking the truth, and the consequence of telling a lie, even if it was a prank. The lesson learned is lifelong. We are all aware of the impact stories […].

Why Learning Design Should Incorporate Spacing

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Spaced Learning For Long-Term Retention When I think back on my time in school and college, some of the most vivid memories are of cramming for exams through the night—running on pure adrenaline, fueled almost completely by anxiety.

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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

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Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The report is available for download here. I had participated in the study and find the results align well with our own data. The study categorizes custom elearning into 3 levels as below: Level. Definition. Level 1 eLearning (Basic).

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

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I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. When do I use it? What do I like about it? What do I not like about it? For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Bridging the Gap between Learning and Performance, with Charles Jennings

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The 23rd episode of the L&D Go Beyond podcast has Amit Garg – Founder and CEO of Upside Learning Solutions speaking with Charles Jennings – a leading thinker, practitioner, and consultant in the field of organizational learning on ‘Bridging the Gap between Learning and Performance.’

Incorporating Spacing within Digital Learning Interventions

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I have the archetypical ‘goldfish memory’ when it comes to books and movies. Every time someone quotes a movie dialogue or a line from a book, I’ve felt a tinge of envy – especially when it’s to do with a topic I’m personally interested in.

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Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

Do We Learn Differently Now?

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Just before I went on holiday recently I was asked how human learning has changed with the advent, penetration and increasing ubiquity of computing technology. My answer was simple – it hasn’t. Human learning hasn’t fundamentally changed over the last fifty years. Our ability to learn is something honed over several hundred millennia, it’s what set us apart from the primates in the first place.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Strategies for Effective Learning in Retail Sales, with Ramakrishna Rao

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In this 22nd episode, Amit Garg – Founder and CEO of Upside Learning and Host of the L&D Go Beyond Podcast speaks with Ramakrishna Rao (Coach Ram) ICF-PCC – Chief Learning Officer at Page Industries about how retail sales training varies from other forms of training.

The Journey of the Curious Upsider

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“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” – Eleanor Roosevelt The human brain is wired to be curious about the purpose of almost everything that exists.

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L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Moving ID to LXD, with Clark Quinn

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In this episode of L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit hosts Clark Quinn. Clark is a well-known name in the L&D space. He is an internationally renowned consultant, speaker, and author.

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

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Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. His post makes great sense but what really caught my attention was the statement he began with. “It’s It’s amazing how fresh eyes can find things you might have overlooked during production. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it. You want to discover any hidden issues before the big launch.”. This is true.

Reimagine Learning with Gamification

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I’m not happy with the way learning happens today within organizations. Learning Professionals can do so much more! There are many like me who want learning to transform with the time we operate in. The way it should transform, however, depends on whom you’re asking.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Post-Pandemic Workplace Learning Strategy, with Shantanu Bhattacharya

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In this episode of L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg speaks with Shantanu Bhattacharya – Management Consulting Principal Director at Accenture, about the ‘Post-Pandemic Workplace Learning Strategy.’

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

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On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. As quoted by Adobe, the Open-Screen project has grown to around 70 ecosystem partners world-wide, which means many devices would be made capable of supporting the outcomes of this Adobe initiative. To begin with it will be available on Android in 2010. Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1

Authentic eLearning Localization: Challenges and Best Practices

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

People prefer to learn in their native language, so localizing eLearning helps genuinely engage learners and gives them that much-needed sense of inclusion. In this exclusive webinar with Chris Paxton, learn how to ensure that authentic translation and localization work for your organization!