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A Comparative Summary for Responsive Authoring Tools – Update 1

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An year earlier, we presented separate blog posts on different responsive authoring tools: Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, Lectora 16 and Rise and shared our thoughts about their features, advantages, and limitations. In later blogs, we released detailed feature-wise comparison of these tools. Some of these authoring tools have now come up with newer […]. Upside Learning

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

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

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

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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

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

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

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.

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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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

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

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

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.

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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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 […].

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

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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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Leveraging Mobility Effectively – Webinar

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Mobility done ‘right’ can achieve incredible results. If your customers expect your employees to perform anytime and anywhere, mobility is the practical solution for performance support, as well as a lot of other needs like peer and expert knowledge sharing, live coaching and learning on the go. Upside Learning has analysed 13 years of experience […]. eLearning Development Leveraging Mobility Effectively Mobile Learning Mobility

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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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

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.

5 Ways to Overcome Challenges and Grow your Training Business

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In our earlier blog post this week, ‘Training Companies: The 5 Hurdles to Success‘, we discussed the key challenges that stop a Training Company from realizing its true potential. In this post, I will address each challenge by presenting a solution that leverages one or more key features / functionalities of a Learning Management System. […]. Learning Management LMS For Training Companies LMS for Training Company lms for training providers saas lms for training companies

eLearning Outsourcing 101 (eBook)

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Outsource this, outsource that. BPO’s, KPO’s and ITO’s dominate the market share today. eLearning outsourcing too has increased its foothold in the past few years and has been increasingly sought out by many organizations whose core function does not include training. Additionally, some large training companies that need help with content development are also seeking […]. eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing 101 eLearning Outsourcing eBook

Animations in Custom eLearning Projects

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Animations are frequently chosen when we want to make a strong, affective impact on learners to improve retention of information, for example when the objective of the eLearning deliverable is to create awareness and pride about a code of conduct an organization commits to. Animations are also useful in simplifying complex concepts, even while learning […].

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The Secrets to Growing a Training Business, Revealed

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The business of a Training Company is complex; from running multiple training programs to selling training materials online, it has host of activities to do as a part of its day-to-day functioning. What it needs is an online system that not only simplifies the management of these activities but also helps it grow its business. […]. Learning Management LMS For Training Companies lms for training providers

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Change Adoption Training and Mobility

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Any major organisational change, whether it is to product/ service offerings, customer experience, internal processes, corporate strategy or company structure, happens over a span of time with impact to several roles. And major change comes with its own complexity and needs: communication, coordination, re-skilling, up-skilling, acceptance, management, etc. It’s also a reality that change takes […].

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Upside Learning Among the Training Industry’s Training Outsourcing Watch List In 2017

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Yet again, for the third year running, Upside Learning is on the Training Industry’s Training Outsourcing Watch List! Every year, the Training Industry recognizes the top 20 training outsourcing companies based on their extensive research and thorough analysis of the capabilities, expertise, and experience of each company. Upside has been recognized on the specific counts […]. eLearning Training Industry Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List Training Outsourcing Watch List

UpsideLMS Blog: Your Destination for all things LMS!

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The Learning Management System market is one of the most rapidly growing markets, expected to grow from USD 5.22 Billion in 2016 to USD 15.72 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 24.7% (as per the latest report on LMS market from Markets&Markets). With this high growth and rapid adoption, comes an element of dynamism […]. eLearning

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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 […].

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.

eLearning: Offline & Tracking – What Are Your Options?

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In a previous post I talked about the emerging need for Offline & Tracking – how mobile learning has evolved and from where this need is coming. I would now like to discuss the options you may have at your disposal in trying to make eLearning available offline with tracking. I’ll evaluate whether some of […]. eLearning Captivate 9 gomo Lectora 16 mLearning Responsive Authoring Tools

13 Years and Shining

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It is a proud time on the floor as we celebrate Upside’s 13th Anniversary this April. As we look back on the years gone by, we cannot help but think of all those challenges and successes that brought us to where we are. And all those people who have worked with us and partnered with […]. Upside Learning Upside Learning Anniversary

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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

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eLearning-Caught in the Phenomenon called Pokémon Go

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Augmented reality is back in discussion, and again with the same hype that was associated to it a few years back (starting from 2009- next bout in 2012 and now in 2016). And why? All thanks to the latest game by Niantic- Pokémon Go, that urges you to ‘Get Up and Go’- go to the […]. eLearning Pokemon Go Pokemon Go and eLearning

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!