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eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends. As an alternative, it may require attending some live online interaction , which requires some sort of video conferencing. Online Course Platform versus eLearning Platform.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. In my research for my latest book, AI in Talent Development, I discovered that chatbots are an underused alternative.

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THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Engage + Analyze: During this early stage through a consultative process, we identify and develop a learning objective(s) for the project. Now is the time to track performance against the learning objectives set at the start. However, if you want to track who takes your course, or what score they get on a quiz then you will need a Learning Management System (LMS). LMS’s were developed to read “SCORM” files – a standard used to track employee records within an LMS.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

But now video-centered training is going mainstream, thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards like WebRTC. Here are some of the most popular ways organizations are improving learning experiences with live video streaming and on-demand content: 1) Virtual Online Meeting Tools.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

In 2017 we tracked more than 35 different mergers and acquisitions in the learning technology space. Thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards, video is becoming the great equalizer in the long-running debate about “live vs. online” learning strategies. 8 Custom Learning Experiences Offer Flexible Alternatives.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

These sponsors require learning solutions that drive revenue streams and improve or accelerate revenue-related processes. These systems help organizations strategically track, organize and analyze customer and prospect interactions — including training. Multiple LMS add-on tools can aggregate appropriate data to facilitate forecasting, automate scheduling, track and measure KPIs, and improve learning strategy and business processes.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. We have a tremendous opportunity to both diversify and expand our revenue streams while also providing a critical service to the next generation of workers (and members).”. CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

As an independent consultant, I must justify my educational travel to myself and my business partners. When you attend a conference together, you can “divide and conquer,” making sure that each member of the team attends a different track or series. Growing your business expertise will increase your value as a learning consultant and may open the door to attend future conferences in the future. Look for less expensive alternatives. The eLearning Guild.

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

I spend my days anticipating, tracking, understanding and interpreting learning technology trends so I can help organizations make better buying decisions. If you choose a weak learning platform, you’re jeopardizing revenue streams and long-term business viability. Custom learning experiences are a particularly attractive alternative because they are cost effective, and they make it possible to deploy only the features your customers will value.

Webinars are better, but not yet best

Allison Rossett

I did this by tracking the twitter stream, #closym. A researcher reported that the keyword, webinar, was searched more often than the keyword, elearning. People are seeking information about webinars more often than they are drawn to elearning. Antonia Chan, now an experienced Instructional Design Consultant for Amway, responded to my inquiry about what she now thinks about webinars, four years after we wrote the stinky webinar article.

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The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. This detailed guide and six point scorecard is designed to help you find the best elearning software for your needs. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and takes more than taking it for a test drive. Nice to have: they’d like to track data around usage of their products, and measure what’s working easily. Range of ways to ‘score’ and track learning.

Webinars are better, but not yet best

Allison Rossett

I did this by tracking the twitter stream, #closym. A researcher reported that the keyword, webinar, was searched more often than the keyword, elearning. People are seeking information about webinars more often than they are drawn to elearning. Antonia Chan, now an experienced Instructional Design Consultant for Amway, responded to my inquiry about what she now thinks about webinars, four years after we wrote the stinky webinar article.

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Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. Some of the common training challenges we’ve seen our retail customers experience include: SPEED : Huge volumes of skills and knowledge elearning needs to be produced and delivered rapidly. SCALABILITY : Global teams mean a whole lot more elearning.

How to Deliver Blended Learning Courses Effectively

Hurix Digital

It is here that e-learning has provided a viable alternative as a solution for this issue. Here are the advantages of blended learning over traditional eLearning methods. Since the eLearning course content comes fully designed, it lacks the flexibility of customization. With blended learning, an instructor is always available for consultation. Here are 10 eLearning design techniques for improved learner engagement.

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

You’ll see recent research on virtual classrooms, including the implications of mobile devices for online learning; the move toward short, live learning snippets; and the explosion of streaming video. Thus, the elearning world is seeing movement towards more meaningful assessment methods. This 30-minute Master Class will focus on using Outcomes, Rubrics, and Competencies as alternative ways of assessing your learners progress!

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Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

With their signature blend of storytelling, dialogue, and drama, the consultants at Root will show you exactly what your managers need to power change. Ways technology plays a role in engaging and tracking manager-employee interactions. Because today’s buyers are much more aware of features, benefits, and alternative offerings, salespeople must now add value by conveying much deeper knowledge of the client organization’s needs and provide real return on investment.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. According to an eLearning Guild survey conducted in 2007 , 18% of respondents in corporate settings reported using Moodle. Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) Cammy, I think you're on the right track.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Poll Everywhere’s COO Sam Cauthen will provide an overview of the changes companies are making in performance management, informed by her own work spanning more than a decade leading people operations and consulting on organizational design. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Teach Learners Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Using Web-Tools eLearning and most technology-assisted learning are data dumps or glorified PowerPoint presentations.

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

Learning and development professionals, including elearning developers, have to wear many hats. But it’s even more true for L&D/eLearning professionals who work in small learning development departments. This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. eLearning Training