Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses.

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6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. This lesson is a critical one.

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How to Build Compliance Training in 5 Easy Steps


Compliance. In fact, compliance topics can be interesting, compelling, and critical — a kind of critical mass that can make them fun for us developers and thought-provoking and relevant for our learners. But … How do you create compliance training anyway?

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017


In corporate training, I’ve found many of the business unit owners (sales, sales ops, operations, HR, compliance) wanted certain information to stick if it needed to be recalled quickly during critical performance moments like on a sales call, customer support or compliance determinations. The post mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017 appeared first on mLevel.

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Detox from Compliance Training in 2019, plan right for 2020!

GRC Solutions

At this point of the year, staff complain about having too much compliance training to do. Listening to your audience is important, but you have to wonder how many of them ever really want to do compliance training! Make compliance training fun ! Head of Compliance Training.

6 Ingenious Ways To Refresh Compliance Knowledge In Online Training


Nobody really pays attention to compliance online training after they get their certification. In this article, I’ll discuss 6 creative ways to refresh their memory and improve knowledge retention. How To Refresh Compliance Knowledge In Online Training.

Discover the Secrets that Make the Story-Based Lesson Tick

Vignettes Learning

According to Bridget Murray in her article "What Makes Mental Time Travel Possible?," "Memory allows us to mentally travel backward in time as well as into the future. From the start to the end of the lesson, this has to be the tie and glue that leads the learners to engagement.

2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Escape from Compliance Training Jail. 30 responses to “Escape from Compliance Training Jail&#. This is as big a turn-off as having to sit through 60 minutes of compliance material that you already know to take a test that has questions that are not relevant. Escape from Compliance Training Jail [.]. Great article. There’s plenty of L&D work to do in any organization beyond compliance training. Thank you for the excellent article.

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. SCORM Compliance.

Three Ways to Integrate Off-The-Shelf Content Into Your Existing Training


It was your teacher’s job to integrate the textbook into her existing lesson plan, using a pre-made resource to back up the other materials she was using in class. Here are some common ones: A company may find itself in need of a specific set of modules for compliance.

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. Last week we looked at some of the issues with compliance-based elearning and how taking a different approach to its design can save your organization time and money. Many times, how we approach building our compliance training is based on hearsay or regulatory urban legends. The ideal is to meet your compliance needs and at the same time identify legitimate gaps in understanding. The Rapid Elearning Blog.

Adaptive Learning: What Is It And What Does It Mean For Your Learners


If, for example, they don’t get the right answer on the first question, the platform may give them a more basic lesson next, to give them background that maybe they don’t have. Articles Enterprise Learning Learning

How to Impress Your Guest: 5 Key Ways to Use Learning for Hospitality


Supervisory training can include many components, including lessons on communication skills, conflict resolution, team building exercises, and more. Articles digital learning hospitality industry social learning

How to stay off the front page: Create a culture of learning


Even if they'd trained employees regularly on proper behavior or regulatory compliance, for example, it would doubtfully be enforced, if it's not baked into the culture. Articles Enterprise Learning Learning

Starting as a Revolutionary


The new L&D leader also needs to “walk the walk” by sharing approaches, progress, and lessons learned, as well as encouraging the same. There are existing courses, compliance and otherwise that must be run, and limited resources.

Cost-cutting Training Without Slaying Quality: Startup Hacks

Your Training Edge

Blended learning refers to the practice of delivering training with a mix of digitally accessible lessons and instructor-led training (ILT) sessions. This means, a business will only be paying a trainer for the lessons that absolutely need to be delivered in a classroom.

Monday Morsels – Avoid Employee Lawsuits and Breaches In Security

Edmego Learning

Security Breach Because of a Lack of Compliance Training. This article was really well written and highlighted a critical need. Compliance driven training beyond the “welcome to the company” orientation package. Monday Morsels.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content aloud. For instance, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked. Tips for Testing Screen Reader Compliance. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content out loud. For instance, if you're someone who is in the market for a screen reader, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked.   Tips for Testing Screen Reader Compliance.

eLearning: Creating Accessible Content, Part 2

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Anita Horsley      In the first article in this series, I discussed the  definitions for Section 508 , the amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires all Federal agencies (typically schools and government institutions) to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Designing eLearning to Include  508 Compliance Standards. However, the more challenging component to eLearning is keeping the lesson interactive.

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

As an example, designers and developers are frustrated that subject matter experts throw PowerPoint files and linear and page turning lessons unto their laps (remnant of the “thought first – action later” practice). See Micro-Learning Conference and Marcia Conner’s article.

The Best of eLearning in July 2015


This month’s Best of eLearning list includes articles on everything from new ideas for learning—like wearables and Snapchat—to how to speed up your eLearning development with Lectora® variables. Take a look at these 10 eLearning articles that I chose from the month of July: 1.

Tips for Creating an Effective Digital Government Training Program

eThink Education

Government training programs, in particular, often focus on the typical workplace learning needs related to compliance, job skills and leadership training, security, and staying current with industry trends and needs. Compliance .

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action. During compliance training, on the other hand, the learner may expect relatively longer voiceover descriptions and recitations of rules. If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes.

Fun Summer Reading Assignment–With Learning Implications

Kapp Notes

What was the character’s view of compliance or leadership. Here is an article Lee Child wrote called “ A Simple Way to Create Suspense.” ” In the article he states: How do you create suspense?

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5 Way to Make Online Training More Engaging


This is true when it comes to articles and blogs, and it is true when it comes to online training. Two stats cited in this content marketing article say it best. Articles with images get 94% more views than those without.

4 ways to think more like Google and less like an LMS


If that needle is not moving, then the lesson here is that you are either very good at Poker, or you’re an LMS whisperer. The sad fact is, no matter how robust and fantastic your learning content is, the LMS is generally a last resort destination when it comes to searching for content, visited only when required to complete some mandatory compliance training. Link to related articles. However, the ROI on a well-written article can be massive.

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eLearning: Putting it Into Context

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I attended many sessions (from mLearning, to 508 compliance, to HTML5, etc), but it seemed to me that it all came back to one topic, and that was putting learning into context so that learners could understand and easily retrieve the learned knowledge later so that it could be implemented. There are lots of learning situations where these methods would be overkill, but in the ones where it is not (like the medical field), the possibilities are exciting (more on that in a future article).

If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

Learning Rebels

You’ve set your goal of 100% compliance or attendance. Twice per week until product rollout, the salespeople were provided with a variety of short videos, articles, downloadable product aids and knowledge checks through an automated mobile delivery system that tracked use.

7 Benefits of Microlearning


That is why microlearning, learning distributed in small portions, has become more popular over the years & become a vital way to increase employee knowledge, compliance and training. With these smaller lessons, learning is easier to absorb.

5 Ways to Handle Boring eLearning Content Like a Pro

eLearning Brothers

Example: A few years ago a colleague and I worked on a PCI Compliance Course where the learner assumed the role of an identity thief in training, traveling the world to work with some of the best criminals to learn how personally identifiable information could be compromised and stolen.

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

Lessons. Yes, you can argue that folks have to take a lesson, but drop that in the outhouse. “Compliance training is effective or similar” Compliance training as being effective is a myth of massive proportions. Before you spit out your tea and say, what is he saying, we must have compliance training, don’t worry. Let’s not kid ourselves, compliance training isn’t about preventive, rather it is all about protective.

Storytelling and Instructional Design

Kapp Notes

To highlight some differences, here is a blog entry I wrote which I think does a good job (at least in the compliance world) of pointing out some problems. Design: Compliance Complaints So the question might be asked, how do we help instructional designers become storytellers.

LinkedIn Becomes A Serious Open Learning Experience Platform

CLO Magazine

Big Think: 500 short-form, actionable video lessons to stay ahead of business changes and stimulate agility in the workforce. Of course, the platform is not necessarily a compliance-management program for many industry applications.