Two Global Brand Digital Retail Transformation Case Studies: Lessons & Challenges


In this article, we’ll be discussing a very specific slice of digital retail transformation: how we overhauled and modernized the communication and training infrastructures of two multinational retail brands that each have tens of thousands of store employees.

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. Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Lessons about the benefits of an LMS.

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A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

I came across Harold Jarche ‘s blog today where he discussed, a brief history education delivered via The Internet, see Learning is Connecting. Thanks @hjarche for sharing @AnnaMuoio ‘s 2000 @FastCompany article @Cisco ‘s Quick Study: A #LessonPlan for #eLearning [link]. What great incite Tom Kelly shared in 2000 and these are still trends and issues that we are discussing in 2014. A Lesson Plan for eLearning.

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How to Write a Lesson Plan for Corporate Training


This trend encourages teachers to adjust to new conditions; most of them start thinking about creating and selling online courses , practicing distance schooling, or earning extra money by planning online lessons for corporate trainers. But, the catch is that an effective lesson plan for online trainees is not the same as for traditional students. What is a Lesson Plan? The Components of Lesson Plans. ” It will allow you to specify clear lesson objectives.

Discussion Groups in eLearning: Why it Matters?


In the world of online learning, discussion groups, discussion boards, discussion forums or threaded discussions are of vital importance. A discussion forum offers a place to instructor-to-learner and student-to-student interaction to take place. Thanks to the technological advancement, a lively online discussion is the best way to ignite a creative spark and make ideas flow. Advantages of Online Discussions for Students.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. 11 Leadership Lessons from Puppy Training. OK, I’m a sucker for puppies, but this article has some great reminders of what good leadership means, especially for trainers. This article offers some advice on the question.

Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

If you prefer your learning evaluation information in written form, just scroll down for the transcript of our discussion. And if you’d like to read other discussions we’ve had with Will, click these links to learn more about spaced practice , the effectiveness of elearning , smile sheets, and learning myths v. Many thank to Will for participating in this discussion on learning evaluation and for everything he does.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful. Of course, there’s no easy answers here, but lots we can discuss and learn around this.

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Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable


Elizabeth Borges, Program Manager for EverwiseWomen , says, she’d already been looking for better ways to bring men into the conversation around gender parity in the workplace long before the Harvard Business Review article was published. If they could get ten people together to have an organized and frank discussion on gender parity, would everyone emerge with a better understanding of how to move forward and turn these goals into reality?

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Check out this month’s issue of Learning Solutions magazine, specifically the Nuts & Bolts article by Jane Bozarth in which she discusses using social media tools, like Twitter, to build a personal learning network (PLN). It’s easy to get stuck in a design rut whenever there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

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. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. In it, Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny briefly introduces a list of diverse, informative, and recently published articles related to learning and development. I wrote an article for TD Magazine that can help.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article. Review of the Definition and Lessons.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

It allowed for discussion as well as solitary thought. As I wandered the building with my touring partner, we would pause the audio to discuss the points that seemed particularly fascinating. We now know that discussion and collaboration contribute a great deal to the learning process. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain.

7 Leadership Lessons You Can From a Great CEO


Instead, it is beginning to be encouraged to live out a simple definition of leadership Lolly Daskal and I discussed on the podcast : Leaders are those making a positive impact and influencing others to action. Here are seven of his best leadership lessons, drawn from our conversation: 1. “And the only way to do that is to learn from other great leaders and make those lessons your own.” This article originally appeared on

Lessons in Social Learning: What Happens in the Classroom Stays in the Classroom


Realizing that discussions in the classroom often stay in the classroom, Coldwell Banker implemented social learning that relies mainly on user-generated content and participation rather than structured content from instructional designers in order to better serve its disperse workforce of independent agents throughout the world. There are several lessons that I take away from this case study that I think are useful as we think through what social learning could mean in our organizations.

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). Some of the most common technical difficulties that a teacher may encounter in synchronous learning are the following: Before the lesson: Microphone failure. In case you spot voice problems try to solve them before starting the lesson by providing help where needed.

5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

I discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog Last month, I had the honor of speaking at the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to explain or illustrate a novel approach to a familiar task.

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

In several previous articles (see below) I already discussed how digital education might look like, but instead of seeing the enormous opportunities, I am repeatedly confronted with various prejudices. Prejudice: In digitized lessons everyone does what he wants. Thanks to digitization, we can compile individual programs, evaluate the results automatically and discuss them with the students. This article was first published on LinkedIn under: [link].

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. Article Categories. Glenda Sims and Wilco Fiers have released their long-awaited white paper with their discussions and recommendations.

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Creating Award-winning Digital Learning: A Tale from the Frontline with Fosway Group and Commercial Express


For the full story, we were joined via webinar by David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group, and Jonathan Hill, Digital Learning Manager at Commercial Express, who discussed how to create digital learning that matters.

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Get the most out of the Ed App Custom URL template: Features and Limitations

Ed App

The custom URL template in Ed allows you to render web pages directly within an Ed lesson using what is commonly known as an iFrame. This article will explain several limitations that exist when it comes to creating such slides, and also will discuss the various ways in which this template can be used to enhance lessons. Glossary Create a “glossary” slide for any technical terms in your lesson.

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There’s a Lesson Learned in a Fire Chief’s Incendiary Posts

CLO Magazine

I’m happy to discuss any 8 of them with you. It is our job as employers to educate our employees about living in this new online world, because it is clear that not all employees have yet learned this lesson. This article originally appeared on Workforce. When I’m not lawyering, I’m speaking in public. And one of the topics on which I’ve been focusing of late is the balance between an employee’s privacy and an employer’s right to know.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&# Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources - eLearning Technology , July 13, 2010 I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. Best of eLearning Learning.

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Tips for Tenacious Teachers New to eLearning


In “The 5 Types of Learner Motivation and How to Reward Them” webinar, Josh Barton, Instructional Media and Digital Content Designer for SAP Litmos, discussed a tactic they like to use to surprise and delight participants, in an effort to keep them more engaged.

Leading in a Time of Global Change


You’ve likely been swimming in a sea of how-to articles – how to help your team thrive during a pandemic, how to manage change, how to keep your remote team engaged and happy. Articles Course Content leadership development remote work

Tips on Creating Clear Learning Objectives


Written as statements of observable and measurable behaviours, learning objectives are set at the course level and broken down by week or lesson. You may find the following template helpful: By the end of this (course/week/lesson), you will be able to: (state an observable and measurable action students must be able to perform to pass the course here); (list more actions until you have covered everything students will be evaluated on). Discuss the importance of X.

CrossKnowledge and Motorola Solutions: Connected Learning Made Easy

Learning Wire

The learning experience needed to be consistent for learners across the platform and offer a collaborative online portal for users to form a learning community and encourage peer-to-peer discussion. Competencies are taught in bite-sized lessons, so that both beginners and more experienced managers can stay engaged from start to finish. Article Case StudyChicago-based Motorola Solutions is a communications equipment and solution provider for first responders.

How Would Hamilton Launch a Learning Program?


So, you could imagine my surprise that when I sat down to watch the film my mind kept finding parallels between lessons learned in the show and the world of learning and development. The Schuyler Sisters” is a high-energy song in the first Act of 'Hamilton', where we see some of the main characters discussing the bubbling revolution and being inspired by new ideas and ideologies. Articles eLearning Enterprise Learning corporate elearning Corporate Training Learning and development

ARCS motivation model. What should be included in an a learning activity to make it more appealing? - Technology meets Education

It is useful to have humorous reports that will maintain the interest and give a fun note to the activity / lesson. Instructors should use multiple methods and approaches such as videos, discussion groups, lectures as well as opportunities for collaborative learning in order to maintain interest in different types of learners. If students feel that they are not able to achieve the goals, then this will lead to reduced interest in the lesson. ArticlesContents.

Are You Taking Advantage of Learner-Generated Content?


Where before learners simply had to read your course lessons and watch videos, content generation puts them in a creative position. As we’ve discussed previously, online forums are a great way to build a community around your course. After a while, the lack of posting and updates makes the whole forum look like a graveyard of dead conversations rather than a lively center for discussion. Assign learners to lead online discussions.

8 tips to help you sell more courses while you work from home ?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Offer one-on-one consultations/ private lessons. What better way to maximize your out of office time than to offer private one-to-one consultations or private lessons with your learners? If you can sell these consultations/ lessons without needing to get involved with the sales process then you’re onto a winner, so think about the benefits that having this call with you will bring to your users.

Your Company's Growth Demands CX Training


Introduce mini lessons to keep your employees mindful of the experience you’re aiming to deliver. But if we introduce a new process that impacts the customer experience in one area and don’t discuss it or even know what’s happening in another part of the customer journey, it can create lots of issues, both internally and for the customers we’re serving. We joke about the way some people can just get things to go their way simply by being them.

L&D: Transforming for Tomorrow

Learning Wire

For years there have been discussions and research papers on the need for L&D to approach learners as consumers, responding to the need for more digital and truly blended learning experiences. What digital learning experiences were employees accessing and how were they interacting, e.g. rating content, contributing to discussions. What lessons can be learned? The author of this article is Venessa Parker – Digital Learning Consultant at Crossknowledge.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes. I’m going to end with a link to an article about someone else who gets it. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

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Top Tips to Guarantee a Successful eLearning Program Launch (Part 2)


As I discussed in Part 1 of this blog series , I presented a webinar with Litmos recently that outlined my top ten tips to guarantee a successful eLearning program launch. Most learning designers will create a module and the lesson structure within the eLearning course itself. For a more detailed look into this concept, check out this article. Articles eLearning Enterprise Learning

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. A lesson can only be either video or text with an image. Either one of those options can include a download which will show in the course outline and not the lesson itself. Do you need to have a discussion forum ?

Highlights of CrossKnowledge’s NEXT 2019 Conference – Connecting People for Skills Acquisition

Learning Wire

For 8 years, CrossKnowledge has invited its client base and partners to discuss new trends and foresee the future of digital learning. In addition, organizations such as Novo Nordisk, Telefonica Brazil and Motorola had the opportunity to present their own stories and lessons learned. Article Learning TrendsOn October 3 2019, CrossKnowledge held its annual Client Conference in Paris at the Eiffel Tower Novotel Convention Center: NEXT 2019.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes. I’m going to end with a link to an article about someone else who gets it. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

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The Importance of Interactivity in electronic distance learning programs - Technology meets Education

Educators play a key role in engaging students with other participants in a modern and asynchronous way, encouraging them to respond to their questions by creating a learning community that will provide learners with equal opportunities for communication such as live lessons and interaction in the virtual environment (Maboe, 2017). his article was also published at [link] . . Articles