More Management Lessons From Nonprofits

The Performance Improvement Blog

Lublin says more about this in an article for The Huffington Post. She says in that post that businesses should learn three major financial lessons from nonprofits: 1. Of course, the nonprofit sector has its own notorious examples of financial mismanagement, for example the United Way of America's 1992 scandal that led to the resignation and criminal conviction of its CEO.

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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.


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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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9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

It is usually a collection of articles with images, videos, and text included. Creating your own knowledge base article can benefit readers as they can find all the information they need in your article. This first step will prime your article for success.

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.

Micro lesson plan: How to make the best in 4 Steps

Ed App

In this article, Ed Microlearning’s Instructional Design team – which has created an inordinate amount of micro lessons and courses – give their advice on creating the best micro lesson plan. The 4 Steps to creating the best micro lesson plan. Start by telling them what the lesson is. If all of the information is important, consider splitting the information into multiple lessons. We find using four slides is an optimal number for directed-focus lessons.

5 Training survey examples

Ed App

In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 different training survey templates that EdApp offers. Creating a free text survey question in the lesson editor is simple. For example, you can ask them which lesson was the most memorable.

L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Hays set out to find evidence of the effectiveness of learning games by analysing articles on the practice. In 2005 he looked at 105 articles on learning games on behalf of the Naval Air Warfare Center Trainings Systems Division. The results of his games research can be summed up in this diagram: It seems like a common sense rule but several of the examples he analysed involve no instructional design, relying on games or graphics designers alone to create the game.

8 Lessons Learned for Converting In-Person Training to Virtual Training

The Learning Dispatch

Based on our experience in developing accessible elearning, here are eight lessons learned to help get you started. The post 8 Lessons Learned for Converting In-Person Training to Virtual Training appeared first on Microassist.

How to Bring the Best Lessons from COVID-19 Back to Work


Here are four lessons learned from COVID-19 that will stay with us long after we return to work. . As this Forbes article points out, for COVID-19, the next pandemic or, really, any business disruption, the basics of business continuity planning are the same: set up your planning and response team, understand and analyze your risks, and devise your strategy. Taco Bell, for example, accelerated its plans to offer an order-ahead option for customers.

5 inspiring microlearning examples (with added tips and tricks!)


We’ve shared 5 microlearning examples and best practice tips to help you hit the mark. 5 microlearning examples and tips to go with them. This microlearning example pulls together a collection of related topics to help the audience access help as and when they need it. Giftable | See this example. Giftable | See this example. Giftable | See this example. See this example. See how this can be done in practice in this elearning example.

Visual Storytelling: Lessons from Slide:ology

Integrated Learnings

When an article offers a graphic to illustrate a concept, I'll glance at the graphic but focus on the text. In just flipping through its glossy pages, I spotted several slide examples with ideas I went on to borrow for my own projects. For example, if you have two people on a slide, the one closer to the edge of the slide may be perceived as weaker than the one closer to the center. By Shelley A. Gable.

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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. HeforShe manages to be a great example by coming at the issue from every angle, using education, politics, and other like-minded UN and non-profit campaigns to gain traction and boost visibility.

What is Distance Learning? Definitions, Examples & More


Distance Learning began with lessons via postcards. The University of London for example wanted to offer lower higher education costs to financially weaker students. In this article, we will dive more into types of distance learning, its benefits, and how online schools or individual instructors can achieve a successful distance learning program: Table of contents. 12 Distance Learning Examples from Companies You May Know. 13 Distance Learning Examples You May Know.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

The Top 7 Microlearning Examples in Everyday Life


The Top 10 Microlearning Examples in Everyday Life. This is a follow up to one of our most popular blog posts, The Top 10 Gamification Examples in Everyday Life. Microlearning is one of the biggest buzzwords in the L&D space today, but chances are you’re already experiencing all kinds of microlearning examples and scenarios in your day-to-day life. Given that I am a marketer, one of my favorite Microlearning examples is Website design.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017


According to an article in the Neuroscience Leadership Journal, “Information and skills from events that only cover concepts one time have been shown to yield little long-term retention, even when quality and satisfaction ratings for the learning event are high.”. For example, a lab study I did in college involved understanding the perfect release point from a pitcher to throw a curve ball at the optimal velocity and spin rate.

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.

How to Create Awesome Training Videos (+8 Great Examples)


In this guide, we discuss why you should adopt video in your employee training, and we will also show you some real-world examples of how you can do that. Examples of Training Videos. Examples of Training Videos. Example 1: Simple Slides Presentation training. Slides presentations can also be overlapped by the instructor’s presence (here’s an example ) or be split in a screen that also contains the instructor: Example 2: Screencasts.

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. If you break this dynamics of opposing wants, you remove the essence of a good story lesson. Two techniques are key in escalating emotions and shifting roles from the start to the end of the lesson.

7 Leadership Lessons You Can From a Great CEO


There might be no better example for modern leaders to look up to and learn from than SAP CEO Bill McDermott. 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.” ” Regardless of how you feel about SAP or Bill McDermott on a personal level, ask yourself: How many of these lessons are you implementing on an ongoing basis?

Which are the biggest eLearning challenges and how to beat them? - Technology meets Education

Maybe you’ve never experienced online education for yourself, or your classroom lessons are highly interactive and you can’t yet conceptualize how they could be conducted effectively in a virtual setting. A great example of such a tool is iSpring Suite. ArticlesTable of Contents.

This Coach’s Uncommon Response Reminds Us of an Important Leadership Lesson


Here’s why it’s so important and Wiliams taught us all an important leadership lesson. As a leader, it’s a lesson that seems so simple on the surface but when we actually look at the sheer amount of decisions we make every day you start to see how important this lesson is. This article originally appeared on Anyone who has watched a college basketball game knows the team who is playing at home typically has an enormous home court advantage.

Comic Books and eLearning: Examples and Resources

Convergence Training

For example, adults now freely admit to reading comic books. Heck, you can even take university classes on comic books–check out the courses offered by the Department of Comic Studies at University of Oregon as an example. Given all that, we’re going to give some thought to connections between comic books and eLearning courses in this article. This is the first of two articles about comic books and eLearning.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

For example, one contestant may be working until the last hour on beading a particular bodice. 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 discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning.

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.

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. In a recent article in Learning Solutions , she maps the intersection of artificial intelligence, learning, and accessibility.

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The Powerful Lesson Corporate Learning Can Learn From Social Platforms


While many people are curious why they released it, how to use it, and what social platform to choose between the two, this article isn’t for that. This article is about what corporate executives can learn from this big news in the consumer social media space and it’s really simple: Video, and particularly short video, is a massive part of how people prefer to consume content today. People remember stories and examples they can relate too.

With 1 Sentence John McCain Taught 3 Lessons For You to Remember About Leadership


No matter where you’re at in your career, whether it be running a billion dollar startup or dreaming of your next big idea, don’t ignore this example. A version of this article originally appeared on There are those who speak about leadership and then, there are those who are leaders. John McCain is the latter. Surviving nearly six years as a Vietnam Prisoner of War, this great American hero went on to serve as Senator of Arizona.

3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers


In this article we demonstrate three scenarios of fair use of copyright materials. Most organizations do not have memberships with stock-free image websites so that multimedia avid eLearning developers like you can integrate elements in your lessons and assignments without worries. Let us look at some examples of how you can use online resources to create compelling eLearning courses.

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. Certain web pages, for example [link] , will not render within an iFrame. Glossary Create a “glossary” slide for any technical terms in your lesson.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. We provide up-to-date training so our members can meet the latest regulatory requirements, perform their job functions better than ever, get inspired by best practices and sterling examples… and so much more. In the BMW example, the real world is on the other side of his glasses. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month.

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3 Examples of Inspiring Gamified eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

In this article, Steve Penfold will show you how to use gamification to create more effective elearning. Gamification is built into every lesson to make learning another language fun and addictive. For example, someone might know a little bit of Spanish whereas another might know nothing. The post 3 Examples of Inspiring Gamified eLearning appeared first on. Are your learners disengaging with your courses? Do you find it a constant battle to keep learners motivated?

One Great Leadership Lesson From Two CEO’s with Massively Results


Take an example on the flip side of the coin. Take a real-life servant-leader example: Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya. It’s my hope the next $300M or $186 million payday is for you, because you’ve used these three lessons — and are getting great results because of a highly engaged workforce. This article originally appeared on Ever wonder why there is a growing divide between the C-suite and first-line management?

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Tips for Tenacious Teachers New to eLearning


For example, maybe one student wears a yellow shirt one day and you give them a “yellow shirt” award. I would never pretend to know how hard it is to put together a curriculum and lesson plan to virtually train children.

Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?

Learning Wire

Early lessons from these turbulent times indicate that: This crisis is further driving digital transformation. reskill target groups, for example reskilling airline stewards for healthcare roles. In reviewing and sharing lessons on corporate learning from the previous crisis, the expected impact on financially troubled industries will be far higher. Article L&D Best PracticesWe’ve all been hit hard by this pandemic in both our personal and professional lives.

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Training for Mindfulness in Challenging Times


A lesson we’ve all learned this year is – we might not always be able to physically run from our problems. For example: last year, when I was in a tough spot in my personal life and hitting a bit of a dark patch – I got on a plane to California, my happy place.

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How to teach online? Useful and easy tips to follow - Technology meets Education

This article will not focus on the necessary characteristics that modern teachers should have, as recorded in a previous article, but will instead focus on practices that have the potential to enhance one's ability to teach and work from home in general. Their flawless operation should be checked before the lesson begins so that the teacher may prevent potential malfunctions during their usage. During the lesson, be prepared for problems that users are going to face.

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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).