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.

5 Way to Make Online Training More Engaging

Mindflash

Online training designers are not the only ones constantly searching for ways to create more engaging content. No matter your profession, if you create content, the ultimate goal is to create something that provides value.

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If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

Learning Rebels

It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program.

6 Ingenious Ways To Refresh Compliance Knowledge In Online Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

Nobody really pays attention to compliance online training after they get their certification. Is there any way to help your team retain knowledge once they pass the test? In this article, I’ll discuss 6 creative ways to refresh their memory and improve knowledge retention.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve.

Increase eLearning Retention with Storytelling

Mindflash

One technique that helps to make our eLearning content digestible is to break it up into bullet point lists of talking points. A bullet point list is easy to scan, and the content is easier to remember. No one wants to read large paragraphs of text during an eLearning course, right?

Monday Morsels – Avoid Employee Lawsuits and Breaches In Security

Edmego Learning

Security Breach Because of a Lack of Compliance Training. Do your employees know the security protocols for your organization? This article was really well written and highlighted a critical need. Employees need training. Not just any training. Train your people.

What Airline Safety Videos Can Teach eLearning

OpenSesame

Sitting down on an Icelandair flight from Seattle to Reykjavik, I dutifully placed my laptop under my seat and clicked on the seatbelt, preparing to grab a magazine for when the safety video droned on in the background. To my immediate surprise however, a soft melody played, dragging my eyes to the screen in front. What followed was novel: I watched the entire video, beginning to end. Similarly, what use is taking an online course if it’s supremely boring?

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. To really understand anything you have to go back to the origin.

e-Learning For Marketing Agencies

eFront

I mean, we always hear about the heroic entrepreneurs or inventors that created some new product or service (e.g. Jobs, Zuckerberg, Larry Page and the rest), but we seldom hear about the marketing departments and agencies that helped make it a success after it was created.

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

In the mid seventies, as a child, my folks went up to the area where the Lincoln County war was (i.e. Billy the Kid territory). One of them, was according to the restaurant, Geronimo’s finger. Looking back, I still think it was a tootsie roll hardened from the 50’s. I still believe that Butch Cassidy survived his South America episode, but not the Kid. Myths of the old west here in the states, I think still intrigues people.

3 Use Cases For Integrating e-Learning In Your Business In 2015

eFront

The holiday season. Here’s a resolution for your business development: “integrate e-learning in my enterprise” Unlike most personal new year resolutions, this doesn’t take lots of self-control to achieve. Take that, Chinese lessons! 2) Sales training.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Escape from Compliance Training Jail. Every two years I take my car in and have the emissions tested. The goal of the test is to certify that my car meets specific emissions standards. If the car passes, I am certified and I can move on. However, if it doesn’t pass, then my car has to go under a different series of tests (and perhaps repairs) to get up to the appropriate standard and certified. Great article.

e-learning for local governments with eFrontPro

eFront

While tons of businesses and organizations of all kinds and stripes have embraced e-learning as the way forward for training their staff, there are still niche fields that have yet to join the revolution (except for a few pioneers). Training.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. To really understand anything you have to go back to the origin.

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

The challenge has always been how to separate the signal from the noise or, in other words, the actionable 2 percent from the rest. Insight curation may be the answer. The path to action lies in insights, and insights come from human expertise.

brain-mind learning principles

The Learning Circuits

in exploring the new horizons for learning site, i came across an interesting set of articles by renate nummela caine and geoffrey caine. in their research on the human brain and learning, they established twelve principles regarding how we learn and what prevents us from learning. their twelve principles are: All learning is physiological. The Brain-Mind is social. The search for meaning is innate. Learning is developmental.

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