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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.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

LearnDash

Can LearnDash and WordPress support a large number of learners? His learning program boasts over 10,000 active users going through his training program. These three tools used together are powering some of the most robust LearnDash powered programs to date.

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

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Leadership Lessons from Your Dog: Be Doggedly Determined.

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

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Learner Beliefs About Learning.

Gamification is Increasing Learner Engagement

Your Training Edge

In this article, I am going to introduce you a novel concept of Gamification that has been transforming a lot of aspects in the world of learning and development. Educators started to adopt a reward structure of video games like badges for prominent achievements, into lesson planning.

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

Pract.us

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. Are You Holding Your Learners Accountable?

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. Fantasy has high appeal – even to “corporate” learners. This lesson is a critical one.

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Letting Learners Take the Wheel

CLO Magazine

There’s enough information out there for learners to get bogged down. When you’re in a job and you don’t know how to do something, you don’t want to go off for a week and do an entire training program, you just might want to figure out how to do this one thing,” he said.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

This is the third in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. All learners are different.

5 Ways to Help Learners Stick with Your Course

LearnDash

This automation is key, because it makes it easier for learners to start their course and stick to it. Accordingly, designing a course that helps learners build learning habits could have a huge impact on engagement and completion rates. Here are a few ways you can adjust your course structure and delivery to help form learner habits. Forming a new habit is difficult, but turning a small behavior into a “streak” is an easy way to motivate learners to keep up.

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Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training: Lessons from a Legend

Origin Learning

Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin first gave his ideas for a series of articles to be published in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors in the year 1959, hardly had anyone anticipated that this was to be the stuff of legend. When Donald L.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

mLevel

As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. 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.”.

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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. Security is one of the top concerns for a government training program.

How To Implement Spaced Learning Into Your Training Program

KnowledgeAnywhere

Here are the four way to implement spaced learning into your training program: Combine spaced learning with microlearning. Spaced learning is based on the highly researched theory that learning is enhanced when lessons are repeated after a certain lapse in time.

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

Litmos

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.

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. Program Design (11).

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. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

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? How short is our typical learner's attention span these days, after all? Probably   The learners we address with our eLearning projects are bombarded with information, often in the form of movies, videos, and television. To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action.

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. Learner Portal.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

Similarly, instructional design needs to embrace the learners first, and then create an experience that creates change. Engage ideas from the intended learners. Similarly, you can’t create an e-learning course if you don’t know anything about the learners.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

The emphasis is getting learners involved in the story and not just telling the learners the story. In this blog, we will attempt to draw out interactive elearning development lessons by benchmarking Vanguard of Valor. _ Our Belief.

5 tricks to help learners better remember training courses

Matrix

If learners can’t pay attention when absorbing new information related to their jobs, they’ll inevitably have low retention rates. 5 tricks to help learners better remember courses. It’s the fourth time I used this exact phrase in the content of this article.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects - The E-Learning Curve , July 8, 2010 The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program. Services of the learners choice.

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Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of allowing learners to stop if they want to ponder, to start when they feel ready, and to repeat if they need to hear or see something more than once to comprehend it. The typical online learning program uses straight narration.

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.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

There are countless articles describing how we need to change the way we deliver learning to attract and engage millennial learners, but many of these articles seem to forget that organizations must deliver learning to learners across multiple generational groups.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. Know your competition and their programs. Define your online learning program’s focus.

Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction

SHIFT eLearning

The average mobile user also has a short attention span — most people skim headlines and prefer bite-size content to long articles. So here are some mobile learning design tips to engage the minds of learners in online training programs: 1.

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Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

If you can tap into a learner’s intrinsic motivation—where an individual is rewarded by the learning itself or an internal goal—you’ve got it made. Here are some strategies you can use to motivate adult learners, based on their characteristics.

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. Our e-Learning programs are at least 50% heavier than they should really be (too much content). These are at least 75% cumbersome (too much control) than what is required by e-learners.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

Despite an attractive learning offer, state-of-art learning technology and a corporate learning strategy, we hear that many CLOs are struggling with what really counts: learner engagement! Why engage your learners? How to engage your learners – key ingredients.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

If you can tap into a learner’s intrinsic motivation—where an individual is rewarded by the learning itself or an internal goal—you’ve got it made. Here are some strategies you can use to motivate adult learners, based on their characteristics.

5 Signs it’s Time Your Company Should Switch to E-Learning

Your Training Edge

When conducting training programs, e-learning has proved to be among the best means in the corporate sector. When You Have Different Types of Learners. Every Learner differs from the other.

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

Litmos

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. Those organizations may not be willing to completely replace their current training programs.

Top 3 Reasons Your Salespeople Need Ongoing, Online Training

Litmos

To stay up-to-speed on products, services, messaging, and the customer experience promise, they need ongoing training and regular reminders of lessons learned. As a result of the new training program, we’ve increased sales and productivity by 18 percent.”. Picture this scenario.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?

KnowledgeOne

Essential to the success of an online training course, the learner engagement involves several interacting dimensions: cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social or socio-emotional. While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter.