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.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. Our Belief.

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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.

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

In this article we’ll look at what’s good and bad about all types of microlearning including costs of creation, ease of content distribution, ability to update content plus how easy it is to access the associated technology. PDF microlearning.

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. by Kevin Siegel. Last week I wrote about some Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning.

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.

How I Created This Interactive E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

There is one custom piece in lesson 6 where I inserted a Storyline interaction. You’ll also notice animated.gifs in some of the other lessons. Lesson 1: The Mission. For this lesson, I opted for a full-width image. Lessons 1 and 2 are the pre-content.

Convert eLearning into microlearning to supercharge your LMS

eLearning Architect

In this article, I'm going to discuss some simply techniques that learning designers might want to consider using to drastically improve the user experience from within the LMS interface. The module is only showing lessons within the menu.

Stop Planning, Start Doing

LearnDash

Sharing articles, networking with other bloggers, and (you guessed it) building an email list. Really make these couple lessons the highest of quality. If that sounds like too much work upfront then instead take the time to create a 5-page PDF report that gives some really actionable tips. Writing helpful articles on weightlifting and health and sharing in groups and forums. Perpetual planning will kill your business.

8 UX Questions to Answer Before You Take Sales Enablement Mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

The K-12 space often teaches corporate L&D some valuable lessons. This article published by EdSurge focuses on creating educational apps for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. His eight-step plan can guide you from research to development of the teaching curriculum and comes as a downloadable PDF. eBooks or PDF files. Get your school now! Try for FREE.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

LearnDash

So, large play that we attract people is through our articles, our videos. This is what a lesson will look like if it’s not completed. When they mark as complete we can redirect them straight to different kinds of lessons and content.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

In this article we'll explore an alternative that won't blow your budget. The key to a successful project Going through the process of outsourcing these small projects has taught me an excellent lesson in using a website like Upwork and managing projects in general.

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How to Start an Online School: Step-by-Step Guide (for 2020)

learnWorlds

Consider this article as a checklist for building your online school, and go through the following steps to help you out. The most common learning activities on courses are ebooks, PDFs, video and audio lessons. This is done through our video and PDF watermark settings.

The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change

Dashe & Thomson

The goal of this article is to explain that connection and in the process provide a way to better understand how people learn as well as change. The organization experiences successful change along with many lessons and rewards from the journey. The Learner’s Journey (PDF).

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3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers

TalentLMS

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.

How to build an effective online course

eLearning 24-7

There are some that forget that the term “content” means more than just an ebook, or a PDF or a document or even a video. Scenario or Lesson or Assessment – I’m a fan of Scenarios as the way to verify and help people retain the information they are learning or bring trained upon, more so than an assessment which validates nothing – except the ability to memorize or guess. I still cringe at freshman year in HS with my Algebra teacher and his lessons.

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

You can download the nicely formatted PDF here: elearningjoe-captivate9features. Create responsively-designed lessons so that they look perfect on any device. . Preview – various ways to preview a lesson or parts of a lesson, including previewing in SCORM Cloud.

How to Build Compliance Training in 5 Easy Steps

eLearningArt

Like I said in the Importance of Compliance Training article , when it comes to compliance training, we can produce learning that’s among the most important we will ever deliver. link] (Click the “Training Requirements in OSHA Standards” link to view the PDF.). Compliance.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)

learnWorlds

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about how to create an online course. You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

Xyleme

Examples include: A lesson of the week on the back of the toilet door (as done at Google). Similarly, there’s no point just giving someone a 60 page PDF document. – This article was authored by Mark Berthelemy, a Customer Account Manager at Xyleme, Inc.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Unfortunately, most trainers and faculty believe that the deployment of powerpoint and pdf notes on a learning management system equals the development of eLearning content. The goal of this article is to explain the hard to point nuances that differentiate traditional content from eLearning content. This term immediately converts your lesson into a game!

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses

TalentLMS

Unfortunately, most trainers and faculty believe that the deployment of powerpoint and pdf notes on a learning management system equals the development of eLearning content. This term immediately converts your lesson into a game!

Case Studies for eLearning: How and when they work best

eFront

In this article, we talk about effective approaches to using case studies in eLearning environments. They are also a great way to demonstrate a real incident or an event that conveys a crucial lesson for best practices. Case studies in education are an age old teaching strategy.

e-Learning For Marketing Agencies

eFront

Sure, you could just toss some relevant information in your intranet pages, or (even worse) in a Word or PDF file and ask new hires to read it, but that’s nowhere near as effective as using a proper LMS. Marketing needs better marketing.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

This article attempts to make out an estimation on the cost of the course development process taking into account all the categories of costs that go into it. Whether it’s worth to create a course or not is a question that many people so eagerly want to get an answer to.

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Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

You can see a more detailed article about how to leverage a network of champions by clicking here. “ Write a detailed overview of how you want this content broken down into individual modules, chapters and lessons.

Bundle resources and you may not need courses

Clive on Learning

These resources can take various forms: Web articles, written in an engaging, journalistic manner, rather like blogs. More formal reference material, in HTML or PDF format. In a recent project we used web articles as the gateways, each article drawing on the resources most closely related to a particular topic. More and more I am being asked by clients to help them assemble a collection of resources to support some new business initiative.

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

Elucidat

If there’s one lesson to take away from why Google is so popular (and obviously there’s a lot more than this!), Use videos of experts answering specific questions, PDF downloads, infographics, digital guides, interactive diagnostics and more.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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How can I start my own e-learning business?

Pinlearn

This is what this article aims at. We will comprehend the aspects of finding a niche later in this article. I have discussed the ways to develop an e-learning site in the later parts of this article. They are only eligible to access the course lessons up to the validity of their subscription. You can upload your own courses in multiple formats including PDF, audio and video. I hope this article was helpful to you.

The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 24, 2018

Mike Taylor

I’ve been thinking on this topic a lot lately and this ATD article by JD Dillon ( @JD_Dillon ) is a good illustration of how we should think about the relationship of learning and working in the modern workplace. Presentation Tips: Lessons Learned from Giving 100+ Talks and Webinars.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing.

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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. Content – if you have multiple pieces of content, folks do better with “video”, “PDF”, “course” and so forth. Put it this way, when you read a newspaper, do you read the entire paper or do you read only the articles of interest? If you are like most folks, articles of interest is the route you go.