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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. Lessons for the RFP process. Lessons about the benefits of an LMS.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

LearnDash

The answer is a resounding “Yes” In this case study you will be introduced to Anthony Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father project. His learning program boasts over 10,000 active users going through his training program. We do this for every setup step on the program.

How To Create Custom Lesson Layouts for Your LearnDash Courses

LearnDash

The good news is that using a program like LearnDash, adding your own unique “flavor” to your courses is quite easy given the flexibility of WordPress. Simply put, if you want to create a professional layout for your lessons, then Visual Composer is the way to go.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

I was thinking of this contrast during an episode of Project Runway. Note: If you’ve never seen Project Runway, I’ll try to explain enough so you won’t be kept in the dark.). Each week on Project Runway, the contestants receive a design challenge.

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. This lesson is a critical one.

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3 Big Takeaways from Last Year’s Learning Development Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We recently did a retrospective of our 2018 projects, which got me thinking about the lessons that I’d like to carry into 2019 (and beyond). Three big takeaways from last year’s learning development projects are: Processes exist for a reason.

How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . Article Author: V.

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.

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. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010.

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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. And they have other projects going on in their life.

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.

Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. Two of this year’s articles primarily address analysis. Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction and Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles each describe models that guide eLearning lesson design from start to finish. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Learner Marketing: How Storytelling Can Boost Learner Engagement

Learning Wire

In our previous article about learner marketing, we explained how you can create a 360° communications strategy that puts learners at the heart of the learning process. Find out what storytelling is all about and how to use it effectively in your training programs.

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.

Corporate Training Development: Beware Sniper Stakeholders

The Learning Dispatch

NOTE: The following article is excerpted from Corporate Training Tips & Tricks: Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth by Katrina Baker. It is one of three articles by Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny. Maybe it’s your project owner’s boss.

My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

First thought that came to mind was, “Yeah right, unless you’re a seasoned pro at programming!” I’m not new to Flash or HTML, but Dave’s article along with supporting Screenr screencasts inspired me to give it a try.

Create Cohesion: 3 Ways that Digital Learning Strengthens Nonprofit Teams

Litmos

With budget strains, time-sensitive projects, and limited time for learning and training, nonprofits need digital learning tools that are as easy as they are effective. In addition, nonprofit leaders can stay on track as new projects develop.

Corporate Training Development: Beware Sniper Stakeholders

The Learning Dispatch

NOTE: The following article is excerpted from Corporate Training Tips & Tricks: Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth by Katrina Baker. It is one of three articles by Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny. Maybe it’s your project owner’s boss.

Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate Blended Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

Sophie returns home after a long day of piano lessons and school. Delighted to note a new lesson updated on her online art history course, she promptly joins the virtual lesson. She goes up to her room and checks the notifications on her phone.

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

KnowledgeOne

While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter. Firstly, because eLearning programs pose particular challenges due to, sometimes, lack of synchronicity, or the “face-to-face” interaction of learners with teachers/trainers, or even with their peers.

How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile

LearnDash

They use online courses to deliver content, while saving group projects and activities for class. Or they find ways to incorporate the online learning program into classroom activities. Mobile lessons are also ideal for delivering short bursts of content throughout the day.

Highlights from the C3 Agenda (Part 2)

Litmos

With C3 less than a month away, we are getting super excited to see you and embark on new lessons in learning and development. C3 brings you real-world examples of how your company can enhance its learning programs and equally important, how you can personally advance in your profession.

IDEA: Crowdsourcing Course Content

LearnDash

The process takes months, and it’s easy to underestimate the time it will take so it’s easy to “burn out” Take into consideration that you also have to be actively marketing your program and the entire project can become overwhelming.

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The Language of Business

CLO Magazine

However, in 2016 Gonçalves’ group conducted a review of the language training program and found it came up short. The programming took a one-size-fits-all approach that wasn’t meeting every learner’s needs, and the vendor didn’t provide enough metrics to track learners’ progress.

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. Then test each project by playing it in a browser with the screen reader enabled. by Kevin Siegel.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

This hasnt gotten onto my radar before -- Im not sure if there are any state-funded online programs in Massachusetts. 10 years ago I cut my elearning teeth in the K12 market, working on projects for two big US providers. All the projects provided standalone, asynchronous lessons. The less-fascinating lessons were mostly HTML text and static images. In both modes, the lessons were designed to meet very specific academic standards.

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The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

Origin Learning

In the last article, Designing Blended Learning , we learnt a little about the various blended learning models. This article will focus on the Flipped Learning model. Organisational training programs on JAVA and Asp.net can use this technique.

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5 Transformations Underway in Learning & Development Industry in 2019

ProProfs

In 2015, Udacity created the Nanodegree program as an alternative to conventional, university-grade education. These courses are aimed at teaching specialized skills such as iOS programming or digital marketing, which are relevant in a particular industry.

How to Encourage Continuous Learning through Your Course

LearnDash

Adult learners tend to approach courses with one of two mindsets: either the program they’re signing up for is a once-and-done class, much like a seminar or a college-level credit course, or it’s part of an ongoing learning process. Keep lessons bite-sized. Of course, few learners will be able to build a habit if the lessons themselves are designed to fit a longer format. Continuous learning has obvious advantages for online instructors.

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Tired of Trends? Five 2017 Training Realities

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve read some thoughtful articles on learning trends over the last couple of weeks, but I’m obviously partial to Sharon’s article here on the Lessons on Learning blog. Any trends article that looks to the past for perspective when discussing trends gets my attention.

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10 Ways to Enhance Professional Development with an LMS (Part 2)

KnowledgeAnywhere

Welcome back to the second half of our detailed two-part article on how to increase opportunities, engagement, and the success of your in-line professional development with Learning Management Software (LMS). Building Teams for Future Projects.

Career Advice From Pamay Bassey

CLO Magazine

After graduating, I found a graduate program that focused on taking AI research and what we know about how the mind works and how we process information and applying it to create innovative and engaging learning experiences. What lessons helped you along the way?

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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.

Promote eLearning Through a Network of Champions

eLearning Architect

The responsibility of promoting an eLearning program is often one of the last things to be considered and usually falls on the shoulders of one or two individuals. Some eLearning programs kick-off with a small budget. A valuable lesson in working smart rather than working hard.

Learning Goals and Objectives in Course Design

learnWorlds

this article, we are going to explore in-depth the role of Learning Goals and Objectives in course design and how to prepare a lesson plan based on them. Learning Objectives are measurable subgoals of a lesson and inform particular learning outcomes.

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Designing a game

Clark Quinn

This group, the Australian Children’s Welfare Agency, had an ‘After Care’ project to assist kids who needed to live independently. I had a talented student who wanted to do a meaningful honours project, and so I agreed. One of the lessons from this was important.

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