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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Training evaluation: Ask the right questions

Ed App

The ideas presented in this article are from his work and that of James D. Sample questions include: Were the benefits you gained worth the time and effort you spent on the training activities? EdApp lesson: Communication in Project Management.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. In terms of promoting learning, employees could use blogs to write first-hand accounts of case studies, lessons learned, project debriefings, travel tips and cultural customs. RECENT ARTICLES eLEARNING 2.0Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy?

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. Projects have included building interactive PDF storyboards, complex adjustments to our Squarespace website, proofreading training courses and articles, working through bookkeeping issues on our cloud-based accounting software and designing marketing templates for downloadable bonus material from our website (you can see all our freebies here ).

5 Transformations Underway in Learning & Development Industry in 2019

ProProfs

Each nanodegree program comes with expert feedback, community support and involves creating sample projects so that users can build their first portfolios. Thanks to extensive guides, blog articles and videos posted online, users can discover DIY ideas, master languages or learn to programme. For example, Daily Writing Tips , a website which helps its readers improve their writing skills, has an extensive repository of free articles anyone can access.

What is the appropriate length of a microlesson?

Ed App

On the other hand, you can choose to move on and sample a variety. There are many books, articles, and studies about how to incorporate microlessons into teaching. Here’s a sample of recommendations: Published in 2006, Introduction to Educational Technology says 5-10 minutes, with 5 being the goal. A recent article (2017) in the industry publication, Learning Solutions informs that 8 minutes is a popular length, although microlessons can range from 1-15 minutes.

Training Employees Actually Makes Them Smarter

TOPYX LMS

The article How Learning Management Systems Support Deep Learning says, “Deep learning happens when each learner is offered a truly personalized learning experience. Here is a small sampling of these features: Learning paths – Would you agree that educational courses are often overwhelming? Customized learning paths, a common LMS feature, basically takes a course and slices it up into several easy-to-absorb lessons. Have you ever wished you were more intelligent? We all have.

How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial

QuoDeck

Similarly, Byjus leverages data, ML and AI to offer personalized lessons. The online lessons include various animations and other visual effects to increase the engagement of the students. This is extremely helpful for the students as they can now download any resource, be it NCERT books, or sample papers and refer to them whenever they want. This article was first published on Stoodnt.com.

Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

The issue of transfer is tackled by reminders and abbreviated lessons and examples there at the moment of need. To our surprise, only 4% of a professionally active sample reported that they were using mobile devices for enterprise learning and support. Gina Yusypchuk and I looked at the question of mobile apps for leader development in an article published in CLO Magazine.

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The definitive guide to recruiting and online training for remote teams

Coassemble

If it’s a writing position, ask them to draft a sample article based on a topic of your choosing. From those answers, you can build a lesson plan. We suggest making evergreen content lessons for topics involving: Communications and general company policies. Pro tip: check out our course on how to use Slack to get some ideas for your own lessons. Are learners not actively engaging with lessons?

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LearnDash vs Teachable vs Thinkific – Comparing Top 3 LMS

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

In this article, I’m going to compare the top 3 online course platforms – LearnDash vs Teachable vs Thinkific. Course content – quiz, lessons, video content – . Multimedia lessons – audio, video, images, text, etc. Free samples.

Key eLearning Trends for 2019

Origin Learning

This brilliant article encapsulates the challenges of concentrating on one task at a time. Data is the crux on which IA can be used effectively, sample some possibilities. By comparing historical data with the data generated by algorithms that monitor student-instructor interactions; institutions can create better lesson plans that help both students and teachers mutually. This is an interesting article that compares AI and IA and offers insights.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The course was basically a summary of the findings of The Lessons of Experience study done over a 13-year period at the Center and published in 1988. As part of an extensive interview protocol, researchers asked these executives about where they thought they learned things from that led to their success – The Lessons of Success. That left us with 75% of the Lessons of Success for the other three categories.

Teach Yoga Online & Make a Living: Complete Guide

learnWorlds

As an online yoga instructor, you can choose to price your lessons per hour, per class, or per membership. With an all-in-one platform like LearnWorlds, you can create a membership site that offers exclusive access to your yoga lessons and premium content.

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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

If you stop updating later, you can call your blog posts “articles” and hide the dates so it doesn’t look like an abandoned blog. There are also limitations to the types of files you can share, so you may have to host portfolio samples elsewhere and link to them. What lessons have you learned? I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business.

This Month in Learning – Summer Edition

The Learning Dispatch

Each edition also features learning and development articles and blogs curated across the web. We have gathered his This Month in Learning (TMIL) June, July and August articles to add to your “must read” list. . If you’re looking for inspiration for using virtual reality instead, check out Joshua Barone’s article. On its blog, Softchalk offers inspiration through its lesson challenge.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion (Free for ATD members) Periodicals such as "Harvard Business Review" and "Fast Company" recently have featured cover story articles on the importance of effective storytelling in business. This webcast is based on the ATD Press book, "Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion: Stories of Our Mothers" (December 2018). Quickly mock up your lesson and share it with your key stakeholders.

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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. Objectives tell the learner or us how they will be able to know, whether or not they have learned and understood the lesson. This way the instructor can see in which ways they can shape each lesson around their main priorities for learning. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities. Sample Verbs for Writing Learning Objectives.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources. Finding a video that fits a specific lesson can be time-consuming. Select a presentation topic and determine the lesson focus questions or objectives (Figure 4). Recent Articles.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will share my “cheat sheet” that you can use to evaluate and select the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. You can refer to my article Is Outsourcing eLearning Content Development Right For You to review the triggers that typically initiate the outsourcing process. The article also outlines the advantages of outsourcing your eLearning content development. Samples. Ask for samples showcasing innovative learning strategies.

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. Objectives tell the learner or us how they will be able to know whether or not they have learned and understood the lesson. This way, the instructor can see in which ways they can shape each lesson around their main priorities for learning. Sample activities.

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

Elucidat

Produced in collaboration with Nice Media , this interactive enables users to sample audio and video content, followed with a single page of concise tips and tricks. If there’s one lesson to take away from why Google is so popular (and obviously there’s a lot more than this!), This is something we talk about in this related microlearning article. Congratulations for making it to the end of this article.

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

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. Table of Contents – lets learners choose locations in the lesson. Themes – for quick changes to look and feel of lessons. Print – your lessons in various formats. Lesson Reviews. Shared Reviews – send lessons for review and incorporate reviewer comments.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

In this article, I will share my “cheat sheet” that you can use to evaluate and select the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. You can refer to my article Is Outsourcing eLearning Content Development Right For You to review the triggers that typically initiate the outsourcing process. The article also outlines the advantages of outsourcing your eLearning content development. Samples. Ask for samples showcasing innovative learning strategies.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

says Yuki Noguchi in her article "Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire." "Not says Douglas MacMillan in his article "Issue: Retiring Employees, Lost Knowledge." Many StoryCorps participants tell us that the forty minutes they spend inside our booth are among the most meaningful minutes of their lives." - Dave Isay, Founder of StoryCorps Some of StoryCorps' Top Stories Below are samples of some of the most compelling StoryCorps stories.

California Sexual Harassment Training For Supervisors

ProProfs

Keeping this in mind, in this article, we’ll be specifically discussing sexual harassment training for supervisors in California. Here are some samples that your learners would find immensely useful. Learners can take lessons any time, anywhere, and using any devices.

The Year in Learning: 2019 Edition

The Learning Dispatch

Learning and development is a constantly evolving field, and every month Microassist’s Senior Learning Architect, Kevin Gumienny , highlights a few articles that provide insight into the field. Might lessons from scrollytelling apply? Wired has a nice collection of articles on the theme of “How We Learn.” Probably Angela Watercutter’s article on the use of augmented reality in training. On its blog, Softchalk offers inspiration through its lesson challenge.

Commercial Games with Educational Value

Kapp Notes

First example is Kurt Squire.read about what he has done in the article Let the Games Begin. Here is a sample from the article: Packed with geography and history, yet exciting enough to keep teen and adult players engaged for hours, Civilization III was, in many ways, already an educational game before Kurt Squire, an assistant professor of education technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, decided to try it out on groups of 11- to 15-year-olds at an inner-city Boston school.

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Top 3 Collaboration Activities for your eLearning Course

eFront

In this article, we’ll share the top three forms of collaboration activities for your eLearning course that have proven to enhance eLearning experiences. Skills and Projects: This page can have links to projects and samples of technical skills (for example, Photoshop projects etc.) Reflections: Here, learners can write down their observations on their performance and their lessons learned.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The course was basically a summary of the findings of The Lessons of Experience study done over a 13-year period at the Center and published in 1988. As part of an extensive interview protocol, researchers asked these executives about where they thought they learned things from that led to their success – The Lessons of Success. That left us with 75% of the Lessons of Success for the other three categories.

Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It Is – Not Yet #tk10

Learning Visions

Recap of her recent article for ASTD: e-Learning – What’s Old is New Again When you say you’re doing elearning what are you doing? Step 3: Piloted and edited Step 4: Solicited participation from 5 sources – elearning guild, learning circuits, trainingindustry.com, ISPI, PINOTnet.ning.com) This is not a random sample, but rather opportunistic! Don’t ask ‘what do you think of article?’, My live blogged notes…ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.

Revisiting the Systematic Design Model

Adobe Captivate

In the place of a written lectures, micro-videos, audio files, instructional articles and/or sites that distill the major concepts addressed in the lessons are more appropriate. When designing instructional units: Ensure that each instructional article, web site, media source or game supports the learning objectives/goals of the course. See the appendix of this document for a sample conceptual map.

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

You must have some type of metrics and go the route of a cluster sample of customers (selected by variables). Lessons. Yes, you can argue that folks have to take a lesson, but drop that in the outhouse. 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.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

The narrowed search options include "Articles, including patents" and "Case law". Have popular articles read to you by trained voice actors. Flipboard - Beautiful tile layout makes browsing articles a visually-stunning experience. Google Think Insights - The ultimate tool for marketers—trends, ad collections, sample objectives for any stage of a campaign and more. HackDesign - Weekly design lessons sent to your inbox each week that can be taken at your own pace.

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Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images

eLearningArt

I suggest you read Tom’s article on the 3C model to learn more. The scenario sample I’ve done above is between versions 2 and 3 because it specifically points out the correct and incorrect choice. I hope you found the lessons and free downloads useful. Last week I blogged about creating a rapid eLearning course mockup to get stakeholder feedback early in the development process.

9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered

Continu

Roleplaying is a method of contextual learning and helps solidify the concepts that trainees have learned in previous lessons. Here’s a small sample of questions that roleplaying may not answer: If a customer asks to speak to a manager, who should the rep go to? But with the information in this article, you know what to aim for and where to start. Planning a customer service training brings up a lot of questions. Who should take part? What should the training cover?

How To Motivate Millennials In Online Training: Top 9 Tips For eLearning Professionals

TalentLMS

The new workforce has arrived; meet the Millennials , who were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, during technological change and globalization, and, as the largest generation in the world history, have already shown a sample of their huge impact on the global economy. For lengthy lessons, break them down into smaller modules that learners can complete in just a few minutes, so that they are more likely to participate and retain the knowledge they learn.