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.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Attended the ‘ Measuring the Unmeasurable: Digital Participation ‘ Seminar at Birmingham University on Monday 19th July. Learning with e’s , July 13, 2010 There were some interesting presentations at the Vital Meet seminar tonight, held at St James’ School in Exeter. All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month.

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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. For example, part of the training program is an in-person seminar or event. A lesson can only be either video or text with an image. This article on Class VR is addressing this topic.

How to Encourage Continuous Learning through Your Course


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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Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. In that seminar, I highlighted five mistakes that I had made during the implementation process and suggested some solutions as to how I would have tackled these challenges if I could have started over from scratch ( you can see the video of that seminar here ).

6 ways executive education will never be the same

CLO Magazine

In a world where in-person strategy sessions, weekend retreats and immersive seminars have long been the status quo, alternatives for distance learning suddenly became necessary overnight.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace


Many of us don’t think of this as learning, because it doesn’t match the kinds of formal learning we recognize from the classroom—lectures, seminars, and organized lessons. If you have an internal forum, you could create a discussion board dedicated to interesting articles. How to help build informal learning habits in your office. For almost any business, the key to staying ahead in a competitive marketplace rests in the hands of its employees.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment


You have lots of options, including traditional classroom methods like seminars and workshops. Books, Articles, and Other Writings. She might have to wait for a yearly seminar; in the meantime, she’s under-prepared and overwhelmed, which puts the position at risk again. This could lead to skimming articles or starting a video that turns into background noise as they try to complete another project at the same time.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-facilitated seminar – meeting convened by an instructor; learners discuss a topic relevant to their work and chosen by instructor. Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization. Books and articles – reading books and articles that have information and expert advice about an area of needed performance improvement. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Seismic vs. Highspot vs. Showpad vs. Bigtincan Compared


At Bigtincan, we commonly see companies putting thousands or tens of thousands of pieces of training content on cloud services like Microsoft Sharepoint or Google Drive for their customer-facing teams ( here’s our article on using Sharepoint for document management ).

Podcasts in eLearning


In this article, we will discover the best scenarios that call for podcasts and best practices for producing them. Podcasts based on important seminars or long lectures are excellent media to share with your learners. It’s more economic to have experts talk about heir expertise than write it down in the form of text-based lessons. Have you ever used radio programs or audio CDs for learning? You cannot deny their popularity in all age groups.

Best Practices for Retail Training Programs

Roundtable Learning

In this article, we cover common types of retail training programs, best practices to implement your program and review a successful retail point of sale training case study. During that seminar, there can be a Virtual Reality activity that is done in smaller groups. Video Learning – Allows your employees to watch lessons from your subject matter experts on demand. Don’t waste your employees’ time with lessons that they don’t need to learn.

How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content

Your Training Edge

These lessons are especially valuable for corporate training and continuing professional development programs, which companies are rapidly moving online to lower costs and increase efficiency. Over a series of articles, we will explore what MOOCs have taught us about the best ways to design, deliver, assess, and recognize learning online. Rather than spending a whole day in a seminar learning very little, employees can access training materials in their downtime.

Why every enterprise needs VR-based learning


This is a synopsis of the article, “VR Training: The Scalable, Almost Real World Way to Learn,” featured on on July 11, 2019 and written by Dr. Michael Casale, Strivr’s Chief Science Officer. Read the full article. Because of this, VR opens up numerous avenues for workplace training to which previous classroom or seminar training models simply cannot compare.

How to build an effective online course

eLearning 24-7

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. Some folks like a lesson approach – which I can’t think of any adult learner that wants to see that. I still cringe at freshman year in HS with my Algebra teacher and his lessons. .

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

With the variety and speed of web-based apps and games, “regular” lessons feel dull and L-O-N-G. There is little time for lengthy classroom lessons, seminars, and workshops. If a lesson is able to be redone for a better score, the best score will be reflected.

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How to Develop a Training Program for Retail Employees

Roundtable Learning

In this article, we will cover what you need to know to launch your retail training program, including why you should consider a comprehensive retail training program and steps to get you started. Instructor-Led Training – Traditional lectures and seminars that can include activities, workbooks, and group interaction. How can you build on previous lessons? .

20 free teacher tools

Ed App

However, even then, the radiant future of the EdTech revolution was upon us; within a few years, teaching an entire lesson without drawing on at least one tech tool was near inconceivable. Free ed tech for teachers massively levelled up my lessons, boosted performance outcomes, raised engagement levels, and ultimately saved my sanity as a teacher. . It’s a quick way to spot-check student understanding as well as gather constructive feedback on lesson effectiveness. .

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.

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. Classroom or ILT (I’d go ILT if it is instructor led training), a webinar is a webinar, a seminar is ILT. . 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.

7 Executive Training Tips That Will Make Your Management Amazing


Michael Beer, Magnus Finnström, and Derek Schrader lay out the problem in great detail in their HBR article “ Why Leadership Training Fails—and What to Do About It.” You’ll also be able to show your executives the importance of the lessons that they’ve learned, which is important in convincing them that it’s worth their time. Materials, such as articles and handouts, were kept to a minimum,” said Westbrook.

The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I came across this article and thought it listed some nice advantages of eLearning. Even if employees had the time to attend all the courses and seminars and to read all the books and reports they should to remain up-to-date in their area of work, the cost of such learning would be prohibitive. Web-based products allow instructors to update lessons and materials across the entire network instantly. Article Source: [link].

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

In this article, we’ll explore a few key elements around eLearning that membership-based or b2b companies should consider. Now, there are more options than ever to plug-and-play into your learning programs to help variegate courses and lessons. This can help to deepen the lessons and improve the impacts of eLearning. By giving learners recognition for completing lessons, associations can create even more interactivity and a positive feedback loop.

10 tips for improving retention with online learning

Growth Engineering

Was it a thrilling journey full of twists and turns – or was it something that happened at a training seminar in some god-forgotten conference centre? A simple thing like consistent branding helps to teach the over-arching lessons about what the organisation is and where the learners fit in the puzzle. Try a written assignment instead, or ask the learners to share a relevant article.

Reimagining workplace learning during COVID-19

CLO Magazine

People will change their habits, and some of these habits will stick… there’s a lot of things where people are just slowly shifting and this [pandemic] will accelerate that,” said Susan Athey, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, in a March 2020 article published by The Washington Post , “The New Coronavirus Economy: A Gigantic Experiment Reshaping How We Work and Live.” What lessons can the L&D industry draw from them?

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


In this article, I’ll share 9 top tips to motivate Millennials in online training so that you can ensure not only that you are supporting them to meet their high expectations, but also that this exceptional part of your workforce is working at their full productivity. 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.

9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered


Roleplaying is a method of contextual learning and helps solidify the concepts that trainees have learned in previous lessons. This might be a single seminar on a particular issue or it could be an all-encompassing training that takes days. 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?

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers. He is sometimes seen at conferences and seminars with a human brain in a jar and a rich collection of shocking, but memorable, stories.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (4)

Jay Cross

Formal learning includes courses, workshops, seminars, online learning and certification training. Learning expert Robert Brinkerhoff figures only about 15 percent of formal training lessons change behavior. If what we learn is not reinforced with reflection and application, the lessons never make it into long-term memory. His educational white papers, articles and research reports persuade people to take action. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

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How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

In the words of Dr. Minimol Anil Job and Dr. Habil Slade Ogalo in the article "Micro-Learning As Innovative Process of Knowledge Strategy," published in the International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research , "Current technological, economic and social changes trigger the need for new concepts and strategies to support lifelong learning. In an article I wrote , I shared that big data, huge knowledge sources and voluminous information should not be forced upon the eLearners.

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Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

In their article “Eight Habits of Effective Critical Thinkers”, Guinn & Williamson identify several qualities that clearly identify why critical thinking skills are so desirable (Guinn & Williamson, 2017). In this article, I’ll explore why critical thinking skills are so important to modern business, and in a series of activities that follow I’ll explore some methods that might prove useful for expanding the critical thinking skills of incoming employees.

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How To Implement Spaced Learning Into Your Training Program


Before we dive into these four areas, this article will give a brief overview of the fundamentals of spaced learning, and then describe how to implement spaced learning in order to enhance your training curriculum. Spaced learning is based on the highly researched theory that learning is enhanced when lessons are repeated after a certain lapse in time. The way people learn at work has changed rapidly. Long-form training methods are no longer the standard.

The Ultimate Guide to Engaging Your Employees in Onboarding and Training


You might share your favorite time management articles with them or get their feedback on what kind of time management mini-lessons would be helpful for them at the next staff meeting. Were you in a small seminar? As you walk around the office, give micro-lessons in relevant spots. Meet-and-greets can double as lessons specific to each colleague. Bring in some old ads to discuss popular trends or to provide your lesson’s historical framework.

Learning Technologies Summer Forum: Microlearning, Our Thoughts

Unicorn Training

The day was jam packed with a busy conference schedule, over 30 seminars and an exhibition. Microlearning doesn't have to be just videos, it can also be infographics, peer-to-peer, documents, quizzes, games, web articles, interactive lessons to name a few. We will be running a blog series shortly, 'Lessons from Marketers' where we will explore key similarities between marketing and training, including ROI

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47 books sales teams should have on their shelves


You may be tempted to simply read about these principles from an article, but do yourself a favor and pick the original source instead. You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, 2nd Edition: Sandler Training’s 7-Step System for Successful Selling , by David Sandler, David H. Instead, You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar will teach you how to think. Unlocking Yes: Sales Negotiation Lessons & Strategy , by Patrick Tinney.

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Top 5 Talking Points from 2013 #LSCon

Unicorn Training

For our industry, as XAPI goes beyond SCORM tracking of eLearning to the potential tracking and reporting on a wide range of learning activities, so “Anna watched a video, read an article, attended a seminar, commented on a blog” etc. That lesson – useability and simplicity before power and complexity – is marginal in this case, both are great tools, but it’s a lesson that few LMS vendors have yet grasped. What does the future hold for learning?

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Mobile in San Jose

Unicorn Training

Stuart Jones reports on his visit to mLearnCon 2012 in Silicon Valley Recently my colleague Matt Wynn and I attended the mLearnConmobile learning conference in San Jose, California – the heart of Silicon Valley.The main conference took place over three days and we were able to attend a number of seminars and key note speeches.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Dave led a day-long seminar on his version of complexity in San Francisco today. I look forward to doing this each month as I always find that I missed some REALLY great content. October 2010 did not disappoint!

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

And I should hear note that I’m posting this in order to: (1) recommend Siva’s article, and (2) make an obvious point about MOOCs. s Top articles on Working Smarter JAY CROSS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012. 50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012 JAY CROSS | MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012. Sharing lessons HAROLD JARCHE | FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012. Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012 JAY CROSS | TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012. Page 1 of 2. Previous | Next.

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At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

If you want to learn to play golf, you can go to a seminar, read a book about the history and etiquette of golf, watch a videotape of great golfing moments, and then you can say you know something about golf. You can then buy and enjoy a great e-golf game, find a golf pro, take lessons, take a simulated swing on a simulated golf course, practice putting, slice and dice balls at the driving range all weekend. We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace.