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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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

Performance Learning Productivity

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.

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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. You can see a more detailed article about how to leverage a network of champions by clicking here. “

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.

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.

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. Have you ever used radio programs or audio CDs for learning?

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. .

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. Lesson Reviews.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? Try a written assignment instead, or ask the learners to share a relevant article.

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. The way people learn at work has changed rapidly.

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].

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? Meet-and-greets can double as lessons specific to each colleague.

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How to Add Depth to Micro-Ideas

Vignettes Learning

In an article I wrote , I shared that big data, huge knowledge sources and voluminous information should not be forced upon the eLearners. Instead of pontificating on large data, eLearning methodology selects only a micro-lesson which can be plucked from the whole knowledge source.

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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.

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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. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

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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). You’ll recognize the phrase from the title of this article.

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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.

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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.

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.

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. Sharing lessons HAROLD JARCHE | FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012. Page 1 of 2.

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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. We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace.

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!

How To Add A Live Event To Your Mostly Online Education Business Mix With Mike Morrison From The Membership Guys


Chris Badgett: If I may recommend an episode, I can’t remember if it’s yours or Callie’s podcast with Scott’s Bass Lessons? Ask them if they’ll contribute an article to your blog or come on and do a podcast interview.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Introduction to Social Networking - Learning and Working on the Web , June 21, 2010 As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Tomi Ahonen: Mobile in Learning: lessons from around the world - Ignatia Webs , June 15, 2010 First key speaker at mLearncon Tuesday 15 june 2010. You’re tasked with outlining an eLearning lesson.

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The next generation.

Learning with e's

My current cohort of computing and ICT specialists during a seminar A new breed of teachers is emerging. Neil's most recent article for the Times Education Supplement outlines some great ideas for how teachers can embed new technology into any of their lessons.