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Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 2) Collaboration Tool Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services. 6) Business Continuity and Management Resources. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

To verify that their certifications are up-to-date, rig workers typically carry tools that are tied to one or more compliance databases – either an ID card that can be swiped for status checks or a mobile learning and tracking app. Insurance and Procurement Records – Proof of minimum and mandatory insurance coverage , as well as other hiring-related documents such as W-9 tax forms, business licenses and special certifications for veterans, minorities and other relevant affiliations.

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The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

Once cumbersome processes requiring specialized skills have been replaced with rapid authoring tools. Buzzwords like gamification, micro-learning, mobile-learning, adaptive learning, rapid authoring, branching scenarios and responsive design have come with the promise of resolving all our eLearning woes… only to fall considerably short of expectations. The short answer is quality. The result is a smorgasbord of low-quality eLearning. Length: 876 words.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

Both provide valuable information for assessing the learner and the video’s quality. Given the need to provide high quality, agile sales training, we’re not surprised to hear Allego is one of the fastest growing software companies on the Inc. Frost has a team of three people to manage the program – a manager who works with the divisions to uncover the business needs, a videographer who creates and edits the videos, and an administrator to manage the system.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? can make the process of choosing an authoring. tool seem bewildering, but there are some.

Which LMS should an organization with 100000+ employees switch over to?

QuoDeck

Learning management systems come in all flavors and mostly you will consider selecting between Moodle, Blackboard, SkillSoft, etc. All of them can provide the feature set you are looking for, and the choice really comes down to the quality of implementation partner you find for each. Each MicroLMS has a business owner who can configure the LMS features and settings to the specific requirements of their team.

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

eLearning 24-7

You can build your own via a 3rd party authoring tool. In addition to adding content, they are now expanding into additional platforms, authoring tools and so forth, but this is about content, so I’ll stay on the path. Then – Client contacts their new LMS vendor or current one, says they need courses in Business, Safety, Software. Some may be free (TED) or some MOOCs, others are fee-based (Skillsoft, Skill Pill, Harvard Business, etc.). .

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How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

As in any other software development, efforts to make elearning accessible should start early in the process. Bill Tyler, digital accessibility engineer at Optum Technology, favors a role-based approach , where testing rests with the appropriate decision-making role instead of the quality assurance team (which usually enters at the end of the development process). For example, should decisions about color contrast be made at the quality assurance stage?

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

That said, reflection is for some other blog author to write about. Rapid content authoring tools (build courses – you build them). 3rd party courseware providers (ex: Skillsoft, Wiley). Assessment tools including Online Testing Tools (even online proctoring) (ProProfs, ClassMarker, Questionmark). Web conferencing tools (aka virtual learning classrooms, webinars). Coaching and Mentoring tools (mobile is a key component).

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Maybe you purchased it via Open Sesame, or Skillsoft. This isn’t the fault of Open S, rather it is just well, a reality of the business. Skillsoft – The behemoth of the courses/content space. I have always liked their Microsoft Office courses which appear as the software itself with tutorial capabilities of “show me, assist me, let me do it” angle. Skillsoft I find is very flexible in this regard (as a whole).

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

As in any other software development, efforts to make elearning accessible should start early in the process. Bill Tyler, digital accessibility engineer at Optum Technology, favors a role-based approach , where testing rests with the appropriate decision-making role instead of the quality assurance team (which usually enters at the end of the development process). For example, should decisions about color contrast be made at the quality assurance stage?

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Now, businesses large and small are expanding their internal training programs to serve the serve the needs of learning audiences outside of organizational walls. ” Their education and experience is focused on instructional design, learning theory, content quality, and training efficiency. But extended enterprise business decision makers can’t afford to wait. Are training revenues the lifeblood of your business?

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year, even during normal times. Adaptable to both formal and informal virtual learning needs, video helps your team increase training quality, engagement, speed and effectiveness — all while significantly lowering program costs.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Social tools leave a digital audit trail, documenting our learning journey—often an unfolding story—and leaving a path for others to follow.” ― Marcia Conner. “ Through 2015, 80% of social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and over emphasis on technology.” – Gartner . He also discusses the advantages and usages of some of the most powerful social media tools in the context of social learning using many interesting examples.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. Combine this with static or reduced budgets and a workforce that increasingly demands high quality, highly engaging experiences – something’s got to give!

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

This webcast covers the theory, tools, and techniques for conducting team coaching. Participants will learn how to: Determine when team coaching is beneficial Develop basic and sustained team coaching approaches Utilize the best tools and techniques for team coaching Measure the results of team coaching Take part in this webcast to dig deeper into the benefits and challenges of team coaching and how to make this practice an important part of your toolkit.

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

eLearning 24-7

Build it yourself either via a 3rd party authoring tool, PowerPoint, stick figures and doodles on a piece of paper, words on a page? Just because five people are accessing Frameshop, software from 2002, doesn’t mean it is popular. After all, it screams bad business. They retain their customer, you know how business works, and have a happy customer. Percepio from Skillsoft, houses only Skillsoft courses at this time. Better quality.

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

Whether it was an LMS or a learning platform or someone pitching their learning platform as an “adaptive learning” platform or course tools that had adaptive learning or products that were supposedly adaptive learning, it was front and centered. That said if you are curious about the benefits of micro-learning to your business/organization and so forth, and some hot tips from yours truly, sign up for my free webinar happening June 7th. Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Ability to upload a course built in a 3rd party authoring tool (not just PowerPoint, which uh, is not an authoring tool). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). I have worked at places where we had business units and would charge them for our online courses/content. Will the video auto convert to the highest quality possible?

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Ability to upload a course built in a 3rd party authoring tool (not just PowerPoint, which uh, is not an authoring tool). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). I have worked at places where we had business units and would charge them for our online courses/content. Will the video auto convert to the highest quality possible?

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Social tools leave a digital audit trail, documenting our learning journey—often an unfolding story—and leaving a path for others to follow.” ? Through 2015, 80% of social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and over emphasis on technology.” – Gartner. He also discusses the advantages and usages of some of the most powerful social media tools in the context of social learning using many interesting examples. THE QUOTE.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members) In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.

The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts

Elucidat

We reached out to 15 industry experts ranging from experienced in-house learning managers, established solutions providers and consultants, presenters, authors and thought-leaders, with two key questions: What digital learning trends do you think we’ll see rise in 2019? I know this sounds obvious, but too often I hear learning impact measured in business KPIs. They’re looking for blended approaches that use a variety of tools and modalities.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

And when it all gets too confusing in the outdoor world, we have the great indoors and a packed menu of free webinars to keep us busy. Ed Muzio, author and CEO of Group Harmonics, will show you what you can do to your meeting, today, to get it functioning better as soon as next week.

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Findanlms.com and Trend Lines

eLearning 24-7

Business Travel. Percipio by Skillsoft, EdCast, me:time, 360Learning, Coorpacademy, Filtered, Triboo, myQuest, Learn Amp (Top 10 2018). Built-in authoring tool and ability to upload 3rd party authoring tool content. Built-in assessment tool. Systems represent all markets – from small business to global enterprise. It doesn’t mean it is better, higher quality, looks nice and tight – just means you can view it. Heyo!

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

We make it our business to understand all the nooks, crannies and niches that define the LMS landscape, as well as the innovators who are challenging industry norms. Mandatory features include robust administrative capabilities, extensive domain and audience segmentation, globalization and localization, ecommerce, mobile delivery, sophisticated reporting, and API-based integration with other business systems and resources. Skillsoft – Percipio.

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