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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much. Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. – This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . .

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. Where do you want to be in two years time?

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10 reasons retail needs an authoring tool

Elucidat

Could an authoring tool be a simple solution to a really painful problem? But with benefits such as scalability, speed of delivery and cost-effectiveness, more and more retail businesses are choosing to take control of the learning experience by introducing authoring tools into the fray. 10 benefits of authoring tools for retail organizations. Authoring tools support multiple languages easily. Business-critical skills gaps.

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. Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Course Authoring and Delivery.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. “Skills Gap” Solutions.

Cutting Costs Without Cutting Quality Of Employee Training

Ed App

It is no secret that investing in quality employee training can push the budget. We are here to tell you how to cut costs without cutting the quality of your employee training strategy! We have set out to provide you with 4 of the best ways to boost the quality of your employee training, while cutting costs. EdApp’s LMS has a built-in authoring tool, which means most of the work has already been done for you. Use tools for reporting.

The 7 principles of fierce conversations every leader should know

Matrix

For everybody not in show business, the communication gaps and misunderstandings are sources of grief and frustration. At a first glance, it seems like a nonsensical thing to do. Read more: Considering mindfulness training for increased employee productivity. While that is natural, it is also counter productive because we end up carrying around a burden or worry a lot longer than it would be necessary. Let silence do the heavy lifting. What is quality?

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Skills Gap” Solutions. You’ll learn: The current state of the “skills gap”.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

How to Be More Productive in the Digital Age

General Assembly

Experts from Evernote, General Assembly, and more share tips and tools for staying on top of your work and life. Attendees at General Assembly and Evernote’s productivity panel at GA London. How do we balance fielding work demands, being attached to our smartphones, and staying on top of wellness, all while trying to excel in our careers? 4 Tips for Personal Productivity Being productive on a personal level comes naturally to some, but for many it must — and can — be learned.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

So how much interactivity do you require for your content? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. Articulate 360 has many tools available to assist you in crafting your interactions, and in encouraging your learners to interact with their computer screens. You can do that with Preso! Working directly on your iPad’s screen with annotation tools on a series of PDFs.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

But when experts say today’s job market is as much about capabilities as it is about the products, they clearly see a change that is evident — all those Ivy League b-schools that once flaunted their traditional course catalogs are now switching from “courses” to specialized training modules based on real-life use cases. The era of specialization is here – this is true of people and software systems as well! Because all software at the end of the day are created for people.

Introducing eBridge: An Online Review And Collaboration Tool To Optimize eLearning Course Development

EI Design

Due to varied needs of customers, you possibly use multiple authoring tools to craft the required custom online training solution. eBridge: An Online Review And Collaboration Tool To Optimize eLearning Course Development. In this article, I introduce you to eBridge , a one-of-a-kind online eLearning collaboration tool that will ease off several of the pain areas in your custom eLearning development process. eBridge is not just another issue tracking tool.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. They have good command over their subjects – products, processes, technologies, applications, and more.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

But when experts say today’s job market is as much about capabilities as it is about the products, they clearly see a change that is evident — all those Ivy League b-schools that once flaunted their traditional course catalogs are now switching from “courses” to specialized training modules based on real-life use cases. The era of specialization is here – this is true of people and software systems as well! Because all software at the end of the day are created for people.

Everyday Adobe and Working out Loud

Adobe Captivate

I’ve spent a long time “learning how to use captivate” while dabbling in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Adobe XD when I had a need to try to use them, but have realized that without a clear purpose and time to play, I revert to “simpler” and more familiar tools even when I know that it would be a better overall experience to create in Captivate. I keep at it, but have been frustrated at what I see as a “gap” in support for the creative process.

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

Software Advice, a site that rates learning management platforms, surveyed 150 corporate LMS administrators on their use of third-party versus in-house training materials and found 73% use both. From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise. For example, the Software Advice report confirms video is the most popular format for training content with 82% of those surveyed creating videos in-house, while 85% obtain video from third-party sources.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The authoring basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap. Product

Myths about Government LMS Procurement Debunked

Meridian

This can force agencies to acquire other products to fill the gaps the current LMS can’t provide. It is imperative for organizations to be competitive but confident in their company’s ability to provide quality goods or services and have a very good chance of winning. Government agencies doesn’t know who is out there in the industry unless companies market themselves to the government.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The Authoring Basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap. Elearning Product

4 Examples of AI Being Used in E-Learning

LearnDash

It’s hard to write about AI in e-learning without feeling as though you’re engaging in the sort of speculation usually left to science fiction authors, especially as we’re used to thinking of it as something potentially sinister or frightening. Instead, what we have are sophisticated software programs that are very good at finding patterns, and then adjusting behavior to those patterns to deliver a fairly limited range of results.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. Yet, can e-learning provide a viable, quality learning experience to be a solution? Currently both the United Nations (UN) and the WHO have endorsed e-learning as a useful tool in addressing education needs in health care. Modern e-learning tools have built-in language options and straight-forward translation capabilities. And do some one-on-one consultation.

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How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

These efforts are intended to make employees productive and successful so that businesses can stay relevant in a rapidly evolving business climate. The role of employee training software is quite valuable in such a scenario. Such a tool can streamline and standardize the training across the enterprise in a big way. Before we get into the details of this type of software and how to develop an employee training program , let’s understand the basics of employee training.

4 Reasons Why Learning and Development Should Play an Essential Role in Any Organization

Your Training Edge

They say that knowing is half the battle. In business, learning and development do have a measurable impact on the organization in multiple areas, though it may not be as easy to monitor. It Is a Recruitment Tool. What You Don’t Know Can Cost You.

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How to Create a 70 20 10 Development Plan for Your Employees

LearnUpon

Do you aim to foster collaboration within your teams? However, by making a plan, developing a strategy and investing in the right tools, the process will run a lot smoother. . How much of your time and budget do you put into formal learning? Invest in the right tools.

8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

TechSmith Camtasia

There is a broad range of applications for screencasts in online training, from software product demos to POS system tutorials. Invest In a Feature-Rich eLearning Authoring Tool. A robust eLearning authoring tool gives you the ability to record your screen , add audio, and edit the entire online presentation. Thus, creating the complete package without having to invest in additional software. Concentrate on Training Gaps and Learning Objectives.

Unlocked Learning—how to evolve your learning content

Coassemble

But what if you wanted to create engaging training content rapidly without sacrificing quality? That’s exactly what Unlocked Learning can enable you to do! We know it can go without saying, but we still want to say it for everyone in the back—training content needs to be engaging. But how do you create content that’s powerful and engaging without experience? Using these training content creation tools helps even novices to create rich and engaging content in minutes.

How to identify your organisation’s training needs

Your Training Edge

A great idea or product may capture and hold the market for a while but without growth, even the strongest organisation will get left behind. It is self-evident that employees who receive the right training are more productive, efficient, and satisfied. Most leaders and managers instinctively know that their people must grow in order to gain or retain more market share. Or worse, letting a skills gap widen until it becomes too late. Do you have a mentorship program?

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (3). The managers perspective

Challenge to Learn

I’m a manager myself for over 20 years now and I know from first-hand experience how difficult it is make decisions about learning and training. When you have to decide on whether or not to train a group of people this becomes even more difficult, most of the times you just don’t know. How do you decide on the validity of your investment and how to measure the outcome? You need to know what your employees need to be able to do and to know to make them competent.

A week of working and Learning in Ukraine

Challenge to Learn

So I know that life there is very different from my life in The Netherlands. Imagine that you as a 26-year-old software developer suddenly have to fight against the Russian army. I didn’t know that and it does place the conflict for me in e new perspective. I enjoyed doing it. On top of that eLearning in Ukraine is hardly developed, there is a huge gap with the developments in the European Union and the US. I do have a strange but interesting life.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. Sure the quality isn't as good but for internal clips embedded in Articulate courses, they're "good enough" for us.

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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

General Assembly

Building a stronger workflow for developers, designers, and product managers leads to better cross-team collaboration — and better products. In 2016, I was preparing with clients for an upcoming training workshop focused on coaching a cross-functional team of designers , software engineers , product managers , and business stakeholders on integrating product discovery practices — a process to ensure products being created are both usable and useful — into their delivery cadences.

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How to Plan a Customer Education Strategy

LearnUpon

With this in mind, your training stakeholders need to be considered – you need to be aware of which teams are involved with customer training, the skills or strengths each team can offer, and make sure they each know their role. . Do you currently develop training materials?

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

We know it’s effective in educating – Ebbinghaus forgetting curve be dammed when there a good story behind the learning. Feinberg, this happened during the production of The Incredibles. By having native support for video, Brightspace not only knows which learners started each video, but also if they finished or where they stopped if they did not finish. Both provide valuable information for assessing the learner and the video’s quality. Storytelling.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

Many new products and technologies are available and, in general, the industry has matured. The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. The development of the SCORM specification is essentially what has allowed the e-Learning industry to make a clean division between LMS solutions and content/authoring solutions.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Here are six learning game design books that are on our must-read list: Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games. As a trainer interested in game design, you know that games are more effective than lectures. But how do you become the Milton Bradley of learning games?

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