How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool

TalentLMS

Have you a selected an authoring tool? A software that will convert your notes into the actual course? A tool that will enable you to integrate multimedia at the right places. With the market rife with these tools, selection can be a daunting process. In this article we uncover the tips to help you choose the perfect course authoring tool. Some are simple “click for next” while some are “click to know more”. Do you have an LMS in place?

Getting Handy With Interactive Enterprise Software Training

Your Training Edge

Enterprise software training has changed. It wasn’t long ago that face-to-face sessions and tools like on-demand video were mainstays. It takes time (and money) to bring people together and update materials, so it’s easy for knowledge gaps to creep in, especially when changes to software occur so quickly. Not surprisingly, enterprises and independent software vendors (ISV) now gravitate towards training programs that revolve around interactive virtual labs.

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Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. This post has been removed by the author.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you just open up Articulate Storyline , have a look at the content that your SME has provided and then just start building it? Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Do they need to be assessed to prove their understanding has changed? So how do we do that well?

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. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. 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” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

360 Training

Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Include opportunities for learners to explore and confirm what they know throughout the course—and provide prompt coaching feedback during those elearning interactions (activities, games, quizzes…) to guide student understanding. Keep in mind that assessments can be effective tools to support learning, not just measure it.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Like many decision makers, you may be more than ready to improve the effectiveness of your company’s LMS training program. However, before moving forward with such a venture, it’s important that corporate leaders determine if they feel confident in their LMS ( learning management system ) program-building skills. This may seem like a tough feat, but an effective corporate training program streamlines the process. 3 Steps to Designing an Engaging LMS Training Program.

Maine Sexual Harassment Training: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Like in other states, you must know the existing laws, requirements, and preventive measures in Maine. To help you in that regard, in this blog post, we take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about conducting sexual harassment training in Maine, including how to sucessfully impart it. Maine workplace harassment training is a training program mandated by the federal and state governments. Watch To Know What Is Sexual Harassment Training?

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. On the flipside, the person experiencing discrimination is left feeling confused and powerless to do anything. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

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. How to Develop an Employee Training Program. Choose the Right Employee Training Software. Looking for Corporate LMS Software?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. So if you say, yes I have signoff authority for travel vouchers, I could tell this tool to mark four courses. Id want to be able to do a couple things with the data before giving the user feedback.

Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

If you have some knowledge about the desktop publishing industry, you would know how important QuarkXPress was in the 80s and 90s. There is an interesting lesson for software makers here. If you refuse to adapt to changing user requirements, do not price your product sensibly, and do not have adequate product training; be prepared to fail. Several organizations continue to use legacy learning management systems to run their employee training programs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software. Whats working best with todays crop of software learners?

Hospitality LMS: What to Know

Continu

But unlike an Intranet, a hospitality LMS offers a better interface, the ability to integrate with other company software programs, and complete training tracks. Your training program will be more organized, employees better trained, and managers won’t be bogged down administering training. Now that you know some of the benefits of an LMS, it’s time to choose the correct partner. What key features do you need? Do they offer a free trial or a demo?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design Process 10 years at Intel working in tools. How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? What are they doing that’s different? How do they measure success?

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. 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” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap. Association Digital Badge Programs in Action.

5 of the Best Softwares for Online and Mobile Learning in 2020

Edume

Broadly speaking, an online learning platform is any in-house training tool that provides you with a system through which to deliver and manage learning to your workforce regardless of their physical location. Before you settle on a software to run with, you need to establish your needs and expectations. Do you have a designated L&D team, or are you a single operations manager responsible for a whole fleet? How easy do you need content creation to be?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?

7 Tips To Use Branching Scenarios As eLearning Assessment Tools

EI Design

Branching scenarios help build real-world experience, but they also have the power to gauge employee progress and identify gaps. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to use branching scenarios as eLearning assessment tools in your corporate eLearning program. How To Use Branching Scenarios As eLearning Assessment Tools. The purpose of using branching scenarios as eLearning assessment tools is to determine whether employees have achieved the goals and bridged gaps.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

As consumers who increasingly rely on technology to help us wrangle a vast range of goods and services, we’ve all experienced pain points when really good software doesn’t equate a really good experience. Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Find your gaps. Begin circling your gaps.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Are there gaps in performance that have been identified? What do people struggle with in class? Which parts do the learners like best? You do not have to lose this valuable activity when transitioning to online. Keep what a learner must know and remove what is good to know. The rest of the content can be put into a reference tool like a job aid. So do not short-change the importance of good visuals. Determine Your Development Tool.

Why Smart Companies Build Employee Training Programs

LearnUpon

Building employee training programs that plan from A to Z what your organization should be doing, that’s what. But if you’re about to jump into your first employee training plan or you want to elevate your current training, how do you get started? Let’s help you get off on the right foot with this walkthrough on how to build employee training programs. When well prepared and realized, employee training programs are worth the investment.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The latest edition is chock full o good stuff, including some thoughtful summaries of the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering and the future of rapid e-Learning tools.

Stop! Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Are there gaps in performance that have been identified? What do people struggle with in class? Which parts do the learners like best? You do not have to lose this valuable activity when transitioning to online. Keep what a learner must know and remove what is good to know. The rest of the content can be put into a reference tool like a job aid. So do not short-change the importance of good visuals. Determine Your Development Tool.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. For the most part, I like tools that are easy to use, easy to learn, look good, and create good-looking output. Google Reader All the news I need to know about e-Learning in one place. 4) Adobe Flash I dont actually develop a thing with Flash myself, but our designers and programmers do some fabulous stuff with it! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

The program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional Development’s Instructional Design program regularly asks someone to answer a series of questions from their students. Are there any critical gaps in knowledge that you frequently encounter in the ID industry? related problem is the focus on the ‘event’ model, where learning is a massed event, which we know is one of the least effective mechanisms to lead to long-term retention.

Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Online Training

Your Training Edge

You may be overwhelmed by questions such as which LMS software to use, how to diversify learning materials, and whether you should offer personalized training paths. Here are the proven strategies you can follow today to successfully deploy your online training programs. Align Training Goals with Online Training Software. To deploy your online training, you will have to use one of the LMS software solutions. So how do you choose online training software?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Bloggers New Polling Tool

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bloggers New Polling Tool As you may know, Ive been playing around with Polls on this blog. If you havent responded to those polls, please click on the links here and do so!) Today I just noticed that Blogger has added a polling tool. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Blogger's New Polling Tool My Online Visual Identity 31 Days: Days 26, 27, 28 So What Kind of a Gamer Are You?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. My iPod Touch I know that this is a piece of hardware, but it makes learning and recording information on the fly a breeze, at least when theres wireless around. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. They’re more likely to do this, he said, not only because they were brought up in a culture where failure was more acceptable, but because it allows them to tap into that creativity, collaboration and flexibility to problem-solve. Problems with Authority. Bridging the Gaps. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => If you want me to add a different link plz let me know.