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

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. Too few companies help salespeople learn to do this.”.

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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?

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.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. We know there’s a skills gap for young workers that colleges and universities seem unable, and employers seem unwilling, to bridge.”. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Digitization is a completely different way of teaching and learning, because when individualization and self-determined learning do not belong together, you don’t use 90% of the benefits of digital technology. Devices are like tools that you have to master, but if they don’t serve, then they have nothing to do in the classroom. Securely 90% of our teaching is not real, it’s abstract! The computer is a tool and not the content. What do you think?

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

What resources do we need to implement the LMS? Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you. If, for example, you are a business owner who wants to add training programs to your service offering and you don’t need to track their progress or performance, then you likely don’t need a full LMS. Data security. Calendar tools.

The short-cut buyers guide: LMS requirements and more

Docebo

Before you solicit information from vendors about how great their SaaS LMS is, or how they can reinvent the way you approach online training, it’s really important to firstly know exactly what you’re working with from your own organization’s standpoint. You know the old saying: hindsight is 20/20 (we’ll save the comments on the year 2020 for a later date). What do you want the future to look like? Do people enjoy learning in your current system?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. IT Security Risks 2. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." But perhaps we can do some of the key things (e.g., create a virtual recreation of their museum) theyd like to do using other tools like Flash.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? He goes on to say that current ISD programs are more like history programs. Do you agree with Brent?

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7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

However, owing to glaring security gaps, performance, and stability issues that Flash games presented on mobile devices, a need for change became more pressing. Let’s take a look at the differences between the software platforms and why you stand to benefit from making the switch. Adobe Flash is a software platform designed to support multimedia content production and display. Serious gaps in its security came to light every now and then.

Enhancing Employee Engagement with Content Delivery Platform

Kitaboo

With employees preferring digital content in the form of e-books and e-journals, the use of content delivery platforms in corporate settings can reduce the gap in skills internally formed in an organization. In a bid to reduce the skills gap, talent managers are utilizing employee training software to create a diverse, skilled workforce. Related: Measure Employee Engagement: 6 Ways HR Experts Do It. Applications of Employee Training Software: 1.

Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

mLevel

Let’s take a step back and look at why employees perform the way they do in the first place. In other words, we may act contrary to what we like or know best when there are environmental influences that have an impact on our behavior. Google wanted to know what made one team vastly more productive than another. It’s an example of what Dr. Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering and author of describes as the illusion of competence in learning.

How to Offer CPE Credits & Compliance Training Online (2020 Guide)

learnWorlds

Professionals all across the globe are constantly trying to keep up with an ever-expanding skill set required to be able to do their job effectively. While these are sometimes used for similar educational programs and are closely related, their definition and use are slightly different.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Dreams do come true, kids. We know that with great power comes great responsibility. Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. Authoring Tools of the Future.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The hype cycle theory holds that new concepts and technologies are initially little known, and thus little discussed, when they emerge from their Innovation Trigger – the point at which someone dreams them up, and only a small group of cognoscenti knows of them. Finally, some group of people learns how to use the new concept or technology to do useful things. We then wrote a program that hits Twitter’s REST API to pull as many tweets as we could from those accounts.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. program formalizes this referral process. >> Adobe Captivate in the Mobile Authoring category this year and the Best Simulation category last year. As a Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) provider, BizLibrary manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance, allowing I.T. com/software/smarter workforce/.

How To Build A Platform Like VIPKID / SAYABC In 2020

Pinlearn

This causes significant performance gaps between China’s urban and rural Youth. The entire lesson plan will be provided by the platform prior so that teachers can do a little pre-class preparation. . Besides, it also features referral and affiliate programs to boost the monthly salary of teachers. . If you do not have a teaching license, you most likely will have to complete a TESOL program (VIPKID offers it for free). Interactive Zoom Whiteboard Tool.

How to Effectively Design an eLearning Course

ProProfs

You must have already realized that designing an eLearning course is a time-consuming process, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. The success of such a course has a lot to do with its design. Do a Needs Analysis. What are their knowledge gaps/learning objectives? 4.Choose the Best eLearning Software. eLearning software makes an essential piece in online course design. You can use a good feedback tool for the same.

The 10 Best MindTickle Alternatives

Continu

Now that you know some of the challenges, here are 10 great MindTickle alternatives. Continu offers a versatile cloud-based interface and is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Continu is also an authoring tool which means companies can create training materials directly onto this platform without the aid of third parties. Streamlined tools for easy workflows. Content authoring and creation.

Will You Be Ready for Employee Training in the Next Century?

Pract.us

Robin Hanson, author of “ The Age of Em ,” predicts that in the next 100 years, computer scientists will build emulations of human brains that work 1000 times faster than humans and will eventually become conscious and just take over. But people have been predicting the rise of the homicidal robot for decades, and I think in the next century, we’ll continue to see machines do terrific work but humans will be needed to create, improve, support, and manage them.

How to Offer CPE & Compliance Training Online

learnWorlds

While they are sometimes used for similar educational programs, CPE refers to professional education for professionals who are required to keep up with current knowledge in their fields and re-certify their licenses; while CPD refers to changing professional standards, knowledge and increasing one’s professional capabilities. Security training. Publishing security articles or books. Technical skills not in information security – such as programming languages and techniques.

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

If we don’t stay nimble, new ideas, tools and practices will hurtle by us like February did. Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. Monday, March 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT : Engaging E-Learning (Core 4 Webcast) (Free for ATD members) We all know that engaging e-learning requires very specific design and planning to maximize the engagement between the attendee and content. Do you know how well you’re doing?

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Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Selling, Developing, and Delivering a Modern Learning Program for Financial Services (Free for ATD members) Disruption is the new normal in the financial services industry, and that’s made learning and development more important than ever.

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What is Considered the Perfect mLearning Onboarding Strategy?

Ed App

And because of a gap in user experience, between the applications and software used at work and during personal time, is widening at an unprecedented rate? Identify the learning gap. Discuss with stakeholders, team members and anyone else involved to find out what the learners are not doing now that they should be doing in terms of the identified real problem. This is the gap between the desired behavior and the current behavior.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web. For interactivity, we originally used Flash, and now have HTML 5 as a more secure and reliable replacement. Initially, when you developed eLearning, you were pretty much dependent on the tool you developed it in. And we want to know whether or how well someone did for critical business skills.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Early on, I discovered that organizations invest much more heavily in learning programs for customers, partners and community members. Those programs are more fun and interesting to develop and manage than employee learning, because they’re tied to “making money” rather than “saving money.”. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

First, the platform: mLevel’s purpose is to measurably increase the engagement, effectiveness and retention of our client’s workforce learning programs, while reducing the time to create and deploy those programs – often by as much as 80%. Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. What do you feel sets you apart as a learning solution?

Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

This interactive learning tool and strategy focuses on not only personal, but also group learning objectives. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Avoid Buyer’s Remorse: A Guide to Procuring Learning Technology (Free for ATD members) Why do so many learning technology projects fail to deliver sustained value to their organization? Beyond customer service training, everything from compliance to information security and more can have an effect. Is this program right for you?

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How to Offer CPE Compliance Training Online

learnWorlds

While they are sometimes used for similar educational programs, CPE refers to professional education for professionals who are required to keep up with current knowledge in their fields and re-certify their licenses; while CPD refers to changing professional standards, knowledge and increasing one’s professional capabilities. Security training. Publishing security articles or books. Technical skills not in information security – such as programming languages and techniques.

The Corporate eLearning Ecosystem Explained

LearnUpon

You might love to keep up to date with the newest releases at the movies, but do you know your gaffer from your key grip? In order to do this, we’ve divided the ‘ecosystem’ into sections to reduce the complexity. Authoring tools. Webinar tools. A learning management system (LMS) is a software application that is used to administer, deliver, track, and report training. What is an Authoring Tool. Webinar tools (Virtual classrooms).

eLearning Hype Curve: Our Predictions for 2019

Web Courseworks

The hype cycle theory holds that new concepts and technologies are initially little known, and thus little discussed, when they emerge from their Innovation Trigger – the point at which someone dreams them up, and only a small group of cognoscenti knows of them. Finally, some group of people learns how to use the new concept or technology to do useful things. We then wrote a program that hits Twitter’s REST API to pull as many tweets as we could from those accounts.

Why Is Learning Evaluation So Hard?

Watershed

In this post we'll explore how asking one question can not only uncover gaps in your training, but also surface how to align your training in a more measurable way. This is usually because a training program has been limited to a topic and some loose learning outcomes, but there’s no defined business goal. This includes a message from our CEO, an e-learning course about the company’s history, and training on health and safety, information security, and equality and diversity.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2017

Limestone Learning

Investments in programs have generated mixed results. On the one hand the volume of programs is increasing; on the other hand, the business impact is less evident. Did you know that knowing if the learner is right- or left-handed can impact on the user experience? Share talent hacks and tools. Build a plan to bridge your talent gap and retain your best employees. Do predictive analytics improve outcomes? We can do better!

Why Is Learning Evaluation So Hard?

Watershed

In this post we'll explore how asking one question can not only uncover gaps in your training, but also surface how to align your training in a more measurable way. This is usually because a training program has been limited to a topic and some loose learning outcomes, but there’s no defined business goal. This includes a message from our CEO, an e-learning course about the company’s history, and training on health and safety, information security, and equality and diversity.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Karl Kapp: Assisted with survey questions.wrote an essay on 3D tools (with Tony ODriscoll). Surveys -- Steve had four different survey questions to kick things off in an interactive way: What will you be doing during this webinar? What do you want to explore today?

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals? Why the technology your LMS uses is important, including significant considerations regarding data ownership, security, LMS customization, product updates and support.