Performance Support Basics: 3 Lessons on Learning Portals

Bottom-Line Performance

Learning portals are a great example of a learner-centered solution. When designed with learners’ needs in mind, they are an excellent performance support tool. Essentially, a learning portal is an online knowledge sharing tool. A learning portal helps learners locate the information they need quickly. And in some cases, interact with different types of curated learning content. A learning portal organizes all your stuff.

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Performance Support Basics: 3 Lessons on Learning Portals

Bottom-Line Performance

Learning portals are a great example of a learner-centered solution. When designed with learners’ needs in mind, they are an excellent performance support tool. Essentially, a learning portal is an online knowledge sharing tool. A learning portal helps learners locate the information they need quickly. And in some cases, interact with different types of curated learning content. A learning portal organizes all your stuff.

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9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

New technologies are changing the way learning is delivered. In this article, Steve Penfold reviews nine leading elearning authoring tools. He compares each one based on ease of use, quality of content produced, speed of authoring and scalability. Which is the best authoring tool for you? The best authoring tool for you will depend on a range of factors, including: How much technical expertise you have. Speed and efficiency of authoring.

Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

Their employees aren’t learning what they need to, either because the training content isn’t current or because the delivery method no longer fits business needs or employee expectations. We need to convert to eLearning/ blended learning. This old simulation was really useful, but it doesn’t run on our new hardware/software. Extending Value With Blended Learning. There are so many options out there now for designing, authoring, storing, and delivering content.

Software Reviews: Articulate Storyline 360, Rise and Elucidat

Elucidat

Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise and Elucidat are three of the most popular elearning authoring tools on the market. All three let content authors create great-looking, professional online courses, but there are some differences between them. Authoring Suite.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Back in the early 2000′s, LMSs often had content mgt features built within their system, but called themselves learning management systems. Today, however more and more learning management systems are bringing into content management features, inc. Social Learning – 57.1%.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

If you are like the thousands of other people exploring the purchase of a learning management system, the key to success is asking the right questions. . Because if you are using a content authoring tool that is SCORM 2004, then you must find a system that is at least 2004. Your tool will not work with a 1.2. Unless you purchased a tool that is only AICC compliant, which in that case, time to ditch it and get another one. Content Authoring Tool.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Authoring tools whose interface either looks like to was written in 1997 (thus outdated) or is so confusing, that the premise of rapid, just is not possible. Quiz assessment tools and systems, that assume everyone wants to do T/F and M/C or Short Answer and T/F only. Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. Some of the biggest problems.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

A trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. While the global economy has yet to fully reverse itself, it is clear that many vendors believe it is, or realize that potential clients have no problem paying for it. So, you now have an open marketplace with a social learning twist to it.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

One vendor asked if you wanted to learn more about their product and sent you to their help desk to notify them of errors or issues with their system (hmm, not likely to buy one from these guys). Social Media & Social Learning – LMS Style. A surprisingly number of vendors who offer some form of social learning, whether it is the minimum – a FB like page, micro-blog, even some form of app sharing or collaborative tool, do not have any social media on their site.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system. OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc. No problem.

How To Tell It’s The Best LMS For Great Corporate Training

TalentLMS

With the end of the year looming, Financesonline, the popular B2B software review website, released its 2017 listing of the Best LMS platforms ― as ranked by feature set, scalability, adaptability to different environments, and other relevant metrics ― and TalentLMS came out on top. Which is not that difficult to do, if you design your software to excel in LMS comparison matrices. Blended learning. In fact, over 20% of our customers use TalentLMS for learning eCommerce.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it. I see this as one of the most important features for any learning management system, open source or commercial. Innovation drives the market (regardless if it is e-learning or not). Mobile learning value is there, expands a system who offers extended enterprise.

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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Her niche is learning technologies and she has recently partnered with a company called Exult, based in Pune, India. Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. Kapp: You’ve been in the Learning and Development space for a long time, especially in the area of learning technologies, what is the industry doing correctly and where are some areas for improvement in terms of learning technologies?

Knowledge Guru Adds Video, Adaptive Learning, Faster Speeds in Winter Release

Knowledge Guru

We collected customer needs and feedback to add new features that make Knowledge Guru a more powerful learning tool… all while improving load times and speed. Adaptive Learning. The Knowledge Guru database can now create a personalized learning experience for players based on their learning needs. Faster load times for both players and authors, no matter where they are in the world. No problem.

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Designing Intelligent eLearning

Origin Learning

The all-conquering smartphone and the rise of mobile learning was a trend that our core team believed would eventually become mainstream. This has now come true and the number of organizations investing in mobile learning solutions and learning apps is steadily increasing. Fast forward to the present, L&D experts are weighing on the merits and de-merits of social learning with a heavily divided house in terms of opinions. Gamification, Videos, and Learning Nuggets.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. eLogic Learning.

SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

Is there someone out who would want to learn what you can teach them? billion mark by 2020 and as per the forecasts of Research and Markets, the global e-learning market will grow over $325 Billion by 2025. The e-learning has become a prominent source of education, and the progress of technology is embracing the people with advancements in the learning mediums. Inevitably, the new things in technology turn out to be a solution to all the problems.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

A popular multi-stage methodology aimed at instructional designers and training developers for creating effective training tools. Rhonda DeYoung, Senior Learning Experience Designer, Anthem, Inc. ADDIE is a tried and true method for making a training house a learning home.”. CAT = Content Authoring Tool. A Content Authoring Tool is an online platform that lets trainers and instructional designers create eLearning course material.

How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

That’s why many companies, including SoftwareONE – a global organization of over 3,000 Software Portfolio Management Consultants – have started using corporate training videos across their companies. Having trainings available anytime, anywhere and on any device keeps employees engaged and motivated, has offered a higher sustainable learning library, and reduced travel costs immensely.” – John Mayes, Global HR Leader at SoftwareONE, explained to us.

The Biggest Players In the Microlearning Industry Today

Ed App

Multinational corporations and governments are grappling with the fast paced changes to their markets, student needs and learning is now an at scale, cross border issue that needs a different type of learning than that which has been used in the past. Microlearning, with its roots tied firmly in the science of learning, spaced repetition and knowledge retention has become a go to solution for many companies and institutions trying to solve this issue. LinkedIn Learning.

7 Tips to Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget

Hurix Digital

The way we learn has undergone a significant shift in the past decade, thanks to e-learning. E-learning portals have ensured that everyone can get access to learning material irrespective of their location. Importance of Custom E-Learning Content.

How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

That’s why many companies, including SoftwareONE – a global organization of over 3,000 Software Portfolio Management Consultants – have started using corporate training videos across their companies. Having trainings available anytime, anywhere and on any device keeps employees engaged and motivated, has offered a higher sustainable learning library, and reduced travel costs immensely.” – John Mayes, Global HR Leader at SoftwareONE, explained to us.

Gamification Trends in 2019 – Packed with Tips and Ideas You Can Use

EI Design

Gamification is the use of principles and key elements of gaming to deliver the required learning objectives. The key elements of the Game mechanics that are a part of Gamification for learning include: While “Have fun as you learn” resonates well with learners, these approaches are often looked at with skepticism by the corporates. Gamification adds fun to learning but does not drive learner performance. Gamification Trend #1: Maturing of Gamification for learning.

What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

Mobile learning has been the talk of the town for a while now. Learners are readily embracing the technological benefits of using their mobile devices to access learning. Reporting is mostly done through a Learning Management System (LMS), which also monitors a learner’s performance efficiently. If the mobile device – the device that is viewing the SCORM content – is connected to the internet, then there will occur no problem whatsoever with the reporting functionality.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The “Best of E-learning!” Tools.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. It makes research about learning accessible in ways you can apply immediately. Design Alchemy : Author Roderick Sims suggested that I include “texts/resources that address Learning Design and not just Instructional Design” such as his own book. Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design : Miriam Larson suggested her book, co-authored with Barbara Lockee.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

It makes research about learning accessible in ways you can apply immediately. Design Alchemy : Author Roderick Sims suggested that I include “texts/resources that address Learning Design and not just Instructional Design” such as his own book. Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design : Miriam Larson suggested her book, co-authored with Barbara Lockee. Have you ever wondered if formal or conversational style is better for learning (conversational)?

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs

e-Learning Academy

There’s lots of excitement about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course); new business models and prestige for education institutions, new opportunities for people from around the world to access learning. Online learning has been around since the 90’s, so frankly I don’t get the hype that MOOCs seem to be causing. If the content or instructional technique is repetitive rather than fresh and inspiring, then there is a problem. Multimedia tools to develop content.

eThink 2019 Year in Review: New Markets, Solutions & Recognitions

eThink Education

eThink hosted 34 webinars over the past 12 months, highlighting product updates and emphasizing the most important trends, tools, and strategies for successful eLearning. Overall, we had over 8,000 learning professionals attend our virtual webinar events this year! Learn More.

eThink 2019 Year in Review: New Markets, Solutions & Recognitions

eThink Education

eThink hosted 34 webinars over the past 12 months, highlighting product updates and emphasizing the most important trends, tools, and strategies for successful eLearning. Overall, we had over 8,000 learning professionals attend our virtual webinar events this year! Learn More.

Continuing Education & Technology: Equipping Your People to Tackle the Future

Everwise

It is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their careers to stay ahead of the technology curve. In most cases, technology specialists are more than happy to explain their work, particularly if you are interested in learning in order to avoid having to call them back with the same problem in the future! If the purpose of a new app or piece of software is not apparent, then it already presents a cognitive issue to your team.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Learning results in physical changes to the brain and these changes are unique to each individual. What is an online learning community?

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010.

Corporate Classrooms: Adapting to change

CLO Magazine

Firms are investing in brick-and-mortar universities, and learning leaders are finding new ways to maximize the medium. ” The classroom’s demise, the article stated, would come from a host of factors: “Displacing brick and mortar classrooms are myriad Web- and computer-based delivery vehicles, from simple CDs to elaborate corporate portals, and simulations rivaling the hottest Gothic multiplayer war games. Technology has changed corporate learning.