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Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 e-Learning Practices - Editor: Prof.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. In Part 1 we talked about the overall learning culture that needs to be in place. In Part 2 we reviewed some of the core segments of training and learning that need to be in place whether it is instructor led or in an e-learning format. As you sit down to develop your learning content, you need to determine the overall end product.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. In Part 1 we talked about the overall learning culture that needs to be in place. In Part 2 we reviewed some of the core segments of training and learning that need to be in place whether it is instructor led or in an e-learning format. As you sit down to develop your learning content, you need to determine the overall end product.

What I Learned at LSCon18

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, I attended the Learning Solutions 2018 Conference in Orlando. Now that I’ve had a few weeks to process and reflect, I want to summarize some of what I learned. I did a similar post last year , and it helped me reinforce and remember what I learned. We talked about how microlearning is sometimes a solution, sometimes on its own, sometimes in combination with other forms of training. Kevin Thorn: Comics for Learning. If not, it’s a skill.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Thank you for joining us on our third part of our 4 part blog series on the different type of Blended Learning strategies, and how you could begin strategizing or implementing these blended learning strategies into your training plans. Before the spread of the internet in the early 2000s, there was the essential blend of instructor-led (ILT) training and self-paced “training in a box.” The essential blend was knowledge/skills.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Thank you for joining us on our third part of our 4 part blog series on the different type of Blended Learning strategies, and how you could begin strategizing or implementing these blended learning strategies into your training plans. Before the spread of the internet in the early 2000s, there was the essential blend of instructor-led (ILT) training and self-paced “training in a box.” The essential blend was knowledge/skills.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Many companies are also convinced that “elearning” is the answer to their employee training and development needs. They are told elearning will be cheaper, faster, more convenient, and more effective than traditional, classroom training. Also, using elearning programs makes managers feel like they are staying on the cutting edge of technology. Department of Education found a small advantage for online (blended) programs.

Video Training – why it’s here to stay

Dashe & Thomson

Being a new member of the Dashe team makes me look at video with a slightly different perspective – that of video-based training. I wanted to investigate why video training has gotten more popular in recent years. The primary reason why video has gotten to be a more popular option for training in corporations is bandwidth. Add a voiceover that helps to make the transition from one point to the next and you have a compelling piece of video training.

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Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Supporting a distributed workforce through effective training is an increasingly important challenge as companies expand across larger geographic regions. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Low bandwidth at either end can cause problems.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Add More Online Training to the Mix. Don’t Train.

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Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is disseminating training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Supporting a distributed workforce through effective training is an increasingly important challenge as companies expand across larger geographic regions. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Many of these tools are free or extremely low cost, depending on your needs.

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

Yet startup businesses may not have enough funds or resources available to make this learning happen for their employees. According to our research, there are a variety of low-cost (or even free) and out-of-box training initiatives that startups can take advantage of and provide for their employees. People, roles and responsibilities tend to change fast, and a default training program is not agile enough to keep up. Self-learning covers a wide spectrum.

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Ryan Tracey is an ELearning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine , a moderator for #lrnchat , and the author of the E-Learning Provocateur blog. Ryan has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. He holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

New post Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget on Obsidian Learning. While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. Low cost per barrel means high anxiety for everyone, from the boardroom to the oil patch. If you work in oil and gas, you’ve probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. The “Best of E-learning!” Elearning! 650 E.

Why Our Experience with the JFK Bomb Scare Inspired Us to Brainstorm Better Crowd Control

eLearningMind

After this first-hand experience, it led us at ELM to wonder what went wrong and more importantly, how we would train airport staff and authorities to better manage a similar event in the future. In hospital emergency rooms, personnel is taught to triage effectively using live actors and role-playing scenarios to keep their skills sharp and see how they’d react in real-life situations. By now you’ve probably heard about the bomb scare that paralyzed JFK airport in July.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Add More Online Training to the Mix. Don’t Train.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

E-learning platforms that offer the MOOCs with their regular programs are MOOC platforms. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. What is Blended Learning?

9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered

Continu

Planning a customer service training brings up a lot of questions. What should the training cover? Should we hire a training organization or do it in-house? Where can we find training materials? But if you don’t get your customer service training right, you’re going to lose sales to the companies who do. We’ve created this guide to customer service training to help you nail your customer service education. Skills Exercises.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

The theory behind this initial MOOC viewed knowledge as distributed and education as a process of building personal learning networks. Consequently, the course was based on open educational resources and peer learning. By that time, it had become apparent that MOOCs were a force that could not be ignored and that they could be powerful tools for solving many problems facing education, including the exponentially rising cost.

The Future of Learning: How to Deliver Tomorrow’s Great Learning Experiences Today

Instilled

Artificial Intelligence, immersive experiences, big data analytics… the future of learning can sound scary, but it doesn’t have to! This post from Gareth Jones, a learning consultant at our sister company LEO Learning, looks at the future of L&D and explains what training professionals need to do today to better deliver the learning programs of tomorrow. The Future of Learning: Trends to Prepare L&D Pros for Success.

The Future of Learning: How to Deliver Tomorrow’s Great Learning Experiences Today

Leo Learning

Artificial Intelligence, immersive experiences, big data analytics… the future of learning can sound scary, but it doesn’t have to! This post from Learning Consultant, Gareth Jones, looks at the future of L&D and explains what training professionals need to do today to better deliver the learning programs of tomorrow. The Future of Learning: Trends to Prepare L&D Pros for Success. 2) Great Learning Experiences Require an Immersive Environment.

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

This webcast will help you navigate the crowded landscape, focus on the leadership development activities that will have the greatest impact, and learn how to incorporate them into your regular routine. 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.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L. Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning! mLearning (mobile learning): Learning that’s conducted on a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet. Content that works on desktop isn’t always suited to mobile learning. Success elearning

Professional Development for L&D – Learning To Teach Online MOOC Augmented by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

What is Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC about? Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC has been developed by Simon McIntyre , Director, Learning and Innovation and Dr Negin Mirriahi , Academic Developer at UNSW and is available on the Coursera MOOC platform. LTTO is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices. LTTO is primarily focused on Learning in the Education sector. How much will it cost ?

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Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

We’re getting creative about how we communicate, sourcing new tools and strategies, and more than ever now, leveraging online learning. Friday, May 1, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: You Can’t Beat ’Em, So Join ’Em — Training’s Role in Informal Learning Many of us obtain the knowledge and data we require to complete our work by using the Internet. This informal learning trend is unlikely to change soon, so training professionals need to find a way to address it.

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ATD TechKnowledge 2017 and Enterprise Learning that Works

Litmos

They showed off enterprise learning that works, and everyone enjoys using. I caught a couple keynote sessions, hung out in the Litmos expo booth, and presented a collaborative VR tool called Immerse Learning. I had some great conversations with attendees and colleagues in learning. a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world.".

LTTO+ Professional Development Course for L&D by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

Join the MOOC+ Study Group that provides an augmented learning experience to Organisational Learning and Capability Professionals. MOOC + is lead by L&D professionals and practitioners from various organisations who in addition to completing the Learning To Teach Online MOOC on Coursera will also provide a contextualised learning experience for organisational Learning and Capability professionals. How much will it cost ?

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Terminology can feel like buzzwords and jargon to the amateur but many are essential knowledge for the eLearning professional. That’s why we’ve compiled this eLearning glossary.

Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

If you could use some ideas, there are plenty of free webinars on everything from learning principles to design tips to career management. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Customer Service Training Discussion with Lisa Crockett and Host Kristen Hayden Safdie Join EngageTHEM.org Founder, Lisa Crockett and Host Kristen Hayden Safide, as they discuss customer service training—with a bonus discussion about developing a portfolio. New coach training and development findings.

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Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately that’s not always the case, but if you’re looking for some quick-hit training that’ll give you some great productivity ideas (instead of a sugar rush), check out the list of free webinars being offered for April. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create Your First eLearning Course with Captivate Are you just getting started with Adobe Captivate?

With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business

TalentLMS

It worked fine but started getting too costly. Our “hybrid” hosting environment blends Rackspace with Amazon’s S3 for long term storage of customer files. We opted for S3 due to its combination of low cost, security and flexibility. S3 and Cloudfront are not that easy to work with, compared to Rackspace’s Cloud Files solution, but they are much more flexible and cost-effective. Balsamiq – Low fidelity mockups.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

More effective communication? Monday, January 8, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 4 Keys to Enhancing Your Healthcare Culture (Free for ATD members) A healthcare company’s culture has a tremendous effect on the patient experience, and ultimately your survey scores. Consequences include risk of legal action, significant costs in penalties, damage to brand reputation, and more. You will learn: The risks presented by compliance programs based on a checkbox mentality.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Then discover specific tactics for applying all five to your organization’s business and training needs. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. Learning and development professionals use Xyleme to manage the entire content lifecycle in one place. No Design Skills?