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To Train or Not to Train : The Tale of The Corporate LMS

Paradiso

There was a time when corporate training consisted of an instructor and a whole classroom full of bored and unenthusiastic employees just waiting for the session to end.

Transparency

Clark Quinn

I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important. So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog. Here I lay out who I am, why I write it, and what I write about.

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Immediate and Delayed Consequences in Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In branching scenarios, we can use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback. Consequences are what happens as a result of decisions; feedback is what we tell learners after decisions. Use Immediate Consequences Often.

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? Designing a game that helps people actually learn something. The BLP team (creators of Knowledge Guru) is no stranger to the challenges that come with learning game creation. That’s why we read about it!

[Webinar]: 3 Steps to an A+ Customer Training Plan

Join the experts from Skilljar for a webinar on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 AM PDT as we discuss tips, tools and best practices to help you create a comprehensive training plan for Q4 and beyond. Register now.

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Examples of Organizations Who Have Top Business Training Programs

Clarity Consultants

There is a real war for talent occurring today. Many companies are already operating with lean staff, due to high attrition rates and not replacing staff, not to mention downsizing as a result of a difficult economy.

Who Else Wants World-Class Training Based On Business Goals?

Riptide Software

The path you take on a journey determines whether or not you’ll reach the destination. There are “multiple roads to Rome” but some of these roads are more laden with obstacles and challenges than the others

Smoke and mirrors

Learning with e's

Photo by Sarah Joy on Flickr Hidden away in the heart of the ancient Barbican area of Plymouth, England are the authentic Mayflower Steps. You probably know the story.

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Creating Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Sales Leaders: 3 Strategies

PDG

How do you create great sales leaders? I recently had a conversation with a senior sales leader of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. The leader discussed the highest priorities for the organization: “I’m most concerned about the development of tomorrow’s sales leaders.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Patty McCord Litmos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Patty McCord, famous for the Netflix Culture Deck, spoke on culture. She talked about sharing the stage with sports coaching legends, and how they were personal but focused. Her stories of the early days of Netflix and how they made tough but fair decisions were peppered with important lessons.

Is Workplace Flexibility Right for Your Organization?

KnowledgeCity

If you haven’t heard of the term “workplace flexibility”, it’s time to crawl out from under the HR rock you may have been resting under and embrace the new direction many companies are transitioning to. Normal” work hours are no longer the typical 9-5.

Fall For These eLearning Resources

eLearning Brothers

Starbucks has released the Pumpkin Spice Latte (“PSL” for those in the know), which means fall is here, whether it feels like it outside or not. To get you into that fall mood, we picked out a few resources from the Template Library that pair well with pumpkin flavored everything.

Who’s building the infrastructure for lifelong learning, When VR training makes the job look better, Why design thinking needs a rethink, and more

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 10-16 September 2017. Social learning

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How Advanced Authors Can Create Serious Elearning Faster

As an advanced author, you have demanding goals and tool requirements. This guide provides key design principles you can use to make sure your elearning hits its target, and outlines the tool features you’ll need to create serious elearning faster.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Apparently, Learning and Development (L&D) doesn’t require air to survive. I say this because it’s frequently handled in a vacuum, away from everything it’s supposed to be connected to. It’s often brought in at the last minute as well. And yet there are still L&D departments and vendors.

Why AR

Clark Quinn

Perhaps inspired by Apple’s focus on Augmented Reality (AR), I thought I’d take a stab at conveying the types of things that could be done to support both learning and performance. I took a sample of some of my photos and marked them up.

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Are you using videos in your eLearning?

LearningZen

Are you using videos in your eLearning? I recently read a statistic that 98% of organizations included video in their digital learning strategies in 2016. After reading this statistic I started to evaluate my videos and questioning when I use videos and are they engaging my users.

7 eLearning Experts Share Tips on How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

ProProfs

Identifying the ‘right’ learning management system (LMS) for your business can be quite a hassle. In an industry filled with so many eLearning vendors, it can be tricky to find the best deal. Nearly every solution provider you interact with will claim to have the perfect tool that can support all your eLearning needs. That is certainly not the case! Although, there are some LMS tools that are better than others, each one of them has their own strengths and limitations.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Why Organizations Should Pay Employees to Work Someplace Else

D2L

When you are a scrappy startup, every minute of every day is devoted to one thing: growing the company. When D2L, started out, not showing … Continued. D2L News Inspiring Stories Professional Development Social Learning

Use a Micro-Subscription Course Pricing Model

LearnDash

One of the first things people think of when building out an online course to sell is the type of pricing model they will use. The “holy grail” for pricing appears to be the monthly subscription, but this model is extremely difficult to pull-off especially when you are just starting out with creating and selling courses. In fact, it’s one reason why some people find it easier to get started with simple one-time pricing.

AI Reflections

Clark Quinn

Last night I attended a session on “Our Relationship with AI” sponsored by the Computer History Museum and the Partnership on AI. In a panel format, noted journalist John Markoff moderated Apple’s Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati, and IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi. The overarching theme was: how are technologists, engineers, and organizations designing AI tools that enable people and devices to understand and work with each other?

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How to Add Closed Captions to Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

We’ve discussed closed captions in a previous post. We looked at how to create them with free software or online tools. And we also explored how to build closed captions using a single text variable. Today, we’ll look at how the closed captions feature works in Articulate Storyline 360.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

No Second Chance to Make a First Impression: the Power of Onboarding

Learning Wire

Want to find out more about the key role of onboarding and to get concrete tips to implement great onboarding programs? Sign up for our webinar on Oct. 3rd by clicking here! Do you remember your first day as a new recruit in a new organization?

Employee Benefits: The Competition is Fierce

KnowledgeCity

Job seekers and the benefits they want have changed. Recent studies have shown applicants would be willing to take a decrease in pay to work for a company that has better employee benefits. But what constitutes better benefits? That varies, depending on the generation of the workforce.

#OnboardingSOS Part 5: Getting managers involved in onboarding early and often

Axonify

Frontline managers are the most important people in modern workplace learning. They are the “boots on the ground” who drive employee performance and provide ongoing support. They hold employees accountable for their behavior AND will ultimately be held accountable for their employees’ behavior. Therefore, it is critical for frontline managers to play an intimate role in a reimagined approach to onboarding.

Mark Kelly C3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Astronaut Mark Kelly gave a warm, funny, and inspiring talk. He used stories from his youth, learning to fly, becoming an astronaut, and being husband to Gabby Gifford to emphasize key success factors. (I

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!