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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Score Big with Town Hall Meetings

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By Phil Hanyok, COTP. Every quarter, employees gather in the cafeteria for town hall meetings. The tables are removed, and seats are placed in neat rows. The podium, microphone, and projector screen are tested and ready.      As employees enter the room and take their seats, the senior vice president who will present the latest company information talks quietly with one of his direct reports.

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Lessons from March Madness

ej4 eLearning

It’s that time of the year with March Madness office pools. Games are often on mute in the office so the boss doesn’t know how many people are watching the games.

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Let the Games Begin!

Learning Rebels

In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, “Let the Games Begin!” ” I have already christened 2018 as “The Year of Discovery” and I have written before as to what “Discovery” looks like in the wild.

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Why Virtual Reality Has a Bright Future in the eLearning World

Origin Learning

Since we are living in the era of technological revolution, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Virtual Reality (VR for short) has become the most popular buzzword in the eLearning domain. VR is described as the next big thing, especially in terms of online learning and corporate training.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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Learning vs. Training, What is the Difference?

Your Training Edge

A good educational process must consist of both training and learning. However, many people do not see clearly difference between these two activities and treat them as synonyms. But it is very important for a person to differentiate to be able to choose one of them.

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An Instructional Design Toolkit

Torrance Learning

We’re sharing some of our favorite instructional design techniques here in this toolkit to support new instructional designers or “old” ones who want to sharpen their saw (pun completely intended). Why a toolkit?

Driving Performance Guidance @ Point-of-Work

Living in Learning

If sustained workforce performance truly represents the universal brass ring, L&D…or some other corporate entity…must evolve tactically and adopt a performance mindset head downstream into the post-training environment where measurable outcomes and value are generated…or lost – Point-of-Work (PoW). Continuous Learning Digital Performance Support Discovery moment of need performance consulting point of work

Return on Wisdom

Clark Quinn

In the early days of the internet, I had a chance to read one of the early translations of The Japan That Can Say No. The point I took away was the critique of short-term decision making driven by the need for shareholder returns.

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.

Webinar: Dare to Share! Power of Shared Actions in Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Discover the flexible world of shared actions and their parameters in last week’s webinar recording with expert Captivate consultant Lieve Weymeis. You will learn how to prepare, develop and test shared actions.

Persuasion and Influence Are Part of Foundations of Leadership

Your Training Edge

The sixth foundation of leadership is Persuasion and Influence. Let’s find out what each of these critical actions is – and then talk about why they are so important. Persuasion is a combination of actions that can help people agree to or at least see a new viewpoint.

New for eLearning Guild! Microlearning in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Virtual classroom learning and microlearning have become commonplace in corporate training. Both options adapt beautifully to the modern classroom , which strives for adaptability, flexibility, and accessibility. At face-value, though, the connection between this EdTech option and this design model seems ambiguous at best. As training professionals, we do our best to keep up with current trends in the field.

Why the next-gen learning and development is all about workforce engagement


Join the new webinar by Docebo & Aberdeen: How to Make Learning and Development Second Nature. In 2018, employee learning and development (L&D) is changing to meet a growing end-user demand for a more reflexive use case.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

DRIVER – A Repeatable, Agile, Methodology to Generate Learning & Performance Guidance

Living in Learning

My own gap for the first 20 years of my L&D career was never considering there was a need to engage at PoW. Training WAS the standard solution after all, so why look beyond the obvious? Obviously, our L&D team were more focused on efficiently and effectively transferring knowledge which by the way was what we were scoped and compensated to do.

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Lectora Layouts Rich With the Luck of the Irish

eLearning Brothers

Saint Patrick’s Day is approaching and that means it’s time to infuse your Lectora eLearning layouts with Irish charm—and maybe a pot of gold at the end. And if you can’t get the budget for a pot of gold, a bowl of Lucky Charms is pretty much the same thing…right?


Clark Quinn

Ok, so this may be small news, but it’s still news (and I , at least, am excited!). I’ve previously mentioned my forthcoming book: Millennials, Goldfish, and other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions. It’s not out yet, though you can preorder.

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Inclusive Delivery: Ensure Your Blended Learning Strategy Meets Diverse Demands

InSync Training

What do you know about the changing demographics of the United States? Pew Research Center found that, “Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and the U.S. is projected to be even more diverse in the coming decades.” With the U.S. becoming more diverse, and with this shift in the population demographic, comes the need to diversify learning solutions.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Competencies for PRM, FRM, and ERP Certificate Holders

Your Training Edge

It’s important to examine the competencies you would like to see in your organization and compare them to the competencies that a professional certificate holder can bring. But when we analyze competencies, we need to look at both expressed and implied competencies.

LearnDash in Miami


The LearnDash team is heading to WordCamp Miami, will we see you there? This coming weekend the LearnDash team is making their way to Florida to participate in the 10th annual WordCamp Miami conference. If you are interested in WordPress and have the ability to attend then we would love to see there!

Get the Scoop on Learning DevCamp

eLearning Brothers

Do you know what to expect at Learning DevCamp 2018 ? eLearning Brothers welcomed two guest speakers to our webinar “stage” to discuss Learning DevCamp 2018.

Warning: Snake Oil

Clark Quinn

So this just appeared in my email this morning. Can you tell what’s wrong? “The next generation of L&D is here. Millennials are quickly becoming the majority of the world’s workforce. They will need training to become successful leaders.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Storytelling + Microlearning = A Magical Modern Learning Combination

InSync Training

When designing and facilitating training, we can gain inspiration from an important source: the human brain. Research shows that we naturally make better connections when listening to stories and that short bursts of learning helps us better retain information. So how to we leverage these benefits for improved ROI on our training, and more engaging experiences for our modern learners ? Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator at GWT Next, recommends cinematic microlearning.

25 Design Thinking Resources for Corporate Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

In this article, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite design thinking resources—from inspiration and worksheets to academic research. For learning professionals, design thinking challenges us to think about the learning solutions we design in terms of objectives, motivation, and barriers.

Monetizing Your Podcast with Online Courses


Many people talk about building an online presence through blogging or YouTube, and then monetizing using courses. If writing or video production isn’t your thing then consider using podcasts! When podcasts first came about they were huge, and then the hype died down and they sort of became less popular. Today we see a resurgence in podcasting and it is clear that they are very much here to stay.

Does Humor Enhance Learning?

The eLearning Coach

If humor grabs and sustains attention and if it evokes pleasant and positive feelings, why don't we use it more often in learning experience design? Here is what the research says about humor and learning. Instructional Design

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Boost Your Online Training Productivity

Lambda Solutions

Productivity is important for online learning, because it directly impacts your return on investment, or ROI. Higher productivity means you’re getting a greater outcome from the income you’re spending on learning programs. That boosts your ROI. ROI Moodle plugins learning analytics online learning tips productivity

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5 Steps to Using Learning Environment Modeling Language

InSync Training

All instructional designers have a toolkit: a set of processes, applications, and approaches they use to create modern learning programs. High-tech , low-tech, paid, or free, they rely on a myriad of sources to design training that sticks. While toolkits may vary, many instructional designers face a common obstacle: communication. How do we make sure that our stakeholders and teams understand the design vision, execution plan, and associated benefits?

How AI Chatbots Are Changing Mobile Learning


The global AI chatbot market is expected to reach an astounding $1.23 billion by 2025.¹ Chatbots, which are the hottest technology trend at the moment, are changing the way companies do business and individuals interact with their mobile devices. As a result, they are changing how mobile learning works. eLearning LMS Mobile Learning chatbot