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9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revamp Outdated Online Training Content

Infopro Learning

In this article, I’ll share 9 budget-friendly ways that you can revitalize your online training content. HOW TO REVAMP OUTDATED ONLINE TRAINING CONTENT IN A BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAY. But does your organization have enough wiggle room in the budget to modernize its online training initiatives? Here are 9 cost-effective ways to revamp outdated online training content as quickly as possible. Has your online training gone sour?

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Especially when performance expectations, deadlines, and budgets are set by others, it can be downright frightening to attempt something new with uncertain success. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

” Perhaps this is a natural aspect of human nature to take the safe path rather than to explore uncharted territory to find better, more effective paths. Especially when performance expectations, deadlines, and budgets are set by others, it can be downright frightening to attempt something new with uncertain success. Haven’t we all abandoned proven and effective work styles for ineffective patterns of behavior when under stress?

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

Perhaps it’s tempting to blame the design process for failing to produce effective solutions, but I would disagree. They may also include online social components, performance support options, Internet-based resources, internal proprietary content, video, learner-produced content, and much more. People know what they know, and they’re comfortable doing what they’ve always done, especially under stressful situations with tight budgets and timelines.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Most of Jane’s examples – from people with lower budgets – not the glitzy example (we need to make learning engaging, not pretty). It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! “Effective design is done when there’s nothing left to take out.&# [not that you’ve found a way to put more stuff in.]

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. Whos really used music in e-Learning to good effect? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

While different training departments serve a variety of customers, they all share common attributes: they have a population of workers who use their products and services, a smaller population of managers who look to training to address performance and knowledge gaps, and sponsors who fund the training departments. Within the business units, workers need a sufficient set of skills and knowledge to perform their jobs for the organization to succeed.

Required Learning for Training Managers: Business 101

Mindflash

If trainers don’t truly understand how a business works, what it expects out of its training department, or what it ultimately wants its employees to be able to do, they simply can’t be effective. If you can help it improve profit margins, you’ll never have to worry about justifying your department’s existence or your budget. Effectiveness is about producing more with what you already have. If you have to choose, be more effective.

How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back

Mindflash

In many organizations, the value of effective training and performance support programs is not well understood. We need to get away from the widget-based metrics of the past and focus on the impact and value our efforts have on critical business performance. People brought up several challenges, including not having enough budget, time, or bandwidth, and not having the authority or power to do what they needed to do. “Training needs to earn a seat at the table.”. “We

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Even if you’re on a limited budget, you can get a good microphone for about $50. Creative Commons Audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Be sure to check out their Creative Commons License agreements before using them. If you want simple sound effects, record your own.

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How to Run a Lean & Mean Learning Organization: 4 Strategies for Long-Term Success (and Profit)

Mindflash

I’m in the midst of finalizing the budget and strategic plan for our learning organization at Allonhill , which is pushing me to confront one really difficult question: How can we be useful for our constituents without spending extra money on more trainers? You’re probably not getting the budget for another trainer, so embrace SMEs. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user kenteegardin.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. If possible, allow for more interactivity so learners can try out the simulated software a bit to better understand how to perform a task. We often don’t have the budget for highly robust or complex simulations, so let’s look at some other options. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user jepoirrier.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g. by tracking grades vs other job performance metrics), and even organize time schedules (for instructor shifts, ILT courses, etc.). Flickr’s Creative Commons image search is a good place to look for such pictures, as is Wikimedia Commons and archive.org.

How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

Schools spend an inordinate amount of their annual budgets on purchasing and maintaining suites of technology, but what are the tangible positive outcomes for students? The common view from this camp is that computers and other technologies either distract from the real purpose of education, cause undesirable changes to the structure of our brains, or undermine knowledge and learning by trivializing it. Learning is highly complex.

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Learning in round spaces

Learning with 'e's

Think for example of theatre that is performed ''in the round''. The action happens in the middle of the room, and all those who participate face inwards towards the performance. Change it again, and face the participants outwards instead, and what is the effect? Children sit on the floor and face the curved walls of the igloo to experience the full 360 degree effect of the colour, movement and sound.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

Effective Metrics for Learning and Development I wonder what Shaw would think if he saw the way learning and development is predominantly measured in organisations today. For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace." " The study reported that mandatory training sometimes has a positive effect, but overall has a negative effect.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome. Describe how to make a program effective.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. The lower budget required is a big plus too. For some who don't concur, I'd suggest that when budget has permitted if that hasn't been your experience, you haven't found the right narrator for your content. Look at games like Mass Effect 2 as a perfect example.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Some companies dont have the budgets for full training divisions with all the technical roles divided, in that case a one-stop shop does the trick quite well. However, it does require the ability to think both logically and creatively, and it requires some knowledge of what research has shown works (as opposed to what our personal tastes tell us should work). I would like to spend more "beanbag time" with them, in a relaxed environment, where we collaborate and be creative.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Just build something simple and effective for, say, a particular program that's a good match for open source L(C)MS feature set. At smaller organizations, where training budgets are limited (or nonexistent), hosted open source learning platforms will certainly play a larger role, according to our research. In my opinion, creative use of open source technology could return a system far superior to existing offerings. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go. Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. Consider the human resources and budget resources of marketing and game development firms / departments. One other thing I'd point out - design skill and creativity are not mutually inclusive. But creativity !=

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Thinking creatively is good. Thats way more creativity than I may have in me. We dont have the budget for that." Were no longer talking about designing "courses"; instead we need to talk about helping companies design different strategies (and using games, blogs, wikis, instant messaging -- the gamers learning tools), about crafting a strategic approach to learning and performance support throughout an organization. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasting–also commonly referred to as a “secret weapon” by seasoned screencasters–is a work hack you can jump in and use it today. Screencasting allows you to train your new hires effectively and free up your time. You can’t just have a great proposal, you need to find new and creative ways to stand out from the rest of the pack. What is Screencasting?