Ready Player None: The Pitfalls of Gamification

eLearning Alchemy

Gamification is the application of game elements such as leader boards, badges, and levels to your learning program. I’ve got a feeling your L&D department doesn’t have a budget for “just messing around.” Length: 777 words. Reading Time: ~3.5 minutes. It’s hard to have missed the rise of gamification in the learning industry over the past few years. Self-proclaimed gamification “experts” have seemingly dropped from the sky to fill our conferences and social media channels.

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Online Course Creation on a Budget


Without having to look very hard, you will quickly be introduced to some of the big players in the industry. While these programs are industry leaders for a reason, they also come with a hefty price, often creeping into the thousands of dollars depending on the package you decide to purchase. Needless to say, not all elearning projects have this kind of budget.

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How to Create a SCORM Compliant Course on a Budget?

Hurix Digital

Just like how DVDs are made using a set of standards and work with any DVD player (irrespective of the brand), SCORM-content works on the same principles. Creating a SCORM Compliant Course on a Budget. Now that you know how SCORM works and what it is, here are a few ways you can make your courses SCORM-compliant on a budget. And don’t forget your budget when investing in tools because that’s what’s on your mind.


How to Unlock Your Company’s Employee Development Budget

Sales Hacker Training

Because forward-thinking organizations recognize the importance of employee development, their growth strategies always include ample budgets to fuel their learning and development (L&D) programs. A mind-opening study by LinkedIn Learning Solutions found this incredible stat: Nearly 70% of L&D professionals believe talent is the number one priority in their organizations, with 27% expecting employee development budgets to increase in 2017.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. When taking on any new initiative, it’s best to develop a strategy so you don’t squander resources, especially when you’re trying to create an online learning program with a limited budget.

4 Simple Ways to Cut Your Software Learning Budget in 2020


Calculating a training budget is a significant challenge that requires many considerations, especially when it comes to the various tools and solutions needed in order to give your learners the best user experience. It’s not uncommon for training budgets to lose focus and balloon out of control. Management has many considerations to make when evaluating what will fit into the learning budget. Delivering Engaging Training Programs with Fewer Resources.

What Girl Scouts Cookie Program Can Teach NonProfits About Corporate Training?


Non-profit organizations have become a significant player in the evolving cultural and educational landscape globally. Despite their young age, the girl scouts are well trained in the art of sales and as a result, last year’s girl scout cookie program sales revenue were over $800 million in the United States alone. The post What Girl Scouts Cookie Program Can Teach NonProfits About Corporate Training?

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What Girl Scouts Cookie Program Can Teach NonProfits About Corporate Training?


Non-profit organizations have become a significant player in the evolving cultural and educational landscape globally. Despite their young age, the girl scouts are well trained in the art of sales and as a result, last year’s girl scout cookie program sales revenue were over $800 million in the United States alone. The post What Girl Scouts Cookie Program Can Teach NonProfits About Corporate Training?

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. Let’s tackle this topic in today’s “Ask Me Anything” column… “Ask Me Anything” About Creating More Successful Member Education Programs. Developing programs in a vacuum is a sure-fire way to miss the mark.

How to Sponsor and Retain Managers in MBA Programs

CLO Magazine

It may cost some money upfront, but with the right support and retention efforts, sponsoring employee MBA programs could more than justify the investment. Imagine a scenario in which an employee wants to upgrade her skill set, so she enrolls in an executive MBA program. Her employer sees the value in bolstering her leadership abilities, reimburses her for courses taken, and provides formal and informal support as she juggles the job and her academic program.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Jon talks about that “crucible of leadership,” how he rebuilt himself and his team in the wake of his failure and how they came to establish the Discover College Commitment, an industry-leading tuition assistance program that all Discover employees are eligible for starting on their first day. We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset.

Off-the-Shelf Content or Custom-built: Which Is Better For Your e-Learning Endeavour?


The cost factor: Considered the most important factor by many, OTS courses are budget friendly. With many players in the market and the option of varying content bundles, it is often cost effective to buy OTS solutions. Most OTS vendors include deployment and maintenance costs within their services – and it all makes sense, especially if training budgets are limited. •

Tips for Quality Design in ELearning


Design can include a lot of various components of a course, including the supplemental visuals, color schemes, player format (in the case of programs like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate), diagrams, and more. If you don’t have the budget to do so, you could always consider investing in templates. If your budget is limited for hiring a specialist, then this is one area that you (or someone creating the courses) can address.

A Paycheck Away, Our Learning Game For Change, Was a Game Changer

Bottom-Line Performance

Lots of them, in fact, players left quite a pile: Participants wrote down their ideas and solutions while debriefing. Without further ado, let’s look at some of the central issues surrounding homelessness our players identified… and potential solutions. They actually have to budget more carefully than those in the middle class. Ultimately… luck plays a much larger role in life than most players thought.

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Our Secret Sauce to Sales: Employee Coaching Software


Soccer players need to run drills and practice with the oversight of a coach, giving them pointers on how to improve for the next time they step onto the field. Investing in a customized program makes sure your team is getting the most out of their training time and aligns with company goals.

3 Reasons you could benefit from project management software


No matter what kind of business or industry you’re in, project management software can make things easier if you have a lot of task-oriented items with many key players. Good project management software lets you organize an entire project into one neat program, and gives you an effective time management tool. Cost factor – Every task must have the budget in mind. A good project management program makes your plan more efficient, with a way to easily track expenditures.

E-learning In Automobile Industry – New Report

Upside Learning

I remember attending a large number of classroom training sessions and video based training using VHS players which at the time were the only technology assisted learning at that time –between 1997 & 2000. From our discussion and previous experience with the sector, we already know that technology adoption had been strong amongst most of the larger auto players.

Can Your Sales Training Hit a Curveball?

CLO Magazine

There’s no way to escape it: learning and development organizations often have to provide more training with less budget. The curveball, for example, is arguably the hardest pitch to hit, even for Major League Baseball players. Understanding how a highly skilled baseball player could become better at hitting a curveball could offer some insight. Progress was measured, and each player received coaching and performance feedback.

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LMS: Training Department Analysis

Your Training Edge

This will be a great way to watch your budget as the LMS gets off the ground. Will this type of information be generated as reports on a regular basis for distribution to the key players, or will those key players be allowed reporting access at any time? No matter how large or small your organization is, the department that will probably use the learning management system more than anyone else is your own training and development organization.

Effective Elearning and the Template Dilemma

The Learning Dispatch

They want to explore better ways to create more delightful elearning experiences, and more effective ways of programming content. Yesterday, the only way to include closed captions might have been to hand-program them to appear on the screen. Today, it might be part of the standard video player. Creativity within Constraints – Budget limits. Do you use templates when building elearning? I’m a big fan of templates (as I am of other methods of standardization ).

Top 6 Corporate Learning Management Systems!

Your Training Edge

This program is free for up to a 100 users, and so can be an amazing tool for small businesses. Skill-based learning programs can be established and their result on your business prowess followed and charted. It also boasts the Fluidic Player that can display just about any kind of content. This is another easy program that is SCORM and TinCan certified. Lastly, this program can be free for life, with options to upgrade or downgrade as your see fit.

Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

The cost of digital technology adoption in the education world will be high in the short term, and the school budgets have to be redesigned to support the constant upgrades in the technology. The content and the player had to evolve as the media and the medium changed.

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How to Select The Best eLearning Animation Company

Hurix Digital

If you have incorporated eLearning in your employee training programs , using animation as a tool for getting the right message across is a natural order of progression. Every corporate training program , irrespective of its nature and objective, stands to benefit from using animation.

Designing a game

Clark Quinn

They’d spent their budget on a video, comic book, and a poster, but now realized that the kids would play games at the Care centers. My student did most of the programming, under my direction. The resulting game, had some specific design features: It was exploratory, in that the player had to wander around and try to survive. When I was a young academic in Australia, a colleague asked me if I would talk to some folks about a game.

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5 Ways Employee Training Games Improve Learning and Development ROI

The Game Agency

However, Eduardo Salas, a professor of organizational psychology at the University of Central Florida, has found that without “practical follow-up or meaningful assessments,” learners lose 90% of the skills they learn in those training programs. If you’re going to spend all that time and money on creating great training programs, it’s imperative that you make the training stick. Flexibility is key to a successful training program, especially for millennials and Gen Z.

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5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s simple and effective to ask people this, and no fancy graphics or programming skill is required to use this interaction. While you lose some of the opportunity for learners to see consequences and learn from mistakes, scenarios like this are much simpler to build from a programming and design standpoint. We kept the course within a tight budget by limiting how far each branch could go; incorrect responses only continued for two more choices before ending.

What Is Soft Skills Training And Why Is It So Important?

The Game Agency

Schools have also started to adopt Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs to help prepare their students for college and the workforce. They immerse players in virtual scenarios, encourage them to make real-time decisions, and observe the results of each one. Downloaded by over 60,000 people, this game puts players on a sales floor – restocking shelves, greeting customers, and handling typical situations including spills and shoplifting.

7 Ways A Supportive Online Training Culture Improves ROI


Chances are, a high percentage of your eLearning budget goes toward onboarding training. This may be in the form of peer-to-peer eLearning feedback, mentorship online training programs, online forums, and a variety of other online collaboration platforms. However, they are also more adept team players who can nurture the talents of others within the organization. A supportive online training culture encourages continual development and professional growth.

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9 key stakeholders to consider when developing online training


Even if you’re working with minimal L&D staff and limited resources, there are still multiple players involved in online training. They need to be convinced that the online training program will achieve the desired outcomes and it will bridge crucial skill gaps. They delegate tasks, keep the budget on track, and ensure timely delivery. But they must also accomplish the organizational goals and work within the budget limitations.

Achieving Competitive Advantage through Training

Enyota Learning

The company identifies several potential leaders every year and enrols them on a 15-month rigorous training program called the ‘Unilever Future Leadership Program’. These programs are aimed at creating the future line of leaders who can help the company grow. Regardless of the type of industry or the magnitude of competition in it, employee training programs can help companies to stand out and lead the game. People aren’t necessarily born team players.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? We draft our learning and program outcomes. Was it within the budget? You can measure these things, but they don’t really tell you if the program was a success. Michael Allen’s Guide to E-learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company.

6 Top-Notch Sessions at ATD TechKnowledge 2017

Knowledge Guru

Unfortunately, some corporate training programs struggle to even provide an adequate user experience. BLP President, Sharon Boller, will give this session on six lessons from the trenches: 1) play games to make good games; 2) playtest; 3) choose game elements that support learning goals; 4) help players figure out how to play; 5) less is better; and 6) scoring is harder to get right than you think. Explore how game designers engage players and immerse them in the game environment.

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In fact, the industry used to spend a lot of time talking about the programming part of elearning. The tool is easy to use and at the same time it’s empowering because it offers a level of capability that didn’t exist years ago without requiring some programming know-how. For the most part I work by myself, I’m not a programmer, and I have to make do with the tools I have…and I have no budget. Easily Customize the Course Player. I walk through the player customization.


Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

It happens just once a year when baseball players get a chance for the fresh start. Let’s discuss the pros of developing a training program and make it a real game changer for your business. A number of businesses now realize traditional courses and training sessions as too disruptive to the business while other proactively go after budget cuts in outside training and traveling cost linked with these traditional modes.

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Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training

Your Training Edge

Big-named companies, such as Deloitte and IBM have successfully implemented gamification in their L&D programs, and more organizations will be giving it a try over the next few years. According to Salesforce chief trust officer Patrick Heim , after 18 months, “participants in our program were 50% less likely to click on a phishing link and 82% more likely to report a phishing email.”.

Getting the Board behind Online Learning Part 2

Association eLearning

In your initial meeting with the board the objective was simply to gain their approval for exploring eLearning, preparing a budget, and contacting vendors for information and demos. The eLearning industry is incredibly advanced and has grown to include very innovative technology and methodologies such as immersive 3D learning environments and multi-player learning games.

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Take Learning to the Next Level

CLO Magazine

Organizations that are ahead of the game are looking to AR to bolster their L&D programs — here’s why you should too. This has a big impact on an L&D program’s bottom line and is so much more than just being entertaining and engaging for employees — it can actually point directly to an ROI. Some businesses face unique challenges when it comes to delivering effective L&D, with workforces that can often feel disconnected from traditional e-learning programs.