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Getting the right blend: building a blended learning strategy

OpenSesame

In a recent OpenSesame webinar , David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, explored what it takes to create a truly blended learning strategy. Despite the wealth of learning methods, modalities and technologies available, most organizations still consider using instructor-led classes and elearning to be a blended learning strategy. Given the needs of today’s businesses and the modern learner, that’s not sufficient enough though. .

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 32 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 32 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you’re a fan of Talented Learning, you know I’m obsessed with customer education. And today, Bill and I examine what it takes to develop a successful customer education business case. Because their business model is self-service.

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Learning at Large Ep3: Digital first learning strategies, at scale

Elucidat

In this episode of the Learning at Large podcast, I talk to Sam Taylor. A learning leader for nearly 20 years. We talk about digital first learning strategies and how to build a successful culture in your organization. Sam has led large scale digital learning programs at Barclays, Tesco, and Hitatchi Rail, reaching audiences of up to half a million people. Subscribe to Learning at Large: Or search for “Learning at Large” on your podcast player of choice.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

My previous posts you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Like me, if you have also been engaged in this industry, you would always have immense understanding and recognition for the direction where the learning is led. Mobile learning is something I witnessed so widespread in this regard. Mobile learning metrics.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

My previous articles, you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Like me, if you have also been engaged in this industry, you would always have immense understanding and recognition for the direction where the learning is led. Mobile learning is something I witnessed so widespread in this regard.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. In short, we need to be sure that a learning experience is indeed the answer.

Tips and Strategies to Create a Roadmap to Transform Your eLearning Programs

EI Design

And this saying holds true even for L&D professionals who wish to create new eLearning programs or revisit and transform previously created eLearning programs. I share several tips and strategies on how to create your own eLearning roadmap. This is not all – they will also create the desired value that both the learners and the business seek. How Can L&D Professionals Create and Use eLearning Roadmaps to Build Highly Effective Learning Programs?

How Practice and Feedback Drive Deeper Learning

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Patti is widely recognized as an expert in learning science and instructional design. This post is adapted from one of those books, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning. Rosenbaum and Williams call this metric “time to proficiency.” Learning is cumulative. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Franchise Custom Elearning Development

Learnkit

One of the biggest challenges for Training & Development and People Departments today is how to translate in-person training to online learning. One place we most often see the missed opportunity to leverage elearning is in the world of franchising. Franchises, with their diverse populations and geographically spread locations, can greatly benefit from custom elearning solutions. Online Franchise Training that Produces Measurable Bottom-line Business Results.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? How can learning technology help them resolve immediate issues?

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

Learnkit

Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. Copying and pasting templated learning materials just won’t cut it anymore. The ability to develop elearning at the pace of the business needs.

7 Ways Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps

InfoPro Learning

Fortunately, online training assessments and LMS metrics can help you focus your efforts. Unfortunately, this typically involved a steep learning curve and costly mistakes. Some Learning Management Systems also feature downloadable HTML5 content. For example, the Learning Management System gives employees a detailed overview of their performance and recommends additional online resources. Provide Social Learning Opportunities. Learning Strategy

10 Pointers You Can Use To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning

Adobe Captivate

To align with a rapidly changing learningscape and pressure on training budgets, organizations opt for outsourcing eLearning development. In this article, I share 10 pointers to create a successful and highly effective eLearning outsourcing strategy. How To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning development is an established model, and it has been used for the last couple of decades.

How to Measure the Business Impact of Your Workforce Training Programs

EI Design

Given the significant investment on time and money organizations make on workforce training programs, there is an intrinsic need to ascertain its impact on business. Challenges in measuring the business impact of your workforce training programs. However, there are challenges associated with this exercise of determining the impact of the workforce training on business. Limited manpower and resources (tools) to collect data, analysis, and validation with business.

In Summary: E-Learning Trends for 2020

Docebo

Although we’re all still mourning the loss of summer, many of us are starting to prepare our learning strategies for the year ahead. As we move into 2020, we enter into a new era of e-learning, and we at Docebo have compiled all of the important e-learning trends set to impact the year ahead, so you can be ready. Here’s a summary of what you can expect in the full report: Learning Content. Learning Experience. Learning Automation. Learning Impact.

How Continuous Learning Enables Better Business Results

Schoox

Are you interested in using eLearning, corporate training, and interactive training to drive better results for your business? At Schoox, we believe in the power of eLearning, and continuous learning. A healthier, better, and more positive business environment that helps spur growth – in both profits and employees. Read on, and learn more about how continuous learning can help enable better business results for your company. .

4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

For these people, the cost of the membership is greatly justified by the value that the association brings, whether it’s through continued learning courses or large conferences with important speakers. . Read on to learn the different tactics and strategies you can implement to ensure association membership renewal: Maintain consistent communication. Ready to learn more? If your association has longevity, you should already have a dedicated email strategy.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. 2 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype.

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5 Reasons Why an Extended Enterprise LMS is Right for Your Business

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post by Lauren Gray at Web Courseworks. A learning management system ( LMS ) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology education courses or training programs. Here are five reasons why an Extended Enterprise LMS could benefit your business. Innovation in Learning elearning Extended Enterprise LMS Mobile

Podcast 27: What Makes Microlearning Work? – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 27 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. If you’re a regular listener, you’ll recall that Karl joined us nearly two years ago to discuss gamification in business applications. It’s useful to consider how they can work together to improve learning outcomes. Mix multiple learning domains.

Day One Readiness: Onboard Employees for a Productive First Day

Cinecraft

Ensure their success by aligning your program objectives with business goals, focusing on employee needs, and prioritizing your content for Day One Readiness. When do they start learning the tasks and processes essential to their role? Most importantly, ServiceNow reported that 58% of new employees say they want to learn the skills and processes they need for their first day of productivity and a designated person they can go to for help. What are the business objectives?

Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

Bottom-Line Performance

But if the last few years have been any indication, we cannot assume the buying behavior of consumers will have a significant impact on the eLearning tools used in corporate settings… at least not right away. Just because a “trend” appears to be growing in the consumer world does not mean it will have a real impact in corporate learning during the same calendar year. Just look at mobile learning, social media, gamification, serious games and the like.

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What is Considered the Perfect mLearning Onboarding Strategy?

Ed App

Further, it is impossible to build a successful business framework in the post-millennial age without taking into consideration mobile devices and mobility. In this article, we talk all about how to create the perfect onboarding strategy. Towards Maturity proclaimed that nearly half of the organizations world-wide today use mobile devices as part of their training and eLearning activities. What is Mobile Learning or mLearning? Identify the learning gap.

6 Training Trends for 2018 (and 3 you’re still not doing right)

Unboxed

As we turn the calendar into 2018, training leaders are looking for the next big things in learning and development. There’s plenty of industry chatter about augmented and virtual reality, predictive analytics and machine learning. 1 : Convert classroom learning to virtual. modality for employee training with 78% of respondents polled for inLearning’s 2017 Workplace Learning Report utilizing it. Do you envision a culture of learning for your organization?

Podcast Episode 4: Achieving Franchise Learning ROI – With Mark Anderson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 4 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning solutions. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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New training strategies invert old-fashioned models

Aptara

New training strategies invert old-fashioned models. Businesses creating employee education efforts in the era of eLearning have access to tools and strategies that simply weren't present in years past. Everything in business is competitive, with organizations striving to better their rivals in all ways. What if one organization has adapted its learning strategies to new and more appropriate models and its closest competitor has neglected to?

Overcome These 6 Common Business Challenges with Workplace Learning

eFront

Because there seem to be a few common business challenges , a few pains in your side, that just keep popping up. You’re struggling to find and keep talented employees, they’re resisting training, and you just can’t see how the business is going to achieve its strategic goals this year when there are so many skills gaps in the workplace. And the solution to many business challenges today is workplace learning. Creating a Learning Culture. Executing on Strategy.

8 Steps to Increasing Learning Efficiency Through the Rise of People Analytics

Docebo

What’s more, as individual performance and business performance become more connected, organizations are looking to find ROI in their employees, and want to know how they can make smarter and more strategic decisions about the people they hire. People analytics allows organizations to make smarter hiring decisions, retain top talent, create personalized learning strategies, and increase employee performance. Increase Learning Efficiency With People Analytics.

SMART or FAST: Which Wins the Goal-Setting Race? - Tip #198

Vignettes Learning

SMART , which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound, is perhaps the most popular way that most people have been taught to develop their goals, especially in the business or organizational setting. SMART goals undervalue ambition, focus narrowly on individual performance, and ignore the importance of discussing goals throughout the year,” says Donald Sull of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Charles Sull of Charles Thames Strategy Partners LLC.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Getting Started with Digital Learning

LearnDash

The use of mobile technology to deliver learning is helping to reshape the landscape of the traditional course development and delivery. This new surge in mobile learning is leading to the “mobilization” of digital content on an enterprise level. New learning content and software is being leveraged to present old content in a different way. At schools, we see a similar mobile learning strategy being implemented with the growing use of classroom tablets.

How L&D Can Deliver Real Strategic Impact to the Organization

Enyota Learning

We keep saying that Learning and Development departments are crucial to an organization’s success. Or, specifically, how can learning and development contribute to your business’s success story? Here are some ways that L&D can make a strategic business impact: 1. Embracing the latest technologies out there on the market has become crucial to business survival. Technology is also becoming a major enabler of how people learn.

Why is Micro-Learning Futile? How to Fix It - Tip #126

Vignettes Learning

Each time I try to shrink or compress content to turn it into micro-learning, I face the ultimate boundary that micro-learning has to do with the learner and worker's ability to use the content to some useful end. I arrived at this by breaking down the parts of the micro-learning and learn how each part works. Where is the fix in our micro-learning approaches? This helps me correct my misunderstanding of micro-learning.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

We can say with confidence that the goal of leaders, managers, and learning professionals is to help workers achieve optimal "at the moment performance." Then as learning professionals we converge at the moment of performance. Specifically, in the past, our momentum in learning and training is “teaching something.” Teaching was based on rigid curriculums , testing , design , multimedia , presentations , retention , tracking , traditional learning styles and many more.

10 Common mistakes when developing and delivering an eLearning course: Part 2

eFront

Don’t rely on one learning strategy. Reading text, text and more text isn’t usually the best way to get people to learn. Different people learn in different ways – some like reading, others like listening, quite a few find images or video more helpful. Many are more engaged by having to do something, to make decisions or choices and learn from the consequences. Some like to learn the theory first, but many more prefer to learn by trial and error.