5 Distance Learning Lessons for Higher Ed from the Business World

Litmos

In-person classes were hastily converted to remote formats, policies were changed, and professors quickly learned to use whatever technology would let them complete their classes. This has been a struggle as faculty and students have adapted to the new normal. Embrace the mobile phone.

What Colleges Aren’t Doing Enough of to Keep the Doors Open

Beyond Campus Innovations

Declining enrollment rates in higher education have been trending over the past couple of years. Now we’re seeing a record number of colleges have to partner with larger universities, sell off land and other assets, or even close their doors altogether in the face of a number of changing factors. But it’s not over for those thinking outside the box. Keep reading to understand the constraints colleges face, and see how some are utilizing technology for survival.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. You’ll notice that right away below the fold. All the MOOCs out there.

It’s Not Just the Money: The True Cost of High Staff Turnover

GoConqr

The cost of a poor employee retention rate can be measured in hard currency, but the true cost goes far beyond that. When it comes to staff retention, the statistics support a simple truth: the older your workforce, the longer they’re likely to remain at your company. A PayScale report on the retention rates of Fortune 500 companies found that the companies with the longest-serving employees also had a higher average employee age.

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Use of E-Learning in Hospital Training

ProProfs

Elearning is a convenient and flexible way of improving performance and productivity across varied industries. The benefits are innumerable. It personalizes the training experience and allows timely feedback while being cost effective at the same time. When used properly, Learning management systems are capable of helping the hospital staff to enhance their learning without hampering and neglecting work. Learning & Training

What It’s Really Like to Change Your Career Online

General Assembly

How you can make the most of GA’s new Immersive Remote programs. But with the advent of the gig economy and advances in technology, telecommuting has become more and more prevalent. Learning from the comfort of home saves you the time and money you would’ve spent commuting, allows you to spend more time with loved ones, and encourages a much more comfortable, casual work environment. how they compare to the on-campus experience.

Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud

Kadenze

Previously, on the blog…. Kadenze”) had been anticipating disruption to higher education but, like the world, was stunned to find it came as a pandemic. Overnight in March 2020 higher education went online. At the moment it could go either way.

The Death of Instructor-Led Training Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Training Orchestra

Many corporate learning experts have been predicting and expecting the end of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) for a long time now. Considered an old-fashioned and out-of-date learning delivery method, many believed it would be completely replaced by e-learning methods. During the last 20 years, ILT has in fact been substituted by e-learning methods in some areas where e-learning is more effective, e.g State of the Industry, 2014. [2]

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The Death of Instructor-Led Training Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Training Orchestra

Many corporate learning experts have been predicting and expecting the end of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) for a long time now. Considered an old-fashioned and out-of-date learning delivery method, many believed it would be completely replaced by e-learning methods. During the last 20 years, ILT has in fact been substituted by e-learning methods in some areas where e-learning is more effective, e.g State of the Industry, 2014. [2]

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The Year in Learning: 2019 Edition

The Learning Dispatch

” -William Shakespeare, The Tempest. Learning and development is a constantly evolving field, and every month Microassist’s Senior Learning Architect, Kevin Gumienny , highlights a few articles that provide insight into the field. If you missed (or would like to revisit) stories from his Learning Dispatch newsletters in 2019, here’s a chance to review. Do you test whether users who have vision-related disabilities can take your training?

DAU: Becoming a modern learning platform in 2021 … it’s about the song!

CLO Magazine

During Woolsey’s own tenure, and due to his leadership, DAU continued in its excellence journey and was repeatedly recognized and ranked in the top 10 by Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite awards, culminating in its recognition as CLO’s Organization of the Year in 2018.

What is Distance Learning? The Complete Guide (2020)

TechSmith Camtasia

In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about distance learning. So, if you want to learn more about how to effectively teach students from a distance in 2020, you’ll love the information in this guide. Keep reading for our complete guide to distance learning. This checklist gives you the exact videos to include in every course so you can easily engage students online. million students enrolled in distance learning.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach. So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Although podcasts are a one-way form of communication, they enable the creation of user-generated content. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. I would be very curious to hear thoughts on topics that you feel were big discussion points around eLearning that are not listed below.

MOOCs: Hype or a Revolution for Corporate Trainers?

Trivantis

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) became popular around 2011 – 2012. The Washington Post praised them as a way to provide “elite education for the masses.” Even our own Stephanie Ivec, published in eLearning Industry , cited the opportunity to reduce costs on courses and better take advantage of certifications by integrating MOOC content. In the Google Trends graphs below, he shows stalled search traffic for two well-known MOOCs.

Gen Y and the Incredible Shrinking Office

Mindflash

The median age will drop, the average wardrobe alter and, with team-happy young people filling the cubicles , the place may be a bit chattier, but these are all relatively cosmetic shifts. Are there any more fundamental ways that Gen Y is changing the office? Perhaps, suggest some experts, they may shrink it. We will have a lot more virtual workers who never come into the office at all,” she adds. Technology will be at the heart of these changes.

eThink Education Earns Ellucian Ethos Connected Partner Status

eThink Education

eThink Education, Certified Premium Moodle Partner and 2019 Moodle North America Partner of the Year, has earn ed Ellucian Ethos Connected Partner Status. eThink’s new Ethos Connected status extends its already strong relationship with Ellucian and reinforces eThink’s commitment to building powerful, connected learning environment s for higher education institutions. . This PR was originally published on Learning News. .

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature is “This Month in Learning.” Learning Experiences (16). Learning Management Systems (4). Learning Experiences.

Breakthrough eLearning: Harvesting Your SMEs Brain

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, November 23, 2006 Harvesting Your SMEs Brain One of the great things about working in the eLearning field is the variety it affords. Whats to be done to avoid the SME bottleneck?

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. Adoption - trainingwreck , March 25, 2010 There is a dilemma that exists in the 90-9-1 phenomenon. The links are swf (Flash) files.

Five Creative Ways to Attract Top Talent

KnowledgeCity

It’s no wonder the competition for today’s top talent is fierce—high performers are 400 percent more productive than average employees. That’s a huge difference in output, and a hefty incentive to attract top talent in the job market. So, what is your organization doing to make itself attractive to the best and brightest the job market has to offer? Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2030. Create training top talent can’t resist.

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Skills Series: A Beginner's Guide to jQuery

General Assembly

Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to jQuery Discover the accessible coding language that simplifies JavaScript and makes developers more efficient. Welcome to General Assembly ’s Skills Series , where our expert instructors introduce you to key skills in the high-demand fields of data , web development , user experience design , marketing , and more. That’s thanks to JavaScript , the go-to language used to make web pages interactive. Checkout the jQueryUI plugin.

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

The 10th annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. Senior learning leaders received awards in seven categories that had two divisions: Division 1 for companies with more than 10,000 employees and Division 2 for companies with fewer than 10,000 employees. HCL Technologies saved $18.7

A Full Recap of ACCESS at Home 2020

3Play Media

Our team spent months preparing for our annual in-person event, where accessibility enthusiasts from across the country gather together to learn about the latest in web and video accessibility. . Due to Covid-19, we decided to prioritize our attendees’ safety and shift gears to an online-only conference instead. We quickly adjusted and planned to ensure the success of our event. Watch the full ACCESS at Home Sessions and Workshops! Missed the session?

Resources to Effectively Transition to Remote Work and Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

There are easy changes you can make to incorporate videos, screencasts (a video recording of a screen), screenshots, and images into your communications workflows to help maintain business and academic continuity while transitioning to full-time distance learning and remote work. Use this list of resources as a guide to help you transition to effective remote work and learning environments. Supporting Remote Work and Learning. Supporting Remote Work and Learning.

Breakthrough eLearning: In Search of eLearnings Magic Bullet

Breakthrough eLearning

authoring software, learning management systems, web conferencing tools, simulation builders, etc.) Go to any eLearning conference and you will see that the trade show is chock full of technology vendors. Participants eagerly troll the isles hoping to find the elusive and treasured magic bullet. The technology vendors themselves have set the agenda to a large extent and perpetuate the idea that the secret is in choosing the right technology.

2013 Innovation — Division 2

CLO Magazine

GOLD: Adri Maisonet-Morales, Vice President, Enterprise Learning and Development, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina One thousand flowers are about to “bloom” at health insurance provider Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina. BLOOM, a new video-based learning system, stands for Blue Learning Opportunities On-demand Media. In the future, more of the workforce will be able to create and upload content.

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The Best Prototyping Tools for UX Designers in 2018

General Assembly

A guide to choosing the best platform for your designs. This is where the creative magic happens! Designers sketch to explore many workable solutions to user problems, then narrow them down to the strongest concept. Using that concept, the next step is creating a workable prototype that can be tested for viability against the user’s goals and business needs. early models of a product built to test a concept and learn from it?—?to

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Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Personalization in Digital Marketing

General Assembly

Savvy brands are utilizing personalization tactics to make their marketing stand out, and you can do the same. By Rachel Wendte Welcome to General Assembly ’s Skills Series , where our expert instructors introduce you to key skills in the high-demand fields of data , web development , user experience design , marketing , and more. When was the last time you went through your mail? The landscape for personalized marketing is competitive?—?but

Nonprofit Leadership Solutions: Outside Service Providers

Beyond Campus Innovations

This scarcity of funds, along with outside involvement in the organization results in unique needs not typically experienced by for-profit businesses. In the post below, we review the benefits nonprofits are seeing, as well as what to look out for when working with external providers. The relationship is sealed with a mutually agreed upon contract outlining expectations, responsibilities, and terms of service for both parties.

8 Unconventional Ways to Discover Great Tech Talent

General Assembly

By Anand Chopra-McGowan and Deb Henretta The following is an excerpt from 6 People Strategies for Successful Digital Transformation , an exclusive white paper from General Assembly. Download the full paper here. Discovering people who excel in fields like digital marketing , data , web development , and more involves going beyond posting a job description online and letting the candidates come to you. says the company’s former Group President Deb Henretta.

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

TechSmith Camtasia

This is part 2 of a series about how to make a video, which covers the basics of what to do before you begin production on a video. Make a Plan: Don’t Pick Up the Camera First. I have created a lot of videos without a script, and without fail, I will miss something, say something incorrectly, or stumble and have to redo part of the video. As learning professionals, this shouldn’t be a surprise recommendation. Learn more about Scripting.

Harnessing the Power of Data for Disaster Relief

General Assembly

New Light Technologies Enlists General Assembly Students to Ideate Solutions for FEMA and the World Bank. Data is the engine driving today’s digital world. to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. In the case of emergency management, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, this means using data to expertly identify, manage, and mitigate the risks of destructive hurricanes, intense droughts, raging wildfires, and other severe weather and climate events.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

The first video I made was by far the toughest one. I had done a little research, but I didn’t really have any idea about the process or problems I would encounter. But here is the good news: I’ve been there. I’ve made a lot of the mistake. And I learned exactly what you need to do to make your first video. The guide below will get you off to a great start. Can’t see the embedded Video? It’s okay to learn.

How to Avoid Technology Hassles with Your Self Hosted WordPress LMS Website with Jonathan Denwood

LifterLMS

We discuss how to avoid technology hassles with your self hosted WordPress LMS website with Jonathan Denwood of WP-Tonic in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett. Chris and Jonathan talk about self hosted versus hosted learning management systems and which is the best choice for your site. A hosted company is like a dorm room or apartment where everything is set up for you, and each housing unit is more or less the same as the last.

6 Tips for Landing a Job at a Startup

General Assembly

How to narrow your focus, get a leg up on the competition, and look like the most prepared person in the room. The following is an adapted excerpt from How to Get a Job at a Startup , an exclusive General Assembly eBook by startup founder and former GA leader Matt Cynamon. Working for a startup company can be one of the most challenging, exhilarating, sometimes heartbreaking, and oftentimes fulfilling journeys of your life. the best candidates never do.

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Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become. Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. over the years is wearing thin. of the network era.