Geenio Update - Messages and Communication
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The desire to communicate is something every creature on the planet has in common. Humans went one step further and invented words and languages. Talking to each other has become essential for learning about the world and the people
Is Your Communication Style at Work Effective?
OCTOBER 12, 2015
The post Is Your Communication Style at Work Effective? Communication at Work Communication Skills Training eLearning Workplace Communication communication at work communication styles at the office employee communication stylesIf you have worked with people for any amount of time, you’ve probably figured out by now that every person practically speaks their own language.
Technical Communication: Don't Wordpass on Passwords
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Technical Communications Technology training by Megan Pitkin During one of my recent Electronic Medical Records (EMR) classes, a student asked about best practices for creating a password. Many people use the same password for everything (and I mean everything.
Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication. So why do I talk about communication and collaboration? Because the vehicle for cooperation is communication, and so we not only need the impetus to contribute, but the skills.
Improve Leader-Employee Communication, Improve Business
AUGUST 3, 2016
Better communication is needed to ensure employees are working on tasks that deliver results. Behera said a two-pronged system of communication can prevent that kind of downward spiral. With this bidirectional communication around goals, organizations can make more of a business impact.
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Technical communicators have historically faced several challenges when working on development teams. This three-part series discusses those challenges, and shows why agile can be the better approach for technical communicators. Remember, it's the technical communicator's job to look at the product from the user perspective. Agile development focuses heavily on communication. Agile Help Authoring Help Systems Technical Communications Technology training
Moodle's Advanced Features: Communicating in Moodle
AUGUST 19, 2015
Communications for an LMS Implementation
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
These include an organized implementation plan, communication, and management buy-in. This blog will focus on strategic communications. We recommend three communication releases at minimum to cover the inception of the project, the midway point, and the blackout / go-live phase.
How to Communicate With Any Personality Type
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
That’s a good thing because both the quiet, introspective introvert and the outgoing, assertive extrovert have their place to communicate in the work environment. One of the biggest issues in such a group will be communication—both your communication with team members, and their communication with each other. Communicating via email instead of the phone or in-person meetings, for example, can give introverts time to process and respond in their own way.
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams, Part II
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
For additional information about agile concepts, see Fiona Hanington's article, Can I Be an Agile Technical Communicator When My Team Is Not? Documentation Help Authoring Technical Communications by Alyssa Fox. Last week I introduced you to agile, an increasingly popular development method primarily used by software companies. This week I'm going to cover how agile helps you get more thorough and timely reviews of your documentation from the team.
3 Tips to Ensure Impactful Compliance Communication
JULY 1, 2016
According to an article by Lisa DiBenedetto in The Compliance & Ethics Blog , communication is an integral part of a compliance program. . What exactly is compliance communication? Or, the communication message might differ from senior employees to new joiners.
10 Elements That Will Destroy Your Communication Skills Training
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Strong communication skills training can provide substantial benefits to organizations of all sizes. Unfortunately, training employees how to communicate professionally via email, telephone, social media and in person can be a great deal more difficult than it sounds.
Clarifying and Communicating Training Objectives
MARCH 31, 2015
Aligning the objectives to desired outcomes and clearly communicating using the WIIFM (“what’s in it for me”) model allows HR and L&D professionals to speak directly to the learners by turning abstract concepts into real-life situations.
What Games Can Teach Us about “Communicating” with Learners
APRIL 1, 2011
Recently I came across the paper “ Learning from Games: HCI Design Innovation in Entertainment Software from the folks at The Interaction Lab at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Game interfaces with maps, transparent windows and draggable configuration.
Communicating Company Goals in 2015
JANUARY 12, 2015
You need an easier way to create, send and manage communications – and with ej4’s Thinkzoom, you have it. The post Communicating Company Goals in 2015 appeared first on. Did you know only 42% of employees really know what their company’s trying to achieve?
[Infographic] Confessions of a Technical Communicator
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
It’s predicted that by 2019, video will account for 80% of all internet traffic, up from 64% in 2014, according to Cisco , and that includes using video for technical communication. We surveyed technical communicators at this year’s STC Summit and created an infographic to show our findings.
3 Ways Learning Will Amplify Your Internal Communications
AUGUST 1, 2016
Everyone seems to be communicating about the lack of communication within the workplace without much success. It’s not surprising, internal communications may be one of the hardest things to learn and foster, especially in a business where you are dealing with hundreds of people who all have their own ideas and needs. But communication doesn’t have to be this daunting ordeal that continues to disrupt company harmony.
4 Reasons Why Visual Communication has a Big Impact
JANUARY 31, 2017
So much so, that eighty-four percent of all marketing communication is predicted to be visual by 2018. To give you an idea, check out these stats about visual communication: . So, why the increase in visual communication? The use of visuals continues to grow.
Communication Basics Every eLearning Designer Should Know
JANUARY 24, 2017
Human beings communicate with one another incessantly in different (and even unconscious) ways. You have to get so many things right to communicate effectively. If you are not speaking, then you are probably gesturing with your hands to get across your point.
Adobe Announces Technical Communication Suite 5
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 14, 2014
Earlier this morning Adobe announced an update to its popular Technical Communication Suite. The fifth version of the suite is a powerful, integrated toolkit with single-source authoring, rich multimedia integration, and multichannel, multiscreen HTML5 publishing capabilities. You can create print, PDF, or XML/DITA content with Adobe FrameMaker 12. You You can create responsive Help Systems and ePubs with Adobe RoboHelp 11. And
Graphic Design vs. Visual Communications for E-Learning
JULY 27, 2016
This week, I have the pleasure to traveling to Philadelphia, PA to teach our two-day workshop on Visual Communications for E-Learning. Visual communications, graphic design, and visual design are all terms that get lumped together and used interchangeably.
7 Must Have LMS Features: #1 - Communication Channels
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task.
Digital Communication For Employee Engagement At Workplace
APRIL 20, 2017
Whenever a common learning bit has to be shared within your team or across your co-workers in different teams, email is the most common means of communication to make sure all of the employees get access to the shared item.
Video: New Learning Modality, New Communication Skills
ATD Learning Technologies
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
In essence, training videos present a whole new learning modality that requires new communication skills. Making the transition to using videos for learning isn’t always easy. And technology isn’t the only obstacle. This short video highlights a few of these new skills like how to draw storyboard and plan how pictures will interact with each other and the spoken words.
EdTech Tools and Apps for Encouraging Communication and Interaction
JANUARY 26, 2017
This week, we continue our series by diving deeper into communication and interaction tools and apps that will help you support your blended learning campaigns. Last week, we looked at knowledge and content EdTech tools and apps. Again, these are the tools and apps you use to reach your learners – via email, announcements, and any other outreach broadcast media in this toolbox compartment, along with discussion forums, chat , collaboration , and virtual classroom meeting tools and apps.
3 Tips to Design Compliance Communication Plan [Infographic]
JULY 26, 2016
Compliance communication is communicating the various factors of an organization’s compliance program such as its importance, the penalty of breaching it, etc. But it is not just enough for the organization to communicate the importance of compliance.
Draw and Talk Over Your Images to Communicate Clearer
MARCH 15, 2016
From classrooms to boardrooms, you’ll notice people using telestration to visually communicate their messages. The post Draw and Talk Over Your Images to Communicate Clearer appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
Non-verbal communication for online facilitators
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
DECEMBER 10, 2012
At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. Non-verbal communication can by via posture, eyecontact, gestures, but also movement or appearance - for instance having long hair as a man - what message does that convey?
Learning communications – 5 warning signs to look out for
JANUARY 5, 2017
Creating a communications plan is the first step to having a successful training roll out, but how can you tell if it’s not working? If you see these signs crop up, it’s time to rethink your learning communications plan.
Communication and learning in a digital age
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 29, 2012
Issue 5 considers Communication and Learning in a Digital Age , and features papers from a number of scholars in the field, including my own paper on current research perspectives on digital literacies.
Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners. Which leadership skill is more vital: being a strong communicator or a great listener? The best leaders are innovative and inventive as they communicate and listen. With his stellar leadership, communication, business and marketing skills, Schultz used these three steps to grow Starbucks: Communicate a vision while listening to others to maximize buy-in, support and enthusiasm.
Four Ways to Communicate a Decision in Captivate
MARCH 22, 2016
We’ve put together four new branching scenario templates for Adobe Captivate that you can use to build a more versatile course for your learners, while teaching them how to communicate more effectively.
Free Technical Communicators Event in Boston and San Jose
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 4, 2011
Attendees will be able to: Meet the Adobe FrameMaker, RoboHelp and the Technical Communication Suite product management teams. Learn how other customers leverage Adobe's technical communication solutions. Adobe's Technical Communication SuiteAdobe will host two free, full-day customer events at the Adobe offices in in Boston and San Jose for tech comm decision-makers, strategists and managers at enterprise-sized companies.
Controversy over Objectives - How to communicate objectives to your learners
The Learning Dispatch
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
A challenge in the training industry is how to communicate this information to our target audience without creating a mind-numbingly dull introduction. We all know that objectives provide the foundation for training design and performance improvement.