Microsoft Announces Plan to Train Veterans For Tech Jobs

CLO Magazine

The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy consists of a 16-week course to prepare U.S. 4 Microsoft Corp. The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy aims to offer U.S. The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy consists of a 16-week course to prepare U.S. The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy was inspired by the "VOW to Hire Heroes Act," legislation that was signed into law in 2011. Source: Microsoft Corp

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. Learnnovators: It is greatly inspiring to hear you say “As IDs, we need to redefine our roles in organizations from converting information into a course to becoming performance consultants.”

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Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

LifterLMS

Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Like a Microsoft and it made it really inflexible as this whole system. For example, you’ve done a lot with marketing and CRM consulting. Gary Fox: I think the biggest thing is that there are different stages to consulting.

Do You Walk To Work or Carry Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part II.

Dashe & Thomson

Kristin Ford is Owner and President of PC Training Source, an independent consulting firm that specializes in premier learning industry products and services. When verbally describing performance support I have referred to it as a Microsoft-Help- that-actually-works. I don’t know about you – but I have used Microsoft Help only a couple of times and it is a very frustrating exercise. performance support EPSS Microsoft Help mobile applications mobile learning

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. Learnnovators: It is greatly inspiring to hear you say “As IDs, we need to redefine our roles in organizations from converting information into a course to becoming performance consultants.”

How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

Rapid eLearning

It’s a great application included in the Microsoft Office products. E-learning Free Downloads Interaction Design Multimedia Online Course Design Performance Consulting Project Management TutorialsMany of you have to convert old Flash courses to HTML5. All you have is the published course but not the original source files. It’s easy enough to extract the media (like images and video) from the published output.

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. While you can write a business report in both Notepad and in Microsoft Word, clearly Word will match your needs as they grow much more so than Notepad will. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Microsoft Word isn’t exactly the most glamorous tool here, but it is a tool I use regularly for design documents, storyboards, and other projects for clients. Microsoft PowerPoint isn’t particularly exciting either, but it’s still a tool I use for storyboard, mockups, simple graphics, flowcharts, and more. Although my primary freelance work is designing courses, I do some LMS consulting as well.

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Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning

SweetRush

Love them or hate them, Microsoft project managers are known for estimating the length of a project, and then adding 30%. E-learning We Listen, Consult, SolveBy now hopefully your company’s leadership team has bought off on the concept of e-learning as a cost-saver. We know it reduces time spent off the job, eliminates costly travel costs to attend instructor-led training, and allows us to learn the same amount of content in a shorter amount of time.

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Ways to Help Your Employees Grow

Your Training Edge

Computer software overviews such as the Microsoft Office suite. Hire a Consultant. If the word “consultant” sends you into instant flashbacks of the Bobs from Office Space, retrain your brain. Your employees do so much to help your small business run efficiently.

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THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

70:20:10 70:20:10 Model Blended Learning Informal Learning Learning Consulting 70-20-10 L&D Model 70:20:10 Forum Charles Jennings Coca Cola Coke Digital Education Digital Learning e-learning eLearning Eric Schmidt google google earth Google Local Google News L&D Learning & Development Learnnovators Marc Prensky Michael M. “Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.” ~ Marc Prensky.

This FREE Alternative to Box.net Might Surprise You

LearnDash

I have made my career working in the corporate sector as a learning and training development consultant to very large, international companies. While the business was different for my clients, one thing remained the same: Microsoft Office Suite. I know, some of you are cringing, but I’m a believer … or maybe brainwashed… either way, in my opinion, Microsoft has the best software suite of business oriented applications.

Join our Live Demo 9/24: Announcing PlatCore 2.4

PlatCore

Native Support for Microsoft Office Docs. A retierd US Airforce Commander, Shawn also has over a decade of experience working in the management consulting industry. Our latest release, PlatCore 2.4 is packed full of cutting-edge features. This release goes one step further to provide business process that help you simplify and automate your learning management. Join our 45 min demo to learn about: Course Version Control. Gradebook Functionality.

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Software Courses Sell Really Well

LearnDash

When I was consulting for Fortune 500 companies on their elearning programs it was always a combination of software and process training. Head on over to Lynda.com (or a similar site) and you will find that the most popular programs are often around software like Microsoft Office Suite or Adobe Photoshop. For example, I once provided some consulting for SolidProfessor.com and they built a very successful company creating training around engineering software.

Digital Stratosphere 2020 – Exploring Digital Transformation in a COVID19 world

Epilogue Systems

We are excited to be a part of a free digital conference, Digital Stratosphere 2020, organized by our partner, @Third Stage Consulting Group.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Dude, Watch Your Aspect. Ratio!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Because eLearning often begins in Microsoft PowerPoint, let's start there.     Looking for training, consulting, mentoring, or development on all things eLearning? When creating eLearning in TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, or Articulate Storyline, one critical consideration is the physical width and height of your project (also known as the canvas size).

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Microlearning Instructional Design: Less Is More

InfoPro Learning

Many instructional design professionals that I have consulted with here at InfoPro Learning are still shackled to the idea that formal training should last hours at a time, and should be instructor-led. For example, rather than having a learner open up a 30-minute long course on how to use Microsoft Excel 2013, it would be better to have a learner open up a short course that teaches him how to create macros in Excel, if that is what he is trying to learn. Formal Training Status Quo.

Learning goes small, social, savvy

Origin Learning

A white paper for the eLearning Guild by Sharon Vipond and Janet Clarey, called ‘Microsoft’s Corporate MOOC : Transforming Training to Increase Seller Engagement’ describes “how Microsoft designed and launched its first MOOC at a critical juncture in the company’s history. Microsoft’s Corporate MOOC: Transforming Training to Increase Seller Engagement. ** P. 15, 16: Microsoft’s Corporate MOOC: Transforming Training to Increase Seller Engagement. ## Marc J.

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Why You Should Invest in IT Training

LearnDash

I know this to be true as I have seen it first hand when working on consulting projects. Microsoft Office). For years, one of the more difficult concepts to convey to an organization’s leadership has been the ROI of a training event. It seems that most companies do believe that training is important, but they will often invest in other (more tangible) areas.

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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: How to Use Both to Absolutely Dominate Remote Work

TechSmith Camtasia

Chatting by SMS text or online chat such as Microsoft Teams or Slack are often synchronous, as well. Here at TechSmith, I used to coordinate the work of several outside consulting agencies. Some of those consultants were in the U.S., Microsoft Teams Slack SMS text.

Always On, Always Available Learning With Chatbots (and Training Magazine)

Learningtogo

You’ll recognize how easy it is to integrate a chatbot with what you’re already using: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora, even Microsoft PowerPoint. and consultants. You can’t be available to provide coaching and feedback 24/7, but an intelligent chatbot can!

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

That said, in my consulting arrangements I have seen some misconceptions from leadership regarding elearning – which if gone unchecked can have a negative impact on the company. Below are the three biggest misconceptions that I have come across in my consulting career: 1. Even though modern elearning development has its roots in Microsoft PowerPoint , converting these presentations and calling them elearning is a flat-out terrible idea.

Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink

LearnDash

On many of my consulting arrangements, I was asked to develop elearning using one of two programs: Articulate or Captivate. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but the clients generally preferred Articulate for one reason: it plays nice with Microsoft PowerPoint. Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses.

Manual Methods Still Dominate Training

LearnDash

According to one study conducted by the folks at SoftwareAdvice.com, roughly 36% of LMS purchasers they encounter reported that they were still using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and live training instructors for the majority of their training needs. Despite an era of apps, online training methods, and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. Not just small companies, but large ones!

LearnDash Launches Affiliate Program, Updates Logo

LearnDash

Strategic consulting advice for all customers. So, on launch day we just went with the logo at hand, which was hastily made in… wait for it… Microsoft Paint. Many of you have contacted us wondering if we had an affiliate program in place. Well, as of today, the answer to that question is now “YES!”

Everybody: stay at home, work remotely, we will help you!

Coorpacademy

Slack can interface itself with numerous services and applications already implemented, such as Salesforce, Google Drive… Microsoft Teams is a similar platform where you can chat with your coworkers, invite them to meetings, call them or collaborate with them in a dedicated online place, wherever you are. How to be efficient remotely? Facing the global Covid-19 outbreak, most companies are making their employees work remotely. Unprecedented times, unprecedented measures.

Microlearning Instructional Design: Less Is More

InfoPro Learning

Many instructional design professionals that I have consulted with here at InfoPro Learning are still shackled to the idea that formal training should last hours at a time, and should be instructor-led. For example, rather than having a learner open up a 30-minute long course on how to use Microsoft Excel 2013, it would be better to have a learner open up a short course that teaches him how to create macros in Excel, if that is what he is trying to learn. Formal Training Status Quo.

The Best Feature in Articulate Studio 13

LearnDash

Just as before, it integrates right into Microsoft PowerPoint, but now it doesn’t seem so out of place with the latest PowerPoint version. Most organizations that I have consulted care about reporting first, and design second. Compliments of Articulate.com. After a long wait, Articulate has finally released their latest installment of Articulate Studio. Somewhat unusual among software these days, Articulate opted to wait four years before their next version.

Nashville Notes: Closing Keynote – Ross Dawson

Trivantis

He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events firm The Insight Exchange and online start-up Repyoot. Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches across six continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, News Corporation, Procter & Gamble and many others.

Is Your Brand Killing Course Sales?

LearnDash

You don’t have to run out and hire a branding consultant though. Here’s a tip: open up Photoshop (or Microsoft Word) and type your business name out. You want to know what is just as important as the content in the online course you sell? Your brand. Whether your brand is you or it is your company, having a strong brand can be a game-changer for your business.

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The Forge - Cliff Atkinson Live on Thursday, January 20

TechSmith Camtasia

Cliff Atkinson is an acclaimed writer, popular keynote speaker, and an independent consultant to leading attorneys and Fortune 500 companies. I've had enough! I've wasted too much time sitting through boring presentations. I know you have too.

Motivate Your Employees with e-Learning Incentives

Your Training Edge

HR consultant Insperity notes that investing in employees’ education sends the message that you care about them. Many sites offer courses on a wide variety of topics, from using productivity software like Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Suite to data analysis to magazine design. Managing a company full of employees can be very difficult at times. It can be hard to keep employees engaged and make sure that the company environment is enjoyable.

Becoming a Learning Architect

Integrated Learnings

Then came performance consulting, a new buzz phrase that attempted to turn instructional designers into consultants who would investigate performance issues and work towards interventions to close that gap, both instructional and non-instructional. This was a hard sell to our clients, and it took (and still takes) a lot of selling and convincing to get their buy-in to trust us as consultants. By Dean Hawkinson.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Articulate Rapid e-Learning Studio Microsoft Word Articulate Engage Articulate Rapid B-Learning SN. Microsoft PowerPoint Articulate Presenter StudyMate Adobe Captivate Flashform Rapid eLearning SN. KnowledgePlanet Brainvisa eLearning Consultants. eLearning Consultants Pte.

Make your Screencasts Pop in 3D!

TechSmith Camtasia

A more affordable way to give some 3D perspective to your screencasts is offered by the new Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, which now treats video files as first class citizen. Today you're in for a big treat!

Have you ever had the URGE to play a video game while driving?

Kapp Notes

NNA) and Microsoft Corp. for Microsoft Game Studios. -- Credits to MaxConsole for the reminder. This is an older story but I still find it interesting. Nissan North America Inc.(NNA)

Teaching Kids Programming

TechSmith Camtasia

Lynn is a former Microsoft employee who now acts as a BigData consultant. She first began piecing together the outline of what would eventually become Teaching Kids Programming a few years ago when she started a local series of events for Microsoft’s Digigirlz program. When I worked for Microsoft, I was able to work on both Digigirlz and my other responsibilities. Can’t see the video? Click here.

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