New White Paper: Training In Troubled Times

Upside Learning

During slowdowns or recessions, most organizations look for ways to cut costs. Cost cutting exercises during a recession often involve changes to organizational processes and tasks. The paper goes on to present some points to keep in mind while setting up an effective L&D solution.

How to Make Cyber Security Training Suck Less [White Paper]


Cyber attacks and security breaches are on the rise, and so are their associated costs. In our white paper, Why Information Security Training Sucks (and what to do about it) , you’ll learn why many cyber security training programs fail. Big data is upon us.

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How to Make Cyber Security Training Suck Less [White Paper]


Cyber attacks and security breaches are on the rise, and so are their associated costs. In our white paper, Why Information Security Training Sucks (and what to do about it) , you’ll learn why many cyber security training programs fail. Big data is upon us.

News: YUDU White Paper Proves Value of Mobile In Training

Unicorn Training

Unicorn partners, YUDU, have published a new white paper highlighting trends in corporate training and the impact of mobile devices in 2015. Mobile App developer YUDU Media's latest white paper outlines technological trends in the training industry and how this impacts strategic planning for HR and Training professionals. The main focus of the paper is on mobile devices, and how they are changing the sector.

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Free mLearning White Paper

eLearning Weekly

If you’re interested in Mobile Learning (mLearning), check out Clark Quinn ’s free white paper titled, "mLearning Devices: Peformance To Go." He says, "We learn to accomplish something: to get better at things we need to do, to better perform those things we want to do, to be more effective, more efficient, smarter, even wiser." Too hard/costly to program these things.

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Next-Generation CME

Web Courseworks

New White Paper Surveys Recent Research on CME. An effective continuing medical education (CME) system is crucial for keeping diverse medical professionals apprised of advances in their respective fields. While most healthcare research dollars are spent developing new treatments, an increasing fraction is going to research on CME: how to more effectively disseminate new knowledge and skills throughout the medical community.

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

Associations have more types and greater amounts of data readily available to us than ever before, and the cost of the tools needed to process all that data has declined dramatically. That insight allowed ASAE to print a smaller catalogue and send it to a more targeted list, reducing costs by 25% without negatively impacting sales. • Association Management Budgets and ROI Featured Posts Strategic Planning Tips & Tricks guest blog post white paper

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. Informal learning is effective because it is personal. IBM white paper by Rob Cross. Others are costs to be minimized.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up

Web Courseworks

Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities – Next Generation CME White Paper. In this white paper, we discuss how physical simulators now have the ability to be connected to the internet, allowing them to be utilized more effectively in the CME space. Unfortunately, these high-tech simulations often come at high cost, especially in fields like surgery. EHR Integrated PI activities also made this white paper.

ROI Calculator for Association eLearning Now Available

Association eLearning

Is the eLearning cost-effective for your association? During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters. Association Management Budgets and ROI Content Authoring eLearning eLearning News Learning Management Systems Project Management Strategic Planning Tips & Tricks association elearning elearning costs elearning roi learning management system costs price elearning roi calculator

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Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

Cost reduction has become a priority, so measuring the effectiveness of human resources investments is an important and timely topic. Return on investment (ROI) is a quantification of the relation between the benefits of a program and its costs [benefit-cost ratio (BCR)]. When BCR is greater than one, the benefits outweigh the costs and the program is considered a success. The formula to calculate ROI in this way is: ROI (%) = Benefit – Cost x 100 Cost.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. There’s a bigger push to reduce the total time spent in formal training, while conversely a perception that people need more and more information to do their jobs effectively. Click the image to download the white paper.

The Science of Remembering: Strategies for Long-Term Retention (Free Webinar)

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller spoke to these challenges in her recent white paper : “When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention.” ” The white paper includes strategies for both learning and remembering , emphasizing the need to improve the effectiveness of the initial training event as well as the post-training reinforcement strategy. The real cost of not remembering.

The Dollars and Sense of Extending Employee Training to Customers

Training Industry

There is no shortage of books, articles and white papers that discuss strategies and techniques for making businesses successful. Ultimately, however, all of these strategies and techniques are simply means of ensuring that firms maximize revenue and minimize costs. Second, training in most organizations is viewed as a cost that must continually be minimized.

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Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

Blue Sky eLearn

It is possible in this crisis to continue to drive non-dues revenue while communicating effectively with your members, industry stakeholders, and advertisers and sponsors. Bucket 2: Webinars, Video & White Papers. As many turn to webinars, video and white papers, it also creates an opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors that did not get the chance to showcase their product and service for those attendees.

Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

nyse mkt:GVP) has published a new white paper titled “The Case for Simulation-Based Training in the Oil and Gas Industry, Upstream and Downstream” The document examines the need for efficient and effective workforce development in the oil and gas industry worldwide to combat the acute shortage of skilled workers both upstream and downstream. The white paper is free as a direct download at

Prepare your company for the future of Learning & Development


Social and collaborative tools are the highest priorities for companies looking to deliver effective training to their employees, customers, and partners. Interestingly enough, the market leaders are the companies which are moving towards a new, more effective approach by focusing on innovation. Download our “eLearning Trends 2018” white paper to learn more about the status of the L&D market and the biggest trends reshaping the L&D future in 2018.

VUCA, or how to do business in interesting times


MATRIX White Paper: Thriving through change with continuous skills development for your workforce. For instance, in the Covid-19 context, people are more reluctant to spend money and may cut costs for a while.

Justifying eLearning: ROI and Key Metrics


Like any other cost center in the company, L&D department has to show that it delivers real benefit to an organization. Find some effective eLearning ROI calculating methods, key metrics, calculators, and templates in this article. Download the White Paper.

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?


New technologies are a vital component of delivering high performance learning in a way that is cost-effective and that results in measurable…… Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? This software can help to financial companies have reduced their program costs and monitor banking learning progress, providing training…… Government Learning Management System. Are you asking what a white paper is?

5 Common mistakes to avoid when implementing remote training


While remote work benefits are undeniable, having a dispersed remote team can create challenges for businesses to help new hires get acclimated to their jobs and maintain effective communication throughout the company.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. The price of an LMS is a huge consideration in determining the overall cost of the initial investment into eLearning.In addition to an LMS or eLearning system, organizations may incur costs associated with replacing old technology with new (for example, replacing outdated computers, devices, and networking systems). This can have a sizeable effect on an ROI.

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User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

We spoke to three companies who are already working or experimenting with user generated content and created a white paper with our findings. By facilitating an easy to use authoring solution you can have an impact on that process by ensuring a more standardized, cost-effective and sustainable way of working. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly.

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?


Competency management improves the impact and cost-effectiveness of your training, ensuring that your employees are spending their time on improving the skills that make a difference. Read our white paper , 8 Critical Success Factors for Competency Management Implementation to get started. RELATED BLOGS AND WHITE PAPERS. We talk a lot about competency management at Avilar. It makes sense.

The What and the Why of Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

If you would like to see the white paper in its entirety, check out the Learning Briefs section on our website.). These simulations allow people to gain and grow skills in a “safe” environment as opposed to an actual work environment where mistakes could cost money…or even lives. There are numerous articles and papers on the “why” of using learning games. Therefore, the remainder of this paper focuses on explaining the “what” of game design and how you get started.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Learning and Development

Hurix Digital

So, forcing them to learn what they already know is not a very effective strategy. . This makes learning more effective and doesn’t waste crucial employee hours. . For this reason, most enterprises outsource their content creation at a huge cost. .

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When Instructor-Led Training is No Longer a Sustainable Model

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller’s Learning Trends white paper uses a variety of recent statistics to show that ILT is still a major part of the learning mix for most companies. There are plenty of situations where ILT makes sense, but we also see scenarios where ongoing ILT costs are overwhelming to a budget and don’t deliver significant results. Lower Your Cost Per Learner.

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6 Reasons Why E-Learning is Replacing Traditional Higher Education Courses

Hurix Digital

Once looked down upon, online learning now is widely accepted because it allows educational institutions to save costs and reach a wider audience. Online Learning is Cost-Effective. White Paper: Can the US Higher Education Publishing Industry Leverage A Subscription Model.

Workplace Learning 2025 – Lighting the fire of learning

Learning Pool

Personalised development plans (PDPs) are an effective way of fostering a culture of accountability, along with recognising and rewarding staff for exceptional learning and development (L&D) efforts or achievements. Gamification has difficult connotations, but it’s already being successfully deployed in the recruitment sector, where the desire to compete against other people is proving very effective at testing job candidates’ skills of problem-solving, for example,” he says. “I

What is a “Skills Matrix” Used for and Why Do You Need One?


Cost-effectiveness : Focus training and development resources on the people and the skills who will advance the mission – whether near-term or in the future. Results : Track the progress of individuals and teams over time (and identify which training is most effective). To learn more about leading with skills and competencies, read our How to Unleash the Power of Competencies white paper.

Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard Unveiled at ASTD ICE

Bottom-Line Performance

After the beta period, games will cost $649. We are also excited to facilitate Play to Learn: Designing Effective Learning Games as a pre-conference workshop on Saturday, May 18th. In addition, she’s authored numerous white papers on the topics of learning game design and learning trends. We are taking our show on the road to ASTD ICE, May 20 – 22 in Dallas, Texas to unveil the Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard.

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Don’t be Complacent and Content

Clark Quinn

Beyond deeper instructional design (tapping into both emotion and effective instruction, not the folk tales we tell about what good design is), we need to start looking at content models and content architecture. This has been mostly used for material like product descriptions, such as technical writers produce, but it can be used for white papers, marketing communications, and any other information. Yesterday I attend SDL’s DITAFest.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

Truly scalable development requires an authoring tool capable of effectively leveraging the collective skill and expertise of large, dispersed teams. A white paper on the Composica website titled “ The Goldilocks Dilemma of Authoring ” provides a convincing argument for why firms should invest in a collaborative authoring tool over competing individual authoring tools and learning content management system (LCMS) solutions. The era of web-based authoring systems is here.

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Can Training and development be Fun? L&D with Added Engagement

Growth Engineering

Although Shakespeare never set foot in the corporate world, he knew a thing or two about the effect of morale on productivity: “A merry heart goes all the day.” Online learning is more cost-effective than traditional teaching methods, but eLearning can also be more engaging. Download our free white paper by clicking the button below! Training and development is all about assessments and staff handbooks, right?

How Video Accessibility Improves UX and SEO

3Play Media

Online video has the profound ability to communicate a message quickly and to engage in effective storytelling simultaneously. Marketing content like blog articles and white papers must be designed to propel the buyer’s journey. Captions assume that the viewer is completely deaf and include all spoken content as well as non-speech elements, like music or sound effects.

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Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

There are often infrequent special needs that can range from specific content or skill knowledge to instructional design, professional videography and audio, to 3D animation – that could make staffing for these situations costly. Effective Efficiency. But at a time when salaries and health benefits are on the rise and good talent is becoming scarce, adding a new dedicated L&D or IT professional has become increasingly cost prohibitive.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Print textbooks cost way more than etextbooks. Why are print textbooks costly? Once they are felled, they are transported to a paper mill, there’s a wide array of processes including pulping, heating, drying and pressing, starching process, which makes printable paper. Industry experts indicate that while using the chemical pulping to produce 1 ton of printing paper approximately 24 trees are required. No paper, no printing.