Wed.Oct 11, 2017

Design Thinking: Level-Up the Learner Experience

Bottom-Line Performance

Two years ago I was at a CLO conference in Austin, Texas. The keynote speaker asked a question that gave me pause then – and continues to drive me now. He asked, “Is the 45-minute course you created a good use of 45 minutes of the learner’s life?

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year. A time to reflect back to see where e-learning as a whole is at, and where it is heading for the coming year. That said, reflection is for some other blog author to write about. I’m all about now and where the industry is heading (based on trends). . The Present. Or as some people will call it, Now, as in the present. Think of it like those movies, you know the ones that say “present day”, and it was done in 1975? Yeah, like that.

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Radical Coherency

Clark Quinn

Tied to my last post about insufficient approaches, I was thinking again about the Coherent Organization . Coherency is powerful, but it could be a limiting metaphor. So I want to explore it a bit further. First, coherency is powerful. Lasers, for example, are just light, the same as comes from your lightbulbs. Except that the wavelengths are aligned and focused. When they’re at the same frequency, in the same direction, suddenly you can cut steel!

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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, we are counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #10 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Driving The Pace Of Digital Transformation For Lucrative Business

G-Cube

Digital Transformation – different people have different understanding of this word and different versions are doing rounds in the market. However, most companies don’t know the right approach or how to get their companies Digitally Transformed.

Microlearning, Mega Results

Association eLearning

The new buzzword in learning and development is microlearning. Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, bite-sized chunks. It makes sense that shorter courses are gaining popularity.

Simple Trick for Creating Effective Courses

LearnDash

When we create courses we do so in hopes of not only teaching, but in providing people with new skills or knowledge that they can use in daily life. I don’t know about you, but whenever I take a course I am looking to get something practical out of it that I can use to better myself, my business, or my life. Unfortunately not all courses succeed at meeting this outcome.

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How Effective Leaders Strengthen Relationships with Their Team

Learnloft

No one wants to go to work every day dreading the amount of time they are going to spend with his or her boss. At the same time, I don’t know any sane leader who looks forward to having bad relationships with team members. So the question then becomes, why are so many relationships between team members and their leader a major part of the reason people are unhappy at work? The answer: Most leaders have the equation wrong.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

2017 Top 10 eLearning Content Development Companies

PulseLearning

Tralee, October 11th, 2017 – Award-winning, custom learning solutions provider Pulse Learning is delighted to have been named, for the fourth consecutive year, on the Top 10 eLearning Content Development Companies List for 2017 by eLearningIndustry.com.

Is great content the driver for a great LMS?

eloomi

Well, yes and no. To build a great Learning Management System you need great content. However, content is only great when it suits your specific purpose. Let’s elaborate on that: Identifying purpose before adding content. Working with companies in all sectors and industries has shown us that the one size fits all approach is not the way to go. Taking your starting point in content or being solely inspired by content that is currently in style will eventually fail your LMS project.

How Data Warehousing is Revolutionizing HR

KnowledgeCity

A data warehouse is a database that stores large amounts of data for a business. These systems make it easy for say, a CEO to look at how much the company is spending on marketing efforts or how much product they’ve sold this quarter.

From BAA to DoDI

Rustici Software

Acronym Alert! There will be many referred to in this post. See glossary below for easy reference. Two years ago we answered a BAA from ADL to conduct research for updating the DoDI 1322.26- “Development, Management, and Delivery of Distributed Learning.”. Spoiler Alert – ADL accepted our proposal and we were awarded a contract to dig further into what an updated Instruction might look like and how it might be implemented.

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3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Cyber Security Training Programs: 4 Steps to Implementation

KMI Learning

In less time than it takes to finish reading this article, your organization’s internet security could be compromised. A data breach. It happens in an eyeblink. In mere fractions of a second, massive amounts of data move between locations. And data breaches are on the rise.

Meeting the needs of diverse user groups: Multitenancy in an LMS

Roundtable Learning

It doesn’t make sense to offer the same LMS to customers that you do to your internal employees. Your distribution partners have an entirely different brand and culture. Why should they be subjected to the functionality and look of your internal LMS

Are Chatbots the Next Big Thing in Digital Learning?

TalentLMS

Martin Ford, Author of Rise of the Robots, once said: “Imagine the uproar when Uber’s cars start arriving without drivers.” But what if, instead, we imagine a world where user support is provided by bots?

Why L&D Transformation is Good for Employees

Vitalyst

Not too long ago, you rarely needed to learn new or different sets of skills during your career. Most of your workplace learning centered around compliance training, plus sporadic, intensive formal courses.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Why DoDI 1322.26 is important for the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) signed the updated DoDI 1322.26 Distributed Learning (DL). The latest DoDI advises all entities within the DoD to procure eLearning technology solutions that are compliant with the SCORM or Experience API (xAPI) specifications. This Instruction replaces the 2006 version of DoDI 1322.26, “Development, Management, and Delivery of Distributed Learning,” which mandated (as opposed to advised) the use of SCORM in all eLearning technology used by the DoD.

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The Right LMS Checklist for my Company

Melon Learning

It’s a common approach that once you have decided to implement an LMS in your company, the next step is to compile one or more checklists about your requirements.

Buzzword Decoder: Adaptive Web Design by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

A focus on mobile learning requires choosing a design approach. Learn the pros and cons of adaptive web design, a. device-first approach. Design Strategies Mobile Learning

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How to Get the Most Value From Your eLearning Budget

eLearningMind

It’s the final stretch of Q4 and most businesses are trying to run out the clock while staying on budget. We always have a few companies reach out to us, as they need to use their eLearning budget or lose it for the following year.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, check out 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #1 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW. If you already have content, decide what’s worth keeping.

Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of External eLearning

Your Training Edge

Licensing external eLearning content can provide you and your organization with definite benefits, along with some potential drawbacks. Again, as we discussed on the benefits and obstacles to developing internally, your role is to determine where the greatest benefit lies.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM Publishing Your Project – 10/16/2017, 16:00 EDT

Adobe Captivate

In this video tutorial, I show you how you can publish your Adobe Captivate project. We will spend most of the time on SCORM 1.2, however, we will touch on the other eLearning formats. As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat. Follow the link right now to set up a reminder to get notified when this event becomes live on October 10th, 10 AM EDT. eLearning #LIVESTREAM Publishing Your Project – 10/16/2017, 16:00 EDT.

Why Use E-Learning for New Hire Training

CommLab India

Bring the power of digitization to your onboarding program with e-learning. Training Solutions New Hire Training Programs

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.