Tue.May 15, 2018

What’s The Point Of An LMS In The Modern Workplace?

Jane Hart

New article in the MWL Magazine. The discussion about the usefulness of an LMS has been going on for years. Here are 10 reasons why a L&D team might (want to) use an LMS – but are they relevant in the modern workplace? Modern Workplace Learning

5 Questions To Find The Perfect Collaborative Authoring Tool

eLearning Industry

Who doesn’t want to save time at work? The use of a collaborative authoring tool can be a real game-changer for eLearning providers. To find a truly powerful solution that streamlines your eLearning production, don’t go shopping around unless you’re armed with these 5 vital questions. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools Cloud Based Authoring Tools Benefits Collaborative Learning eLearning Authoring Tool Features eLearning Authoring Tool Selection

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

I have been part of several discussions recently that questioned the value of creating courses and delivering formal training.

Learning in a Managing Minds Company

The Peformance Improvement

Following is a selection from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Two). The future of how we learn in our organizations is a popular topic. But unless you are responsible for developing, delivering, managing, and measuring training and learning, keeping up with the latest learning technologies can be overwhelming. It’s also irrelevant to the discussion of managing minds. The training and learning technology discussions miss the point.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

Unleashing The 7 Essential Features Of A New-Age LMS


Technological innovations have a deep impact on the way modern workforce finds, shares and communicate new ideas. Training and development have extended the reach of traditional classrooms by providing personalized learning experiences.

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Are your education programs bringing in value for the organization and for your members? Or do you need assistance generating non-dues revenue from your education offerings?

Should You Use WordPress?


WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and is powering ~30% of all top websites on the internet. But is it a good choice for you? I will admit that I have a bias when it comes to WordPress. Whether you use it for blogging, e-commerce, or e-learning the software has proven to be a viable solution for nearly every situation.

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap, Krissy Richard

Learning Rebels

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a WRAP! Jump to the bottom for the May ATD ICE super SWAG giveaway details). ATD ICE 2018 – Another one in the books. This would be #11 for me, and the experience never seems to grow old. I’d love to hear about your conference experience in the comments below.

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Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Your Company Probably Isn’t Ready for Enterprise Social Tech

The Simple Shift

Is your organization thinking to employ enterprise social technology? I’d bet they aren’t really ready. Most companies aren’t ready given the reports by Gartner and others regarding goals not being met. Here’s a quick way to gauge readiness – The Innovation Matrix. What your company, like most companies, ultimately seeks when employing social tech is to […]. networking openness Social Business social platforms #socialbusiness innovation social organization

Sales Training: Getting Back to Basics

ej4 eLearning

Sales training is not just for new hires and salespeople struggling to meet their numbers. The most successful sales managers understand the importance of “getting back to basics” for everyone, and they make refreshers part of their regular process.

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The Future of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s an excerpt from a recent presentation on the future of learning technology. I went to school to be a video producer. Right after I graduated, the video industry changed from analog to digital. At the time digital video technology was cutting-edge and super expensive.

PERFORMANCE SUPPORT: Questions, Questions & More Questions

Living in Learning

Momentum to accept the validity of performance support has been a long time coming as evidenced by a dramatic increase of articles advocating more L&D attention targeting performance outcomes. Unfortunately, the attention given is still largely skewed toward innovative learning solutions in the training environment. Methinks part of that dilemma is a result not of the discovery questions asked, but those unasked.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

6 things your team needs to successfully manage an LMS


Managing an LMS can get complicated quick. Whether your company is implementing one for the first time, has migrated systems or is looking to give your current learning platform a new lease of life, there are a couple things you need to do in order for your LMS to thrive. And one of the best places to start is by providing your team with right foundation.

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Simplified User Interface: The Beginner’s Guide

Visual Lounge

It can be difficult to onboard users to new and complex interfaces and workflows. Too much information can easily overwhelm the user and make it difficult to keep the focus on the essential feature or functionality. Additionally, software updates tend to be frequent.

Helping People Find Their ‘Left Foot’

CLO Magazine

Marcus Buckingham speaks about excellence during the 2018 ATD International Conference and Exposition in San Diego. Photo courtesy ATD. Professional soccer fans are most certainly familiar with Lionel Messi, forward for FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team.

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Quip: learning & instruction

Clark Quinn

I spoke at the ATD International Conference last week on myths. I said a number of things (and a number were said about it, too :). However, one comment seems to be getting more traction than others. Moreover, it’s something I say regularly. So I thought I should add it to my collection of Quinn Quips. The statement is simple: Learning is action and reflection; instruction is designed action and guided reflection. What do I mean here? In life, things happen.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

YouTube vs. Vimeo: What’s the Difference?

Visual Lounge

At TechSmith, our goal is to help content creators take advantage of the power of video in their daily jobs. But, making the video is just half of the equation. Choosing where you host your video content is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process.

Make Your Microlearning Interventions Work To Achieve Your Training Goals

Tesseract Learning

Microlearning works wonders if you are looking to quickly upskill your employees with targeted learning

Learning in a Managing Minds Company

The Peformance Improvement

Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Two). The future of how we learn in our organizations is a popular topic. But unless you are responsible for developing, delivering, managing, and measuring training and learning, keeping up with the latest learning technologies can be overwhelming. It’s also irrelevant to the discussion of managing minds. The training and learning technology discussions miss the point.

How To Find A User-Friendly LMS For Your Online Training

Lambda Solutions

Using a Learning Management System shouldn’t require a degree in rocket science or the patience of a saint. In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to find an intuitive Learning Management System with a lower learning curve. LMS Totara Moodle

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Top 10 Benefits Of Personalization Of eLearning For Employee Training

eLearning Industry

With the wider adoption of eLearning and mobile learning comes the associated challenge of “one size does not fit all”. In this article, I highlight first how personalized learning for employee training can help manage this and then its top 10 benefits.

How to Create a Learning Measurement Plan with xAPI


Designing a learning measurement strategy with xAPI takes time and planning, but do you know where to start? In this blog post, we’ll explain the basics and give you a guide to get the ball rolling. It all starts with a plan.

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Why Use Online Learning Nuggets for Product Sales Training?

CommLab India

Product and sales training delivered in the form of microlearning nuggets can have a higher impact on learning effectiveness. This blog gives you insights into the microlearning assets that can be used to deliver product sales training. eLearning Design Product Training

5 Uncommon Courses to Offer Your Workforce


There can be no doubt that eLearning is the way of the future when it comes to making employee training more customized, user-friendly, and convenient than traditional approaches. Why all the confidence?

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.