Mon.Dec 04, 2017

Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. As a result a delay in the post and up front apology for that. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it.

Six common micro-learning myths

Clive on Learning

Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow.

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Extended Enterprise Learning: What it can do for a Business Ecosystem?


Knowledge is powerful. The organizations that are able to tap into it and share it with stakeholders are able to outshine the competition. Having said that, companies that are making efforts to empower the affiliates (and look beyond its employee base) have better chances to succeed.

History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

Patrick Mullane is executive director of HBX, a division of Harvard Business School. Around 370 B.C., Plato wrote of a story told by Socrates to Phaedrus. In that story, a god tries to give the gift of writing to the Egyptian King Thamus.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

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Typography Plays a Key Role in eLearning UX by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

A key factor in UX, typography helps set the tone of eLearning. It can affect cognitive load and even influence learner. engagement. Getting Started Graphic Design

Engaging Minds with Mystery

Allen Interactions

I magine – you are at a dimly-lit dinner party with four friends and an eccentric host. A flash of lighting briefly brightens the room, then all the lights go out. In the darkness, you hear a scuffle and a shout. When the lights return, the host is on the floor, not moving. All the guests remain seated in their chairs. Someone outside the room begins knocking frantically at the door…. CCAF Instructional Design Employee Training

Leaders in the Limelight: Neha Gupta by Susan Jacobs

Learning Solutions Magazine

Neha Gupta discusses leaving a leadership role at Citigroup, which employs 17,000, to join an 11-person startup. Management Professional Development

The ROI of eLearning Templates and Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

eLearning templates, games, Customizable Courseware …when budgets are tight, how do you convince business leaders to fund all the eLearning goodies on your wish list?

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.

Making eLearning work for everyone


What Accessibility means. learning programs Accessibility

Microlearning Leapfrogging - How to Succeed Against All Odds - Tip #160

Vignettes Learning

This year I've had projects that I would classify as instances of leapfrogging. Leapfrogging means vaulting from traditional, basic brick-and-mortar (classroom) learning into the rapid and instant Microlearning approach.

Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations

The E-Learning Curve

Instructional Design (ID) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of instruction and other learning experiences. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Inside L&D: Context and Collaboration in Learning

CLO Magazine

People need context and connection for real learning to happen, says Jeannette Winters, senior vice president and chief human resource officer at Igloo Product Corp.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Knowing Your Audience is Key to Great Data Storytelling


Up to this point in our Data Storytelling series we’ve not only covered the importance of telling stories with data , but also how to structure stories using the Hero’s Journey. But like any great writer, you need to consider two critical aspects before putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

4 Online Learning Tools for Impactful Sales Training

CommLab India

Read about 4 learning tools that make online sales training modules impactful. Learning Technology Sales Training

Nuts and Bolts: What Are Your 2018 Goals? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

You’re probably thinking about your 2018 goals this month. But do they include better compliance training? Here’s why they. should. Design Strategies Professional Development Training Strategies

5 Flexible Online Learning Tools for Pharmaceutical Product Training [Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic for five easy online learning tools that can be used for pharmaceutical product training. Training Solutions product sales training

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do you execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

Getting The Most out of an E-Learning Conference


Community events are a great way to network with others, learn something new, or both. Here’s how you can get the most out of your next conference. If you have never gone to an industry related conference then you are missing out. I know because I used to be that person that avoided them. It wasn’t until after I started regularly attending conferences that I saw how valuable they can be for building a business, building a network, learning, and just having fun.

Training in a Turbulent Economy

Your Training Edge

With 2018 promising to be another economic trial, organizations are again looking for ways to streamline staffs and cut budgets while adjusting to new levels of productivity and progress. In addition, whether we like it or not, training is sometimes the first function to fall under scrutiny.

3 critical must do’s for a modern L&D department


If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it one hundred times - technology is changing, and it’s taking the elearning industry with it. As improvements and upgrades continue to be made to existing tools, and new tools are becoming available, L&D pros are beginning to pivot their goals to take elearning to the next level. To quote the late department store magnate John Wanamaker , “half my advertising is wasted, I just don’t know which half.”

5 Reasons iSpring Learn LMS Earned the Top Spot on GetApp

CommLab India

This blog helps decision makers looking to invest in an LMS by listing the factors that helped iSpring Learn LMS top the GetApp ranking chart. Learning Technology iSpring LMS

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

Should you use a script for your systems training videos?


BONUS: This post contains video examples to help you determine your best process. In this article, I'm going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a script to record and create systems training videos for your learners, whether they're employees, customers, partners, or what-have-you.

7 of 2017's best innovations

Powerhouse Hub

We’ve put together 7 of this year’s most advanced and remarkable innovations

How HTML5 Paved the Way for Rapid E-learning Development

CommLab India

Discover how HTML5 made rapid e-learning course development possible. Learning Technology HTML5

Royalty Fees for a Frachisee

Powerhouse Hub

Develop an understanding for the different royalty fees that apply to your franchise

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.

Online Learning Helps a Student Living with Cystic Fibrosis


Hayden is just like any other 14-year-old student at North Gwinnett High School. He loves sports, music, his classes, and his friends. He also happens … Continued. Accessibility Blended Learning Online Learning

Develop High-Impact Video-based Learning with Adobe Captivate

CommLab India

This blog highlights the features of Adobe Captivate useful to develop video-based learning. eLearning Design video based learning

The one thing your sales training is missing


Training and motivating are loaded words. Traditional sales training is often outdated, boring and ineffective. Motivating sales teams to show up and be their best day after day takes time, energy and creativity from managers. Neither are easy tasks when your organization lacks the proper tools to train and motivate your sales teams