Fri.Sep 15, 2017

To Train or Not to Train : The Tale of The Corporate LMS


There was a time when corporate training consisted of an instructor and a whole classroom full of bored and unenthusiastic employees just waiting for the session to end.

How Microlearning Impacts Coaching and Behavior Change - Tip #149

Vignettes Learning

In California, there’s a law that discourages people from using plastic bags. Supermarkets will charge you $.10 10 if you need a bag -- it’s no longer free. But dang! I always forget, so I end up hauling my purchased goods one by one to my car. I haven’t yet learned to carry a bag. I still forget.

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Experience API

Shelly Blake-Plock announced last night via LinkedIn that he would be leading a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for IEEE LTSC (Learning Technologies Standards Committee). This is good news, as Shelly is going to carry a real load in leading that group. In his own words, Shelly describes the work in this way: Our initial purpose is to create an IEEE technical report as a reference and implementation guide for xAPI 1.0.3.

AI Reflections

Clark Quinn

Last night I attended a session on “Our Relationship with AI” sponsored by the Computer History Museum and the Partnership on AI. In a panel format, noted journalist John Markoff moderated Apple’s Tom Gruber, AAAI President Subbarao Kambhampati, and IBM Distinguished Research Scientist Francesca Rossi. The overarching theme was: how are technologists, engineers, and organizations designing AI tools that enable people and devices to understand and work with each other?

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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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This Week in EdTech: How Back To School Has Changed


Stay up-to-date on the latest news in learning with these trending articles. D2L News

Learning How to Compete Successfully No Matter the Competition

Training Industry

Based on the upcoming book “Nuts & Bolts” by Harry Paul and Gene Ference, Ph.D. For as long as you can remember, you’ve done everything right with your business. You have a sound business plan, good financing, great people and a product offering with a very competitive value proposition.

Webinar: Using Lectora to Personalize Your Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Off the shelf courses can save you loads of time filling a soft skills training gap but fall short if they don’t support your brand or targeted learning objectives. Enter our Professional Soft Skills Customizable Courseware Library !

Learning For Everyone – The democratization of corporate learning


What is the key to successful corporate learning? Engage employees in the planning and not just the execution. learning strategy Corporate learning employee engagement

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.

LMS: Scheduling and Facilities Management

Your Training Edge

When you bring your Learning Management System online, you can say goodbye to hand-written schedule books and inputting class lists in Outlook and Excel. Your LMS manages scheduling and facilities, and provides information and data that is easily accessible, just like reporting and tracking.

Speed-learning function hits the eLearning market

Engage in Learning – for Business Minds

opening the doors for brain-optimisation in online training. Listeners of podcasts and audiobooks have been known to use digital devices that can accelerate the speed of narration without increasing the pitch. In fact, busy listeners are speeding up podcasts and claiming full comprehension at speeds of up to five times normal. This technology is exactly what developers at Engage in Learning have now introduced into their eLearning training courses.

How Can I Highlight Important Information when Users Review Content?

Yukon Learning

In a recent custom virtual training, a student asked for help in creating scenario-based courses in Storyline.

The ongoing work of learning standards


At the dawn of the video recording age, a battle raged about the best standard to use: VHS or Betamax. In it, Sony came out with a better standard, but kept it to themselves. Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. The outcome: VHS won.

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.

5 Amazing Trends that Impact Learning Analytics [Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know 5 amazing trends that impact learning analytics. eLearning Design Learning Analytics

3 Ways to Improve Learning Retention in Your Training Program


Learning retention is the most important aspect of your corporate training program. Without it, your investment of time, energy and resources is useless. All the knowledge in the world can be transferred to your employees but, if they cannot retain it long enough to put it into use in the real world, where it will garner tangible positive results for your organization, it won’t matter.

The Role of Training and NASAs Cassini Spacecraft

Training Industry

On September 15, 2017, a 20-year science mission came to an end as the Cassini spacecraft, which had been flying around Saturn, took an intentional suicide dive into the atmosphere of the planet. Cassini launched in late 1997, arrived in orbit around Saturn in mid-2004, spit a probe onto the surface of the moon Titan in early 2005, and had generally been collecting and transmitting gobs of information since then.

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Is eLearning Development Slowing You Down? Switch to Rapid!

CommLab India

Is eLearning development slowing you down? Rapid eLearning is a better alternative that can reduce development time by over 40%. Learning Technology Rapid eLearning

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.

Let’s talk about bite-sized learning

Trajectory IQ

The days of 90 minute PowerPoint presentations are dead 2–3 hour online eBoring courses should be punted too. There are many reasons, but the main one is that our attention spans are shot. Still not convinced?

Using Storyline Templates for Quick E-Course Development

CommLab India

Deep dive into the template feature of Articulate Storyline. Learning Technology Articulate Storyline

Tips to Plan Smooth Training Deployment


With an increasing number of organisations adopting online learning for staff training, eLearning has become a very popular and effective tool for employee learning and development.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM – Designing for the Unknown Device – 09/18/2017, 16:00 EDT

Adobe Captivate

Manufacturers are coming out with new smartphones, tablets and other devices all the time. A skill set that is still relatively new for eLearning designers is designing for responsive design. This Livestream will attempt to uncover some of these secrets and make it easy for you to develop responsive projects in the future. As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat.

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!