Tue.Dec 01, 2020

How Have Online Classes Impacted Student Engagement in Higher Ed?

Clarity Consultants

While online classes have been around for a substantial amount of time, their use wasn’t as nearly as widespread as it has been since COVID-19. Many higher education institutions had little choice but to transition to virtual learning models as shelter-in-place orders spread across the country.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario prototype in Twine , a free, open source tool for creating nonlinear stories. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.


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Your E-Learning Course Needs Better Checklists


Checklists can be a helpful learning aid—when they’re used correctly. Ask enough people how they feel about checklists, and you’ll probably notice that most fall into one of two camps: they either love them, or they hate them. For such a simple tool, checklists evoke strong reactions.

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Measuring Impact (or not)

Clark Quinn

So I saw a twitter thread pointing to an argument about how ROI is dead. And, well, that’s largely okay with me. However, the trigger for the post was from the results of Chief Learning Officer 2020 State of Learning report. And, when I saw them, I saw some problems.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Virtual Training Delivery Success: Tried and Tested Tips

Infopro Learning

There has already been a steady increase in the number of employees who worked remotely. Before the events of this year more 4 million people were already working from home at least part of the time (1). However this year we have seen a large jump in remote teams due to recent events.

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A small nudge for the learner; a giant push to build a productive habit

Upside Learning

Is there a connection between the image of a fly and learning? There is! Enter the urinal at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. This is where you will see the famous fly, strategically placed inside the bowl. Result?

4 Foundations of Successful Remote Onboarding in 2021


Even in the best of times, building a remote onboarding program can be challenging. Luckily, we here at Wisetail know a few things about onboarding. Check out these four keys to successful remote onboarding from two of our experts, and make sure you’re prepared for the year ahead.

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How to start with storytelling for business training


Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact. Robert McKee. Humans need stories to understand and accept the world they live in, to find meaning, and the ability to change realities.

OpenSesame partners with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning to increase access to world-class leadership experiences


PORTLAND, OR – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of leadership development solutions from Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning to its comprehensive catalog of 20,000+ elearning courses, delivering high-impact digital learning content that drives business results. “We

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

When to Use Background Audio in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Background audio is not as common as it once was in e-learning. It is a little old school. And often it is distracting. Also, with mobile technology (and some limitations playing multiple audio tracks) it may create some problems playing the way you intend it.

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Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

CLO Magazine

Have you ever worked on a team with low psychological safety? How about with high psychological safety? Chances are you could probably answer these questions without even knowing the full definition of this concept. We have worked in both situations, and the differences in effectiveness are stark.

What Diversity Training Looks Like in the Modern Workplace


Old school diversity training has come into question. The controversy raises questions about whether such training is an effective means to address bias in the workplace. But one thing is clear: Ignoring the issue until after a problem occurs can have serious consequences.

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The Best Enterprise LMS 2.0 for Training and Knowledge Retention


Enterprise learning management systems (LMS) are where enterprise companies keep and use all training and education documents and courses.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

eBook Release: How To Boost Employee Performance Through Just-In-Time Learning And Performance Support Tools

Dan Keckan

All of us learn from different sources ranging from structured or Formal Training to learning by watching others or taking specific help from colleagues. The biggest learning certainly is on the job (often through challenges that we face and overcome).

Microlearning Solves Real-world L&D Problems: 4 Use Cases


The learning and development world has been abuzz about microlearning for some time now. It’s been a top trend on nearly every industry list for several years and has moved beyond being a passing fad to being a solid feature in the corporate learning landscape. What is microlearning?

How Can Custom Interactive Training Content Improve Remote Training Effectiveness?

Dan Keckan

While eLearning has emerged into our lives for good, it is essential to understand the basic principles of custom interactive training content. Also, in this article, we will examine how this can help boost remote training effectiveness. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Effective learning and development (L&D) programs have become one of the top priorities of most companies, as well as their employees. As the amount of information increases, the need for us to attain it also increases.

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 have led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. In this session, Dr. Quinn will go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser)!

Easy Breezy Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

Dan Keckan

While the holidays are the best time of the year for some, for others it's a nightmare. Once the mood starts to become jolly and festive, you start feeling the stress levels rising. If you identify yourself with this, then keep reading!

BlueVolt Announces Strategic Partnership with SPARXIQ


BlueVolt and SPARXiQ gladly announce that we have joined forces to provide distributor sales teams with innovative virtual sales skills training. BlueVolt customers can now elevate their team's sales skills even while working remotely.

Empathy in eLearning: How to Connect Learners with Training

CommLab India

Adding elements of empathy in your eLearning courses can help the learner form a better connection with the course and prevent disengagement. Read this blog to know how you can infuse empathy into your eLearning courses. eLearning Design Instructional Design

How Mobile Apps Can Improve Your Learning Programs


Almost every 1 in 3 employees in America is a millennial today, accounting for 35% of the workforce. With this new demographic comes different needs and preferences. Millennials want to work at a place that aligns with their career goals and are quite willing to switch jobs for that.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Let’s Estimate the Cost of eLearning Course Development [SlideShare]

CommLab India

If you’re planning to implement eLearning for your workforce training, you need to be aware of the factors that will impact the cost of eLearning development. Here’s a SlideShare that will you an overview of the cost factors of eLearning development. eLearning Design eLearning Implementation

More Real-Time Solutions


Effective learning and development (L&D) programs have become one of the top priorities of most companies, as well as their employees. As the amount of information increases, the need for us to attain it also increases.

How To Offset The Forgetting Curve In Your Employee Learning Programs With Microlearning

Dan Keckan

People tend to forget the vast majority of what they learn, especially when the new information and skills aren’t immediately applied. In this article, I show you how the Forgetting Curve can be offset with microlearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Designing virtual learning for application and impact: the missing ingredient

CLO Magazine

There are two things most people in L&D fully understand when it comes to virtual learning. The first thing we all know is that there is a chain of value that occurs when any program is implemented.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Virtual Sales Meeting


Like so many things, the National Sales Meeting (NSM) is undergoing an unprecedented change this year. Typically, a NSM is not just a time to share goals, align on new initiatives, and learn new strategies for the upcoming year.

How To Boost Engagement With Social Learning

Dan Keckan

The need for employee engagement is even more critical in remote companies. Social learning is a great way for remote organizations to boost engagement, support development, encourage commitment and motivation, and ultimately increase long-term employee retention. Here’s how to get it right.

Is "eLearning slide" an oxymoron?

Mitch Moldofsky

In his eLearning Art blog, Bryan Jones asked a question of a bunch of eLearning gurus: "What is your #1 tip for designing a great eLearning slide?" The answer that best reflects my own view was at the top of the list, courtesy of Allen Interactions' Michael Allen: "Slides?