Wed.Sep 20, 2017

Tools for Instructional Investigation: Finding the Root Cause of Waste and Failure

Allen Interactions

By Christopher Allen , MA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager. There’s no better learning technique than preparing to teach others.”. Valid? Implications?

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eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

Let’s try something a bit different today, for a change of pace. I usually write a blog post, you skim or read it, maybe share it, and we move on. How about something a bit more engaging? Something that will literally make you think. It’s time for eLearning Trivia! What does “eLearning” stand for?

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Comfortably numb

Learning with e's

Image from Flickr by Ilmicrofono Oggiono How do teachers get to the place where they are comfortable admitting they don't know everything about their subject? Some might argue that teachers should be expert at the highest level.

Evolving Leadership: Where is Leadership Headed?

Powerhouse Hub

The style of leadership is evolving quickly to match the acceleration of technology

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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The NBA’s New MVP

CLO Magazine

When Mike Kennedy joined the National Basketball Association in 2012 as director of learning and leadership development, the organization was stuck in an old-school learning environment under long-time commissioner David Stern.

The True Cost of Bad Leadership


As I left the man’s office, I couldn’t help but think his company was succeeding despite him. It could have been the way he talked in terms of “I” instead of “we,” how he talked about making all the decisions instead of empowering his people, or how most of his people worked there not because they wanted to, but solely because of the paycheck.

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Growing Leaders Organically

CLO Magazine

In 1987, Rachel Berliner was pregnant with her daughter Amy and on bed rest so her husband Andy went looking for ready-made meals at their natural grocery store. When he couldn’t find anything organic and vegetarian to meet the young couple’s dietary needs, they decided to make them on their own.


Clark Quinn

I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important. So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog. Here I lay out who I am, why I write it, and what I write about.

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.

The Death of Flash: Convert Old Flash eLearning to HTML5 by Diane Elkins and Tanya Seidel

Learning Solutions Magazine

In 2020, Flash-only content will no longer be usable to most learners. Use this interactive flow chart to guide conversion. of Flash. to HTML5. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Management

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Live from C3 - Day 2 Wrap Up


The second full day of C3 was packed with Litmos breakout sessions that both educated and entertained. I will not touch on each and every session in this post because there were so many in our two concurrent tracks, but here are some highlights.


Podcast: TLDChat – Featuring Margie Meacham


Every weekday, learning professionals from around the world gather for a livestreaming interactive video experience at I was honored to join them as a guest and talk about the future of learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neuroscience and the scientific method.

Employee Benefits: The Competition is Fierce


Job seekers and the benefits they want have changed. Recent studies have shown applicants would be willing to take a decrease in pay to work for a company that has better employee benefits. But what constitutes better benefits? That varies, depending on the generation of the workforce.

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.

Missed my Live Session on TLDC Chat? Catch the Recording!


Every weekday, learning professionals from around the world gather for a livestreaming interactive video experience at I was honored to join them as a guest and talk about the future of learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neuroscience and the scientific method. If you missed the live event, you can catch my interview here. And don’t forget to join us in January for the TLDC18 Conference , where I’ll be showing you how to build your own chatbot!

Roundtable Creates Learning Platform for Associations

Roundtable Learning

Associations are a wealth of knowledge and education, and the best ones know that capturing and disseminating that education to their members can not only increase and retain membership, but can also provide additional revenue that allows the association to thrive

6 Data Security Tips For Mobile Learning In Corporate Training


Mobile learning and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are two firmly established corporate training trends today. With no sign of losing favor, these trends are quickly becoming the must-haves of next-generation online learning. If your organization has already embraced mobile learning or BYOD, allowing employees to access training materials anywhere, anytime on their personal devices, it is likely that data security has become a hot topic.

Pulling Data Back from the LRS: Correlation for Analysis by Anthony Altieri

Learning Solutions Magazine

Can you retrieve data from your LRS for analysis? The answer is yes, and here’s how to do it. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Training Strategies

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.

Six Proven Steps for Successful LMS Implementation (Part 6 of 6)


The 6th step of successful implementation of a Learning Management System is to Go Live. The final step to conclude the LMS implementation process requires attention to detail. It demands the team to brainstorm on numerous risks and have a contingency plan to mitigate each risk.

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Opinion: Increased Demand for Virtual Live Training


E-Learning has been around for quite some time, and today it is used more than ever. But is it leaving us wanting something “more” from our training programs? Most everyone knows the benefits of teaching using e-learning. Companies use it because the cost savings are so huge and they are able to standardized their content delivery. Entrepreneurs choose online courses because they can sell them over-and-over again without requiring any additional time investment.

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Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that life in the learning technology “lane” is never dull or slow. Just when you think your organization is catching up with the ever-changing status quo, you take a breath, look around and — whoosh — you’re behind the curve again.

Experimentation as Strategy


By Mary Byers, CAE, CSP According to Forbes contributor Mike Maddock, “In order to make a product or service everything it can be, it needs to be repeatedly soft launched with both internal stakeholders and external customers. This means literally sending the idea—be it a product or a service—into a limited part of the marketplace […]. Blog association e-learning elearning momentum productivity strategy

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!

Soft skills in the workplace: Which are they and how you can develop them?


Soft skills are an essential part of any successful career, but developing soft skills in the workplace doesn’t come easily to everyone.

‘Game Theory’ of Game-based eLearning industry


Many managers and teachers wonder how to make their trainee’s learning experience exciting. They are concerned about the delivery potential of their employees. I recently talked to a talent acquisition manager.

Why Does Video-based Learning Work in M-learning and Microlearning?

CommLab India

Why video works in learning? Let’s dive right into its use and success in microlearning and mobile learning. eLearning Design video based learning

Corporate University: Effective Staffing

Your Training Edge

The worst thing you can do when setting up a corporate university is to get it rolled out and then find that you have too much or too little staff.

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.

7 Mobile Learning Myths Debunked

CommLab India

This blog busts 7 myths that surround mobile learning and helps allay the misconceptions of training managers. Learning Technology mobile learning

How I accidentally discovered the power of active listening


Now, for those of you that know me well know that I like to talk. I love a good yarn, a chat, a story, which I'm told makes me a good sales guy. Or does it?

8 Point Checklist to Convert Your Legacy Courses into Effective E-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

A 8-point checklist to convert legacy courses to effective eLearning. Learning Technology Legacy course conversion