Mon.May 04, 2015

From “knowledge worker” to “learning worker”: what this means for an organisation

Jane Hart

Work is changing, and as a consequence Jacob Morgan believes that one of the principles of the future employee (see infographic to the left) will be the shift from being a “knowledge worker” to being a “learning worker” ‘Knowledge is a commodity, to be the smartest person in the room all you need is a smartphone. What […]. Social learning

Take down of Standardized Tests…truth in comedy

Kapp Notes

Here is a thought provoking video about standardized testing. Education

Adobe RoboHelp: Linking Between Merged Projects

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Willam van Weelden    In my last article I introduced you to merged help  and showed you how to create merged Microsoft HTML Help (CHM). This week I will show you how to create links to a merged project. Create a Link to a Merged Project from Within a Topic.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives. One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. Given below are excerpts from both.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Improve Classroom Learning With SAMR

LearnDash

If you are developing training or live-lectures, then there is a good chance that you have heard of some of the popular instructional design frameworks. Perhaps the most famous of these is ADDIE , a model used in nearly every training project that I have participated in or have come across.

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6 eLearning Lessons We Learned from a Galaxy Far Far Away…

eLearning Brothers

In honor of May the Fourth, we sat down and watched all the Star Wars we could sit through. During that potato chip fueled marathon, it dawned on us that many of the characters in this classic series have some great perspectives on eLearning. “Size matters not.”

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Totara 2.7 Face-to-Face Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

We kicked off our Totara 2.7 Demo Series last Thursday. In this demo, we focused on the newest additions of the face-to-face (F2F) feature. .

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Template-Palooza! April’s New eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

This month, we’ve cranked out so many new templates you’d better bring a new pair of socks…because they’re about to be knocked off! Behold the majesty of these new creations brought to you fresh from the minds of the illustrious eLearning Brothers Template Development team.

A Three-Step Process for Becoming an E-Learning Pro

Rapid eLearning

“I want to become an elearning pro. What do I have to do to get better?” ” This is one of the most common questions I’m asked. I’ve addressed it a few times in the blog by sharing some tips , free ebook recommendations , and a ton of tutorials.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Honey I Shrunk the Storyline Variable Text

eLearning Brothers

Honey, I Shrunk the StoryLine Variable Text! It was an experiment gone bad! A recent StoryLine project required that several journal entries be recorded as variables, and then displayed in a lightbox popup.

Manic May! Tools for Survival!

Visual Lounge

Oh boy, I can feel it…May is here! Manic May! Hold on people, saddle up, I’ve got my big girl pants on, do you?! Actually my “big girl pants” translate to sassy shoes and big earrings. I’m not sure why, but they just seem to help this time of year.

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The Uncanny Valley of Organizational Risk

Training Industry

The concept of the “uncanny valley,” first coined by roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970, describes the unsettling effect whereby robot faces, video games, CGI, and the like fall somewhere on a continuum of eerie to repulsive when they fall short of actually mimicking human appearance and motion.

How to Make Your Online Training “Go Viral”

Mindflash

I’m not a marketer. I’m an educator. But, maybe, I’m both? Or, at least, maybe I should be both. Consider content marketing and online training , for example. Both involve content delivered through digital media (infographics, blogs, videos, podcasts, slides, e-books, how-to guides, etc.).

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Page Layouts: the Foundation for eLearning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Sometimes all you need is a little nudge in the right direction to get your inspiration flowing. That’s where the eLearning Brothers Lectora® Page Layouts come into play! These templates are a great way to help you organize your content and give it a professional look.

Selecting an LMS With a Little Help From Your Friends

ATD Learning Technologies

This ATD infographic highlights nine questions you can ask colleagues in the L&D field about their LMS selection process. Click here to read full version

Why eLearning in the finance industry is very important

eFront

Banking. It’s what makes our modern economy tick (and, perhaps, tock), and a big enabler of the business and innovation progress we’ve had in the 21st century. It’s, to paraphrase the proverb, a lucrative job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Nuts and Bolts: Causing Serendipity by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

The story of the three princes of Serendip is more than an entertaining fable. It illustrates the limits of formal training, and. the value of being able to learn something valuable from information that just came your way. You may not be looking for a. lame, one-eyed camel that is missing a tooth and carrying an unusual cargo, but you might also learn something valuable. from this column. Blended Learning Emerging Topics Instructional Design Training Strategies

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Tomorrow’s Sales Training at the LTEN Conference in June

PDG

Is it difficult to get new behaviors from an experienced sales team? The tenured sales force responsible for Genzyme’s Multiple Sclerosis product (AUBAGIO®) had seen it all.

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Why eLearning in the finance industry is very important

eFront

Banking. It’s what makes our modern economy tick (and, perhaps, tock), and a big enabler of the business and innovation progress we’ve had in the 21st century. It’s, to paraphrase the proverb, a lucrative job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Page Layouts: the Foundation for eLearning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Sometimes all you need is a little nudge in the right direction to get your inspiration flowing. That’s where the eLearning Brothers Lectora® Page Layouts come into play! These templates are a great way to help you organize your content and give it a professional look.

Learner Centric World : Do we have tools, skills and desire ?

Learning Cafe

Learner Centric Approach is defined as – “…Describing an L&D function that is operated from a Learner’s (our customer’s) point of view. Rather than developing new learning solutions and attempting to convince learner’s to consume them, a learner centric L&D develops products and services that learners need”. The 6 building blocks of Learner Centricity are : 1) Mass customisation: finding the best possible proposition for a given learner.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Bulk Activities 101

DigitalChalk eLearning

Have you recently used the mass upload feature for your organization and noticed that some users didn’t get uploaded and you’re not sure why? We have a feature that allows you to easily see why certain users may have not been uploaded, it’s called ‘Bulk Activities’. Organization administrators will be able to see this option under the ‘Administration’ tab.

Keeping time part 2: Duration for Activity Providers

Experience API

What’s the difference between session duration and attempt duration? Timestamp or Stored? When should you record time taken and how can you report it? This series of blogs will look specifically at duration and how to report on it. The SCORM veterans at Rustici Software tell me that duration reporting by SCOs was notoriously patchy. That’s why you’ll notice that SCORM Cloud will tell you it’s calculation of duration alongside the figure reported by your e-learning.