Tue.Apr 09, 2019

7 Things to Know About Your Learners Before Launch


Gathering information about your learners can help you create and market a better course. You have a great course idea. The subject is one you love, you’re excited about the content, and you’ve been blissfully outlining lessons for a week and are still going strong. There’s just one question you’ve forgotten to ask, and if you don’t think about it now, it may come back to haunt you: Who is your course for?

The Most Beneficial Learning Metrics for eLearning and Why You Should Track Them

Lambda Solutions

Metrics has been a buzzword in education circles for some time, and for good reason. The learning metrics that educators track can have a huge impact on how effective their learning experiences are, and thus hold an immense amount of power.

What I Learned at LSCon 2019

Experiencing eLearning

I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. I loved being able to meet people in person who I had previously only met online and reconnecting with folks from past conferences.

Aligning Learning Outcomes with Business Outcomes: Curated Resources for your PLN

InSync Training

Evaluation of digital learning programs, (when it happens!), often focuses on the technology or the process. Was the virtual classroom technology appropriate? Did you complete the eLearning? Did you download the infographic? These types of questions don’t often provide satisfying results!

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.

Employee Evaluations are an Easy Target for [Social] Disruption

The Simple Shift

There are really only two reasons we still have annual reviews, well maybe three. First it’s legacy. Your grandmother had annual reviews. It’s just what is done, usually in Q4 when revenue is better understood and the calendar year is coming to an end so it ties in with compensation – a nice little bundle. […]. antisocial Human Resources Social Business

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Preventing Sexual Violence through Training

dVinci Interactive

Preventing Sexual Violence through Training The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of all sexual assault victims.

PowerPoint Tip: Here’s a Simple Way to Build E-Learning Graphics

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. PowerPoint is great for simple graphic design projects. In fact, I use it quite a bit for this blog and some of the graphics I need in my e-learning demos.

#WorkingFromHome and managing work environments

Brightwave Group

For most people #WFH is a simple binary choice – home or office? But many people have a third option and another type of work day: On The Road. Our Client Director Analyn Pelayre shares what it’s like to manage that variety in your working days – and why Working From Home is her favourite.

How to Start Making Videos: An Interview with Roberto Blake

Visual Lounge

If you’re one of the thousands of people every day looking to start making videos, you’re in luck. When we went to Video Marketing World this past year we sat down with some of the best video creators in the industry.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

4 Simple Steps for Creating a Culture of Accountability


“Accountability” is a buzz word for anyone who leads others. But how do you create a culture of accountability on your team or within your organization? Here’s a short video to help you get started: Want to Develop Leaders in Your Organization? We can help.

All You Need to Know About WCAG 2.1 Compliance


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are the latest standards for digital accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. These guidelines aim to make web content more accessible and user-friendly to people with various disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. By making their websites WCAG 2.1 compliant, companies can reach a wider audience. WCAG 2.1

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. You’d think by now I would’ve run out of things to say. Actually, I’m just getting started.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

Robert Z., an American executive responsible for his multinational company’s Asia operations, sought a local partner for a major business enterprise in India. He knew it was critical for him to develop a trusting relationship with his potential partner.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

[Infographic] 5 Ways a Good Change Management Plan Can Help With Your Merger

Clarity Consultants

Mergers can be a hectic time for all parties involved. With 20% of employees voluntarily leaving after a merger announcement, a good training and change management program before, after and during a merger can ease the transition and help you keep the best employees around.

Cloud-based eLearning Authoring Tools: 4 Reasons to Make its Case

CommLab India

Cloud-based authoring tools have become a viable option for rapid eLearning development. Explore three popular cloud-based authoring tools in this post. Learning Technology Rapid Authoring Tools

Still voted Best Place to Work for the 10th time

Rustici Software

When I took over as CEO of Rustici Software 10 months ago , I had a handful of items that I put on my list of “Most Important Work”. The majority of that list is pretty uninteresting; it’s all of the things you’d expect. However, one item appears much higher on that list than you might imagine. Make sure Rustici Software continues to be an unbelievably great place to work.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

Robert Z., an American executive responsible for his multinational company’s Asia operations, sought a local partner for a major business enterprise in India. He knew it was critical for him to develop a trusting relationship with his potential partner.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

5 Criteria For Choosing The Right LMS For New Manager Training

eLearning Industry

With so many LMSs on the market, choosing one is no easy task, so we’ve put together this list of criteria to consider when choosing an LMS for your new manager training. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Career Advice From Kathleen Gallo

CLO Magazine

Kathleen Gallo. What’s been your career path? I am formally educated in nursing as well as in business. My clinical expertise was in emergency and trauma nursing — so for the first 25 years of my career, I was in emergency medicine as well as emergency management and emergency medical services.

Seven challenges of managing a remote team and how to overcome them


Remote teams are extremely common in today’s workforce. That’s because companies realize the impact remote work has on employee satisfaction, productivity, and cost reduction.

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Mobile Apps For Employee Training: Don't Just Train Your Employees, Empower Them

eLearning Industry

The increased adoption of mobile learning is leading to wider use of mobile apps for employee training. In this article, I show you how you can use them not just to train but also to empower your employees and see your training impact soar. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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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.

How to Create a Mobile-First Online Course: 10 Must-Follow Rules

iSpring Solutions

E-courses made for desktops and mobile devices are two different products. Even if the desktop content adapts to the screen… Read More. How-to

4 Common Challenges When Developing Your Mobile Learning Strategy

eLearning Industry

Developing a mobile learning strategy isn’t as simple as it sounds, and you may encounter some challenges along the way, but a solid strategy is the foundation of any change in approach to learning in your organisation. Here are a few common challenges, and how you can overcome them.

How to build an effective online course

eLearning 24-7

I thought it would be easy. Easy to find information on how to build an effective online course (aka as WBT). I thought a few pages into Google and something would be viewable for everyone to understand. Then I did the search. And repeated it six months later. And what I saw, was poor. Theory was everywhere. Gagne? Uh, yeah right. Kirkpatrick? Who is still doing this – I know a few vendors have it, but still – most folks are unaware of all the steps, etc. ADDIE?

Learning by teams: How to customize your training for every employee


Certain training programs may apply to everyone in a company, like HR procedures or emergency drills. However, just as the job duties of the marketer differ from that of an operations manager, your training and development initiatives should reflect the needs of each specific role as well.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.