Mon.Mar 17, 2014

Using MOOCs: Finding and Onboarding New Employees

Your Training Edge

Case Studies of Gamification in HR

Kapp Notes

Here are six cast studies of Gamification. I presented this information via Skype to the New York ASTD SIG. It was a great group and I had a wonderful time. Case Studies of Gamification in HR from Karl Kapp. Here are more case studies: The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training.

Goldmine for Stock Photos

LearnDash

If you have been creating digital content, then you have searched for photos online. For many people, this involves jumping into Google and searching for images and then inserting them into their project (be it legal or not).

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Still Too Much Reliance on Instructor-Led, Event-Based Employee Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

According to the 2013 State of the Industry report from ASTD , instructor-led programs continue to be the primary method for training and developing employees. The researchers estimate that 70% of training in companies is instructor-led.

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Learning Solutions Conference: Promises to Be Lots of Fun…and Busy!

Kapp Notes

This year, I will be very busy at the Learning Solutions Conference March 17-21 #LSCon. I am even bringing some students with me to experience the conference. It promises to be a great deal of fun meeting with old friend and making new ones.

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Simplify Your Learning: 5 Tips for Slimming Down

Association eLearning

At some point, we’ve all been stuck in a meeting or class that seemed to drag on forever. You don’t want anyone to have that feeling while they’re taking your eLearning. If a course or lesson lasts too long, learners are likely to stop paying attention and start wondering, “How much is left?” So, here are 5 tips for keeping your online education focused and easy to digest. Use Less On-Screen Text. A lot of eLearning crams too much text on screen.

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A Sneak Peak on eFrontPro

eFront

As we approach the release date of eFrontPro’s public beta we feel it’s time to discuss what should be expected. eFrontPro (originally code-named eFront4) is a huge step forward on a number of fronts.

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The First Step in Leadership Development Training

Training Industry

First-time manager training is an important part of any leadership development program, with the need for quality training essential to build a solid foundation to start managerial careers.

The eLeanring Manifesto Instigators

Coffee and Design

While I wasn’t able to fully participate in the Google + hangout on March 13 th 2014 (see [link] ) because I was attending another conference, I was able to participate in the live backchannel via Twitter using the hash, #elearningmanifesto. Thankfully they also recorded the session which can be found on YouTube: The “instigators” of this movement are: Michael Allen of Allen Interactions and author of many instructional design books (see Michael W. Allen on Amazon ).

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.

The LMS is from the Past – The web is the future

easygenerator

A Learning Management System (LMS) offers tons of functionality. At the same time it sets strict boundaries for learning, often requiring a substantial investment in time and money which is hard to maintain.

Living Language and OpenSesame Partner to Offer Language Training Courses

OpenSesame

In global economy, being able to pick up a language quickly can often mean the difference in making a good impresson, landing a dream job, or even traveling safely.

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Quick Glance: Conference Sessions on Using an LMS

Trivantis

Here’s a glance at some of the awesome sessions we have planned at the 2014 Lectora® User Conference, April 1 – 3, in Los Angeles, California. We’re so excited to head to LA for 3 days of e-Learning networking, valuable presentations and fun!

Meet Alex!

OpenSesame

Hi, I''m Alex! I am the Community Coordinator at OpenSesame. In my current position at OpenSesame, I head the Customer Support Team, providing round-the-clock support via social media channels, phone, live chat, email, and case management tools. Most customers know me on a first-name basis, and I strive to give care and attention-to-detail to every person on our site. Day-to-day I wear many hats!

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.

5 Practical Online Training Trends You May Have Overlooked

Mindflash

The online training industry is flooded with articles and blog posts about future trends that focus on far fetched fantasies attainable only to those with discretionary budgets and/or niche needs. These trends generally include topics like gamification, the xAPI, and wearables to name a few.

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

I’ve been reading a lot about the color green. What is symbolizes, what it means and what it represents. I found out that depending on the shade of green, can mean something totally different. According to several web sites, green represents nature and fertility. Some sites say it represent harmony, freshness and growth. A few sites say it represents abundance and prosperity. One site says it is also indicative of being novice.

My apprenticeship at Saffron Interactive

Saffron Interactive

In the past year at Saffron we’ve formed key partnerships to extend our graduate scheme to encompass university placements and apprenticeships. It’s part of our commitment to people development and the community, which is recognised by Investors in People. This is a post by Chandni Shantilal, who is completing three months at Saffron as part of an apprenticeship programme, about her experience.

eLearning Guild Research: Gender Issues in Pay, or What You Don't Know Does Hurt You by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Since we published The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation report in February, there have been many comments in social media about the gender pay disparity highlighted in the report. How do we begin to explain the salary gap between men and women?

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.

A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro

eFront

As we approach the release date of eFrontPro’s public beta we feel it’s time to discuss what should be expected. eFrontPro (originally code-named eFront4) is a huge step forward on a number of fronts.

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iSpring to Introduce New Product Line at Learning Solutions 2014 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

iSpring Solutions, a featured exhibitor and sponsor of The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo, announces new products and features of iSpring software designed to take eLearning to a new level.

Jobs are Being Replaced by Machines-What Corporate Trainers Must do NOW to Adapt!

cogentys

Harold Jarche is by far one of the most interesting guests I have interviewed on eLearningTV. In this interview, Harold talks about how corporate training and development professionals need adapt to. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

Totara LMS Presents Benefits of Open-source LMS at Learning Solutions 2014 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Totara LMS, a custom distribution of Moodle, announces it will be an exhibitor at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo.

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.

Meet Community Coordinator Alex!

OpenSesame

Hi, I''m Alex! I am the Community Coordinator at OpenSesame. In my current position at OpenSesame, I head the Customer Support Team, providing round-the-clock support via social media channels, phone, live chat, email, and case management tools. Most customers know me on a first-name basis, and I strive to give care and attention-to-detail to every person on our site. Day-to-day I wear many hats!

Living Language Introduces Corporate and Institutional Language Learning Programs by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Living Language, a leader in the field of foreign language self-study, announces two new programs designed to offer flexible and affordable learning options for employee training and educational customers.