Tue.Aug 11, 2020

How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Someone asked me in last week’s eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp Q&A about how I maintain my blogging momentum. I’ve been blogging since late 2006, and I’m still publishing every week. I have published over 1100 posts (about 400 “real” posts plus 700 posts of curated links). That’s a lot of writing. Many people start blogging but struggle to get past the first handful of posts. These are the methods I use to keep blogging consistently, year after year.

7 Ways to Improve the Site Speed for Your Online Course


Slow websites can result in loss of course subscriptions and dissatisfied learners. One of the most frequently asked questions we have from users isn’t about our plugin at all. Instead, it’s about their website. Specifically, how they can make it faster. Load times on websites are a big deal—as anyone who has spent any time online as a user knows. The longer it takes for a page to load, the more likely a potential learner is to turn away without registering for your course.

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Thinking Transformation

Clark Quinn

This pandemic has led to everyone scrambling to work digitally. And it’s not really a transformation (which shouldn’t be ‘digital first’), but rather just ‘move what we do online’. And that’s understandable. Over time, however, I think we want to shift our mindset. And, I think a previous exercise in thinking transformation is valuable here. I’m talking mobile. When I originally was talking about mobile, I was doing so from a perspective of augmenting our brains.

All Aboard! Full Sales Ahead!

Upside Learning

Sales Training Is More Important Than Ever They say the serpent is the first sales professional. It did sell Eve the apple. I wonder if the serpent also gave Eve some basic sales training to convince Adam to take a bite. Amusing as the thought is, I believe the first salespeople must have been early […]. Upside Learning

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Jane’s Personal Top 10 Tools for Learning in 2020

Jane Hart

The Top Tools for Learning 2020 (14th Annual) survey will close on Friday 21 August. Have you voted for your favourites yet? If not, you can do so by completing an online form here or else send a tweet to me, @C4LPT with your top 10 tools. I will reveal the Top 200 Tools for Learning […]. Modern Workplace Learning

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6 Barriers to Virtual Workplace Learning and How to Eliminate Them

Origin Learning

Introduction Enterprise-wide learning is one of the most important responsibilities of training and development professionals. This makes it critical to. The post 6 Barriers to Virtual Workplace Learning and How to Eliminate Them appeared first on Blog - Originlearning. Workplace Learning Workplace Learning virtual training

How to Derail Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

The other day, I had a service technician from Xfinity come by to troubleshoot an issue with my cable connection. While we were waiting for the cable box to reboot, I asked about how he gets trained and what types of training he has to take. He does most of the same types of compliance training we all do. And then as expected, there’s also a lot of technical training. Part of his training is blended with some face-to-face, peer guidance, and online modules.

OpenSesame announces partnership with Big Think to expand business skills and leadership course library


Global 2000 enterprises can now leverage Big Think’s courses to become ‘smarter faster’ through actionable lessons from the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. Portland, OR – 10 August 2020 – OpenSesame, the elearning innovator, announced the addition of Big Think to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription, bringing a wealth of content from some of the world’s top thought leaders, authors, and innovators.

Nuts and Bolts: Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Using Video Conferencing for Training

Learning Solutions Magazine

Nuts and Bolts: Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Using Video Conferencing for Training. jane-bozarth. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:00

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Amplify corporate learning with a digital marketing game plan

CLO Magazine

In recent times, corporate learning has gone through a series of major transformations, from traditional training to learning management systems and more recently to cognitive platforms that have the potential to merge diverse learning forms into a unified ecosystem and elevate the workforce experience.

5 Tips to Create an Impactful Remote Learning Experience

CommLab India

Remote learning is a must-need for modern global corporate workforces. It allows learners access to training irrespective of their geographical location. Here is a blog to help you create impactful remote learning. eLearning Design Corporate Training

OpenSesame announces partnership with SumTotal to streamline learning across the employee lifecycle


Large enterprises and high-growth companies can now access a broader range of high-quality elearning content. Portland, OR- 11 August 2020- OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced a partnership with SumTotal to deliver its curated 20,000+ elearning courses on SumTotal’s talent development platform.

5 Blended Learning Solutions You Can Try If Nothing Else Works

eLearning Industry

There are some atypical training situations such as a lack of trainers in the native languages of your employees, having to train a remote workforce, or getting the maximum from time-pressed SMEs. Explore how blended learning solutions can help in 5 of such trying situations. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Blended Learning Blended Learning Benefits Blended Learning Best Practices Blended Learning Solutions eLearning eBooks Remote Working

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Extended Reality System (XRS): What it is, Costs, Pros and Cons

Roundtable Learning

An extended reality system — or XRS — is a technology that helps learning professionals manage extended reality (XR) training efficiently. . But what exactly does an XRS do? . How does it help with XR training? . And for that matter, what the heck is XR training? Those are just some of the questions on the minds of learning and development professionals. . In this article, we’ll explain what an XRS is, including features and benefits, and outline how it can add value to your training program. .

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Breaking Down Communication Barriers in Deskless Workforces


Deskless and distributed workers now make up 80% of the global workforce , often working outside of the head office, organising logistics, working on the factory floor or looking after customers. They do not sit at a desk or work in the traditional office setting. Although this might seem like a new trend, deskless workers have always made up the vast majority of the workforce.

6 Immersive Self-Paced Learning Strategies To Maximize The Efficiency Of Virtual Training Programs

eLearning Industry

With travel restrictions and social distancing in play, virtual training is the most sought-after solution today. In this article, I share 6 immersive self-paced learning strategies to maximize the efficiency of your virtual training programs. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Virtual Training eLearning eBooks From ILT To VILT Immersive Learning Self-Paced Learning Virtual Learning Environment

Essential Instructional Design Principles – Webinar Recap

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Blue Sky’s VP of Learning Strategy and Development, Dan Streeter presented the webinar Essential Instructional Design Principles. You can read a short recap below, and watch the entire webinar on-demand here. . H ere a r e t h e three fundamental questions you should operate with whenever you enter into a learning experience. . What do you want them to know? . How will you know they know it? . What are you going to do if they don’t know it? .

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Gaining Buy-In For VR Learning Programs: Setting Up A Successful VR Training Strategy

eLearning Industry

As an L&D professional, you understand how effective VR training can amplify your learning programs. You also need a strategy to justify the investment. Start here by learning about the key options that will affect the cost and shape your ROI and the best practices for gaining buy-in. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Immersive Learning eLearning eBooks Employee Training Virtual Reality Virtual Reality Training Solution

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7 risks of not offering in-house compliance training


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Gamification in Education: Level up Your Learning

GoSkills eLearning

Learn about the benefits and application of gamification in education and how it can help level up your employee training. Workplace training E-learning

What to Do When You’re Stuck

Reflection Software

We’ve all been there. From design to development to management and anywhere in between, we’ve all had that moment of hitting a wall in our work. With more of us working from home or having limited social interactions with our teams, it’s become even easier to feel burnt-out or stuck. Maybe you’ve been assigned your next big project and you have no idea where to begin. Maybe you’ve been coding and hit a snag that you can’t figure out how to unravel.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Digital Accessibility in Times of Adversity

Magic EdTech

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in chaos and disrupted lives across the globe. Digital dependence is the new norm. The Internet has allowed people access to essential goods and services. It has also ensured that children can attend online classes and helped business organizations continue operations smoothly. Health experts and WHO officials have predicted that the COVID-19 situation will take time to die down.

A Global Balancing Act: Firm Gets L&D Going on the Right Foot With Degreed


To operate smoothly, one of the world’s top professional services organizations must carefully balance independence with cooperation. . The organization* functions as a global network, not a single firm, because decentralization helps it navigate complex regulatory frameworks in many different countries. That’s the independence part. Cooperation comes into play because the network pools its resources and shares expertise to work more efficiently.

A Dialogue with Dianna: What’s the Cost of Conversations that Don’t Happen?


September 1, 2020. 10 a.m. Sign Up (for Free) Here: Conversations are the conduits of culture. How people interact with each other—or don’t—is what gives a culture its look and feel. However, all too often, people choose not to connect and remain silent, allowing issues to quietly fester. What kinds of conversations do you think we need to have but aren’t having?

3 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Virtual Team


Here are a few simple ways to connect with your virtual employees and inject some energy and vitality into your team. The post 3 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Virtual Team appeared first on BizLibrary. Leadership change and uncertainty distributed workforce employee engagement health and wellness remote teams

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.