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Experiencing eLearning

eLearning on WordPress: Comparing WP Courseware and LearnDash. Comparison of two WordPress LMS/course management solutions: WP Courseware and LearnDash. tags: wordpress elearning lms. Sensei | A Learning Managment System for WordPress | WooThemes. Wrodpress plugin with some basic LMS functionality. User registration, course and lesson creation, quizzes, tuition, analytics. No SCORM compatibility (although that’s planned for the future). tags: wordpress elearning lms. What is SCORM?

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

In this series, we’ll explore some major Megatrends in how and why MOOCs are being used in corporate training and development programs. The goal is to establish an overall picture of the current place of corporate MOOCs, where they are likely headed, and the challenges they may face on the way.

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Animation as an Aid to Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a quick summary of seven principles for animation indicated in a 2002 article by Richard E. Mayer and Roxana Moreno. In general, the two conclude that “animation can promote learner understanding when used in ways that are consistent with the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.”

The triple-threat scenario

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no shortage of theories as to why a scenario works so well as an educational device. But for me, it boils down to context. An authentic and relevant context facilitates two important processes. Sense making.

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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.

10 Tips For Better Online Discussion


One of the major benefits to elearning, or any online training for that matter, is the ability to facilitate comments and discussion. It can be a great way for learners to interact with one another despite large distances, and it is also helpful in learning retention.

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Announcing Webinars for the Month of April

eLearning Brothers

How to Maximize Your eLearning Template Library Subscription . with Zach Batty. Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 9 am – 9:30 am MST. InDesign Creating EPUBs. with William Everhart. Date: Friday, April 4, 2014. 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm EDT. How to Maximize Your eLearning Template Library Subscription

A eLearning Welcome Note from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling

Coffee and Design

In two previous postings, I reflected on a “mini lecture” video created by Tina Seeling. In these postings I shared some things that we should consider when we are teaching or designing eLearning experiences—not just MOOCs: eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling.

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Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Application Sharing

InSync Training

This is the fifth post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Click here to start reading at the beginning of the series.

Just Signed the Serious eLearning Manifesto

dVinci Interactive

At the recent Learning Solutions 2014 Conference , I discovered the Serious eLearning Manifesto instigated by industry leaders Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn and Will Thalheimer. The manifesto was inspired by a collective belief that the great potential of learning technologies is going unmet. Too many technology-based learning experiences are ineffective and frustrate learners by wasting their time.

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.

Classroom-Based Training: a New Approach for the 21st Century

The E-Learning Curve

The Irish Government is to introduce a scheme that will convert regular school classrooms into operant conditioning chambers. Classroom-Based Training: a New Approach for the 21st Century is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Video Stickers: How to Attach Help Videos to Physical Objects

TechSmith Camtasia

The basic idea: “attach” how-to videos to physical objects around your workplace or school, with the help of QR codes. It’s a quicker, easier way for people to get help when and where they need it.

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The 2014 Lectora User Conference Begins Tonight!


The bright lights of Hollywood are shining on e-Learning tonight as the 2014 Lectora® User Conference kicks off in Los Angeles, California. We’re rolling out the red carpet for an Opening Reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Hollywood-themed activities.

Marketing Your eLearning Initiative: Finding Your Champions


Increasing engagement in your elearning program takes more than an email every now and then. Just as a consumer must have 5-7 touch points with a brand to consider purchasing, your employees need frequent reminders on the value of online training.

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.

A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro: Internals


Efront has been around for quite some time (almost 12 years, actually!). During this time, we’ve witnessed the rise (and, occasionally, fall) of many great technologies, libraries and trends, several of which we had embraced ourselves. Time has come for some change though. Front-end.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

As you prepare your LMS discovery you might be thinking to yourself, perhaps I should get those free ones, you know like “Moodle” And it would understandable to think that way, after all you just sat in a panel session where people from big name companies created their own LMS – and tell you that is the way to do it (which happened at a trade show last year).

When Trainee Tracking Leads to Negative Results

Training Industry

Research findings published in academic journals can be complex and hard to access. Trust me, I struggled with my fair share of those articles in graduate school, and know firsthand how daunting they can be to interpret. My goal with this and future blog posts, is identifying relevant training research and boiling down the results, and providing actionable recommendations.

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Nuts and Bolts: Spaces by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

For a change of pace, here’s a look at the new school of medicine building at Duke University. There’s. plenty of technology, but it’s secondary to the learning experience that it supports. What would you do if. money were no object? What would you do if you had no money but you had a vision?

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.

Improve Your eLearning Review Cycles with Prototypes


In any business that creates physical products, prototypes are used to show an early example of a product so people can visualize it. Inventors live by the prototype, producing early examples of inventions to test and to gather feedback.

How to Sell a Hotel Training Program to Your Boss


Whether your boss is a “tough cookie” or laid back, he or she has to justify every expense, no matter how large or how small that expense may be. If you’re like most hotel trainers, getting your. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference

E-learning Uncovered

Two weeks ago, the entire Artisan team had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando. As usual, we had a great time. We had the honor of hosting two concurrent sessions, two morning buzz sessions, showcasing three courses in the SolutionFest competition. Here are some resource from the event that you might find useful. Concurrent Session: Implementing Project Management Software for eLearning Production.