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Using storytelling in e-learning: An e-learning strategy


Stories are often a popular mode of learning in our formative years. In adult learning, they can prove to be equally impactful. Stories can effectively lighten the mood, bringing relief to the monotony of learning. They can be helpful in citing examples for the learner to relate or learn from.

Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design

Kapp Notes

Challenge is a strong motivator in learning (Malone, 1981; Schlechty, 1997; Jones et al., 1994). A challenge is a call to engage in a difficult, but achievable task.

Why scenarios are the future of e-learning

Clive on Learning

I hate to say it, after so many years of trying to reverse the trend, but it seems that far too many people (finance directors excepted) really dislike e-learning. First let me be clear, I am using a narrow definition of e-learning here. I''m referring to those interactive self-study materials which employees sit and complete on their own (if they can''t get someone else to do it for them).

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Social Learning

Instructional Designers often strive to develop training material that is concise and easily digested by the target learners. They also strive to create assessments and questions that are valid, clear, and direct.

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010.

ELearning is Re-Shaping Higher Ed


Online education is surely on the rise. The cost effective approach to virtual learning environments just makes sense. The important thing to remember though is that online learning does not mean that the entire course content is located online.

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Where Is Your Money Going?

CLO Magazine

Look at training across your entire organization and bring it together. Guess what? You’re spending a lot more money on training and development than you thought. And a lot of it is being wasted. Let me explain.

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Avoid Learner Overload: Five Rules for eLearning Course Design

SHIFT eLearning

Imagine sitting down at a computer to complete an eLearning course and instantly becoming confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with the amount of information that is being dumped on you at once. Many employees that participate in eLearning courses report this as a complaint.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

The Aura Of Learning: Technology

Upside Learning

Following Alan Samuel’s article on Pervasive Learning "The OMNIPRESENCE Of Learning", he now examines ‘pervasive’ technology and it’s conscious and unconscious effect on learning…and looks for ways to harness and use the incredibly powerful ‘aura’ of knowledge within which we live and work. In my search for all the weird and wonderful technology that we […]. Upside Learning eLearning Pervasive Learning

Snagit for Google Chrome Update – text formatting, annotation changes, and bug fixes

Visual Lounge

Since we launched Snagit for Google Chrome™ back in November, the team hasn’t slowed down, even through this treacherous Michigan winter we’ve had. Our users have opened the flood gates and told us that they love the capture capability, but wanted more options in terms of annotating the images.

The Thinking Behind a Branching Scenario

E-learning Uncovered

I just came back from ASTD’s TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas where I held a Creation Station on how to create a branching scenario in Captivate.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with e's

''You can have any colour you like, as long as it''s black'' - Henry Ford Some of the best work American author Daniel Pink has done has been around intrinsic motivation.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Which Video Creation and Editing Tool Is Right for You?

ATD Learning Technologies

With the many creation and editing tools available, you can create video content affordably, quickly, and easily—even if you’re a novice user. It’s often just a matter of selecting the tool (or tools, realistically) that’s right for you. Click here to read full version

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips


Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Today, workers need to be able to learn on demand, as well as to maximize their annual training. Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts.

Learn a New Skill: 4 Invaluable Tips on How to Get and Stay Motivated


Maybe I should go to the gym. Perhaps if I got a personal trainer, I could lose the 20 pounds I gained over the past 2 years. I could fast for a few days or try that juice-cleanse everyone is talking about. That might do the trick.

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Already Own TCS5? Adobe Offering Awesome Savings on TCS5 Annual Subscription

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

All existing customers of Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe RoboHelp are eligible to take advantage of a limited promotional offer from Adobe. You can purchase subscription licenses of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 at 40% off for an entire year. While you still have plenty of time to order TCS5 and enjoy the 40% discount, Adobe has indicated that the offer ends sometime in July.    More information.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Report: Stress Neglected at Work

CLO Magazine

Stress was identified as the biggest concern in the workplace, followed by back strains and heavy lifting, according to a new report. Brooklyn, N.Y. — A new report released by mysafetysign.com shows that stress is the most overlooked concern in the workplace, with health and safety professionals saying companies need to pay more attention to the impact of stress on employees.

BJ Fogg Training 14 #trg14 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

BJ Fogg gave a lively and focused presentation. Seen him before, but great to renew, and there were further extensions. Very worthwhile! design meta-learning

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Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

In previous posts, I’ve suggested that knowledge workers under time-pressure and with high demands on their skills are motivated to continually educate themselves on new topics. In small- to mid-sized enterprises, for example, workers are required to learn new skills, behaviours and attitudes in the context of their functional tasks. As they do not necessarily […] Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Study: L&D Spending Soars in 2013

CLO Magazine

Overall spending on training increased 15 percent to $1,169 per learner on average in 2013, according to a new study. Oakland, Calif. — Feb. 4 Research and advisory firm Bersin by Deloitte announced on Tuesday new research showing that overall spending on training increased 15 percent to $1,169 per learner on average in 2013. The rise in training spending is a signal that businesses are responding to a growing skills gap as the economy recovers by investing more in employee development.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

Jill Bolte Taylor Training 14 #trg14 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jill Bolte Taylor gave a rapid fire overview of our cognitive anatomy and insights about how we act and why. Most importantly, she gave us a powerful message about how we can choose who and how we can be. meta-learning social

Does Age matter


Does Age Matter Example Course. In this course, Ray Jimenez uses a mini-scenario that addresses the issue of age discrimination in the workplace. Tools Used: Adobe Captivate.

Exaggeration and Alignment

Clark Quinn

In addition to my keynote and session at last week’s Immersive Learning University event, I was on a panel with Eric Bernstein, Andy Peterson, & Will Thalheimer. As we riffed about Immersive Learning, I chimed in with my usual claim about the value of exaggeration, and Will challenged me, which led to an interesting discussion and (in my mind) this resolution. So, I talk about exaggeration as a great tool in learning design.

I Paid More


I Paid More Example Course. In this course, Ray Jimenez uses a mini-scenario that addresses the issue of managing customer relationships. Tools Used: Adobe Captivate.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?