Tue.Oct 17, 2017

How Fantasy Elements Improve the Learning Experience

Bottom-Line Performance

The idea of using whimsy and fantasy as part of a training program makes some learning leaders nervous. Will learners take the training seriously? Will serious-minded audiences be offended by the lighthearted approach? And most importantly, what will stakeholders think?

The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 3: Connections

eLearning Brothers

One of the biggest mistakes made in scenario-writing is not providing the learner the opportunity to reflect on the choice that they made. Reflection is what makes learning stick.

Here’s What Needs to be in Your E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

I get questions all the time about work portfolios. One of the most frequent questions is “what types of courses need to be in the portfolio?” ” Why Have a E-Learning Portfolio? The portfolio is your proof of skills.

5 Reasons Why Microlearning Would Work for Your Employees


US businesses spend more than $70 billion annually on employee learning and development, with the average employee receiving close to 60 hours of training per … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends Professional Development

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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Designing Learning at the Speed of Business

CLO Magazine

Sheila Jagannathan, head of open learning campus at the World Bank Group, shares how her learning organization has made the shift from a purely face-to-face learning approach to a more participatory, blended digital learning environment. .

What’s the Best Way to Copy and Paste in Storyline?

Yukon Learning

Quite often in class, and in actual development, you’ve made something super awesome on the slide, and you need more of it. This could be buttons, shapes, markers, text boxes–you name it! And shortcuts are a great way to cut down development time.

World of Learning Conference and Exhibition - Day 2

Unicorn Training

Our second day at World of Learning Conference and Exhibition kicked off with a nice little surprise! When we arrived at our stand we found a post-it note stuck to the table from yesterday's winner - Karen we're so pleased you love your unicorn so much - enjoy!We We had a slightly different team than yesterday, so it was nice to see the reaction from our colleagues when they arrived at our stand.

New thoughts on design thinking


In the early 80’s, I read an article calling for a cognitive engineering: designing systems that matched how our brains work. I was designing educational computer games at the time, and was struggling to find good guidance to choose between interface (and learning) alternatives.

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.

Using our unique assessment suite

Ed Microlearning

Ed's learning management platform has been built from the ground-up with the core design tenant that any instructional designer using our system would have total confidence that they have a complete understanding of their learners' knowledge and progress.

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5 Reasons Why Using Consultants are Good for your L&D Budget

Clarity Consultants

It might seem counterintuitive that hiring a consultant would help you save money, but when it comes to your L&D budget – hiring a consultant is a great option. Without a strong learning and development plan, your employees will fail to keep pace with the fast-moving market, or they may even jump ship to find a company who is willing to invest in their long-term success. As an employer in one of the most challenging hiring markets history has ever seen, this is not a risk you can take.

What are the most popular tools for …?

Jane Hart

This is a growing list of links to pages where you can find the most popular tools in different categories in 2017. Social learning

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How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

Adobe Captivate

Today, most organizations use eLearning as a significant part of their training delivery.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget


No much money to throw around? Consider some low-cost training strategies. Small businesses don’t have a ton of money to throw at training. They have to fill skills gaps and onboard new people as efficiently as possible.

How to go about e-learning assessments


E-learning has already won its place as the best suited learning & development tool in today’s organizations. It is flexible, cost-effective and most appealing to the new generations now becoming the majority in the modern workplace.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

Have you ever heard people talk about studying for and obtaining their Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation? You can tell by the intensity of their conversation that getting the CAE credential is a transformative experience. However, the path to the CAE credential involves a great deal of sacrifice—and many give up along the way.

Ways to Enhance your Leadership Skills

AXIOM Learning Solutions

What makes a good leader? And are they born? Or taught? It’s probably both! Just because you weren’t born with certain skills that draw people. Read More. The post Ways to Enhance your Leadership Skills appeared first on AXIOM Learning Solutions.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

5 Key Features of Microlearning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know the 5 key features of microlearning. Learning Technology microlearning

Come join us at I/ITSEC

Rustici Software

I/ITSEC is going to be here before we know it! Rustici Software will be exhibiting again this year–booth 413–and are looking forward to heading to Orlando in November.

Calling all eLearning experts: Free passes now available for Adobe Learning Summit (ALS) 2017

Adobe Captivate

Do you want to know about the latest innovations and what’s new with Captivate and the e-learning industry? Attend the Adobe eLearning Summit 2017 in Las Vegas. Here’s what makes you eligible for a free pass.

Good Times Never Last Forever

CLO Magazine

Are you ready for the next recession? I know this seems like a silly question to ask as the stock market continues to set new records and the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than 10 years.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Disaster Planning: Ask These Critical Questions for Successful Preparedness


How does your organization react when employees are out of work for several days for something as simple as the seasonal flu outbreak? It’s common to deal with these types of absences by shifting workloads within departments or peer-groups.

xAPI for Interactive eBooks by Sarah Gilbert

Learning Solutions Magazine

Interactive eBooks have long been around, but we only recently gained the ability to track usage with xAPI and. It’s simple. to add this to your analysis tools. Development Strategies Learning Media Performance Support Training Strategies

Horsing Around with ERP Implementation Training? 3 Reasons to Go Online

CommLab India

This blog post shares three reasons to rely on online ERP implementation training rather than traditional training. Training Solutions ERP Training

HT2 Labs Releases Open-Source Learning Locker LRS at DevLearn 2017 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

HT2 Labs is delighted to unveil the latest version of Learning Locker to be released open source, version 2, at DevLearn 2017. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems Management

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Are shorter attention spans hampering your best efforts In L&D?


“According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer” The Daily Telegraph, 2015. We know this, right?

3 Things You Should Automate in Your Courses


Automation is all the rage today as it has proven to be an effective strategy when used correctly. But what exactly should be automated in your online courses? It is a question I come across nearly daily. People want to know what parts of a LearnDash courses can be automatized. The answer isn’t so simple. There are in fact a lot of areas that can be automated, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it they should be.

Leadership Amidst Chaos

Your Training Edge

Today’s organizations are finding themselves in chaos more often. Layoffs, poor economic conditions, and structural changes are causing leaders to become caught up in confusion, too.