Tue.Oct 17, 2017

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.

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.

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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 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?

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.

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.

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The Pizza Story


The Pizza Story In our new book Minds at Work, we talk about the older labor-intensive economy in which we made things and needed to manage hands, and the newer mind-intensive economy in which we produce work with our minds and need to manage minds. Automation creates a future in which there ar […]. Managing Minds

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What are the design constraints for a learning solution?


As with pretty much every project, learning solutions can often have some serious design constraints you’ll need to work with. After all, very few organizations have unlimited resources and budgets, or employees with time to do their jobs and the flexibility to spend hours exploring an immersive and intensive elearning experience. That said, constraints on the design process should be looked at as challenges to overcome, rather than obstacles that stand in the way of progress.

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.

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.

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.

Let your learners fail


If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. Failure is an important part of training, after all, we learn from our mistakes. So, it’s important to keep that in mind when creating your eLearning courses.

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.

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.

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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

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

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

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.

Interviewing the founder of H5P, Svein-Tore Griff With


When we traveled to Norway for the H5P Conference , we had the chance to get closer to the whole community and decided it was high time we asked the Founder of H5P, Svein-Tore Griff With, all about H5P.

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. .

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

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.


Become a Better Writer Infographic


Become a Better Writer Infographic I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing skills. Just recently I was told that journaling is a great way to gain confidence in writing. Then today I found an infographic from Custom-Writing.org; 15 Amazing Ways to Become a Better Writer Infographic.

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.

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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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

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.

Adobe Captivate Draft – Open Storyboards in Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

I created a video tutorial on Adobe Captivate Draft last week that was well received, however, one of my viewers on my YouTube channel wanted to know the process of getting Captivate Draft files into Captivate 2017. In today’s video, I show everyone exactly how to do that.

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.

Game-based Learning vs. E-learning: A Comparison

CommLab India

This blog will compare game-based learning and non-game based online learning in terms of benefits, cost, development efforts, and impact on learner engagement. eLearning Design game based learning

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

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.

Tips to Get the Best Out of Translation and Localization Services

CommLab India

Translation and localization of online courses is a tricky affair. Here’s how to get it right. Training Translations Translation and Localization Services

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?