Wed.Mar 07, 2018

Microlearning for Knowledge Retention

TLC Media Design

Do you consider yourself an instructional designer, developer, teacher, curriculum writer, coach? Whatever your title preference we all have the same goal, not to just write training material, but to have our learners be able to pull out and retain the information that we put in.

How to Take a Learning Experience From Miserable to Memorable

Bottom-Line Performance

Imagine you own a travel business. You decide to specialize in trips to Europe. It’s up to you to define the itinerary and make all decisions regarding what a group will do. Now imagine two groups of travelers and two trip purposes. One trip is for educational purposes.

Using Decreasing Attention Spans to your Advantage

Origin Learning

We have been constantly bombarded with data-driven reports and survey-results that mark the sharp dip in learner attention-spans. These reports also highlight the reduced attention span among learners in the corporate world.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 6: Modification

Your Training Edge

Your e-learning program has rolled out and has come under constant evaluation. What are you doing with the evaluation data? If you’re filing it away, that’s not quite enough.

[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.

A Comparative Summary for Responsive Authoring Tools – Update 1

Upside Learning

An year earlier, we presented separate blog posts on different responsive authoring tools: Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, Lectora 16 and Rise and shared our thoughts about their features, advantages, and limitations. In later blogs, we released detailed feature-wise comparison of these tools. Some of these authoring tools have now come up with newer […]. Upside Learning

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Instructional Design Models: Comparing ADDIE, Bloom, Gagne, & Merrill

Dashe & Thomson

On a recent business trip, I was reminded that even though I live in the world of instructional design every day, how difficult the concept can be to explain to someone who doesn't. Here’s a breakdown of common processes and principles. Instructional Design

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Microlearning: Fad or Fantastic?

Web Courseworks

Let’s face it, most all of us turn to Google to verify facts and learn something new. Recently, I watched a video on how to convert my garage florescence tube fixtures for LED blubs.

3 LMS Integration Features to Improve eLearning


LMS integration features are critical to the long-term success of a corporate eLearning plan. However, it is common to overlook integration features during the LMS selection process. Corporate leaders in charge of LMS selection must balance cost concerns with content capabilities, all the while ensuring that the system will meet the needs of various users in different departments. Integration is easy to overlook in light of other pressing concerns.

Using Game Elements to Make Learners Think

dVinci Interactive

Using Game Elements to Make Learners Think In recent years, gamification has evolved from being an accepted approach to learning to a sought-after approach. For instructional designers, this means seeking opportunities to use game elements and interactivity to create more engaging learning experiences. As an author, speaker and professor, Dr. Karl Kapp advocates for moving beyond the “gamification” buzzword and focusing on achieving the desired outcomes. Tweet

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.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint. However, PowerPoint is missing some key eLearning features to allow you to output finished eLearning content. For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos. There is no way to add quizzes or learner interactions in PowerPoint.

Riding the bus or your bike? How to Pick the Right Microlearning

InSync Training

Microlearning possesses a clay-like quality: you can mold it to support any moment of learning need. Addressing a critical knowledge area in an in-person, formal learning event? Use microlearning! Striving to informally help learners with a process back on the job? Share a microlearning resource

Tracking Microlearning with Tin Can API


Until the world heard about e-Learning, the idea of learning a skill anytime and anywhere felt only like a distant dream. No wonder e-Learning is all set to be a USD 240 billion industry alone by 2023, having opened up opportunities to learn without bearing the monotony of classrooms or the pain of daily commute. Although time and location freedom are the pillars to the e-Learning success, they are not the sole drivers.

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2018 The Year of Discovery

Learning Rebels

Okay, I know I’m late, but I’m Declaring 2018 “The Year of Discovery”! In my defense, I’ve been traveling – a lot. My Swarm app tells me I’ve been to Chicago O’Hare nine weeks in a row. My brain cells haven’t been in the same time zone for months.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

Small Things in Big Packages: Why Microlearning Should Be Integral to Your Digital Learning Strategy

CommLab India

This blog explores the reasons for including microlearning in your digital learning strategy for maximum effect. The blog also highlights how microlearning can benefit learners. Learning Technology microlearning

5 Quick Reasons Your Business Should Love Online Quizzes


Several businesses find online quizzes unproductive, however, they can be extremely effective if used in the right way. They are an excellent way to improve customer relationships, educate people, and to get valuable feedback from the customers.

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Video-based Learning: Make Compliance Training Worth Taking

CommLab India

In this blog, let's look at how video-based eLearning, one of the most widely used instructional strategies, can make your ethics and compliance training interesting and effective. eLearning Design video based learning

Seven differences between traditional employee training and online employee training


An organization needs to go beyond conventional plays to survive this extremely competitive market. Exceptional service delivery and elevated client experience are the prime variables that. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

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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.

Tips to Help Organizations Benefit from Mobile Learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know how organizations can benefit from mobile learning. Learning Technology mobile learning

Geeking on xAPI at Learning Solutions

Experience API

The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions event is coming up in just a few weeks. We’re counting down the days until the show for two reasons. The first? We’re speaking! Chris Tompkins, Director of Contracts and xAPI Evangelist, will help you identify why you’d use xAPI so that you can understand how to build an RFP that best supports your goals. Adding xAPI to Your RFPs: Rethinking Your Process ” takes place March 28 at 1:00 p.m.

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4 Incredible Benefits of Outsourcing Your Online Translation Requirements

CommLab India

Partnering with a third-party translation vendor and outsourcing your translation requirements cuts down the issues caused by inhouse translations. In this blog, we will look at four benefits outsourcing translation brings to your organization. Training Translations Outsourcing Translations

UX Is Not Extra

CLO Magazine

The popularity of online learning and training has exploded in recent years. Due to the increase of online learners, it is important to ask whether our instructional approaches have evolved from face-to-face settings.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Powering Performance with Progressive Personas

HT2 Labs

HT2 Labs Learning Locker Product Manager Ian explains the benefits of using personas in your LRS, along with some advice on how to get started. The post Powering Performance with Progressive Personas appeared first on HT2 Labs. Data & Analytics Learning Locker

Measurement, Meet Management

CLO Magazine

One of the most popular management maxims is, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Usually and apparently falsely attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, it nonetheless pops up in management speak and business circles far and wide.

Happy Women’s Day!

Adobe Captivate

To all the wonderful women who’ve made eLearning a part of our lives and are enhancing our learning, every single day! The post Happy Women’s Day! appeared first on eLearning. Blog eLearning Happy Women's Day

5 Steps to Creating a Great Online Training Experience for Your Learners


An engaging training experience is what defines successful learning programs today. Gone are the days when learners are merely ‘passive’ passengers in their own learning. Today’s learners need to be active participants in order to learn more effectively.

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.