Thu.May 07, 2015

The Recipe for Great Quality Custom Learning Solutions

Upside Learning

As a leading provider of learning technology solutions, we often get questioned about the ‘quality’ of our solutions and services; what it means to us and how we ensure ‘great’ For us, quality begins from the very onset of the project. From the instructional design approach to the project management process; from visualisation to the […]. eLearning Custom Learning Custom Learning Solutions Recepie for Custom Learning

Moodle 2.9 Pre-Release Announcement

Lambda Solutions

Moodle 2.9 is officially on its way. Moodle is the world’s leading Learning Management System. With more than 70 million users, Moodle is the clear market leader, with almost double the adoption of the two subsequent vendors, SumTotal and Blackboard, combined. Moodle is already far ahead of its competition, and 2.9 gives it even more edge. The update was heavily influenced by Moodle community feedback, so improvements will be found in major areas of concern. Moodle 2.9

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New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Aside from the time savings, the cost savings , and the boost in learner engagement, one of the biggest areas where massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide benefit is education research. MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning.

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

Some time ago, I was cast as a chorus member in a musical. I could sing and read music, but I didn’t have any experience dancing. So, I was a beginner for one set of skills, but not for the other. Everyone had to learn everything together though, despite the fact that we were at different stages of learning. Trying to create one-size-fits-all eLearning can lead to similar difficulties. When learners feel alienated or overly frustrated it can actually impair their ability to learn.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Totara 2.7 Reporting Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

In part 2 in our series of Totara 2.7 demos, we explored the newest features of Totara's reporting feature. There’s some great new powerful functionality around reporting within Totara 2.7. In this webinar, we demoed: Blog

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Totara 2.7 Reporting Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

In part 2 in our series of Totara 2.7 demos, we explored the newest features of Totara's reporting feature. There’s some great new powerful functionality around reporting within Totara 2.7. In this webinar, we demoed: Blog

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Webinar Resources: Emerging Training & Education Strategies for Homeland Security #FRwebinar

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources related to my topic of About Games, Gamification and Learning: Insights from Research. Book on Topic. CODE for 30% off of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Fieldbook” is WLY14. The link to enter code is HERE. What is Gamification? Articles. Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. Here are some elements you can add to your training to elevate the level of engagement.

How we lost our official YouTube channel

TalentLMS

This is the story of how we lost our official YouTube channel and the related Google+ page for TalentLMS. It is also the story of how big companies lose sight of the customer or, similarly, why small companies will always have a place in our world. We run an online business for over a decade now. Online businesses rely heavily on other online businesses to build solid products. We are no exception.

6 Factors to consider in choosing an authoring tool for your elearning courses

InsiderHub

An authoring tool allows you to use a wide range of information to make interactive and effective training courses. In fact, with the right course creation tools, you can take an outdated program or course and turn it into a custom training course that perfectly delivers your content in a relevant manner to your audience. This makes authoring tools a cost effective solution for training your employees or learners. So, how does one choose the best authoring tool? Here are some helpful tips.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

8 Signs You Were Meant to Be An E-Learning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

Whether you’re an aspiring eLearning designer or a seasoned pro with years of experience, there are some key characteristics that predispose people to succeed at this industry, and we’ve listed them here. eLearning tips

How we lost our official YouTube channel

TalentLMS

This is the story of how we lost our official YouTube channel and the related Google+ page for TalentLMS. It is also the story of how big companies lose sight of the customer or, similarly, why small companies will always have a place in our world. We run an online business for over a decade now. Online businesses rely heavily on other online businesses to build solid products. We are no exception.

5 Reasons You Should Be Marketing Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

In a recent survey to our DigitalChalk administrators, we asked a few questions about our LMS and their marketing efforts. The results were surprising. Nearly 40% of respondents say would like to learn more about marketing your online courses and over 25% said they are not currently marketing their course at all. However, of those that are marketing their online courses, nearly 60% of respondents are using email as their primary form of marketing.

6 Factors to consider in choosing an authoring tool for your elearning courses

InsiderHub

The post 6 Factors to consider in choosing an authoring tool for your elearning courses appeared first on CollectMyThoughts. elearning authoring tool course authoring course management elearning management elearning software

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Learning with 'e's

Following on from my previous post , I was asked what was the difference between new forms of learning and new formats of learning. With so many technology tools, channels and services available to us, it's an easy question to answer. To address the question however, we initially need to put the question of dialogue with teachers and peers to one side and focus solely on content.

Instructional Design is Exploding!

LearnDash

Instructional design is a booming profession. The growing use of elearning has resulted in a higher demand for professionals capable of developing effective courses. The great thing about instructional design is that it is a flexible profession as well. It is easy to pick a niche and specialize in that area. If you don’t want to specialize, you can always take the generalist approach.

Textbook to Tablet: The Shift in Education [Infographic]

OpenSesame

It is expected that by 2017 all school-aged children will have undergone a major educational shift: going from textbook to tablet in the classroom. This switch is just one way Generation Z is becoming more technologically savvy than ever. Gen Z, those born after 1995, have never known life without the Internet. Changing to a more technological education influences how Gen Z communicates socially and face-to-face, how they perceive authority, and it transforms their overall work ethic.

Tech Headlines for May 2015

ATD Learning Technologies

Recent tech headlines include MIT and Harvard study on MOOCs, LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com, and new infographic on business e-learning trends. Click here to read full version

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.