Wed.Apr 19, 2017

Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

Video games have always been and still are something that I love playing. The movement and design of objects are very captivating and keep me entertained for hours on end. That is why many developers and presenters put serious time into the graphical representation of their message.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. Yet, the results of the efforts to achieve this goal are not encouraging. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often.

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Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. I thought it might be useful to share our conversation with some of you. How do I convert a large training manual into a short eLearning module?

Learning Journeys: Destination Success

Association eLearning

I don’t want to sound like a traitor to my industry, but learning and development, training, learning management, whatever you want to call it, is so complicated! Seriously, everyday a new platform comes out that promises the moon and the stars. This LMS makes coffee and kisses your kids goodnight.

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!

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How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

CourseArc

Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” ” They follow rules, theories, or laws governing the objectives they espouse, and they measure the outcomes of their efforts against those objectives.

How Many of You Are Reskilling Employees?

CLO Magazine

I saw two articles this past week on the urgent need to reskill our employees. Both talked about the rapid and profound changes underway that are driving the need to equip our workers with the new skills necessary to succeed.

Why your multi-choice questions suck, and how to fix them

Yarno

We can confuse learners when we: a. fail to actually complete the sentence we started in the question. inconsistent grammar in the options. sometimes veer off into another idea entirely. wombats. I found this question in a blog post by Cathy Moore, written way back in the stone age (2007).

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5 Things You Should Know to Launch Your Course on Your LMS

eLearningMind

There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as assuming that your course is ready for launch, only to find out that errors and bugs are standing between the learners and the information they need.

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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.

21st-Century Onboarding in a Seasonal Environment

Training Industry

In today’s digital age, onboarding techniques using traditional instructor-led training may not be adequately preparing our team members for the expectations and real-world experiences of working for an organization like Six Flags. The Six Flags organization employs thousands of seasonal employees annually to deliver fun and thrills for all ages by operating rides and attractions, delivering culinary experiences, and many other jobs.

Beyond The Power Lunch: The Networking Edge You Need To Know

Dashe & Thomson

Networking is not a new concept. It used to mean the power lunch, golfing with colleagues, or drinks after work. Then came the growth of associations, conferences, and trade shows. And now networking has changed dramatically with online resources like LinkedIn and Facebook.

Software as a Service SaaS Implications for the IT Security Workforce

Training Industry

My last blog described the implications of cloud computing going mainstream and its impact on the workforce. Picking up on that theme, Software as a Service (SaaS)-based applications are increasingly the way organizations can quickly and easily leverage new applications. There is tremendous growth and innovation in this area; AngelList lists more than 11,000 SaaS startups in the U.S., and IDC predicts the SaaS-based market will surpass $112 billion by 2019.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

There are countless articles describing how we need to change the way we deliver learning to attract and engage millennial learners, but many of these articles seem to forget that organizations must deliver learning to learners across multiple generational groups.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

eLearning Course Design: 10+1 Steps To Success

TalentLMS

eLearning course design plays a significant role in every step of the learning process. Design starts by grabbing the attention of learners and then motivates them to stay engaged. As learners progress through the course, design assists with learning and retention.

Top 5 Authoring Tools for M-learning

CommLab India

According to a survey by the Brandon Hall Group in 2016, implementing M-learning is among the top 3 priorities of organizations across the world. M-learning or mobile learning refers to any kind of learning that takes place through smartphones, tablets, phablets, netbooks, and digital readers.

The 2-Word HR Lesson United Airlines Taught Us

Training Industry

United Airlines had a challenging week. First, a video went viral of a passenger being dragged off the plane. CEO Oscar Munoz apologized for “having to re-accommodate. customers.” Then, in the face of a looming lawsuit, he issued multiple additional apologies. Most recently, a couple was kicked off a United flight on their way to their wedding after sitting in the wrong seats, reigniting more negative publicity and late-night TV jokes.

The ABCs of Flipped Classroom Training

CommLab India

We have been observing significant changes in corporate training over the last decade. The introduction of eLearning is the main reason behind this. Flipped classrooms have turned the traditional classroom learning process upside down.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do you execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

Questionmark Taps Credly to Help Learners Share Achievements Online by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

This partnership will allow organizations to issue digital credentials as employees demonstrate competencies and acquire new skills in high-demand fields. Emerging Topics Management Measurement

Align Customer-Facing Teams to Protect and Grow Your Profits

Training Industry

At a recent executive workshop, a CFO said, “We sure know our costing down to the half-penny, but we do not have that same level of focus on our pricing.” We also polled participants at an industry conference and found at least five times more resources reviewing cost and expense than pricing.

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LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: A learning management system for business can break the bank for a small company on a tight budget. But, it doesn’t have to. There are many SaaS learning management systems out there that can provide a scalable and affordable solution for companies with less than 500 employees that provide a much better alternative to free systems like Moodle.

5 Free Tools to Edit Training Videos [Infographic]

CommLab India

Videos add great value to learning and are used to reduce the load of reading on the learner and help them retain information.

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Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

What’s New in Learning Locker v2.3 (Enterprise)

HT2 Labs

A look at the new features and fixes in the latest Enterprise version of Learning Locker. The post What’s New in Learning Locker v2.3 Enterprise) appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker News R&D

LMS Key Features Facilitate eLearning

TOPYX LMS

There’s no denying that LMS key features facilitate eLearning. If you’re unsure as to what eLearning is then you are not alone. eLearning’ is a red-hot term these days. According to eLearning NC, “Understanding eLearning is simple.

Case Study: Vistaprint Hacks a Path to eLearning Solutions by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Vistaprint applies the “hackathon” approach to developing eLearning—with astounding results! Development Strategies Performance Support Rapid Development

Skillport 8i is a hit

Skillsoft

Why is everyone so happy about Skillport8i? LMS systems

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

FIRE SAFETY: How Often to Check & Change Your Fire Extinguisher

SET Safety

SET Safety is proud to serve a wide range of skilled workers with the information and training needed to minimize risk. Still, accidents do occur! When they do, only proper emergency response preparation, guidance and execution will make a difference. Fires are an example of an emergency some claim to be ready for, but it can be a different story when it actually happens. Many of us know how to use a fire extinguisher, but did you know there are more steps than just keeping one around?

6 Best Practices of E-learning Content Localization

CommLab India

In recent years, the number of non-Anglophone users of the Internet has grown considerably. A recent study showed that English speakers constitute just 26.3% of the global Internet-using population.

3 Benefits of Mobile App Development for Corporate Training

PulseLearning

With many organizations moving to an on-demand training strategy where learning content is accessed when and where learners want, now may be the time to consider developing a mobile app. In this article, Pulse Learning discusses how the mobile app development for corporate training can take your training experience to the next level. The Power Of Mobile App Development For Corporate Training.