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Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation.

Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. Do you? If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do.

Why Adults Should Love Game-Based Learning

Knowledge Guru

I’m publishing this blog on Valentine’s Day, a day that is supposed to be all about love. This blog is about love, but not the romantic type. Instead, think about a hobby or activity that you love. Kids, for example, might love to play soccer or love to play video games like Minecraft.

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How to Build a Great Relationship with Your Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

This is part two of the series on working with subject matter experts when building e-learning courses. In the previous post, we looked at how to set expectations and some simple project management tips. I also shared a link to the free e-book, Essential Guide to Working with Subject Matter Experts.

[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video

Visual Lounge

If you’re just starting out, lighting for video can be tricky. There is a big difference in how our eyes perceive light compared to a camera lens. Cameras need WAY more light to produce a quality image than you might imagine.

Game Development: A Designer Perspective

mLevel

As a second semester, part-time student enrolled in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program at Bloomsburg University, I recently completed a course named “Gamification”, taught by Dr. Karl Kapp.

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10 Ways to make Learners Fall in Love with your Training

Growth Engineering

What is love? This eternal question has been hotly debated by everyone from the greatest philosophers and scientists to your local barista, fellow commuters, and even your learners. Love matters because it feels good (usually!) and gives our lives meaning.

Meta-Learning Tools?

Clark Quinn

I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. In particular, for the latter, I wondered about what there was to track your own learnings. And Jane commented to me that she knew of one, and I was reminded of more.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

cmi5 – Not Your Father's SCORM

Kineo

xAPI is the darling of the digital learning industry these days, with a lot of interest in it due to its ability to capture data outside of an LMS. In its essence, cmi5 is a profile or a set of rules for using xAPI that could can be utilized to govern the communication between a learning management system (LMS) and learning content. And thus it begs the question, could cmi5 be the link you need to take your formal learning to the next level?

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What’s Next for Learning & Technology – Resources Shared at #eLGuild

David Kelly

On February 15, I had the pleasure of delivering a session during the eLearning Guild’s Future of Learning Summit exploring the evolving world of the learning professional. The title of my session was What’s Next for Learning & Technology.

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

Staff training can be created by and for employees with user -generated content. You may have heard a lot about user-generated content (UGC) with respect to marketing.

Top 7 TED Talks for L&D professionals

Matrix

If you know how to use a browser and you’re interested in the things that happen within and around you, I bet you’ve stumbled upon at least one TED Talk that captured your attention from beginning to end.

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

Visual Lounge

There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. With multiple options to save or export your images, the decision can seem complicated. Fear not! This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. Qualifying questions.

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You Can Use L&D to Build a Culture of Support For Your Business Strategy

Clarity Consultants

Your learning and development programs can be an amazing source of support for your business strategy. They offer a way for leadership to nurture and shape the minds and culture of the employees who will be the foundation of the business in the coming years. Business Strategy

Reclaim Your Day: How To Save Time With Visuals and Markup

Visual Lounge

According to the Rolling Stones, time is on my side. Well, as much as I love the Stones, I can say without fear of contradiction that time is, in fact, NOT on my side. Not even a little bit. Like you, I’m busy. Really busy.

Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom by Adam Stone

Learning Solutions Magazine

Taking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made: content, learner situation, format, and more. Here are five best practices for making those adjustments! Blended Learning Design Strategies Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms

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.

Is Your LMS Hard to Love?

Litmos

Love and hate; two very strong words. Love and hate create an interesting premise for building a software solution. As the story goes, the original founders of Litmos were looking for a software sector that needed disruption and innovation.

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Building Trust in Leadership Development

Content Raven

When is the last time you lost trust in an individual? Think back to that moment and try to recall what you were thinking or feeling. I am sure you can vividly remember what the person did or said that caused you to lose that trust. Try to keep that feeling present as you continue to read on.

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Valentine’s Day: Rekindle the Love for Learning using E-learning

CommLab India

Children have a naturally inquisitive tendency to learn continuously. As they grow and get into jobs, various responsibilities take up their time and other factors come in the way of learning. Yet, some continue their learning along with other things, others turn weary and indifference sets in.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. As mentioned in a previous post , buzzwords and acronyms are frequently used. We thought that it would be a great resource for both those new to and those well versed in the eLearning industry to provide a comprehensive list of acronyms.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Every relationship passes through different stages from first meeting to real, lasting love. Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different.

Creating Debate to Improve Decision Making

Skillsoft

Liz Wiseman explains how leaders can either multiply or diminish good ideas from their teams and offers tips on how to become a Multiplier. leadership development

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New Amazon Chime for Online Meetings

LearnDash

One question we often receive from people who are looking into using LearnDash as their LMS is if there is the ability to faciltiate online instruction or meetings. For live webinars and conferencing any platform that integrates with WordPress can be used in conjunction with LearnDash.

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The 6 Benefits of ePortfolios and How To Create Them

eFront

The purposes of ePortfolios are many and varied. They work very nicely as compelling digital resumes. They are also effective marketing tools that can attract prospective employers for commenting and feedback. For each ePortfolio purpose, the design should be distinct and unique.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

3 Training Tips for Winning Sales Conversations

CommLab India

We all know that proper training goes a long way in enabling salespeople close deals efficiently. Successful reps tailor their sales conversations to meet the needs of prospects and convey their products’ value proposition in an effective manner.

Enhance employee performance by keeping them engaged

Designing Digitally

Disengaged employees are a burden on the economy. The U.S. takes a hit of a whopping $350 billion per year due to poor productivity. Engaged employees lead to enhanced performance and results in higher profitability, increased customer ratings, and reduced turnover.

5 Steps for Efficient E-learning Project Management [Infographic]

CommLab India

Project management is the task of handling a specific project, right from its conception to its successful and timely delivery. Different projects are handled in different ways, but there are certain steps you need to follow for smooth execution. Excited to know the steps?