Tue.Feb 14, 2017

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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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.

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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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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.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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3 Reasons to Attend ATD's E-Learning Instructional Design Training

ATD Learning Technologies

Allen Interactions has partnered with ATD for more than a decade to deliver two instructional design training workshops focused on e-learning design.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

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.

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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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

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.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

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

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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cmi5 is live in SCORM Cloud

Rustici Software

Today we’re excited to announce support for a new specification in SCORM Cloud- cmi5 , which is something that doesn’t happen all that often in its history. Along with making cmi5 support readily available in SCORM Cloud , we’ve also added support for cmi5 to some of our other products including SCORM Engine and SCORM Driver. Obviously, supporting a variety of specifications is a huge part of what we do well at Rustici Software.

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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.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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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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.

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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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?

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.