Mon.May 11, 2015

E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Maximizing Dealer Efficiency using LMS

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Training and learning are an integral part of the modern workplace. Every forward-thinking organization strives to create innovative avenues to provide training that educates, enables and inspires its people. This is true for employees within the organization as well as partners who closely work with the organization. Thus, training initiatives have to often extend beyond the confines of the organization and create an effective, relevant and uniform way of learning.

Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

LearnDash

In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course. In some respects, instructional designers have already been doing this for years through “chunking” of course content. Micro-learning is similar but often includes smaller (micro) segments.

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Top 9 Improvements Coming with Moodle 2.9

Lambda Solutions

We announced last week that Moodle 2.9 is on its way. The enhancements made in 2.9 are in response to the pain-points expressed by the Moodle community. This new version is coming equipped with over 300 improvements, 9 of which we will go through with you. Moodle 2.9

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With the Help of an Accredited Training Programme, Helen Potts Found her Dream Job

Kineo

Three years ago, Helen Potts began a new career path as a carer. She chose to re-train at the age of 57, and took part in Home Instead Senior Care’s specialised Dementia Training programme. The programme is the only one of its kind in the UK. .

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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!

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. One cannot inset social learning in the training calendar and feel happy about it.

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Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization

Challenge to Learn

Corporate universities are surrounded and affected by change in a fast changing corporate landscape. The economic crisis and fundamental changes in eLearning are threatening them and forcing them to change in order to stay relevant. Martyn Rademakers has a refreshing view on the position of corporate universities, focusing on their role in strategic change.

This Week in MakingBetter: Getting Our Learn On

MakingBetter

This week is busy, and we have a new Faith No More album to stream from NPR , so let’s get to it, gang! The #LEARNxAPI MOOC is starting tomorrow, Tuesday 5/12. There are so many great resources being curated for people who want to get into the business and the tech of xAPI, we could not be more proud to be a part of this. There’s still time to sign up and with over 300 registered already, you won’t be the only one (ahem) getting your learn on.

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Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company. Six months ago you rolled out a new process to help your sales representatives assess RFPs (requests for proposals) and opportunities to determine the likelihood of winning the business. The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data.

Bloomsburg MSIT Students Talk about Crowdfunding Effort to get to DevLearn 2015

Kapp Notes

Last year we were able to take a group of Master’s Students in Instructional Technology to DevLearn and they had a wonderful, eye opening experience. Here are some reflections of the student’s trip to DevLearn last year. Here is another small piece describing the student’s experiences. This year we are attempting the same thing but, as you know, times are tight. So, we’ve undertaken a crowdfunding effort to try to raise the monies to send the students to the event.

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.

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company. Six months ago you rolled out a new process to help your sales representatives assess RFPs (requests for proposals) and opportunities to determine the likelihood of winning the business. The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data.

Here’s a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template

Rapid eLearning

I’m working on some practice content for an upcoming workshop and decided to share the template that is part of the workshop activities. It starts with a main image that has five distinct sections. Each section links to a series of slides with a few different layouts. Because the main image looks like an organizational overview, I think the template works great for a new hire orientation module. But you’re free to do with it as you wish.

4 Ways to Use Professional Development to Keep Your Employees

Mindflash

We are very excited to have a special guest author on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of David Niu founder and CEO of TINYhr! Do you know how often your employees think about looking for a new job? TINYpulse ’s research found out, and the news isn’t good. As a manager, losing a top employee is one of the things you fear the most. According to CAP , the median cost of turnover is 21% of an employee’s annual salary.

Interview: Lori Myers on Assessments

360 Training

The 360training Authoring Program was delighted to have the recent opportunity to talk with Lori Myers about the ground-breaking assessment work of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Lori Myers has spent the better part of her professional career dedicated to educating others and preparing them for a future in family and consumer sciences.

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.

When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution?

InsiderHub

You might be new to the Web analytics scene, but if you’ve ever had anything to do with the analysis of Web user behavior, you’ve no doubt heard of Google Analytics (GA), the “Big Predecessor” of them all. GA is a free service (though not the only free service) and can do quite a bit to help you track and report on where and how people use your website. It is a very usable tool, generally speaking, with few exceptions.

Sharing the TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 1 – Validating the Potential

Learning Cafe

xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver. TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. TinCan is the successor of SCORM 2004/1.2 but the good news is that it promises so much more than that. While TinCan/xAPI is a technical specification it will profoundly impact the way we architect the design, delivery and consumption of learning.

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Making Magic: Tabbed Interactions in Lectora

Trivantis

Getting exactly what you want can feel like magic. Do you want a tabbed interaction with 10 tabs? The eLearning Brothers are here to grant your wish! In this great video tutorial, Brother Bryce will teach you how to add as many tabs as you want. Watch now: How do I add another tab in a Lectora Interaction? Thanks to our recent partnership with the eLearning Brothers, you can now do all this right inside Lectora® Inspire!

Marc My Words: What Exactly Is Mobile Learning? by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

How do you see mobile learning? As a context? A device? An ecosystem? Is the way you think about mobile learning. inhibiting your application of it? The thought-provoking scenarios in this column may help you resolve these questions. Instructional Design Mobile Learning Performance Support Social Media Training Strategies

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.

When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution?

InsiderHub

The post When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution? appeared first on CollectMyThoughts. Business Google Analytics web analytics website analytics website tracking

Back to Basics: Offering Facilitator Role

DigitalChalk eLearning

In certain situations it may be necessary for you to give a user the ability to have access to certain courses under the instructor gradebook, but you don’t want to give them full administrative capability. There is an easy solution to this – the offering facilitator role. You can give offering facilitators full access to all of your courses under the instructor gradebook tab, or you can make it to where they can only have access to just one…it’s completely up to you.

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How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

They say that nobody likes lawyers until they need one. I don’t know, I always liked the profession. Heck, I’m somewhat of a certified lawyer myself, in the sense that, while I have not actually studied the thing, I’ve seen all episodes of Law & Order, The Practice, Boston Legal, Shark, The Defenders and lots of others. That should count for something, right?

xAPI Update with Aaron Silvers

ATD Learning Technologies

ATD Learning Tech Community Manager Justin Brusino checks in with Aaron Silvers about the current state of xAPI, including emerging patterns of adoption, how people are using xAPI, and what’s going on in the xAPI community. Click here to read full version

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The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Keeping time part 3: Duration for LRS, LMS and Reporting Tools

Experience API

What’s the difference between session duration and attempt duration? Timestamp or Stored? When should you record time taken and how can you report it? This series of blogs looks specifically at duration and how to report on it. As a provider of an LMS, LRS or other system launching content and reporting on duration information, you can use the table presented last week as a guide for reporting.

Driving Global Marketing Excellence at the ATD Conference

PDG

Join PDG and Pfizer at the ATD International Conference. When you work in the life sciences industry, change is a constant. And when you’re one of the largest companies in that industry, change must be part of your strategy. That’s exactly what was keeping the marketing excellence team at Pfizer up at night. In a world that shifts constantly, how do you keep the skills of your marketing team fresh and relevant?

How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

They say that nobody likes lawyers until they need one. I don’t know, I always liked the profession. Heck, I’m somewhat of a certified lawyer myself, in the sense that, while I have not actually studied the thing, I’ve seen all episodes of Law & Order, The Practice, Boston Legal, Shark, The Defenders and lots of others. That should count for something, right?

Making Magic: Tabbed Interactions in Lectora

Trivantis

Getting exactly what you want can feel like magic. Do you want a tabbed interaction with 10 tabs? The eLearning Brothers are here to grant your wish! In this great video tutorial, Brother Bryce will teach you how to add as many tabs as you want. Watch now: How do I add another tab in a Lectora Interaction? Thanks to our recent partnership with the eLearning Brothers, you can now do all this right inside Lectora® Inspire!

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!