Tue.Apr 18, 2017

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting. You really can create e-learning content on a budget—if you’re willing to be a little creative. Fortunately, there are ways to save money and still deliver effective, high-quality e-learning.

What you learn not as important as how you learn!

Clark Quinn

I’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You You could say pedagogy supersedes curricula, but that’s just being pedantic. ;) And I’m pushing the boundaries of the concept a bit, but I think it’s worth floating as an idea. It’s meta-learning, of course, learning how to learn! The important point is to focus on what’s being developed. And I mean this at two levels.

How to Use a Webcam Recorder to Add Personality to Your Videos

Visual Lounge

Using a webcam recorder to add webcam footage to a video is a simple way to increase engagement and help viewers connect with your content.

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine “In this article I take a look at how workplace learning has changed over the last 10+ years and its necessary future direction.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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These Strategies Will Help Keep Your Organizational Change Process Positive

Clarity Consultants

Change and transformation is a normal but difficult period within the lifecycle of a business.

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex? To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs.

Gamification, Serious Games, and Simulations: The Differences

Designing Digitally

All types of game-based learning, simulation , and gamification are commonly put under the umbrella of “gamification.” Actually, to do so isn’t accurate as they have their own distinct qualities and components. .

Running Activity Reports is Only a Few Clicks Away

OpenSesame

. You may have noticed some changes to your OpenSesame Activity Report. We’ve made enhancements to optimize the speed of pulling these often lengthy reports, especially those containing multiple years worth of data. To access the new and improved report, log in to your OpenSesame Dashboard. Click on “My Courses” will take you to your dashboard. On the left hand side of the page you will see your Activity Report tab. Click on that tab to bring you to your Activity Reporting page.

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.

Pep Up Classroom Training With Technology

CommLab India

Classrooms have always been the ultimate places for effective learning. Now with employees spread globally, the increasing need for multilingual and consistent training has reduced the feasibility of classroom training.

Unleashing Superheroes – Getting the Balance Right

Growth Engineering

Are there enough women in tech roles today? This week, I get stuck into this hot potato to reveal how getting the balance right unleashes superheroes and creates business success. Gender & tech’. Just seeing those two simple words together, you can feel the energy shift slightly.

How to Use Hotspots in Drag and Drop Interactions

Rapid eLearning

In an earlier post, we looked at three ways to use hotspots in your e-learning courses. In most cases, hotspots are used as invisible buttons for interactive e-learning.

Eight Tips to Make Your Online Product Sales Training Effective

CommLab India

Good product training provides comprehensive knowledge of a company’s products to help sales teams sell more and increase revenues. It will help your sales force match the benefits of a product and its features with customers’ problems, to close sales deals.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

This Is Your Learner’s Brain on Coffee

Learningtogo

It’s been called “ America’s number one drug problem ” and “ a miracle drug for the tired.”

6 E-Learning Templates That Speed Up Your Course Development

CommLab India

Many times, as instructional designers and developers, we are asked to create highly interactive courses, within tight timelines and budget. It’s a big challenge, right? So to make it work, you need to be ready with resources that can be easily leveraged.

Engaging eLearning on a Budget: Tools Roundup by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Free and low-cost tools are available to help eLearning developers create engaging content without breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for budget-friendly video, animation, and polling tools. Design & Development Tools Getting Started

Customer Education Tools Improve the Onboarding Experience

Thought Industries

After interacting with potential customers and offering the resources, samples or trials they need to make a decision, they either choose to purchase your product or walk away. For those who decide to buy, the onboarding experience begins

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Simulations Evaluation

Your Training Edge

Now that you’ve decided to use simulations in your programs, let’s look at some best practices for evaluating simulation results. A well-designed simulation will only be effective if you are able to evaluate the results – and pass those results on to the participants.

How to measure a successful LMS launch

LearnUpon

You have spent months planning your LMS launch. You selected an LMS vendor from a long list of potential partners and you decided in painstaking detail on how to deliver your training to your learners. Launch day has come and gone and you are now reflecting on whether or not it was a success?

All About Markers in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Markers in online courses, help learners identify onscreen elements. They can be used to develop interactivities in which learners’ can hover or click the Marker to view hidden content.

11 Hilarious True Work Stories

Pract.us

There’s always time for a good laugh. This blog is about making your work day more effective and helping employees perform better, but we don’t have to be serious all the time. This week, let’s grab some coffee, take a break and enjoy a chuckle.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

8 Unexpected Ways To Use Microlearning Online Training Activities

eFront

Microlearning improves knowledge retention and gives employees the ability to brush up on skills whenever it’s most convenient. In this article, we’ll discuss 8 unexpected ways to integrate microlearning online training activities in your corporate eLearning program.

Adam Cannon Responds to #AskMeMonday on Captivate 2017

eLearning Brothers

In light of last week’s release of Adobe Captivate 2017, our #AskMeMonday was focused on that topic. We received a really good question that I’d like to address more in depth. eLearningBros @aqcannon Adam, what’s been your favorite change made to Captivate 2017 from Captivate 9? AskMeMonday.

Research Spotlight: Next Generation of Asynchronous Authoring Tools by Sharon Vipond

Learning Solutions Magazine

In October 2013, The eLearning Guild published a comprehensive research report on asynchronous authoring tools. Now we. present our 2017 report, which provides major updates on the impact of technologies not widely used back in 2013, as well. as functional requirements for authoring tool selection and additional features essential in today’s asynchronous authoring. environment. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Research

Customer Education Tools Improve the Onboarding Experience

Thought Industries

After interacting with potential customers and offering the resources, samples or trials they need to make a decision, they either choose to purchase your product or walk away. For those who decide to buy, the onboarding experience begins

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!

A Checklist to Ensure the Successful Implementation of Gamification [Infographic]

CommLab India

Organizations in today’s corporate space are challenged to increase engagement with employees and improve performance; gamification is emerging as a suitable solution for this. However, using gamification merely as a gimmick will take your training nowhere.

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting. You really can create e-learning content on a budget—if you’re willing to be a little creative. Fortunately, there are ways to save money and still deliver effective, high-quality e-learning. Don’t cut corners on getting the content right and having effective instructional design. But where can you save?

These Strategies Will Help Keep Your Organizational Change Process Positive

Clarity Consultants

Change and transformation is a normal but difficult period within the lifecycle of a business. There are any number of challenges that companies come up against when navigating their own change management, but there are a number of strategies that will work toward keeping your organization on the right track, through good times and bad. Here are just a few of those strategies to keep things positive.