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.

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.

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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.

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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[Webinar]: 3 Steps to an A+ Customer Training Plan

Join the experts from Skilljar for a webinar on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 AM PDT as we discuss tips, tools and best practices to help you create a comprehensive training plan for Q4 and beyond. Register now.

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How to Record a Webinar

Visual Lounge

Have you ever felt you were about to join a great webinar and wished your whole team was with you? Whether you want to record a webinar for your own reference later, or to share the content with others, this tutorial will show you how to record a webinar. Step 1. Download a screen capture tool.

The One Thing Getting in the Way of Your Professional Growth

Learnloft

I’ve never stopped learning and striving to improve my professional development. The most difficult challenge is that I cannot rely solely on self-awareness to identify and modify behaviors that may be holding me back.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

How Advanced Authors Can Create Serious Elearning Faster

As an advanced author, you have demanding goals and tool requirements. This guide provides key design principles you can use to make sure your elearning hits its target, and outlines the tool features you’ll need to create serious elearning faster.

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!