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.

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. .

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools 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?

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.

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.”

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Facilitate Enterprise ROI Through Learning Digitalization

There are two types of costs related to training. For the purposes of this paper, they are categorized as “overt” and “covert” costs. Like their names imply, overt costs are the hard costs associated with the application implementation usually identified and accrued at the project-level and may be capitalized; covert costs are the hidden operating costs that are not listed in the project budgets, but cause a significant impact to the business.

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

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.

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

10 Tips for Selecting an LMS for New Learning Experiences

The right Learning Management System (LMS) can help you provide the new learning experiences - mobile, social and microlearning - needed to increase engagement with your learning programmes. Here are 10 tips to help you select an LMS to provide your learners with new learning experiences.