Wed.Mar 18, 2015

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it social learning.

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Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction.

7 Learning Engagement Techniques


Keeping learning interesting is a constant battle for instructional designers. For years, elearning has had the reputation of being dry and boring. It hasn’t been until recently that we’ve seen more emphasis put onto the elearning experience.

Rubber Ducks and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

If you haven''t already figured it out, there''s this duck meme thing going on in my life. Real pet ducks. Book covers with ducks on them. At Christmas this past year, a friend sent me a box of rubber ducks. All colors. 50 of them.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

How to Choose Between Layers and States in Articulate Storyline

eLearning Brothers

Guest post by Shawn Zuratovic. Shawn is an Instructional Designer, Professional Trainer, and eLearning Consultant at the University of Pittsburgh. Layers and States are two of Articulate Storyline’s primary tools for building interactive content, but deciding how and when to use them can be tricky.

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How to Target the Right Generation in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

In the marketing world, knowing your demographics is crucial. The same could definitely be said of eLearning. If you really want the message to really land, you have to tailor your content to the type of person who will be taking the course. Baby Boomers (Born 1946-1964).

6 Tips for Analyzing e-Learning Focus Groups


Conducting e-Learning focus groups offers a wide range of advantages. However, it is a truly effective feedback tool only if you know how to analyze the information you receive from the participants.

Throwback Thursday Snagit Sale #TBT

Visual Lounge

Today is a special day – it’s Throwback Thursday. We’re throwing it back to a magical decade full of amazing music, clothing, and sitcoms: the 90s. It was also the beginning of the dot-com boom , the web giant was born, and Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer 1.0.

Giving it away, or worse

Clark Quinn

The other day, I was wondering about the possibilities of removing mandatory courses. Ok, maybe not mandated compliance, but any others. And then a colleague took it further, and I like it. So what are we talking about? I was thinking that, if you give people a meaningful mission (ala Dan Pink’s Drive ), the learner (assuming reasonable self-learning skills, a separate topic), they would take responsibility for the learning they needed.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Tailoring Your Sales Pitch to Customers’ Needs

ej4 eLearning

You probably have a strong interest in providing your sales staff with highly effective training that improves their skills and helps them seal those accounts. The post Tailoring Your Sales Pitch to Customers’ Needs appeared first on. eLearning

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Low maintanance – taking care of your eFrontPro installation


The Maintenance section is perhaps the less well known eFrontPro administration page, but it really shouldn’t be. In it you’ll find some tools to help you keep your eFrontPro installation in top notch condition, as well as a few very helpful diagnostic tools for when things go wrong.

Introducing Subscription Payments and the Integrated Calendar


The new TalentLMS release, which has been rolled-out transparently for all our users, brings with it the usual suite of enhancements, workflow improvements and bug-fixes.

RISC Releases xAPI Visualization by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

RISC, an xAPI early-adopter, announces that xAPI Data Visualizations for cloud-based annotations has been. incorporated. into the VTA LMS with version 7.2. Learning Systems Management Measurement Training Strategies

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Powerful new data-driven content model coming to B2B


Powerful new data-driven content model coming to B2B. Informative content production is uniquely important in the B2B sector. Companies have a lot to prove to prospective buyers, as these officials are in charge of making significant expenditures on behalf of their employers.

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Brain Science: Can Training Change Your Corporate Culture? by Art Kohn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Some scandalous questions: What are the odds that your eLearning, by itself, will succeed at changing behavior? another. way, “Does education matter?” Will teaching people new information really get them to behave in new ways? Art reveals. some research that lay hidden for years, although it opens insights into what does and does not cause groups of people to. change their behavior. Blended Learning Design Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Research Training Strategies

Women in the eLearning Field: Was Your Father a Programmer? by Mark Lassoff

Learning Solutions Magazine

A meeting with a client 10 years ago provides a key—and unfortunately typical—example of some of the assumptions that. result in a hostile environment for women in tech. But there are more sources, as this article points out. Where do we start. changing the assumptions, and why is it important to make the changes? Here are some of the places and reasons to begin. Don’t be left behind. Emerging Topics Professional Development

iSpring Solutions Introduces Ground-breaking iSpring Suite 7.1 Enhanced with Cloud/YouTube Upload by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

iSpring Solutions is introducing iSpring Suite 7.1 at Learning Solutions 2015. This upgrade promises powerful new features. for fast and easy distribution of interactive, media-rich PowerPoint presentations. Design & Development Tools Getting Started Mobile Learning Rapid Development

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.