Thu.Jan 25, 2018

The Authentic Learning Model: 7 Things Every eLearning Pro Should Know

Infopro Learning

Are your online learners struggling to put their knowledge into practice? Do you need to add more real-world context to your eLearning course? In this article, I’ll explore everything eLearning pros need to know about the Authentic Learning Model. Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About The Authentic Learning Model. The Authentic Learning Model centers on self-guided exploration, group discussions, and real-world challenges.

Webinar: Get Dialed In To PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

In a webinar earlier this week Nic Brown, our Director of Product & Design, walked us through the creation of a slick looking dial in PowerPoint. This kind of a dial can be used in all kinds of PowerPoint applications such as displaying speed, volume, and tension. As you’ll discover in the video, it’s surprisingly easy to create your own graphics in PowerPoint! You can download this dial and play with it yourself in our free library.


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FREE WPCampus Online Event on January 30th


WPCampus Online is scheduled for January 30th (10AM EST), and you won’t want to miss it. How would you like to sit in the comfort of your home and attend a FREE virtual conference for WordPress in higher education? If you have an interest in WordPress and education then this is a great opportunity to learn something new without the hassles of traveling as is standard in most conferences (even WordCamps). Oh, and did I mention that it doesn’t cost a thing?

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What Does It Mean to "Play Together?"

InSync Training

Understanding Social Interaction and Instructional Game Design. Growing up in the Quiet Corner , much of my time was spent looking for ways to self-entertain. Technology access was fairly limited in the early-to-mid 1980s, but I did have two other valuable resources: people and the woods behind our house. I’d sometimes play outside with a neighbor or friend from school, but more often than not, I’d wander off to invent my own playful activities in the trees, snow, mud, or pond across the road.

Increase Revenue with Faster Sales Onboarding

Quotas need to be hit. Revenue goals need to be met. This reality makes shortening sales onboarding time a top priority. This exclusive eBook, Increase Revenue with Faster Sales Onboarding, provides details on how to: • Achieve your sales organization's goals • Increase revenue • Avoid turnover • Give reps a path to success Download the eBook today!

Podcast: Margie Meacham Talks Brain-Based Learning, AI, Chatbots and More on #TLDCast (Jan 24, 2018)


Every weekday like-minded learning professionals join a live chat on current trends, research, challenges and best practice. Just about anything goes in these free-wheeling, collaborative sessions. This was my second appearance as a speaker and it gave me a chance to talk about how the convergence of neuroscience, AI and education are opening up new ways to develop talent and enhance the learning experience. Watch Now! The Development and Learning Community (TDLC).

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What Are the Top eLearning Trends of 2018?


Margie Meacham one of the top 57 experts interviewed for new study. Bryan Jones of eLearning Art recently conducted an extensive survey of about 57 thought leaders in learning and development, to identify the top elearning trends for 2018. I was honored to be included in the survey and I’ve admired Bryan’s work for years. Check out the full report here or watch the video summary for a quick synopsis. Thanks, Bryan – helpful stuff!

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6 Tips to Kick Off Lifelong Learning in 2018


It’s a New Year, and as humans are apt to do, we look back and take stock of the accomplishments and missed opportunities of the year past. There is one siren song that reaches out to most of us, “I wish I had taken time for myself.” This is either in the form of personal exploration or professional growth. Either way, there are times when we feel like failures because we have left ourselves, and our intellect, out in the cold. We put our learning journey on the back burner for another day.

5 Mistakes to Avoid in E-learning Outsourcing

CommLab India

This blog helps training managers understand the mistakes to avoid in e-learning outsourcing. Outsourcing is a crucial decision for any organization and avoiding these mistakes can contribute to a smooth outsourcing process. eLearning Design eLearning Outsourcing

Toward the Future: Adapting to the characteristics of Workforce 2.0


Joe Soap has worked at the same company for the past 15 years. He’s specialized in his job, and has years of experience using the same tools. Joe often arranges classroom-based training for his team so that they too can become specialized in their roles. Just another day at the office? Not so much. Well, not anymore. Today, Joe is probably required to learn new tools every year, his team is probably globally dispersed, and it’s probably more important for them to be adaptable than specialized.

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The Blueprint for Better Sales Onboarding

Onboarding – every company does it, but a shockingly few do it really well. So the question is – how do you break the cycle and onboard salespeople in a way that actually works? This exclusive eBook provides 6 steps to better sales onboarding. Download the eBook today!

L&D Pro Challenges: The People

Clarity Consultants

Continuing the conversation around common challenges L&D pros face, we're exploring the topic of people and how they have a large impact on the success and ability of your learning and development programs. L&D pros are often challenged with limited budgets, small teams, and an overall gap in demonstrating return on investment (ROI). To tackle these challenges L&D must focus on and demonstrate business impact.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Employee Onboarding


Every growing business wants to attract the top talent. You spend days, weeks, months trying to find the best people. The ones that will be the right fit for your organization. The ones that will help you improve and grow. This is a big, important task – but what comes next? Once you’ve caught their attention, they’ve accepted the offer, and you’ve got a start date, it’s time for employee onboarding.

5 Important Skills for Strong Future Leaders


Adapting and driving a company vision. Inspiring innovation through collaboration. Creating a globally connected, flexible, diverse workplace. Tomorrow’s successful business leaders will need to master skills and approaches that differ somewhat from those of today’s leaders. Who will lead the next generation of employees? How are tomorrow’s business leaders different from successful leaders today? How do you best prepare up-and-coming professionals to take on leadership roles?

Time to accelerate to the GDPR start line

Sponge UK

With just months to the GDPR deadline, we look at how to speed up your training and awareness plan so your people are ready for the biggest shake up in data protection laws for a generation

Buyer's Guide: Best-of-Breed Sales Enablement

The results are in—companies who have sales enablement consistently report higher win rates than companies who don’t. This guide will help you understand: The subcategories of sales enablement, the best-of-breed and single-vendor approaches, and how to set up your best-of-breed sales enablement ecosystem. Download the guide today!

Top tips on how to make the most of Learning Technologies 2018

Clear Lessons

Roll up, roll up – yes, it’s the madness and mayhem that is Learning Technologies! Learning Technologies is a fantastic, vibrant FREE exhibition, and if you’ve never been, then you’re really missing a trick. Our top tips for making the most of your visit on 31 st January and 1 st February to Olympia, London. Plan your day – there are so many great, free seminars to attend – like ours giving the low down on video learning. .

Webinar: How can microlearning work for you?

Sponge UK

Everyone’s talking about microlearning, but what is it? And how can it be used to improve training for your employees and managers

Microlearning and ROI

Powerhouse Hub

Harness the power of microlearning and utilise new measurements to evaluate ROI

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Time to accelerate to the GDPR start line

Sponge UK

With just months to the GDPR deadline, we look at how to speed up your training and awareness plan so your people are ready for the biggest shake up in data protection laws for a generation

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

A Reason to Play

Powerhouse Hub

See why play is an important part to learning and how to integrate it into an LMS

Webinar: How can microlearning work for you?

Sponge UK

Everyone’s talking about microlearning, but what is it? And how can it be used to improve training for your employees and managers

How to Manage Finances While Embracing the Gig Economy


This guest post was written by Jackie Edwards. Now working as a writer, Jackie started her career in IT and software development, but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she’s not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after. When money is tight, standards of living can cause an impact on the socioeconomic stem of the social environment.

6 Best Practices of Adobe Captivate for Creating Interactive E-learning

CommLab India

This blog shares six productivity tips that’ll help e-learning developers leverage Adobe Captivate to its maximum potential. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

9 Tips to Increase Sales Enablement Productivity

This eBook shares 9 best practices to make life easier for sales enablement professionals, regardless of whether you are a solo practitioner or a team of ten, with actionable tips for leveraging subject matter experts, creating enablement champions, and scaling your efforts with technology.

The power of the spoken word: including podcasts in training


Back in 1938, radio was the main means of finding out what was going on in the world, listen to music or even to the back-then really popular radiophonic theatre. When on October 30th of that year (which incidentally happened to be Halloween Sunday) a very enthralling version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” was performed by the legendary Orson Welles some listeners found it so realistic that they literally panicked believing that the world would be ending.

How an LMS enables Olympic dreams and academic goals


In the early 1990s, Olympic downhill gold medalist Kerrin Lee-Gartner, while training vigorously to represent Canada at the 1992 games, was also a high school … Continued. Online Learning

LearnDash Alternative

Academy of Mine

Are you looking for a LearnDash alternative? Are you already or considering selling your online courses using a WordPress LMS plugin like LearnDash or LifterLMS ? They pack a powerful punch, but not without the associated costs. The question ultimately becomes, “Do the benefits outweigh the costs?”

How IT Departments Can Empower Modern Workplace Learning


These days, IT departments, across all industries, have an increasingly important role to play when it comes to empowering workplace learning. Digital disruption and generational … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends Technical Skills

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

In most organizations, performance measurement still focuses on celebrating the “lone wolf” individuals who they count on to find just the right data to inform great innovation and accomplishment. Yet, evidence suggests that teams containing or connected to experts always outperform even the best and brightest of individual experts, particularly when enabled with software or technology.

The ROI of Boosting Sales Rep Retention and Engagement with Better Sales Learning


Sixth in a series of posts about the ROI of sales training. Most sales training ROI assessments stick to the basics: cost savings and revenue growth. But sales training and sales training technology investments deliver two additional types of return that are often overlooked. My previous blog covered reduced business risk. The other “hidden” source of ROI comes from better sales rep retention and employee engagement.

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Starts With Leadership

CLO Magazine

Eighty-five percent of women have reported some form of sexual harassment at work, and seemingly even more than that have experienced it, as evidenced by the #MeToo movement sweeping social media. But analysts say the traditional mandatory sexual harassment training is not enough to prevent harassment ; rather it’s up to the leaders of an organization to promote an inclusive culture with a zero-tolerance policy against any type of harassment.