Tue.Nov 22, 2022

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Preparing an e-Learning Feast

Allen Interactions

Getting ready for your big feast this week? As we return to our families and friends for a great meal, catching up on years of conversations we may have missed, and spending time with our loved ones, we've got some great tips for your e-learning that go beyond the dinner table. There's not much time left to prepare, so let's go!

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MADE Podcast on Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

MADE is the Media and Design in Education team for the University of Toronto. Inga Breede from this educational technology group recently interviewed me for their podcast. We talked about scenario-based learning and specifically about branching scenarios. What we discussed. We covered several topics in our 20-minute conversation. When should branching scenarios be used in learning experiences?

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Writing books

Clark Quinn

I write. A lot, obviously (7 books, numerous articles, this blog, white papers, …). As a colleague pointed out, I’m lucky it comes easy. For others, that’s not the case. However, someone recently asked how to get started. As another colleague who just published posted some thoughts on what they learned, I realize it may be appropriate to toss out some thoughts on writing books.

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5 Ways Outsourcing Can Help Companies Get Through an Economic Slump

eLearning Brothers

The jury is still out on whether or not the U.S. has entered a full-blown recession, but many business leaders are not waiting around to find out. The current economic climate is uniquely challenging because, in addition to rumors about a downturn, executives are dealing with the highest inflation rate in decades, a shortage of qualified talent, and a rapidly shifting picture of what the workplace looks like.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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Why Is Game-Based Learning Important?

eLearning Industry

This article discusses game-based learning, including its benefits and the various forms it can take in children's education. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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What Learning Modalities Are Right For Leadership Training?

eLearning Industry

Learn how to choose the right employee development training methods to train your next generation of leadership. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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6½ Types of eLearning Content You Can Reuse in dominKnow | ONE


We've talked in the past about how content reuse is a big selling point of dominKnow | ONE. It lets you do more with less, saves time and money, and helps you with audience targeting and multimodal learning, among other things. We're constantly looking for opportunities where you might want to leverage eLearning content repeatedly across your training library, and then we keep looking for ways to make reuse as smart and effective as possible.

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A Map to Learning Outcomes and Business Objectives


“A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going — in a sense, it’s three tenses in one.”? Peter Greenaway, British Film Director. If maps didn’t exist, we would never get where we wanted to go. The same goes for life. Without plans, we’d never achieve our goals. Maps and plans keep us from wandering around in the weeds. At ELM, we create plans for our customers so they can achieve both their learning objectives and business goals—what we call learning experience maps.

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5 Best Practices for Virtual POC and Sales Demo Environments


When it comes to software sales and technical and developer marketing , demos and proof of concept (POCs) have long been used to showcase how a product works and outline the benefits. Virtual POCs and sales demos can both be used during the software purchase process, but they often have different use cases and audiences and are better suited for certain parts of the process.

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HIA Technologies Turns a New Chapter in Interactive Learning

HIA Technologies announces the launch of Qvio™️ interactive video platform for learner-driven, AI-enabled, education. Viewers get instant answers to their questions directly from videos, interrupting when needed, and getting an author-validated answer!

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How To Launch Personalized Corporate Learning Plans That Surpass Modern Learners’ Expectations

eLearning Industry

Discover tips for creating personalized corporate learning plans to retain top talent and fully engage your workforce. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Inspiring E-Learning Examples: Samara Reyneke

Rapid eLearning

One of the best ways to learn to build courses is to get inspiration from what others build. That’s one of the reasons I like the weekly challenges. Everyone is presented with the same challenge, yet each challenge entry offers something unique. There’s always something to glean: from interesting visual design to creative use of the application’s features.

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7 Tools You Need To Build An Employee Training Program

eLearning Industry

To create engaging, valuable online training, you need the right tools. Find out whether it's time to upgrade your toolbox with our list of top tools for training development and delivery. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Six simple ways to help make your learning more relevant

Learning Pool

Relevance is a key factor in making learning effective, applying to both the learning you’re delivering and the perception and experience of the learner. . Content needs to be seen to have practical application in the workplace, and learners should be able to see how it helps them in the work that they do. If this isn’t the case, learners will most likely disengage and what’s more, the organization will suffer dips in operational performance and be exposed in key areas like compliance.

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The Ultimate LMS Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing an LMS

Whether you’re shopping for your very first learning management system (LMS) or looking to upgrade, the process can be overwhelming. With so many vendor options, each with its own multitude of features and pricing structures, even the most seasoned educators, trainers, and business leaders can feel lost in a sea of choices! Finding the LMS that’s best suited for your organization requires a planned, strategic approach.

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The Future Of Work Report: Are Company Leaders Out Of Touch With What Employees Want?

eLearning Industry

The Future Of Work Report explores what employees value today and how they feel employers are stacking up when it comes to culture. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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I don’t know

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Sometimes the urge or need to say ‘I don’t know’ is taken away by the fear of admitting you don’t know. Sometimes it’s admitting to your kids you don’t know why the sky is blue or admitting you don’t know how the interest rate change will affect their savings account or their pocket money. Sometimes it’s admitting to your colleagues, either those more senior or junior to you, that you don’t know the latest changes in a project deadline, the l

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How VILT Can Boost Your Blended Learning Programs?

CommLab India

Virtual Instructor-led Training is vital in training as it augments blended learning and other instructional formats. In this article, we’ll learn about the concept of VILT, blended learning, and the importance of VILT in blended learning programs.

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What is Digital Reading? Top 7 Advantages of eReading


The days of purchasing books from the store or renting them from the library are gone; only a significant volume of hardcore bookworms are rooting for traditional books now. . Digitization is the reason for the downward spiral of traditional books, but experts believe we’re going on the right path. When all the technologies around us have evolved, why not reading?

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Understanding Scope Creep

Project managers are now spending more time managing strategic projects where the scope is susceptible to changes as the projects progress. Scope change control is now becoming a critical component of project management requiring project teams to become more active in solving problems and making decisions. Scope change control will require collaboration with stakeholders and possibly government agencies.

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Growing Your Product User Base in the US Market


The National Assessment of Educational Progress report, or what is more commonly called the “Nation’s Report Card NAEP” for 2022, showed the largest score declines since the first time this assessment began three decades ago. Image source: NAEP Long-Term Trend Assessment Results: Reading and Mathematics The steep decline has raised concerns for the US economy [.

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The definitive guide to employee engagement surveys

Poll Everywhere

Employees are the backbone of any business. And the more engaged and committed they are, the better the impact on your company’s bottom line. This is why employee engagement is an indicator of an organization’s health. Richard Daft and Dorothy. The post The definitive guide to employee engagement surveys appeared first on Poll Everywhere Blog.

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Project Management: What an L&D Professional Needs to Know

Clarity Consultants

During a typical workday for learning and development (L&D) professionals, handling projects is often part of the equation. As a result, understanding critical aspects of project management is essential for everyone working in the field. By focusing on the primary components of project management, it’s easier to cover all of the necessary cases.

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A Better Alternative To TovutiLMS For Professional Development

Academy of Mine

Much like purchasing a house, finding the perfect learning management system is a long-term investment. The average LMS costs around $10,000 a year, and that’s before setup and customization costs. Let’s also not forget how many weeks if not months it can take to get your training programs up and running. Now you may be thinking, “If only choosing an LMS was easier”.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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Microlearning Video

Ninja Tropic

Microlearning Video. Many organizations have abandoned the old stuffy classrooms and tedious lectures that used to characterize their training methods and have instead adopted eLearning techniques that better appeal to the modern learner. . What are Microlearning Videos? How Long Should a Microlearning Video Be? How do you Make a Microlearning Video?

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Virtual Reality and its ability to scale Immersive Learning


An overwhelming 85% of organizations believe that it’s important to practice leadership and other new skills via realistic simulations. Virtual Reality (VR) isn’t just the best way to immerse learners in a training experience; it’s also the key to scalable training in the workplace. Strivr recently hosted a webinar with AdventHealth and Brandon Hall Group to discuss the merits and scalability of VR as an enterprise learning method.

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How To Create 2D Characters In Your Online Course

Ninja Tropic

How To Create 2D Characters In Your Online Course. Engagement is critical to successful eLearning. As course creators use more video animation in their courses, learner engagement is at an all-time high. . The Benefits of 2D Characters. How to Create 2D Characters for eLearning. The Bottom Line. As eLearning professionals, it’s our duty to up the ante.

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Building an Effective Content Creation Strategy – Part 2


In part one of this two-part article on building an effective content creation strategy we explored the drivers for a learning content strategy and how and where content can support operational performance. Here we look beyond the content and consider which tools and approaches will ensure learning forms a part of the overall employee experience. […].

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Why and How to Earn Your PMP® Credential

Gaining your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be very beneficial for any project manager. Most successful PMP candidates treat preparing for the PMP exam as a personal project. As such, it requires careful planning and a structured approach. Eligibility criteria must be met, and the exam is known for its difficulty, sometimes requiring multiple attempts.