August, 2018

Your Clients are Needy – and that’s a Good Thing

Learningtogo

Have you ever spent weeks or even months designing a beautiful training program, only to find out that the client really wanted something else entirely? This is what happens when we fail to conduct a thorough analysis of the project, but we’ve all been there. We know better, but somehow, we think that this time is the exception to the rule. No matter how small, urgent, or seemingly simple your project is, skipping Analysis is never a realistic option.

6 Ways to Improve User Interface Design for E-Learning

LearnDash

The design of your course has a profound effect on how your learners learn from it. How much time have you spent thinking about the design of your course? Not just the content, but the layout and the way in engages users. When you do think about it, how do you make your decisions? Are you thinking about your learners and their interaction with your course, or are you focused on the appearance? For many educators, decisions about user interface design are a secondary consideration.

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7 steps to getting started with microlearning

Axonify

Microlearning is not difficult. I’m not saying that it won’t require some solid work to introduce microlearning in your organization. But microlearning principles are just really simple to understand.

Scenario-Based Learning Experiences Podcast Interview

Experiencing eLearning

Jacqueline Hutchinson of The Lounge podcast and I had a lovely conversation on scenario-based learning. She had some great questions about how to use scenarios and storytelling in learning experiences that led to a really fun chat.

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.

Developing An Effective Mobile Learning Strategy Via Robust Learning Management Systems

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Changing employee demographics and shrinking markets, are driving the need to train the modern workforce whenever and wherever needed. Today, it is crucial for employees to equip with the right kind of tools and competency to drive lucrative business outcomes.

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Story and Success: An Unexpected Connection

InSync Training

Virtually There Recap. Did you know that you have stories constantly running through your subconscious mind? It’s true! Without realizing it, you frame every interaction through narrative, creating underlying bias. Good, bad, or indifferent, your bias influences how you navigate the world.

What Makes Good eLearning?

Tim Slade

If I asked you what makes good eLearning, how would you answer? Would you say instructional design? I’m sure you would—that’s what everyone says! But, think for a minute about all the other components that go into creating an eLearning course.

8 Ways You Can Develop And Prosper In Your Chosen Profession

Your Training Edge

Even when you are perfectly comfortable and satisfied with your job, there are things you can do to climb the ladder of professional development. Taking sufficient time for the development of your career will ultimately make your professional life fulfilling.

Transitioning from Teaching to Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Last week I gave a webinar through UCI on transitioning from teaching to instructional design. I shared my story of moving from teaching to instructional design as well as tips for finding a job.

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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.

Planning, Executing & Measuring Microlearning Efforts To Drive Competitive Success

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With the successful integration of smartphone technology and social media, learners have become familiar with consuming information in bites. To impart a personalized learning experience and restructure the entire learning process, microlearning has become an optimal choice.

Practical Nonverbal Communication Tips

ej4 eLearning

Candy Cane Neck. That is the name I have given to a future medical condition of our youth. This is not the S-curve version of scoliosis I grew up hearing about in the 70’s and 80’s. This is a new version that will be caused by spending too many hours looking down at a tablet or phone.

The Connection Between Learning Content Playlists And The Psychology of Personalization

Docebo

Amplify learner autonomy, boost knowledge retention and send engagement levels through the roof with user-generated playlists. We live in the age of personalization, a reality in which technology has enabled content of all forms to be manipulated and organized to reflect anyone’s tastes.

The 5 Steps to My eLearning Development Process

Tim Slade

When I first started creating eLearning courses, I had no idea what I was doing, and I certainly did not follow any type of development process. However, over the years, I’ve since created a standard eLearning development process that I follow each time I create a new course.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

How does an LMS save your time so that you can train better?

Your Training Edge

In the struggle to ensure that your organization is booking profits and your employees are happy, you make sure that your employees get trained. You read right. Many facts and data point a correlation between profits of the organization to employees training and personal growth in the organization.

Digital Education Trends: The Rise of Mobile, Gamified, and Personalized Approaches

Client Engagement Academy

Significance of Microlearning: The 5 Dos and Don’ts – Infographic

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From interactive infographics and small quizzes to mini games and short video clips, microlearning plays a crucial role in improving the overall learning uptake at the workplace. Here is the glimpse of the five important dos and don’ts of microlearning: Infographics microlearning Infographic

How to Incorporate Self-Directed Learning in Your Online Course

LearnDash

Self-direction is one of the key attributes of an adult learner. How can you encourage it in your online course? Overbearing pedagogy is a recurring problem for many adult learners. As children, we’re usually taught in a way that emphasizes a “follow the teacher” mentality. The instructor lays out the lesson, delivers a lecture, sets homework, and marks grades.

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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.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Software Simulations Scorable

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).

Do you Need an Degree in eLearning to Be an eLearning Designer?

Tim Slade

Have you ever wondered whether or not you need a degree in eLearning or instructional design to be an eLearning designer or instructional designer? Well, it’s actually a very common question folks within our industry ask themselves, especially when they’re early in their career.

Benefits of Bite-Sized Learning

Origin Learning

Here we are with a brand new infographic. The topic of this infographic is ‘Bite-Sized Learning’ Globally, L&D managers are adopting bite-sized learning as a solution to deploy workplace learning and improve the skills of their staff.

How chatbots can revolutionize your workplace and boost your productivity

Your Training Edge

Chatbots seem a bit gimmicky. I mean, sure they talk to people and engage with them, but often they don’t seem to be all that good at interpreting what we’re asking. So are they actually useful? That’s a question a lot of companies are asking.

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.

Emerging Trend Of Using Mobiles At Workplace – Delivering Smart And Just Enough Learning

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In today’s digital scenario, Learning & Development departments have adopted an increasing number of methods to support effective workplace learning. Training has become training & development, which is a blend of formal instruction and workforce development.

POINT-of-WORK:  Productivity Waning?  Accelerate It with Technology

Living in Learning

“At what point do we reach diminishing returns in workforce productivity by complicating existing workloads with more work to learn new systems?”. Continuous Learning Digital Performance Support learning & performance ecosystem Point of Work Assessment #pointofwork #productivityacceleration #DP

ELEARNING AND PRESENTATIONS: In Search Of Free-to-Use Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. When trying to find quality images for use in PowerPoint presentations or eLearning projects created with any development tool such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or TechSmith Camtasia, most people turn to Google. And why not?

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Why You Should Encourage Learner Autonomy

Docebo

Encourage Learner Autonomy With A Next-Generation Learning Platform. On the road to learning success there are many paths to get to a final destination.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.