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.

Developing An Effective Mobile Learning Strategy Via Robust Learning Management Systems

G-Cube

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.

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.

MWL Newsletter No 78

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 12-18 August 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

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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.

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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Don't Invest in an Online Learning System Without These 3 LMS Features

TOPYX LMS

Poor employee performance, high costs of corporate training and low employee engagement with training are all reasons that drive company leaders to invest in an online learning system, or LMS.¹

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

G-Cube

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 Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

How Important Is It for an LMS to Support BYOD?

TOPYX LMS

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a growing global trend that refers to employees bringing personal devices to their place of employment to complete work activities or functions. Smartphones are most commonly used, but some employees bring their own laptops or tablets to the workplace as well.

Planning, Executing & Measuring Microlearning Efforts To Drive Competitive Success

G-Cube

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.

MWL Newsletter No 76

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 29 July – 4 August 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Improve the ROI of Your Learning Management System

TOPYX LMS

Investing in a learning management system (LMS) can come with a long list of benefits. It can help organizations store, organize, and access materials, as well as making it easy to track employee progress and performance.

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

G-Cube

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.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Copy This Proven E-Learning Gamification Strategy

LearnDash

Everyone says that you should use gamification in your online course, but rarely do they tell you how to do it. You have heard of gamification and you like the idea of having it for your online courses yet you are not sure where to start.

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

How to Boost Revenues With Improved LMS-based Sales Training

Docebo

Ensure your sales team has the knowledge and learning resources they need to succeed. Revenue is the key to success for companies across the globe, and the sales team is on the front line every day competing for business against your rivals.

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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.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

5 Elements of an Effective Employee Training Program

TOPYX LMS

What does your employee training program look like? If it’s anything like most programs, it probably begins and ends with new employees.

Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

The conventional instructor-led training restricts the learners within a classroom setting. Today, organizations realize the potential of delivering e-learning experiences to boost employee engagement, retention and workplace productivity.

Sit Up Straight! The Posture Effect Has Legs Again (at least for math)

Learningtogo

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