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.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

5 Technologies that are Transforming eLearning

Lambda Solutions

Digital transformation is changing the business landscape at a rapid pace. To thrive in today's ever-evolving industries, modern organizations must transform the way they design, deliver and evaluate 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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

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 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.

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

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.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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.

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.

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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Improve Your Work and Health in One Simple Step

InSync Training

I, like many of you, spend my work day at my desk. I’m lucky to climb the corporate ladder from a cozy home office, often kept company by my three Labradors.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.