August, 2020

3 Easy Steps to Change Leadership

Allen Interactions

During times of uncertainty, ignite the commitment of your team members by shifting to change leadership. Custom Learning Digital Engineering Strategic Consulting

Mental Wellness Tips for Your Employees

ej4 eLearning

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a change in routine for everyone, and change has a way of bringing some anxiety and stress with it. That has had some pretty big implications for our mental health. Companies should consider offering mental wellness tips to employees.

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The hidden benefits of going digital

Learning Pool

After COVID-19 brought life as we knew it to a screeching halt, we all had to get used to living more of our lives in the digital world.

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

A colleague asked me, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Competencies to Look for in Your Performance Consulting Partner

InfoPro Learning

Performance management has always been a high priority. Employee performance has a direct impact on your companies bottom line. However, improving employee performance is not always easy. Measuring performance gaps and identifying the right solution can be a long and complicated process.

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How to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

B Online Learning

In our previous post, we looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory. In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their […]. The post How to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning appeared first on B Online Learning. Design Development

5 Advantages of Choosing a Flexible LMS

LearnDash

Feature bloat has killed many an LMS. Don’t let it distract you from the essentials. Many educators, when they’re looking for an LMS, are attracted to platforms that boast an exhaustive list of features, from user forums to video hosting to advanced interactive features.

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Transformers

E-Learning Provocateur

It seems like everyone’s spruiking the “new normal” of work. The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping millions of previously office-bound employees at home, forcing L&D professionals to turn on a dime.

ID and eLearning Links 8/25/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on video conference tips and tools, video production costs, diversity, and freelancing. Video conference tips and tools.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

When is the Right Time to Outsource your Training Initiatives?

InfoPro Learning

High quality learning development programs are currently in demand. Quality learning experiences help organizations attract new talent, retain their current employees and boost productivity. For this reason many organizations have started to invest heavily in their l&d initiatives.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2020

Clark Quinn

It’s time, once again, for Jane Hart’s excellent Top 10 Tools for Learning survey. And, so, it’s time once again for my reflections. Here are my take on the top 10 tools that support my learning. The first way I learn is to process what I’ve seen.

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Why Measure Impact of Learning Programs?

Upside Learning

The one question while designing any training, will it create the desired impact? Companies put in vast amounts of time, energy and effort to create and deliver learning. What do they get in return?

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Online Courses

LearnDash

How to understand your platforms and audience for social media marketing. For your average online educator, the biggest challenge to launching their course is finding an audience of learners to sign up.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Training Challenges in the Workplace, 2020 Edition

ej4 eLearning

I think it’s safe to say that every organization has had to make some adjustments and deal with a fair amount of uncertainty here in 2020. Personally, I can’t even count the number of emails and articles I’ve read that talk about “the new normal.”

How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Someone asked me in last week’s eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp Q&A about how I maintain my blogging momentum. I’ve been blogging since late 2006, and I’m still publishing every week. I have published over 1100 posts (about 400 “real” posts plus 700 posts of curated links). That’s a lot of writing. Many people start blogging but struggle to get past the first handful of posts. These are the methods I use to keep blogging consistently, year after year.

Pros and Cons of Enabling Mobile Workforce into Your Business

InfoPro Learning

It is no secret that the remote workforce is growing. More and more organizations are embracing remote work environments. In fact, 4.3 million Americans currently work remotely right now (1). However, there are still a large number of organizations who have still not made the switch.

The plusses and minuses of learning science research

Clark Quinn

A person who I find quite insightful (and occasionally inciteful ;) is Donald Clark. He built and sold Epic, an elearning company, and now he leads a learning AI company, Wildfire.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Applying Cognitive Load Theory Results in Efficient Learning

B Online Learning

Research into our cognitive architecture has led to the development of Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and related guidelines which, when applied, results in […]. The post Applying Cognitive Load Theory Results in Efficient Learning appeared first on B Online Learning. Design Development

7 Ways to Improve the Site Speed for Your Online Course

LearnDash

Slow websites can result in loss of course subscriptions and dissatisfied learners. One of the most frequently asked questions we have from users isn’t about our plugin at all. Instead, it’s about their website. Specifically, how they can make it faster. Load times on websites are a big deal—as anyone who has spent any time online as a user knows. The longer it takes for a page to load, the more likely a potential learner is to turn away without registering for your course.

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2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??

Docebo

A learning management system is a big investment that drives innovation, growth, and ultimately untapped revenue. Unfortunately, like most everything else, it comes with a price tag. But not to fear! When you look at what an LMS costs at the forefront, it can look more intimidating than it should.

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Converting to Scenario-Based Questions

Experiencing eLearning

The traditional multiple choice questions we use in assessment are often abstract and measure only whether people recall facts they heard in the last 5 minutes. Converting these questions to scenario-based questions can increase the level of difficulty, measure higher level thought, and provide relevant context. Example Question. Let’s say you’re creating training for managers on how to provide reasonable accommodations for employees.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Insights in a Nutshell: How to Drive an Organization-Wide Leadership Culture (during COVID-19)

InfoPro Learning

There has been a growing need for leader development in recent years. Many employees in current leadership roles are planning to retire and businesses are searching for ways to develop their high potentials.

Tips to Avoid Millennials Marketing Hype

Clark Quinn

I received, in my email, a solicitation for a webinar titled 5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond. And, as you might imagine, it tweaked my sensibilities for the worse. My initial reaction is to provide, as a palliative, tips to avoid millennials marketing hype. The content starts off with this scintillating line: “if you’re searching for current, new ways to engage people online and keep your business thriving, look to your youngest learners.”

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Why Employee Engagement is at an All-Time High (and How to Keep it Up)

TOPYX LMS

High levels of employee engagement are critical to organizational success. Adequate employee engagement promotes staff retention and productivity, as well as fewer safety incidents. In the past, only an average of 33 percent of employees reported feeling engaged at work.

4 Examples of AI Being Used in E-Learning

LearnDash

AI in e-learning isn’t theoretical—it’s already here. It’s hard to write about AI in e-learning without feeling as though you’re engaging in the sort of speculation usually left to science fiction authors, especially as we’re used to thinking of it as something potentially sinister or frightening. However, whether or not we’re aware of it, AI has become a regular part of our day-to-day lives.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.