July, 2019

Why Is Personalized Learning Key to Language Learning?

Learnlight

At school and university, knowledge is valued in itself, and learners’ success is measured purely in terms of test scores. But in corporate language training , the gold standard of mastery is not a final exam, but the learner’s use of the target language in real work and life situations. Here, success means something different for each learner.

Bridging the Learning-Doing Gap With eLearning: 5 Unmissable Strategies

CommLab India

Here are five amazing strategies to bridge the learning-doing gap with eLearning. After all, business success relies on employees performing at their best! eLearning Design Instructional Design

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How Off-the-Shelf Training Content Can Support Your Employee Onboarding

ej4 eLearning

When onboarding new employees, there is a lot of “showing them the ropes.” They need to learn about your organization’s particular culture, values, and ways of doing things. If you think this means that all your onboarding requires custom content, however, and that you can’t use off-the-shelf content.you’ll drive yourself and your team crazy with a never-ending list. Training & Development

Engaging Learning and the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

Way back in ’05, my book on games for learning was published. At its core was an alignment between what made an effective education practice and what makes engaging experiences. There were nine elements that characterized why learning should be ‘hard fun’ More recently, we released the Serious eLearning Manifesto. Here we had eight values that differentiated between ordinary elearning and serious elearning. So, the open question is how do these two lists match up?

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.

Gamification Is easy! Just don’t follow what the listicles have to say

Upside Learning

It’s important to start designing for gamification in eLearning without looking at the killer examples that some of us in the community have put out. I cannot stress more the importance of this. After a few months of designing with the help of these examples freely available on the internet, the projects that I’ve worked […]. Upside Learning

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Design Thinking in L&D Brings Innovation and Empathy

Learning Solutions Magazine

5 Tips for Determining if Your Online Course Has a Market

LearnDash

Before you build it, you have to first determine if it is worth it. There are many reasons why you may decide to create an online course. Maybe when you were trying to learn something, you found few resources with a systematic approach to transferring the knowledge you needed. Perhaps you are just passionate about what you do and want to pass on your wisdom.

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6 Reasons Your eLearning Courses Fail (and How to Fix Them)

CommLab India

Maximize Learning With a Training Needs Assessment

Dashe & Thomson

INTRODUCTION. Needs Assessment Training Evaluation Employee Training and Performance

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.

What's L&D's Role in Supporting the Brand Promise?

Litmos

One of the robust issues for organizations is purpose. It’s become a rallying cry for organizations to address the dilemma of lack of ‘engagement’. Another important promoted issue, particularly in the area of customer experience and success is ‘brand promise’. Here, it’s about an offer to the customer that’s enticing and delivered upon. The question is, is there a link? I want to suggest that there is.

7 Tips to Design Performance-based Assessments that Drive Learning

CommLab India

If designed correctly, performance-based assessments can drive learning and results. Here are seven tips to design effective performance-based assessments. eLearning Design Instructional Design

Learning Myths

Convergence Training

You’re probably familiar with the concept of an urban myth. And perhaps you’re familiar with the Mythbusters TV show , which often takes a look at urban myths and other things people believe might be true and puts them to the credibility test. Before you go on, feel free to check out this fun list of the “ Top Ten Urban Legends ” if you’re so inclined.).

5 Ways to Take Advantage of the 80/20 Rule for Education

Your Training Edge

Most of us are unaware of the universal rule that works silently behind our lives and governs it. Anyone who understands its wonders lives a happier life, accomplishing more in lesser time. It is seen at work in our daily lives, and known by various names; the 80/20 rule, the Pareto Principle, and the Pareto’s Law. The principle is simple, stating that hardly 20 percent of the action is responsible for 80 percent of its outcome.

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.

A Visual Design Model for Planning Your eLearning Courses Systematically

CommLab India

This blog will discuss a visual design model that will help to systematically plan and design the graphical elements of an eLearning course. eLearning Design Visual Design

Why Mistake-Driven Learning Is Important

Capytech

Why Mistake-Driven Learning Is Important. There are a lot of metrics that measure the effectiveness of e-learning courses. Ensuring learners get good results on quizzes and other tools for assessing competence are high up on the list. In other words, the drive is usually to make sure that learners answer questions correctly when asked. While it may sound counter-intuitive, there is a place for facilitating learners making mistakes. This is known as mistake-driven learning.

Applying Cognitive Learning Theory to your Corporate Learning Strategy

LearnUpon

How to Create Great eLearning Scenarios

ThinkingKap Solutions

You’ve heard of eLearning scenarios. And maybe you’ve even tried creating some. But did they have the impact you were hoping for? Creating great eLearning scenarios is more than meets the eye. Some people think it’s just good storytelling. While yes, that’s part of it, it’s much more than just stories. Other people think eLearning scenarios are too complex and confusing to create. That’s what we’re here to address.

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!

The Secret to Connecting Online Training to Business Performance

Docebo

It’s time to burst the training bubble and fully embrace what can be done with online training. . In the book 70:20:10 Towards 100% Performance , author Jos Arets outlines Fredrick Winslow Taylor’s influence on the concept of separating learning and working. . Taylor’s theory of scientific management, published in 1911, focuses on economic efficiency and assumes that efficiency is best delivered by high levels of standardization in highly-structured organizations. .

Pros and Cons of Virtual Knowledge-Sharing Venues for Onboarding

Living in Learning

All told, the Virtual Knowledge-Sharing approach was successful, especially when a geographically dispersed audience is on the receiving end. Hopefully, the list of key learnings provided here offer some help and crash-avoidance tactics should your team go down this path. Our audience satisfaction and engagement scores were bright points despite a less than optimized launch. Even sub-optimized the participants loved it because it was interactive start-to-finish.

How to Write an Irresistible Course Description

LearnDash

Be direct, specific, exciting, and put your students first. You’ve spent hours building an online course which you hope will instruct learners and help them take the next step forward in their career, learn a new hobby, or expand their horizons. All that’s left is the course description: your first (and maybe last) opportunity to inspire learners to sign up. Not a problem, right?

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This is especially true for people who are job seeking or working independently. Why do you need a portfolio? If you’re wondering why you need a portfolio , read Tom Kuhlmann’s explanation. I have heard all the excuses why you can’t build one. Christopher Pappas provides another 7 reasons you need a portfolio , if you need more motivate. What to include.

[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.

Nurturing High-Potential to Become Leaders and Future-Proof Your Organization

InfoPro Learning

While thinking of employees with the highest potential, leaders likely go straight to top performers. In this era of digital disruption, business requires leadership that can deliver excellence. Organizations that do not have a defined leadership development program restrict their employees from expanding a skill set that can help them to live up to their potential. Leadership training is an essential component of succession planning at every company.

5 podcasts every e-learning professional should listen to

E-Learning Provocateur

…or should that be “to which every e-learning professional should listen”? Never mind, I can end a sentence with a preposition if I want to. Arcane grammar jokes aside, I’m a late bloomer to podcasts. While everyone else was apparently obsessed with them, they never really appealed to me until I starting taking long trips on the bus. Now I’m hooked. As many of my peers will attest, there’s no shortage of podcasts directed to the L&D practitioner.

Learning Technology: How it can support workers to deliver results

Docebo

Learning and development’s future is set to be impacted by three key factors. . Over 80% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been created yet , and by 2020, 60% of the workforce will be under 40.

Drink your own champagne?

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a vendor of a robust suite of tools. In the course of it, in my usual teasing way, I asked a question. And, while I wasn’t surprised at the answer, I was ‘concerned’ And so should you be. So I’m going to suggest you start asking of your vendors “Do you drink your own champagne?” ” So, this was a manufacturer of an LMS (and some other, related, platforms). And they market their advanced capabilities.

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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.