October, 2016

Top Experts Predict What Will Transform ELearning in 2017

JoomlaLMS

ELearning is a rapidly evolving and constantly changing field that is never at a stop. A few years ago eLearning was perceived as an innovative way of studying. This very day eLearning is taken for granted, whereas the changes happening inside the eLearning field itself are accepted as innovations.

5 Reasons to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect e-Learning Course 

Allen Interactions

By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer. The Perfect e-Learning Course™ is a legendary creature that changes its shape with each new technological and aesthetic trend. It is all things to all people – classic, yet also fresh, modern, and applicable to all levels of learner experience and skill.

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When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always.

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

If you are like me, you have probably seen dozens of posts or articles out there telling you here is “how to pick an LMS”, “criteria for selecting an LMS”, “best practices for buying an LMS” and so forth.

Scenario-Based Learning: Why & How

Experiencing eLearning

This is the recording of a presentation I gave to the Online Network of Learning and Development Professionals on September 28, 2016. The presentation covers: Why scenario-based learning works. A range of options for using scenarios in elearning and classroom training.

How to fix our senseless compliance training

E-Learning Provocateur

All big organisations have a Learning Management System. It’s used to track and record the training that the employees do. In practice, it tends to be used to administer compliance training, though it can be much broader than that. And this is a good thing.

What are the 5 most powerful didactical principles?

Challenge to Learn

I’m looking for your input, what are the 5 most important didactical principles to apply when creating e-Learning? The reason I’m asking is because we are doing a project to support our users (most of them do not have an e-Learning background) in creating more effective and didactical sound content.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows

eLearning Brothers

There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training.

Why Sales Managers Struggle with Coaching

Knowledge Guru

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach”? If you’re a sales manager, you’re living proof that this is often far from the truth. Lots of companies take their top performing sales reps and turn them into sales managers at some point in their careers.

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Megan Torrance Talks About Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

I’m always looking for examples of companies that put learning ahead of training. TorranceLearning is one of those companies.

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.

Exploring a Content Curation Practice For Modern Learning

InSync Training

Although the term “curation” is buzzing around quite a bit these days, content curation is nothing new. Most of us have curated content at some point in time – creating a compendium of something, and adding our thoughts, opinions, insights, etc. before passing it on. Curation happens naturally.

Sharing your knowledge: What’s in it for you?

Challenge to Learn

You are an expert, so why should you share your knowledge with your co-workers or with the rest of the world. I will tell you in this post. It works for me; I’m working in the field of e-Learning for 20 years now, and I’m writing this blog (and sharing my knowledge) since 2010.

4 Things to Know When Using Layers in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

As I talk with other Storyline users about their projects, almost inevitably the topic of layers vs slides (or sometimes vs states) comes up. There are some passionate people on both sides of the discussion.

Your Performance Support Doesn't Speak xAPI? 3 Reasons it Should

Ontuitive

​By now, you’ve heard the buzz regarding what’s variously called Experience API , xAPI, or The Tin Can API.

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Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

mLevel

As I mentioned in last week’s post, mLevel is beginning to push the learning industry in the direction of using all of the data available to L&D to make better decisions on how its employees are interacting with their learning programs.

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13 Free e-Learning Resources to Make Your Courses Beautiful

Dashe & Thomson

by: Andy Schiemo. Does your eLearning feel stale or still have that 1990s vibe? Are you bored with your existing stock photography? Are you still using photos that look like this? Free Resources

WHY I STILL LOVE BLOOM BUT NOT HIS VERBS

Learnnovators

The post WHY I STILL LOVE BLOOM BUT NOT HIS VERBS appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting Bloom's Taxonomy Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy e-learning eLearning Learning Design Learnnovators Srividya Kumar

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My forecasts for 2017

eLearning 24-7

And the crowds roared. And the people sang from the hilltops. And a lot of prognosticators wouldn’t stay it. They wouldn’t admit it. That yes, they missed the boat. . They spewed their forecasts, left others to spout “Wow, and yeah,” but failed to see the trends. Miss the big picture. Some of my personal favorites. Talent/Performance Management will take over LMSs, whereas people will want it OR the LMS will become a Talent/PM solution first and foremost.

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.

Get the Most Out of Your DevLearn Conference Experience

eLearning Brothers

In just less than a month, learning professionals from hither and yon will flock to Las Vegas November 16 – 18 to attend this year’s DevLearn Conference. If it’s your first conference—or your fifth—the size and scale of the conference can be a bit daunting.

Data Analysis Techniques For e-Learning Efficacy

G-Cube

In the context of training for the modern corporate sector, more and more learning is being disseminated through computers and mobile devices. The data generated is at an unprecedented level, yet effective use of this data remains nascent.

Latent Learning

Ontuitive

Strong and durable learning can happen without incentives and reinforcements. How do we make the most of that insight? Part One on latent learning.

Create Your Own Board/Card Game Resources

Kapp Notes

Many people ask me for some good resources or supplies for creating their own instruction or learning oriented board game or card game. There are several resources you can use. Here is a partial list.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Reflecting on Learning 2016

Axonify

The Axonify team joined 1,600 learning and performance professionals earlier this week at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for Learning 2016.

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Spoiler alert: why you should be excited about Totara 9

Kineo

It’s been a year since Totara announced the release of Totara 9, and as the clock ticks down to the latest release, we thought we’d share why you should be joining us in New Year’s Eve-style anticipation.

The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

It’s not fair, really. Books are allowed to put on paper eloquent words that paint a picture that is sometimes breathtaking.