November, 2016

15 E-learning Tips to Design Effective E-learning Courses

CommLab India

eLearning is an exciting option for both learners and trainers. It saves time, resources, and cost apart from being portable and easily translatable.

A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

When someone mentions scenario-based learning, do you automatically think of complex branching scenarios? While that’s one way to implement scenarios (and a very effective one!), I don’t think it’s the only option. A range of options are available, from passive to active.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions? I’m guessing you’d probably try one or more of the following: Go to YouTube, or a similar site, and watch a video. Run a Google search.

Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

Clive on Learning

I’ll cut straight to the point. To most learners and most learning professionals, digital learning is a way to meet requirements for knowledge.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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How to make user generated learning work for you

Challenge to Learn

My favourite e-Learning conference of the year is next week: Devlearn 2016. I will be there, and I will present together with Laura Payette about: “how to make user-generated learning work for you.”

How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris

JoomlaLMS

Over the years technology has been changing the way we live, communicate, educate and learn. Smartphones, laptops, social networks, unlimited access to the Internet, immediacy of information. Technology has become such a significant part of our everyday lives that we stopped noticing it.

Learning Escape Room

Association eLearning

You’re locked in a room with a handful of people, often strangers. You need to work together to find clues and problem solve in order to escape before time runs out. That’s the premise behind escape rooms.

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Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer. Sure we could ask Santa to make a special emergency delivery. We could inquire why Black Friday or Cyber Monday is always after Thanksgiving.

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.

6 Tips for Identifying Potential High-Performance Employees

ej4 eLearning

All organizations want to identify, develop, and deploy their high-performance employees. And no wonder: The top 5% of a company’s employees account for a full quarter ( 26%, according to ERE Media ) of its productivity. Still, more is needed than just good intentions and “managerial instinct”—whatever that is. The best-performing companies have well-developed systems in place to identify high-potential employees and turn them into production powerhouses.

The Success and (some) Failures of Gamification in Training and Learning

G-Cube

Gamification has received a lot of attention in the recent times, in both business and education.

Unlocking potential in L&D: pressing pause on the tech

Kineo

Towards Maturity has launched its 2016-17 benchmark report, Unlocking Potential. As titles go, not particularly novel or challenging - after all isn’t learning & development all about unlocking potential?

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eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 2

Raptivity

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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.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I’m happy to say that the participants threw in lots of ideas, and I thought they were worth capturing.

Six Achievable & Effective Techniques to Enhance Learner Motivation

Allen Interactions

By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist/ @ethanaedwards. We often talk about the importance of motivation in e-learning instructional design.

Squeezing More Out of Sales With Three Simple Words

ej4 eLearning

If you’re a salesperson, your customers will always be asking you for “stuff.” Maybe they want a new feature, or better delivery time, or a customized product. As sellers, we are conditioned to say “yes” to these requests. After all, aren’t these signals that the customer wants to buy? Why not accommodate them? That’s not always the wise thing to do. Most of the time, giving in to such requests means giving them something extra, at your own expense. It is a victory for them, but a loss for you.

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The Five Commandments of Learning: Where It All Begins!

G-Cube

There are certain fundamentals that are common in all the strategies to deliver learning, be it ILT or VILT, WBT or VIDEO, Game based or Gamification, or any other.

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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.

City & Guilds Group acquires e3Learning

Kineo

The City & Guilds Group has acquired Adelaide-based e3Learning – one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers.

Shorten The Virtual Classroom Adoption Curve: Start With New Hires

InSync Training

I’m frequently asked, “When is a good time to introduce virtual classroom training programs to my organization?” As with most innovative learning approaches, organizations may resist adopting virtual classrooms, since they’re different from the status quo.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?” ” I thought for a few moments because my response would vary, such as “as an analyst”, “expert”, “consumer – purchasing them on my own in the past for companies I worked at”, “client perspective” or a combination of factors.

ID Essentials: Four Simple Steps to Unpack Objectives

Allen Interactions

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer. Congratulations on starting your career with World of Wings, Inc.! Your onboarding begins now. As an airline pilot in training, you need to know and do a lot of things to achieve our goal of flight safety!

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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.

Why micro-learning works for me

Clive on Learning

Over the past twelve months, micro-learning has quietly worked itself into my daily routine. Absolutely every day (I’m on a 360-day streak), I practise my French using the Duolingo app. Not quite so often (because it takes a lot of concentration), but still regularly, I do brain training using Peak.

Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Much has been written about the changing demographic of our workforce, along with the changing landscape of learning techniques. Often these assessments have been full of fear and dread. Our jobs are changing and the new generation isn’t paying attention to us!

Put the 'activity' in 'interactivity'

Kineo

"We want something really interactive." Or "We want something more interactive than our previous learning." Heard requests like this before? I hear them frequently. It could be easy to presume that most online learning is interactive. So what does it really mean when people ask for more of it?

Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

Learning Rebels

In the training world, it is not uncommon to hear: “Yeah, but…” and it’s time to put an end to this unhealthy relationship. It’s a relationship that is holding us back from success. It is holding us back from moving forward. It is holding us back from seeing the future.

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!

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?” ” I thought for a few moments because my response would vary, such as “as an analyst”, “expert”, “consumer – purchasing them on my own in the past for companies I worked at”, “client perspective” or a combination of factors.

8 Ways To Use 360-Degree Online Training Videos In Corporate eLearning

EI Design

Videos are one of the most interactive online training tools available. But what if you could make them even more engaging and immersive by giving your online learners the complete picture?

Towards a “Maturity Model” for Learning Businesses

Web Courseworks

I have been a supporter and follower of Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele for almost a decade. I’ve interviewed them and reviewed their books for this blog.