November, 2016

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.

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.

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3 Tips on Writing for Animation

Allen Interactions

By Joslyn Schmitt, Associate Media Artist. Joslyn Schmitt e-Learning Animation

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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.

[New eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

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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.

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.

eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 2

Raptivity

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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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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.

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.”

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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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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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.

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!

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

CourseArc

Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners.

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.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

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.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Colleagues learning and sharing ideas. Most business managers know intuitively that we learn our jobs by doing our jobs. Many companies, who’ve recognized this fact, have started to consider how they can harness learning by doing in their training programs.

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How To Create Closed Captioning in Camtasia Videos

eLearning Brothers

When you create a course, and you’ve put the work into making it the best freakin’ course you’ve ever made, you want nothing more than to have as many people take it as possible. Not making your course ADA compliant is doing nothing more than limiting the number of viewers you’re going to get.

[eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

Curated Insights: The Immediate Possibilities of BIG Data

Axonify

Whenever someone talks about the “future of learning” nowadays, the same topics inevitably come up: augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data. But, while they’re discussed in future tense, several of these “trendy topics” aren’t exactly new.

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!

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.

Tony DeRose #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Tony DeRose opened the second day of DevLearn with a geeky (and intriguing) presentation on the links between math and story in making animation. With clips and anecdotes he showed how it works, and inspired about how they’re connecting this to STEM.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?