December, 2016

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting.

Listening – social learning’s most important skill?

Kineo

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eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. What was predicted? What did you think was important? The results may surprise you. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. We saw analysts predict the continued rise of gamification in 2016.

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ID Essentials: Three Steps When There’s Too Much Content for One Course

Allen Interactions

By Ann Iverson, Senior Instructional Designer. In last month’s ID Essentials blog , we were instructional designers at World of Wings, Inc., a commercial airline dedicated to safety.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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7 Steps for Developing High-Potential Employees

ej4 eLearning

High-performing employees are the backbone of any organization. The old saying is true: Roughly 80 percent of the growth of any organization is achieved by 20 percent of its workforce. But high-performing employees don’t just fall out of the sky, they start as high- potential employees. To harness the power of your high-performing employees, identifying those with potential is the first critical step. What if you’ve identified those individuals already? What now?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Discover How Mobile-First Content Enables Deskless Workers

Inkling

Many businesses today rely on deskless workers who can perform their job functions while on the road, in front of customers, or at remote sites; other companies have simply come to recognize the benefits of having a mobile workforce.

The Neuroscience of How E-Learning Blends Into Our Brain

Content Raven

There is a reason why 77 percent of American companies offer online corporate training to improve the job skills and professional development of their employees. employees elearning self-paced learning employee engagement

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Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

Students and scholars of chemistry make frequent use of the periodic table of the elements in order to contextualize and organize their understanding of the many substances they work with, as well as help to memorize each of their different properties.

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.

When someone comes in and says, “We need training on …”

Axonify

This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting our final webinar of the year. Over the course of an hour, our Principal Learning Strategist JD Dillon walked attendees through six simple steps to building a modern learning ecosystem.

Double gold for Kineo at Learning Awards

Kineo

Kineo’s work with clients was recognised in this year’s Learning Technologies award, scooping gold in two very competitive categories.

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

Living in Learning

What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. It will be easy to become distracted, so don't get all raked up in a pile over what we call it…or how long it should be. It's about what it can facilitate at the moment of need to get the DO done.

Immersive Learning, VR, AR, MR

eLearning 24-7

These past few days, I’ve delayed writing this post. Not because I didn’t think it would be relevant. Hardly. Rather, because what I believe will be the impact of immersive learning in the training, L&D industry.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

7 Ways to Improve Engagement with E-Learning

Content Raven

The old adage in business that “if you build it they will come” doesn't necessarily apply to e-learning courses. employees Corporate Training elearning employee engagement

4 Ways to Make Our Ideas Stick

eLearning Brothers

As I was preparing for the beginning of a new project, I considered different ways in which I could make the training successful. I thought back to some of the things I had read in the past, and one book came to mind, Made to Stick. It was written by Chip and Dan Heath back in 2007.

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5 tips for selling learning to the C-suite

Axonify

Expectations around L&D are changing. No longer just overhead, L&D must become accountable for achieving results that tie directly to meeting overall corporate objectives. And that means that L&D executives must also be prepared and able to sell learning to the C-suite. What do we mean?

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Making a Difference - Lessons in Purpose

Kineo

Too often in elearning, quality is seen as being only about high production values - usually, what it looks like. Fit for purpose' can be dismissed as unambitious, but there’s nothing wrong with quality being defined as achieving purpose. .

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. But with a mountain of content to produce, tight deadlines, and a small budget, where do you even start?

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools. For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW).

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home as Part of a Remote Team

InSync Training

InSync Training operates under a thoroughly modern business model: the entire team works remotely! Guest blogger Jenny Holt provides some benefits and drawbacks of this arrangement. Many businesses are moving away from having dedicated office space in their facilities for team members to work in.

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Employee Experience

Clark Quinn

One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And this is a ‘good thing’!

Facilitate Enterprise ROI Through Learning Digitalization

There are two types of costs related to training. For the purposes of this paper, they are categorized as “overt” and “covert” costs. Like their names imply, overt costs are the hard costs associated with the application implementation usually identified and accrued at the project-level and may be capitalized; covert costs are the hidden operating costs that are not listed in the project budgets, but cause a significant impact to the business.

Curated Insights: Wrapping up 2016 with L&D Thought Leaders

Axonify

The month of December means different things to different people. Holidays. Time away from the office. Winter weather. Family and friends. On the internet, December is the official month of recap articles. Websites from every genre and interest area are publishing their “best of 2016” reflections.

A year of learning – our top 10 posts of 2016

Kineo

With less than two weeks left of 2016, it’s time to look back over the year and share some of the antics the Kineo team has been up to. From launching innovative technology to expanding our LMS offering – this year has been jam packed. If you are an active follower of Kineo you will know by now, we love to blog! This year we’ve seen some cracking posts, full of top tips, insights and interviews.

The Secret to Managing Enterprise Accounts

ej4 eLearning

Today, selling requires more than charisma and a handful of closing techniques. Customers are coming armed with more information, and are constantly on guard against “being sold to.” This represents a shift in the buyer/seller relationship. The winners coming out on top in this new selling landscape are the ones that cultivate enterprise accounts. What Exactly is an Enterprise Account? Most salespeople think, mistakenly, that enterprise accounts are the largest accounts in one’s book of business.

eLearning Coffee Breaks - Episode 7

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10 Tips for Selecting an LMS for New Learning Experiences

The right Learning Management System (LMS) can help you provide the new learning experiences - mobile, social and microlearning - needed to increase engagement with your learning programmes. Here are 10 tips to help you select an LMS to provide your learners with new learning experiences.