November, 2017

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

eLearning 24-7

I’ll get right to the point. I totally dislike the term, “learning experience platform” It really makes no sense, because anything and everything we do, can turn into a learning experience. Secondly, it does a major disservice to any platform that is called by that name. Allow me to elaborate.

Online Course Creation Has Just Evolved!

LearnDash

Create your content once and you’re done! Re-use your Lessons, Topics, and Quizzes in any course – at any time! Writing new update announcements is always enjoyable. But even more so for today’s update!

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Finding Inspiration

Association eLearning

People often struggle to find inspiration. This can be especially true if, for example, you’re working on compliance course #617. Even companies specialized in eLearning can hit this bump in the road. But when there’s a tight deadline you don’t generally have the luxury of time.

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[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

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6 Reasons Why Corporate Training Programs Fail

Your Training Edge

We all instinctively know that learning and development within the corporate space is ‘supposed to’ make a difference. Yet, far too often the programs (not necessary the people) fail due to the following reasons.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

I reviewed the numbers from 2016 for predications for 2017, and despite a couple of hiccups, still crossed over the 90% percentile once again. As I recall, it was 92-93%. The hiccups were along the lines of slower than anticpated adoption of data visualization, and sluggishness of LRS too, which although I thought wouldn’t be fast, I was surprised how bad it really was from within an LMS.

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The Importance of Your Course Structure

LearnDash

Creating a quality online course isn’t just about content, it also is important to effectively structure the content. Many people who decide to create an online course have no issues coming up with great content. This is especially true if the course happens to be in their area of expertise.

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eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

Once upon a time, we subjected you to “the worst eLearning course ever.” That monstrosity was an evil chimera of Digitec’s combined worst nightmares and most obnoxious memories. This time you’re in for something a little narrower. My personal eLearning pet peeves.

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.

Top 10 Gamification Examples in Everyday Life

mLevel

While many people are probably unable to define “gamification,” most have unknowingly experienced it – likely every single day.

The Top Reasons You Should Be Using Microlearning

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the elearning industry, there is a pretty good chance you’ve heard the buzzword ‘microlearning’. Perhaps you’ve already started implementing microlearning into your overall elearning program. If you have not, or are still on the fence about starting to use microlearning at all, here are some of the top reasons to start! Reinforce or supplement formal training. According to a 2017 ATD Report , 81% of adopters cited this as the most common application.

LMS Security Matters

JoomlaLMS

Data security is one of the most important issues nowadays. Thousands of websites are hacked and blacklisted every day, losing their data, reputation and search ranking. In addition to the reputation damage, hacking causes financial harm, emotional distress and clients’ confidence loss.

MWL Newsletter No 41

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 19-25 November 2017. Social learning

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Are You Creating Course Storyboards?

LearnDash

It isn’t uncommon for people to just start creating lessons in their course, but a course without a plan, or storyboard, may face serious problems down the line. Would you go hiking on an unknown trail without a map? You could, but it wouldn’t be very smart.

Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

I recently got back from the Learning 2017 conference. Like last year, I want to share some of what I learned and experienced. The sessions and events I attended were quite different this time, so they’ve provided a different set of insights. In no particular order: Development Must be Continuous.

Webinar Recap: The Word Is Out: Using Storytelling in eLearning Works

eLearning Brothers

Stories make up a large part of our real life learning. As children, we learned from Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mr. Rogers, the Muppets, and many others. All that learning happened as a result of storytelling.

The Music of Your Sphere – The Multiple Ways Your Brain is Wired for Music

Learningtogo

The Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, discovered the relationship between the length of a string on an instrument and the pitch that the string produces.

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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.

How to Effectively Leverage Multimedia in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

People generally employ both visual and linguistic cognitive processes while learning. In other words, we learn by seeing, and we also learn when people instruct us. But then, people learn better when image, sight, sound, and text all are used. Blog articles

From training delivery to continuous learning

Jane Hart

Companies clearly have a responsibility to provide training and opportunities for their people, and many L&D departments have already made efforts in modernising their training efforts to make them more relevant for today’s workforce. Others have gone further and are now providing a wider range of learning opportunities and resources for on demand use. But … Social learning

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The Perfect Time to Cross-Promote Your Courses

LearnDash

Whether you are selling your courses or not it is important to let your learner’s know about your other offerings. One of the best times to up-sell or cross-promote your courses is right after someone completes a course, yet surprisingly so many people are not capitalizing on this timing.

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Learning Escape Room – Year 2

Association eLearning

Last year, the Learning Escape Room was one of the most popular features of the Masie Center’s Learning 2016 conference. It was my first experience with an escape room and I was delighted to hear that it was coming back for Learning 2017. What Changed.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

Gamification has been a buzzword for some time now and it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, we’re seeing gamification pop up in even more, incredibly relevant, training areas.

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Learningtogo

The U.S. is one of several countries that celebrates the end of the harvest with a day of giving thanks – that we’re prepared to survive another winter.

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Gamification: A Fun way of Increasing Learning Retention

G-Cube

By making learning more fun and interactive, the level of knowledge retention can be increased. Using game elements and mechanics for training allows you to give learners something they can identify with and make it a fun experience for them.

Louder than words

E-Learning Provocateur

My last couple of blog posts have argued in favour of extracting value out of organisational capabilities. Due to the nature of my role I have posited these arguments in terms of employee development.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.