June, 2018

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

A skyscraper that reaches out to the stars can only be constructed if it has a strong foundation that goes deep into the earth. Similarly, engaging eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program.

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Are You Enchanting Your Learners?

TLC Media Design

The next time you’re at dinner, in a meeting, or at a store take a second and look around for distractions. How many people are on their phones? How many are actively engaged in a conversation? Is anyone watching TV instead of talking to the people they’re with?

The 10 essential features of an ideal online learning delivery platform

Your Training Edge

The world of eLearning has flourished in the last decade. Online teaching tools are evolving to boost efficiency, bridge gaps as soon as they appear.

The best of both worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s no point landing the perfect plane at the wrong airport. That’s an analogy someone shared with me several years ago to explain Design Thinking, and it has resonated with me ever since for two reasons.

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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.

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How Long is too Short? Determining the Ideal Duration for Bite-Sized Learning

Origin Learning

Ever since Grovo Inc. trademarked the term ‘Microlearning’ the L&D industry has been using different terms like ‘bite-sized learning’, ‘just-in-time learning’, and ‘learning nuggets’.

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Resources from eLBX Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the eLBX Conference. Met up with some old friends and made some new ones. Here are the slides and some resources discussed. Here is a link to the conference. Games, Gamification and Game-Thinking: Making a Impact with Learners from Karl Kapp.

What Happens in the Brain When You learn a Language?

Your Training Edge

In recent times, more people are learning new languages than ever before. The uptake of multilingualism has been the focus of so many in an unprecedented way.

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Our Favorite Moments From eLBX

eLearning Brothers

Well kids, it happened! eLearning Brothers’ first go round at hosting a conference is now behind us, and you know what? It was everything we hoped it would be. The only problem now is the year-long wait for eLBX 2.0. You know that feeling you get right after your favorite holiday?

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.

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

eLearning 24-7

There was a time, just a few years back, that content meant one thing and courses meant another thing. Content was videos, PDFs, documents, media files (audio), images, anything and everything that was not a course. And a course was a horse of course (funny, not). Anyway, it was a course. But as we change – evolve in our space, content (the term) has too. Nowadays, courses slide under content. We create our own content. We buy 3rd party content.

Leveraging The Benefits Of Blended Learning For The Next Generation Workforce

G-Cube

When it comes to embracing the benefits of online learning by incorporating mobility and social media, then blended learning comes as a solution. The significance of blended learning has been redefined in every single way.

If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

Learning Rebels

It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program.

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications. And I think it’s instructive to take these apart.

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.

The Need for Employees Refresher Training

Your Training Edge

Most of us think that workplace refresher training is valueless. The impression is that training is done to ensure that the customer is feel-good of the services provided. The notion is inaccurate. Workplace refresher training leads to improved customer services and increased employee satisfaction.

How do you convert traditional training content to microlearning?

Axonify

I’m often asked the following question: “How do you convert traditional content to microlearning?” The answer? You don’t. Well, not exactly … Before we get into the details, first, let’s revisit the definition of microlearning : Microlearning is an approach to training that delivers content in short, focused bites.

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Check out our best practices for when you make your decision! Selecting an LMS is a big decision. There’s the financial aspect. The time you’ll put into implementing the platform – adding courses, creating content.

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Infographic – Role Of Chatbots For Modern Workforce Training

G-Cube

Today, chatbots used in e-learning are completely changing the workplace, with an aim to increase business productivity, employee efficiency and morale.

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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.

7 Excellent Tips To Create Compelling E-Learning Course Descriptions, Titles and Introductions

JoomlaLMS

Writing a good, attention-grabbing text is never easy, no matter what it's purposes are. With education courses where descriptions, titles, introductions and all of the other elements have to be impeccable and compelling, this is even more noticeable. Blog articles

Boost New Hire Retention With Automated Onboarding

Docebo

Put your onboarding on auto-pilot by leveraging the capabilities of your learning platform. Download Docebo’s latest whitepaper to learn how! In today’s fast paced business environment, getting new hires up to speed as quickly and as effectively as possible is more important than ever.

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Leadership Exists at All Levels of the Organization

Your Training Edge

When we think of leadership, many times we immediately think about senior and executive level managers. Although this is true, leadership exists at many levels below the senior one. First of all, you should examine your functional levels for emerging and existing leaders.

WPAstra Theme for LearnDash

LearnDash

Need a flexible (and fast) WordPress theme for LearnDash? Check out WPAstra! One of the first questions people ask us either in pre-sales or support is about their WordPress theme. They want to know if there is a particular theme that works well with LearnDash, or if their current theme will work.

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.

Learner Empathy Can Save Your Course Design.

Allen Interactions

Where do you start with instructional design? Sifting through folders of content? Meeting with SMEs to capture what they think is essential to the training? Maybe you turn to Google to get the latest information about the training topic? If this is your approach, you may want to refocus. Information-sharing is not training. Since all learning is designed in some way to change learner behavior, it makes sense to think about the expected change from the start of the design process.

Office Safety Training for Employees

ej4 eLearning

When you think of safety training, your mind goes to factory and warehouse workers wearing hard hats and using forklifts. We can't forget safety training for office employees. I was thinking about how I always say “be careful” to my friends and family, and how that applies to my co-workers.

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Word on the Street: AR/VR in Education

eLearning Brothers

It seems that everywhere you go you’re hearing about AR/VR in education. This includes using a cell phone or tablet to present a cool augmented reality as seen in Pokemon Go, or putting on a sort of headset like the Oculus Rift to give a full virtual experience.

The Association’s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

Blue Sky eLearn

As has been discussed at length, for a number of years – the viability of associations is under attack and the relevance of many associations is in question.

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.

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

In today's digital learning boom, it's easy for university educators to feel like they're losing control of their own classrooms. As power shifts towards university administrations instead of educators, and e-learning becomes more prominent, learning content is becoming increasingly centralized.

Barriers to ongoing Continuing and Professional Development

Your Training Edge

M any industries have Continuing and Professional Development or CPD requirements. Those in finance, accounting, legal all have mandatory training requirements that demand anywhere from 20-40 hours annually to be completed.

Defining the Modern Learner Experience

InSync Training

When designing and delivering content, we need to balance five elements of the learner experience: technology, design, people, place, and time. In order to achieve this balance, we need to focus on the learner experience. We need to define and leverage how learning is structured, including when it is taking place, where it is taking place, and how it is being delivered. Modern Blended Learning Blended Learning Instructional Design Modern Learners