February, 2016

The 70:20:10 lens

E-Learning Provocateur

In 70:20:10 for trainers I advocated the use of the 70:20:10 model by L&D professionals as a lens through which to view their instructional design.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in…. 70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning.

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Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning

Raptivity

I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’. This term has been creating a lot of buzz for the past few years. It’s the process of collecting data, discovering meaningful patterns from it and transforming it into fact-based insights.

The Power of “Test Then Tell” in e-Learning Design

Allen Interactions

By Ethan Edwards , Chief Instructional Strategist / @ethanedwards. One of the most powerful design ideas for creating good e-learning also seems to be the one that designers find hardest to accept and adopt. It is the “test then tell” approach at the heart of learner-centered design.

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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.

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Commercial Games vs Learning Games: Avoid the “Bling”

Knowledge Guru

I recently had a conversation with a game developer who was interested in becoming a subcontractor for us. While we do almost all of our development in-house, I thought I would entertain the conversation to see his capabilities. This developer shared several examples of games he had developed.

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Seven musts for creating effective elearning

Challenge to Learn

Many new eLearning authors create eLearning with a presentation (PowerPoint) mindset. But creating a course is very different from creating a presentation. This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules.

Why “70:20:10” Is Not Enough

Bottom-Line Performance

In a recent article , Bill Brandon speculates that we’ve hit a tipping point in the workplace. Learning demands placed on workers have exceed workers’ capacity to meet them.

11 Instructional Design Truths According to Cat.gifs

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. If the Internet has taught us anything over the last twenty-five years, it’s that every single event in the history of all humanity can somehow be represented by adorable cat videos. Why fight it? We present some common instructional design truths best illustrated by, you got it—those furry little monsters. Instructional Design Humor Edmond Manning

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.

70+20+10=100: Improving performance with new learning frameworks

Docebo

70+20+10=100: Improving individual and business performance with social and informal learning frameworks.

Will Millennials Make Great Trainers?

Pract.us

What’s in store for Learning and Development as Millennials take charge? We think of Millennials as the up-and-coming generation. But they’re already here. And according to a 2015 Elance survey , 28% already hold management positions.

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Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far.

Five key themes for 2016

Kineo

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

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How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers

eLearning Brothers

“That should be easy to change, right?” . “It It costs that much to make a 15-minute course?”. After the final review, the vice president wants us to go in a different direction. So…we need to go back to the drawing board.”.

Making Learning Go the Extra Mile: A Spaced Learning Case Study

G-Cube

The importance of training and learning is growing as organizations all over the world and in different industries are trying to gain an edge in the competition environment. To attain excellence in work and achieve business goals, it is imperative to have a learning culture within the organization.

Engagement Analytics – The New Frontier in Interactive Learning

Raptivity

The purpose of adding interactivity to eLearning has been two-fold, improved learner engagement and better learning outcomes. While we are able to gain basic insights on learner engagement, learning outcomes still deserve to be judged well.

Make Your Stories Relevant

Experiencing eLearning

Not all stories for learning are successful in engaging learners. Stories that are just there to be entertaining without being relevant can waste people’s time and annoy them.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. A PLN can help you through challenging times, when creativity is at a low.

Can gamification make you run faster?

Kineo

Gamification is a bit of buzz word. But what is it? And how can you use it to help transform elearning into a much more powerful tool?

Three Secrets to Memorable eLearning Experiences

eLearning Brothers

What is eLearning, really? For the last ten years, I’ve developed training in some capacity. I’ve used everything from Authorware to PowerPoint to create materials. I remember a couple years ago a co-worker asked me what software program converted content to eLearning.

eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun

Learnnovators

When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Here Is Why Mobile Learning Matters

LearnDash

Mobile learning shouldn’t be ignored. In fact, you should ignore it at your own peril! There is a shift occurring in the way people consume digital content. Wherever possible it seems that micro-course content is the perfect way to communicate key messages to learners.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.

How to Bring Gamification to Life: A Short Practical Guide

Kineo

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[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

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