February, 2016

Top activities for self-development

Your Training Edge

Whenever you ask anyone what they want from life, chances are, they will say they just want to be happy. Happiness, however, is a fluid concept. What makes you happy may not make someone else happy. Moreover, happiness is fleeting; no one can be happy all the time.

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.

What You Can Expect When Asking a Vendor for Client References

Absorb LMS

It’s pretty common for prospective clients to ask software vendors for references prior to signing a contract.

Why an LMS is a Safe Business Investment

TOPYX LMS

Investments tend to fall into two categories: safe and unsafe. There are certain things most business owners consider to be safe investments, including web space, insurance, marketing, and professional accounting.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

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.

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The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

It is now very clear that in many organisations L&D and employees view workplace learning very differently. Currently , it tends to look something like this: L&D focus all their attention on creating and managing classroom training and/or e-learning.

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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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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.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

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.

Corporate Learners Appreciate The Advantage Of Learning On The Go – An e-Learning Design Perspective

G-Cube

Workplace learning is now one of the top priorities of most organisations who want to keep their employees abreast of the latest trends in their industry and comply with all its norms.

6 tips to get your company ready for an LMS roll-out

Docebo

After weeks, if not months, of corporate eLearning development and extensive testing, it’s finally time to launch your newly-minted online training course. But before you put your LMS into the spotlight you must answer one very important question: Is your organization ready for it?

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration.

Adapting to success: 5 minutes with the Elearning Designer of the Year

Kineo

Paul Welch has a passion for innovation in technology. In the last three years he’s played a critical role in the design of many of City & Guilds Kineo’s most cutting-edge, business critical and award-winning projects.

[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.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning

LearnDash

The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. If you were lucky there would be some Clipart included as well.

What is the Flipped Classroom?

Learnkit

The flipped classroom has grown in popularity in the education space over the past decade – and for very good reason. At Learnkit, we’ve helped a number of our clients transition to a flipped (also known as blended learning ) model for their employee training programs.

Innovation In Induction Training: A Case Study

G-Cube

Induction programs are an integral part of the corporate world.

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.

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 many hours do you spend learning a week?

Jane Hart

You have probably seen this article in the New York Times, Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else in which the AT&T CEO is reported as saying.

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Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder

TOPYX LMS

The average person grows up hearing that hard work equals success. Common quotes about hard work include, “Nothing worth having comes easy,” “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard,” and “Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.” Are these statements correct?

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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.

An eLearning Workflow

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Sally Cox    I spent more than 15 years as an Adobe trainer, teaching people the latest features of new products. One of the things I have learned from this experience is that people don't just want to learn what's new in an application.

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.

How to keep a diverse workforce engaged?

Origin Learning

Learning needs, pace, moods…. The command and control economy era is over. Smart and strategy-driven business environments are in vogue. Technology absorption is happening at a frenetic pace. Clearly, learning too is undergoing fundamental shifts – a metamorphosis of sorts.

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Three Reasons to Love Text in e-Learning

Allen Interactions

By Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson. So there you are.

10 not-to-be missed posts from January 2016

Jane Hart

Here is my monthly selection of articles, posts and resources to read from January 2016. This month I’ve selected 10 and provided a quote from each.

The Best of Both Worlds: LMS for Learners and Trainers

TOPYX LMS

Employees and employers have unique roles in the corporate world. The average employee’s day is spent scrambling to make deadlines and meet the expectations of managers. Things are a little different for employers.

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.