February, 2016

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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.

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.

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 Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training

JPL Learning

Video Interview with John Leh, CEO and Lead Analyst, Talented Learning, LLC. After more than 20 years in the LMS industry, John Leh started Talented Learning, LLC as a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to all aspects of extended enterprise learning solutions.

[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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The four responsibilities of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

I have been lucky in my job to spend time with many hundreds of learning and development practitioners over the past ten years or so, in all sectors of the economy and in all parts of the world.

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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.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

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

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.

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.

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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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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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.”.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

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.

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.

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.

Three Reasons to Love Text in e-Learning

Allen Interactions

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

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

Agile tips that will improve your eLearning development

Challenge to Learn

I love agile development. We use it at Easygenerator to develop our software. It allows us to deliver a new version each week, be in sink with our road map and with our customers. You can apply the lessons learned from agile software development to eLearning development as well.

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Infographic: The Top 25 Learning Management Systems

eLearning Brothers

We recently came across a great infographic from the folks over at GetApp, a site that helps businesses find the right learning management systems for their needs, that answers one of the big questions we get all the time from members and clients: What is the best LMS to use?

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators