February, 2017

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.

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4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better.

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Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Bottom-Line Performance

Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning.

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3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events

InSync Training

The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive

Raptivity

For quite some time now, we have been focusing on how to make corporate training better. In a recent blog post , we spoke about making compliance training fun. Continuing on the same lines, today we are going to explore how to make compliance, and rather, all internal training more interesting for employees. We would explore the first-hand experience of a customer (Name Confidential) on how she made training more interesting for her organization’s employees.

7 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CREATE EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

The post 7 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CREATE EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting Learning Design e-learning eLearning Engaging Learning Learning Learning Designer Learning Effectiveness Learning Experience Learnnovators SME Srividya Kumar

Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation.

The Cost of an Ineffective Training Program

ej4 eLearning

According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the average cost of losing an employee is six months of their base salary. The average employee salary is $53,000, so the average cost of losing an employee would be $26,500.

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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.

8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware.

Can I Get a Copy of the Slides? The Case for Blended Training

InSync Training

Martyn Lewis , Principal and Founder of 3GS , joins the ranks of both InSync guest bloggers and BYTE presenters. Don't miss his BYTE session, Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction with Blended Training , on February 28, 2017. There is always at least one.

Five Steps to Seeing the Big Picture of Microlearning

Allen Interactions

By Linda Rening, PhD, Senior Instructional Designer. It doesn’t matter what assessment I do, because a common theme always emerges.

9 Top ELearning Trends for 2017

LearnDash

At the end of 2016 I was contacted by Bryan Jones from the site eLearning Art to provide my thoughts on what I believe to be the growing trends in our industry for the coming year. Mine were as follows: Social Learning. Micro-Content. Informal Learning.

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3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014).

Revisiting the Ecosystem

Clark Quinn

One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ).

How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

eLearning Brothers

Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services.

How to Use Content to Evaluate Your New Training Initiative

InSync Training

When you’re implementing a new training initiative, one of the first questions your sponsor will ask is, "How will you measure the success of your program?". For many, this may incite a rapid heartbeat, flushed skin, and sweaty palms.

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.

Effectiveness of Corporate Learning and Development programs

Your Training Edge

Corporate is a world where an individual or groups get united for a specific purpose. It is created by some legal authorities or department of laws. Corporate sector is the most growing sector in the world. It is getting change by globalization and technical advancement.

6 Must-Haves Of Effective Millennial Online Training Courses

Allen Interactions

By Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Millennials make up a large percentage of your workforce. Are you offering them the online training experiences they need to live up to their tech-savvy potential?

cmi5 – Not Your Father's SCORM

Kineo

xAPI is the darling of the digital learning industry these days, with a lot of interest in it due to its ability to capture data outside of an LMS. In its essence, cmi5 is a profile or a set of rules for using xAPI that could can be utilized to govern the communication between a learning management system (LMS) and learning content. And thus it begs the question, could cmi5 be the link you need to take your formal learning to the next level?

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Mobile Learning Stats You Should Know

LearnDash

Mobile learning is driving the growth of the elearning industry. It makes sense when you think about it. We are constantly connected via our smartphones. It means we can take learning “on the go” No longer are we confined to a laptop for online training. The U.S.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

mLevel

Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) organizations. A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based.

7 Orienteering Tips for Instructional Designers

InSync Training

As a Learning Experience Designer , my job requires that I navigate a complex landscape. Each new project that I work on involves different parameters, sends me down unique pathways, and sets up obstacles along the way.

Create Your Own Periodic Table and Win eLearning Brothers Swag

eLearning Brothers

You may have recently seen our Periodic Table of Instructional Design —a helpful infographic created to highlight the important ideas behind eLearning design and development. But did you know that we created three interactive versions of it for Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora?

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials? What about the mobile learner? What about making sure learning objectives were met? Most importantly, what about the budget?

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.