August, 2017

Blended Learning 101: Basics, Benefits & Best Practices

Bottom-Line Performance

According to our research , the overwhelming majority of organizations use a blended learning strategy to deliver training. B lended learning is the norm, not the exception. This likely comes as no surprise to you.

How Long Should We Let Learners Go Down the Wrong Path?

Experiencing eLearning

In a comment to my post on Managing the Complexity in Branching Scenarios , Nicole Legault made a interesting point. “Why make a learner go so far down a wrong path? I think it’s best to correct and try to get them back on the right (or best) path.”

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Learning is Not a Hat, and One Size Does Not Fit All

mLevel

How to Adapt Your Learning Strategy to Reach All Learners. When is the last time you took a standardized test? Do you feel like it fairly measured your intelligence and knowledge? Did you enjoy taking the SAT or ACT? For most (and myself), the answer is no.

E-Learning Industry Worth $325 Billion by 2025

LearnDash

The E-Learning Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 7.2% over the next eight years. Many people don’t know the opportunity that lies before them with regards to this industry. But facts are facts: this market is enormous and is expanding in a BIG way. It makes sense when you think about it. People are foregoing traditional methods of learning due to the benefits of e-learning, which includes convenience and cost savings.

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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How to Successfully Implement a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

There are many famous quotes about planning – or the failure to plan. I like this one as it relates to the implementation of anything : “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ” – Benjamin Franklin.

Don’t Restart Scenario-Based Learning, Go Back

Experiencing eLearning

In my previous posts, I shared tips for managing the complexity of branching scenarios and some ideas on how long to let learners go down the wrong path. At some point in that wrong path, you have to redirect learners.

The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking

mLevel

The process of learning and why it’s so important. Learning isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. It’s not just reading a textbook, acing your test, and calling it a day. Hundreds of studies have been completed regarding how humans learn, process, and store information.

Stories = Engagement = Learning

InSync Training

Storytelling has a long history as one of most fundamental communication methods. From paintings on cave walls to Egyptian hieroglyphs, to the first words ever written on papyrus with ink, people have been telling and listening to stories. We love to HEAR stories, too!

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.

3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement

Clark Quinn

When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that. I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement.

Outclassing the classroom: 5 benefits of elearning

Kineo

A Collection of Resources to Design an Amazing ELearning Course

JoomlaLMS

I think you will agree that keeping costs down when developing online courses is a key to eLearning business stability and lasting ROI.

F2F LMS Presentations – Good, Bad,Ugly

eLearning 24-7

In the last few months, I’ve been there and that. Sitting in on face to face on-site presentations from LMS vendors. And I’m proud or sad to say, that what I am seeing is that same stuff I have seen from year’s past. .

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.

When Learning Games Go Small: The Four Principles of Design

Knowledge Guru

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile games are the dominant force within this market.

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What's Different About Blended Learning?

InSync Training

When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of instructional design , the methodology you use should not be very different when designing a stand-alone traditional classroom course, e-learning module , or a blended learning curriculum. The foundational models are the same.

The Magic of the Hero’s Journey in Learning Engagement

Dashe & Thomson

by Shane Lueck. Training needs to be engaging. What else is new? At this point, that concept is exhausted. It’s been the topic du jour of articles, webinars, conference break-out sessions, office meetings, and any other resource you can name.

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Creating Real Engagement in eLearning

B Online Learning

In the eLearning space, a phrase that I see used a lot – to the point of overuse – by designers and developers is their ability to ‘create engaging eLearning experiences’. But what does that really mean?

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.

A digital credential: the badge everyone actually wants

Kineo

Badges are all the rage. Here’s a badge, there’s a badge - from L&D to Urban Outfitters, everybody can get a badge. But what if someone doesn’t want a badge for the sake of having a badge? How can L&D provide value and engage through badging with those people?

Relevance of Learning versus Relevance of Training and Development

Your Training Edge

In today’s environment, training organizations are struggling to prove their worth. They are also struggling to keep programs going on smaller budgets with smaller staffs.

Converting Traditional Multiple Choice Questions to Scenario-Based Questions

Experiencing eLearning

The traditional multiple choice questions we use in assessment are often abstract and measure only whether people recall facts they heard in the last 5 minutes.

Adapting Tuckman’s Model for Global Virtual Teams

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. Offices and teams come in all shapes and sizes these days. Members of the same team may live on different continents. How do managers and leaders evolve their existing skills to support this modern way of working?

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.

Why Your Training Is Failing. And How To Fix It

Dashe & Thomson

by Shane Lueck. It seems outlandish to consider that the amount spent by companies on training has risen steadily over the past decade, culminating in a whopping $70.65 billion spent on training expenditures by U.S. firms in 2016 alone.

INTENTIONAL DESIGN – Redirecting L&D to the Point-of-Work

Living in Learning

I am deeply buried in HR right now and steeped in the HR discipline, but I am, however…a Performance Ninja. I know who pays the rent. I know I am part of a cost center…an expense…and I know if I’m not contributing to solutions that generate revenue for the organization I have no room to b h when the next down-sizing happens and I am once again hurled through the window of opportunity.

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How to Create Engaging Course Content

LearnDash

Creating a course is usually about two things: the content and how it’s delivered. At the very core the course content needs to deliver upon any promises.

Death spiral!

Your Training Edge

After reading this blog in the Seth Godin’s website, I could do nothing more than to share it with you. It has so many applications to training, leadership and every aspect of talent management. How many of you are working for companies in the death spiril? Enjoy. You’ve probably seen it.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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