August, 2017

ONLINE TRAINING & ELEARNING: Are You Helping to Save the World?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther, COTP. If you're using eLearning or attending your classes online, you just might be helping to save the world. without even thinking about it. Believe it or not, you are drastically helping to reduce CO2 emissions by not traveling to an onsite class.

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The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

It’s been a long time coming. One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I totally get it.

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


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.

The Importance of eLearning Style Guides

Association eLearning

Once upon a time not so very long ago, an organization rolled out their latest style guide. It had their color palette, the guidelines for using their logo, the standards for images, and more. In short, all the usual elements of a style guide.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kelly Barett, COTP. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of eLearning courses; and at this point, I’ve seen it all. Some of the courses I’ve taken were clearly PowerPoint presentations and designed to be eLearning. The "courses" were usually  text-heavy affairs and visually boring.

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eLearning in the Age of Automation

Web Courseworks

In 2011, I took a human-computer interaction course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One day, the class collectively decided to discuss automatizing the workforce.

Microlearning: Leveraging Your Business Results From Effective Training


As technological innovations change our day-to-day lives, we must address the impact technology has on how we learn and work. With the complete overhaul of thinking ability, technology has also changed the ways employees do their jobs and look for information for improvement.

Using Analogies as Explanations

Association eLearning

Back in my high school Spanish class I struggled to learn a new verb form. It didn’t fit into the neat little list of “I,” “you,” “he,” “she,” “we,” and “they.” I had no clue what to do with it. Then someone informed me, “It’s basically ‘y’all.’

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with ELearning Podcasting – Interview with Tim Green


Last week we shared with you an interview with John Colley, the owner of the “The Optimistic Entrepreneur” podcast, in which John told us about the things to know to get started with eLearning podcasting. The interview got many views.

Talented performers often do that extra special something, do you know what it is?

Allen Interactions

Do others try to emulate them? Even try? By Christopher Allen , MA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager. These obvious questions so often go unanswered. So much depends on knowing, but how do we find out? Beyond asking the questions, what strategies and frameworks are successful in getting credible answers?

Adaptive Leadership

Your Training Edge

Adaptive leadership is a step up from other leadership skills. Typically the term is applied to leadership situations that involve neither technical nor operational issues.

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?

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.

Learn to Make A Deal with This New Soft Skills Training

eLearning Brothers

Just recently, we launched a product that would revolutionize the eLearning and training industries. It was called Customizable Courseware.

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How to Have Success with Off-the-Shelf Content

Association eLearning

You already know that off-the-shelf content can save your organization time and money. These courses are built for a wide audience and are applicable in almost any setting. Almost.

The ELearning Business Types or How to Enter the ELearning Market


It’s not so far in the dim distant past that no one thought of studying online, now it is hard to come by a person who has never taken an online course. ELearning, thanks to its flexibility, affordable price, mobility and effectiveness, finds more and more adherents all over the world.

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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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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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.

The Secret to Adding Context to Training Content

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. As we all know, blended learning is all the rage these days! We know that selecting authentic design treatments for each defined learning objective creates the most impactful training experience.

The Future is Here: Why You Need to be Using Virtual Reality in Training Right Now!


In a world where technology is steadily revolutionizing the corporate world, it comes a no surprise that Virtual Reality, or VR , is often touted as the “next Big Thing”, particularly in the field of corporate training and online learning. .

Be a Learner, Try Something New

Association eLearning

You’re busy. You have deadlines to meet, errands to run, and occasionally some “down time” where you try to squeeze in something fun or relaxing. If it’s your job to create training then you do that a lot too. But how often are you a learner?

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 to Make E-Learning Effective? - Interview with Didem Yesil


It’s taken awhile, but online business owners are starting to understand that the Learning Management System purchase doesn’t guarantee the business success and it is just a half of the battle. Far more important is a unique idea, eLearning quality and the way online courses are built and organized.

5 ways a survival horror game can inspire interactive video design


Whether you enjoy fighting a horde of never-ending zombies in Resident Evil or putting yourself through the intense anxiety that Five Nights at Freddy’s can bring, there’s a wide range of horror gaming experiences that even the most sheepish of gamers can enjoy.

Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

A Learning Management System (LMS) can provide tremendous benefits both for the training department and for the organization in general. There are numerous choices for LMS providers, as well as functionalities, so an LMS implementation project can become quite confusing.

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Human Capital Analytics — Now

eLearning Brothers

Human capital powers activity in commercial business and in government. It is estimated that the cost of human capital can be nearly 70% of annual operating expenses.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Implementation of Effective Blended Learning Program for Employee Onboarding


Induction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization. However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers distant geographies and conflicting learners’ schedules, and at the same time retaining the learners’ attention.

Become Learner Focused with Learning Paths

Association eLearning

As the LMS industry evolves to meet the needs of newer generations of learners, organizations are having to answer the age-old question “What’s in it for me (WIIFM)?” Learners need more motivation than simply taking courses because they are told to, they need a reason. They want to know WIIFM?

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.”