June, 2017

The e-learning revolution is finally there

Challenge to Learn

We are talking about fundamental changes in corporate e-Learning already for years. But I did not see a real fundamental change for a long time, but now it is finally happening. The world of e-Learning is changing rapidly and fundamentally. An e-Learning revolution?

Microlearning: Overcoming 4 Assumptions

Allen Interactions

By Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson. If we’re not focused on the right problems, we can’t be sure that microlearning is the right solution. The training industry’s interest in microlearning shows no signs of slowing.

The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Bottom-Line Performance

If ATD ICE had created a word cloud for the most talked-about “new” concepts, techniques, etc, microlearning would have been the biggest word. Though the term has been around at least 20 years, it’s suddenly become “hot” and its definition has most definitely morphed.

Design Your E-Learning Course Using Gagné’s Nine Events Of Instruction

G-Cube

To follow the behaviorist approach of e-learning, most industry experts have adopted Gagné’s ­9 Events of Instruction. It helps learners relate e-course content with something they already know or have experienced.

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.

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ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola. The Braves (wait they moved to Cobb County). Excellent cuisine. Humidity. An amazing airport. Did I mention the humidity? Oh, and of the course, this year’s ATD 2017 Conference. We are changing some things up this year, for the post-review.

Instructional Design Survival Tips

Association eLearning

A while back, my colleague Mary and I were asked to give some “real world” instructional design survival tips. It’s a nifty little list, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Hot or not: how heatmaps can transform the way you optimise your online learning

Kineo

We’ve recently talked about not needing to guess what learning your learners want, but there’s also no need to guess what they do once on your learning platform either. Enter heatmaps.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning

G-Cube

For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming.

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.

Is Microlearning the Way to Get to the Modern Learners at the Workplace?

Origin Learning

A lot has changed at the workplace in the past decade. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous. Connectivity has improved enough to make virtual teams commonplace. Employees are connected 24/7 through e-mail, social media, and messaging apps.

6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

eLearning Brothers

Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively.

Preparing to Implement eLearning in Organization

Geenio

Implementing eLearning is no easy task. A lot of preparation is necessary to make the adoption process smooth and to ensure that the new learning platform would actually be used. Here, we list a number of challenges one is likely to face

5 Instructional Design Insights from The Marshmallow Test: Part I

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. My favorite analysis question to ask clients is: “What if your target audience already understands how to perform the behavior you’ve outlined, but just doesn’t feel like doing it?”. Very often, I receive a blank stare with a standard answer.

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.

Training Reinforcement: An Insurance Policy for Your Training

Knowledge Guru

Few topics get people less excited than insurance. Some cringe in frustration. Others yawn with boredom. Yet we all know in our heart of hearts that insurance is a necessity.

Egg-cellent Team Building Challenge

ej4 eLearning

Last week ej4 held our all-employee meeting in our Kansas City office. The mid-year meeting is all about recharging our batteries and giving the St. Louis and Kansas City offices a chance to reconnect and bond in person.

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How to Create an ELearning Course on a Tight Budget? 14 Lessons from Top Learning Designers

JoomlaLMS

When it comes to eLearning, there are two hot topics that never go out of style in the eLearning circles. The first one is “How to create a qualitative and engaging eLearning course?” and the second one is how to do so on a tight budget. Because the two of them determine the success of your eLearning business in the long run: whether you will have a steady stream of customers waiting to get enrolled in your courses and whether the funding is used wisely. Blog articles

Top 9 Factors to Consider When Calculating Your LMS Budget

Lambda Solutions

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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.

A ‘Responsive’ Articulate Storyline Solution

eLearning Brothers

The age old Storyline dilemma: Build for desktop or build for mobile. In this post I will show you how to build for both and combine them into one seamless ‘responsive’ course. You’ve been tasked with developing a responsive project using Articulate Storyline.

Fundamentals of Modern Instructional Design

InSync Training

Training Magazine Network Recap. Training has a great track record of successfully teaching learners during formal events, but our programs often don’t address informal learning.

Can an LMS Increase Mindfulness in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

If any place could use more mindfulness, it’s the workplace. The corporate world is loaded with stress, and company leaders are notorious for lacking work-life balance. In many cases, this isn’t their fault; keeping up with vital tasks consumes their time and spikes angst.

Elevate Your eLearning: How To Storyboard Like A Boss

Dashe & Thomson

by Claire Narum. Good eLearning doesn’t simply create itself (though that would be great, wouldn’t it?). Just like every Beyoncé starts by singing into a hairbrush in front of the mirror, every great eLearning begins as a storyboard. The trouble lies in knowing where to start and what to include.

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 Get Started With Teaching Online? – Interview with Liz Hardy

JoomlaLMS

Have you ever thought about starting teaching online? According to statistics one in four students takes at least one online course.

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I graduated as an environmental biologist. I was one of those kids who did well in school, but had no idea what his vocation was. As a pimply teenager with minimal life experience, how was I to know even half the jobs that existed?

LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS

LearnDash

In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training. The courses they offer are some of the best around and so are some of their instructors. It cost LinkedIn a hefty $1.5 billion to take over the platform.

A Glimpse of E-Learning Solutions to Overcome the Challenges of Consumer Goods Industry

G-Cube

In today’s competitive marketplace, the Consumer Goods industry face challenges to deliver new and innovative products. With an increasing demand of consumers and suppliers, it has become significant for this industry to provide excellent learning and development solutions.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Best Practices for e-learning and m-learning course building

eLearning 24-7

The biggest challenge I believe facing the LMS/Learning Platform space from a course standpoint and content, is the quality. It has to get better. Yes, some is quite good, excellent in fact, but there is still way too much that is average, below average and even poor.

Customizable Courseware for Creating Compassionate Customer Service Courses

eLearning Brothers

Every business has a mission, a purpose that it hopes to serve, or some kind of need it wishes to fulfill. For most businesses, one could argue that their mission is to serve those that patronize their products and services.

Stretching Your Virtual Leadership Skills

InSync Training

Next month, we welcome Mary Kingsley to our guest BYTE speaker roster. As a preview for her upcoming July 11th BYTE session, Inspiring a Global Virtual Team , read on to discover how you can expand your leadership skills to accomodate a modern workforce.