June, 2017

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning

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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.

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.

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.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

Disaster preparation and training often suffer from the same unfortunate flaw. You’re supposed to have them in place and ready to go for when they’re needed. That means they should be planned for in advance, not at the last minute. But how many people or organizations actually do that?

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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

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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.

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. When we realize eLearning is not bound by the same constraints as in-person events, new opportunities multiply our revenue potential.

5 Instructional Design Insights from The Marshmallow Test: Part 2

Allen Interactions

By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. Instructional Design Instructional Strategy Edmond Manning Instructional Design Training

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.

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.

Objections to Stories for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

“Not everyone can be a storyteller.” ” “Stories are a waste of learners’ time.” ” “Stories don’t work for all kinds of training.” ” Have you heard any of these objections?

The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 1: Choices

eLearning Brothers

At its core, a common scenario isn’t that difficult to craft: tell a story, ask the learner what they want to do about it, and let them know how they did. To craft a meaningful scenario, however, there are four areas—four ‘Cs’ to be specific—that you need to strategically design. Choices.

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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.

Sponsorships That Sell

Blue Sky eLearn

You have a lot more in common with your prospective sponsors than you may suspect. If you think about it, you both offer value, you both seek to be sustainable businesses, and you share a common target market.

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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.

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.

The Learning Development Feedback Funnel

Association eLearning

Disclaimer: This post is not about the “feedback funnel” that’s used in sales or customer relationship management. If you’re looking for that I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. But you’re welcome to stay and see what I consider to be learning development’s “feedback funnel.”.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Apprenticeships – E-Learning, OJT or Immersive learning?

eLearning 24-7

I am likely going to shock you. Heck, I might even cause you to gasp. . You may have heard the recent announcement by the President of the U.S. on his apprenticeship program.

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.

It’s a Wrap! ATD ICE 2017: It’s All About Connections with Chris Coladonato

Learning Rebels

Conferences are about building connections, and ATD ICE 2017 was no exception! . Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks since ATD ICE 2017 ( here’s my wrap-up post ) and I think Chris’s guest post here is even more relevant now that the dust has had a chance to settle.

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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.

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

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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.

AR and VR in eLearning

Web Courseworks

I recently wrote a white paper on the topic of augmented and virtual reality in adult education; I’ve also written a blog post on the topic here.

Making the Most of Adobe Captivate 2017’s WHILE Loop

eLearning Brothers

Adobe Captivate 2017 is packed with a ton of new features. One that you may have missed is the new WHILE condition in Advanced Actions. Even if you did notice it, you may be wondering: What is the point? Why would I use that? Or, how would I use that? Well how about something like this demo course ?

Engaging Participants 6: Development

Your Training Edge

Engaging participants in each training program is very important, but you should always be aware of how to engage them in the way that each program fits into the overall curriculum – and the employee’s career path.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Custom Content vs Off the Shelf

Association eLearning

In a prior post, we asked, “ what comes first, the LMS or the content ?Today Today we ask, “which is better, off the shelf vs custom content ?”” Determining the best option for your organization is not an easy task. Certainly, there are pros and cons to both choices.

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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

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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.