June, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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?

[Webinar]: 3 Steps to an A+ Customer Training Plan

Join the experts from Skilljar for a webinar on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 AM PDT as we discuss tips, tools and best practices to help you create a comprehensive training plan for Q4 and beyond. Register now.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Top 9 Factors to Consider When Calculating Your LMS Budget

Lambda Solutions

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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 Advanced Authors Can Create Serious Elearning Faster

As an advanced author, you have demanding goals and tool requirements. This guide provides key design principles you can use to make sure your elearning hits its target, and outlines the tool features you’ll need to create serious elearning faster.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

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.

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 3 Most Powerful Ways to Monetize Corporate Training

mLevel

How microlearning has evolved traditional corporate training efforts. Opportunities for professional development is a critical consideration for many employees and job seekers, especially those who are concerned with advancing their career.

Put a Cork in It! 3 Cork Board Templates for Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Whether it’s in the hallway of a university, hanging in a local coffee shop, or just on the wall of your family’s kitchen, cork boards are a tried-and-true method of displaying information in a conspicuous and accessible place.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!