July, 2017

Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

Behind the Scenes of eLearning Troubleshooting

Association eLearning

It’s a pain when something breaks right when you need it. If you’re lucky, whatever it is will start working again when you try to show the problem to someone else. You know, just so it can spite you and make it you look like you’re crazy). eLearning is no exception.

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Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

Experiencing eLearning

You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead. The eLearning Guild just published a report titled “ Is instructional design a dying art? ” One of the guild’s recent surveys asked participants if ID is a dying field. Is it really?

LMS dot.com 3.0?

eLearning 24-7

300 million invested capital. Billion acquisition of HomeGrocer.com. Billion to Yahoo. 40,000 share of stock. Pets.com 300M, arrives in 98. Out in 2000. Webvan, went public with a valuation of 1.2B. After three years, they went bankrupt.

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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!

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The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

Association eLearning

In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development.

Responsive Design Tips for eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

Nowadays the world seems to be all a-clamor over the idea of “responsive design” for eLearning. Yet, there still is a lot of confusion over what it is and how to implement it.

5 digital learning trends for 2018 and beyond

Kineo

OK, so why are we already thinking about next year’s learning trends when we’re only halfway through 2017? Well, I think we would all agree that the world is moving at such a pace that we need to look forward and prepare now for some changes that are likely to impact the L&D community next year.

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.

Make Sense of Modern Learning with Course Maps

InSync Training

Training Magazine Network Recap. Blended learning , a once sufficient term, no longer describes the responsibility of our training programs. No live formal learning event will stand alone ever again. And tacking on additional “homework” after the lesson ends doesn’t count as blended learning. Our modern learners and organizations expect more. How do we bring together all of the lessons, activities, and resources included in our modern learning instructional designs ?

Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword

Learning Rebels

In case you’ve been under a rock the last year, Microlearning is THE new buzzword for training. Tony Bingham stood on the stage at ATD ICE 2017 and announced that we, as learning professionals, and as an industry best get off our collectives butts and get onboard. He gets a high-five from me.

How Education LMS is Reshaping the Academic World

Paradiso

Education is, and always has been an ever prevalent and undeniably important cog in the wheel of life. With the advancement of technology, the face of education in today’s time is undergoing rapid transformation. Education LMS and Elearning. contact-form-7].

Mobile Learning: How Effective Is It for An Employee Onboarding Training Program

Upside Learning

Recruitment is a time-consuming process, it is expensive too. The recruiting team constantly strives to bring the best talent on board, making sure their skill sets align with the job role. Now, if there is no structured onboarding process in place, employee engagement is doomed. First impression always counts. We all know it. Organisations that […]. Mobile Learning Employee Onboarding with Mobile Learning Mobile Learning for Employee Onboarding

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

LMS Implementation: A Concrete and Tactical Guide

ej4 eLearning

Most sales professionals feel that their job is done after the close. Me, I like to keep up with our new LMS clients, right on through implementation and early use.

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Ask the audience: the power of peer reviews and curation for L&D

Kineo

Who knows more about which bits of learning content have worked best – the person in charge of designing it, or the person who has just used it to learn something? Isn’t it time to ask the audience?

6 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Training

Bottom-Line Performance

Earlier this year, we published the results of our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us one thing they would improve about learning & development and/or training at their organization.

Global Virtual Teams: What’s Working? What’s Frustrating?

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. Thanks to technological advances, physical walls and single zip codes no longer constrain our organizations. Virtual teams have grown rapidly and widely in the last 10 years – managers can lead , even when working from different continents then their reports.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do you execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom. first published August 2016). Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning.

How ERPs Are Compromising Learning Innovation

B Online Learning

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. Jack Welch.

Advantages and Disadvantages E-Learning Technologies for Students

JoomlaLMS

Digital revolution affects education too, changing the whole learning process in so many ways. The word “e-learning” doesn’t sound unfamiliar to many of us these days. Moreover, most of us associate it with not only technological progress but also with big opportunities.

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The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 2: Consequences

eLearning Brothers

The experience of cause and effect is a very powerful teacher, one our brain is already pre-wired to learn from. Experiencing consequences for our actions gives rise to emotion, which not only catches our attention, but also increases our ability to retain the learning.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

Association eLearning

Trying to have a conversation with someone who “already knows everything” is like talking to a wall. Nothing you have to say matters because they’ll automatically tune you out. To them, the “conversation” is either a waste of time or a way to show off their own smarts.

Why Sales Trainings Fail and How to Prevent It

InSync Training

It’s a fact that as robotic and AI technology continues to improve, many human jobs will be replaced by machines. There are few areas in business that are safe from such a threat including the sales force. Person-to-person contact between the sales department and their clients is still a vital business link. But with the coming age of robotic devices that speak and even use logical reasoning, it’s important that the types of employee training needed to face this competition be utilized.

9 Ways Microlearning Drives Employee Performance

Axonify

It’s official! Microlearning has hit “here to stay” category status. Want proof? Well, more and more organizations (92% in one recent study ) are planning to increase their use of microlearning in the coming year. They know it can drive employee performance and that means higher productivity, retention, and profits. Who doesn’t want that? As the first platform provider to bring microlearning to market (long before it was even called microlearning) and the organization that delivers more than 15.8

Change your life with data: an introduction to xAPI

Kineo

Back in 2014 Kineo joined the Learning Locker Open Source LRS Project – and strengthened the relationship by becoming a Learning Locker Partner in 2016.

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.

The case for the new role of a Modern Learning Advisor

Jane Hart

“The biggest innovation in workplace learning will not come from new technology but from supporting people to learn continuously and to manage their own learning.”

3 Cool Common Craft Instructional Videos

eLearning Brothers

If you ever need an introductory-level instructional video for an eLearning course, make it easy on yourself and take a look in our Common Craft Instructional video library.

Hire Learners for the Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

Companies today need learners. In the Agricultural Economy, a strong back was enough. In the Industrial Economy, a set of good hands was enough. But in the Knowledge Economy , companies need people who can develop their minds.