January, 2017

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms.

How To Combine Text And Image In eLearning Design

The eLearning Coach

The way that you combine text and image (including shapes) in a slide affects the message you convey and the visual appeal of the material. Developing eLearning

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The Top 5 Reasons to Use a Learning Management System (Small Business Edition)

Infopro Learning

Feroze Mistry started The Misty Tree Café a decade ago. With each passing year, his business expanded and today he is the proud owner of 20 cafes employing over 200 employees. Understandably, Mr Mistry’s training across his 20 cafes leaves room for improvement. Expanding the business created new challenges for Mr. Mistry, such as: Training new employees across different locations. Updating existing employees’ product knowledge. Keeping all employees up-to-date with the local compliance laws.

5 Tips for You to Reduce E-learning Development Time

CommLab India

A major concern in e-learning development is the time constraint. As the instructional designer, you are under pressure to create a course that meets the demands of the client, on time, while taking care to avoid glitches. Sounds like a tall order? It need not be if you follow these five tips for reducing e-learning development time. #1. Use Standard Templates. Using standard templates is a major time saver.

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 billion, down slightly from the $46.9 billion in 2015.

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The Planet Captivate Blog – Cognitive Load

Adobe Captivate

Welcome back, Cadets, and Happy New Year! In this post, I’d like to focus our attention on the theory side of things. In particular, a topic whose importance in the eLearning arena was really brought to my attention by a colleague of mine named Jim Garland. Jim, spending several years working in the eLearning industry, has helped open my eyes to countless considerations that differ from my background as a traditional secondary educator.

Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training

Content Raven

Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow. learning and development elearning professional development employee engagement learning online training learning culture

The Challenge of Learning and Development Outsourcing

Infopro Learning

What Do All of These Events Have in Common? The answer is they all are candidates for training opportunities. As such, if the training event is not conducted in-house, then it is outsourced to a third party organization to execute the training requirements. Increasingly, companies are outsourcing their training projects if it is not part of their core competencies as the following chart depicts: It’s clear that outsourcing training projects are a way of life.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger. As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies.

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

9 Terms That Create the Language of Modern Blended Learning

InSync Training

The time has finally come to take the ‘e’ out of eLearning. Pause for applause.). Words matter -- especially when trying to communicate new ideas and teach new concepts. Terms like microlearning, virtual classrooms, and mobile learning no longer resonate with our learners. In this modern learning landscape, the old training language just doesn’t work anymore.

The Big Idea: Unlearning

Upside Learning

Unlearning is one of those new(ish) terms that are becoming very popular. It isn’t as much about forgetting what you know, as stepping back from it to be able to see it differently. Basically “unlearning” refers to learning what you may already know, in order to understand it better and from a different perspective. Nobody […]. eLearning Big ideas Cognitive biases Learning trend Unlearning Webs of Knowledge

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Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

In a recent article 3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning , I discussed three (among many) instructional design strategies for VR: Conceptual Orienteering, Critical Incident and Operational Application. In this article, I step back and look at seven fundamental principles that need to be designed into any VR experience. You’ll notice that all of these principles are included in the three instructional strategies mentioned in the above article.

eLearning Trends: Outlook for 2017 Puts a Focus on Accessibility, Analytics and Adaptability

Content Raven

According to IBIS Capital, the outlook for eLearning in 2017 is bright. The firm reports that the global eLearning market will grow to $255 billion in 2017. What will fuel this growth? A surging interest by global executives to focus training on the critical skill sets that their employees require will lead to more advanced execution of eLearning programs.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

How to Develop Character Illustrations in Role-Play Scenarios

Infopro Learning

Proposal Submissions! Prototypes! High Impact! World Class! Deadlines! Illustrations! Engaging Characters!… … I’m sure you have been handed a similar brief for a task. Though the brief might not necessarily come in that order, some just start with the deadline! We often find ourselves in situations where things get complex with little time and much to deliver.

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My eLearning Hopes for 2017

Allen Interactions

By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Years seem so short as I’ve reached, um, maturity. And each year is shorter than the previous one. As the years fly by, I always wonder about the accomplishments of each previous year and how the coming year might contrast with it. Michael Allen e-Learning Blogs

Redefining Instructional Design for Modern Blended Learning

InSync Training

As the world evolves around us, the scope of modern blended learning shifts constantly. Within that shift, how do we define modern instructional design? We know that our work is impacted by evolutions in learning theories, technologies, and the way humans have adapted to new technologies. In all of this change, one key thing remains co nstant -- we design to meet the needs of our learners in their moments of learning need. Blended learning Instructional Design 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Three BIG eLearning Trends for 2017

Upside Learning

It’s that time of the year again. Time to take stock of the year that was and look into the crystal ball to figure out what lies ahead. We’ve written about eLearning trends in the past as well – here’s what we wrote in 2010. Some of the predictions we made way back then are […]. eLearning 2017 eLearning Trends eLearning trends eLearning Trends for 2017 Latest e-Learning Trends Trends in Elearning 2017

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Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below. Modern Professional Learning (as I call it) happens in many different ways – both inside and outside the organisation. It is partly organised by L&D, partly organised by a manager and partly self-organised. In the modern workplace L&D now has a tripartite role – not just organising thing s for people to learn from (e.g.

What’s the real cost of eye candy?

Making Change

When you’re designing a practice activity, such as a mini-scenario, your time and money are limited. So what should you prioritize? A stakeholder might insist you create lots of graphics, also known as “eye candy.” ” However, making those images cuts into the time you need to design a challenging activity. The cost of eye candy is often a too-easy activity. When I’m cranky, I’d say a lot of elearning suffers from this.

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Putting Tom Cat Into a Pet Carrier: 28-Easy Steps

Living in Learning

“We ARE going for a ride and YOU…the cat…have no choice in the matter.” In advance of ever even seeing the car, there is a direct correlation here – pet carrier = car ride. Solution options that surface in a cat’s brain?? Fight. Unfortunately, those three options are not actually options; instead they represent a chain of escalation. Humor Learning About Living cat carrier adventure cat stories hostage cat owner story humor

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

How Is Designing Modern Blended Learning Different? HINT: Creativity

InSync Training

When I was a kid, I designed what I thought was the world’s coolest car. I designed it with retractable wings so we could fly out of heavy traffic. It had big fat rubber tires in case I was challenged to a race. I also designed my car so that the backseat passenger could stand up and pop their head through a glass bubble on top of the roof of the car! Why not? As I got older, my vision of the coolest car changed. I found myself thinking more practically.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

eLearning Brothers

It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginning instructional designer or a seasoned veteran, you have most likely already experienced “scope creep.” Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project.

Which Responsive Authoring Tools Will Work for Your eLearning Needs (Free eBook)

Upside Learning

So you need to create eLearning that your learners can access on multiple devices – desktops and laptops, tablets, and smartphones. But 100% custom development isn’t going to work for you. You’re looking for a solution that allows for quicker and simpler development of responsive eLearning courses by non-technical authors. In other words, you’re looking […].

Learning Analytics Policy – Looking for Input!

MakingBetter

I’m heading to LAK 17 in Vancouver, BC to help a great crew from many countries, in a workshop on learning analytics policy (LAP). Since learning analytics policy is evolving everywhere, we’re looking for input from people, everywhere. K-12, corporate, higher ed – all important. There’s opportunity to contribute a paper for this event, so if you’re really motivated, go ahead and fill out this survey. . Examples Please!

Personalize Your Employee Training with Adaptive Learning

While you may not be familiar with the term “adaptive learning,” it is likely you’ve encountered this type of learning before. But now is finally the time to learn how adaptive learning helps with knowledge retention, and how it can be used to improve your program.