January, 2017

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning.

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.

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.

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.

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Blended Learning – Different Strategies That Work For Varying Learner Needs

G-Cube

For all L&D managers in the corporate world, delivering successful training within available time and resources is a continuing challenge. Presenting information to learning in the right way can be the key to achieving learning outcomes.

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.

What’s the Benefit of “Fun” in Games?

Knowledge Guru

Yes, I know. You’ve heard that games are very useful for learning. However, it’s less about creating a game than actually understanding what it is that people find “fun” about playing games. There is power in understanding what makes games engaging to us.

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The Business Case for Online Training

Association eLearning

I once worked for a large company where all new employees went through a 3-day on-boarding process. We sat through videos on safety and compliance, though lectures and power point presentations.

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.

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.

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.

YouTube And Learning: The Future Of Self-paced As Well As Classroom Learning

G-Cube

Technology and learning has become closer in the last few years. With the development of modern Internet, corporate sector has completely changed its face – including the way business is conducted, how employees engage with people and how they learn.

Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

In the last two years (it may have started last year, the brain is a fog), I announced the Top 10 LMSs for that year, right before the Top 50 LMS Report was on the market for purchase. .

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.

Find Your Why. Tell Your Story. Get Results.

InSync Training

We're excited to have Christine Miles , Co-founder & Chief Architect of Ci Squared and upcoming guest InSync Training BYTE speaker, explain the importance of your personal story to your professional success.

Learning Objectives and GPS

Association eLearning

Your supervisor stops by and says they’re super busy. They need you to take care of something they don’t have time to do. After showing you that “Everything you need is in this folder” they thank you for your help and walk off. You have no idea how to do the task you were just assigned.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017.

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How to Use the Three Act Structure to Make Rockin’ eLearning Videos

eLearning Brothers

Keeping your learners entertained is a key component of an eLearning video course. How can you keep them engaged? By mimicking other videos that entertain them. I’m talking about movies and TV. In this age of easily accessible video entertainment, most of us are watching a lot of TV and movies.

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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.

E-learning Approaches For Creation Of An Effective Induction Training: A Case Study

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6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. Steven Boller and myself presented on this topic in front of a rather enthusiastic audience.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

In the last two years (it may have started last year, the brain is a fog), I announced the Top 10 LMSs for that year, right before the Top 50 LMS Report was on the market for purchase. .

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.

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.

Do Your Learners Speak Your Language?

Association eLearning

“Now that you’re in the beginning phase, you need to untap.”. When was the last time you tried explaining something you were familiar with to someone who was new to it? Maybe you were orienting a new team member, trying to summarize your favorite show, or teaching someone how to play a game.

Tips on Leading Your Team Campaign Right

Your Training Edge

Leading your team campaign right requires from you excellent leadership skills. Leadership plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our society today. Should leadership be nonexistent in our society, it would probably plunge into darkness filled with mayhem and chaos.

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Employee Retention – Is It Passé?

G-Cube

For years there has been a huge brouhaha around retention. Retaining high value employees is now a priority for all organizations. In this climate, the threat of high attrition is giving many an HR professional and Business Heads sleepless nights.

Tired of Trends? Five 2017 Training Realities

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve read some thoughtful articles on learning trends over the last couple of weeks, but I’m obviously partial to Sharon’s article here on the Lessons on Learning blog. Any trends article that looks to the past for perspective when discussing trends gets my attention.

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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.