December, 2017

Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. As a result a delay in the post and up front apology for that. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle.

eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

Every year around this time, we discuss the eLearning trends for the next year. What’s hot? What’s not? What are we all going to be talking about next year? These are the eLearning trends for 2018. VR/AR. While VR and AR have been talked about in recent years, we think the excitement will grow.

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The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

mLevel

Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

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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eLearning Lessons From the Road with Ethan Edwards

Allen Interactions

Ethan Edwards discusses eLearning Design from the Bronx High Bridge in New York. Instructional Design eLearning

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Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

All of us have experienced dry, boring, painful eLearning. I can say that with confidence because it’s so prevalent. The question is–why is there so much of it? My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference.

2017 Year-End Review

Association eLearning

What a year it’s been! At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, creating new solutions, and winning awards. We’re excited to see what the new year will bring. What new technologies will emerge in eLearning?

5 Blended-Learning Benefits for Corporate Trainers

ej4 eLearning

Blended learning has been a growing part of corporate training for a few years now. According to Training Magazine’s 2017 Training Industry Report , companies reported that around 34.7% of training hours were delivered with blended-learning techniques in the past year—up 2.7% from just two years ago.

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.

Attain Your Training Edge Through Training Simulations At Workplace

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Technological advancement has completely changed the facet of corporate training. For the past few years, organizations focus on using customized simulations through Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to improve training processes for large or small enterprises.

#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

LearnDash

The results are in – this year was the biggest Giving Tuesday yet! According to the Giving Tuesday Facebook Page, Giving Tuesday 2018: **$274 million raised online. **2.4 million gifts. **$110.98 mean gift size. Over 1 million social mentions and 21.7 billion impressions.

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Deep diving into strange worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

2017 was a whirlwind for me. I started a new job in a new sector, made loads of new friends there, learned heaps, and finished said job 10 months later before starting another one back in financial services. I haven’t had much of a chance to scratch myself!

Substantial Writing for Training: Secrets to Great Learning Content

Your Training Edge

ELearning is on the rise, and it’s easy to see why. It provides an easy to access way of learning, whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or training up new staff. No matter what you’re doing, you’ll need written materials to complement that writing.

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.

Interactive: What Does It Really Mean?

Association eLearning

Merriam-Webster ’s online dictionary defines “interactive” as, “involving the actions or input of a user.” When you stop to think about it, that’s not very clear. So, is eLearning with nothing but a next button interactive? The learner clicks something.

Engaging Minds with Mystery

Allen Interactions

I magine – you are at a dimly-lit dinner party with four friends and an eccentric host. A flash of lighting briefly brightens the room, then all the lights go out. In the darkness, you hear a scuffle and a shout. When the lights return, the host is on the floor, not moving. All the guests remain seated in their chairs. Someone outside the room begins knocking frantically at the door…. CCAF Instructional Design Employee Training

Striving For Excellence Through E-Learning Technology

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Undoubtedly, e-learning market is exponentially rising year-on-year. With digital revolution, the scope of technology-inclined learning techniques is increasing. The industry leaders believe that e-learning is the way ahead to train workforce on a continual basis.

Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

Harness the power of employees’ minds! Although many companies pay lip service to the idea that employees are their most valuable asset, they remain stuck in a 20th century mindset in which employees are a liability.

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.

4 Things That Will Determine the Success of Your eLearning Project

JoomlaLMS

eLearning offers enormous benefits to businesses regardless of their size: 46% of those who apply it are more likely to be the leader in their industry. 42% attribute their increase in revenue to online learning. 58% feel prepared to meet future demands thanks to eLearning.

7 helpful rules to gain better effect from training

Your Training Edge

Technology is undoubtedly transforming organizations in many different ways especially where its application is the mainstay of everything. E-commerce as evidenced by Capital Markets simulation programs, income management systems greatly illustrates this.

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Course Material: Tackling It Like a Pro

Association eLearning

A subject matter expert (SME) gives you hundreds of pages on a subject you know nothing about. So, how do you handle such a daunting task? Well, there are a few methods you can add to your design routine to aid you in creating an optimal course. First, you need to learn about the course material.

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Microvideo Strategies for Rockstars

eLearning Brothers

Chunking, bite-size, and micro: These are all terms you’ve seen in training magazines and blogs, but what does it mean to shorten the length of training content—specifically video?

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.

Microlearning – Relearn and Refresh Your Concepts for Improved Learning Experience

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Microlearning is a process of learning in small chunks to address different needs of learners. It is a way of teaching and delivering learning content in small and specific bursts. With changing pace of technology, people round the world are depending on microlearning to provide learning with ease.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Delete vs. Ripple Delete

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.   Deleting a portion of an object on the Camtasia Timeline (a few seconds from the end of a video for example) is simple: drag the red in- and/or green out-point on either side of the Playhead, right-click, and then choose Delete.

Tips For Attracting and Hiring Millennials from a Millennial

ej4 eLearning

Millennials currently make up the largest portion of the workforce, but many companies struggle to find ways to attract them. As a Millennial who just went through the job-hunting process, I have a few tips that can help you simplify the process of attracting and hiring Millennials to your company.

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Training Vision 7: Presenting the Vision and Strategy

Your Training Edge

Summary: You will most likely have to present your training vision and strategy to your executive sponsor and possibly to a financial executive, as well. Let’s examine some ways to effectively present your vision and strategy for 2018.

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.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.

3 Strategies for Infusing Cultural Authenticity in Your eLearning Experience

eLearning Brothers

These days it is not uncommon for companies to have global locations and a multicultural workforce.

Significance Of Online Learning For Retail Organizations

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Digital learning landscape of the retail industry is gradually shifting with technological advancement. Because data is trending these days, most of the retail organizations are embedding learning technologies with e-courses.