November, 2018

My First Month in L&D

Abilitie

I joined Abilitie two months ago as the new Marketing Manager. I came from the industry of health and wellness-focused CPG products. The language used in my previous marketing efforts was informal, shorthand, and buzzy.

The Difference Between Gamification and Game-Based Learning

JoomlaLMS

How do you make people watch NFL and NBA games during garbage time? Could “World of Warcraft” be helpful in the classroom? What are the E-Learning concepts most frequently mistaken for each other? This article will answer these and other questions. Blog articles

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Why You Should Implement Blended Learning on Mobile

LearnDash

Mobile blended learning bridges the classroom-digital divide. Have you ever been in the middle of delivering a lecture and found yourself wishing you had a better way to reach your learners once the allotted class time finished?

Building a Simulated Phone Conversation in Storyline

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post on creating layouts for a branching scenario , I identified a need to build some long phone conversations. These are basically like a “cut scene” that shares additional information between the decision points.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

When it comes to employee productivity, offering training programs, courses and learning opportunities becomes essential for organizations. The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization.

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What is a Learning Consultant?

ej4 eLearning

And How Are They the Key to Corporate Learning? Sometimes I am amazed at (and proud of!) the loyalty our clients show us. We have a 95% client retention rate, and several of our clients have been with us since Day 1—meaning they have been clients for 14 years and running. Training & Development

Amnesty International is Building Global Human Rights Communities with e-Learning & Docebo

Docebo

Amnesty International’s e-learning platform has helped it reach more than 45,000 global users. Amnesty International is a global human rights movement with more than seven million members around the world.

What Does VR Have to Do With Online Education?

LearnDash

Does virtual reality have applications for online education, or is it just another gimmick? Virtual reality isn’t so much a new buzz word in the world of online education as a long-held science fiction dream that is rapidly coming to life. There is something unquestionably exciting about the prospect of an immersive, interactive environment that you can experience without leaving the comfort of your living room.

Creating Branching Scenario Layouts

Experiencing eLearning

I created a branching scenario prototype in Twine a while back about an instructional design consultant screening and booking a new client. My previous posts have shown my process for planning and writing the scenario.

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[Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Findings from Skilljar’s Benchmarks and Trends Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

The Secret to Creating Training That Sticks

InSync Training

Virtually There Session Recap. As trainers, we often have to design and deliver technical or hard-to-understand content to our learners. Oftentimes, the content itself doesn’t naturally draw people in or lend itself to being easily remembered.

Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn. Not just because it’s personally empowering, but because it can and should be organizationally empowering. The problem is, little is talked about how to develop it. And I have to say that what I do see, seems inadequate.

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3 Statistics that Prove the Business Value of Online Learning

TOPYX LMS

Is online learning really valuable to companies? That’s a question most organizational leaders need an answer to before they decide to purchase and implement a learning management system or other online learning tools. The fact is that online learning has incredible business value.

How to Build Real-Time L&D Strategies

Docebo

How do you get the right training to people, at the right time, in the right way? Everything in business is shifting to real-time performance – and learning and development is no exception.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Should You Take an Online Course Before You Teach One?

LearnDash

As an online course instructor, what can you learn from taking one? Most of today’s college students graduate having taken at least one online course. Many other adult learners seek online education to further their careers, or for self-improvement.

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Building a Simulated Phone Conversation in Storyline

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post on creating layouts for a branching scenario , I identified a need to build some long phone conversations. These are basically like a “cut scene” that shares additional information between the decision points.

MWL Newsletter No 92

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 18-24 November 2018. [L&D L&D don’t “own” learning, learning as a daily habit, spotlighting the MWL track at LearnTec 2019 & more}. Modern Workplace Learning

And the myths go on

Clark Quinn

Yet another silly post I stumbled upon. And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, but otherwise here’s yet another bunch of marketing hype. Hopefully no one uses this for any real decisions!

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

Learning Rebels

What is it about a training needs assessment that makes learning professionals panic? Jump to the bottom of this post to enter to win this month’s book giveaway).

Tuning Your Learning Activities to The Expectations of Tomorrow’s Gen-Z Workforce

Docebo

Millennials made the need for learning technology clear – Gen-Z will push you to perfect how it’s used to retain and engage new workers. A few months ago, we discussed the idea that in less than two years, your entire learning program could be obsolete.

How To Improve Communication in E-Learning

LearnDash

Effective communication in online learning can improve student outcomes and satisfaction. Of all the challenges facing online education, lack of personal contact with instructors probably tops the list. Learner completion rates are often low, and isolation and lack of support are frequently-cited culprits for their lack of engagement. Instructors therefore have plenty of motivation to find ways to reduce isolation and improve support.

ID and eLearning Links (11/18/18)

Experiencing eLearning

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books – Atlas Obscura. Visual maps of the branching structure of Choose Your Own Adventure books. tags: branching visualization storytelling. ONE level of exaggeration – Learnlets.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

What Makes Learning Games So Great?

InSync Training

When we think of corporate learning, rarely do “fun and games” come to mind. More often than not, compliance training pops into our heads, characterized by endless slide decks, droning SMEs-turned-facilitators , and uncomfortable days spent in a classroom. Folks, training has a reputation problem.

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Trends for 2019?

Clark Quinn

It’s already started! Like Christmas (which morally shouldn’t be even be thought about before Thanksgiving), requests for next year’s trends should be on hold until at least December. Still, a request came in for my thoughts.

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eLearning Courses Online It Is Your Path to Live and Learn

Your Training Edge

According to statistics , the eLearning industry is expected to hit the $37.6 billion mark by 2020.

What Should You be Looking For in an Artificial Intelligence-Powered LMS?

Docebo

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is much more than just a suggestion engine: uncover what you should be looking for when AI meets e-learning.

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