May, 2015

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Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Let’s explore them and take a look at their advantages and disadvantages. Asynchronous/ Self-Paced.

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Timesaving Tips When Using Articulate Storyline 2

B Online Learning

When developing eLearning modules, time is a very valuable commodity and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough! I’m all for saving time whenever I can, so here are five things that will save you some precious development time when using Storyline 2. 1. Master Slides If you have objects common to multiple slides, creating […].

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Book Review: Visual Design Solutions

Experiencing eLearning

Connie Malamed’s new book Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals is written specifically for learning professionals. As instructional designers, we often communicate visually as well as with text, audio, and other media. Many of us (myself included) don’t feel as strong about our graphic design skills as about our other instructional design skills.

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Microlearning Instructional Design: Less Is More

Infopro Learning

Formal Training Status Quo. Many instructional design professionals that I have consulted with here at InfoPro Learning are still shackled to the idea that formal training should last hours at a time, and should be instructor-led. Oftentimes it is not the instructional designers themselves who have a preference towards formal training technique – it is their executive sponsors, the C-suite at their companies, who think of training as an afterthought and expect corporate training to resemble thei

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Take Onboarding to New Heights

To respond to rapid changes in demand, Delta Air Lines needed an employee onboarding program designed and implemented in 4 weeks. AllenComm not only delivered on time, but their collaboration with Delta also revolutionized how the org supports learning and demonstrated that experiential learning within a hybrid learning ecosystem can significantly increase speed to proficiency.

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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

“ We are at a critical point where rapid change is forcing us to look not just to new ways of solving problems but to new problems to solve.” – Tim Brown (CEO and president, IDEO). Design thinking is the new rage these days. It has been spreading like wild fire in the business world. Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recen

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How Brain Science is Driving the Evolution of Corporate Learning

Axonify

A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peak into one of the responses we planned to share at our ATD Conference panel discussion on May 17, entitled Brain Science and the Evolution of Corporate Learning. The panel included Dr. Alice Kim—Research Associate at York University and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Jackie Morton—Manager, People Potential at Lululemon Athletica and me, Carol Leaman—CEO of Axonify.

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Multitenancy with Totara and Moodle

Lambda Solutions

Multitenancy is a topic that is popping up in discussions around learning management systems. Many people are unsure of whether or not they need it, and some don’t even know what it is. Multi-tenancy is when one organization with different groups, each with their own courses, materials, and needs, uses one central learning management system, but are separated within the system.

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re just starting the process of selecting and implementing a new LMS, the process can feel a little overwhelming. This is especially true for organizations who don’t currently have an LMS and are starting completely from scratch. In those circumstances, I often see organizations struggle to even identify what questions they should be asking.

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Microlearning Instructional Design: Less Is More

Infopro Learning

Formal Training Status Quo. Many instructional design professionals that I have consulted with here at InfoPro Learning are still shackled to the idea that formal training should last hours at a time, and should be instructor-led. Oftentimes it is not the instructional designers themselves who have a preference towards formal training technique – it is their executive sponsors, the C-suite at their companies, who think of training as an afterthought and expect corporate training to resemble thei

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. We’ll move on to practice, examples, concepts, emotional elements, and putting it together, but to start, we’re talking objectives. .

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#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part 5: Brent Schlenker

Learning Rebels

What fun this has been! A week of different learnings, of different perspectives, and of seeing the ATD ICE conference for the first time everyday! Today we kick off with Brent Schlenker. . Brent is an interesting combination of learning professional and vendor. When getting to know Brent, I was shocked to discover that he worked for a “ vendor ” (emphasis added).

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Performance Management at Deloitte

The Performance Improvement Blog

Kudos to Deloitte for making a concerted effort to develop a fair, efficient, and useful performance management system for its 65,000 employees. In a blog post for Harvard Business Review titled Reinventing Performance Management , Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall describe Deloitte’s evolving system. They write: This is where we are today: We’ve defined three objectives at the root of performance management—to recognize, see, and fuel performance.

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Tips to Test Your eLearning

B Online Learning

“A stitch in time saves nine”, one of those classic old sayings that defies social, technological and spiritual upheavals and constantly rings true. Unlike “You want to have your cake and eat it too” which never made any sense to me because what is the point of cake if you cannot eat it, but I […].

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Modernizing Hiring: The Rise of Contingent Recruitment in 2024

The job market is changing fast, and to stay ahead, your hiring strategy needs to be flexible. With recent economic shifts, more companies are turning to contingent workers for their adaptability and cost savings. In fact, 32% of businesses are already prioritizing contingent over traditional full-time positions. Curious to learn more? In our new guide, you'll discover: The major benefits of incorporating contingent workers into your team.

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Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

We all come across students who may need a little nudge, technique or tool to help them study. Julie Peterson has submitted this guest post. Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may contact Julie via juliepetersen1988@gmail.com.

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Don’t Control Knowledge, Let the Base Free

Nick Leffler

I tried posting this last week but I’ve been having a hard time, so here’s my second chance breaking my many week silence. Hopefully dropping some knowledge on the knowledge-base will open the flood gates. There’s been a few times when a knowledge base has popped up in my world lately, from where I put things in a closed internal environment to being available to the public.

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Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

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#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part Four: Will Constantine

Learning Rebels

#ATD2015 It’s an Explosion? What can I say about Will? Will was one of those people on my twitter network who I had had been talking to for a very long time but never met. Finally on the second level on Monday over gyro’s (really messy one’s too!) we had a chance to talk. When you “do” social media right, when you present your authentic self – well, you get lots of jazz hands and happy dances.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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Trend Spotting: 5 Noteworthy L&D Trends from ATD 2015

Kineo

Last week I spent three days at the ATD International Conference in Orlando along with 10,000 other training and development professionals. We gathered to share ideas while industry providers rolled out loads of new products and services. .

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A Checklist to Help Select Your LMS Reporting and Analytics Solution - 8 Things to Look For

Lambda Solutions

Reporting for open source learning is one of the top pain points among Moodle and Totara users. Moodle reporting needs are often complex, and they only increase over time. Unfortunately, many of the reporting and analytics solutions that are available simply do not have the capacity to provide what users need. This can make shopping for a reporting solution a lengthy process, with limited success.

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Attention to connections

Clark Quinn

A colleague was describing his journey, and attributed much of his success (rightly) to his core skills: including his creativity. I was resonating with his list until I got to ‘attention to detail’, and it got me to thinking. Attention to detail is good, right? We want people to sweat the nuances, and I certainly am inspired by folks who do that.

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10 LMS Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Nearly every elearning program that exists today in almost every industry is powered by a learning management system (LMS). The LMS is what is responsible for successful delivery and recording of the course content. Depending on the system that you are using, it is also what is behind the gamification elements , communication points (such as email and forums), and overall “brand” for your courses.

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The Ultimate LMS Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing an LMS

Whether you’re shopping for your very first learning management system (LMS) or looking to upgrade, the process can be overwhelming. With so many vendor options, each with its own multitude of features and pricing structures, even the most seasoned educators, trainers, and business leaders can feel lost in a sea of choices! Finding the LMS that’s best suited for your organization requires a planned, strategic approach.

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The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

QUOTE: “ The future belongs to those who not only have the courage to shout, “The emperor has no clothes!” but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson. INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. Understandably, it has a natural impact on corporate e-learning as well.

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#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part Three – Miranda Lee

Learning Rebels

#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap: Where the Magic Happens. I was so happy to meet Miranda Lee. Talk about magic! Really it was serendipitous. You know, like the kind of serendipity that Jean Marrapodi talked about yesterday. Just like that. I happened to be sitting next to her at a Red Feather Network event and we got to talking, instructional design, social media, the new generation of learning (geeky learning stuff).

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Trend Spotting: 5 Noteworthy L&D Trends from ATD 2015

Kineo

Last week I spent three days at the ATD International Conference in Orlando along with 10,000 other training and development professionals. We gathered to share ideas while industry providers rolled out loads of new products and services. .

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The Web is my Workplace (and Learnplace)

Jane Hart

As an independent adviser, I don’t have a traditional workplace – my office is the Web! I connect with colleagues all around the Web in many different ways. For instance, I use Skype to talk on a regular basis with my close Internet Time Alliance colleagues (Jay Cross, Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche and Clark Quinn) […].

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Understanding Scope Creep

Project managers are now spending more time managing strategic projects where the scope is susceptible to changes as the projects progress. Scope change control is now becoming a critical component of project management requiring project teams to become more active in solving problems and making decisions. Scope change control will require collaboration with stakeholders and possibly government agencies.

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Formative Assessments in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Assessments in any learning course – whether academic or corporate, are absolutely necessary because they ensure that the course is meetings its objectives. Unless there is a mechanism to test, the effectiveness of the learning program cannot be guaranteed, nor can the course be improvised. Just like with anything else, assessing also requires a careful strategy.

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ELearning Project Launch is Easier than Ever Before!

JoomlaLMS

Putting a new business idea into practice is an exciting and overwhelming process at the same time. ELearning field is an industry of choice and nothing seems to prevent newcomers from the potential payout, however.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives. One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. Given below are excerpts from both. From Googleplex’s Designer on the Future of the Office. “ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workst

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Micro-Learning Myth or Must

Tony Karrer

This week on eLearning Learning , the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition. Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now. Lot’s more content can be found on Micro-Learning on eLearning Learning , including it’s Top Ten articles. The Myth of “Micro-Learning” - Bottom-Line Performance, May 13, 2015 Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy - ID Reflections, March 31, 2015 Micro-Learnin