May, 2015

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.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. Of course the ‘blending’ concept has been around for much longer than the past few years.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture.

Could You Shock Your Learners With Interactive Video?

Kineo

As a new Lead Learning Designer at City & Guilds Kineo, I’ve been lucky enough to be able look through our back catalogue of courses recently. One of the things that I think we do really well here is experiential elearning.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

Now What? 6 After Conference Tips

Learning Rebels

Okay, you’ve just returned from ATD ICE 2015. The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the warmth of the Orlando sun. Because we are Rebels, we aren’t just going to let all the inspiration and renewed passion sit in the bottom of our abused tote bags. Right?

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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.

Instructional Design is Exploding!

LearnDash

Instructional design is a booming profession. The growing use of elearning has resulted in a higher demand for professionals capable of developing effective courses. The great thing about instructional design is that it is a flexible profession as well.

5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses

Origin Learning

Retention of knowledge is as crucial as transfer of it – something that instructional designers often forget easily. The thing is – IDs may be too burdened with the task of organizing content that they often forget how to write it in a way that is learner-friendly.

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Could You Shock Your Learners With Interactive Video?

Kineo

As a new Lead Learning Designer at City & Guilds Kineo, I’ve been lucky enough to be able look through our back catalogue of courses recently. One of the things that I think we do really well here is experiential elearning.

Think Outside of the Box: Tips and Best Practices for Content Distribution

You invest a lot of energy creating courses, and you didn’t spend all of your time creating content just to let it sit on the shelf. This eBook covers the various ways to get your content in front of learners, track utilization, and drive revenue.

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

Some time ago, I was cast as a chorus member in a musical. I could sing and read music, but I didn’t have any experience dancing. So, I was a beginner for one set of skills, but not for the other.

The MMO-LMS: The close association of Games and Learning

G-Cube

In EVE Online — a Massively Multiplayer OnlineGame (MMOG) about an interstellar empire — 500,000 players participate in a stunning variety of in-game activities.

What’s the Difference Between a MOOC and an LMS?

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been around long enough that most people in the training industry have at least a general understanding of what they are. But there is still some confusion about how they differ from more familiar forms of elearning and online courses.

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Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

LearnDash

In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course.

Leveraging Training to Go Beyond with Sales Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Synchrony

Whether you’re pitching a new training program, improving your onboarding process, or working to move a key metric, the trick is to optimize content creation and deployment for maximum results. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk, VP of Instructional Design & Training Delivery at Synchrony, will lay out a schematic for Sales Enablement, and demonstrate where training should fit in your overall strategy.

Stop Choosing the High Chair

MakingBetter

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last four years learning how to talk about xAPI to senior leaders in organizations. Throughout my career, many Managers and Directors above me in various Learning Departments didn’t know how to talk to their C-Suite leaders.

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How my Apprenticeship helped me into my chosen career

Kineo

Let me take you back to August 2011. It’s A-Level results day and there I am, clutching my brown envelope containing what was to either guarantee my place in my chosen University or make for some awkward “you did your best” conversations over dinner.

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The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

There’s a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is “micro-learning.” ” The infographic on the modern learner, published by Bersin and Associates” in late 2014, fuels this fire.

Spaced Learning for Corporate Trainings: Increasing Impact and Retention

G-Cube

Learning is continuous in our lives. But how much of what we learn do we actually remember after the learning event? As designers, we want to make sure that the learning content has a strong initial impact on the learners and is successful in retaining their attention throughout the course.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Guest Blogger, Mark Sheppard: Not Attending ATD ICE? The Backchannel Saves the Day

Learning Rebels

ATD International Conference and Expo! In Orlando! In just 6 days! I’ll be there! Oh, shucks – you won’t be? I’m truly sorry to have missed you. Cue sad face). A close network friend of mine won’t be there either. Cue another sad face). But won’t he?

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5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Instructional designers know that the tools they use allow them to get creative with how they develop their elearning. However, for someone that is just starting out in this field, these tools aren’t always accessible.

Virtually There: Making Virtual & Blended Learning Work for Adult Learners

InSync Training

Blended and virtual learning make it easy for the learner to make decisions about when to engage or disengage. It's the job of the training professional to ensure that the adult learner is motivated to participate.

Evaluating the Impact of eLearning - Kirkpatrick's Model

Lambda Solutions

We teamed up with Limestone Learning on Wednesday to deliver a webinar on Measuring the Value of Training, and Turning Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation Upside Down. Measuring the value of training is a very complex process, but it is an essential component to any learning program.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

5 Ways to Make Your Compliance Elearning Go Beyond the Screen

Kineo

We've all been here. We take a course because we have to. We go through the motions and then that's it. Nothing transfers into our day-to-day lives. This is a common challenge for compliance training.

E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Maximizing Dealer Efficiency using LMS

G-Cube

Training and learning are an integral part of the modern workplace. Every forward-thinking organization strives to create innovative avenues to provide training that educates, enables and inspires its people.

Wearable Technology For Learning

Origin Learning

If you are thinking that mobile devices are the most happening technological advancements that are bridging gaps and proliferating growth, think again. Wearable devices with their compact sizes and advanced learning capabilities are taking over the world of technology by a storm.

LearnDash Visual Customizer Add-On!

LearnDash

One reason why WordPress makes the ideal learning management system is because of its flexibility. Whenever you need a feature, you can often add it by simply uploading a plugin, adding a bit of CSS, or even a bit of custom code.

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Go Beyond with Compliance Training

Speaker: Justin Muscolino, Head of Compliance Training North America, GRC Solutions

There are few words that will make corporate learners tune you out more quickly than "compliance” or “mandatory." Justin Muscolino, Head of North America Compliance Training for GRC Solutions, believes that compliance training can be engaging, interesting, and yes, sometimes fun - and he has the experience to back up that claim. Let’s be part of a push to remove this psychological block and do what’s best for our organizations. Who's in?

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.