March, 2020

7 Tips for Training Athletes, Dancers, and Martial Artists Online

LearnDash

How to help your learners advance their physical training through online courses. Covid-19 has placed many brick-and-mortar studios in a difficult position. Physical disciplines such as dance, martial arts, or other forms of athletic training aren’t compatible with social distancing guidelines. As such, instructors have had to close their doors for the health of students and staff alike.

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8 Tips to Help Your Learners Succeed in Their First Online Course

LearnDash

Are your students struggling to finish their semester from home? Here are some online study tips to help them out. Many universities around the country are finishing their semesters online. For students who have never taken online courses before this can be a new and disorienting experience—not least because their professors are also teaching online for the first time.

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Developing Online Programs Efficiently and Effectively

CourseArc

We are facing unprecedented challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As entire departments and schools migrate to virtual classes, there is an increasing demand for online learning and working. At CourseArc, we excel in developing tools so that online learning is a seamless extension of face-to-face programming. Many of our clients are champions of high-quality online learning and are already creating and deploying content for their learners.

Why is Compliance Training Important?

Docebo

Compliance training – something we all have to do but often overlook. Never before had the real impact of compliance been felt until the EU GDPR was enforced – we all remember the fiasco. Suddenly, all of the companies that had been long forgotten in the depths of our ‘spam’ email folders reemerged with news for us on how our information would continue to be stored. But as we look at compliance training in our every-day lives, why is it important?

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

3 Ways Learning Management Systems Help Organizations During COVID-19

TOPYX LMS

The novel Coronavirus, which causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19, has spread rapidly across the globe and resulted in the loss in over 20,000 lives at the time of this publication. 1 It has also led to widespread job loss and caused productivity to plummet in the workplace due to disruptions in the way employees work, increased stress concerning COVID-19, and reduced hours. A learning management system (LMS) will be invaluable to companies grappling with the challenges of the pandemic.

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Microlearning Appeals to Multigenerational Workforce | OttoLearn

OttoLearn

Will microlearning appeal to my multigenerational workforce? With the workforce aging at the same time Gen Z is entering, find out how microlearning can help

2020 Learning technologies: what’s hot and what’s not

OpenSesame

In a recent OpenSesame webinar Donald H Taylor, Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, shared the results of the 2020 Global Sentiment Survey (GSS).

Is Mobile Learning the Future—or Is It Already Here

eLearning Brothers

In November 1999, Elliott Masie coined the word "eLearning" at his TechLearn Conference at Disneyworld. Since then, online training has exploded in popularity. In the 2000s, mobile devices ushered in a new buzzword: mLearning. mLearning mobile Mobile eLearning Resources Mobile Learning responsive design

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A Few Things Every Aspiring PPC Marketer Should Do with AdWords

Your Training Edge

If you have been trying to look for new ways to improve your business, look no further than Google AdWords. Despite what some might claim, pay per click marketing is as great as it ever was. These days, most brands tend to focus on other methods and put PPC aside. This is a bit difficult to understand since there are so many benefits that a good AdWords campaign brings.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Why Learners Lose Interest in Sales Training and How to Re-engage Them

TOPYX LMS

While all employee training is important, sales and customer service training is critical. This is because a company’s bottom line depends on the competence of its sales team. If sales employees can’t secure and retain new customers, close sales, upsell, and cross-sell, businesses are in trouble. By providing effective sales training, companies can help ensure that their sales team will perform at an optimal level. eLearning and Corporate Training Employee Training Sales Training

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How Coaching Helps in Times of Uncertainty

Cylient

When our worlds are so abruptly disrupted, as is happening right now, the uncertainty can be unsettling. Taking a coaching approach can help in these times of uncertainty by creating a greater sense of calm and resilience. Cylient CEO Dianna Anderson says: “This is really the time, I think, when coaching as a leadership style is essential.” First, we need to confront our old assumptions and beliefs about what it means to be a leader.

Top 12 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Restaurants and Retailers

PlayerLync

The world as we know it has changed dramatically in a matter of weeks. With each new day comes new statistics, new precautions and policies, and an increasingly long list of businesses that are being required to shut their doors amid COVID-19 concerns. Content Management Training Mobility Operations Analytics Emerging Trends

Who Doesn’t Need Free Illustrations for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Of course your e-learning software comes with a great assortment of e-learning templates and characters to use in your online training courses. But, really, who doesn’t like additional free illustrations to use in e-learning courses? Recently, I shared a few free illustrations that can be modified for your online training. Hopefully, you found a use for them. Free Illustrations for E-Learning. Here are a few more from Open Doodles.

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

Because of COVID-19, lots of companies are rushing to get at least some of their instructor-led training materials into an online format. Our friend Michelle Ockers has called in an impressive team of learning experts to discuss issues like this in her Learning Uncut Disruption series of podcasts. We enjoyed the series so much, we’ve asked Michelle and the contributors if they’d mind if we include highlights and transcripts here to broaden the reach of the podcast series.

5 LMS Advantages for a Small Business

Gyrus

Identifying the key LMS Advantages for Small Businesses is highly essential to prepare the workforce for futuristic challenges and boost business growth

Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast)

Experiencing eLearning

In this presentation, I discussed why scenario-based learning engages participants. I gave examples of how to “hook” learners to draw them into a story right from the beginning. I also talked about some elements to help craft narratives. Since the TLDC community has several D&D players, this version of the presentation has some references and examples related to D&D. This is part of the TLDC Storytelling playlist.

Focus on Leadership Development to achieve Organizational Goals

InfoPro Learning

Focusing on developing high-potential leaders by giving them opportunities to learn, improves employee performance and benefits your organization in numerous ways. In a recent survey, 86% of employees in modern workplaces reported that they want more training and development opportunities at work. (1)

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

E-learning Activities That Don’t Suck!

Spark Your Interest

There’s a lot of boring e-learning out there. If you’ve been guilty of this in the past you have no excuses now. Start by creating better e-learning activities. In our article, “The Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning” we listed several e-learning activities. Now, we provide successful online activities for self-paced e-learning. Ones that will elevate the quality of your online course. While also greatly improving knowledge transfer to the learner.

Coronavirus Update

CourseArc

A Letter to CourseArc Clients, We know that our clients are champions of high-quality online learning and are already creating and deploying online content for your learners. As CourseArc users, you are already e-learning trailblazers and most likely will have an easier transition to fully online. However, we are all facing unprecedented challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

FAQs: Top 9 Things You Need to Know about LearnDash

LearnDash

New to LearnDash, or considering using it as your LMS? We’re here to clear up the top 9 misconceptions about LearnDash before you get started. We get a lot of questions from new users and buyers who are considering our LMS for their online course.

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Now is the Time to Earn Your Employees’ Trust

Docebo

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This old saying aptly applies to the COVID-19 crisis. Everything in the workplace has changed, but what keeps employees motivated and what employers and leaders can do remains the same. As employees adjust to how, when and where they work, it’s a great opportunity for employers to do a better job at what they already know is important.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Working From Home during the Pandemic

Experiencing eLearning

I normally plan out the topics for my blog a month or two ahead of time. According to my plan, this week should be an update of one of my old posts. But right now, nothing is really going according to plan. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown off everyone’s normal schedule. How people work is changing. I’ve got some tips based on my experiences working from home. Social distancing. As I write this, it’s Thursday, 3/19/20. My family has been doing social distancing since Saturday.

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Can a Flipped Classroom Improve Your Training Delivery?

InfoPro Learning

Everyone knows that providing your employees with high-quality training content is great for business. Companies who invest in training can have as much as 24% higher profit margins than those who do not (1). This is one of the many reasons why providing quality learning experiences for employees is a high priority for many organizations this year. However, it is only the first step.

Tips to Level-Up Your Virtual Learning Game

Learning Rebels

Time to think differently about your virtual learning applications. COVID-19 has taken over all aspects of our lives and has created a new normal. There is understandable concern about travel and traditional instructor-led training and virtual learning is again a topic of conversation. This post was originally created for Litmos, and has been updated). Here’s the deal.

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Learning and Organizational Development Strategies During COVID-19 (& Flu Season)

Allen Interactions

Christina Coidakis Barss is a teacher, lecturer, facilitator, researcher, artist, continuous improvement geek, mom, wife, equine enthusiast, and Boston Terrier addict. Her life goal is to make the world a better place by democratizing education and innovation. L&D Learning and Development COVID-19 Coronavirus Virus

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.