July, 2020

Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. Instead of being so boring that employees just want to click through as quickly as possible, this strategy gives learners a reason to actively seek out and understand policies.

6 Ways Your Web Design Is Killing Your Course

LearnDash

As much as we may not want to admit it, a successful course isn’t all about content. We spend a lot of time discussing instructional design on this blog, but less on visual design. There are obvious reasons for this, but it’s also worth noting that the two are linked. A poor visual design can make it harder for learners to absorb information, while a clean and coherent one can aid it. More practically, visual design has an impact on marketing.

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5 Tips to Save Your Remote Workers from Boring Employee Training

TOPYX LMS

For some companies, employee training is something workers dread. This is unfortunate since employee training that is both engaging and effective can yield benefits like increased job satisfaction and motivation, more efficient work processes, and higher levels of innovation and team collaboration. If companies want to see these results, they have to ensure their remote employees, who are much more isolated than on-location employees, don’t encounter boring training.

Enabling Medical Reps for Pharma Sales through eLearning Software

G-Cube

Remote working has taken a new dimension in almost every industry and pharmaceutical is no exception. Virtual technology has made a significant difference in every business process.

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.

Benefits of Online Learning: 27 of the Best Secrets You Need to Know Today

Spark Your Interest

Since Covid-19 people are now more familiar with some of the benefits of online learning. The global pandemic has forced organizations, their employees, and customers, to move to online learning. Some of the benefits, however, are much more obvious than others. While most writers on the topic list 5 or 6 of the obvious benefits of online learning there are many more. Here we give you 27 benefits of online learning. Many I am sure you won’t have thought of.

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Evaluating a Virtual Instructional Program

InSync Training

Summary: As it turns out, evaluating a virtual training program is just like evaluating any other instructional program. The challenges lie in what you measure and how you interpret the results.

3 Core Competencies Your HR Must Have For Successful L&D

Lambda Solutions

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4 Tips to Consider while Choosing eLearning Vendors

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When it comes to collaborating with the best eLearning vendors in the market, there are few important tips to consider to optimize training quality, reduce costs, and adopt a learner-centric approach. These are-. 1- Experience.

Customer Experiences that Bridge the gap Between Sales and Growth

InfoPro Learning

Providing quality customer experiences is a huge competitive advantage in today’s market. In fact, the quality of service you provide has a direct impact on your organization’s growth and revenue. You might be surprised to learn that 86% of customers would pay up to 25% more to get a better customer service experience (1). Retaining customers is also less expensive than acquiring new ones. Repeat customers tend to spend more than new customers.

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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.

Identifying the Most Suitable Training Methods for Your Business

InfoPro Learning

There are many exciting training delivery methods to choose from today, but how do you know which training methods will be the most effective for your business? The training strategy you choose greatly impacts your ROI. An effective employee training program can boost your profits by as much as 46% (1). On the other hand, business lose more than 13$ million a year per 1,000 employees due to ineffective training (2). Choosing the right delivery methods starts with developing a blended strategy.

The Guide To Triaging Your L&D Budget Bleed

Lambda Solutions

Learner Engagement Onboarding and Training Measuring ROI

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How to revamp your sales training and close more business

Docebo

Sales training is the key to success for companies across the globe, and for good reason – your sales teams are on the front lines every day, competing for business against your rivals. Not only is winning the best feeling, but you have to win consistently to make sure your company maintains its competitive edge and established trust.

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How an LMS Can Promote Business Agility in the Age of COVID-19

TOPYX LMS

COVID-19 has made it clear that the only thing consistent in the business world is change. Having an agile mindset concerning business practices helps organizations become more confident in the face of uncertainty, which can lead to better business outcomes. According to HelpNetSecurity.com, 1 other organizational benefits of business agility include: A greater competitive advantage. Higher rates of customer satisfaction and retention. Improved worker productivity and retention. Reduced costs.

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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.

The Foundation of Intellectual Engagement in Modern Learning

InSync Training

Learner Engagement – defining and enhancing it have remained critically important in the modern classroom for years. If content design and delivery do not capture attention, demand participation, and encourage ongoing application, training programs inherently become less effective. Exclusive research conducted by the InSync Training team focused on the long-standing question, “What is learner engagement ?” and uncovered a surprising answer: it is not one single thing.

Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

Experiencing eLearning

While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses. Using that ability, you can create a simple branching scenario in Google Forms. Try the scenario. Try the scenario yourself to see how it works. This will open the form in a new tab.). This is a short scenario.

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Losing our collective minds?

Clark Quinn

So, after that mess on Twitter, I next see on LinkedIn a recognized personage who proceeds to claim that learning styles are legit. And, the basis for this claim is fundamentally wrong. So I’m beginning to fear that we’re losing our collective minds!

4 Important Differences Between Agile and ADDIE in L&D

InfoPro Learning

The ADDIE and Agile frameworks are two development methodologies that are leveraged to guide L&D teams through a project. The philosophies of the ADDIE and Agile methodologies share many of the same practices. Both the Agile and ADDIE methodologies include analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation as part of their process, but the Agile methodology has distinct characteristics that set it apart from ADDIE.

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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!

Elementor and LearnDash Collaboration

LearnDash

Over the past few months we have teamed-up Elementor to create an integration that allows for greater course customization. With this collaboration, we are expanding your ability to create a more cohesive look for their website than was possible before. In a nutshell: LearnDash design elements that were previously difficult or impossible to customize can now be easily edited to match your brand with Elementor, including color scheme and font choices!

Organizational Learning, Change Management, and the Future of Work

Allen Interactions

As leaders how do we successfully lead through and to the future of work? learning Change Management Future of Work Strategy 3 Box Solution Learning Organizations Organizational Development Organizational Leadership

Eight Ways L&D Needs To Adapt To A Post-COVID Future

Daniel King

Learning and development professionals have had to abruptly adapt to changing circumstances. But what does the future of learning look like now

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ID and eLearning Links 7/14/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on estimating development time, branching scenarios, and new tools. Estimating development time in higher ed. How long does it take to develop an online course? | UT Dallas eLearning Team While a few studies exist about development time for workplace elearning, not as much seems to be readily available for higher education.

[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.

Mythless Learning Design

Clark Quinn

If I’m going to rail against myths in learning, it makes sense to be clear about what learning design without myths looks like. Let me lay out a little of what mythless learning design is, or should be. Learning with myths manifests in many ways. Redundant development to accommodate learning styles, or generations. Shortened to be appropriate for millennials or the attention span of a goldfish. Using video and images for everything because we process images 60K faster.

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Insights in a Nutshell: Explaining our Evolutionary Development Framework

InfoPro Learning

There are two major shifts that are currently creating a huge demand for leadership. The first is the ongoing digital transformation of work. Technology and automation are changing the kinds of skills and jobs that are available. Many of today’s jobs require soft skills. In fact, 44% of executives think employees are lacking critical soft skills such as communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking (1). The second is the leadership skills gap.

8 Types of Motivation for Online Learning

LearnDash

Understanding why learners take your course can help you keep them engaged.

I’m Writing a Second Edition of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

Tim Slade

It was nearly five years ago when I started thinking about writing a book to share everything I knew about designing and developing eLearning. At the time, the mear thought of writing my own book seemed like an enormous task, and it was! In fact, it wasn’t my first time working on a book. At that point, I had already co-authored several of the E-Learning Uncovered books and was well-versed in the self-publishing process.

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.