November, 2014

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS

G-Cube

The changing face of corporate learning has brought in a massive shift from how LMSs were perceived by the early adopters. The needs of the modern workplace, and the learners in the workplace, have both evolved a lot with the tremendous development of technology.

Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Photo Credit: Cameraman Phil via Compfight cc. Instructional designers often need to write voice over scripts, but many of us have never received any formal training on how writing for voice over is different from other writing. I recently completed a project with Jill Goldman of Goldivox.

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ELearning Content Chunking is a Key!

JoomlaLMS

ELearning Content Chunking is a Key! The term “Chunking” has been here for a while, however, not everybody knows where it came from and how to use it in eLearning practice to teach with the best possible outcome.

The relationship between learning and performance support

E-Learning Provocateur

This post is the third in a series in which I deliberate over the semantics of education. I dedicate this one to Jane Hart whom I was delighted to meet in-person in Sydney last month.

Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

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5 Reasons Facilitators Keep Virtual Training Class Size Small

InSync Training

I recently posted a blog concerning the optimal class size for virtual training. I wanted to share more than my personal opinion, so I asked members of our Facebook Virtual Classroom Community of Practice what they thought.

Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. I’ll share her perspective in block quotes below, along with my own tips.

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10 Reasons to Build Your ELearning Project With JoomlaLMS [Infographic]

JoomlaLMS

10 Reasons to Build Your ELearning Project With JoomlaLMS [Infographic]. With so many LMS options available on the market, choosing the right eLearning platform can be daunting as there are so many criteria to take into consideration.

The Rising Cost of Care: Decreasing Costs with Education and Technology

Lambda Solutions

Healthcare Thought Leader Series—Dr.

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Device-Agnostic Content – The Instructional Design Challenge

Origin Learning

Okay, so device-agnostic content is the talk of the town. It has to be. With umpteen devices of all kinds releasing every other day, it is almost impossible (and very, very arduous if possible) to tailor website layout to each specific device.

Advantages of Online Certification

LearnDash

Have you been considering going back to school to finish your education? Perhaps you already have a degree, and instead believe that your professional prospects will be expanded by an advanced degree.

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Size DOES Matter. in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Size DOES matter. In the virtual classroom, how many is too many? Imagine you are about to teach a class on conducting effective performance reviews to new hire supervisors. You’ve taught this class at least a dozen times before with great results.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am trying to re-imagine how my work will shape up five years from now.

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[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

According to BigFish games, 58% of Americans play video games , with 68% of that population older than 18. In fact, the average age of a video gamer is 35 – a key demographic we’d all like to include in our association’s ranks, right?

Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?

Lambda Solutions

Depending on which side of the fence you fall on, you are either in favor of open source learning management systems (LMS) or not. Being in the open source business for over 12 years now we have come to understand that it is a pretty polarized debate.

5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

Choosing the right Learning Management System is an arduous task and if not done carefully, may lead to a substantial waste of time and money. But most importantly, it may fail to achieve its main purpose: of creating the right online learning environment in the organization.

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Do You Know About Open Badges?

LearnDash

The Mozilla Open Badge Program is a digital program to recognize skills and achievements. The program is relatively new, being only a few years old, but is growing quickly due to our advancing technological world.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

Finding the Right Hired Gun: A Conversation with Elaine Biech. CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

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.

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Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

Getting Started. Over the last few months, it’s become pretty clear to us at MakingBetter that the Experience API has finally reached some sort of tipping point. No longer do we get questions about what the Experience API is.

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Gamification in eLearning: What is it and Why do I want it?

Lambda Solutions

On December 4th at 1pm ET will are excited to host a webinar that we know you’ve all been wanting—Gamify your eLearning! 6 Ways to Incorporate Gamification in eLearning.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Why Do Learners Choose the Mobile Virtual Classroom?

InSync Training

When we are talking about mobile learning, mLearning, or BYOD , what usually comes to mind is self-paced eLearning. Just in time content makes sense on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones. As learners become accustomed this, they naturally expect live virtual learning can occur the same way.

4 ELearning Trends You Should Know

LearnDash

The elearning landscape is constantly evolving. Sometimes it is driven by the devices we use, other times we just figure out better ways to create and present courses. As the end of 2014 quickly approaches, there are some current trends in elearning that you should be aware of.

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New Video: Top Leadership Traps

ej4 eLearning

Whether you’ve held a high post for 10 years or you’re a newly anointed leader for your company, there are always going to be tough decisions headed your way, and if you’re not careful, mistakes will follow.

What We Can Learn From Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Origin Learning

As the name suggests, Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) are games that are capable to support a massive number of players simultaneously. Obviously, this happens over the internet as players login and enter a shared ‘universe’ that forms the gaming environment.

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How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.