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.

Futureproof your career (infographic)

Jane Hart

Infographic, thanks to Colin of of Ayers (Australia). Social learning

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.

[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.

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.

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Why Use ELearning? Here’s Why.

LearnDash

Most people today agree that elearning is good for business, and a viable way to train people. It is being used in education and corporate sectors alike with great success. We are a digital culture, so elearning is becoming more natural as we rely heavily upon mobile technology in our daily lives.

7 Not-to-be-missed posts from October 2014

Jane Hart

I tweeted the links to around 30 interesting articles and resources in October Here’s the full list - but if you haven’t got time to read them all, then here just 7 you should take a look at. (1)

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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.

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.

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.

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

Lambda Solutions

Healthcare Thought Leader Series—Dr.

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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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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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

If we as instructional designers write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, the voice over professionals we work with can record and edit those scripts faster. We’ll end up with a better end product.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective

G-Cube

The modern workplace is an environment that thrives with technology and the scene is thus set for the continuing popularity of e-learning for corporate training. However, the pertinent question for all e-learning developers is –‘How to increase Learner Retention?’.

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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.

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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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.

Turning Offline Content into ELearning

LearnDash

Finding content for your elearning can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of course creation. Generating learning material from scratch can seem nearly impossible. Naturally, when it is time to create an online course, it only makes sense to leverage already existing material.

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.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.