Sat.Aug 26, 2017 - Fri.Sep 01, 2017

The Importance of eLearning Style Guides

Association eLearning

Once upon a time not so very long ago, an organization rolled out their latest style guide. It had their color palette, the guidelines for using their logo, the standards for images, and more. In short, all the usual elements of a style guide.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with ELearning Podcasting – Interview with Tim Green

JoomlaLMS

Last week we shared with you an interview with John Colley, the owner of the “The Optimistic Entrepreneur” podcast, in which John told us about the things to know to get started with eLearning podcasting. The interview got many views.

When Learning Games Go Small: The Four Principles of Design

Knowledge Guru

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile games are the dominant force within this market.

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Creating a Corporate University Structure

Your Training Edge

You’ve put quite a bit of time and effort into the planning of the corporate university and you may have already spent some of your budget money. The next best practice to consider is the structure of the corporate university, which includes policies, procedures, and standards.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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What L&D can take away from the top 6 talks at Adobe Make It

Kineo

There’s nothing quite as invigorating and inspiring as being surrounded by game-changers. You know, the kind of people who look at the standard practice and ask the question “but what if we did this?” This is the kind of person you’ll find at the Adobe MAKE IT event.

Webinar: A First Look at Eibhlin’s Quest, Our Newest Storyline Game

eLearning Brothers

Earlier this week, we held a webinar featuring our newest and most exciting Storyline Game Template! Bill Milstid, the developer behind the game, walked us through what the game has to offer to those who download and use the template.

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Gamification in EveryDay Life

InSync Training

September’s Blended Learning Hub learning campaign focuses on gamification and game-based learning , both popular modern learning models. I am smiling as I write this; the word ‘gamification’ immediately makes me think, “This is going to be fun!”.

Don’t Restart Scenario-Based Learning, Go Back

Experiencing eLearning

In my previous posts, I shared tips for managing the complexity of branching scenarios and some ideas on how long to let learners go down the wrong path. At some point in that wrong path, you have to redirect learners.

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.

New Pricing Model to Disrupt L&D Industry Bringing Microlearning to SMB

mLevel

mLevel Offering Award Winning Performance-Based Learning Platform to the Masses. Atlanta, GA : mLevel announced a brand-new pricing model in which businesses of all sizes – from 1 to 1,000,000 employees – can utilize the latest in learning technologies that promise to positively impact employee performance. Expanding the Reach of Microlearning.

LMS: The Foundation of Your Training Initiative

Your Training Edge

In today’s environment, your learning and development department must be many things to many people. Managing that environment may have become difficult, but Learning Management Systems are making all facets of training management more efficient-and easier.

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Reframing the capability framework

E-Learning Provocateur

There once was a time when I didn’t respect the capability framework. I saw it as yet another example of HR fluff. You want me to be innovative? No kidding. And collaborative? What a great idea! And you want me to focus on our customers? Crikey, why didn’t I think of that?!

The Magic of the Hero’s Journey in Learning Engagement

Dashe & Thomson

by Shane Lueck. Training needs to be engaging. What else is new? At this point, that concept is exhausted. It’s been the topic du jour of articles, webinars, conference break-out sessions, office meetings, and any other resource you can name.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Word of Caution About Using Micro-Content

LearnDash

Have you heard? Micro-content is on the rise and will continue to become one of the leading methodologies for course creation. It is no secret that I am a fan of micro-content. In some respects it has even influenced the way content is shared on this very blog.

GLD 3: Creating a Global Bench

Your Training Edge

After dealing with the challenges of distance and culture, the next challenge for global leadership development is how to create a leadership bench or pool that is truly global in scope.

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4 Hidden Gems of the eLearning Brothers Template Library

eLearning Brothers

eLearning Brothers has one of the most diverse and ever growing library in the eLearning and presenting world. And with so many assets in all of our libraries, it can be very easy to lose track of what is available to you in each offering.

Don’t Restart Scenario-Based Learning, Go Back

Experiencing eLearning

In my previous posts, I shared tips for managing the complexity of branching scenarios and some ideas on how long to let learners go down the wrong path. At some point in that wrong path, you have to redirect learners.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

3 Keys to Building a Culture of Accountability: Video

Pract.us

Organizations with a culture of accountability have higher performance, employee engagement, and creative innovation than their competitors. Most executives recognize these benefits.

Corporate University: The Learning Management System

Your Training Edge

A corporate university must have some sort of unified delivery system for scheduling, online courses, classroom course schedules and descriptions, tracking, and instructor and facilities scheduling.

Evidence-based L&D

Clark Quinn

Earlier this year, I wrote that L&D was a ‘ Field of Dreams ‘ industry , running on a belief that “if you build it, it is good” There’s strong evidence that we’re not delivering on the needs of the organization.

Proven Way to Structure Your Courses

LearnDash

Creating an online course is easy. Creating a good online course is a different story. Everyone wants people to like the courses they make, but not every course is created equal. You can have two courses on the exact same subject yet one is preferred over the other. When it is all said and done the best courses deliver on their objectives and do so in a way that helps people remember. I have written plenty about making engaging content.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Get tips, ideas and articles from around the web with our weekly No-Nonsense Training Tips. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

GLD 2: Defining Leadership Across Cultures

Your Training Edge

We’ve discussed distance in relation to a global leadership development program, but let’s take the discussion a little deeper. When training for leadership across cultures, it’s necessary to be mindful of the fact that the concept and definitions of leadership may be different across cultures.

When is Self-Directed Learning Right for Corporate Training and Development?

ej4 eLearning

Self-directed learning is any process or system that allows individual learners to direct their own learning, depending on their individual needs and interests.

How Microlearning Will Shape the Future of Work

ATD Learning Technologies

When I first started experimenting with microlearning in 2010, Amazon sold one book on the topic: The Didactics of Microlearning. Written in dense academic text translated from German, the book made me feel like I was slogging through an instruction manual for an infinitely complex blender.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

6 Steps to Start Making a Video Tutorial Program

Visual Lounge

Creating a video tutorial series is a great go-to strategy for any training program and when done right, it creates a more manageable learning experience, with content that’s easily reusable. To get started, check out our six steps to start making a video tutorial program. #1

Corporate University: Buy In and Marketing

Your Training Edge

If you’re ready to build your corporate university, one of the next best practices revolves around creating sponsors, obtaining buy-in, and building a marketing plan. This is an important best practice, as a corporate university with no traction is basically going to be a training department in an ivory tower. The idea here is to get people involved, get them talking, and get them excited about what the corporate university will have to offer.

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When is Self-Directed Learning Right for Corporate Training and Development?

ej4 eLearning

Self-directed learning is any process or system that allows individual learners to direct their own learning, depending on their individual needs and interests. Self-directed learning can include tools for learners to discover their learning needs, set goals, find content to meet those goals, get feedback, and discover new topics. So why on earth would a company want to allow self-directed learning for its own corporate training? For some companies, the answer might be obvious.