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

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.

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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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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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.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Coping with Cognition

Clark Quinn

Our brains are amazing things. They make sense of the world, and have developed language to help us both make better sense together and to communicate our learnings. And yet, this same amazing architecture has some vulnerabilities too. And I just fell prey to one, and it’s making reflect on what we can do, and what we still can’t. Our cognition is powerful, but also limited. So, yesterday I had a great idea for a post for today.

How Data Analytics Helps Boosting Your E-Learning Experience

G-Cube

Whitepaper on Analytics in Learning. As more aspects of everyone’s daily lives are integrated with technology, the way people amend their ways of attaining knowledge and recording that information has become the prime key to the e-learning industry today.

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.

5 Reasons PowerPoint Is Better Than You Think

eLearning Brothers

To most users PowerPoint is a great tool for banging out a quick presentation when a superior requires information or when a teacher assigns a country to present on. And because of the breadth AND depth of PowerPoint, it is perfectly suited for those tasks.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

5 E-Learning Design Mistakes to Avoid

Designing Digitally

Learners are quick to pass judgment based on their first impressions, and their initial thoughts may determine the fate of an e-learning course. So, a small e-learning design mistake could cost you dearly.

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The Digital Workplace – are you ready?

Skillsoft

By Emily Wiese As I sat with my kids recently watching Dreamworks 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, I was reminded of the many complexities that juggernauts of change bring.

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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.

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.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

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.

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.

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?!

A comparison between organised and self-organised learning in the workplace

Jane Hart

What is the difference between L&D organised and managed learning AND self-organised and self-managed learning? In the graphic below I have compared some of the activities of both approaches to learning in the workplace. Although most interest still focuses on the top half of the graphic – ie providing services … Social learning

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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.

Imagined futures 2: Education

Learning with e's

From Villemard, c 1910 Aspirations, dreams, hopes and desires for the future appear in many art forms. Known as retrofuturism , the study of how people in the past represented their imagined futures is quite fascinating.

What Needs Really Motivate People

Training Industry

Motivation is a powerful tool. In the hand of a manager, it can persuade, convince and propel individuals or teams to take action. There’s one caveat, however: You have to be motivated yourself in order to motivate others.

TWO articles of the week in this week’s MWL Newsletter

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 20-26 August 2017. Social learning

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

GUEST POST by LAUREL NORRIS: Robust Responses to Open-Ended Questions: Good Surveys Prime Respondents to Think Critically

Will at Work Learning

This is a guest post by Laurel Norris ( [link] ). Laurel is a Training Specialist at Widen Enterprises, where she is involved in developing and delivering training, focusing on data, reporting, and strategy. --.

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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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

Are your retail associates prepared to handle a security threat?

Axonify

Did you know 40% of all active shooter events happen in business locations? And retail stores are one of them? That’s an unsettling thought. I don’t want to have to think about terrorist attacks, active shooter events, or armed shoplifters while I’m out shopping—and luckily, I don’t have to, because of people like Chad McIntosh. McIntosh is the Vice President of Asset Protection and Risk Management at Bloomingdale’s, one of the largest retailers in the US.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.