Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

InSync Training

When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners.

4 Best Practices for Keeping an Organized eLearning Video Library

ej4 eLearning

It’s March! Winter is almost over and it’s time for Spring cleaning. I’m not talking about your closet; I’m talking about your video library. When was the last time you reviewed what was in there? When I looked in my closet this weekend, I was overwhelmed. I saw items I no longer wear.

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MadCap Flare: Plenty of Style

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Neil Perlin. MadCap Flare  has some of the most powerful style features in the online authoring world. However,  However, working with styles can seem confusing due to some seemingly odd behavior. 

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A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

eLearning Brothers

Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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Learning Objectives Are Spoilers

Association eLearning

Let’s run a quick experiment. Think of the beginning of a book, show, movie, or video game. How did you feel after getting through that opening for the first time? Who or what did you want to know more about? What did you think was going to happen next? Is that what happened next?

INFOGRAPHIC: WORK IS LEARNING

Learnnovators

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Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

Upside Learning

Variety and affordability have made mobile devices ubiquitous. But as with any other form of popular technology adoption, it’s important to see if the adoption has been as wide as it is deep. As designers of mobile applications, it is important that we keep our designs accessible to individuals with disabilities as well keeping in […]. eLearning Mobile Accessibility Mobile Accessibility Guidelines Mobile Accessibility Standards Top 10 Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

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.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with e's

In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task. Choosing who will do the work is a key consideration. In this article we'll compare and recommend the best options. As the saying goes: There is more than one way to skin a cat.

Being Human in an Automated Workplace

The Peformance Improvement

Agility, adaptiveness, flexibility, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, cooperation, communication, teamwork, risk-taking, networking, compassion, empathy, inclusiveness, knowing how to learn…these are the abilities needed by people in the automated workplace.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.”

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.

3 Visions for the Future of EdTech

InSync Training

Can we possibly know what the future holds? I don’t think we can, but we can certainly look to the horizon and consider what may be coming. We can use data, history, and recent trends to guide our forecasts.

Work-life balance? Trends in L&D delivery

Kineo

If you blinked you’d have missed them, but we really are over two months into the new year. Learning Technologies 2017 is behind us and we’ve already seen countless lists of trends in L&D. But do they have any basis in fact?

3 Things to Include in Any Workplace Violence eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2014 that 15,980 people had experienced traumas related to workplace violence, and of the 4,679 workplace deaths that same year, about 12% were the result of homicide.

Kickstart a Video Campaign with this Simple Process

Web Courseworks

I know you’ve heard it, “Video is the next big thing” and “Video converts”… Marketers hear this all day long, and it’s true. Videos are a great way to reach your audience and resonate on a personal level.

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Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

How to Modernize Manager Development

CLO Magazine

There’s a motto that stretches from political to organizational life: “The middle makes it happen.” Your organization’s middle managers are no exception.

4 Common Mistakes Of New Gamification Designers

ATD Learning Technologies

The term gamification is often misunderstood. Gamification is not about designing a game, nor is it simply adding points, badges, and leaderboards to your program.

In the Flesh! New Medical Stock Images

eLearning Brothers

We at eLearning Brothers are proud to announce that we’ve recently made 115 new additions to our medical image library. These images take a detailed look at the internal structure of the organs in the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic regions.

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Video Creation: The Basics

Visual Lounge

If you’ve never made a video before this post will dig into a high level workflow of how it’s done. As you become more comfortable with video creation you’ll refine your process to suit your own needs and efficiency. But for now, here are the points to consider to get started. Equipment.

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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.

Resilience Training Can Help Ease the Fast-Paced Work Life

CLO Magazine

Workplace stress takes a toll on the mind and body. It can create agitation, sap energy and even cause physical pain. This is not the “good stress” that motivates people to do their best; the friction between job requirements and the person doing them can exact emotional harm as well.

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Learning for the Better

Learning Wire

With the rise of Web 2.0, social media, smartphones, cameras, and the Internet of Things, the amount of data generated by the Internet has exploded. Experts estimate that 2.5 exabytes of data, the equivalent of 250,000 Libraries of Congress, were generated every day in 2016.

YOU DON’T NEED AN SME, YOU NEED AN SME TEAM!

Learnnovators

The post YOU DON’T NEED AN SME, YOU NEED AN SME TEAM! appeared first on Learnnovators. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting Learning Design e-learning eLearning Learning Learnnovators SME Srividya Kumar Subject Matter Expert Subject Matter Experts

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Why Employee Training Should Be as Routine as Timesheets

Pract.us

A little employee training every day works better for your business than one intense course every few months. Formal training, like classes or videos, usually occupies a special place in our calendars.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Your Learners Have Attitude

CLO Magazine

Learners have a lot of attitude these days. Their choices are changing; their attitudes in the middle of learning experiences are shifting; and their assumptions about the yield of learning time invested are evolving.

Watermarks: Not just spots on your coffee table!

Visual Lounge

You’ve probably heard the term “watermark” or “watermarking” before. In their simplest form, watermarks are a way for an image author to identify their creative work.

How Are You Doing in the War for Talented Instructional Designers?

Clarity Consultants

Have you heard there’s an industry battle going on right now? Perhaps you’ve experienced it firsthand. There’s an ongoing war for the best and brightest talent across multiple industries. Do you know how to out recruit your competition ?