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An Instructional Design Toolkit

Torrance Learning

We’re sharing some of our favorite instructional design techniques here in this toolkit to support new instructional designers or “old” ones who want to sharpen their saw (pun completely intended). Why a toolkit? Just like a carpenter’s toolbox, you probably won’t use all of these techniques on every project, but these are tried-and-true favorites you’ll want within easy reach.

4 Emerging LMS Fundamentals You Need to Know

Lambda Solutions

At Lambda Solutions, we’re passionate about providing the best learning solutions to your staff. And our clients are organizations that care about equipping their learners with the most effective online learning experiences possible. But just because you’re using an LMS, that doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of it. employee engagement predictive analytics learning analytics reporting learner engagement productivity time savings user experience

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Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’

Jane Hart

By David James, Looop A trend I’m seeing more and more, and which is reflected in the latest Bersin By Deloitte ‘Market Trends’ Keynote, is L&D’s shift in focus from ‘learning outcomes’ to the complex and individually experienced reality of the work itself. Social learning

Driving Performance Guidance @ Point-of-Work

Living in Learning

If sustained workforce performance truly represents the universal brass ring, L&D…or some other corporate entity…must evolve tactically and adopt a performance mindset head downstream into the post-training environment where measurable outcomes and value are generated…or lost – Point-of-Work (PoW). Continuous Learning Digital Performance Support Discovery moment of need performance consulting point of work

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

5 Steps to Using Learning Environment Modeling Language

InSync Training

All instructional designers have a toolkit: a set of processes, applications, and approaches they use to create modern learning programs. High-tech , low-tech, paid, or free, they rely on a myriad of sources to design training that sticks. While toolkits may vary, many instructional designers face a common obstacle: communication. How do we make sure that our stakeholders and teams understand the design vision, execution plan, and associated benefits?

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Augmented Reality In Social Media, Marketing, Mobile Apps and More

G-Cube

Augmented Reality (AR) in which virtual content is incorporated with real-world scenarios, is an emerging trend in the field of workplace learning and development. It is a way of bridging the gap between real and digital world by superimposing virtual images with the information of real world. With the use of smartphones, tablets and other personalized devices, an immense potential of AR has started to be explored.

DRIVER – A Repeatable, Agile, Methodology to Generate Learning & Performance Guidance

Living in Learning

My own gap for the first 20 years of my L&D career was never considering there was a need to engage at PoW. Training WAS the standard solution after all, so why look beyond the obvious? Obviously, our L&D team were more focused on efficiently and effectively transferring knowledge which by the way was what we were scoped and compensated to do.

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Why Virtual Reality Has a Bright Future in the eLearning World

Origin Learning

Since we are living in the era of technological revolution, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Virtual Reality (VR for short) has become the most popular buzzword in the eLearning domain. VR is described as the next big thing, especially in terms of online learning and corporate training. That is why everyone should have an insight into what VR represents, how it can be used, what benefits it brings, and what importance it holds.

Top 5 Human Capital Trends That Will Change the Talent Landscape

Lambda Solutions

Considerable change is the only true representation of consistency, in part, thanks to a rapid acceleration of technology and innovative thinking — so in this post we’re counting down the top 5 Human Capital trends that are making the Human Capital landscape of 2018 such an exciting space. Read on to explore how the future emerging leaders will make their mark. HR trends

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

Get the Scoop on Learning DevCamp

eLearning Brothers

Do you know what to expect at Learning DevCamp 2018 ? eLearning Brothers welcomed two guest speakers to our webinar “stage” to discuss Learning DevCamp 2018. Cara North, Instructional Development Specialist at The Ohio State University Center on Education and Training for Employment, shared her previous experience attending Learning DevCamp as a student and the professional connections and mentors she discovered there.

ID on the Go with Ethan Edwards            Inspiration: LBD

Allen Interactions

Take a little time with today's video log from Ethan. It's the first ID on the Go, filmed a little while back. Ethan introduces you to the idea for this vlog and takes you into a completely new way of considering inspiration. He explores ideas around the iconic Little Black Dress (or LBD). It's 11 minutes of fun, ideation and creative thinking for elearning instructional design. Enjoy

How Do You Learn to Teach Online? Here are 9 Tips!

LearnDash

Tips to help online educators plan their first course. With online education a growing force on the market, more enterprising individuals than ever before are finding themselves inspired to launch an online course of their own. However, for many of these potential educators, the first hurdle is learning how to teach a course. If you’ve never taught a class before, there are some fundamentals you should be familiar with before you begin.

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Let the Games Begin!

Learning Rebels

In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, “Let the Games Begin!” ” I have already christened 2018 as “The Year of Discovery” and I have written before as to what “Discovery” looks like in the wild.

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Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

Lectora Layouts Rich With the Luck of the Irish

eLearning Brothers

Saint Patrick’s Day is approaching and that means it’s time to infuse your Lectora eLearning layouts with Irish charm—and maybe a pot of gold at the end. And if you can’t get the budget for a pot of gold, a bowl of Lucky Charms is pretty much the same thing…right? The eLearning Brothers Template Library is chock full of awesome templates, including some that are just perfect for making your eLearning content Irish for the day.

It’s ALIVE!

Clark Quinn

Ok, so this may be small news, but it’s still news (and I , at least, am excited!). I’ve previously mentioned my forthcoming book: Millennials, Goldfish, and other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions. It’s not out yet, though you can preorder. What I’m excited about is that I’ve now put up the site for the book. OK, whoop de doo. I get it, yet another site.

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Inclusive Delivery: Ensure Your Blended Learning Strategy Meets Diverse Demands

InSync Training

What do you know about the changing demographics of the United States? Pew Research Center found that, “Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and the U.S. is projected to be even more diverse in the coming decades.” With the U.S. becoming more diverse, and with this shift in the population demographic, comes the need to diversify learning solutions.

Creating Educational Tools that Meet Classroom Needs

dVinci Interactive

Creating Educational Tools that Meet Classroom Needs As a content provider, you want to create meaningful tools to impact education and bring learning to life for students. But before you begin, you need to consider some key factors to make your project successful in the classroom. Solve Educator Pain Points. Tweet

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

New Adobe Captivate Advanced Actions and Variables Courses Posted

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you're an Adobe Captivate developer, here are some awesome new classes that are laser- focused on Variables and Advanced Actions. Variables and Actions 101: Quick Start. Variables and Actions 201: Advanced Concepts. Variables and Actions 301: Complex  Variables and Actions 401: Expressions. Each of these 3-hour classes are taught live, online, and are highly interactive

Warning: Snake Oil

Clark Quinn

So this just appeared in my email this morning. Can you tell what’s wrong? “The next generation of L&D is here. Millennials are quickly becoming the majority of the world’s workforce. They will need training to become successful leaders. But, because they’ve grown up with mobile devices and digital technologies, they learn differently than previous generations. A solid understanding of millennial learning styles will help you create effective training programs.”

Storytelling + Microlearning = A Magical Modern Learning Combination

InSync Training

When designing and facilitating training, we can gain inspiration from an important source: the human brain. Research shows that we naturally make better connections when listening to stories and that short bursts of learning helps us better retain information. So how to we leverage these benefits for improved ROI on our training, and more engaging experiences for our modern learners ? Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator at GWT Next, recommends cinematic microlearning.

How to Include Interactive Elements in Online Courses

LearnDash

Interactive learning builds long-term memory and helps learner stay focused. Are you using it in your course? In the early days of e-learning, the format most instructors used for creating an online course mimicked the classic lecture format. Many courses were text-based, or included taped lectures from actual seminars. Learners watched the videos, took notes, and submitted coursework. There’s nothing wrong with the basic course model described above.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

New Adobe Captivate Advanced Actions and Variables Courses Posted

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you're an Adobe Captivate developer, here are some awesome new classes that are laser- focused on Variables and Advanced Actions. Variables and Actions 101: Quick Start. Variables and Actions 201: Advanced Concepts. Variables and Actions 301: Complex  Variables and Actions 401: Expressions. Each of these 3-hour classes are taught live, online, and are highly interactive

3 Reasons eLearning Enriches Company Culture

TOPYX LMS

According to Entrepreneur.com, a recent study by Columbia University indicated that employee turnover at an organization with rich company culture was likely to be about 13.9 percent, while job turnover at a company with sub-par culture could potentially be 48.4 percent.¹

Developing a Leadership Bench

Your Training Edge

Creating a leadership bench takes the skill of a coach and the precision of an engineer. But there are five distinct steps you can take to build your leadership bench – and keep it moving. First, and most obvious, you must create and maintain a leadership development program. This isn’t simply an order to the training department to create leadership courses.

LearnDash in Miami

LearnDash

The LearnDash team is heading to WordCamp Miami, will we see you there? This coming weekend the LearnDash team is making their way to Florida to participate in the 10th annual WordCamp Miami conference. If you are interested in WordPress and have the ability to attend then we would love to see there! Putting on an event for 10 years is not easy to do, especially one the size of WordCamp Miami which proves to be one of the largest WordCamps in the United States every year.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Does Humor Enhance Learning?

The eLearning Coach

If humor grabs and sustains attention and if it evokes pleasant and positive feelings, why don't we use it more often in learning experience design? Here is what the research says about humor and learning. Instructional Design

4 Things That Should Be on Your Corporate LMS Checklist

TOPYX LMS

In a study conducted in 2007 it was found that 81 percent of LMS users were dissatisfied with learning management system reporting features.¹ Unfortunately, one ineffective LMS function can ruin a user’s experience with the platform and increase the chances of a company switching to a new LMS. According to the white paper Unhappy with Your LMS? You’re Not Alone, “44 percent of companies are actively looking to replace their current learning management systems.”²

Learning vs. Training, What is the Difference?

Your Training Edge

A good educational process must consist of both training and learning. However, many people do not see clearly difference between these two activities and treat them as synonyms. But it is very important for a person to differentiate to be able to choose one of them. Today we will try to find out the main factors that make them so different. And decide whether there are certain aspects in which they are similar. Are they complementing?