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The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy (And when to use each one)

Association eLearning

“Make your audience care.” It’s an often repeated tenet of instructional design and it sounds great in theory. If you can make your audience care about the material they will engage more deeply with the content and retain it longer. Just saying “make your audience care” is not the whole story though. While many designers will spend time trying to figure out how to make people care, they won’t spend any time figuring out what “kind” of caring they want to elicit, and, yes, there is more than one.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

What makes knowledge so hard to capture? Why, despite all efforts to capture the right content for a seemingly “performance-based” training, you are unable to get satisfying reviews on your eLearning content. What is missing? You had all the latest digital objects integrated in the course. The graphics were interactive. There was even a scenario-based decision maker section. Something with a storyline to keep them engaged. Want to know what was missing?

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re just starting the process of selecting and implementing a new LMS, the process can feel a little overwhelming. This is especially true for organizations who don’t currently have an LMS and are starting completely from scratch. In those circumstances, I often see organizations struggle to even identify what questions they should be asking. They “don’t know what they don’t know.”

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If You Build It, They Will Come.Won’t They?

Kineo

Once upon a time, this may have been the case. However the reality is, they don’t. But why aren’t your learners queuing up to access your learning? Because employees (and people generally) are busy and have multiple choices of how to spend their time; how can they spend it learning if they don't even know the learning exists?

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow.

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Guest Blogger, Mark Sheppard: Not Attending ATD ICE? The Backchannel Saves the Day

Learning Rebels

ATD International Conference and Expo! In Orlando! In just 6 days! I’ll be there! Oh, shucks – you won’t be? I’m truly sorry to have missed you. Cue sad face). A close network friend of mine won’t be there either. Cue another sad face). But won’t he? He will be there in spirit. In the Backchannel. That’s the beauty of technology these days, we can be anywhere and pretty much have a front row seat.

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If You Build It, They Will Come.Won’t They?

Kineo

Once upon a time, this may have been the case. However the reality is, they don’t. But why aren’t your learners queuing up to access your learning? Because employees (and people generally) are busy and have multiple choices of how to spend their time; how can they spend it learning if they don't even know the learning exists?

What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary. What started as an ambitious experiment is now becoming a standard component of education. Learners around the country and around the world are taking MOOCs. Even many students at traditional brick and mortar institutions are taking MOOCs, sometimes as standalone courses, sometimes as part of a hybrid learning program. And there are new developments all of the time.

Top 9 Improvements Coming with Moodle 2.9

Lambda Solutions

We announced last week that Moodle 2.9 is on its way. The enhancements made in 2.9 are in response to the pain-points expressed by the Moodle community. This new version is coming equipped with over 300 improvements, 9 of which we will go through with you. Moodle 2.9

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Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

Keynote Resources for RECAP Conference #WCURECAP

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides from my Keynote at RECAP, really enjoyed the event and meeting such wonderful and dedicated faculty! So impressed with the dedication and creativity of the folks I’ve met. 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement. Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction. Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning.

Limiting Numeric User Entry in Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

The question below came up in one of our recent Articulate Storyline 2 workshops: “How do I stop my learners from inserting a decimal point in a numeric entry box” I thought this might make a nice blog post and also show some of the cool things you can do with layers, triggers and states […]. Articulate eLearning Development authoring tools rapid authoring tools storyline

Are You Ready? Your ATD ICE Conference Bag!

Learning Rebels

After Mark Sheppard’s guest blog from last week discussing the use of the back channel as a way to attend the ICE conference virtually – it got me thinking about those who will be there. Last year, David Kelly interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild. There was a lot of good information captured from a variety of people.

With the Help of an Accredited Training Programme, Helen Potts Found her Dream Job

Kineo

Three years ago, Helen Potts began a new career path as a carer. She chose to re-train at the age of 57, and took part in Home Instead Senior Care’s specialised Dementia Training programme. The programme is the only one of its kind in the UK. .

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The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

Gamification Webinar Resources: Mis-Matched Content

Kapp Notes

Here are the slides from the presentation. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest. Matching the Right Design Strategy to the Right Content. Matching the Right Game Type to the Right Strategy. 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement. Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction. Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning.

Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  "In this course you will learn the functionality of [insert topic you've never heard of]. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to [do a bunch of procedures the utility of which is not immediately evident]." " Traditionally, many of us have written these types of sentences at the top of page 1 of our courseware materials or eLearning scripts, and then that has served as our audience's only introduction to the topic of the course.

The 3Es to Great Value for Money Custom Learning Solutions

Upside Learning

Choosing the right vendor for Custom Learning Development is not easy as it involves making an informed decision on various parameters like capability, credibility, costs and continuance of the vendor. Even more so, as the solution has the potential to impact behavior and performance at various levels. What it eventually boils down to is a […]. eLearning Custom Learning Custom Learning Solutions

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Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy

eLearning Brothers

Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. When I hear the word strategy, I think of people sitting around a long table, in a large conference room, with a whiteboard full of scribbles, arrows, and numbers. Sometimes the people appear to be engaged and excited. Other times, not so much: arms are crossed, and eyes are rolled.

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The Next Level of Sales Enablement: Sales Content Management

Speaker: Deniz Olcay, Senior Director of Product Marketing, and Jake Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager

In this value-packed webinar, Deniz Olcay and Jake Miller will unravel and debunk the top three SCM myths and explain how to get the most from your SCM solution.

Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization

Challenge to Learn

Corporate universities are surrounded and affected by change in a fast changing corporate landscape. The economic crisis and fundamental changes in eLearning are threatening them and forcing them to change in order to stay relevant. Martyn Rademakers has a refreshing view on the position of corporate universities, focusing on their role in strategic change.

Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

LearnDash

In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course. In some respects, instructional designers have already been doing this for years through “chunking” of course content. Micro-learning is similar but often includes smaller (micro) segments.

E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Maximizing Dealer Efficiency using LMS

G-Cube

Training and learning are an integral part of the modern workplace. Every forward-thinking organization strives to create innovative avenues to provide training that educates, enables and inspires its people. This is true for employees within the organization as well as partners who closely work with the organization. Thus, training initiatives have to often extend beyond the confines of the organization and create an effective, relevant and uniform way of learning.

5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses

Origin Learning

Retention of knowledge is as crucial as transfer of it – something that instructional designers often forget easily. The thing is – IDs may be too burdened with the task of organizing content that they often forget how to write it in a way that is learner-friendly. E-learning actually wins over traditional classroom training in several ways when it comes to making learning stick because of its versatile capabilities.

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Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The academy faces extinction unless it learns how to learn. Like the dinosaurs, the amazing thing about higher education institutions is not extinction but that they lasted so long. The ivory tower is only now beginning to crumble after nearly 200 years. Higher Education institutions have resisted change, and for good reason.

LearnDash Visual Customizer Add-On!

LearnDash

One reason why WordPress makes the ideal learning management system is because of its flexibility. Whenever you need a feature, you can often add it by simply uploading a plugin, adding a bit of CSS, or even a bit of custom code. In the end, this allows you to make your LMS truly unique for your learners. Which leads us to today’s release, and why we are beyond excited to share it with you!

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This Week in MakingBetter: Getting Our Learn On

MakingBetter

This week is busy, and we have a new Faith No More album to stream from NPR , so let’s get to it, gang! The #LEARNxAPI MOOC is starting tomorrow, Tuesday 5/12. There are so many great resources being curated for people who want to get into the business and the tech of xAPI, we could not be more proud to be a part of this. There’s still time to sign up and with over 300 registered already, you won’t be the only one (ahem) getting your learn on.

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David McCandless #CALDC3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

David McCandless gave a graphically and conceptually insightful talk on the power of visualization at the Callidus Cloud Connections. He demonstrated the power of insight by tapping into the power of our pattern matching cognitive architecture. . design

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

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 that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

A Simple Tip to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Online Courses

Raptivity

Great! Good job! Incorrect! Can do better! Not quite right! Do these words sound familiar? Probably yes, this is the kind of feedback we generally receive in our online assessments or exercises. In fact, we too provide similar feedback to our learners in the assessments we design. But don’t we get disappointed when we receive such short feedback that does not convey much? Research suggests that students want specific and detailed feedback from their instructors (Balaji & Chakrabarti, 2010).

What Your Attire Tells Your Clients

ej4 eLearning

As you browse ej4's sales curriculum for training topics, also take a look at this guide to what your clothing tells clients about you. . The post What Your Attire Tells Your Clients appeared first on. eLearning Sales Training & Education

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Talk Shop with Aaron at ATD ICE

MakingBetter

The ATD International Conference and Expo is an event so huge that it has its own gravitational pull. We’re in its orbit and so I’ll be there from Saturday through Wednesday. I’m easy enough to find by giving me a shout on Twitter ( @aaronesilvers ). If you’re shy, just message me, but if you’re not shy, please come up and say hi. I am there to talk shop with you.

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