Sat.May 09, 2015 - Fri.May 15, 2015

The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

There’s a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is “micro-learning.” ” The infographic on the modern learner, published by Bersin and Associates” in late 2014, fuels this fire.

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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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.

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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 ).

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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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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.

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

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

QUOTE: “ The future belongs to those who not only have the courage to shout, “The emperor has no clothes!” but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson. INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation.

How to make your animated GIF lose that ugly white border or halo

eLearning Brothers

The GIF image format was developed by CompuServe in 1987 and has been a mainstay since the infancy of the internet. From cats and batman, to falls and the ice bucket challenge, GIFs have been used to entertain us. But as soon as you make it with a transparent background, it falls apart.

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.

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.

Social Learning ROI

LearnDash

One reason why some companies are still not sure about elearning is because it’s difficult to assess the ROI. Difficult, but not impossible. Still, this can act as a deterrent (or at the very least, a reason for delaying the implementation of an elearning program).

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. We’ll move on to practice, examples, concepts, emotional elements, and putting it together, but to start, we’re talking objectives. . For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus.

Knowledge Guru Spring Release Provides More Leaderboards, Expanded Reports, and Easier Login

Knowledge Guru

The Knowledge Guru platform continues to expand its features and functionality using customer feedback as our guide. The Spring Release is all about usability : the features we have added streamline the user experience, enhance reporting capability, and increase the platform’s versatility.

Procurement and the LMS – Friend or Foe?

eLearning 24-7

Hello from down under, Peter the Koala says hi, which is funny because Mr. Cutie pie Koala could rip your arms out and munch on them if he wanted to – so please, please stick your hand a little closer to. Speaking of which, I know some of you feel the same way, uh the meal err recipient when certain players get involved with the LMS decision making – I’m looking at you Greg (oh, wrong movie reference), I meant I am looking at you Procurement. Yes, I said it. Procurement.

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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!

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.

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

Follow the Action at #ATD2015

Knowledge Guru

For the third straight year, the Bottom-Line Performance team will head to ATD International in support of our Knowledge Guru platform. As usual, our schedule is full of educational sessions and workshops that explore learning science, retention and learning game design.

Articulate Storyline 2 Templates: A Feast for Your Eyes

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes we get asked by Storyline users just how many templates we have in our extensive library. To them we say, “We have nearly 200 templates for Articulate Storyline 2 alone, why do you ask?” ” “Oh, no reason. Just curious about you guys.”

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.

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

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.

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.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition being held May 17 – 20 in Orlando. I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning.

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?

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.

3 Places To Find ELearning Templates

LearnDash

In a perfect world every elearning project would have an abundance of resources.

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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4 Ways to Use Professional Development to Keep Your Employees

Mindflash

We are very excited to have a special guest author on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of David Niu founder and CEO of TINYhr! Do you know how often your employees think about looking for a new job? TINYpulse ’s research found out, and the news isn’t good.