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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.

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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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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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.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

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.

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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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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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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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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?

K-12 Guide to Distance Learning: 5 Ways to Learn Anywhere

With a continued global health crisis, schools are adapting teaching practices and learning environments. This guide covers how 5 different aspects of teaching and learning can be improved and maintained to facilitate successful distance learning.

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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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.

3 Places To Find ELearning Templates

LearnDash

In a perfect world every elearning project would have an abundance of resources. You would have enough instructional designers to structure the content, a team of subject matter experts ready (and willing) to provide you with the content specifics, and the proper amount of time to create meaningful simulations. Of course, this is all supported by a massive budget. It’s nice to dream, isn’t it? As many of us know, the reality is quite different.

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.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

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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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

25 ELearning Articles For Noobs

LearnDash

Every journey has a beginning, including our professional endeavors. When we first start out in a field, we want to soak up everything as quick as possible. We want to gain experience quickly so we are no longer seen as “noobs” I find this to be particularly true with new graduates. I know because I too was guilty of this mindset at the dawn of my career. There are no shortcuts though. Becoming a seasoned elearning professional takes time, experience, and continuous education.

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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Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

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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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.

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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3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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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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.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. One cannot inset social learning in the training calendar and feel happy about it.

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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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.