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Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps

MakingBetter

2017 is a year that is really testing our capacities and limits. Politics, natural disasters, cyber security threats, budgets… even ADL has hit some road bumps. We formed the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) a few years ago specifically to hedge against disruptions to ADL’s capacity for spec stewardship so that the people who rely […]. The post Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps appeared first on MakingBetter. Experience API Open Source

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How To Convince Your Subject Matter Expert That Less Is More

Dashe & Thomson

by Andrea May. Working with subject matter experts is not a straight-forward, one-size-fits-all affair. There’s no rulebook with a single set of rules that works for every SME you’ll encounter. Instead, each SME presents a unique challenge for instructional designers and other L&D professionals.

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Immediate and Delayed Consequences in Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In branching scenarios, we can use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback. Consequences are what happens as a result of decisions; feedback is what we tell learners after decisions. Use Immediate Consequences Often.

The Latest Trends For E- Learning Design In 2017: Take A Glance

G-Cube

With an increase in the development of talented pool of professionals with varied skills and experiences, many questions arise in our minds such as the evolution of instructional designers (IDs) in the last few years. Are their competencies keeping up with the pace of growth?

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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Developing a business culture that drives growth

Kineo

What’s your instant reaction when I use the words ‘business culture’ in terms of the workplace? Positive? Negative? Unfortunately we often can feel negative about the idea of culture at work.

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

eLearning Brothers

Outsourcing aspects of your business has become a necessary way of life. To that end, selecting and building a relationship with your vendors is a lot like building a relationship in your personal life.

What You Need to Know to Launch A Successful ELearning Startup

JoomlaLMS

The majority of eLearning companies you look up to today have been startups once too. Like you, the founders worked hard to launch a successful eLearning business, made mistakes, learned the hard way, changed strategies and fell into traps.

To Train or Not to Train : The Tale of The Corporate LMS

Paradiso

There was a time when corporate training consisted of an instructor and a whole classroom full of bored and unenthusiastic employees just waiting for the session to end.

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.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Apparently, Learning and Development (L&D) doesn’t require air to survive. I say this because it’s frequently handled in a vacuum, away from everything it’s supposed to be connected to. It’s often brought in at the last minute as well. And yet there are still L&D departments and vendors.

6 Dirty Myths About eLearning People Still Believe

Your Training Edge

Getting education online becomes viral. Students no longer need to travel to another country to study at the college or university of their dream. They can listen to the lectures, attend seminars, and submit their papers using the Internet.

Networking and Social Media in Education – Video Interview with Josh Murdock

JoomlaLMS

We have been talking a lot about building effective eLearning courses and the importance of engaging and motivating the students along the eLearning journey. What we haven’t talked about yet is how to utilize networking and social media for making learning effective.

5 Rules for Successful Microlearning

ATD Learning Technologies

It’s almost inevitable that within the next few decades, Clippy will arise from the dead as a miniature virtual assistant projected on your desk in augmented reality. In this near future, Clippy will compete with Siri, Alexa, and Cortana to coach you through difficult challenges at work.

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.

8 E-Learning Developers You Should Follow

Rapid eLearning

In the past, I’ve referenced a number of instructional designers who are active in the community where they share all sorts of free downloads , examples , and answer questions.

Like to be involved?

Learning with e's

Want your school to be involved in some leading edge research? Read on! I've just been appointed Head of Research and Innovation at one of the UK's brightest new edtech startups and I'm excited. My challenge now is to find out what teachers and schools would like the platform to do for them.

Three Reasons Why Your Tech Support Team Should be Using Screen Capture

Visual Lounge

Nobody contacts tech support when things are going well. If everything works perfectly and there are no problems, there’s no need for assistance. In many cases, the standard response to a tech support request might be to type out the steps needed to resolve a customer’s issue.

3 Tips To Meet Modern Learners Digital Expectations

B Online Learning

Did you know that people unlock their phones up to 9 times every hour? If you find this hard to believe, then think about how often you grab your phone as you see a notification light up or hear your phone chime.

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!

Is Workplace Flexibility Right for Your Organization?

KnowledgeCity

If you haven’t heard of the term “workplace flexibility”, it’s time to crawl out from under the HR rock you may have been resting under and embrace the new direction many companies are transitioning to. Normal” work hours are no longer the typical 9-5.

Why AR

Clark Quinn

Perhaps inspired by Apple’s focus on Augmented Reality (AR), I thought I’d take a stab at conveying the types of things that could be done to support both learning and performance. I took a sample of some of my photos and marked them up.

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Smoke and mirrors

Learning with e's

Photo by Sarah Joy on Flickr Hidden away in the heart of the ancient Barbican area of Plymouth, England are the authentic Mayflower Steps. You probably know the story.

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Ready for C3? (and a little fun.)

Litmos

We're T-minus five days on the start of C3 2017 and the excitement is really starting to build!

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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.

How Microlearning Impacts Coaching and Behavior Change - Tip #149

Vignettes Learning

In California, there’s a law that discourages people from using plastic bags. Supermarkets will charge you $.10 10 if you need a bag -- it’s no longer free. But dang! I always forget, so I end up hauling my purchased goods one by one to my car. I haven’t yet learned to carry a bag. I still forget.

Digital leadership should be at the heart of your digital transformation

Learning Wire

The digital age can be scary – it has enormous benefits, but also poses very real threats to our humanity in the workplace. Indeed, the way we work is changing: we need to learn and acquire new skills all the time, and adapt to constant changes and updates.

Are you using videos in your eLearning?

LearningZen

Are you using videos in your eLearning? I recently read a statistic that 98% of organizations included video in their digital learning strategies in 2016. After reading this statistic I started to evaluate my videos and questioning when I use videos and are they engaging my users.

IEEE LTSC xAPI TAG A-OK

Experience API

Shelly Blake-Plock announced last night via LinkedIn that he would be leading a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for IEEE LTSC (Learning Technologies Standards Committee). This is good news, as Shelly is going to carry a real load in leading that group. In his own words, Shelly describes the work in this way: Our initial purpose is to create an IEEE technical report as a reference and implementation guide for xAPI 1.0.3.

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.

Why Organizations Should Pay Employees to Work Someplace Else

D2L

When you are a scrappy startup, every minute of every day is devoted to one thing: growing the company. When D2L, started out, not showing … Continued. D2L News Inspiring Stories Professional Development Social Learning

7 eLearning Experts Share Tips on How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

ProProfs

Identifying the ‘right’ learning management system (LMS) for your business can be quite a hassle. In an industry filled with so many eLearning vendors, it can be tricky to find the best deal. Nearly every solution provider you interact with will claim to have the perfect tool that can support all your eLearning needs. That is certainly not the case! Although, there are some LMS tools that are better than others, each one of them has their own strengths and limitations.

The trouble with compliance programs, metaphors for L&D, myths about coaching, modern academic learning and modern workplace learning, and more.

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 3 – 9 September 2017. Social learning

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