Sat.Aug 19, 2017 - Fri.Aug 25, 2017

F2F LMS Presentations – Good, Bad,Ugly

eLearning 24-7

In the last few months, I’ve been there and that. Sitting in on face to face on-site presentations from LMS vendors. And I’m proud or sad to say, that what I am seeing is that same stuff I have seen from year’s past. .

Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Internal eLearning

Your Training Edge

Internal development of eLearning brings both benefits and a few potential drawbacks to learning and development as well as the organization as a whole. As with any business decision, your job is to determine if and when the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks.

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How to Create Engaging Course Content

LearnDash

Creating a course is usually about two things: the content and how it’s delivered. At the very core the course content needs to deliver upon any promises.

Talented performers often do that extra special something, do you know what it is?

Allen Interactions

Do others try to emulate them? Even try? By Christopher Allen , MA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager. These obvious questions so often go unanswered. So much depends on knowing, but how do we find out? Beyond asking the questions, what strategies and frameworks are successful in getting credible answers?

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. Yep, museums hire curators to assemble artifacts to display and tell a story. Nothing new you say?

Webinar: Make Onboarding an Incredibly Human Experience

Axonify

In our latest webinar , JD Dillon, Axonify’s Principal Learning Strategist shared how participants could increase the speed to capability and confidence of new employees by reimagining onboarding strategies. Accomplishing this requires a complete mindset shift. We need to accept that onboarding never stops. It is simply the beginning of a continuous learning experience. Onboarding is critical.

Extending Engagement

Clark Quinn

My post on why ‘engagement’ should be added to effective and efficient led to some discussion on LinkedIn. In particular, some questions were asked that I thought I should reflect on. So here are my responses to the issue of how to ‘monetize’ engagement, and how it relates to the effectiveness of learning. So the first issue was how to justify the extra investment engagement would entail. It was an assumption that it would take extra investment, but I believe it will.

Eibhlin’s Quest: An Interactive Articulate Storyline Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Let’s face it. When we usually think gamification, the end result tends to just mask some quiz behind a fancy layout with few real gaming elements added. It takes a lot of development time to create something that both feels like a game and creates serious learning opportunities.

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.

Using Analogies as Explanations

Association eLearning

Back in my high school Spanish class I struggled to learn a new verb form. It didn’t fit into the neat little list of “I,” “you,” “he,” “she,” “we,” and “they.” I had no clue what to do with it. Then someone informed me, “It’s basically ‘y’all.’

Robot Coaches: New Model for Leadership Training?

CLO Magazine

Despite growing interest in soft skills training, courses to teach them haven’t seen much innovation in how they are developed and delivered.

To Thrive, you Should Learn, Adapt, Innovate and Repeat

Learning Wire

To survive and thrive in the future, organizations should think about transformation through the lens of: 1) Innovation and Adaptation. 2) Continuous Learning.

Handling Organizational Change at Any Level

KnowledgeCity

Experts agree, no matter what our feelings on impending changes might be, the stress that inevitably comes along with any inter-office shake-up can have a negative impact on workers’ psyches.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Three Good E-Learning Books to Finish Off the Summer

Rapid eLearning

The end of summer usually serves as the beginning of the school year. In a sense, it also kind of serves as the beginning of the work year. It’s always good to come into a new year with a fresh perspective. Reading is one way to do that.

Future Scope Of E-Learning To Train Workforce In The Aviation Industry

G-Cube

The world today, is more revolutionized than ever before. Modern telecommunication, specifically the Internet, have changed the way we run business, collaborate and socialize.

How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

Visual Lounge

Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. You may want to reduce file size to more easily send to your co-workers, or complete your upload to YouTube quicker.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Productivity

Learning Rebels

Time for a productivity smack down! It’s Christmas! Well, not exactly Christmas in the traditional “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas, but that other Christmas…Productivity Christmas! Otherwise known as “Back to School”!

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Using Mobility for ‘Live’ Performance Support

Upside Learning

We came across an interesting cluster of tasks at the workplace. All the tasks in this cluster can benefit can from ‘live’ performance support. Let’s take a look at the task types first so you can see if your organisation can relate to such work! Recurrent, Small or Standalone Tasks Some lines of work involve […]. Mobile Learning live performance support Mobile Performance Support Mobility Performance Support

Why Mobile eLearning is on the Rise

OpenSesame

Every week, 25 million Americans work more than the standard 40-hour work week. With how busy working professionals are during the standard nine-to-five, you probably find yourself cramming in tasks in any free time you can find during your week. If you’re one of the 9.6 million currently furthering your education, then non-working hours are likely dedicated to schoolwork, studying and exams. This is why more working professionals prefer mobile elearning as their learning method of choice.

3 Ways Screenshots make your Microsoft Word Doc, PowerPoint, and Email Better

Visual Lounge

When you hear the word ‘ screenshot ’ you probably don’t think ‘excitement.’

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Implementation of Effective Blended Learning Program for Employee Onboarding

G-Cube

Induction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization. However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers distant geographies and conflicting learners’ schedules, and at the same time retaining the learners’ attention.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

The simplest, yet hardest, challenge with video and animation

Pure Learning

The following is adapted from a presentation I gave at the eLearning Guild 's Focus On Learning conference in San Diego on June 20, 2017. Story and Structure. It's simple, but not easy. We all know that stories are great for learning new things, right? And we all know that stories need structure.

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Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces.

Training in a Data-Saturated World

Training Industry

We live in a world of full of distractions. How can we avoid being pulled in a thousand directions and continue to thrive? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise. According to Psychology Today, there was a 42-percent increase in the diagnosis of ADHD between 2001 and 2011. Given this information, it is not surprising to see a parallel spike in “shiny penny syndrome” (the tendency to chase everything that comes our way).

Self-directed learning, Why email remains king, Help employees create knowledge, and more.

Jane Hart

MWL Newsletter No 27 News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 13-19 August 2017. Social learning

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.