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Choice is Key in Learning

Association eLearning

I was in Girl Scouts when I was younger. And I have clear memories of the merit badge book. Each badge required me to do something different to earn it. Looking back, that book offered a lot of choices. I could pick which badge I wanted to work on and choose the activities that sounded best to me.

How to Write a Resume with an AI Assistant?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The hiring industry is continually evolving. If we compare the scenarios of the past to the present, we can find an increase in competition in the overall industry. Nearly 250 resumes are attracted on an average by any job opening.

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Get a Head Start: 2017’s Most Downloaded Course Starters

eLearning Brothers

Why create a course from scratch when you can get a head start with a course starter pack? Course starter templates are made of multiple templates from our library, designed to create an engaging and interactive course. All assets can easily be modified to match your branding.

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Training the Generations

Your Training Edge

We all know that our workforces are changing. But we do have the ability to reach out to all generations with our training and development. The Baby Boomers are not accepting retirement, Generation X is in full swing, and Generation Y is just entering the workforce.

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:  No, HR Didn’t Fail. WE did!

ej4 eLearning

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, in the News and in Hollywood. Right now, leaders are in a unique position to radically change their organizations, for the better.

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Branch Out with 2017’s Top Branching Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

Branching scenarios are an eLearning staple—and for good reason! Scenarios are a great way to allow your learner to take a more active role in the learning.

Essential Time Management Techniques That Should be Trained

Your Training Edge

It is said that prior planning saves poor performance. In an organization, it is critical for the trainer or consultant to identify the skills and knowledge that employees possess for paramount productivity and then assess where the gap is and what should be done about it.

MWL Newsletter No 45

Jane Hart

The last MWL Newsletter of the year News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the period 17-30 December 2017. Social learning

The delusion of attention

Patti Shank

Two Things at Once - AT&T TV Commercial 2013 In the AT&T commercial above, a man asks a group of children, "What's better, doing two things at once or just one?" All the children yell, "Two!" The commercial ends with "It's not complicated. Doing two things at once is better."

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

5 Professional Soft Skills for Rock Star Customer Service

eLearning Brothers

Chris Willis, Product Manager for Customizable Courseware, wrote a great article for D2L on developing soft skills for customer service.

Building a Corporate University: Resources

Your Training Edge

Summary: Our next step in building a Corporate University is to determine resources. You must take into account the costs, staff needs, delivery systems, locations, and marketing before going to your executive team for funding.

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Here’s wishing all our readers – ‘A Happy New Year’. The beginning of a year is a great time to take stock of the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. In this blog post, we will have a quick glimpse of what we believe would be some of the key trends in workplace learning this year. AR and VR.

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Measuring Your Success as a Modern Learner

InSync Training

Measuring Your Success. In other blog posts published previously, we’ve discussed the modern learner – who they are, and how we can best serve them. We know that as modern learners , we take responsibility for much of our learning by creating our own learning pathways , exploring content, and interacting with other learners. We are essentially curating our own blended learning campaigns , and we end up holding ourselves accountable for a lot of this learning that is taking place.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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

Is 2018 Going To Be a Step-Change Year for L&D?

Living in Learning

There is urgency to this step-change requirement that needs to address Moments of Need at the Point of Work when they manifest and where they manifest. Productivity and profitability are hard-wired into this mission-critical capability. These requirements are currently out of scope of the Training Paradigm regardless of the new training system technology implemented. DPS EPSS LES LMS Performance Support Rants & Ramblings Technology performance point of work

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Building a Corporate University: Assessment

Your Training Edge

Summary: Building a Corporate University is a long-term project with many phases. In our next ten-part series, we will look at each phase of the University project, beginning with across the board assessment of learning needs.

Build Your Course for an Audience of One

LearnDash

Creating a course with various lessons, quizzes, and other elements for hundreds (maybe thousands) of people is a daunting task. There are an endless number of instructional design templates and theories that you can follow for building your course. Some are simple and other are a bit more complex. Every one of them is useful when applied properly. But as you go through these different frameworks it can sometimes be beneficial to think about this from a different perspective.

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The Future of Learning: A Conversation with Jennifer Hofmann

InSync Training

New year, new vision! Training and Development is facing a fantastic future, thanks to the globalization , socialization , and mobilization of modern learners. Add to this ever-evolving EdTech and the growing expectations on training to improve performance, and it's a recipe for a complex and complicated landscape. Taking all this into consideration, many of us find ourselves asking, "How do we prepare for this new reality?". Modern Learning personal learning

View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders.

Three Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Sales Manager

Your Training Edge

To be a sales manager, a successful one, you must have certain skills and an action plan. In this profession, a plan of work is extremely important despite a human factor plays a huge role as well. When you have a plan, you have a target, and you have a way to reach it.

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2018 E-Learning & Training Conferences

LearnDash

Get out your calendars because it is time to start saving some dates! Every year there are a number of really great e-learning and training conferences taking place across the United States. If you haven’t been to one then make it a resolution to attend an event that matches your interests. Not only will you learn something but you will come away from the event with a stronger network and renewed enthusiasm for your craft! Some of these events do come with a pricier admission fee.

2018 Trajectories

Clark Quinn

Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR. I think these are definitely on the upswing.

View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

How to Solve Accountability Problems at Work

Pract.us

You don’t have to hate accountability. Try these techniques instead. As a manager, do you struggle with recurring performance problems? Are you trying to maintain quality with a growing team or grappling with organizational change?

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

TalentLMS

A Behind the scenes peek at the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast.

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

If you are one of the many people who made a New Year’s resolution for 2018, you may have already fallen off your goal. Don’t feel too badly. After one month, only about 64 percent of resolutions are still in force and by six months that number drops to less than 50 percent.

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Reflections on 2017

Clark Quinn

The end of the calendar year, although arbitrary, becomes a time for reflection. I looked back at my calendar to see what I’d done this past year, and it was an interesting review. Places I’ve been and things I’ve done point to some common themes. Such are the nature of reflections. One of the things I did was speak at a number of events. My messages have been pretty consistent along two core themes: doing learning better, and going beyond the course.

Go Beyond with Compliance Training

Speaker: Justin Muscolino, Head of Compliance Training North America, GRC Solutions

There are few words that will make corporate learners tune you out more quickly than "compliance” or “mandatory." Justin Muscolino, Head of North America Compliance Training for GRC Solutions, believes that compliance training can be engaging, interesting, and yes, sometimes fun - and he has the experience to back up that claim. Let’s be part of a push to remove this psychological block and do what’s best for our organizations. Who's in?