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Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

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Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. As a result a delay in the post and up front apology for that. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it.

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

mLevel

Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

All of us have experienced dry, boring, painful eLearning. I can say that with confidence because it’s so prevalent. The question is–why is there so much of it? My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference.

Six common micro-learning myths

Clive on Learning

Micro-learning can justifiably be accused of being the latest digital learning bandwagon, here today, gone tomorrow.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

Harness the power of employees’ minds! Although many companies pay lip service to the idea that employees are their most valuable asset, they remain stuck in a 20th century mindset in which employees are a liability.

Engaging Minds with Mystery

Allen Interactions

I magine – you are at a dimly-lit dinner party with four friends and an eccentric host. A flash of lighting briefly brightens the room, then all the lights go out. In the darkness, you hear a scuffle and a shout. When the lights return, the host is on the floor, not moving. All the guests remain seated in their chairs. Someone outside the room begins knocking frantically at the door…. CCAF Instructional Design Employee Training

Significance Of Online Learning For Retail Organizations

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Digital learning landscape of the retail industry is gradually shifting with technological advancement. Because data is trending these days, most of the retail organizations are embedding learning technologies with e-courses.

4 Things That Will Determine the Success of Your eLearning Project

JoomlaLMS

eLearning offers enormous benefits to businesses regardless of their size: 46% of those who apply it are more likely to be the leader in their industry. 42% attribute their increase in revenue to online learning. 58% feel prepared to meet future demands thanks to eLearning.

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.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT QUICK TIP: Smoothly Animate with Morph

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther, COTP. Raise your hand if this is you. You want to animate something on a slide and then on the next slide, you want that same object to do something else.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.

2018 Learning Trends Survey

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance invites you to participate in our 2018 Learning Trends Survey. This is the fourth year in a row we’ve conducted this survey and each year we get better insight into the trends and challenges that trainers face every day. What we want to know.

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Training Vision 4: The Training Vision

Your Training Edge

Summary: Now that you have assessed the organization, the industry, and your most important internal clients, it’s time to take a good look at your vision for the training department.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

We are the champions - what sport can teach us about culture

Kineo

It is often said that culture is at the heart of all successful teams. The culture of a sporting club is generally linked to its success on and off the field.

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21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks

Which century do you want to prepare your learners for: the 1900s, or the 2000s? The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. Many of our curricula reflect what we used to value in the workplace: mastery of domain knowledge.

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The ROI of eLearning Templates and Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

eLearning templates, games, Customizable Courseware …when budgets are tight, how do you convince business leaders to fund all the eLearning goodies on your wish list?

Training in a Turbulent Economy

Your Training Edge

With 2018 promising to be another economic trial, organizations are again looking for ways to streamline staffs and cut budgets while adjusting to new levels of productivity and progress. In addition, whether we like it or not, training is sometimes the first function to fall under scrutiny.

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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.

Microlearning, Macroresults: A Primer

InSync Training

Think about how you best learn. If you're anything like me—always on a tight schedule, short attention span, prefer pictures to words—small chunks of information in one sitting are about all you can manage. Microlearning is clearly what we need! It's not a new method (don't forget the primeval flashcard), but technology has changed its presentation, delivery, and use. And made it more USEFUL because of its accessibility. And, most important, it instantly captivates learners—learners just like us.

Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

Association eLearning

In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development.

How to Build a Real Game in Storyline 3

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever wanted to build a fully fledged game in Articulate Storyline? Gaming is all the rage in eLearning, but without a sizable budget or external vendors, options are limited. Game elements in authoring tools are usually reduced to themed quizzes, with little actual gaming involved.

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5 Blended-Learning Benefits for Corporate Trainers

ej4 eLearning

Blended learning has been a growing part of corporate training for a few years now. According to Training Magazine’s 2017 Training Industry Report , companies reported that around 34.7% of training hours were delivered with blended-learning techniques in the past year—up 2.7% from just two years ago.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

Integrating Gaming and e-Learning Design

Allen Interactions

Part 2 of 3: Bright Horizons. Thanks for coming back. If you didn’t read Part 1 of this article, you should. Your life will be better, skin blemishes will vanish, relationships will improve, and this blog post will make a lot more sense. Instructional Design Gaming Gamification eLearning Course Design

A Gift For Our Favorite Rockstars

eLearning Brothers

Are you ready for the holidays? Here at eLearning Brothers, we’re kicking off the holiday season with a special gift for you! In the spirit of giving we want to say thank you to all members of eLearning Brothers by giving you a: FREE Customizable Courseware lesson of your choice—worth $4,500! .

Training Vision 3: What Are Your Best Customers Planning?

Your Training Edge

Summary: Training in the current environment is very much like sales, so it is absolutely necessary to find out what your best internal customers are planning for the upcoming year. In the current environment, it’s a good idea to manage your best internal customers just as a sales manager would manage that pipeline. As part of your planning process for 2018, you will definitely want to make contact with your internal customers to find out what they are planning for the upcoming year – and why.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

3 critical must do’s for a modern L&D department

Kineo

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it one hundred times - technology is changing, and it’s taking the elearning industry with it. As improvements and upgrades continue to be made to existing tools, and new tools are becoming available, L&D pros are beginning to pivot their goals to take elearning to the next level. To quote the late department store magnate John Wanamaker , “half my advertising is wasted, I just don’t know which half.”

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Creating a Video Course in Only 5 Minutes

LearnDash

Do you have a blog? What about videos? Then you can make a video course in as little as 5 minutes! It is easy to overlook the simple opportunities available to you when you own a website, particularly if you have some educational videos available as well.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT QUICK TIP: Smoothly Animate with Morph

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther, COTP. Raise your hand if this is you. You want to animate something on a slide and then on the next slide, you want that same object to do something else.   The problem is that you used motion paths to move this item from Point A to Point B on Slide 1 and then on Slide 2 you want that object to appear in the exact spot it ended on Slide 1 before it does something else. And getting that item in that exact spot is a total pain in the you-know-what.