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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.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

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.

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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.

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.

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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Conceptual Clarity

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I can be a bit of a pedant. Blame it on my academic background, but I believe conceptual clarity is important ! If we play fast and loose with terminology, we can be be convinced of something without truly understanding it. Ultimately, we can waste money chasing unwarranted directions, and worse, perhaps even do wrong by our learners. Where do the problems arise? Sometimes, it’s easy to ride a bizbuzz bandwagon. Hey, the topic is hot, and it sounds good.

8 Elements That Modern Learners Expect In Online Training

Lambda Solutions

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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.

3 Tips for Making Virtual Collaboration Work Across Global Organizations

D2L

Working remotely, or teleworking, is becoming much more prevalent in the world of work. Virtual collaboration tools are allowing companies of all sizes to recruit, … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends D2L News

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.

Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

As I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been using Safari and Google to traverse the networks. And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch. And that’s now been put through a test, and I thought it instructive to share my learnings. The rationale for the switch is that I don’t completely trust Google and Apple with my data. Or anyone, really, for that matter. On principle.

Extended Enterprise Learning: What it can do for a Business Ecosystem?

ProProfs

Knowledge is powerful. The organizations that are able to tap into it and share it with stakeholders are able to outshine the competition. Having said that, companies that are making efforts to empower the affiliates (and look beyond its employee base) have better chances to succeed.

3 Common Video Mistakes That You Can Fix in Post Production

Visual Lounge

It’s become common practice while filming a video, to say, “Don’t worry, if we made a mistake, we’ll fix it in post.” Meaning post production or video editing).

Catch the Wave

CLO Magazine

Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting. Careers are changing faster than ever. Oxford University predicts that nearly 50 percent of all jobs will be transformed in the next 20 years. I believe it’s happening far faster.

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.

Course Material: Tackling It Like a Pro

Association eLearning

A subject matter expert (SME) gives you hundreds of pages on a subject you know nothing about. So, how do you handle such a daunting task? Well, there are a few methods you can add to your design routine to aid you in creating an optimal course. First, you need to learn about the course material.

Do’s and Don’ts When Helping Within Online Training Software

ReadyTech

Welcome to part 2 of our 2-part blog post on providing online students with one-on-one attention within online training software. If you didn’t have a chance to read it, part 1 is here. This week we explore the do’s and don’ts when providing assistance within online training software. ✓

We Need to Change the Culture Around Sexual Harassment Training

David Kelly

A few weeks ago I was lamenting with a friend about the reports of sexual harassment being applied to Louis CK.

How to Optimize Top Team Performance

CLO Magazine

Organizations need great leaders who can identify emerging challenges, inspire their team and turn strategy into effective action. Those needs have been intensifying as business changes come at an exponential speed.

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!

10 questions worth asking when choosing an LMS Software

WizIQ

With a CAGR of 7.2, the global eLearning market is set to reach $325 billion by 2015; and, switching to cloud-based systems and providing learning-on-the-go are the most prominent trends the. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

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The 12 Best Free eLearning Tools and How To Use Them to Improve Your Corporate Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

Whenever you hire new employees, it’s important that you get them up to speed as quickly as possible, without sacrificing the quality of their learning. You also want to make a good impression on these new employees, and so forcing them to sit in a conference room for several hours a day, while someone lectures to them, is probably not ideal. With eLearning, you allow your employees to work through interactive lessons at their own pace.

Why context and benchmarks are essential to your CX strategy (Video)

eFront

Measuring the customer experience is of utmost importance to companies in today’s age, and routinely cited as the number one way retailers expect to compete moving into the future. The post Why context and benchmarks are essential to your CX strategy (Video) appeared first on ForeSee.

History Need Not Repeat

CLO Magazine

Patrick Mullane is executive director of HBX, a division of Harvard Business School. Around 370 B.C., Plato wrote of a story told by Socrates to Phaedrus. In that story, a god tries to give the gift of writing to the Egyptian King Thamus.

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 Online Training can Lead your Sales Team to Success

ProProfs

I was of the opinion that a good salesperson is the one who is a smooth talker and quick to answer questions even before you have them. Someone who will convince you to buy a product that you probably don’t even need.

Managing your courses just got a lot easier with Content Controller v2.0

Rustici Software

Most eLearning content providers send their courses off into the world with no ability to manage them once released. Content Controller lets you centrally host your content so you can automatically make updates, gain insight into usage and enforce licenses. And in Content Controller v2.0,

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Teaching Tech Talent: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

CLO Magazine

Programmer working in a software developing company office Gone are the days when software developers and other IT employees would learn by themselves, peering at books and manuals over their large, thick-rimmed glasses. OK, so maybe that’s an old stereotype.

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.

How to Empower Employee-Built Workplace Learning

D2L

The enterprise learning culture is shifting. As employees become increasingly connected to each other and company information through today’s technology, they have reset their expectations … Continued. Blended Learning Corporate Learning Trends D2L Partner Ecosystem

Do you have snakes in your brain?

Learningtogo

The Judeo-Christian story of the Garden of Eden tells us that the devil, disguised as a snake, tricks Adam and Eve into eating of the forbidden fruit on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

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Who Owns “Microlearning?” The Learners Do. Not Grovo.

Vignettes Learning

Grovo, Inc. founded 2010) has trademarked the term “Microlearning”, reported by Chief Learning Officer. CLO states this is currently on a Supplemental Status. This is another attempt of a Goliath overshadowing the small folks made up of many Davids.

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