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5 Rules of Designing Responsive E-learning

CommLab India

Learn how to design your courses to best suit a responsive design, using 5 basic principles. Learning Technology HTML5 responsive design Responsive e-learning

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If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

Learning Rebels

It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program.

5 Ways to Elevate Your Sales Training With Learning Technology

Docebo

Sales training in fast-moving business environments is most effective when supported by innovative learning technologies. At the end of the day, every business (of any size) has the same goal: to generate revenue.

How do you convert traditional training content to microlearning?

Axonify

I’m often asked the following question: “How do you convert traditional content to microlearning?” The answer? You don’t. Well, not exactly … Before we get into the details, first, let’s revisit the definition of microlearning : Microlearning is an approach to training that delivers content in short, focused bites.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

The Optimistic View

Clark Quinn

In yesterday’s post , I quipped about how L&D wasn’t doing well, and I want to clarify my perspective. Because, you see, I’m an optimist! I really only complain to create improvement. And so let me wax philosophical about why we can and should be hopeful about L&D.

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5 Tips for Elevating Your eLearning Career

Tim Slade

If you’ve been working in the eLearning industry for any amount of time, you know that we work in an industry that is continually evolving and growing. For that sake of your eLearning career, it’s more important than ever to stay current and competitive!

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Continuous Learning & Development; more than just continuous training

Jane Hart

Lifelong learning is more important than ever. It is clear that companies now need to provide continuous learning opportunities, and ensure that they’re promoting lifelong learning within their organization. So what does this actually mean? First of all it is important to reiterate that continuous learning in the workplace is, … Modern Workplace Learning

What Happens in the Brain When You learn a Language?

Your Training Edge

In recent times, more people are learning new languages than ever before. The uptake of multilingualism has been the focus of so many in an unprecedented way.

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When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

In today's digital learning boom, it's easy for university educators to feel like they're losing control of their own classrooms. As power shifts towards university administrations instead of educators, and e-learning becomes more prominent, learning content is becoming increasingly centralized.

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

Book Update #3: Only One Chapter Left!

Tim Slade

Hey Gang! It’s time for another update on The eLearning Designer’s Handbook. This week, I’m down to only one chapter left to write, which is the Introduction! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to send it all off to the editor by the time the weekend is over.

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Office Safety Training for Employees

ej4 eLearning

When you think of safety training, your mind goes to factory and warehouse workers wearing hard hats and using forklifts. We can't forget safety training for office employees. I was thinking about how I always say “be careful” to my friends and family, and how that applies to my co-workers.

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Leadership Exists at All Levels of the Organization

Your Training Edge

When we think of leadership, many times we immediately think about senior and executive level managers. Although this is true, leadership exists at many levels below the senior one. First of all, you should examine your functional levels for emerging and existing leaders.

Word of Mouth L&D

The Simple Shift

Hugh MacLeod recently wrote about Word of Mouth Advertising and the importance of this for many businesses. Couple this with the famous Cluetrain quote of “Markets are Conversations” and you have the recipe for what matters most; your customers sharing and singing the praise of your service or product and changing other’s attitudes and behaviors. […]. communication conversations Social Learning Social networks

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.

MWL Newsletter No 67

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 27 May – 2 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Webinar: Preview the Newest Training Arcade Game – Trivia!

eLearning Brothers

Have you seen how cool and easy to use the Training Arcade games are? Just like our other libraries—it’s growing. Last week we hosted The Game Agency in a webinar showcasing how powerful these games are, and introducing their newest game: Trivia!

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POINT-of-WORK:  4-Phase Path to Sustainability

Living in Learning

My attempts in this post to clarify Point-of-Work are driven by the fact that L&D cannot simply pursue the Point-of-Work associated with the primary end-user…like we typically do when we target and launch a static training course.

Book Update #2: I’m Halfway Done!

Tim Slade

Well, it’s time for my second book update, and I’m excited to say that I’m officially halfway done writing The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

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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.

4 Ways to Reward Learners for Sharing Your Course

LearnDash

Reward programs can build customer loyalty, show appreciation, and promote motivation. Most of us have heard that it’s easier to retain a current customer than recruit a new one. In fact, some research in online retail suggests that just 1% of a website’s users generate as much as 40% of its revenue. Old customers stick with what they know, and if their first purchase works out, they’re likely to buy more on their return. Of course, selling online courses isn’t the same as other online retail.

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eLBX Session Sneak Peek #8

eLearning Brothers

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your last eLBX session sneak peek. Because eLBX is NEXT MONDAY. Are you ready??? We are SO ready to see you in Salt Lake City and inspire you to rock all your future eLearning development projects.

TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby, COTP. That’s right: note taking. It’s not just for students, anymore!      Of course we are used to thinking of note-taking as a student activity. And it certainly still is. In one of my online classes just this week, one of my students said, “Hold on, hold on! I’ve got to get this down!” before she would go on with answering a question I had asked her. Then she answered my question, and no doubt wrote that down as well!

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Serious Learning Games 101

InSync Training

Virtually There Session recap. Have you heard? Modern learners love games. In fact, with the right design, these games have the power to increase learner engagement and boost retention. Our organizations and stakeholders, though, often struggle to understand the value of games. Having fun doesn’t equal skill building,” is a common refrain. How do we prove them wrong if they won’t buy in? Take the first step by walking them through “Serious Games 101.”

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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.

6 Killer Tips for Starting an Online Business

LearnDash

Set yourself up for success with your online certification course. Starting an online business can be both challenging and rewarding in equal parts. In some ways, the barrier to entry for new online businesses is so low, that many people start before they fully develop their ideas. Some of these entrepreneurs succeed despite the odds, and their success stories inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

eLBX Session Sneak Peek #7

eLearning Brothers

In less than one week, we’ll be descending on the University of Utah campus in all our orange-shirted glory and we are ready to ROCK eLBX and Learning DevCamp. We absolutely can’t wait to see all of you there.

Push Training vs. Pull Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Four). . Push training is a siloed, top-down, management-driven approach that sends people to formal training events where they receive nice-to-know information—as in, it will be nice to know someday. People are not connected to one another during or after the training event, and do not collaborate.

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PERFORMANCE SUPPORT: Is Devolution in Training Blocking Evolution in Performance?

Living in Learning

Many of my Performance Support colleagues and I have lamented over and struggled to find why the adoption of performance support technology has been so difficult. Having been in the L&D discipline for over 30 years, I can see why, and it’s not a failure of L&D. It’s a failure of the Training paradigm in which we’ve devolved as we have evolved.

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.

When to Hire Help for Your WordPress LMS

LearnDash

Many people who want to start an online course business intend to bootstrap the venture, but sometimes that will cost you more money than hiring someone to help. It is a scenario I have come across many times before: Someone has a great idea for a course because they are an expert in their field. They then get a WordPress site through one of the many hosting options. They purchase a WordPress theme. They spend weeks on end fiddling with the theme options.

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4 LMS Features that Help Companies Track Employee Training

TOPYX LMS

Roughly 40 percent of employees leave their job within one year as a result of receiving sub-par training, according to a study mentioned by go2HR.¹ That means training is crucial to employee retention. Many company leaders understand that training has a direct impact on employee satisfaction and therefore strive to provide quality continuing education. Aside from offering training to make workers happy, dozens of industries legally require workers to participate in certain types of training.

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(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.