Sat.Jun 23, 2018 - Fri.Jun 29, 2018

5 Instructional Design Mistakes to Avoid

LearnDash

Mistake #1: too much on-screen text. We have all been guilty of this at some time or another (I blame PowerPoint). You have so much that you want to share with the learner that you end up adding too many bullet points or paragraphs onto a single screen. Even worse is if there are multiple lessons or topics in a row that just contain text. What ultimately happens is that people just skim the text or don’t read it at all.

How Long is too Short? Determining the Ideal Duration for Bite-Sized Learning

Origin Learning

Ever since Grovo Inc. trademarked the term ‘Microlearning’ the L&D industry has been using different terms like ‘bite-sized learning’, ‘just-in-time learning’, and ‘learning nuggets’.

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Learner Empathy Can Save Your Course Design.

Allen Interactions

Where do you start with instructional design? Sifting through folders of content? Meeting with SMEs to capture what they think is essential to the training? Maybe you turn to Google to get the latest information about the training topic? If this is your approach, you may want to refocus. Information-sharing is not training. Since all learning is designed in some way to change learner behavior, it makes sense to think about the expected change from the start of the design process.

Can LMS Software Make Your Employee Onboarding Program More Effective?

TOPYX LMS

Employee onboarding programs are crucial to your company’s success. They affect not only new employees, but turnover costs and productivity as well. In fact, Up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 6 weeks on the job.¹. “In In the U.S. and U.K., an estimated $37 billion is spent annually to keep unproductive employees who don’t understand their job,” according to The Onboarding Statistics You Need to Know.². 60% of companies don’t set goals for new hires.³.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Listed below (in the left hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown in the right-hand column).

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Boost New Hire Retention With Automated Onboarding

Docebo

Put your onboarding on auto-pilot by leveraging the capabilities of your learning platform. Download Docebo’s latest whitepaper to learn how! In today’s fast paced business environment, getting new hires up to speed as quickly and as effectively as possible is more important than ever.

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Word on the Street: AR/VR in Education

eLearning Brothers

It seems that everywhere you go you’re hearing about AR/VR in education. This includes using a cell phone or tablet to present a cool augmented reality as seen in Pokemon Go, or putting on a sort of headset like the Oculus Rift to give a full virtual experience.

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications. And I think it’s instructive to take these apart.

MWL Newsletter No 70

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 17-23 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

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.

A First Look at The eLearning Designer’s Handbook

Tim Slade

The past several weeks have been very exciting for me, as I’ve been working hard to market my upcoming book, The eLearning Designer’s Handbook , while at the same time, trying to finish it!

Looking for Business Ethics Training? Look No Further.

eLearning Brothers

Some situations that push ethical boundaries are obvious—others less so. The definition of “ethics” varies dramatically among industries, and rules change when dealing with governmental agencies or international employees or customers.

How to make mandatory training relevant

Making Change

“How can we make mandatory training more than a tick box exercise?”. That’s the top topic voted by blog readers , so here’s my take. For “mandatory training,” I’m picturing any material that says some version of “Follow these rules.”. It’s sheep-dip training.

How to Vet Your Online Course Idea

LearnDash

Will your online course idea make money? Here’s how to test it against the market. You’ve finally come up with what you think will be a great idea for an online course, but you’re not sure if it will turn a profit. You’re not alone. Starting an online course is an exciting endeavor, but to ensure success, it’s best not to jump in blindly.

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[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

Top 10 Learning Tools 2018

Clark Quinn

Every year of late, Jane Hart has polled about people’s top 10 learning tools. From this, she creates a list of the top 100 learning tools. It’s a fun and valuable exercise, so as usual I’ll weigh in with mine (in no particular order).

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5 Updated Storyline Games You Have to See

eLearning Brothers

You asked for it, you got it! Many users have been passionately requesting updated Storyline games and we just can’t say no to our rockstar family! Five of our most popular Storyline games now feature beautiful new graphics and are available in Storyline 3 and Storyline 360.

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Build a Data-Driven Business Case With Docebo’s LMS Mobilizer Toolkit

Docebo

You know well that your organization would benefit majorly from a learning platform, but is your executive team struggling to see the benefit? Not to worry, Docebo’s got you covered. Our LMS mobilizer tool has everything you need to “Get the yes!”

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? Absolutely not.

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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.

Book Update #5: I’ve Set a Launch Date!

Tim Slade

Hey All! It’s time for another update on The eLearning Designer’s Handbook. This week, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve set a launch date for my new book! I will be publishing The eLearning Designer’s Handbook on Amazon on Tuesday, July 17th !

Webinar: The Hero’s Journey: Elements in Learning Games

eLearning Brothers

Today’s learners expect a lot from their learning games. Grabbing their attention and keeping it requires. technology that features amazing graphics, feature functionality, badges, and all manner of techno-wizardry.

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How to Find Profitable Online Course Ideas

LearnDash

Inspired by the idea of teaching an online course, but not sure what to offer? You’re not alone. Online courses aren’t just exciting opportunities for learners. They’re usually a source of inspiration for their creators as well. Simply put, online education is a growing industry, and a lot of people want to try their hand at it. That’s great news! It’s a sign that the market is strong and that there’s plenty of room for more courses.

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Tips to Tame Troublemaker Schedules

Allen Interactions

I am one of those people who packs for a trip the night before. And, while I may look to see what’s on offer at my destination, I don’t spend too much time planning things out. Project Success e-Learning Project Management

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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.

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter Seven). The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels.

The Twill Theme Will Make Your Camtasia Content Shine

eLearning Brothers

Using video for eLearning is no new idea. But making nice looking videos for eLearning, that can be hard to come by. Luckily TechSmith’s Camtasia is here to help you quickly and easily make eLearning videos that look great!

Three ways AI can boost engagement in digital learning

Kineo

Artificial intelligence (AI) has never been bigger news. From the drama of Westworld on our TV screens (spoiler alert – the robots don’t like us much) to the front pages of our newspapers, AI is demonised and championed alike. Is Alexa cackling away as she plots how to overthrow her human overlords? Will the robots take our jobs ? Or maybe, just maybe, could they help us?

How Do People Learn? Answers from Julie Dirksen

InSync Training

Often trainers become trainers because their organizations see them succeeding at their jobs. “Oh! You’re a great customer service rep. You can teach other people how to perform customer service.” “Wow! You created a beautiful new page for the internal website. Can you teach these three team members your process?”. Your competitive differentiators likely landed you the role of facilitator, designer, and sage. But that puts you at a disadvantage.

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.