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.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

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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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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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.

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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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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

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.

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!

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

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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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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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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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 !

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.

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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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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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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Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

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.

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!

Employee Training: 4 Benefits of LMS Software for Companies

TOPYX LMS

Employee training isn’t always the simple process business leaders want it to be. Some companies struggle with engaging employees in training, don’t regularly offer professional learning and development programs, or fail to meet the needs of individual learners. Any of these training mistakes can result in lower productivity. They can be prevented by using LMS software to manage corporate training. LMS LMS Software Employee Training

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.