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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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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When do u buy an LEP?

eLearning 24-7

LEP is the acronym for an learning engagement platform, which is a subset of a learning system. Some folks refer to LEP as an LXP, which as noted in a previous post the term “learning experience” does a major disservice to the platforms and what they can do in comparison to an LMS or other types of learning systems. .

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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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 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.

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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TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Version 2018 Released (Training Available, Book Coming)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer. Among the improvements in version 2018:   Enhanced Library & Subscription Service Offering Thousands More.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find dozens of additional resources available for use right away. There’s

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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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.

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

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!

Tips on Attracting Millennials to Your Professional Association

Blue Sky eLearn

Millennials are the most abundant generation in today’s workforce yet represent the smallest percentage in most professional associations.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Version 2018 Released (Training Available, Book Coming)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer. Among the improvements in version 2018:   Enhanced Library & Subscription Service Offering Thousands More.   TechSmith made huge strides in Camtasia 9 when it improved the free assets in the Library. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find dozens of additional resources available for use right away. There’s

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.

Evaluating the Impact of Corporate Training on the Bottom Line

Lambda Solutions

As a Learning & Development (L&D) professional, you know that corporate training is valuable to your organization. After all, talent matters more than ever, and L&D programs are critical to building a skilled workforce. The good news is that your top leaders also agree. In fact, a 2014 PwC study found that 64% of CEOs consider building a skilled workforce a top priority. And in most organizations, this commitment has been reflected in the expansion of training budgets over time.

Kineo and clients scoop 3 awards at LearnX Impact Awards 2018

Kineo

The LearnX Impact Awards aim to identify and celebrate exceptional accomplishments of individuals and organisations across the learning and development sphere. The awards, now in their eleventh year, focus on the impact of talent development and supporting technologies – areas which Kineo are delighted to be recognised for excellence.

Help Learners Get the Most Out of Virtual Training Events

InSync Training

Jennifer Hofmann, President of InSync Training, recently joined eLearning Guild’s Virtual Classroom Panel during their 2018 Learning Solutions Conference. Jennifer and other industry experts shared their insight into the challenges, realities, and best practices of live online learning. This post, the third in the series , recaps their panel discussion. From instructional design to delivery to production , virtual learning requires special treatment.