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TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning

Learningtogo

If you want to get a sense of the vast amount of data exploding every second, visit Internet Live Stats and watch the numbers for Internet users, websites, emails and many other statistics updated in real time. But watch out. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter brain Cognitive Load Cognitive Overload instructional design neuroscience neurosciences TMI training

Creating a Robust Social Community within Your LMS

LearnDash

Engagement with fellow learners is a surefire way to keep them coming back. One of the common challenges faced by many online educators lies in learner retainment. Not only do many online learners struggle to complete a course , but those that do often don’t come back for more. And even when they do return their experience is often one of isolation and solo drudgery. Because of this, many educators have caught on to the value of community for promoting their courses.

The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

Learning Rebels

What is it about a training needs assessment that makes learning professionals panic? Jump to the bottom of this post to enter to win this month’s book giveaway).

What Makes Learning Games So Great?

InSync Training

When we think of corporate learning, rarely do “fun and games” come to mind. More often than not, compliance training pops into our heads, characterized by endless slide decks, droning SMEs-turned-facilitators , and uncomfortable days spent in a classroom. Folks, training has a reputation problem.

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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.

The System Always Wins

The Simple Shift

Just beyond the org chart of authority and decision-making is what keeps it all in place; the systems of communication, trust, information flow and rewards. Change Organizational Design Syracuse

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Time to Get on Board with Collaborative Learning

Learning Rebels

Collaborative Learning is where it’s at and let’s allow technology to bring it home! A while back I wrote a post about technology being the great equalizer.

Figure it out

E-Learning Provocateur

I can honestly say I’ve never suffered from imposter syndrome. I’ve always been the type of person who likes to work out how to do something hands-on, so I can talk about it with confidence. I suppose I’ve been lucky in the sense that, throughout my career, I’ve been able to align my curiosity and sense of direction with the needs of the business. Having said that, I also suppose I’ve created some of my own luck by keeping a few steps ahead of the business.

How to Boost Learner Engagement and Drive L&D Success

Docebo

Discover how microlearning, gamification and building hype for content will boost engagement. Learner engagement is crucial to the success of your L&D activities. If your learners aren’t interacting with your content, you won’t be able to meet your learning targets for the organization.

3 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Corporate Online Learning Course

TOPYX LMS

Corporate online learning is prized for its ability to save companies money, benefit the environment, provide on-demand training, boost employee productivity, and increase workers’ ability to retain training information by up to 60 percent.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Making Multiple Choice work

Clark Quinn

For sins in my past, I’ve been thinking about assessments a bit lately. And one of the biggest problems comes from trying to find solutions that are meaningful yet easy to implement. You can ask learners to develop meaningful artifacts, but getting them assessed at scale is problematic.

Insights from the Internet Time Alliance (2018)

Jane Hart

On the 3rd anniversary of the death of Jay Cross, the Founder of the Internet Time Alliance, we – Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn and I – share some insights from the 5 of us over the years. Modern Workplace Learning

Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]

Docebo

Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits. In June 2017, Swisscom Enterprise Customers switched from a top-down L&D content generated approach to a social learning marketplace.

How to Design and Deliver Leadership Training with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

There are a variety of critical skills gaps in the workplace, including the corporate leadership skills gap. “A A glaring gap exists between the leadership skills organizations have now and the ones they will need in five years,” stated the Association for Talent Development.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Using a Mobile-supported, Personalized & Video-based LMS to Train the Direct Selling Employees

G-Cube

The way modern learners access and interact with learning content is of paramount significance to deliver a seamless training experience.

And the myths go on

Clark Quinn

Yet another silly post I stumbled upon. And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, but otherwise here’s yet another bunch of marketing hype. Hopefully no one uses this for any real decisions!

Spotlighting Clark Quinn in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

Jane Hart

I am delighted that Clark Quinn will be joining us on Tuesday 29 January 2019. The title of Clark’s session is Professionalism in Practice: Debunking Learning Myths, Superstitions, and Misconceptions . Modern Workplace Learning

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Popular Career Paths For Coders

Your Training Edge

Coding has become a very popular career choice over the last several years. Essentially, coding can be defined as creating a set of instructions in order to develop a computer program. There are various jobs coders are qualified for. Also, there are many ways to effectively learn coding.

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.

5 Best Moodle Themes for Version 3.5

Lambda Solutions

The theme you apply to your Moodle website helps shape the user experience of your learners. A good theme should be clean, functional, and make your LMS features easy to navigate. Here are five effective themes for your Moodle 3.5 website. LMS Expert Tips Moodle Features

How To Improve Communication in E-Learning

LearnDash

Effective communication in online learning can improve student outcomes and satisfaction. Of all the challenges facing online education, lack of personal contact with instructors probably tops the list. Learner completion rates are often low, and isolation and lack of support are frequently-cited culprits for their lack of engagement. Instructors therefore have plenty of motivation to find ways to reduce isolation and improve support.

MWL Newsletter no 89

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 28 October – 3 November 2018. when companies should/shouldn’t invest in training, for digital transformation encourage continuous learning & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Remembering Jay Cross

Learningtogo

Today I'm remembering one of the true pioneers of learning science, Jay Cross. Jay was a friend and mentor. LearningToGo Blog

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Moodle Themes - Why is It Good to Use a Theme

Lambda Solutions

Design is a crucial element of a learner's experience. A great design will help a learner stay engaged with the content and easily navigate an eLearning site to take advantage of all the features it has to offer.

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The Art and Science of Gratitude

Allen Interactions

We can probably all agree that in general, it's good to be grateful. And if probed we can probably all pull out one or two things that warrant saying "thanks". But why does it matter? And why does it matter for a learning company? Behavior-Based Learning Gratitude

3 reasons why managers should care about microlearning

Axonify

What do managers in your organization think about training? Do they like it? Do they find it a valuable use of time? Do they believe it has a positive impact on the business? Let’s start even simpler – do your managers care about training at all?

A Permanent State of Mourning – When Will We Stop The Killing?

Learningtogo

It has long been suspected that we are hard-wired to help each other. So why are so many of us becoming cold-blooded killers? LearningToGo Blog altruism brain death empathy flag mourning murder neuroscience Paul Zak police protest research terrorism

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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.

4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make

LearnDash

Looking for ways to improve your course? Keep an eye out for these instructional design mistakes. Instructional design is a large field, and there’s a lot to learn. Along the way, it can become easy to feel as though you’ll never be ready to launch because your course will never be good enough. However, the more you hold of on launching your course, the longer it will take you to gather the feedback you need to make it better.

Sell Courses Online with A Seamless LMS E-Commerce Integration

Paradiso

Selling courses online is one of the most often requests we get from clients. Most of them are struggling with performance issues that decrease the efficiency of the sales teams. Others, from a different side, lack a good software system that supports those selling processes.

AR / VR in eLearning

Adult Learning with Technology

Recently I came across this article on eLearning Industry that talks about AR and VR in the eLearning space. However, in spite of all the benefits, eLearning also poses a plethora of challenges which Virtual Reality (VR) aims to solve. VR brings with it a realm of simulations and real-life knowledge that makes retaining content and applying concepts in daily life easy. This article resonates with me as I look to bring this type of technology into my current work place.