Sat.Oct 07, 2017 - Fri.Oct 13, 2017

Disruption Debate: Be open with change

Jane Hart

As part of Totara’s ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland has been speaking to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. A few weeks ago he talked to me, and this is the summary of that conversation that appears on their website. Social learning

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State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year. A time to reflect back to see where e-learning as a whole is at, and where it is heading for the coming year. That said, reflection is for some other blog author to write about. I’m all about now and where the industry is heading (based on trends). . The Present. Or as some people will call it, Now, as in the present. Think of it like those movies, you know the ones that say “present day”, and it was done in 1975? Yeah, like that.

Microlearning, Mega Results

Association eLearning

The new buzzword in learning and development is microlearning. Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, bite-sized chunks. It makes sense that shorter courses are gaining popularity.

Driving The Pace Of Digital Transformation For Lucrative Business

G-Cube

Digital Transformation – different people have different understanding of this word and different versions are doing rounds in the market. However, most companies don’t know the right approach or how to get their companies Digitally Transformed.

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.

How We’re Rocking DevLearn 2017

eLearning Brothers

We here at eLearning Brothers are chomping at the bit to rock DevLearn 2017 in our signature style, as only the Team in Orange can! It’s only two weeks away and we want you fully informed of our plans this year. We want you to be as excited as we are! Deep breaths, our friends.

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Design Thinking: Level-Up the Learner Experience

Bottom-Line Performance

Two years ago I was at a CLO conference in Austin, Texas. The keynote speaker asked a question that gave me pause then – and continues to drive me now. He asked, “Is the 45-minute course you created a good use of 45 minutes of the learner’s life?

Engage Your Virtual Learners from the Get Go

InSync Training

In the live online learning environment , instructional teams often struggle to truly connect with learners. We don't have the benefit of greeting our online learners with a smile as they enter our virtual space. So how do we create an inviting, warm, inclusive learning environment?

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, we are counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #10 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW.

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How to Use Wishlist Member with LearnDash

LearnDash

Wishlist Member is one of the original WordPress membership plugins. Here is how to use it with LearnDash. If you have been involved in WordPress for any amount of time then there is a good chance that you have heard of Wishlist Member.

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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.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

We have our very own Learning Stage at DevLearn this year! Dreams do come true, kids. Don’t worry, we won’t be subjecting you to middle school clarinet recitals, embarrassing talent shows, or bad karaoke (hopefully not, anyway). We know that with great power comes great responsibility.

eLearning: About External Licensing

Your Training Edge

When your organization needs eLearning programs but doesn’t have an internal program in place, external licensing of eLearning may be a good choice. Many eLearning and LMS providers offer external training that you can use as part of your organization’s learning and development program.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Like many decision makers, you may be more than ready to improve the effectiveness of your company’s LMS training program. However, before moving forward with such a venture, it’s important that corporate leaders determine if they feel confident in their LMS ( learning management system ) program-building skills.

Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Learningtogo

Today is Friday the 13 th in the Northern hemisphere. This is day that is thought to be unlucky in most western cultures. Psychiatry has even identified a condition for people with a severe fear of the number 13 – Triskaidekaphobia.

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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Why Customizable Courseware Rocks

eLearning Brothers

You’ve probably heard about our Customizable Courseware at this point. It’s some amazing and exciting stuff that is taking many people’s eLearning to the next level.

Applying Leadership to Operations Management

Your Training Edge

As most leaders know, management is a separate entity from leadership. Many organizational leaders have difficulty doing one and continuing to do the other.

The realities of developing custom elearning with a vendor

Kineo

In the learning space, lots of companies develop custom elearning with a vendor to get the job done. There's a reason why so many companies outsource custom elearning development work to third parties or freelancers rather than hiring a whole internal department to handle one-off projects or areas outside the core team’s specialty. And, in general, working with a vendor can be a great experience.

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Simple Trick for Creating Effective Courses

LearnDash

When we create courses we do so in hopes of not only teaching, but in providing people with new skills or knowledge that they can use in daily life. I don’t know about you, but whenever I take a course I am looking to get something practical out of it that I can use to better myself, my business, or my life. Unfortunately not all courses succeed at meeting this outcome.

[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.

No! No. Background. Music.

Patti Shank

[link] <-- I started building a series of explainer videos this week on the most critical concepts in my Make It Learnable series of books. The first one is on learnability and readability in instructional materials and how they impact learning outcomes.

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Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of External eLearning

Your Training Edge

Licensing external eLearning content can provide you and your organization with definite benefits, along with some potential drawbacks. Again, as we discussed on the benefits and obstacles to developing internally, your role is to determine where the greatest benefit lies.

Catch up with Megan at DevLearn 2017 on Oct 25-27

Torrance Learning

Are you planning to be at the DevLearn 2017 conference , Oct. 25-27 in Las Vegas? Catch up with Megan! Here’s a look at her schedule. Hope to see you there! Tuesday, October 24. Pre-conference Workshop.

Upcoming Webinar – The Future of Learning with LDPhilly.com (Oct 25, 2017)

Learningtogo

What do butterflies, hummingbirds, and black swans have to do with learning technology? Come to our webinar with the LDPhilly team and find out!

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

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.

The next book in the Make It Learnable series?

Patti Shank

I told myself I'd take some time off after completing Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning. And I am. Sort of.

Digital Future Of Consumer Goods Industry Using Online LMS

G-Cube

Digitization has led to huge transformations across multiple business aspects, offering unrivaled opportunities for value creation, while representing major risk associated with it.

After the Classroom: What Can You Do to Make Sure New Skills Become Old Hat? [Infographic]

Pract.us

In the first blush of post-training excitement, your team probably feels like they have a new lease on their work and fresh skills to boost their careers. But what happens after a month – or six? Do those abilities stick around forming a foundation for even more development?

7 Online Tools for Learning Another Language

LearnDash

Language learning is big business that was at one time dominated by two or three big companies and universities, but times have changed! Today there are programs of all kinds available to anyone who wants to learn – the most popular of which are available online. These courses range from completely free to quite expensive. The style of each depends on your preferences. The influx in these programs is because you can actually make a good amount of money selling a language course.

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Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

10 top tips for a great interactive video

Kineo

We’re all abuzz these days about interactive video. And for good reason. It is a great way to get learners to sit up straight and pay attention and on top of that, can enhance and improve a traditional eLearning experience, by = breaking up the monotony of clicking next through a series of slides. And it is, well, so much more interactive than a “static” video.

How E-learning Can Benefit Companies – Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Today, in the middle of the era of innovation, e-learning takes a prominent place in corporate life. Every business implements various methods to gain high quality, productive and motivated team. How it works and how efficient is it? Electronic learning is a new wave in a corporate education, which is mostly regulated by the 70/20/10 rule. Today most companies are using educational methods in a 70% part.

Does your company have the right plumbing to evolve corporate learning?

Axonify

In the first of a three-part series on modernizing corporate learning, hosted by Chief Learning Officer (CLO), Axonify’s CEO Carol Leaman made one thing clear: in order to remain competitive, organizations must begin to modernize learning. This week, Axonify’s Principal Learning Strategist, JD Dillon, continued the discussion by offering three practical strategies for how to make that happen.