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How Fantasy Elements Improve the Learning Experience

Bottom-Line Performance

The idea of using whimsy and fantasy as part of a training program makes some learning leaders nervous. Will learners take the training seriously? Will serious-minded audiences be offended by the lighthearted approach? And most importantly, what will stakeholders think?

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“Check Box” Training, or Is It “Check Box” L&D?

Living in Learning

It’s Saturday morning, and am fully caffeinated…sitting on the deck and nursing on the business end of a fairly decent cigar. It’s odd moments like these that a craving to rip out a blog post gets flung upon me. Out of the blue a question landed on my brain and I thought was significant enough […]. Continuous Learning Learning Ecosystems Performance Support Performer Support Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability dynamic learning ecosystems embedded performance support point of work

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The Importance of Alliances

eLearning Brothers

Today’s learning ecosystem is expanding.

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An Instructional Designer's Guide to a Successful Project Kickoff Meeting

Dashe & Thomson

by Claire Narum. The importance of a strong kickoff to a training project can’t be understated. Not only does the project kickoff meeting define the road map, set expectations for your stakeholders, and clarify each team member’s roles, it’s also an opportunity for the team to forge a positive and enthusiastic working relationship that builds a solid foundation for collaboration on future projects.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

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The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 3: Connections

eLearning Brothers

One of the biggest mistakes made in scenario-writing is not providing the learner the opportunity to reflect on the choice that they made. Reflection is what makes learning stick.

Are Innovation and Education a Perfect Couple or a Dangerous Match?

mLevel

There is no disputing that the pace of innovation and new technologies being delivered to the education marketplace is at an all-time high. It seems new offerings and companies seem to sprout up faster than the weeds in my garden. In fact, Forbes cited 2015 as the year gamification went mainstream.

Podcast: Chad Bellin – Getting Started in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Learningtogo

Chad Bellin is a technology executive with over 18 years experience across several industries. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Chad has had the opportunity to work for some amazing startups as well as with larger companies like Mitel, Rockwell Automation, and IBM.

How to get buy-in for your new onboarding vision

Axonify

We’ve been talking about a reimagined approach to onboarding for about six months now. We’ve covered a range of related topics, including: New foundational principles for facilitating an onboarding experience that never stops. Pre-boarding and the value of finding the right people who already have a passion for your company. Organizational fit and the need to involve people in the culture from day one rather than just tell them about it.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Maximize on Millennial Training

ReadyTech

By the year 2020, nearly half (46 percent) of all U.S. workers will be millennials. With this surge of new, young workers comes the need to train them. But what’s the best way to do that as this powerful and misunderstood generation moves into positions once held by the older Gen X generation?

Developing Personal Learning Networks – Resources

David Kelly

People are not learning exclusively from conventional sources like courses and classrooms. In truth we never did, but there’s a growing awareness of the small percentage of learning that comes from formal means as compared to informal means.

You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius

Skillsoft

Do books still serve a purpose in today’s world? Skillsoft Books24x7 Books

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FOR MEN ONLY – LEARN HOW TO BE A REAL MAN

KnowledgeStar

TO ALL THE MEN WHO READ THIS. THE TED PRESENTATION JACKSON MAKES MUST BE WATCHED AND REMEMBERED. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL THE MEN YOU KNOW … WATCH JACKSON KATZ TEACH AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR MENFiled under: Managing Minds. Managing Minds

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Placing Employee Experience at the Core of Onboarding Programs

Learning Wire

Want to find out more about the key role of onboarding & get concrete tips to implement great onboarding programs? Download our white paper by clicking here ! Human beings are hard-wired to respond to experiences.

Servant Leadership in Action

CLO Magazine

I’ve been singing the praises of servant leadership for many years. Simply put, if you serve your people well — give them direction and support as needed, praise them when they succeed and redirect them when they get off track — they will take care of your customers.

Here’s What Needs to be in Your E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

I get questions all the time about work portfolios. One of the most frequent questions is “what types of courses need to be in the portfolio?” ” Why Have a E-Learning Portfolio? The portfolio is your proof of skills.

World of Learning Conference and Exhibition - Day 2

Unicorn Training

Our second day at World of Learning Conference and Exhibition kicked off with a nice little surprise! When we arrived at our stand we found a post-it note stuck to the table from yesterday's winner - Karen we're so pleased you love your unicorn so much - enjoy!We We had a slightly different team than yesterday, so it was nice to see the reaction from our colleagues when they arrived at our stand.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

What Exactly Does Adaptive Learning Look Like? Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

ATD product manager Jeffrey Surprenant sat down with subject matter expert James Bennet to uncover not only what adaptive learning is and looks like, but also the why and how behind implementing it in your organization. Read part one of their conversation.

A Brave New World of Learning

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher is a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm.

Why Learning Content Curation Matters

PDG

Training departments generate volumes of content. What do you have in your library? Is it up-to-date? Useful? Relevant? Do your people know how to find it? Many of us are standing on twin peaks of learning content.

World of Learning Conference and Exhibition - Day 1

Unicorn Training

The weather was kind to us on day 1 of World of Learning Conference and Exhibition at Birmingham NEC, after the somewhat bizarre weather on the journey here yesterday. Our morning prior to the show was filled with anticipation as we haven't exhibited at World of Learning in quite some time and we were excited to see how our stand would look and explore the venue - it's safe to say we were pleased.We're

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Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

“ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb. The saying goes back at least to the Middle Ages. It indicates that professionals like us often don’t bestow our greatest gifts on ourselves. The Hippocampus and Spatial Reasoning.

The Power of Self Leadership

CLO Magazine

Ken Blanchard is a best-selling author, speaker and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Cos. Imagine the people in an organization represent two sides of the same coin. Managers make up one side of that coin. Individual contributors make up the other.

5 Things You Must Have to Successfully Lead a Team

Learnloft

If you know about your industry, perform your job well, and show “potential” there’s a good chance your organization will consider you for a promotion to a management role. Unfortunately, as a manager, you’ll only use a small percentage of the skills that got you the promotion in the first place and according to the latest statistics, you have a greater chance to fail than being successful. (60% 60% of new managers fail in their role every single year in the United States alone).

7 Learning Management System Pitfalls to Avoid

AbaraLMS

A Learning Management System is a quintessential online training tool that has become an integral part of the eLearning design and development process of numerous training and corporate organizations.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have your whole squad, Blue Sky eLearn is counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program and make your eLearning program more successful than ever before!

Micro Leadership: How to Lead When You’re Not the Leader

Your Training Edge

Leadership is possible no matter where you are in an organization’s hierarchy. People in management and leadership positions had to start somewhere – and most of them got where they are by proving themselves as leaders before they were placed in a position to lead.

5 Reasons Why Using Consultants are Good for your L&D Budget

Clarity Consultants

It might seem counterintuitive that hiring a consultant would help you save money, but when it comes to your L&D budget – hiring a consultant is a great option.

How to Integrate Blending Learning with your LMS

D2L

Children are growing up with technology infused into many aspects of their life, including the classroom. Teaching methods are evolving to incorporate 21st century skills, … Continued. Blended Learning Flipped Classroom Online Learning