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eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them. 

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.

How Does Watching Videos Improve Learner Engagement?

Origin Learning

A symbol or an icon that kicks in engagement and triggers excitement intrigues you enough to immediately rush to touch and see what unfolds before you. That is the sheer pleasure of engagement that video learning can bring among learners. The workforce profile is changing globally.

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[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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Digital literacies in the age of remix

Learning with e's

I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University. The components in the model are by no means exhaustive - I acknowledge there are many more literacies, some of which are emergent due to new technologies and services.

Can VR make learning viral?

Origin Learning

Sensory, stimulating, and sticky – that’s how learners would want their learning to be. And, that is a demand that is influencing organizations – large, medium and small enterprises – to evaluate the latest trends, technologies, and tools that would make this a reality.

Article Review: Are Competencies Really Dead?

Pract.us

Don’t throw out your competencies yet. Writing for the HR Zone , Jo Ayoubi, Managing Director of Track Surveys, Ltd. wades into the tumultuous waters of the competency debate. While some declare competencies a relic of management past, Ayoubi takes a more nuanced stance.

3 Vital Steps for Creating Storyline Game Zen Part 1

eLearning Brothers

When you think of building a Storyline game, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the seemingly endless revisions, hours of testing, and things you don’t know or are unsure about. Even in Storyline, the idea of building a well-rounded game can be very daunting.

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Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)

Bottom-Line Performance

You want to make your training engaging… but why? Common sense tells us that engaging training is more likely to be successful. Blogs like this one share examples of award-winning training all the time, and it’s what people talk about at learning conferences as well.

Consulting Isn’t My Backup Plan

Experiencing eLearning

Although I’ve been self-employed for almost 5 years, I’m still regularly contacted by recruiters about full-time positions. Most of them are polite and professional, and I often refer them to other colleagues who I know are looking for work.

Why You Need to Connect with Your Peers in the E-Learning Community

Rapid eLearning

I’m a big fan of community and how it helps us learn from each other. This is especially important for those of us in the elearning industry.

Responsive Videos

Upside Learning

Videos have always been effective where high-fidelity content is required. And with most platforms now failing to support Flash, videos have also become a technical means of including media-rich, vector-based, closely audio-synched animations (or for that matter any other type of animation) into multi-device eLearning. So before going any further, let’s establish the two ways […]. eLearning Responsive Videos

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Do You Have a Mobile Learning Strategy?

LearnDash

Many organizations have an elearning strategy, but do they have one for mobile learning? The rise of mobile technology has made elearning professionals re-think how we view elearning. What was once considered to be a part of elearning has now grown into its own industry.

How to Help Your Managers Become Better Coaches

Pract.us

Help your managers become better coaches, even if you don’t have formal training. Many business leaders recognize the tangible benefits of coaching. A recent meta-analysis of coaching research revealed that it improved performance, team functioning, engagement, retention and attitudes.

The Learning Analytics Market to Increase by 25% by 2020

Lambda Solutions

“Research and Markets” recently generated a report that predicts the learning analytics market to increase by over 25% by 2020 — that’s a quarter of the market, in just four years.

3 Challenges Vendors Face When Going LMS SaaS

Upside Learning

Most LMS vendors operate or either wish to operate in a SaaS engagement model. While there is no denying the possible pros of SaaS (for both the vendors and the customers), the learning domain offers some unique challenges to vendors in going the SaaS way. Below are some critical challenges of SaaS specific to vendors […]. Learning Management Hybrid SaaS SaaS LMS

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.

How video embedding on your LMS can help inspire your learners

Docebo

How video embedding on your LMS can help inspire your learners and boost retention. As social creatures, much of our learning is derived from observing and being observed by others. This social learning is becoming increasingly important for learning and development in the modern workplace.

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Learning, storytelling and technology

Learning with e's

My keynote presentation at Solstice 2016 (hosted by Edge Hill University, England) featured numerous narrative devices and storytelling tools. In particular, I built upon my recent blog series on narrative pedagogies, including a discussion around the use of literary devices in the classroom.

mLevel Recognized for Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016

mLevel

mLevel & Pearson Win Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 for Their Project: “Increasing Student Engagement in Business Education”. Chicago, IL – June 15, 2016 – mLevel has won the FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 award for “Best of Show Vendor” with Pearson’s innovative approach to mLevel’s microlearning platform. FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference and Expo was held from June 8 th to June 10 th in Austin, Texas.

What's the future of learning? Hint: Think Blended

InSync Training

Mimeo Webinar Recap & Follow-Up. Recently, the InSync team partnered with Mimeo to explore the current climate of corporate learning. We crafted a survey that asked questions about organization learning and the experiences of practitioners in the field.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

John Black #ICELW Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Professor John Black of Columbia Unveristy gave a fascinating talk about how games can leverage “embodied cognition” to achieve deeper learning. The notion is that by physical enaction, you get richer activation, and sponsor deeper learning.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best of FocusOn Learning

Pract.us

The 2016 FocusOn Learning conference was packed with great tips for improving performance. Last week, Pract.us attended the 2016 FocusOn Learning conference hosted by the eLearning Guild.

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. It is a common misconception and one that can have and often does have negative results. Another zinger is the old some famous, everyone hates their LMS. Yeah, yeah, I know.

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5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

Utilizing The Graphical Element In e-Learning Development: 5 Options To Choose From

G-Cube

Images and graphics have always been a part of learning and e-learning is also no exception. More than just providing relief from the tediousness of text, graphics can increase the effectiveness of learning as a whole.

Employees Demand Training Over Other Learning Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Finding the best way to create the most productive workforce remains at the top on any employer’s list of priorities. The solution begins with ensuring employee job satisfaction. But how can employers create job satisfaction?

Training and Development: A must-have employee benefit?

Learnkit

We’ve all heard the saying “Money doesn’t buy happiness” but can this statement be true to the workplace and employee engagement?