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The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

It’s been a long time coming. One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I totally get it.

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Stories = Engagement = Learning

InSync Training

Storytelling has a long history as one of most fundamental communication methods. From paintings on cave walls to Egyptian hieroglyphs, to the first words ever written on papyrus with ink, people have been telling and listening to stories. We love to HEAR stories, too!

eLearning in the Age of Automation

Web Courseworks

In 2011, I took a human-computer interaction course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One day, the class collectively decided to discuss automatizing the workforce.

Microlearning: Leveraging Your Business Results From Effective Training


As technological innovations change our day-to-day lives, we must address the impact technology has on how we learn and work. With the complete overhaul of thinking ability, technology has also changed the ways employees do their jobs and look for information for improvement.

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.

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Learn to Make A Deal with This New Soft Skills Training

eLearning Brothers

Just recently, we launched a product that would revolutionize the eLearning and training industries. It was called Customizable Courseware.

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Relevance of Learning versus Relevance of Training and Development

Your Training Edge

In today’s environment, training organizations are struggling to prove their worth. They are also struggling to keep programs going on smaller budgets with smaller staffs.

How Long Should We Let Learners Go Down the Wrong Path?

Experiencing eLearning

In a comment to my post on Managing the Complexity in Branching Scenarios , Nicole Legault made a interesting point. “Why make a learner go so far down a wrong path? I think it’s best to correct and try to get them back on the right (or best) path.”

The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking


The process of learning and why it’s so important. Learning isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. It’s not just reading a textbook, acing your test, and calling it a day. Hundreds of studies have been completed regarding how humans learn, process, and store information.

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.

Human Capital Analytics — Now

eLearning Brothers

Human capital powers activity in commercial business and in government. It is estimated that the cost of human capital can be nearly 70% of annual operating expenses.

Leadership Analytics

Your Training Edge

Maintaining the leadership pool is a challenging task for an organization and its top leaders. There are a number of activities, as well as developmental exercises, that can be undertaken to grow leadership at every level within the organization. But how can organizational leaders measure leadership?

Let’s Talk LMS – A Glance at Learner Management System and Why You Need It.


Online learning is all the rage right now. With all its benefits like the seamless blend of traditional classroom and virtual information, scalability and engaging content, among others, it is no surprise that e learning is rapidly taking over a large number of industries and domains.

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What to consider when designing through the eyes of the learner


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.

Enhance Digital Learning Experiences with Video

B Online Learning

I love a good vid. In this age of Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Now and YouTube, you can be pretty much guaranteed to find something you want to watch that is engaging and entertaining. Pretty much any interest you have can be ‘googled’ and located not only for entertainment purposes but also for learning.

Measuring Leadership Effectiveness

Your Training Edge

It’s easy to get caught up in leadership skills and development. Plus, when things are going well, it’s even easier to ignore any measurements that tell you how effective the leadership really is in your organization.

The Big Benefits of Microlearning

InSync Training

Training Magazine Network session recap. The next big thing in learning, might be the smallest! Microlearning has the power to change the way we design and facilitate our training programs. But before we can move forward with leveraging this revolutionary approach, we have to first understand it at a fundamental level.

The 25 (+1) Most Important Skills for Small Business Employee Training [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s no shortage of skills your employees could be working on right now. Employee training and development can make a huge difference in small business performance.

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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.

3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement

Clark Quinn

When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that. I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement.

Decision Making Strategies

Your Training Edge

Leadership skills become second nature for many people. But one of the most difficult skills is decision making. There are always numerous factors to consider, impacts to predict, and, simply put, it’s difficult to please everyone from the highest levels.

Gaining Accreditation for Your Online Course


You offer an online course and award certificates but they don’t really carry any weight until your program is accredited. Certificates are great in online courses – and let me clear the air on one thing: you don’t need industry accreditation in order to offer them.

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For the love of learning, this is not how you engage a millennial


We are known as the generation glued to our phones, the ones that hold the trophy for the least engaged workforce and the ones that want answers to their questions, like, yesterday.

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.

Why You Need To Leverage Mobile For Performance Support

Upside Learning

Have you ever struggled with performing a task previously covered in long training sessions? You’re not alone – we have all been there! We forget almost 80% of what we learn in just 30 days – unless we get an opportunity to apply that knowledge. This is precisely why you need performance support. These short […]. Mobile Learning Upside Learning Just-in-time Learning Mobile Performance Support Performance Support

Coaching as a Training Resource

Your Training Edge

Even if the recession is beginning to back off, it may take some time to build budgets and training staffs back to a serviceable level. Plus, one of the hard facts of the ongoing financial crisis is that organizations will have to emerge with much more lean and efficient training staffs and programs.

Differentiate Your Courses Using Micro-Content


Micro-content is on the rise yet many online course offerings haven’t implemented it yet. Easily differentiate your offering by getting in early on the trend. If you are selling an online course then you have probably realized that the competition out there is fierce. The barriers to entry in this industry are virtually non-existent. Anyone can set-up a website, create course content, and slap a price on it. Sure, not everyone is going to sell their course.

Why Google Analytics is the next thing you should be adding to your LMS


Your learning platform likely gives you insights into which courses are being engaged with most and other metrics such as course completions, but there’s a whole host of information you’re probably missing out on if you stop there. There are dozens, if not hundreds of analytical tools you can embed into your platform.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Using Webinars to Increase Employee Engagement


Sometimes it seems like the cure for low employee engagement doesn’t exist. Company leaders and L&D decision makers spend countless hours trying to find a solution to employee disengagement. While some companies have discovered the key to their employees’ hearts and minds , others are still wondering where to start. Is employee disengagement an issue your company struggles with? In reality, there is probably not a clear-cut, works-every-time-for-everyone solution to low employee engagement.

The Business Case for Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

In recent years, CLOs have faced growing headwinds when it comes to making a business case for leadership development. An article in McKinsey Quarterly accused U.S. companies of lavishing $14 billion per year on programs to nurture their leaders while seeing little in return.

Using WordPress for Your Classroom


In the United States the school year is just about to start. If you are a teacher, why not use WordPress to supplement your classroom? Many schools already have a learning management system in place, but the truth is that they are really clunky and no one really wants to use them. Because of this it isn’t uncommon for teachers to set-up their own classroom specific sites to share details and news relating to their subject, and WordPress is proving to be a great choice.