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5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.

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Do Your Learners Know the ‘Why’?

Bottom-Line Performance

Many learning leaders struggle to help learners feel accountable for their own growth and development. They devote time and budget to create more and more training, yet see little change. This common expression partially sums up the problem: “When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”.

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Collaboration VS. Interaction: What’s the Difference?

InSync Training

Virtual classroom platforms now include a plethora of tools meant to encourage learner participation. We have whiteboards , breakout rooms , polls , text-based chat. Including them appropriately in our programs positively impacts our modern learners’ experiences.

4 Stages of a Learning Business

Web Courseworks

OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras.

[New eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

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How a Time Management eLearning Course Can Boost Productivity

eLearning Brothers

People who manage their time effectively are productivity ninjas. They know themselves, and they pay attention to how much time their typical work tasks take. Having this kind of streamlined efficiency in a person is awesome, but to have it on an organizational level is extraordinary.

Types of Learner Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Recently, we looked at the two different types of learner engagement we can use in the virtual classroom: interaction and collaboration. Let’s build on that foundational knowledge with a deep dive into different subtypes of interaction and collaboration, and intelligent ways to use them.

CONTENT CURATION AND CRAP DETECTION

Learnnovators

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Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model

CLO Magazine

We are swamped by leadership advice from countless gurus. In the U.S., we give the leadership development industry more than $24 billion annually. It is the No. 1 category in corporate learning and development spending. What do we get for all this time and money spent on studying leadership?

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.

Here’s How Subject Matter Experts Help Build Great Courses

Rapid eLearning

Subject matter experts play a key role in the success of our courses. This is part three of the series on how to work with subject matter experts based on tips shared by your peers.

The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning

Association eLearning

How often do you feel like you understand something until someone asks you to tell them more about it? When teachers and learners want to convey information quickly there’s always a temptation to rely on definitions and a sampling of big picture ideas to help the learner hit the ground running.

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Continual Exploration

Clark Quinn

I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do. The benefits are about continual innovation, but I wonder if a more apt phrase is instead continual exploration.

Your Brain on Learning

CLO Magazine

When the brain learns, it acquires information through a person’s various senses, and this information travels along the synapses to the short-term memory.

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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.

Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

When you hear the word “negotiation,” you probably think of some high-stakes situation involving SWAT teams, dangerous criminals, and tense conversations through megaphones.

No white space!

Learning with e's

This image I saw on social media today got me thinking about creativity. In fact, it made me a little angry, just as it did Amy Burvall , who posted a commentary. You can see what is happening. This teacher is insisting on the 'proper' way to do something.

How To Make Collaborations Tools More Effective: Analysing The Reasons For Failure

G-Cube

While some form of social and peer learning have always been a part of organizational learning, technology has made virtual collaborations possible in more efficient ways to make sure that employees from global offices all over the world can collaborate more closely and learn from each other.

What Kind of Learning Culture Does Your Company Have?

CLO Magazine

Many companies have started to pay much more attention to how important learning is to their business, and how it can be a huge competitive advantage to attract and retain great talent.

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.

Why are organizations so bad at onboarding? (#onboardingSOS)

Axonify

Onboarding is important! I don’t think it’s necessary to argue that point. If you need validation, check out this Forbes article. It comes down to the simple reality that we’re all trying to attract the best talent. We’re all having turnover problems. We’re all hiring new people.

E-Learning outside the box: tips for instructional designers

Matrix

Whenever putting out a hiring ad, companies ask for innovative people who can think outside of the box. Creativity seems to have become the number one prerequisite for pretty much everything.

Making it personal

Learning with e's

For too long education systems have been standardising content, assessment and the learning experience. Clearly, one size does not fit all, and we need personalised learning experiences for our students if we are to prepare them for an ever changing, volatile world.

Human Connection, Not Technology, Most Important in Knowledge Transfer

CLO Magazine

Business leaders should prepare for workers to leave their organizations in droves. This year, baby boomers are between 53 and 71 years old, according to Gallup , which means the average boomer is in their mid-60s.

[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.

REFRAMING 70:20:10, THE ANATOMY OF WORKFLOW LEARNING

Learnnovators

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Maximizing your training budget: instructor-led training, e-learning, or both?

Matrix

Typically people who know they need some sort of company training will tell you what they want: We need an instructor-led training course developed to [insert desired training outcome]. We want a 20 minute e-learning course to [insert another desired training outcome].

10 design tips for instructional designers

Cobblestone Learning

These days a job ad for an instructional designer doesn’t just list the requisite skills of working alongside SMEs and structuring courses from a variety of complex source materials. Since the advent of more user friendly authoring tools, it likely also has design and development requirements.

The Science Behind Telling the Truth

CLO Magazine

Mark Murphy’s latest book, “Truth at Work: The Science of Delivering Tough Messages,” dives into everybody’s favorite topic (not) — confrontation in the workplace. According to Murphy, nine out of 10 employees and managers are reluctant to speak the truth.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?