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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.

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.

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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.

Do We Still Need the LMS?

CLO Magazine

According to CB Insights 2017 research, venture capitalists and corporate teams invested $1.85 billion into various types of learning and training companies in 2016, and the number appears to be going up in 2017. Why all the investment?

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.

CONTENT CURATION AND CRAP DETECTION

Learnnovators

The post CONTENT CURATION AND CRAP DETECTION appeared first on Learnnovators.

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 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.

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?

The role of collaborative learning in a social landscape

Kineo

At Kineo we’ve been considering how collaborative learning can be incorporated into our social strategy. But before we can do that we first need to define collaborative learning. Is it just a synonym for social learning or does it have its own unique identity? Does the nature of time play a role? For example, is social learning synchronous and collaborative learning asynchronous? So many questions! Let’s explore them now.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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Fresh Content Matters, Here’s Why

ej4 eLearning

Life is full of expiration dates including your food, household products, and believe it or not, even your training content. When something needs to be replaced, you don’t wait until it’s completely useless. We’ve all had that feeling when we’re excited about something only to find out that it is expired, sending us down the path of searching for other options. So why would you wait until your training content is outdated?

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!

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.

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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.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

Visual Lounge

The interest in screenshots has increased steadily since 2009. And it’s no secret that we’re big fans of screen capture and screenshots here at TechSmith.

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Elearning Content Development is Helping Communities

Designing Digitally

Local governments are jumping on board the elearning train. Game-based learning and gamification increasingly are standard practice for corporate training programs in many businesses across the country. The benefit of using these practices in other areas is becoming increasingly apparent.

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.

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

Learnnovators

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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.

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.

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.

How to Make Video: Before You Start

Visual Lounge

Can’t see the embedded Video? Watch the Before Starting Video on YouTube. How to Make Video: Getting Started. Your first video might be one of the toughest videos you ever make. The first time making anything can be tough.

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There’s Nothing Wrong with Not Being a Leader

CLO Magazine

If you haven’t read Susan Cain’s recent The New York Times essay on the need for more followers, I highly recommend the piece. In it, the “Quiet” author explores the outsized emphasis many colleges place on leadership skills, especially during the admissions process.

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.