Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

6 Reasons Why Corporate Training Programs Fail

Your Training Edge

We all instinctively know that learning and development within the corporate space is ‘supposed to’ make a difference. Yet, far too often the programs (not necessary the people) fail due to the following reasons.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

I reviewed the numbers from 2016 for predications for 2017, and despite a couple of hiccups, still crossed over the 90% percentile once again. As I recall, it was 92-93%. The hiccups were along the lines of slower than anticpated adoption of data visualization, and sluggishness of LRS too, which although I thought wouldn’t be fast, I was surprised how bad it really was from within an LMS.

What to Write First in Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

Writing a branching scenario can be intimidating or overwhelming. Unlike a linear course, it’s not as easy to know where to start writing. Do you write the endings first? Do you write all the mistakes first? Do you start at the beginning and then flesh out each path as you write those choices?

Learning Escape Room – Year 2

Association eLearning

Last year, the Learning Escape Room was one of the most popular features of the Masie Center’s Learning 2016 conference. It was my first experience with an escape room and I was delighted to hear that it was coming back for Learning 2017. What Changed.

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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.

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The Benefits of Using Professional Voice Talent

InSync Training

You’ve put the finishing touches on the script for your client. Your company has just spent thousands of dollars creating the perfect visuals , countless hours perfecting the story , and you’ve even decided on some cool background music. It all looks fantastic, should be a huge success. Right? Now, all you need to do is have somebody voice these modules. How about Mary or Joe in Accounting – (such a nice voice)? eLearning

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Online Course Creation Has Just Evolved!

LearnDash

Create your content once and you’re done! Re-use your Lessons, Topics, and Quizzes in any course – at any time! Writing new update announcements is always enjoyable. But even more so for today’s update!

3 Instructional Design Strategies for SMART Change

Allen Interactions

The goal of instructional design is to bring about behavioral change. After all, we don’t train people to do things the way they’ve always done them. And as instructional designers, most of us, on some level, are accountable for the success of that training. So, beyond designing highly engaging learning solutions, what can we do to ensure people actually change their behavior? Instructional Design Change

An Unconventional Guide to Employee Training

Wisetail LMS

Follow our unconventional guide to learn how three L&D pros boosted their employee training engagement. The post An Unconventional Guide to Employee Training appeared first on Wisetail LMS. All L&D Best Practices LMS Best Practices

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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.

4 LMS Trends Revealed at the DevLearn 2017 Conference

Lambda Solutions

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Learning Culture & Human Capital: The Reality, the Myth and the Vision

The Peformance Improvement

[This post is by Sally Ann Moore, the Director General iLearning Forum at Closer Still Media. iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. Sally Ann wrote this as part of her preparation for the conference.] .

Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

On October 5 th , 2017, the Department of Defense announced that its eLearning curricula would adhere to xAPI standards rather than the more traditional SCORM standards of the eLearning industry.

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The Seven Archetypes of Subject Matter Experts

Dashe & Thomson

We need subject matter experts as much as we need air in order to do our jobs effectively. Some SMEs are fantastic, devoting the time and attention your project deserves without argument or complaint. However, SMEs are human, too (can you believe it?) and sometimes need a bit of help or encouragement to perform at their best due to other demands in their work and personal lives. We've found that generally, SMEs can be grouped into seven categories, or archetypes.

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.

Stop Committing These Presentation Crimes

eLearning Brothers

Sooner or later, every professional is asked to give a presentation in front of others—and sometimes it can make or break your career. In fact, 70% of employed Americans agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work, according to a Prezi survey.

Tom Reeves AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Thomas Reeves opened the third day of the AECT conference with an engaging keynote that used the value of conation to drive the argument for Authentic Learning. Conation is the component of cognition that consists of your intent to learn, and is under-considered.

How to Magically Mock Up Websites with Screenshots

Visual Lounge

You don’t have to be a professional designer to mock up websites. That’s because mock ups aren’t about design. They’re about communicating your ideas and gathering the feedback that will make the biggest impact. Polish and the flashy colors aren’t what we’re looking for. We want great ideas.

Expanding the Learning Ecosystem

ATD Learning Technologies

ATD Excellence in Practice Awards are presented to practices that have demonstrated clear and measurable results of achieving organizational goals, meet a demonstrated need, have appropriate design values, and are clearly aligned with other performance improvement initiatives.

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.

Can Anyone Be a Manager? Maybe Not.

KnowledgeCity

Simple question, right? Actually, it’s not. Many people want the title of manager but don’t understand the minutiae of the role. Many feel it should be the end goal of their career or a signal that they succeeded. However, not everyone can or should be a manager.

Marcy Driscoll AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Marcy Driscoll kicked off the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s annual conference with a thoughtful keynote on leadership. She used her experience as a Dean to explore possibilities and suggestions for what this could and should mean.

Make Your PowerPoint Videos Even Better With Editing Effects

Visual Lounge

So, you’ve mastered simple screen capture by turning your PowerPoint slides into a video. Why not take your PowerPoint videos to the next level with editing features? Give your slides the polish they need to make them look professional and keep your audience engaged.

30% Harder to Design for the Online Learning Environment

ATD Learning Technologies

Most clients we encounter believe that moving their content to an online, virtual environment, such as Adobe Connect or WebEx Training Center, is a simple matter of tweaking the materials.

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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.

Limiting managers and liberating leaders

Learning with e's

Image from Public Domain Pictures During more than 40 years of employment in large organisations I encountered two kinds of people in authority.*

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6 powerful examples of companies that are revolutionizing corporate learning

Axonify

Learn how a retailer, grocer, distribution center, contact center, pharmaceutical firm, and financial institution are modernizing learning at their organizations and driving real business results. We’ve spent a few weeks now talking about the concept of modernizing corporate learning through our webinar and blogs series. For instance, earlier this month you learned that in order to remain relevant and competitive, organizations must begin to modernize learning.

5 Ways Your Content Curation Can Win the Day

Litmos

Finding information on the internet is not a problem. In fact, Domo has just released their fifth annual infographic looking into the world’s data generation and online behavior, called “ Data Never Sleeps 5.0.” You can check out their infographic from 2016 here to compare.

Derek Cabrera AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Derek Cabrera opened the second day of the AECT conference with an insightful talk about systems thinking and the implications for education. With humorous examples he covered the elements of systems thinking and why it means we need to switch pedagogies to a constructivist approach.

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!

Outstanding 95% User Engagement Achieved by Soccer Shots Franchising

LearnUpon

Soccer Shots positively impacts children’s lives all over the United States and Canada through their premier Children’s Soccer Experience. They fulfill this promise by providing their community of owners, directors, coordinators, and coaches with consistently high-quality online training.

Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI

Web Courseworks

Mike Rustici , President of Watershed LRS, will be presenting “Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI”on November 28th as part of our Though Leaders Series Webinar!

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Giving Managers Feedback on Feedback

CLO Magazine

Giving people feedback is essential for growth. It’s also what many workers want. According to a survey from Officevibe, a company that provides employee engagement software, 83 percent of employees appreciate both positive and negative feedback.