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The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014

Jane Hart

As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide. But I am constantly being asked questions like “What is the best blogging tool?”

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The Four Stages of Learning

Association eLearning

I recently had an interesting conversation about life and how life lessons occur in stages. We compared it to learning to ride a bike. It was so difficult to learn, yet now you find it so easy you’ve forgotten how you learned it in the first place.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If

The learnification of education

E-Learning Provocateur

I start this post by thanking Angela Towndrow , a fellow Aussie whom I met virtually via a mooc, and from whom I continue to draw insights on things related to education. After reading my previous post Let’s get rid of the instructors!

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Five ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence

From the Coleface

Last week I had the privilege of judging the e-learning awards (obviously my lips are sealed as to who the winners are until the awards dinner).

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5 must-reads posts from September 2014

Jane Hart

This is a quick post this month (as I do my usual must-reads of the previous month). This month I am simply going to point to 5 posts that I came across last month that might make you think. All my tweeted links from September appear here.) “How How can you motivate workers? You can’t.”

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6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom

LearnDash

Flipped classrooms are becoming more popular given the use of various edtech tools today. To put it simply, a flipped classroom relies upon students to watch or read course content outside of class hours, and during class they are immersed in activities that applies the content.

eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

So you want to develop an eLearning course huh? But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Art and Design to get you started? Let me introduce to you a three-part series on eLearning Art and Design tips for the non-designer that may be of some help. Sound good?

Bottom-Line Performance, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Win Brandon Hall Award for “MobileConnect Guru”

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link].

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

eLearning Strategies: Creating Employee Development Training

G-Cube

In addition to the compensation, job security and career advancement opportunities, Learning and Development opportunities are also very important for the new-age corporate worker.In

8 EdTech Trends You Should Know

LearnDash

Education technology (EdTech) is evolving at an incredible pace. There are constantly new apps and programs being developed – all of which with their own unique benefit.

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eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

Annoying background sounds in your eLearning voice over courses can be frustrating. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, that’s why I wanted to make a quick video on how to take out noise reductions in your voice over projects.

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September 30, 2014 - How to Create an Effective eLearning Course Without Extra Effort?

JoomlaLMS

How to Create an Effective eLearning Course Without Extra Effort? More and more companies realize the need of investing money, time and effort into staff training, however, the number of businesses that can allocate a considerable part of their budgets to employee training programs is extremely small. The rest looks for alternative means of creating cost effective training courses and today’s post highlights such techniques. eLearning

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

How to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning

Origin Learning

Adding mobile learning to a training program is one of the best ways to acknowledge and leverage the technological devices that your employees already have. However, it is important to make the right first moves when transferring elements of your training to the mobile learning format.

Online Learning Trends and Challenges

LearnDash

The presence of online learning in education and corporate environments is strong. The economies of scale from a robust online course program simply cannot be ignored anymore.

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Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

B Online Learning

In my last blog post, I explored the Modality Principle from the book Elearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer. In this post, I’ve decided to examine another principle in the book – the Personalisation Principle in Chapter 8. The chapter examines 3 types of personalisation principles but I’m […].

Are you transparent?

Tom Spiglanin

Do you cringe when you hear the word, “Transparency?” ” I do, and I hear it all too often. We expect our government to be transparent. Managers talk of their transparency in the workplace. Workers complain of a lack of transparency in management.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Virtual Classroom Adoption – The Four Stages of Change

InSync Training

Adopting, and excelling at, the virtual classroom is much more about attitudinal change than it is about implementing technology. Ultimately, people need to BELIEVE that the virtual classroom will work. Organizations spend more time worrying about firewalls, security, hardware, and software (important topics all) than they think about adoption and usability. This isn’t a case of ‘if we build it, they will come.”

Genesis Training Theme for WordPress

LearnDash

Many people looking to create and sell online training courses using WordPress find themselves searching for the right theme. In reality, this can be a never ending process as the grass somehow always seems “greener” on the other side. You know what I mean.

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#SHRMI14 - Post 1: Ashok Alexander – Leadership Lessons from the Field

ID Reflections

SHRMI14 was all that I thought it would be. The two-day conference had well-chosen and thoughtfully sequenced sessions. I am planning to capture my learning and the insights in a series of posts. I will begin with the session that resonated with me and touched me the most.

How to Work With Grids and Guides in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

One of the most helpful, underutilized, and misunderstood tools in the Lectora developer’s arsenal is the layout and design guide. If you click on the View tab in the menu ribbon, in the middle of the view tools you’ll see the Grids and Guides group.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

4 Things You Need To Remember Before Launching a B- School Mentoring Program

Origin Learning

What is a mentoring program? A mentoring program is a systematic framework which provides for career counseling of individuals. Though traditionally, mentors were necessarily older, more senior people; now mentoring has become more of a two-way process where mentors and mentees can benefit mutually.

Adobe RoboHelp: Multilevel List Sub-Numbering

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Willam Van Weelden    A few weeks ago I showed you how you can  use multilevel lists to easily create complex lists with multiple levels. But multilevel lists are far more powerful than I could show you in a single article.

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Week's Learning #1

ID Reflections

Following Harold Jarche''s example of Friday''s Finds , I thought where better to collate and synthesize my week’s learning from Twitter than on my blog. Here’s the first of the series.

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A Huge Month for New Cutout People Images and eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

In the month of September, we stuffed the eLearning Library with tons of new templates. Most of these new templates were Cutout People Images but also included Adobe Captivate Templates, Articulate Storyline Templates, Lectora Templates, and PowerPoint Templates. That’s a lot of templates!

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.