Sat.Oct 28, 2017 - Fri.Nov 03, 2017

The role of L&D in 2018

Jane Hart

I am frequently asked for my thoughts on the role of L&D in the future. Here is my take on the important work required for the short-term future. Social learning

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How to Conduct User Acceptance Testing for eLearning

Tim Slade

When you’re nearing the end of development for an eLearning course, it’s easy to want to rush through the final review and quality assurance (QA) cycles in an effort to get it published ASAP. Trust me, I’ve been there more times than I can count!

Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

I recently got back from the Learning 2017 conference. Like last year, I want to share some of what I learned and experienced. The sessions and events I attended were quite different this time, so they’ve provided a different set of insights. In no particular order: Development Must be Continuous.

Gamification – Reshape Learning By Boosting Engagement Level

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Gamification is defined as the incorporation of game mechanics with non-game contexts to increase learner engagement and attain successful business outcomes.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

LMS Security Matters

JoomlaLMS

Data security is one of the most important issues nowadays. Thousands of websites are hacked and blacklisted every day, losing their data, reputation and search ranking. In addition to the reputation damage, hacking causes financial harm, emotional distress and clients’ confidence loss.

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Powerful Written Goals In 7 Easy Steps!

Your Training Edge

Your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, your first overseas trip. From the Midwest town of Chicago to the rolling hills of Rome Italy, you’re going to see it all. You throw your bags into a cab and your off to the airport.

Teaching for Trying Times

Upside Learning

Let me tell you the true story of three companies… The first company is one of a large group of companies. This company competes in a segment that has remarkable potential, making this company significant for the entire group’s profitability. To capitalise on the opportunity, the group has defined a strategic shift for this company, […]. Mobile Learning Long Term Learning Mobility organisational culture Scaffolding

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Develop and Deliver an L&D Strategy for Non-Profit Volunteers

TOPYX LMS

Non-profit volunteers often work long hours free of charge. They keep non-profit organizations afloat. With this in mind, developing a learning and development (L&D) strategy for volunteers should be high on a non-profit association leader’s list of priorities if it is not already. An L&D strategy and program is helpful for volunteers, giving them much-needed direction, standards, and a sense of purpose. It also encourages growth within an association.

Let Your Inner Rockstar Out and Get Rewarded

eLearning Brothers

We had so much fun giving away free eLearning Brothers t-shirts to all you rockstars at DevLearn 2017 that we thought “Why not keep that fun going?”. So we’re going to have a little contest.

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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.

Training Alchemy: How the Military Takes Ordinary to Extraordinary

Your Training Edge

The U.S. Military uses typical training techniques and modifies their delivery in order to turn an ordinary person into an extraordinary leader. When we think of military training, sometimes we think of a drill sergeant screaming in the face of a new recruit.

Point-of-Work & ADDIE? Say It Ain’t So…

Living in Learning

My recent post “70:20:10 – Myth or Legend?” roused a few readers to offer up some really solid comments, and there were a few that left me feeling like I was at a NASCAR race and just shouted “Ford Rules!” Now if you’ve never been to a NASCAR race, let me tell you this about […].

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Why I’m Getting Tired of All These Stories

Learningtogo

That clever little story may not be as engaging as you think it is.

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Add Some Character To Your Course With New Illustrated Cutout People

eLearning Brothers

It’s getting crowded in our Cutout People Library! We just added a ton of new illustrated cutout people in different industries and ethnicities. If you’re new to using cutout people in your courses, check out the tips below—and get a peek at some of our newest illustrated characters.

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[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

The 29 Costly Implications of Losing Customers

Your Training Edge

I am not the originator of this list, but found it instructive as to the success and failure of companies and success. A lost customer means lost feedback and the opportunity to improve. A lost customer means lost sales and revenue that is lost forever!

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Learning objectives are like metadata – useful but best left unseen

From the Coleface

An update on a post about learning objectives which attracted a healthy amount of support and debate: refinements to that position and what it means in practice for learning designers. One of the richest compilations of high quality thinking is Will Thalheimer’s.

Podcast – Webinar: The Future of Learning with LDPhilly.com

Learningtogo

What do butterflies, hummingbirds, and black swans have to do with learning technology? Listen to our webinar with the LDPhilly team and find out!

5 Steps To Follow When Using An Instructional Design Framework For Your Online Courses

Adult Learning with Technology

Instructional Design Framework For Your Online Courses: 5 Steps To Follow You’ve just landed your new job as an Instructional Designer, and you’re ready to start producing some learning materials. With all the new technology and tools available today to create online courses, this is an exciting time for eLearning, and a great time to … Continue reading "5 Steps To Follow When Using An Instructional Design Framework For Your Online Courses".

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.

Between the Happy Sheets

Your Training Edge

I thought the title might catch a few extra glances. Who would have thought that there was something sexy going on with all those trainer happy sheets? For one, I did. Happy sheets, for those uninformed, are those polled results you provide at the end of a seminar.

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Designing onboarding experiences that increase employee retention

Kineo

For many companies, the most pressing goal when designing onboarding experiences is to get new hires trained on their job and company procedures as quickly as possible so they can hit the ground running. From the employee perspective, however, this approach may not align to what they really need and want. Of course, new employees want to learn how to do their jobs and do them well. But they also want to feel welcomed and part of a team, while also looking ahead to opportunities for growth.

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Happy Halloween! Why do we love to scare ourselves?

Learningtogo

Fear is generally thought of as a negative emotion. Google it and you will find thousands of articles, books and blog posts about how to face your fear and overcome it so you can be more successful, happy or brilliant. Yet fear serves a very useful purpose in our growth as a species.

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L&D: Chasing Right Outcomes With Wrong Outputs

Living in Learning

We cannot begin the effort by looking through a “training solution lens”. I can always build training IF NECESSARY. BUT…if emphasis is not first laser-focused on what solution output closes the performance gap(s) at Point-of-Work, the traditional default training solution may well be the wrong output. 70:20:10 Five Moments of Need PDNA Performance Assessments Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability Discovery Performance Assessment performance consulting

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Professional Learning in the Era of Netflix and Amazon

Blue Sky eLearn

What if I were to say, companies like Netflix and Amazon are your association’s biggest point of competition? For some, I suspect this statement catches them off guard and does not quite make sense.

AR we ready for the future of learning?

Kineo

Apps like Snapchat, with its facial filters, and the Pokemon Go! game made AR a reality for the masses, but Apple’s ARKit goes way beyond that. Developers can now create AR experiences that offer a whole different level of precision, detail and interactivity - which, I feel is going to be HUGE.

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Doing Conferences Differently – How to Beat Post-Conference Depression

Learningtogo

Do you suffer from PCD? How many times has this happened to you? You’ve convinced your boss (or yourself) to pay up to $2,000 plus travel expenses so you can attend a conference in your field.

Custom vs. Off The Shelf Training: Which Should You Choose?

Dashe & Thomson

You've finally completed your training needs assessment and have discovered your salespeople need training on effective negotiation skills. You're familiar with off the shelf training courses for sales teams and wonder whether general training on sales closing techniques would be suitable. Or, is custom training the route to take? ELearning

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.