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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.

LMS Security Matters


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.

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.

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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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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E-Learning Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

This is Voodoo. He is a little devil, wrapped in black and white fur that can create terror and joy in a single bound. Right after he jumps full throttle on me. He looks so quaint.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

Gamification has been a buzzword for some time now and it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, we’re seeing gamification pop up in even more, incredibly relevant, training areas.

Experiential Learning: ‘What’, ‘Why’, and ‘How’ for Corporate Trainers

Bottom-Line Performance

The importance of experiential learning for children is evident. We would never have learned to ride bicycles or hit balls without taking tumbles, swinging and missing, and trying again until we had developed some mastery. We learned from experience. Adults are no different.

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.

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.

E-learning ain't what it used to be

Clive on Learning

The interactive self-study lesson that we commonly refer to as an e-learning module has a very long history, going back to the late 1970s and the very first micro-computers.

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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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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 […].


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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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.

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.

Give your Professional Associations a Worthwhile LMS Therapy


Do you know what are associations? and what are they known for? Then let me clear the air for you !!!!! Association are the government bodies which aims at selling training courses. These associations can be into any domain like healthcare, education, hospitality, transport etc.

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

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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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.

Designing onboarding experiences that increase employee retention


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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Data Security. How Can You Get In Front of the Problem

Allen Interactions

Did you know: 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. 60 percent of small and medium sized companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack. Data Security Employee Training Cyber Attack

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

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The True Story of a Virtual Classroom Meltdown!

InSync Training

Picture it: You’re a veteran virtual learning producer. You’ve arrived forty-five minutes ahead of a session, you’re well prepared…and everything goes wrong. Do you panic? Or do you put all your skills to good use? InSync Training’s veteran producer Kathy Piazza managed to keep her cool in a high-pressure producing situation, and managed to keep the session moving and the learners on track. In this blog post, she shares her step-by-step, moment-by-moment, rollercoaster ride of a session.

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.

AR we ready for the future of learning?


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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10 Ways to Turn Your Learners into Zombies (Throwback to 2013!)

Learning Visions

This was probably my favorite webinar/slide deck ever. And while it's now four years old, the concepts and ideas still hold true today. So, are you a zombie hunter or what? Ten ways to turn your learners into zombies from Cammy Bean Thanks to @espencedalton for unearthing this relic on Twitter. Happy Halloween

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3 C’s for Success

Your Training Edge

There are three (3) things that are always included in the successful conclusion to a successful goal cycle. They are: commitment, completion and closure. Commitment. Unless the person making the goal is committed to working on and towards a particular goal, it is at best nothing more than a wish. Commitment is the spark that ignites the fire that moves a person. Completion. What is the use of working a on goal and stop when you are just feet from the finish line.

Establishing Our Own Learning Pathways

InSync Training

In previous blog posts, we have established that we are all modern learners. As we explore and build our own modern learning pathways , let’s stop for a moment to consider where we are and what we are picking up along the way. All of our learning choices are personal. The process we go through to select, evaluate, and use learning assets is, in fact, the process of designing our own personal learning blends. Modern Learning Content Curation Personal Learning Networks Learning Pathways

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.

Designing onboarding experiences that increase employee retention


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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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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Imagining the Future of Work


We have been talking about the rapid inevitable change from labor-intensive managing hands type of work, to the mind-intensive managing minds work most of us perform. We too often imagine it happening in offices or manufacturing environments. Truth is it’s happening in places we would never imagine, from pizza parlors to coal mines to … […]. Managing Minds