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Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves lists. Lists for the best books written in 1899 (right?), best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst.

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding. Flying around a virtual world as a superhero made subjects nicer in the physical world.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Performance Learning Productivity

A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development. By almost any standards the sample in this study was large – 8,500 cases drawn from 14 organisations across six industries in nine countries.

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.

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Invisible Gorilla Strikes Again

The Peformance Improvement

This time it’s radiologists. In a study reported by NPR , 83% of radiologists failed to see the image of a gorilla on slides that they were reviewing for signs of cancer.

Top 7 Reasons to Use Interactivity in Training

Raptivity

Interactivity, according to techopedia, is the communication process that takes place between humans and computer games. What is Interactivity? In training, interactivity has a broader definition. It is defined as any break where an individual participates in the learning process. [.].

Infographic on Making Money with an Educational App

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting infographic. In the span of 2 years an independent developer earned nearly $700,000 in profit from educational apps. Here’s a look at how he did it and what we can learn from his experience. I thought you and your readership might be interested in the infographic.

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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.

Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      If you're a Captivate developer working with non-Captivate developers, you may be asked to share some of your project assets so those assets can be used in other applications.

This Week on #TalkTech: Lectora 11 and Tin Can, Mobile Apps for Surgeons and the Future of Wearables

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes.

User Interface Considerations for Learning #Games

Kapp Notes

In a learning game, the user interface needs to do three things for learning games. First it needs to establish the context/environment in which the game takes place. Is it an office? A warehouse, a far away planet?

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One Interactivity Builder for Many Authoring Tools

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Of late, some vendors in the e-learning tools industry have started using the word 'interactivity' in a rather loose way. You hear of authoring tools that provide interactivity building features. This leads some users to believe they are getting course authoring and interactivity building in one package! Of course, we do welcome the efforts by authoring tool vendors to help their users build engaging courses.

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.

Smart Flexibility Comes Inherent with Raptivity

Raptivity

What is the maximum number of text characters that can be used in an interaction? Well, that’s a common question that pops up in the mind of any instructional designer who starts using a tool. Raptivity users are no different. [.].

Knowledge Guru and BLP head to Training 2013 for Speaking and Expo

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re heading to Orlando next week for the Training 2013 Conference and Expo in Orlando. It’s one of the best conferences out there for training, learning and performance… and it’s also at Disney World, which makes the whole week a win-win.

Podcast: Bob Mosher speaks with Marc Rosenberg

Ontuitive

Marc Rosenberg, performance support advocate, speaks with Bob Mosher on his reasons why 2013 is the year for Performance Support. This podcast is the first in a series that will continue throughout the year. Please let us know if there is anyone you'd like to have sit down with Bob to discuss performance support

TinCan Curious

weelearning

Here’s my recipe for starting an argument on Twitter: 1. Include the following hashtag: #tincanapi 2. Have an opinion about said hashtag 3. Send You could be enthusiastic, suspicious or apathetic, it really doesn’t matter.

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.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

People familiar with my blog will know that I’m not a member of the anti-LMS brigade. On the contrary, I think a Learning Management System is a valuable piece of educational technology – particularly in large organisations.

4 Traits of Successful Online Learning

B Online Learning

For many, the prospect of studying online for the first time can be daunting! The thought of studying without someone right there in front of you can be intimidating.

Driving ROI by Measuring the Right Stuff

Ontuitive

In last week's post, ROI: The Most Difficult Metric! , we talked about rethinking how you look at ROI, or the return on the investment your organization is receiving from your training efforts. This is an issue we have talked around for a very long time, but because of the distance between learning and performance we’ve rightly struggled to connect our learning results with business results

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Writing & Grammar: Parentheses

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  I routinely get questions on this mechanical detail in my grammar and editing classes: does a period or comma go inside or outside of the closing parenthesis? And the answer is it depends. The way I think of it is that if the previous sentence was over before you inserted the parenthetical part, and you have a complete sentence inside the parentheses, then the period goes on the inside: We offer classes on writing and grammar. (We

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.

Consistency and surprise

Clive on Learning

To conclude my reflections on the sessions I chaired at Learning Technologies 2013, I would like to focus on a theme developed by Itiel Dror in his presentation - the power of surprise. Itiel's point was that, when things become routine and commonplace, we start to ignore them.

5 Step Process For Learning Anything

Dashe & Thomson

How do people with an incredible amount of talent become so skilled at what they do? That’s the question I’ve been seeking an answer to over the course of the last year. After reading numerous books on the subject, there seems to be a clear trend among top performers. The [.]

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eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas

Upside Learning

Sorry! While exhibiting at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 and Learning Technologies 2013, we seem to have severely underestimated the interest and demand we would have for our little pocket ready-reckoner on “ eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas ”!

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Quick Ideas about Problem Solving Games

Kapp Notes

Here are a few ideas about creating a game to teach problem solving and creating a game to actually solve a problem like FoldIt. To teach problem solving, design a game where the learner : Assumes a role. Partakes in meaningful in-game dialogue. Navigates a complex storyline. Feels challenged. Immediately is immersed in the environment. Manipulates variables within the game. Assumes a lifelike avatar with a 3 rd person perspective. Interacts with the environment of the game.

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.

5 Awesome Game Templates for Articulate Storyline

eLearning Brothers

We’ve recently launched 5 new game templates that are natively built in Articulate Storyline. Each template is available to demo and download from our eLearning Template library. As with all our templates, we’ve packed these Storyline game templates with lots of features.

Change the Conversation – Extend the Blend

Living in Learning

We’ve been touting Training as a viable solution to virtually any performance problem for years. Our clients bought in. They’ve been buying in for as long as we’ve been selling it. We’ve done it well, and we’ve even started believing it ourselves to the extent that we wrap up a training event and move to the next. We’re deploying learning, but we are NOT implementing the application of it. And by doing so we're leaving business impact on the table. That's worth a little different conversation.

Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors (ASTD TK 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

At all major learning/HR/training conferences and events since last 12 months and more, there is a clear change you can notice – more and more people, increasingly, talk and inquire about mobile learning.

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