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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Online Learning & Training Programs

Lambda Solutions

Measuring the value to an organization is a complex, but important component of any training course or program. At the very base, training should have a purpose — To inform, to teach, to improve, and to teach. eLearning training effective online learning

How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)


E-learning plays a vital role in corporate training. If you are or you would like to be a global player, you need to provide the same level of training to all your employees. You need an e-learning course that is efficient, professionally made and not so expensive.

GoAnimate: The Versatile Tool for E-learning Training Animations

CommLab India

This blog explores the potential of GoAnimate to create training animation videos for e-learning. eLearning Design video based learning

This Week in Corporate Learning: Training the Deskless Employee


Stay up-to-date on the latest news in learning with these trending articles. Corporate Learning Trends

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Be a Learner, Try Something New

Association eLearning

If it’s your job to create training then you do that a lot too. You learn the most when starting something completely new. Many games only require a limited time investment so they can be a quick, fun way to learn something new. You’re busy.

Learning Activities that Matter

Learning Rebels

It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. They mean well, really – but it can be frustrating to participate in activities that have no connection to the learning at hand. Training activities should not only engage the body but the brain.

Three essential charts about learners for L&D business partners to show their stakeholders

From the Coleface

Learners want learning in short chunks that fits in with their workflow. In-Focus: Driving the New Learning Organisation p24 (Towards Maturity, May 2017). Learners generally do want to learn (much of this activity may be invisible to L&D). e-learning training

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. The question is “ Is it best practice to show learners the learning objectives?

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Work Is Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is an infographic by Arun Pradhan that explains why and how we need to stop separating learning from work. Learning Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training

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12 Practical Ideas to Get Employees Engaged in Training

Keep employees engaged and interested in training with these 12 tips. A great deal of advice for developing training programs focuses on how to get and keep people’s interest. Ensure training is the right answer. Not every problem is a training problem.

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Why the time is right for self-managed learning

From the Coleface

In 1990 Peter Senge published “ The Fifth Discipline ” , giving a compelling vision of how companies could transform into learning organisations. There were a few strands to this initiative, I was in charge of the self-managed learning workstream. Personal Learning Record.

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. But this one has some good points for us to remember about leadership with our teams and also leadership in training. Reduce the Cost of Training Employees with These Simple Techniques.

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Performance Support Basics: 3 Lessons on Learning Portals

Bottom-Line Performance

Learning portals are a great example of a learner-centered solution. Essentially, a learning portal is an online knowledge sharing tool. A learning portal helps learners locate the information they need quickly. A learning portal organizes all your stuff.

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Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

Companies whose roots lay in the industrial economy in which we used our hands to make things learned to “manage hands,” where success was often measured by the number of widgets that can be cranked out in a set amount of time. Harness the power of employees’ minds!

The Future of Learning is Not Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instead of jumping off the January 1 st starting line, we decided to wait and see what other people are predicting for corporate training and learning in 2017. There will be much wider use of xAPI and Learning Records Stores (LRS). Learning apps will become ubiquitous.

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Learning Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

The Performance Improvement Blog

That might meet the requirements of a regulatory agency, but don’t expect your employees to learn “…to do the next right thing.” A training event, classroom or virtual, is no way to develop ethical behavior in a workforce.

Independent Learner in the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

In the Knowledge Economy, people must take responsibility for their own learning. They need to learn how to learn independently and how to learn what they need to know when they need to know it. Support from training and HR departments is necessary but insufficient.

Performance Support Basics: 3 Lessons on Learning Portals

Bottom-Line Performance

Learning portals are a great example of a learner-centered solution. Essentially, a learning portal is an online knowledge sharing tool. A learning portal helps learners locate the information they need quickly. A learning portal organizes all your stuff.

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5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

What is the best learning platform for a commercial training provider? As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. Should Training Companies Use an LMS Designed for Employee Development? Want to learn more?

How this platform seeks to make corporate training fun and interesting


Corporate training is considered to be an essential business enabler. But are companies doing enough to keep their employees engaged during such training programmes? The seriousness with which companies usually go about such training in order to get maximum bang for their buck may make such programmes boring and tedious for the employees thus rendering them ineffective.

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

The Performance Improvement Blog

iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. While preparing the Learning technologies France 2018 conference programme, I have been doing research and reading, and in particular looking at L&D trends, Talent Management and Human capital management.

United Airlines Needs New Approach to Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Communication Learning Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning TrainingFly the friendly skies…unless they need your seat.

Using Your Head and Your Heart

The Performance Improvement Blog

Training programs are not the answer. In the knowledge economy, or, as Friedman calls it, the “human economy”, people need to learn continuously, on the job, in the flow of their work.

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What’s the Difference Between Learning and Training?

CLO Magazine

The words learning and training have six letters in common and touch the same field of interest—education. Training) is sometimes, not always, a more functional, low-level task. That would be a training issue. None of it is specific task-based training processes.

How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

Adobe Captivate

Today, most organizations use eLearning as a significant part of their training delivery. eLearning and mobile learning provide several benefits to organizations. However, the focus is now shifting to determining its impact and the Return On Investment or ROI of online training.

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Hire Learners for the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

Maybe some organizations can teach people how to learn fast, but most do not have this capability. They need to hire people who already can learn fast and learn well. They need to hire people who are continuous learners and who can help others learn continuously.

Reprise: Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : . This has profound implications for how we manage workers and how we facilitate learning in the workplace. Communication Learning Culture Management Organizational Learning Training

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

I may in fact be obsessed with learning technology. I spend my days anticipating, tracking, understanding and interpreting learning technology trends so I can help organizations make better buying decisions. Commercial Training Technology = Unique Challenges. You’ll learn: .

The Top 10 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Your Training Program


You packed your training program with great content, and it is getting rave reviews with beta testers. You'll get a better response when it comes time for final approval on a training project if you've included C-suite decision-makers in the needs assessment period.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning


For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming.

What Is a Microlesson? by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Emerging Topics Mobile Learning Training StrategiesA microlesson is “not as much about length as it is single purpose,” according to Diane Elkins, owner of Artisan eLearning.

The End of Learning as We Know It?

CLO Magazine

One speaker at the 2017 Association for Talent Development International Conference in Atlanta said this about learning and development functions: “We don’t own content and aren’t managing learning. That power long ago shifted from the learning department to individual employees.”.

Why Mobile Virtual Reality for Learning Makes Sense by Kate Pasterfield

Learning Solutions Magazine

Virtual Reality will change your mobile learning strategy, especially where virtual reality is an appropriate match to the learners’ setting. Augmented Reality Emerging Topics Mobile Learning Training Strategies Virtual Reality

The newest realities of the business world are Augmented & Virtual


Imagine a bank or an after-sales service provider can train and test the prototype with employees and customers even as the actual product is being built, a virtual experience can be offered to potential users to gauge their reactions and alter designs and plans on the go.

Reprise: The Self-Directed Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most common way in which companies train employees today is basically the same as organizations have been training for the past hundred years (some would say thousands of years). Instructional designers, with input from managers and subject-matter-experts (SMEs) decide what employees should know and then “push” that content at the learners through formal training programs. Things are quite different now and, therefore, training needs to change. Learn continuously.

Why IT Is Critical in Your Learning Platform Selection Process


Choosing your learning management system (LMS) isn’t just about today’s needs. The future training needs of your business must also be considered if the goal is to realize long-term returns on your investment. Technology Trends That Are Changing Learning.