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eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      I was recently contacted by a client who wanted me to create software simulations of mobile apps. At first I thought he wanted me to create software simulations that could be accessed and used by mobile devices.

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eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

Our industry is notorious for chasing after trends. We all enjoy reading the summaries of the past year – and seeing predictions for the new one. Most folks want to know: which trends are worth pursuing and which ones are going to fizzle?

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3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective

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It is a well-known and accepted fact that videos improve the effectiveness of online learning.

Let’s get rid of the instructional designers!

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the view of some user-oriented design proponents. It’s something I remembered while writing my last blog post about user-generated content.

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.

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ELearning Content Chunking is a Key!

JoomlaLMS

ELearning Content Chunking is a Key! The term “Chunking” has been here for a while, however, not everybody knows where it came from and how to use it in eLearning practice to teach with the best possible outcome.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

It is increasingly becoming evident that L&D department in organizations can no longer function the way they used to, at least not if they want to be relevant and be a business partner to the organization.

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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

Still emanating from DevLearn two weeks ago, the buzz about the Experience API is resonating. It was an incredibly exciting week to see the incredible gains and growth the xAPI community has had in the last year.

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Gamification is about Design, Not Technology

Kapp Notes

Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility. It is a thought process and a methodology to think about engaging and motivating learners. Gamification is not bounded by technology or the need to be delivered online; it doesn’t have to be digital.

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.

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

InSync Training

This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies.

Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      Creating eLearning for mobile devices was high on the wish list a few years ago when Adobe asked users for the top features they'd like to see added to Adobe Captivate. It wasn't long before Adobe responded by adding HTML5 as a publishing option.

When Remembering Really Matters – New White Paper from Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention.

Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More

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Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world.

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.

Let’s get rid of the instructors!

E-Learning Provocateur

The title of my previous post, Let’s get rid of the instructional designers! , was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design.

Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. I’ll share her perspective in block quotes below, along with my own tips.

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Development Mindsets and 70:20:10

Performance Learning Productivity

Professor Carol Dweck is a psychologist at Stanford University and the prime force behind mindset theory. Dweck’s research has led her to the conclusion that each individual will place themselves on a continuum according to their implicit belief of where their own ability originates.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today.

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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.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work -- from divergently different perspectives. One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. Given below are excerpts from both.

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Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

Getting Started. Over the last few months, it’s become pretty clear to us at MakingBetter that the Experience API has finally reached some sort of tipping point. No longer do we get questions about what the Experience API is.

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Knowledge Guru Spring ’14 Release is All About Options

Knowledge Guru

You want to use games for learning, but you need the games to fit the unique requirements of your organization. You believe that serious games can increase engagement and retention, but you are not so convinced that a platform can allow you to create games with enough variety to please your learners.

Resources for Blended Learning Instructional Design

InSync Training

As instructional designers we are constantly being bombarded with new technologies and new trends. It’s difficult to distinguish which are fads , and which are worthy of our investments of time and resources.

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.

Online Learning Conference: eLearning Development

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

We're deep into day 2 here in Chicago. This crew has been hard at work writing scripts and producing eLearning using every tool under the sun including Adobe Captivate, Adobe and Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, and Techsmith Camtasia Studio. Adobe Captivate

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Bottom-Line Performance

I had lunch with one of our team members last week, and she shared a story about her elementary-aged son that made me cringe. The teacher had students take a “learning styles” assessment to determine their learning styles and assigned homework based on the learning style. Yikes!

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Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

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Lets be honest – Learning is not always an activity we look forward to. Trainings can be monotonous, especially in the context of ‘pure’ technology-aided learning.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

Have you ever been to a conference where the presenter asks the audience, “Who’s implemented a mobile learning strategy?”, ”, and only 2 or 3 people raise their hand? Forgive me: it’s a rhetorical question. I know you have. Because everyone has.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Photo Credit: Cameraman Phil via Compfight cc. Instructional designers often need to write voice over scripts, but many of us have never received any formal training on how writing for voice over is different from other writing. I recently completed a project with Jill Goldman of Goldivox.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

Performance Learning Productivity

We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Do you ever feel stuck as Instructional Designers with content you can’t work with? Do you feel uninspired as to how to make something active? Do you feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over again? Here are some potential cures for what ails you.