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What Is Agile Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’re in the learning design business or working with game based learning , then you’ve probably come across the term “Agile” a lot recently, so we’re going to try and make sense of it.

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eLearning and Design: Another Typography Game and Perhaps Some Inspiration

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther. Tantalized by typography? Gaga for good design? Head over heels for history? Gung-ho for a bit of gamification in your free time? Then you must try Type:Rider , available for iOS and Android.

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Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development

Raptivity

In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.].

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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

Most people get it. Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. They’re bit-players in a much larger world of organisational learning and performance.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

I recently completed my first mooc, and I will soon receive the certificate to prove it. Many people don’t think a certificate of completion means much, but this one will mean a lot to me.

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Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum.

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The best way to strengthen the learning organization is to ….

Allison Rossett

A friend took over a large, far-flung learning organization. His task was to strengthen it. Strengthen it. Two words, hundreds of possibilities. Perhaps my recommendations aren’t what you would expect: Think less about the learning organization and more about the company or agency.

Blended learning report shows where work needs to be done

Clive on Learning

It''s not often that anyone researches blended learning. After all, blending is not remotely sexy, even though it now seems to be the strategy of choice for most employers around the world.

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.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenarios are a great way to make online training more engaging. They help participants learn at a deeper level. Instead of just reading, learners must read with the intent to understand and at times place themselves into the particular situation, giving participants information to make decisions.

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Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

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My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. And it’s become quite a hot topic this past year.

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eLearning: Copyright Caboodle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally?

Using Bloom’s to Target the Objectives

Raptivity

During my recent webinar “Hitting The Target With Technology Enhanced Learning Objects“ I discussed a number of key elements required to design effective learning objectives. One of these elements, and the one I consider the most important, is objectivity. Having [.].

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3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Performance Learning Productivity

Time Tracking Template for Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

As an instructional designer, I often need to estimate the time it will take to complete a project. One tool I use for determining my estimates is records of how long past projects have taken. Having everything together in a spreadsheet also simplifies my invoicing to clients.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

“Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION.

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me. She took umbrage to my assertion that MOOCs are pedagogically richer than “regular” online courses.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Summary of a Literture Review on The Effectiveness of Instructional Games by Robert Hays

Kapp Notes

In 2005, Robert T. Hays, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division published the results of an extensive literature review on games for instruction. It is an expansive look at the literature on the effectiveness of games for learning up until the year 2005.

Ed-Tech Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Keeping up with all of the latest trends in technology can be quite exhausting. It seems as if every other week there is another new device, term, or concept that is sweeping through Twitter, Facebook, and industry publications.

12 Reasons Why MOOCs Will Change the World

Dashe & Thomson

As a learning consultancy, it’s important for us to stay at the forefront of the education landscape. Our clients rely on us to bring solutions that are both proven and fresh – not an easy task by any means. While not yet proven, a new learning trend that has caught [.]

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8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard

eLearning Brothers

Here is an eLearning inforgraphic for Instructional Designers that uses eight steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. With these eight steps and along with the Free Instructional Design Storyboard template , you will have a the tools you need for awesome eLearning Storyboards.

Facilitate Enterprise ROI Through Learning Digitalization

There are two types of costs related to training. For the purposes of this paper, they are categorized as “overt” and “covert” costs. Like their names imply, overt costs are the hard costs associated with the application implementation usually identified and accrued at the project-level and may be capitalized; covert costs are the hidden operating costs that are not listed in the project budgets, but cause a significant impact to the business.

A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics

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Regardless of whether you believe in “learning styles” (almost all of the research debunks them), it still stands that a huge percentage of our learning is visual. This is especially true for eLearning.

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eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    I saw a guy the other day wearing a t-shirt that read, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." " Often the same holds true for PowerPoint presentations. "PowerPoint doesn't kill presentations, people kill presentations."

Transforming your Content into an Experience.

Raptivity

Is it just a matter of ‘tweaking’ our existing PowerPoint decks to be delivered via a web browser? Throwing your existing slide decks (with minimal tweaks) up on the intranet and calling them e-learning is guaranteed to bore your [.].

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Performance Learning Productivity

High performing individuals, teams and organisations focus on exploiting development opportunities in the workplace because that’s where most of the learning happens.

10 Tips for Selecting an LMS for New Learning Experiences

The right Learning Management System (LMS) can help you provide the new learning experiences - mobile, social and microlearning - needed to increase engagement with your learning programmes. Here are 10 tips to help you select an LMS to provide your learners with new learning experiences.