2013

7 Awesome Advantages of ELearning

LearnDash

Those of us who are actively involved in the elearning are well aware of the advantages elearning can provide to an organization , and to the individual, and in the past year or so, these advantages are becoming recognized among the general public.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What do you charge for an hourly rate as an instructional designer? What do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources.

How To Measure The ROI of eLearning

Dashe & Thomson

In a world of tightened budgets and continual cost-cutting drives, new systems need to prove their own worth. While there are some easy to measure hard-cost savings associated with eLearning (like less travel, fewer trainers, less work-interruption, etc.),

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Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

Back for another installment of the rankings. Please be aware that the rankings are on-going and as such subject to change month by month. The final rankings will be the top 25 LMSs of 2013, will be posted in December. Oh, here is my latest directory of LMSs. #10

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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Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the most common questions we hear during our live, online classes is how long does it typically take to create eLearning using Adobe Captivate.

Celebrating 9 Glorious Years Of Learning!

Upside Learning

The number ‘ 9 ’ symbolizes harmony; it represents the inspiration and the perfection of ideas. We couldn’t agree more. Our 9 year journey (we celebrated our anniversary yesterday) is a picture of these and many more qualities.

Top 10 Free Video Recording Tools for eLearning

Raptivity

Recently, a friend emailed me with a request: Janhavi, I have a client who wants video in their eLearning. They want [.]. Videos

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Two Opposite But Important Elements of Learning

Kapp Notes

There are two elements of learning that seem almost opposite, yet, each contribute immeasurably to the ability of a person to learn. Without these two elements, a person does not learn as deeply as they could.

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.

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.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start.

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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.

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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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.

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.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

The New Articulate Studio ’13. I just finished reading an excellent book written by Dan Saffer titled Microinteractions: Designing with Details.

70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Performance Learning Productivity

Over the past few years the 70:20:10 model for development has captured the imagination of organisations across the world. Some organisations apply 70:20:10 principles to targeted and specific development solutions.

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.

Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning (Infographic)

Upside Learning

Not too long back I had posted the slide deck of my presentation at the 2012 CLO India Summit. Our Marketing folks got a little creative and converted this humble ppt into an infographic, a rather beautiful one.

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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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.

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The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

“Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.” ” ~ Marc Prensky. “Virtually everything new seems to come from the 20 percent of their time engineers here are expected to spend on side projects.”

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.

The History of Distance Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Most people probably do not know this, but distance learning has actually been around for quite some time. In the United States, the earliest recorded distance learning program was in 1728 when Caleb Phillips advertised a private correspondence courses in the Boston Gazette newspaper!

Learning Game Design Series, Part 1: Play and Evaluate Games

Knowledge Guru

Last week’s post gave an overview of the entire process for getting started in learning game design or creating game-based learning. This post focuses on Step 1, which is to play and evaluate games.

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Tapping into the Intangible: Qualifying the Psychology of Gamification

Dashe & Thomson

In a nutshell, gamification techniques strive to leverage people’s natural desires, ranging from competition to achievement to self-expression to closure. It’s an industry poised to hit $5.5 billion within the next five years (M2 Research).

Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

eLearning 24-7

I’m an addict. An addict for games. Not just any type of game mind you, rather one that I can win at. I readily admit to playing my Xbox 360 late into the night forgetting that I have to rise and shine early.

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.

M-Learning’s dirty little secrets

E-Learning Provocateur

I have a confession to make. At my workplace a little while ago, I created a smartphone-friendly version of our online induction course. Ownership of smartphones is relatively common in this corner of the world, and a large proportion of our new recruits are Gen Y.

SociaLogic: How to Cite Tweets in Academia or eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther    The President has a Twitter account. So does the Pope. It makes sense that eventually someone important is going to use this social outlet to say something that you'd like to include in an academic paper or maybe even in your eLearning. But how do you do that?

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.