2016

SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

B Online Learning

In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption. Due to the transient and often field-based nature of many areas of SA Water, […].

Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options

Docebo

These 10 valuable tips will help you determine what authoring tool could be the best fit for your needs. Selecting an elearning authoring tool can be confusing. Because it’s usually best to try before you buy, selection can take a bit of time too.

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TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row. For 35 years, Inc. magazine has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into this very exclusive club ( [link] ). Interactyx is the developer of TOPYX ® , a leading learning management system (LMS) software.

What Does UX Have to Do with eLearning? Everything!

eLearning Brothers

When I worked for a retail food and beverage company, everything was about the customer—especially what the customer would or wouldn’t like. As an example, to ensure that products met customer expectations, this company spent a good amount of time testing every single recipe before anything made it out the door. And, they followed up with customers to gather feedback once the product made it on the shelves. Think about your favorite website or mobile app.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Three essential components of participatory e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Participatory means providing the opportunity for people to be involved in deciding how something is done. The term is mostly used in politics and training/education jargons. We talk about a ‘participatory’ democracy. When running face-to-face workshops while doing development work in Africa in the nineties and later, it was considered important that we use ‘participatory’ approaches instead of the commonly used top-down techniques like lecture-style presentation.

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Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

ej4 eLearning

Einstein once said that any idea “should be as simple as possible—and no more.” He realized that simplicity was a good thing, but like any good thing, there can sometimes be too much of it. The same advice applies to the trend of micro-learning. The slogan behind micro-learning endeavors are “shorter is better.” This is true, to a certain extent. Some vendors and educators are taking this to extremes without truly investigating the ideal length of learning material.

5 Tips for Choosing an Awesome eLearning Development Partner

Dashe & Thomson

If you've ever had to augment your internal team's resources by bringing in a vendor to develop eLearning, you know that selecting the wrong partner can cost a lot -- in money, time, and sometimes a bit of your sanity. Finding an eLearning development partner that is highly skilled, cost-effective, and easy to work with can make or break your project. But how do you properly vet a potential partner?

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? What excites you?” Rather than offer a list of features the industry thinks are trending, these are the features that people told me are important to them.

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Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. This article will explore some important concepts that will help you understand the relationship between these technologies. Creating an experience I was recently listening to a podcast about user experience.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work. As psychologist Richard Mayer points out in his book, Multimedia Learning , combining narration with visuals will help to increase learning and long-term retention of content.

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Articulate Rise – Responsive Authoring Like It Should Be

B Online Learning

One of the biggest challenges faced by e-learning developers the world over, is being able to efficiently and effectively develop learning for multiple devices and platforms. In the golden age of e-learning development, it was always a bit ‘hit and miss’ as to how your module would look across multiple platforms. How your module would look on a desktop was the known factor, because that is what most people used to access it.

TechSmith Camtasia: Multiple Object Formatting Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        When developing eLearning, one important goal is to ensure consistency from object to object. In addition, unless you're a top-notch designer you should use just a few fonts and a limited color palette. Lest you run the risk of creating an eLearning lesson that, despite your good intentions, is visually overwhelming to your learners.). This week I want to show you an easy way to ensure objects used in a project are formatted consistently.

TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row. For 35 years, Inc. magazine has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into this very exclusive club ( [link] ). Interactyx is the developer of TOPYX ® , a leading learning management system (LMS) software.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

What Will eLearning Look Like in the Year 2066?

eLearning Brothers

I grew up watching re-runs of a popular cartoon called The Jetsons. If you haven’t watched ever watched it, you should check out an episode. But for now, let it suffice to say the original 1960s storyline is about a family of four (the Jetsons) that lives “in a futuristic utopia of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.”. As a kid, I remember how watching The Jetsons sparked my imagination: What if someday we had flying cars? Vacuums that were robots?

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. The Moodle site is up and running and now we’re brainstorming on how best to structure the platform to support the needs of the organisation and its partners. We talk about how great it would be if all their local partners would continuously share their expertise and experiences.

Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning

Raptivity

I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’. This term has been creating a lot of buzz for the past few years. It’s the process of collecting data, discovering meaningful patterns from it and transforming it into fact-based insights. Application of analytics is typically perceived as an aid for marketing and business decisions. Then does it have any relevance to eLearning? Well, yes.

What is Blended Learning, and Why is it Important?

ej4 eLearning

Most trainers and teachers have heard of blended learning. Perhaps you yourself have tried to incorporate it into your training programs. Still, the term has been used so much that it frequently gets misused. Once one understands what blended learning really is, it becomes a lot easier to see its benefits, and to recognize vendors that are actually offering true value, as opposed to a buzzword.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability

Infopro Learning

How do you spot a culture of accountability? That’s the challenge we talked about recently with our post on How to Identify a Culture of Accountability. Once you can spot an invigorating culture of accountability, the next step is building a culture of accountability yourself. Be sure to remember from Harry S. Truman, accountability starts at the top. Take a second and make sure that you yourself are at the top of the accountability ladder and then use these tips to inspire those you lead.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions? I’m guessing you’d probably try one or more of the following: Go to YouTube, or a similar site, and watch a video. Run a Google search. Ask someone at your local auto store. Ask a family member or friend who’s knowledgeable about cars. Check the car’s owner manual.

A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

When someone mentions scenario-based learning, do you automatically think of complex branching scenarios? While that’s one way to implement scenarios (and a very effective one!), I don’t think it’s the only option. A range of options are available, from passive to active. Even if you can’t convince your organization to invest in full-blown branching, you can find less intensive alternatives to incorporate scenarios and storytelling.

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Generational Differences

CourseArc

Most eLearning professionals know the importance of incorporating a variety of visual, auditory and kinesthetic activities. However, what many course creators do not realize is that generational differences also play a tremendous role in successful eLearning design. In this article, we will look at the three generational preferences, and review some best practices for developing eLearning solutions for each generation.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

B Online Learning

There are many different ways to assess your learners in an online setting. Most of us have included quizzes or other tests in our online modules as this is a convenient way to track knowledge especially via an LMS. Before I decide on an assessment strategy, I always ask myself the ‘big’ questions during the […].

eLearning: Attention, Attention!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        A few years ago I wrote about the  perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). In my article, I referenced a piece by the BBC,  Turning into Digital Goldfish , where the author said "The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of a goldfish." 

TOPYX LMS Survey Reveals 70% of Clients Expect to Grow Their Learning Management System User Base Within 12 Months

TOPYX LMS

The global Learning Management System (LMS) market is expected to grow from $5B in 2016 to $10B in the next five years, according to recent research by MarketsandMarkets. Rising needs in corporate learning and training will help fuel this growth, particularly within the midmarket as management discovers stand alone LMS systems like TOPYX® that can be deployed easily and cost effectively without the need for comprehensive human capital management software investments.

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The Power of Story in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point? I’m willing to bet you recall the story—the problem, the characters, the climax, the solution, and how that story made you feel. It’s a similar situation with eLearning. The power of story helps us engage learners with the eLearning content we deliver.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.