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Learning in the Modern Workplace is more than training or e-learning

Jane Hart

I think I have now pinned down the main reason why some people could not understand the points I was making in my post, The L&D world is splitting in two. It’s because Traditionalists see LEARNING as something to be designed, delivered and managed – in the form of some classroom training or e-learning – and LEARNERS as […]. Social learning

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As  As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint.   As someone who uses both Captivate and Storyline, I have to disagree with that recurring sentiment.

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Learning Experience Design: A Better Title Than Instructional Design?

Experiencing eLearning

How many times have you told people, “I’m an instructional designer,” only to be met with a blank stare? How many people are thoroughly confused about what we do for a living? Last month, Connie Malamed proposed a new name for the field of instructional design : Learning Experience Design or LX Design. This moves the focus away from “instruction” and more to learning.

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

If constant change is the new normal, what then is the strategy that you can adopt to cope within a world of rapid change? The answer is Change Management. Change Management is a structured approach to change that not only updates systems but prepares and retrains employees with the goal of reaching a higher level of efficiency and success. Adapting to remain relevant and competitive in a dynamic global market is inevitable.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement

Lambda Solutions

We’ve written before about the pervasive issue that is stagnating economic growth in the US—employee disengagement. According to research from Gallup , only 30% of American workers are engaged. What do we mean by engaged? As Gallup defines, engaged employees “work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company [and therefore] drive innovation and move the organization forward".

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Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

Do you remember your first job? The young age and the foreign surroundings. No comfort around you. No familiar faces. No information on what would happen next? Unpredictable and unknown. That’s right, most of us remember our first day at work with the “fear of the unknown”. Sometimes this fear can overtake all rational thought processes and really impede our well-intended performances. And what about the “first impression is the last impression?”

10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs

JoomlaLMS

Does your leaning correspond with modern learner’s needs? Recent Bersin by Deloitte research on changes transforming learners’ needs inspired us to share with you informative TED lectures that will help you to make your eLearning project satisfy modern learners’ needs and be appealing to society and market changes. Blog articles

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Understanding The Difference Between Gamification and Game-based Learning

G-Cube

Modern organizations are serious about imparting continuous learning within the workspace. Gamification and Game-based Learning (GBL) are both very popular trends in corporate learning now. The benefits of games is evident in training and learning – not only at the K-12 level, but in corporate circles as well. But both terms, Gamification and Game-based Learning, cannot be used interchangeably. They’re not the same thing and it is important to realize the difference.

5 Ways to Stop Training Content Overload

Bottom-Line Performance

Product launch cycles are speeding up. Compliance and regulatory requirements are not getting any easier to fulfill. Your organization just implemented a new software tool and employees need to know how to use it. The XYZ process just changed… again. As an L&D leader, you are probably tasked with helping employees respond and adapt in an environment that is constantly shifting. How much training is “enough”? Are you overloading your learners with training?

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

How to respond to learning-style believers

Making Change

“What do you mean, I shouldn’t accommodate people’s learning styles? You can’t tell me people don’t learn differently! I see it in the classroom all the time!” ” Maybe you’ve heard that from a classroom presenter (I have). Or maybe you’ve heard this from a client: “Be sure to include narration for the audio learners! And add lots of drag-and-drops for the kinesthetic people.”

The Uberfication of Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

I wanted to thank all of you who responded so positively to my post on The L&D world is splitting in two – either publicly or privately – to tell me about what you are doing to bring about fundamental change in your own L&D departments. It was particularly encouraging to read that a lot of […]. Social learning

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

Upside Learning

Scene: Sales meeting between executives of a leading learning service provider and an organisation planning to outsource its learning content development. Client: This year, for our Sales training program, we would like to have a game designed. Sales Manager: What exactly do you want in the game? Client: Just some simple achievement levels and awards […]. Game Based Learning gamification Gamification In Learning

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When Is Audio Narration Helpful?

Experiencing eLearning

In a discussion on eLearning Heroes , Judith Reymond asked about the research on when or whether audio narration is helpful to adult learners. In Clark and Mayer’s eLearning and the Science of Instruction , they say that the research generally supports using narration with on-screen visuals. Adult learners retain more from a narration plus visuals approach than from reading on-screen text. They call this the “modality principle.”

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Five 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.

HTML5: What’s the buzz?

Infopro Learning

What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happening? Do you care to know? Well, it’s from Flash to the future with HTML5!! What is HTML5? HTML5 is the fifth major revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the core language of the Web. It is a non-proprietary and open source, free for all to use. Though the language is primarily created for web pages, it is increasingly relevant to eLearning courses, as most often they operate through web browsers, providing a rich user experience.

Habits of Good Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices. If you are just getting started with instructional design, then all of this can seem pretty overwhelming. As is the case in most professions, it is quite easy to get caught up in the latest “shiny object” The latest tech toys when it comes to elearning are exciting, but they aren’t what makes or breaks an instructional designer.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. All usually, “learning” related. However, there is something happening with the state of twitter chats that is making me less engaged than in years past, and has put me in a bit of a conundrum. In this two-part post, I am going to tackle the biggest issues I feel are affecting twitter chats today.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. How much stuff is out there? YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. https://www.youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html ).

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From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 has led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. Being forced to distance, we took emergency steps to build mechanisms that supported remote-learning, with an emphasis on elearning and virtual training. The consensus suggests that our existing elearning and training weren’t as well-received as we hoped. Our efforts to rely on elearning more and translate training to virtual experiences weren’t well-designed. The underlying reason is that we’re not well aligned with how our brains really work! In this session, Dr. Quinn will also go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser).

150 Amazing and Free Resources for ELearning

JoomlaLMS

ELearning Courses development requires time and money, but there are dozens of free resources developed to minimize your efforts and create efficient and well-designed eLearning courses. Based on our experience in the eLearning, marketing and management fields we compiled a list of useful tools and online resources to use in eLearning courses design and development. Blog articles

Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?

G-Cube

The modern world is an age of rapid growth in scientific knowledge, much of which is quickly utilized in the creation of new technology. Science and technology have also made the world very small, so that we no longer live in the confined world of our town, region, or country, isolated from what is happening in the rest of the globe. This has changed the way we consume information and we expect more out of our learning experiences.

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Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? The answer is, “A great deal.” As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team.

What's Killing Your Gamification and How to Heal It

Kineo

"Slap a leaderboard on it. That'll turn our learning assessment into a game!" If you've had that thought, you need to stop; you could hurt someone with a loaded statement like that. .

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.

Everyday Workplace Learning: A Quick Guide (Slideset)

Jane Hart

Last week, I was the Opening Keynote speaker at the Elearning Guild’s Online Forum: Collaborative, Social and Informal Learning: Where do Learning Professionals Fit In. I started by paying a tribute to Jay Cross, who many of you know died in early November. Jay was a close colleague and friend, but he is probably best remembered […]. Social learning

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What Makes a Good Instructional Designer?

Upside Learning

Somehow or the other, this question cropped up in the course of a conversation recently. So we asked our team of instructional designers what they thought. And here’s what they came up with – in no particular order, as they say: Focuses on learners. A common thought – about thinking of learners as ‘us’, not […]. eLearning Instructional Designer

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

I got a call from a prospective client. She and I spoke briefly once when she was looking for a pool of instructional designers to call on for specific projects, but we haven’t worked together yet. In fact, I’m pretty sure she’s never worked with any instructional designers before. “Hi, Christy, it’s Lynn. I need some help finishing up an e-learning course.

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Gamification: Effective or Ineffective?

Infopro Learning

Gaming technology is improving at breakneck speed and alongside, amping up the fun factor too. But, is L&D using this advance in technology to make L&D engaging and enjoyable for learners? Gamification is the process of applying gaming designs and concepts to learning or training scenarios in order to make them more engaging and entertaining for the learner.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015. This week, we’ll look more broadly at a handful of corporate training trends—still mostly technology driven—that organizations can no longer afford to ignore. Business-centric learning.

6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use

Learning Rebels

In any classroom, presentation, webinar, or other formal learning environment – in order to encourage engagement and discovery, it’s all about first reaching the hearts and minds of the people in the session. Which is why the continuous erosion of trust in the classrooms amazes me, and we’re not talking about 8th graders here, we’re talking about adults. We all laugh at the crazy rules and warnings we see on basic day to day items.

A framework for content curation

E-Learning Provocateur

In conversation at EduTECH earlier this month, Harold Jarche evoked George E. Box’s quote that “all models are wrong, but some are useful” Of course, the purpose of a model is to simplify a complex system so that something purposeful can be done within it. By definition, then, the model can only ever be an approximation of reality; by human error, furthermore, it won’t be as approximate as it could be.