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Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning.

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70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. Of course the ‘blending’ concept has been around for much longer than the past few years.

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The dark side of gamification

E-Learning Provocateur

How well do you chop your cucumber? It’s a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game that awards him points for the consistency in the thickness of his slices. The scene irked me.

eLearning: The Role of Images

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sean Stoker    Are the slides that make up your eLearning lessons text-heavy? Images are an often overlooked component of a good eLearning course.

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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.

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Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider

Bottom-Line Performance

I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. I came away with notes on five areas that I think will impact L&D in the future.

4 Ways Of Mobile Learning Evaluation: Are You Making The Desired Effect?

G-Cube

Over the past decade, mobile learning is growing in scope and capability that offer new opportunities for learning that extends beyond the traditional e-learning or instructor-led classroom.

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

JoomlaLMS

Does your leaning correspond with modern learner’s needs?

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

ID Reflections

In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development.

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 Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

“ We are at a critical point where rapid change is forcing us to look not just to new ways of solving problems but to new problems to solve.” – Tim Brown (CEO and president, IDEO). Design thinking is the new rage these days. It has been spreading like wild fire in the business world.

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle. Here’s the short version. Our 2016 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. Below the fold, find the long version.

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace.

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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.

How Advanced Authors Can Create Serious Elearning Faster

As an advanced author, you have demanding goals and tool requirements. This guide provides key design principles you can use to make sure your elearning hits its target, and outlines the tool features you’ll need to create serious elearning faster.

eLearning: Development Phases Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Curious about how to get started with eLearning? Need to explain the process to a new client? Keep this chart handy. Click the image below to view larger and save.)   Feeling inspired? Check out our Getting Started with eLearning course. e-learning eLearning mLearning

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction.

Cloud Based eLearning Platforms: 10 Advantages eLearning Professionals Need To Know

Docebo

Lack of data security, unreliable access, and the absence of IT support resources are just some of the myths surrounding cloud based eLearning platforms and some of the issues that prevent upper management from signing off on a cloud eLearning platform for your organization.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

12+ Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books. General Instructional Design and E-Learning. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field.

Eight Seconds To Online Learner Engagement - Tips and Tricks

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Sugata Mitra,"The Future of Learning" #ATD2015 Keynote

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from the second keynote at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies.

Implementing Gamification? Consider These Tips

Kapp Notes

Here are some tips for implementing gamification. Align. Align game and gamification tools, methods and content with curriculum content objectives. Don’t just gamify or add game elements randomly, make sure the tools and methods match learning and curriculum outcomes.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes and Procedures

Knowledge Guru

Some people cringe when they hear the words “process” or “procedure.” ” Others appreciate and value them. Either way, processes and procedures are essential to a successful organization.

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Selfie Videos In Elearning

Kineo

We talk a lot about storytelling in elearning. But all too often we jump straight to fiction so we can create a story that neatly ticks our learning objective boxes and is perfectly on brand. The result?

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Game-based learning on a shoestring

E-Learning Provocateur

Game-based learning doesn’t have to break the bank. That was the key point of my presentation at The Learning Assembly in Melbourne last week. Sure, you can spend an obscene amount of money on gaming technology if you want to, but you don’t have to. Take Diner Dash for instance.

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eLearning: Cloud Review and Collaboration with ReviewLink

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Stephanie Ivec    One of the biggest hidden challenges when it comes to developing eLearning is getting feedback from your client, collaborating on course content with internal team members, or getting final project approval.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!