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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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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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11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training

Docebo

The beauty of the blended learning experience lies in the fact that you get all the benefits of technology, without having to sacrifice that all-important human element.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Raptivity

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.