2019

What’s Your Story? Narratives in Blended Learning

InSync Training

If you were unfamiliar with L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz and read a description of the elements of the story, you’d likely see a list something like the following: a haunted castle with flying monkeys, a poppy field. a tornado in Kansas, a village populated by wee folk. a forest of talking foul-tempered trees. a cornfield with a sentient scarecrow. and a yellow brick road (YBR for short).

How Understanding Cognitive Load Can Improve Your Course

LearnDash

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Leading the Way to a Learning Culture

ej4 eLearning

Culture happens. I know, it sounds like a bad bumper sticker from the ’90s, but it’s true: Your organization has a culture. To be successful, that culture will need to be one where learning is valued. Growing and sustaining that kind of learning culture starts with leadership. Learning Cultures

4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

Tim Slade

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

At the recent LearnTec conference, I was on a panel with my ITA colleagues, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings. We were talking about how to lift the game of Modern Workplace Learning , and each had staked out a position, from human performance consulting to social/informal. Mine (of course :) was at the far end, innovation. Jane talked about how you had to walk the walk: working out loud, personal learning, coaching, etc.

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How subject matter experts can create more effective learning

Challenge to Learn

An increasing number of subject matter experts are sharing their knowledge in a variety of ways. One of them is the creation of learning content. Facilitating this is the core role of my company Easygenerator. We provide a hassle-free authoring platform for them to share knowledge effortlessly. We know that the software must be so intuitive that anyone can log in and, without any training, can start creating learning material.

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Why Gamification Doesn't Mean Serious Games

Dashe & Thomson

Clients often come us to develop their learning solution saying they already know what they want. They want gamification. We ask what they mean by gamification. They say they want the training to be a game. And why do they want it to be a game? Because they want it to be fun. We hear this all the time - even from some colleagues. For training to engage learners, it must be entertaining. There are a couple problems with this.

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows. How fish move, what kind of covering they have…and their lack of eyebrows?!?

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What is Adult Learning Theory and Why Is It Important?

ej4 eLearning

We often take for granted that people know how to learn. After all, we all had to learn while in school, right? But that can be a dangerous attitude to take when it comes to corporate training initiatives. School curricula are built on theories about how children and teenagers learn (and how much time they can dedicate to learning). Have you ever considered whether adults learn in the same way? Spoiler: They don’t!). Training & Development

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators

LearnDash

In the face of distractions sabotaging your concentration, the following tips can help you focus on building the best online course in a timely fashion. Building an online course requires consistent dedication. If you want your course to be as good as it can possibly be, you will need to devote time to ensuring that all your materials are high-quality – this can be tough when you have a full-time job or a million other things vying for your attention.

The roots of LXD

Clark Quinn

Instructional design, as is well documented, has it roots in meeting the needs for training in WWII. User experience (UX) came from the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) revolution towards User Centered Design. With a vibrant cross-fertilization of ideas, it’s natural that evolutions in one can influence the other (or not). It’s worth thinking about the trajectories and the intersections that are the roots of LXD, Learning eXperience Design.

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The 5 Types of Subject Matter Experts & How to Deal With Them

Tim Slade

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You Have the Power, Don’t Give it Away

Learning Rebels

What is power? Looking at the standard definition we see this: “ the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events “ However, the word, “power” often triggers negative emotions of a person or process leveraging against us. Negative power words surround us. This said I find “power” an interesting concept when it comes to working within organizations.

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

6 Soft Skills Employers Look for in Every Candidate

InfoPro Learning

What are soft skills? No matter the position, organization or industry, people work with other people. Soft skills are what enable us to effectively communicate and work with each other. By developing soft skills, we can better work together and contribute to a more productive workplace.

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The Biggest Online Course Creation Pitfall You Must Avoid

Client Engagement Academy

There are a lot of mistakes you can make when building a course, but there’s one in particular that I see repeatedly. This mistake happens to people that you wouldn’t expect it to happen to.

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Maximize Your Learning Platform’s Potential With These Integrations

Docebo

Let’s get something clear – great cloud-based software doesn’t operate in a silo – and your learning platform ( LMS + Social Learning ) is no exception.

Using Design Thinking to Craft Better Learning Solutions, Part 1

Bottom-Line Performance

The post Using Design Thinking to Craft Better Learning Solutions, Part 1 appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance. Learning Design

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

5 podcasts every e-learning professional should listen to

E-Learning Provocateur

…or should that be “to which every e-learning professional should listen”? Never mind, I can end a sentence with a preposition if I want to. Arcane grammar jokes aside, I’m a late bloomer to podcasts. While everyone else was apparently obsessed with them, they never really appealed to me until I starting taking long trips on the bus. Now I’m hooked. As many of my peers will attest, there’s no shortage of podcasts directed to the L&D practitioner.

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck. In a branch and bottleneck structure, you branch into different options for a while, but then all paths return to a single bottleneck. The bottleneck is an event or choice that happens the same in every path.

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Is your Instructor Led Training Agile?

mLevel

Is Your Instructor Led Training Agile? Agile is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. Of course, everything from software development to project management is agile these days, yes, even learning – but it’s limited to the learning creation side of the business. As technology has evolved in the training space, we as learning professionals now have an opportunity to make our instructor led training (ILT) – be it virtual or in person – agile as well. Why does this matter?

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How Microlearning Can Improve Your Training Program

Dashe & Thomson

In a quest for new approaches to training, we are often tempted to turn to the latest trend or technology, thinking one of them must be the golden ticket. One of these new approaches is microlearning, and it’s getting traction, and for good reason. Microlearning Performance Improvement Learning Retention Performance Support Mobile Learning Product and Sales Enablement Employee Training and Performance

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

How do you drive yourself?

Clark Quinn

How do I drive myself? I was asked that in a coaching session. The question is asking how I keep learning. There are multiple answers, which I’ve probably talked about before, but I’ll reflect here. I think it’s important to regularly ask: “how do you drive yourself?”

How to Design Performance-Based eLearning Interactions

Tim Slade

One of the most important lessons I learned when I first started designing and developing eLearning courses was the importance of building performance-based eLearning interactions. However, this wasn’t a lesson I learned quickly. When I first started as an eLearning designer, I remember being constantly reminded of the importance of making my eLearning content interactive. I was told that interactive eLearning equaled engaging eLearning.

7 Things to Know About Your Learners Before Launch

LearnDash

Gathering information about your learners can help you create and market a better course. You have a great course idea. The subject is one you love, you’re excited about the content, and you’ve been blissfully outlining lessons for a week and are still going strong. There’s just one question you’ve forgotten to ask, and if you don’t think about it now, it may come back to haunt you: Who is your course for?

6 Promises Your Managed Learning Service Provider Must Fulfil

InfoPro Learning

94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career. – Workplace Learning Trends LinkedIn, 2018 1. With the growing momentum in the eLearning market, organizations keep on increasing their training budget and investing in people.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.