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Scaling Up

E-Learning Provocateur

In Roses are red , I proposed definitions for oft-used yet ambiguous terms such as “competency” and “capability” Not only did I suggest a competency be considered a task, but also that its measurement be binary: competent or not yet competent.

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Top 5 No-Code Tools for eLearning

Devlin Peck

The no-code movement introduces thousands of new tools that we can use to design and develop eLearning. These tools make it possible to develop fully-functioning software without writing a line of code, and they provide easy-to-use graphic interfaces so that we can “code” visually.

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Rapid Learning: A Wonder Tool For Corporate Learners

eLearning Industry

Efficiency and cost-effectiveness are two of the most important aspects of the corporate world today. Considering such parameters, it is safe to assume that corporations these days are actively engaging and employing techniques in every aspect of their company to enhance productivity. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

Experiencing eLearning

While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses. Using that ability, you can create a simple branching scenario in Google Forms. Try the scenario. Try the scenario yourself to see how it works.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.

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The Andragogy Secret: How To Use Adult Learning Theory To Drive L&D Engagement Success

Lambda Solutions

Absolutely everything you need to know to improve your training courses using Malcolm Knowles’ adult learning theory of Andragogy (with take-home resources and in-depth guides)!

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JANE HART – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

JANE HART - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS. ABOUT JANE HART: Jane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) – one of the world’s leading websites on learning trends, technologies and tools. Jane has been advising businesses for over 25 years, and currently focuses on helping organizations and learning professionals modernize their approaches to workplace learning – not just by updating their training practices but by enabling and supporting continu

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Normal. Ish.

InSync Training

I don’t remember what prompted this tweet in January, 2012, but I feel it even more strongly now than I did then.

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Eight Ways L&D Needs To Adapt To A Post-COVID Future

eLearning Learning Submitted Articles

Learning and development professionals have had to abruptly adapt to changing circumstances. But what does the future of learning look like now?

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Benefits of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning

Wizcabin

In today's world of e-learning, there exist two categories synchronous and asynchronous which learning can get delivered, for learners to acquire knowledge.

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The Ultimate LMS Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing an LMS

Whether you’re shopping for your very first learning management system (LMS) or looking to upgrade, the process can be overwhelming. With so many vendor options, each with its own multitude of features and pricing structures, even the most seasoned educators, trainers, and business leaders can feel lost in a sea of choices! Finding the LMS that’s best suited for your organization requires a planned, strategic approach.

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Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Design thinking encourages a forward look, playing chess rather than checkers. And design thinking principles can assist us to holistically solve more complex and intertwined DEI challenges today.

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Roses are red

E-Learning Provocateur

It seems like overnight the L&D profession has started to struggle with the definition of terms such as “capability”, “competency” and “skill” Some of our peers consider them synonyms – and hence interchangeable – but I do not. Indeed I recognise subtle but powerful distinctions among them, so here’s my 2-cents’ worth to try to cut through the confusion.

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High-Performance Remote Team Management

GoSkills eLearning

At the time of writing this, businesses of all sizes around the globe are scrambling to keep things moving in the right direction while dealing with the Coronavirus lockdown.

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3 Key Themes Shaping The Future Of Learning And Technology

eLearning Industry

Technology continues to accelerate, causing disruptions as well as opportunities for learning professionals. Three key themes to keep in mind are: it's about "learning and technology” not "learning technologies"; technology is changing how we live; and learning and work go hand in hand. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Understanding Scope Creep

Project managers are now spending more time managing strategic projects where the scope is susceptible to changes as the projects progress. Scope change control is now becoming a critical component of project management requiring project teams to become more active in solving problems and making decisions. Scope change control will require collaboration with stakeholders and possibly government agencies.

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Six Key Trends We See for Elearning Authoring Tools in 2021

dominKnow

Here at dominKnow, we've been applying some of that introspection to our raison d'être: the improvement of eLearning authoring tools. We've asked ourselves and our clients questions like, what are you going to need from authoring software in 2021? How do you stay on the cutting edge? How can the right authoring tool help you improve the learning experience?

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Free color contrast checker for PowerPoint

BrightCarbon

One of the most common mistakes, we see when it comes to accessibility in presentations is poor color contrast. When there isn’t enough contrast between the colors on your slides, your presentation becomes less accessible to a whole range of people. Luckily, while this is a common error, it’s also a very simple thing to fix. If you are wondering how to determine the best color contrast for PowerPoint, it’s your lucky day!

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New LearnDash Starter Templates for Astra Theme!

LearnDash

Getting started with a fully functional online course website just got easier! If you are currently using LearnDash, or are thinking about choosing us for your LMS, then I have great news to share! The folks at Astra have released four new starter site templates designed specifically for LearnDash—giving you five amazing options to help you get started quickly with your online courses!

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5 books for all learning professionals

Matthew Guyan

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post where I shared 5 books every eLearning professional should read. I still stand by those suggestions but I’m adding this new selection for all learning professionals. The reason I’ve selected each of these books is because they’ve contributed to the evolution of the way I work. Here they are in no particular order: Innovative Performance Support by Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Microsoft Gets Serious About Skills: Major New Announcements

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

The corporate learning industry is over $240 billion in size and is critical to our economic future. All workers need to keep their skills current and the Pandemic has created more need to learn than ever. Our latest research on The Big Reset shows a dramatic increase in L&D spending. Sanofi, one of the largest. Read more» The post Microsoft Gets Serious About Skills: Major New Announcements appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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Pedagogy and Technology from a Postdigital Perspective

eLearning Learning Submitted Articles

In this post, Deputy Programme Director of the MSc in Clinical Education and part-time tutor on the MSc in Digital Education Tim Fawns describes a postdigital view of pedagogy and technology in whi…

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ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

The eLearning Coach

Information is ubiquitous and complex. In this episode, we discuss ways to create understanding from raw information. Every day, we engage in sense-making from a torrent of information. And we attempt to help others construct meaning in the learning experiences we design and provide. But what if we had a better understanding of how people create meaning as they interact with the world?

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eLearning Design – 38 Slide Design Tips from the Pros

eLearningArt

When your eLearning slides look great, viewer engagement increases, your instructional voice is enhanced, and you hear “I love it!” more often. But for those of us who aren’t trained designers, slides can be a struggle. Early in my eLearning development career, I always felt a little cringe-y about my slide designs… It was just … eLearning Design – 38 Slide Design Tips from the Pros Read More » The post eLearning Design – 38 Slide Design Tips from t

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new normal for L&D professionals as millions of people were sent home to work remotely. While many of us had been offering online courses and other alternatives to in-person training for years, suddenly nothing could be run in a traditional classroom setting; and so as a collective we’ve been forced to shift learning and development online.

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10 Emotional intelligence training courses

Ed App

Emotional intelligence is a term that has seen a lot of use lately. It is often cited as a necessary skill to succeed in the modern workforce where interpersonal relationships can have a big impact on your career. So, we must do what we can to better understand, empathize, and come to agreements with those around us. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top emotional intelligence training courses out there.

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Rapid eLearning Implementation: Meeting Challenges Head-On

eLearning Industry

Rapid eLearning comes with many benefits, but are you also aware of its challenges? Here’s a blog with all its challenges, and of course, the solutions. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Scenario-Based eLearning Example: Personalization without Programming

dominKnow

The Scenario Builder feature in dominKnow | ONE makes it easy for any author to create multi-branching conversation scenarios without needing any programming skills. This article looks at how our team used the Scenario Builder feature to create an engaging Onboarding elearning course, for an employee's first day at their new job.

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What Is a Performance Learning Management System (PLMS)?

If you're reading this you're probably ready for better organizational learning and performance. A Performance LMS allows you to continually assess and improve learners based on their specific company and role-based capabilities. In the whitepaper, we’ll also answer questions such as: What exactly is a PLMS? I have just started exploring capability building or am not yet ready.