Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

The Tragedy of eLearning. The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. CBT Systems told the world it was being reincarnated as SmartForce, the eLearning Company. Soon thereafter, most eLearning morphed into deadly dull shovelware.

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Where to Start with Elearning?


There are many reasons that an organization may want to implement elearning and an endless number of tools and services available to make it happen. Google “Best LMS company” in your search for a learning platform and you will undoubtedly be overwhelmed by the options in your search results.

The Ultimate Guide to E-Learning and Its Localization


E-learning is an essential part of our life and is an efficient tool for knowledge transfer utilized by educational institutions, individuals, and companies. Online training has been adopted by companies as one of the most efficient ways to train their employees based at different locations.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 By 2021, worldwide revenues for eLearning will plummet to $33.4 This report provides a status of the current self-paced eLearning industry and it doesn’t look healthy.

An eLearning revolution: From professional development to knowledge sharing

Challenge to Learn

Internet has changed everything and it is changing eLearning fundamentally. It has become so easy to publish information instead of just consuming it. Posting information on the web doesn’t require any technical knowledge anymore. Support them in making more effective eLearning.

Microlearning: Is it for you?


Microlearning is the wider approach to improving skills in an informal way. Keeping the learner engaged is one of the biggest challenges most elearning companies face. With the Millennial generation coming rapidly into the workforce, they are a large target for elearning. Interesting microlearning courses gives them the information they need, when they need it. . Formal and Informal Learning. Left Microlearning eLearning culture; elearning

8 Authentic Tips for New eLearning Professionals


When I started working at Cinécraft, I was totally new to eLearning. I had no experience writing courses or using eLearning-specific development tools. Here are eight recommendations, based on my experience as a new eLearning professional at a national eLearning vendor.

Exit Classic Training, Enter Learning Games

Designing Digitally

The amount of elearning blogs that are active today is telling. People are used to accessing information at a much faster pace. Elearning companies certainly think so. Repetition is the best way to retain new information. Hence, the proliferation of elearning blogs.

What Social Selling Can Do for Your eLearning Business

eLearning Brothers

You may ask, what does social selling have to do with eLearning? You may be unaware of this, but your prospective clients may already be tracking your activities online, gauging more of the soft information that would be hard to obtain in real life. eLearning Featured

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator, already over a 1000 users!

Challenge to Learn

Reblogged from : We launched the free edition of our on-line eLearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. I also want to share some information on the user base. About 10% of all users works for an eLearning company.

How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

Large companies, especially in the BFSI market need security built into their technology solutions. If you look at it, unless you are developing sophisticated games, simulation, or mobile applications, elearning pretty much consists of rendering pages and interaction.

Taking Steps to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Work


And how can companies better support employees? We're an elearning company and our primary focus is on education. In a recent TechCrunch article about pervasive sexual harassment issues at tech companies, training is highlighted as an important first step in prevention.

Why Your Training Strategy Probably Needs an Attitude Adjustment


Putting that training program online for easy access might sound like the solution, but transitioning from traditional training to eLearning isn’t a matter of just uploading content. As an eLearning company, we emphatically agree (in fact, give that guy a raise!)

6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

Native English speakers using some terms informally can be misunderstood by employees or learners who are not proficient in English. The major challenge in the translation and localization of eLearning courses is dealing separately with an eLearning company and various translation agencies.

How To Avoid 5 Common e-Learning Outsourcing Obstacles

Adobe Captivate

That’s one of the most difficult questions organizations face when creating an eLearning course. You must determine whether it’s more cost-efficient and productive to do it yourself or to outsource the eLearning project to a talented team of eLearning professionals.

Elearning Solutions: Effective Educational Tools

Designing Digitally

While education, in general, is known to trend toward different philosophies that change over time, elearning solutions are here to stay. Elearning solutions like serious games and simulations are fulfilling those learning goals. Title: How Are Elearning Solutions the Answer?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

6 Tips to Select the Right Online Compliance Training Provider

CommLab India

As the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of your company, you have a command over the subject, but don’t know how to transfer that knowledge to your employees? Are you thinking of an online training provider that exactly suits your company’s compliance requirements?

From footballer to elearning scriptwriter

Sponge UK

Considering applying for a role in elearning but worried about your lack of experience? Take my background before joining elearning company, Sponge UK. With each passing day, I dip into my tool bag of skills collected from past experiences to tackle elearning tasks.

Preparing for Responsive Course Design: 5 Things You Should Start Doing Now Anyway


This guest blog was written by Sergey Snegirev, founder of, a cool online branching scenarios builder compatible with Lectora®, and owner of INTEA, an eLearning development company. Not so great, however, if you are a corporate eLearning developer.

Rich Cards get to the top of Google


You’ve almost certainly seen Rich Cards in use in Google, particularly if you use it to search out small nuggets of information. These snippets of information are immensely useful to the owners of the websites they’re pulled from.

The Combination of Learning and Play: Finding the Sweet Spot

Designing Digitally

Game-based learning allows for relaying the necessary information in a more exciting context. Getting the seal of approval from the people who will be using the games is a good indicator for an eLearning company that they have created a product that will be successful.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development.

Quizzes Improve Knowledge Retention

eLearning Company

Recent studies have shown that retrieval (a process of accessing certain information in your brain) is critical for robust, durable, long-term learning. The post Quizzes Improve Knowledge Retention appeared first on eLearning Company Blog.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. After the war, big corporations replaced small companies.

Excellence in Business Training Award for Sponge UK

Sponge UK

Elearning company Sponge UK has won an award in recognition of the learning and development it provides for its own employees. The informal and formal learning opportunities include business mentoring, leadership training, graduate development and social learning.

Building Skill and Knowledge, iEV, and Storytelling Tips: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

An eLearning company in the UK developed an intriguing game for the UI division of McDonald’s Corporation’s. Questions: What do you think, would this information address anxieties you might share?

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Did Our 5 Big Predictions for eLearning this Year Come True?


At the beginning of the year, we predicted some of the trending issues that would make headlines in the eLearning sphere for 2015. With the benefit of hindsight, we peek at the highlight reel for 2015 to find out whether the forecasts made through our eLearning crystal ball came true–or not.

How to Start a Training Business


eLearning is big. Plus, with people warming up to the idea that eLearning can be just as efficient and valid as traditional learning, it has never been a better time to get in the business. Your target audience will also determine how you should market your eLearning offerings.

Optimize Your Digital Learning Strategy For 2017: A Guide For Right Now


Together with eCourses, multimedia, podcasts , and webinars, corporate education has transformed from siloed, on-site training sessions to continuous eLearning. Perhaps you’re an eLearning company that wants to expand its reach to learners globally? Computers are useless.

Game-based Learning Tools for Corporate Training

Designing Digitally

Where there once was a one-way exchange of information, there is now an interactive learning experience that has been enhanced by quality elearning design. The activities that are utilized in the corporate training sessions are steered by the elearning design.

Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company


Mindflash: How does your company fit into the space of marketing technology? MM: We help orchestrate marketers across multiple channels and help companies maintain individual relationships with their customers. I joined the company a year and a half ago to develop our training program.

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Project Management Platforms eLearning Professionals Should Know About

DigitalChalk eLearning

For eLearning professionals seeking to use cost-effective tools, the Internet is rife with free platforms that allow the user to collaborate for any eLearning-related project or eLearning company.

BLOG - Has The UK eLearning Sector Got Complacent?

Unicorn Training

Fresh from picking up the Outstanding Learning Organisation Award at the 2013 eLearning Awards, Unicorn CEO, Peter Phillips, asks has the UK eLearning sector got complacent? Some companies, like Unicorn, have grown our workforce to meet this demand on both fronts.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

The term eLearning also enjoyed simultaneous discovery. No wonder eLearning sprouted up in many places. I have been credited with the first use of eLearning on the web. Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997.

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

Home Speaker Contact internet time alliance Learnstream Resources Internet Time Blog from Jay Cross and Internet Time Group Origins of “eLearning&# by Jay Cross on November 30, 2008 On April Fool’s Day of this year, I wrote the following page in the Learnscaping un-book.