L&D Should Boost Employee Productivity, Not Disrupt It

Absorb LMS

Distractions at work are a fact of life, especially when you factor in emails, instant messages, desk-side visits from co-workers and the siren’s call of social media. Staying engaged and “in the zone” is critical to employee productivity. According to Gallup , businesses in the top quartile of engagement realize higher productivity and 21 percent higher profitability. In fact, in-the-flow learning enhances productivity.

Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory suggests that people learn from one another through observation, imitation and modeling. Among the most adopted technologies are secure instant messaging, discussion forums, video channels, online shared work spaces and internal blogs.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

Likewise, not working to the best of your ability means falling short of your possible personal productivity. CEO of the largest social media platform yet conceived – Facebook – Zuckerberg is also known for having a very particular way of working.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning


The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. What is Social Learning? Why Social Learning?

Employee Training Software: 18 Keys to Finding the Best Product for You


Take a look at these 18 key considerations before you go shopping, and you’ll be sure to find the right product for your needs. And some help you guide and manage social or informal learning. Do they actively use chat rooms and instant message or not?

Train your team online: Boost workplace productivity with group learning strategies


In this post we’ll examine what collaborative learning is, and how you can best approach and implement it for improving workplace productivity. And as communication with their group and coordination is also done online through messaging, forums, file sharing, emails, IM, etc.,

Hike: How Free Offline Messaging Works

Origin Learning

With the coming of affordable 2G and 3G networks for mobiles , it is like we have been hardwired to Instant Messaging (IM) on our phones. In fact, IM applications have evolved to provide much more than simple text-and-emoticon messaging.

5 Ways to Boost Productivity With Internal Video

KZO Innovations

Furthermore, 75 percent of respondents of a video enterprise survey conducted by Kaltura said they felt that the integration of video into a company’s tools (email, social business, instant messaging, etc.) Here are 5 ways to begin using video internally to improve productivity, collaboration, and communication. Social Video Management Platform. Such a portal for contributing, sharing of, and consuming video encourages social interaction and networking.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions


Products. Live Product Demonstrations. Product User Guides. Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. Lectora e-Learning and IBM Software recognize this void and have partnered to provide social business solutions that better fit companies’ needs.

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WhatsApp For Learning?

Origin Learning

But definition wise, it is a freely available, user friendly, cross-platform instant messaging app that requires an internet connection to work. No user IDs, no passwords- just the benefits of messaging, at a fraction of the cost.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform.

The Importance of Informal Learning at the Workplace

Origin Learning

20% of learning is social. One can never discount the popularity of message boards and forums in learning and knowledge-sharing.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

It’s partly a creature of collaborative technologies, such as email, instant messages, Web-based conferencing, internal social networks and so on. Instant access to information and services isn’t just convenient — it’s how we live our lives. ” Social learning

Why you need an LMS Video Conferencing integration?


With LMS Video Conferencing you will take you eLearning initiatives to the next level because our LMS can be paired up with multiple video conferencing tools that will help for sure to conduct interactive training sessions with one on one meetings, group lessons, interactive video conferences, social meetings and much more. . Social Learning in the Virtual Classroom. We tapped into the feature of social learning long before social media gathered popularity.

Get Microsoft LMS integration to improve and enhance your eLearning experience


Having this integration implemented in your company will get at your disposal tools that will provide access to email and calendars, Microsoft office web apps, websites, instant messaging and video conferencing, along with the LMS features to increase your online training capacities.

The Most Important Drivers of Employee Engagement

Your Training Edge

For example, using social media for an “employee of the week” program is a great idea. A flexible schedule is one of the best incentives, as it allows a better work-life balance, which, in turn, boosts productivity and performance, and increases employees’ positive attitude towards their job.

Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?

Your Training Edge

Almost everybody uses the internet, social media and instant messaging. Over a period of time, we may even see hybrid models of MOOCs and traditional training methods as this new concept reaches its plateau of productivity in the hype cycle.

Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success


Developers can also use open-source products, which simplify access to content as well as access to m-learning development tools. Community support for learning should be facilitated through the development of groups and support from mobile-enabled social tools.

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Your eLearning courses could be closer to your trainees with a Virtual Classroom LMS integration


Social Learning in the Virtual Classroom: Take advantage of the benefits of social learning – instant messaging, quizzes, polling – to make the learning environment more rewarding and engaging to teach and learn.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

Fax machines and worldwide delivery services allowed teams to work longer and closer to deadlines to complete products. At the peak of the influx, it added facile access to social media. Social norms are changing too, further blurring the lines between work and personal life.

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eLearning for Medical Representatives

Enyota Learning

Changing the product lifecycle all the way from early drug development to manufacturing and patient care requires the medical staff and representatives to be aware and well informed, and eLearning based training is helping here. Technological solutions empower med reps to be more productive.

What You Need to Know About Visuals, Video, and the 2019 Internet Trends Report

TechSmith Camtasia

The human brain has a vast visual GPU that processes signals like crazy, and so we are naturally drawn to it.” – Camtasia Technical Product Manager Brooks Andrus. Meeker’s report shows more images being shared on social media.

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

Curatr is our Social learning platform and it specializes in getting people talking. This seems like a bit on an odd omission; we are a social learning platform but we don’t have a discussion forum? Curatr works because social is woven into the fabric of every interaction.

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Managing Remote Employees Effectively


Introduce remote team members to one another through a social messaging channel so that they can interact similarly to how team members would socialize in an office setting. Using a project management system or productivity suite is more efficient than relying solely on email.

Micro learning – the big wave of mobile education


This generation makes up for our technology natives, comfortable with any device, application or digital innovation and very much at home in the world of social media and instant messaging. I remember my first mobile phone: brick-sized, big antenna and weighing around 400 grams.

Change Our Traditional Approach to Education

Kapp Notes

And adding technology hardware is not enough, the next wave in engineering and technology education is to leverage the connectivity of the third millennials and their aptitude for creating content to share with others via web-based and mobile-based social networking tools. They continue to push consumer companies for more connectivity, more ways to create their own content and more access to information through instant messaging applications and voice activated internet search.

The What, Why & How of Sexual Harassment Training for Employees


It causes trauma to victims and brings business liabilities such as reputational damage, not to mention the disruption in productivity and legal costs. Online harassment – Sending suggestive emails, instant messages, or pornographic material.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

However, I've struggled with the problem of destinations vs. social networks and the spread of conversation (see Forums vs. Social Networks ). Quora and Namesake are more trying to address the conversation from social networks issue.

Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?


Having grown up in the digital “public eye” of social media and instant feedback, they want to always know how they’re doing and what to do next. A simple email, instant message or call is enough to share regular feedback.

mLearning: Smartphone statistics and the impact they have on learning

Zephyr Learning

Subject matter; Simple graphics; Easy to follow; Navigation; Interactions; Social interaction; Game mechanics; Immersive; and Clever marketing. The following list highlights what we use our smartphone for: Text/SMS Messaging – 92%. Social Networking – 63%. Productivity – 14%.

HR in the Work From Home Age


When I work from home, I’m more productive,” says Elloy. “I’m Elloy says his company has benefited from implementing company-wide use of the same tools for instant messaging, customer relationship management, and video conference calls.

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Part 2: The Mentality Behind Measurement

CLO Magazine

Once a social learning strategy is in place, learning leaders should measure it as they would any other initiative to determine if it’s working, if it’s solving a business need and how it can be improved. “It’s not so much the learning or the social learning that needs to be measured but the performance outcome that’s really important,” said Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.

Information, Press Releases and Industry Happenings

Kapp Notes

A great deal seems to be happening in the e-learning space and I've been getting a number of press releases and information about product, events and other great happenings so I thought I'd share some of that information in this post. Blog Book Tour for Social Media for Trainers. Jane Bozarth's latest book, Social Media for Trainers is in the middle of a highly successful blog book tour, check it out.

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Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]


Teenagers have SnapChat to exchange self-destructing instant messages. He is also an EduTechpreneur, eLearning Analyst, Speaker and Social Media Addict. The eLearning Coach is where she shares actionable strategies, practical content, product reviews and resources to help you design, develop and understand online learning. Parents have Facebook to post photos of their kids. Fans have Twitter to get their daily gossip.

5 Blended Learning Activities to Consider for Memorable Corporate eLearning Courses


Thus, employees can improve their skills, familiarize themselves with new tasks, and refresh their product knowledge whenever it fits into their schedules. Typically, webinars are held through web conferencing software that features instant messaging tools. Social Media Support.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

Talk about email, Slack and instant messaging rather than business letter writing,” she said. “It She said L&D leaders should consider what aspects of millennials’ social behavior make sense in the workplace. “We’re

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


Productivity Tools & Other. What’s great about this tool is that it allows you to print your final result and share it with others and promoting it on social media. Once you finish, you can save these posters to your computer, share them for other users to see either through your website or embed it in wikis, external sites and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. The tool can be accessed through the website, social media or via email.