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Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are currently disrupting higher education and the stage is set for them to be a major force in corporate training as well. Although the mere idea of using MOOCs requires a shift in how organizations think about their training programs, much of the infrastructure already exists: more than 70% of companies have a learning management system (LMS) in place, and as of 2011 77% of corporations were already using online learning in their training programs.

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Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

Are you an HR or L&D professional trying to figure out how to expand your training programs to customers, channel partners or others outside of your organization’s walls? Imagine for a moment that we’re Australian tourists who just landed in Boston for a week.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Reminder: Boston & Chicago Articulate/Moodle Seminars This Week

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, June 07, 2009 Reminder: Boston & Chicago Articulate/Moodle Seminars This Week Just a reminder that our Boston and Chicago free seminars on Articulate and Moodle are this week.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 11, 2009 Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago Are you in Boston or Chicago? Join the Kineo team in Boston on June 9th and Chicago on June 11th.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? When a client says, “Train them about performance appraisals,” instructional designers look to narrow the problem by turning to data, such as existing appraisals, help desk logs, and law suits. Why does the group in Belgium do it, when the group in Boston doesn’t? If doubts and fears cause lame entries, training alone won’t improve performance.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? When a client says, “Train them about performance appraisals,” instructional designers look to narrow the problem by turning to data, such as existing appraisals, help desk logs, and law suits. Why does the group in Belgium do it, when the group in Boston doesn’t? If doubts and fears cause lame entries, training alone won’t improve performance.

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

G-Cube

Most of the organizations have adopted virtual classroom facility to enable dispersed teams to attend training without the need to travel, developing flexible work arrangements with no barriers of time and distance. Social collaboration: Increase the training potential.

ELM Expert Series: How To Teach Millennials With Minute Attention Spans To Be Transformational Leaders

eLearningMind

While millennials choose the latest tech as their top tool for impact, many eLearning programs out there are ineffective and underwhelming because they are outdated, not crafted for how learning takes place, have content that is either too condensed or seems irrelevant and volatile; and finally, they are usually standardized and non-personalized. in addition to feedback and social interaction, leadership training can be an exceedingly effective way to train young leaders. .

Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example

Rapid eLearning

They were showcasing a nice gamified course they built as part of the training program for facility management. The course is part of a blended program where it’s combined with live facilitated training. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA).

Elearning Content Development is Helping Communities

Designing Digitally

Local governments are jumping on board the elearning train. Game-based learning and gamification increasingly are standard practice for corporate training programs in many businesses across the country. tried out a program called Idea Street.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

It also provides a framework for improving and extending traditional training and learning into the workplace where: ‘70’ refers to ‘workplace learning’ and ‘performance support’. ‘20’ Most L&D professionals possess high levels of skills around the traditional training area.

Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

Millennials are hard to train. Businesses aren’t investing in training programs. Getting someone else to train your future employees is like pushing on a string. They’re good at teaching general skills like trouble-shooting, programming concepts, and communication.

My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. 15 years ago I got a job as an instructional designer/multimedia producer at a company that created training programs delivered on CD ROMS.

Interactive Video Made Easy

Rapid eLearning

When I looked at what he was doing, I asked why he didn’t just use Engage’s media interaction since it was easy enough to insert the video and required no programming. Gone are the days of burdensome programming. Great for role playing, soft skills, or product training.

Microlearning – 4 Success Stories of Its Effective Use

CommLab India

To fight the shrinking attention spans of employees, deliver training that can fit into their tight schedules; to support learners on the job, training experts recommend microlearning – short, specific, online learning nuggets. Physician Training.

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How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

Identify a few common course types such as interactive scenarios, compliance training, software simulations, etc. Boston: July 18 & 19. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning

Rapid eLearning

The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning. In addition to having limited experience building elearning courses, they usually lack a breadth of technical knowledge and programming skills. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA).

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Here’s a Simple PowerPoint Hack to Help with Course Design

Rapid eLearning

However, there are times when you may be stuck with a specific image and need to figure out how to create different (but matching) layouts without doing a bunch of edits in a different program. Boston: July 18 & 19. Like many of you, I’m no graphic designer.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

December 2012 November 29-December 1, 2012 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference in conjunction with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Convention , Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 2, 2011, Online Educa Berlin 2011: International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training for Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors , 17 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Clayton R.

Common Sense Advice From My Uber Driver How to Build Loyalty and Attack the Skills Gap

Training Industry

“Have you been in Boston on business?” Companies used to recruit new graduates from high school and give them the job skills training they needed to be successful. Small and mid-sized businesses, which have such a feeling of immediacy and dependence on team members, customers and vendors, are in a great position to leverage workforce training to improve performance and build loyalty. Ensure your training organization is lean but capable.

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How to Use Employee Strengths for Better Training Results

Pract.us

Do you think of employee training as a way to shore up weaknesses in your team and thereby get better performance? After all, we train in areas that need improvement, not so much in what we already do well. Why bother with a strengths-based program?

Respect Your Learners to Maximize ROI

Training Industry

The majority of respondents said, “Eliminate training.” Explanatory comments stated that the training was useless, boring, irrelevant, repetitive and a waste of time that took people away from “real” work. She shared an experience she had after delivering an e-learning compliance program. The course utilized an innovative, engaging approach to a mandatory training. For over two decades, I have developed e-learning programs.

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Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Given the company’s distinctive and engaging brand of customer service, that intense resource need means finding the right people and giving them the kind of training that ramps them up to productive levels as rapidly as possible.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. If you, or someone you know, is an experienced instructional designer looking for work in the greater Boston area, please let me know!

The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

For learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program. that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. The program was designed to have an immediate impact but also to generate long-lasting results.

How eLearning can work in the legal industry

eFront

Heck, I’m somewhat of a certified lawyer myself, in the sense that, while I have not actually studied the thing, I’ve seen all episodes of Law & Order, The Practice, Boston Legal, Shark, The Defenders and lots of others. They say that nobody likes lawyers until they need one.

Microsoft Brings Back Free Clip Art…Sort Of

Rapid eLearning

Having free clip art is a big deal for those of us on fixed budgets and with limited access to stock images and clip art to use in our elearning courses, presentations, and training programs. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA).

5 Reasons Why Distance Learning Has Been Around for Centuries

Trivantis

One early instructor was Caleb Phillips in 1728; he advertised private correspondence courses in shorthand in the Boston Gazette. Online training is great because students can work as fast as they want. Traveling for training can be a hassle.

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Here are 9 amazing things you probably don’t know about the history of online/distance learning: 1) As mentioned above, the first distance learning course was established in 1728 in Boston, Massachusetts. program was offered through America Online.

28 Web Conference Training Tips

eLearning Weekly

This article is a guest post by Mary Polley-Berte, Director of Customer Support & Training, SyberWorks, Inc. Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content.

Horizontal vs vertical development?

Learning Wire

Companies train to develop their staff. Company training aims at two types of development; horizontal development (the skills to do the job) and vertical development (how to function at increasing levels of authority). Good programs for developing flexible thinking seem to have in common looking at the past history and needs of individuals. A major method of training leaders to properly adapt to change is to overcome personal obstacles to change.

4 Must-Attend B2B Sales Conferences in the Second Half of 2016

CommLab India

Furthermore, attendees of Dreamforce can avail Salesforce training and certification at reduced cost. It provides useful insights into the use of technology for making your customer-oriented programs a big success. Venue – Boston. Training Solutions Sales Training

MOOCs: From the Classroom to the Conference Room

Your Training Edge

There is no longer a question of whether or not MOOCs will disrupt higher education—they already have, and they are pounding on the doors of K-12 and continuing education and corporate training as well. And what does this mean for the future of corporate training? Aided by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, edX has partnered with two Boston-area community colleges to better prepare students for jobs in the digital, knowledge-based economy.