• INSYNC TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] 3 Questions + 1 Formula = Better Instructional Design
    Learning Strategist, Enzo Silva, and his colleague Kate Tronvig provided Virtually There learners with an easy-to-follow process during their popular session, “You May Not Be Walt Disney, But You Can Draw and Animate.”. Virtually There Session Recap. Pixar animator Andrew Stanton said, “The greatest story commandment is: make me care.” Some of the most creative storytelling minds use this mantra when illustrating to increase audience engagement with their films.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] How to Train Your Sales Team Toward Success Using an LMS
    Sales enablement is about providing sales staff with the content, tools, knowledge, and skills that they need to be effective in their roles. Provide Ongoing Product Knowledge Training. From product training for sales to sales skills training, an LMS that provides accessibility, convenience, and engaging learning will assist in training your sales team toward success. There’s a common quote that says, “ Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] How to Become an E-learning Freelancer Vol. I-III: Book Reviews
    More importantly, he provides suggestions on finding better clients and keeping those clients as long-term partners. Richard Watson published his ebooks on the practicalities of freelancing in the elearning field last fall. The books are a series in three volumes, with information expanded from his blog posts on freelancing. All three combine Richard’s personal stories about his freelancing journey with practical tips for creating and running a freelance business.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] BYOD: Building Branching Scenarios
    Introducing people to new instructional design concepts is very important, but providing people with the tools and skills necessary to bring those ideas to life is just as important. Don’t you hate when you get out of a conference session feeling all pumped about an idea, but by the time you get back to your workplace you realize that you have no idea how to do the thing you were so excited about? Me too!
  • MATRIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)
    Neuroscience has advanced greatly and it provides great clues about how the mind operates and how information acquisition happens. Collaboration technologies such as webinars and virtual instructor-led training provide additional opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. Learning & Development specialists put a lot of time and effort into developing the best training programs, yet they often fail to have the desired results.
  • TALENTED LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition
    What is the best learning platform for commercial training providers? As you can imagine, this requires a significant investment in our time, but we hope it demonstrates our commitment to providing thorough and useful buying advice. That’s not surprising, since more than 60 learning technology providers are honored for their excellence in 12 key product, marketing and sales-related categories.
  • CHALLENGE TO LEARN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] What are your biggest Learning and Development challenges?
    Rather than detailing my personal thoughts and experiences, I’d instead like to provide a wide variety of engaging interviews. Trends in Learning and Development – I’ve been writing about them for over 10 years now. Recently, I decided that I’d like to change my approach. Whether managers, consultants, or L&D leaders, I want to understand the most significant challenges they face and how they go about solving them.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] Image Editing- How to Use Lighting and Color Effects
    Whether you use filters provided by your image editor, or you combine color effects to make your own custom look, filters are a fantastic way to reinforce company branding and bring cohesion to a collection of images. When it comes to image editing, you can let your imagination run wild with amazing effects and filters. Many effects only adjust the light and color in your image to create stunning results. Check out a few of these popular effects. Lens flare.
  • WBT SYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed
    In fact, people will pay more for a product providing a better experience. The course provides access to industry thought-leaders and VIPs that learners can’t get elsewhere. The user experience you provide is as important to a learner as the content you provide. You were so proud. You really thought you had a great idea for an online course. The curriculum, instructor, and materials were all top-notch. But when the course launched: crickets.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Providers] Too Little Progress
    If, for example, a student obtains a microcredential provided by one school, what assurance is there that another college will recognize the credit? By providing the leadership necessary to standardize microcredentials, you will potentially draw talented graduates to your organization. Lee Maxey is CEO of MindMax, a marketing and enrollment management services company. Mia Radic credits a microcredential program with helping her find her dream job ahead of schedule.
  • G-CUBE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Providers] How Gamified Learning Trains Professionals In The Cosmetics Industry
    Timely delivery, reasonable pricing and availability of a plethora of products at online stores have provided a beneficial alternative to the in-store experience. Today, cosmetics companies believe in providing their customers an exceptional experience. In today’s fast pacing world of fashion and lifestyle, leading brands are taking the charge and selling what customers demand the most. Celebrities embracing gorgeous hairstyles and chic hair colors give their look an extra edge.
  • READYTECH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Providers] The Online Training Platform: What Works and What Doesn’t?
    Many students now expect instructors to provide training in organized, bite-sized pieces. When the online training platform was first introduced more than a decade ago, it created fear and anxiety among instructors. Understandably, they were worried that machines and algorithms would replace them. Fortunately, that was not the case.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Providers] Should You License Your Course?
    However, you should still configure a demo LMS with only some of the course material available so your potential customers can get an idea of what you provide. Many people who create courses to sell overlook this very lucrative approach. Under most circumstance course creators think of course sales in the traditional sense: create the course, put a price tag on it, and sell to consumers. There are a variety of pricing options for businesses like this.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Providers] How to Brighten Your Corporate Training and Avoid It Become a Boring Training
    To engage the whole team, it is advisable to provide tasks of different complexity levels. Ask your trainees to compare their notes on topic providing explanations what makes the point worth being noted (work in pairs or small groups). Let your learners get acquainted with some program or issue providing them with a plan to follow consisting of strictly determined list of points.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Providers] Building a Corporate University: Planning for the Future
    Again, if you are the Chief Learning Officer, you’ll provide the presence. Summary: Planning for the future takes much more than a University-centric view. You must go out into the world around you to see what’s going on – and create a proactive communication path that keeps you informed as things change. One of the biggest mistakes you can make after successfully building the University is to become isolated.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Providers] How To Create Online Training For Digital Nomads
    These 8 tips can help you keep up with digital nomads and provide them with the online training resources they need. Provide Self-Paced Online Training Paths. Just make sure to provide clear instructions on what’s required to access the online training materials. As a matter of fact, provide links to relevant tools so that they don’t have to go looking for them. Modern, jet-setting learners need online training resources that are easily accessible and mobile-friendly.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
    [Providers] The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017
    Kirschner at 3-Star Learning Experiences provide a nice rundown of 10 evidence-based principles of instruction and how they might be applied to workplace learning. Are you providing all learners with the ability to identify with the personas used in your learning? If 2017 went by too quickly for you, here’s your chance to catch up on some reading.
  • READYTECH  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Providers] Online Training Delivery Advice for Guaranteed Teaching Success
    Provide students with a short introduction (or better yet, a step-by-step manual) on how to use the virtual training software , particularly how to engage with the instructor. Provide this list to your Curriculum Developers so they can remove these distracting applications/tools from your virtual training lab. The assistant will also help increasing the amount of time that the lead instructor can focus on providing actual class instruction.
  • LITMOS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Providers] 5 ways to leverage training to improve employee onboarding
    Especially for new hires who may be overwhelmed with meeting new people, learning the landscape, and starting the actual work of their job, it's important to provide them the comfort of their mobile device(s). Here we are in the midst of peak hiring season (typically January and February, according to Monster ), when many companies are gearing up for a fresh new year with the best talent they can get their hands on. However, landing the hire isn't the end goal.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Providers] Designing Well-Framed Assessment Questions with Captivate
    Providing Question Feedback. Where appropriate, provide feedback that not only explains the answer, but builds upon that explanation. If the narrative provided in the question feedback contains reference numbers, carry the numbers forward in the feedback narrative. If the reference document is a pdf or can be converted to a pdf, then question slides should provide an option for the learner to review feedback in context. Provide a clear set of instructions.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Providers] Personalized Learning: Means to an End or the End Itself?
    The learning field is currently focused on personalized learning, which can be defined as providing learners with individualized, custom content in the way each prefers to learn. They have redefined their mission as a learning department or corporate university to provide learners with whatever they want in whatever form they want it, which is an extension of my previously noted definition of personalized learning.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Providers] Measuring learning ROI is hard – but not impossible
    Rather, we continue to see the value of providing bite-sized content, spaced out over time. Organizations can now utilize these devices to distribute training programs, capture and analyze information in real time, and provide instant feedback. Being able to measure employee knowledge and confidence levels in the workplace can provide valuable insight into where an individual may need more coaching.
  • G-CUBE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Providers] E-Learning Trends For 2018: From Flux To Focus
    What is emerging is the need to analyze skill gaps basis an employee’s performance in real time, and provide just-in-time training resources, so that real business impact is created which is immediately visible in numbers (sales, quality, reduced error rates, increased efficiency, better customer feedback etc.).
  • ID MENTORS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] UX: Insights from Disneyland
    Provide a Coherent Structure. The layout of the space, visual cues, and efficient handling of serpentine queues provides a coherent structure to what could otherwise be a chaotic environment. This is one of the most crucial factors in learning design – well-organized and chunked content provides a coherent structure and allows learners to see patterns and associations that they would otherwise miss. ‘Rat’tled! Before we knew it, we were seated and strapped.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] What You Need to Know About the New 508 Compliance Rules
    508 compliance—it’s the hottest topic in eLearning! Okay, that might be a stretch, but creating accessible learning is worth talking about, especially if you are employed by—or creating eLearning for—a federal agency. On January 18, 2017, the United States Access Board published a final rule that jointly updates requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] 4 Pain-Free Methods for Using LinkedIn for Learning
    Guest blogger Jenny Holt provides guidance on how individuals (and even teams) can use this professional networking social platform for professional development. LinkedIn is a powerful tool in our personal learning toolkit. It not only connects us with our peers, but enables us to network with thought-leaders and contribute meaningfully to discussion subjects about which we're passionate.
  • AVILAR  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] 4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance
    ” Organization leaders can analyze this data for individuals and across the entire organization to create action plans based on skills gaps overall or by role, providing valuable insight into workforce skill levels. The logical next step is to provide training materials tailored to building specific competencies and to closing identified skills gaps. High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees.
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] 3 Tips for Creating an Online Course Quickly
    You establish yourself as one of the first providers (which can bring some nice benefits), and you start earning revenue quicker. When it comes to online courses sometimes time is money. The longer it takes, the more money you lose (or lose out on). The good news is that there are things you can do to you can get your course released in a timely fashion.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] Top 10 Benefits of Adopting Blended Training Approach
    The access to online resources provides additional flexibility to the learners. I hope the benefits showcased here provide compelling reasons on why you should adopt a blended training approach. Last few years have seen a steady increase in demand for conversion of Instructor Led Training (ILT) to fully online or a blended training. In this blog, I outline what exactly is blended training approach and what are the benefits it offers to the learners and organisations.
  • MAKING CHANGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] Video: 3 ways to motivate
    Provide a clear goal for the person to achieve in the activity (beat the competition to the news story; help Hana) so they see a compelling reason to complete it. We decided that to support relatedness in our activities, we could: Provide realistic characters with names. How can we help learners feel autonomy, competence, and relatedness? Here’s a video of the webinar I recently ran on that topic, plus a summary of what we talked about.
  • LEARNUPON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Providers] 4 Successful Online Training Case Studies Your Business Can Learn From
    As we were working on a short timeline, we loved the idea of customer success; working on a critical business challenge it was great to have someone there to help get the project off on the right track, and to provide advice and support as we built our programme and prepared for launch.” – Niall Carson, mytaxi. In order to track client progress and provide custom reports from customer training data, they searched for an LMS with a seamless and affordable Salesforce integration.
  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Providers] Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience
    Implement measuring tools on the software and hardware systems you do have, ideally with some universal identifier, and keep in mind that some of these systems may live outside of your product, like with a third-party CRM solution or telephone provider. It may be as simple as securing analytics accounts for necessary team members, and providing a training so individuals know how to use it. Avoid mode-shift friction by using these simple design, data, and management tips.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Providers] Examining Skills Gap Perceptions
    She said while some organizations are trying to solve for the skills gap by providing learning opportunities for employees, other organizations are missing the mark. Employers have long complained of the skills gap, and the “2017 Skills Gap Report” suggests employees recognize it too. The report, released by online learning marketplace Udemy , found that nearly 80 percent of full-time U.S.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Providers] 2018 Learning Trends Report (Free Download)
    Our goal was simple: find out what knowledge and skills trainers find most important for their learners, what challenges they face when providing training, and how they plan to deliver training in 2018. In our upcoming webinar, Learning Trends in 2018: Present Realities vs. Future Possibilities , we will provide an in-depth analysis and discussion of the 2018 Learning Trends Survey results. Thank you to everyone who recently participated in our Learning Trends Survey.
  • PULSELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Providers] Why Custom E-Learning is “the New Black” for Sales Training
    Don’t make your sales employees wait for the next quarterly face-to-face training session; provide them with a steady stream of custom e-learning as they need it. It’s important that they use similar language and provide a similar customer experience each time.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Providers] Developing Decisions
    We can’t provide specific data (or we’d train the system on it), so we need to anticipate a spread. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that one thing I do in getting objectives is focus on decisions. And, simple ones will get automated; we can train AI to handle these. What will make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary organizations is the ability to make decisions in this new VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous).
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Providers] 4 Killer Examples Of Using Mobile Apps In Corporate Training
    Mobile apps for corporate training provide learners flexibility to learn anywhere and anytime with the added advantage of being able to go through the learning content even when they are offline. Shorter, snackable bites of content and gamified assessments provide a great opportunity to use mobile apps for learning in corporate training. Provide access to just-in-time information. It features: Microlearning-to provide theoretical aspects.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM
    They choose to welcome someone and provide help to make them more comfortable with the social aspects of the organization and culture. We provide support, as leaders, to empower them. Illustrations and Design: Angela Rogers. Leaders Are Made, but Servant Leaders Are Born. Some think you can’t make talent; you’re just born with it. Others think that after 10,000 hours of training you’ll become expert at anything. In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM
    They choose to welcome someone and provide help to make them more comfortable with the social aspects of the organization and culture. We provide support, as leaders, to empower them. Co-authors: Paul Fayad, CFO and Andrew Fayad, CEO; Illustrations and Design: Angela Rogers. Leaders Are Made, but Servant Leaders Are Born. Some think you can’t make talent; you’re just born with it. Others think that after 10,000 hours of training you’ll become expert at anything.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Spring Into the eLearning Conference Season With Us!
    The ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition will provide talent development professionals with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. Learning Solutions Conference & Expo provides real solutions to the L&D challenges you encounter today. Connect with your peers, develop practical skills, and gain knowledge that will provide you with new energy and ideas to advance your career.
  • KNOWLEDGEANYWHERE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Team Building 101: 5 Tips for Building Successful Work Teams
    Providing opportunities for your employees to get active can be much appreciated since just about everyone finds it challenging to stick to a regular exercise routine. Activities structured around a clear goal, like a volunteer project or afternoon hike provide more structure but still read as very natural. Did you know the performance of your star employees might be dependent on their team?
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018
    provide the list), so there is that too. I was going to cover my Corporate Learning Systems forecast for 2018, but decided instead to discuss the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. Now, you will not see the final rankings as a whole for the Learning Systems (i.e. the Top 50), but there are some individual learning systems in various categories and those will be identified.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] The Road to Growth Is Paved With Games
    Urgent optimism is prompted by video games’ ability to provide immediate feedback, allowing gamers to know immediately whether they’ve succeeded at something. Gaming has been used in organizational learning for some time, though debate continues about whether it does, in fact, boost learning and garner new skills among learners.
  • SKYPREP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Break Down Corporate Silos
    3) Motivating and Providing Incentives. Motivating the employees to share their knowledge involves various tactics such as providing words of encouragement, individual share in growth, and sharing common interests within the organization. Successful companies with little to zero silo mentality motivate their employees and provide them with incentives to ensure that this practice is carried on in the future. Best Practices for Breaking Down Corporate Silos.
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Successful Online Compliance Training: 10 Points To Check
    Provide Information In Small Doses. Compliance is a big deal in the corporate world, and for good reason. Breeches can lead to fines, penalties, and on-the-job injuries. This article features 10 crucial factors to consider for your next online compliance training course. The 10-Point Checklist For Successful Online Compliance Training. For many employees, compliance training feels like a PR exercise.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] 6 Ways to Help Motivate Learners in Your Course
    And while it’s often easy for instructors to pick up on non-verbal cues in a classroom situation that might indicate a learner is disengaged or struggling, the Internet does not provide the same feedback loop. Provide accountability. As you design your course, you can help combat this mindset by providing opportunities for your learners to set their own goals and determine their own learning experience.
  • MATRIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] A glimpse into the future: IoT in the workplace
    It’s true that I have yet to be given health advice by my fast food provider but other than that, all my information is out there: I get texts from my small, round vacuum cleaner, updates from my cameras every time my cats change location (they move a lot less than I’d expect) and I am looking forward to buying a refrigerator that can remind me to buy the stuff I am out of. Operator : “Thank you for calling Pizza Place.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] How to Edit Videos – Ordering Your Editing Operations
    Ideally, I have focused far enough down the funnel, where they are only providing feedback on aesthetics or surface-level issues. Editing video takes some getting used to and learning the ins and outs can be a little intimidating. One of the best ways to get started doing something new is to walk a mile in the shoes of a professional to get a sense for how they do their thing.
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Reformat your training sessions to increase their impact
    If your webinar tool doesn’t provide this option then you may want to record the webinar yourself. Repurposing course content you’ve already created allows you to maximize time spent on course creation. The best trainers reduce duplication of work tasks and focus their time on ensuring the content, and the learner’s experience, is great. This is particularly important if you’re training multiple audiences on similar topics.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Providers] Zooming In on Purpose-Driven Microlearning
    Curated differently, microlearning can be a great tool to provide easily interchangeable, customizable building blocks within this larger learning context. It’s not surprising to see L&D professionals hanging their hats on microlearning to address the needs of the “overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient employee” that was introduced in the now infamous 2014 “Meet the Modern Learner” report by Bersin by Deloitte.
  • YARNO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Providers] Measuring training ROI - is it really possible?
    I’ve made a number of generalisations in the numbers below, in an attempt to provide a working example. Customers often ask us “how do you measure training ROI?”. Which is funny, because when we started Yarno, we assumed everyone measured ROI. But the more conversations we had, we discovered that measuring training ROI isn’t actually that common. And that often it’s not measured at all! During our research phase, we heard from learning professionals that ROI was too hard to measure.
  • LEARNINGTOGO  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Providers] Will a Chatbot Be Your Next Learning Coach? – How AI can support talent development in your organization
    Machine learning is an application of AI that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Provide personalized conversation about new information, performance coaching or motivation on a 24-hour basis, without the need for a human coach. Eighty percent of major companies expect to be using artificial intelligence by 2020, but their training departments are likely to be the last places you’ll find it.
  • TALENTED LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Providers] Podcast Episode 1: How Learning Systems Advisory Services Add Value – With John Llamas
    KEY TAKEAWAYS: When and how do organizations benefit from relying on a learning systems provider for advisory and consulting services? When and how do organizations benefit from relying on a learning systems provider for advisory and consulting services? WELCOME TO THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!
  • BLUE SKY ELEARN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Providers] Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas
    Providing excellent content is what helps members in their careers and keeps them coming back for more. Learning Style – We also need to be aware of learning style, and provide ways for members to align our content with the way they like to learn. We have begun providing a transcript of our courses along with the Captivate modules, and allowing users to mute the narrator and follow along with closed captioning if they like.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Providers] Everything you wanted to know about GDPR (but were afraid to ask)
    In this post, we’ll cover what this new regulation entails, explain how it provides even more security and privacy guarantees for your online information, and go into our methods and plans to achieve GDPR-compliance, both for ourselves and for our customers. We will also provide you with regular updates along the way by means of our blog posts, newsletters, and/or website updates so that you are always current.
  • SKYPREP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Employees with Your LMS
    Social learning provides them the incentive to collaborate and interact with their peers, use knowledge sharing tools effectively, and share particular interests and objectives. Who knew employee retention can become a global issue within a few years? Since millennials became the largest generation dominating the American workforce, it comes as no surprise to see that millennials – due to their distinct taste for a bold lifestyle – are the job hoppers.
  • QUODECK  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Providers] Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration
    Gartner’s estimate claims that about 90% initiatives for social collaboration fail due to the “provide-and-pray” approach- one which says that any new initiative does not necessarily require massive marketing and internal promotion. One of the major reasons for the success of any informal learning program is its nature of providing autonomy to the user. Classroom teaching has been debunked for newer forms of learning and engagement across organizations.
  • SCHOLARLMS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Providers] Switching From Traditional To Online Training: 8 Expenses You Can Eliminate
    Not to mention, provide more personalized, engaging, and interactive online training resources to your distributed workforce. However, you can always provide downloadable content for those who prefer printed material to help minimize waste. Can online training really cut costs without compromising results? In this article, I’ll highlight 8 expenses you can eliminate when shifting from traditional to online training.
  • LITMOS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Providers] Top 4 ways to drive learning in the new world of Retail
    If you can incorporate learning into the day-to-day flow of business by providing it across different devices and keeping lessons short and concise, you make learning a valuable part of the employee experience, while not making it seem daunting or annoying.
  • KNOWLEDGECITY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Providers] Rise of the Gig Economy
    Tough as being an independent contractor can be, many prefer the lifestyle, especially millennials because it provides the opportunity for variety and better work-life balance. Getting a full-time job with great benefits and job security is a thing of the past for many workers.
  • DVINCI INTERACTIVE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Providers] Developing Custom Learning Solutions that Meet Business Needs
    As an eLearning and Instructional Design Manager, Mandi Soderlund has found that blended learning solutions work best to enable a geographically dispersed franchise network to provide a consistent, branded, customer experience. Developing Custom Learning Solutions that Meet Business Needs Supporting the largest haircare brand name in North America, Great Clips University develops custom learning solutions to meet the needs of franchise owners, hair stylists and corporate staff members.
  • UNICORN TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] Join us at Learning Technologies
    Come and talk to us about microlearning at the MicroLearn caféLast year we formed a strategic alliance with bite size workplace skills content providers MicroLearn and this year at LT we're teaming up to showcase how workplace skills and compliance topics can be effectively delivered through bite-size eLearning.
  • AVILAR  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] Are You Ready for These 5 Trends in 2018?
    Together, employers and educational institutions can deliver guest professors who infuse a classroom with real-world examples, certification programs to address a rising labor demand and internships to provide students with skills and experience before they finish their programs. January is always a month for optimism, planning and predicting. As we enter 2018, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and anticipating what’s next.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] Choosing the Right eLearning Storyboarding Tool
    Kevin Thorn, Chief Nuggethead and corporate training expert, provided a helpful framework for building an eLearning design, development, and production toolkit consisting of free and paid tools. Virtually There Session Recap. Build an eLearning course,” they say. “It’s It’s what you’re great at! You can have it done by Friday.” Sound familiar? eLearning’s popularity as both stand alone instruction and part of a larger blend makes it a standard in many instructional design portfolios.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] Why Avoid Comparing Microlearning with Instructional Design - Tip #165
    Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, explains why many good ideas never become successful ventures (paraphrased): “When we assess an idea, we need to see if the core concept works and has potential to provide solutions and new opportunities. By shifting the focus of Microlearning initiatives from recreated worlds to the real world, we can begin to explore the opportunities that Microlearning principles provide.
  • CLARITY CONSULTANTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] Our Training Didn’t Solve the Problem. What Now?
    A failure is more than a failure in cases like these, because they provide two valuable assets that companies did not have on the outset: feedback and information. Sometimes we as learning and development experts learn more from our own programs than the students we aim to educate. It happens. Sometimes the training that was developed simply didn’t solve the problem.
  • RUSTICI SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] xAPI, JTBD, LTG: Abbreviated Insight into Tim Martin’s ATD TechKnowledge and Learning Technologies Presence
    The brainstorming strategy Tim will provide is great at helping you identify the “job” of your solution. Happy new year! We’re diving head first into events this year. Tim Martin is acting as our fearless leader as he presents two sessions at ATD TechKnowledge –one about xAPI and one about Jobs to be Done (JTBD)–in San Jose and attends Learning Technologies in London. Tim Martin will talk about Clayton Christensen’s idea of Jobs to be Done at ATD TechKnowledge.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] Building a Corporate University: Re-Evaluation
    Also in relation to the organization’s strategy, are the courses you’ve provided having an impact on the numbers? Keep in mind that there are also cross-industry University standards, such as Motorola, Disney, 7-Eleven, and Pfizer, which can provide some ideas on performance. Summary: After any maintenance phase for the Corporate University, you must take the time to re-evaluate all aspects of the program.
  • LEARNUPON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Providers] 10 eLearning Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
    You can also get your learners to provide a review of your course after finishing. If you’re reading this post, it’s likely you’re delivering online training. Or maybe you’re thinking about it for your business in the near future. But, are you getting the best results from your training? The truth is a lot of businesses’ eLearning efforts can be improved. And it can often be done with just a few tweaks or changes here and there.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] Translation Guide for Instructional Designers and SMEs
    It’s easier for them to answer direct questions than it is to provide general answers. You’re working on a new project. There isn’t a lot of time left and you need answers to your questions soon. So, you type up an email and send it to the SME. Two days go by and you don’t get a reply. On the third day, you send another email asking for help. The SME emails you back saying, “I thought that list was just an FYI. I didn’t realize you needed me to do anything. Sorry about that.
  • READYTECH  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] Why Hospitals are Switching to Virtual Training Software to Deliver EMR Training
    While the Act provides billions in incentive payments to physician practices, hospitals and healthcare organizations to expand digital access to health records, most major health systems underestimate the time, energy and costs associated with implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. In virtual EMR and EHR training, hospitals use a technology known as virtual instructor-led training—or VILT —to provide EMR or EHR training on the cloud.
  • ALLEGO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] Sales Predictions: What’s in Store for Your Sales Organization in 2018?
    Savvy sales teams will learn how to leverage the power of AI and predictive analytics to provide the most relevant and timely content to their sales reps – content that is not only tailored to the prospect’s specific industry and position in the sales funnel, but that, eventually, is specific to the rep’s individual learning style and knowledge gaps as well. Sales teams around the globe are dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s as they wrap up 2017 and dive into the new year.
  • LEARNLOFT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] 2 Great Leadership Lessons from Nick Saban and Scott Frost
    One sport that provides many great examples is college football. If you just look, there are leadership lessons all around you. One great place to learn from is the world of sports. The building, coaching and leading a sports team has so many similarities to leading an organization or team in the workplace. The college football season ended this week in dramatic fashion with Alabama beat Georgia in overtime.
  • EPATH LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] OSHA Employee Training Reduces Penalties
    Not only are employers required to provide accurate records that employee safety and health training was conducted, employers also need to provide proof that their employee training was conducted in a format that their employees could understand. Therefore, if your employees speak or read in a language other than English, then the training you provide must be in the language that your employees can comprehend.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] Wrapping up 2017
    We constantly debate what to build next, how we can provide more value to our customers, how we can grow this business in a way that makes sense financially. For the third year in a row, we are sharing an update on how things are progressing around here. 2017 was an incredible year for TalentLMS as we managed to almost double customers, receive numerous industry awards, improve considerably our infrastructure and grow our team.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] 5 Reasons Why You Should Use A Certified PEO
    A PEO does not need to be certified in order to provide the services that they advertise, nor do they need an accreditation to officially call themselves a “professional employer organization.” When company owners consider hiring a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), two common questions tend to spring up: “Are there any real differences between certified and non-certified PEOs?” and “Is certification really that important?” The answer to both questions is a resounding “Yes.”
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] How to Align Gamification with Business Objectives
    The LMS message boards provide a brilliant place for learners to support each other’s development. Find out how to use the power of gamification to transform your business. The world of work has changed a lot in the past few decades. Gone are the endless grey cubicles, humongous computers and jobs-for-life. In their place are open-plan offices (bean bags optional!), rapid technological developments, and job-hopping. In the modern business world, one thing is certain – change!
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] Adapting to Adaptive Learning
    They depend on external vendors and consultants for specialties like machine learning, artificial intelligence, software programming and cognitive psychology to provide expertise in designing and implementing adaptive learning. Results are provided to the instructors immediately for remediation.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Cost of Training Vs. Cost of Not Training
    Provide medical examinations and training when required by OSHA standards.”. When compared to the cost of training with the cost of not training, it is obvious that the cost of training is very less and provides peace and freedom to flourish your business ethically and legally correct. Human resources are the drivers of organization’s business endeavors. They cause business to win new opportunities and help grow further. Eventually, they also impact negatively on business results.
  • ALLEGO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Consider Your Sales Engineers when Choosing a Sales Learning Platform
    While most sales organizations focus their enablement efforts on frontline salespeople, the SE role tends to attract people with quite an appetite for learning, so it’s important to provide them with the tools to test, trial, and implement their ideas. Developers build the product. Salespeople sell the product. Sales engineers bridge the gap. Sales engineering, also known as technical sales or solutions consulting, serves as the foundation of technical knowledge for a sales organization.
  • ACTIO LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Product Demo: Development Maps – Your Guide to Align and Unlock Performance
    This product overview will provide important insights on how development maps: Balance and achieve the goals and needs of business stakeholders, L&D, and the learners Bring relevant learning experiences to one source, providing learners with a personalized development experience Use formal and informal learning across the 70/20/10 spectrum Guide learners from one performance milestone to the next Provide measurable, performance results Register for this event here
  • WISETAIL LMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Jazzercise Powered by Wisetail
    Wisetail helped Jazzercise, the world's largest dance-fitness company, engage their 8,300 franchises, create a direct line to corporate, and provide information on everything from ideas for themed classes to studio pricing. The post Jazzercise Powered by Wisetail appeared first on Wisetail LMS. All Case Studies
  • LITMOS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] What are the ethics of L&D?
    Those eight values and research-based principles provide some guidance. As our news headlines trumpet questions about ethics in workplace behavior and government, it sparks reflection on our own industry. What are our responsibilities? What behaviors should we practice, or avoid? There are several stakeholders we have to keep in mind. First, there are our learners. They are in our hands and we need to do right by them.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] InSync Training's Top 10 Blogs of 2017
    InSync’s top 10 blogs of 2017 largely represent this trend towards learner-centered experiences, providing tools and strategies that enable learner success and continue to support the needs of the business. 2017 was a big year for learning. Organizations focused on looking outside of the traditional learning box, looking to find ways to support learners in every moment of learning need, not just during formal instruction.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Vortex of the Workplace and Microlearning Fix - Tip #164
    A PDF, text message, or just one image can still be Microlearning as long as it can provide what’s needed right now or solve an issue. In the 1997 disaster adventure film, Twister , Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton are storm-chasers researching tornadoes. They figure out a way to get the hurricane’s speed, directions, and behavior by positioning their machine inside the eye of the hurricane.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] 5 Steps to a CME Digital Content Strategy
    In order to provide a closer look at what you can expect to learn during January’s Thought Leader Webinar , Dr. Andy Hicken , Web Courseworks’ Director of Quality and Strategy, interviewed Tami Bonnett-Admi , CEO of 3GEM Consulting, on January 8th. 3GEM is a boutique consulting firm providing expertise in E-learning, Education Management, Product Management and more!
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] 10 Productivity Tips for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
    For their teams, there are also many learning management systems that provide training programs. Reminding yourself of the reason you started your business can provide a substantial boost to your personal and team morale. o Working out: Consistent exercise makes you more alert and provides a great energy boost. Whether you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, productivity is key for your success. Habits, lifestyle, discipline, and technology matter.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today
    Instead, consider what easy-to-use, easy-to-find tools you can provide to them so they can locate information when they need it. These tools can provide live, just-in-time support, letting you ask common questions and spooning up the answer for you. Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post on training versus learning. I was frustrated because clients often asked for “training” courses (eLearning, in particular) when what they really wanted to do was communicate information.
  • CINECRAFT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] What is Better Learning?
    Timely – Provide learners with content as close to when they need it as possible. As I begin my 19th year at Cinecraft, I’m taking time to reflect on our team’s accomplishments in 2017. We’ve collaborated with amazing new clients and added talented learning professionals to our team. We received a Best of Show at Learning Solutions alongside our customer Booz Allen Hamilton, and we made the Training Industry’s Top 20 Watch List.
  • MATRIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Do Millennials need special training?
    At the same time, the study puts an emphasis on the gap between their demand for learning and development programs and companies’ readiness to provide these. A version of this post was originally published on August 23rd 2017, in Training Magazine. Millennials have taken the workplace by storm. Wherever you turn, there are more and more young employees. Millennials are already not only the largest living generation in America, but also of the workforce.
  • LAUNCHFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] The Heart of Successful Digital Adoption is Empathy
    It is not that [users 45 and older] consider services provided by FinTech firms inferior, but rather that they prefer incumbent providers and lack a sufficiently compelling reason to switch.” — EY Fintech Adoption Index Awareness isn’t the issue. Digital adoption is usually looked at from a technological standpoint. What kind of tech can we build to make it more convenient to bank? What can we make easier, quicker, more cost effective?
  • TALENTED LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] 18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018
    VR provides immersive, emotionally engaging learning experiences that lead to higher recall than traditional training modes. You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course. These programs are fueling an entire industry of learning systems providers who understand associations’ unique requirements. Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post!
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Build eLearning Courses with Materials You Already Have
    We want to provide information to stimulate thought on the following subject. “I During a recent LearnUpon webinar, an attendee asked: What is a course? I was taken aback by the simplicity of the question and wondered if more people wanted this question answered too. Is this something that is just presumed to be known and so is brushed over?
  • WBT SYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] 6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018
    Provide personal coaching or consultation to help students apply what they’ve learned. You can gain the trust of the rest of your professional community as a reliable resource if you provide this indispensable service. Rohit Bhargava spends thousands of hours each year spotting “non-obvious” trends he believes will change the world. We’re bringing six of them to your attention because we think they’re also non-obvious online learning trends for 2018.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] Video File Formats, Codecs, and Containers Explained
    While AVI and MOV are available options, we recommend using MP4 h.264, as it is currently the industry standard for high definition video and provides the most practical way of distributing video content. With today’s technology, the possibilities on personal computers and mobile devices seem to be endless, allowing us to create videos that grab the attention of an audience within seconds.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Providers] How to Create an Interactive Start Screen
    It stops your progress, provides instructions, and lets you continue. It’s common that when getting to a new web service or starting a new application you see some sort of instructions or start screen. Basically, the screen freezes your interaction with the site until you’re oriented and then lets you continue. Some force the interaction and others allow you to opt-out.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Providers] Meet 2018’s all-new eFront logo and website design
    These include a full rewrite a few years ago, aiming (and succeeding) to future-proof the platform, and our last year’s turn towards providing the most adaptable, feature-full and secure enterprise LMS. eFront is, unarguably, a mature enterprise training LMS. It’s our longest standing product, with several major releases and a number of big revamps.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Providers] How Corporate Identity Influences Employee Motivation
    The play part of the equation can be encouraged by providing employees with all kinds of training programmes and useful courses that will help them develop professionally. Building a strong corporate identity is one of the key ingredients for success. It operates both on the internal and the external level, meaning that it will have a profound influence not only on your customers but also on your employees.
  • SKYPREP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Providers] 8 e-Learning Trends to Watch Out for in 2018
    The modules are provided to the learners/ trainees based on their performance. In 2018, this trend will be used to provide customized and tailored learning packages for learners of all types. Learning through videos provides a more extensive experience to learners. Apart from the traditional learning experience, video-based learning provides a wide range of alternatives. Top 8 2018 e-Learning trends. The e-learning industry is always in a state of flux.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Providers] How To Create Top Notch Mobile Learning Videos For Online Training
    Therefore, it’s wise to provide employees additional resources they can use to improve comprehension and explore related topics. Can your compliance online training courses benefit from on-the-go demo videos and visually engaging online training tutorials? In this article, I’ll share 9 tips to create top notch mobile learning videos for compliance online training. .
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