[Providers] How to Get The Best LMS For Your Organization
    And some, including LearnUpon, provide a solution for all industries – enterprises, software, training companies, and associations. White-labeling is the ability to place the cloud based portal on its own unique URL and to remove the name of the software provider if needed! A sole LMS provider may offer you a platform that is more user-friendly and intuitive to use. If you go with a sole LMS provider, you only pay for what you want and need.
    [Providers] A bridge between learning and work
    A new, and in my opinion, unique technology platform might just provide the answers to all of the questions above. It will track students as they progress through their education, providing profiles for businesses, and generating potential career pathways for them when students eventually leave full time education. Image from Pixabay Asking a child what they want to be when they grow up can be a great conversation opener.
    [Providers] Flash & The Future of Interactive Content for eLearning
    But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content – from video, to games and more – on the web.
    [Providers] Calculating The ROI of L & D!
    This is not all that a company should provide in terms of guidance, though. Don’t Let Your Employee Training Program Fall Out Of Control! Training is not a cheap or easy means towards getting a better workforce. However, if done right, training programs could potentially give back the most to a company. The Return On Investment (ROI) analysis is thus an important factor when a company is considering training.
    [Providers] The good life
    The employee lifecycle would provide the structure for a platform containing information and resources that our managers could draw upon on demand. In a previous role I had cause to draw up an employee lifecycle. Despite my years in HR up until that point, it wasn’t something that had ever occurred to me to do. The driving force was an idea to support managers through the various people-related matters to which they needed to attend.
    [Providers] Gamification in Corporate Training: A Method That Works
    Bringing those characteristics into the realm of corporate training has raised the bar for companies seeking to provide their employees with the best preparation possible to perform their job duties Most people wouldn’t deny that games are fun. They present a challenge and a chance to compete, whether it’s against another player or themselves. In addition, everyone likes being declared a winner. .
    [Providers] Tailormade Course Creation Services for Learner-Centric Courses
    Armed with superlative course authoring tools and backed by passionate and experienced elearning course developers, all you need to do is provide the content and watch as our course creation service transforms your raw content into the elearning course of your dreams. Let our qualified developers take the lead and provide you with not only your dream elearning course, but also your valuable time. So you’ve done your research, gathered your information, and developed your content.
    [Providers] Curiosity Drives Employee Engagement
    Provide opportunities through informal learning, to explore how they personally feel about the company’s vision and values. Each week I explore a theme featured in my upcoming book, Unleashing Superheroes. This week, embrace your adventurous spirit as we explore the role of curio…Well, you’ll have to read on to find out! Curiosity. It’s powerful stuff. It’s the desire to answer that stubborn question in the back of your mind…What if?
    [Providers] How ERPs Are Compromising Learning Innovation
    One of the trends we’ve seen lately in the digital learning world is the increasing prevalence of LMS providers merging with large software providers, generally Accounts or HR software to create ERP solutions for business that include a learning delivery component. B Online Learning is one of the industry leaders in providing such partnerships, in fact it is our preferred business model for all our client relationships.
  • LITMOS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Providers] A small investment in IT security training could save you millions
    Software manufacturers, internal IT departments, virus protection, and cyber-security providers have developed sophisticated tools to detect and shut down cyber criminals before they cause any damage. Barely a week goes by without news of a major cyber breach. Impacted companies are often unprepared, leaving them scrambling to secure data, communicate with customers, and repair damaged reputations.
    [Providers] From Here to Internity
    At companies like SPS, an outsourced document management provider, internship programs are a year-round recruiting tool. Internships can be most beneficial to the intern and the company when they maintain regular check-ins between the intern and supervisor, said Andee Harris, chief engagement officer at HighGround, a provider of performance management and engagement software. Internships have come a long way from the days of coffee fetching and dry cleaning pickups.
    [Providers] The End of Learning as We Know It?
    In many companies, the L&D department is responsible for the content and management of learning to increase sales, improve quality, reduce injuries, improve leadership, achieve compliance targets, onboard employees, provide basic skills and meet other important company goals. One speaker at the 2017 Association for Talent Development International Conference in Atlanta said this about learning and development functions: “We don’t own content and aren’t managing learning.
    [Providers] Educating Medical Personnel: New Book Reviews CPD Topics
    Every so often a book is published that provides a community of practice with a fresh perspective on current issues. The intention of this review is to describe a few chapters, reiterate the book’s importance to the community of practice, and provide our readers with one of the editor’s commentary. Sachdeva, which provides an excellent review of both high fidelity simulations and case based learning where instructors are able to view a learners decision making skills.
  • MATRIX  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Providers] Tips for creating real-life learning experiences in online training
    It provides them with a person they can relate to or even identify themselves with. “You live, you learn” goes an old saying and as is the case with many simple affirmations, it holds enormous truth. Of course, the original meaning is that only by having a bad experience one learns what the positive approach should be. There’s also the wise assertion that “some people never learn” but (‘though also true) this one focuses too much on the negative so we will just let it be.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Providers] LMS dot.com 3.0?
    This is because any vendor/platform/system could provide micro-learning since the start of the LMS space in the late 90’s. So, while the notice implies a focus for Europe, I do not buy into the goal of the acquisition specifically for Europe, rather it was to provide their own content (i.e. 300 million invested capital. Billion acquisition of HomeGrocer.com. Billion to Yahoo. 40,000 share of stock. Pets.com 300M, arrives in 98. Out in 2000.
    [Providers] We call it… eLearning Content Distribution Solutions
    In a not-so-small nutshell, we’re talking about the ability to host content and share access to courses with your customers (internal or external) rather than more traditional distribution models which require content providers to deliver the entire course package to customers. For content providers to distribute their courses with clients and other 3rd parties, a standard like SCORM usually comes into play.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Providers] Front-End Reporting and Group Filters for ProPanel!
    While the filters provided a great way to dig through the information, your feedback made us realize that we could make it better. One of the most important aspects to many online learning programs is the data. With relevant data you can tell if your learners are completing the courses, if they understand the material, and where they are getting stuck.
    [Providers] Leadership Tools for Small Business
    Management is the day-to-day, short-term direction that you provide. Provide direction through your vision. Leadership is a concept that is sometimes identified only with large organizations, but don’t be fooled by this assumption. Leaders are present in every organization, at every level, and this includes small business.
    [Providers] Is Your eLearning Training Successful? The Top 5 Metrics Your Business Must Track
    How much does it cost you to provide effective training through your cloud-based LMS? A great eLearning training program will provide your employees with an arsenal of customer service tools, presenting them with valuable scenarios and teaching them to assist customers through a variety of situations that are relevant to your business.
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Providers] How to use an LMS for product training
    Software Products : When a new customer is being onboarded a lot of organizations provide training with webinars and documentation. This provides a seamless, easy to access way for customers to get the information they need to succeed with your product. Providing training to partners and resellers increases the sales potential of the product and it also helps to ensure the product is presented in the right light from a brand perspective.
  • WBT SYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Providers] Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap
    Recruit technology tutors to provide one-on-one tutorials to fellow members at association events. Provide virtual tours, tutorials, and phone support to new learners. Keep track of their progress and provide support to those who fall behind. Provide a discount to an online program for those who complete the challenge. Encourage instructors to provide regular feedback so new students feel a sense of progress and know what to do to improve.
    [Providers] 5 things You Can’t Do with Print Screen That You Need
    Research has shown that people actually learn better from videos that provide some form of visual aid. We’ve all been there. You press the Print Screen—or PrtScn—button, planning to save some content to your desktop for later or to share right away. Yet when you look at the image you captured, you see a snapshot filled with unnecessary components that make your image cluttered. If the content is larger than the size of the screen, you’re left piecing together multiple images.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Providers] 3 Essential Tips to Promote Your Next eLearning Course
    You made sure to provide enough materials, test their skills, and create a feedback system that works. The ones who successfully go through your course are the best proof that you’re providing quality and tangible results. You had a great idea. You worked tirelessly to choose an eLearning course that would help your team grow. Now what? Your course is ready to face the competition. It won’t be easy.
    [Providers] Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?
    Compared with corporate learning departments, commercial training providers have unique and highly specialized technology requirements. The popularity of cloud-based learning platforms and the value they provide is undeniable. Most LMS vendors no longer provide professional services expertise to help buyers customize, deploy and support their implementations. Relatively small training providers can have a customer base of hundreds, thousands or even a million users.
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate Draft: Great Concept, Good Tool, But Not Enough To Make Me Buy An iPad
    I found the ability to create storyboards, share those storyboards with others (other iPad users), let others review and provide suggestions, and then incorporate those suggestions in one package is a great idea. I am a PC and Android user 100%, so I had to borrow my daughters iPad to test out Adobe Captivate Draft. As a designer, I am a true believer in storyboarding.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Providers] Entering The New Era: The Learner Experience and Learning Experience Design
    This early step is also the most important step in designing a learning experience, as it is crucial to ensure that the final product (the finished course) effectively provides the desired outcome. Part of an LX designer’s job is to find creative ways to overcome a particular platform or medium limitation, and to evaluate a platform’s abilities so as to provide the best learning experience. Books, magazines, radio programs, tv shows, movies, websites, eLearning courses.
  • FIRMWATER  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Providers] Promote your online courses
    You can encourage your customers to refer your business by providing referral discounts or simply asking them to leave testimonials on your website. The most common way for customers to learn about small businesses is by referrals or word of mouth. This is the oldest and most cost-effective way to market and advertise your products. Customers that had a good experience will be loyal and happily refer you to friends and family.
    [Providers] 5 Steps to Craft Compelling Content Descriptions
    Some marketers resort to providing a list of topics that will be covered during the event simply because they don’t know what will be taught. Others provide only a list of topics because they fear that longer descriptions will give away too much information and leave prospects feeling that they already know what will be taught. It also makes it easy to provide teasers about what content will be covered. When applicable, identify the tools you are providing for their use.
    [Providers] Training Analytics
    You may not necessarily be able to pinpoint the exact impact of training, but you can certainly say that the increase in products sold is a direct result of the quality training that you provide. In a financial environment where training organizations are being asked more than ever to prove their worth, effective measurement is probably in the front of everyone’s minds. There are many ways to measure training, from the basic to the advanced.
    [Providers] 6 Questions To Decide If Mobile Learning Is Right For Your Organization
    If your employees are on the move more than deskbound, providing training on mobile devices can provide flexibility and convenience for completing training when and where employees choose. A mobile learning solution can provide an on-demand resource that employees can access in the moment while performing work tasks. Pulse Learning is an award-winning global learning provider who understands the need of accommodating mobile users.
    [Providers] Not Just Another Learning Community
    As an educator, I have visited more than my share of online learning communities, where people congregate, share, and assist each other, but it’s not too often a company provides such valuable incentives to participate like Adobe is doing on the Adobe eLearning Community. As an instructional designer and content developer I make a habit of trying to stay up to date on the tools available for eLearning development.
  • LITMOS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
    [Providers] Top Tips to Guarantee a Successful eLearning Program Launch (Part 2)
    Also, I’ve provided a short video for each tip, so you can augment your reading with those. As I discussed in Part 1 of this blog series , I presented a webinar with Litmos recently that outlined my top ten tips to guarantee a successful eLearning program launch. You can see the full webinar by clicking here , but if you don't want to spend the time on the full presentation, I've broken some of the content out in these blogs.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
    [Providers] Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet
    There are dozens of other ancillary services that the LMS also claims to provide but typically aren’t well performed — or at least not as good as best-of-breed tools that serve the same purpose. As an industry, we demanded that LMS vendors provide these ancillary services because there wasn’t an interoperable way to integrate best-of-breed systems into a learning ecosystem. Mike Rustici, founder and CEO, Watershed. There’s a lot of talk about the fate of the LMS these days.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
    [Providers] True adaptive learning has to measure and deliver knowledge, behaviors and outcomes
    Sure, they provide test scores and participation rates. Is your current learning system really adaptive? If it isn’t building an ongoing, multidimensional picture of what your employees know, do and deliver, then the answer is no. Consider this: A learning system that continually crunches the kind of data that matters to your business. A system that uses technology to deliver customized learning to each of your people based on the results of that data.
  • PROPROFS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
    [Providers] Launching your Own Online Course: These are the Steps you Should Follow
    One of the easiest ways in which course creators can bring value for the learners is to provide additional content or even bonuses. A few years back, during my association with a mainstream media organization I had the pleasure of connecting with some of the emerging entrepreneurs (who are now business bigwigs) determined to make an impression in the world of business.
  • COREAXIS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Providers] Why Responsive Design in Mobile Learning is a Must
    The screen size will shrink or expand to provide the best possible view, images may shift and navigation options may change. Responsive design is exactly what it sounds like: design that responds to whatever mobile device or browser is being used to access it. Responsive design blends itself as if specifically created for the tablet or smartphone the user is on.
  • EDCAST  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Providers] EdCast Named Top 20 Online Learning Library
    EdCast Named Top 20 Online Learning Library Training Industry has announced its Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
    [Providers] Top Trends in Digital Disruption
    There are plenty of vendors ready to provide solutions for an enterprise. . . In a recent OpenSesame webinar, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research , Holger Mueller, revealed how learning technologies have evolved in the times of digital transformation and technical disruption. He shared the best practices and top tips to become a “digital disrupter” amongst evolving technologies. . Don’t be left behind. . Where will your company be in 2020?
    [Providers] LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities
    Here are three ways technology is providing upside assistance: Lower complexity and cost: Traditionally, the transition to an LMS was notoriously deliberate, time-consuming and expensive. Professional micro credentials and digital badges are starting to take hold as universal tools that employers, academic institutions, associations and commercial training providers can use to encourage lifelong development and begin closing the skills gap.
    [Providers] 5 Invaluable Benefits Of Learning Management System (LMS) In Workplace!
    Provides Unlimited Access To Elearning Materials. Learning management system might reduce online training timings, thanks to the reason that it provides online learners the information that they require in an organized and direct manner. If someone is new to the monarchy of eLearning or creation for switching towards online training, then this is the probability that they have mainly heard about the “Learning Management system in current time.
  • PARADISO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Providers] Build a Global Workforce with Multi Language LMS
    Considering the vast cultural differences between countries, it is a much better move for companies to adapt localization rather than simply translating their courses as the elearning content being provided has to be easily comprehensible by the target audience, in addition to being culturally appropriate to that specific region. . Make your courses easily accessible and easy to translate to other languages to provide equal benefits to the global workforce.
    [Providers] Join LearnUpon At #ASAE17
    Discover how to successfully implement an LMS into your association: We’ll provide top tips about you can make an LMS work for you and your learners in a fast and cost-effective way. We’re excited to announce that the LearnUpon team will be at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition this year! Taking place on August 12-15, 2017 in Toronto, Canada, with thousands of association professionals expected to attend, ASAE is one of the biggest industry events of the year.
  • G-CUBE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Providers] Increasing Use Of Employee Training Software With The Spread Of Digitization
    RSS feeds are used to provide relevant content, without any need to browse multiple sites on the web. Social learning experience can be enhanced by integrating game-based approach which helps to improve learners’ engagement, by providing rich graphics of learning, scoreboards and awarding learners with certificates and badges. Today, business is changing faster than ever.
    [Providers] The E-Learning Curve Blog Lives! (Again)
    It made Exodus look like a walk in the desert for 40 years… Following a horrendous migration to a new web service provider (don’t talk to ME about incompatibility between table structures in different versions of MySQL, thank you very… Continue Reading → The post The E-Learning Curve Blog Lives!
    [Providers] Game Engines Drive Development of Games and VR for Learning by Pamela S. Hogle
    A game engine provides a framework for developing a game that works according to a set of rules. Like an authoring tool, a game engine saves time and effort. Development Strategies Games & Learning Virtual Reality
    [Providers] Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups
    eLearning can provide a good private venue where it’s just the learner and the screen. Trying to have a conversation with someone who “already knows everything” is like talking to a wall. Nothing you have to say matters because they’ll automatically tune you out. To them, the “conversation” is either a waste of time or a way to show off their own smarts. Learners can fall into this pattern too.
    [Providers] Am I Doing This Right? How to Create Smart E-Learning Instructional Design
    It will provide a structure for how to outline your e-learning course. Who out there is a self-made e-learning instructor extraordinaire? While I would not call myself an e-learning wiz, I have learned an immense amount about how superb e-learning design can promote the success of an e-learning program.
    [Providers] Having Problems with your eLearning Courses Using Adobe Flash?
    As internet browsers are beginning to disable Flash, more and more elearning providers such as OpenSesame and many of our course publishers, are transitioning to HTML5 over time. As web technology continues to grow and evolve, internet browsers are constantly adapting to ensure full compatibility.
    [Providers] Why a Reflection Pause is Critical to Performance - Tip #142
    Schank provides an example of this process when sharing a story about a captain dealing with his ship’s exhaust gas boiler catching fire while navigating through the Suez Canal. This can be accomplished by providing more time and building in the deliberate pauses for reflection. The workplace has changed. Regardless of what industry or sector you are in, the speed of work has increased over the last few years influencing the idea of agility in the workspace.
    [Providers] The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace
    Moreover, mentors can also give valuable advice, provide feedback, give encouragement, and show support – all of which are crucial to an employee’s learning and development. Some of the most important contributions that a business mentor can provide is that they can offer valuable feedback and reassurance. Moreover, a mentor can also provide priceless help to the mentee by providing the latter access to his or her extensive networks and resources.
    [Providers] Elearning Providers Utilize the Compulsion Loop for Effective Games
    To stay relevant in the marketplace, elearning providers have to design games that work. They must constantly be abreast of the most effective methods and the results of the most recent research studies in order to put out the best product possible
    [Providers] Flipping Training on its Head: Getting Started with a Performance Support Video Solution (Part 2)
    It’s easier than you think, provided you have the right blend of people. Last week, I posted a blog article in which I discussed how performance support video solutions are flipping training on its head. In that article, I talked about how traditional training stresses participants learning something at a defined time – and then going into the work area and doing what it is they learned.
  • LITMOS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Providers] Intelligence Augmentation and Learning and Development
    There’s clearly opportunity to provide support for our thinking. Augmented Reality allows us to provide information about the world around us. It also means thinking about augmenting our mentors, and shifting their roles from information providers to facilitators. Our learners will still need courses to develop completely new skill sets, but they can be augmented with performance tools, and supported by access to resources instead of providing them.
    [Providers] How to Equip Sales Reps With the Necessary Business Skills to Land C-Level Buyers
    OpenSesame provides over 6,000 business skills courses that go over all the details, steps, and processes included in landing a c-level sale. Unfortunately, all too often sales representatives rarely achieve those desired C-level sales. A recent Forbes article explains, “ eight out of 10 executive buyers consider the sales meetings they take to be a waste of time” and believe that representatives do not demonstrate an adequate knowledge of their buyers business.
    [Providers] The Indispensable Role of Clients in Learning Projects
    A learning company may have developed hundreds of courses for a medical provider, but that doesn’t mean that they know what’s right and wrong about a particular procedure or the common mistakes that need to be corrected. Brandon Winston provides great direction on how organizations can drive training toward business goals in his post, Performance Improvement: Is More Training the Solution?
  • TOPYX LMS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Providers] 4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning is the Future
    It’s been shown to provide the same knowledge transfer and assessment results as classroom or traditional online learning, but in a shorter time frame.” Company decision makers and eLearning experts are finding that mobile learning is the future of L&D/corporate training. The question is “why?” Read on to find answers. 4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning is the Future of L&D/Corporate Training. For multiple reasons, mobile learning is the future of L&D/corporate training.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Providers] 4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning is the Future
    It’s been shown to provide the same knowledge transfer and assessment results as classroom or traditional online learning, but in a shorter time frame.” Company decision makers and eLearning experts are finding that mobile learning is the future of L&D/corporate training. The question is “why?” Read on to find answers. 4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning is the Future of L&D/Corporate Training. For multiple reasons, mobile learning is the future of L&D/corporate training.
  • EJ4 ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Providers] LMS Implementation: A Concrete and Tactical Guide
    No wonder some new clients aren’t prepared, or simply don’t know how to take advantage of all the features provided. We provide a similar checklist to all our new clients when they are ready to implement. Here at ej4, we provide our clients with an entire marketing kit to help them get their employees on board and eager to try our Thinkzoom!). Don’t forget to provide useful information for getting started.
    [Providers] Why Executives Should Learn Design Thinking
    He has since applied the philosophy to his own team, providing them with colored pencils and pads of paper at every meeting. “It She points to a recent workshop with the Accenture HR team to envision how the group would enable a new performance achievement culture; it’s a dramatic shift in how the company provides career planning and feedback.
    [Providers] If You Build It, Millennials Will Stay
    We can’t afford to think about how quickly someone might jump ship when we’re preparing them to provide superior service to global clients,” said Parmelee, Deloitte’s global managing principal of talent, brand and communications. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t do whatever they can within the confines of their particular operations to provide some degree of flexibility.”.
    [Providers] These Are The Secrets To Keeping Your Training Department Relevant in the Digital Age
    This technology and the wealth of information it can provide by linking to the Internet has fundamentally changed the nature of education and training. A lot has changed with the advent of the World Wide Web in general, and smartphones in particular. We now each have access to a mini-supercomputer in our pocket, with a vast potential for learning.
    [Providers] Global Virtual Teams: What’s Working? What’s Frustrating?
    Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mary Kingsley provided sage advice to leaders looking to inspire their global virtual teams. BYTE Session Recap. Thanks to technological advances, physical walls and single zip codes no longer constrain our organizations. Virtual teams have grown rapidly and widely in the last 10 years – managers can lead , even when working from different continents then their reports. Organizations have the ability to hire the best talent, regardless of applicant address.
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Providers] Training Budget 101: How to effectively manage your training costs
    Sometimes, senior employees under management supervision can do just as good a job as external training providers, and they’ll cost you next to nothing. Well-trained employees are essential to the success of any company. Unfortunately, in a bad economy, a lot of businesses consider employee development to be an unnecessary expense.
    [Providers] Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off
    In that short period of time, he acts as a Mentor, trying to get an understanding employees and providing a space for them to share ideas. By sitting down with employees one-on-one, leader/coaches can provide them with customized growth opportunities, like seminars, or special projects. Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization.
    [Providers] How can I update my training content in my customer’s LMS?
    Whether your training is your primary business offering (say you create and sell web based training courses) or you provide training as part of a larger product offering, you likely spend a good deal of time and energy distributing your courses and making sure each customer has the most up to date version. How can you automatically update your eLearning training content in your customer’s LMS or learning platform? We hear this question a lot.
    [Providers] Training for a “New Face”
    How can the organization’s leaders provide a role model in the new environment? As we hear rumors of the eventual upturn in the global economy, organizations are beginning to emerge after taking cover and taking drastic action during the downturn. Many organizations will never operate the same again, and many are looking for ways to absorb the lessons learned and move forward with new structures and operations. How can the training organization help during this time of stepping forward?
    [Providers] SaaS or Custom? The Pros and Cons of a Custom Learning Management System
    Issues such as downtimes or slow loads are managed by the provider instead. If you are looking into eLearning solutions, you already know how vital regular, software-based training is for the success of your organization. But at the same time, understanding that fact is only the first step toward building online training modules that actually help your employees. The next step is finding the right learning management software for your needs.
  • WBT SYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Providers] 10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs
    Their discussion is based on an unscripted “close reading” of each poem, breaking it down line by line while providing context for the students. 10 – Provide options for deeper exploration. Not every MOOC is successful, in fact, many fall short of providing an effective, never mind transformational, learning experience. If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life.
    [Providers] Creation of Value and Intangible Assets: the Paradigm Shift
    Therefore, the finance function must take on a fundamental role of cross-disciplinary collaboration as a provider of both information and measures relative to the drivers of intangible values. Airbnb, which doesn’t own a single square meter of real estate, is estimated to be worth $30 billion, which is more than the combined value of the Hyatt and Marriott hotel chains, and two and a half times that of the Accor Hotels Group.
    [Providers] How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume
    Quick tip: There are many royalty free music website that provide professional musical scores. Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? What about the other way around? Mixing” as it’s referred to in video production, is the art of blending your audio tracks to deliver a seamless audio experience, which can be achieved when you edit video. In fact, big time Hollywood productions have teams dedicated to all different facets of sound.
    [Providers] How to Hack Learning with Animated GIFs
    Images and screencasts are still vital for showing people how to do something, but the GIF can provide the best of both worlds. Provide entertainment. Pop quiz. Which of these do you agree with? You prefer to read long, detailed information. When doing a task you tend to focus intensely on one thing at a time. You prefer to process information through short bursts of high attention. When doing a task you tend to alternate between multiple areas at once.
    [Providers] How to respond to “Make one course for everyone”
    For example, a technician drawing blood has one type of interaction with a patient, while a nutritionist providing advice has a different type. This interactive tool asks you five questions about your training project and provides custom advice, thanks to the power of variables in Twine. “I’ve got a great idea!” ” says the new employee at Acme Tea Company. “Some people like iced tea. Other people like hot tea.
    [Providers] How to Convert Static Slides into Interactive E-Learning
    Provide choices based on the decision-making challenges. A lot of e-learning content starts with existing PowerPoint slides. And a common challenge is converting all of that PowerPoint training into interactive and engaging e-learning. Today we’ll look at a few considerations that will help make the conversion to interactive e-learning successful. Understand Why the E-Learning Course Needs to Be Interactive. Generally speaking, there are two components to interactive content.
    [Providers] Development Maps: High Value Benefits
    Development Maps help achieve these benefits for Employees by: Providing a picture of the entire development experience Curating training and development activities from a vast list of possibilities to those that matter most to ensure development efforts support performance Providing insights/expectations around development milestones and timing.
    [Providers] How Blended Learning Outperforms Self-Paced Learning
    However, augmenting such an approach with hands-on labs and a subject matter expert to provide guidance and coaching can rapidly enable learners to master certain technical disciplines In previous blogs, I have discussed the critical importance of having skilled and experienced staff at all levels of an organization, including management. Yet many organizations struggle to centralize development plans in order to maximize performance results.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Providers] The Future of Executive Education Is Here
    To promote new mindsets and behaviors to grow the top line, the talent lab provides programs specifically geared to senior leaders whose role it is to shape both business strategy and culture. Today’s leadership imperative is clear: Uncover new market opportunities, define new business models and drive top-line revenue growth on a sustainable basis — or risk obsolescence. It makes sense. All products, services and even business models become commodities over time.
    [Providers] Deciding between Training and Coaching
    Training Training addresses knowledge and skills by providing information, methods and strategies. It may also provide participants with opportunities to discuss the new information or practice new methods and strategies. Coaching Coaching provides new insight and understanding to change limiting beliefs and behaviors. It also provides participants with customized development programs that create sustained change over time.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Providers] 8 Tips To Engage And Inspire Online Learners AFTER An eLearning Course
    It’s best to focus on one topic per event and provide attendees with an agenda beforehand. Provide Self-Paced Certification Online Training Programs. You just wrapped up your latest eLearning course. But mind you, it’s not over. You still have a chance to leave a lasting impression on your audience, though. In this article, we’ll share 8 tips to engage and inspire online learners after the eLearning course is over, turning them into lifelong learners.
    [Providers] Leading High Performance Teams
    For example, simply providing customer service is not a high performance attribute. But providing 100% customer satisfaction in every customer interaction is a high performance standard, especially when that standard is measured and is part of accountability. This provides yet another incentive for high performers, who are always interested in learning and improvement. General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward.
    [Providers] Facilitating Memory Retention in Digital Learning
    In your eLearning design, you can provide learners with a choice to recap something they learned earlier, or to move on. Of course, learners can go back to a previous screen themselves if they need to, but there is no harm in providing them with a prompt like the example provided. Instructional designers are interested in the question “How do people learn?”.
    [Providers] Advanced Models of Story-Based eLearning Design - Tip #141
    In the example provided, as the customer experiences the journey, you can begin to see that the learner follows the different stages of the customer experience and develops empathy towards the customer’s experience throughout the journey. I just presented to a large audience in a webinar on the 7 Advanced Models of Story-Based eLearning Design. Four provocative discoveries stood out. I’d like to share with you some interesting ways on how technology influences the way stories are told.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Providers] Culture Is Key to Sustained Design Thinking-Based Practice
    This is something they think about every day — how do I change the culture within my company so that every person is beginning to look for opportunities, efficiencies, ways we can increase our customer experience and provide us with a differentiation point that’s not just reacting to our competitors? Innovation is about more than creating something fresh and popular in the marketplace.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Providers] Learning Benefits Parents of Special Needs Kids
    Civello’s company, Rethink Benefits, teams up with employers to provide parents in their workforce with resources to help care for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. The program provides parents with 1,500 short informational videos — most between 2-6 minutes long — on a variety of topics with the goal of teaching parents, grandparents or caregivers how to teach critical skills to a child with a developmental disability.
    [Providers] Flexible, Scalable, Reliable and Accountable
    Time and distance and cost were always going to be a factor when providing training. Accountability: Online training can provide accountability for stakeholders. In conjunction with phone seminars, webinars, class-room training and traditional seminar training, instruction programs can provide a multifaceted method for investing in the human capital of businesses.
    [Providers] Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules
    In this blog, we’re going to address how to take the small modules of microlearning you’ve created and combine them into one amazing over-arching course using the tools provided in Captivate. E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States. We look at it practically every day as it is emblazoned across our currency, but do we actually know what it means? The literal translation of it is “Out of many, one”; or in other words, unifying many smaller parts into a greater whole.
    [Providers] 4 Vital Considerations in the Age of Constant Cyberattacks
    In terms of functionality, this system has worked very well and web applications provide a breathtaking array of world-changing services and experiences. Providing training is one thing, but maximizing effectiveness is a separate challenge. Role-specific and technology-specific lessons provide meaningful training for management and technical staff. In today’s day and age it’s easy to agree that businesses need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks.
    [Providers] 5 Tips for Successful Onboarding
    Planning a group lunch is a great way to ease these tensions, as well as provide the opportunity for the new employees to get acquainted with their managers and new co-workers in a more casual setting. Do you remember your first day at your job? Not only is it memorable, the initial impression of a new work environment will have a lasting effect on employee’s work.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
    [Providers] 7 Best Practices To Create The Perfect Online Training Conditions
    Does your online training course provide the perfect emotional atmosphere? Provide Opportunities For Real-World Online Training. For example, they are expected to communicate on a weekly basis or provide a progress report every month. Provide a list of online training resources. Provide each team with a list of online training tools and activities. Therefore, they have the opportunity to emphasize the benefits of active involvement and provide immediate support.
    [Providers] 3 Types of Business Training Games
    By providing learning games to your employees, you can teach them the skills you want them to develop in a fun and less stressful environment. One of the more recent yet effective methods of business training is gamification. Compared to the conventional training practices, games enjoy a higher level of engagement and you can communicate more information to the learners in a shorter time period.
    [Providers] LMS Review: Docebo 7
    sales team to handle more sophisticated learning technology buying opportunities and RFPs, and has expanded implementation and support services staff to provide a higher level of help, guidance, expertise and ongoing support. This strategy positions Docebo as easier to use for clients with limited needs, yet also provides the power to extend the platform for those customers who need industrial-strength customization — the way they want to configure it.
  • G-CUBE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Providers] Use Mobile Learning To Enhance Training Experiences
    Mobile devices provide access to training courses at the moment of your needs. The proliferation of smartphones with latest web browsers has provided an excellent opportunity for learners to explore more. For instance: they need to enhance the current classroom training experience or to provide access to just-in-time information.
    [Providers] Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How
    A good rule of thumb is to ask questions or provide other interactions for every three to five learning points or slides. In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development. The conversion of classroom training to virtual training is a growing trend that cannot be ignored.
    [Providers] How Do You Teach Innovation?
    If companies want to deliver these kinds of game-changing products and services they need to provide executives with the skills and the opportunities to innovate. To avoid crushing innovative thinking, Thornhill believes companies need to train leaders in how to nurture innovative behaviors, and provide them with resources and reward structures — including acknowledgment and ownership of great ideas — that will incite more creative thinking.
    [Providers] Annual Performance Reviews Don’t Work
    They provide a systematic way to measure and track employee performance against objectives and KPIs , to improve results. This week, I explore why annual performance reviews don’t work and what you can do about it! . Sweat trickling down your neck? Heart racing? Skin prickling under close scrutiny? No, you haven’t woken up in a head-to-head Wimbledon final with Andy Murray! It’s worse, it’s the annual performance review.
    [Providers] 10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers
    It provides insights about the instructional design (ISD) process, from foundational concepts to more advanced topics related to later phases of instructional design. If you’ve never created an online course before, you may not be familiar with the term “instructional designer,” but that’s exactly what you’re about to become! Instructional design is the act of creating of educational resources.
    [Providers] What To Do If Your Course Doesn’t Sell
    the sections that provide the most value) and bundle it into a special report. If you feel that the course will never sell then this is a powerful way to re-use the content in a way that will provide a tangible benefit. “Create a course and they will come”… or so you hope! Sometimes despite best efforts our entrepreneurial ventures don’t go the way we originally planned.
  • MLEVEL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Providers] More Cybersecurity Attacks are Coming: How to Easily Protect Your Company
    The content provided is accessible to non-technology minded users and will impart clear, concise actions to help protect them from future targeting. Our Cyber Security Training course: Knowledge Navigator provides a flash card based introduction to the topic. This activity provides real-time feedback to a user on their performance and allows a fun bit of interaction as they compete with co-workers. We all know the next big cybersecurity attack is around the corner.
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Providers] How To Use An LMS To Train Your Channel Partners
    They may be value added resellers, business strategic partners, distributors or managed service providers etc. Training typically consists of online text, audio, video, and webinars that provides product information, sales training, support training and marketing guidance. These courses can be combined with course surveys to provide feedback on your product and services. Setting up an eCommerce storefront is a great way to provide Reseller training for two reasons.
    [Providers] 3 Ways to Improve Your Learner Experience
    Not focusing on providing a well-optimized learner experience could impact employee retention, which, in turn, can impact your organization’s overall success. . When it comes to learner experience, great eLearning content is essential, but it’s only the start – invest in learning technology that will allow you to provide a great experience so learners are motivated to learn and more engaged with your training programs. .
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Providers] Adding a Human Touch to Your Online Courses
    Provide written feedback on submitted assignments. Provide written feedback on essay questions. Today there is much hype on automated, hands-free ways of engaging with people and moving them along a desired progression path. Most of the time automation is in reference to marketing. There are many tools like ActiveCampaign and Infusionsoft that turn marketing automation into a science. But what about automation in education?
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