November, 2017

6 Reasons Why Corporate Training Programs Fail

Your Training Edge

We all instinctively know that learning and development within the corporate space is ‘supposed to’ make a difference. Yet, far too often the programs (not necessary the people) fail due to the following reasons.

The Learning & Remembering Equation (Infographic)

Bottom-Line Performance

The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn 2017 conference showcased numerous learning technology solutions. There was plenty of buzz surrounding digital and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive video, mobile apps, and games.

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What to Write First in Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

Writing a branching scenario can be intimidating or overwhelming. Unlike a linear course, it’s not as easy to know where to start writing. Do you write the endings first? Do you write all the mistakes first? Do you start at the beginning and then flesh out each path as you write those choices?

LMS Security Matters

JoomlaLMS

Data security is one of the most important issues nowadays. Thousands of websites are hacked and blacklisted every day, losing their data, reputation and search ranking. In addition to the reputation damage, hacking causes financial harm, emotional distress and clients’ confidence loss.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Learning objectives are like metadata – useful but best left unseen

From the Coleface

An update on a post about learning objectives which attracted a healthy amount of support and debate: refinements to that position and what it means in practice for learning designers. One of the richest compilations of high quality thinking is Will Thalheimer’s.

Louder than words

E-Learning Provocateur

My last couple of blog posts have argued in favour of extracting value out of organisational capabilities. Due to the nature of my role I have posited these arguments in terms of employee development.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

Gamification has been a buzzword for some time now and it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, we’re seeing gamification pop up in even more, incredibly relevant, training areas.

The Benefits of Using Professional Voice Talent

InSync Training

You’ve put the finishing touches on the script for your client. Your company has just spent thousands of dollars creating the perfect visuals , countless hours perfecting the story , and you’ve even decided on some cool background music. It all looks fantastic, should be a huge success. Right? Now, all you need to do is have somebody voice these modules. How about Mary or Joe in Accounting – (such a nice voice)? eLearning

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Learning Escape Room – Year 2

Association eLearning

Last year, the Learning Escape Room was one of the most popular features of the Masie Center’s Learning 2016 conference. It was my first experience with an escape room and I was delighted to hear that it was coming back for Learning 2017. What Changed.

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Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

eLearning 24-7

I’ll get right to the point. I totally dislike the term, “learning experience platform” It really makes no sense, because anything and everything we do, can turn into a learning experience. Secondly, it does a major disservice to any platform that is called by that name. Allow me to elaborate.

4 LMS Trends Revealed at the DevLearn 2017 Conference

Lambda Solutions

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L&D: Chasing Right Outcomes With Wrong Outputs

Living in Learning

We cannot begin the effort by looking through a “training solution lens”. I can always build training IF NECESSARY. BUT…if emphasis is not first laser-focused on what solution output closes the performance gap(s) at Point-of-Work, the traditional default training solution may well be the wrong output. 70:20:10 Five Moments of Need PDNA Performance Assessments Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability Discovery Performance Assessment performance consulting

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Learning Culture & Human Capital: The Reality, the Myth and the Vision

The Peformance Improvement

[This post is by Sally Ann Moore, the Director General iLearning Forum at Closer Still Media. iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. Sally Ann wrote this as part of her preparation for the conference.] .

3 Instructional Design Strategies for SMART Change

Allen Interactions

The goal of instructional design is to bring about behavioral change. After all, we don’t train people to do things the way they’ve always done them. And as instructional designers, most of us, on some level, are accountable for the success of that training. So, beyond designing highly engaging learning solutions, what can we do to ensure people actually change their behavior? Instructional Design Change

Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

On October 5 th , 2017, the Department of Defense announced that its eLearning curricula would adhere to xAPI standards rather than the more traditional SCORM standards of the eLearning industry.

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Employee Engagement by the Numbers 2017 [Infographic]

Pract.us

Employee engagement has held pretty steady in the last year, which means company efforts to improve engagement had had much impact so far. But we’ve also learned more about what employees want from their work and how to help them get it. Now we need to use this knowledge to make a difference.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

The Seven Archetypes of Subject Matter Experts

Dashe & Thomson

We need subject matter experts as much as we need air in order to do our jobs effectively. Some SMEs are fantastic, devoting the time and attention your project deserves without argument or complaint. However, SMEs are human, too (can you believe it?) and sometimes need a bit of help or encouragement to perform at their best due to other demands in their work and personal lives. We've found that generally, SMEs can be grouped into seven categories, or archetypes.

Online Course Creation Has Just Evolved!

LearnDash

Create your content once and you’re done! Re-use your Lessons, Topics, and Quizzes in any course – at any time! Writing new update announcements is always enjoyable. But even more so for today’s update!

Tom Reeves AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Thomas Reeves opened the third day of the AECT conference with an engaging keynote that used the value of conation to drive the argument for Authentic Learning. Conation is the component of cognition that consists of your intent to learn, and is under-considered.

Stop Committing These Presentation Crimes

eLearning Brothers

Sooner or later, every professional is asked to give a presentation in front of others—and sometimes it can make or break your career. In fact, 70% of employed Americans agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work, according to a Prezi survey.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Microlearning is The “It’s-ALWAYS-THERE” Solution - Tip #157

Vignettes Learning

What happens to the behaviors of learners and workers after they have been accustomed to Microlearning? For over 10 years I have seen early adoptions and maturing implementation of Microlearning. They all come in different forms and shapes, which is great.

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Change and inertia

Learning with e's

Concept by Steve Wheeler I have studied change management in large organisations for over 25 years. Indeed, the very first peer reviewed journal article I published, was entitled 'Managing technological change in nurse education'. It appeared in a British Computer Society journal in 1992.

Communication Planning is the Key to Learning Success

PDG

How do people at your organization learn about a training requirement or a learning event? Does their manager inform them? Do they get an automatic assignment through your LMS? Or is it a different method?

Learning Culture & Human Capital: The Reality, the Myth and the Vision

KnowledgeStar

Sally Ann Moore is the Director General iLearning Forum at Closer Still Media. iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. Sally Ann wrote this as part of her preparation for the conference, that I am honored to be speaking at, this January, 2018. While preparing the Learning technologies France 2018 conference programme, […]. Managing Minds

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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.