January, 2021

Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters (a mentor and mentee or learning character) to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure these conversations for eLearning.

LearnDash Plans for 2021

LearnDash

Prepare for a very active year! Happy New Year, LearnDashers! I think we are all glad 2020 is behind us as we look forward to great things to come this year.

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Zoom Haiku

InSync Training

A few years back, InSync producer Jakob Hofmann wrote some fun producer haiku. Virtual Classroom - Facilitation Virtual Classroom - Production Just For Fun

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

JULIE DIRKSEN - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Mental Health First Aid is “YOU”

Allen Interactions

Mental Health First Aid is "YOU". Do you ever think that you may be the first step in someone else's healing journey? When we think of providing first aid to those in crisis, our thoughts tend to be a simple band-aid or something more complex, like CPR with the Heimlich Maneuver. Learning

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How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

What is conversation-driven elearning? One strategy for creating a story for learning is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation. This differs from the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Online Course

LearnDash

Ready to take your course to the next level in 2021? Here are some ideas for how to improve. It’s a new year, and for most business owners, that means it’s time to reflect on how far they’ve come since the previous year, and where they hope to go in the year to come.

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Habits and variety

Clark Quinn

Having heard it’s good for maintaining cognitive ability, I like to vary things. And, to keep doing things right, I like habits. Are these mutually exclusive? Maybe, but here’re some thoughts on habits and variety.

Amp Up Employee Engagement through L&D

Dashe & Thomson

This year you need to build engagement through learning and development. Maybe you know there’s a connection between engaged employees and business success, such as higher profits and lower turnover than companies with disengaged employees.

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The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Martin Luther King, Jr: Making A Difference

Allen Interactions

Martin Luther King, Jr: Making A Difference. Today, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday here in the United States.

Streamlining Learning Administration Improves Business Innovation

Infopro Learning

Today eLearning solutions are booming. In just a year we have seen rapid growth in both the remote and global workforce. Organizations who once used methods such as instructor led training have had to adapt to the current times.

Where I’m Speaking in 2021

Experiencing eLearning

I will be giving presentations on several topics in the next few months. Here’s the information on where I’m speaking in the first part of this year. This includes everything currently scheduled; more events may be added later. Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design.

Course Ideas for Online Coaches and Mentors

LearnDash

Wondering how you can incorporate online learning into your coaching program? Here are some ideas for making it work. In recent years, online coaching has become a booming business.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Updates on my books

Clark Quinn

At this calendar inflection, it’s interesting to note how time flies. I was somewhat amazed to find out that my first three books were already out of print! And there are two reasons to keep them out there. For one, because there’s still some interest (I get pinged occasionally).

Virtual First - A Lasting Outcome of the 2020 Pandemic

InSync Training

Welcome to 2021. It seems that everyone is taking a collective breath as we look forward with expectation of promise and insight in a new workplace environment largely mandated by long-term impacts of COVID-19.

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions and Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success

Allen Interactions

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions & Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success. Happy 2021!

Product Knowledge Training: Creating and Implementing a PKT Plan

Infopro Learning

Today businesses that provide quality customer experiences can set themselves apart from competitors and gain a more extensive base of loyal customers. Quality service is one of the critical factors today’s consumers consider before making a purchase.

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 has led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. Being forced to distance, we took emergency steps to build mechanisms that supported remote-learning, with an emphasis on elearning and virtual training. The consensus suggests that our existing elearning and training weren’t as well-received as we hoped. Our efforts to rely on elearning more and translate training to virtual experiences weren’t well-designed. The underlying reason is that we’re not well aligned with how our brains really work! In this session, Dr. Quinn will also go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser).

5 LMS Trends to Make an Impact in 2021

TOPYX LMS

For eLearning enthusiasts, L&D teams, and HR specialists, the beginning of each year sparks the same question: “What LMS trends are in store for the next twelve months?” While some LMS training trends tend to stay consistent and roll over year after year, others change rapidly.

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What’s “Busy Work,” and What’s Essential Learning Practice?

LearnDash

How can you make homework interesting and engaging without discouraging learners? One of the greatest perennial problems facing online educators lies in keeping learners engaged with interesting and meaningful assignments.

Update on my webinars

Clark Quinn

I know, I know, I’ve been doing a lot of updates: books , workshops , and now webinars. I promise I’ll get back to my regular posting on learning things, but the benefit of these, unlike books or courses, is that they’re free. And several are coming up!

eLearning at the Forefront of Your L&D Strategy

Dashe & Thomson

How has your training infrastructure adapted to today’s business world? Before COVID-19 hit the world by storm, many L&D professionals struggled to get their organizations to include robust eLearning tactics as part of the training process.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Post-Traumatic Growth: We Answer Your Questions

Allen Interactions

Post Traumatic Growth: We Answer Your Questions. The Post-Traumatic Growth: Organizational Transformations series explores the concepts of Mass Scale Crisis, Organizational Trauma, Resilience, Trauma Informed Communication, and Post-Traumatic Growth.

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Selecting the Right Authoring Tools to Create Your Custom eLearning Solution

Infopro Learning

Today many organizations are looking to update their employee development programs with new modern training solutions that better fit the changing needs of their employees. A common challenge business faced this year was the growth of their remote teams.

Keys to Hacking Virtual Networking

Learning Rebels

Let’s face it – networking is a PAIN in the best of times and when it comes to virtual networking – it’s even more painful. Yet, some people have more talent to make it work than others. What are their secrets?

7 Tips for Building an Online Coaching Brand

LearnDash

To build a successful online coaching and mentoring business, you first need to build clear messaging with your brand. Coaches and mentors are some of the most consequential relationships in many people’s lives.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Update on my workshops

Clark Quinn

Just as I did an update on my books , it’s time to also let you know about some workshop opportunities. Together, I think they create a coherent whole.

Delivering Excellent Customer Service through Training

dVinci Interactive

Delivering Excellent Customer Service through Training The key to customer retention at international franchise chain Duck Donuts is more than simply providing a delicious product. It’s about baking in extraordinary customer service with every transaction.

Throw it in Zoom and See if it Sticks! (Part 1)

InSync Training

2020 was a year that witnessed a myriad of changes in the workplace, society, and how we interact, work, play, and…live. In the world of learning and development, perhaps now it’s time to catch our collective breath, and review what we’ve done.