April, 2017

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5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.

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6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?

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Scaffolding in Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

How do you incorporate scaffolding in microlearning? How is scaffolding different in microlearning than in longer formats? First, let’s define scaffolding. Scaffolding is support for learners that gradually fades away until the learner can do the task without support.

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Instructional Design vs. Learning Game Design: What’s the Difference?

Knowledge Guru

Your manager decides to include games and gamification as part of this year’s training strategy. As the instructional designer, she expects you to create the learning game.

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. Yet, the results of the efforts to achieve this goal are not encouraging. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often.

Do Your Learners Know the ‘Why’?

Bottom-Line Performance

Many learning leaders struggle to help learners feel accountable for their own growth and development. They devote time and budget to create more and more training, yet see little change. This common expression partially sums up the problem: “When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”.

How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

In a recent conversation, a colleague asked, “Once you and your client have agreed on a branching scenario approach, how do you get started writing it? How do you get from the broad concept of training on X topic to actually creating the scenario?”

Interactyx and Traliant Announce Partnership To Deliver Online Sexual Harassment Training via TOPYX LMS

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® , a leading learning management system (LMS), and Traliant , an innovator in online compliance training, today announced a partnership to integrate workplace discrimination and harassment training into the TOPYX learning management platform. Under the agreement, TOPYX clients can now benefit from a tightly integrated solution that combines the award-winning TOPYX LMS with Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training Suite.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Answering The Top 6 Microlearning FAQs

Growth Engineering

Are you ready to offer bite-size eLearning experiences to your audience? Before you begin, read these 6 microlearning FAQs to brush up on the microlearning basics. I’ll also explore the benefits, examples, and limitations of this memory-boosting ID strategy.

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Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

Video games have always been and still are something that I love playing. The movement and design of objects are very captivating and keep me entertained for hours on end. That is why many developers and presenters put serious time into the graphical representation of their message.

Do We Still Need the LMS?

CLO Magazine

According to CB Insights 2017 research, venture capitalists and corporate teams invested $1.85 billion into various types of learning and training companies in 2016, and the number appears to be going up in 2017. Why all the investment?

7 Ways A Supportive Online Training Culture Improves ROI

G-Cube

A supportive online training culture encourages continual development and professional growth. But it also has a significant impact on your corporate eLearning ROI. In this article, I’ll discuss 7 benefits that a supportive online training culture can bring to your company’s bottom line.

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.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

Trends. They will often bare fruit. Sometimes is a way we like, other times in a way we don’t. Who can forget the trend of seeing Ned Beatty in every movie out there? He was soon replaced by Morgan Freeman.

Workplace of the Future video

Clark Quinn

Someone asked for a video on the Workplace of the Future project , so I created one. Thought I’d share it with you, too. Just a walkthrough with some narration, talking about some of the design decisions. One learning for me (that I’m sure you knew): a script really helps!

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Tim Gunn's “Natty Approach” to Learning

Dashe & Thomson

by Shane Lueck. Anyone familiar with Tim Gunn knows that he does everything with a certain level of finesse. As the Emmy-winning mentor extraordinaire from Project Runway , viewers are well aware of his passionate, witty, and firm approach as a mentor to the designers.

3 Instructional Design Theories

LearnDash

Instructional design is a growing field given the amount of online courses we are seeing today.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model

CLO Magazine

We are swamped by leadership advice from countless gurus. In the U.S., we give the leadership development industry more than $24 billion annually. It is the No. 1 category in corporate learning and development spending. What do we get for all this time and money spent on studying leadership?

4 Stages of a Learning Business

Web Courseworks

OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras.

A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 1 Rationale

Jane Hart

This is the first of a 3-part series looking at how to support Modern Professional Learners. In Part I look at why the current L&D (training/knowledge transfer) model is no longer appropriate and why a new model (or blueprint) is necessary. Social learning

How a Time Management eLearning Course Can Boost Productivity

eLearning Brothers

People who manage their time effectively are productivity ninjas. They know themselves, and they pay attention to how much time their typical work tasks take. Having this kind of streamlined efficiency in a person is awesome, but to have it on an organizational level is extraordinary.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

Why are organizations so bad at onboarding? (#onboardingSOS)

Axonify

Onboarding is important! I don’t think it’s necessary to argue that point. If you need validation, check out this Forbes article. It comes down to the simple reality that we’re all trying to attract the best talent. We’re all having turnover problems. We’re all hiring new people.

How to Engage Learners Before, During and After Training

Knowledge Guru

How many times are you distracted or interrupted during a normal work day? What about your learners? How often are they pulled away from their planned activities? Let’s face it: distraction often feels like the norm for many of us.

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Your Brain on Learning

CLO Magazine

When the brain learns, it acquires information through a person’s various senses, and this information travels along the synapses to the short-term memory.

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Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. So naturally I gave up my personal details to download a copy. There are nine claims in the paper, from the obvious to the ridiculous. So I thought I’d have some fun. First, let’s get clear. Our learning runs on our brain, our wetware. And that’s not changing in any fundamental way in the near future.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?