September, 2017

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Splitting Audio for Synchronizing with Video

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT+. When recording short videos with the Camtasia Recorder, it’s most efficient to record your voiceover audio at the same time. However, it may be necessary for you to add the audio to the video later while working in the Camtasia Editor.

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To Train or Not to Train : The Tale of The Corporate LMS

Paradiso

There was a time when corporate training consisted of an instructor and a whole classroom full of bored and unenthusiastic employees just waiting for the session to end.

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Immediate and Delayed Consequences in Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In branching scenarios, we can use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback. Consequences are what happens as a result of decisions; feedback is what we tell learners after decisions. Use Immediate Consequences Often.

7 Best Practices in Setting Up a Corporate University

Your Training Edge

Building out a corporate university may be one of the most daunting tasks a Learning and Development department faces. Creating the university is more than creating a training department – it involves the entire organization, its future, and even its perceptions of training and development.

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.

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How To Convince Your Subject Matter Expert That Less Is More

Dashe & Thomson

by Andrea May. Working with subject matter experts is not a straight-forward, one-size-fits-all affair. There’s no rulebook with a single set of rules that works for every SME you’ll encounter. Instead, each SME presents a unique challenge for instructional designers and other L&D professionals.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Designing a game that helps people actually learn something. The BLP team (creators of Knowledge Guru) is no stranger to the challenges that come with learning game creation. That’s why we read about it!

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

eLearning Brothers

Outsourcing aspects of your business has become a necessary way of life. To that end, selecting and building a relationship with your vendors is a lot like building a relationship in your personal life.

Developing a business culture that drives growth

Kineo

What’s your instant reaction when I use the words ‘business culture’ in terms of the workplace? Positive? Negative? Unfortunately we often can feel negative about the idea of culture at work.

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.

The Latest Trends For E- Learning Design In 2017: Take A Glance

G-Cube

With an increase in the development of talented pool of professionals with varied skills and experiences, many questions arise in our minds such as the evolution of instructional designers (IDs) in the last few years. Are their competencies keeping up with the pace of growth?

Rants on Buzz Words, E-Learning Style

eLearning 24-7

A learning experience. I’ve been hearing it quite a bit in the e-learning world. I’m sure you have too.

What You Need to Know to Launch A Successful ELearning Startup

JoomlaLMS

The majority of eLearning companies you look up to today have been startups once too. Like you, the founders worked hard to launch a successful eLearning business, made mistakes, learned the hard way, changed strategies and fell into traps.

How to Design an Impactful Training Reinforcement Program

Mindmarker

A reinforcement program is only as strong as its design. When planning your program, the right design can make the difference between an impactful program and one that fails to create lasting change. Leadership Behavior Change Training Reinforcement Onboarding

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.

Can Education and Awareness be the Answer to all our Problems?

mLevel

Like many of you, I have been taken aback by the events in our country over the past few weeks.

Metaphors for L&D

Clark Quinn

What do you see the role of L&D being in the organization? Metaphors are important, as they form a basis for inferences of what fits. We frame our conversations by the metaphors we use, and these frames guide what’s allowed conversation and what’s not. To put it another way, metaphors are the basis for mental models that explain and predict what happens.

Get Your Head in the Game

InSync Training

We know that bells and whistles don’t always improve training experiences. Throwing more EdTech into our learning environments without consideration for its relevance or effectiveness often has a counter-productive effect – learners focus more on the technology than on the content.

Tools for Instructional Investigation: Finding the Root Cause of Waste and Failure

Allen Interactions

By Christopher Allen , MA, PMI-ACP, Product Manager. There’s no better learning technique than preparing to teach others.”. Valid? Implications?

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National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

Human-Centered Training: One L&D Trend to Rule Them All?

Bottom-Line Performance

Pretend for a moment that your target learner is a field sales rep named Kate. She has packed her schedule with customer visits. Kate is expected to not just know about a wide range of products and competitors, but be able to articulate it in a meaningful way to her highly educated customers.

Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

It’s widely accepted that our memory system consists of three components – a sensory memory that receives information from our surroundings, a working memory to process this information and also to retrieve information from our long-term memory.

6 Dirty Myths About eLearning People Still Believe

Your Training Edge

Getting education online becomes viral. Students no longer need to travel to another country to study at the college or university of their dream. They can listen to the lectures, attend seminars, and submit their papers using the Internet.

Developing L&D

Clark Quinn

One of the conversations I’ve been having is how to shift organizations into modern workplace learning. These discussions have not been with L&D, but instead targeted directly at organizational strategy. The idea is to address a particular tactical goal as part of a strategic plan, and to do so in ways that both embody and develop learning and a collaboration culture. The topic was then raised about how you’d approach an L&D unit under this picture.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Engaging Audiences Through Gamified Learning At Workplace

G-Cube

Gamification is the process of integrating varied gaming elements in e-courseware to enhance learner engagement and attain organizational goals.

Curated Insights: 4 upcoming learning opportunities for learning professionals

Axonify

As learning professionals, how much effort do we regularly dedicate to developing ourselves? I’ve heard the “joke” about L&D (learning and development) not having time to train L&D many, many times. It’s every L&D pro’s responsibility to eat their own dog food (yummy visual) and apply the same principles and methodologies they use in their client-facing work to their own personal and professional improvement. Industry events can be a powerful component of our development efforts.

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Performance Support Basics: How to Help at the Moment of Need

Bottom-Line Performance

We met a fictitious target learner in a previous post. Her name is Kate. She’s a new sales rep just starting out in her territory. Kate has completed her onboarding and she is now out in the field visiting with customers every day.

Fall For These eLearning Resources

eLearning Brothers

Starbucks has released the Pumpkin Spice Latte (“PSL” for those in the know), which means fall is here, whether it feels like it outside or not. To get you into that fall mood, we picked out a few resources from the Template Library that pair well with pumpkin flavored everything.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.