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?

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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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 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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Voting for the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 is now open

Jane Hart

The 11th Annual Learning Tools survey is taking place in 2017, and Jane Hart will once again be compiling an overall Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 as well as 3 sub-lists: Social learning

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.

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.

LRS Rankings (Learning Record Store)

eLearning 24-7

I’m a dreamer. I dream that those who are involved in e-learning (online) and soon immersive (VR/AR/MR), learn and understand about the nuances of the various types of learning technology current and down the road. Each piece can help you achieve amazing and outstanding results.

Enabling Instructional Designers - Using Raptivity for Content Visualization

Raptivity

Effective content visualization is one of the key elements of instructional design. It plays a key role in engaging learners. On the development side, it lets instructional designers (IDs) present complex topics in formats that are appealing to the eye, and helpful enough to retain knowledge. IDs have various options to present content - diagrams, charts, graphs, illustrations, drawings, photographs, etc, but deciding on what to use and how exactly to use it, can be tricky.

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?

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.

Introducing the New Adobe Captivate 2017

eLearning Brothers

Adobe just released the newest version of its popular eLearning authoring tool, Captivate. The new release contains several enhancements and additions that have really enhanced your ability to create high-quality eLearning in a short amount of time.

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

Here’s How Subject Matter Experts Help Build Great Courses

Rapid eLearning

Subject matter experts play a key role in the success of our courses. This is part three of the series on how to work with subject matter experts based on tips shared by your peers.

Continual Exploration

Clark Quinn

I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do. The benefits are about continual innovation, but I wonder if a more apt phrase is instead continual exploration.

[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.

4 ways to demonstrate the business value of Axonify to the CEO

Axonify

Many business stakeholders don’t even know they have a Learning Management System (LMS), let alone understand the role it plays within their organization. This is because the LMS is an L&D tool and doesn’t play an important role in daily business operations.

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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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Ameliorate Your eLearning Professional Development with 1-on-1 Mentoring

eLearning Brothers

We at eLearning Brothers have just recently released the all new Professional Development Package.

A Lesson in Learning Design from A vegas Snapchat Story

InSync Training

I recently spent two days in Las Vegas. It was a fun trip with my wife. We flew in on a Friday and were home by Monday morning. The story in between is for another time, but I learned something very interesting in my two days there. I used Snapchat to capture all the memories of our trip.

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?