November, 2018

New Quiz Builder, Reusable Questions, and Status of 3.0!

LearnDash

Latest update takes quizzing to a whole new level in the LMS industry (plus an update on the coming LearnDash 3.0)! First, let me address the obvious: things have been a tad quiet lately on the LearnDash update front.

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Creating Branching Scenario Layouts

Experiencing eLearning

I created a branching scenario prototype in Twine a while back about an instructional design consultant screening and booking a new client. My previous posts have shown my process for planning and writing the scenario.

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TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning

Learningtogo

If you want to get a sense of the vast amount of data exploding every second, visit Internet Live Stats and watch the numbers for Internet users, websites, emails and many other statistics updated in real time. But watch out. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter brain Cognitive Load Cognitive Overload instructional design neuroscience neurosciences TMI training

The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

Learning Rebels

What is it about a training needs assessment that makes learning professionals panic? Jump to the bottom of this post to enter to win this month’s book giveaway).

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

How to Build Real-Time L&D Strategies

Docebo

How do you get the right training to people, at the right time, in the right way? Everything in business is shifting to real-time performance – and learning and development is no exception.

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How To Improve Communication in E-Learning

LearnDash

Effective communication in online learning can improve student outcomes and satisfaction. Of all the challenges facing online education, lack of personal contact with instructors probably tops the list. Learner completion rates are often low, and isolation and lack of support are frequently-cited culprits for their lack of engagement. Instructors therefore have plenty of motivation to find ways to reduce isolation and improve support.

What is a Learning Consultant?

ej4 eLearning

And How Are They the Key to Corporate Learning? Sometimes I am amazed at (and proud of!) the loyalty our clients show us. We have a 95% client retention rate, and several of our clients have been with us since Day 1—meaning they have been clients for 14 years and running. Training & Development

MWL Newsletter No 90

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 4-10 Nov. TBL to save the Web, how to understand company culture, take the robot jobs test, 4 myths about the skills gap, & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Time to Get on Board with Collaborative Learning

Learning Rebels

Collaborative Learning is where it’s at and let’s allow technology to bring it home! A while back I wrote a post about technology being the great equalizer.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

What Should You be Looking For in an Artificial Intelligence-Powered LMS?

Docebo

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is much more than just a suggestion engine: uncover what you should be looking for when AI meets e-learning.

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Figure it out

E-Learning Provocateur

I can honestly say I’ve never suffered from imposter syndrome. I’ve always been the type of person who likes to work out how to do something hands-on, so I can talk about it with confidence. I suppose I’ve been lucky in the sense that, throughout my career, I’ve been able to align my curiosity and sense of direction with the needs of the business. Having said that, I also suppose I’ve created some of my own luck by keeping a few steps ahead of the business.

4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make

LearnDash

Looking for ways to improve your course? Keep an eye out for these instructional design mistakes. Instructional design is a large field, and there’s a lot to learn. Along the way, it can become easy to feel as though you’ll never be ready to launch because your course will never be good enough. However, the more you hold of on launching your course, the longer it will take you to gather the feedback you need to make it better.

What Differentiates an Association LMS from the Other Online Learning Platforms?

TOPYX LMS

Like other types of organizations, associations are making the switch from traditional learning to online learning. Out of 360,000 trade associations across the country, 7,000 were affected by a shift in training priorities to eLearning, according to Learning Solutions Magazine.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Meeting the Diversified Training Needs of Extended Workforce: G-Cube LMS for the Automobile Industry – Infographic

G-Cube

Training is a constant requirement for the Automobile industry. With the well-deserved success of technology-aided learning, companies in the automotive sector utilize robust Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to train external workforce spread across different demographics.

What Makes Learning Games So Great?

InSync Training

When we think of corporate learning, rarely do “fun and games” come to mind. More often than not, compliance training pops into our heads, characterized by endless slide decks, droning SMEs-turned-facilitators , and uncomfortable days spent in a classroom. Folks, training has a reputation problem.

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Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]

Docebo

Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits. In June 2017, Swisscom Enterprise Customers switched from a top-down L&D content generated approach to a social learning marketplace.

Making Multiple Choice work

Clark Quinn

For sins in my past, I’ve been thinking about assessments a bit lately. And one of the biggest problems comes from trying to find solutions that are meaningful yet easy to implement. You can ask learners to develop meaningful artifacts, but getting them assessed at scale is problematic.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Open Source as an Answer to Your LMS Pain-Points

Lambda Solutions

With hundreds of LMSs out in the market, the decision of which software to go with can be overwhelming! How do you begin your search? A good place to start is to consider if you would like to have open-source software or a proprietary solution.

3 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Corporate Online Learning Course

TOPYX LMS

Corporate online learning is prized for its ability to save companies money, benefit the environment, provide on-demand training, boost employee productivity, and increase workers’ ability to retain training information by up to 60 percent.

Video-Based Learning Strategy for Increased Employee Engagement and Workforce Competency – New-age Strategy for New-age Learning

G-Cube

With technological advancement, there has been a better scope for newer strategies to be adopted for learning and development.

Help Your Employees Build Up Their Personal Brands

Your Training Edge

Have you ever thought about how important the personal brands of your employees are to strengthening or weakening your business brand? If not, it’s time to give this great thought and place a premium on its importance.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

How to Boost Learner Engagement and Drive L&D Success

Docebo

Discover how microlearning, gamification and building hype for content will boost engagement. Learner engagement is crucial to the success of your L&D activities. If your learners aren’t interacting with your content, you won’t be able to meet your learning targets for the organization.

And the myths go on

Clark Quinn

Yet another silly post I stumbled upon. And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, but otherwise here’s yet another bunch of marketing hype. Hopefully no one uses this for any real decisions!

Why Cloud-based LMS are Dominating the eLearning Field

Lambda Solutions

Many businesses have moved their core processes to the cloud. This platform is a viable option due to its low costs and flexibility. Experts believe that cloud-based products could represent as much as 70 percent of all software and technology spending by 2020.

3 Types of Association Software that Help Small Teams Do More With Less

TOPYX LMS

If there’s one thing an association needs more of, its resources - funding, staff, and tools - so they can deliver more value to members.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Control the Startup Screen for a Published Project

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel, COTP , CTT. Not all that long ago controlling what learners see first in Adobe Captivate published eLearning content was as simple as creating a visually-appealing first slide in the project. However,

Improve Memory And Productivity: Why You Should Use Art In Your Training Sessions

InSync Training

What does creativity have to do with corporate training? Jenny Holt answers this question and challenges the idea that serious learning only happens within scholarly activities. Art may not seem like an obvious thing to introduce into your training sessions, but the benefits are tangible.

The System Always Wins

The Simple Shift

Just beyond the org chart of authority and decision-making is what keeps it all in place; the systems of communication, trust, information flow and rewards. Change Organizational Design Syracuse

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