June, 2017

The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Bottom-Line Performance

If ATD ICE had created a word cloud for the most talked-about “new” concepts, techniques, etc, microlearning would have been the biggest word. Though the term has been around at least 20 years, it’s suddenly become “hot” and its definition has most definitely morphed.

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Top 9 Factors to Consider When Calculating Your LMS Budget

Lambda Solutions

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Objections to Stories for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

“Not everyone can be a storyteller.” ” “Stories are a waste of learners’ time.” ” “Stories don’t work for all kinds of training.” ” Have you heard any of these objections?

6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

eLearning Brothers

Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively.

[New eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

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LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS

LearnDash

In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training. The courses they offer are some of the best around and so are some of their instructors. It cost LinkedIn a hefty $1.5 billion to take over the platform.

Top 9 Factors to Consider When Calculating Your LMS Budget

Lambda Solutions

Calculating Your LMS Budget: 9 Factors To Consider. Learning Management Systems give you the ability to deploy online training on a massive scale. Every member of your organization can access the LMS platform to receive personalized online training resources, regardless of their goals or job responsibilities. But how much can you expect to pay for an effective Learning Management System ? Here are the 9 important factors to keep in mind when calculating your LMS budget.

Painting by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I graduated as an environmental biologist. I was one of those kids who did well in school, but had no idea what his vocation was. As a pimply teenager with minimal life experience, how was I to know even half the jobs that existed?

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola. The Braves (wait they moved to Cobb County). Excellent cuisine. Humidity. An amazing airport. Did I mention the humidity? Oh, and of the course, this year’s ATD 2017 Conference. We are changing some things up this year, for the post-review.

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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.

Elevate Your eLearning: How To Storyboard Like A Boss

Dashe & Thomson

by Claire Narum. Good eLearning doesn’t simply create itself (though that would be great, wouldn’t it?). Just like every Beyoncé starts by singing into a hairbrush in front of the mirror, every great eLearning begins as a storyboard. The trouble lies in knowing where to start and what to include.

Instructional Design Survival Tips

Association eLearning

A while back, my colleague Mary and I were asked to give some “real world” instructional design survival tips. It’s a nifty little list, so I thought I’d share it with you.

The 3 Most Powerful Ways to Monetize Corporate Training

mLevel

How microlearning has evolved traditional corporate training efforts. Opportunities for professional development is a critical consideration for many employees and job seekers, especially those who are concerned with advancing their career.

Can an LMS Increase Mindfulness in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

If any place could use more mindfulness, it’s the workplace. The corporate world is loaded with stress, and company leaders are notorious for lacking work-life balance. In many cases, this isn’t their fault; keeping up with vital tasks consumes their time and spikes angst.

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.

How to Get Started With Teaching Online? – Interview with Liz Hardy

JoomlaLMS

Have you ever thought about starting teaching online? According to statistics one in four students takes at least one online course.

Discover Why More Companies are Ditching Their LMS

eLearningMind

Once upon a time, the learning management system (LMS) was king. It was there that L&D professionals could produce, tweak, deliver, and manage employee learning. It seemed like a perfect solution until suddenly, it wasn’t.

A Conversation with Brandon Carson

Kapp Notes

Brandon Carson. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Brandon Carson who contributes to our industry in so many ways. He has been a speaker at Elliot Masie’s Learning conference ( here is a great video of Brandon talking to Elliot ).

4 ways to think more like Google and less like an LMS

Axonify

Take a deep breath and picture the scene: You are seated in a chair. Electrodes are placed on your fingers and pulse points, while the machine hums to life beside you. The examiner asks you to relax so you try and unclench your fists. Here is it, the moment of truth as the questioning begins: “Where do you go first: your LMS or Google?” ” If you answered “LMS”, then that lie detector needle is probably jumping around like an earthquake measuring 8.2

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.

If Lifelong Learning is a Necessity, Why is Execution So Difficult?

mLevel

While lazy habits are on the rise, continuing education and learning is on the decline. These days, technology is evolving incredibly fast – and humans are enjoying the ride. Plain and simple: as technology booms, people get lazy. But shouldn’t humans want to keep up?

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Customizable Courseware for Creating Compassionate Customer Service Courses

eLearning Brothers

Every business has a mission, a purpose that it hopes to serve, or some kind of need it wishes to fulfill. For most businesses, one could argue that their mission is to serve those that patronize their products and services.

Increasing Impact Of Gamified E-Learning

G-Cube

For companies seeking to integrate comprehensive training programs, the benefits of e-learning outweigh the instructor-led training. With the traditional training programs, providing the learning material is costly and time-consuming.

Microlearning: Overcoming 4 Assumptions

Allen Interactions

By Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson. If we’re not focused on the right problems, we can’t be sure that microlearning is the right solution. The training industry’s interest in microlearning shows no signs of slowing.

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[eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

Gaming as Situated Learning

InSync Training

BYTE Session Recap. When it comes to learning, what makes games valuable? How do we get there? Gamification expert Dr. Stephen Slota answered these questions and more during his thought-provoking BYTE session, “Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games and Instructional Design.”.

Software Training with Stories

Experiencing eLearning

“Stories don’t work for all kinds of training.” ” One of the common objections I hear to using storytelling in training is that “stories don’t work for all kinds of training.”

Microlearning: How Educators Can Learn From Athletes

mLevel

It’s time for the education industry to catch up to the field of athletics when it comes to understanding the impact data can have on human performance. For decades, athletes have been using microlearning, technology, and data to train effectively and perform better.

Preparing A PowerPoint Animation Strategy

eLearning Brothers

In a world full of amazing technology and a land of unlimited possibilities, it is often difficult to know what to do, when to do it, and if you made the right decision. As a PowerPoint developer, I have asked myself these questions many times regarding animations in PowerPoint. Let’s dive in.

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?