July, 2017

Managing the Complexity of Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

On reddit, someone asked how to manage the complexity of branching scenarios and keep them from growing out of control. One of the issues with branching scenarios is that you can get exponential growth.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

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Mobile Learning: How Effective Is It for An Employee Onboarding Training Program

Upside Learning

Recruitment is a time-consuming process, it is expensive too. The recruiting team constantly strives to bring the best talent on board, making sure their skill sets align with the job role. Now, if there is no structured onboarding process in place, employee engagement is doomed. First impression always counts. We all know it. Organisations that […]. Mobile Learning Employee Onboarding with Mobile Learning Mobile Learning for Employee Onboarding

Moving from Classroom Training to Virtual Training: Here’s How

Association eLearning

In 2015, less than half (49%) of all learning was instructor-led in a classroom without a virtual learning component, marking a steady decline over the course of seven years according to the Association of Talent Development.

[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.

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Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

Experiencing eLearning

You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead. The eLearning Guild just published a report titled “ Is instructional design a dying art? ” One of the guild’s recent surveys asked participants if ID is a dying field. Is it really?

How To Use Images Creatively In Your ELearning Design

Dashe & Thomson

by Eric Berget & Andy Schiemo. Dashe & Thomson's award-winning creative director, Eric Berget, explains how to use images creatively in your eLearning design. Beware the floating rectangle! Design ELearning Visual Design

Hire Learners for the Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

Companies today need learners. In the Agricultural Economy, a strong back was enough. In the Industrial Economy, a set of good hands was enough. But in the Knowledge Economy , companies need people who can develop their minds.

3 Cool Common Craft Instructional Videos

eLearning Brothers

If you ever need an introductory-level instructional video for an eLearning course, make it easy on yourself and take a look in our Common Craft Instructional video library.

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.

A Bad Tart

Clark Quinn

Good learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest. The topic should be of interest to the learner, a priori or after the introduction. If the learner doesn’t ‘get’ why this learning is relevant to them, it doesn’t stick as well. And this isn’t what gamification does. So tarting up content is counter-productive. It’s a bad (s)tart! Ok, to be clear, there’re two types of gamification.

Tune in: 5 practical tips for getting your podcasts on the air

Kineo

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? From Witch Please for those die-hard Harry Potter fans, the global binge-frenzy of Serial or the reassuring advice of Gardeners ' Question Time , podcasts are “on demand” and offer the flexibility of short bite-sized content on a range of hobbies and interests.

Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

Is a Learning Management System Really Worth the Investment?

TOPYX LMS

Is a learning management system, or an LMS, really worth the investment? This is a question many corporate leaders are asking themselves. A learning management system is a significant investment. Even an LMS that is economical can take a chunk out of a company’s budget. Most company decision makers don’t mind spending money on an LMS, but they want to be certain that they will receive a good return on their investment before they make a move. This is completely understandable.

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.

5 GAMES EVERY E-LEARNING PROFESSIONAL SHOULD PLAY

Learnnovators

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Over 2000 New Cutout People For Your Next Amazing Training

eLearning Brothers

Since the beginning of the year, we have added over 19,000 cutout images to our already massive Cutout People Library.

True adaptive learning has to measure and deliver knowledge, behaviors and outcomes

Axonify

Is your current learning system really adaptive? If it isn’t building an ongoing, multidimensional picture of what your employees know, do and deliver, then the answer is no. Consider this: A learning system that continually crunches the kind of data that matters to your business. A system that uses technology to deliver customized learning to each of your people based on the results of that data.

Learning Never Ends at McKinsey

CLO Magazine

Most companies struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of change. New regulations, global competition, economic shifts and rapidly evolving technology can make it feel impossible to stay ahead. For McKinsey and Co.,

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.

Who supports non-designed learning experiences?

Jane Hart

But who supports the non-designed learning experiences? They clearly don’t need to be designed or developed. Nor do they need to be managed in a learning platform or LMS. They simply need to be encouraged and enabled.

Generation next

Learning with e's

Photo from LSE Library on Flickr Most of the students starting university at the end of summer 2017 were born around the turn of the century. They will have no memories of the 20th century, which just happens to be the same century their lecturers were born and educated within.

3 Ways to Improve Your Learner Experience

OpenSesame

Approximately 69% of L&D professionals say that talent is the number one priority in their organizations. However, recent research by Deloitte Human Capital Trends shows that reinventing careers and learning was rated by executives as the #2 most important business issue.

Increase Value By Cutting Your Content

Blue Sky eLearn

No, that’s not a typo. If you intend to deliver real value through online learning, you’ve got to cut your content. Continuing education has become an information dumping grounds. This tendency is rooted in our live in-person session reflexes to give event participants bang for their buck.

[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.

10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers

CourseArc

If you’ve never created an online course before, you may not be familiar with the term “instructional designer,” but that’s exactly what you’re about to become! Instructional design is the act of creating of educational resources.

The Future of Executive Education Is Here

CLO Magazine

Today’s leadership imperative is clear: Uncover new market opportunities, define new business models and drive top-line revenue growth on a sustainable basis — or risk obsolescence. It makes sense. All products, services and even business models become commodities over time.

How to Convert Static Slides into Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

A lot of e-learning content starts with existing PowerPoint slides. And a common challenge is converting all of that PowerPoint training into interactive and engaging e-learning. Today we’ll look at a few considerations that will help make the conversion to interactive e-learning successful.

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

Association eLearning

Trying to have a conversation with someone who “already knows everything” is like talking to a wall. Nothing you have to say matters because they’ll automatically tune you out. To them, the “conversation” is either a waste of time or a way to show off their own smarts.

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?