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Most companies agree that people are their most important asset. In properly developing those human assets, companies seek long-term success through increased productivity, improved longevity, and other benefits. Then why are so many companies not realizing the best return from their training investment? The answer: poor retention of training materials.Read More
Today’s learners are bombarded with data. If unharnessed, constant information overload distresses consumers and makes it difficult for them to prioritize their day-to-day activities. And yet, in this age of automation, true end-user enablement is more critical than ever. How do we rise above the noise and provide rich experiences that truly resonate with customers at their time of need?Read More
Every training professional knows how to write for a PowerPoint presentation, but video?! Seems scary. However, PowerPoint is often bogged down in text or relies solely on visuals and the charisma of the presenter to get the message across. There are plenty of ways to create your own video, but you can’t just take your slides and and hit “play.”Read More
The idea of digitizing your high-value training materials may seem like a daunting task, but there is a road of best practices that you can follow to make it seamless. The key is to start small, by converting print and PDFs, and eventually work up to a complete digital content solution.Read More
Articulate Storyline is very easy for beginners to use, even with little or no guidance. However, it may not take long to find yourself in over your head with all of the features and options. One of the tool’s greatest strengths is its flexibility—there are usually several ways of performing any activity. Because of that, many people discover a method that is not a best practice. Learning some best practices and a handful of lesser-known tips or tricks can be extremely beneficial for Storyline users.Read More
Do you struggle daily with learner engagement, system adoption, and the high cost of learner support? Modern HR and learning systems are not configured out of the box to meet your user experience needs, and adding a pretty landing page won’t solve the real problems. Would you like to know how to solve this dilemma?Read More
For many years, instructional designers have been creating eLearning content in a format that is suitable for a single size screen. With the advent of a mobile workforce and a BYOD office environment, this no longer fills the needs of users today.Read More
You’re excited about the promise of an xAPI-enabled world, but you’ve got a learning management system, a catalog full of SCORM-based courses that you need, and a handful of learning tool vendors that don’t use xAPI. What if you could get the most out of an LMS and an LRS at the same time that you move to your next-generation learning and performance infrastructure?Read More
Next-generation learning management systems (LMSs) are entering the employee life cycle, moving from the traditional LMS designed for human resources to a talent and performance tool that helps employees and managers do their jobs. If your LMS is not part of an overall HR system, growth may require you to move to a new system—a migration that is not just for the birds.Read More
So you’ve decided that 360-degree video looks promising and you want to try it out, but you have questions. What do you need to get started? What should you watch out for? Do you have the right skill set? What are the benefits? What is it going to cost? And probably more.Read More
When it comes to designing learning experiences, a picture really can feel like it’s worth a thousand words. It’s not uncommon to see L&D courses and resources use text to tell a story or explain how to do something in situations where a short screencast video could share the same information better and faster. So why don’t designers use screencasting more often? The perception that screencasts are expensive, time-consuming, and hard to create is a significant barrier, but one that is now easy to overcome with the right processes and tools.Read More
Online learning has changed the way people learn and teach. Anyone can learn anything, anywhere. It’s engaging, it’s flexible, it’s more sophisticated than ever, and it’s poised to grow—which is good for learners and good for regulated industries. However, online training is facing a growing crisis: learner fraud. Without live instructors or proctors, it’s too easy to complete training for others, who can then claim a credential or certificate they have not earned and perform work they are not qualified to do. In regulated industries, the stakes are too high to take the risk. That’s why many organizations haven’t been able to take advantage of the convenience, flexibility, and accessibility of online training—they simply can’t reliably verify that learners are who they say they are.Read More
Do you need to corral your learning ecosystem? Does it provide the data needed to drive timely decision making? Learning ecosystems are growing beyond the learning management system with content management systems, user experience systems, content aggregation, and data warehouses, but making sense of the data they produce can be expensive and time consuming.Read More
What’s it take to be a Rockstar Vendor? In this session, you’ll learn the seven core attributes that produce a successful outsourcing relationship. Then take these attributes to identify and work with vendors that will help you build training that is both meaningful and measureable inside of your organization.Read More
Gamification and game design strategies have the potential to increase learner engagement, making them attractive options for a wide range of L&D projects. While many organizations are interested in using these approaches, they often can’t afford the game developers and other resources they need to make a higher-end game for learning. But not all game ideas need expensive development in new and complicated high-end tools. For some learning games and gamified approaches, all you need is a tool you likely already have: Articulate Storyline 360.Read More
Do you want to understand the possibilities for taking your learning experiences to another level by integrating gesture control devices with other augmented and virtual reality devices? If so, then this is the session for you!Read More
Video is an integral part of online learning and training strategies. But could you be getting more out of your video content? Without captions, video is inherently inaccessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing users. But are all of your learners missing out if you don’t have captions on your videos? Can learning be improved when captions and searchable video are introduced into the classroom?Read More
Having trouble reaching the personally and geographically diverse new generation of learners? Struggling to drive meaningful, high-precision performance in the workplace while still fostering a strong sense of community and accountability?Read More
Learning leaders need to rethink how they create, manage, and deliver content if they are to meet the needs of the modern workforce. Learning organizations must find ways for their content to serve not only in courses, but the entire learning ecosystem.Read More
You may have heard the buzz around AR, VR, and mixed realities. This session will break down and demonstrate each technology so you can understand what it does, where it fits, and how you can take advantage of it in your learning development.Read More
Do your managers have the talent and learning information they need to make timely decisions? Is finding the right information at the right time a nightmare or a dream? Most talent and learning applications are either light on reporting capability or too complex for timely business reporting needs.Read More
Have you ever wanted to build a fully fledged game in Articulate Storyline? Gaming is all the rage in eLearning, but without a sizable budget or external vendors, options are limited. Game elements in authoring tools are usually reduced to themed quizzes, with little actual gaming involved.Read More
Interactive video for training and learning is an extremely beneficial method of engaging viewers and increasing knowledge transfer. Many people have heard of interactive video but might not know how to get started, the best practices, what’s possible, or how it works with tools they already use. This session will help companies and institutions add an engaging asset to their toolbox and be better informed in their video strategy planning.Read More
With so many learners using mobile technologies, instructional designers and training managers feel pressure to approach content development with the mobile experience in mind and take a mobile-first approach. It’s difficult to determine exactly what considerations to include in the content development process, and how to evaluate and create a learning experience that appeals to learners on a variety of devices.Read More
Organizations can have serious technology infrastructure challenges when it comes to engaging learning groups in the ongoing conversation and reinforcement activities necessary for effective learning. Existing tools are often expensive and difficult to implement, and even if you get them implemented, it can be a struggle to get participants to engage with them.Read More
The accessibility standards in Section 508 are changing. That means if you provide learning technologies or services to a federal agency, or even use Section 508 as your organization’s guidelines for accessibility, you’ll need to ensure your eLearning and other digital content meets the updated standards. But do you know what those new standards are, when they’re changing, and how to best design for them?Read More
Get ready to play the Feud … Yukon Feud! In this fun-filled session, you’ll see how easy it is to take an off-the-shelf course and customize it for your organization in just minutes with Rapid Course. You’ll also learn how to escape costly annual renewal and per-learner fees. To cap off the event, you can test your knowledge by playing the Feud!Read More
The holy grail of learning is undoubtedly behavior change. It’s said that learning can only be proved when behaviors are affected and one can see an evidenced change in practice. But how realistic is genuine behavior change in a learning program?Read More
In those first few weeks, new hires feel excitement, uncertainty, enthusiasm, and discomfort. It can be a roller coaster ride! Line manager engagement has a significantly beneficial impact on new hires’ learning curve and sense of belonging; however, managers are often stretched with multiple responsibilities, and new starters’ needs are relegated.Read More
Chunking, bite-size, and micro: These are all terms you’ve seen in training magazines and blogs, but what does it mean to shorten the length of training content—specifically video? This session will explore what it takes to successfully implement an end-to-end microvideo strategy.Read More
When it comes to people development, 80% percent of what companies need to address has nothing to do with their learning and talent management technology! In fact, by focusing on the functionality and limitations, these companies overlook the critical elements of creating an engaging, personalized development program for their customers (internal and external).Read More
Technology has advanced far beyond the simple ability to assign and track courses. Have we kept up with the pace? How do we deliver significance, immediacy, and relevancy to people within organizations and empower them to achieve more than they ever have before? Today’s complex challenges require dynamic breakthrough solutions.Read More
eLearning Brothers executive director Bill West talks to the legendary Dr. Michael Allen about the insights he’s had since publishing his first Guide to e-Learning and the simplifying concepts and procedures he’s included in his second edition.Read More
In recent years, the notion of leveraging video for streamlining learning has gained significant traction. For instance, in the flipped classroom approach, people watch short videos introducing them to the content before an in-person or virtual class experience, freeing up class time for them to apply the knowledge they’ve gained. However, successfully using this approach requires careful preparation and often demands that instructional designers, instructors, or facilitators master skills related to video production, involving a time commitment that can discourage these time-strapped L&D professionals from experimenting with this innovative technique.Read More
What’s the reality of building virtual reality? The increasing accessibility of VR technology holds powerful promise for learning, but it demands a new approach to creation and construction. VR can deliver uniquely immersive and experiential education, but applied use cases are in their early stages. What new techniques for creation and implementation can you adopt from successful VR learning experiences?Read More
Some of the most forward-leaning companies have embraced hackathons to promote innovation. A hackathon is an event where, within a finite amount of time, creatives get together in small teams to design, build, and demo a new product or feature. But how do you get people involved? How do you run a hackathon if you have never done it before? What if you don’t have 24 to 48 hours to run one?Read More
How can you help learners feel connected during asynchronous experiences? How can you tailor a standard eLearning experience in a way that makes it feel personalized? How can orientation be standardized without losing its impact? Could you, in your wildest dreams, imagine your compliance eLearning courses being completed by word of mouth and recommendations alone?Read More
Are big data and analytics really the answer to all your learning and development challenges? No, they’re just a distraction from the real issue. You need to get information and data in the hands of those who make decisions daily. What would our learning and development world look like if we revolutionized reporting and made talent data available to learners, managers, and administrators and simplified their decision-making process? It’s called information visualization.Read More
Articulate knows that eLearning developers like you face consistent challenges: Creating engaging courses that look great on mobile devices. Developing great-looking eLearning without a budget. Iterating on courses with SMEs. And developing your skills.Read More
Respected industry analyst Josh Bersin has highlighted that more companies are choosing to turn their learning management systems “off.” When the inevitable five- to seven-year cycle of replacing the LMS comes up for discussion, more and more companies are simply not bothering to replace the old with the new.Read More
This session will focus on the learning GlobalEnglish experienced during the development of a new mobile app. Presenters will explore what motivated the company to develop a new app, the approach they took, and what they learned along the way.Read More
Andrew Scivally hosts John Blackmon of Trivantis, Akshay Bharadwaj of Adobe, Michael Alcock of gomo, and others to discuss what the future of eLearning authoring will look like in the next decade. How far will we advance? What major pitfalls can we aim to avoid? And what’s it going to take to advance the industry?Read More
Few learners or teachers enjoy eLearning content or training presentations, mainly because they’re presented in a way that is dull and boring. Lots of text is for documents, but presentations with big pictures and a few words don’t work either, as they only provide a pretty backdrop. People are crying out for courseware that adds to what the presenter is saying, or eLearning that keeps the learner engaged.Read More
At IBM, learning content and delivery strategy must adjust to meet rapidly changing technology, job roles, and learner needs. With cloud-based solutions and software-as-a-service, the need for new formats, new methodologies, and continuous learning has grown. Instructional designers have become learning experience architects, helping orchestrate the massive amount of learning content for IBM clients and providing a more personalized learning solution.Read More
Aerial work platforms provide access so people can work safely at high heights. You see these machines everywhere, and the operators are everywhere. Companies need skilled operators to ensure the machines are used safely. But learning how to operate the machines on the job site can put people at risk, both in the machine and on the ground.Read More
Virtual learning sessions can be engaging ways to reach a wide and dispersed audience, but the skills you need to successfully plan and produce them are distinctly different from those you need for in-class sessions or other learning experiences. When planning to adopt virtual classroom platforms for learning sessions, successful organizations need a clear idea of what management, design, delivery, and technical issues to consider.Read More
As an eLearning developer or instructional designer, you want your projects to be done faster and look better, all while you have less time and budget at your disposal. Using templates is a very attractive option, but you don’t want your course to look like something “off the shelf.”Read More
What does the future look like for learning systems? There is no question that we are in the midst of a revolution in learning systems. Whether it is the big vendors making dramatic changes to their products or new startups that are disrupting the industry, tools are changing. How can you be sure you have the right tools to impact the future of your business?Read More
Talent has now become the number-one priority for organizations. And rightfully so: Professionals are making career decisions based on career development opportunities, or the lack thereof. In fact, in a recent LinkedIn survey, 94 percent of professionals said they’d be more likely to stay at an organization that invested in career development. With skills rapidly evolving, and the need to upskill the workforce at an all-time high, it’s never been a more exciting time to be working in corporate learning and development. And yet, more change is on the horizon.Read More
Feedback may be your most under-leveraged instructional tool. Designers take care to ensure assessment questions are well-written and support the performance objectives. However, far too often less thought is given to feedback.Read More