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Most L&D teams are keenly interested in exploring ways to combine their macrolearning needs—traditional ILT classes and VILT sessions, tracked online learning, and structured compliance programs—with microlearning initiatives leveraging mobile, game mechanics, and social interactions. While most legacy LMS platforms have yet to include compelling microlearning features, there are ways to design and integrate legacy macrolearning platforms with modern microlearning solutions to achieve tech-enhanced learning success.Read More
A large amount of research in recent years has explored the value that music has for the brain and learning. Everyone has experienced it in some way, be it from listening to music while studying, learning something from a catchy song, or learning to play an instrument.Read More
Each day, you are exposed to various forms of media, marketing, and design all geared to grab your attention. Specific techniques are used in almost everything you interact with to draw you to the next item, scroll down, click here or there, and to make that purchase, watch that video, look at that picture. Adopting these techniques and implementing them into your eLearning designs can have a similar engaging impact on learners.Read More
Digital transformation is the push for most L&D organizations. But what does it really mean? Just because you are leveraging digital technology to develop learning assets doesn’t necessarily mean you are working in a digital way. In many ways, today’s L&D is still “analog,” leveraging the latest technology but traditional methodologies and working culture. You may need to not only transform your tool set, but also your mindset and how you work.Read More
Managing learning projects, even small ones, can be a complex endeavor for learning professionals attempting to bring their courses to life. By incorporating appropriate project management principles, instructional designers can create a smooth process for all stakeholders involved in designing and developing learning products to submit project deliverables on time.Read More
xAPI holds enormous promise for bringing data-driven decision-making to the practitioner’s level—if you can make it happen in your organization. Countless sessions attempt to address how xAPI data can assist with ROI, but few outline an actual implementation of xAPI from the ground up. So what does a real xAPI implementation story look like, and what lessons can you learn from it to inform your own use of xAPI?Read More
Organizations are increasingly using serious games in their learning, development, and assessment activities. But designing and developing custom serious games requires a different set of skills than traditional eLearning creation. What skills do you and your team need to create successful serious games, and what people will you need to partner with in order to have a smooth development process?Read More
As an instructional designer or developer, do you have skills that you don’t use in your nine-to-five job? Do you want to try something new, but feel stuck in the day-to-day grind? You want to be your own boss, choose your own projects, set your own hours, and remove the daily commute, but you’re not sure how to make the leap, or you worry about how you’ll make ends meet. Sound like you?Read More
In a landscape of increasing video creation, many learning professionals are approaching video without formal training. This is an amazing opportunity and challenge that brings with it the need to understand what can make videos not work. And while video has gotten easier to create, it’s just as easy (if not easier) to make a bad video. This session will look at seven “gotchas” that video creators should know about.Read More
If you got the chance to walk around experiencing the world as a retired person, would that change your financial planning in the present? If you got to have firsthand experience of being a patient, could that change how you treat patients? If you were able to experience the results of a major safety catastrophe, would that make you safer in your daily work life?Read More
Education, training, and even learning itself is changing. As technology advances, the shift towards learning and development initiatives that require engineering support is growing at an ever-increasing speed. The increased need for engineering skills within learning and development will be a major disruption in the near future, one filled with both challenges and opportunities.Read More
It’s a request you may have received from company leaders: “Create training that doesn’t take employees away from the work they are paid to do.” At first, this might seem as if the eLearning and instructor-led classes you’ve developed aren’t valued. But wait. You know that many valuable learning experiences are rooted in performing actual tasks. Could it be that this request is actually steering you toward better solutions?Read More
The many ways to measure the business impact of learning are becoming increasingly sophisticated, yet many L&D professionals are struggling to even get started. Marketing departments are increasingly adept at measuring their contribution to financial performance, but why are we so much slower at proving our worth?L&D increasingly has to justify its existence, so how do we rise to the challenge?Read More
In 2016, the first iteration of this session explored seven aspects of emergent and innovative technology. This rolling session will be an update on that—seeing what has emerged, what has strengthened, and what has fallen by the wayside. Participants will look to the future: What will impact organizational learning in a three- to five-year time frame? What should be on your agenda right now?Read More
Using animation and motion in a Storyline course, when done well, can be a tremendous asset to the visual voice of your course. When not done well, however, it can be quite the distraction. So how can you know what animations and motions will work well in different situations and how to develop them in Storyline?Read More
When you’re getting started designing an eLearning experience, it’s easy to get stalled at this stage by the sheer volume of possibilities for what you can create, especially if you don’t feel visual design is a strength. But a humble sketch on a whiteboard with a red marker can still become a brilliant eLearning interaction. At its heart, eLearning is a visual medium, so starting with drawing will result in an entirely different outcome.Read More