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Microlearning! It’s the most popular word in corporate learning today. It is also the most controversial. While some claim microlearning to be a transformational concept, others see it as nothing but smoke and mirrors. To really find the value, you have to get past the noise and focus on the fundamentals that created the microlearning hype. To really see the benefit of microlearning, you have to end it.Read More
If they’re going to work in a virtual classroom, your traditional learning methodologies need a makeover. A virtual session is more than lecture and uploaded PowerPoints. Unique techniques must be used to engage learners throughout the session. A common pitfall is to focus on the technology and forget about the design—often resulting in unengaging sessions focused on using the tools and not meeting the needs of the learners.Read More
Rapid UX models like agile, lean, and design sprint are the centerpiece of software, web application, and product design. Yet today’s L&D teams still use unresponsive and archaic instructional design models that follow an outdated waterfall paradigm. The rapid pace and demands of today’s business environment require that IDs utilize emerging UX design techniques to produce immediate results and learner performance.Read More
With an ever-expanding number of teaching and learning technologies available, it can be challenging to pick the ones that fit the needs of your learners and organization. All of these technologies claim to solve your problems, so how do you know you are making the right choice? Without a sound strategy, it may be difficult to select appropriate, innovative, and institutionally sustainable technologies.Read More
It’s easy to make video that’s not very good; a lot of bad video gets made on smartphones. But that doesn’t mean that mobile devices can’t make great videos too! The truth is that the camera on your phone is way better quality than those you grew up watching.Read More
User data can be difficult to manage and track when using different platforms and delivery methods for your content. Data reporting across numerous sources can be disjointed, hard to centralize, and overwhelming to analyze in a meaningful way. Different LMSs don’t always provide user data in the same manner or use the same metrics; the same user taking the same course on different LMSs could create completely different user reporting.Read More
Just like FCA dealership sales consultants, many employees have to recall hundreds of facts at a moment’s notice. FCA typically improves performance using traditional blended learning approaches. With the advent of mobile gaming, they realized that they needed to explore new ways of helping learners retain information. And the end result needed to be easy to access, quick, and facilitate frequent and extended engagement.Read More
Audiences are almost universally busy, and there is a huge amount of content out there to take in. eLearning courses were promised to fit flexibly into people’s schedules, but they often still require a computer and aren’t designed or developed well for a mobile device. What’s one answer to this issue? Podcasts. People squeeze podcasts in during their commutes, while making dinner, and even in the shower!Read More
Virtual reality technologies have long been the promise of the future but just out of reach for the mainstream. Recent VR innovations, though, have allowed instructional designers and learning engineers to create and distribute custom VR content in ways that make VR a transformative part of training and learning programs across industries. When combined with xAPI, these futuristic technologies allow you to gain never-before-captured insights from next-gen digital experiences.Read More
What if you could infuse the power of social learning into virtual reality or augmented reality? While they offer deeply immersive experiences for individuals, both can be primarily a solo experience. Learn how Visa is using connected mobile devices in concert with AR and VR hardware to create collaborative experiences for learners.Read More
Your client provides a lengthy slide deck and asks you to create an engaging and fun course. You roll up your instructional design sleeves and start slashing unnecessary content and preparing a learner-focused design where learners practice scenario-based decision-making. But what do you do when your client rejects your design and demands a locked-navigation course that uses every word from their lengthy slide deck?Read More
L&D is evolving and bringing you new ways to reach your learners by reaching beyond the classroom and into the workflow. It’s what modern learners expect. But how do you transcend eLearning or live training events and bring knowledge into the workflow in contextual ways that increase retention, and that create intentional refocus and additional application opportunities?Read More
Organizations often find difficulty adopting new learning technologies due to lack of funding or a limited ability to customize tools for business needs. But by leveraging open-source software, learning professionals can use the community of developers to affordably grow their departmental abilities.Read More
A new wave of game-playing professionals are entering the workforce. Professional football players already rehearse their moves with video games. Pilots earn flight miles in flight simulators. Soldiers are recruited and trained with the America’s Army game. How will corporations develop the next generation of learners who have spent more time with video games than in school? How will they bring immersion, engagement, and presence to new levels?Read More
Voice technology is becoming essential to everyday life. Speech recognition accuracy has gone from 95 to 99 percent, which has people using it all the time. In less than two years, 50 percent of searches online will be performed via voice. Voice is faster, less cumbersome, near-universal, and effective. It’s natural! So why not use it to deliver just-in-time training for your learners?Read More
Fluid boxes in Adobe Captivate 2017 are seemingly magical containers that allow you to create responsive eLearning courses in a snap. Just add the images, videos, animations, buttons, and other objects to the fluid boxes and they will automatically arrange on the screen based on the screen size and orientation.Read More