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This Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 168)

Free eBook: eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2017
Earlier in the year, I had published an article on eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2017. This free eBook on eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2017 is a ready reckoner and an expanded version of the article with additional insights in the form of quotes and compelling stats on each aspect.

Boost Business Performance By Revisiting Learning And Development Strategies
Organizations of all sizes need an L&D strategy, but simply having one is not enough. Revisit your strategy on a regular basis by asking the right questions.

Michael Allen: Hitchiker’s Guide To The eLearning Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a story about a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who built a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. And the answer is: 42.”

How To Calculate eLearning ROI
For most companies, the value of training has long been clear. New staff need to be educated, not just about tasks that are essential to their role, but also about things like company policy and fun stuff like compliance!

How To Use Multimedia In eLearning: 6 Factors To Consider
Multimedia makes eLearning interactive, entertaining, and easily digestible. But only if you know when, how, and why to use these elements in your eLearning course design. In this article, we’ll highlight 6 factors you should consider when integrating multimedia in eLearning.

Learning In A Virtual World: The Impact Of Augmented And Virtual Reality On Elearning
Augmented and Virtual Reality are technologies that have been evolving over the past several decades, but only recently have these technologies become more affordable to the average consumer.

Employee Onboarding: New Hire Training & Orientation
When it comes to employee onboarding, time is either your friend or your enemy. It’s a critical time period after the initial hiring process, where employers provide the necessary onboarding experience and orientation tools that give the right first impression for the employee, as well as help shape their future with an organization.

Complilation Of 45 Game-Based Learning Journals: Part 4
This is Part 4 of Michael Sutton’s compilation of an annotated list of journals that publish in the areas of Game-Based Learning, Simulations, Serious Games, Gamification, Virtual Reality and Immersive Learning.

Online Learning VS Traditional Formats: The Big 4 Benefits of eLearning
The debate to compare the differences and similarities between online and traditional learning environment is as old as 1999. After all, this was when institutes started to include the Internet as a medium for “distance education”.

Adobe Captivate 9: Your Ultimate Responsive Design Authoring Tool
Mobile learners are always on-the-go, and your eLearning experiences need to go right along with them. But how can you design an eLearning course that fits every screen size and resolution without going over deadlines or budget? In this article, I will discuss how Adobe Captivate 9 can become your ultimate responsive design authoring tool.

Turn Passivity To Interactivity: How To Use Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement
The popularity of videos and increased use of mobile learning or mLearning have led to extensive usage of videos in online training. Even though videos appeal to the learners, they are passive. This article highlights how to use interactive videos for learner engagement by negating that passivity.

Customer Spotlight: Recruiter Hub Uses Elucidat To Create Online Training 10x Faster
In the past, Recruiter Hub had only offered classroom and workshop training. The team wanted to offer a digital solution but had no previous elearning experience. Elucidat made it easy for Recruiter Hub’s trainers—who had no design experience—to put together mobile-ready modules 10x faster than any other elearning authoring tool on the market.

Customer Service Management Initiatives That Boost Your Business
Taking the right customer service management measures is imperative for any service oriented business hoping to generate happy, returning clients. Most enterprises today understand that offering excellent customer service is crucial and can make or break a brand.

Introduction To Performance Consulting
In the last couple of years, performance improvement has become a key focus area for organizations across the world. To maintain a competitive advantage and increase their company’s market share, business leaders are increasingly investing in performance consulting. But, what exactly is performance consulting? And why is it so important?

What Is A Learning Culture And Why Do You Need One?
You know, I have a lot of conversations with people about training and development. I mean A LOT! During these conversations, I end up hearing about the same problems again and again.

Presenting The MoreMagic Release: Our Improved Video Maker Makes Storytelling Simple
Mysimpleshow understands storytelling through video making. And we strive to help others understand too. Thanks to you video makers that gave us feedback on our first release, we learned what parts of our magical potion needed a few extra sprinkles of fairy dust. So our mysimpleshow wizards have been working behind the scenes to improve user experience, making the process more convenient for you.

Agile eLearning Development: Let’s Have That ‘Agile’ Conversation
If you’ve worked in the eLearning industry for a while, it’s likely you’ve recently (or not that recently) heard the buzzword “agile,” possibly in combination with other words like “process,” “production methodology,” and so on. We’ve heard it too, I’d like to share our story, perspective, and conclusions about what “agile” means for SweetRush.

Learning Analytics: Why It’s Important To Measure Training
With Practi mobile learning, course authors are able to view real time, data-driven learning analytics and reporting that take them beyond the traditional Learning Management Systems and help them connect training performance to essential business results.

Soft Skills Training In eLearning
Successful organizations understand the importance of soft skills training when developing millennial leaders. Soft skills including communication, problem solving, teamwork, negotiating and organization are key to effective leadership development among all generations within the workforce.

Learning And Development Tools That Are All About Themselves
Did you know that American corporations spent 70 billion dollars on training in 2016? And that 68% of American workers rate policies connected to Learning and Development (L&D) as most important? As a Learning and Development professional, you are likely unsurprised by these statistics, as Learning and Development is directly linked to providing any business with what it needs.

Storyboarding In E-learning: Tips To Save Time And Effort
Storyboarding creates the backbone of an e-course but this step in e-learning development has to be an efficient one. There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, the subject matter experts, the graphic team, programmers and of course, the ID team.

Gamification In Corporate Training
If you want to take advantage of gamification, you need to start with the essentials. The definition of gamification is to apply the core concepts of gaming in another context like employee training.

Designing Learning In 2017 – Part One
In this article, I’m taking stock of what I learned in 2016, who I learned it from, and how I hope to apply it in my work over the coming year. The learning personalities listed below have blogged, presented, and/or written about things that I have personally found useful, thought-provoking, and that I hope to be more conscious of when designing learning in 2017.

eLearning Industry Top Authors

4 Reasons Why There Will Be A Learning And Development Transformation
Learning and Development (L&D) as we know it will no longer exist. In a rapidly changing world, it is evident that what got us here will not get us there. But what will a Learning and Development transformation be about?

7 Gold Standards Of Deliberate Practice: Why Max Verstappen Has No Talent
Is Max Verstappen a “born” Formula One driver? Does he have motor racing in his genes? According to psychologist Anders Ericsson, his success is the result not of innate talent, but years of “deliberate practice”. This theory has turned the talent industry on its head.

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training
Critical thinking is a fundamental skill related to thinking logically. Critical thinking in modern business is even more important: When employees practice effective critical thinking they are better problem solvers, innovators, decision makers, and they are more likely to think creatively.

Learning Game Design: Teaching Declarative Knowledge With Serious Games
Different types of knowledge require different types of learning game design. Let’s look at the most basic form of knowledge, Declarative Knowledge, and how to create games to help learners acquire this knowledge.

Learning Objectives Vs Learning Activities: What’s The Difference?
Learning objectives and learning activities are two crucial pieces of ammunition in the eLearning provider’s arsenal. They have a role in making lessons engaging and fruitful. Here, we explore the binary relationship of learning objectives vs learning activities by discussing the difference and understanding the importance of both.

eLearning Jobs

Financial Training Associate
Financial Training Associate Job at NRUCFC. Apply now with your resume at elearningindustry.com/jobs. Completely free.

Instructional Design Specialist, Part Time
Instructional Design Specialist, Part Time Job at Miami University Regionals. Apply now with your resume at elearningindustry.com/jobs. Completely free.

eLearning Associate
eLearning Associate Job at The American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Apply now with your resume at elearningindustry.com/jobs. Completely free.

eLearning Instructional Design Evaluation
eLearning Instructional Design Evaluation Consultants Needed Job at National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. Apply now with your resume at elearningindustry.com/jobs. Completely free.

Solution Architect
Solution Architect Job at SweetRush Inc.. Apply now with your resume at elearningindustry.com/jobs. Completely free.

eLearning Press Releases

gomo And Craig Weiss To Co-Host Webinar: The Authoring Tool In 2017
The free webinar will explore how the business learning space is evolving and what that means for the future of the authoring tool, plus the increased emphasis on measuring learning impact within the L&D sector.

Talented Learning And Docebo To Present “Insider’s Guide To LMS Selection”
Independent LMS consulting firm, Talented Learning, and leading learning management systems vendor, Docebo, today announced that they will team-up later this month to deliver a webinar designed to help learning technology buyers find the fastest path to the ideal LMS for their unique business needs.

Time To Rethink The LMS
Axonify, the company behind the world’s first Employee Knowledge Platform, today launched a campaign to highlight the growing dissatisfaction among L&D professionals with antiquated learning tools, like the Learning Management System.

LTG/LEO Named A Strategic Leader In The 2017 Fosway 9-Grid™
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG)/LEO is proud to be ranked as a Strategic Leader on the annual Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning.

NEO Will Be Exhibiting At TCEA 2017 In Austin
NEO, the simple, powerful LMS for schools and universities, will be exhibiting at TCEA Annual Convention & Exposition in Austin, Texas between February 6-February 10.

eLearning Events

Articulate Storyline Fundamentals Certificate
Attend Training magazine’s most popular Certificate Programs without leaving your office! In this live, online workshop, starting March 7, 2017, learn how to deliver more effective and appealing eLearning that saves you time/money using Storyline!

Chief Learning Officer Forum USA 2017
This conference has been created to give you the C-Level learning and development view on leadership development, workforce engagement and the retention of talent. Join us in New York City, March 7-8, 2017.

Leveraging Your LMS To Drive True Value For The Extended Enterprise
LearnUpon’s CEO Brendan Noud will host a webinar on “Leveraging your LMS to drive true value for the Extended Enterprise”. The event is scheduled for the 8th of March, 2017.

Profitable Learning Business Strategies: Paving The Way To Success
There’s never been a better time to expand your business reach and revenue with online training. But what kind of infrastructure is best for delivering digital courses? Find out from learning technnology experts John Leh and Barry Kelly, on March 10th!

Scenario-Based eLearning Design Certificate
Attend Training magazine’s most popular Certificate Programs from your office! In this live, online workshop, starting March 30, 2017, learn the step-by-step process of designing and developing scenario-based eLearning programs.

eLearning Infographics

6 Things To Bear In Mind When Choosing An LMS Infographic
The 6 Things to Bear in Mind When Choosing an LMS Infographic will help you choose the best LMS to create, maintain, and deploy your eLearning courses.

Why Employee Engagement Matters Infographic
Check out the Why Employee Engagement Matters Infographic above to learn more about why employee engagement should be a focus in your organisation.

Why Liferay 7 is a Must Have for Business Infographic
Since its inception, Liferay has been one of the strongest examples of open source enterprise portal frameworks in the 21st century corporate world.

Maximise Your Career Potential Infographic
The Maximise Your Career Potential Infographic combines useful information, and pithy statistics to inspire you to take charge of your career.

iPad as the Teacher’s Pet in 2016 Infographic
This infographic has been updated for 2016! It’s still all about what can be done by iPad using educators, whether or not their students have iPads.

Free Video Tutorials Online

ActivePresenter Tutorial: How To Add Closed Captions
This video shows you how to add or remove Closed Caption in any video with ActivePresenter.

ActivePresenter Tutorial: Change Style For Multiple Objects
This video shows you how to change styles for objects having the same base style (such as colors, shapes, etc) at once in ActivePresenter.

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