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This Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 229)

Free eBook – Social Is Super: How Online Learning Can Embrace The 70:20:10 Model
There’s a hidden well of knowledge in your organization. In this free eBook, you’ll find out how to tap into it and get a real return on your training investment.

4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning
We’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). Not exactly a riveting piece of learning! However, there are some great examples of audio in eLearning—it just needs to be used in the right way to deliver an engaging learning experience.

Try These 4 Tactics to Craft Unforgettable Online Learning Experiences
A great online course is set up in a way that encourages participation and interest. Since learners that enroll in your course need to move through it on their own, your course must be informational and intuitive. Use both these principles to motivate your users to create unique online experiences.

Free eBook – Big Data For Big Profits: How LMS Reporting Can Help Your Training Company Achieve Success
In this free eBook, we take a look at all the different ways LMS reporting can be beneficial for your training business, and what sorts of data you can pull from your Learning Management System.

Learning Face To Face: How To Master ILT Training With TalentLMS
While asynchronous online learning is the new undisputed king, some subjects are still best taught through in-person sessions—either in a classroom or through a webinar. Fortunately, TalentLMS gives you the best of both worlds.

Top 5 Skills Every LMS Admin Should Have
LMS admins play a prominent role in your L&D department. They manage every aspect of the LMS implementation process and lead your team to success. In this article, I’ll highlight the top 5 skills that every LMS admin should possess.

Free eBook: eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018
eLearning Trends and Predictions for 2018 is a free eBook designed to provide pointers on trends and predictions that you can use to enhance or create your Learning and Performance Ecosystem.

How To Combine Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation In Online Learning
Everyone knows learner engagement is important, but there’s more to motivation than meets the eye. Find out why it’s important to link intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in online learning.

5 Winning Reasons For Adopting Mobile Learning
With mobile phones becoming ubiquitous, it is no surprise that they are the most preferred way we consume content today. In fact, the mobile proportion of internet usage is expected to touch 79% in 2018. Given these trends, it is a natural progression for mobile phones to be used for training as well.

Measuring The ROI Of An AI Virtual Assistant For Your Organization’s L&D
While we recognize the need for training, we find it difficult to measure its impact on efficiency and performance. Then, there are hard financial questions: what should we spend and what return will we see on our investment?

5 Topics To Cover In Your Online Induction Training Course
Induction is unique to your company, so you should be using your training to showcase what makes your company so great and the impact your new hires will have. Take a look at these 5 topics to cover in your οnline induction training, and support your new starters in the best possible way.

LMS Marketing Strategy: Analyst Relations – Your Best Word Of Mouth
Although customer word-of-mouth is important, don’t forget about analysts. It’s crucial to ally with industry analysts who can help you get the word out rapidly.

5 Steps For Growing Your Desired Corporate Culture
Creating a culture of engagement is like gardening. This is why we use the phrase “growing your culture”—so that we can remember it’s an organic process.

Make Your Microlearning Interventions Work To Achieve Your Training Goals
Microlearning has been here for a few years now and after a great level of experimentation, Instructional Designers and L&D Managers are able to understand what really works and what does not within the microlearning space. I am sharing my thoughts on this below.

Top 3 Advantages Of Moodle
Moodle is the world’s most popular and most used Learning Management System (LMS). Why? Because Moodle LMS is a flexible, open source, and free to download learning management solution. With 68 million users and 55,000 Moodle sites deployed worldwide, Moodle is a user-friendly eLearning platform that serves the learning and training needs of people from all types of organizations.

“Know Thy Student” With User Analytics
Here is why investing your time in getting to know your learners can create a direct approach to selling your products and services.

Ways To Apply The Pareto Principle To Learning
How can you apply the Pareto principle to learning? Ask any teacher, and they will tell you that they dedicate 80% of their time to 20% of the students. But there is more to this than just the time spent. When designing adult learning programs, there are rules you may want to keep in mind.

How Well Do We Learn From Experiential Or Inquiry Learning Approaches?
Do workers learn best from experiences such as case studies, simulations, or scenarios? Or do they learn best from presentation of content with practice activities? What is the best way to teach people to handle workplace hazardous materials incidents, for instruction?

Lesson 1. Quickstart: eLearning Design And Content Roadmap
Find out how to increase your skills, create eLearning content easier, and avoid some of the roadblocks ahead.

Ways To Achieve Employee Engagement Using Corporate Storytelling
Discover the benefits of storytelling and ways you can incorporate different aspects of it, including role practicing, into your employee training for more employee engagement and useful insights.

How To Make An Alternate Reality Game: Production
This is the third part of an article series about developing an ARG. Here, we’ll explore the production phase.

dominKnow Launches Live Video/Podcast To Help Peers Create Better eLearning
Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that focuses on helping our peers create better eLearning content and user experiences in an educational and entertaining way.

TrainingRelief Launches New Analytics To Help Make Smarter People Decisions
TrainingRelief, a Toronto-based training and analytics company, develops a new method of tracking and reporting on user training data.

LTG Expands Offering With PeopleFluent
The acquisition of PeopleFluent will boost Learning Technologies Group’s talent development and retention expertise.

AllenComm Receives 48 Awards In 2017
AllenComm soars to a whopping 48 total awards for 2017 by adding another 25 Horizon Interactive Awards in sales enablement, compliance, brand, and onboarding trainings.

SweetRush Acquires IDEA Workshop
Formation of SweetRush SPARK team to focus on emerging technologies.

eLearning Events

Digital Learning Summit
Learn how to navigate the new era of digital learning and explore the ideas, technologies, and strategies being leveraged in preparation for this disruptive new world.

A Practical Approach To Maximizing The Effect Of Microlearning Gamification
Join us on May 16th 12:00 for a free webinar with Dr. Eyal Ronen about how gamified microlearning can drive continuous learning engagement and on-the-job application.

Turning Static PowerPoints Ιnto Engaging, Interactive Online Learning: A Comprehensive Approach
Join us for Turning Static PowerPoints Into Engaging, Interactive Online Learning: A Comprehensive Approach, a free webinar presented by Mike Cerantola of KnowledgeOne in collaboration with iSpring Solutions, and sponsored by eLearning Industry. You’ll be presented with best practices on HTML5 and how to keep learners engaged. The event is scheduled for the 17th of May 2018.

Free Webinar: What’s Your Reality? AR And VR For Learning
This webinar uses recent research from The eLearning Guild to show how organizations are using AR and VR technologies today, and how they intend to use these technologies tomorrow.

Training ROI: Investing Ιn Training
Join us for Training ROI: Investing in Training, a free webinar presented by Adobe’s Principal eLearning Evangelist Dr. Allen Partridge and sponsored by eLearning Industry. Find the answers to your questions about training effectiveness and measurement, together with findings of Adobe’s recent survey on training ROI. The event is scheduled for the 24th of May 2018.

eLearning Infographics

9 Ways To Focus A Wandering Mind Infographic
It’s probably no surprise that the human mind has a tendency to wander. Scientific research has discovered that this trait is almost ubiquitous among humans, and most of us experience it regularly.

9 No-Fail Tips For Giving Constructive Criticism At Work Infographic
Providing negative feedback is challenging but cultures that prioritize constructive criticism benefit both companies and employees.

Building An eLearning Business Case Infographic
The eLearning Business Case for a Learning and Development or Training Team often stems from a specific need, and the key to success is to engage with all interested parties as early as possible. This ensures you support what needs to be achieved in the short term, whilst still considering the long-term goals, without adding huge costs.

Stunning Child Literacy Stats Infographic
Child literacy is one of the most important predictors of future academic and professional success.

10 SEO & Design Mistakes (That Will Cripple Your Business) Infographic
Website design and development isn’t all pretty shading and fancy fonts. Less obvious factors can totally crush your ability to do business online.

Free Video Tutorials Online

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Making Text Entry Boxes Work
In this video, I demonstrate how you can use a text entry box to capture a bunch of text from your users and then display it back to them on a later slide without any display difficulties.

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Responsive Design Drag and Drop using Fluid Boxes
I’ve had a number of viewers ask about how Drag and Drop can work with Fluid Boxes. In this video, I show you how you can make the two work together effectively.

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