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This Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 230)

[Free Webinar] Training ROI: Investing Ιn Training
Training, the key to development, engagement, retention, and productivity and compliance. Developing employees’ abilities and knowledge on everything from compliance and job-related skills to leadership and communication is critical. But how valuable is training? We recently found out! We conducted a recent survey on training ROI. In this webinar, we will cover the results of the survey, plus expert commentary on the topic.

4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning
The ever-growing focus on digital, along with declining attention spans, means that today’s learner is looking for an interactive and intuitive experience. Using web-style design is a great way to keep your content up to date with the 21st century. These tips and examples will help you get started.

5 Top Features To Look For In Your Next Corporate eLearning LMS
Are you in the marketing for a corporate LMS for internal eLearning? Here at the 5 things you need to look for!

Types Of Integrations Your eLearning Platform Should Have
The ability of an LMS to integrate with other software can multiply its power and utility. But not all integrations are made equal. In this article, we examine the 5 LMS integration options you should demand from your training platform.

Top 10 Learning And Development Trends For 2018
One of the best ways to stay on the cutting edge of Learning and Development is to take a look at recent technologies and trends. In this article, I’ll highlight 10 hot Learning and Development trends for 2018 that you may want to incorporate into your online training strategy.

Leading Millennials Vs. Managing Them: Why The Difference Matters
As the younger workforce grows, leading Μillennials will require a shift from a style of top-down management to collaborative inspiration. Talent and development leaders who are working with the emerging millennial workforce should keep in mind what engages them and use that to lead them.

How To Use Responsive eLearning Design For Better Learner Engagement
mLearning provides multi-device support and is undergoing a shift from a fixed layout to a dynamic or responsive eLearning design. In this article, I answer 5 questions on how you can use responsive eLearning design to create better learner engagement.

7 Essential Social Learning Features You Need On Your Learning Management System
Here is why social learning is a smart move for your organization and why these 7 social features are absolutely essential for all learning platforms.

4 Ways To Deliver Kickass Corporate Mobile Learning
A variety of training programs can be delivered through mobile learning. In this article, we’ll explore the different types of training programs where mLearning can be used.

7 Budgeting Factors For Integrating An AI Virtual Assistant Into Your Organization
It seems obvious that the biggest advantages in introducing an AI-powered VA into your organization would be a reduction in costs and an increase in effectiveness. The AI VA has the potential to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently saving time and money. But there’s more to it than that.

Beyond Onboarding: 4 Overlooked Advantages Of Ongoing Online Training
Online training doesn’t end after the onboarding process. Take a look at these benefits of ongoing online training, and find out how it can impact your organization.

LMS Marketing Strategy: Demos – Do Demo Days, Early And Often
Are you making it super-easy for your prospects to see your product without getting locked into a one-on-one sales pitch? In this article, I’ll discuss the benefits of offering product demos for large groups and tips on how to get the most out of them.

Where Your Organizational Culture Meets The Road
“Strategy and culture should have breakfast together.” — Max McKeown

Take Your Mobile Learning To The Next Level With Creative Design Strategies
With growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, mobile learning is increasingly finding acceptance. Its unique features are changing the way we design, develop, and impart learning. In this article, I will focus on some design ideas that can create the right impact for a mobile learning implementation.

How To Install Moodle (Windows And Mac)
A manual Moodle LMS installation is the recommended method for small to medium Moodle implementations; or in other words, those organizations who plan to use Moodle for small projects. Here is how to install Moodle on Windows and Mac.

Free eBook – Learning Insights 2018: This Time It’s Personal
What’s really happening in the Learning and Development world right now and what’s coming in the future? Kineo’s free eBook has the answers.

What Is Worth Learning?
What is worth learning? Spring this question in your next meeting and watch the sparks fly! There are several traps (opportunities?) hidden inside this question. We’ll unpack some of them here, so you can use them as opportunities instead of watching them hijack your next meeting or project.

A Strong Corporate Microlearning Strategy Creates Effective Courses
Read about how microlearning courses can be an effective strategy for Learning and Development.

Lesson 2. SMEs, Stakeholders, Roles: Where You Fit Into All Of It
Learn about Subject Matter Experts and other roles in an eLearning project. See what’s your true role as a content developer and how to manage expectations.

4 Ways To Build A Sustainable Coaching Business
Starting a coaching business is a big undertaking, to say the least. The following article will outline 4 areas that will not only help you build a solid coaching business but are also sustainable techniques.

How To Make An Alternate Reality Game: Post-Production
Where production is about creating the ARG’s content, components, and technologies, post-production is where those elements are given life.

eLearning Press Releases

LEO Among The Top Training Outsourcing Companies
LEO Learning features on Training Industry’s 2018 Watch List of Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies.

AllenComm Unveils Latest Training Tech At ATD 2018 Conference & Exposition
AllenComm presents innovative onboarding, sales enablement, brand training, and compliance training at booth #2514.

SweetRush Earns Rose Gold At The 2018 Muse Creative Awards
The winning project is a custom and creative online course designed to improve sales skills.

Bigger Brains Offers Free eLearning Content At ATD 2018
Attendees choose any course on the Bigger Brains library and receive a free copy to use in their LMS.

Designing Digitally Wins Three Horizon Awards For Custom Training Solutions
The Horizon Interactive Awards is an annual competition which recognizes outstanding achievements in interactive media developments around the world. Designing Digitally, Inc. is honored to receive three esteemed awards in this year’s competition.

eLearning Events

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.

Making A Success Of Your Learning Technology Implementation
Join us for Making A Success Of Your Learning Technology Implementation, a free webinar sponsored by eLearning Industry with Donald H Taylor, author of ‘Learning Technologies in the Workplace’. The event is scheduled for the 31st of May 2018.

Developing Small Bites Learning Certificate
This live, online Training magazine workshop, starting on June 5, 2018, will help you “rethink” and “invigorate” the design of your content for faster development and easier learning suited for those who are on-the-move, on-the-job and mobile.

EduTECH 2018
EduTECH 2018 is the largest education event in Asia Pacific and the Southern Hemisphere held in Sydney on June 7 and 8, 2018.

Training Challenges And E-learning Solutions Summit 2018 – Mumbai
Join dynamic industry experts and practitioners at CommLab India’s Training Challenges and E-learning Solutions Summit 2018 and discover how to use digital learning solutions to accelerate employee performance.

eLearning Infographics

Define Your Success With An Online MBA | KU School Of Business Infographic
Success in business requires skill. It requires strategy. Most of all, it requires you to prove yourself—to demonstrate that you deserve the opportunity to lead. Getting an online MBA, for many executives, is an important step in their success stories. It’s the one thing in their career that makes the biggest difference in their future.

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.

Stunning Child Literacy Stats Infographic
Child literacy is one of the most important predictors of future academic and professional success. But these statistics tell a story that must be heeded by parents across the education, income and class spectrums.

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.

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.

Free Video Tutorials Online

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Importing GIFT Files Into Your Quiz
In this video, I will show you how to create a GIFT format file to import your quiz questions with great ease and reduced time. In addition, tune in until the end of the video to learn about a tool that can help you out.

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Prevent Text Pop-Outs From Appearing
The button you are seeing at the bottom of your text container (smart shape or text caption) is by design in Adobe Captivate 2017. It appears when a text container contains more text than can be accommodated by your minimum font size and the size of the text container. For example, when displaying large paragraphs of text on a smartphone display.

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