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This Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 242)


Free eBook – Learning Management System Evaluation Checklist: Select The Right LMS For Your Organization
Perhaps you are afraid that you may find yourself too deep into the LMS search, that you can’t get out. We live in times that Learning Management System solutions grow on trees, and the task to make the right choice for your organization weighs heavy on your shoulders. If you want to do the job not relying on external consultants, but still don’t know where to start, Knowledge Anywhere’s LMS evaluation checklist is here for you. Shorten things out, get practical about it, and the selection will fall into place.

Why Happy Customers Are Key To Small Business Success
We all dream of having happy customers, and we’re here to show you why it’s vital that you take steps to keep your customers satisfied!

6 Ways To Improve Employee Induction Training
A good employee induction program presents news hires with the fastest route from being hired to being productive. Our article will arm you with the knowledge you need to create a great one.

5 Must-Have Functionalities Of An Academic LMS
LMS platforms give you the power to integrate modern tech into your academic lesson plans. In this article, I’ll share the 5 must-have functionalities that an academic LMS should provide.

Microlearning Case Study: Just-In-Time Information For Faster Learning
The usage of microlearning for both formal and informal training has matured in the last 2 years. In this article, I showcase a microlearning case study that shows the edge it has over the traditional eLearning format.

What Is Employee Development? The Key To Business Success!
What is employee development? Once you invest in it, the resulting improvements in productivity outweigh the amount spent on the development initiative.

eLearning For Product Training: Benefits And Limitations
In large multinational organizations with huge product ranges, with new products being added and updated regularly, eLearning for product training makes sense. Check this article to know the benefits and limitations of using eLearning solutions for product training.

8 Key Elements That Will Help You Develop An Engaging Compliance Training Programme
Learner engagement is a key requirement for any training, but typically compliance training has left learners unimpressed and disengaged. For an area as vital to business health as compliance, this deficit is of critical importance.

4 Best Practices To Create Custom On Demand Training With Looop NextGen LMS
Looop is a next-generation learning platform that focuses on performance and productivity. Take a look at these 4 best practices to create custom on demand training with Looop NextGen LMS.

Using Kolb’s Learning Styles To Create Engaging Custom eLearning Courses
Kolb’s learning styles help in understanding what works well when we are designing courses. An intricate model, Kolb’s learning cycle is often used to explain the learning process. I will share my thoughts on how Kolb’s model can be used to create better eLearning courses.

Moodle Site Configuration, Part 2: Settings, Message Outputs, And Repositories
This is the second part of a short but concise guide to help you through the configuration of your Moodle site.

How Online Learning Can Save Your Professional Learning Business Time And Money
Save your professional learning or training business time and money with online learning technology.

What You Need To Know About Evolutionary Leadership Development
Learning leaders are searching for new ways of thinking about leadership development. Because there are fast and dramatic changes impacting every aspect of business, old ways of thinking, entrenched interests, and established models are threatened.

The Effective Use Of Learning Management Systems To Automate The Employee Onboarding Process
An effective online onboarding program helps to streamline the workforce through a continuous process which will make them more productive. Many organizations fail to engage and retain the new hires because they lack adopting an effective onboarding strategy

Hunting For Clues On A Lower-Budget Augmented Reality
Are you using Augmented Reality (AR) for Learning and Development? No, because you don’t have the budget? This article focuses on adding value by connecting the scavenger hunt type physical world activities with the augmented one.

8 Game Design Lessons For Learning Designers
Games hook users right from the start, and keep them playing for hours on end. What lessons can we, as learning designers, borrow from games to improve engagement in our courses? Read on to find out.

10 Tips To Help You Build Your eLearning Portfolio
Are you looking to spruce up or create an eLearning portfolio? Apply these 10 tips to make the process a bit more enjoyable, and to get noticed.

6 Free eLearning Marketing eBooks: The Ultimate List
This article lists 6 free eLearning Marketing eBooks, containing insight from the industry’s top experts. Ideas, strategies, and methods are gathered here to help you succeed in such a competitive market.

eLearning Jobs

eLearning Press Releases

Learning Bites At ASAE Annual
Web Courseworks will be exhibiting at ASAE Annual, August 18 – August 21st, at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. We are excited to share eLearning insights, a grand raffle prize, and delicious cookies for anyone who stops by booth 100!

SweetRush Expands Consulting Firepower With Addition Of Caitlin Graves
Forgoing a sales department, the company has instead invested in developing a team of highly qualified Solution Architects. These consummate experts are the first people clients encounter at SweetRush, and their main focus is proposing creative solutions to solve business challenges.

CustomerGauge Partners With Thought Industries
The partnership will focus on the launch of CustomerGauge Academy by CustomerGauge, a Software-as-a-Service platform that helps clients improve and monetize the customer experience.

EI Design Releases eBook On Video-Based Learning With 14 Examples
This eBook provides insights into how you can use video-based Learning effectively for corporate training, and touches upon microlearning videos and how you can leverage them to create high-impact training.

Docebo Partners With Competentum Russia
Docebo is partnering with Competentum to bring their industry-leading learning platform to the workplace in Russia.

eLearning Events

Articulate Storyline Next Level Design Certificate
This Training magazine live, online certificate program, starting August 21, 2018, builds upon your existing foundational Storyline knowledge and provides you with the hands-on experience needed to develop and build advanced interactions.

Data & Analytics Summit – Live Online Event
The second annual Data & Analytics Summit aims to give you a better understanding of the relationships between data and content and show you how to make data actionable within your organization.

Personalization Strategies And Next Generation Learning Management
The webinar Personalization Strategies And Next Generation Learning Management is sponsored by eLearning Industry and presented by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe’s Principal eLearning Evangelist. In this webinar, you will go through personalization principles that will help you effectively customize online training content.

Improve Training Outcomes & Lower LMS Costs With Moodle & Totara
The webinar Improve Training Outcomes & Lower LMS Costs With Moodle & Totara is sponsored by eLearning Industry and presented by Brian Carlson, co-founder of eThink Education, with over 14 years of experience in education technology. In this webinar, you will learn how open-source LMSs like Moodle and Totara can help you cost-effectively train your employees, promote a learning culture and retain your top talent.

Instructional Design Certificate
Attend a Training magazine Certificate Program without leaving your office! In this live, online workshop, starting on September 5, 2018, you’ll explore each phase of the Instructional Design process and work on your own eLearning project.

eLearning Infographics

Psychology Of Social Networks: What Makes Us Addicted? 
Ever wonder how this undying trend of social media came into being? How in a mere few years, the entire world changed for good? You would think that it’s all leisure time on the hands of emotionally derived teenagers, but that’s not all.

Infographic On Gamification In eLearning—6 Examples
Gamification is the integration of gaming elements in eLearning to create a highly effective and immersive learning experience. Here’s an infographic illustrating 6 examples of gamification in eLearning to engage learners in a better way.

7 Reasons Microlearning Works Today Infographic
Microlearning, or bite-size learning, speaks to what science has long known about the brain’s inner workings and helps learners focus—despite their diminishing attention spans—by providing information in a manner aligned with their brain’s wiring.

Alzheimer’s And Dementia Mild Cognitive Impairment
Recognizing that something isn’t right can be a scary feeling. You just recently met someone you chatted to for over an hour, yet you can’t remember their name – that’s not like you. What does it mean? You’re in your 60s, could you be developing dementia? Before you jump to conclusions, it’s important to understand all possibilities.

What Are The Benefits Of Online Training In Comparison To In-Person Training?
Online training and eLearning are synonymous with each other. These closely associated phrases can be used interchangeably as they mean one and the same thing –i.e., an alternative mode of learning. Just like conventional classroom training programs, online training has proved to be highly effective over the past decade.

Free Video Tutorials Online

Adobe Captivate – Turn Bookmarking On/Off
In this Adobe Captivate video tutorial, I show you how you can turn bookmarking on or off for your eLearning course when you have an LMS and when you are simply storing your eLearning in the cloud.

Adobe Captivate – Video & Executable Publish Options
In this Adobe Captivate QuickTip, I will answer the question what happened to Captivate’s ability to publish your CPTX projects as either video or as a stand-alone executable for Mac or PC.

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