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Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without

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Like the elusive Yeti or the Loch Ness Monster, free sales tools might seem like the stuff of folklore. Sure, everyone claims to have a sighting—but do they really exist? As intrepid salespeople, we wanted to investigate once and for all. What we discovered might surprise you.

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Free eBook by Brandon Hall Group & Xyleme: Content Personalization at Scale

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Download the free eBook by Brandon Hall Group and Xyleme, “Content Personalization at Scale: Why Content Strategy and Technology are Critical to Success.”

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Webinar: 3 Ways a “Building Block” Approach Supports Content Personalization at Scale

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Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. But when serving large volumes of content to diverse audiences, effective personalization is almost impossible (let alone sustainable) without the right strategy and tools in place. What if it was streamlined and simplified?

Xyleme is Proud to Partner with Content Rules

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Technology & Content Strategy Go Hand-in-Hand. We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Content Rules , the well-known leader in content strategy.

Webinar: Achieving Personalization at Scale with Xyleme’s LCMS

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Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. Whether you’re serving content to internal or external audiences, learners expect content to be personalized to them and their unique needs.

Meet Xyleme [Video]: Solving Complex Content Management Challenges at Scale

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When personalizing and localizing content at scale, a single document can multiply exponentially. Xyleme’s content management solutions alleviate the resulting maintenance burden, making it easy for organizations to personalize, reuse and maintain even the most complex content libraries.

Webinar: Personalizing Content at Scale? 3 Reasons an LCMS is Essential for Success

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What if, instead, we created content in flexible, reusable chunks that we could essentially use as independent building blocks? Content personalization is no longer an option–it’s an expectation.

Content Personalization: What is it & Why is it so Hard at Scale?

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Overcoming 3 Main Challenges to Personalization. According to eLearning Industry , 77% Of L&D Professionals Think Personalized Learning Is Vital To Employee Engagement and 94% Of Businesses Say Personalization Is Critical To Their Success. What is Content Personalization, anyway?

Misadventures in Content Production: Copying & Pasting is Not Reuse

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The term “reuse” gets thrown around a lot in regard to content management and maintenance, particularly when dealing with content at scale. But did you know that most content authoring and management tools that tout reuse are essentially just copying and pasting?

Our Top Tips for Learning from Home

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Learning from Home' Tips from Our Experts. With unprecedented numbers of people working from home for the first time due to the novel Coronavirus, we’re being bombarded by content geared toward helping people adjust to the WFH lifestyle. But people are doing a lot more than just working from home — what about the unique challenges of learning from home, too?

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Webinar: Achieving Personalization at Scale with Xyleme’s LCMS

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Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. Whether you’re serving content to internal or external audiences, learners expect content to be personalized to them and their unique needs. In this session you will learn how Xyleme’s award-winning Learning Content Management System (LCMS) helps enterprise organizations standardize content development, delivery and maintenance processes in order to simplify content reuse and personalization at scale.

Our Top Tips for Managing from Home

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Managing from Home' Tips from Our Experts. Working from home is one thing, but what about managing from home? As a dispersed organization with a predominantly remote workforce, we know a thing or two about not only working from home, but managing from home as well. Managing from home — especially for the first time — presents a unique set of challenges. How do you motivate, collaborate with, and support your teams when you can’t be in the same room?

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Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

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Let’s be honest — so-called “rapid” authoring tools aren’t really rapid at all. What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG,) or “rapid” tools, apply styles that are hard-coded into the content, which means that the writing and designing are coupled together. Authors can write the content while controlling the heading color, font size, paragraph spacing, table shading and more, right within the tool itself. This should save time, right? In fact, it does just the opposite.

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere

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Mobile learning, also called M-learning or mLearning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and including anything from podcasts to full eLearning courses. According to Pew Research , virtually all Americans — an overwhelming 96% — currently own some kind of cellphone, an increase of 35% since 2011. Regardless of the industry, organizations need to pay attention to these numbers and prioritize designing for mobile consumption.

3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work

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Sometimes we struggle to get started because the problem seems too big. While embedding learning in the flow of work may have some challenges for your team, here are some simple ways to get started. Add a search box in the applications learners use every day such as Salesforce or Slack and allow them to easily search your learning library. Xyleme Content Delivery Service (CDS) Search API allows you to embed a Search Box anywhere you want.

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The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

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Bringing Reuse & Flexibility to Enterprise. Content Management. Relying on traditional processes and “rapid” authoring tools is no longer an efficient or effective way to manage large volumes of content. Creating each deliverable from scratch, trapping content into restrictive formats, and allowing content to reside in multiple incompatible tools or platforms all make it more difficult to create and manage content effectively — let alone pivot and respond to new needs and challenges.

ILT is not Dead

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Organizations continue to focus on implementing new and innovative ways to implement digital learning. While this trend continues to grow, statistics are showing that instructor-led training (ILT) is not dead. In fact, according to the 2019 Brandon Hall Study , ILT remains the primary form of learning delivery in organizations – a whopping 94%, as opposed to eLearning at 77%. For years, learning experts have been predicting that ILT will slowly phase out. So why hasn’t it?

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Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management

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Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds. Regardless of the type of content being created, the debate over the benefits of centralization versus decentralization is a pervasive one. On the one hand, centralization can provides consistency and visibility across the organization. Decentralization, on the other hand, can enable departments to be more agile and respond quickly in a changing environment.

The Pros & Cons of Content Silos: Getting the Best of Both Worlds

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David Dye. Solution Consultant. It’s not uncommon for content creation and management functions to become “siloed” in different departments. Particularly in large, dispersed organizations, silos allow a level of control and focused expertise that’s hard to duplicate with a single, centralized content team. It’s easy to understand the appeal!

Ecolab and Xyleme Awarded Gold for Best Use of Performance Support from Brandon Hall

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Ecolab’s new training library wins Gold at the. Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. September 4th, 2018 (St Paul, MN and Denver, CO) – Ecolab and Xyleme are pleased to announce that the new training library for Ecolab’s Institutional business has been awarded Gold by the 2018 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards in the Best Use of Performance Support category. Now entering its 24th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards is the most prestigious awards program in the industry.

Understanding the Learning Technology Ecosystem

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What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem? As many companies move to remote working environments for the first time, the technology components of the learning ecosystem are becoming more important than ever before. A Learning Technology Ecosystem is made up of the tools and platforms that an organization uses to create, deliver, manage, deliver and analyze their learning content. Each organization’s Learning Technology Ecosystem is going to look a little (or a lot) different.

Our Tips for Balancing Kids & Working from Home

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Tips for Balancing Working & Parenting from Home. Who remembers this video a few years back of a reporter who was working from home and his kids unexpectedly popped in during his broadcast? Can you relate?

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Our Team’s Top Tips for Learning from Home

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Learning from Home' Tips from Our Experts. With unprecedented numbers of people working from home for the first time due to the novel Coronavirus, we’re being bombarded by content geared toward helping people adjust to the WFH lifestyle. But people are doing a lot more than just working from home — what about the unique challenges of learning from home, not to mention how to balance it all with kids at home, too?

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A Holiday Greeting from Xyleme

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A Holiday Greeting from Xyleme. Previous. Localize and personalize your content with Xyleme. Xyleme’s industry-leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS) helps some of the world’s largest organizations personalize and scale their content for global audiences. Contact us to find out how Xyleme can help you achieve your content goals in the new year. The post A Holiday Greeting from Xyleme appeared first on Xyleme. Blog Uncategorized

How Not to Adopt an LCMS

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Modern learning organizations understand that, in order to provide learners with the resources they expect (such as content personalization, mobile learning, microlearning, and just-in-time support) new technology tools are no longer a “nice to have” — they’re a necessity. Today’s modern learning ecosystem demands a learning content management system (LCMS) that allows organizations to: Deliver a Better Experience. Build flexible content.

Solving the Content Explosion Problem

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What do many major organizations have in common? A content problem — specifically, a content explosion problem. Writing and delivering content that can scale effectively is a tall order, and the more audiences an organization serves, the more complicated it becomes. For example, delivering a small piece of content, such as procedure steps for a job aid, is a relatively simple task — a “one and done.” But is it really done?

Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

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While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner.

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Webinar: Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Content

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In this joint webinar with Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), Xyleme COO Leslie Farinella and TSIA VP of Technology Research John Ragsdale break down how to develop, manage, and maintain high-quality content as delivery channels, user expectations, and available technology continue to evolve.

How to Save 30% or More on Translation

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Companies like Dell are saving 30%+ with Xyleme. In her 2017 article, The Holy Trifecta: The Secret to Faster, Better, & Cheaper Global Content , translation expert Val Swisher explains that structured content is one of the three factors driving efficiency into the globalization process. Coupled with optimizing translation memory, a system that stores translated words for reuse, structured content is key to keeping translation costs down. What drives translation costs?

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Case Study: Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company — the second-largest automotive manufacturer in the U.S. and fifth-largest in the world — knew that creation of learning content could be more efficient and cost-effective, using technology to help reimagine translation management. . Read the Case Study: Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company.

Webinar Recording: Is Your Content Keeping Up with the Learning Experience?

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In this joint webinar with Brandon Hall Group , hosts David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with BHG and Leslie Farinella, Chief Operating Officer at Xyleme, explore the modern learning experience, the current content landscape, designing for the modern learner, and real-world examples of organizations that are doing it right. To view the webinar recording, please fill out the form below. Name *. First. Email *.

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Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere

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Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets. This can be anything from podcasts to taking a full eLearning course. According to Pew Research , virtually all Americans – 96%, currently own some kind of cellphone. This percentage has increased by 35% since 2011. Regardless of the industry, organizations need to pay attention to these numbers and make their content mobile ready. Today's Learner.

Webinar Recording Link: Is Your Content Keeping Up with the Learning Experience?

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In this joint webinar with Brandon Hall Group , hosts David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with BHG and Leslie Farinella, Chief Operating Officer at Xyleme, explore the modern learning experience, the current content landscape, designing for the modern learner, and real-world examples of organizations that are doing it right. Ready to learn more about Xyleme’s industry-leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Webinar: Is Your Content Keeping Up with the Learning Experience?

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The learning experience has come a long way in providing a relevant, personalized environment for today’s modern learner. However, the majority of the focus has been on the delivery platform and not on the key ingredient — content. As companies work to develop sustainable, long-term content strategies, it’s important to note that most learning content is being created in-house.

Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up

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While the modern learning ecosystem continues to focus efforts on digital learning, 50% of respondents to Fosway Group’s Digital Learning Realities 2019 survey say their learning content platforms don’t have what it takes to meet the needs of the modern learner.

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It’s Time to Cross That Bridge: Building Learning in a Highly Regulated or Compliance-Driven Industry

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We all have used the phrase, “ we will cross that bridge when we get there ”, but what happens when you get “ there ” and you don’t have a strategy in place to get across the bridge, or… there is no bridge? Learning and development teams within highly regulated and compliance driven industries have unique challenges when it comes to developing and delivering their content.

5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS

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Learning organizations understand that they must evolve with the rapidly changing modern learning ecosystem. Much like traditional Instructor Lead Training (ILT) and eLearning courses are no longer enough on their own to truly meet the diverse needs (and preferences) of modern learners, from a business perspective, traditional Learning Content Management Systems (LCMSs) don’t provide enough efficiency or actionable business insights to help meet tomorrow’s business challenges.

ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development

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“Your mission, which you have already accepted, is to make change happen… Go make a ruckus.” – Seth Godin. ATD 2019 is officially in the books, and attendees walked away from this year’s event with a wealth of actionable tips as well as big picture ideas about the future of Training and Development.

Energy + Utilities Panel: How to Adapt Your Learning Ecosystem for the Future

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Let Xyleme Power Your Learning

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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

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How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint [link] via @slate — Dawn Poulos (@dawnpoulos) March 7, 2014. I''ve read a lot of articles about the disadvantages of PowerPoint—how it stifles discussion, critical thinking, and thoughtful decision making—but no article conveys the agony of sitting through a slide presentation better or more humorously than this one.

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