eLearning Reports: 3 LMS Metrics That Indicate Course Effectiveness

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LMS learners waste up to 40 percent of their time due to "frustrating experiences" with online courses, per eLearning Industry. eLearning LMS LMS Reporting

3 Tips to Make Corporate eLearning Courses More Engaging

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percent of Fortune 500 companies utilized eLearning (online learning) technologies.¹ Large companies aren’t the only organizations investing in eLearning; small- and mid-sized companies are, too.² eLearning technologies like learning management systems and mobile learning tools allow organizational leaders to manage training content conveniently, from a central location. They also make it simple for leaders to design eLearning courses that encourage engaged learning.

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The Quinnov 8: An online course

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I told you the story of the video course I was creating on what I call the Quinnov 8, and now I’ll point to it. I can’t control it, but as I mention in the course, you want to space it out. The content is organized around what I’m terming the Quinnov 8, the eight elements I think are core to making the step to better elearning design. The elements are: Performance consulting: what to do before you decide to course.

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Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

So, as you may know (and if you don’t, you should ), almost three years ago now, I teamed up with colleagues Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, & Will Thalheimer (all worth knowing about) and put together the Serious eLearning Manifesto.

Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. Their signature offering is a suite of templates for your elearning featuring cooperative play. Yalms: these folks are offering the ‘post-LMS’ It’s not an LMS, and instead offers course management, hosting, and tracking.

Creating a Better eLearning Experience for Your Employees Part 1: Storyboards

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This tool communicates the story of an eLearning course, giving course designers a visual concept of what the course should consist of before they start crafting it. eLearning and Corporate Training eLearning LMS Employee Training

eLearning Course Development

Tony Karrer

BJ Schone asks a good question in his post - How do you build eLearning courses? I have built our courses using a custom template created using HTML and JavaScript. They stressed that my courses would be difficult to maintain over time (in case I leave the company). My point of view was a little different: I chose this method because I have greater ability to customize courses as I please, and I can control every little detail of the course.

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elearning versus mlearning

Clark Quinn

pointed to this post saying “mLearning is starting to diverge from eLearning not only in specific meaning, but in approach and design as well”, and I want to politely disagree. Depends, of course, on what you mean by elearning, to start with. The clear implication is that elearning is about courses on the desktop. As a consequence, I’m talking performance support, social networks, portals, and more, as well as courses on the desktop.

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.

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Levels of eLearning Quality

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve been both reviewing eLearning, and designing processes & templates. As I’ve said before , the nuances between well-designed and well produced eLearning are subtle, but important. I recommend this in general, of course. Of course, I’m talking real practice, not knowledge test ala multiple choice questions.

ABC: 10 reasons NOT to create a course and 10 other options

Jane Hart

My colleague, Clark Quinn, recently wrote a blog post, Yes, you do have to change, in which he explained how he felt that “ the elearning industry, and the broader learning industry, is severely underperforming the potential”.

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Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). In this article, we are going to concentrate only on using TTS Stand-Alone tools to create audio files that are embedded into a course.

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B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services

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Thankfully, companies needing essential B2B products and services can find their saving grace in a low-cost eLearning platform. Still, it is the rare company that does not at least wish eLearning were an integral part of its culture. The Benefits of Leveraging an eLearning System.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

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A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. What holds them back is the unknown about eLearning’s return on investment. Does eLearning have a good ROI? Measuring the Initial Investment of eLearning. eLearning is not free.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. Clayton R.

3 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Corporate Online Learning Course

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Online learning is so helpful in the workplace that corporations have reported it as the second most valuable method of training they use, according to eLearning Industry. Online Learning eLearning and Corporate Training

What is Elearning?

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Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning. Elearning is described as the delivery of training or education through digital or electronic methods. The History of Elearning. The Benefits of Elearning. Elearning can benefit both businesses and individuals.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

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3 Benefits of Video-Based Training Courses. Video-based training courses pack an impressive punch in the area of benefits. For example, a video-based training course is…. Self-paced – A learner can choose his or her own rate at which to advance in the course.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Of course, that still leaves some really hard questions about how you design for all the different mobile platforms with widely different screen sizes and their non-standard inputs and widely varying connection speeds. eLearning Technology.

3 Ways to “Spring Clean” eLearning Content

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Are you using LMS-based learning or utilizing any eLearning content? It’s safe to assume that individuals understand eLearning to simply be learning that is enabled and available online. eLearning can be fun, easy, and affordable. The Importance of Organizing eLearning Content.

6 Effective eLearning Techniques for Large Enterprises

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Creating functional, valuable eLearning courses can be a challenge, particularly in a large enterprise. But the benefits of eLearning are substantial. An unsuccessful eLearning program, on the other hand, can drain your business’s resources.

Reviewing elearning examples

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about elearning garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear. I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. Seven courses were identified as ‘finalists’, and my task was the review each and assign points in several categories. And, of course, tests for random factoids that there was no particular reason to remember.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. KnowledgePlanet Brainvisa eLearning Consultants.

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eLearning for Kids

Jay Cross

eLearning for Kids. That’s when you turn to eLearning for Kids. Established eight years ago by my friend Nick Van Dam, eLearning for Kids serves up free lessons to millions of kids aged five to twelve. Take a look at the courses.

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses

Jane Hart

In post 2, I suggested liberating courses from the LMS and making them available on the intranet where they were more likely to be accessed and used. But I also mentioned that the materials would need to be provided in a format that was easily searchable so that relevant content was immediately accessible without having to work through the whole course. Too often, we offer training solutions (including eLearning) for problems that we know are not training related. Tweet.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

3 Tips for Creating the Perfect eLearning Video for Your Onboarding Program

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To increase employee engagement during onboarding, companies should integrate video into their training courses for new hires. Here’s why: eLearning LMS Employee Training Employee OnboardingOnboarding is one of the most critical types of employee training.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. Of course, should it even be a lecture? eLearning Technology.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.

The Case for eLearning in the Workplace

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eLearning is one that’s here to stay. Over the years, eLearning has become one of the most popular styles of learning in the workplace. eLearning helps adult learners keep and later use crucial training information. What do microlearning and eLearning have to do with one another?

Answers to Your Questions About eLearning

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eLearning has become a hot topic in the past few years. Obviously, eLearning has the capacity to meet a vast array of corporate needs, thus its popularity. It is the rare business owner who is totally uninterested in eLearning. Answers to Common eLearning Questions.

eLearning Design and Development Training Course

Tony Karrer

Someone on LinkedIn asked: Can anyone recommend a really good e-learning design/development training course? The responses pointed me to a couple of resources I hadn't seen before: MyUdutu A simple course that describes some basic principles of online training course design, and will serve as a template for a simple course if you copy it and substitute your own content.

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LMS Key Features Facilitate eLearning

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There’s no denying that LMS key features facilitate eLearning. If you’re unsure as to what eLearning is then you are not alone. eLearning’ is a red-hot term these days. According to eLearning NC, “Understanding eLearning is simple.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. The course will not be narrated in its entirety, but there may be some snippets of narration here and there.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. The topic was roughly (surprise) New Technology for eLearning. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection.

How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? In a one-hour course, it's absolutely fine to have two 18-minute modules and one 24-minute module. Of course, it's highly dependent. How long was the "course"?

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eLearning Course Authoring Tool Satisfaction - More

Tony Karrer

Someone posted a comment in my previous post on Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction asking whether I had used RapideL. You can see the graphics at (my blog doesn't handle them well): [link] Some notes: On course authoring tools Raptivity , Elicitus , Knowledge Presenter , KnowledgePlanet On-Demand join the ranks of the Articulate tools, Adobe's Captivate and Dreamweaver and Trivantis Lectora.

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2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations

Tony Karrer

The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations. Of course, neither was LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges. You can find details on nominations by visiting the page.

Extending elearning?

Clark Quinn

A contact asked me what I saw as the link between Sharepoint and elearning, and I started to give my standard answer about portals fitting in with the whole performance ecosystem. Obvious extensions I would infer from social networking would include wrapping discussion around resources (and, of course, having a way to make the resources accessible from multiple points of view, search, and other features in support of reasonable information architecture).

Top eLearning Sites?

Tony Karrer

I was asked what the biggest traffic sites are in eLearning that were not vendor specific sites. This was from a marketer trying to reach eLearning professionals. My quick answer was that Jane Hart’s site , eLearning Learning and The eLearning Guild would be among the top.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

First eLearning?

Clark Quinn

Of course, that begs the question: what do you already know? Which, of course, is a dream. Or a rapid elearning tool, but don’t put hands to a development tool ’til it’s mapped out on paper (you don’t want to prematurely converge on what the tool makes easy until you’ve figured out the best design). Of course, if you’ve gone more creative in your design, you might need to actually work in, say, Flash.

3 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Online Training Courses with an LMS

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Implementing an eLearning program is a significant financial investment, but it’s worth the money when online training courses are effective. If an organization’s eLearning modules are missing the mark, there is plenty company leaders can do improve them using an LMS.