How to Create Culturally Responsive eLearning Courses Using an LMS

TOPYX LMS

One way to infuse organizational culture with the value of cultural diversity is to use a learning management system (LMS) when creating eLearning courses for employees. Leaders can assemble online courses in an LMS that teach workers to become more culturally responsive and sensitive.

A mlearning course?

Clark Quinn

As I mentioned in my last post , yes, I’ll be running a course on mobile learning. And I can understand if you’re thinking “a mlearning course?” We’ve had a good relationship, endorsing each other’s books ;), but working with him on the Serious eLearning Manifesto reinforced that not is he smart and committed, but just a great guy. So doing the course with the Allen Academy ensured that I could trust the integrity of what we’d do.

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Taking courses online

Clark Quinn

I of course offered some suggestions, and he opined that I could (and should) be helping others too. Which, of course, I agree with, because that’s what I do. So, here, is a brief summary of my experience taking courses online. For the latter, I led the learning design effort to get an innovative course online. I came back to the US to lead the development of an adaptive learning platform for online courses. So I was talking to my brother the other day.

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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. 1 This statistic indicates that many eLearning courses aren’t as effective as they should be, but measuring the effectiveness of each course exactly can be a complex process. 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.

3 eLearning Courses Retail Employees Transitioning Back to the Workplace Need Now

TOPYX LMS

Employers can ensure they provide retail training for these critical skills by creating specific online courses using a learning management system (LMS). eLearning LMS Business Performance COVID-19COVID-19 is not just a health crisis, but also an economic crisis. According to the New York Times in late June 2020, more than 44 million people have applied for state jobless benefits since mid-March.

4 Characteristics of the Perfect Online Training Course

TOPYX LMS

With the use of remote training on the rise, training administrators are looking for ways to create the perfect online learning course for their employees who are working and learning from home.

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.

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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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.

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. So, we were (and are) frustrated with what was and is happening under the rubric of eLearning. Michael was intrigued by the concept of Serious Games, and wondered why we didn’t treat elearning seriously as well. (A

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.

6 Microlearning Tactics to Include in Your Corporate eLearning

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Microlearning , which eLearningIndustry.com defines as, “The more engaging, less time-consuming, and cheaper-to-produce sibling of regular eLearning,” is beneficial to learners as well as employers. 1 In addition to being easy for employees to engage with, microlearning promotes knowledge retention, better transfer of skills, and it benefits companies by helping them implement mobile learning and create online courses more quickly. eLearning and Corporate Training microlearning

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. Order taking doesn’t allow for seeing if a course is needed and SMEs can’t tell you what they actually do. For practitioners, of course, not so much.

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.

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

TOPYX LMS

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 TrainingProviding better training experiences for your employees can have far-reaching positive effects on your business. And you can start making improvements with something as simple as utilizing storyboards.

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”. ¦ [.]. Social learning

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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 post we will begin to address the practical side of the subject: How can e-learning developers use Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices to narrate their courses? 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. eLearning Technology.

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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?

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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3 Tips for Crafting Effective eLearning Quizzes to Drive Learner Engagement

TOPYX LMS

eLearning quizzes add value to any employee LMS training course. Online learning quizzes drive knowledge retention by helping to reinforce what an employee has already learned in an eLearning course module. Additionally, they help to break up eLearning courses, prevent boredom, and increase learner engagement. For all these reasons and more, every online course should include eLearning quizzes created using best practices.

B2B eLearning Solutions Combine Affordable Services

TOPYX LMS

Thankfully, companies needing essential B2B products and services can find their saving grace in a low-cost eLearning platform. Cost-effective eLearning systems help businesses by giving them tools that simplify training, unify teams and provide central, easy-to-access communication centers, all for one low, flat rate. 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.

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. link] January 24-25, 2013 eLearning Software : Productivity Tips and Secrets, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

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. The good news is that there are clear-cut answers to most questions regarding the confusing subject of ROI of eLearning. Does eLearning have a good ROI? These are questions that should be explored before a company puts much time and financial resources into eLearning. eLearning is not free.

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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. An online training course can be delivered in multiple formats, from the most basic PowerPoint presentation and PDF documents through to advanced interactive slides designed using specialist elearning software. The History of Elearning. The Benefits of Elearning. The Future of Elearning.

3 Ways to Make eLearning More Accessible for All Employees

TOPYX LMS

Employers must make eLearning accessible for all employees, in addition to creating physical workspaces that are accessible. A contributor at eLearningIndustry.com stated, “An online course environment should not pose a barrier to learning, however with widespread adoption of online learning, many online courses are simply not accessible for people with disabilities.” eLearning and Corporate Training Employee Training Accessibility

Creating a Better eLearning Experience for Your Employees Part 2: Gamification

TOPYX LMS

Looking for a way to deliver a better eLearning experience to your employees? Integrating gamification into your online courses can help. Gamification in eLearning provides learners with constant, automatic feedback, recognition, and motivation to continue engaging with training. eLearning LMS Employee Training Gamification

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. Knowledge retention promoting – It’s proven that video-based courses benefit learners by increasing knowledge retention. How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses, Really? Course summaries.

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. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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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3 Ways to “Spring Clean” eLearning Content

TOPYX LMS

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. This switch from one type of learning to another is happening because the benefits of eLearning are stunning. eLearning can be fun, easy, and affordable. The Importance of Organizing eLearning Content. Thankfully, there are a few ways to “spring clean” eLearning content.

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 TrainingCorporate online learning is prized for its ability to save companies money, benefit the environment, provide on-demand training, boost employee productivity, and increase workers’ ability to retain training information by up to 60 percent.

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.

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. eLearning for Kids is run by volunteers and funded with contributions. Khan Academy is popping up everywhere! Sal Khan’s videos have helped millions of students learn algebra, biology, finance, and more.

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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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. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. Microsoft PowerPoint Articulate Presenter StudyMate Adobe Captivate Flashform Rapid eLearning SN.

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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).

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. I've talked a bit about this in eLearning startups : the startups in eLearning sit in smaller niches or by attacking tangential opportunities in eLearning. 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. This is the heart of the challenge in defining eLearning Strategy: predicting future needs, planning to effectively and efficiently service those needs. eLearning Technology.

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