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5 Ways to Build an Effective Learning Portal for Your Organisation

You want your learners to love your learning management system, but have you implemented an LMS as a full-fledged learning portal that delivers an experience that personifies your organisation? Ask yourself this - is it inviting, and does it make your learners come back for more?  While you LMS doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to be transformed into a hub of learning activity, it does …

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How To Choose an LMS in 2014

Chances are, if you're exploring new LMSs for your organisation, you've got a bit of a headache. We love open source technologies, and are firm advocates of Totara LMS (we did co-create it after all). However, with so many LMS options out there – both proprietary and open source – choosing an LMS can be a bit of a minefield. So, where do you start? To support you in your decision-making, here …

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Cammy Bean's Favourite Books & Resources for Instructional Designers

The best piece of advice that I can give to any instructional designer, is to be constantly open and curious about not just the subject matter you're working with, but also the learning and development industry as a whole. This innate curiosity can help you stay current and keep the passion alive for what you're doing.  While I was preparing for   The Accidental Instructional Designer …

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7 Tips To Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career

Remember how you were once a kid, bright-eyed with wonderment - perhaps dreaming of becoming a teacher, a doctor, or even a professional WWE wrestler. What did you end up becoming? Well look at that. You're an elearning professional, aren't you? Not surprisingly, many of us come into the world of learning and development, and namely, instructional design purely by accident. But as the industry …

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5 Ways To Get More Game Into Your Sales Training

Gamification. It’s the buzzword de jour in learning technology. But what does it mean in practice? This month we look at one group of players in your business – the sales and customer service teams – to explore why and how we can bring more game into their learning experience. Games work. There’s been plenty of research suggesting that the principles game-based learning can improve engagement …

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4 Ideas to Give Gens Y and C What They Really Want From Their Learning

Move over baby boomers - your sons and daughters (Gen Ys born between years 1980 - 2000) are all over your business. Many of them are already managers,  and by 2025, Gen Y will account for 75% of the workforce. With their expertise with technology, higher education credentials and a flair for all things social, they're an interesting bunch to add to an already varied workforce. So what do corporate …

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5 Ways To Create Onboarding With Empathy

Our new onboarding guide makes the case for empathy in the design of onboarding experiences. It’s business sense: with nearly 1 in 3 new hires leaving their jobs within the first year, it’s in our interest to do a better job of welcoming them and meeting their needs. Is that all down to learning experience design? Of course not, but it’s part of our responsibility. Here are five design approaches …

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3 Onboarding Risks and How to Prevent Them

While we've been told to never judge a book by its cover, sometimes first impressions do have a lasting effect. The same can be said for your onboarding programme. This programme plays a critical role in the success of a new hire, and how well you can start implementing job responsibilities, company culture and behaviours from Day 1. Poor onboarding and induction programmes run serious risks such …

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How To Stop Drowning in Boring Compliance Courses? Go Gray!

Compliance eLearning programs can be so, well, boring. Policies are boring. Procedures are boring. Ticking off boxes is—oh, here’s that word again—boring! Courses locked in your company’s LMS may have a reputation for being real snore-fests. Have you asked around to find out what people really think about your company’s eLearning? You may not have to go very far to find your answers. Have …

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6 Ways to Include Everyone in a Multi-Device Approach

You've probably asked yourself who your target learners are before jumping into a big new project. Since we've evolved with using technology in our daily lives, it's common to find the incredibly connected learner who will demand ongoing access to relevant information at any time of day, on a number of devices. The expectation of pervasive learning to live within the workplace is high, especially …

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5 Tips for Adopting a Responsive Elearning Design Approach

When you're faced with delivery to multiple devices, such as desktop, tablet, and smartphone, you have a choice. You can create multiple native apps, one for each specific device you wish to target, but that's expensive, time consuming and difficult to maintain.The alternative is to adopt a Responsive Elearning Design approach. What is responsive elearning? Responsive elearning design …

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Applying Top Trends: A Lesson (and Tips) on Practical Application

As headline sponsors of this year’s Learning Technologies Conference, January 29-30 at Olympia 2, London, Elearning Company of the Year, City & Guilds Kineo offered one lucky learning and development professional a free ticket to the event. Participants were asked to share practical ways in applying one of the 10 learning technology trends as outlined in the latest Learning Insights Report …

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Training Needs Analysis In A Pervasive World

Training needs analysis (TNA) is a given, right? Define your goals and desired actions, get to know the audience and their needs, and pin point some measurable targets for your project. Whether it takes an hour or a day, defining the problem before you begin your design phase makes sense. But in a world where learning is becoming more pervasive: multi-channelled, self-directed, communal and continuous, …

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Pervasive Learning: 5 ways to stay ahead of the game

If you’ve read our latest Insights Report you’ll know we’re talking a lot about what we call pervasive learning. And the chances are you’ve recognised it already in your organisation: learning that’s continuous, connected and community-based. It’s not trapped in an LMS or in books. And as an L&D professional you may be wondering just what to do about it: whether to control or let go; …

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Making More Interactive E-Learning

What does interactive e-learning mean to you?  Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine… We’re guessing you didn’t see a NEXT button when you closed your eyes (if so, you may not have opened them again). It’s not about clicking the NEXT button. And then the NEXT button again.  It’s about what happens in between. And it’s not a fancy animation with lots of whizz and bang. So that’s …

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Make it Tactile and Touchable

Imagine, if you will, something that has been well-designed. What qualities do you notice about this thing? Does it have the right weight in your hand? The right texture? Does it feel comfortable when you sit down into it? How does it make you feel?     We’re assuming here that you imagined a three-dimensional object. Extend those qualities now onto your two-dimensional computer …

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Find your Narrative Flow

Writing exceptional e-learning scripts isn’t as easy as it looks. Often, when e-learning designers are handed a pile of content, they lovingly create a detailed outline and then string their slides together. The end result? A series of content slides stuck together, jumping from idea to idea: this slide makes this point; this slide makes that point. In other words: an information dump. And nobody …

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Getting your head around Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a bit of a trendy term these days.  It’s what they do at Toyota when designing a new high-end car (and hopefully not recalling it three years later). It’s what they do at IDEO when designing a fancy new product.  What is it and how can we apply it to learning design? Because really, design is design no matter what you’re doing.     What is Design …

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Designing learning for great customer service

If customer service is what makes you stand out, you better be sure your customer service learning programmes are outstanding too... Ask yourself, what’s really the difference between your company and your competitors?  For some organisations there is a genuine product differentiation. Some have a secret sauce that others can’t replicate. Some win on cost - and you will get what you pay …

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Lead with Marketing, not Learning

People talk a lot about making the learning experience engaging. Usually what that means is that there’s good content, presented in an interesting way, usually with some nod to interactivity, inside the modules or elements of the blended programme. And it might well be engaging – but that’s subjective. A screen of text might be engaging, if I’m interested in the subject. And a lot of so-called engaging …

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Better E-learning – the Pixar way

When it comes to strong narrative and characters, combined with technology – sorry, e-learning market but Pixar knocks us all into a Spacemen’s helmet. They’ve shared their 22 tips for great storytelling. How many of them can help us make our e-learning better? Less than infinity. But not much less...     Ever since Steve Jobs decided that founding Apple wasn’t ambitious enough, …

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Using Learning Technologies to Build Vocational Skills

The vocational landscape is changing. All of us in learning have a responsibility to make the experience better for learners coming through. They’re tomorrow’s employees and leaders. How can we support them better? Here are seven quick tips to consider...     1. Listen to employers One in three British businesses believe that our education system is failing to equip …

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Learning Technologies Top Tips

So you're going to the Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference, but how do you make the most of it?  Our top tips (as recommended by members of our eLearning Professionals Group on LinkedIn) give you all the advice you need pre-, during, and post-event. Think we've missed anything? - Let us know! Practicalities Getting to the show The Exhibition takes place at Olympia 2, in …

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