5 Videos that Will Inspire Your Online Training Designs

I recently viewed the classic videos in 6 TED Talks That Anyone Designing Online Training Should Watch. The Talks inspired me to think of videos that are not directly related to training that nevertheless inspire me when I’m designing learning experiences. Perhaps you’ll find these videos to be inspirational for creating effective online training, too?

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The Top 3 LMS Features Requested? Survey Says…

A recent employee survey by Software Advice, a site that researches learning management systems, reveals thought-provoking data on how corporate learning programs can drive employee engagement. It’s logical that studies of employee engagement involve understanding training program satisfaction. Investment in employee training is viewed positively by employees and prospective employees alike, as indicated in lists

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What is Gamification, and are we Using it Right?

Gamification concepts have been employed since the 1960’s, 1970’s or 1980’s, depending on whom you talk to and how you define the term. Others claim that gamification has been in use since 1912, when Cracker Jack® boxes began to include prizes. Whenever the term originated, “gamification” is certainly an important buzzword in business today. Though,

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Gamification: Should We Believe the Hype?

Gamification is hot. And why not? It’s youthful, clever, and promises to transform mundane tasks into fun activities. It speeds up learning and increases productivity in the process — that’s a lot going for it. But not everyone in the L&D community is buying the hype. At least they’re not without some serious reservations. Writing

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New Hire Orientation Ideas – 4 Tips for Welcoming

Now more than ever, it’s critical for learning professionals to address the incredible costs of high employee turnover. The trends are well known: People are staying at jobs for less time than they use to. And that’s leading to extra costs, lost revenue, and generally, a tough environment for organizations to just stay afloat, much

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What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

You’re probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that’s so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs? If you’re not familiar with the game, here’s a quick rundown on the basic storyline: The

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Links Roundup: Tech Takes Center Stage

This week in Las Vegas, over 3,000 companies have gathered to show off the latest in tech innovation at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). The 2 million square-foot trade show features everything tech, from computers, tablets, and smartphones to software, batteries, and accessories. And many of these new technologies present a fantastic opportunity for e-learning

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