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The Future of Training at DevLearn 2017

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Nov 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

DevLearn 2017 has left the building. After three days in Las Vegas full of learning, networking and discovering what the future holds for the training world, it’s time to say goodbye to new friends and get ready to apply everything we’ve learned back home. DevLearn is the eLearning Guild’s largest conference, with over 3000 attendees and hundreds of sessions to choose from. While I can’t begin to fit everything I’ve learned into one blog post, two major themes held true throughout my time at DevLearn.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

How Customer Education Leads to a Best in Class Training Plan

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on Oct 17, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released the eBook "3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan," where we discussed the impact the GET Methodology can have on your overall training plan. Today's post is about how to improve your program through effective customer education strategies.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

5 Must-Read Articles on Video in eLearning

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on Sep 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

*This post was updated on 9/5/17.

Video is rapidly becoming the key format to demonstrate, engage and train online learners. Don’t believe us? In a recent study, we found courses that have video have a 51% completion rate, while those that don’t have video were completed 36% of the time. And of course, as technology continues to develop, this type of content has never been easier to produce and access.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

Social Media and Millennial Learning Habits

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jul 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. So far, we've discussed the internet and smart technology. Today's post is about social media and millennial learning habits.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

Smart Technology and the Millennial Learner

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jul 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. The first trend we discussed was the internet, and today's topic is smart technology.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

FocusOn Learning - A Conference True to Its Name

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Linda Schwaber-Cohen
Linda Schwaber-Cohen on Jun 29, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Mobile, Video, Games - it almost sounds like a list of trends in on-demand training, but to those of us who attended the FocusOn Learning Conference, these were much deeper than surface-level trends. The conference was hosted by the eLearning Guild, and was bursting with enthusiastic training professionals looking to learn new ideas, evolve their strategies and experiment with different content mediums. Attendees ranged from instructional designers to directors and VPs of Learning and Development, with the majority serving internal audiences.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

How the Internet Impacts Millennial Learning Habits

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jun 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. Today's post is about the first cultural factor: the internet.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design

The Science of eLearning

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jun 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

I recently came across the article “Your Brain on Learning,” published on the Chief Learning Officer website, and thought it presented a unique and interesting perspective on elearning. In the training industry, we often talk about elearning within the context of trends and data that claim to know what learners want, while we leave out analyses of the biochemical systems that initiate the learning process in the first place.

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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Creating Content

Article Recap: How to Create Learning Pathways That Scale

Posted by Erynn Williams on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Skilljar’s Training Manager, Linda Schwaber-Cohen, had the opportunity to write an article for Training Industry Magazine titled “How to Create Learning Pathways That Scale.” We wanted to take a moment to share some of her insights and easy steps for creating clear paths for success! The article was originally published here.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Course Management, Customer Success

The Gamification Dilemma

Posted by Erynn Williams on Apr 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Instructional designers have one overarching goal: to create training that is engaging, interesting, and keeps learners coming back for more. Every decision they make is driven by the desire to create compelling content. And in the past few years, the training industry has been whispering about the latest buzzword: gamification. 

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Topics: Instructional Design, Creating Content

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