blended learning

What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, The Latest In Design and Development

You’ve likely heard of a lot of buzzing in the corporate world about Blended Learning and aren’t quite sure how or where to start with this concept. A vast majority of the research done with Blending Learning pertains to the K-12 educational space. In the past decade, lower education has led the trend, which is only recently catching on in the corporate space as more millennials enter the workforce. What we’ve done is reframed Blended Learning in a corporate context and basically given you a link-rich document with everything you need to know about Blended Learning.

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creative slump

Creative Slump Got You Down? 3 Surprising Ways to Spark Inspiration

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

Anyone working in a creative capacity has been subject to the dreaded mental block. No matter what you do, inspiration is hard to find and you can wind up feeling like you’re stuck in a rut. And, if you manage others, it’s just as frustrating when you notice your usually high-functioning employees stuck in a creative slump.

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emerging lms

Why Emerging LMS Platforms are Disrupting the Learning Experience

By | Building A Learning Culture, Disrupting Learning, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development

If you were to compare a Learning Management System (LMS) to home entertainment, then a traditional LMS would be a DVD and a modern LMS would be streaming HD media (Netflix or Hulu.) Just like Netflix completely revolutionized the home entertainment industry, the digital learning industry is seeing more corporations turn to the newer LMS products. By improving the user experience, emerging LMS platforms are disrupting the learning experience.

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information skimming

You Use Information Skimming to Avoid Drowning in Data

By | Building A Learning Culture, Disrupting Learning, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development

We may be living in the Information Age, but most of us can’t conceive how massively informative it really is. The Internet is growing at a rate of 3.7% per quarter, for a conservative estimate of 330.6M top level domains by Q1 2017. In the past two years alone, humans have produced more data than existed in our entire history. How do we avoid sinking in a vast sea of data? We use information skimming.

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learning conferences

Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2017

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

The learning industry is an open book when it comes to sharing information, trends, and strategies. Why? Because we believe that when organizations–big and small–improve their L&D initiatives, everyone benefits. eLearning conferences during the second half of 2017 promise to be forums for networking, thought leadership, and industry disruption, and we can’t wait. Here are our top picks for must-attend eLearning conferences over the next year.

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learning strategy

Learning Strategy of the Future: AI’s Role in Your Course

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

In just a few short years, AI went from sci-fi thriller fodder to everyday reality. As soon as Amazon released Alexa and Apple’s old standby Siri started acting as a personal assistant, artificial intelligence became a part of just about every average Joe’s daily routine. But for some reason, that slow progression to mainstream hasn’t translated as adeptly to a learning strategy. In fact, a study performed by CLO and Raytheon found that only seven percent of organizations were leveraging predictive analysis in training.

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mindful eating

Mindful Eating: Eating Mindfully by Minding What You Eat

By | Disrupting Learning, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends, Neurolearning

The average adult human has a sustained attention span of 20 minutes, but some researchers are saying that’s been reduced to 5 minutes, with the internet to blame. If you’ve got a particularly long training session or meeting coming up, your brain needs all the help it can get. Mindful eating. Recent research says that certain foods improve cognition, while others are harmful to your brain. By minding what you eat, in other words, mindful eating, you can lengthen your attention span, retain information better and even decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease as you age.

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science of learning

The Science of Learning: How To Gain Your Employee’s Attention

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

Employee attention: it’s the holy grail of any training program. But while shiny new methods and the latest tech aim to grab ahold of employee attention and drive engagement levels, the foundation still needs to be in place to make sure employees are really listening. Before you buy into new programs or the latest in training tech, make sure you always utilize the proven science of learning to make sure your learners are truly getting the most out of every moment. Here are 5 things you can do in order to get your employee’s attention:

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leaders

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development

Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization. The question of how much time can be explored in a Fast Company post, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee.” But here at ELM, we’ve found that it’s not necessarily quantified time that’s made the biggest difference—it’s qualified time.

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