A Digital Learning Experience About Great Digital Learning Experience Design

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

A Digital Learning Experience About Great Digital Learning Experience Design

Great digital learning design is like a symphony with all of its sections–storylines, user experience design (UX), user interface design (UI), visual/sensory design, interaction design, etc.each contributing a unique element to engage the audience, tell a story, and impart a lasting message. eLearning, digital learning’s precursor is more like watching a single person play the triangle. Read on to find out what makes powerful, beautiful digital learning experience design.

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Is Adobe Flash Going Away?

By | Learning Lab Experts Series

In Short… Adobe Flash Will Be Discontinued, Is Going Away, & Adobe Flash Will Be Dead

At the end of July last year, Adobe announced the impending death of Adobe Flash in 2020, and letting out a collective sigh of relief, most of the internet and its major browsers agreed to do the same. Google has already begun taking steps to remove Flash from their browser while the rest of the web settles in for the long goodbye.

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Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, The Latest In Design and Development

How To Become An Instructional Designer

If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an Instructional Designer (ID) and want to grow in your career. Wherever you’re at on the spectrum, this blog will give you the information and resources you need to position yourself on the cutting edge of learning and design.

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Why the Learning Experience Designer (LxD) is the new Instructional Designer

By | Disrupting Learning, eLearning Solutions, Learning and Development

Making the Change From Instructional Design To Learning Experience Design

The UX designer in your office might have rockstar status, but could UX designers 15 minutes of fame be up? While there’s definitely still room at the top, a new iteration of the skillset is pushing the boundaries of how we create experiences in the corporate learning space. Meet the Learning Experience Designer or the LxD.

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If Personalized Learning is the Journey, then Adaptive Learning is the Waze App

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

Personalized Learning vs. Adaptive Learning

Imagine you wanted to take a road trip from San Diego to San Francisco, about 500 miles. Before setting off, you want to know how long it will take and the best way to go. You open your Waze app and the GPS locates you, highlighting several routes. You choose one and get going. Along the way, your Waze app reroutes you several times to avoid traffic or accidents and even helps you locate gas or food. Your trip ends up following a few dozen different, unexpected directions, rather than just a straight line, like on a paper map. AL personalized learning is like your journey to San Francisco, while the Waze app is like adaptive learning, in that it makes adjustments to your route based on where you’re at, to get you to your destination in the most efficient way possible. 

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Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

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

Illustrations and Design: Angela Rogers

Leaders Are Made, but Servant Leaders Are Born

Some think you can’t make talent; you’re just born with it. Others think that after 10,000 hours of training you’ll become expert at anything. In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant leadership as our goal.) While valuable leadership skills can be developed through training and practice, a servant leader is born with a high level of compassion, empathy and a desire to learn. By bringing into our company people with a humble, growth mindset and developing their leadership skills through RIDE (Relationship, Instill Meaning, Development, Executions) we’ve created a culture of servant leadership and it’s worked. We’d like to share our leadership development process with you: from hiring to training; and then to ongoing mentoring and coaching.  

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Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018

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

Why Attend a Learning and Development Conference in 2018

The best way to learn is by doing and sharing. Learning industry conferences, most with hands-on workshops and panel sessions, are the best place to soak up a lot of information in a short amount of time. The value of networking alone is enough to include one or more conferences in your budget for 2018. Our industry is always innovating and changing, so getting a broad overview of the latest technology and techniques can help you choose what to incorporate into your own program.

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How to Get the Most Value From Your eLearning Budget

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

It’s the final stretch of Q4 and most businesses are trying to run out the clock while staying on budget. We always have a few companies reach out to us, as they need to use their eLearning budget or lose it for the following year. Here’s how we advise them to maximize their eLearning budget to get the biggest return on investment. Read More

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Three Ways to Use Animation In eLearning

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

How to use animation in eLearning

Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This quote is at the heart of teaching: whether your concept is theoretical physics or how to sell more product—break it down into simple, engaging components. How do you engage a six-year-old? A sixty-year-old? One way is through animation. Animation, when used thoughtfully and intentionally, is a powerful tool for teaching complex concepts in deceptively simple, engaging ways, whether your audience is six-years-old or sixty.

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