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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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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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

What is Blended Learning?

Blended Learning is a method of personalized learning that combines traditional face-to-face instruction with digital learning that allows the student to benefit from control over pace and learning path. Blended learning offsets the limitations of the traditional classroom environment by digital means, whilst preserving the benefit of teacher oversight.

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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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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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