elearning budget

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

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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Creating a Personalized Learning Environment

By | Disrupting Learning, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

Creating a Personalized Learning Environment

Creating a personalized learning environment starts with outlining your goals and striking a balance between personal and company growth, as you want learning to payoff for everyone. Focusing on the learner through data analytics and responsive and adaptive design allows you to custom tailor a learning experience that’s effective and efficient. Read More

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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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. 

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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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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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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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quality assurance

Fix Those Pesky Digital Learning Quality Assurance Pain Points

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

Any learning or product administrator can tell you a scary story about a time when glitches, grammar, design, and function served as a foil to their learners. When users are already consumed with other tasks, a digital learning module that functions anything less than flawlessly can seriously reduce motivation. But discovering the right way to do quality assurance can be a time-consuming and often frustrating task. Here at ELM, we’ve had our own share of frustration because the thing about quality assurance is: if your product is flawless, you’re done in a day. Otherwise, you have a time-consuming issue.  

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