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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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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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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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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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

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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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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 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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