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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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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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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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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