Using the Right eLearning Development Tools for Your Audience

By | Learning Lab Experts Series, Learning Trends

How to Choose the Right eLearning Development Tools

If having the right tools didn’t matter, we’d all brush our teeth with hammers. No-brainer decisions between hammers and toothbrushes are nice, but life doesn’t work like that. If you believe Google (as we all do), you can end up with over 30 different hammers for one basic function—nail—in. Choosing which eLearning course development tool to use gets even crazier, with hundreds of different products on the market all basically doing the same thing—information—in. So, here’s the lowdown on some of the course authoring tools we use for niche audiences and why, as well as some useful insider video tutorials thrown in.

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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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Netflix and Training: How to Create Binge-Worthy Digital Learning

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Lab Experts Series, Learning Trends, The Latest In Design and Development

By now, Netflix has successfully made it from Blockbuster disruptor to a cultural phenomenon. From original series to all of your old favorites, the sheer availability of entertainment is part of the appeal. You find yourself on the couch with a playlist of TV, movies, and documentaries that seem tailor-made to your interests. It’s what makes Netflix so totally bingeworthy: It always has new suggestions queued up and ready to go.

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10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning

By | eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Lab Experts Series, Learning Trends, The Latest In Design and Development

The grinning woman eating a salad; the perfectly multicultural meeting; the man with a headset: these are the standards for stock photography. And while it definitely has its place, stock photography isn’t the gold standard when it comes to learning. What may work for an anonymous website doesn’t have the same impact when you’re trying to get learners to sit up and pay attention. But illustrations might.

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Why Our Experience with the JFK Bomb Scare Inspired Us to Brainstorm Better Crowd Control

By | eLearning Solutions, Learning Lab Experts Series

By now you’ve probably heard about the bomb scare that paralyzed JFK airport in July. I was among the evacuated travelers, and I have a tale of confused crowds, misaligned authorities, and a disorganized mass evacuation that didn’t have to happen. After this first-hand experience, it led us at ELM to wonder what went wrong and more importantly, how we would train airport staff and authorities to better manage a similar event in the future.

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ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success

By | Learning Lab Experts Series

What’s Your Foundation?

Organizations are currently spending billions of dollars a year on sales training without seeing a lasting impact to their programs. As a sales training professional, I believe we can do better. By developing programs with a solid foundation, sales training can shift from being just a required organizational function to a strategic sales partner that provides direction and helps grow revenue.

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You Just Got Used to Learning With Millennials but Gen Z Doesn’t Play by Those Rules

By | Learning Lab Experts Series

Millennials have had the spotlight shining on them for a very long time and for good reason. They make up the majority of today’s business force and now are starting to take on management and executive positions within their companies. Now, however, they are going to have to take on one more, vitally important, role: Leaders for Gen Z and it’s not going to be a walk in the park.

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ELM Expert Series: How To Teach Millennials With Minute Attention Spans To Be Transformational Leaders

By | Learning Lab Experts Series

A decade has gone by since Millennials have begun our conquest of the job market. We now seek impactful leadership roles, and more than half of us do it for purpose.

Happiness is no longer expected only from our personal life; we want our professions to be fulfilling, too. For Millennials, the line between work and personal life is thinner. Our goal is not only to personally gain from our work, but also to be an agent of change and social impact.

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