learning conferences

Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend

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. This year’s learning conferences promise to be forums for networking, thought leadership, and industry disruption, and we can’t wait. Here are our top picks for must-attend learning conferences over the next year.

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learning strategy

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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mindful eating

Mindful Eating: Eating Mindfully by Minding What You Eat

By | Disrupting Learning, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends, Neurolearning

The average adult human has a sustained attention span of 20 minutes, but some researchers are saying that’s been reduced to 5 minutes, with the internet to blame. If you’ve got a particularly long training session or meeting coming up, your brain needs all the help it can get. Mindful eating. Recent research says that certain foods improve cognition, while others are harmful to your brain. By minding what you eat, in other words, mindful eating, you can lengthen your attention span, retain information better and even decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease as you age.

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science of learning

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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gamification

Playing with Gamification? Those Badges and Leaderboards Aren’t Enough

By | eLearning Solutions, Gamification, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

The idea of gamification often feels way too good to be true. A training method that promises increased engagement and produces learners that actually want to access materials and content? It’s no wonder that organizations are quick to jump on the gamification bandwagon. Unfortunately, poorly-planned gamification almost always falls flat, leaving learners bored and administrators wondering where they went wrong.

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LMS

Discover Why More Companies are Choosing to Ditch Their LMS

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

Once upon a time, the learning management system (LMS) was king. It was there that L&D professionals could produce, tweak, deliver, and manage employee learning. It seemed like a perfect solution until suddenly, it wasn’t. Huge, monolithic LMSs are going the way of the dinosaur in favor of more agile programming options. But why? As it turns out, the very features that were once the LMS’s greatest strength have become its folly. If you feel like your LMS isn’t serving your organization’s needs, consider these options to decide whether or not to make the switch.

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stories

Chemical Romance: Why Your Brain Falls in Love with Stories

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

Humans love a good story. From the dawn of time—think cave paintings and oral traditions—to the modern methods of seeing a movie or being absorbed by a good book, the power of stories captivates, motivates, and creates a strong bond between memory and content. After all, you could easily recite the plot of your favorite childhood book to a friend, but you might struggle to regurgitate that listicle you read online yesterday.

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