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Sessions in Block 6
The cost of copyright confusion can affect every stage of the development and delivery process. Copyright law can be intimidating, even though its intent is to encourage creativity. Break down the walls that prevent you or your organization from using fabulous free resources because you aren’t sure whether your use will infringe someone else’s rights. Make fair use your friend. Access thousands of free photos, videos, music, and motion graphics.Read More
A lot is known about how people learn and develop skills. Cognitive science research on learning, behavior change, and development of expertise has provided a wealth of information. Unfortunately, much of that wisdom is locked in journal articles and dense books, so designers of learning experiences often rely on traditional methods that may or may not be supported by science.Read More
Throughout the history of training, learning something new has often been treated as an event rather than a process. However, practitioners now know that eLearning, videos, and instructor-led training are only the beginning. To be effective, you need ways to support your workforce over time, building their competence through multiple approaches.Read More
Morningstar is built around serving individuals—both by helping them reach great financial outcomes and by providing outstanding customer service. Morningstar partnered with an online community platform to modernize the support experience, provide greater transparency around product development, and enable its customers to connect with each other. This session shares that journey with you, so you can know what’s ahead if you choose this option for surfacing and supplementing more traditional eLearning.Read More
While organizations have started to recognize the importance of including practice in their learning programs, one of the most critical aspects of practice—feedback—has been an overlooked aspect of performance improvement. Feedback is challenging, as most feedback depends on critique, and an organization’s culture can impact how comfortable employees are in providing and receiving feedback.Read More
Do the executives who fund learning and development care how many courses you have? Or how many students? Or the number of class hours you’ve delivered? Actually, they may react negatively to those numbers. Most of the time, when people are in training their productivity is zero. The key question is how to get to Level 4 and measure actual impact.Read More
There’s a lot of buzz around gamification, and plenty of confusion about what it really means to gamify a corporate training or eLearning program. One thing is clear: It’s much more than just adding badges to your training. It’s about finding the right motivators for your audience and promoting the desired actions or skill sets without getting bogged down in meaningless measurements and mechanics.Read More
You’ve been handed the same old content, and the thought of creating the same old learning experience makes you sad. Worry not! You can transform that tired content into an engaging eLearning experience by applying powerful storytelling and graphic design techniques. You will leave your learners wondering where that new course came from. When they ask, just tell them you put your visuals to work.Read More
As gamified learning transforms the L&D field in positive ways, it also brings along the challenges of game development: design problems, feature creep, troublesome timeline estimation, and project crunch. Game developers often say, “Making games is hard.” This is an understatement. What if there were a fun way to learn how to manage these pitfalls by investing as little as a few days, prototyping innovative eLearning along the way?Read More
While many companies are experimenting with AR in the L&D space, there are a number of businesses harnessing the power of AR for enhancing operational performance outside of the training department. How do these experiences differ, and how can you renew your department’s focus on performance by taking on more advanced AR solutions in your efforts?Read More
Articulate Storyline can be used to create simple and functional interfaces and user applications when you mix in the power of APIs. You can use this tool in unexpected ways to create solutions most wouldn’t expect you could make with a rapid eLearning development tool. It’s easier than you might imagine to learn how Storyline can talk to API-enabled systems.Read More
You’ve captured a video yourself or been given one to publish, but it isn’t perfect. There might be artifacts in the video that you want to hide, or you may want to showcase a feature that the video skipped. The action on the screen might not sync with the audio, or the audio itself might be bad. You could re-record the entire video—or you could fix it using some handy editing tricks.Read More
Learning is a vital part of individual and organizational success, but traditional methods of instruction are falling flat. Today’s learners not only want, but expect, consumer-grade learning experiences—not only regarding content, but accessibility of information and sophistication of learning interfaces. Now, L&D professionals are being tasked with creating learning and training ecosystems that provide information at the point of need and meet the on-demand workflow of today’s professionals.Read More
Training teams are too commonly asked to do more than their resources allow. Training executives are left scrambling to tackle the challenge of servicing a complex organization with learners spanning different geographies, job functions, and development needs. While the recent investment boom in learning technologies has started to scale capacity, it still can feel like it’s not enough, leaving training executives searching for better solutions.Read More