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neuroscience of attention
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The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it

Course design

Attention is a cognitive process that is closely related to another very important aspect of learning: memory. A certain learning intervention is deemed successful when the participants are able to remember and apply what was taught. For e-learning designers who face the challenge of creating quality modules that facilitate information retention and transfer it’s important to know how the brain works when it comes to attention.

learning ecosystem that works with xAPI
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Building a learning ecosystem that works with xAPI

Online training

For corporate L&D departments it is getting increasingly challenging to keep track of all workplace learning. Implementing xAPI allows L&D specialists to make very informed decisions about what the learning path of each employee should look like, identify performance gaps in real-time and intervene rapidly to correct it and above all build the necessary bridges between employee experience and the company’s key objectives.

workplace learning results
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4 Must-haves for the best workplace learning results

L&D leaders

With increasing employee turnover, offices scattered all around the globe, people working from home it seems difficult to design learning paths that will fit and include everyone as well as get results. There are, though, some things that L&D specialists ought to take into consideration before beginning to set up the department’s battle plan. Here are four aspects of a workplace learning strategy that guarantee positive results.

5 Non-negotiable features to expect from any business LMS
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5 Non-negotiable features to expect from any business LMS [Infographic]

Business LMS

An LMS is like an ecosystem made out of an array of features, that together form a complete learning and training solution. While there will never be two LMS vendors with the same exact features, there will never be two companies that need the exact same features in an LMS. However, there are a few core aspects of an LMS that should be part of any vendor’s training solution and any company’s must-haves. Here are 5 of these:

before designing an e-learning module
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What to consider before designing an e-learning module

Online training

The key to a successful training program is making sure it is just what the company, the employees and the industry needs. That’s why L&D professionals need to conduct a training needs assessment, align learning with company objectives and also keep an eye on the future, all before starting to design an e-learning module. Making an effort to do all this will surely prove a lot more beneficial to all involved.

Do Millennials need special training?
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Do Millennials need special training?

Online training

Do Millennials need special training? On first glance, you’d think they do. But I don’t think so. The problem is not that Millennials have expectations from their workplace and training programs. The problem is the continued use of outdated training methods and materials even though technology forces businesses to advance at a much faster pace. The solution is not to create special training for Millennials, but to update all training programs to meet today’s learning needs of all employees.

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How HR can leverage LMS software

HR

For small HR teams or managers who don’t have access to learning and development professionals, maintaining a learning culture can be daunting. A learning management system (LMS) can help. HR can use these solutions to create, update, organize and distribute key training courses that enhance employees’ skills and keep them on the path to success. What’s more, they can also keep up with the trends in L&D.

4 Video making tips for instructional designers
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4 Video making tips for instructional designers

Online training

There is a good reason for that never ending army of professionals behind every good motion picture. But that can’t be the case for those who need to produce ‘self made’ video content for online instruction. So here are four things about making videos every instructional designer should know and a few tips on how to implement them: lights, cameras, composition and sound.

millennials training needs
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Top 3 ways to meet Millennials training needs

L&D leaders

Millennials’ need for independence, flexibility and a great work/life balance means all learning programs have to allow them to move at their own pace and choose when and how they develop their skills and competencies. These programs should include both formal and informal learning, allow for mentorship within the organization and most importantly, be mobile friendly, micro-designed and gamified.

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4 Great examples of design apps for e-learning

Course design

Designing good-quality, engaging e-learning content can be both an exciting and a daunting task. Pretty much all the design apps and tools available promise to be the most user-friendly, easy-to use in the world. Even though this is sometimes just a promise, some of these apps are exactly what their creators say they are and make the life of designers a lot easier. Here are our favorite four.

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