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xAPI
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How xAPI makes personalized learning possible

E-learning

Once upon a time, before Facebook was a thing, and people didn’t lose their minds over some change of an app logo, Learning and Development professionals were happy working with SCORM. But with the advancement of search engines, the know-it-all internet, and growing numbers of mobile devices in the workplace, soon, SCORM found itself in the need of a modern successor. The name is xAPI. Or Experience API. Or Tin Can API. Whatever you choose to call it, this API makes it easier to connect real performance with any learning experience and therefore deliver personalized learning.

Games in training
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Games in training are no game play

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

The use of games for business training purposes is still a technique that is met with a certain dose of skepticism. The fun and entertaining nature of games goes against the serious attitude of business. Add to this a faulty implementation of gaming principles and mechanics in a training program, and no wonder there are plenty of managers who consider gamification a joke. But gamification can lead to impressive outcomes, and the main reason for this is that it drives engagement.

Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses-2
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Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses (Part 1)

E-learning, Instructional Designers

When it comes to sensorial learning, traditional face-to-face courses have the upper hand over online courses. Instructors can tap on all five senses when teaching in a physical setting. However, it’s not impossible to make online learners “feel” the course.

This first part will deal only with sight, as it’s the most important sense in learning and deserves a blog entry on it’s own.

marketing courses to employees
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Why should you consider marketing courses to employees?

Instructional Designers, Learners, Managers

In a world of constant change, it’s not enough for instructional designers to create engaging business training courses; they also have to focus on marketing their courses to employees. Promoting the benefits employees have by attending and being involved in courses, finding people that could influence the number of attendees and using emails to communicate about training are just three simple marketing strategies instructional designers can use for this purpose.

Things to avoid when selecting an LMS
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7 Things to avoid when selecting an LMS

E-learning, LMS, Managers

It’s impossible to tell what features should have the perfect LMS. With so many types of organizations, multiplied with so many types of learning needs, this is a rather impossible task. But I’m pretty sure that most L&D professionals faced with the challenge of getting a new LMS know by now what they DON’T want in an LMS.

Gamification mistakes
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5 Gamification mistakes to avoid

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Gamification has proved its usability countless times, by improving the attitude towards learning, increasing learner engagement and motivation and boosting productivity. When done right, gamification can have great results in terms of revenue growth.

However, things are not always as easy as pie when it comes to designing and managing a learning strategy using gamification. Here are a few gamification mistakes that are more common than most e-learning professionals would want to admit. Take note and try to avoid them the next time you set to design gamified learning courses.

Gamification: the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine
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Gamification: the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Remember Mary Poppins and her supercalifragilisticexpialidoceous way of teaching the Banks children to enjoy all things in life, even those they didn’t really want to do?

E-learning professionals had to come up with ways of keeping all the corporate Janes and Michaels engaged with their courses. They found that the equivalent of the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine is using gamification in their training.

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