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Why should you consider marketing courses to employees?

“Change is the only constant.” I don't know who said this, in what year, or in which context, but I feel it is a general truth. You know, like the Sun rises in the morning and the boiling temperature ...

Top 3 gamification techniques for your business training

Business training doesn't really have the best reputation among employees. As I said in a previous post, Gamification: the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine, e-learning professionals had to ...

Micro learning: From small dots to the big picture

Do you have any idea of what this picture represents? Cotton balls, maybe? The two whitey things in the middle could be some sort of flowers, but the ones from the left are definitely popcorn. As for ...

Millennials + Video = Love

Millennials Millennials. The generation almost everyone born before the '80s loves to hate. I can't blame them, really. Millennials demand a raise after three full days of work; they think they deserv...

Too busy for learning? That's just an excuse!

Here's a riddle for you: what can be up or down, bad or good, hard or lovely, big or off? Need some clues? It can hang heavy, it can have mists, it can fly and it will always tell. You can be ahead of...

7 Things to avoid when selecting an LMS

As a woman I often find myself in front of a clothes-full closet with a pout on my face, sighing, because I have nothing to wear. This isn't because I don't know what I want, but because I know exactl...

How interactive videos shape the future of workplace learning

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. If that is true, how much is a video worth? One million words, maybe? Taking a step even further, what about interactive videos? Should we keep doing the math? ...

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

For many instructional designers, creating engaging courses for employees and making them retain the new knowledge and apply it in real business situations — thus contributing to their company's succe...

Debunking the biggest myth about the 70:20:10 model

“70:20:10 is a reference model or framework that helps organisations extend their focus on learning and development beyond the classroom and course-based eLearning to build more resilient workforces a...

Laura Overton’s 4 Tips for L&D leaders on how to make a lasting impact in 2016

Last week's Learning Technologies conference in London was the Super Bowl event for anyone involved in e-learning and workplace learning. With more than 7,000 visitors (yours truly among them), 250 ex...

5 Gamification mistakes to avoid

Gamification is no longer just a buzzword in the e-learning arena. The use of game thinking and gaming tools in non-game contexts of learning has proved its usability countless times, by improving the...

Selling online courses: What you need to know

The market for online courses has witnessed an incredible growth over the past few years, and this is mostly due to all the technological advances in e-learning. With just an internet connection and a...

How to coordinate your company L&D strategy with an LMS

Your company is just like a living ecosystem. All the desks and computers may not be very lively, but the people using them are the living creatures that make things like profit and company success ha...

How learning management systems support deep learning

One of my favourite college professors once said that her utmost satisfaction as a teacher was when her students grew bigger brains. She was partially referring to the theory that adult brain cells do...

The power of emotions on learning

Emotions are like colors. We can categorize them, like happiness, sadness, aggressiveness or excitement (to name a few), just like we do with colors: red, green, yellow, blue... A lot of emotions belo...

Why all the hype surrounding augmented learning?

Did you ever break a toy when you were little because you were curious about what's inside it? I did — more than once — and I was thrilled every time I learned about the inside of the toy. But immedia...

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