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Even E-learning Needs Marketing to Attract Learners

Even E-learning Needs Marketing to Attract Learners | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
It is not enough to build your eLearning solutions and hope that learners will take the courses on their own. You need to do all that is possible to promote and market eLearning initiatives within your organization.
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Selecting the Right Authoring Tool for E-learning Development

Selecting the Right Authoring Tool for E-learning Development | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Want to design effective training that reduces the performance gaps and help improve productivity? Are you getting started with e-learning development? But, not sure whether enough resources are available.
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How to Calculate the Return on Investment of E-learning

How to Calculate the Return on Investment of E-learning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Calculating the return on investment is essential to evaluate the effectiveness of any training method adopted. Obviously, organizations cannot afford to spend money on training programs that do not result in the expected outcomes.
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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!
This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems.
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Creating a Plan for Successful eLearning Implementation

Creating a Plan for Successful eLearning Implementation | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Before you implement e-learning in your organization, it is important to develop an accurate e-learning plan.
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How do you Get Started With mLearning?

How do you Get Started With mLearning? | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
It is estimated that in the next 5 years, more users will connect to the Internet by using their mobile devices than through their PCs. This has interesting implications for training design.
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Transformation in Workplace Learning due to New Learning Technologies

Transformation in Workplace Learning due to New Learning Technologies | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
The way employees are being trained has undergone a phenomenal change in the recent years. In a classroom training program, a subject matter experts or training managers are in control.
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The Genericization Of Content

The Genericization Of Content | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now.
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Scenario-Based Learning: Using Stories To Engage e-Learners by Ray Jimenez, Ph.D. (Paperback) - Lulu

Scenario-Based Learning: Using Stories To Engage e-Learners by Ray Jimenez, Ph.D. (Paperback) - Lulu | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Buy Scenario-Based Learning: Using Stories To Engage e-Learners by Ray Jimenez, Ph.D. (Paperback) online at Lulu. Visit the Lulu Marketplace for product details, ratings, and reviews.

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I have always been a fan of this instructional strategy.

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Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy | The mLearning Revolution Blog

Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy | The mLearning Revolution Blog | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
One thing I stress in my mLearning workshops is the fact that having an iPad-only strategy for Learning is not a thorough mLearning Strategy. Granted, the iPad accounts for 91% ...

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Ten Ways To Build Better Business Relationships - Forbes

Ten Ways To Build Better Business Relationships - Forbes | Designing Minds | Scoop.it

Forbes Ten Ways To Build Better Business Relationships Forbes In the current issue of Family Business, my former colleague Jayne A.


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Ray Kurzweil: Memorization is For Robots. People Learn By Doing. | Think Tank | Big Think

Ray Kurzweil: Memorization is For Robots. People Learn By Doing.  | Think Tank | Big Think | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
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How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Create Stunning Infographics in 30 Minutes or Less | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.

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Even the most reluctant marketer will like the sell-appeal of using infographics.

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Just-In-Time Learning Access – Why You Can’t Ignore It?

Just-In-Time Learning Access – Why You Can’t Ignore It? | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
In the context of the information overload that we all face in today’s markets, it is essential that we provide sales people with learning that is “just-in-time” or on-demand.
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3 Ideas to Include Humor in E-learning

3 Ideas to Include Humor in E-learning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t like to have a good laugh? I could certainly do with some laughter, particularly if I have to stare the screen for 30 mins or so to complete an eLearning course and effectively assimilate what is being said there.
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E-learning Complements the Efforts of Your Trainer

E-learning Complements the Efforts of Your Trainer | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Ted is a marketing manager of a SBU that is part of a global healthcare equipment manufacturing company. They manufacture a range of equipment used by hospitals worldwide and Ted takes care of the regional marketing initiatives.
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Are Your “Key Takeaways” a Needle in a Haystack?: by Jim Endicott

Are Your “Key Takeaways” a Needle in a Haystack?: by Jim Endicott | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment I hid a set of keys for a new Lexus in one of those personal storage lockers at Portland International Airport. And all you had to do is find the specific door, put in the key and it's all yours!
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Few Guidelines to Make eLearning In-House or Outsource

Few Guidelines to Make eLearning In-House or Outsource | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
To implement eLearning courses as a part of training curriculum, many factors need to be taken into account. You need to begin with the end in mind, that is to say, you need to set your learning goals.
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How instructional designing helps ILT and ELearning

How instructional designing helps ILT and ELearning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
“Instructional Design” plays a very important role during the design and development of any training program. Irrespective of the mode of training, the relevance, importance, nature and benefits of instructional design remain the same.
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10 Learning Design Strategies to Engage Learners Better

10 Learning Design Strategies to Engage Learners Better | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Today’s learners seem to be a very distracted lot, but they alone are not to be blamed for this.
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When is eLearning a Smart Management Decision? | Social Learning Blog

When is eLearning a Smart Management Decision? | Social Learning Blog | Designing Minds | Scoop.it

I was asked recently to define situations where eLearning is a smart management decision over the same course in an instructor-led training (ILT)  format. There is a tremendous amount of information available about the advantages of eLearning as a delivery method, but there is not a whole lot devoted to this particular question.


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A checklist for e-learning quality: Six factors to quality e-learning design

A checklist for e-learning quality: Six factors to quality e-learning design | Designing Minds | Scoop.it

"I am working with Subject Matter Experts to manage the development of an e-learning course. What can I do to help the SMEs understand what is required for a quality e-learning outcome?"



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What does good e-learning look like?

What does good e-learning look like? | Designing Minds | Scoop.it

I think we’ve all seen, and suffered examples of bad e-learning and I’m certainly building up a pretty good picture of all the ways in which eLearning can go wrong.  But I’m less sure about exactly what GOOD e-learning looks like.  I’m hoping that this blog post will be just the beginning of the conversation and that you’ll comment with your ideas of what makes good e-learning, or with links to good examples.


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What do the game of chess, artifacts and mind maps have in common? - Mind Mapping Software Blog

What do the game of chess, artifacts and mind maps have in common? - Mind Mapping Software Blog | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
The practice of mind mapping and the game of chess have much in common: Both use visual artifacts as instruments to tell us the relationship between the pieces.

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Housing a Love for Learning: Coldwell Banker’s David Birnbaum - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Housing a Love for Learning: Coldwell Banker’s David Birnbaum - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
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