Everything you wanted to know about micro-learning (but were afraid to ask)

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Do you like microbes? If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health.

Micro-learning (from the Greek word “micro” meaning small) is all about getting your eLearning in small doses, as tiny bursts of training material that you can comprehend in a short time (contrast with the hefty tomes you had to read at school to study a subject or the typical content-heavy eLearning class — which would be classified as “macro” learning).

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The future of eLearning, part 2

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In this series of posts we stroke our elaborate moustaches, straighten up our turbans, and look into our crystal balls to determine the future of eLearning in 10 years time.

In our last future-telling session we discussed how mobile learning, MOOCs and gamification are only going to get bigger in the coming years.

In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and social learning. We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables.

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13 Ways to Use Your LMS as a Knowledge Development Tool

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Organizations complain about the lack of the right human resources and training tools. Why? They do not see the expected results in performance. We hear too many companies complain of a gap between training and performance. They seem to have the required talent, the relevant knowledge, the needed tools and even the desired experience, yet they are unable to reach the company goals.

Extant research blames these failures on one element alone: lack of knowledge management. In this article, we present thirteen ways in which you can use your learning management system to manage your organization’s knowledge.

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The future of eLearning: part 1

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The best way to look like a fool is to attempt to predict the future. Like those well respected analysts back in the fifties, who said that by 2000 we will all have personal robot assistants and flying cars.

That doesn’t mean that predicting the future is impossible ― just hard. Besides, 50 years is probably a few decades too many.

In this post we’ll attempt to predict how eLearning will be in 10 years, a much more constrained and manageable task, not to mention far more useful for your business planning.
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How to increase the training compliance rate in a healthcare organization

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Contrary to tradition, the majority of the training in healthcare is now available as eLearning. Of course, there will always be courses that need to be facilitated via face-to-face, like CPR, but the rest of the statutory and mandatory training is completed in front of a PC at the learner’s convenience and pace.

In this post we will look at 5 tips on how you can boost the compliance figures of an organization, focusing primarily on healthcare.

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15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers

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Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Receiving feedback from your learners enables you, the instructional designer, to improve your course.

Since iteration is a recurring step in the eLearning course design, it follows each time after the evaluation step.
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Evaluating Your eLearning

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So, your new eLearning course is ready to be launched and you are all excited about the prospects of “immensely” pleased stakeholders in your organization.

You know you have integrated the complete bells and whistles of an eLearning program: from using branched scenarios to interactive labeled diagrams. You even have a compelling storyline set in the backdrop of your organization. Your CEO is a cool lady who allowed you to use her cartoon version as an avatar to motivate learners. What more could you possibility need to add to your cauldron of successful spells?

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