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31 Ways to Boost Your Learning Career – Part 1

Image copyright https://www.123rf.com/profile_deviyanthi79 Author: Karen Moloney If you’re reading this post, I’m taking a guess that you are likely to be one of the following: Someone looking to switch careers and get into [...]

4 Disturbing Results From the LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report

Author: Karen Moloney This week I (finally) got time to sit down, grab some chocolate and have a read of the LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report. The report was based on survey results of “500 [...]

3 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Tribe

Author: Karen Moloney Late Wednesday afternoon I left the air-conditioned comfort of my little office and drove into the city for my first networking event of this year – Sydney Instructional Design and eLearning Meetup, [...]

Case study: How LinkedIn used curation as part of a learning strategy

Author: Karen Moloney A little while back I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Palmer, CLO of Degreed as part of our Immersion series. Before she joined Degreed, Kelly was Chief Learning Officer at LinkedIn and [...]

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Which learning trends will you be adopting in 2017?

The end of one year and the start of another has us thinking on what’s past and what lies ahead. Personally, I love that time of year when I can take stock, reflect, learn, declutter, [...]

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Looking for New Ways to Engage Learners? Try Kahooting.

Author: Karen Moloney Yes, it’s true. According to the New York Times, Kahooting is actually a word! But what does it mean? I found out a few weeks ago when I attended a presentation on BYODD [...]

The 10 Biggest Problems With eLearning and How to Solve Them

Author: Karen Moloney We all know that in the world at large, eLearning gets a bad rap. And that’s not really fair because there are some fantastic online programs out there that not only win [...]

How to Use Email Autoresponders for Microlearning

Author: Karen Moloney I’m finding it more and more interesting how much the disciplines of marketing and learning are starting to intersect. This is especially so now that we are working more with digital media [...]

11 Ways to Use Curation as Part of a Learning Strategy

Copyright: annaleni / 123RF Stock Photo Author: Karen Moloney As part of my preparation for the latest Immersion virtual summit, I have been researching content curation. While my experience with curation in the [...]

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The Risky Relationship Between Curation and Copyright

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Australian Copyright Council's Executive Director, Fiona Phillips, for our next Immersion virtual summit: Curation Debunked. With the sea of content freely available online, just waiting to be [...]

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Social Collaboration & Learning: An Interview with Clark Quinn

For this month's Immersion event I had the pleasure of interviewing Clark Quinn Ph.D. of Quinnovation. Last week we released a snippet of Clark's interview and have now decided to release the full video to [...]

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5 Secrets of Persuasion

GUEST POST BY PAMELA THORNE Successful people know that the being able to harness the talent and energy of others is a key to personal power. They have mastered the art of [...]

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6 things I learned from the #OzLearn Twitter chat

Early in March I was lucky enough to be a guest on OzLearn Twitter Chat (#OzLearn, @OzLearn). While I have been Tweeting for a few years now and have lurked on some chat sessions, this was [...]

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Ozlearn Tweet Chat March 2016: Why it’s good to lose control – revisited

On 12th February 2013 I published a blog post - the first on this blog in fact - about Why It's Good To Lose Control . The main message in the post is that the way people learn [...]

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How to write assessment questions that don’t suck

GUEST POST BY NATASHA REDDROP Everyone knows that writing interactive eLearning questions, and especially assessment questions, can be a bit of a strain. It’s difficult to come up with questions that can easily be answered [...]

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More L&D trends for 2016!

We are always looking to the future. What’s next? What’s going to be hot this year? How can we do things better? When researching for this post I found articles predicting learning trends for 2016 [...]

Is it time to stop polishing?

Ahhhh, the internet. With the abundance of free information provided online, social learning opportunities are becoming far more prevalent and I find myself in a quandary over the content I am now producing for my [...]

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How to write like a human, not like a robot

Guest post by Natasha Reddrop One of the big challenges in writing any kind of learning material is taking ‘official’, corporate-sounding language and turning it into language that people actually want to read that will help [...]

Rapid eLearning development in the real world

Guest post by Kyle Young “I’ve never been a fan of the whole “rapid eLearning” movement because I just feel that the minute you start speeding up this process you lose something in the value [...]

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Where is eLearning going in 2016?

So, the big question… What’s next for eLearning in 2016? I’ve had the opportunity recently to interview some well-respected voices in the Australian learning industry, so rather than just rant on about my views (for [...]

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Are style guides killing your creativity?

eLearning has seen so many changes in the style and methodology of what we create and how we create it over the years. But as the technology advances is our creativity as instructional designers being [...]

How to avoid chaos and manage live online discussions smoothly

I began my career as a technology trainer in the 90’s, so the idea of using technology to teach, rather than teaching about technology felt like a natural progression for me. I know it’s not [...]

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This article has really got under my skin

Extract from “Planning eLearning in 2016: Influential Trends in Online Training” I read it, then I read it again. And I think I was more annoyed the second time around. [...]

The secret to stakeholder management

It’s one of the hardest things to manage. And it can be the difference between success and failure on a project. Whether you’re dealing with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), steering committees, exec boards, investors or [...]

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How to become more confident in 2 minutes

Assertiveness has never been one of my strong points. Bossiness, yes - ask my husband and 5 year old. Over-zealousness, yes - ask any of my previous managers.  Drive, yes - ask my clients and [...]

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How well do you know your learners?

When was the last time you asked your learners what they want or what they need from their eLearning?  Many organisations carry out annual learning needs analysis surveys but in many cases these focus on skills gaps [...]

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eLearning project management: rocket science or common sense?

I was lucky enough to be exposed to some military precision project management in one of my very early jobs and it has served me well throughout my career.  Seeing even the most time critical, [...]

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Need help getting started with gamification?

Recently I received a very excited phone call from my good friend and colleague Dr Melissa Bordogna, squealing with delight about a really cool resource she had just found online.  Fast forward a few weeks and [...]

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Did you know 80% of learning is wasted?

Copyright: anatolymas / 123RF Stock Photo Yes, that's right - 80%! Quite disheartening really when you think about all the effort that goes into creating it!  Emma Weber from Lever Learning has written [...]

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5 top tips for engaging elearners

Until today, this article was one of our free downloads but we're feeling like we want to share the love a bit more so decided to make it into a blog post that everyone can [...]

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How to measure elearning success

When we opened up our online eLearning Success Clinic a few months ago one of of the first questions we received was "how do you measure the success of elearning projects?" It's an interesting question [...]

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6 steps to creating award-winning eLearning programs

A couple of weeks ago we were thrilled to get the news that The eLearning eXperts have won the “Best Instructional Designer” award for the fourth consecutive year at the LearnX Asia Pacific Technology Impact [...]

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The breeding ground for bad instructional design

In this age of technology where things are getting smaller, faster and cheaper by the second, organisations are becoming more demanding of their L&D functions. It has always been the case that our clients want [...]

A quick reference guide to creating quick reference guides

I'm working on a little project at the moment which involves converting a face-to-face course into elearning. Rather than convert all of the course content into elearning we decided to keep the elearning duration to [...]

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A lesson in instructional design from a two-year-old

Being a Mum is one of the most challenging and rewarding learning journeys I have undertaken in my life so far, particularly at the moment because about two weeks ago my son learned the word [...]

Top 3 time-saving eLearning resources

I don't know anyone who can tell me they have enought time to do everything they want to in a day and elearning professionals are no different.  We're mostly working to someone else's (unrealistic) deadlines, [...]

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Why it’s good to lose control

As instructional designers, we are used to being in control.  In control of the content, in control of how it gets delivered, in control of how people are assessed, in control of how feedback is [...]