The Best of eLearning in August 2016


This month’s best of eLearning post is packed with freebies—eBooks (yes, plural!), live webinars with industry thought leaders, and more. Sounds awesome, right? Okay, let’s get to the good stuff.Here’s the best of eLearning from this month:

5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Based on original content by Joe Ganci of eLearningJoe, this free eBook is a helpful resource on how to avoid common eLearning mistakes before they happen. Learn vital first eLearning steps that people often skip, mistakes that kill learner engagement, and more. And if you can’t get enough of Joe’s great tips, sign up for this upcoming Trivantis® webinar: “mLearning Mastery: How to Make eLearning for Every Device (Example Included!)

Performance Support: Insights From Jane Hart

Move beyond instructional design to performance management in this free eBook, where you’ll discover what the modern learner wants. Jane Hart, Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and a globally recognized expert on modern learning and authoring, shared her insights with us in a recent webinar—and we wanted to pass that knowledge on to you. Download the eBook now!

All Systems Go

What six major training design decisions should you make up front? Diane Elkins and Nick Elkins share great tips on creating policy, product knowledge, and business skills training in this article from TD, ATD’s monthly magazine. And if you want to hear more eLearning tips from Diane, sign up for this upcoming Trivantis webinar: “Beyond Bullet Points: 7 Tips for Better eLearning.”

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

“Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” is a thought-provoking interview series that looks into at the future of eLearning through discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. The Learnnovators team recently interviewed “the Father of Lectora®,” John Blackmon, our Chief Technology Officer. See what John had to say on all things eLearning, Lectora, and the future of online training in this article.

Authoring Tools and Lectora Online Q&A

Our cloud authoring tool, Lectora Online, was recently listed in “5 Top E-learning Authoring Tools for Corporate Trainers” by Software Advice. So we chatted with the author, Brian Westfall, Senior Market Research Associate, for this Q&A on authoring tools, cloud software, responsive design in mobile training, and more.

Bonus—show off your skills in this great Lectora Contest: “An eLearning Guide to Summer Fun.” This contest is a smart way to show off your eLearning development skills and build your portfolio. Register for the Trivantis Community today and submit your entry.Which was your favorite from our list? Share on Twitter and tag @Lectora in your Tweet!