The Best of eLearning in June 2015


It’s been one hot month here at the Trivantis Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am definitely envying our partners over at ITC Learning in Australia for the cool weather they are experiencing right now. But as hot as it’s been in Cincinnati, the eLearning articles on the web have been even hotter. I took shelter in my air-conditioned office and rounded up ten of my favorites from this month for you. Enjoy!

1. Instructional Design Needs A New Name!

Connie Malamed proposed that we start calling ourselves “Learning Experience Designers,” and it’s causing quite a buzz.

2. 3 Camtasia Scenarios for Corporate eLearning

The eLearning Brothers just added Camtasia templates to their library! These work great with Lectora® Inspire, hint hint.

3. 2015 Lectora User Conference Recap by Donald H Taylor

Donald H Taylor, chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, shares his “Lessons from Nashville” in his conference recap article.

4. 5 Places To Get Answers To Your eLearning Questions

These are some of the best places to get information from eLearning pros. Have your eLearning questions answered, join a discussion, and view webinars.

5. Before The Build: Working With Subject Matter Experts and Asking the Right Questions

From difficult Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to cranky coworkers, there can be challenges when you’re working with a group. Take a look at these tips for working smoothly with others.

6. Preparing for 2020

Harold Jarche theorizes on what the workplace might look like in the year 2020. I think this commenter’s reaction says it all: “As usual the depth of Harold’s thinking astonishes and stimulate one’s mind.”

7. xAPI and Analytics: Measuring Your Way to Success

You can use the xAPI to track any type of user/system interaction and then use analytics tools to compile and interpret xAPI data. Take a look at this fictional case study for more info.

8. eLearning Graphic Design: Balancing Creativity and Effective Learning

One of the biggest struggles an instructional designer faces is balancing those creative, innovative graphics with what’s going to be most effective for teaching the concepts of the course. Learn how to balance that in this blog.

9. Employee engagement: the greatest story ever told

It’s time to look for inspiration from film and TV for improving employee engagement. HRZone explores lessons we can learn from Hollywood in this article.

10. Keep Calm and Retain On

Millennial mobility has made retention, not attraction, into the worry of the day. So what is the secret to employee retention? Find out in this article from Training Magazine.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Best of eLearning. Come back next month for more of the hottest articles around! And as always, subscribe to the Everything eLearning Blog, so you don’t miss out on these great eLearning resources.