5 Ways that isEazy Makes Content Development, well, Easy!

There are lots of articles out there about elearning development that suggest “you should do _____” or “it’s so simple to _____”. While maybe you should do whatever the article is talking about, and maybe it is simple for the author, sometimes it’s not so easy for the reader.

In today’s post, my colleagues Hannah Radant and Lindsay Garcia go beyond the “you should’s” and “it’s so easy’s”, and just point you in the direction of an actual tool that can really make things simple for you. If you need to develop a self-guided, asynchronous elearning module, Hannah and Lindsay offer you five good reasons that isEazy is a tool you’ll want to check out. You may have heard of Articulate’s Rise authoring tool. isEazy is similar in the way you can quickly develop slick-looking elearning modules, and it seems to offer more templated layouts than you’ll find in Rise.

Don’t get us wrong, we love Articulate products like Rise, but for those who are searching for a tool or an alternative, isEazy is a pretty nice option.

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning

Every year since 2007, Jane Hart has conducted a survey of L&D professionals from across industries and working around the world in order to find out what are the most popular, most helpful, most used tools for learning. In today’s podcast I share my top 10 tools list, and I also share how you can make sure your voice is heard in this, the 16th annual survey (but hurry because voting closes on Thursday, August 25!!).

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8 Highly Successful L&D Professionals Share Their Trainers’ Holiday Wishlist Items and New Years Resolutions

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in ATD’s Core 4 conference in Nashville, TN. I used the opportunity to pull together a handful of conference speakers to just have a fun conversation about what is on their holiday wishlist as well as what their 2022 New Year’s Resolution would be if they were only allowed to use one word to set their resolution.

Today’s podcast is a little less traditional than the 1:1 interviews you may have grown accustomed to on the Train Like You Listen podcast, but I hope you’ll indulge us as we begin to experiment with new formats. Enjoy listening to some wisdom from Sharon Wingron, Cindy Huggett, Kassy LaBorie, Cara North, Tim Slade, Shannon Tipton, Myra Roldan and Betty Dannewitz.

This will be our final podcast in 2021, and we hope you’ll join us in 2022 as we bring a bunch of new ideas and continue to experiment with new formats!!

Happy holidays!!

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What can L&D professionals take away from successful YouTubers?

When you think of “YouTubers”, what comes to mind? I know many of us have a kneejerk reaction to the title “YouTubers”, but YouTube is a vast platform with tons of content that is actually quite helpful if you’re looking for something specific. Need to know how to unclog a bathroom sink? There are a number of plumbers who have quite a following who can teach you how to fix things in a matter of minutes. Want to learn how to use all the different features that you’ve paid for on your iPhone, cook a quick and easy dinner to impress your partner or need a more visual explanation of how to put together your Ikea furniture than simply following the instructions that came in the box? There are YouTube videos for all of these things.

Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with Matt Pierce from TechSmith (makers of Snagit and Camtasia) to hear what YouTuber best practices he felt people in the L&D field should be incorporating into their training programs. If you have a few minutes before your next meeting, go ahead and give it a listen.

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What Are The Top 200 Tools for Learning?

Since 2007, Jane Hart has been compiling a list of the top 200 tools that learning professionals find the most useful. It began by asking a few people to opine and now her annual top 200 list receives votes from thousands of learning and development practitioners from around the world.

What trends has she seen? What’s been the most surprising tool to top the list over the past 14 years? Take a few minutes to hear about why she originally began compiling this ranking and what she’s learned in doing it.

And don’t forget to make your voice heard. Vote on your most useful tools before voting closes at noon (BST) on Thursday, August 26!

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Nontraditional Methods for Learning Reinforcement

It’s one thing to put together a creative, well-designed and engaging learning experience. It’s another thing to have your learners return to their jobs and apply what they’ve learned in the real world.

One of the biggest barriers to having your learners apply what they’ve learned is the fact that the brain simply forgets a lot of the stuff they’ve learned over the course of the day. If they can’t retain what they’ve learned, they can’t apply it.

Enter the strategy of learning reinforcement – opportunities to remind your learners about what they’ve learned, after they’ve completed a learning experience. Shannon Tipton, owner of Learning Rebels LLC, has some thoughts about using existing technologies in a nontraditional way to help reinforce the learning.

Shannon will be sharing these thoughts more in depth later this month at the Association for Talent Development’s International Conference and Expo as part of her session entitled: Drips, Bots and Blogs – Oh My! Nontraditional Methods for Learning Reinforcement.

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Top 10 tools for an L&D Manager

Over the past few weeks, you’ve heard perspectives from Tim (COO), Heather (Director of Project Success), and Lindsay (L&D Manager) as part of the effort by Jane Hart and the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) to compile a list of the top 200 technology-based tools in Learning & Development.

This week, I’m sharing the top 10 tools that I utilize as a Learning and Development Manager to interact with and support customers and to create engaging in-person and virtual learning experiences.

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Top 10 Tools for an L&D Manager – Elearning Edition

Recently, Heather (Director of Project Success) and Tim (COO) talked about the tools they use to meet our customers’ needs. As a Learning and Development Manager at Endurance Learning, there are a wide range of digital tools I utilize in my day-to-day tasks and collaboration to complete eLearning projects.

Lindsay‘s Top 10 Tools for Online Learning

Here’s my top 10 tools for the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) list of the top 200 technology-based tools in Learning & Development.

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Top 10 Tools for L&D Project Success

Last week Tim (our COO) introduced our approach to picking our top ten lists as part of the effort by Jane Hart and the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) to compile a list of the top 200 technology-based tools in Learning & Development.

I love reflecting on my top 10 tools every year. It gives me an opportunity to compare my list to previous years and see what has changed and how I am growing. This year’s list looks a little bit different than other years, but not a ton. I recently took on the responsibility of Director of Project Success at Endurance Learning. In my new role, I work a lot on keeping projects moving toward deadlines and keeping resources balanced. Within this new role, I continue to touch all aspects of the eLearning project, and many tools I have used in years past continue to be essential to do my job.

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Top Ten Lists – From 4 Perspectives

Every year, at least one of us at Endurance Learning posts our choices for the list of top 200 technology-based tools curated by Jane Hart and the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT). This list is compiled by submissions that come in from learning professionals from around the world.

Since Brian first posted his top 10 list (2015) we have grown from a team of 2 to a team of 7! I was one of those original two as a co-founder of Endurance Learning with Brian. As our team has grown, so have the perspectives and tools we use. Several of us decided to share our lists and see how the different roles on our training team affect how we select our top 10 tools.

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