Top 50 Most Popular eLearning Industry Articles For 2018

Top 50 Most Popular eLearning Industry Articles For 2018
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Summary: In eLearning Industry, we love quality content. We’re crazy about well-written articles; we’re always on the lookout for talented eLearning authors and we feel really lucky we have so many of those writing for us. Wondering what I’m talking about? Check this list of the top 50 most popular eLearning Industry articles for 2018.

The 50 Most-Read Authors Share The Most Popular eLearning Industry Articles

Writing a really, really good eLearning article isn’t what we call a piece of cake (I know; I write all the time). It needs not only to be well-written, but also to add value to the reader’s professional life. When checking content about eLearning, like the kind of content we share on this publishing platform, you, the reader, need to know that you haven’t lost your time – you need to know that what you’ve read helped you see things in a new light. That the specific piece of writing taught you something. This is what I call “really, really good eLearning article”. Wouldn’t you agree?

The following list consists of the top 50 most popular eLearning Industry articles for the year 2018. By popular, I mean that these 50 authors peaked in readability among the eLearning Industry website's audience of 6,975,952 active users through the year. These 50 articles topped in shareability throughout the largest, by far, eLearning social community: 75,327 subscribers of eLearning Industry’s newsletter, 402.267 fans on Facebook, 360.937 followers on Twitter, 135.939 followers on Google+, and 137,853 LinkedIn members. Which means you liked them too. A lot.

Like in 2017, the ranking below is user-generated and based of the following 3 criteria:

  • The number of unique referring domains
  • The organic traffic
  • The social shares from Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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And now let’s take a look at what happened in 2018. Starting from…

1. Microlearning, Macrolearning. What Does Research Tell Us?

In this article, Patti offers some definitions of microlearning that offer clues about important aspects and explain what research and researchers have to say about microlearning. She also compares what people say are the benefits of microlearning against what we know from research. Finally, she discusses what micro and macro approaches offer workplace learning and how we might use each.

By Patti Shank, PhD

Founder of Learning Peaks LLC., Patti is listed as one of the top 10 most influential people in eLearning internationally. She has written numerous books, while her articles are found all over the internet. As a designer, analyst, author, and facilitator who writes about evidence-based organizational learning, she coaches trainers, Instructional Designers, instructors, and experts to build valuable instruction.

  • People tell her she’s intense and passionate about what she does. And she agrees.

2. 14 eLearning Portfolios: A Newcomer's Edition

Α series of differently themed articles of curated portfolios, beginning with this one. The portfolios shown here are from those who have been in the field for 3 years or less or are currently in grad school in an L&D related program. The portfolio sites are self-selected and have been curated through comments on LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter.

By Melissa Milloway, MSIT

Melissa is Senior Learning Experience Designer at Amazon for the last two years. She loves developing online learning and blogging about testing out new tech for that purpose. She specializes in designing and developing digital learning letting other Instructional Designers and learning professionals on best practices in the field, speaking in conferences and roadshows. All this adds up to 7+ full years experience in the field of corporate learning.

  • When asked “What excites you about the future of learning?”, Melissa replies “What doesn’t excite me about the future of learning?” Spot on.

3. 5 Myths Of eLearning Instructional Design

There are a few commonly held Instructional Design beliefs, and these beliefs permeate their way into our eLearning and classroom training courses under the guise of being “instructionally sound”. Often, Instructional Designers do these things without questioning why, as if they are requirements. These are what the author considers myths of Instructional Design, and she presents 5 of them in this article.

By Angel Green

Angel is an award-winning, strategic learning and organizational development professional with vast experience in learning consulting, performance management, and instructional strategy. She is a learner advocate and passionate about driving business results through innovative solutions in organizational design, performance management, and learning programs. She's an industry thought leader providing guidance and insight through the authoring of the Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, webinars, blogs, white papers, and industry conference engagements.

  • Her distinguishing characteristic? (Very) strong motivation.

4. 4 Steps To Evaluate Employee Learning Performance

After putting so much work into planning and creating training, what's the one issue you always run into like a brick wall? Attempting to evaluate whether your training effort made a difference. In this article, you’ll learn why this is a huge problem and why, if you don't demonstrate what participants learn makes a difference in how they do their work, "something" will hit the fan. Read on to find out how knowing what you design and develop is actually making a difference.

By Ajay Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA, CMA

Highly recognized and leading workplace performance strategist and thought-provoker, Ajay is a world-renowned author on the topic of workplace performance and is a sought-after international conference keynote speaker. His research and insight into workplace and employee performance and innovation through people are breaking boundaries and leading to new streams of thought. His company, CentralKnowledge, works closely with Fortune 1000 clients assisting them to develop innovative and effective performance and training solutions ensuring that every employee skill ties to meeting business and strategic objectives.

  • Ajay’s Twitter account is one of the best eLearning Twitter accounts you can find out there – take our word for it.

5. Future Traits Of Instructional Design You Should Be Aware Of

With the fourth industrial revolution, change is here to stay. What traits would you consider useful for Instructional Designers in the future? In this article, you’ll be able to explore 6 of them, as well as the underlying engine: curiosity.

By Zsolt Olah

Zsolt has a career in Innovation and Learning Solutions, being responsible for teams delivering innovative learning and performance solutions that drive business results. He's an expert in eLearning systems design, workforce curriculum development, and business analysis. All About Gamification: Engage The WORL&D! is the title of his book and his motto, as he is a frequent speaker at learning conferences, active on social media, often blogging on game thinking and learner engagement. He has just released Vizipoke Press.

  • We particularly like his LinkedIn quote: “Curious about everything. Passionate about people. Experienced in technology. Serious about fun.”

6. 5 Benefits Of Using Augmented And Virtual Reality Technologies In eLearning

If you’re looking for ways to make your eLearning course stand out from the crowd, know there’s technology that can help you not only achieve that, but also increase online learner engagement and motivation. In this article, you’ll discover the most notable benefits of using Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies in your eLearning course.

By Christopher Pappas

Christopher is the Founder of the eLearning Industry’s network, which is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning field. Christopher holds an MBA and an MEd (Learning Design) from BGSU. Furthermore, he is an eLearning analyst and blogger, with great knowledge and experience in Inbound Marketing. Through the knowledge-sharing platform functioning under the name of eLearning Industry he is giving learning facilitators and all others interested the information needed to stay up to date with the latest industry news and technologies, and find projects or jobs.

  • Alright, you know I can’t write a teaser line about myself. But you know where to find me!

7. 7 Hot Trends That Make Custom eLearning Popular In 2018

You get learners to complete the course, but have you stopped to check whether it has made a difference? Whether it is new product training, sales skills training, or onboarding new hires, training managers must focus on organization-specific objectives, policies, and processes. This article helps them gain an insight into the hottest trends responsible for the popularity of custom eLearning development.

By Ayesha Habeeb Omer, PhD

Ayesha is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of CommLab India, a custom learning solutions provider serving customers across the globe. She has 20 years of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur, manager, and leader in the eLearning industry, though she started from financial services. She is a university rank holder in MBA and a PhD in eLearning. She also holds an Advanced eLearning Instructional Design Certificate from ATD.

  • Her secret to making her clients feel truly valued? She’s seriously focused on customer delight.

8. 2018 Instructional Design Trends And Learning Trends: The Journey Of Learning

What is a learning trend? A new shiny object that is the current buzz? Something that’s been around for a while but is now gaining adoption? Something born from technology innovation or a shift in learner demographics? The answer is all of these things, and more. This article explores the hottest Instructional Design and learning trends of 2018, especially those that offer personalization, meet learners where they are, and increase engagement.

By Danielle Hart

With nearly 15 years in the learning industry, Danielle channels her experience in multiple roles – instructional writer, project manager, and solution architect among them. Right now, she’s attracting like-minded client and partners via content marketing and social media as Director of Marketing at the Top 10 eLearning Content Development company SweetRush.

  • Harnessing her varied skill set is what excites her most. As in, we don’t think she could be out of work soon.

9. Top 10 Learning And Development Trends For 2018

Every year brings new developments to the world of Learning and Development. However, there are some topics from the past year that are still going strong in 2018, from personalized learning paths to game mechanics that make your online training courses more powerful and profound. In this article, you’ll check the top 10 Learning and Development trends for 2018 that every eLearning professional should know.

By Nipun Sharma

As the Head of Global Marketing for SAAS/Cloud (Learning Platform) at Adobe, Nipun has working experience around strategic marketing, driving revenue, growth and demand for Adobe Products, consumer marketing, and discovering and interacting with today’s consumer. With 50+ integrated campaigns under his belt, he is ensuring that the right message, medium, and method is chosen to reach to the customer including search, social, RM, display, content, PR, webinars, industry events, web experience, in-product and trial communication, sales, and channels.

  • In his own words: “Today the role of marketer is similar to what Cobb had in the movie Inception which is to seed the brand thought in the consumers mind and sustain it, till it takes the shape of reality and converts into sales.” Nice!

10. Mobile First Designs In eLearning: A Mobile Learning Case Study

From being a desirable approach, mobile learning is fast becoming a standard for online training. It has matured over the last 8 years and has seen a steady increase in its adoption by L&D teams worldwide. With its intrinsic strengths of any time, anywhere access to learners, it comes as no surprise that it is now seen as the future of learning. Here, you’ll be able to explore an interesting case study featuring a mobile-first design in eLearning.

By Asha Pandey

Asha is the Chief Learning Strategist at EI Design. She brings her rich 15 years’ experience into play to help EI Design customers transform their learning and keep pace with the changing dynamics in the learning industry. Her roots lie firmly in Instructional Design, but she has been playing a pivotal role in supervising the company’s business teams as well. She has strategized a number of ground-breaking learning initiatives to fulfill the learning needs of EI Design’s customers worldwide, spanning across 20 different verticals.

  • One of the defining factors for EI Design’s success is that Asha has a knack for knowing exactly what works and what doesn’t. Any tips to share?

11. Enterprise Learning And Development: Moving Towards Business Success Today

It’s true that companies must go beyond simply adopting the latest technologies in order to compete, and continuous learning programs are key to helping businesses gain an edge over competitors. That’s why L&D should be seen as a business process innovation solution that will increase revenue and drive faster innovation. To discover the several key aspects of this new approach, read this article.

By Karl Mehta

As the co-author of Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Karl has over 20 years of experience in founding, funding, and building technology businesses from the ground-up. He is the Founder of and the Founder & CEO of EdCast, which uses Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to provide distributed knowledge cloud platforms for several enterprises. The fields of his expertise include consumer internet, eCommerce & payment platforms, multimedia, mobile, software development, new venture development, and funding.

  • Note: You should read his book only to see how a finance textbook can be an addictive page turner!

12. AI Chatbots In eLearning: Trends Embracing Across Digital Landscape

With changing business climate, traditional business models are replaced by data-driven and customized learning approaches. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shifting at a fast pace into digital marketing workflows to enhance learning efficiency, redesign corporate strategies, and reduce infrastructure costs. In today’s digitized world, brands compete to deliver an incredible customer experience to all. Here, you’ll read about how intelligently-designed chatbots are becoming an essential part of digital life for most of the Learning and Development organizations.

By Sayan Guha

A Senior Technology Consultant at G-Cube, Sayan Guha is a Software Engineer and a specialist in LMS-based solutions. He is enthusiastic about exploring the newest in the field of technology and delve into the ways of aligning them to create innovative eLearning. He’s currently working on just-in-time learning, extended audience, and learning analytics. As he likes to call it, he helps redefine the way learning is created and consumed, and impacts professionals in today's corporate world.

  • In his own words: “As an insomniac, I frequently spend entire nights baking cookies or reading fringe science articles on the internet". Or, the perfect way to spend the wee hours.

13. 4 Ways To Monitor Learner Engagement With LMS Reports

LMS reports can prove vital for getting lots of insight into your business – one thing that’s really easy to track with LMS reporting is learner engagement! This will let you know how your students are completing your courses, as well as giving you some indication of how much they are enjoying the course, and how well they may do when it comes to the final assessment. In this article, you’ll look at some ways you can monitor learner engagement with your LMS reports to get the best picture of your eLearning offering.

By Kim Morrison

A Public Relations and Media graduate, Kim has almost three years of digital marketing agency experience, and she’s currently working in Administrate's Marketing department as a Content Manager, where she oversees their entire content output. She specializes in organization, content writing, working in a fast paced environment, and typing!

  • “Versatile” is a key word for Kim, as she can write just about anything; articles, press releases, blog posts, copy for infographics, promo material, books, marketing emails… you name it.

14. Adaptive Learning In Education: The Next Gen Of Educational eContent

“Adaptive learning” has been a frequently used term in education for many years but today, with the advent of more ubiquitous technology in schools, education systems are placing more emphasis on the advantages of leveraging adaptive techniques within both assessments and instructional programs. This article will introduce you to adaptive learning content preparation.

By Artur Dyro

Artur is a co-founder, president, and CEO of Learnetic S.A., and he has pioneered the creation of interactive science and math lessons for mobile, anytime learning, and the development of a leading edge authoring platform for creating interactive digital content. He is a thought leader on content creation tools and learning platforms for the new multi-device digital classroom and he has given speeches at numerous events and conferences (e.g. eLearning Africa, American Educational Publishers Summit, IMS Global Conference, Frankfurt Book Fair, Asia Education Leaders Forum, and many more).

  • He is passionate about music, running, and... astronomy! Aiming high.

15. LMS Marketing Strategy: Value Propositions – The Best Way To Spend 50% Of Your Time

A winning marketing strategy is built on solid value proposition. Do customers know what your eLearning brand stands for? Are you giving them solutions to common problems or merely empty promises? In this article, you’ll learn tips to craft targeted messaging for your LMS marketing strategy.

By Gordon Johnson

Gordon has been a marketing leader in the corporate L&D industry for over twenty years with the last ten years dedicated to marketing learning technologies, so he knows what works and, just as important, what doesn’t. His specialty is developing transformative marketing strategies that generate qualified sales opportunities, employing the latest digital marketing channels coupled with traditional techniques to achieve industry-leading brand awareness, widespread web presence and high-impact value propositions.

  • He’s a marketing genius and has a great writing style: Double score.

16. 3 Cognitive Theories For Transforming Learning

In cognitive learning theories, learning is described in terms of information processing. In a nutshell, when we receive external data, our minds process it, discard it, or store it. Information is processed initially in working memory (WM). Information that is to be retained is then passed on to long-term memory (LTM). Read this article to learn more about cognitive theories for transforming learning experiences.

By Stephen Victor and Tim Spencer

Stephen has proven expertise in Instructional Design, learning strategy, program management, and quality assurance of online and classroom-based training programs. He engages with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to drive successful performance improvement solutions and has a wide range of industry experience, including Insurance/Finance, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Airline, Retail, Telecommunications, and Government agencies.

  • Extremely passionate about new technologies, new ideas, and new ways of thinking.

Tim’s character is rooted in a general enjoyment for all things creative. A thirst for knowledge and the drive to be better are his defining professional characteristics. He has been awarded with the Platinum Pixie Award for excellence in animation for work on the Obsidian Black Advertisement video.

  • He believes in the power of hard work and discipline in all things – including being a good father, husband, and human being.

17. 5 Activities To Include In Your New Employee Onboarding Training

If your organization’s struggling to keep new starters engaged with your onboarding program, you should take a look at this handy list of activities that all onboarding training processes need to include so as to quickly get your new starters up to speed and really excited about joining your company. Sounds like a dream!

By Kiren Kahlon

Kiren has obtained a 2:1 BA Honors Writing and Film Studies degree at Anglia Ruskin University and, as you may guess, she has a passion for writing and all things creative. She specializes in digital marketing, creative marketing, communications, content marketing, copywriting, creative writing, video production, social media marketing, digital media, analytics, and SEO, among others.

  • She loves traveling, the theater, and writing short stories and scripts!

18. Constructivism And Behaviorism In Designing Online Learning Programs

What are the differences between Constructivism and Behaviorism, these two major learning theories? Which one teachers prefer to use? Can both satisfy the educational peculiarities of students? Read this article to find the answers to all these along with how the 2 theories can contribute to designing online learning programs.

By Theodosis Karageorgakis

Theodosis is specialized in the implementation of technology and the advantages it can offer to the learning process. Besides being the head of the I.T. department of a school where he also teaches, he works as a freelancer in creating online courses about EFL or corporate environments of any kind. In addition, he trains teachers regarding the use of the latest technological tools in classroom in order to improve their teaching capacity and TPACK.

  • Interested in the effects of technology on human life, he teaches computer tech to youngsters and adult learners.

19. The Rising Scope Of Conversational Interfaces Using LMS - Chatbots In The Workplace

With the increase in adoption of messaging and video-based technologies, the potential of conversational chatbots is also realized. The automation of applications saves cost as well as time when learning is imparted through enterprise LMSs, and chatbots help learners to communicate via an easy-to-access chat interface. To learn more about using chatbots in the workplace, check this writing piece.

By Anubha Goel

As a senior executive in the Marketing team at G-Cube, Anubha loves writing about new technologies and exploring modern ideas for the new-age learners. She’s interested in exploring innovative ideas through social media and writing engaging content for her audience.

  • She has positive learning attitude and scientific temper. She also loves cooking and exploring new places.

20. The Role Of Managers In Creating A Culture Of Digital Transformation

We all know that the role of managers within organizations needs to evolve. Today, managerial methods are often embodied by invisible, unwritten practices that are hard to measure but ultimately sculpt corporate culture. By default, corporate culture is essentially the result of the current managerial methods in place within the company and is therefore the sum of the individual behavior of managers. In this article, you’ll explore why a desire to transform your company’s digital culture without rethinking your managerial culture leads to failure.

By Morgane Mallejac

Morgane is passionate about new models of organization and their practical implementation into companies. She’s particularly interested in Social Sciences and writing.

  • Strategist with a passion for branding, alternative management, and entrepreneurship!

21. The Best Way To Learn Effectively Using Microlearning

Our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. With the digitization of the modern era, people have lost the patience to comb through pages of a book to learn new things; instead, they have turned to the internet to find quick solutions to their problems. Can microlearning be the answer?

By Melody Godsey

Melody is a business manager at KnowledgeCity.

22. 2018 Web Design Trends For Better User Experience

Floating navigation menus, inventive use of colors, bold typography, Artificial Intelligence, and biometric authentication: Only a few web design trends that emerged in 2018 to ensure better User Experience, and in this article you’ll get a clear idea about each one.

By Devi Prasanthi

A post graduate in Computer Science, Devi is currently working as a content contributor. She has a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry and she is skilled in SEO, copywriting, web content creation, online advertising, and web content writing.

23. 5 Ways A Chatbot Helps To Improve Performance And Productivity In The Workplace

Much talk about Artificial Intelligence would have you believe that it’s a superior form of intelligence that is superseding ours and that AI-driven machines and programs will outproduce and outperform humans as to make us redundant. As you’ll read in this article, the reality is much more complex.

By Emma Whiteside

An experienced marketing manager with a demonstrated history of working in the eLearning industry, Emma is skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), marketing management, digital strategy, coaching, and sales.

24. 5 eLearning Trends To Watch For Your Restaurant Employee Training In 2018

Another article about the trends of 2018, but this time you’ll be able to explore the trends that will help shape the future of eLearning in restaurant employee training. While a few of these trends may seem familiar, much of the eLearning future is built on old outliers becoming mainstream successes. Aren’t you curious yet?

By Ridvan Aliu

Ridvan is the creator of the Kiwi, an online employee training solution for restaurants. He is also the founder of EDUonGo, the cloud-based LMS that powers Kiwi.

25. The Critical Role Of Leadership In A Healthy Culture

If leaders commend employees who work around the clock, at the expense of rest, time with family, and exercise, other employees will follow suit. While this works for short-term gain, it is not sustainable. People will begin to burn out and morale will fall. So what is leadership’s role in shaping a healthy culture?

By Ashley Munday

As a strategist, facilitator, consultant, and coach, Ashley navigates complex human dynamics and charts a clear course forward for culture and change initiatives. Her work has been featured on Deepak Chopra’s radio show; in Forbes, Fast Company, and at TEDx.

  • A dynamic, life-loving person, she reads Ken Wilber books as bedtime stories and loves nothing more than hiking through tree-covered mountains with her husband and son.

26. 5 Important Mobile Commerce Metrics To Focus On In 2018

With the increasing number of visual screens in consumers' daily lifestyle, the latter have started to balance their time between tablets, smartphones, TV, and laptops. Subsequently, multi-screening trends are presenting some surprising stats, to learn about the mobile commerce metrics. To focus on, in this article you’ll check the 5 most important ones.

By Audrey Zack

Audrey has a very strong background in technology and development with a passion for creating innovative design. She has a different view about how effective, creative, and business driving marketing website applications and developing will be done in the future. She has a broad view of the ‘mobile website app’ and how it will change tremendous business trends, and she believes in result-oriented and innovative project skills with top-tier strategy, experience, and technology.

  • Her special talent? Developing simple solutions to challenging problems.

27. 5 Changes Shaping The Future Of Learning Technology

This article looks at the drivers of change in the market and 5 strategic considerations as you prepare to take your organization into the future. We’re entering an era of integrated, best-of-breed technologies that in the best case will work together seamlessly to deliver personalized, just-in-time learning experiences. If you aren’t already in the process, here you’ll check 5 changes that will help you prepare.

By Steve Lowenthal

Steve is Kineo's U.S. CEO and really passionate about learning design. As he has spent the last 20 years working with organizations to design, develop, and deliver eLearning solutions, he understands that companies begin and end with the client's success.

  • Also, he knows what he’s talking about: He's a regular speaker at US conferences and events on trends in LMSs, eLearning, and technology.

28. 4 Things You Need To Do To Maximize Global Learner Engagement

In today’s interconnected world, learners can access content from across the globe—which means more and more digital learning providers are making localization a priority. In this article, you’ll discover 4 things you must do if you want to reach a global audience and maximize their engagement with your eLearning.

By Steve Penfold

Describing his work as empowering organizations to author more effective eLearning faster, Steve is currently Chief Revenue Officer at Elucidat. By way of context, his specialty lies in helping digital businesses operate more efficiently, drive sales, increase profits.

  • In his own words: “Technology has been good to me. That said, coming from a family of teachers, it's surprising I ended up in the space. Perhaps that explains my current venture; a fusion between learning and technology.”

29. Implications Of Learning Theories On Instructional Design

Whether you’re interested in becoming an Instructional Designer or you’re just starting out in the world of learning theories, in this article you’ll learn 3 unique learning theories and explore the implications they have had in the field of Instructional Design.

By Jon-Erik Oleyar-Reynolds

A lifelong learner in the area of Instructional Design and development, Jon-Erik’s mission is to positively impact the field of engineering through effective design of instruction targeted at students in the K-12 setting. After studying mechanical engineering, he transitioned into teaching at the high school level. He has set his goals to reform engineering education starting with students at his school and working toward a movement that will provide an effective learning experience for students that plan on pursuing the field of engineering after high school.

  • Jon-Erik doesn’t care about theoretical notions – he’s passionate about real-world problem solving.

30. 6 Top Online Resources To Prepare Yourself For A Job Interview

You may know that preparing for a job interview can be a daunting process. First, you have to deal with the excitement and delight that you received the opportunity to interview; but, after that, there is that fear and premeditated failure in your head. Sometimes, you just need guidance to help you prepare, and this is what this article is about.

By Jeff Paterson

Accurate and attentive leader with unique expertise in precise data entry, Jeff specializes in data entry, data analysis, data collection, targeted resume distribution, resume posting, and job search assistance, among other things.

31. Top 6 Educational Technology Trends Right Now

Technology today is helping teachers to enhance their teaching beyond traditional text-based learning and engage students with practical ways of learning. In this article, you’ll find what kind of technologies will be used for education in the future for the betterment of students.

By Khushboo Jobanputra

An ambitious, forward-thinking woman, Khushboo has first-rate global exposure in web content writing and digital marketing.

  • ‘Exceeding expectations’ is her professional motto, probably because catering the innovation-centric contents has been her key strength over the years.

32. Optimize Your Sales Team Training With These 5 Tips

If your sales strategy is failing you, and your sales agents are on different pages, an effective sales training program, especially one that embraces online training, can make all the difference in today’s competitive market landscape. Read all about it in this article!

By Nikos Andriotis

Nikos Andriotis has a degree in Informatics and close to two decades of professional experience in education, IT, and eLearning. His writings have been published in numerous tech industry outlets.

  • Insider’s note: His copy is really powerful.

33. The Role Of Memory In Learning: How Important Is It?

Memory is the superior (logical or intellectual) cognitive process that defines the temporal dimension of our mental organization. It is our ability to encode, store, retain, and then recall information and past experiences. So, what’s the role of memory in learning?

By Monica Savage

Operations executive known for the ability to execute and create sustainable improvements in technical processes, project management, and learning & development. In her own words, “Approach every role or task with the mindset of continuous improvement. Embrace innovation. Foster collaboration. Enjoy root cause analysis, creative problem solving, multiple problems, and applying process improvement training.”

  • 4 words: Extraordinary, curious, challenging, agile.

34. 3 Tips For Successful New Employee Onboarding

Onboarding has been a buzzword since the 1990s. Before companies really understood how to take advantage of good onboarding, they referred to this process as “orientation,” which was otherwise known as a daylong mishmash of half-hearted introductions followed by dry lectures about policies and procedures. In this article, you’ll find a few suggestions on how to boost your own initial new employee onboarding program for better results.

By Ron Zamir

Since 1992, Ron has held management positions with the Jewish Agency, IBG, Gilat Communications, Mentergy Inc, and Allen Communications. In all these roles he has striven to drive profitability, innovation, and above all personal and organizational growth. He specializes in corporate training and education and he’s particularly interested in how technology is changing these two fields.

  • His goal is to continually raise the standards by which he manages people and processes. Feel inspired?

35. The Top 7 Corporate Training Innovations Making The Biggest Impact In 2018

If you’re looking for ways to stay on top of the latest corporate eLearning technology and strategies, you can incorporate the 7 elements you’ll find in this article for innovative, effective learning, and better return on your training investment.

By Dr. Dovi Weiss

As the Head of Digital Pedagogy at Kibbutzim College, he’s also consulting to various organizations on effective and innovative learning in general and edTech in particular. He has lectured worldwide on innovation and education technology at many high-profile events and television appearances as well as written for several educational research journals and eLearning publications.

  • In 2010, he was named one of Israel's 50 most influential people in education.

36. 3 Ways To Create Interactive Online Training

In a traditional classroom setting, interactivity is facilitated by the physical closeness of individuals. You can always intervene by asking questions. But are there any specific strategies to promote interactivity and create a fun and exciting online experience for learners? Of course there are, and 3 of them you can find here.

By Corentin Sannié

As Head of Content in 360Learning, Corentin helps organizations transition to digital training platforms. He specializes in marketing and has great management skills.

37. 5 Tips To Incorporate Gamification Into Your Corporate eLearning

Should you gamify your corporate learning experiences? There is no right answer to that. Whether you should include game design in your learning module depends on your learning goals and needs. Do not waste time and effort to incorporate gamification just for the sake of it. In this article, you’ll learn why you need to make sure your designing and developing strategy is linked to your business objectives.

By Andrew Hughes

President of Designing Digitally Inc., Professor at the University of Cincinnati, ACICS Accreditation Evaluator, Fortune 1000 Business Consultant, and Tech Camp Instructor, Andrew is also an entrepreneur, business strategist, course developer, conference presenter, faculty development specialist, instructional technology specialist, online curriculum expert, serious game author, gamification and game-based learning expert, and a father.

  • According to his 29 (!) recommendations on LinkedIn, one should feel happy to work with Andrew.

38. 11 Ways To Add Value To Your Online Course

The sooner you start promoting your courses, the more people will hear about what you have to offer. But besides offering high-quality learning content and instructors, how can you add value to your online course and ensure it stands out from the pack? In this article, you can take a look at 11 things you can do.

By Panos Siozos

Panos holds a PhD in Educational Technology and has worked extensively as a computer science educator, software engineer, IT manager, and researcher in many EU funded research projects. Before following the startup route, he was working in the European Parliament as a policy adviser for research and innovation.

  • His various interests include computer ethics, privacy, ICT, and innovation.

39. 5 Emerging Technology Trends Influencing Learning And Development

As the Learning and Development field adapts to compete for learners’ attention, in this article you’ll have the opportunity to take a look at some of the emerging technology trends that could impact learning and training the most.

By John-Carlos (JC) Lozano

John-Carlos is a true innovator, constantly designing ways to improve the learner experience and increase engagement, using VR, AR, emerging tech, games, simulations, video, storytelling, and more. Leading brainstorming sessions with enthusiastic clients and his phenomenal team of artists and engineers gets him out of bed in the morning!

40. 5 Ways To Use ARGs To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

A series of articles extracted from Andy’s book Alternate Reality Games: Gamification For Performance. In this one, you’ll read how ARGs (Alternate Reality Games) can be a very valuable tool for increasing employee engagement and performance, optimizing training time, and fueling innovation.

By Andy Petroski

As an award-winning instructional technologist with more than 19 years of eLearning and online learning design and development experience, Andy has designed and developed technology-based learning experiences in education, corporate learning, multimedia production firms, and independent consulting environments.

  • Some people are multi-talented… and Andy is one of them: Digital learning implementations including director, project manager, multimedia producer, Instructional Designer, graphic designer, writer, and developer!

41. 8 Ways Technology Improves Education

Technology has affected the different industries immensely, and education is one of them. Nowadays, the time that students invest in learning can be utilized in the best way possible since their growth is under their control thoroughly: either they can make efforts to stand out or let the opportunities go vain. In this article, you’ll learn some ways in which technology has made the academic industry better.

By Julia Morison

Julia is a research specialist.

42. Blockchain In Online Education: Impact And Benefits

The blockchain has the power to disrupt just about every industry. So, what does that mean for the online education sector? In this article, you’ll explore how blockchain is impacting the online education landscape and the benefits it can offer to the future of online learning.

By Dr. Michael Jurgen Garbade

Founder of the Education Ecosystem.

43. Augmented Reality In Corporate Training: Should You Wait Or Adopt Now?

AR is a great technology that helps learners truly enjoy learning on the go and can be adaptive enough to provide each employee a personalized learning experience. In this article, you’ll check some notes that will help you understand AR and why it should be adopted as your preferred learning technology.

By Ramnik Singh

Ramnik has spent the last 12 years working in the UK, USA, Brazil, and now in UAE with companies to help them understand ROI in adopting new technologies. He has attended several certification courses on Digital Marketing and Digital eLearning strategies, including courses from Yale University and Columbia Business School.

44. 9 Simple Steps To Increase eLearning Engagement

New eLearning platforms offer lots of bells and whistles, but many times this can prove to be more distracting than anything. Remaining simple can be an invaluable tool to effectively and consistently engage learners. To boost online learners’ engagement to facilitate learning, consider these 9 tips shared in this article.

By Victoria Zambito

Victoria is responsible for, and successful in, growing a highly profitable online education business, year over year, since 2000. She has deep understanding of market drivers, competitive environment, continuing education, eLearning, and company goals. She specializes in strategic corporate communications and brand building.

  • Known for "getting the job done."

45. Usage Of Blockchain Technology In eLearning

Everybody is talking about blockchain. For which application scenarios can this technology be used beside cryptocurrencies? This article gives a brief description of the blockchain technology and shows a possible application scenario for eLearning.

By Patrick Walther

Patrick is digital learning consultant and PMP at Walther Learning Solutions.

46. 6 Major Benefits Of Blended Learning

Blended learning implementation is all about combining face-to-face instructions with online learning. You might wonder whether it is a good idea, for classical education worked just fine for decades by now. In this article, you’ll find 6 good reasons why you might love the idea of including online studying into the process.

By Veronica Hunt

Veronica primarily focuses on copywriting work, corporate blogging, website content, social media, and other online content. She has vast writing experience in many business sectors, such as tech, marketing, small business, and retail, among others.

  • A true edTech expert who’d like to write for as many national magazines as possible.

47. 5 Ways To Evaluate And Choose A Suitable Online Education Program

Faced with many choices related to online programs? In this article, you’ll read about 5 critical steps that act as a companion to spot any strength or weakness in any online education adventure that learners want to immerse in.

By Mehdi Zouaoui

Mehdi is an education expert with insightful knowledge of alternative teaching methods combining both policy and hands-on experience of the field. Since 2014, he’s an education consultant and strategist. In this framework, he has been advising and delivering key knowledge in several fields related to higher education in the Arab world such as cooperation for curriculum building between Turkish and Palestinian universities, design of study tour for officials of Saudi Arabia and Morocco in Turkey, for observation of higher education best practices.

  • He considers his formal education expertise very much complementary with his insights in non-formal education and alternative learning methods.

48. 3 Gamification Strategies To Spark Student Attention And Ignite Interest

Learning should be a game, and a fun one at that. While gamification is simply adding extrinsic motivators or game-like elements to non-game environments, using gamification doesn't have to be all about extrinsic motivation, as students need to be intrinsically motivated to most effectively engage in course content. Check how to spark learner attention following the 3 gamification strategies shared in this article.

By Travis Thurston

Travis is a Senior Instructional Designer and Coordinator of Empowering Teaching Excellence in the Center for Innovative Design and Instruction at Utah State University.

  • He and his wife Jenny spend time raising awareness about Type I Diabetes, and fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Thank you, Jenny and Travis.

49. Why Millennials Are The Future Of eLearning

To the millennial generation, advanced tech is essential; Millennials operate best when equipped with some type of tech device, regardless of their environment or objectives. That is perhaps why, as greater portions of the millennial generation migrates into the workforce, the rates of self-employed and telecommuting workers have skyrocketed—and why eLearning has become so integral to the education system. Check how Millennials have impacted online education, and how they will do so in the future.

By Tiffany Rowe

Tiffany is a leader in marketing authority. With many years of experience, she has found herself more passionate than ever to continue developing content and relationship across multiple platforms and audiences.

  • She prides herself in her ability to create and provide high quality content that audiences find especially valuable.

50. Reasons Why Collaborative Online Learning Activities Are Effective

Unlike traditional classroom learning opportunities, online learning environments foster additional learning experiences where learners can interact, collaborate, and take ownership of their own learning. This article aims to discuss the challenges and benefits of 3 specific activity types, suggestions, and the learning theories to which collaborative learning activities are supported.

By Michael Higley

Michael has worked in the education system since 2001. Currently, he is the Director of Assessment and Data at a 6-12 Charter school for the Arts. He is tasked with ensuring the successful implementation of Florida State Assessments, student interventions, and school-based common assessments.


I hope you enjoyed this list. Again, if you want to be a part of this list next year, I highly encourage you to publish an eLearning article!

Until next time.